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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hello stamping friends! I hope you are having a lovely week so far! It's been a busy one for me...but that's always the case...with homeschooling my two girls, taking care of our household, church responsibilities and my card making. Today I have two cards or projects to share with you. Coincidently, they are both me these are spring or summer colors!!

First, since it is the first Thursday of the month...Lori from the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge has sent me this image as my inspiration for my creation:

I was greatly inspired by all the pink flowers, pearls, and tea cup. While I was perusing Michael's for some supplies I needed my eyes cam upon this paper box which immediately reminded me of this week's inspiration so I decided to alter it for today's inspiration creation.
The large Windsor London prima rose, May Arts Pink Satin Ribbon and the string of pearl flourishes from ZVA Creative with the small rose buds seemed to give it an elegant feel like the photo Lori sent. I then added the sentiment "Praying your day will be filled with Joy" from the Our Daily Bread designs Easter Blessings set framed in the Spellbinders Fancy Labels die and put the lattice border (Martha Stewart Lattice border punch) around the edge, and button for the flap. I plan to give this to my Mother for Mother's Day!! I hope she will like it.

Box recipe:
Paper box from Michaels
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Easter Blessings
Accessories: large Windsor London prima rose, May Arts Pink Satin Ribbon and the string of pearl flourishes from ZVA Creative, Spellbinders Fancy Labels die, Martha Stewart Lattice border punch, button from stash, May Arts Prima rose buds (petite)

The Treehouse Stamps - Bling
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #26 "3 Different Textures"
Allsorts- make a card or project for someone who is like a mom to you.
Stamp Something- designer paper, buttons, ribbon
My Time to Craft- Just for Mom

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:


Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC23. Have fun!!


I also have some good news to share with you, a while dt sister and co-owner of Wags N WhiskersLacey asked me to design for her Stamp and Create store. I was so excited and just had to say yes. Her dt is so friendly and talented and Lacey is such an awesome person to work with that I am honored to become a part.
She carries such a wide variety of stamps and supplies in her store!! If you have not seen her online store, you should really check it out here.

This week, the Product Spotlight at Stamp & Create is Stampavie Stamps. Stampavie carries a few stamp lines by different artists and they are all too cute and sweet!

The artists are: Sarah Kay, Penny Johnson, Helz Cuppleditch, Gillian F. Roberts, Rachelle Anne Miller, and Mo Manning.

For the Product Spotlight Special this week, all Stampavie stamps that are in-stock at Stamp and Create are 25% off. This excludes the Spring/Summer release pre-order.

However, speaking of the pre-order, you can still pre-order all of the images new release images.

The card I am sharing with you today uses one of the Stampavie stamps from the Sarah Kay line called: My Sweet Lili. I colored her with Distress inks. I also used some Basic Grey Eva paper, American Crafts Jewel Brads, Large Star Spacer, and the Bow Easy from Lacey's Stamp and Create Store. I had so much fun creating this card while the snow was coming down in these spring and summery colors.

For more inspiration or examples of products made by the team using Stampavie products, please visit my dt sisters: Lacey and Jeanette. At Jeanette's blog on this same link you will also see an awesome tutorial on how she colors with copics!!!


Sketch Saturday Challenge

Delightful Sketches- Kids

Practical Scrappers: Ink

Clearly Inspired challenge~square cards.

The Treehouse Stamps - Bling
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #26 "3 Different Textures" (pearls, lace, ribbon, paper)
Fussy And Fancy- Cinderella
Creative Card Crew~Celebration
Secret Crafter~stitching.
Stampavie- spring

Thanks to everyone who responded to my question or concern about blogger or about blog surfing. I have been using Firefox as many of you suggested but it seems like I am having more problems yet with this than internet explorer as strange as it may seem. I actually am using both at the same time going one to the next when the other is not working as it should. Oh well, hopefully it gets better soon!!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments. I so enjoy reading them and being inspired by your comments . I hope you enjoyed today's post and that your day is full of sunshine!! The Sun is here today!!! Woohoo!!




Crystal said...

AWWW this is sooooo beautiful, I LOVE the box and this fabulous easel card!!!! WOW love love that image sweetie and of course your stitching is over the top!!!!! LOVE LOVE the bling!!

Nicola said...

Wow your box is so beautiful Chris, love the paper you have used and the rose, pearls and punched detail are gorgeous. Such an adorable image coloured to perfection on your easel card and these papers are mega delish. Beautiful touch of stitching and your pearl swirl with spacers is so pretty.
Nicola -x-

Lori Rider said...

Wow, Chris - gorgeous box! What a great idea for the challenge. I'm sure it was pretty to start with but you made it drop-dead fabulous! All your embellishments are just perfect. Lovely Stampavie card as well!

Cassie said...

WOW, Chris, these are fabulous projects! Your card is so precious, and that box is so lovely ;D

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fantastic! I love the pearls!

Patti J said...

Beautiful projects, Chris! That box is so special - your mom is going to love it. And your card is so soft and lovely! Pink seems to be the color this morning so far in my blurfing! Have a great day, dear friend!

LINDA said...

WOW!! These are both just simply stunning..Love all the details.. Such beautiful work as always!!!
Hugs, Linda

Angelwood said...

Chris, your card and altered box are so beautiful! Love the colors you've used - so pretty! Wonderful coloring with your distress inks (haven't tried that medium yet). Congrats on the DT position. Such a great store, I can't wait to see more of your creations. hugs, Angela

Donna said...

Your box is beautiful, Chris! All those girlie embellishments are just fabulous. Your card is really pretty, too!

Kim Yu said...

This is too adorable, Chris! Love the altered box and your card is jsut too azwesome!

Karen Wilson said...

First off, congrats on your new DT position!

Wow, your projects are beautiful. You always amaze me with your creativity!! I love the colors and the stitching on your card.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card-LOVE the vintage/shabby chic look and that is one of my fave SK stamps!

Kim said...

Both the card and the box are gorgeous, Chris. So rich and romantic. The image on that card is sooo sweet! Congrats on your new position! You deserve it, Chris!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Chris! BOTH are so, so PRETTY Chris! That card is just precious, and this color combo is one of my faves : )

Love all of your details, especially that swirl of pearls with that metal-flower...GORGEOUS!

Oh, and your box is perfect! I really need to step outside of my comfort zone and try more of these! If I could only find-the-time, LOL....speaking of which, I have no clue how you do it all girl!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

a bundle of beauties and super good news! kudos, my friend. everything is beautiful!

Danielle said...

Chris, you have created two beauties here! I love that altered box and your card is simply stunning! Beautiful colours and the image is just darling! Congrats on joining the DT for Stamp & Create - I don't know where you find the time - you're Superwoman!! LOL
Hugs, Danielle

Tina said...

Oh Chris, this is beautiful! So many wonderfful details and such a precious image.

Kerri said...

These are both just GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE that box and I know your mom will too! That card is so precious, and I just love Sarah Kay images! Congrats on the new DT!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are just wonderful, Chris! Love the vintage, Victorian look of your lovely box. The rose, the punched band, the pearls. Everything is so elegant.

MrsETaylor said...

Chris, I gotta let you in on something. I'm not the biggest fan of "cute,sweet" cards, but you my friend are the exception to that. Your creations are always these little pieces of art that get right into the core of what feeling like a child is all about.

This one is so sweet, I've got my sweet tooth kickin in. Thank you SOOOOOO much for always delivering the perfect card.

stampinfrog said...

Oh Chris congrats on the DT with Stamp and Create!Fantastic news and so well deserved!Both of your projects are gorgeous!Fabulous papers and details!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I am in love with that card! Stunning! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Totally awesome creation the colours, design and that beautiful image.....just pure perfection.

Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow that easel card is absolutely stunning, I love the colour scheme its beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
I love the box that you've altered it's gorgeous,as is the card...Congrats on your news..
Mandy xx

Alyssa S said...

Such gorgeous creations! You continue to amaze me with all that you do! Congrats on the new dt spot!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Girl, this is just sooo amazing!!! What stunning details with the image, coloring and I love those pearls!! :) Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Rebecca said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! I have loved that image for a long time, and your coloring is perfect for it. Such a soft, sweet card!

Jodi said...

This is a gorgeous card Chris! Love the pretty box you made with all your embellishments too!!
Jodi =)

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, these are both soooooooo gorgeous, Chris! Love that wonderful stamp on your beauteous card, and that altered box is a true treasure!

Randi said...

Gorgeous projects Chris!! Love all the pink! And your layout on your easel card is amazing! Such a sweet, beautifully colored image!

Cheryl said...

wow chris the card is amazing but that box hun gosh you really are one super talented lady hun so beautifully made love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Chris

Your creations are fantastic hun, the box is so beautiful and the card stunning.

Hugs Ali x

Deborah Saaranen said...

Adorable and oh-so-pretty designs Chris!!! I love all of the feminine and sweet extra special touches!

Congratulations on your new DT spot for your friend's store!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that Stampavie girl is SO precious! Great layout on that one Chris!

Dianne said...

Chris, I love both of your projects. The birthday card is so pretty and the image is so sweet.

Congrats on your new DT. Lacey does have some really cute image.

Be sure and sign up for my blog candy Here if you are interested.


Danni said...

Such a sweet, beautiful card! Congrats on the new DT!

Shirley N said...

Your craftsmanship is amazing Chris! Gorgeous projects, love them both!

Grace said...

Oooooh I am shrieking with delight Chris!!! I am in LOVE with this image!!! It's just the best!!!! You have colored it beautifully and what a pretty pink card! I'm so happy for you to be on the DT with Stamp and Create! She carries some of my most favorite lines!!! Congratulations and wow on this one Chris!!! Great job on the box too! Perfect for the IC!!!

Annette Bowes said...

G'day Chris, yet again more stunning creations, you are so talented, your altered box is just amazing! Fantastic choice picking you for the DT you certainly know how to show this image at its best, Congratulations so well deserved, take careX:)

Cheryl said...

OMG these are stunning,gorgeous details and always,breathtaking!!!
Hugs xx

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwww Chris,what a beautiful creationsi love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...


theneon said...

These are beautiful projects as always. Congratulations on your new "assignment" -- you will be a great asset to Stamp and Create!

Maria Matter said...

such beautiful coloring!!!! love this sweet image Chris and the way you arranged the pearls on your card Chris! Gorgeous box too, Wowza!
Big hugs & congrats on your new DT, how exciting is that!!!! You so ROCK lady!!!
Blessings, Maria

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Get out of here.....Chris, GF these are both out of the world gorgeous creations!!! I am speechless, seriously!!! WOW!!! The card so sweet and the embellishments {sigh} so amazing! That box for your Mom, there are for sure no words that can do justice!!!! Stunningly BEAUTIFUL and that is an understatement.....WOWZA!!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

maxine said...

Beautiful work thanks for joining us at Lexis Creations

Sharon said...

Wow, two beautiful creations. I love your Sarah Kay card. The papers are so pretty and she is one of my all time favourite images.

Michele said...

WOW Chris these are just beautiful. Love the papers you've used and all the gorgeous details to. Hugs Michele x

RobinJ said...

Totally beautiful projects! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

Katie said...

More fabulous work!
So much to see on both projects, gorgeous!
Thanks for playing again at Delightful Sketches and Challenges and in The Treehouse!

Wendy said...

Another gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!!

Julie said...

Stunning! I love the pearl flourishes. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
Julie x

dstandard said...

The card and the box are gorgeous!

Daniele said...

wow that took a few mins to get to the comment page but I can understand why there are so many your card is beautiful thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
So many lovely details, beautiful colors and I love the image from Sarah Kay.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Katie Renz said...

What a gorgeous card... and a gorgeous box as well.

Valoudesbois said...

oh your card is fantastic

thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

Pauline C said...

Gorgeousc ard - ove the pretty image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining in this week's CCC celebrations - why not pop over to my blog, leave a comment and a link to enter my DT blog candy?
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and box--I love all the fussy and fancy embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

BA said...

wow this is really adorable!!! love your card and your box too.
thanks for joining us at stmpavie & more
xoxo BA

Lori said...

Chris ~ These projects are both FABULOUS! I love the colors, the feel, everything : ) I've also been wondering how to use the large 'spacer' - yours looks so pretty on your card with the swirl!
Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy.
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Lisa Foster said...

Oh I lOVE this Chris! How sweet! That box is just to die for too!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous and the layout is divine! So precious! Thanks for celebrating with us at CCC!

Janna :)


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