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Saturday, March 27, 2010
Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend!! Spring is upon us and soon it will be Easter. I am looking forward to the warmer days and time outdoors!!

Today I would like to share two creations with you....One for Saturday Spotlight and the other for Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.
This week the Challenge team at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge is challenging you to create an Easter Card or project.
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, April 1 at 8 p.m.. 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:

For my creation, I used a sneak peak of the Mom set to be released on April 1 and the sentiment from He Is Risen!! I just had to play with the new designer paper I received this week too. I am loving the Green at Heart Paper from Basic Grey. It matches perfectly with my pink satin ribbon. The flourishes on each side of my image are created with the Fancy Labels dies from Spellbinders.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our DailyBread Designs: Mom and He is Risen
Paper: White and pink CS, Basic Grey Green At Heart
Accessories: May Arts pink satin ribbon, MS flower vine punch, Swiss dots embossing folder, Fancy tags Spellbinders die, gold baubles

I also incorporated:
* the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge-to make it clean and simple
* CCEE Inspiration Challenge- inspired by the colors in this photo chosen by Tosh
*Going Grey with ScrapCreations- Think Spring
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge- pink, green and flowers
* Crafty Catz- White and one other color (pink)
*Paper Garden Projects- Embossing
*Incy Wincy- Think Spring or Easter
* Jacksonbelle- Easter or spring
* Simon Says Stamp- Easter or spring and some glimmer

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!


Now on to the Saturday Spotlight Challenge!!!

For this week's challenge.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to create something with COFFEE in mind! You don't HAVE to use coffee images for this challenge, you can take inspiration from the colors you think of in coffee like rich browns, blacks, tan/creamy colors, etc. And to help you out a bit further, we wanted to provide you with this inspirational photo:
So please take the inspiration from the photo or from the colors you think of with coffee and have fun with it!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

For our special Spotlight sponsor this week we have...

The  cutting cafe blinkie
Here is a little bit of info about the company:
The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable/Digital Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....

**Regina is generously providing the prize winner this week THREE sets of choice from her store!!** We would also like to thank The Cutting Cafe' for providing some images for us, the design team, to work with on their creations for this week!!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I created a box of cookies to go with this coffee and mug to make a gift set for a friend. I used this gift to go template from Leigh Ann Baird.

Stamps: Digitals from The Cutting Cafe
Paper: Tim Coffey from K&Co. and Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Labels 13 Spellbinders die, satin ribbon, textile embossing folder from Provocraft
Template: Gift to Go from Leigh Ann Baird at Perfect Presentations

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 SSHP24

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!

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Patter Cross said...

Wow, lots of fun going on at "your place" today Chris! Congrats on the blog anniversary! Wonderful prizes, and I am sure someone will truly be blessed by your amazing gifts!

And LOVE your ODBD card. Just a beautiful Easter card, and the pink is perfect! Gotta love my baby pink!!! :)

Have a blessed day, and I pray you feel better today. Super huge hugs!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris,
your card is really beautiful. I love how you did the bottom of the card and your colouring is gorgeous. A beautiful stamp and love the verse.
Hugs Marion

Dawn B. said...

What could be better than coffee and cookies.. This is terrific Chris.. I love the box you chose to make.. Great job.. Hope you are all feeling better..

America said...

im always amazed by your INCREBILE creativity Chris!! Love your use of the soft colors and fabulous details on your elegant Easter card. AND WHAT A FUN, and really Great Cookie Box project for that coffee inspiration! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Now this is just amazing!! BOTH of these creations are so totally GORGEOUS lady!! The top card is so elegant and stunning with the colors, embossing, punched!!

Now...let's talk about how awesome the coffee goodies are!!! Oh so yummy!! I haven't had my coffee yet this morning, so this is like a tease girl!! LOL!! What a fabulous idea to do this and you are so very clever!! I just adore what you've brought to the Saturday Spotlight challenges each and every week!! YOU ROCK lady!! Enjoy the weekend!! BIG HUGS

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous ODB card; the pink against the crisp white background is a perfect Spring feel and your image is stunning!

Such a fun coffee gift set; I'd love giving (or receiving!) one of those! Thanks for a great gift idea!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Your card is absoloutely stunning. I love the beautiful image and the verse is so inspirational. The punched border at the bottom is fabulous. Amazing work.
Fiona x

Darlene said...

Holy Smokes ... you are just amazing!! How do you continually come up with these amazingly crafty ideas!! WOW!! Fabby gift idea for your friend and yummy too! Awesome job as always Chris! YOU certainly rocked this challenge! Have a blessed weekend my friend!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

That card is fabulous! I love the layout and hope to case it one day! I love the images on the gift to go template! Great projects as always!

Grace said...

Chris I can hardly take it all in this morning! Your ODBD card is stunning!!! The colors are soooo pretty! Love every detail as always! Your coffee and cookies card is fabulous too! Yum! You KNOW me and coffee so this makes me smile!!! Hope you are feeling better today! Sending hugs and prayers my friend!!!

Crystal said...

Chris wow girl your first card is sooooo beautiful, love that yummy ribbon and those scored lines....Stunning colors tooo sweetie!!!! Your coffee creation, WOW just perfect, you rocked this challenge like you do EVERY WEEK!!!! Hope everyone is starting to feel better and you are not getting sick....sending hugs your way!!

Becky said...

Chris your card is just stunning. Love the colors, and love how you used the punch for the bottom.

ChristineCreations said...

Chris you've totally captured the delicate and feminine nature of this stamp! What a beautiful creation!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two gorgeous ideas Chris!!! Love the ODBD card...the scoring is fab :)!!! Your coffee box is just way toooooo cute!!! Have a wonderful weekend and happy belated blogoversary!!! Hugs ~S~


Hi Chris
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Tricia T said...

Your embossed card is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Paper Garden Challenge!

Lori said...

I love coffee, how fun this will be!!! Love your props too. Thanks for the ODBD peek, I like what I have seen so far.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, goodness, the first card...pure feminine BEAUTY and the second project...WOW, love it. I drink coffee and how awesome is this?! What an fabulous gift this would make in a little basket...hmmm, you've got me thinking now. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

carol said...

hello. lovely card, thankyou for joining in with the craftycatz challenge, x carol

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous creations Chris! Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the soft colors and that beautiful bow! ...and your coffee set is awesome! Perfect for a friend!
Hugs, Tammy

Yogi said...

pretty card

Sol said...

Lovely Pink Card! and The gift box is so beautiful... I am sure the receiver will appreciate it... :)

Cheryl said...

Oh WOW Chris,such fabulous creations,your attention to detail is always perfect and these are no exception!!! I love your work!!
Hugs xx

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous card, love that bow! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This card is so lovely - all of the elements are perfect together. I love that punched bottom edge, just beautiful.
Thanks so much for playing the Paper Garden Projects challenge!

Mary C said...

Your Spring card is beautiful, the soft pink and white is gorgeous with all the clean embossed lines. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
Happy Creating!

Unknown said...

LOVE how you used the two ODBD sets together...totally gonna case you on that! beautiful colors, love the ribbon..just gorgeous work!

Peggy said...

This is a beautiful card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, you have been super busy again! I love your Easter card as that pale pink is my fav. Beautiful details on it and that fabulous bow is so pretty! Love it!
Your little box of cookies is adorable and I'm sure your friend will love it! Fabulous job as always,

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. I am lovin' the new ODBD image! There are speed racers and speed skaters, but you my dear are a speed carder. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card with us at SSCC.

Nikki said...

Wow Chris you've been buzy your card is beautiful and love all the coffee going on
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Kerri said...

Love them both, Chris!!! That card is absolutely gorgeous, and I am loving the dp you used on your Gift to Go box!!! Beautiful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh Chris, your card is gorgeous!! I LOVE the soft colors and scoring!! And your ribbon is fabulous!! Love your coffee gift set too with your charming box of cookies!! Thanks so much for joining us for our CCEE challenge!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely work all around :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

KarenB said...

Your projects are lovely. What a lovely idea to do the coffee+cookies set. And your soft pink card is just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marley said...

Dear Chris,

Wow I love it!! Love the big bow on the card! Really nice soft pink colour too!! Your gift to go is AMAZING!! x xMarley

Kristen said...

Oh Chris, Your card is STUNNING. Absoultly gorgeous!!!! Thanks for playing this week with Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Rachel said...

your card and your box are absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so AMAZING with all your gorgeous creations.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris, hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Your coffee box is fabulous, I really like the DP you used...a brilliant creation for this challenge!!
I always love seeing what you do for ODBDs, their images are so elegant and are perfect for your style! Your card is STUNNING!!!

take care
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Naoual said...

This is STUNNING Chris!! Love the colour combo's and the amazing detail! Great job girl!!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Deb Neerman said...

Fabulous, Chris! I absolutely love this!

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous Easter card Chrissie! (Are you feeling better?!) xx00!!

Deb said...

Fantastic creations Chris, so love them both, the lace effect on the top card is so pretty and the cookie box is such a fabulous idea! hugs Debx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, elegant card.

Risa said...

What a stunning card and beautiful container!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow, i love this idea great job...hugs


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