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Friday, April 10, 2009

Hello all!! I can't believe today is only Friday. With Scott home today, it felt like Saturday. I am so glad it is not Easter yet though since my house and dinner plans are not ready yet. Our family will be blessed to have parents here for the weekend and my inlaws will be joining us on Sunday as well. Nicki and Meghan, my girls, are really looking forward to having them all here. Today I bought the groceries, tomorrow it is time to cook, cook, cook....

Today I would like to share two projects with you. The first is one that I made today for the OCCC Challenge (make an Easter Card),CAS09 (Keep in clean and simple but add distressing), and the LSC215 (incorporate 3 layers-not including the base, three focal points and three colors. My three colors are baja breeze, chocolate chip, and so saffron. My three focal points are the image panel, the ribbon, and the sentiment panel. I colored my Inkadinkado Hydrangea with prisma colors and gamsol. The sentiment is from the Cross of Christ set from Our Daily Bread Designs. The brown ribbon is American Crafts Glittered Ribbon. The blue ribbon is Dashes and Dots ribbon from Michaels. The shape of the card punched out with a mega curved rectangle nestie. I love this die!!! I used my favorite Parisian Breeze Specialty paper. The edges are paper pierced and distressed in Chocolate Chip ink. I dry embossed the back panel using the swiss dot folder.
Card Recipe-
Stamps- Inkadinkado- Hydrangea, Our Daily Bread Designs- Cross of Christ
Paper- Parisian Breeze DP, Chocolate Chip and White CS
Accessories- prisma color pencils, gamsol, nesties (classic oval scallop, mega curved rectangle, and both end tag), American Crafts brown ribbon, Dashes and Dots ribbon-blue, glitter, hodgepodge hardware
This second card is one that I made yesterday for the High Hope Challenge #25 sketch, WT213 (to use a label on your card) and Danni's Flutter By Wednesday (to use a butterfly or fairy on your card). I used a fairy from High Hopes. It is just such a cute image. My friend, Michelle, sent it to me. Thanks Michelle. I colored it with copics. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. I stiched this one and added hemp and three buttons. My label is stuck to the SU tab punchout.
Stamps- High Hopes Fairy
Paper- My Mind's Eye, green galore, white, and garden green CS
Accessories-Buttons, MS 5 leaf punch, MS border punch, glitter (for the wings)
Thanks for Looking and for all your wonderful comments!!! I hope you all have a Very Happy Easter!!


Danielle said...

WOW Chris - gorgeous cards but I'm blown away by your hydrangea card! Just gorgeous and so much detail you put into it!
Many Easter blessings to you & your family!
Hugs, Danielle

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

The hydrangea card is gorgeous, love the soft coloring and all the perfect details! The fairy card is so sweet.
Wishing you a blessed Easter and the joy which only our Lord can bring!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow they are a pair of beauties truly inspirational love them both.

Lorraine x

Stef H said...

OMGoodness! That hydrangea is gorgeous! Absolutely, totally, gorgeous! Your little fairy card is adorable. I like the colors in it.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - the first card is WOW and so amazingly GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for making another card for the OCCC - I appreciate it :)

Your second card is super cute - what a darlin' fairy image - LOL!!!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

stampinfrog said...

Two Beautiful cards! The hydrangea card is gorgeous. I LOVE the color combo and the swiss dots embossing. Your coloring is just exquisite!TFS
Have a great and safe Easter!
Hugs, Connie

Kathy Jones said...

Both are stunning (as always!! :) ) however it is the hydrangea card that really got me. Your colouring is stunning and matched with that paper, the cool shape of the card and the swiss dots, it is just amazing!!

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the flower and stamp.
so beautiful papers.

hugs Riet.x

Denise Marzec said...

I saw that Hydrangea card on SCS yesterday, just have to tell you again how much I LOVE IT! It totally takes my breath away.

That image that Michelle sent you is so adorable and I love it with all that pretty green DP. Love the thread and button treatment too.

Jackie said...

These are beautiful Chris! I just love your's always so fab!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend & a Blessed Easter with your family!

Nancy said...

Your cards are simply stunning! I love both of them! The way the hydrangea pops is awesome! The high hopes fairy is adorable! Thank you for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both cards are perfect, love your flowers.

Nicola said...

Two stunningly beautiful cards Chris - how cute is that High Hopes Fairy. -x-

Connie M. said...

Wow, these are beautiful, Chris! That first card is absolutely stunning!! Love all the details!

Danni said...

These are beautiful!! Love them both! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris I have the same hydrangea stamp and it's been "calling" my name for weeks. What you've done with it is just magnificent! I love everything about it. TFS!

Katie Cotton said...

Oh my WORD! These are just beautiful!

Becky said...

The hydrangea card is awesome, gorgeous card. And your fairy is just divine.

Betty Wright said...

This card is just jaw-dropping gorgeous, girl!!!!! LOVE the colors, coloring, layout and design...and your cut work detailing is fabulous!!!! Hydrangeas are my favorites. I love this image stamp, too. Great card!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Chris, your hydrangea card is sooo gorgeous!!!! I LOVE the colors you used and you popped up the middle flowers!!! The second card is beautiful, too, with that adorable image nad gorgeous coloring...AWESOME work here!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What wonderful cards! Your hydrangea card is absolutely gorgeous, and that sweet fairy turned out just delightful! :D

Silli said...

Chris, your card sare so beautiful. I love your coloring! Happy day for you!

Kristie W. said...

WOW, your cards are incredible!!

Welcome to the Flutter By team!


Nikki Fairbairn said...

Two stunning cards Chris, the layers on the fist are fabulous and i love your colouring on them both, Sorry I haven't been to visit much this week, I hope your having a great bank holiday weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Kim said...

Chris, wow so beautiful. I look forward to getting to know you on the FBW team. You will be great inspiration for me. Kim

Cassie said...

Hi Chris!
Welcome to the Flutter By team! I just saw your hydrangea card today on SCS and loved it! What a awesome bonus to see it here and realize you are going to be posting with us! Looking forward to it!!

For the Art of It

Janna said...

I hope that you are having a good Easter enjoying your friends and family! I have to say though that the first card is truly a work of art! I have to pick myself off of the floor to look at it! Your coloring and layotu are amazign and I love the sentimeent and the nesties! stunning!! You should sumbitt it for publication! Seriously!!!

And your fairy card is just adorable! Beautiful use of papers and layout! And your colorign again is stunning!


Anonymous said...

OMG!!! This is just amazingly STUNNING!! I love your pretty flowers here!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!! :)

Michelle said...

Holy Cow your work is amazing! LOVE all the details and your coloring is awesome!!


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