Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Holidays

Hello Blogger friends! thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Yes, I still have a couple of Christmas cards that I haven't shown on the blog yet.
It was a Christmas season with lots of family time. that always makes me happy. Today though we spent some time with friends.
A good friend of my hubby invited us to celebrate his Mom's 90th birthday. There were about 70 people there to pay honor to this remarkable woman.
She is all I would want to be at her age. Her mind is sharp as a tack, she is physically healthy and gets around all by herself. She doesn't drive anymore but her son takes her where she needs to go. She was so blessed that so many of her family and friends showed up to celebrate with her.
Now I am watching the NFL wild card playoff game with my hubby. The Steelers are playing Baltimore and we are losing 30-15 in the 4th quarter. Hopefully this will turn around in our favor. Of course we are Steeler fans. After all we live in Pittsburgh.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made with the Stampin-Up November Paper Pumpkin kit. I really liked the kit which included supplies for 8 cards as well as tags. The tags had the "happy holidays" letters and the corner snowflake.
My background paper is from the Stampin-Up "all is calm" collection. The sentiment panel is stamped with a snowflake stamp that came as part of the Paper Pumpkin kit.
My paper bow is made with a die from the MFT Blueprints 3 die-namics. I cut it in lost lagoon card stock from Stampin-Up. to complet the card I added a snowflake in the corner.
I used this layout on several of my Christmas cards and changed each one a little for a different look. You can see the others here, herehere, and here.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time........God Bless.
card details:
Stamps: simply snowflakes (Stampin-Up)
Ink: lost lagoon
Paper: lost lagoon, soft sky, ww, all is calm dsp
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 3 die, Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B, Paper Pumpkin November Kit
I am also entering:
1.  ABC Challenge is "A" for anything goes.
2.  Christmas Cards All Year Round is anything goes Christmas.
3.  CHNC challenge extra is anything goes Christmas.
4.  Dream Factory is "a Christmas carol". Mine is "happy holidays".


  1. Hi,

    Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR en good luck.

    DT Christmas Challenge All Year Round

  2. Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der KE-C mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  3. I love this layout and all the cards you made with variations of it! Happy New Year, Mary! I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you and your family!

  4. Mary, I TOTALLY love this!!! The blues are just beautiful and I adore the beautiful paper you used, too! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I've started a new holiday card making challenge and I'd love for you to come play along! We've got blog candy up! It's called CASE-ing Christmas--hope you join me there soon! HUGS! :)

  5. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, sehr schick sieht sie aus und si passt ganz wunderbar zur aktuellen Challenge der Traumfabrik. Viele liebe Grüsse, Bettina

  6. Adorable, Mary! I love how you dressed the card up with this cute paper bow!

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our CCAYR and my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

  8. A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  9. This looks very classy!! Love the beautiful colors and papers you used!
    Thanks Mary, for joining us at the Dream Factory.
    Rosi x

  10. Super Holiday card. Love the paper.Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely Holiday Card with us


  12. sehr schön....
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme am Kreativeinkauf-Challengeblog.

    LG, Ilonka

  13. Beautiful card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x



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