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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Happy Saturday Everyone!! The weekend is here and so is the snow. I don't think we have ever had snow this early. Yikes!! Since I am still trying to get over my nasty cold which is just wiping me out, I may just have to stay in bed. Cozy and warm!

I was originally suppose to spend the weekend with my parents to celebrate my Dad's birthday but I wanted to give him a gift but not this nasty cold, the gift that just keeps on giving. LOL! Happy Birthday Dad!! My heart and thoughts are with you! Edited to include: I just went to call my Dad for his birthday and found out he is in the hospital this morning. He was taken by ambulance last night after visiting the doctor. This week seems to be getting better and better...He is going to be o.k. but please pray for him. What a way to spend his birthday!

Today is Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential and it is another awesome challenge. This weeks challenge is sponsored by Squigglefly. Squigglefly has a lot of awesome digis.


Squigglefly has GENEROUSLY donated to the winner of this challenge picked by random.org
TWO FREE digital images of choice!!!
In addition, Vicki would also like to throw in a THIRD FREE digital image from her just for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight! :)

Congratulations to last week's top 3 of the SSHP02 challenge. We loved all your creations and sure had a hard time picking just 3! Congrats Sandra, Sarah, and Judy for making the top 3 and KYM for winning the $15 gift certicificate to DRS Designs.

Now for today's challenge.....


*For this week's challenge, we would like to see you "MAKE A SCENE!" (No, not that type of scene!) Use your rubber stamps, digital images, die cuts, stickers, photos or anything that tickles your fancy and create a scenery type project with it! You can ALWAYS make something else besides a card for these challenges! Try a scrapbook page, 3-D item or ATC! Just have fun & let's see you make a scene!!*

Since it is almost Halloween, I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween type card with Halloween colors. The images I used are from CC Designs. They are so sweet!! The lace I use in the background I won from Stephanie's blog candy. I just thought it would go perfect with the Halloween Designer paper. For some reason the branches that I embossed on the white background with the Leaves embossing folder is not showing up in the picture.

Here is my creation:



For more inspiration for this challenge, you really have to check out the awesome creations of my dt sisters as well as our guest designer Holly Young - (Guest Designer & Squigglefly Supporter Extraordinnaire) You will be so inspired by all these creations!! They are fabulous!

I hope you are inspired and you too will create a card or project for this challenge. If you do, please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to PCP or SC, please use the keyword SSHP03. We love seeing all your creations!!
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Since the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge has begun, I have not missed one of their challenges and I was so afraid I would not be able to complete a card for this week with how I have been feeling.

Kathy chose the scripture Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." (NIV)

"Each of us is chosen by God, too, for a special purpose. He knows us intimately, and He wants us to know Him intimately. Each of us has special gifts and talents that we need to share with others. When we do this, we truly experience the heart of God. And what a tremendous feeling that is!"


Kathy's challenge "The challenge is to make a baby card or project, or a card for an expectant mother (or expectant parents). A baby shower card would be perfectly fine, too. I think you get the idea!
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This has got to be one of the quickest cards I have made, incorporating yesterday LSC242- Half done challenge (to use a premade or preprinted card as the base). I use a pre-embossed card from Die Cuts with a View. The image is House Mouse A Beary Special Friend-Monica. I colored the image with copics and did the background with chalks my daughter insisted I use ( she bought a few for me for my birthday and was eager to have me use them)

I added a scallop with my Moraccan Lace punch from EK Success (in keeping with the Creative Card Crew Challenge). The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs- Children of God. Added some silver baubles and ribbon and I am done! I plan to send this to my niece who just had a baby boy. (I can't believe I am a great Aunt. My husband's brothers are 10 years older than him and 4 of them are married or having children. Yikes! Time flies! We have 2 more grandnieces or nephews coming in the next 2 months!)


Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your comments!! I hope you enjoyed my creations and that you are enjoying your weekend. I especially hope you have time to create!!

Blessings,
Chris

39 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Chris, I'm so sorry that you are STILL sick and now you have SNOW! These are two fabulous cards girl! The first is so cool and the second is so delicate and perfect for a baby!

jdmommy said...

I love your little scene! Great colors, sewing, scallops, and I love that you popped up the girl and her wagon!! ADORable!!

Annette said...

How can you produce still produce such wonderful creations when you are not feeling well, they are just gorgeous! Oh I do so love the snow, not too much chance of it here! Still got winter weather for spring! Get Well Soon, take careX:)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Chris, you are such the sweetheart!! You always amaze and inspire me with your work!! This week is certainly no exception!! I adore your precious scenery card hun!! And of course the sweet baby card too!! :) Thank you for your beautiful gift that you share with us every week with your SSHP creations!! I'm so sorry to hear you're still sick AND it's snowing! I sure hope you feel better soon!! BIG HUGS your way!

Danielle said...

Oh Chris, I love these cards! Your Halloween card is adorable (I love these little pixie girls) and your baby boy card is simply gorgeous! Congrats on winning Jodi's Belles & Whistles stamp - I was so happy to see your name!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Kris said...

Love your card Chris!! she's a cutie with eher pumpkin in tow! hugs, Kris

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh you poor thing... a cold. i'm praying for a quick recovery! and these cards are wonderful. i just love that baby card!

hugs,

Dawn B. said...

Oh Chris.. I am so sorry to hear about your dad and you.. I will be praying for you both.. I hope he is okay.. Your cards are beautiful.. Love the HM.. he is so sweet. Your scenery is fantastic.. I love those sweet little girls. Congrats on winning Jodi's blog candy too. Maybe that will brighten your day..hugs..

Maria Matter said...

oh my Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad being in the hospital, a memorable birthday huh? And you not feeling better yet...you need a good day in bed to just relax and take care of you!!!!

Your scene card is beautiful, I love that lace background and this uber sweet CCdesign cutie! I can see the embossing in the white, now that you mentioned it...this was a great scene idea!!!!

Your baby card is adorable with that little image...the embossing looks fabulous!

Chris, even when you're not feeling well, you create such beauty! You are a gift!!!
take care
blessings, Maria

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

First let me say I will be keeping both you and your Dad in my prayers ... that you may both be strong and healthy again very soon!

I commend you on even having the strength to complete these awesome creations with how you are feeling. Your scene card is totally awesome with all that stitching and dimension, and your little baby card is sweet! Well done my friend ... now get back to bed, get some rest and get better!! HUGS ...

Risa said...

You are so right about the gift that keeps on giving Chris. I have caught some kind of cold and I feel miserable too! Hopefully, I will feel like sitting up a while to create something.
Enough about me, both of your cards are beautiful dear! I love your gorgeous Magnolia card, your image is beautiful and the color combo is fab! I also love your second card, it is beautiful!
hugs
Risa:)

Randi said...

I always love your cards. Your magnolia scene is sweet with the wagon and pumpkin popped up. Your baby card is too adorable. I love your baby card. It is special because the images are "beary" nice :-) Plus the monochromatic feel is soothing to the eye.

Thanks for sharing with us at SSCC this week.

Holly said...

Chris, these cards are just so adorable. I am really loving the second card. It just keeps drawing me back to look at it again.

chercroppin said...

Both are just too cute Chris! You always do such amazing work....very talented!

Hope you have a great Saturday girl!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I LOVE both of these! Your color palette on the Halloween card and scene you created are so cool! and the baby card is just the sweetest!!!

Grace said...

Chris these are both fabulous!!! I love house mouse... so precious! I'm so sorry you still feel lousy! I'm praying for you and for your Dad! Please keep us up to date on how he is doing!!! Try to rest and recover and stay warm!!! Sending big {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
Very sorry to hear that you are still unwell.
I hope your dad gets better real soon as well. I will be praying for both of you.
Your cards are lovely. the baby card is so cute.
Blessing Marion

Jessica said...

Oh how cute! Now I'll have to buy that stamp. I've been resisting it for quite some time! lol TFS

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Great scene card and will definately be entering this challenge.

Ali x

mochamama said...

wow Chris, double whammy for you, the cold flu and snow!!! Hope both go soon. Love these cards, both are beautiful!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, although what a relief he will be okay. Still, such a fright! And you're right... not the way a person wants to spend their birthday! I shall pray for him to be well and strong again soon, and you, too, with that nasty cold! Take care, dear girl.

Your cards are beautiful, as always!

Hugs,
Lisa

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card are so beautiful! I will keep you and your Dad in my thoughts and prayers!
I hope both of you will get better soon!
Hugs,Connie

Jessica G. said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Chris; hope he feels better soon for a slightly belated birthday celebration.

Beautiful cards! Your pumpkin scene is the perfect autumn view and the baby card is precious.

Hope you are feeling better soon, too!

Danni said...

Hope that your dad and you are both feeling better soon!!
Wonderful creations! I love the little House Mouse one, so sweet!

lotsa scrap said...

So delicate and beautiful, just like a newborn baby!

Crystal said...

Chris wow girl both these are fabulous cards...your halloween creation with that sweet image is soooo ADORABLE!!! I love love the red and black....TOOOO CUTE! Your baby card is sooo precious!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are just way tooooo cute - Chris!!! Your halloween card really stole my heart :) toooo stinkin' sweet!!!

Chris- please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your dad and family!!! Hope ou will recover quickly too!!! Big hugs ~S~

Sue from Oregon said...

Great cards Chris! I hope your Dad has a quick recovery.

Michele said...

Oh Chris I'm sorry to hear that your dad's in hospital. Hope he gets better very soon.

Gorgeous cards hun, love the images you've used. Hugs Michele x

cats whiskers said...

Hope yourDad is feeling a little better dear so sorry to hear this news, you have given us two wonderful cards to view here dear, your work as always is stunning
look after yourself dear
Hugs Jacqui xx

Kristine said...

OOOOH, cutie cutie Chris!! LOVE your cards, especially this sweet baby card! Love how simple it is--just like a baby. Very sweet...very perfect! :) Hope you got over the sickies?! Many blessings for a wonderful week ahead! Hugs!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE these!!

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful card Chris!!!! So very simple but elegant!!
God Bless
Mary Lou

Tammy said...

Chris your cards are fantastic! I love the Halloween scene you created!! The sewing and lace are wonderful! The baby card is adorable, what a sweet image!

Tammy xx

Yvonne said...

They are both so different and both absolutely gorgeous, Chris! You did a fabulous job on the scene!!

Nannieflash said...

Oh these cards are stunning, they are so pretty and lovely. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

~MudpieMouse said...

Wow ... both cards are adorable. I love the scene you created w/your Magnolia stamp! And your welcome baby card is precious. Congrats on the latest addition, to your ever expanding family. Keep on stampin' on!

theneon said...

Sick or well, you do swell! These cards are so great -- I particularly like "the scene" - guess cause there is so much to look at and "feel". Hope you Dad is much improved.

Jodi said...

These are such gorgeous cards! I love the cute CC designs image and the scene you made with her!
Hugs
Jodi =)

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