Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scarecrow Gives Thanks

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I finally put my cards for the Cancer Center in Houston in the mail today. I was involved with the "hope you can cling to" challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Click on the above link to get more info.

I was able to make 15 cards out of the 31 challenges and send them off. It was a great feeling knowing that the families and even the patients themselves have the opportunity to pick one of the cards sent in and give it. I didn't know about the challenge last year but now that I do I plan on being involved every year.
There were 3600 cards made by the stampers at Splitcoast. The response was amazing. But I see that's what happens when you put out a vision where there is a need.

Here are all the cards I made: Challenge #1, #4,  #5 #6, #7,  #8, #9, #11, #12, #13, #14, #16,  #18, #21, & #24.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #348 on Splitcoaststampers.  Vicki was our hostess and she chose the trio of cajun craze, turquoise and crumb cake. I used some chocolate chip as my neutral color for layering.

I thought this color scheme was just screaming for a fall card. I needed another thanksgiving card (maybe 2) so I took that route. This one will go to one of my grandsons.

I used the scarecrow & pumpkins from the Stampin-Up set “happy fall y’all”. I colored my scarecrow with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I cut him out and then layered on a piece of cardstock to create a little scene. I punched a little fence, tied a little tag to it and popped up pumpkins.

I paper pieced his hat and the leaves with cajun craze cardstock.

My background embossing is the cuttlebug folder “autumn type”. Added some ribbon and twine and that completed my card.

Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day.

Some other challenges:
1.  CCEE Stampers wants us to use 3 different shapes on our card. I used a tag, rectangle & fence-since we can use dies.
2.  Charisma Cardz is having a cutesy challenge. I think my scarecrow is pretty cute.
3Dutch Dare Card Challenges wants us to use our punches and dies. I used 2 Martha Stewart punches-the mini tag and the fence punch.
4.  The Outlawz greetings card challenge wants us to "give thanks".
5.  Creative Card Crew has a "thankful" challenge.


  1. Your cards are so professionally done! Too bad you are retired...:) You could make a living at this... :)

    Julie :)

  2. Very pretty card and embossing folder! That scarecrow is as cute as can be too.

  3. Lovely card, Mary.
    Thank you for joining our 'punch time' challenge at DDCC.
    hugs Dorte,x

  4. So nice! Love the embossing! Thank You so much for joining our punch and die-cut challenge at Dutch Dare this week!

  5. Wonderful card. That scarecrow is so cute and the embossing adds great texture. This would brighten up anyone's day.

  6. Great card! Love the fence with the pumpkins in front! The embossing is such a wonderful background for this!

  7. Fab card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx



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