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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Before I begin my post, I would to just like to take a moment to remember Veterans Day and all the guys who fought and who are fighting for our country. We would not be who we are today without our troops. Thank you! Thanks also to all the families for the hardships they endure because their loved ones are in the service.

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day to you all!!! Today is Wednesday which means it is a Flutter By Day and a new Inky Impressions Challenge!!! Woohoo!! Inky Impressions is also having another dt call!

DT Call

It is that time again. Inky Impressions is having our Design Team call. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and talented stampers to help promote our products and to provide inspiration to the stamping community, through your personal blog and online galleries.

This call is open to everyone!! If you applied before please feel free to reapply!!

To enter the Inky Impressions DT call Please do the following......

1. Follow Today's Ornament Challenge at Inky Impressions Design Team Challenges.
2. Link your challenge card or project to Mr. Linky.

3. Post on your blog that there is a Design Team Call here at Inky Impressions.

4. Email Crystal @ and CC the email to Nicole at and in the subject line please put your name, Mr linky number, and dt call. Please include (1) one other card and (1) 3-d item that shows your coloring ability.

Please include the following in your email:
  1. Name:
  2. Address:
  3. Email:
  4. Blog Address:
  5. Links to any online galleries you have:
  6. A list of related forums/message boards that you participate in:
  7. Please tell us if you are on any other design teams: (No prior experience necessary)
Please let us know about yourself, what you like about stamping, what you would contribute to the Inky Impressions Design Team, and why you would like to be a design team member.

For more details on the requirements and the perks of being on the dt, please click here.

Now on for my take on today's challenges.....

Today's challenges were so much fun. I challenged myself to combine the Flutter By Wednesday and Inky Impressions challenges and create one project. I love how it turned out but my photo doesn't show what it looks like IRL!! I took 30 photos and still could not get the picture I wanted. Hate when that happens!!!

Today's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to create a card or project which shows thankfulness AND HAS A BUTTERFLY, ANGEL, or FAIRY on it.

This weeks challenge at Inky Impressions is to create an ornament or add an ornament to your card or project. Using Inky Impressions Stamp/Images is not required for this challenge but if you got them why not use them. This challenge is also part of a design team call they are having (more details to follow at the end of the post. If you are applying for the dt call this challenge must be completed by November 24th at Midnight Eastern Time.

Here is my take on both challenges:

I created a shaker ornament box that can be hung in the tree if you would like or just used as a gift. It does hang, although, I could not hang it for the purpose of this photo. I used the new release Angelica's Sled and Angelica's Pretty Gifts from Inky Impressions. The ornament hangs inside the box. It is a really glittery purple ornament that has a round pinecone type shape. In front of the ornament is my shaker snow to create my scene. I colored the image with prisma color pencils and gamsol and used paper tole for dimension. I also added Liquid Applique for snow and green/gold cording for the sled string. The dp is sewn in the background as well for some added elegance and detail. In case you are unable to spot my angel, it is a charm hanging from the snowflake.

On the tag coming off of the gifts, I created a tag that says thank you. this ornament is just one of many that I am creating for gifts at Christmas. I am Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School and I have 12 of these to create to give to the teacher's for Christmas as a way of saying thanks. I better get busy. One down and 11 to go. Ugh!

I hope this creation inspires you to create a card or project for either Inky Impressions or Flutter by Wednesday. Since this is a long post, here is a recap.

For Flutter by Wednesday, the challenge is to create a card or project with a fairy, butterfly or Angel on it that shows "thankfulness". If you should create for this challenge, leave a direct link here on Mr. Linky. If you upload your creation to Splitcoast or PCP, please use the keyword FBW. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

Ann, Cassie, Christine, Danni,Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kristie, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Stef, Taylor, Nicola

This weeks challenge at Inky Impressions is to create an ornament or add an ornament to your card or project. Using Inky Impressions Stamp/Images is not required for this challenge but if you got them why not use them. Please leave a direct link to your creation here. If you are applying for the dt call this challenge must be completed by November 24th at Midnight Eastern Time and linked to Mr. Linky here.

For more inspiration for the Inky Impressions challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Kristine, Michele, Pam, and Jenn.

Ornament Recipe:
Stamps: Angelica's sled and Angellica's pretty gifts

Paper: Pink Pirouette, American Crafts Silver Metallic Paper, Sky Blue CS, Eskimo Kisses dp from Basic Grey, transparency film (2 small pieces)

Accessories: Angel charm, Felt snowflakes from SU, Inky drops, Spellbinders, pink satin ribbon, velcro for closure. liquid Applique, clear beads

Challenges: Flutter By Wednesday- use an angel fairy or butterfly and show thankfulness
Inky Impressions- to create an ornament or use an ornament on your creation
Pollycraft challenge- not a card
Kraftin Kimmie- Stitch it Up
Sophisticat Challenge- wings
By the Cute and Girly - Winter Wonderland
Sassy Designs- Christmas

oh,....just a reminder for those who may have missed it.....The Inky Impressions Inky Drop hop is still going on until the weekend. I am offering The Angelica's snowman to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post here (please click to go to the appropriate link).

Thanks for stopping by again today!! I so appreciate all your comments!! If you do stop by please leave a comment, so I can in turn visit your blog.


dolcreations said...

My mouth dropped when I saw this creation! Oh my goodness Chris..this is just GORGEOUS! I love it! I love that little girl pulling the presents! You do such beautiful work!

Patti J said...

You posted four stinkin' minutes ago - How did Christine beat me to commenting??? I love this! I've been waiting for you to post it so that I could tell you how wonderful it is (saw it on Inky this a.m. really early)! Great job, Chris!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Chris I am speechless, this is soooo beautiful!! I love everything about this, what a beautiful design and sled girl never looked better carrying all her precious presents!!! You work is unbelievable!!!! I hope you are having a GREAT Wednesday!!! Hugs!

lotsa scrap said...

All of these details are fantastic!

Risa said...

Wowzers Chris, your card is fabulous!!! I love all of the sparkly elements so awesome!

Maria Matter said...

You make such beautiful creations Chris!
This is gorgeous!!! Such a darling image...I just love everything about it!!!

Enjoy your day!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! but EVERYTHING you do is WOW! absolutely gorgeous!


Lelia said...

Wowzer, Chris! You have definitely outdone yourself! Your ornament is absolutely darling! I want to take a moment to say I truly appreciate your friendship and inspiration!


Debbie said...

WOW Chris this is absolutley Fabulous what a fab gift,Hugs Debbie x

Kris said...

Stunning Chris!!! this is very beautiful!!! you did great!!! wow! hugs, Kris

chercroppin said...

Way cool Chris! What a great gift idea, you did an amazing job on it!

LINDA said...

OH WOW!!! This is simply stunning..You always do the most beautiful creations!!!
Hugs, Linda

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun, awesome job on your project.

Michelle said...

WOW - I bet this is just out of this world IRL!!! Way to go Chris!! Thank you so much for the kind email - it's been a slow recovering process and hard to believe that ear infections could knock me out the way they have but I'm telling you it was one of the WORST things I've ever endured. AND I have a very HIGH pain tolerance!! Anyway, you are a great friend and I've missed visiting your blog and seeing fabulous creations such as this - SUPER job GF!!!

Beth said...

Oh wow Chris I am drooling over this adorable ornament this is so fun will be trying to CASE this one.
Thanks also for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.

treesawardincrafts said...

What a smashing little box that is. It looks like a lot of work, you must have had great fun doing in.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so very beautiful!
kim x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so beautiful, gorgeous colours and the image is so pretty

SallyB said...

What a beautiful Box!!!Such love and care has gone into it...I hope the teachers love theirs!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Susie's Sassy Challenge!

Kerri said...

WOW!!! And to think it looks even better IRL! This is absolutely stunning, Chris, and what a fabulous concept and design!!!

stampinfrog said...

WOW! Chris I love this shaker ornament box! Such an adorable image and fantastic coloring!

Danni said...

Sigh...another just gorgeous creation! I could just stay on your blog all seriously rock!

Susie Sugar said...

This is really gorgeous really cute . Your colouring is beautiful
Thanks for joining in at SSC for our first challenge
Hugs Susie xx

Holly said...

This is fantastic Chris! I can see you had fun making it though with all of the details you've added!

Sue said...

This is delightful and such a lovley idea,thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)


Silli said...

Hello Chris, your project is soooo very pretty, I love the cute image..the papers are fab!!! Great. Big hugs!

Nicola said...

Ooh Chris, I can´t believe my eyes. This is so beautiful and lots of creativity has gone into it , your talent is phenominal. I love this and can´t stop scrolling back for another wee peek.
Nicola -x-

Christine said...

What a fun box. Very imaginative!


Annette said...

You really are one very talented lady, this is stunning, just so beautiful, each time I look I see something different, so much wonderful detail, lucky teachers, would love to see all 12 when you have finished. Take CareX:)

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is an absolutely gorgeous ornament - you are so creative! Hugs, Harriet

Lori said...

Oh, the detail you have put into this is amazing! Your SS teachers will be so pleased to receive such a gift.

Cheryl said...

wow this is amazing hun you have put so much detail into it just brilliant love cheryl xxxxxxx

helen ... said...

oh waw great box , i love how it looks, and its the first time i see that stamp, i have to say that it 's looks so swwet and funny ,great choise =),

Cassie said...

i think it's so neat that this can also hang in a tree! what a great idea!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Chris~!!! This is just incredible! Your shaker box ornament is soooo pretty and soooo clever!!! I love these cute little winter cuties! Love the cord you used for the sled pull and the little angel charm is perfect! The texture you added and your gorgeous coloring plus all the sewing... details!!!! Your details just overwhelm me! You are one talented lady!!! I love these!!! Hugs!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** Oh My Chris - this is absolutely AMAZING girl!!!! So much detail, beautiful colouring and what a fabulous idea!!!! Seriously fabulous --- although I can't say I'd like to make 12 of them!!!! You're more patient than me girl!!

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun this is just so stunning I love it, what a brilliant idea
Hugs Jacqui xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow what a stunnin gift box. I am sure it will be treasured for many generations by the recipient.

Sol said...

Wow! Beautiful! Do yo have to make 11 more of theese boxes?... A lot of work.... The box is beautiful! Love the stamp! She is very cute! :)

Cheryl said...

WOW this is amazing Chris,so much beautiful detail and such a fantastic idea!!! You are so clever,I love it!!
Hugs xx

Donna said...

Stunning as always Chris, this is so adorable. Donna x

Rachel said...

Absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous Chris!! I understand about the pictures not doing the projects justice i can never get mine to either. But WOW!! it's still beautiful i can only imagine how fabulous it looks IRL. beautiful job!!

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the box. It came out FABULOUS!

Jodi said...

This is such a cute and wonderful box!! All of your work is stunning Chris!
Love your stuff!
Hugs, Jodi =)

Nancy said...

What an awesome project, Chris!! I just love the box idea, and the image you used is superb!! Gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Great project, very beautiful, Thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Holy cow!! That is just too stinkin' CUTE!!! What a really fabuouslicious project hun!! Love the images, the pretty sparkly snow and well...all of it!! LOL!! TFS!! HUGS

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what an amazing creation. I love the cute images and the embellishments are stunning. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge over at susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Chris
Thankyou for joining in Susie's Sassy Challenge with this beautiful hanging ornament.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Anonymous said...

Just makes me think, sights and sounds of the season!
So creative Chris...the recipients are going to be delighted!
Pam Going Postal

Heather Schlatter said...

Seriously Chris have you ever created anything that is short of amazing?//???? I think that answer is probably a resounding NO!!!!!

I love this ornament box how many do you have done now????

Your coloring is totally great and I love where you added that Angel!!!

Totally cool and totally inspiring girl!!!



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