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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Happy Thursday!!! Today it is a very dreary day here. The clouds are not letting the sun peek through and it looks like rain again. It was the same yesterday as well. I plan to so some work inside the house and some more stamping. Woo hoo! If it was sunny, I would have to be outside weeding, painting or staining.

Today is the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Lori sent all the dt members a link to the Title Nine site that included these dresses:

I decided to use the colors and flowers of the first dress as my inspiration. I also thought I would use the Mojo 89 sketch for this week. Since the colors of the dress looked closest to the Baja Breeze and the patterns looked floral or paisley, I thought the Parisian Breeze Paper would be perfect with the patterns and colors which are all in the dress. The flowers reminded me of the SU Playful Petals set so I thought I would use this set. My flowers are paper pieced using CS and Designer Papers. I also made a matching Butterfly Box to go with it. This was Monday's TLC220 challenge for this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Warm Words, Playful Petals
Paper: Parisian Breeze, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, White CS, Urban Garden DP (Old olive dp)
Accessories: Ek Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, sewing machine, Spellbinders Label 3 die, Baja Breeze Grossgrain ribbon, Oval punches, Martha Stewart Classic Butterflies Punch, Hero Arts Pearls

Butterfly Box:
Stamps: Ovals Only
Paper: Parisian Breeze, White CS, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Butterfly Box Template, Flourish Rhinestones, SU Sizzix Butterfly XL Die

Thanks for visiting today. I hope this project inspires you to create and maybe....even use this inspiration!!! We would so love you to join in on the fun. If you should create a card or project using this as your inspiration, please link your creation to Lori's Blog here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword DDIC5. I hope you have the time for more awesome inspiration from my delightful talented dt sisters: Julie, Keri, Chat, Angela, and Lori. You won't want to miss them!!

Thanks again for stopping by and for your wonderful comments. Your blogs and comments are such an inspiration and I am very thankful for all my blogging friends. I hope you find the time to create and maybe participate in one of the challenges I have posted in the last three days or maybe even all three at once. It can be done! You can use the sketch from the Midnight Madness Challenge, use papers or images reflecting this inspiration and add a butterfly or fairy for yesterday's Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! If these challenges do not inspire you to create, I am sure the prize that Priscilla is offering sure will!!! I just may have to try this combo if I get a chance!!

Smiles and blessings,


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I'll just bet you can "whip these out" in no time even tho they look like they took at least a week to do! They are both gorgeous - awesome - manificent! WOW!


Danielle said...

Wow Chris - you take the inspiration and use it SO well!! This is a truly inspired card - just beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle

Cassie said...

Holy cow, Chris! This is so fantastic! I love your colors and what you did with that layout is out of this world. Wow! ;D

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! I love your design w/ the punched border and zigzag stitching. The little pearls are perfec.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow lady!! This is so so gorgeous!! I Just love your inspiration and the beautiful details you've put in your projects!! Really LOVE your butterfly box!! ;)

Lori said...

How sweet is this set?? I love it! Your Parisian Breeze card is simply gorgeous, and I love your butterfly box. You rocked all three challenges!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - another gorgeous card from you - I love your card and inspiration - I am going to have to try for a Triple Challenge are so very inspirational!!! Thanks for inspiring and sharing your gorgeous work!!God bless you!

Cheryl Joshua said...

OMG!!! Both are stunning....gorgeous design and papers,love everything about it!

Sonya said...

This is gorgeous Chris! Every detail is perfect, I love the pearls and your use of different dp's. Bravo!

~ Sonya
Designer for Midnight Madness

nitestamper said...

Super lovely card !!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the way you did the frame. Chris!!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

Fabulous take on your inspiration. I LOVE your card. It's beautiful.

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Chris,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh, both projects are fabulous!n Every detail is just so wonderful and they are so pretty!

Christine said...

Very cute and creative. I love it!


joey said...

Hiya Chris, this is beautiful, stunning details love the colours. Joey.x

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is a wonderful card using the inspiration dress and MOJO sketch, very very pretty!

Connie said...

WOW, Chris! These are breathtaking!! Really, your take on the inspiration is just stunning!

Danni said...

Oh my!! These are soooo pretty!! What a wonderful job! I {heart} that butterfly box!!

Crystal said...

What a gorgeous creation ! I came to visit after seeing you mentioned on Our Daily Bread and am so glad I did ! Love your blog !

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I love these! The colors are just stunning! Just wonderful!

Spyder said...

oh wow...these are just perfect!! Love them! lovely colours, love all the bling! Perfect!!


Jane Wetzel said...

very pretty Chris! Just love this blue and brown together...

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, way to go on this challenge. You nailed it!! I just want all your cards to frame for my house!!! lol. They are all such pieces of art.

Jamee said...

your butterfly box is so adorable!!

Denise said...

Totally awesome!! Your creations are so beautiful.

chelemom said...


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness...GORGEOUS! Seriously, WOW! The card is such a great take on the inspiration pieces, and that BAG! Again, WOW!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris just gorgeous. Love that paper!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous creations Chris, love the beautiful papers and the bag is so cute. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Nicola said...

Wow this is one awesome set Chris. I love all those layers and your bugging and stitching are lovely accents. Those flowers and leaves are stunning and those butterflies are way too cute. Fantastic creations sweetie, I love them both very much.
Nicola -x-

nessy said...

amazing creations ~just gorgeous , so inspirational
vanessa xx

Shawne said...

Love it, love it,looooove it beautiful colors and design!

Jodi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful. I love your image and the pretty butterfly box too!!
Jodi =)_

Stamp and Smile said...

Just WONDERFUL Chris!! I'm speachless on the amazing details and elements you have on this card... and those colors ROCK! You always put a smile on my face... :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***SIGH*** This is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love it all!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

No surprise here.....more fantastic-ness going on!!!!! said...

Hi Chris,

I'm Jo, from

I've just stumbled across your blog and simply had to comment on your lovely cards! They're absolutely gorgeous! :o)

In fact your cards are so fab, I thought I'd drop you a line to ask if you'd like to become a Guest Designer for Making Handmade Cards. Would you be interested?

If so, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I'll send you some more information. You can find our contact form here:

Enjoy the rest of your day/evening, Chris! :o)

Best wishes,



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