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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Happy Thursday everybody! Surprise, Surprise it is raining here yet again today. We had 10+inches last week. Showers and rain on Sunday night and Monday and then again last night totalling another 3 inches. Unfortunately there is nowhere for the rain to go. Our lawn is starting to look like a pond more than a lawn. There is lots of flooding. The scary thing is....they are predicting rain until next Tuesday yet. I am praying it atleast stops for our girls family birthday party when I have 30+ people coming for the weekend on June 27th. With the way the trend chances are not looking so good. Poor Scott built an extension on to the girls wooden swingset so they and their guests would have more to play on and they may not even get to play on it. Is anyone else being flooded out?

Anywho... I was so glad to see the inspiration that Lori sent to the dt this week had lots of flowers. Since I am not seeing many in real life, it is fun creating them! When I first saw the vase with peonies in the front of the picture, I wanted to work with that but then white on white is very tough using the Pretty Peony set that I have to work with so I instead used red inspired by the fireplace flowers. I added white and black which were inspired by the colors and texture in that room.

The peonies were stamped in pink piroette, riding hood red and kiwi kiss on very vanilla cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on vellum and adhered over the peony panel. The flourishes are from a Spellbinders die. I used ribbon scraps for my ribbon treatment on the corners. The vellum panel was paper pierced. I used the CAS19 sketch for my layout.

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Pretty Peony
Paper: very vanilla, black, vellum cardstock
Accessories: Flourish Accents from Spellbinders, paper piercer, pearls, ribbon scraps, textile embossing folder, sewing machine

I hope this card inspired to join the Divine Divas for some inspiration fun!!! What a fun challenge! Please check the rest of the dt's awesome creations: Julie, Keri, Chat, Angela, and Lori. Should you decide to make a card or project please leave a direct link here.
If you should upload it to SC please use the link DDIC6.

Thanks for stopping by again today! Your comments are greatly appreciated. If you do stop by, please leave a comment so I can return the favor and visit your blog as well. I hope your day is full of sunshine!!


Lori Rider said...

Chris, this is so beautiful! Love the elegant background, your flourishes, and the vellum over your gorgeous stamping!

Michelle Forrest said...

This is absolutely stunning Chris!

Sorry about all the rain. Hopefully you'll have sunshine and a dry yard for the birthday party!

Kathy Jones said...

***THUD*** WOW Chris - this is spectacular!!! You never cease to amaze me with your sheer talent!!!! Such a beautiful creation and using all that white so effectively and softening the paper with vellum....GORGEOUS!!! (Oh - and I hope the rain stops so that you aren't soggy when all your guests arrive!!! I'll be praying for some fine weather!!)

Tina said...

This is lovely Chris, the vellum is so pretty and soft.

Stef H said...

bbbllllluuuubbb, glllliick, ssssstttgoooo. i'm tripping over my words here! this is gorgeous. i am speechless. girl, you take my breath away.

i'm praying for a super weekend for you.

big hugs,

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Chris! Love the vellum overlay and embossed white bg. Great use of stitching.

Michelle's Daydreams said...

I'm loving this so much Chris! You really captured the inspiration piece completely. :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible, Chris! Wonderful job on the inspiration piece!

Vicki G said...

WOW!!! elegant and beautiful and scrumptious.....and well just fantabulous!

Judy Rozema said...

Just gorgeous!!!!

strawberry fields said...

this is a stunning it!
the blessings on your blog are great....thank you :)
fiona x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris this is an amazing piece of work I have just visited Lori's blog and thought her card was ace now I have seen yours gosh the inspiration is sure flowing not sure it has caught on here with me yet these are very hard acts to follow.

Lorraine x

Me, My Stamps and I said...

super adorable, chris !!!!!!love the die cut swirls and the vellum, background !!!!!!!!!!!!

MarkerGeek said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris! I love the quote, and your design is just beautiful. So elegant.

Christine said...

Beautiful card!


Keri Brown said...

very nice take on the inspiration. i love that you added the vellum to tone down the colors.. this turned out wonderful... :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Chris! Sorry to hear about all the rain....having the same issue on my end too. UGH! Take care....Abby:0

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Danni said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Chris, thanks for your nice words on my TNL entry. :) I hope the rain gives you a reprieve so you can get back to playing. :) Hugs! Michelle

Nicola said...

Wow another awesome Chris creation. This is so soft and pretty and the bugged and stitched background is a stunning way to portray this wonderful quote. Your ribbons and swirls are so perfect for this.
I do hope the rain stops soon, must be awful sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Chris!! This is just gorgeous!! I love the overlay on the sentiment and flowers!! You have a way of adding the perfect elegance to everything!! ;)

Jodi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your inspiration from that photo!!
Jodi =)

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Chris - this is absolutely STUNNING! The vellum layer mutes those roses to an beautiful subtle look - and all that embossing - gorgeous!

Angel said...

Wowsa, Chris. This is GORGEOUS! It truly belongs in a frame (on my wall...LOL){{{{hugs}}}}

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, hope your Saturday is going well and that it's DRY! I've finally had a free moment to share some blog awards with those that inspire me and of course you're one of them! Your kind comments on my blog are sincerely appreciated and your creations are amazingly beautiful...Abby:)

Chris said...

Lovely!! So elegant.

ChristineCreations said...

This is stunning! What fabulous texture and yet gorgeous softness to the flowered panel. Beautiful

Sue said...

Simply stunning! Love the touch of red.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris this is so beautiful! One of my favorite quotes of all times! Love the colors and textures on this one...perfect!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

here is my card


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