Please pray for my dear friend, Grace!!

Please pray for my dear friend, Grace!!

You can contact me at


Today's Bible Verse...

Subscribe to my blog via email


Follow on Bloglovin
In accordance with FTC16CFR, Part 255, I declare that I currently receive or have received products that I promote and endorse for free or at a discount from the following companies: Our Daily Bread Designs and Perfect Presentations. These companies generously supply me with complimentary products for promotional purposes. ......... my enthusiasm in promoting their products does not stem from the fact that I am compensated by them, but because I love their products and feel their product lines and services to be superior in this industry.

The fine print

These are my personal creations. Please feel free to enjoy and use them for your own personal inspiration. They are however NOT to be copied, captured, or used in any way for publication, contests or sale without my express permission. I thank you for understanding.

Blog Archive

Splitcoast Dirty Dozen

Splitcoast stampers Alumni

Design Teams

Our Daily Bread designs

ODBD Bread Basket

Monday, November 8, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a good weekend. This week has been busy and tough for me as a dear friend is near "going home to the Lord". My Mojo is non-existent.

Anywho...This week Whimsy is having a new release and the images and sentiments are FAB!

My first creation uses the sneak peak of the rubber stamp Elf Bell Mouse illustrated by Melissa Jenkins (Meljen's).

Whimsy also has a new die to cut out the tickets which will be released on Wednesday.  I used it with my Holiday Tickets (released last month).  The dp is Cosmo Cricket Be Merry that was sent me by dear friend, Crystal (Thanks Crystal!).

card recipe:
stamps: Whimsy-Holiday ticket sentiments, Whimsy sneak peak- Elf Bell Mouse
paper: Cosmo Cricket Be Merry, black, real red, white
accessories:  Cuttlebug swirls and swiss dots,embossing folder, May Arts White wrinkled ribbon (1.5 inches), ric rac, prima red roses, gold cording, silver baubles
Since today is Monday it is also time for another Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.  This week's spotlight is dragons.  Lacey is offering up to 25 percent off on all dragons in her store this week.

I used the image Fergus with Cupcake  (one of the dragons on sale this week) to create a birthday card for my niece who is turning one.  I also used pink silk ribbon from May Arts, the bow easy, standard circle nestabilities and Kaisercraft snow pearls available in the store.  The dp is Cosmo Cricket. I colored the image with copics.

I used the sketch from Midnight Madness to create my card.

For more examples using the Product Spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

challenges I entered my cards in:
Midnight Madness Sketch- Card 2 
Meljens: shapes- 3 different (circle, square, and rectangular tickets on my first card) (triangles, circle and square on the 2nd)
C.R.A.F.T. - Dry Embossing (card 1)
One STop Crafts - Embossing (card 1)
Paperplay - Circles (card 2)
Raise the Bar- Curves (circles, scallops)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Cards
Stampin B's - Animal in a Die Cut
Stamp Insanity - Punches (card 2 -number sentiment panel)
Drunken Stampers - Punch Me (card 2)
Patties Creations - Christmas (card 1)
Allsorts - Twas The Night Before Christmas (card 1)
 Stamp Something -Sketch (card 1)
Winter Wonderland: Sing a Carol.- Jingle bells
Craft Your Passion - double anything (flowers on my first card as well as double ric rac)
Lexi's - anything goes
Little Red Wagon – Use Some Red (card 1)
Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - For Christmas with Love
Bee Crafty – Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas Inspiration 
Critter Challenge –dragons (card 2)
Patties Creations – Christmas
Pile It On - Christmas or Winter with Animals
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching
For Fun - Metal
Kort O Mania - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today!! Thanks also for your sweet comments!! Have a great day!!



Dawn said...

Oh a couple more stunning cards sweetie! Love the embossing and stitching together.
Yummy papers also from Crystal.
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Tina said...

Both cards are so lovely.
Prayers and hugs for you and your friend.

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards, Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T for our dry embossing challenge and good luck.

Rose xx

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...these are both outstanding! So cute and I love all your little details!

Beth said...

Amazing! Holy cow - these are just incredible, and perfectly put together! Wow - gorgeous work! Thank you so much for sharing your Punchy Love with us at StampInsanity!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Chris,take one day at a time, keep busy, treasure your memories. Your card is adorable.
Good Luck with all the challenges. God Bless you and yours.

Denise said...

OMG....these are both equally adorable. Sweet images. I love the pink bow with the green designer paper. So many awesome details. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

1CardCreator said...

I love the rich colors in the 1st one and the bright and cheery look of the 2nd. Both cards are awesome! ~Diane

Sandi said...

Chris - Your Christmas mouse is so cute!

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Shazza said...

love the cards Chris, they are fabulous. Sorry to hear about your friend, I hope that they are soon at peace

karlinchen50 said...

a very nice card Chris.
The little mouse is colored beautifully.

Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale.
Hugs Karla

Frea said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Wish you strength with your friend. Hugs, Frea

raindropecho said...

Oh CHRIS!! Both of these are just DARLING! Your little mouse is just adorable and that dragon is too cute! Super cards :)

- Ann

LindaS said...

Love the stichings and PP mix. Amazing desings. Thanks for entering Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

Marjon said...

Love the cards,they are so beautiful.

Grtzz Marjon

chris said...

Oh Chris what a couple of beauties, they are both so special. hugs chris xx

Linnie said...

omw chris these are outstanding brilliant work

Thea said...


That little christmasmouse is so sweet! A beautiful card.


Benzi said...

Your cards are absolutely divine...both of them!!! Wonderful details. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week with your awesome creations.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Chris!! Your creations are just as adorable as can be sweetie!! Your layouts always amaze me! Great job with the mouse image!! HUGS

Nela said...

So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale challenges!
Hugs Nela

Cleota said...

Love the background papers and the stitching! Thanks for entering Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

DT member, Team 2

Bianca said...

You made a very lovely card! Love the image and the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Michele said...

Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

Crystal said...

Oh my Chris these are such fun fun creations, LOVE the colors on the mouse creation, layout, everything is just FABULOUS!! EEEK and that dragon is TOOOOO CUTE! She will LOVE this!! big Hugs!

Marlene said...

SO so cute! That mouse is squeakin' adorable!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey Mom I love your dragon!!!!

Jodi said...

Oh both of your cards are sooo cute!! I love that little dragon image!
Jodi =)

Vanja said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! Fabulous colouring, I love the papers you have used.
Hugs, Vanja

downrightcrafty said...

what a super cute image, thank you for sharing with us this week at Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Niki Estes said...

So cute! You always create such pretty cards. That little mouse is so cute!

Jessica G. said...

Sweet little mouse, beautifully colored, and such fun embellies, including that gorgeous ribbon!

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Chris both of the cards are fantastic. I love all the details and effort you put into making your cards. Great sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back again next week. "Hugs" Carol

Pattie G said...

I just love your creations Chris! Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

hugs ♥

Cindy Haffner said...


Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Chris - this is way too adorable! I love that image and your fabulous colouring - this ROCKS!! Your DP is perfect! I love your cards my friend - they are always fabulous! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are truly wonderful creations your designs as always are perfect I adore the colours and images.
Lorraine x

marsha said...

Oh my goodness1 This is just so, so cute! I love your image and your coloring and your take on this week's sketch. Thanks so much for joining us for this Midnight Madness's Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again next week!

Dawn B. said...

Sending hugs and prayers during this tough time.. One thing you do so well is being able to switch between elegant and whimsical..these are adorable..

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

These are both so cute and fabulously detailed, Chris! I'm sorry to read about your dear friend; you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Francie G. said...

Two fabulous creations, Chris! Amazing details! Beautifully done! Still praying for your friend! Hugs!

Julie E said...

Adorable - I was going to write "Simply" adorable, but really, there is nothing simple about your creations!

Joy said...

such wonderful cards you have created! love the dragon you chose for our product spotlight. so cute and I do love all your layouts. so sweet! happy Monday!

Ellie said...

These are both amazing cards Chris. The images are too cute and I love how you embellished them.
So sorry to hear about your friend!

P.S. Thank you so much for playing along at stamp something!

darling Ho said...

Both cards you made are so pretty!
I love the images and the color you used. Wonderful!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Auntie Em said...

Cute cards! You do a great job colouring in the images!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Annika said...

Now your cards are pure luxury!! All those defined, stitched, embossed layers, lush texture from lace and ribbon... love your work!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Lana said...

Beautiful cards as always Chris!
Lana x

cardmaking bird said...

Oh my goodness - not one but two absolutely beautiful cards. I love both of them - fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges. Marie x

Annette22 said...

what a pretty card such a lovely image

thank you for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Danke fürs Mitmachen bei unserer allerersten Fairytale challenge



Jack said...

Two very fabulous cards, love them. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Melanie M said...

Oh, so cute. Thank you for joining us at Patties Creations

Jeanette said...

Wow! How stunning, both the cards are! Love them both. Thanks for joining us at Kort 'o' Mania this week! Hugs, Jeanette :)

Helen Dooley said...

Chris- both cards are adorable! I love the little jingle bells you added. Thanks you for playing along on FOr Fun.

Angela said...

Oh what sweet card, Chris! I must say that the mouse is my favorite! He is the cutest little guy and you've embellished perfectly! Awesome coloring girlfriend! You are the most talented! Awesome paper (gotta get that)! ;) hugs, Angela

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks embossing challenge at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Grace said...

Both cards are adorable Chris!!! Look at you with ALL these challenges!!!! You amaze me!!! It must have taken forever to just link them!!! You are the QUEEN of challenges, and of great cards in my book! Love the mouse with bell and the pretty bow!! Love the ticket sentiments and the shimmer on the second one! Great cards! You rock!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Beautiful Xmas card. Love the ticket sentiments, the colors/papers, and the ric rac.

The birthday card is adorable too! Love the bling on the cupcake.

Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Chris! love your stitching and embossing...adds so much wonderful character to your cards!

So sorry to hear about your friend, will say a prayer!
Take care hun!
hugs & blessings!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are gorgeous Chris! Thank you for joining the “Use 3 DIFFERENT Shapes!” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


KC said...

they are both great cards! and super cute images. Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

itsabrt said...

These cards are amazing Chris I especially love the dragon card.

I am sorry you are losing a friend that is so hard, I pray you heal quickly just know they will be with the Lord

Melodie said...

Both cards are again so wonderful.

bestevenn said...

Beautiful cards you have made. Thank you for joining our challenge at Kort o Mania.

Alyssa S said...

These are so stinkin' cute! Great cards :o)

PokSa said...

Beautiful! I like it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Vee said...

Thanks for joining the Charisma challenge.Your card is beautiful.
xx Vee

Patty said...

These cards are beautiful. I love the mouse card and I am terrified of mice! How twisted is that. I am in AWE of your beautiful work!

marsha said...

This is just such a cute Christmas image! Adorable mouse, fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week!

Shelley said...

What gorgeous cards, I lve all the embossing on the first one. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Moira said...


Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.. hope to see you again next week!!

MommaJess said...

such adorable cards. I love the all the detail. Thanks for joining the “Use 3 Different Shapes!” challenge at Meljen’s Designs


~Patty~ said...

Very cute. Thanks for visiting the CSC blog :)

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! I am creating a gallery on Facebook with all of our Remarkable award winners and was wondering if you would let me put your card up there. Please?


Jacki Randolph said...

Adorable cards, both of your images are just too cute!! Beautiful coloring on both. Thanks so much for joining us at Critter Sketch.

linsal said...

wow! what great cards you have made! love your style :D thanks for playing along with us over at Kort O Mania :D hugs from Lind S. L

Colleen said...

Both cards are adorable! I love the little dragon, and the layers and stitching are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch challenges!


Popular Posts

Powered by Blogger.