Saturday, November 3, 2018

Puppy Under The Tree

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog.
Welcome to November and the start of  the busy holiday seasons. Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away. I host the dinner for the family. This is one of my favorite holidays. I have such great memories from my childhood and I have created great memories with my own sons and grandchildren.
I have all my fall decorations up. I did this early September. Today I will put out a couple of Pilgrim decorations that I have. Then on Thanksgiving weekend, I will start with my Christmas decorations.
I just received some wonderful news last night. My son is coming in from San Francisco next Friday, and he is bringing my sweet granddaughter with him. They are coming to go to my grandsons football playoff game. I am so excited to see both of them. My daughter-in-law is staying behind this trip. Brett wanted to make it a Father-Daughter weekend.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I am using an exclusive die from CottageCutz. It's Dakota the Husky and it's only available on the online store. So you won't be able to buy it at any retail store.
I created an indoor scene and my idea was to have a puppy under the Christmas tree. The puppy of course is a gift from Santa.  I chose some striped patterned paper for wall paper and a woodgrain paper to resemble wood flooring.
The Handmade Tree w/Presents die was used for my tree. I just love these stitched dies. They are very detailed and so on trend with the farmhouse look that is all the rage right now.
I wanted the sentiment to read from Santa. I thought the Stitched Alphabet die would work for some big Santa lettering and then the from phrase would be stamped.  I die cut the letters in gumball green cardstock from Stampin'-Up. 
Dakota the Husky was cute with white and smoky slate cardstock. I thought the Santa hat would be so right for him since he is a present.
I attached my images with dimensional adhesive. I wanted more of a 3D look and have them lifted off my faux wallpaper background.
I attached the Santa Phrase on an angle for interest. Used Ranger multi medium matte as the adhesive. The "from" phrase sentiment was attached with dimensional adhesive.
And that's my card for this week. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour tonight. Until next time...…..God bless.
card details:
Stamps: stitched stockings (MFT)  
Paper: very vanilla, mossy meadow, gumball green, real red, old olive, daffodil delight, smoky slate, whisper white, be of good cheer dsp (Stampin'-Up)  
Ink: tuxedo black (Memento)  
Accessories: Dakota the Husky, Handmade Tree w/Presents, Stitched Alphabet dies (CottageCutz)
I am also entering: 
1.  Crafty Friends wants us to use 2 or more patterned papers.
2.  Sweet Stampin' has a trees challenge. I stamped the "from" sentiment.
3.  4 Crafty Chicks has a Christmas challenge.
4.  Craft Rocket challenges has a Christmas is coming challenge.
5.  Simon Says Wednesday has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  2. Oh this is very beautiful, Mary !
    Love how you composed a cozy scene with different diecuts and patterns. I'm being inspired by this design.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. What a gorgeous card design and sweet diecuts! Love how you snuck in that little bit of stamping there, very clever and totally works! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at Sweet Stampin' for our trees challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT



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