Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Give Thanks

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We just returned from a 4 day visit with our sweet Phoenix Daisy in San Francisco. Well, of course we visited with Brett & Ghilly as well.

My hubby helped Brett with the backyard. They made a living wall and planted a bunch of succulents. The living wall was made with a canvas pocket and then you add dirt and your plants.

I took care of Phoenix for 3 days and gave Ghilly some free time. She and Brett also had a much needed date night. It was such a wonderful visit and just way to short. They aren't coming here for Christmas so I have some disappointment to deal with there. But, I have my other son, daughter-in-law and  3 grandsons to enjoy.

I have already started to plan my Christmas menu. The boys are already starting to talk about the day and what we will be eating. We will have a wonderful day with our 5 blessings here in Pittsburgh.

Well onto my card for today. this one I made for the color challenge #347 on splitcoaststampers. Peggy was our hostess and she chose the rich color combination of bravo burgundy, more mustard and always artichoke.

This screamed fall to me so I created a thanksgiving card. I need a few more cards to send.

I used the Stamping-Up set "autumn days" for my images. I stamped the pheasant image in chocholate chip and then used markers to add artichoke, bravo burgundy and mustard to the bird.

I placed him on a background stamped with the berry branch from the same set and embossed with the Stampin-Up basket weave folder. Then added mustard ribbon, a burgundy button, a tag stamped with a sentiment from Stampin-Up's tiny talk set.

My designer paper is from the the"autumn vine" collection. That's my card for today.

It's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Clear it out challenge wants us to show our favorite holiday. I made a thanksgiving card, This holiday  is right up there with Christmas. Almost everything on my card is over a year old and from my stash.

2.  Oldie but Goodie blog has a buttons nad bows challenge. My pheasant image stamp is a year old.

3.  The Outlawz has a greetings challenge and we are to use some scrap paper. My designer paper is a leftover from a 12 x12 sheet as well as my vailla & burgundy layers.

4.  Tuesday Throwdown has a "thanks" challenge.

5.  Craft your Passion has a "bingo" challenge. I chose -buttons-(my choice) embossing and sentiment


  1. Gorgeous! The layering really adds to it and that pheasant is beautifully colored. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  2. I just love the background DP and the layers! Brings everything together for a spectacular fall card! Love it!

  3. Mary, this is an absolute beauty! The papers, colors, coloring...all fantastic. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown this week..hope to see you again soon.

  4. Glad you had a good visit!
    This is a beautiful card. I just love this SU set and need to get mine out. You've colored it so pretty.

  5. such a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

  6. Gorgeous, Mary! I love this DSP and how well it coordinates with these colors! What a wonderful fall card!

  7. What a wonderful creation, I like this a lot, very creative, thanks for sharing with us at CYP, good luck and hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

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  9. Okay Mary loosing my mind and left out half the sentence :) I Love the pheasant image and the way you colored it. It looks so very pretty with the dp! So glad you got a little gramma fix with Phoenix Daisy :) Glad you shared your wonderful card with us at TT this week!!

  10. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Beautiful fall card! Your pheasant is colored wonderfully and I love the double bow!

  12. Beautiful creation
    I love the image and colours
    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  13. A great fall card, love the image & colour choices, hope to see you back next time at An Oldie But A Goodie, Jx



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