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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Thursday Everyone!! Well today my dear hubby went in to work for a few hours....boy has this flu ever whipped him. I have never seen him so sick and for so long. Thankfully he is showing some improvement...No fever after 10 days! My daughters are still struggling but I truly believe kids bounce back more quickly. My main worry has been my daughter Nicki's asthma since this is a respiratory virus. So far we have been blessed to keep her asthma under control with her many medications. Praise God!

Anywho....on to share some cards with you again today....I was so honored to have been asked to be a guest at Creative Belli Challenge this week. Each of the designers were given a sketch to use and for an added challenge, they had to include a clip.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I had so much fun watercoloring "Say a Prayer" from Wags n Whiskers. I also created this card for the Stamp and Create Product focus Buttons, Brads and Bling this week over at the Stamp & Create blog. The DT is showcasing some of these gorgeous embellishments and of course, because they are the spotlight, they are reduced by 25% this week! Isn't that awesome!!

In addition to using the Basic Grey Buttons and Kaiser Craft Snow pearls, that are on sale this week, I used Basic Grey Sugar Rush, Basic Grey Bitter Sweet dp, lace and Say a Prayer image available at Stamp and Create as well!!
I just love pink and purple and it just reminds me so much of spring!! I just had to add the glitter to the wings. What is an angel with out some sparkle, right?

I hope you have a chance to create a card with the sketch and clip too for the Creative Belli Challenge !! Here is what you need to do...1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :)
2. Make a completed project/card with anything with a CLIP AND THE SKETCH... Grab something you have had lying around for ages! It could be ANY kind of CLIP! just Grab it and create!
3. Share the link here in the comments linking to Mr. Linky -
CBC87. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your blog, be sure and put CBC87 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!

other challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - ribbon
Simon says stamp- spring and/or glimmer

I hope you enjoyed my take!! Thanks again Creative Belli for the opportunity to be a guest and work beside you talented ladies!!

I can hardly believe that in less than a week it is April. Where does the time go?!!! With a new month comes a new release at Our Daily Bread Designs!! These sets are perfect for Mother's day and Father's Day!!!
Today I would like to share a sneak peak using one of the stunning sentiments from the Our Daily Bread Designs set Mom to be available at ODBD on April 1. I incorporated the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.


Psalm 51:7-10 "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness, let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."


Make a clean and simple card/layout/project.

Here is my take on the challenge using my sneak peak:

What was most challenging about this card was not the clean and simple layout but the fact that I did it in the dark by candle light without electric a couple of days ago. I guess you would call me a die hard when it comes to stitching since I turned the wheel by hand on my sewing machine since we had no electric. Silly huh?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Mom (sneak peak, available on April 1)
Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart, white cs and pink pirouette cs
Emellishments: Gold Baubles, pink grosgrain, Basic grey button
Tools: MS Floral Vine punch, scorer, scalloped and standard oval dies from Spellbinders

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Cassie said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Chris. I love your coloring on the sketch card, and what a precious image. Your sentiment for your sneak is awesome. . .wow ;D

dolcreations said...

This card is so pretty! Beautiful work as always Chris!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

They are both lovely! Really beautiful work!

Cheryl said...

WOW they are both stunning and I am always in awe of your fabulous stitching!!!
Hugs xx

Mandy said...

such a gorgeous card! and even more beautiful sentiment!


Stef H said...

oh you know i just love everything you do! these are beautiful.

hope the family is all feeling better soon.

cheryl said...

wow hun this is just fantstic agree with my other friend cheryl your stiching is just stunning hun bless your heart for the comment you have left on my blog gosh hun means the world comeing from you,hugs cheryl x
hope you meant the pixie cottage,DT as have had no other,messages about any other DT's unless I am missing something he he xxxxxxx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

LOVE your take on the Belli sketch and clip challenge, Chris! Your card is adorable and colored wonderfully! And your stitching is fabulous!

I'm so glad you were able to play along with us and be our guest designer, especially on somewhat short notice! THANK YOU!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Mom I love the color combo and that adorable

Kerri said...

I love how you combined the dp on the first card! Beautiful color combos! The stitching and sparkle look fabulous : ) I also love the scored white bg of the second card! Gorgeous layout and design!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

HA, nothing simple about this card, you just make it look very easy!!! Beautiful as always Chris.

Is that one of your daughters up above me, LOL. Teaching them how to blog AND make cards? Hugs, Jane

Maria Matter said...

Good Morning Chris!
I'm praising God with you! So glad to hear hubby was able to be out & about a little today!
I will continue to pray for you girls and of course, strength for you!!!

Your Belli card is gorgeous!!! I loved having you design with us, always a honor working beside you Chris!!!

Beautiful CAS ODBD card too! and by candlelight yet...too funny! I think you could make a lovely card with your
eyes closed too sweetie! lol

Hugs & blessings, Maria

Ceal said...

Wow Chris both your cards are Very Beautiful!!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh my word, Chris....are both of your cards ever so GORGEOUS!! I love the soft coloring on the first one, and the second one...well, this fabulous saying sums it all up.....stunning card!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina Ps.: I am so glad that Scott is feeling much better and went back to work!! God is good ;D

Holly said...

Chris, your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am in awe of your watercoloring and the stitching on the Belli card. And you created a card in the dark??? Wow, you did such a gorgeous job with that. Such stunning cards that you've shared with us - thank you so much!

Darsie Bruno said...

This is such a beautiful card! Elegant and classy in its style! Thanks for being such a fabulous guest DT this week on the Belli Challenage!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
I don't have enough complementary adjectives to describe your cards. Your work is amazing. You really have a God given talent. Stitching by turning the machine by hand - now that is impressive. Lord bless.
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie!! Fantastic creations as always hun!! I adore the image with the sparkly wings and the touch of lace is wonderful!! You are so inspiring hun!! Don't stop!! HUGS

Becky said...

Both are gorgeous. The second one is anything but plain and simple :)

Fern said...

Chris, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! Your work is truly a work of art!! Thank you for being our GDT member this week over at the Creative Belli Blog, we are so glad to have you!!

Cindy Haffner said...

These are GORGEOUS!!

Kim Piggott said...

Two beautiful cards Chris!
Such wonderful colours and your designs are gorgeous!
So sorry that your family has been suffering. I am so pleased that you can keep your daughters asthma under control bless her.

kim x

stampinfrog said...

Two beautiful cards Chris!Exquisite coloring and papers! So glad your hubby is doing better!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Chris this is soooo pretty and you did the sewing by the wheel that would have been hard to do, wow!!!! At first I thought you were gonna say you did it by hand. lol
You did a Beautiful job sweetie, and I love the darling image, and the scripture tooo, its beautiful!!!!

Hope you are doing well!
Hugs to you,

Tammy said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Chris! Beautiful colors and awesome coloring! All the details and your sewing is stunning!
Hugs, Tammy

Lori said...

The angel's wings are beautiful, Chris, great job! Okay, by candle light, really? You are a die hard seamstress. We all do those crazy things though. Good to hear your family is better, still in my prayers.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Chris, two fabulous card today ... what a treat! Congrats on the Belli GDT! Such wonderful news!!!

Glad to hear the DH is feeling a l'il better! Stay well!!

Spyder said...

Two beautiful cards Chris!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, so pretty, beautiful cards. The pinks are lovely. Kim

Tracy said...

Both are really pretty and I love the verse on the second card. Hope your family are back on their feet soon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carol L said...

these are two absolutely breathtakingly beautiful cards! You put such amazing and incredible detail into your work and it's a joy to see it all! Wishing your family well always, take care :)

Unknown said...

Chris, both cards are stunning! I love allthe detail in the first and the sentiment on the second! Prayers for feeling better!
Kim xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful cards... Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Dawn B. said...

Chris I am so glad you are all getting better. We had it too but not this bad.. Is spring here yet? I am ready. Your cards always have amazing detail and these are no exception. I love that sweet image.. Great job.

Jodi said...

I love both cards but I really love the first one!! The colors and coloring are great! I love the stitching you did too!!
Jodi =)

Candace said...

Gorgeous cards, Chris!

Lacey Stephens said...

Chris, these are both so beautiful!! I love all of the accents you added and the pairing of papers on the WnW card. I am so glad your husband is feeling a little better! I sure hope your daughters are feeling better soon and that you are to get some rest!!

Rufus said...

Great cards. Glad to hear that the whole family is slowly, but surely improving! As for the last card, silly? Not hardly, determined, persistent, maybe even stubborn but not silly!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful cards, as always!!! Love all the details you add on! Lovely!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

You are a hard core stamper! Sitting there in the dark with your sewingmaching on manpower! *LOL*

Your cards are beautiful! The little girl praying is so adorable.

Thanks for playing with Simon Says this week ;o)


Tracy said...

wow these are beautiful really gorgeous designs
Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. Tracy x

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous. Amazing that you were able to do it in the dark and even stitch w/o electricity!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh are one dedicated crafter. Maybe you should check into getting an antique paddle sewing machine. then you wouldn't have to worry about it should that happen again. :) We used to have one of those when I was young. wonder whatever happened to it.... Oh well....I digress. LOL! Both cards are absolutely beautiful! You are such a talent!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hello Chris, wow what a busy bee you've been since my last visit. I am loving all your latest makes! the last two cards are stunners. I love the cute wags n whiskers card, which fits in perfectly with our challenge at the Creative Cottage this week, sparkle! thank you for joining us, and good luck, hugs Linda x

craftymum said...

lovely card. Thanks for joining us at TG.
Love Sarah XXX

MariLynn said...

I love your cas card. I can't believe you stitched that without electricity. Awesome job.

Kat said...

Both beautiful cards Chris. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Teri said...

Gorgeous project hun - love the sparkle!!
Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week. Hope you get to play next time too!
Teri x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Chris :-) Both of them are absolutely stunning ! :-)

I hope everyone has recovered from the nasty virus ! xx

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Becky said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous sparkle!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Chris! I love them both. I hope you are doing well. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Jessica said...

What a wonderful quote. I just love everything about this card.

Nenika said...

Очень милая и нежная!!!


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