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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Hi All!! If you are here for the Whimsy Hop click here.

Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you all have been having a great weekend.  I have been a little down for some unknown reason and definitely lacking mojo...I also have been in a cleaning frenzy.  My poor husband said if he did not get out of the way quick, I may throw him out too.  Yes...I filled up our HUGE garbage can with all the...."may need this sometime so I will save it..."  Felt good to get rid of some of the clutter. is another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's challenge is hosted by my dear sweet friend, Grace!!

Grace chose the verse:

Matt. 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

God does not want us to pray or talk with Him so others can see but He wants our one on one time.  He wants to befriend us and spend quality time with Him.   Do you have quiet time with your Saviour?  A relationship is built on communication.  Are you strengthening your relationship with your Saviour by speaking with Him on a daily basis.

Grace challenges us to:
Create a card or project that has something hidden from first view. It could be many things... an envelope, a pull out, doors that open to reveal something, a Joy Fold, Flip Flop, Magic, Slider...anything that you don't see at first glance. 

This week's sponsor is Our Daily Bread Designs!!  They are offering a $15 Gift certificate to one lucky challenge participant!!

When I made my creation for this challenge, I had totally forgotten that ODBD was the sponsor and neglected to use some of my beloved ODBD stamps!  Sorry!  Most weeks I do....

For my creation I used some of the new fun releases from Whimsy stamps.  I created a Joy Fold card which has a hidden opening on it.  The stamps I used are the new Spring Seals as well as Fragrant Rose.
The designer paper is from Prima Botanical!!

The Spring Seal is cut out and then framed with a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle.

The punch I used on the edge is a Martha Stewart Shells Border punch.

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Meisje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

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

challenges I am entering this creation in:
Shannon's Sentiments  -  Unusual fold Totally Gorjuss - Button It Res-Q-Challenge - be like a SURGEON - fancy tied ribbons, sewing, and stitchingTotally Papercrafts - buttonsAiFactory Things with WingsCharisma Cardz Use Die CutsLittle Miss Muffet Challenges -Brads, gems or pearlsStamp Insanity - Gold or Metalic


My next creation is just for fun and for the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge!!  This week's challenge is to make something for Easter.  I just adored Linnie's rabbit on sheet 226 so I had to create an Easter Basket with her.  Since these were digis, I could make two different sizes like a mom and her copycat daughter...
I colored them with copics.  The basket is created with a template from Leigh Ann Baird at Perfect Presentations called Spring Basket.  They are so fun to make!!

The grass was created with a Martha Stewart Scissor specially made for fringes or grass.  I dry embossed each picket with a distressed stripes embossing folder. The handle is also punched with a MS punch.  Each flower has a rhinestone or gem in the center.  The ribbon is SU Bermuda Bay (on the handle strip).  The sheer dotted ribbon is from Celebrate (available at Michaels).  The candy is Reeses Pieces in a carrot bag.

We hope you are able to join our challenge this week!! To view the other dt's fabulous creations or to link your creation, click here.  

challenges I am entering my creation in: 
Allsorts - Make a Gift Box2 Sisters - Furry Friends One Stop Craft - Plenty of Bling Secret Crafter - Anything But a Card Wee memories -  Cute & Cuddly Annabelle Stamps Challenge -  say it with a tagCard Makin' Mamas -  animalsCrafty Ann's -  SKETCH* and/or SpringDelicious Doodles dimensional projectMami Doodles – celebrate SpringPaper Cutz - your choiceStampin With The Dragon - bring on SpringStamp Something - something sweet (sweet treat and sweet image)Crafty Sentiments -  Animals Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes Do You Stack Up? - Add a BowDelightful Challenges Show us some GreenMeljens Designs - Use Dot's in your projectCreative Cottage -  SpringFreshly Brewed -  Spots and dotsGoing Grey With Scrap-Creations Anything Goes 


Karen, owner of YNS is holding a 4-day giveaway at the YNS blog.  Hop on over to the THIS POST and leave a comment by midnight (EST) on Wednesday 23 March to be entered into the draw to win Glittered Skittles embellies and a Rainy Day Fhiona rubber stamp:

Thanks for stopping by!!  I so appreciate your visits and comments.  Have a great day!!



angelwhispers said...

Just love both projects they are both so very different but each one just stunning!! Love the Bunny Basket you really have some fabulous creations going on!!!! Then this wonderful card its just amazing and such wonderful papers and images!! Chanelle xxx

Anneke said...

Beautiful card Chris!
And what a lovely and funny easter bag :)
Hugs Anneke

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your Spring Basket is adorable. Love the coloring on the cute little rabbits. I love Easter, so fresh and rejuvanating.
Hope you have a quick Mojo Revival..I've had it a week and need to get on with "be happy".

Mandy said...

Oh Chris you have done it again hunny, your card is absolutely stunning and the little basket is adorable, fabulous design.
Sorry you are feeling a bit down hun, I hope you feel better real soon :)
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Your card is truly beautiful Chris. I just love your joy fold and the Prima paper is gorgeous!! So elegant! Your little basket with the sweet rabbits is adorable. You are so clever!


Karen W said...

Both creations are fantastic!! I love the card, I forget about that fold.

Grace said...

Oh wow Chris... these are both such fabulous projects! I love your JOY fold card! Beautiful papers and details as always! I love the basket!!! What a cute picket fence and those bunnies are just adorable! Have a great day! We are off to the Mnt. to play gramma today!!! TTYT!

Miesje said...

Fantastic Chris! I really like both projects. Your SSIC card really is perfect! You have such a gift for details. The basket is too cute. I hope you have a better week - that was my week not too long ago - just kind of off. Love your work - always!!!

Angela said...

Gorgeous projects, Chris! Just love your elegant card and the fun folds. So beautiful!

Oh how cute is that Easter basket! Love those sweet bunnies and your coloring is looking amazing! hugs, Angela

Becky said...

Gorgeous card this morning Chris, love the images and colors, and love that adorable Easter basket.
Have a blessed week. :)

chris said...

wow wow wow your work is always so gorgeous and so special, love them both just clicked on your basket, talk about perfection. hugs chris xx

Kristine said...

WOWIE!! Your card and basket are PERFECT for this hidden challenge CHris!! Lovely job on the JOY fold card... that's one that I have not tried yet! Your stitching is so cute and adds a finished touch. ANd your basket is the CUTEST! I'm so excited now as I followed your link to the template and I can actually use SVG files now!! I've never used one, but I got a Cricut for Christmas and I recently downloaded the Sure Cuts a Lot software. I just didn't know where to go for things like this template, so YAY! THANK YOU!! =) The bunnies are adorable... perfect for this picket fence basket. You DEFINATELY had your mojo when creating these beauties! =)

MariLynn said...

Chris, this is so pretty. I love the lace and stitching on your card. The lace bow is amazing.

Tammy said...

WOW both of your creations are GORGEOUS Chris! I love all the layers and details of your Joy fold card!! ...and your Easter basket is precious!! I love the little bunnies and beautiful colors!
Hugs, Tammy :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card and bag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mummylade said...

this is such a pretty project, lots of lovely details. Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Tracy said...

Really gorgeous creations Chris as always. Loving the cuteness of your easter basket and the elegance of your card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stressed Stamper said...

where do you find time to always make stunning items Chris?....loving it
Thanks for joining us at TPC and Good Luck

Beth said...

Good gravy - SO talented. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

Lionelsa said...

I give you award.
You can see more information here-

iReneM said...

Both projects are wonderful, Chris.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

Lori said...

Your SSIC 'hidden' card is gorgeous, Chris! That basket of bunny fun-ness is so, so sweet.

Erica said...

So sweet! Great work! Thanks for playing along with Stamp Insanity!

Kelly Green said...

Adorable! I made something similar with chocolate carrots inside.. Love the bunny images though, I didnt think of that! May be re-vamping :)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter... Hope to see you again soon!

~Kelly :)

Sassylassy said...

Hi Chris! I just love what you did with Linnie's bunny's! Adorable basket I just love it.
Hugs Bonnie

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card Chris, love all your gorgeous layers and sentiments! Cute bunny basket to, looks like your mojo has gone to far away lol! Have a wonderful week, take careX:)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous DT card - love the colours you chose and the design. What's more, the little bunny basket is reaally stunning xx

Liz Weber said...

Loving the bunny gift basket Chris, it's so cute and colourful and fun and whimsical. Thanks very much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.

Ann Whitfield said...

Two fabulous projects Chris, love them both. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again.
Ann x

Anonymous said...

Aw!! Your Easter basket is the cutest and the first card is stunning. How do you make such stunning creations, Chris?

Peggysue said...

Awwww, so cute Chris! Those bunnies are adorable. Great job on the basket. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Add a Bow challenge & hope to see you again!


Hi Chris
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

WencheP said...


Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Marie / Legojenta said...

What a beautiful easter basket! TFS =)

Shannon said...

Beautiful creations!!!! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Cute project!!!

Thank you for participating in Fresh Brewed Challenges this week! I hope you'll do so again soon!!!

Donna said...

Incredibly sweet treat box and such fab spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both are gorgeous! I'll be making some of those Spring Baskets myself soon.

Niki Estes said...

Your card is just beautiful, Chris, and I love the little bunny basket!

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a wonderful spring project x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my sweet friend, sorry I am late, but I am not feeling so well :C. I love your amazing card and all of it's special touches...they truly make it a piece of ART!! I also love this fabulous Spring/Easter basket!! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Gabbi said...

Oh my gosh i love this card. I love where you added the gold. Its so original. Thanks fo sharing it with us at stampInsanity this week.

Heather said...

So gorgeous, love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Donna said...

Chris, what an adorable basket. Love the fence posts and the images. Thanks for playing along with our green challenge at Delightful Challenges!

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at TG this week. Love that gold button.

Kat x

Jo said...

Hi Chris, love your creations! Wonderful work! Thanks so much for sharing them with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

Teri said...

Beautiful projects hun!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Both creations are stunning! You do an amazing job!
Thanks for joining us this week :)

1CardCreator said...

Cute basket and elegant card!

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Chris. All your projects are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh dear!! This is so precious sweetie!! Adorable image and fun project too!! :) Such a lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week ~Sr. DT member

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the lace trim! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Christel said...

This little basket is fantastic! Love the lace! Your couloring is wonderful. Thank for joining OSCC this week!

Mami Doodles said...

Adorable bunnies - beautiful project. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is a wonderful hidden message. I like this flower and your papers. Totally cute gift basket!!!

Kylie said...

LOVE, love, love your gorgeous Easter basket, it's soooooooooooo CUTE! LOVE your image, colours, everything!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

mckinkle said...

Beautiful easter basket, it is gorgeous!

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute basket. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Peggysuez said...

Wow, cannot believe how many projects you fit into this post and each one prettier than the next! I don't know how you do it, but I find inspiration each time I stop by your blog!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!! I love the little Bunnys!!! Gorgeuos! Love the Blue, Green, Pink and purple! And your coloring is stunning!!


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