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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great week. Mine is going well....just super busy!! I am expecting several guests to spend the weekend with us and I am very busy preparing for them. is the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Lori sent the team this photo to be inspired by:When I saw the photo I was inspired by the pillows and colors. I thought right away of the Wags n Whiskers Bedtime Story image and the BG Wisteria paper. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. My image is water colored. The tag is created with the Ticket sentiments designed by Ann Vento for Whimsy stamps. On my image I used opal and pearlz pearl shimmerz which is now available at Stamp and Create for 25% off this week (all kinds and colors)!! You can see it best on the outline of my image panel. a box I created. This box is a new release template created by Lee Ann Baird for Perfect Presentations called the Uptown Take Out Box (it is available in PDf and SVG format). The image is from Our Daily Bread Designs From Me to You. The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Friendship set. The maple leaf is part of a RAK I got from my friend America. Again the dp is Basic Grey Wisteria. On my box I used ZVA creative pearls now on sale for 15 % off at Our Daily bread Designs. I also used shimmerz on my image (lavender).

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags n Whiskers Bedtime Story , Ticket sentiments designed by Ann Vento for Whimsy stamps.
Paper: BG Wisteria paper and BG Capella
Accessories: MS Punch Double Loops border, Spellbinders Scalloped Edge frame that I cut to create borders, large star spacer, opal and pearlz pearl shimmerz (all shimmerz here is 25% off this week), gems, Labels 10 spellbinders.

Uptown Take Out Box
template: Perfect Presentations called the Uptown Take Out Box (it is available in PDf and SVG format)
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs From Me to You, Friendship
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria, bitter Chocolate,
Accessories: Spellbinders circles-classic and scalloped, swiss dots embossing folder, divine swirls embossing folder, ZVA creative pearls, gems, maple leaf charm from America, lavender shimmerz

Sketch Saturday Sketch~card
Sentimental Sundays- Thank you (uptown take out Box)
Stamp Something Challenge: ribbon, bow, tag, and charm (take out box and card)
Just Us Girls - dry embossing (both) (both creations)
Sew Many Challenges- Threes a charm (both)
Your Next Stamp-Use a border punch (both)
Daisy Doodle- Anything goes
Practical Scrappers- Acryllic or transparencies (acryllic gems on both)
Going Grey with Snap Creations (pink, blue and yellow~ my box)
Polka Doodle~sew
Pixie Dust~ Punch it out
Pink Elephant- Bright Fun Colors (both)
Delightful Sketches- texture (both)
Charisma Cards- flowers (stamped flower and flower spacer on first creation)
Papertake Weekly- fun, fun, fun
Cupcake Craft- summer fun or colors

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 DDIC29.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!!


Yvonne Hagane said...

Fabulous card, Chris! Matches the inspiration photo perfectly:) Love the punched borders too, and of course the adorable image!!

jdmommy said...

How yummy! that dp is perfect!! Gorgeous!

Lori Rider said...

Oh, Chris! This is just gorgeous - your watercoloring is stunning and that paper is perfect for the challenge. I just love everything about your card and box and will have to remember to come back to see what else you made - I'm sure it's fabulous as well!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Chris, I love your matching sets! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Tracy said...

Hi chris,
You make the most beautiful gift boxes, I do so love them. what wonderful creations today and I love the colours too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patti J said...

Wonderful gift set, Chris! Your coloring is so soft and pretty - and wowzers, you rocked the challenge! (I love that inspiration room!) Hugs...

Marlene said...

Wowza! This is truly CRAFTASTIC!!!

Kerri said...

ACK, you are amazing, girl!!! These are soooo GORGEOUS!!! That dp has the perfect colors for the inspiration pic and your box turned out beautifully! I'm going to make one in the next couple of days:) Love everything about these, Chris!!!

Erin... said...

Stunning!!! Love the colors, lovely little gift set!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Chris! You always have such amazing little boxes and bags. I love all the punches, stitching and bling. Wonderful job!

Anita said...

Just gorgeous, wish I was getting them. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Dawn said...

Loving the colours you have used and that bed looks SO GOOD how couldn't you have a good nights sleep in such a beauty lol

love Dawn xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely projects, beautifully designed!

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Leanne x

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

GORGEOUS!! I love all of the details on each of the pieces. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Becky said...

Gorgeous project. The image is adorable and your details are always so stunning.

Joy said...

what a wonderful set. love how you use your borders. I need to remember that. love that box too. it looks big to hold lots of goodies. thanks for sharing!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris you did a fabulous job of that interpretation of that photo, your card is stunning as is your box. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Annika said...

OMG, what a fabulous image and smashing colours! The colouring is just great! Beautiful layout and very good balance of embelies, stunning card! The lttle box is super cute too!!
Thnks for playing at Sentimental Sundays!

~Jeri~ said...

WOW!!!! Amazing and stunning Chris!! I love these colors and your details are breathtaking!! ANYONE would be honored to receive these gifts and would be honored to be your friend!!! Amazing work!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges!

carol said...

OH MY how wonderful are these, thanks for sharing them with us at SMC x carol

Heidi Mattessich said...

Amazing projects! I LOVE this color combination and all of your details!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers :)

Donna said...

Oooh! I just love your choice of papers for this challenge {wink, wink}. Both the card and the box are fabulous!

Cheryl said...

oh wow stunning yet again hun just awesome detail on this thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl x
you could also enter into the pixie cottage as its metal and your charm is just perfect for this hugs cheryl xxxx

Maria Matter said...

Oh, isn't she a sweetie!! These are beautiful Chris!! I really need these new nesties! :)
take care!
Hugs & Blessings!

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning! Both are so intricate and delicate looking. I would want to put them in frames and keep them forever! Breath taking!!!!


Jodi said...

Just beautiful Chris!! I LOVE the way you decorated that box!! So pretty, that is a gift in itself!
Jodi =)

Stampin' Pam said...

Great way to do the embossing challenge Chris! Beautiful card and matching gift box. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous projects. love all the love and detail you put into your art. Thanks for joining Daisy Doodles challenge and i hope to see you back June 7th.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, goodness, this is way gorgeous!!! I love the colors and all of the fabulous little details you always add to your projects!! Stunning! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jaspere said...

These are gorgeous!! Thanks for taking the Pixie Challenge.

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS and brilliant colouring!!! Your matching sets are always so beautiful!!
Hugs xx

Angelwood said...

Wow! Your card and gift box are so charming! I love all the layers and textures you used on these projects! Fabulous work as always, Chris! hugs, Angela

Grace said...

Oh wow Chris! You are so right!!! These colors are yummy and oh how I love Wisteria dp!!! :) Hope you're getting it all done and can rest a little!!! This set is incredible! LOVE the fuschia on the box! I got 2 done tonight! Yay!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fabulous gift ensemble! The embossing & stitching looks amazing! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

SemSee said...

One word,Chris sweetie ... STUNNING!! Absolutely gorgeous gift set! WOW!! (Thank you for joining our birthday celebrations at Sketch Saturday this week!) Hugs, Sem x


Hi Chris
Both creations are stunning,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
Hugs Dianne xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card and box Chris,i love your images and the colours.
Soo gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anesha said...

Wow, wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Anesha

maddy hill said...

totally beautiful chris- just gorgeous !
I adore your colour matching , just inspiring !
maddy x

Ann English said...

WOW! Stunning colors and fabulous projects. I love these. TFS! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Chris I love the DP and the cute image and your little gift box is adorable and beautifully made thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, both of these are absolutely amazing!!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful gift set! I just love these colors. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Please join us again this week.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your detail work is astounding! Amazing is not a strong enough word!

Peggy said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Kristen said...

Chris, your box is gorgeous!!! Love it! thanks for playing with Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Lisa said...

Hi Chris,
Just stunning work as always! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something and Delightful Sketches!


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