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Friday, June 12, 2009
Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope everyone had a good day. Today was very hot and humid and cloudy with stray showers here and there. Atleast it is not the 7 inches we have had in the last couple days. My husband was joking that it was time for web feet...Everything is lush and green and MUDDY. I am thankful for the blessing of rain, though. Last year at this time we had a drought already.

Today I did groceries, cleaned house, and yes....created another card. I had so much fun coloring this one. I used a Sarah Kay image called "Fanny's cuddle". Her images are so cute and fun. My dear daughter actually picked it out for me. She loves dogs!! She thought I was making it for one of her friends upcoming birthdays. Shhh...Don't tell. It is for her. In less than a month it is her birthday so I thought I would get ahead of the game and make it now. I made this card with the Roses on Paper Challenge #13 in mind to use green, pink, and yellow. I also incorporated the Creative Inspirations Challenge to use more than 4 different papers on your card (I used 6) and the SC WT-222 Crinkled Cardstock Challenge (All my flowers are made of crinkled cardstock). The colors were perfect for my daughter Meghan. Pink is her favorite!! Since she likes soft, frilly and lacy, I thought I would make it more elegant and cutesy rolled into one. I used dp from Basic Grey Sultry and SU Bella Birds. The embroidered ribbon from Offray, the vintage charm, the punched edge, heart pearls, and crinkled flowers were to add elegance. The flowers were punched using my SU Boho Blossom Punch and then crinkled and sanded for a distressed look. In case you can't read the sentiment, it says "Birthday hugs!". I typed it on the computer in Curlz and punched it out with my Boho Blossom punch to match my flowers.

What do you think?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sarah Kay- Fanny's Cuddle
Paper: SU Bella Birds, BG Sultry, White, Pink Pirouette, Butter Yellow Bazzill, and Lily Pond Bazzill
Accessories: EK Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Hero Arts Pearls, Vintage heart charm, Offray pink embroidered ribbon, Making Memories Flower Brads, SU Boho Blossom Punch, sandpaper, coloring mediums, MS Fig leaf punch, sewing machine



When viewing my friend and FBW dt sister, Jodi's blog I learned about a new site coming out, Belles and Whistles, a sister site to Roses on Paper, with adorable stamps by one of my favorite artists, Elizabeth Bell. There is a call for guest designers. You can view the info for the call here at Roses on Paper. Since I love all of Elizabeth Bell's images, I have to give it a try.

I almost forgot.....one of my cards won. Last week I had made a card for the Creative Inspirations Challenge and I won a bunch of embellishments. Do I need more embellishments, you say...Of course, one can never have enough. How fun!! Creative Inspirations is a fun challenge blog. If you have not played along, you really should. They usually have fun prizes to go with their challenges. You too could win!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!! I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you have a great weekend!! Thanks again for all your wonderful comments. I so appreciate them. Thanks also for the lovely creations on your blogs. Your creations inspire me. I hope in some way I inspire you.

blessings,
Chris

31 comments:

Jodi said...

Chris! You definitely inspire me...every single day you post a card!! =) I am loving this beauty, it was sooooo worth the wait!!
I love that you create this card for your DD too, and she will be sooo surprised! How sweet! I too, love the images that Elisabeth creates, she is very talented.
So glad that the rain has started to slow down a bit and that you didn't have to plan on builidng an ark! LOL!
I will have to make time to check out the other challenge site you won your embellies from, sounds like fun! (I only hope to be as creative as you are!)
Wish you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Risa said...

Chris, your card is beautiful!!! Your image is colored in beautifully and the dp and embellishments are gorgeous!
hugs
Risa:)

Cindy Haffner said...

So soft and pretty, I love it!!!!!!!

Danni said...

Another gorgeous creation!! Just love it, so pretty!

Lovely Linda said...

Chris, this is simply divine!! Your colours could not be more perfect - I love the lacy look and the flowers - it is so feminine and gorgeous and your embellishments are perfect! Thanks for inspiring....as always!! God bless you!

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful Chris!
Love your beautifully coloured image and your paper and detail are wonderful!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Chris, this is such a beautifully elegant creation. It's so feminine and just a perfect compliment to your adorable image. Fantastic job.

Becky said...

Chris this is just gorgeous, love the layout, you always have so much detail to your cards.

Tina said...

So beautiful and sweet!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card. my wall would be covered with these beautiful creations!

congrats on the win. we can NEVER have too many embellishments.

hugs,

Jackie said...

Wow! Awesome card Chris and love the design!!! Your coloring is wonderful on that adorable image....tfs!!!

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combo and the papers and your coloring is just amazing!
Hugs,Connie

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,fabulous design and excellent colouring.......your cards are always perfect down to the finest detail,I love it!!!
Hugs xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

I think it's absolutely AMAZING!!!!!

Chris said...

LOVELY!! Chris, all those flowers and soft colors go beautifully with this sweet image. Just love it.

Michelle said...

Hi Chris! Your daughter is going to LOVE your card - it is amazing!! I just {{heart}} those flowers you made - BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats on winning - you are right you can't have too many embellishments! Especially when you use them so beautifully! Good luck on the DT call - your work is so beautiful and inspiring!!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is wonderful. Those little flowers are so very pretty and your image is colored to perfection. Talk about inspiration....you cleaned the house, did the food shopping AND made this masterpiece??? That is inspiring!!

joey said...

Hiya Chris, this is beautiful, an absolute treat so pretty and so soft. Joey.x

Stamp and Smile said...

So sweet! Love this card Chris.... the flowers and your border punch gives such an elegant feel! Such sheer perfection!! SMILES... :)

Danielle said...

This is so very cute Chris! Wonderful image and your 'girly' embellishments are gorgeous! Your daughter will absolutely love it!!
Hugs, Danielle

Silli said...

OMG, Chris your card is so sweet and elegant, I love the soft colors... Nice work... Hugs and happy sunday! Silke

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG CHRIS...THANK YOU FOR THE RAK! Got my mail Sat and I was soooo suprised!! Gosh how TOTALLY sweet of you to think of me!! ..I dont know what to say except..you really touch my heart...thanks...MANY HUGS TO YOU! Jane :)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, this is one of the sweetest, prettiest and most adorable cards I've ever seen. Your daughter is just going to love it! :) Hugs! Michelle

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, is this the most sweetest, cutest and precious card, evah!! Every detail is perfection, Chris! You are such an inspiration and so good about sharing blog candy alerts and design team calls. I'm sorry I've fallen behind on my blog postings. It's amazing how fast the days fly by. I just caught up with comments on our CCEE blog and read your sweet comment about Dawn and I. Thank you so much for your kind words! I think you know that I'm a big fan of your spectacular work!

Jamee said...

That card is so adorable!!!

Susan said...

Very adorable! I love Sarah Kay! Love all the flowers! Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Beautiful card, Chris! Love the flowers, so sweet and perfect with the image.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

iReneM said...

Thank you for your visit and kind words, Chris.

Oh my, this is stunning. It sure ticks all the boxes for me :-)

x

Nicola said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Chris, you inspire everyone in blogland with your awesome creations. The colours are so soft and femenine and those flowers and your wonderful embellishments are so so pretty. Loving all your stitch and punchwork too and those layers are awesome.
Hugs,
Nicola

Trudy Osborn said...

I think this is BEAUTIFUL! Beyond lovely

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