Saturday, November 28, 2015

HYCCT1529 Stargazer Thanks

Hello Blogger Friends and thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's a rainy Saturday here in Pittsburgh, but we are still having somewhat mild weather for this time of year. The past 3-4 days it has been 60+°.

My hubby and grandson are going to some high football championship games today. It's a tradition with them in November since Ethan has been in 3rd grade. They went the past 2 weekends for various stages of the playoffs. 

The games today are held at the football stadium where the Pittsburgh Steelers play. They both choose their winners, scores, biggest upset and several other things that I don't remember right now.

They make silly little bets like the winner choosing the seats for today. And another one with the loser not being able to eat lime tortilla chips. A big fave at our house.

It's a fun day for the both of them. Just touches my heart that at 14 years old, Ethan still loves coming to spend the night and doing things with his grandparents. 

I am going out to lunch today with my son and daughter-in-law. Since I will be on their side of town, I may make a stop at a local stamp store.
Now onto my card for today. This is another I made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Mary aka softangelkisses was our hostess for this 29th challenge.  She wants us to create a thank you card using pink as your color.

For my card, I used pink and green. The layout is the week 1 Viva la Verve sketch.

My background designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up "cheerful treat" collection. The stargazer lily is a stamp from the Rubber Café and I colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I fussy cut and trimmed off some of the leaves to allow the image to fit my card.

On the middle panel I stamped with a distressed background stamp from Great Impressions and added my sentiment. Completed my card by adding some ribbon and a bow.
Well, Blogger friends it's time to put the wraps on this post. Ethan just got up and I need to get him so breakfast. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: large tiger lily (Rubber Cafe). distressed background (Great Impressions Stamps), dogwood blossoms (MFP)
Paper: melon mambo, lucky limeade, ww, cheerful treat dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: melon mambo
Accessories: matting basics dies (Spellbinders), pink ribbon (Offray), pearl (Stampin'-Up), prismacolor pencils and gamsol
Techniques: fussy cutting

I am also entering: 
1.  Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge is anything goes with option of a die cut. I used Spellbinders Matting Basic dies to cut all my panels.
2.  Kitty Bee Designs has a thanks challenge. 
3.  Simply PaperCraft has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Fussy and Fancy has a words challenge.


  1. What a gorgeous lily image, love the Stargazers.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mary!

  2. LOVE this beautiful card Mary!! I love stargazers and yours is really pretty :) Sounds like a fun day for you all :)

  3. Beautiful card ! Great colors and the flowers and little bow is so pretty ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

  4. Sounds like you husband and grandson have a great bond. Do they ever run in to Troy? hahaha!
    What a beautiful card you created. The colors are pretty and I love your bow!! Mahalo for playing in our Thankful challenge at AFC with Kitty Bee Designs!!



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