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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I was not feeling well at all yesterday so I didn't accomplish much in the way of housework, crafting or blog hopping. I hope today I am feeling better since it is my oldest daughter's birthday!! Happy Birthday Nicki! I hope I can make her day special.

Anywho...Today I wanted to share the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge which is being hosted by the dear sweet and ever so talented dt sister Randi.

Randi chose the verse: Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; And with His stripes we are healed.

When I think of my daughters and the small gifts I have bought for her, there is nothing bigger or more special from the gift God has given through Christ's death and resurrection. We did not deserve it but it is through His Grace that he died. It is through his suffering that we can have eternal life if we believe in Him. What a gift!!!
Randi's challenge this week is
In some manner use stripes on your card, project, or Layout.

Today I have two cards to share with you.
The first uses a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs using the Living Bread stamp set to be released on July 1 and the Mojo Monday Sketch.

card recipe:
stamps: sneak peak from Our Daily Bread designs The Living Bread to be release on July 1
paper: Basic Grey Capella
accessories: flower charm, pearls, ZVA Creative pearl butterfly, Soft Suede Ribbon, Labels 1, Labels 10, and Labels 12 dies from Spellbinders
, MS edge punch


The second card I created a card I used the image Traveling Buddies from Wags n Whiskers and the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge for this past week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Traveling Buddies from Wags n Whiskers (which is 25% off this week! since Wags n Whiskers is the Product Spotlight) For those not in the USA or Canada, they are also available here at Wags n Whiskers.
Paper: Basic Grey Capella
Accessories:Prima Lilliput Roses-Lime Cooler, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Prima Sunshine Cameo roses, Celery silk ribbon, the Bow Easy, and Kaiser Craft Snow pearls

Challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch for the second card
Crafty Ann's - Embossing (dry embossed swirls on the dp and heat embossed gold on my top card)
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and Bows
ABC - X is for Xtra Dimension
Caardvarks - Embossing (dry embossing and heat embossing on my top card)
Twisted Thursday - Something new (brand new sentiment to be released on July 1 on my top card and new ribbon on my second card )
Sew Many Challenges- anything goes
Cute Card Thursday-reduce, reuse, recycle-I saved scraps on my Capella paper which I used for the smaller panels (can't waste that gorgeous paper! LOL!)
Going Grey with ScrapCreations- open with Basic grey paper
Ooh La La Creations -flourishes and pearls I used flourish pearls on both creations
Practical Scrappers- flowers (dp with flowers and flower charm on the first card and flowers on the second card
The Crazy Challenge- all things spotty- spotted ribbon on the first card
Tuesday Throwdown- dry embossing- top card
Simon Says Stamp- friends- second card
Truly Scrumptious- strawberries and cream- I used the colors of strawberry icecream and vanilla for my first creation
Stampin' Bees- summer fun card 2- going on vacation
All Sorts- embossing (top card has dry and heat embossing)
Speedy the Cat's Friend- 3+ flowers my second card

For more inspiration for the stripes challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ, please visit my dt sisters: Grace , Kathy, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca

Today we bid farewell, as a dt sister,to Kathy!! Kathy will surely be missed at Stampin Sisters in Christ. She has such a sweet spirit, a love for Christ and others, and is truly an inspiration to me. This is not goodbye Kathy since I will see you at your blog!! Big hugs!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Have a great day!!



54 comments:

Grace said...

Both are fantastic cards Chris! LOVE the papers on the ODBD card!!! stunning layout! The second one is just adorable too! Colored to perfection! Have a great day!
Hugs,
Grace

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Cris,
These are both beautiful cards with your hallmark stitching, gorgeous colours, great images and fantastic embellishments.
I hope you feel better soon and are able to enjoy your daughter's birthday.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Jan said...

Love the sewing and images on both your beautiful cards!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning. Your stitching is always so pretty on your cards. Glad you are feeling better, have a blessed day.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, youve created two beautiful cards, I love them both. With love a nd hugs Shirleyx

Miesje said...

Those are great cards - love both of them and would never be able to say which I love more! Enjoy your daughter's birthday!

Tracey said...

Chris, your cards are always incredible!! I love both of these. Gorgeous work! xx

Kathy Winter said...

Lovely card Chris. That image is so cute.

chris said...

Hi Chris, 2 absolute beauties.
hugs chris xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Two really great cards Chris - thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

cats whiskers said...

Sorry I have been AWOL for the last month, but hopefully back in full swing now. These are both stunning cards dear and so different
Hugs Jacqui x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris,i love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lil Sis said...

Fabulous cards, love that hug ribbon. Thanks for sharing with Whoopsi Daisy.

Beccy x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Chris :-) both are fantastic ,,, but I must admit I LOVE your first one , so beautiful :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols and the DT x x

Markie's Mom said...

Oh, so very pretty!!! I love them both!!!

Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards chris, just want to reach out and touch them, so tactile and gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
Pinky

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, these are both gorgous! Love the kitty. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Ann English said...

You are one busy lady-your cards are fabulous!!! Thank you for playing Twisted Thursday with us at Shirleys2Girls!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris both of these are absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!! LOVE your sneak that brown looks SOOOOO gorgeous...That image on the second one I LOVE and what fun colors!! Thanks so much for joining us at Going Grey!

shellshearer said...

Hope your feeling better soon hun.
Both cards are just gorgeous, love your colour combos just yummy
Thank you for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week!
good luck
hugs shell xx

Kristine said...

Hi Chris!! And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet daughter!! Oh, I hope you're feeling much better today and can celebrate with her. My 9 yr. old got sick on her b-day a couple weeks ago for the 2nd year in a row. Anyways, I'm sure there will be much celebration when everyone's well! =)

Your cards are both AMAZING, once again! Don'tcha just love the Capella paper?? LOOOVE IT! And your embelishments are perfect. I see you have a new blog look! Looks fabby *Ü*

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the flowers! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris~

I love these cards. The first one is really fascinating to me. I love the colors used, and that beautiful butterfly--gorgeous! I just love how you used the ribbon, and the pearls! Lovely! Come visit us, so we could have a card like that! Wonderful!

I think your blog looks wonderful! Love the light colors and the layout seems to suit you so well. So organized...like you!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

He IS Able: Sharing His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation through Cards!

The blog will go public this Wednesday, June 30th for us to start our first card give-away! You can find us at:
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

stampinfrog said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris and I hope you oldest daughter has had a fantastic Birthday today!
Hugs,Connie

pam124 said...

Chris, I'm baaack to look at your AMAZING creation again this week. Both cards are GORGEOUS and the one you did using the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is pure perfection as we have come to expect from you!! LOL! LOVE the adorable image, papers, flowers, ribbon, pearl swirls and stitching. This is ONE GORGEOUS, make that TWO GORGEOUS creations Chris!!

Thanks SO MUCH for playing with us this week and I hope you can come out and play with us again next week!!

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GD

Silke Ledlow said...

Two totally gorgeous cards Chris!!! Love the embelishments and designs on both!! Hugs ~S~

李哲維 said...

Poverty tries friends.................................................................

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Lovely cards! Such beautiful details!

Melissa said...

These cards are so amazing. I love the stitching and the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Benzi said...

Chris, cute cards! Your little vacationers are perfect for the summer fun card at the StampinB this week. Glad you joined us.

Melodie said...

Wow, your cards are sooo beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Karen W said...

Both card are wonderful but I love the capella papers and that one is just stunning!

Cheryl said...

wow chris 2 stunning cards,just such wonderful detail and super beautiful papers,too hope you feel better soon,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chris two stunning creations I just love the colours and images of both they are a sensational set thank you so much for sharing these with us at Whoopsie Daisy, Crafty Ann's and SMC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Fleur said...

Hi Chris
2 very lovely cards.
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS
Hugz Fleur xXx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow! Stunning use of pearls, stitching, and other embellishments!!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Absolutely stunning beautiful card


Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Kirsten said...

beautiful cards so striking ...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Primitive Paper said...

What a fabulous card this week!!! Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to play our challenge. We are honored to have you enter your lovely work. Blessings, Tracy, MMDT

Carol said...

Hey Chris, you are the second blog I have visited in a row that has a new look...I love it. Really sets off your beautiful cards....which are awesomely gorgeous as usual. You know I love your work my friend and get so much inspiration from visiting and seeing your very spectacular beauties. Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Kristen said...

Girl,
You are banging out some SUPAH gorgeous cards. LOVE THEM ALL....Fabulous card. Thanks for playing with this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hey Chris! Beautiful cards as always! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
I hope that you are having a wonderful summer with your family.
Denise

kim.mom said...

LOVE your style!!! Great details!! TFS at SMC!

Kim said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! The details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards Chris - both beautiful colours combinations. The first, fabulous colours and such awesomely pretty details. Love that cute image, fantastic stitching and again fabulous details.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Truly Scrumtious and Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Rleen said...

WOW! Stunning cards! I love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this month hope to see you again next challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Beryl said...

Two lovely cards - I especially like the top one which I think it absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful, Chris! I always love your fabulous attention to detail.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Mariam Satchell said...

these are absolutely beautiful cards! I love the detail!

Georgia said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing at s2g tt.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful detail! Thanks for playing with the B's~

Cat said...

What stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at S2G for our "Something New" Challenge!

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a fun green bow!

Dawn
Speedy Cat's Friends Challenge

Moira Gray said...

Your cards are so good. love them all.

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