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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!!  Well I hope all are doing well.  Unfortunately I only have a moment since one of my dear daughters is pretty sick right now....when they are like that, all they want is some TLC and mommy time.  I hope she gets better soon.  The poor girl has a pretty high fever right now and is completely tuckered out and coughing...My poor Nicki....I am exhausted to after being up the entire night.  A nap will be needed at some point today.

Well today is a new challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ...this week's challenge is hosted by the dear and talented Patti!!!

Patti chose the verse:
Hebrews 13:5 NIV "Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

It is funny...when I read this verse I thought of one of my dear daughters.  Just today, I was talking with one of my daughters who was worrying. I was trying to explain to her that we need not worry  because God is in control.  He knows how many hairs we have in our head...he watches the much more valuable to him are we than they...He promises us He will be there for us and he will provide. Does that mean life will be rosy and easy...No...but we need to trust.  Be thankful for all God has given!  His love greater than all the Love you could ever receive!! Remember, He died for you!!

Patti chose the challenge:
Since it is Valentine's Week, let's make a KISS Card (Keep it simple, Sisters!) - One layer card.

Now Keep it not usually in my a dear friend once said...Clean and simple should never be used in the same sentence.

This image is from Lily of the Valley and it was sent from my dear friend Wendy. (Thanks Wendy!  I just love it!!  I am hooked on these adorable images!!!)  I colored it in with copics.  The heart shape is dye cut with the Spellbinders Labels 15.  The ribbon is May Arts Pink silk which I tied into a bow with my Bow Easy.  The clouds are sponged with baja breeze ink and a scalloped punch.

challenges I am entering this card in:
Totally Papercrafts - clean & simpleStamp Something - something for your  ValentineCrafty Ann's - love is all around Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Love is in the air Totally Gorjuss - LoveECP Challenges  - LoveOne Stop Craft - Love is in the air C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine's
Crafty Purple Frog  - Valentine's Day/romanceRainbow Lady's - it's all about loveCreative Craft World - love
Freshly Brewed - (5E, SIO) - use a charmGingersnap Creations - use a charm

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. The prize is

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We want to thank Simon Says Stamp for their continued support! For the most complete offering of stamps, please visit their store!

For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, and Patti  

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

The second card uses a Whimsy digi image that I felt was perfect for Valentine's or showing someone you care.  I It is called I love You This Much...As you can see...the card is not at all K.I.S.S.   (Keep It simple or one layer...LoL!  The papers are a combo of dp from K&Co. Valentine papers.  The middle heart is dry embossed although it is hard to see in the photo.  The flower on the bottom is a felt flower with a flower button in the center.

challenges I am entering in:

2 Sisters - Hearts Bee Crafty  DIGI and Hearts Crafty Calendar (1E) - Love Crafty Emma - Cute & Cuddly Crazy 4 Challenges - Hearts   Really Reasonable Ribbon -  RIBBON and Pink, Red & White  Annabelle Stamps - say it with polka dots  Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge  - romance Card Makin' Mamas  - valentine Crafty Catz -  Valentine's/Love Fairy Knoll -  heartsFun with Shapes & More - ( must include die cut/punch) - love/heartSew Many Cards - (SIO) - Valentine Stamp Man - (2W, 1E/craft type) – hearts  Stampin With The Dragon  – anything goesCute Card Thursday - hearts & flowersDelightful Challenges - get punchy/use punches or die cutsGuylou's Inimitability  - hearts
Pixie Dust Studio- be my ValentineStamp-N-Doodle - (SIO) - red and/or pink, white plus 1 other colour

I hope you enjoyed my creations today!! Have a great Sunday!!  Thanks for visiting and for all your comments.

blessings and hugs,


martina's kaartjes said...

love those pretty, lovely cards !! great coloring !!! superb background ! great job,
greetings, martina

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Two beautiful cards. The first is absolutely gorgeous. I love that LOTV image and the colouring is fabulous. The second card has so much detail and your fantastic stitching. Stunning work.
Fiona x

Shirley N said...

So very different but two very, adorable cards Chris! Beautiful work!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Chris, these are both gorgeous girl!!! Your colouring is FABULOUS!!! The swing image is so adorable and your bear is just so darn cute!!! I'm so sorry to hear about poor Nicki and I hope she recovers quickly!! Both my daughter and I are sick right now too. :(

Michele said...

Such gorgeous cards Chris. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Renkata said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris.
Beautifly decorated.
Hope she will be better soon.

Melodie said...

Your creations are so wonderful.

chris richards said...

Hi Chris
Poor Nicki, she's in my prayers !!
The cards are stunning as always !!!
Love the inked background, i,ll have to have a go at that,Thankyou chris for sharing !!
much love
god bless
chris richards

Meggymay said...

Love your cute cards, they are all beautiful.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - how amazmg you are - seems you are amazing at one layer cards too - inspite of what you think! These are divine Chris! I love that darling image with the swing - totally adorable! Such beautiful colouring too! Thabks for always being such an inspiration my friend! I am praying for Nicki too! {{{hugs}}}

Miesje said...

You are too funny Chris! I love the single layer card and it was very difficult for me - that swing and those cute kids are adorable! The coloring is perfect! I love the second card too - they are so different and I love them both! Have a super great week!

Grace said...

Oh Chris these are both darling! You sure rocked the single layer challenge with this SWEET image! I just love it and you colored it incredible!!! Love the second one too... with all it's layers! Hoping for a better day today and some sleep for you!!!

Marion said...

Hi Chris, Two beautiful cards today. Love the LOTV image and I love the decoration on the second card with whimsy image. Hope your daughter gets well soon.

Silli said...

Very pretty cards Chris, I love your coloring!!!HUGS

Holly said...

Chris these are both just really special cards. Your coloring on that first one is incredible and I love that it's simple because it lets your masterful coloring skills show! that bow with the little heart charms is all it needs.
Your second card is really pretty with the rich colors, and the bits of lace, ribbon, and scallops makes it perfect for valentines!

Becky said...

OH my goodness Chris, even your Kiss card is fabulous! Gorgeous coloring and details.
Love your second one also, so adorably fabulous!

Denise Marzec said...

These are awesome, Chris! You can do CAS or layers....and it's always stunning. The first is so dreamy with the clouds, sponging, and that cute charm. Love the colors on the second and the fun layout with the angled ribbon. :)

Jenni said...

Both cards are beautiful Chris - I especially love the one layer one! Thanks so much for playing along with the very first Cardmadfairy Digi Days challenge. Hope you will join in again with the next.
Jenni x

Jen said...

Super cards, your colouring is superb. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Ann's challenge blog this week.
Jen x

Mini said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous work so pretty thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah they are all lovely, cant pick a favourite. Thanks for playing on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous images and love the ribbon and the heart charm . Thanks so much for your entries Love Cynthia x

dolcreations said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I just love the shape you used for the top card..and that adorable image! Love the little charm you added. Your second card is so adorable.

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your work is always so DELIGHTFUL!!!

Patti J said...

Chris, your cards are beautiful! I, too, love the LOTV images. I have one of their stamps, it's the wedding couple, so if you ever need it, let me know! Hope that your sweet girl gets better soon, she needs to post a blog entry, I'm waiting!!! Have a good week, dear friend! Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards.. I love both.. THe first is just adorable with the image, the clouds, the ribbon.. :)

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many cards challenge this week :)

Peggysuez said...

I love that image, I've been looking at the LOTV as well and here we are with verses about being content! I can be content without one . . . :) I did smile at your second card, I think you are much more in your element with fancy, that is a gorgeous creation!!!


Hi Chris
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz and Delightful Challenges this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Zulma said...

Beautiful card Chris! great color combo and love the stitching part. Nice embellishments (charm & flower and button. Thanks for playing with us at 2SC this week.
Zulma DT

Francesca said...

A very beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!


1CardCreator said...

Sweet cards Chris, I love the image's and the ribbon is gorgeous.

ellabella said...

So amazing!!! I love both cards, but the thing that really makes this card is your coloring!! Amazing!


Monique said...

What adorable cards Chris... I just {heart} the image on your first card, Beautiful coloring , gorgeous bow and the perfect little charm...Love it!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful cards, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, good luck.
Kevin xx

Marlene said...

Even your simple cards are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous as always.

Lisa said...

Hi Chris, Beautiful cards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

kaos said...

Your card is gorgeous - love the shape!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Dori said...

Such great cards, both of them! I love all the different layers and colors of the second one. So many different elements that all work so well together.

Anneke said...

Wow Chris, I love your cute cards!! And what a amazing coloring :) Hugs Anneke

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Love the sweet image and that bow is beautiful. Love LOTV images. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

bumblebee creations said...

I love this image!!! Gorgeous --thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed this week!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I hope your daughter is better soon! Ok, I love everything you do but that CAS card is just the best! Wow! It's not fair (insert whine) that you can do CAS perfectly too! LOL

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

I love both cards! They are amazing!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Ann Whitfield said...

Two stunning cards Chris but I really love your CAS one. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Fab card!!Thanks for playing with us this week at 2sisters challenge and SMC

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Gina L said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous! I love the background you gave the image on the first card, as well as that big (perfectly tied, I might add) bow and the charm. The second card is just too cute, with so many things to look at. Great work! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Lisa said...

Wow! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge!!

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome cards! I love your second one - the stitching and layout is perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Kylie said...

Two most STUNNING cards, simply gorgeous work Chris, LOVE both of your cards, just WOW!!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

Sharon Peele said...

Chris, Hope you got more rest today, I really love your cards, the first one is my favorite!!
but both are beautiful!!

Guylou said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for another entry in our challenge at Guylou's.

Christine said...

Beautiful cards, lovely images, thanks for sharing at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

Cec said...

This is adorbale. I love the shape of the card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

gina g said...

Wow absolutely stunning work as always. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC for Love challenge. luv gina xx

Tracy S said...

Gorgeous! Love both of them! You did a wonderful job on the first KISS card. Adorable!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness your cards are just so sweet and yummy.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

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Julie said...

Both cards are just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Beyond cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Annie said...

such beautiful cards, I love to come and browse your blog. thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.
hugs, annie x

Scrappychick said...

Both are such gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for playing with the Pixies this week!

Sue W said...

How wonderful to see one of your beautiful cards here at AnnaBelle Stamps Polka Dot Challenge..........sorry to hear you've been sick I've got my head buried in a tissue too (Yep... even down here in the sunshine we get the flu). Good Luck with the challenge hope you feel better soon.

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Shaz in Oz. said...

Hi Chris thanks for popping over to my blog and adore the LOTV couple on the swing they do have gorgeous images, don t they,
Shaz in Oz.x

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous card Chris those two little bears are just do cute. I love your colouring too. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days first challenge.
Carol Ann xx

Sheena said...

A totally stunning card - I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

jhet said...

Hi Chris! I like the cards that you're making! Gorgeous!! Btw, where do you get your silver flatback pearls? I haven't seen anything like that here in Australia and been looking for it. LOL!!

God bless you and take care always!


Ida said...

Both your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining us for the AB Polka Dot challenge.
Awesome blog...I'll be back again.

SmilynStef said...

Beautiful coloring ... we're so glad you shared another "charm"ing project at Gingersnap Creations.


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