Thursday, August 22, 2013


Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I made it to the Farmers Market yesterday and I did pick up more banana peppers.

The farmer was selling hot ones and a milder one. After last week, I decided to get the milder ones. I am going to stuff them again with a blend of sweet Italian sausage and ground beef.

The farm that brought the meat wasn't at the market this week so I will have to pick up it up at the grocery store. That's disappointing because the quality of his stuff is superior.

Well now onto my card for today. I needed a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her Mom.

I used the Splitcoaststampers sketch #sc449. Janette is our hostess and she gave us a great sketch to work into a card.

I used the Stampin-Up designer paper "paisley petals" collection for my background. My card colors are early espresso, river rock and baja breeze.

My center panel is cut in river rock cardstock and I used a Sizzix embossing folder. Added some baja breeze pleated ribbon over this layer.

My sentiment panel is cut from the Spellbinders die labels 28. I completed my card with 3 punched butterflies. The pennants are cut with the Verve pennant trim die.

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

I am also entering:
1.  A.R.T. card challenge has an anything goes.
2.  AUD Sentiments challenge has an anything but a birthday card with a sentiment.
3.  Little Red Wagon has a layers challenge.
4.  Paper Playtime wants us to use pearls.


  1. I love this paper and have underused it! It's perfect for a soothing card!

  2. What a lovely card. Sympathy cards aren't the easiest to make. You have done a fine job with this elegant one.

    kathy b
    Aud Sentiments DT

  3. Beautiful sympathy card, Mary. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's A.R.T. challenge!

  4. Oh Mary, condolences to your friend's family. Your card is absolutely beautiful. xoxo

  5. Beautiful card Mary, Such a calm peaceful look! Im sure it will be a great comfort to your friend. Have a great weekend and enjoy your stuffed peppers :)

  6. So sorry to hear your friend lost her mother. I dread the day that happens for me. - Your card is lovely and I hope it brings her some comfort.

    Those peppers sound yummy.
    I've missed stopping by but this summer and Coleen's swimming lessons just left me with so little time. Getting back in the grove again though.

  7. Beautiful card and I am sure your friend appreciated it as well!

    I think it's fantastic that you have meat as well as produce at your farmers market. We live in a pretty rural area and our farmers market carries wonderful produce and the occasional eggs. Fortunately, we have friends from church that own a grassfed farm and sell to the public. I like knowing where my food comes from! :)

  8. Your card is gorgeous Mary! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. Beautiful card, very difficult theme but perfect. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x



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