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Monday, May 4, 2009
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I sure did. Can't believe how fast the time flies by. Yesterday I decided to take a small break from the computer, sometimes it frustrates me so. A lot of technological problems lately. I think I need to increase my memory.

Today I would like to share a card I made for the OCCC challenge this week (to make a Mother's Day card) using the Magnolia Sketch (Bev's sketch, Thanks Bev for such an inspiring sketch) and sweet Tilda! I love Tilda so although I do not own many and often don't find the time to stamp with her. (We will have to change that!). I paper pieced her clothes using the same paper pad used for the background (Basic Grey-Bittersweet). The oval is Labels 4 nestabilities. I colored Tilda's face, arms and hair with copics. The boots are embossed for a shiny appearance.

Card 1 recipe:

Stamps: Magnilia- Cherry Tilda

Paper: Bitterweet by Basic Grey, Bitter Chocolate Bazzill

Accessories- Copics, prima flower, Paper Co. Brads, rhinestone flourishes, MS Heart Border punch, Label 4 nestabilities, Textile embossing folder.

Card 2 is a card I created for today's TLC219 Waxed Paper Resist Technique. I am trying to create a bunch of anniversary cards for a friend who collects, creates and sends cards to the troops in Iraq so they in turn can send them to their loved ones back home. I was asked to make 20 anniversary cards. I sure have to get busy!!! This is just 1 of the many to come. I used the baja breeze ink brayered of my glossy paper. It looked more mint or cool carribean over the embossing resist so I decided to pair it up wiht MS Playful Blue DP and Cool Carribean CS. The flowers are from SU- Flowers of Gratitude. I love the fonts from Our Daily Bread Designs. I used the "love" from the Love set. The inside of the card also uses a sentiment from this set. It is so versatile and beautiful!

Card 2 Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily bread Designs: Love for sentiment, SU Flower of Gratitude

Paper: MS Playful Blue, Glossy Paper for Embossing Resist, Cool Carribbean and white CS

Accessories: pearls, nestabilities, sheer white ribbon, Marvy Uchida small butterfly punch, MS Butterfly punch

I am so honored to receive different awards from some very talented and sweet blogging friends. These bloggers inspire me with their talents and kindness. I enjoy visiting these blogs and you would also. Thanks for these amazing honors girls!!

This first award was given to me by Michelle

Michelle is very talented and super sweet. Please pay her visit and leave her some love!! Thanks Michelle!!

This second award was given to me by Barb for my individual blog and from Diane to the entire Our Daily Bread Designs! This award was given to me for exalting Christ on my blog. This is deepest honor I could ever receive. It has been a real blessing to meet so many others around the world who share my love for Christ. That being said, I have met so many other Christian women, like Barb, who speak so much more eloquently and express their love for Christ. It has been a great honor to design for the Our Daily Bread Design Team who have a deep love the Lord and eachother, sharing the passion to share the love of Christ with others. Although I do not feel worthy for such an award, I accept it with great honor!!!! If you are looking for devotionals and further inspiration please visit the Women to Women to sharing Jesus blog where you can be truly spiritually inspired.

The last award was given to me by Barb!! Barb is such an inspiration to me! Her gentleness, talent, kindness and Christian spirit have truly been a blessing to me. Thanks for always leaving me such kind comments Barb and for inspiring me on your blog. May God Bless you! If you have a minute, please visit these bloggers. You will so glad you did! to pass these awards onto some of my fabulously talented and sweet blogging frineds. I always have the hardest time making this decision on who to choose because all your blogs are so inspirational and awesome. I enjoy visiting you all!! Therefore, instead of selecting a select few, I would like to offer this award to any of my fab followers. Please accept this award with honor and pride as I have!!
Coming soon....May 12
Priscilla, is starting a new sketch challenge, Midnight Madness, on May 12. She has asked me to become a member of her oh so talented and diverse design team. I have graciously accepted. I am so honored to be working side by side with so many who inspire me. I hope you all can join the fun! Who doesn't love a challenge?!! Lots of fun is in store!!!!
Thank you all for visiting my blog! I appreciate you all! I thoroughly enjoy reading your comments. If you do stop by, please leave me a note so I can return the favor and visit your blog if I have not done so already!!
Have a great night!


Danni said...

Gorgeous cards! I love each of them!! congrats on the new DT and also for all the awards!!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful creations Chris!! WOW!! Love your beautiful papers and terrific job on the sketches!! :) Congrats on your DT and awards!! :)

jacque4u2c said...

You you have been one busy lady. I love both he cards very much - I really love the colors - you are so inspiring! Thanks!

stampinfrog said...

Both cards are Beautiful Chris! Congrats on the DT and on the awards.

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your cards are so beautiful. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Kathy Jones said...

Your cards, as always Chris, are absolutely stunning!!! I love all the details that you put into each one and your colouring is extraordinary!!!! Congrats on all the awards and the new DT position!!!! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

First, Con'Grats on the NEW DT spot!! The awards you SO deserve... You have "stunning" creative talent and inspiring to everyone!! Super CUTE cards Chris... Tilda is so pretty!! Smiles... :)

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what fabulous designs...I love the paper pieced Tilda.....such gorgeous colors and papers!!! The challenge card is sooo beautiful, did a fabulous job with the technique!!! Congrats on all your awards and new DT are sooo deserving, Chris!!!

Ginny said...

both your cards are ABSOLUTELY beautiful, the boys (and/or will be thrilled to get them. secondly, congrats on the DT, well deserved :0)

Jackie said...

Awesome cards as always Chris! I really do love your creations!! Congrats on the awards totally deserve them all!!!!

Another congrats on the DT!!! I can't wait to see what's in store as I LOVE sketches! tfs!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris!
These cards are just beautiful!!!
I love the colors and papers of the Magnolia card, colored so nicely!!
And the butterfly card is so soft and delicate! Great background!
Congrats on your do such lovely work and you & your blog are so inspirational!
Congrats too on your DT spot too! I love a challenge...I'll add it to my list and play along when I return from my vacation later this month!
Have a wonderfully lovely day!!!
Blessings, Maria

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Manuela said...

wow, wonderful cards! i love the colouring and the papers. both cards look so gorgeous! and congratulations on the designteam :D

Silli said...

Chris, both cards are so sweet. I love your coloring and the papers... Great work! Hugs from Silke

StampGal said...

These are both adorable. I love the paper you chose for each one. Thanks so much for sharing. Congrats on all those awards.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Chris, these cards are fab! Love all the layers and texture you added ... not to mention all the CB'ing! Great work!!

Congrats on the Awards; you're so very deserving!

~Hugs, Deb

Jennie said...

These are just beautiful! Great job and great color scheme.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,Gorgeous cards and such pretty DP!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Chris, I have only recently discovered your Gallery on SCS and your BLOG but I am loving it. I have only just started a BLOG myself and would love for you to visit me there at:

Congratulations on your awards ....what an honour!!! Your card are a pleasure to look at and are such a great gift to us - thank you!God bless you Chris - you are a shining light!!!

Stressed Stamper said...

2 great cards especially Tilda


Denise Marzec said...

Your cards are always soooo pretty, and these are no exception. CONGRATS on the awards! :)

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris, love the beautiful papers and lo's . Congrats on your DT position, so well deerved. Hugs Nikki x

America said...

Oh such beautiful cards, great coloring and designs. Love how you color your magnolias - especially. Congrats on the awards too GF!!

Janine said...

Great cards and congrats on all those awards.~!~

Kim Piggott said...

Wow fabulous cards!
Such gorgeous designs and lovely colours and detail!
Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Kit said...

Both these cards are fantastic love the blue one with butterflies such a gorgeous colour

Rach said...

beautiful cards. Thank you so much for joining us at the just magnolia challenge blog. hugs rachxx

Maria said...

Both your cards are beautiful!! You colored Tilda so beautifully. I really love the pretty dp and the awesome colors that you used.

Your second card is gorgeous too! I love the monochromatic look to the colors. . very feminine and romantic looking

Congratulations on all your awards. How nice that you are honored that way!!

Lastly, congratulations on being chosen for the new challenge site!! It's no wonder . . your card designs are GORGEOUS and totally awesome!!


Robin said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at OCC this week!


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