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Monday, June 6, 2011

 Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend!!  They go so fast.  I  did not get nearly as much done as I would have liked since I had a migraine.  Oh well....I also was unable to blog etc. as a result.  It was a forced break.

Since it is the first Monday in June, it is time for a new challenge at Stamp and Create!!!
This month's challenge is easy peasy.  Since most schools are letting out and it is the beginning of summer vacation for most, we are challenging you to a summer creation.

The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create.

**You are welcome to use any stamp for our challenges, but please make sure to adhere to the challenge theme and mention our challenge in your post**

There is no product spotlight this week but THERE IS A SALE!!!!  That's right, you can get 10% off you entire order by using the discount code "Summer"!! at checkout!

Now...time for my take on the "Summer" challenge!!

I used the darling image A Blossom for You from Belles N Whistles to great card with a treat box attached.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The gift bag is filled with chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
In addition to using the stamp from the Stamp and Create store, I also used orchid fairytale roses, the bow easy and Kaisercraft "Pearl" Pearls. The other flowers were from Wild Orchids and from Whimsy stamps(pink cherry blossoms and cream cherry blossoms).  The dp is from K and Co. Sera Lera.

 For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's stamps and products or for more takes on the "Summer Challenge", please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes.
Creative Stamp Friends - Gift Package.
Happileigh Scrappin - Flower show.
Incy Wincy Designs - Choose 3 to get tic-tac-toe(flowers, ribbons, tags)
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Card Cupids - More Than 3 Layers
Corrosive Challenges - Summer Colours
Crafty Hos' - Summer, Let the Fun Begin
Creative Cowgirls - Summertime Fun
Dream Valley Challenges -  Stamp Something
I Did It Creations - Hats
Catch The Bug -   Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers -#58 Flowers 
One Stop Craft - #134 Texture
Wags 'n Whiskers - Stitching.
Stamp Insanity  - Anything goes
Paper Creations Ink -  Ribbon or lace
Crafts and Me - #37 punch it out
Truly Scrumptious - #58 Summer Sparkle
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!



Stef H said...

oh wow! i LOVE this one. the inside just surprised me and what a wonderful idea!

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

Antonella said...

What a beautiful card! I love those chocolate covered sunflower seeds - what a surprise to find them inside!!! Hugs, antonella :-)

1CardCreator said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the sweet treat box inside too.

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS and so beautifully coloured......I love the idea of the treat box!!! I hope you are feeling much better now!!
Hugs xx

Lisa said...


What an original way to give Sunny Seeds! I have linked to your post on our Facebook page to give fans some creative inspiration - thank you so much!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a darling project Chris! Love that sweet colored image and the hidden treat box! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joy said...

what a wonderful card! love the detail and the colors are so cheerful and bright! hope you have a better week! take care!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i do love this image, the colours are gorgeous, hugs pops x

Kerri said...

I LOVE THIS!!! So beautiful, Chris! I really want that image, but the last time I checked it was out of stock. I'll have to keep checking back:) Your coloring looks amazing!

Unknown said...

This is just so cute Chris! Your coloring looks gorgeous on this sweetie! Love the sunflower seeds pocket! Adorable! luv and hugs my friend, Angela

Marlene said...

Hope you're feeling better today, Chris! Your card is certainly beautiful!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very beautiful Chris!
Love your sweet image and your design is amazing!
So hope you are feeling a lot better now!
kim x

Anneke said...

Ooh Chris, what a wonderful card!! Your coloring is so beautiful :)
Hugs Anneke

Anonymous said...

Oh my word this is so totally precious hun!! I LOVE your awesome coloring on this BnW image hun!! What a fun little project you've made! Hope all is well with you!! HUGS

Winnie and Patty said...

Just beautiful!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a wonderful card with a special treat! I love the card shape that holds the treat bag...I have never seen it before! Your coloring and creativity are wonderful!Thanks for playing with us at IDIC and Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!

Tammy Miller said...

A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us Catch the Bug Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh how adorable, Love the big pink bow, Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Mary Marsh said...

this is so beautiful chris-love the image and coloring-thanks for sharing with craft your passion challenge

Rufus said...

What a great idea! Pretty, tasty and clever!

Teresa said...

Wow! such a lovely card and a brilliant idea surprise inside, thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Janine - Ellabella said...

Awesome! Such a pretty and wonderful card!! Love every detail of it! Adorable image and such great colouring skills! Hugs Janine

Renee said...

What a cute card. I tried this fold and yours came out soooo much better than mine. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!!!!!!!!This is stunning!I love that image and your coloring is awesome!Your treatbox idea is brilliant!!Awesome colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Lovely coloring job and ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink!

Karen PCI DT

Crystal said...

SOOOO GORGEOUS Chris, LOVE HOW You did the inside!!! Gorgeous colors, image, and all your stunning details!!!!!! STUNNNING GFFFFFF!!! :)))

Annette said...

The card is fab, I love those papers, but to be honest the sweeties would sell it without fail !!! Love the texture too, it is just perfect for the challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw for Incy Wincy too. Annette xx (One Stop Craft Challenge DT & Incy Wincy DT)

dawnmercedes said...

What a great card! Thanks for participating in the Summer Colors Challenges @ the Corrosive Challenges Blog! Hope to see you next week too!

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful card - beautiful colours
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonerful, just wonderful is all I can say!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Kerrie said...

Great box.. card, and it is indeed very summery..

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh is this ever pretty. I love your little design element of the treat box inside the card. You know I love your work and get inspired and rejuvenated every time I come to your blog. Hope all is going well with you. I miss are MMSC days!!! lol Thanks so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. Good luck in the drawing for the stamp set. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Mark's Finest Papers DT

Nina said...

Ohlala, this is so beautiful! Great coloured motiv and stunning details.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)
Hugs, Nina.

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely work :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

Have a wonderful day
please come and visit my blog

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fantastic card - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC
Debbie xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Chris...I really like the treat box inside and the image and colours are just fabulous......Thanks for sharing with us at truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Renee said...

What a cute card. Love all the stitching and layers. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmm Fabulous card and I'm lovin those jelly beans too! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful card, love the colors you did a wonderful job All things Paper, Create...Learn....Share

Anonymous said...

So beautiful.Love the colours and your colouring.Such a great idea.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Melissa Czapor said...

WOW!!! Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the flowers!! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink! Blessings!!

Curly said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT


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