Saturday, November 17, 2012

Heard you needed a lift

Happy Saturday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Our dinner and trip to the Benedum Center to see War Horse was more than amazing.
We ate at the Capital Grille. Its just a few blocks from the theater and the food was delicious. Their speciality is dry aged steaks. This process makes the meat so tender. I have purchased steaks from our local speciality market that is dry aged. If you like steak, you should these. It's pricey but oh so worth it for a special occasion.

I had filet mignon with onions and wild mushrooms. We all shared the sides of Lobster mac 'n cheese, roasted mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and parmesan truffle fries. It was all a culinary delight.

The War Horse played to a packed house. It is a World War I drama that had a successful run on Broadway and now has hit the road for stops in 19 cities across the US. Again if it comes to your city-go and see it. You will be so impressed with the production.

Now onto my card for today. This is another one I created for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Lisa was our hostess for challenge 20 "hope is in the air" was her theme. 

She wanted us to create a card with something that can be found up in the air. I knew immediately that I was going to do a hot air balloon card.

My images are all cut from Stampin-Up designer paper. The hot air balloon is from the "tall tales" collection and my house, clouds and trees are from the "welcome neighbor" collection.

I cut a hill from old olive designer paper with the PaperTrey ink "in the meadow" die.

My sentiment is Waltzingmouse stamps "half pint heroines" set. That's my card for today.

Time to run off to watch Ethan play a basketball game. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1Totally Gor-juss has a plain and simple challenge.
2Daring Cardmakers has a just because challenge.
3.  Simply Create Too has a use your stash challenge. All my elements were from my stash.  Designer paper that I have had for 2 years.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful night out. Adorable card!

  2. What a pretty scene. The hot-air balloon really pops on your card too. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. So cute and just perfect for our challenge at TG. Thanks for playing. I have a stamp giveaway if you are interested.

  4. Gorgeous! I really love the design. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  5. Mary: Your card is so cute--love your balloon! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too DesignTeam

  6. WOW! Lovely card & so thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week. Hope you can join us again soon. Gez

  7. This is such a wonderful card! The pattern papers are so pretty together and I love the sentiment!
    Your dinner sounds delicious!
    I'm finally getting around to visiting blogs again after a few very busy weeks!



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