Friday, August 28, 2015

~ Friends ~

Hello Blogger Friends! thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Harvest time at the Marsh household is in full bloom. Our tomato plants are really thriving and producing in abundance. I found a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa for cream of fresh tomato soup - link to recipe here. It sounds really delicious and a good way to use fresh tomatoes. I plan on making it today or tomorrow.
My daughter-in-law also has a slew of tomatoes so I offered to help her can them. She was anxious about doing that. I have the jars and a canning pot.  I did this last year with my tomatoes for the first time and it was successful.
You follow the directions exactly and it's successful. I read the instructions from Ball (canning jar maker) and used a recipe from the Food Network. I enjoyed the tomatoes all winter. It was a delicious base for marinara sauce.
Now onto my card for today. This is one that I made for the DTGD challenges on Splitcoaststampers. It was selected as a fave by the hostess of the challenge and pinned to the SCS Pinterest board. See board here.
For my card, I created my background by using used Stampin'-Up reinkers in melon mambo (bright pink) and coastal cabana (blue-green) with an aqua brush. I spread the ink around on watercolor cardstock. I let it dry and this is the pretty background that I got.

I kept it simple by adding some DMC floss and my butterfly die cut. The butterfly is a die from  Stampin'-Up. My friends word is a die from Elizabeth Crafts.
That's my card for today. Time to close this post. I have lots to do today and tonight we have tickets for the baseball game. We are taking our grandson and then he comes here for a sleepover. It will be a great night weather wise for a baseball game.
So until next time....God bless.
card details:
Paper: ww, ranger distressed watercolor paper Paper Size: Square 4.5 x 4.5 
Accessories: Butterfly thinlits die, melon mambo and coastal cabana reinkers (Stampin'-Up), DMC Floss #959, rhinestones, Elizabeth Crafts die 
Techniques: watercolor
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting with an attitude has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Crafty Girls Creations has an anything goes.
3.  In the Pink has a fly away challenge + use pink and one other color.
4.  Crafting By Design has a things with wings challenge.
5.  Fab 'n Funky has a things with wings challenge.


  1. So simply but very stunning card, love the background x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  2. I can see why this was a winner! That background is more then fabulous - kind of a bokeh effect [ which I love!] - yay for your card winning :)

  3. This is such a beautiful background, Mary! I love the way you've used the floss and the placement of the butterfly and rhinestones! There's nothing better than fresh tomatoes in my book!

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

  5. Exquisite creation thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY
    lorraine x

  6. Wow.... this is a beautiful CAS card - I love it!

    Thank you for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope we see you join in again soon...

    Christine (ITP DT)

  7. Love the gorgeous background your created for your fab CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations.
    Hugs, Sandy



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