Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Harvest Blessings

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog.

Today is the anniversary of the tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Vice-President Joe Biden visited the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA and gave a heartfelt speech. It's a day that is etched in the memories of Americans.

We have jumped headfirst into fall type weather here in Pittsburgh. I had to use the comforter to keep warm the last two nights.

Well I guess I could have closed the windows but the cool air coming in was so welcome. I haven't had the air conditioner on for 3 days now. It warms up in the afternoon but no humidity.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #392 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki was our hostess and she chose the color trio of cajun craze, pumpkin pie and midnight muse.

I had a lot of trouble getting the blue to work with a fall card. But after a couple hours of getting nowhere I decided to minimize the blue and accent the other 2 colors.

I  used the leaf stamps from the Stampin-Up set “fantastic foliage” to create my background. Stamped on very vanilla cardstock in cajun craze and pumpkin pie ink.

I layered this panel onto pumpkin pie cardstock. Across the center of this panel I added more pumpkin and cajun cardstock and some vanilla crocheted lace from May Arts.

I die cut a maple leaf in pumpkin and sponged cajun craze ink. I stamped my sentiment in espresso ink.

Added a taffeta bow in pumpkin pie with a midnight muse dahlia button. I die cut 3 flags in midnight muse and added to the center panel to complete my card.

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Crazy Amigo challenge wants us to use flags.
2.  Paperminutes blog has a no designer paper challenge.
3.  Lexi's Creations has a colors of autumn challenge.
4.  Lollipop Crafts has a fall frolic challenge.
5.  Love to Create challenge blog wants us to use ribbon or twine.
6.  Tammy's Scrapin' Corner has a fall inspiration challenge.



17 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely card.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

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  2. Beautiful card with great stamping and lovely fall colors!

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  3. Wonderful card, love the leaf background paper, the lace and the bow, wow such a great card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's creations this week!

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  4. beautiful card, love the colors!

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  5. Lovely idea, thanks for joining in at Love to Create. xxx

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the leaf background.

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  7. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!~
    -Sony LC-DT
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  8. Hello there. This is so beautiful and gorgeous colours. Love the design. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Sandra xx

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  9. This is gorgeous, Mary. Beautiful stamping!!

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  10. Beautiful Fall card! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
    ~DEANNE~

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  11. Beautiful fall card Mary...I love the background :)

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  12. Hi Mary, beautiful colors : ) I can see how hard combine the blue could be, but you did awesome. Love your card layout too : ) We're glad you share with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa

    **If you would like to be a Guest Designer with us please add GDT to your entry
    At the end of the Challenge we will then randomly choose from the entries

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  13. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this Week!! We hope you will come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  14. Thanks for showing your beautiful card for paperminutes.
    Hugs
    mamapia

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  15. Mary, the strip of lace is perfect for this wonderful fall card! Love the stamped background!

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