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Monday, January 24, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!!  Mine went o.k. but I am saddened to say that my sewing machine broke!!!  That is right, no sewing until I get it fixed or get a new one.  It is hard for me to think that I will be unable to include stitching on my creations...guess cards will take me less time to create without stitching and more time if I decide to hand stitch them!!!
I did manage to get my home school reports done!  Woo hoo!!!! Big accomplishment for me...not much crafting this weekend.  I took a break and really needed it to spend some quality time with the girls and Scott.

Anywho....enough about me....This week it is time for another Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create!!  In addition to a product spotlight, that means that the spotlighted item is also up to 25% off!!!!!

This week's spotlight is:
On Sale through Sunday for 25% off
(Limit 3 per customer)

The Bow Easy is the best tool around for creating the perfect bow.If you are unfamiliar with how to use the bow easy, my talented dt sister, Jeanette, created a Video Tutorial awhile ago using the Bow Easy.
 former Guest Designer Sharon created a Pictorial Tutorial as well (Sharon shows a "double bow" in her tutorial).

Each of the designers made a creation to showcase the Bow Easy. This is what I created:
I used the Wags n Whiskers, Say a Prayer image, which is available as a digi or a rubber stamp. I also used the bow easy, May Arts Mauve silk ribbon, and Kaiser Craft Blush Pearls 
available at Stamp and Create.

The layout for my card uses the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.


The lush paper is Kaiser Craft English Rose!! Isn't it gorgeous.  I received this from Susana Custom Arts and Designs this week.  I love this paper so much that I will be back for more!! LOL!  Lacey, carries a ton of beautiful Kaiser Craft paper at her store, Stamp and Create, as well but not this particular pad.  The flowers are from Wild Orchids.

For more inspiration using the bow easy, please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.
 
Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafty Pad - Girly
Gingerloft (1st week) - Things that fly
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - Distressing
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Vintage  I was not able to join this challenge with my dt sisters and I really this this has a vintage flair with the dp, distressing and heart button.
Quirky Crafts (2nd week) - In the Spring Garden (must have pink and green in it and an image)
Crafty Emma - angels & fairies
Gem Of A Challenge (1st week) -Ribbon and Lace
Marks Finest Paper - sympathy card
Really Reasonable Ribbon - (2nd week) ribbon and hearts
Fairy Tale (2nd week, 2 entries) - flowers
Phindy’s Place - lace & pearls
Simply Create (2nd week) - use your punches
Stamp Man (2nd week) – distressing
Stamp Something - cute somethings
Totally Papercrafts - add a heart
Wags 'n Whiskers - use a fairy or an angel
Crafty Purple Frog (2 weeks) - distressing
Cute Card Thursday - recipe 1-2-3 (1 heart button, 2 small roses, 3 designer papers)
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Do You Stack Up? - pink
Pixie Dust Studio - buttons
Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings
Paper Take Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday - All Sentimental
Crafty Cardmakers- floral
Flutterby Wednesday- angel, fairy or butterfly- open challenge

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! I truly appreciate you all!!

blessings,

91 comments:

Mona E said...

Oooohhhh....Chris, this is soooo gorgeous. I love this collection. It is so beautiful. Love haw the bow turned out. Gorgeous with the flowers added to the bow. As usual your colouring is fabulous! Hugs...Mona

Frea said...

Hi Chris, wow that is a truly amazing card! Love that image and the colours together with the flowers make a great combination!! Hugs, Frea

Carol said...

Chris, this is absolutely gorgeous as always!! The bow looks stunning and those dps really are lush. Lotsa luv xxxx

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Vee said...

A fabulous card and sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

1CardCreator said...

Pretty card and your bow is perfect! Love the roses too. ~Diane

Erin... said...

So sweet Chris!! And my sewing machine broke as well, it stinks!!!!!:)

Denise and Louise said...

Really pretty card and lovely image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

True :) said...

Beautiful card Chris!
I don't know what I would do without my sewing machine or my Bow-easy either!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!

Hugs,
True :D

Danielle said...

Very lovely card Chris! Sorry to hear about your sewing machine but your card is no less beautiful for the lack of sewing! Love the colours and that bow is luscious!
Hugs, Danielle

Hilly's Crafts said...

wow a stunning card - love the image and the design - the colours are just perfect xx big hugs xx

Lori said...

Utterly beautiful, gorgeous bow too!

Ms. Jen said...

Beautiful, even without your sewing machine! I love my bow easy.

Dorcas said...

Beautiful card, Chris! Love that big juicy bow, but sounds like we need to say a prayer for your machine! lol I would be up a creek without a paddle if my sewing machine died. I panic when I run out of thread!

Brenda said...

STUNNING!!! Everything about this card is gorgeous!!! Love that pink bow! Love that beautifully colored image!!!

*Vicki* said...

Chris, this is so gorgeous hun!! I love your yummy ribbon and the flowers sticking out...so sweet and soft!! :) Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Chris! Love the sweet image! The beautiful bow and the lovely tiny flowers are the perfect finishing touche

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris thats stunning I love your image and your beautiful card design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Becky said...

This is just adorable. Gorgeous layout and colors.

dolcreations said...

Chris, your card is still stunning without the stitching!!! I just adore that image and all the pinks!!!! Beautiful!

Irene said...

What a beautiful card! Such pretty details!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week x Jackie x

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love your image. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Chris, you continually make me gasp in delight looking at your gorgeous work! This is so beautiful! The papers, the image, the bow with all the beautiful details...it is all so perfect together! I love it! Have a wonderful week my friend! Big hugs!

Elly said...

Wow this is soo gorgeous!!!

Shelley said...

That is beautiful! The bow maker is a must have.

Patti J said...

Yikes! No sewing? You poor dear! YAY on getting those school reports done - you rock! Happy to see you got your card posted - it is gorgeous, as usual! I use my bow easy sometimes, but I'm an old fashioned antique, and find it easier to tie by hand! Beautiful card, dear sister! Hugs! P.s....I'm struggling too - computer is dead again. Time to figure out how to afford a new one...

Louise said...

WOW Chris! This is totally adorable, inspeat the fact you can sew on your creations! ;)
I havn´t sewed on my own for very long but I had to return it (loaned it from work) and I won´t be able to either ubtil I get a new one :(

You made a beautiful creation! Love the pinks and the cute image is colored to perfection :)

Hugs

Joy said...

such a sweet card you made Chris! this is just so darling! love the DP and your take on the layout! awe shucks! can't believe your sewing machine is broken! I consider you the sewing queen! I need to learn how to sew on my cards too! I hope you have a great week!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful card. Those DP's are so pretty and your bow and blooms are awesome.
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
Caroline (GDT) xxx

Shazza said...

fabulous card Chris x

Caroljenks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! The ribbon and heart are stunning and that sentiment is beautiful.

Thanks for joining in with us again this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

Miranda said...

very gorgeous card

Thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

*Alison* said...

love this.. and your bow is amazing.. Way to "Stack Up" and bring out the PINK in your creation.. Thanks for playing with us at www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com can't wait to see what you create next week..
HUGS
Alison
DYSU-Owner

Eiglas said...

This isn't even my rota'd number to comment on but I couldn't resist! What a beautiful creation (...as usual...!) and the sewing too! Mine never looks that good....
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at crafty Cardmakers this week!
Hugs
Ei
x

Bianca said...

What a amazing card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Meghan said...

Oh mom this is beautiful. I love the colors, paper,ribbon, and sweet angel!! Can I have her?

P.s. can't wait to see your next one!...wonder what I can have next....

Love you!

~Meghan

Spyder said...

Beautiful card, so pretty, love the bow, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this week, don't forget to pop back on Friday to vote for your favourite three and get your blogging buddies to vote for you!

((Lyn))

Harriet Skelly said...

Chris this is gorgeous - I love those papers!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Debbie said...

Stunning card as always Chris - you work is outstanding. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Marlene said...

Gorgeous card! I love my Bow Easy, too....though it took me a while to "get it" cuz I'm a little dense! Now, now...just a little, eh?

Sorry to hear about your sewing machine though. :( Maybe you'll get a new one for Valentine's Day!

li-bee-ti said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the image is simply adorable. Your bow is perfect....
Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create, and I hope you'll join us on our new challenge too.

Lynda Nielsen said...

wow wow wow, this is precious! Everything you've done with this card is pure perfection. Thanks so much for entering in the Phindy's Place Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Lynda

Peggysue said...

Gorgeous card! And i agree, the DP is luscious!! Thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge and hope to see you back...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great sketch use! Love your ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Pauline said...

Breathtaking! I love your colours and layers... such beautiful flowers too! Thanks for playing at DYSU!
Pauline

Maria Matter said...

yay for getting those homeschooling reports done!!!
Gorgeous card Chris, love how you colored this little sweetie!
hugs & blessings

Grace said...

Oh it's adorable Chris! I love this image and you always color her so pretty! Love the dp! Glad the machine is fixed now!!! Goodness could you have found any more challenges???? LOL! Gorgeous gf!!!

Nancy said...

So gorgeous, Chris!! I love the Bow Easy...wouldn't know what to do without it! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris
The delicate colors and papers are so beautiful.

Karen x

Kerri said...

This is so gorgeous, Chris!!! I love the big bow with the flowers, and that image is so sweet!

PaulaM said...

THIS is beautiful. I love the bow and flowers and the coloring. Very nice. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Cec said...

This is so sweet and girlie with that gorgeous bow. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Hugs!
Cec

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

oohhh another entry for TCPF this week
love them both but I really love this ribbon :)
thanks for joinin us!

Holly said...

Sweet and precious card Chris! I love the texture you gave her wings! The tiny roses tucked into the beautiful bow are really sweet, and I love that heart button!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris this is stunning I love that image and that bow looks wonderful
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Chris, love your colors and your gorgeous bow!

Hands On said...

Beautiful card. Love the engel, colours, layout! Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Melodie said...

Your card is fantastically nice. I admire your wonderful ones over and over again trail.
Hugs
Melodie

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris. Love the image you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

princesskitten said...

Really pretty

kitten - DYSU team

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow this is a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and embellishment and a wonderful image. I love this one.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dawn B. said...

This is precious Chris. I LOVE my bow easy. Accidentally threw mine away and had to buy a new one.. LOL. Your sweet little girl is so cute. Great job.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous love the bow really pretty!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell!

craftybunny said...

Gorgeous card.The pretty papers are perfect for the sweet image.Great bow too.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Karen Wilson said...

Chris, this is stunning. That image is darling and the way you did the bow and everything...wow. Just beautiful.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh wonderful card! So sweet!!! Hope you are you having a great day!

Debgem said...

Super cute image, and very pretty card.

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous card. I love the roses dp.

Virgo5 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, lovely, I couldn't decide on one, so I'll say them all!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Tammy said...

This is absolutely stunning, Chris!! WOW..I'm speechless. I really love the colors!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!! :)

Donna said...

This is a very pretty card Chris, I love this colour combo, sorry to hear about your sewing machine. Donna x

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

I am so sorry to hear about your sewing machine. I know you used it a lot! Perhaps you could do what we non-sewers do? Faux stitch? It is an art in itself...getting your "stitches" even and the same length. Give it a try!

This card is so incredibly beautiful. I love the colors...they seem like something that would look especially beautiful by candle light. I love your coloring. She is beautiful, and I am sure her hair shines! (Am I right about that?) I love the bow with the beautiful little flowers and pearls peeking out of it. It is just such a lovely card. It is an inspiration!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card and so delicate..All the detail on your card is so perfect :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
huggs
Lynn x

Anne said...

Sooo sweet Chris. Thanks for linking up with us this week at TCP. Hugs x

Antonella said...

Your card is beautiful! Love ths bow - don't have the bow-easy so I struggle every time - lol.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Chris
Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week

mandi xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love the colours and design of this card Chris, it's beautiful.
Thanks for playing with us at The Stamp Man this week and good luck.
Hope you are having a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at TPC this week
Good Luck
Sarah Stressed Stamper

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

This is such a sweet card Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Anne said...

What a beautiful image and card, your colouring is lovely.
Sorry to hear about the sewing machine:(
Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

Caro said...

That is so stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky crafts.

Anne-Marije said...

Wonderful!
What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is such a lush card hun, love your backing paper its so pretty

thanks for getting crafty at crafty cardmakers
hugs
Judie xx

Ann English said...

So beautiful!

Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

The bow is gorgeous, great use of the sketch too! Thanks for playing along withthe Mischief Makers this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Chris! Stunning bow and heart embellie! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

alicaz said...

wonderful! Lovely image and I love the heart and bow too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Peggysuez said...

i absolutely need to get myself a bow easy one day. This is so pretty!

Lin said...

Completely gorgeous, and that little heart button is to die for.

Thanks for joining our floral challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

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