Monday, September 2, 2013


Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Happy Labor Day to all my American friends. Hope your day was a restful one.
I met a friend of mine for breakfast. She has recently married and wants to get together regularly in a mentor relationship.
She told me she wants to have a marriage like mine. I was really honored with her statement. I mentor women in our church and really like the bond that forms.
The rest of my day was a laid back one. I worked on my card for this week's color challenge and made dinner. We had some  & bleu cheese quesadilla's and corn on the cob from the farmers market.
Now onto my card for today. This is another one that I made for the August Viva la Verve challenge. I won the challenge and my prize was a $100 gift card for the Verve store. You can see the other 3 cards here, here and here.
Teresa was our hostess for the week 4 challenge. She provided a great sketch for our card layout.
The background designer paper is the Recollections "alphabet". Paired that with Basic Grey "maraschino textured cardstock". I stamped my sentiment on notebook paper that I found in my stash. The sentiment is from the Verve set "teachers count" -the apple is part of this same set.

I used some yellow chevron twill ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as one of my sketch layers. I embossed the other panel with the Stampin-Up "alphabet press' embossing folder.

Found the school themed embellishments in my stash to complete my card. Well that's it for me for today. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Country View Crafts has a layers challenge.
2.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes. 
3.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a back to school + ribbon.
4.  Scrap-It Girl has a back to school challenge.
5,  Outlawz has a Monday greetings challenge.


  1. Love your back-to-school card with the perfect DP. Awww, that's so sweet of your friend to say she wants a marriage like yours. I'm sure you'll be a wonderful mentor to her.

  2. Great school card Mary, love the fun dp you used! What a great witness to have a marriage that shows others how a Christ centered marriage should be! Im sure she will be blessed my your mentoring ;)

  3. What a gorgeous card and so perfect to encourage a special teacher! Thanks for joining our Back to School & Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  4. Hi, Mary! Wonderful back to school card! Nice paper choices and great focal grouping. Love your CAS style! Thanks so much for leaving this on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

    PS: We have a back to school challenge at The Outlawz (Monday Greetings Challenge)
    and Also at Shopping Our Stash. Your card would be perfect for both!

  5. Hi there. What a awesome and cute card. Love the pp. Thanks for joining us at
    Scrap It Girl September Challenge.

  6. This is such a cute card and would be perfect for a thank you note!

  7. This is a really cute card : ) Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for the Back to School Challenge. Good Luck! Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper

  8. An elegant card with such an apt saying. Thank you for adding your inspiration to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  9. Love these papers. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  10. Fabby! Love the alpha, thanks for joining in at Scrap It Girl this month.



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