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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Happy Friday Everyone!! I can't believe the weekend is upon us already!! Boy is it ever going to be a cold one. This morning it is below zero and windy. What a great day to stay indoors nestled in with a cup of hot cocoa....mmm....

Today I have a few different projects and cards to share with you! A couple of weeks ago, I began using Leigh Ann Baird's templates. They are so fun and easy to create with!! I was so excited when she asked me to join her team!!! Thanks Leigh Ann! I am so excited to be working with you and your talented team! Leigh Ann is having a new release of four different templates!! Each of the team members will displaying a different template. Today I will be sharing the cute carton template. I did both a mini and a bigger cute carton. These templates come as a set.

The sentiment on the carton above is from Our Daily Bread Designs Nest to be release on Febraury 1st. The little nest is from He is my Refuge also from ODBD's upcoming releases. The paper is NEW from Basic Grey's Origins! The bird flying image is a punch from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is soft suede from Stampin Up. This template was super fun to create with and only takes one sheet of paper. The template does not have a circle on it but I thought it would be fun to see the goodies inside so I used a spellbinders die and created a circle opening that I covered with transparency film. I filled the carton with Gourmet Jelly Eggs. This carton can really hold more than you think too!

Template: Leigh Ann Bairds smaller version included in the Cute Carton Template
Stamps: Our Daily bread Designs sneak peaks to be released February 1: Nest, He is my Refuge(for little nest)
Paper: Basic Grey Origins, White, Bitter Chocolate Bazill
Accessories: Spanish moss, MS bird punch, Circle Nestabilities, SU Soft Suede Ribbon, transparency, cropodile, Cuttlebug Vintage folder

This cute carton uses the sneak peak of He Is my Refuge from Our Daily Bread Designs. I am so
loving all the different birds Kelley is coming out with at ODBD. They are so fun to color!! I colored the image with Prisma Color Pencils and gamsol, cut it our, popped it up on dimensionals and adhered it on a dry embossed nesties circle which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Vintage folder. The dp is from Making Memories Black Tie.

Large carton Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-He is my Refuge, Happy Birthday
Paper: Making Memories: Black Tie, Black and White CS
template: Cute carton from Leigh Ann Baird- Larger verson included in milk carton template

Don't forget to check out all the other new templates being displayed on my team members blogs!

Leigh Ann Baird~Owner-will display all the new templates
Rebecca Jensen- Cute Carton
Alyssa Scritchfield- Squared
Harriet Hensley-It's a keeper
Kerri Michaud - Hey Cupcake


Wags N Whiskers Challenge #10!

It's time for another fun challenge!! The very talented Inge is our host this week. She has come up with an AWESOME color challenge ...Blue, White, and Brown!! I have come to realize I love any color combo with brown is my fave.....Hmmm why is that...
As usual, one lucky winner will receive 1 free Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of YOUR CHOICE!! Just remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp in order to be entered into the drawing.
If you don't have a Wags n whiskers stamp, just click here. And soon...February 12.... there will be another new release....a lot of really fun and beautiful stamps to choose from...

Now on to my creation....I used the Bear Hugs stamp from WNW and the sketch from Sketch Saturday!! I flipped the sketch. The dp is from K&Co. Lemon Drop. The dress is paper pieced and the rest is colored with prisma color pencils and gamsol.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags N Whiskers: Bear Hugs, sentiment is typed on my word processing software
Paper: K&Co Lemon Drop, Bitter Chocolate, Very Vanilla
Accessories: MS Heart Punch, MS heart border punch, Spellbinder Lattice pendant (corners), blooms from Michael's fabric flowers, ZVA Creative Pearls

Wags n Whiskers-blue, brown and white with a Wags n Whiskers image, Creative Inspirations Wednesday - challenge 45 - Feminine, Allsorts - week 36 - Hearts and Flowers, Cute Card Thursday - challenge 97 - Blooming Gorgeous, Cupcake Crafts Challenge- going girly, Die cut dreams- bears, Sketch Saturday- sketch 87

Should you decide to participate in this challenge, please link your creation here. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Lacey Stephens
Nikki Fairbairn
Inge Groot
Jacqui Dennis
Jeanette Comerford
Karen Goguen
Michele Roos
Tina Klix
Sharon Caudle

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy today's creations! Have a great start to your weekend!!



Tracy said...

I love your cartons they are gorgeous. And your card is beautiful and in beauiful colours. Love all your punches.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh I adore your cartons, and your card, superb work.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cartons and a gorgeous card......magnificent work!!!
Hugs xx

Kerri said...

Your cartons look fabulous, Chris!!! The colors, images, and dp are just beautiful! Gorgeous card too! What a super sweet image! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Alyssa S said...

You have such attention to detail with all of your projects! Simply amazing! The cartons are so cute and your card is fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Way cool Chris! I've not yet attempted to create a carton/box...I need to get with my dear-crafty-neighbor-friend and have her help me! Yours are awesome!

And what a sweet, sweet card girl! I absolutely LOVE that color combo! I really wished we lived closer so I could craft with you...I'd learn SOOOOOOOO much from ya! : )

Piali said...

Beautiful milk cartons!!! love the bear hug image. Awesome work!!!

Stef H said...

absolutely gorgeous milk cartons. you just ace these things!

it's below 0 here too! stay warm my friend.

hugs :)

Harriet H said...

You creations are beautiful .... I love the birds..... Leigh Ann's templates are just the best and so privileged to work with them and you and other girl....


dolcreations said...

Love that beautiful carton Chris...and the little nest that you placed on the cute is that! Loving that card!
You are so talented!
Keep warm...and have fun creating we love to see your beautiful creations!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, I love the bird box, and the card is beautiful. Stunning creations. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful Bird box- what a cute gift idea and your card is gorgeous! Love all of your additions Chris! TFS!

Lelia Pierce said...

Too awesome Chris! I so love those cartons and I think I "need" them! LOL! Beautiful job, my friend!


Beth aka BR-T said...

Chris I love your milk cartons they are exquisite! I agree those birds are ever so lovely! Your card is equally as amazing I have been intimidated by this sketch, you however did superbly! Have a fantastic Weekend! Beth

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous creations! I love the window and the embossed pieces you used! Thank you!

Rebecca said...

I really like the window you made to see the treats. Fun idea! And the embossing adds such an oomph to the finished look.

And the card with the girl hugging her bear reminds me of my daughter so much. That's a sweet image!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE, love, love 'em, Chris! And your card is stunning ... love the hearts, and flowers, and the bling! Have a great weekend, Sweetie!

Ann Kranitz said...

Great project with the little cartons and that little girl and her bear!!! Precious!!

Riet said...

Ohhh what a beautiful box,s and card Chris,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Love your little boxes!! Very very cute and that card is Beautiful!!!
thank you for joining us at Creative Inspiration.
hugs, Janiel

Anonymous said...

Below zero! I remember why we moved here! That's not even Bbrrrr-- The "B" would get stuck to your lips!

Wow the milk carton design is great! It would be great for some of those small Valentine's heart's or a note keeper for a child. It's beautiful. I like the way you worked with the "Bear Hugs" she looks great.

Everything is the same here. I will be gone most of the weekend. Have a wonderful one, and many Blessings, my friend.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Let me add my WOW to the others, Chris! WOW!!

Aunty Sue said...

fab box and card is lovely,thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Chris these are GORGEOUS!!!! WOW WOW WOW Enjoy your weekend sweetie!! Hugs!

Denise said...

Beautiful Creations!! Love those adorable milk cartons, going to check out the template.
Have a great weekend.
Aloha & Hugs,

Jane Wetzel said...

hi sweetie...LOVE THIS Carton...I need to get it!! Gorgeous stuff as always! hugs, Jane :)

cheryl said...

wow these are just amazing hun stunning creations love cheryl xxxx

Shirley N said...

Yes, I loved todays creations, Chris! I want to make those milk cartons, too!

Denise Marzec said...

You WOW me every time. Amazing...each and every one!

Maria Matter said...

ooo, congrats on your new team Chris!!!
I'm as excited for us as you, LOL I know you're going to make this amazing creations!!!!

Love these cartons!!! And your card is adorable!!! You're such an inspiration!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
The cartons are absolutley stunning and the card is gorgeous...such beautiful work and inspiration..
Mandy xx

Cheryl Walker said...

WOW Chris I love the boxes hun, and your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wonderful job, and congratulations to you!!! You will have alot of fun working with these lovely templetes!!!

Hugs to you,
Cheryl W

Lisa said...

Hi Chris, Gorgeous card! Love the sweet image and colour combo.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just so sweet love the papers and fabby colours Hugs Jacqui x

Susie Sugar said...

This is so cute Chris what a great colour combo fantastic card as always.
Thanks for joining in this weeks DCD challenge we hope you will join us again on tomorrow
Love Susie xx

Mummylade said...

lovely. So glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Nicola said...

Your cartons and card are gorgeous Chris and so inspirational too. Love all your details.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Creams this week.
Nicola -x-

Risa said...

Wow...your card and milk cartons are spectacular Chris!

Leann said...

These are gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us on CCT :)
Hugs x


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