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Thursday, September 9, 2010


Hello All!! I can't believe it is Thursday!!  Time sure flies.  After being away, I having a little difficulty with time organization, and my Mojo....BIG TIME!  I feel like I am slacking...

Well I am not catholic...but I feel like "Father I have sinned..." and I need to confess to relieve myself of some guilt.  Preparing for vacation so consumed my mind a few weeks ago and then there was the actual vacation for 2 1/2 weeks, that I totally neglected my nieces birthday.  I usually don't forget a birthday and I feel so bad but also embarrassed.  I want to send her a card but how can I do that almost a month late!!!  Yesterday, when I was creating my Meljen's Release creation for Whimsy, it hit me.  I won't send her a birthday card but rather a welcome back to school gift and card.  Ariel is just starting her first year of college so I thought a "Care Package" would be nice.  I know I enjoyed them when I was in college!!!

Anywho...here is my creation using  School Time Bunny designed by Meljen's available at Whimsy stamps.  I just think is the sweetest bunny...so I created a bookmark and card with it to send with a few books I bought for Ariel to read in her spare time (yeah right...spare time in her freshmen year of college...LOL!  She loves the Take One series by Karen Kingsbury so I had to buy her a few with a bunch of other goodies.)

Here is my card that I colored with copics.  I used the Sketch Saturday layout for this past week.


The dp is from October Afternoon Fly a Kite and My Mind's Eye Be Loved. The sentiment is computer generated.  I just had to use my new Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Square dies!!

Here is the bookmark I created to go with it:

Here is a picture of both my creations together:


Isn't the image so darling and fun!!

Here are some of the challenges I used for my creations:
Meljen's: Back to School
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Cute
ABC Challenge~ S for Scallops
Cowgirl Sunday- Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Animal Crackers
Gingerloft- Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Animals
Pocket Full of Posies~ Floral Fantasy
Lexi's Creations- flower power
CES (Crafty Emmas) - Floral Frenzy
Pile it on~ Add those layers
Crazy 4 Challenges- Book related
Ooh La La- Stripes
Shabby Tea Room~ Tag You're it
Stamptacular Sunday - Distressing ( I Inked my edges with brown distress inks)
Artful Inkables - Distressing
Digital Tuesday Challenge blog -use dots & stripes! ( My dp is loaded with both)
365 Cards Day 191 - All Creatures Great and Small Digi Doodle- Use a sentiment and a digi
Stamping With the Dragon - Use the letter "I" somewhere on the card
Aud's Sentiments- Use best wishes
Cupcakes- Books and Stories
Fab n Funky- What'Eva
Stampin B's- Use a charm
Dutch Dare-  create a bookmark
The pink elephant- Back to School
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Be quick, as this sale ends on September 11th! 
Happy shopping and stamping!

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!! They are so appreciated!!
blessings,

79 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful, beautiful set! You are not a slacker! LOL I still feel like I'm behind since I was sick for a week. I'm still not as productive as usual even though I feel fine, my routine is all out of whack.

Jan said...

so cute and what a sweet image!

Lelia Pierce said...

This is so adorable, Chris...just like you!

XXX

Marianne said...

Wow, this is amazing! The stitching and all the details!
Great colors, great work!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge,
Marianne

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

So pretty Chris. :) I love the soft colors and the image is so sweet!

Benzi said...

How adorable...just gorgeous really! I'm sure your niece will be very happy with this card and bookmark. So glad you used a charm and joined the Stampin B's this week.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are beautiful. A work of art. The detail is absolutely incredible. I'm sure she will love this.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Lori said...

Well there is definitely no mojo lacking here. This is spectacular, I love your colour choice. And your niece will be so happy! Wonderful work!

Dorcas said...

Wow, this is awesome, Chris! I just love it. :-) thanks so much for joining us at DDCC it is much appreciated. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Julie said...

Lovely card! Love all the extras. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

1CardCreator said...

Awesome as always Chris! I love all the special little details you add to make this beautiful. ~Diane

Shazza said...

fabulous card x

Becky said...

How gorgeous..I just love this bunny :) and the card is fabulous with all these great details

Chris said...

Wow Chris...I don't know how you put together card after card with such incredible details! This bunny is adorable and I love the bookmark!

dolcreations said...

Oh Chris..this is so gorgeous. You pick such pretty colours to do a card, and your attention to all the little details is just wonderful.Beuatifully done Chris!

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! You did an amazing job on this project, love the soft colors, and stitching. Thanks for playing at Stampin Dragon. Hugs, Nataliya.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Chris! thanks so much for playing along with us at DDCC!!

chris said...

WOW WEE!!Chris, its so fabulous, love it.
hugs Chris xx

Holly said...

gosh that's a ton of challenges Chris! I love your card and bookmark and don't see any lack of mojo here at all!

Deb said...

this is a fantastic idea for someone going off to college, must remember that when my daughter goes next year! your card and bookmark are so sweet, love these new images, hugs Debx

Audrey said...

Wow! This set is breathtaking! I bet you will win every challenge you entered with this one! I love the stitching and that bunny is super sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our September monthly drawing going on right now.

Julie E said...

Oh my, this is adorable!!! What detailed work.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Chris,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Andrea said...

what a stunning card,
really beautiful. I like the bookmark too
hugs andrea

Catherine said...

Your card and bookmark are gorgeous Chris ! I adore the colours ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Danni said...

Such a wonderful set!! So gorgeous!

Maria Therese said...

Aaaaaawww how cute!!!

Crystal said...

ACCCCKKK Chris look at all these GORGEOUS layers and details gf!!!! WOWWEEE what a super sweet card and fabby matching bookmark!!! She is going to LOVE LVOE LOVE this!!!!!

jdmommy said...

All these layers are so gorgeous, and what coloring! You are just amazing, GF!!!

Susie said...

Gorgeous set, love the colours and the image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week xx

Céline said...

Really gorgeous bookmark you made! Thanks alot for playing with us at DDCC

Carolina said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for joining the Alphabet challenge

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Chris what can I say except excellent work as always the colours I am in love with but also your design and image (I chose this one to use as well lol) oh my, absolutely beautiful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nicola said...

Fabulous creations Chris, your colouring always knocks my socks off as does your wonderful use of papers. Love those ribbons, buttons and gorgeous flower.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Tracy said...

Very, very cute, I love your creation Chris. The colours and image are gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

OMG hun this is the most amazing,stunning creation ever oh hun its just wonderful hugs cheryl xxx

Angela said...

Oh WOW, Chris! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love this sketch and all the beautiful layers and yummy embellishments. Stunning perfection my friend! And you made a sweet bookmark too. You are awesome!!! hugs, Angela

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a precious set Chris!! I adore the colors!! And your little hanging tabs are just darling!! Fantastic sewing too!! WOW!

Dawn B. said...

Awwww she will appreciate this.. It is hard that first year.. What a sweet image.. This is such a great aunt thing to do..

Ms. Jen said...

I absolutely love how you can make such a simple image seem so elegant.

Danielle Champagne said...

Fabulous card & book mark Chris, I'm sure your niece will appreciate! Darling image, and beautifully colored. Your take on the sketch is fantastic, just love your paper selection. The sewing adds such a nice detail. Love the lace behind the image, and the cartstock. Great work.Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

Christine Riley said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card and bookmark! Love these images and I love the embellishments you used. That rose is gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine

PapierGirl said...

Oh my...this is just gorgeous! So many wonderful details and your coloring is just fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

Oh Chris ... you've been busy this week! This set is absolutely precious!!! Great job combing ALL those challenges too - BRAVO!! Thanks so much for sharing another one of your lovely creations with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEETNESS!!!

Joy said...

such pretty creations you did. I do love how full your cards and creations look. you always fill it and there is nothing left bare. love to see all your stuff. so sweet! have a good day!

Melodie said...

Your works are again so beautiful, great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

lalkygirl said...

absolutley stunning set,i adore your work ,such attention to detail ,beautiful papers and great layering,thanks for joining us at lexi's and good luck with the challenges
lalkygirl x

Audrey Pettit said...

What a super adorable card and bookmark set! I just love all the detail and all the layers. That bunny image is so cute. You've done a fabulous job with the coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

craftybunny said...

Simply gorgeous!Beautiful colours and I just can't resist a cute bunny!Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Carolyn said...

What a super sweet set! I love the new nesties. Beautiful flower and coloring too. So glad to see you stop by and say hi. Hope you are doing well and that your homeschool year is great. Miss talking to you. Take care.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Vicky said...

WOW what a fabulous pair of creations, love the bookmark & the card they are both sooo beautiful. Your colouring is brilliant. Good luck in all your challenges.
Thanks you for joining us at CES Challenges & Cowgirl Up.

Hugs Vicky xx

clare said...

Gorgeous animal themed card and bookmark. Thanks for joining us @ Pear Tree Designs. Good luck in your challenges. X

Dorcas said...

Congratulations on your top 5, well deserved! :-)

Tracey said...

These are so gorgeous :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!

Hugs
Tracey
x

Tami said...

WOW WOW WOW Love all of the extras Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft

Dorcas said...

Hi Chris!
It was the Top 5 at Stamp Something Challenge. :-) Way to go!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Chris, your blog is ALWAYS in inspiration for me! JUST love the colors you have picked for this BEAUTY. .... and I so love bunnies!

Sue McMahon has Beatrix Potter in her store and order the WHOLE set..can't wait to get 'em in the mail!

Annika said...

I am just staring at your creation wordlessly. Seriously beautiful, every single detail is absolutely perfect!!
Hugs
Annika

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Eeeeeee, SUCH an adorable bunny! Love Love LOOOOOOVE it and all your awesome embellishing!

Sol said...

WOW! These Colours are great together! Fantastic Card with so many details! Coluring is fantastic too! WOW! Have a great Weekend and Congratulations being in the Top 5 with this card! I understand why! :)

Poppet said...

Beautiful set Chris, the colours are gorgeous and I love the stitching. The image you have used is gorgeous and wonderfully coloured. I am sure your niece will love it.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week for out Christmas Cards for Soldiers event. :-) xx

Pam said...

Adorable rabbit! The colors are different...different in a good way! Love it!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! Love all the details: the flower, buttons, tag, Ribbon. Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

Carolyn said...

Totally fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! Just love the detail, the image, the sewing, the tag. Everything!!! It's perfect for our distressed challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Sprytebyrd said...

This is absolutely stunning!! What an amazing set and I'm sure she just loves it!
Thanks so much for playing along at Stamptacular for our Distressed challenge - and also at Meljen's Designs for our Back 2 School challenge - you totally rocked both challenges this week!
Hugs,
Dee (Sprytebyrd)

Wendi said...

Wow both are simply stunning and so much attention to detail has been added the colours are beautiful
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week and sharing your gorgeous creations I do hope we see you again
Wendi

Liza said...

A Gorgeous card and bookmark. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a fabulous set! Love the colors you used! Thanks for joining the dots and stripes challenge with the Digital Tuesday Challenge team this week!

Sammibug said...

Absolutely stunning! You make me feel like a kindergartner when it comes it comes to crafting. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Pam said...

Wow - this is gorgeous, I love every detail!

Maria Matter said...

hi Chris!! hope you are doing well...except for that guilt feeling! :) I think she'll forgive when she sees your gorgeous creation accompanied by a care package! You totally ROCK Chris!!
take care
hugs & blessings to you!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Oh what a cutie! And stunning project! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck! X

Ruthie said...

What a great set - love the colours you have used - and yes, that image is cute!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments

Rx

dragonllew said...

Fantastic card thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon & goodluck.
Jenny x

Tami said...

I just posted that you have been chosen to be part of our next challenge GDT. Please e-mail me at Alyssasmom98@aol.com from Gingerloft challenge. Congratulations

Lisa said...

Georgeous colors, layout and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at MelJen's this week:)

kelly said...

This is a cute image. Love the bookmark


Kelly

Pat (mspfd) said...

What an amazing card and bookmark. Your design and attention to details are gorgeous! Your niece is going to love them!

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