Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. We are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the USA. My hubby's family is coming for dinner. We have a 24# turkey and all the fixings. It will be a great family time of giving thanks for all our blessings.  
My menu is consistent every year. No one likes to change it and I myself don't want to. There is something after all about traditions. I serve mashed potatoes, a sweet potato casserole, honeyed carrots, fresh green beans and mushrooms, bread stuffing, fresh cranberries, rolls and butter, pumpkin and apple pies.
It's a meal that requires 2 days of cooking but I love it and also having everyone come here. The family looks forward to this celebration as well as my husband and I.
Well onto this card for today because its time to get into the kitchen. I made this one for the color challenge #454 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki is our hostess and she chose the trio of Baja breeze, night of navy and daffodil delight.
I decided to make a Christmas card in somewhat non-traditional colors.
My card is using the Just Rite Stamper set “Christmas Treasures”. I stamped the Wisemen in midnight muse ink since my night of navy seems to be drying up and I don’t have an ink refill.
I used a Spellbinders circle to cut and layer. I stamped the background sentiment also part of this same stamp set in midnight muse and cut with a Spellbinders circle die.

My background baja breeze designer paper is from the Stampin-Up “ski slope” collection. The striped designer paper is from the Stampin-Up  “urban garden” collection. I used some midnight muse ribbon and added 3 daffodil delight candy dots.
The layout is based on this week's MojoMonday 321 sketch. I made a square card.
Well time to close this post so until next time..........God bless.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Mary! your traditional meal sounds yummy and I'm sure it was enjoyed by all! What a lovely Christmas card in these pretty colors - love the layered stamped circles and the striped background!

  2. Beautiful card, Mary! I especially like the matted circles!

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Love your beautiful card Mary!! The two combo of dps and the colors really are outstanding! The layered circles make for wonderful dimension too! AND I got my gorgeous card, it must have come on Wed but my husband checked the mailbox yesterday am so it was perfect timing! Thank you Thank you so much for thinking of me Mary :) It is wonderful to have such thoughtful blog friends!!

  4. What a beautiful card Mary. Love that image and the greeting going around it in a circle. Very elegant. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Sorry for the long delay in leaving comments. - Anyway this card is so pretty. I really like it. - Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was small (just the 5 of us) but nice and quiet and relaxing. Some good food - We don't change up our menu to much either although I do like to try at least 1 new thing each year. Nursing a cold now so am taking it easy today.

  6. Mary, I love what you did with the Mojo Monday Sketch! Sometimes you just need a jumping off place don't you? I adore the use of the larger circle and the inner circle (image) - the stripes remind me of material that might of been used on the garments of the day. You did a beautiful job designing this card.

  7. What a beautiful Christmas card, Mary!!!! Love the two round layers and the challenge colors look gorgeous...sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I'm glad you got to spend it with your family!!!!



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