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Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!! The weekend is upon us!! This weekend we have a lot of exciting things planned. First, at my blog, is the Saturday Spotlight Challenge and then the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team Hop tomorrow!! You won't want to miss out on the fun so I hope to see you back! This weekend our family will have the opportunity to spend some time with our group of friends. It has been a few months since we have been all together so it is something we are all looking forward to!!

Well on to today's Wags n Whiskers Challenge!! This week's challenge is hosted by the amazingly talented Crissy Armstrong, the illustrator of Wags n Whiskers Stamps. Her challenge this week is To Be INSPIRED, case someone else's creation and leave a link to the person you have cased. We only ask that you use a Wags n Whiskers image for your creation.

I had a fun time with this challenge. I have so many people I admire or creations I would just love to case. For this challenge, I decided to case my incredibly talented dt sister and dear friend Nikki from Bunny Zoe. When I first saw this mailbox she made in December with her New Releases, I just knew I wanted to case her at some point... well today is my opportunity to share my case creation!! I changed my colors and some of my design but kept the mailbox theme and the same image, With Love (from Wags n Whiskers).

I am so sorry for the lighting of this picture, I really struggle getting a good photo of all the white! The image is colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol. The paper is from Best Present Co. All the ribbon is from May Arts.

I hope you enjoyed my creation. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Sharon, Nikki, Lacey, Jacqui, Michele, Karen, Inge, Tina, Jeanette, Crissy Armstrong

Thanks for stopping by today!! If you decide to create a project or card for this creation, please link it to Mr. Linky at the Wags N Whiskers Blog

I am so excited to be giving you an early sneak peek at one of the FOUR new sets being released Feb 1 by Our Daily Bread designs! This set is called "Nest". I just love it! It is perfect for a house warming, welcome to your new home, or just every day occasions from our nest to yours! The image is fun to color and it has great sentiments!

I made this card for Yesterday's Way to use it Challenge (cut it out), Wednesday's sketch SC264, and the Stamping Sister's in Christ Challenge22 this week which was to focus on the home ( whether it be make a welcome to your new home card or decor for the home). It was based on Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". With all the struggles we face, I can't imagine not having Him to lean on!

I apologize for this darker photo, when the sun comes out I will replace it with a new one.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Nest (to be release on Feb 1)
Paper: Parisian Breeze, Baja Breeze, Bitter Chocolate, White
Accessories: Butterfly charm, Victoria Embossing Folder, sewing Machine, Grosgrain stitched Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I hope you have enjoyed my creations! Have a great day!!


Tracy said...

Lovely creations Chris, very sweet mailbox and the nest is lovely too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jodie from Oz said...

Chris, Love all your beautiful creations. The mailbox is fabulous. Love this sweet image and the the Our Daily Bread card is amazing, I love the colours and such a cute sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration. Sounds like you have a fun full weekend ahead. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Karen W said...

Just gorgeous and I can't wait for these new sets, they look fantastic.

Lisa Foster said...

Just stunning Chris!! I so love your Wags N' Whiskers mailbox! How DARLING!

Anonymous said...

Stunning creations Chris! I especially love the card with the bird's nest...very pretty! BTW, I had the same issue with lighting when taking pics and now I use the OTT light which helps a ton! Have a great weekend:)

Grace said...

Oh Chris.... these are both fantastic! I don't know how you do all you do!!! I love the cute mail box!! The paper is so pretty and LOVE the ribbon!!! :) Your Nest is colored to perfection and I love the twine and layout.... and of course the sewing!!! You blow me away time and again!!! Have a fun time this weekend!!!

chercroppin said...

Both are really fabby Chris....what a neat mailbox! My girlfriend covered a small one for her girls last year for Valentine's...they make awesome gifts!

And your card? Oh's gorgeous! I love the colors and papers you used here, and that nest-image is perfect! What a sweet house-warming card!

Y'all have a good weekend visiting with your friends Chris! xoxo

Patti J said...

These are both wonderful projects! Love your mailbox, and your card is just stunning! You are SO talented!!! You go girl! Hope you are feeling better today!

Andrea said...

Both your projects are gorgeous - love the layout of your card. And the mailbox is absolutely stunning.
Love, Andrea xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow. Your mailbox is so sweet. I love the colours and the image. It looks as though it took a while.
The card is beautiful. I love the image and sentiment but the detail of the sewing is awesome. This is a wonderful creation.
Hope you feeling OK.
Fiona x

Crystal said...

AWWWW Chris that mailbox turned out way toooo adorable!!!!! I LOVE it, soooo darling!!! I just love that ribbon with the bling!!!! SOOOOO SWEEEET!!! Your card is soooo beautiful too, I really love that image!

Annette said...

Gorgeous creations, the mailbox is just adorable, such lovely embellishments!
Just love the nest image, coloured so beautifully and all the lovely stitching, have a fantastic weekend, shall try and catch the blog hop, if the opportunity arises but my little fella (turning 11) so we will be celebrating, take careX:)

Tina said...

As always, a treat for the eyes!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, never cease to amaze me. The little mailbox you've decorated is beautiful...every little detail in the perfect spot...oh my girls would so love one of those! And the sneak peek card....WOW, that is just over the top GORGEOUS!!! You have used my all time favorite DP and your stitching {sigh} love it. The coloring of the nest image is fabulous and all of the work you've had to cut that awesome image out...truly WOW!!!Have fun this weekend and enjoy the company;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! i am soooooo speechless here! the card is just gorgeous and that mailbox..... holy wow! how would you even mail something like that? can i close my mouth now? my jaw is still on the floor! absolutely gorgeous!

hugs :)

Michele said...

This is a gorgeous mailbox Chris. Love the colours you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

itsabrt said...

Chris your mail box is too awesome!!! Your sneak peek card is ever so lovely I love the tri paneling! Beth

Kris said...

Wow Chris!!! i just enjoy visiting your blog to see your wonderful creations!! truly an inspiration!!!Beautiful work girl!! they are AMAZING! hugs!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Love the 3D nest. Such a pretty color combo.

How adorable is that little mailbox? Cute, ruffly details.

Anonymous said...

wonderful projekt chris !!! love your colouring and all details !!!
big hugs

Anonymous said...

AWW!! That mailbox is just the CUTEST!! I love it!! You layout on your bird nest creation is so pretty!! Another set of stunning creations girl!! You're so awesome!! HUGS

Rachel said...

Chris your mailbox is sooo darling!! I love it. and your card is soooo beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Amy said...

Great projects!! Your card is so very pretty!! I love the colors that you used and the cut out image is wonderful.

Deborah Saaranen said...

GORGEOUS sneak peek Chris! Your nest is amazing!!!! Oh my~~~!

Dawn B. said...

You always put so much into each project..What beautiful creations. I love the mailbox.. it is full of fabulous extras.. Really nice job Chris.

Shirley N said...

Love both projects, looks like a lot of love went into it. I think the nest card is especially gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris two awesome projects loving the little box but my favourite is the card I love it.

Lorraine x

Shawne said...

I will never know how you get these cards done so fast anjd yet they are still flawless, this is so serene and beautiful, love it Chris, Hope you have a great weekend!

jdmommy said...

I hope you are feeling better. I love your nest card. Just beautiful...but then, your cards always are!! I think I need lessons!!

cats whiskers said...

Great projects hun, love them both
Hugs Jacqui x

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your mailbox is stunning Chris, I am so honoured that you cased my project, They are so fun to decorate and I just adore the papers, flowers, gems and your sweet Danni, Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, I love your card I do hope it wont belong before the birds do start to nest, but its such a gorgeous card it really makes you feel it wont be long. The mailbox is stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Marley said...

Love your card Chris!! Amazing.. the mailbox is beautifull too! big hugs for you xx Marley

Danni said...

Oh my! You never cease to just WOW me with your creations!! That mailbox is just too cute! and the card is sheer gorgeousness!!

stampinfrog said...

Oh Chris both the card and the mailbox are beautiful!Fabulous coloring and papers on both!

Cheryl said...

stunning cards hun love that image such wonderful detail too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

peggysue said...

What lovely creations! That is a gorgeous mailbox! And the card you made for the SSIC is so pretty too. Thanks for playing along this week!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous work as always Chris! The mailbox is just amazing, and I just love the card! I love anything with birds on it, and its such a sweet sentiment to match the image.

Maria Matter said...

oh Chris, this nest card is gorgeous! love the different background panels and the colors!

your mailbox is adorable, what a super sweet project!!!
Hugs & Blessings!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Chris, is there anything you can't do beautifully! LOVE the mailbox ... love the way you embellished it ... and I scroll down and see one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I'm in awe ...

Have a great weekend!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable mailbox and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that card! Oh my word, all your details are FABULOUS!!

Angelwood said...

Beautiful projects! Love your card with the birds nest. Such beautiful images at ODB - I have to get over there. Oh Chris, how much do I love that mailbox you created! I want to give this one a try. So much inspriation on your blog! hugs, Angela

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Chris - seems we are all agreed - these projects are both gorgeous. Love that card and that fabulous image from ODBD - the stitching looks great - as does your colouring. Your details always stand out so much on your cards Chris - gorgeous (and so it the card!) Thanks for sharing!
Linda LOC Design Team

Francie G. said...

These are fabulous, Chris! Love the sweet mailbox and of course the beautiful ODBD image! Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is fantastic!! Your take on this stamp is great. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow!! Chris, your mailbox is beautifu! I love the colors and yummy papers! Your coloring skills are amazing and you did an awesome case from Nikki! And your card with the birds nest is stunning! I love them both! hugs!


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