Friday, September 20, 2013

Let us give thanks

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's the start of the last weekend of summer. So hope the weather is cooperating in your area and you can get out and enjoy. We had a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. Sunny, warm and a bit humid. My air conditioner is back on for today.
I spent the afternoon with my neighbor, Sue and we made pear butter together. She has a pear tree in her yard and we turned it into a delicious pear spread. It has a thick texture like jam but doesn't require pectin.
We used apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar to create our pear butter. We used the water bath method to preserve it. I plan on giving a few jars as gifts. And, my hubby really likes it so I have to keep a few jars.
Now onto my card for today. I have another Thanksgiving card to show today. I do send about 10-15 cards out so I have some more to make.  This one could easily be re-created.
My layout is from Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #452.
My background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up "autumn spice" collection and it's layered with more mustard and soft suede card stocks.

I used cajun craze cardstock for my rectangle panel and the embossing folder is the Cuttlebug "autumn type".

The smaller rectangle panel I stamped my sentiment from the Verve set "bountiful harvest". I added a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut sunflower.
Well, it's been a long day so time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for this Friday in September. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  A Creative Romance has a dies/punches challenge.
2.  Bloggers Challenge is welcome fall.
3.  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Daring Cardmakers has a harvest festival challenge.
5.  Fun-Day Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack is anything goes.
6.  Sister Act Card Challenge is anything goes.


  1. Beautiful Mary!, love the flower and pretty fall colors :)

  2. So pretty! Sunflowers are an altime favourite of mine. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers!

  3. Just beautiful and so perfect for this time of year.

  4. Wonderful colors and details, Mary! Great fall card!

  5. This is so pretty, Mary! I love the wonderful dimension on the flower and the embossed piece is perfect!

    We've made apple butter before, but have never tried pear...

  6. Beautiful card! Simple and very elegant!!! Love the colors and the papers. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  7. I like the combination of your bold autumn colours and an uncluttered layout a lot. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmaker's Autumn festival challenge.

  8. Pretty fall themed card - love the added blossom! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! love the pretty flower and fall colours, so elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at A Creative Romance.
    Hugs, Yuri xx



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