Sunday, September 15, 2013

~Give Thanks~


Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you all had a great week-end. They seem to come and go so quickly. Saturday evening we had dinner with my son-daughter-in-law and grandsons. We were celebrating my birthday which is this coming Tuesday. My daughter-in-law, Joellen is a fabulous cook and she prepared a great birthday dinner for me.

We had flank steak that she marinated in a combo of soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, rosemary and basil. It was delicious. She also made some baked red snapper with a garlic pesto. Incredible would describe the taste. We had a caprese salad-tomatoes-fresh mozzarella-basil-avocado drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. We grilled some zucchini with olive oil and sea salt and let it carmelize on the grill. The flavor was fabulous.

For dessert she baked some fresh peaches with a glaze of butter and honey. She then added a crumbled anise biscotti mixture and baked a little longer. She served this with French vanilla ice cream. Mine had a candle in it and everyone sang "happy birthday" to me. We also had some ice wine. It is a sweet dessert wine. You can only have a small amount because of the sweetness.

So needless to say I was made to feel very special by my family and I loved every minute of it.

Now onto my card for today.  I really like making thanksgiving cards and I send quite a few to family and friends. So over the next month expect to see several.

My background designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "autumn vine" collection. The eggplant circle is cut with 2 Spellbinders dies to form a frame.

The sunflower is cut with a Cheery Lynn Designs die in more mustard and always artichoke cardstocks. Added some eggplant ribbon used a brad leaf die and punched a small tag for my sentiment.

I entered this card in Susan's VSN challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It was the square peg/round hole challenge. She wanted us to make a square card with a circle on it.

Well, time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge -optional to make a fall card.
2.  Challenges 4 Everybody has an anything goes.
3.  Crafting when we can has a seasons challenge. Mine is fall-colors-image and sentiment.
4.  Dream Valley Challenges has a purple and green challenge.
5.  My Time To Craft has an autumnal colors challenge.
6.  A Creative Romance has a die/punch challenge.


  1. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week
    Rachel DT

  2. Beautiful, Mary! This paper is so gorgeous. The flower makes such a statement! LOVE it!

  3. what wonderful colors for fall Mary! love that die cut bloom front and center! and a big happy b'day to you tomorrow! How nice that your family treated you to a special day!

  4. What a wonderful Fall Card Mary. Happy Birthday, Hope you have a wonderful day today! Thank you for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges.


  5. Beautiful Fall creation; love the papers and the flower. Hope your birthday was fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Seasons Challenge.

  6. Great fall card!! Love the colors and the flower is perfect for the card. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  7. Fab flower! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    DVC DT

  8. Beautiful creation! Thank you so much for Joining us at A Creative Romance this time. Jen xx

    P.S I have a little Candy on my blog if you care to vist <3

  9. Beautiful fall card! Thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance.
    Hugs, Yuri xx



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