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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hello Everyone!! Today is Saturday and time for another Saturday Spotlight Challenge. I just love how these challenges think outside the box!!
This week we would like you to think "bigger is better"! Use oversized bit items, accessories, images etc. that may even be too large for your card!! Get out all those BIG things and use them!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...Michelle's Scrapbooking and more!

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**One lucky winner who participates in this week's challenge will be randomly chosen to win drawn a set of Hannah stamps release by Sandra Hammer which is perfect for A2 cards and a $10 gift certificate from the store!!
How cool is that?!**

And here is my take for this week's challenge:

For my creations I used the Bella Blooms big flower and the sentiment. The colors are Baja Breeze and Brown. I used Mercy's sketch #58 to create this card. I did add an extra layer with the top not die that I cut in half to add some curves.

I used the template from Leigh Ann Baird called the Able Gable template to create this little gift box. Another super easy and fun template!!! This is actually a pretty roomy little box, so the options are endless! I used it to put Lindt Chocolates in for my dear sister in law for her birthday. The leaves with the flower are created with gingham ribbon. The flower is cute into layers and popped up with dimensionals.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bella Blossoms- Stampin Up (SU)
Paper Baja Breeze, soft sky, Bitter chocolate, white,
Accessories: Top Note dies (Sizzix-Stampin Up), Victoria Cuttlebug Folder, Swiss Dots embossing folder,Oval punches from SU, Memory Box ribbon

Able Gable Box:
Able Gable template from Leigh Ann Baird
Stamp: Bella Blossoms SU
Paper: SEI Scrap piece of dp, white, Bitter Chocolate Bazzill
Accessories: SU oval punches, Baja Breeze ribbon from SU (retired), ZVA Creative Pearls, silver baubles, swiss dots embossing folder

Creative Inspirations Wednesday - challenge 45 - Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - challenge 97 - Blooming Gorgeous
Cupcake Crafts Challenge- going girly
Saturday Spotlight-Think Big,
Mercy's sketch #58

I had so much fun creating for this challenge and I hope you will join us too!! Just think big!

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:


Please notice my dear friend and head of this challenge, Vicki, is missing. Vicki's computer was struck with a virus and is in for repairs. Hopefully she will be back soon. Miss you Vicki!!

REMINDERS For The Saturday Spotlight:
Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations before Friday at 3 p.m.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP16

Thanks for stopping by today!! I will be back with another post at 8 a.m. EST for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Hop and Scavenger Hunt!! Hope to see you there!!

Have a great weekend!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are absolutely beautiful. Really classy looking. Your blog never disappoints.
Fiona x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Chris, wow these are stunning hunny truly stunning ! i just love the colourways too, vey classy! have a great weekend hugs Linda x

Angelwood said...

Hi Chris, this is a beautiful set! Love how you've paper pieced the flower together with the different patterns. Really gorgeous! Beautiful color combination too! hugs, Angela

Dawn B. said...

You are so good with boxes Chris.. You always go above and beyond I love the stamp you chose. I think it is perfect for this challenge..The soft blues and chocolate are very striking..Great job..Thanks for filling in this week. YOu did an awesome job.

Lisa B said...

WOW! These colors are absolutely amazing! I am blown away by this set...truly gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris your Bella Bloom creations are the best! Amazing!

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Chris

This is tooooo beautiful!!


Danielle said...

What a wonderful gift set Chris! Big is definitely more beautiful on what you've created here! That flower is gorgeous and your colour combo is fabulous!
Hugs, Danielle

dolcreations said...

What an absolutely stunning gift set! Your creation is just simply to die for! Love those added little pearls to the flowers...always such an eye for detail!

Karen W said...

Very pretty and what a wonderful gift. Gorgeous!!

Grace said...

Chris this is a beautiful gift set!!! OK.. I am definitely getting some of these templates!!! Beautiful in ever detail! I love this stamp set and all the white space and texture is gorgeous!!!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris I LOVE this bella bloom!! How you used it is sooooo AWESOME!!!! Stunning colors sweetie, love your card and your project WOW!!! Way to go on using big!!!! Have a great weekend sweetie!!! Hugs!

Carol Hurlock said...

Hi Chris-Your SSCP is astonishing breathtaking. What an impressive gift combination. So elegant and graceful with their stylish design and charming and atractive presentation. Just Beautiuful.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Stef H said...

oy yoy yoy! i don't know how you do it. such beauty - all the time! wow!

hugs :)

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS LOOKING SET - Chris!!! I love the box and card!!! You rocked the challenge GF!!!

PS. Thank you for your sweet comment mean the world to me!!! Hugs ~S~

Jessica G. said...

Amazing gift set, Chris! The big, blue flower is gorgeous and it looks awesome on the card and on that wonderful gable box. Such an elegant color combo, too!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow that card and gift are gorgeous, I love the simplicity of the card it really makes a statement. Brilliant, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

stampinfrog said...

Chris this gift set is GORGEOUS!This is one of my fav color combo (brown and blue)!

Shirley N said...

Wowzers Chris, I really love this project! I love the big beautiful flower and your colors. Really really pretty, love what you did!

Lori said...

Lovely! The cut and popped flower is beautiful like this. This challenge is a difficult one for me, hum...

Anonymous said...

Hey girlfriend! WOW! such a gorgeous creation for the challenge girl! Love your beautiful texture and colors for this! That image is a brilliant idea! Thanks for always being on top of the game and helping to support! I don't know what i'd do without you girl! You are the best! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Rebecca said...

I do love the big, bold look of there projects. The colors are so beautiful together!

Darlene said...

WOWZA ... what more can I say?? These are amazing! Where do you find the time to create all of these amazing 3d projects?? I need to take lessons from you! Just beautiful Chris ... you are such an inspiration!! Thanks too for all your extra hard work this week ... you keep "our boat" afloat!! Great job!

Becky said...

This is just stunning. I love everything about this, what more can I say...Awesome.

America said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS SET!!!!!!!! Whohoo, you are on a roll! I love your projects and your fabulous detailed works of art!

Alyssa S said...

Oh my! These are fabulous! Love the soft color scheme and the way you used the gingham ribbon as the leaves - genius!

Spyder said...

Brilliant makes, love them all!! Thankq for telling me about Wednesday butterflies challenge!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,what a beautiful creations,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Chris, this card and box are simply elegant! I love the soft blues with the brown! Love the tiny pearls and embossing. Oh just stunning. you can link this up to Frosted Designs this week with the embossing! You always give me such inspiration!
Kim xXx

cheryl said...

oh hun this is a beauty love that image great detail too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx
stunning fab,brilliant

Maria Matter said...

Well, my dear, you ROCKed this challenge here with your gorgeous creations and behind the scenes...

I just love your big bloom and these colors!!! The Able Gable box is really great, the ribbon and pearls are lovely touches!!!
Fabulous Chris!!!
Blessings, Maria

Terrace Crawford said...

Just ran across your blog! Thought I'd say hello!
Good stuff here!

--Terrace Crawford

Angela said...

Chris, these are just beautiful!! I love the brown and blue together!! What a great gift set!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great projects!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and stunning creations that they took my breath away Chris!!

Kathy Jones said...

OMGosh - you TOTALLY ROCKED this challenge GF!!!! LOVE the colours - gorgeous card and you are fast becoming the QUEEN of boxes!!!! Awesome set!!!!

Risa said...

What a super stunning card set Chris! I LOVE the different textures to your card, absolutely beautiful!

Leann said...

Oh how gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us on CCT :)
Hugs x

Beth aka BR-T said...

Hello Chris I hope you are having a terrific Sunday! This card and gift bow are extraordinary! I love that beautiful flower and the ribbon as leaves! Thank you for inspiring us! Beth

Unknown said...

chris...what a gorgeous project! love the colors and the dp! great layered flower, too!

thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge for last did a beautiful job! :)


Jodi said...

Awesome take on this challenge!! Love the card and box combo too. Your creations are so beautiful!
Jodi =)


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