Friday, October 25, 2013

HYCCT ~Hope~

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I woke up to snow on the grassy areas and on the roofs. It was a perfect day for me to stay inside and get my home prepared for my stamping group.
They will be coming tomorrow for a fun day of creating. There will be seven of us. We will start our day with lunch and because it's so cold I made some vegetable beef barley soup. Well it's actually cooking now in my crock pot. I will serve it with some crusty bread and two of the women will be bringing dessert. I also will have a cheese platter for starters.
We will all be working on our own projects and for me that will be Christmas. I will be anxious to see what everyone else brings to work on. I plan on taking some photos and I will share them here on the blog.
Now onto my card for today. This is the 3rd card I made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It's a month long challenge with lots of prizes and even better is that you can send off your creations to the UT MD Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Read more about it here.
This is my card for Beate's HYCCT1301C challenge. She wants us to create a clean and simple card. One or two bulky layers or embellishments. Keep it flat.

This wasn't easy for me because I am a multi-layer girl and embellishments girl. But, I have wanted to try the bordered sentiment technique for awhile so this challenge was the perfect opportunity. This technique involves making a border and masking and then stamping your images. I was pleased how this turned out for my first attempt.

My card colors are the new Stampin-Up in-color "strawberry slush" and whisper white. I stamped the images in strawberry slush, pink pirouette and old olive inks.

The stamped images are from the secret garden, bliss and flower shop stamp sets. My sentiment is from the "blooming with kindness" set.

I completed my card by adding 3 punched butterflies and kept them flat for this challenge.
That's it for me for today. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Hands Challenge blog is brand new and starting with an anything goes.
2.  Sister Act Card Challenge is also anything goes.


  1. Love this beautiful CAS card. Simply gorgeous.

  2. A beautiful CAS card, Mary! I love this sentiment. You did a great job with this challenge!

  3. It's gorgeous! Your card reminds me of spring - which we'll be wishing for soon. Love the colors you used on here.
    Have a fun day crafting with your friends.

  4. Gorgeous Mary!! I love the beautiful floral spray and the way you ran the band with sentiment over it!! Sounds like a fun time with your friends, with a cozy bowl of soup and bread, stamping great company what more could a girl want ;) Have a great weekend!!

  5. This is so pretty! The butterflies are the perfect embellishment!
    While we don't have snow, it is quite chilly here too. Your soup and crusty bread sounds absolutely wonderful!

  6. So pretty! Thanks for playing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  7. So pretty and love the technique.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our very first challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (CraftyHands DT)



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