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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope everyone is enjoying their week and had a good beginning so far!! We here in NY are preparing for a major snow storm beginning tonight. My husband is like a big kid and is praying for a blizzard which keeps him stranded and allows him the opportunity to pull the girls on their toboggan! The girls are excited as well. Weird as it may sound, since I really don't love the snow, I hope for their sakes we get one last good snow. Then winter can end...

Well anywho, since today is Tuesday, it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch!

Congrats to our Winners!!
Our MMSC39 Gold Star Award goes to...

56. Darsie Bruno
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
This week's sponsors are:

Our MMSC40 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Stamp and Create is our sponsor this week.

It is an honor for me to introduce Lacey's store as she is my friend and dt sister on Wags n Whiskers, one of the stamp lines she carries.

Stamp and Create is a new on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!

On Friday, February 12th, Wags 'n Whiskers is having a Blog Hop and Release. In addition to releasing 8 new images from our Illustrator Crissy Armstrong, we will be releasing 5 images from our new to the stamping world! Come join the fun!

Bonus Weekly MMSC39 Prize.......
$15 spending spree plus 3 stamps from their newest release! WOW!!

Thank you again Lacey for your fantastic MMSC40 prizes this week!!

Our Feb. Monthly Sponsor is....

**Cornish Heritage Farms
Click HERE to see the Awesome Prize!

Here is this week's sketch!

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK". Have fun creating! Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Enter one of each if you like! Have fun and enjoy your crafting.

Here is my take on the sketch!

Today I am so blessed to share a sneak peak of the new images that are being released on Friday from Wags n Whiskers, one of the stamp lines that Lacey carries in her store! This is a real honor as the real sneak peaks do not start until tomorrow at all the Wags n Whiskers design teams blogs!! Since Lacey is the sponsor, she thought it would be fun for me to share one image with you today. This is one of my fave images called "Easter Blessings" I also thought this image appropriate since Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this image definitely shows me LOVE.

To accommodate my image, I flipped the sketch. I had so much fun coloring "Easter Blessings" with water color distress inks and adding new paper, new flowers available at Michaels!, new spacers and charms sent to me from Lacey at her Stamps and create store (the silver flower on the top and the three little ones on the bottom, I just added small hero arts pearls in the middle)The very vanilla paper behind the image is dry embossed in the textile embossing folder.

In addition to using the challenges listed above, I incorporated the Wags N Whiskers Challenge for this week which is to add metal to your creation, it can be charms, spacers...anything metal. If you play, you have a chance to win a Wags n Whiskers stamp of your choice. You must use a Wags n Whiskers stamp for a chance to win.

Stamps: New Release Easter Blessings from Wags n Whiskers.
Paper: My Mind's Eye Home,Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, SU retired Holiday Treasures
Accessories: Daisy Spacers 1, flower spacers (3 on the bottom) ,double heart charm,
grosgrain stitched ribbon Dashes and dots (older ribbon from my stash) ZVA Creative Pearls, Prima flowers mini roses, Hero arts ivory flowers, Prima glittered flowers, textile folder, SU Sizzix Top Note Die (cut in half)


Raise the Bar: hearts
Creative Belli: Ribbon
CCEE stampers - Heart
Fussy and Fancy - Hearts
Pixie Dust -Decorative Border
Crafty Calendar - Love/Friendship with an option of Hearts
ABC Challenges-New- paper, spacers and flowers
LaLa Land Weekly-hearts
Paper Take Weekly- Love

For more Inspiration for this sketch, please visit my dt sisters:
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Cheryl -CherCroppin's Stamp Pad

I hope you enjoyed my creation and you too are able to participate in the sketch. If you do create a card or project using the sketch, please leave a direct link to your creation here. If you upload to PCP or SC please use the keyword MMSC40.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!


Cheryl said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS really is beautiful girl! You did an awesome job on this week's sketch....I love your details from those flowers, to the metal to that ribbon...great technique there!

Cheryl said...

Oops, I meant to add......Y'all stay safe and warm during that blizzard! : )

Carol L said...

Your card is so rich in detail, it's pure eye candy! I love all the tiny roses and pearls and especially the colors! GORGEOUS!
We're bracing for another 2 ft of snow on top of the ft we got 4 days ago, so we're bracing as well! We're also keeping our fingers crossed that we don't lose power!! Stay safe and warm!

Joey said...

awww I hope that last snowfall comes for your husband and children, we are expecting more here whether it does actually happen or not! lol.

Your card is gorgeous fabulous detail and I love the way you have done the ribbon

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the pastel look to it. The charms are wonderful as well.

Crystal said...

OH WOWZA Chris, LOVE that ribbon treatment!!!! Your pearls and details always amaze me!!! Adorable image and fantastic colors too!!! Beautiful card sweetie!

Tina said...

Whoa, this is a stunner!

Tracy said...

This is a very sweet and beautiful card, love the image and the colours you've used.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cassie said...

Wow, Chris, that is beautiful. I love that image, because it reminds me of when my kids were little and I had their picture taken at Pennies with the bunnies. We did that 2 years in a row, and then I think Pennies decided taking pictures with live rabbits wasn't the best idea, lol. It made for some fun pictures! I hope your husband gets the snow he wants so he can take your family around on the tobagen ;D

Cheryl said...

OMG this is amazing,love your fab colouring and all the wonderful texture!!!
Hugs xx

LINDA said...

GORGEOUS card!! Really love this image.. and all the beautiful details.. Very lovely work as always..
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!! This is just fabulous!! I love the pretty details with your coloring and that image is the sweetest!! :) Fabby take on the sketch sweetie!! HUGS

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris you have done it again with your amazing talent. All the intriguing details are spectacular and magnificent all rolled into one impressive piece of work. Every little detail is captivating. Outstanding!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Darlene said...

Thanks for another beautiful creation Chris! Where do you find the time?? It would take me a month of Sundays to create the works-of-art you come up with in a day!! We thank you once again for joining us at Raise The Bar! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

Have fun in the snow! Yes, we're bracing ourselves here in NE Ohio for the same storm. Should be as bad here as last weekend 14" ... time will tell! Stay warm!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
The detail in this card is amazing. there has been so much work put into it. It really is stunning. The image is adorable. the whole card is beautiful.
I hope you are all kept safe in the snow.
Your friend,
Fiona x

Holly Young said...

Chris your cards are always so amazing. You put so much into each one and they always look so put together and lovely. I love all of the texture in this one - just beautiful! I hope your girls get their snow - I have sure loved the one we got yesterday!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris, that card is gorgeous and so pretty. I love the image and the papers and card design is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

dolcreations said...

Once again Chris you have created a beautiful card using such a sweet image. What you can do with pearls is so amazing! I love your colouring style too!
I think we are getting your snowstorm tomorrow!!!

Andrea said...

wat een supermooie kaart
gorgeous card you made
hugs andrea

Dianne said...

Another stunning card!! Chris your work always amazes me. I love the pearls.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

This is a GLOWING card, I always love the look of distressed inks in coloring. You did terrific on the sketch and the flowers, I saw that at Michael's too. Will be picking up some more fun stuff there! Thanks for being your sweet self and Stay Warm, winter should be over, it's going to be mid Feb soon! xox ~Jeni

Deb Neerman said...

Fabulous, Chris!! Love all the dimension and stitching you used ... wonderful!!

Becky said...

This is stunning, everything about this card is elegant.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris! I absolutely love this wonderful card. You have created a elegant Easter card that highlights Lacey's stamp beautifully! Wow just perfect!

America said...

wow- so much detail.... all of this gorgeousness is wonderful Chris! SUCH beautiful eye candy! AND WOW! Im beaming! Thank you for mentioning my heart card as one of the MM remarkables last week- that is just soooo very cool! :)

Patti J said...

Chris - once again, you have wowed me with your creativity, and your attention to detail! Wow! Just beautiful! I can't believe I know such talented people! You rock, my friend!

Amy Johnson said...

This is GORGEOUS! I just love all the detail...the pearl accents, the charms, the metal flowers, the ribbon, everything is just lovely.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Stunning with a capital S!! Love the coloring and the pearls!!

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! So glad I came by via Pile it On.

Hope you will come by The Play Date Cafe Challenge and play along with us...we would LoVe to have you!

Danni said...

Such a precious image!! and a beautiful, stunning card! Wow, Chris! You are just soo talented!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS card and take on the Sketch - Chris!!! The colors are wonderful and I really like your design!!! The image is super adorable...Easter is my fav holiday!!! Hugs ~S~

Georgia said...

Such a stunning card - the image is lovely and the embellishments look gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lori said...

I love all of your do-dads and details!!!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful Chris! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge. I really love the added flowers!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris this is utterly adorable those colours your design and that image just pure perfection.

Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Oh Christ - this is beautiful! Love the way you did the ribbon and secured it with the flower center. I'm with you - I'm ready for one last whorah and then the snow can go away - I'm ready for bird chirping and green grass :)

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous, Chris!

JPScraps said...

Your card is soo beautiful.

Stef H said...

absolutely beautiful i love the green and your ribbons is fabulous. you know i love the whole card!

we got snow here too. expecting 12-16". i think snow is becoming a bad 4-letter word - LOL just stay warm & safe.

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

This Easter card is lovely! You have so many beautiful things used in this card...I didn't even notice the bunnies at first. I thought it was a Valentine Card.

I love how you combine patterns so gracefully. The tiny little flowers toward the bottom of the card even add something as well. I wish I knew how you connected your pearls with a swag to them! There is no glue showing!

You are so awesome at what you do!

I must be the only person flying from warm Florida to 34" of snow so far just outside of Washington, I'm not the only one! Dave is going, too! My first snowball fight since the mid 80's when I last saw it. Note to self: Don't bother bringing shorts!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Gorgeous card once again Chris! I lOVE your colors and image here :) Very pretty flowers too! Great job. I love playin in the snow with the girls, but it's actually pretty nice here, almost 50 degrees! Thanks again for your gift -- I'm so blessed to have you for a friend. *Ü* Hugs!

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Chris, this is so beautiful, what a lovely scene you have created, love your charms and embellishments, just beautiful!! Hope the little kids and the big kid have lots of fun in the snow LOL, take careX:)

Phyllis said...

Chris ~ This is just so sweet and lovely!! I love all your embellishments and that cute image!! I hadn't seen that one!! Lovely papers and colors!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my goodness, girl!! this card takes my breath away!! I am so honored at the work you did with my kids...I mean this stamp!! Everything about this card is amazing...the ribbon technique, the pearls, the spacers, the flowers, the!!! Thank you for the lovely work you do. I am honored to call you friend!!
I hope you do ok with the storm. It's so crazy to think about since it was 79 degrees here in South Florida. I honestly don't know what I would do in a winter storm!! I pray that you stay safe and warm.

Grace said...

So so cute Chris!!! I love this image!!! You colored it so cute and I love the sketch turned... your work is always awesome!!! Pretty ribbon too!!!

Carolyn said...

Oh Chris~If only your hubby could come to my house to shovel the snow!!!! The kids could sled on the hill and watch him. I am ready to go south if we get much more.

Your card is beyond words beautiful. A delicate work of art with too many gorgeous details to mention. I love to come here for inspiration at any given time. Thank you for sharing!


Kathy Jones said...

Chris this is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colours, sweet image and you embellish so amazingly beautifully - I just love looking at all the lovely details you always add to you cards!!! Gorgeous girl!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Chris, I totally love this new image and the color combo you selected is one of my favorites. :) Beautiful!!!

Liz Williams said...

Chris, you always make the most amazing cards. This one is so lovely. Love the soft colors and the ribbon and roses are just gorgeous. Thanks for including this in the Belli Challenge.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Enjoy your creations, Oh please!! It is wonderful. I LOVE those colors and all those embellishments - so well chosen and placed - always a joy! Hugs, Jane

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Chris!!
I always enjoy seeing the little extras you add! and your coloring is fab!!!
I don't know how you do it all, I desperately need advice! lol

It's snowing here and we're all excited about it too!
Hope you're staying cozy!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE your sewing and the beautiful flourishes and flowers! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE Challenge this week!! :o)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, I just love this sweet card. Beautiful coloring, love all the little details, pearls and stitching. This image is definately one of my favorites....gotta love those little bunnies. Just perfectly put together, another amazing creation from you!
Hope you manage to stay warm in the blizzard!

Mandy said...

This is the image...all of your detail is fab...
Mandy xx

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness,Chris!!! This is soooo beautiful! What a darling image, and the colors and dp are gorgeous! LOVE the pearls, flowers, charms, ribbon treatment, EVERYTHING!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! The sweet image is sooo beautifully colored and just look at all the details!!! Your sewing, flowers, pearls, ribbon, brads, charms...everything came together perfectly to create a masterpiece!!!!!!!

Inge Groot said...

Absolutely stunning Chris! Love the soft colors and your stitching is done so gorgeous:-D

Inge xOx

cheryl said...

wow wow you cards hun are just brilliant you give so much insopiration love coming to see what you have created hugs cheryl xxxx

Maria Therese said...

Super cute!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.

Sol said...

WOW! This card is beautiful! The pink and green are lovely together! The sewing is great on this card and the image is beautiful! The bow and flower is lovely! :)

Randi said...

Wow, what gorgeous coloring!!! This is a beautiful color combo! Love all of your amazing details and layout!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Chris!
Wonderful colours and gorgeous detail!
kim x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Wow, this is stunning Chris... such pretty details! Hugs, Nikki x

Priscilla said...

Love that we get the first sneak peek. Your card is just lovely.. you always amaze me with your talent each week :) Thanks for being you :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card design Chris....lovely image and coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Sue said...

Wow, I love that image, so beautiful for the Easter Holidays. Your details and colors are beautiful. LOVE IT.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Chirs - you have blogville in an uproar of delight with this card - L-U-V that image and your colouring is divine and so perfect! Your colours are gorgous and I love all of the pearls and charms - you are 'blowing us all away' with the details Chirs - Love it!! Thansk for inspiring and always bringing 'sheer delight' to us! {{{hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

I can't believe this...I thought the deadline for the hearts challenge was today,(Friday), at 3pm. I thought that was the time of your challenges. Thank you anyway. But, if you want to see my card here is the link.

Thanks so much! I am bummed...but I should have paid better attention.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Fern said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love the way you did your ribbon and the image is super sweet!! Thanks for playing along with usin the Belli Challenge!!


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