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Friday, April 8, 2011

 Welcome to the YNS Scrapfest Blog Hop!!   If you came here from Karen's Blog, you are in the right place, if not you may want to click back to the beginning for more inspiration and more chances to win some awesome prizes.

Just like earlier this fall, Karen was approached by Lisa (owner of ScrapFest in Ontario) to design an exclusive Your Next Stamp stamp for this year's Spring Scrap fest!!!  How exciting!!!

In honor of this event, we the team are sharing creations we made with this spring's stamp: Shopper Fhiona!! and last fall's Cropper Fhiona!!  which are only available during the actual Scrapfest Event! If you can't make Scrapfest in Ontario, Karen has generously offered you the opportunity to purchase them online!!

And....there are chances to win these two awesome stamps available only April 8-10!!!   

If you hop along with us, you will be entered in the draw to win both ScrapFest exclusive stamps. NB If you purchase one or both of these stamps this weekend and then find you are the lucky winner of the prize draw, you will be given a $6 or $12 gift certificate to spend at the store as your blog hop prize.

 As both these stamps are only available to buy for a very limited time (8-10 April 2011), Karen is offering both stamps at a special price of $6 each with FREE SHIPPING - use code SF2011 when checking out. So...if you order any stamps during the duration of the hop, it is free shipping!!!
Here are my creations:
This creation uses the adorable Scrapfest Shopper Fhiona (this year's spring Scrapfest release).  Isn't she darling!!!  I colored her with copics and popped her up on an embossed background framed by a Spellbinder's Lacey circles and classic circles dies.  The dp is from K and Co.'s Susan Winget collection.  
 The inside of the card uses a sentiment from Shopper Fhiona.
For my next creation, I used the adorable and fun image, Cropper Fhiona!!! 
The sentiment is so fun and one I typed after I received a pad which used this saying on it from my dear friend Grace.  Oh how true. "A good friend helps you shop for stamp supplies....But a true friend helps you hide them when you get home."  I colored my image with copics and used paper from Basic Grey Green At Heart. The image is framed with Lacey circles from Spellbinders.

Now it is time to hop on to my talented dt sister: Beth's Blog!!!

Here is a list of all the links and the hop order: 

Karen Dedman

Chris Olsen --> YOU ARE HERE
Beth Raney
Crystal Irwin
Wendy Ramlakhan
Peggy Toole
Dana Joy
Jenny Suchin
Diana Genario
Maureen Wong
Kerri Michaud
Simonne Clay

Challenges I am entering my creations in:
Paper Crafting Journey - For the ladies, ABC Challenge - R is for ribbon The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes, Kaboodle Doodle - Lets get girlyMami Doodles -  Use a punch or die cut.Tellen's Place -  Sparkle & lace.Dutch Dare Card Challenge -  Spring has sprung.
Anything Goes Challenge -PearlsGoing Grey With Scrap-Creations - Pick 3: Ribbons, Flowers, Pearls, Glitter, Button, Charm.
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes + Optional - Something New

Thanks for stopping by today and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!! Enjoy the hop!!



Patti J said...

Ha ha ha....LOVIN' that sentiment! How true!!! Beautiful card, Chris! Thanks for sharing!!!

ellabella said...

Just a beautiful design and love the image and the details! Just love popping across to see your wonderful work its AMAZING!
Hugs Janine

Jennifer Roach said...

GORGEOUS cards. The colours are amazing on both :)

Thea said...

Beautiful cards Chris!

Have a nice weekend!


Sherry Kushibab said...

Two great cards....going to a scrap convention later today with my friend so the sentiment on your second stamp has me LOL - TFS

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards the papers, images and detail are just fab and I'm loving all the stitching. Chanelle xxx

Donna said...

Oh wow gorgeous cards Chris, I just LOVE the sentiments, perfect for us crafters and so true! Enjoy your day. Donna x

Dorcas said...

Love these, Chris! Especially the second one, perfect sentiment! I can think of several who would love to get that card!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are just beautiful, I love all the detail you have added and the layout!

MaryAnn said...

Love this year's Scrapfest's so cute
and love your card...and sentiment inside the true for most of us.

martina's kaartjes said...

fantastic cards !
greetings, martina

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both cards are fabulous! That sentiment on the 2nd card is so true!

Anonymous said...

What a cute stamp. I have been going to Scrapfest since it started. I have moved to Kelowna and now my sister and our friend get to go without me. I love the stamps and what you have done with them.

Jenny V. said...

Both cards are lovely. These images ae just too cute.

Crystal said...

WOOOHOO Girly both of your projects are FABULOUS!!! Absolutely gorgeous creations and I soooo love that sentiment :))) You rocked these adorable images!

Maylee said...

Super cute cards and beautiful coloring! Loving all the lace and trimming.

CraftinGranny said...

These are just adorable Chris and your cards are fantastic. "Hugs"

sari said...

Hi Chris! Oooh...2 such lovely cards! Both with lovely details & colors! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Grace said...

Oh Chris these are both adorable! LOL... I knew you'd appreciate that sentiment!!! You used that luscious paper!!! I'm having a hard time cutting in to mine!!! I love it so!!! Adorable images, colored to perfection and great layouts on both!!! Have a great weekend!

Danni said...

Oh Chris!! These are so cute and fabulous!!Wow!! You know, you really are a rockstar, simply amazing!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous, projects, Chris!!! I just LOVE all the sparkle and glitter on your first card! Your coloring looks amazing! Have a wonderful weekend, woman:)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the lace.


Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful Mom I love the colors!! Oh and the coloring is just beautiful...

Cindy Haffner said...


Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful Chris!! I just love your coloring and the papers you used!! Darling images!

Anonymous said...

Oh Chris, you are always so inspiring!! I just love that sentiment on the second card!! How true!!

Lori said...

Beautiful card outside and in!!!

1CardCreator said...

Wow these are both super, I love all those layers!

Jamie said...

Love your card and the sentiment is soooooo true!!!!

Julie E said...

Both cards are so sweet Chris! Great colors and details on each!

Oma said...

I love both cards - love the sentiment on the 2nd one! How true!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Chris, you have linked your card to the Anything goes DT call. Was you meant to or was you just entering into the Challenge of Pearls?

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful textures on your 1st card and the pretty trim on the 2nd one. However, these creations are fantastic!!!

Rose Petal said...

WOW Chris, what a stunner of a creation. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place again and good luck.
Sandra xx

Nicola said...

Stunning creations both inside and out Chris, your colouration always blows me away. Love all the depth and texture on your 1st card and the lace and ribbon treatment on 2nd is absolutely gorgeous.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Oh my word girl!! These creations are so sweet!! LOVE your coloring and your yummy ribbons!! What beautiful creations and layouts!! TFS!! Smiles, Vicki

Terry Oulboub said...

Both of your projects are adorable with the sweetest little images! Love all the embellies around each! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Sparkle & Lace" challenge. :~)

Dana said...

Oh Chris....your cards are awesome!!

Ann said...

Those are beautiful cards - lovely touch with the doily diecuts and your colouring is out of this world!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Both cards are beautiful Chris. Loving all the lace and that doily die all sparkled up!! :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Chris these are both stunning, I love the fancy frames for the images!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Great cards!

Mary J said...

ADORABLE - lovin' these cuties!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh Chris, wonderful cards as always. You never fail to inspire!
Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

DoodleDee Designs said...

These are both so fabulous. I love all the details packed into these. The colors are fabulous, the ribbon, all the textures. These are just downright awesome.

Diana :)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Chris, that second card is such a hoot! You are right now that is a true friend! LOL Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place challenge this week. I just love seeing your creations and I hope you will join us again next week!
Hugs, Sarah

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

I had to chuckle when I saw your second cards message inside. I fully agree. These are both wonderful stamps and your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Tanya R.

Ren-Yi said...

What fun sweet cards - especially the shop-a-holic one :) Love the fun bright colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Chris

More fabby makes by you! Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Joynana said...

Very lovely. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Mami Doodles said...

Two gorgeous cards! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jane said...

Your cards are lovely thaks for playing at Tellens Place this week good luck
luv Jane xxx

Anonymous said...

These are very pretty cards. I love your images and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week. hugs ~ Cindy

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Gorgeous cards. The sentiment on the second one brought a large smile. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place and hope to see you again next time

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place this week :D

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place this week :D


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