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Monday, January 17, 2011
Happy Monday all!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Today is the day that I said I would announce the winner of the Perfect Presentations template.  The winner gets to choose the template of their choice from the Perfect Presentations website.

Drumrolls please......and the random winner is:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2011-01-17 12:28:43 UTC

 Congratulations Fhiona!!  Please email with your choice of templates and whether you would like in PDF or SVG format and I will send it off to you.


In addition to sharing the winner with you, I also have 2 cards to share with you.

I am so excited to share with you my first card that I created for the Whoopsi Daisy challenge as a dt member using one of Linnie's gorgeous images!!  Linnie is such a talented artist and has so many gorgeous images to choose from.  The team also is so talented and sweet and I am honored to join them.

This week's challenge is hosted by Linnie this week.  She has challenged us all to "Pretty in Pink".

When I saw Linnie's challenge to use pink..I thought I was in heaven.  An excuse to use pink,are you kidding!! When I first saw this image, I thought of a girl taking a walk in spring.  After choosing my papers and coloring in a few shades of pink with the black hair, I knew I needed something different.  So scrub a third image and here is my paper paced girl taking an afternoon stroll on a warm summer day.

This card was so refreshing to color and create making me feel like it was spring although we are really in the midst of winter with lots of snow and ice.  One can dream right?

The flowers and the blinged stems are from Wild Orchids.  The ribbon is May Arts Silk. The paper is Basic Grey Eva except for the grey piece which I can't identify (from my scraps)  The punch I used is from Martha Stewart.

I hope you are able to join the challenge.  If so, you can link your creation here.

For more inspiration for the challenges, you can visit my dt sisters:

 My second creation uses the new Kenny K images in rubber from Whimsy.  Did you know that now you can not only buy them at Whimsy but also through other stores through out the world, including Stamp and Create!! They are such fun and sassy images, perfect for teenagers.  For my creation today, I used the Kenny K Troublemaker image.  The sentiment is from Whimsy's RainDrop Echo designs digital sentiments and it is called Fast lane Sentiments.  While they coordinate beautifully with the Kenny K images, they are perfect for any creation with a "fun girl" theme.

card recipe:
stamps: rubber- Kenny K Troublemaker image
             digital sentiment: Whimsy's RainDrop Echo designs  Fast lane Sentiments
paper: My Mind's Eye Tickled pink, dp from my scrap bin, black and white card stock
accessories: lace, Wild Orchid Flowers, MS Shell border punch, May Arts Crinkled pink ribbon

Stamp and Create does not have a product spotlight or special sale this week but it will have an opportunity for you to win a $25 gift certificate to anything in the store.  See the Stamp and Create blog for details on how to sign up for your chance to win!! 

challenges I am entering my creation in: 
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes (card 1)
AiFactory - anything goes (card 1)
Meljens Designs - square or round cards (no rectangles) (card 2)
Dutch Dare - all stitched up (card 2)

Copic Creations - (2 weeks) anything new plus Copics (new image and paper on 2nd card)
Craft Your Days Away (2nd week) - anything goes (card 1)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - anything goes
Stampin' B's - use a die cut (1st card) 1st card
Crafty Pad - Something New (2nd card) new paper, image and ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint (1 entry) - inspired by Bling (1st card)
One Stitch At A Time - New ( I went with new stash on my 2nd card) 
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - Favourite challenge from the past year - Cut it out- 1st card
Sassy Studio Designs - use something that is over a year old- dp on the first card
2 Sisters - Challenge #22 Flowers
By the cute and girly - January Challenge, Bling it on
Patti`s creations - Challenge #10 Anything goes
Stamp Something - Anything goes

Paper Crafting Journey - Let`s go digital (I used a digi-stamp on my first creation)
Pile it on - Challenge #3 Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #71 Bling it on

 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I hope you enjoyed my creation.



Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris!! xx

Jan Hennings said...

A beautiful card and such a sweet image :)

Unknown said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Chris! Wow what a great image and colored awesomely!! ;) Your work is always so detailed and really beautiful! hugs, Angela

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, that is a lovely card!! She sure is pretty in pink!! LOL The combination of papers and colours are perfect. Hugs, Frea

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, both of your cards are gorgeous, the papers design and colouring is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These cards are beautifully done. I lov ethe detail and colours and the gorgeous images.
I am so thrilled to have won your template and will email you shortly.
Fiona x

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Chris. SOOOO very welcome to our DT. I love your work for a long time now, and i was super happy to have you with us. You did fantastic job on this card.
Hugs Nataliya

chris said...

these are so perfect Chris

Lori said...

Beautiful Chris, I love her paper pieced dress, fantastic work as always!

Amy Johnson said...

The first card is truly stunning and gorgeous! Just love it! And the second card is so sweet and sassy. This is the second time I've seen this image, and I just love it!

Pattie G said...

What pretty cards! Love the images too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Tina said...

Super cute cards! Loving all that pink.

Holly Young said...

Boy Chris, you messed up on the pretty in pink challenge - this is more like GORGEOUS in pink! I love the little spray of beads you have made with the wire in your bow! so many details on this!
Your second card is really cute and I love the fun sentiment.

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing your great designs!

Pat said...

Great card, super image and I love the bow. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Chris - Cool 'Troublemaker' card!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Marjo said...

Hi Chris,

Love Kenny K's little Troublemaker, your card is awesome, love her

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hugs Marjo

Benzi said...

Both are super creations! Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

Kerri said...

Chris, these are both so stunning! I just love that precious image and your gorgeous colors and details on the first, and the second is so cute and sassy! Love those fun Kenny K images!

Linda . J said...

Welcome to Woopsie Daisy Chris and we are delighted to have such a talent like you on the team, your first creatiopn is just stunning and love the pink, your second is just as beautiful, fantastic designs on both.
Hugs Linda

Caroljenks said...

Two gorgeous card Chris - your work is amazing :)

Thanks for joining us this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Alica said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for celebrating with us at Paper Sundaes!

PCM said...

This is a great image and you have colored it so nicely. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Doreen said...

Great cards, I love the paper piecing of the first one.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Susie M. said...

Hi chris! these are fabulous! and I love the trouble maker LOL she LOOKS like one. :) I hope all is well with you my friend!

Chrissy said...

WOW!!! Two gorgeous cards. Beautiful coloring on both

stampinfrog said...

Two fabulous card Chris!Exquisite coloring!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints!


Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
Two beautiful cards...Love the image and feel to the first one...And the second one is just great,the sentiment is perfect for it...Thank you so much for your lovely comment...
Mandy xx

Annette Bowes said...

Pinkalicious first card Chris, love your beautiful paper piercing and pretty layers. Beautiful fun Kenny K Card, just loove the sentiment, take careX:)

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Great card using the Kenny K stamp! I love your coloring! thanks for joining us at Meljen's Design this week!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Two utterly gorgeous cards!
Beautiful work!
kim x

debby4000 said...

What a cute, gorgeous cards Chris.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love both of your creations!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


Melodie said...

Wow, so beautiful cards with wonderful colours.

Stef H said...

oh i just love PINK!!!! wowza chris! these are both stunning. your ribbons are always so perfect and your cards are gorgeous!

hugs :)

Creative Inspirations said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. You always use such gorgeous ribbon and embellishments. Stunning designs and awesome coloring, too!

Gina Lindsay said...

Both cards are lovely, but that top one is my favorite. Love the colors, the image, everything! You coloring is just beautiful too.

Jackie said...

Awesome cards as always Chris! I've always enjoyed your designs....they're truly beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer Chris!! I love love love that top card!! Gorgeous colors and design!! They're lucky to have you girl! ;) Such a darling card with the pinks too!! I love that image and your fabby bow with the flowers!! All look just awesome my friend!!HUGS

Becky said...

Chris, these are gorgeous! Fabulous details and coloring. I love pink-green-white :)

Joy said...

such beautiful cards! I do love both as you really always do such fabulous work. love the detail to each and every one...with so much love and time you put into it. I really need to learn how to make such intricate cards. hope you have a wonderful week! thanks for all the prayers and thoughts as my family totally needs it! hugs to you!

Grace said...

Oh I love your paper piecing Chris! Really beautiful on this pretty girl! and great layout! The second one really does look like trouble! LOL1! Cute!! You always nail the details my friend!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Chris...both your cards are FABULOUS!!!! The first one is sooo feminine and girly with that adorable image and all the pink!!!! I just love the sassy little image in the second card and what gorgeous coloring on both!!!!

Annika said...

Goodness, I love how you have coloured her! It's soft and bold at the same time - very fitting for the image!

Nicki Olsen said...

These are amazing mom!I love the colors,paper piecing,paper,images,and your beautiful coloring of course!O.k....I love it all!I love you!

Beth said...

Chris your card was breathtaking I love every detail on it also want to take the opportunity to welcome you to the Whoopsi Daisy DT I am so looking forward to working with you.

Anonymous said...

Ow these are beautiful mother! How do you do things like this! Its amazing! I love your colors,coloring,image,ribbon,paper,sentiment and of course the lace!

PCJ said...

Very pretty cards! I love your colourwork!

Thank you for joining us at PCj this challenge and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful as always! I love the design of these cards and your fabulous coloring.

uksharon said...

Fabulous card beautifully done.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Chris...outstanding cards...LIKE your inspiration and these are just perfect! Glad you include Copic Creations in your challenge list cuz I get to pop in and continue to check you out! :) big hugs, jane

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely colors on both!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

LindaS said...

Amazing cards. Beautiful bows. Your color choises rock. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. LindaS - DT

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for creating such a beautiful project to add to our challenge on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.

PC Design Team 1 Lead

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful creation - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Debbie x

Shelley said...

Great card, thanks for joining in with this fortnights CYDA Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Scrappy said...

Love your coloring! I couldn't help but check out more of your creations on your blog! You have some mad talent girl! GORGEOUS!

Thanks so much for joining us at PIO, OLLCB, and AIFactory this week! We hope you’ll join us again for the next challenge!

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card that image is so pretty
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kianel said...

What a beautiful card you've made!
thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge!
Love from France, Kianel.

Lawren said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory

Lawren - DT member


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