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Monday, April 13, 2009

I hope everyone had an awesome Easter!! Although my weekend was very busy, it was a very blessed day!! My parents spent the weekend and after our wonderful Easter Church Service , Scott's family joined us for dinner as well. It was a great day!!!

Over the weekend, I received the great news that I am invited to be a part of Danni's Flutter By Wednesday team. Danni has been hosting this challenge for a year now. She and her team are extremely talented. I look forward to get to know them all better and join this awesome crafting venture with them. I am so excited to become a part!!! I will get to share my first post as a DT team member on Wednesday a.m!! Thanks for this awesome opportunity, Danni!!

Today I have two projects to share with you. The first is a card I made for Saturday's Inspirational Challenge. I used this week's OCCC sketch and the CAS09 (to use distressing) challenge as well. I used the Peace on Earth set from Our Daily Bread Designs and the SU Thoughts and Prayers. The shape was made using one of my favorite nestabilities (mega curved rectangles). The dove was embossed in gold, cut out and mounted on dimensionals. The tags were made from the Spellbinders Trio Tags set. The ribbon is Ribbon Bowtique. The dp is from Martha Stewart. I dry embossed the back panel of the card and the circle with the birds and swirls (Cuttlebug embossing folder). This card is going to be sent to a good friend who lost a family member. Hope she likes it.

STAMPS: Our Daily Bread Designs- Peace On Earth, SU Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Old Olive, Martha Stewart, white CS
accessories: Ribbon Bowtique Gold trim sheer ribbon, olive thread, nesties, rounded corner punch, birds and vines embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Pearls from ODBD

The second card I would like to share with you today is for Today's TLC216 Challenge, to stamp metal, Color Challenge CC212 (Close to cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Pretty in Pink), and last week's SFYTT sketch ( I know I am a little late! Better late than never, right?). The stamps I used are the strawberry from Tart and Tangy (SU) and Penny Black's Sugar Sweet Dreams. Isn't this image just darling!! Penny Black has some adorable images!! The spoon is stamped on metal (the inside of a soda can) and adhered with dimensionals. The image is colored with prismas and gamsol, cut out, and layered for dimension. The strawberries were inked with SU (Riding Hood Red for the bottom and mellow moss, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive for the leaves). The panel around the image was dry embossed with the textile folder and paper pierced. The strawberry panels were also paper pierced. The DP is from SU Bella Rose and Parisian Breeze Specialty DP. The flowers are prima and flower fusion too (Pink felt flower). The jar was embossed for a shiny appearance. The flourish is a BossKut die.

Stamps: Penny Black- Sugar Sweet Dreams, SU Tart & Tangy

Paper: SU Parisian Breeze, Bella ,Chocolate Chip textured, white CS

Accessories: pearls, EK Success punch, Textile and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing powder, paper piercer, soda can

Thanks so much for looking today!! I hope you enjoyed today's post!! I so appreciate you taking the time to leave such wonderful comments. Have a great Monday!! I look forward to going blog hopping myself today!!


Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats on the wonderful news!!Your creations here are so gorgeous!! WOW!! I know you'll be a great asset to the team!! :)

stampinfrog said...

Congrats on the Danni's Flutter by DT! Your work is so gorgeous!
Both of your cards today are so stunning!Love the papers and the images. Fantastic coloring!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Riet said...

what a beautiful cards Chris,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Connie said...

These are so pretty! I just love the elegant look of the first card! That bow is fantastic!

Nicola said...

Ooh Chris, your designs are awesome hun and what wonderful stamps you have. Love your layouts, colour combo´s and that precious sentiment on your 1st card. I am honoured to be joining you on Wednesday- our first DT with Flutter By´s. -x-

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris I love, love, love both cards!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous cards Chris! I adore both of them - such lovely detail! Congrats on your DT posting - have lots of fun with it!
Hugs, Danielle

Danni said...

I think I'm the lucky one with all the talented ladies, like you, on my team!!
Gorgeous card~ the first one and the second one is just too cute! I have a friend who collects all things strawberry, she'd love that!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh Chris, these are gorgeous. I love the mouse card. That touch of red is wonderful!

Congrats on the Flutterby DT news. We'll be working together on that one and when I heard you were added to the DT you should have seen my smile. I think it went around my whole head! Whooo Hoo!


joey said...

Hi Chris, wow these are two stunning cards and so different. I love the colours and the design of the top card, absolutely beautiful, And I love the fun element of the second striking colours.

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are darling and congrats.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love how you were able to do Silke's sketch on the curved nestie base. Gorgeous gold ribbon too!

...the penny black card, Oh my word, I love it! I just got this stamp recently and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! So cute!

Michelle said...

Hi Chris! I'm also on Danni's flutterby team and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. I've looked at your blog and you are an amazing creator! Love your work!! I hope we get the opportunity to get to know each other better!

Can't wait to see your creation on Wednesday! Welcome to the team!!


Kristie said...

Welcome to the team! Can't wait to see your 1st creation on Wednesday!

Your cards are beautiful! I love that cute mouse!!

LINDA said...

Congrats on the DT.. your cards are beautiful love them..
Hugs, linda

Jodi said...

This is such a cute image! Love the way you colored it and added the strawberries on the side.
Jodi =)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are both gorgeous!! I love the soft, serene feel of the first one (I'm sorry for your friend's loss). The second one is just ADORABLE! Love your cut out image, stitching, the gorgeous flowers, fun papers and embossing....and I LOVE that edge punch! I keep looking for it here, but no luck so far!

Judy Rozema said...

Congratulations, Chris! Remember when you thought no one would visit your blog????

Becky said...

both of these cards are lovely, but I love the mice, this card is so creative, I love how you did this one. :)

Heather said...

Oh my word Chris this turned out amazing well I mean both of them did!!! I love all the greens and the gold and those Mega nesties are my new favorites I think!!! Simply gorgeous on both of them!!!


ohradiogirl said...

Wow, what nice cards. I like the first one w/the olive green. Very nice.

Janna said...

Congratulations!!!! This is so, so exciting! I can hardly wait to see what you create! I know they will be awesome! And your cards today are certainly that! Your first card with the green is amazing and I love the dove and the great ribbon and shape! And your house mouse card is adorable! What a great idea to use the strawberries down the side and the coloring is stunning!


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your Peace card is gorgeous, so beautifully presented. Your mouse card is adorable! Love them both!

Kelley said...

Your dove card is so very pretty and your critter card is darling! So glad you had a nice Easter with your family!

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to go feast on strawberries!

Shirley said...

Where have I been? I could swear I was just here! All of your cards are lovely just like this one and also this one is absolutely too cute for words with those mice!

Alex said...

Cute card, love the stamped up image from Penny Black of the mice and the strawberry jam and then the three strawberries on the left hand side - great idea.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x


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