Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To 2014

Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. My hubby was busy the past few days with taking wallpaper down from one of our spare bedrooms.
Actually, it's the room that our sweet granddaughter Phoenix Daisy sleeps in when she comes to visit. We are going to paint this room, replace the area rug and move the computer into another room.
And, since we were in a facelift kind of mode, my hubby agreed that I could take our den and turn it into my crafting space. Whoo-hoo!! I will have my own space instead of working on the kitchen table.
No more having to clean the area up every night and then pulling out the stuff again the next day. We have to do some rearranging and moving out what's in there now. But, I am so excited to have my own space. Pictures will come when I get in there. Hopefully, I won't delay on this.
Now onto my card for today. I am taking part in the Hope You Can Cling Challenge 2014 on Splitcoaststampers. They partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for the fifth annual month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.
You have the option to send your cards to the center when the challenges are finished. I take that option and feel very good about sending them each year.
This is my 4th year being involved in the challenges. It stretches me as a card maker with the daily challenges that are posted.
So for the next 30 days I will be posting the cards that I have made for the HYCCT challenges.

This card I am showing today was made for one of the first 3 challenges. Lori was our hostess and she had a "shine on" challenge.  The challenge was to create a card that uses light to convey encouragement and hope ... a lamp, a candle, a lightbulb or sunshine!

I thought of the MFT sun ray die and decided to go that route. I cut the sun ray with summer sun cardstock. Layered it over a piece of BoBunny designer paper that I sponged lightly with tangerine tango ink.

 Cut a circle with a Spellbinders die and stamped my sentiment. The sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set "ray of sunshine".

That's my card for today. So until next time.........God bless.

Card Details:
Stamps: Ray Of Sunshine (Stampin-Up) 
Paper: Naturals ivory, summer sun (Stampin-Up), Anna Sophia worn dots dp (Bo Bunny) 
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: tangerine tango, early espresso 
Accessories: MFT sunray die, Spellbinders small circle die   

I am also entering:
1.  Crafting At The Weekend has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Sister Act has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Your card is absolutely stunning, Mary! Its simplicity allows the power of the message to shine through!

  2. Oh, how wonderful to have your own room! I never realized you had to make your beautiful creations on the dining table. You will just love having your own space.

  3. Stunning, Mary! This sunburst die works beautifully with the quote! Wonderful card! I would love to see pics of your den turned craft space! I am sure you cannot wait!

  4. Lovely card, Mary. Clean and simple, but a real eyecatcher.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

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  6. Beautiful CAS card and love the sunny colours and rays--thanks for joining us at CATW
    Carol DT x

  7. Love this beautiful card Mary!! The sun rays are soo cool and perfect with the sentiment :) How exciting to have your own area, looking forward to pics !!



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