Friday, November 8, 2013

raindrops were kisses

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Wow it's been a week since I have posted on my blog. The reason is that I feverishly trying to complete the HYCCT challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The challenges ran the entire month of October and there were 36 in total.
What it was about is: Splitcoaststampers partners with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our fourth annual month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

I was away for a week and then I was sick for a week. So that put me really behind on the challenges. But, I had it in mind to finish them all and I am happy to say that I did. I was working right up to the deadline.

The frog that I used to place my card in for this photo was stuck to my knee yesterday. I accidentally knelt down on it. OUCH!! It pierced my knee and the blood started flowing. The  marks are still on my knee today.

I managed to make several cas style cards including the one I am showing today. I did a few cards in 10 minutes. Those ones the idea popped into my head and I went with it. I needed that because most of them took me a couple of hours.

This was the first challenge posted and Lydia was our hostess. She wanted us to make a card with inner strength - meaning that a dimensional image on the inside of your card can be seen through an opening in the front of your card.

I started by embossing my cardstock with the Stampin-Up tulips embossing folder. I cut my opening with a Spellbinders die and used a printed image from Darcie's Stamps U-cuts line. The sentiment is also from Darcie's Stamps and I used a Spellbinders oval die to cut it out.  Added some clouds to finish my card.

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time..........God bless. Have to work on getting the cards ready for mailing to the UT MD Cancer Center in Houston.

I am also entering:
1.  Brown Sugar Challenge blog has an anything goes.
2.  Cas-ual Friday has an embossing challenge.  
3.  Crafting By Designs has an anything goes challenge.


  1. If raindrops were kisses, I would feel well loved here in the Seattle area :) This is such a sweet card, Mary. Love the red!

  2. Ooch on the knee is right!!!
    Love your card though! So pretty and wish I had use for that umbrella but it's just still too dry here. Love the clouds on here too.

  3. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!



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