Thursday, October 17, 2013

~give thanks~

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I spent my day crafting although I didn't get too far (lol). I only was able to make 2 cards. The first one took me so long then I stopped to make dinner and started another after dinner.
I guess it didn't help that I didn't get up until 10:00 am. I am still running on California time which is 3 hrs. behind Pittsburgh. I usually have trouble when I come West to East. It will take a few days to get my body back in rhythm with the EST zone.
So anyway onto this card. It's another Thanksgiving card and I really like how it turned out. My card is a long one and something I don't do often but I like.  The size is 3.5 x 8.25. It will fit in a #10 size business envelope.

I made it for the WT challenge #446 on Splitcoaststampers.  Toni was our hostess and she challenged us to use squares on our card. I used one for my sentiment.

On the card I did some up-cycling. I had an old calendar that I saved for this very purpose. The month of November had images that I liked.

The acorn panel is cut and layered on more mustard cardstock.

I stamped my sentiment on the square panel from the Verve set "bountiful harvest" and the pumpkins are cut out from the same calendar.

I finished my card by adding a bordered edge and it was cut from the Verve "scallop trio" dies. I again used the calendar to get my blue edge to match the rest of the card. I plan on giving this to a neighbor who loves re-purposing things.
Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Crafting By Designs has an anything goes challenge.
2. Crafting With Dragonflies has a theme of nature/leaves/trees.
3. Divas By Design has an autumn colors challenge.
4. Penny's Paper-Crafty has an anything goes challenge.
5. Sisterhood of Crafters has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Fabulous design with fabulous results. So lovely and colourful. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD Ina

  2. Your re-purposed card is so pretty, Mary. Your neighbor is sure to love it. I don't make long cards very often, either, but they are fun.
    Your card is so beautiful for Fall.

  3. Gorgeous!! Love those colors too. Lovely card.

  4. Gorgeous autumn card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  5. Upcycling is good! Love the image and way you have combined it. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD for our latest challenge - trees/nature/leaves!

  6. I love how you did this card! Fabulous!

  7. Another beautiful card! What a wonderful way to use the pretty print from your calendar!

  8. Fabulous card, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Crafting By Designs this week! Mo dt x

  9. This gorgeous, love the card size, and the image is lovely and warm as are the colours and details, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  10. Fabulous fall creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. What an excellent image and fab execution! LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Mirella

  12. great autumn card and thanks for sharing at Divas for Designs

  13. Mary your card is stunning, rather vintage looking with the beautiful colors and image! The shape adds to the beauty, I love it ;)



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