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Friday, August 13, 2010
Happy Friday Everyone!!  Wow!! Does time fly.  I had hoped on putting up this post much earlier but one thing lead to the next and it just didn't get done.  I am kind of feeling the expression "Stop the train, I want to get off"  Life is crazy busy for me right now.

Anywho enough of my woes...let's get on to my creation.  I decided that I would make a birthday card in honor of Your Next Stamps one year anniversary.  What better timing than on the day that it is announced that I will be on the Your Next Stamp design team.  I am so honored to be joining the talented team and working with Karen and the gorgeous line of stamps.  Thanks for the invitation and opportunity Karen!!

I got up early this morning thinking I would make an easy peasy or clean and simple card but it turned out to be more elaborate and time consuming than I  had planned.  I decided to meet the challenge at the Pixie Cottage Challenge using their sketch and create a card with a different fold as well as the Your Next Stamp challenge to make a birthday card. Well....criss cross cards are time consuming since there are so many sides.  And...of course I had to sew all those sides. LOL!

The image is Flying High Fiona.  I paper pieced her dress and added a button for a balloon.  I made clouds with my mega scalloped oval dies and embossed them with divine swirls.  The American crafts designer paper is quite old...I have only one of each piece and I have been hoarding it!!! Since Paper Romance is having a pink and bling challenge this week and Paper take Weekly is having a something old, something new something borrowed or something blue challenge and Paper Romance is having a Pink and Bling challenge, I thought it was time to take it out of the closet.

Here is a list of a few more challenges, that I am linking up for this creation:
Your Next Stamp challenge to make a birthday card
Sew Many Challenge -stitching
C.R.A.F.T.- insects -butterflies
Paper Romance is having a Pink and Bling challenge
Paper take Weekly is having a something old, something new something borrowed or something blue challenge
Pixie Cottage Challenge using their sketch and create a card with a different fold
 Creative Card Crew: Cute and Girly
 Lil Red Wagon: Circles (bling, button, and polkadots)
Challenge up your life - Celebrations
 Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs -Recipe-use 5 0f 10 I used ribbon, pink, punches, butterflies, buttons and glitter
Crafty Cardmakers: Punches
 Flutter By Wednesday- fairy butterfly or angel
Crafty Creations- Winged Things
Ooh la la- spots and dots
Incy Wincy- a bug's life
Pixi Dust Studio Challenge- pretty in pink

 I hope you enjoyed my creation!! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  They are greatly appreciated.



Crystal said...

WOOOHOOO Chris CONGRATS first sweetie, I am soooo happy to get a chance to work with you some more..You are uber talented and amazing GF!!! This creation is OUT OF THIS WORLD Beautiful and I LOVE the criss cross design and all your gorgeous embellies!!!! Stunning work sweetie!!!! Big Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful card! love the fold and the little sweetie peeking out when it's all closed up!

Karen said...

YIPPEE! So glad to have you joining us Chris! Your card is stunning and I love Fhiona's button balloon!

coldwaters2 said...

Congratulations Chris your work is awesome so I am not at all surprised someone else snapped you up. I am in love with this card beautiful papers, image and ribbon I love how the criss cross fold opens up
Lorraine x

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Chris - this is completely adorable! I so love how she's peeking out from the folds. Beautifully designed! Congrats on your new team!

Tanya Rudd said...

Oh how gorgeous. I just love your work. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Shirley N said...

So pretty Chris, love your DPs, design and colors. Your image is adorable!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful criss cross card. I really wanted to try one now after seeing your sweet card :o)
I am so very excited for you joining the YNS DT. Congratulations!!

Andrea said...

what a special card, love it
groetjes andrea

Angelwood said...

CONGRATULATIONS Chris!!! I am so happy for you! What a truly delightful card this is. Fhiona is all pretty in pink. I have to try this cool card fold.

Annika said...

Oh Chris, please take care of yourself and take some time off for yourself as well. It's so easy to get run down like that - I should know
I love the deceptively clean and simple look of the card, I know exactly how work consuming it was just looking at it!

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Chris, beautiful image and papers and love the design.
Hugs Linda

~Jeri~ said...

Congrats Chris!!! They're very lucky to have you on their team! Your card is beautiful and stunning as always! Love your stitch work!!!! Hope life slows down for you a bit!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend .. sorry it's been so long between visits but your work is still just as amazing!! LOVE this creation! Hope you & yours are doing well! Yes I know what you mean about busy but I couldn't possibly be as busy as you!! Hang in there and thanks for sharing this awesome creation with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hugs to ya!

Cheryl said...

oh chris,hun you always make the most stunning cards,and the images on this is just adorable,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Denise said...

Congratulations Chris!!!! Your card is beautiful.

Lin said...

You have combined all those lovely backing papers beautifully here and all that stitching, wow.

I will pretend I didn't see that you have said our challenges is punches when you have entered the card for our birthday challenge, as this clearly is a birthday card, lol

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our birthday challenge ;-}

Lin xx

Grace said...

What an adorable criss cross card Chris!!! I love it!!! All that sewing took a good while!!! Congrats my friend! I know you'll do great work for YNS!!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love your Criss Cross card, very pretty. Congratulations on YNS design team.

Kim said...

Wow, congrats on your new dt spot. YOu are so creative, you deserve to be on any team you wish!!!

This lovely trifold celebreate card is just another of your shiny exapmles!
Kim xXx

stampinfrog said...

Love this criss cross card Chris!Fabulous colors and embellies!
Congrats on your new DT position!

artish said...

:) it made me say, "peek a boo"
too too cute!!! thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Kerri said...

This is so cute and beautiful, Chris! I love the fold and the pretty papers and your fab stitching! I'm so glad you're on the team!!!

Jodi said...

Aww, this is just too sweet!! I love the colors and card!! Great layout!!
Jodi =)

Lori said...

Oh, Chris, I don't think you can do simple! This is gorgeous! Great fold.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wooohoo, Chris!!! Congratulations my friend!! I absolutely love this sweet card you've made here and oh my goodness, where do you find the time? You must be surviving on very, very little sleep ;D. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just darling, Chris! Congrats on your new DT.. can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations!

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love the design.. darling little image..
Hugs, Linda

Michelle said...

Congrats, Chris! Such a beautiful card - love the design. The images are adorable too! Thanks for joining us at FBW - we miss you and are so glad that you still join us :)

Becky said...

Congratulations Chris....This is so pretty, love the fold, I have to try this my self.

Kim Y. said...

This is so cute, Chris!

CraftyGirl said...

What a sweet card! I love the way you made the button into a balloon! Thanks for taking on the Frsoted designs challenge this week!
Barb :)

Melodie said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful, I love the wonderful papers, and the image is so cute.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow this is gorgeous. I love pink and this just amazing. Beautiful papers and a fabulous layout. Stunning.
Fiona x

Jenni said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the way your image peeps out over the folds. Thanks so much for taking the Crafty Cardmakers birthday challenge!
Jenni x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Eiglas said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris - they're lucky to have you!
I'm afraid for our challenge the 'mini-beast' is to be the focal point of the card, so yours doesn't quite fit the theme, but please come again next week!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Wendi said...

Wow this card is stunning I love the shape of the card and a favourite of mine stitching
Thank you so much for playing along with us at ooh la la this week

Courtney said...

This is adorable! I love the folds! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Jolara said...

beautifull card ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week. Hugs Joyce

LindaC said...

Really pretty card....I look forward to working with you on YNS. Linda C

Marlene said...

Congrats Miss Chris!!! Beautiful card! You take so much time and care with your cards, and it shows. I refuse to part with the beautiful card you gave me! It's so gorgeous, I can't let it go!

Sandra said...

Absolutely beautiful card Chris!!! Congrats on your new position!!

Danni said...

Congrats Chris!! What an awesome card! Love the fun fold! Thanks for playing along at FBW! It always makes me smile when I see your name in the links!

Tracey said...

so pretty in pink!! i just love this, so fun and girly! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Nikki said...

Such a pretty Card :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Chris, I love the way she peeks out when the card is closed!
Thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew!

Tina said...

Congrats Chris! Your card is super adorable.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... this is a beautiful card! Love the pink coloring, the image, the unique fold. Awesome!

Thanks for participating in the Stitchy SMC challenge this week!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey ladybug!!! This card is gorgeous!!! A HUGE congrats to you, but really should go to them as they're very lucky to have you! Beautful papers and adorable image colored to perfection! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week with your great project! Lovely image and fold. Cheers Claire x

Maureen said...

This is just too cute and fabulous!! Love the card fold and all the pink and 'bellies!! Congrats on making the team - it's great to have you join us!! said...

Your projects are always so AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

CUTE!!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance and YNS this week!

theneon said...

Every time I come visit, I am more amazed at your beautiful work. And, so many challenges! Congrats on the DT spot!


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