Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blog Candy Winners and more.......

Happy Saturday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a somewhat busy day today. Our 2 grandsons were in a basketball tournament and it was in our section of town. So we went over for the 11:00 game for Ethan and the other team didn't show up. In fact, they dropped out of the tournament but our kids were never called. It didn't matter for us because our drive was a short one for a change. But my son & daughter-in-law had to drive 40 minutes to get to the school.

So they let Ethan's team practice and then we went out to lunch because we had some time before Aidin's team played. It was a nice relaxing lunch in fact we sat outside and ate. Do you believe that?? It's November 12 and we had a warm sunny day here in Pittsburgh.

Well Aidin's team won and both the boys teams will play on Friday night. I will probably go over and pick Ethan up after school and bring him to my house. His parents won't get home from work in time to drive across the city during rush hour for a 6:30 game.

Time to move on to the next matter at hand- blog candy. I picked a winner for the Bo Bunny paper and that was Margaret from Black Shadow  Creations -comment #38. So Margaret send me your address so I can get the paper out to you.

During the blog hop I had some of you start to follow my blog. I had my 100th follower during this blog hop. I decided to give something else away. It's a pack of designer paper from DCWV- their Harvest Gathering matstack.  My 100th follower is Peggy Wainman from Heartfull Stamping. So Peggy if you send me your address, I will get the paper out to you.

Now onto my card for today. This is one I created for the free for all challenge on
Splitcoaststampers.  This is Dawn's challenge: ...make a thank you card...but with a twist. Include on that card the embellishment that YOU are most grateful for! What is your most favorite, always the "go to" embellie, trademark embellishment...that completes your card?

I really like using ribbon on my cards. I like the completed look it gives my cards.

On this card I used Stampin-Up twine and I layered a fall multi-colored ribbon on top of that from American Crafts. My bow has a sunflower button for the center.

My images are from Stampin Up's "autumn days" set. I stamped the wheat in wild honey distressed ink and the berry sprigs in old olive and pumpkin ink.
The sentiment is from Verve's "bountiful harvest" set. I embossed my background with the cuttlebug folder "pumpkin harvest".

That's it for me for today. Church in the morning and then tomorrow I have a Christmas card to post.

Some other challenges:
1.  Our Creative Corner  wants us to create a project using pumpkins or the color pumpkin pie as the focal point or main color of your project! I used the color and then a pumpkin embossing folder as well.
2.  Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays wants us to make a thank you / Thanksgiving card.
3Card Makin' Mamas has a "be thankful" challenge.
4.  Frosted Designs has a fabulous Friday challenge of embossing. I embossed my background layer.
5.  Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge is to make a Thanksgiving  card with a sentiment.

card recipe:
Stamps: autumn days (stampin-up) bountfiul harvest (verve)
Paper:su vv, choc chip, pumpkin pie
Ink: su choch chip, old olive, pumpkin, ranger wild honey
Accessories: su twine ribbon, american crafts multi, spellbinders dies, cuttlebug ef


  1. Love Love Love the orange what a stunning color. The embossing looks great, love what you have done with the card

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


  2. Very pretty card Mary! And thanks for the blog candy, I'll e-mail you my address. Thanks so much!!

  3. Thanks so much for the paper! I'm so excited!! Your card is beautiful and you've used your favorite embellishment so well! Congrats on 105 followers!

  4. Your card is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  5. stunning card, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline dt member

  6. This is beautiful! I have that set I forgot about it and I love it. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  7. Your card is very elegant, and yet not fussy. I love the orange embossed layer, as the pattern adds to the elegance without overpowering your sentiment! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  8. Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Makin Mama's

  9. Love the sheer simplicity of your card! The coloring is exceptional, (always nice to see excellent work). And I love the different fonts for the sentiment.
    thanks for playing along with us @ OCC

  10. This beautiful pheasant is shown off perfectly on the Pumpkin Pie card!

  11. Such a beautiful card! Love your stamping/coloring and the embossing is a wonderful element as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  12. Mary, beautiful job on this pumpkin/pumpkin pie challenge! This is a fabulous card and I love the clean simplicity of it! Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week at OCC!



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