Friday, August 2, 2013

Splitcoaststampers DTGD Challenges

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I can't believe August has hit the calendar already. I feel like I want to put the brakes on summer. It's going by sooo quickly. Gotta enjoy it while I can I suppose.

Yesterday, I cut some basil and froze it with olive oil. I used my herb scissors to cut it, then added the olive oil to cover it and placed in ice cube trays. I found a recipe online. When they freeze I will place the cubes in a freezer bag to use in recipes all winter.  I have never tried this before so I hope the flavor of the basil is retained. The recipe says yes.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the Fan Club challenges on Splitcoaststampers. They have them once a year and you have to be a member to play along.

We aren't supposed to give the details of the specific challenge since it's only for fan club members. There are prizes to be won from all the member companies. You can get more info here about becoming a member.

This card covered 3 of the challenges with the Stacy, Cassie and Lisa Henke challenges. I used poppy red designer paper from the Stampin-Up collection "pawsitively prints' and the black designer paper is something I found in my stash.

I used MFT stamps for my sentiments and MFT arrow dies. Arrows are so trendy right now for pointing out something on your card. In this case, my birthday sentiment.

I need cards that say its a little late- 'cause sometimes I send them a "little late" (lol). Even though I have them already made in my collection, I don't get them mailed on time.
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Very fun card Mary, I like the fun sentiment :)

  2. Gorgeous card Mary :-) the whole design is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. What a fun design! I love the bold style of the sentiment and the added late sentiment.

    I've cut fresh basil and froze it in water, then added it to soups and thought it tasted almost as good as fresh. The olive oil is a wonderful idea and would probably preserve it even more. Plus it wouldn't water down the things you were making. I would love to know how it turns out!



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