Monday, October 1, 2012

Great Impressions Stamps Monthly Challenge

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you all had a great week-end. Ours was all about family. Love those times the best.

Friday was Ethan's (our youngest grandson) birthday. The family time wasn't until Saturday though. He wanted to go to Smokey Bones for dinner. I think its a good place for ribs. Which is exactly what I had. Then we went back to my son & daughter-in-laws home for ice cream cake. That was yummy as well.

Sunday afternoon we went to his football game. He is on the 5th-6th grade team.  It started off in the rain but eventually it stopped and the sun came out. They won 36-6. We spent Sunday evening at home watching Anne of Green Gables.

Now here it is Monday and the first day of October. It's also time for another monthly challenge at the Great Impressions Stamp Blog. This month the theme is fall or halloween.

I chose the fall theme and used the too cute pumpkin stamp E551. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I used a Spellbinders oval die and sponged in the background before removing it from the die. I cut a floral oval die in tangerine tango. On my vanilla background, I used the Cuttlebug pumpkin harvest embossing folder.

I added some tangerine tango ribbon. I computer generated the sentiment and cut it out with  a Spellbinder lacy oval die. That completed this card.

Hope you can play along with us this month. There is a prize to be won and then the honor of being a top pix as well.

Some other challenges:
1.  Just Some Lines has a "celebrate fall" challenge.
2.  My Sheri Crafts has an apple or pumpkin challenge.
3Simply Create Too has an autumn/fall challenge.
4.  Everybody Art-challenge is autumn.

card recipe:
stamps:  too cute pumpkins E551
paper: tangerine tango, very vanilla (Stampin-Up)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: Spellbinders floral, lacey oval dies. tangerine tango ribbon, prismacolor pencils and gamsol


  1. Beautiful Mary!! I love the embossed white background with your beautifully colored fall image!! It pops!!

  2. What lovely pumpkins, Mary! The sponging really makes them stand out and the bright orange and embossed backgrounds frame them beautifully!

  3. A beautiful CAS card. Just love the pumpkins AND the bright orange that pops. Have a great week.

  4. Lovely card. Beautiful coloring on your pumpkin image. hard to believe it is already October!

  5. Lovely card! Pretty image and coloring! Love the embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  6. Love the fall treatment..........such a sweet little image, & U made This more sweeter......Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!!!!

    Just Some Lines DT

  7. Such a beautiful cleans and classy fall card! I really love the embossing. Your coloring is gorgeous, Mary!

  8. Oh, I LOVE Anne of Green Gables! My girls and I watched the series over the summer!
    Your card is so pretty with the ornate frame and I love the pumpkins in the embossing! They go so well with your wonderfully colored image!

  9. Love the pretty pumpkins and the understated white embossed background. So Stylish! Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too Fall Challenge #23!
    Jennifer C. Simply Create Too DT



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