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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope you are all doing well!! I am trying talk myself out of being sick and catching what the girls have but I have a feeling I have the same thing....Yuck!! That is not suppose to happen. I feel cruddy...
Oh well....Today I have journal I created for the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge. Lori sent each of the team members this inspirational photo:I was inspired by the floral background, the colors and the yellow butterflies. Rather than make a card, I thought I would make something functional, a journal.

The image I used is from Whimsy stamps and is called Summer Day Emma. The sentiment is from the Whimsy Flowers in Bloom Digital Sentiments. The layout for the cover uses the Sketch Saturday Sketch for this past week.
The designer paper is Basic Grey Sultry. I water colored and used paper tole for my image.

Journal Recipe:
Stamps: The image is Summer Day Emma. The sentiment is from the Whimsy Flowers in Bloom Digital Sentiments.
Paper: Basic Grey Sultry
Accessories: Lotus Die, pearls, sunshine cameo rose, rhinestones, butterfly tassle (recycled from a bookmark I had), Embroidered Flower white lace

Divine Diva Inspirational Challenge
Sketch Saturday

Papertake Weekly: Say it with flowers
For Fun Challenge~pink or red, green and yellow

Flutter by Wednesday- butterflies
and flowers
ABC Challenge - Unused stash (recycled tassle that has been sitting in my drawer for just the right project)
Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up
Crazy Challenge -Something new- (Journal and stamp)
Pollycraft Monday: Summer blooms
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Blooming Charming

Charisma Cards- 3D (Journal and popped up)
Crafty Catz - Petals and Pearls
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts
Practical Scrappers: Patterned Paper
Spoon Full of Sugar: Cute and girly

Crafty Calendar: The great outdoors
Saturday Challenge: Metal

I hope you are inspired by my creation. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:


Hope you are inspired to come and play along with the Divine Diva Challenge. 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 DDIC28.


Whimsy announcement:

Whimsy Stamps DT Call Now Open

This is just a quick note to let you know about an open DT call at Whimsy Stamps! If you are a talented paper crafter that would like to share a little Whimsy with others, please visit the website, HERE, for more information on how to enter!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! Have a great day!!



Annette Bowes said...

Oh Chris, gorgeous creation Chris, such amazing detail as always, love your layout and pretty dsp. Hope your girls are soon well and you don't suffer too much. There are so many bugs going around at the moment, I have had Rosanna off school, sore throat etc. Take CareX:)

Stef H said...

wow! i love it! AND it would have made a gorgeous card too! but the journal is totally fabulous!

oh i do hope you feel better soon and this passes very quickly!

hugs :)

Becky said...

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful image and love the details.
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, get better soon.

Lori Rider said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. The kids just bring home everything, don't they? Hope you're all better soon. The journal is just gorgeous - I love your image and beautiful colors. That's some of my favorite Basic Grey paper ever! Such pretty flowers and butterflies too. Stunning!

Debby said...

Wow Chris this is gorgeous! I love the effect of stitching. Wish I knew how :/ Very pretty.

1CardCreator said...

Adorable card Chris, I love all the detail, right on down to the sweet necklace. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is adorable, Chris! I love the soft colors and wonderful patterns. Your sewing and layering is fabulous.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is so precious. Lovely creation Chris.

Lisa Foster said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! I love the pretty paper and all the details! Hope you feel better!

Jan Hennings said...

hope your "cruddy" packs up and moves out so you feel better soon :)
LOVE your little journal :)

Donna said...

How pretty! I love all the little details. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well either :C:C:C...something going around. Your notebook is out of this world that image and your choice of paper...just used the same one the other day ;D. Sending you healing hugs and prayers my friend!! Sabrina

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous journal Chris! You really did a fabulous job with that inspiration photo! :)

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

ooooh weeee I love this journal and you did the cover so beautifully!!! It's almost too pretty to use!! ALMOST!! LOL

Riet said...

Wowwww Chris,so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Suzie said...

So beautiful, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Such a cute journal you've made!
I love the DP and those flowers are a beautiful touch! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Helen Dooley said...

How beautiful Chris! I love the colors the little girl is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us on For Fun this week.

Danni said...

Feel better!!
Gorgeous journal!! so good to see ya at FBW!!

Tracey said...

This is sooo beautiful - I want one lol!

Thanks for joining us at For Fun & we hope to see you again.


Dawn B. said...

Eeks it is almost summer.. Your poor household has had enough. Feel better soon.. This is so sweet. I love the layers and your inspiration.. Great job Chris.

Grace said...

Oh Chris I love this! Love the idea of the journal! I need one of those by my computer so thanks for the inspiration! Look at all that sewing! You're amazing my friend! Hope you are feeling a little better this afternoon? Hugs,

Kerri said...

What a fabulously gorgeous journal, Chris!!! I love the colors and dp, and the way you have that sweet image popping out of that beautiful frame! Hope you feel better soon:(

Joy said...

what a cute journal! that is so perfect for a sign in book too. did you make this book on your own with a BIA? love how you decorated it. I need to make one for my friend. any ideas? hope you are having a wonderful day!

Lisa in Texas said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is a gorjus journal love it,brilliant work hope you feel better soon hun take care hugs cheryl xxxx

stampinfrog said...

Chris this card is so beautiful and I hope you feel better soon!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, tooooo fabulous, Chris! Just stunning!

Hope you feel better ... maybe you can get a l'il rest this weekend?!? Hope so!!

Sending hugs!!

Deb said...

oh wow, that is such a great summery book Chris, love how you took your inspiration, love your interpretation! hope you are all better soon! hugs debx

Kristie W. said...

What an adorable book, Chris!! This is one of my fave Whimsy images :) Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges and FBW!

Marlene said...

Beautiful! Love what you used for inspiration. :) My favorite line of cosmetics!

Mary Ski said...

I love stopping by your blog to see your newest creations. This one is FANTASTIC! I'm shouting it from the rooftops. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

cabio's craft corner said...

oh boy oh boy Chris, I love this gorgeous altered creation. I had a great time enlarging your pictures and looked at all those yummy details!!!

Shelly said...

HiChris! What a stunning project for our challenge this week! Love the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I hope your feeling ok...
Loving your journal its fabulous, love the colours & that image is to cute

Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

Hugs Shell xx

scrappin_mom3 said...

This is just beauitful-- what a fabulous job you did drawing inspiration from that picture! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers for our pattern paper challenge!



Emma said...

Such a beautiful notebook, gorgeous image and details.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic project Chris. I love the colors and layout. Now I'm going to have to try one of these for a dear friend who loves to journal.

Thanks for playing along with us the week at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Jo said...

This is lovely! from the cute image to the fab papers and lace.
Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Nana said...

So very seet! Thank you for playing along with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

jude said...

Gorjuss card love the colours and layout so much going on it's fab!Thanks for joining us over at creative Inspirations hope to see you next week in our new challenge .
hugs judex

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what a stunning notebook. The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Your flowers and charm are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Allison said...

Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love this creation, soft colours
Thanks for joining in with PTW
Caroline x


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