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Saturday, March 20, 2010
Happy Saturday!! I hope everyone is having a great start to your weekend!! I am so glad the sun is out and it may be a nice day here. Our family is hopefully on the mend....thanks so much for your well wishes. We were suppose to go away this weekend but we will be laying low and recuperating instead. Scott went to the doctor and got a slew of antibiotics and medication from the doctor so hopefully it will kick in soon and the fever will break. So far my oldest daughter escaped this horrendous flu in our house. Anywho it is Spring today!!! Since this is the first day of Spring, the Our Daily bread Designs Challenge team is challengeing you to create something for spring using Spring colors, sentiments and images portraying New Life. (perfect time for an Easter Creation being that we are new creatures in Christ).
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, 25. to Mr. Linky here. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.
Here is my take on the challenge:

I used the dp from Basic Grey Lily Kate and DCWV Nursery Stack. The image is framed with the Labels 9 and Fleur De Lis dies from Spellbinders. The bow is created with the bow easy and the Striped Grosgrain from SU. The butterflies are my embellishment to resemble new life and they are created with the MS Classic butterfly punch and Zva Creative pearls. The Verse is from the new Scripture 4 set at Our Daily Bread Designs. The frame is made with the Vine borders set at ODBD.

Stamps: Scripture 4 set at Our Daily Bread Designs and ODBD Vine borders set
Paper: Basic Grey Lily Kate and DCWV Nursery Stack
Embellishments and tools: MS Classic butterfly punch and Zva Creative pearls, Labels 9 and Fleur De Lis dies from Spellbinders

other challenges:
Fussy and Fancy-Green
Stamp Simply: texture
The Pink Elephant~spring.
Flutterby Wednesday- green and butterflies, fairies or angels
Abc Challenge: Quotations (Quotes from the Bible)
Creative Inspirations: White, yellow (gold is yellow right?) and green
cupcake craft challenge: going green

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
We hope you can join us for this challenge!! We look forward to seeing your creations!


Since it is Saturday, it is also time for another Saturday Spotlight Challenge!!!

For this week's challenge.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to create a nice birthday card...BUT WAIT!!! It's not THAT simple!! We would like for you to use YOUR birthstone color on your creation as well! Don't know what it is? We can help! Check out this link to find YOUR birthstone color: CLICK HERE!!
Have fun and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...
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**One lucky winner from our challenge in Mister Linky this week drawn from will receive FIVE FREE DIGITAL IMAGES of choice from the The Stamping Boutique store!** Each of the dt were provided with their choice of 2 images for this week's challenge!!

Here is my creation using my Sapphire birthstone!! I made a cupcake box using the
Hey Cupcake template from Leigh Ann Baird at Perfect Presentations. I just love these fun templates!! The image is colored with copics and popped up on dimensionals. The dp is Basic Grey Nook and Pantry.

Cute card Thursday- yearly celebrations-Birthday
Totally Gorjuss~sweet.
Charisma Cardz~for the kids
Penny's Challenges: birthday
Creative Card Crew: going dotty (embossed in swiss dots)

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

*Vicki (creator/coordinator)

REMINDERS For The Saturday Spotlight:
Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations before Friday at 3 p.m.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP23

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed all my creations. I sure enjoyed creating them!! I hope you are having a great weekend!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
More stunning crafting. I love the box but the card is for me so inspiring - We change, He changes not. It's beatiful to look at a comforting to read.
Fiona x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Morning Chris,
Your ODBD creation is just gorgeous! And the birthday cupcake box is an awesome idea! How sweet is this little birthday girl! Very SWEET idea .. love it!! I've never tried making one of these ... you again have inspired me!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Chris, your ODBD card is beautiful!!!!!! Amazing details sweetie!! You sure did rock this bday challenge too love your birthday box!!!! Fabulous work girl!! Hugs!

dolcreations said...

Love the top card with that gorgeous thick bow! I love your attention to the little details! Love the cupcake box! You always come up with the most fantastic ideas!! Glad to hear everyone is on the mend!! Yahhhhh....spring has sprung here too!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

girl you make the prettiest bows! what a beautiful card!

i sure hope you're sending me that cupcake in that gorgeous box! just kidding. but it is gorgeous!

can you believe it was 70F yesterday and today - 1st day of spring - we have snow????? what the heck????

hugs :)

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous first card -- stunningly elegant and the perfect Easter sentiment!

Perfect birthday treat, too! Adorable gift box and that cupcake looks SO yummy!!

Kim said...

Oh the ODB card is simply stunning! I've got to get an order in for those stamps! Love the elegance this card holds.
Love the yummy birthday card! I'm glad that you are all on the mend!
Thanks for playing along at Penny's this week!
Kim xXx

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Chris, your card is over the tip STUNNING!! I love that awesome bow and the way you have placed the borders under the Labels 9 ...genius. Oh, oh, don't let me forget your signature stitching and that fabulous paper. You are the official QUEEN of FABULOUS cards!!! Now on to that cupcake container....if my Burthday hadn't passed already I would have said, you made that for me ;D;D. So striking..LOVE it!! Hope you are feeling better today my friend. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lynn said...

What beautiful craftsmanship on your amazing scripture card!! Truly exquisite.

RosesMarijke said...

I love all your Beautiful cards Chris!!

Shirley N said...

Your card is so stunning Chris, love your Nesties in this! And your cupcake box is adorable!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love your tailored bow with the verse Chris! Beautiful touches of green and gold too.

Lori said...

Very cute, Chris! The cupcake box is such a great idea. I'm glad to hear that your family is recovering.

Silke Ledlow said...

Chris - both ideas are BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the added gold on the ODBD card!!! The birthday box is super cute and the cupcake looks yummy!!! Love it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

theneon said...

Another beautiful creation -- and that cupcake box -- Awesome! It would be a beautiful gift even without the yummy cupcake.

Shelly said...

Great projects! Love the elegance of your green card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Shelly ;)

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Ann said...

WOW oh so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you’ll have time to join us for our new challenge which starts tomorrow.
Ann xxx

America said...

WOW! GORGEOUS ODBD card with that fab GOLD and that yummy bow that is STUNNING!!!! And what adorable and fabulous projects!!! Love your sewing/detailing Chris!! Hope your family is getting better. Its NEVER easy to have sick ones.... Thinking of you too! :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris two stunning cards and one yummy cupcake, your really know how to please a lady. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Allison said...

so yummy
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

Danni said...

Wonderful beautiful creations!!

Trudi said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris! Thanks for joining us this week in our Spring Theme challenge over at TPE!

Deb Neerman said...

OMigosh, this is just fabulous, Chris!!!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" texture challenge!

PS: LOVE your new pix, you cute l'il thing!

Cheryl said...

wow hun what can i say but once again you have made stunning creations hugs cheryl xxx

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, WOW -- what a couple of gorgeous projects! Love your added texture!!! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Chris your card is stunning and the box is totally adorable!!! I think I need to invest in some of these box templates - they are just so cool!! :)

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Tina said...

Everything is gorgeous! You have an amazing style!

Anonymous said...

Oh girl, I hope you know just how creative you are lady!! I ADORE your cupcake box with OUR Sapphire color!! I don't think I'll be forgetting your b-day either now!! :) Your top card is so gorgeous of course as well!! I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers sweetie!! Don't worry about anything!! HUGS

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Beautiful!! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Challenge : )

Deb said...

this is so gorgeous Chris, love those colours and the image is so perfect for this sweet gift box! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous honey, i love the ribbon and sweet papers a fab take on the colour combo at Creative Inspirations, big hugs Pops x

Vee said...

Fabulous little box and a lovely image too.Thanks for joining us at Charisma .
xx Vee

Cathy said...

Stunning card and gorgeous details. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Randi said...

Such a pretty shade of green!! And, it looks amazing paired with the gold! Love those cute, teeny butterflies for FBW!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and cute box! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!


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