Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Big Cat Birthday

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well after a few cold, rainy and snowy days we are back to more mild spring-like weather.

I tried a new pasta recipe today and my hubby & I both liked it. So it's a keeper.

I roasted some onions, butternut squash and a little crushed red pepper flakes.
When that was done I combined it with rigatoni, Philadelphia original cooking creme and Kraft shredded 3 cheese Italian blend.  Topped it with crushed croutons and a little more cheese and baked.

It was delicious. If your interested in the recipe click here.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for a couple of challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The technique challenge is "stamping nostalgia". We are to make a card like we were back in the early days of stamping. No die cuts, no embossing, no pearls, no sewing. We could use eyelets, ribbon, older designer paper.

The clean and simple challenge   is "at the zoo".

My card uses the big cat image from the Marks Finest Papers set "North American Woods".
I used some old Stampin-Up designer paper from my stash in the "more mustard" shade. Stamped my happy birthday sentiment directly on the designer paper.

I added some black rick rack and brads. I tried to set some eyelets but after ripping 3 sheets of paper I gave up. I was using an old eyelet setting tool and I must have lost the touch (lol!!).

Well that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1Belli Challenge wants us to use animals on our card.
2 Make My Monday blog has a birds or animals challenge.
3.  Outlawz has an anything goes challenge. Has to be a clean & simple card.


  1. What a striking card. Love the way you used the ric rac with brads.

  2. The CAS style of the card shows off this great image perfectly. Thank you for sharing it with us at Make My Monday this week! Suzanne:)


  4. Mary, forgot to tell you.....thanks so much for joining us at Belli Challenges too!

  5. This is so fabulous! LOVE the orange with a pop of black and all that white...LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Really fun card. Love the expression on that big cat's face!

  7. Lovely card Mary and the simple design looks very classy.
    Thanks for joining in over at MMM this week and good luck wishes to you.
    Fliss x

  8. What a fun challenge and I love your card! I was the queen of eyelets and decorative edge scissors!!



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