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Monday, June 22, 2009
Happy Monday Morning!!!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Yesterday the flooding in our basement stopped so we could enjoy the day. It was especially nice for Scott on Father's Day. Although the lawn is a swamp, he and the girls muddled their way to the playground and had a great time on the swings, tire wing, and monkey bars for a couple of hours before going to visit Scott's Dad. We had a great day!! I have to share a funny experience with you. In my previous post I shared an International card that I had made for my husband in Dutch for Father's Day. It said "Goede Vader's Dag!" He is Norwegian and not Dutch so although we share some Dutch traditions and even some Dutch words that I use (I was brought up with certain terms that I still use), he does not at all understand Dutch. His expression when he opened the card was priceless. I wish I had captured it on film. It was a dumbfounded and confused look all in one. He then said "So that is what I get called on Father's Day "A Good Dog!" We all had a good laugh. Too cute.

Today I would like to share a card I made for Yesterday's featured stamper challenge at SC. The featured stamper was Christy. Her gallery is so awesome I had a hard time deciding but finally decided on this beauty. I kept her basic layout and stamped image but changed everything else including the dp from Bella Rose to Walk in the Park and Bella Rose, the colors from red and green to pink and brown, the gold brads to pink rhinestones, and I added a scalloped punched border, pink ribbon and slide, scalloped stiching, and popped my image up on dimensionals after I cut it out. I don't usually use such a bright pink but I think I like how it turned out and will use
that combo again.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: Walk in the Park, Bella Rose, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor, white CS
Accessories: EK Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Pink Rhinestones, Offray Grossgrain-pink ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, sewing machine

I hope you enjoyed today's post! I certainly enjoyed making it. I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your awesome inspirational pieces. Thanks for stopping by today and for your wonderful comments. Have a great Monday!! Tomorrow I will be back for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!


Cassie said...

Ohhh, gorgeous, Chris! Love your stitching and details ;D

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

funny story!

gorgeous card. this i like alot..... more my type. glad you had a great father's day too.

i'm really lovin' this card.


Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!! This is really beautiful!! Love the wording and the flower overlay!! So stunning!! TFS! :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE your stamp choice, that's one of my favorite floral SU sets for sure. Beautiful card!!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome and so inspirational Chris love your colours and that image is so perfect. Loved your little story made me chuckle.

Lorraine x

Nancy said...

Gorgeous, Chris!! I just love the card and the colors! It is a beautiful set, and I need to dust it off!!

Connie said...

This is just STUNNING, Chris!! Love how you stamped the sentiment over the bottom of the image, and that border punch is just the perfect touch!

scrapperjulia said...

This is just gorgeous! The flower really stands out!

Denise said...

This is so beautiful, I LOVE that Bloomin' Rose- Perfect colors too! :)

Christine said...

Funny story and a beautiful card!


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS card Chris!!! You always make such soft, elegant cards - I am in AWE!!!! I also had a huge laugh over your story --- poor Scott!!!! :)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is terrific, Chris!!! Great colors and design!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

So elegant and perfect as always girl! Love the soft colors and stitching details... lots of cuteness!! :)

Carolyn said...

This card is so gorgeous. All of your work really inspires me. Your work, your personality and your blog are all so beautiful, so to show you my appreciation, I have left you a blog award if you want to drop over and pick it up. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!


Lovely Linda said...

Chris - you have dine it again - another elegant and charming card. I love this set and the way you have used it - I think I will have to case this one!! Love your colours and the border lun ch - stunning!! Thanks fornsharing your creative journey with us...I love it! Glad you DH loved his funny!! God bless you!

Lovely Linda said...

Sorry about the spelling -in the above comment - I was rushing - see it is true - 'haste makes waste!' Oh no!! My Mother was right! LOL!!

Roberta Laliberte said...

How did I miss that stamp, wow how beautiful! Of course your card makes it look that much more gorgeous. Classic elegance! Great job.


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Once again you have an absolutely beautiful creation Chris. Ik vind het zo mooi!!!
Love the story about the Father's day card!!! Too funny!
Tot het volgende keer!!!
I know my Dutch is not that good, but at least I tried!!! :)

Jodi said...

this is so pretty!! love your pretty colors and the way you used your punch too!
Jodi =)

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous design....I love the colors you used and WOW, you did an awesome job of cutting out that beautiful flower!!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,this is a stunner Chris,I love every card you make with this set,it should be named after your stitching is just gorgeous and perfect for this card!!!

Anonymous said... is the story on your hubby's translation!!!!


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