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Friday, May 28, 2010
Hi Everyone!! The weekend is upon us!!! Woo hoo!! And here in the USA it is a holiday weekend to boot!! I am so excited!! This is the weekend my dear husband do a lot of our yard work. Today we will have 12 yards of black mulch delivered to use in all of our landscaping. It is a lot of work but it is so rewarding when it is complete. It is also my last weekend of preparing for our family birthday party next week where we will have 25-30 guests spending the weekend with us. Am I yet!

Well it is time for a Wags n Whiskers challenge and Our Daily Bread Designs Sneak Peek.
First....the Wags n Whiskers challenge.
This week's challenge is hosted by ubber talented Melanie and her challenge is: Handcrafted Embellishment!!
Get creative and get crafty this week!!Just remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamps to be entered into the drawing for ONE FREE WAGS 'N WHISKERS STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE!!

For my creation, I used a handcrocheted flower and felt flowers for my handcrafted embellishment along with the cute Wags n Whisker Best Friends image. The layout uses the Sketch Saturday Sketch from last weekend.

The sentiment is one of the Whimsy digital sentiments from the Flowers In Bloom Sentiment digital collection. I colored my image with water colors. I also used pearl shimmerz on my head band and on the frame around the image (blue frame). The shimmerz is this week's product spotlight at Stamp and Create which means it is also 25% off this week!! The dp is my new favorite!! Capella from Basic Grey!

Please be sure and check out all the Design Teams blogs to see their gorgeous creations. They have lots of inspiration in store for you:
Lacey, Karen, Michele, Debbie, Sharon, Jeanette, Melanie, Tina, Nikki, Renata, Christa, and Jacqui and Our Guest DT this week: Tara

Then please join us over at the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog and show us your creation with a handcrafted embellishment.... But must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image to be eligible to win a free stamp!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags n Whisker Best Friends, Whimsy digital sentiments from the Flowers In Bloom Sentiment digital collection
paper: Basic Grey Capella
accessories: Button from JoAnn crafts, pearl brads, kaiser craft pearl-snow, ZVA Creative pearls, felt flowers, handcrocheted flower, MS Shell border punch, butterfly charm, blue silk ribbon, pearl shimmerz,

Pollycraft Monday challenge: buttons and butterflies
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Charisma Cards- 3D
Flutter By Wednesday- open with butterflies, angel or fairy
Practical scrappers: felt
Incy Wincy: button up

Totally Gorjuss: Bling it on
ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage
crazy challenge: it is a girl thingCrafty Ann's - lot's of color
Papertake weekly - Say it with flowers
Pixie dust studio- Round and Round- round embellishments on your creations such as flowers etc.

Now on to my Our Daily Bread Designs Sneak peak!! I just love flowers and boy do we have a fun release coming up on June 1!! Fuscias!!! I just love fuscias. We have them hanging on our front porch. The card I am going to share with you today uses a sneak peak of the new release God Loves You at Our Daily Bread Designs. My fave fuscia color is purple and pink so I used that color scheme for my card as well. The card follows the Our Creative Corner sketch for this week.

card recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Sneak peak: God Loves You
Paper: Basic Grey-Green at Heart, purple CS, white cs
Accessories: Buttons, MS Butterfly Punch, pink ribbon, pearls, Labels 10 spellbinders, hero arts heart pearls

Pollycraft Monday challenge: buttons and butterflies
Flutter By Wednesday- open with butterflies, angel or fairy
Incy Wincy: button up

Our Creative Corner

Thanks to everyone for their well wishes for my daughter and husband. Meghan is getting better slowly as is my husband. The hardest part of Meghan's condition is her mood swings do to the medication and steroid she is on. She is off the wall. Poor girl!!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!



Tara said...

Thanks for having me as a guest today on the Wags n Whiskers Challenge Chris.... I've had great fun!
Your card is wonderful - stunning colouring and the crocheted flower is perfect!
Hugs Tara xx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Chris! These are both stunning as always. I love your color choices! The image with the teddy bear reminds me so much of my daughter. I gave her a teddy bear that my grandma gave me when I was little. She has it everywhere she goes. She just tucks it in her bag and he's just always there with her. It's a sentimental thing since my grandma is no longer with us. I may have to get my hands on that image.

I've missed a post somewhere about your daughter and husband...I hope everything is ok!

Stef H said...

wow! are these gorgeous or what????? absolutely beautiful.

i hope the sun shines all weekend and you have a ball. glad to hear DD & DH are on the mend!

have a safe & fabulous holiday weekend.

hugs :)

Crystal said...

AWWWW Chris this are amazing...I love your first card those colors and that image are just toooooooo wonderful!!! Awesome job on the challenge this week...Your second one is BEAUTIFUL too love the image pretty colors and layout!!!! Hope everyone starts feeling better....Have a great Holiday weekend girl Hopefully we can catch up on Tuesday!! Big Hugs!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love your croceted flower is really great, love the subtle colours

Thank You for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy Challenge' good luck!

Hugs Shell xx

RosesMarijke said...!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Hello Chris, Both your cards are beautiful, The Teddy card is adorable, and the fusia card is so elegant and I love the papers and colours and the beautiful bow and pearls on both are just gorgeous. Hope you are well. Have a great weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

Random Acts of Krafting said...

You have such a feminine touch when it comes to cards. Very pretty.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Both cards are lovely, wonderful style and design! Have a great weekend....lots of work for many of us. I don't evny you finding a place for everyone to stay...hope you have a wonderful time with family!

Sasya said...

ohh both your cards are just gorgeous!! soo beautiful!!
thank you so much for playing with us at Practical Scrappers this week!


JAN said...

stunning delightful magnificent creations!

Marlene said...

Both cards are gorgeous - but I love the blues and browns, especially! Have a fantastic weekend!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,What a BEAUTIFUL cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

stephanne said...

More gorgeous creations!!! The look of the top card is sooo fabulous, all the texture and the colours, wow, I love it and such a sweet image!! Love the colour contrast on the second card and that beautiful bow ties it all together wonderfully!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Emma and Susan said...

What beautiful cards Chris, we love the sweet image on your first card and the colours are so pretty, the second card is a beautiful contrast-the colours are so eyecatching!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris it sounds as though your family has been in the wars, I do hope that they are now on the mend.
Love both of your gorgeous cards, W&W image is gorgeous and so cute, and the fushia is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Michele Roos said...

Such gorgeous cards Chris. Love the colours you've used and the pretty details also. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is not well at the moment, hope she gets better very soon. Hugs Michele x

Joy said...

lovely cards! that is a cute card for the WnW's challenge. love the layout. you always deck it out! love the daily bread card too. you do such fabulous work! happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Oh wow...just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Kimberly S said...

Such fabulous cards Chris! I especially love the flowers in your first card, and that vintage touch. In the second it is really that amazing bow that matches your lovely colored flower so well! Always inspiring! :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Chris! I love them!! xx

Pam said...

Love how you incorporated felt into your card. Fabulous card...I love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers. You really did a great job with the challenge.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh wow...both so lovely!

Julie Leblanc said...

Great take on the sketch... thanks for joining us at OCC!

Hugs, Julie

Unknown said...

Both of these are lovely. I love the flowers, the images, and the big yummy ribbons.
Thanks for playing along again at Practical Scrappers,
Kim xXx

LorettaL said...

Chris, thanks so much for using my sketch for your beautiful card!!

Kimberly S said...

Hi Chris....I completely forgot to thank you for joining us this week at flutter By Wednesday! :)

Melissa said...

i love the brown and blues in the card and the dangling butterfly. great card

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris these are two wonderful creations!
Love your beautiful details and gorgeous designs!
Have a wonderful weekend we have a long weekend over here too so we can all be happy together!
kim x

Kylie said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous. The 1st is my fav, it's just stunning! Love the flowers and your gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for playing with us at Pollycraft this week!

Kylie ox

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Chris
Your designs and details are just fabulous!!

Karen x

Unknown said...

wow, stunning cards!!! I love them!!! thanks so much for inspiring others and playing along with the crazy girls.

thread-bare said...

Wow these are 2 stunning cards & I just love those flowers that you have created. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Incy Wincy Designs. xx Clare (DT) x

Cat said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the images and ribbons! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Nana said...

So so beautiful set of cards! Hard to find words even. Love the first one is amazing!
Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards and I just so love the colours that you have used on the first one. Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust Challenge. Karen x

Sharon Caudle said...

Stunning creations, Chris!! I truly love that flower arrangement on your WnW card! Your hand crocheted flower is beautiful and looks so awesome the way you used it! Beautiful!! Love your ODBD card as well!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

I'm totally in love with your Wags 'n Whiskers card...I wouln't mind at all if this one was dropped on my doormat!! GORGEOUS, the colours, the stitching, the sweet image, your colouring and the very pretty flower/swirlaccent. Super!

Warmest greeting, Renata

Melanie said...

Oh gosh Chris! This is just gorgeous. I love, love, love this colour scheme. I seriously need to learn to crochet...that flower is beautiful. What a stunning card.


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