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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today is one busy day here at blog land with lots of hops and releases!! This is my second post for the day. If you are here for the ODBD blog hop, please scroll down to the next post. If you have not seen my Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Hop post, you may want to join that hop....there are some real stunning creations along the way...This month ODBD is releasing Fuscias!!

Anywho....if you are here for the Whimsy Stamps Digi Release Blog Hop and came from Maddy's Blog, you are in the right place!! I am the last stop...I sure hope you have been inspired by the teams awesome creations!! If you have not been on the hop you may want to start at the beginning for your chance to win the prizes ( If you left comments along the way you have a chance at winning 5 Whimsy digis of your choice!!!) One mystery DT member will choose a winner!!! The hop will run through 12noon EST Tuesday, June 8th when the winner will be announce!

I have two creations to share with you today. The first is a digi illustrated by Crissy Armstrong (Oh and by the is Crissy's birthday today so if you have a chance please stop by her blog and leave her a Happy Birthday, I am sure she would appreciate the love) from this month's Whimsy Stamps Digital Release called Maya Making Wishes.and the Maya Making wishes digital sentiment set designed by Ann. I just love how she is blowing out a dandelion.

The layout of my card uses the Midnight Madness sketch challenge for this week.

I also incorporated Flutter By Wednesday(butterfly, angel, or fairy) The designer paper is my new favorite-Capella from Basic Grey.

Whimsy is also hosting their own challenge. This month's challenge is to create a card or project with a summer theme and the twist is to use a bug or insect on your creation. Half of the team has made some awesome creations for this challenge which are posted on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog. You will want to check out all their fun and beautiful designs.

This is my take on the challenge using: Fru Fru Fairy Flora illustrated by Meljen Designs for this month's Whimsy Stamps Digital Release!! The designer paper is BG Kioshi. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps Ticket Sentiments designed by Ann.

Isn't this fairy so fun and playful looking?

challenges for my cards:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: summer theme and a bug or insect (card 2)
Crissy's Sentimental Sunday's challenge: layers and one of her digital images (card 1)
Sentimental Sundays
- Thank you
Stamp Something Challenge: ribbon, bow, tag, and charm (card 2)
Midnight Madness Sketch: (card 1)
Flutter by Wednesday: butterfly, fairy or angel: both cards (both)
Pink Elephant- Bright Fun Colors (card 2)
Delightful Sketches- texture (both)
ooh La la- use the colors of the challenge blog- purple, green, and pink
(card 2)
Quixotic challenge- emboss it (both)
Polka Doodle - (Sewing - faux and hand stitching!)

Just Us Girls - dry embossing (both)
Sew Many Challenges- Threes a charm (card 2)
Pixie Dust- Go round and round- round embellishments (both)
Your Next Stamp-Use a border punch
the Crazy Challenge: black white and pink (card 1)
My time to Craft - Vivid Greeting cards (card 2)
Lexi's Creations- buttons and bows (card 2)

Thanks for visiting my post and joining our hop.



jan farnworth said...

your cards are just great.

Kerri said...

WOW, girl! These are stunning! Love all the layers and the black mats really make the images pop!

Guylaine Seyer said...

absolutely lovely!

~Jeri~ said...

Gorgeous cards Chris!! Love both of the images and your detail is stunning as always!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

chris said...

Hi Chris
you are a true artist, stunning work.
hugs chris xx

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!!I love them...I love them...I love them!!I love the colors,images,paper,sparkle,layers,and your gorgeous coloring!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...
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LUV2SCRAP said...

Cute cute love the fairy great job!

Dazie said...

Wow gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous I love the images are stunning and you have certainly made them come alive the colours for the backing papers and embellishments are gorgeous!
Ps the sentiments are fab too!

Shazza said...

two fab cards

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, absolutely gorgeous, Chris!!

Karen said...

Lovely! and what a sweet image, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

made by fifi said...

very cute image - thanks for joining in MTTC challlenge this week x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Faye said...

Delightful cards as always Chris. However, I suspect you may get disqualified from Lexi's as this week, you need to use one of her images. Just wanted to say how much I like your work though. x

Renate said...

This is a beautiful card. The image is so funny. I love everything about your card.

Thanks for joining the sentimental sundays challenge.

Hugs Renate

dolcreations said...

Chris you have done the wow thing again! You are always making something so different! Each and every card is so unique! LOVE IT!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful cards with fab images - thanks so much for the fantastic inspiration - can't wait to go get started with a card !
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Joy said...

what sweet and lovely cards you have created! so detailed! amazing sewing and the embellishments really add to the card. what a fun blog hop! have a great day!

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Chris, these are both fabu and I am always inspired by the amount of challenges you cover with a single card. It would take me forever just to figure it all out!!! You rock girl!!!

Crystal said...

AWWW Chris these are just tooooo sweet, LOVE the creations you made with these new images...they are soooo wonderful and so fun!!! Beautiful work sweetie!

Deb said...

stunning, so love them both, the black is very striking on both cards, fabulous! hugs Debx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris not on the hop but just wanted to visit and say how much I am loving these cards both stunning work the colours and images are fabulous .
Lorraine x

Wendi said...

Absolutley gorgeous both of them I love the embellishments on the first card thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

pam124 said...

Hi Chris!! Wow, you are the challenge and designer queen, aren't you??? LOVE your take on the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Your stunning details are always impeccable. Hope I spelled that right!! LOL!! Your stitching is beautiful and I LOVE your dp, not to mention that adorable sparkley image, pearls, die cuts and punches!! I know they miss you at Midnight Madness and I hope my creations can come out at least half as fantastic as yours. Can't set the bar too high for myself, can I? LOL!! Also, the 2nd card is incredible too. That image is so darn cute and fun! LOVE your buttons, stitching and all the eye candy in just this one creation. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness and I hope you will be able to join in again next week! Take care!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

You know, Chris, I am always in awe of your amazing coloring! These two cards are so beautiful!! I love that they each have a different sweet, one fun!! Great job.

queenofnanas said...

Wea all have a little angel like this in our lives. You made this card especially for them. Thank you

AKiteFlier said...

Very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

Tracey said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Stunning cards my dear! I love your colouring of my Maya!! xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Holy Smokes! This card is stunning! I love all the layering, textures & fabulous embellishments! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Liz Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Chris!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Whow Chris, you did it again, just absolutly wonderful. :)) thanks for playing with DS.


Autumn said...

These are stunning! Love the papers! Thanks for joining SMC this week!

RosesMarijke said...

I looooove this cards Chris!!


Carol Hurlock said...

Hey Chris-It's great to see you play the MMSC challenge. Of course I am always treated to the best of the best when I come to view your beautiful. Our family went on vacation last week so now I am playing some major catch up....I just finished my MMSC56 card last I am waiting for the sun to come to take a picture of it. I should be caught up soon. Your work is always extraordinary and inspirational. Such a pleasure to visit. Miss ya and see ya soon! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow two stunning cards, I love them both they are both gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Chris! So sorry it's been so long since I've visited! Your first card is utterly breathtaking!!! I love the papers and design and that image is so beautiful and your coloring is amazing! Your second card is so adorable and FUN!! Love them both! Now I'm off to see all the rest of your fabulous work that I've been missing! :)

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh fun cards, both have so much fun to see and great color choices!!


Ann English said...

Chris-absolutely gorgeous!!!

Debbie said...

Absolutley stunning cards Chris,Your colouring is Amazing,Thanks for sharing,Hugs Debbie x

Welcome! said...

Great cards, love all the details you put into them! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, stunning card! I love the attention to detail, you haven't missed a thing ;-) Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at the Sentimental Sundays!

Cat said...

Love all the gorgeous details on your cards! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

DQ said...

Both cards are so beautiful and the stitching on both the cards.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

BEAUTIFUL Chris!! All your cards are just lovely-- I love all the different layers and DPs you use! Hope all is well for you--seems like ages since we've chatted. Miss you! =)

stampqueen said...

Great cards - lots of yummy DP.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, I love both of them. They are both so amazing. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Lisa Foster said...

WOWZERS Chris!!! Another Gorgeous card!!!

Jodi said...

Chris these cards are adorable and soooo gorgeous!! I love the wonderful colors and sewing you did. Very pretty!
Jodi =)

Kimberly S said...

Oh Chris, they are both just gorgeous! From your beautiful coloring, to all of the layering, added elements, and sentiments! Thanks so much for joining us for Sentimental Sundays. :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...


Thank you for taking the challenge at Sew Many Challenges!

Georgia said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for playing The Crazy Challenge.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Chris!

Love the colors! Pink and black looks smashing togheter! Great image and I love all the details and I really like your metal flowers/sliders.

Thanks for playing with us!


Sandy said...

Love angels so both these cards wowed me. I'm always shy of using 'busy' papers, cause I'm afraid the image won't stand out. WELL, you sure proved me X. I love the layering and how easily you made the images pop by setting them against white. Will have to give it a try:) Just hope some of your talent rubbed off!!

Farm Girl said...

WOW!!!!Just Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Delightful Sketches & Challenges


loyaz said...

Two totally different styles and both are terrific. Love them!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - wow girl you have been busy, I have just returned from a week overseas and HAD to come and see your gorgeous cards! I love them both! Your MMSC card is adorable and full of your gorgeous 'touches!' Fabulous Chirs and I love seeing yo play along - we miss you! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Chsllenge this week, I always love to see your cards!! I look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun..its perfect

Thank you for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy Challenge'
Hugs Shell xx

Nana said...

Wow, both are just stunning! Love them.
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge". Hope to see you again.
hugs Nana

Priscilla said...

Hi Chis AWESOME CARD once again.. Perfect sketch followed as always.. love your elements you have added too. Sorry I am late this week with my comments, but just wanted to say wonderful card entry. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
MMSC Hostess

The Wired Angel said...

From a former NY'er... what a lovely card. Fantastic job. Give my regards to Broadway!
Hugs, Peggy x


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