Monday, September 21, 2009

When I Count My Blessings....

We had the most fun last night!! One of our Bible study groups has a "Gourmet" Potluck Dinner every other month. Two couples host and each potluck is themed from food to decorations. Last night it was Latin night. The food was different and delicious. Everyone brings a part of the meal and helps with clean-up. Can't wait to see what our next hosts will "cook up". I forgot to take pictures of the tiny Pastel de Manzana (apple turnovers) I made. Each one only held 1 t. of filling but they were really good and so cute.

Good friends, good food, and lots of laughter are truly blessings! Now, speaking of blessings,
Regina, at The Cutting Cafe, has a brand new set out called "When I Count My Blessings, I Count You Twice".

You get 10 great sentiments for just $1.99. This "autumn Blessings" image is just one example. I copied and pasted it into Print Shop. I used the guides in the program to visually score my paper horizontally & vertically then moved the image where I wanted it to print. I changed the color to dark brown. Before printing, I reduced the print size in my printing program to 95%. Two cards with a single printing and it's straight every time.

Gotta love that! The dimensions of this card are 5-1/2" x 3-3/4". I stamped the leaves with PTI Summer Sunrise, then rock & rolled them in Tango Tangerine. I traced them with my Versamark pen then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I sponged each one with the Summer Sunrise, Tango Tangerine and PTI dark Chocolate, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals.

You are some of my many blessings as well! Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated.

Supplies:
Digital Stamps - The Cutting Cafe
Leaf Stamp - Michael's $1 spot
Paper - Papertrey Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, DP
SU Tango Tangerine
Accessories - ribbon (Martha Stewart/Papertrey), embossing pen, clear EP, scalloped edge punch
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5 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Charlene, those tiny apple turnovers sound yummy and your card, well, once again an absolute joy to look at. So beautifully done!!!
Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I so agree with you about the good friends, food and laughter, Charlene! Your autumn blessings card is so pretty; I really like how you did the ribbon treatment!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Charlene! Your card is gorgeous!! And I love that wonderful ribbon treatment. Beautiful!

Mary Beth said...

Thanks for your very clear explanation of how to work with digital stamps - your card is beautful!

acreativeneed said...

I was "wowed" when I saw this on Splitcoast Charlene!! It's really fabulous!
smiles,Deena