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Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy July 4th to all in the USA!! I hope all around the world have enjoyed the weekend!!  Today will be a great family day and I am really looking forward to it.  My dear daughter's birthday is on Wednesday but since my hubby has to work then and he is home today, we thought we could celebrate today as well (usually we camp on her birthday and she is spoiled rotten so we have to do something compareable, right?).  We have an extended family picnic this afternoon.  And...the SUN is SHINING!! Woo hoo!! it is time for another monthly challenge at Stamp and Create!!  This month's challenge is
RIBBONS and BOWS!!  Easy peasy right!!

I used Whimsy Wee Snippets and Mystic illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  Ialso used the Whimsy Magical Mini Letter Seals designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo designs.  I used the bow easy, pink crochet lace ribbon,   and fuscia fairytale roses.
The designer paper is from Prima Analee.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - FairiesCraft Your Passion - Anything GoesHooked on Crafts  - Flowers
KB Cute Monday - Anything GoesMake it Monday - Anything GoesOoh La La Creations -Summer flowers
Stamps R Us - there was a little girlThere She Goes - Glitter, Glitz and BlingDream Valley Challenges RibbonPaper Sundaes StitchingSentimental Sundays  Anything goes plus a sentimentAllsorts -  July long Free & EasyCatch The Bug  Anything Goes Emerald Faerie Garden - All things GirlySir Stampalot  Anything GoesSecret Crafter - #141 Here Comes SummerClearly Inspired - Punches, Die Cuts or Cut Outs.Delicious Doodles - Flourishes and Bling. Fairy Fun Fridays -.Swirls & PearlsPoodles Parlour -  Come fly with me.Totally Papercrafts - Bingo*gems, flowers, dies4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching.AiFactory   Use your favourite embellishment. (flowers and ribbon)CCEE Stampers -  Use your die cutting machineDigi Doodle Shop's Best -Anything goes.Just For Fun -  Anything goes.Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything goes Stampin' B's - Use 2 diecuts & piercing on your card. Ruby's Rainbow - flowers Paper Shelter Challenge  #20 anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - things with wings

 We hope you can join the monthly challenge!!

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** You can link your ribbon and bow creation here.

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

There is no product spotlight this week but THERE IS A SALE!!!!

In honor of the holiday weekend, Lacey is having a sale at Stamp and Create!

Saturday through Tuesday, July 5th
receive 15% off your total order when you use discount code
freedom (all lowercase) at check out.

Also, during the month of July,
all orders of $25 or more (excluding shipping) will be entered into a drawing for a
$25.00 Gift Certificate

She will be out of town from Saturday through Tuesday so any orders received during that time will not ship out until Wednesday, July 6th.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!



Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Chris, fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! Cute card Chris! You did an amazing job coloring that sweet image! Beautiful bow and collection of flowers!

Cindy Haffner said...


Chrissy said...

Adorable image, beautiful colouring.The papers are beautiful, love the lush bow.Gorgeous.

Kerri said...

This is beautiful, Chris, and your coloring looks amazing! So many gorgeous details! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family, and happy birthday to your DD:)

Shirley N said...

Oh Chris, this is gorgeous--your coloring is amazing, love this!!! Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to DD!

Lori said...

Very cute, very sweet. Love how you've done the unicorns mane, it looks so magical! Happy 4th and happy birthday to your dd.

Sandra said...

This is a fabulous image so is your colouring:) Sandra H

Julie said...

Fabulous card, so gorgeous! Juliexx

Crystal said...

This is soooo GORGEOUS Chris, I LOVE how you colored this image, SOOO beautiful!!! Happy Fourth sweetie to you and your family!

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful creation with amazing coloring Chris. Got to love this image! Happy Birthday to your daughter. Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful family day together. "Hugs" Carol

thekolbes said...

Gorgeous card

Marlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris! I hesitate to even call your projects "cards". They are so much more! Hope you had a fabulous 4th weekend.

Tammy said...

WOW Chris this is GORGEOUS!! Your coloring and details are beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! glad you joined us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris!!!

Sally said...

Stunning! Really beautiful card, the colours are just fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
*hugs* Sal x

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is GORGEOUS and the image AMAZING.......I love everything about it!!!
Hugs xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeos papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Chris!
Hope you had a wonderful celebration!
kim x

Lisa Jane said...

This is sooo pretty - what a gorgeous image and fab flowers
Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Chris this is so beautiful that image is divine so are the embellishments and design I love this big time.
Lorraine x

sara said...

beautiful card i love this image fab colouring thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Zoechaos said...

To cute, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun. XOXO Zoe

Jacq said...

Hi there,
WOW absolutely Stunning!!! Love the beautiful images, the dp, the colour scheme is so pretty. Love the layout and the embellishments. Just Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Denise and Louise said...

Fabulous card - gorgeous image and beautiful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week xx

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Sandy said...

Lovely card, beautiful image and love all the embellishment, I saw it on Make it Monday,

pam124 said...

Well, I should have figured when I saw this beauty, it was yours Chris. WOW, that image, your special details - this turned into one yummy card. I love all your creations. Hope all is well Chris. Great job on the StampinB challenge this week. Hope you'll come play again next week!

Tamie said...

What super cute card. You really used all the spaces to their potential. The stitching is just a bonus. Thank you so much for playing in our stitching challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

brenda said...

Such a lovely card and nice to see you at Allsorts adn Stampalot, but sadly it is not eligible for Stamalot challenge.

Please do check the rules which are at the top of our blog, on the sidebar and above Mr Linky.

B x
(Stampalot challenge coordinator)

Jill said...

Gorgeous card, love the LO and embellishment!Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. I do hope you enjoyed your day as a family. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.


Shannah said...

Wow - this is stunning! Just beautiful! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

ahlers5 said...

This is beautiful. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your card on Make it Monday
Such a magical card this is. Your flair for detail is awesome

Cheers from India
Dr Sonia S V

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and lovely warm summer feel to the creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

papertrails leaver said...

very pretty card Chris! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - stunning layout and colouring in
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - and Good Luck!

Carol L said...

What a fabulous image and you brought it to life with your amazing coloring! What a piece of pure eye candy! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! Very magical card! Love that stunning image and your coloring is amazing! That sentiment is fantastic as well as the flowers and swirls too! Awesome job!

Thanks for joining us this week for "Fairy Fun Fridays"-Swirls and Pearls challenge! Good Luck! :D

xx Tracey xx FFF/DT

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Neet said...

A real cute card - love the elements you have used and how you have placed them. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Neet

The Crystal Elephant said...

I saw your link on MIM, your card is wonderful. So cute, I really love the image xx

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Love it!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Shubhra said...

This is fabulous...I ma glad that I found your creation on Make it Monday !

Tracey Manderson said...

Wowzers Chris,this is so pretty! I love your colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Tracey xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Chris, this is so stunning!! I love how you colored the horse with pink hair!! So majestic!!

Kathy D. said...

what a beautiful image! those roses are amazing.
Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at
Hope to see you on the 16th when the 2nd challenge for the month is released and it will give you another shot at winning!

Wendi said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card the image is beautiful

Debs said...

Beautiful creation, love the image and gorgeous flowers, thanks so much for sharing with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays

Julie E said...

That is just the sweetest image with all that pink! I see that you put down Bow Easy as a supply, have you always used it? I have to say, your bows are perfect! Before I saw it in the supplies I was scrolling back thru your posts to see if your bows were all amazing :>)

Kerrie said...

Oh Chris, this is drop dead gorgeous!... just love it to bits!

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.

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW what a gorgeous card - love your colouring and that sweet image. AWESOME job!!!
Thanx for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the image and colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is gorgeous Chris! Love the flowers and jewels! Great paper too! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win. I apologize if I have already given you this invitation.

Conniecrafter said...

so very precious, lovely coloring!


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