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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!!  This is my second post of the day!  There is so much going on today in blogland with new releases and hops.  If you are here for the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog hop, please scroll down to the next post.

Today it is time for new digi releases at Whimsy as well as a new challenge for the month of August.  This month I am one of the dt members on the challenge team.  This month Whimsy has chosen the nice and easy challenge of ANYTHING GOES! Therefore, you can create what you like, whether it be a card, altered item, LO, bookmark, bag, etc. but remember that to qualify for entry into the prize draw, you must use a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digi).

The prize for this month's challenge will be 5 Digital Images of the winner's choice!

To enter our August challenge, please provide a DIRECT link to your new creation by Noon EST on August 31st using the InLinkz feature at the Whimsy blog.

Here is my take on this month's Whimsy challenge:

 I used the newest rubber stamp release,Jelly Bean from Whimsy Stamps illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.
an the Ticket sentiments designed by Ann Vento. Isn't Jellybean just darling.  A dear friend of mine just had a baby girl and I thought this would be perfect.  I used the Midnight Madness sketch for this week.  The dp is from Basic Grey Capella. I paired it up with Groovy Guava, Blush blossom and Kraft from SU.

other challenges:
 Paper play~open, Dutch Dare~ open, Creative Inspirations~animals, Simon Says~going Dotty, Paper Sundaes~Stitching, Rosie D's- all creatures great and small, Corrosive ~Anything goes Cowgirl Sunday~Animals and bugs, One Stitch at a Time~little pink,
by the cute and girly ~ Animals, anything goes - Punches, Digi Doodle ~ Punch or cut me
Dutch Dare ~ anything goes, Mami Doodles ~ Anything Goes, Stampin with the Dragon - Distressing
Ellephantastic- Distressing
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my uber talented dt sisters:

Simonne Clay

And For even more fun...Whimsy is also having a new release digi hop.  The team has a lot of inspiration to share with the new images created by Crissy, Ann, and Melissa!!!!


  If you leave comments along the way on the hop there will be two Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of there choice.

AND   The Grand winner of the hop chosen from the very last stop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, and you will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of August.

The hop will run until 12 noon EST 7th August  To go to the blog hop, click here.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!!


Blessings,

81 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! You always amazing me with your attention to detail! Gorgeous coloring and beautiful colors and soft papers. Love everything! :)

Annika said...

It's beautiful, love all the ribbon and layers and your colouring is totally breathtaking!
Hugs
Annika

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another beautifully crafted card. The image and the embellishment are gorgeous. Magnificent.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Crystal said...

SOOOOOOO Beautiful Chris, I LOVE how you used this cutie!!! I LOVE all the layers and your gorgeous use of ribbon!!!! Stunning work sweetie!

chris said...

Chris this is amazing and so so pretty, I love it so much.
hugs chris xx

Angelwood said...

Another gorgeous card, Chris. I love your color combinations - always so elegant and pretty. And isn't this elephant just the cutest! Awesome as always! hugs, Angela ;)

Lori said...

Awww! Love this card, the colors are so soft and pretty.

Vanja said...

Oh, Chris, this si absolutely stunning! I love the soft colours, the papers, the ribbons and your fabulous colouring.
Hugs, vanja

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the image, your colouring and design are gorgeous.
Hugs Linda

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris, Your card is just so cute,, when I opened your blog..is said out loud..."AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, that is so cute" See you have me talking to myself..lol It is a joy to check out your blog and work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. You have your own special style. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Missing you on our DT :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chris this appeals to me so much that fabulous image the beautiful colours I just totally adore it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

oh wow chris once again you have made the most amazing card,hugs cheryl xx

queenofnanas said...

I will be making this card for my dear friend who just told me Saturday that she is having twins. She was told she would never get pregnaut and now after may sad years, It's twin. Only Gid Knows.

Jan said...

Chris,
This is about the sweetest card ever! Love the little elephant!

Short Scrapper said...

This is precious! My sister would love it - she wanted to be a baby elephant when she grew up! lol

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris
Such amazing detail!

Karen x

Melodie said...

Absolutely stunning card. The elephant is soooo cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Anneke said...

Hi Chris,
what a beautiful card!
Hugs Anneke

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card Chris... You always amazing me with your attention to detail!

Judy said...

Awww...this is just precious!! Love the colors and coloring...great work. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Awwww I do love that stamp its adorable. Thank you for joining us this week.
Helen & Elle DT x

debs said...

WOW Chris..this is simply stunning!!...such an adorable image and love the colour scheme...thanks for joining us at BTC&G...Debs x

Pascale said...

Love this image it is adorable and used so beautifully.Very cute, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops Best challenge. Hugs Pascale.

Lovely Linda said...

Ooh my giddy aunt Chris - I adore Jelly Bean - Crissy Armstrong ROCKS!!! This is just adorable - I love the colours you have used, they are so soft and perfect! You are amazing Chris - I love coming to see what you have been up to! Again, this is totally adorable - love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We love to see your creations and value your support! Love to see you again next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Claire said...

Wow what a stunning card, I love the image and the ribbon is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you again next week
Claire xx

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Lovely card hun..The elephants so cute..Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now this is stunning! i absolutely love the colors too. so soft and perfect for this image!

oh i hear ya on the busy. lately, the only way i get to visit anyone is if they leave me a comment. my poor dashboard is being soooooooo neglected! oy yoy yoy - lol!

summer is moving along here. hope it's been great for you! i DO miss you.... but i DO think of you often. soooooooooo glad you stopped by.

hugs :)

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

Such a cute card! super cute image. thanks for joining us at CSSC.

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card lovely image and the colours are perfect, I love all the details you have used thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon & good luck.
Jenny x

Irena said...

This card is adorable. The image is gorgeous and lovely colored. Great details.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leave me a comment.

I wish you all the best!
Irena

Ms. Jen said...

I'm seein Jellybean everywhere and she is so darn cute! Great job embellishing as always Chris!

Kerri said...

This is soooo SWEET, Chris!!! That image is absolutely adorable, and just perfect for a baby card! Gorgeous details, my friend:)

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love all the details, stitching, ribbons and his sparkly ears. The colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope you will join us again next week. :-) xx

Liz said...

Great card Brill Colouring fab layout You can tell I love this Chris Thanks for playing with OSAAT

Liz xx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Love the image and all the detail you've added! Hope you will join us again next week at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Hugs, Karen
www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

Inspired By Friends said...

How adorable. I love this image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us on our challenge at Stamping Dragon Design.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Stunning card! and taht elephant..awooo adorable! Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

ChristineCreations said...

Such an adorable elephant Chris, I love the sparkly ears!

Pattie said...

So very sweet - I love all the pink with so many lovely details...pearls and lace and the ticket -are all beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Jóna said...

I totally love everything about this card !!
Thank you for entering in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
All the best, Jóna

jdmommy said...

Just the sweetest card with this image! TFS Chris!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is the cutest jellybean ever! Love those soft colors, your embossing and the ribbons. Awesome, beautiful creation! I LOVE IT!
So glad you played along with us again this week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Allison said...

So very pretty...love the soft color palette and all that ribbon!

pam124 said...

Chris, you've outdone yourself again. This is SO, SO, SO beautiful and cute at the same time. Every detail done to perfection. Love the colors, the image and you stitching. You know I have to vote for you every week don't you? Can't you give someone else a chance once in awhile???? LOL!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, and I hope you can come and play along with us again next week!

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GD

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the sweet image and the ticket sentiments. And the ribbon treatment is gorgeous!

Patti said...

This is absolutely the cutest thing evvvvver! So adorable!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous, Chris!

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Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is so PRETTY, I love love love it!!

Sammibug said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the layout and image. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love all the layers and ribbon. Adorable image and PERFECT for a baby card. It's so beautiful.

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous Chris, love all your pretty layers and the image is so cute, love the ears, take careX:)

Annette Bowes said...

Just popped back Chris, was on the blog hop earlier, didn't notice you had joined our challenge too busy admiring your gorgeous work. Thank you for joining us over at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge, hope to see you next week, take careX:)

Cheryl said...

OMG this is absolutely adorable,such beautiful papers,colours and embellies!!! I love it!!
Hugs xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous background for such a sweet elephant!

KymKreates said...

Your project is just awe-inspiring! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KymKreates
DT Coordinator

Queen La Rubba ~ Rach said...

OMG! Gorgeous! This is just fabulous! What a lovely Elie! I love your coloring and your FAB DP and details! Perfect! If you are looking for a new DT to be on, let us know. We would love to have you! Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! All of your stitching is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful i love everything about it and the image is so cute and coloured beautifully,thankyou for entering with us at CSSC this week and goodluck huni xx

Tigger a(r)t work said...

*ooooh* this image is beautiful, your card so sweet, i love it!!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)

Hugs
Elke

Janie Printz said...

Wow !!! this is just the cutest little card EVER ... Great job coloring him ... He just makes me smile he's so darn cute !!!
Janie

nnalorac said...

This is so sweet, just love the colours and cute image. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.x

jo said...

So fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB! Good luck! :)

-JoAnn:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Jodi said...

This is soooo cute Chris! I love the soft pastels and great take on the sketch too!!
Hope you are doing great!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nana said...

This can not be any cuter then that! Absolutely adorable, sweet and cudly. :)
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Katja of Katzz said...

What can i say???? So very lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Greetings,
Katja (DT)

Amber said...

Super creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs
Amber DT

Anneke said...

This is such a beautful card!
Hugs Anneke

Anneke said...

This is such a beautful card!
Hugs Anneke

Bonibleaux Designs said...

awwww so sweet and I love what you did with the ribbon!

Lilacanglia said...

Awesome,
love this elephant
Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic,
Hugs
Angie
Elle DT

Padster said...

Fantastic card and gorgeous image - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb x

Jo Davies said...

this is just outstanding and very big WOW... love the new stamp too, loving your design,layout and the hint of pink too!

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT sketch or a little pink challenge...

Hugs Jo xxx

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Congratulations on TOP 3 at Stampin with the Dragon please pop by and pick up your badge from the sidebar :)

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

thread-bare said...

Wow this card is just stunning. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

Lil Sis said...

What a fabulous creation thanks for playing along with CSSC - hope to see you next week.
Hugs Beccy x

Sheng said...

Oh so cute and cuddley. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Hope to see you next week.

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so gorgeous! What a precious baby card! Jelly Bean is adorable and I love the flowers!!!THANKS for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge blog this week!
Chris

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks very much for sharing your creation with us at OSAAT, don't forget to check back tomorrow to find out who's won (good luck!) and check out the new challenge :D

Jackie said...

Thanks for playing along at RD's this week :)

Spyder said...

Another fabulous card Chris, love your colours and that is the cutest elephant ever! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Sketch/and/or/ Pink Challenge
(Lyn)

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