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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Happy Thursday!! I can't believe how fast the week is flying by. I have managed to accomplish a lot though both with card creations and work around the house. Yesterday I even worked in my garden. It felt good to get out there even if it was pulling weeds. The temperature here has been weird here lately. It went from almost 100 degrees to frost this morning. Yikes!! It warmed up to the low 60's during the day which was beautiful for me and more normal for this time of year in New York.

Have you ever been embarassed by your children and you wish you could explain yourself but just never get the opportunity to? This afternoon after my oldest daughter, Nicki who is 9, was done with her schoolwork she went upstairs. I didn't think anything of it. I had to do something on the computer so I walked into the den and there she was on my computer, on Splitcoast, leaving comments using my user name on MY cards. Nicki is my biggest fan!! I love her dearly but did she have to make it look like I was leaving comments on my own cards. Granted she addressed it to "Mom" and signed it with Nicki but still...... The girls are not suppose to go on the computer without asking me but I know she was trying to surprise me when I looked that night. Well she surprised me alright!! How you can get angry when she was trying to be kind!!!

Well anywho.....The first card I am going to share with you is a card that I made using Jenn's SFYTT sketch for this week and a Penny Black stamp. I don't often get to pull out these cute stamps. I made it over the weekend when I wasn't feeling too great but even so it felt good to ink up this baby! A friend of mine wanted me to make her a cat birthday card for her daughter who loves cats. I watercolored the image and made it 3D. The flourish is spritzed with suede and gold glimmermist. The paper is a new Brenda Walton DP pack from Michaels.

Stamps: Penny Black- Why Am I Smiling

Paper: Brenda Walton DP, Mauve, and Bitter Chocolate Bazzill, Watercolor paper

Accessories: Pink Satin Ribbon, Pearls, K&CO Die cut flourish, EK Success punch, Prima Flowers, Paper Co. Brad from Michaels, sewing machine

The second card I made was for today's WT216 challenge to use Black. Since I wanted to make it look soft for a baby card for a dear friend, Jolene, who just had a darling baby boy, I decided to use black to frame the cool carribean DP and for the embellishments. The OCCC challenge was to use one of your favorite color combos and this is definitely one of them. The image is a baby dragon from High Hopes that was sent to me by my dear friend, Michelle of Mommy Time. (She is such an awesome card artist, if you have not visited her, you really should. She is a High Hopes dt member and my jaw hits the floor each time I see her gorgeous coloring and fab creations.) I colored the image with prisma color pencils and gamsol.

Stamps: High Hopes Baby Dragon

Paper: Martha Stewart Playful Blue, Cool Carribean CS, Black and White CS

Accessories: black pearls, EK Success mini heart border punch, Circle nesties, Prima Marketing Black Velvet Trim, glitter, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!! I have so many email me with get well wishes. Thanks so much. I am feeling much better this week. I will be back tomorrow for the new releases of Our Daily Bread Designs since it is May 1st and another 3 sets are being released!! Have a great night!!!


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Such sweet cards, love them both! Lovely job on each of them!

Michelle - transprntbutterfly on SCS said...

Chris these are gorgeous cards! I love the fact that your daughter left comments on your cards! How sweet of her!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris these are two beautiful cards and I love the images your colour combos always work perfectly and as many of my blogging buddies know I think this is where I am still learning but its fun when I see the wonderful creations that you and others make.
Glad the weather was cooler for you 60's sounds more my style as well. Aw how lovely of your daughter to do that and as you say how can you be angry when her heart was full of good for her mom.
Lorraine x

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris both cards are adorable.

Danielle said...

Really beautiful cards Chris! I love the PB cat and the vase of flowers! And your baby dragon is just so cute - your black really adds some striking detail to the card!
Hugs, Danielle

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh these are SUCH adorable cards!!

Crystal said...

oh my this are both sooo cute!!! great cards!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How cute! Both images are adorable!... Awesome designs and details! Love them both!

Danni said...

Aww, your daughter was trying to be so sweet. That melts my heart.
Love your cards, oh so cute! YOu have such talent!

Cassie said...

Both cards are darling! Love flourish and flower on the first, and your coloring is so fantastic! Your dragon baby card is so precious. . .great details.

How sweet of your daughters to surprise you like that ;D

Jaspere said...

Another great layout and wow are you good at coloring. Super cute.

Jackie said...

Love both creations Chris! How sweet of your baby to leave comments for you & you're right; you can't get mad at that! tfs!!!

Maria Matter said...

These are such cute images! Two lovely cards! I really like that cat,great watercoloring. The papers and coloring are a wonderful blend for your sweet baby dragon!
blessings, Maria

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris, love the cute images and the pretty papers you have used. Hugs Nikki x

Tina said...

Oh goodness, your cards are incredible!

Nicola said...

Your cards always take my breathe away Chris, these are both so adorable with such wonderful detail.
Nicola -x-

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris,l love the stamps and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are both gorgeous Chris - you have such an amazing flair with paper and embellishments!!! Got a huge chuckle over the story about Nicki and her comments!!!! That was so sweet of her!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Chris!! What sweet creations!! I adore the images, but that little bundle of dragon is just adorable and really catches my attention!! :) You have a beautiful touch in your creativity!! TFS!

Lovely Linda said...

Chris - I loved your first card when I saw it on SCS and that led me to your Blog....and now this....gorgeous the baby dragon - awwq - this is adorable, in every way - I am so glad I am a follower...I would be very sad to miss your beautiful creations...God bless you!
Lovely Linda

Deb Neerman said...

These are simply beautiful!


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