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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Good Morning!! Today the sun is shining!!! 39 degrees but sunny. I will take it!! I hope everyone is well. I am still a little off. I suffer from IBS and diverticulitis so occasionally I have some terrible bouts. This too shall pass!


Today I have two card to share with you. The first one I made for the MOJO81 sketch this week. I also used CC213 (So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue), MTTSC17 (use a new or old stamp you have never used before), and Challenge 25 of the Secret Crafter to use stiching on your card. I love the Elizabeth Bell images and seldom get the chance to stamp with them. I bought this Strawberry Tea (Sugar Nellie) from Funky Kits over 2 months ago. I was so excited to get it and just never inked it up! Lol!! I watercolored the image, papertoled it, and added glitter here and there. The dp is from SU's retired Parisian Summer and DCWV Nursery Stack. The flourishes are Bosskut and the leaves are MS Fern punch. For the stiching I used some fancy stiches on my sewing machine. The panel behind the image is dry embossed with the textile embossing folder (Cuttlebug). The butterfly is a blue moon charm. The flower is from Prima. Isn't is gorgeous?!! The saying says "Time is better when shared with a friend."


The second card is one that I made for today's sketch challenge SC223 and WT210 (To use stickers on your card). There is nothing stamped on this card!!! Lol! The flower is a Martha Stewart Flower. I tried to add as much texture as I could to this card since it is for my grandmother's 95th birthday this weekend. She is legally blind. When I go to see her, she touches my face to see me so I know she will be feeling this card as well. I used a lot of nesties, punches and textured a lot of the panels with the textile Cuttlebug folder (including the butterfly which I punched with a MS butterfly punch). The punch I used for a lot of the borders is from EK Success which Michael's now carries!! The yummy paper is Tea Party from SU. I decided to keep is monochromatic. I love the clean and elegant look it leaves. I decided to use a fancy stich on my sewing machine. What fun!! The lace is the last in my stash (boo hoo!). I also added the bling flourishes for some extra texture. I was going to put a message in the inside of my hodgepodge hardware but when I was experimenting with the placement, I really liked the look of the pattern paper and punching through the piece of hardware so I left it. The whole card took me less than 45 minutes! That is good for two reasons. One, I have to send it out TODAY! and two because I have to type up my homeschooling reports for my girls today (I don't usually procrastinate but I am this time!! LOL No more procrastinating. Time to get to it!!Can you help? Can you donate cards to our troops?
Sumi, a young lady whom I have befriended, buys and makes cards for the troops. She has summoned my help in meeting her goal in sending cards for the troops. She tirelessly puts time and money into donating cards to the troops. Her goal this month is to get 950 cards to send to Iraq (at the request of one of the commanding officers). These cards are not meant to send to the troops for themselves but rather ones that they can use to send to their families. Being away from their families they need birthday cards for their kids and wives, miss you cards, thinking of you, get well soon, baby cards... More boy or guy cards are needed since there seem to be more girly cards out there. The guys, I guess, prefer cards with a small message on the inside. Do you have extra cards that you would like to donate to a good cause? Can you help Sumi make her goal of 950 cards? If you have some extra cards around and can spare a few, or if you have time that you could donate some of your talents to making some cards for those who are serving our country, please send them to:

Sumi Clark

4 Emma Drive

Conway, AR 72032

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31 comments:

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Chris,what a beautiful cards,l love the details.

hugs Riet.x

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Chris - your attention to detail is amazing, and all the flowers are gorgeous!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What gorgeous creations!! These are so beautiful! Love your cut out image and the pretty colors! TFS!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,two beautiful cards!!! You put so much effort into them and it shows!!
xx

Emily said...

WOW! These are beautiful! You have great attention to details! These are stunning!

coldwaters2 said...

What can I say but awesome creations they both are. There is so much talent and creativity wrapped up in these cards and both will be appreciated by the receiver especially your grandmother she will love touching and feeling the intricut design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lynn said...

Wowza these cards are amazing!!! Love all the beautiful details!

stampinfrog said...

Both of the cards are GORGEOUS,Chris! Fantastic coloring and embellishments!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Jackie said...

Awesome cards Chris! I love them both...your work is always fab...tfs!!!

Steph said...

WOW!! Both of your card are just stunning. I love the browns and yellows together. Gorgeous!!:)

Kelley said...

What an adorable image and tha card is so cute too!!

Tina said...

Good gravy lady, these cards are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

These are both beautiful, Chris!! You always put so much detail into your cards. I was so sad to see your bunny card didn't sell on Ebay....it is ADORABLE & if my hubby's job wasn't on the line, I would have bought it myself!!! Have a great Easter, my friend, & enjoy the sunshine!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW!! Chris, these are stunning!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow love your cards, outstanding.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

THUD!!!!!!! (That was my jaw hitting the desk!) MY GOSH Chris, these are both absolutely AMAZING!!!! I could stare at these for ages, love all the details you've added....totally gorgeous (and your grandmother will love hers and may she be blessed with a truly wonderful day!)

Danni said...

Wow! Both of these are just awesome!! I love all the "extras" on the first one and so thoughtful of you on the second one to make it so your Grandmother could "feel" it.
Awesome!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the decorative stitching and color combo of the first card. How neat that you mde the second one very tactile so your grandmother could "feel" it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You are one incredibly TALENTED girl. Wow Wow WOWWWW! These are both SOOOOO beautifully done. Outstanding cards!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Both are so beautiful, just love how you have created them. How wonderful your grandmother will be 95, I know she will feel the love you have put into her card!
Wish her a Happy Birthday from one of your friends.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! These are gorgeous. That stitching is beautiful! And your 2d card is fantastic. ALl that texture - just stunning.

Thanks for Sumi's address. I have cards I can send.

Hugs,

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous work, Chris!!!! Love your attention to the details and embellishing!!!! Great cards!!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

these are sooooo beautiful Chris! omg! I dont know which one i like better! seriously...

Claireabelle said...

wow, 2 fabulous cards!
x

Silli said...

Hi Chris, your cards are sooo sweet. I love the little girl. Your coloring is so beautiful. Great cards ... Happy day for you! Hugs from Silke

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Chris, I just added you to my new blog!! First let me say your cards are amazingly beautiful....always! I am in the process of making some cards to send to Sumi so you can count me in. Not sure how many I will be able to make but I will do my best!! Best wishes and hope to be in touch soon. Best wishes, Charlotte

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing mojo monday! :)

Janna said...

So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well! I hope you are better now! These are amazin!!! I love the vintage look you created with each card and the papers and accessories are amazing! I too love EB's images! They are just so pretty and sweet and you did an amazing job with this one! the coloring is gorgeous!

smiles,
janna

Cardmaking Galore said...

Fab design - i like your interpretation

Michelle said...

Congrats on your mojo win!!! How exciting - you so deserve it as that card is definitely MOJO - licious!!

Toni Lightwood said...

Amazing detail, wonderful card!

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