Wednesday, October 2, 2013

chalkboard birthday

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was my day at the pre-school. I had mentioned in a previous post that I was volunteering there.
The children are already starting to get accustomed to the routine. On check-in they look for their wooden clip to put it on their picture and then they use the had sanitizer on their hands.
One of their lessons this week is about fall leaves. I die cut some Spellbinder maple leaves and they painted them today. We are going to hang them up for open-house next week.
I guess you can tell this is fun for me. I am getting to use my crafting supplies for something other than card making. I am also going to decorate the entryway for the fall season.
Now onto my card for today. I really like doing the chalkboard technique and this stamp is so perfect for the technique.
I made this one for the color challenge #445 on Splitcoaststampers. Peggy was our hostess and she wanted us to use gumball green, smoky slate and white for our colors. The optional item was to use the chalkboard technique.
I used the Stampin-Up stamp “woo hoo” for my chalkboard design. Stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then took a sponge and lightly sponged white die ink for the chalkboard dust.

My designer paper is from the Stampin-Up  “eastern elegance” collection. My doily is cut in smoky slate with the Cheery Lynn Designs die “Polynesian sails”.

I cut my birthday word with the PTI birthday die. Added some lace and a few punched hearts to complete my card.
As I finish this post we are celebrating here in Pittsburgh. Our Pirates baseball team just won the wildcard game and we move on to St Louis for the first round of playoffs. First time since 1992 that our team has been in the playoffs.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Craftin' Desert Diva's have an anything goes with a sentiment challenge.
2.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Challenges 4 Everybody has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Cheery Lynn Designs has a lace challenge.
5Paper Players has a tic-tac-toe challenge. I used ribbon-patterned paper-birthday.


  1. what a lovely card I use to work in a school with the first class and it was good fun happy crafting to you
    thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create
    Rachel DT

  2. Love your die cut word and how great the stamp looks in chalkboard. Sounds like you are having a great time at the school. I'm sure the children are as delighted to play with papercrafts as you are.

  3. Pretty color combination and that is one of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs dies! Thank you so much for joining us in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week!!!

  4. Beautiful chalkboard technique Mary! Love your card, so pretty with the greens and blacks! Sounds like lots of fun volunteering and getting to create too :) Congrats on the pirates win! Have a great week.

  5. Lovely chalkboard design thankyou for joining us at our challenge at challenges 4 everybody. Good luck Fiona dt. x

  6. Love love love this! Your Chalkboard is fabulous :) If you have a second, I'd love to know what white ink you use.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  7. Too much fun! Love your color palate.

  8. Super card! Really creative and original! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  9. I love this card , it is beautiful ! I love all of the details ! I just became a follower ! Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas ! Hope you join us again !


  10. Your chalkboard card looks wonderful! I love the image!
    Sounds like you are having a marvelous job and I'm sure the kids love doing activities with you!



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