Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let It Snow

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Can you believe it is the Saturday before Thanksgiving? I love celebrating this holiday. It's one that evokes many happy childhood memories in me.

My son & daughter-in-law will spend the day with her parents. We share this holiday as it should be. My husband's family isn't coming this year. My sister-in-law is recovering from a surgery and my mother-in-law wants to spend the day with her.

I invited my bff-this is the first year we will celebrate together. She usually travels to Virginia or has her family here. But that didn't work out this year so she & her hubby will be with us.Whoo-hoo!!
We also will have a young couple from church that we have taken under our wing. They are from Texas and have no family locally.

I bought my turkey today-a strapping 21 lb bird. And now the week long preparations will begin.

I wont be spending much time card making this week but I do have one to show you today. I made this one for the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This is the layout we were to work into a card.

My mitten image is a spellbinder die that I cut in pretty in pink cardstock and then embossed with the cuttlebug embossing folder "dots". I added some ribbon and pearls for a trimmed edge.

My background is also a cuttlebug embossing folder-"snowflakes". The 3 squares are spellbinder rectangle dies and I stamped a snowflake in the middle from Verve's "winter wishes" set.

I punched a tag and added some of the curly white trim. The sentiment is from Stampin-Up's "tiny talk set. Some pearls were added to complete my card.

Well it's late and time to close this post. So until next time.........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  CES challenge blog has a snowflakes challenge.
2.  Just Some Lines blog has a tic-tac-toe challenge. I chose embossing-ribbon-punch or die-cut.
3.  Winter Wonderland challenge has a "cute Christmas image". I think pink mittens fit this.
4CCEE Stampers has a 2 diecuts or punches challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: tiny talk (su), winter wishes (verve)
Paper: su pretty in pink, ww, old olive, basic grey eskimo kisses dsp
Ink: melon mambo
Accessories: spellbinders mitten & rectangle dies, ribbon, pearls, cb ef -snowflakes


  1. So pretty Mary!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Oh, Mary, this is so pretty!! I love the mitten, the pretty colors, and the layout. I'm so glad you joined us with the CCEE Stampers challenge! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (it's also one of my favorite holidays). What a blessing you are to the Texas family and your friends.

  3. I just love this mitten card in pinks and greens! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I know you'll be blessed by reaching out and sharing with so many friends!

  4. Fab, festive Christmas card and pretty snowflake embellies! Thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna x

  5. beautiful colors and details...thanks for joining us at just some lines


  6. Lovely card with a beautiful layout on the pretty embossed background.

  7. Very pretty - love that mitten! Thanks for joining our Bingo challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  8. Love all of the texture and pretty colors on this! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends!

  9. I just love this, mary...the pink mitten is just tooo cute and what pretty papers you used!!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

  10. Your mitten is adorable and I love the colors you've used against all the white space. It's cute as can be, Mary.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. Beautiful, Mary! I love the colors and the fabulous designer paper. The embossing with the pearls is the perfect touch. And I adore the mitten! Great card!

  12. Beautiful card Mary, very Girly and wintery!! I love the colors, embossing with the darling mitten. Thanksgiving blessings :)

  13. Really pretty card. Love your embossed mitten.
    Thanks for joining our 'snowflakes' challenge at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx



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