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Monday, May 24, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!! I know I did...did not accomplish much blogging or crafting but had some quality time with my family!! I sometimes feel I slight them with my addiction to crafting. So I feel so good about taking the time out for the girls and Scott. Now, however, I am feeling slightly behind. Oh well.

Since today is Monday it is time for the product spotlight at Stamp and Create. For the next two weeks, Lacey has all her Shimmerz on sale for 25 % off! So be sure and visit Lacey's vast selection of colors soon before they are gone.

Also, don't forget about the ribbon challenge that is going on all month at the store blog! Lacey is giving away a FABULOUS prize! And all you have to do to enter is use any stamps available at Stamp and Create along with some ribbon on your project! So many of us love using ribbon and since she has so many different lines of stamps, it is so easy to join the challenge ((you don't have to purchase the stamp from her, there are so many different companies that Lacey carries in the store including Penny Black, Greeting Farm, Wags n Whiskers, Popcorn Bear, Stampavie, Kraftin Kimmie, My Heart Stamps for you, CC Designs, High Hopes, and Whiff of Joy that it is hard to not to join us!!)

Here is my creation using a new Whiff of Joy Image in Lacey's store from the Get Well collection: Sick Henry. Since I was feeling sick last week this just seemed like the perfect card to make. The mouse looked like I felt. LOL!
I took this photo in my backyard so I could capture a lot of the shimmerz I used. The flourish die cut uses Angel Wings Shimmerz and then I distressed it with chocolate chip ink. The little roses are ivory yellow roses that I painted with Opal shimmerz. I also added shimmerz to the bigger Lilliput rose to blend it in with my mauve color combo. The ears and tail were accented with Opal Shimmerz as well. Lastly, I distressed my oval with chocolate chip and opal shimmerz.
What do you think?The layout uses the Lili of the valley sketch for this week:

The dp is the Basic Grey Capella that has tones of pink and yellow and brown in it.

Card Recipe:
stamps: WOJ Sick Henry
paper: Basic Grey capella, Ivory CS, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Shimmerz: angel wings and opal, Mauve silk ribbon, butterfly charm, labels 10 spellbinders, Teaberry-Lillyput rose, Kaiser Craft snow white pearls,

Lili of the Valley Sketch
Whiff of joy- yellow and brown (used subtle brown for coloring and distressing as well as in dp) and one other color (I chose pink)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- chipboard (my flourish that I painted with shimmerz0
Flutter by Wednesday- flowers and butterfly
Papertake Weekly- say it with flowers
Stamp something: use two of something (2 designer papers)
Sew Many Challenges: anything goes
Creative Belli- holes (I pierced the oval around my image)
Charisma cards- 3d I dimensionalized the image and added lots of details for added dimension
Crazy Challenge- All things girly
Spoonful of Sugar: cute and girly
Crafty Creations: encouragement
Totally Gorjuss: Bling it on
Stampavie: Flower Power

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Sorry it took me so long to get this posted but blogger caused me a lot of technical difficulties today!! Grr!!

For more inspiration using the shimmerz, please visit my dt sisters:
Joy, Jeanette, Sharon and Lacey.

Have a great day!!!



Patti J said...

Oh Chris, what a darling little mouse! Your card is so sweet. Happy to hear that you had some quality family time. That's so important - good for you! Have a blessed Monday!

Kim said...

Stunning card! The image and papers are great, but I LOVE the ribbon and the flowers!
kim xXx

Emma and Susan said...

Beautiful card Chris! This image is adorable and we love your colours and papers,
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

stephanne said...

What do I think?? I think I'd actually WANT to get sick so I could have a chance at recieving this card, lol!! Such beautiful colours, Henry looks precious and that big lush bow, sooo pretty!! Have a wonderful week!!

ribenaruby said...

Another adorable card, great stitching, hope you're feeling a little better!

Marlene said...

Adorable, adorable! Love the pretty soft colors you used, and of course, the coloring is fabulous.

Kleeblatt said...

Wow, what for a cute card. Wonderful colour and the image is so sweeeeeeet.

Hugs Monika

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another beautiful card. Beautiful colours and papers and the image is gorgeous. Oh how I've missed my visits here.
Fiona x

Chris said...

Great card Chris - and I love the peek of your backyard behind it. Hope you have a terrific week ahead.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, poor Henry he does looks so poorly, but I do love your card and the papers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tracey said...

Henry is just too darn cute and your card is gorgeous Chris!! xx

Christine Riley said...

This is SO adorable, Chris, I love this little image and I love the papers you used. Too cute!
Hugs, Christine

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, girl, this is so gorgeous!!! I love that Cappella paper and all of those fun little embellishments you've added...truly a piece of ART!!! Hugs nd blessings, Sabrina

Shirley N said...

Hi Chris! This is beautiful, love your colors and your rocked that sketch!

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Chris...I love the sweet image and just look at all your gorgeous details...lovin all the pink, too!!!!

Lori said...

Aww, poor little mouse! The card is beautiful, and would cheer anyone up.

Cheryl said...

wow this again hun stunning so love that image and the colurs are just perfect hugs cheryl xxxx

jdmommy said...

Chris, this little image is just so adorable. Your coloring is fabulous, girl!! What a wonderful get well card you have made!! WOW!

Holly said...

Chris, this is just the sweetest little card! You can't help but say "aw" when you see this little mouse! Your flowers are amazing; especially love the bigger one!

Jodi said...

Your card is so cute and pretty! I love this image and the pretty color combo you used too!! I love the pretty flowers and bow!
Jodi =)

Joy said...

what a cute the card and the flowers are so pretty. love those shimmerz! they are so much fun to play with. hope you are feeling better. have a great week!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Absolutely gorgeous colour scheme, wow. A real stand out card!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris just so DARLING!!

Deb Neerman said...

This is stunning, Chris! Love, love, love this beautiful work-of-art!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Chris, Your card is beautiful, this sweet image with your wonderful colouring and stunning flowers would cheer anyone up. Just gorgeous. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Kerri said...

This is so beautiful and adorable, Chris! Such a sweet image, and I love your coloring! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!! I'm glad you had a nice relaxing weekend. We definitely need those :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How cute, Chris! Love the sweet image and gorgeous colors. Your embellishing is wonderful, as always.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris this is so utterly adorable!
Henry is so beautifully coloured and your paper is delicious!
Gorgeous design and detail!
kim x

Karen W said...

He's so cute, I felt like yesterday from the heat and humidity in the midwest. Just a precious card.

Tracy said...

This is amazing Chris, I love the Henry image, must go on my wish list. Anybody who receives this when not feeling well, will certainly feel a lift. Your embellishments look so beautiful too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nina I. said...

I love your card;-)))Beautiful colors!!

Hugs, Nina

Nicki said...

Wow Mom!!Amazing job!!I love your colors,paper,and that cute mouse image!!
Love it!!


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