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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Good Morning Everyone!! This post is prescheduled since I am down with the flu and not able to be on the computer at this time. Hopefully I am able to sleep when this goes live. I was so hoping I would escape this illness that my family has had but I guess that was not meant to be....

Anywho...today is Tuesday and that means it is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch!!
This week's sponsor is Priscilla herself with her Priscilla- styles Store.

Priscilla carries awesome templates for dimensional envelopes. Each one of the dt members was blessed with one of her templates to use for this month's challenges!! And I think....one person will be lucky to win one as a bonus prize this week. Check here to find out what this week's prize is.Here is this week's sketch:Here is my take on this week's Sketch:

For my card I used the Whimsy image: Splashy Sabrina (which is part of my blog candy here). I colored her with water colors, cut her out and popped her up on dimensionals on a background dry embossed with the Provocraft Bubbles folder. I thought the fun fur was perfect for this image and so fun. The dp is from my scrap bin and from Stampin Up's Flock Together dp. I used the the Martha Stewart shell border punch for the edges.

The 6 x 6 envelopes templates from Priscillastyles store make it look like such a gift.
I tried to show photos of all angles on the envelope. The envelope is 3/4 thick so it holds cards with a lot of dimension. I sewed the edges of the envelope and embossed flourishes from Stampin Ups Priceless stamp set. The flowers are punched out using a SU punch and the name escapes me at the moment (Sorry). To close the envelope I have added a velcro closure.

I hope you can join us for the MMSC47 sketch. We can't wait to see your creations. If you do create a card or project, please leave a direct on Mr. Linky here. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my talented dt sisters:

Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
Charlotte- Designs from Within
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Sue Drees - Rubber Stamping Adventures

This week we bid good bye to two dear friends and dt sisters who I will always hold close to my heart: Sue from McMahon Designs and Jane from the Paper Affair whose lives just have become so busy and they needed to step down at this time. I wish you girls the best!!! Big hugs! We will see you in blogland!! Thanks also to Sue Drees who was an awesome guest this month!! You will all be missed.

Thanks to all for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I hope I am up and feeling better soon so I can leave you all comments. I also have another post scheduled with a new release template from Perfect Presentations later on this a.m.

blessings,
Chris

23 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - I do hope you are sleeping as I type this, and pray that you wake feelign a lot better!! Chris it seems that sickness does not hold you back - your card is adorable and the colours divine! I love the fun fur and the Nesties behnd the DP - your details are all perfect - as always! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Chris, I do hope you are feeling much better soon and that the family is well on the mend! Stunning card (as usual) love all your goregous detail, beautiful dsp and envelope, take careX:)

Becky said...

Hi Chris!! Hope you are feeling better :). This card is fabulous, but I must say I am in love with these envelopes, I must get me one of these templates.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
So sorry to hear that you have succumbed to the flu. Look after yourself.
This is a beautiful card. Fantastic detail and wonderful colour. The envelope is gorgeous as well.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh hope you feel beter soon hun keep warm,your card and envelope hun its stunning super detail love it hugs cheryl xxx

Paula said...

This is super - you brightened the start to my day,hope you feel better & am thinking of you. I know what you mean about procrastination, it is at times like these you know somebody else is in charge!!
Paula
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear you are now sick too Chris! I really hope you start feeling better soon! And what gorgeous creations you're showing us today - wow - loving that tux! Your creativity knows no bounds my friend! And a great take on that sketch with your beautiful mermaid - stunning work as always!
Hugs, Danielle

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, I am glad to see that you and your are on the mend. Your beautiful Sabrina the mermaid is wonderfully whimsical. I just love your color choice especially. The blue reminds me of the ocean which is just perfect for that adorable mermaid!

Lori said...

She is beautiful! Love the water feel to the entire card and envie. Hope you feel better soon, and that your family is taking care of you. At least as well as 2 little girls can, if you kwim. =)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Love the lacing details on this fab sketch. Beautifully colored image and love all the fibers! Hope you're feeling better soon...I'm right there with you!

Carol said...

Chris I wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you get the chance for some well deserved rest. Your card this week is simply delightful and reminds me of the movie "Splash". Everything from the colors to the embellishments are simply enchanting. A piece of pure paper perfection. Get Well Soon!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Chris, both are such lovely cards!! Hard to top your creations and that box with the tux, an elegant way to present anything !! Your hubby shares my favorite chocolate- I locked my eyes on them first thing, LOL. I WILL see you in blogland - get well soon Chris. Hugs, Jane

Deb Neerman said...

This is stunning, Chris! Love that lacing ... so unqiue and fun!

Soooo sorry to hear that you're down with the flu. Rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat at least 5 lbs of chocolate ... doctor's orders!

Sending hugs!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I love "Under the Sea" style cards! This is wonderful! The lacing and border punch are so perfect with this image. :) I hope you get well quickly! Get lots of rest OK.. Hugs, Michelle

Risa said...

Hi Chris,
I'm sorry that I haven't been around to visit lately. I've been so busy trying to get ahead with behind the scene projects and the days simply aren't long enough at times. I'm so sorry to hear that your family has been sacked with the dreaded flu! This has to be extremely difficult to watch your hubby and kids suffer while being sick yourself! I've said a prayer for all of you and I'm wishing for a speedy recovery.
Your card and envelope are beautiful and full of wonderful details! I'm going to have to visit Priscilla's store and buy a template or two.
Take care and make sure you drink a lot of fluids and get as must rest as possible!
Big Hugs
Risa:)

Priscilla said...

Chris, you have really out done yourself with this one. Your quality of workmanship is just outstanding. You never miss!!! You are always so detailed and flawless. Your colors are always perfect for your image choices too. Just perfect. Thank you Chris for your wonderful creations and inspiration you bring to the team each week. You are a blessing to this team in many ways.
Priscilla

Carolyn said...

First of all....I hope you are feeling better SOON!! Have been thinking about you and praying for your family. You amaze me to still get so much done even not feeling well. You are such an inspiration. I just love this card and have scrolled through the other projects on your page that are all just stunning! I love your lacing on this and the way the punches make it look like such a lacy and feminine card. Your envelope is so beautiful too with all the beautiful flourishes and pretty dp flap. Your creativity is endless!

Hugs and blessings to you!
Carolyn

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

Chris, what a fun mermaid card!! The bright blue colors make her jump out right at me :) Very interesting ribbons , quite nice! Thanks for showing us the beautiful box too, xox ~Jeni

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fun project! Love the new MM sketch!
~lacey

Phyllis said...

Chris, before anything else I want to tell you that I like your new picture!! Great hair color. Your card is just precious!! I love that image and the wonderful colors that you have chosen. Looks like under the sea!! Beautiful border around the card and I love your lacing!! AWESOME creation!! Your envelope from Priscilla is wonderful too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Sue said...

Chris, WOW, this is beautiful. I love the blue. The image is adorable and colored to perfection. The lacing is so nice too. Your envelope........wow, wow, wow. Hope by now your feeling better. Chris, thanks so much for all your comments and welcoming me in this month, I had so much fun creating side by side with you gals. Feel better.

Hugs
Sue Drees

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, I hope by now you are feeling better and that the family is better too! Your card set is just perfect with all the little details. Beautiful image and coloring and your lacing is spot on! Your dp colors are gorgeous and fitting with this sweet little mermaid. Fabulous creation as always.
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Chris! I love how you made the lacing different! Clever idea! Beautiful colors!! It's been a pleasure working along side of you this past year and getting to know you better! Thanks for being such a wonderful person and sweet person!

(((HUGS)))
Sue

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