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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Can you believe this is the last Wednesday of February? Wow! That went by fast!!I am so looking forward to Spring though!!!! This morning I woke up to another 10 inches of snow!!! The worst isn't over yet. They expect more heavy snow today and another big storm tomorrow which may produce another foot!! Yikes!

Onto the Flutter by Wednesdays challenge for the week~~ it's an open week!! Just be sure to have those butterflies, fairies, or angels on your creations!

Leave a direct link to your creation in Mister Linky here, If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW.We can't wait to see what YOU create!!

Now on to my creation....Yesterday I was getting the winter blues and feeling sorry for myself so I decided to bring a little bit of Spring to me by using yesterday's color Challenge at SC using the Olympic symbol for my color palette and a spring image from Inky Impressions.

This Happy Spring Lili from Inky Impressions image is watercolored and distressed with distress inks and SU markers. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers and the distressing is part of the Saturday Spotlight Mess it Up challenge and Spoonful of Sugar Challenge. The papers are from Basic Grey Origins.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Spring from Inky Impressions
Paper: Basic Grey: Origins, Lemon, Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Flower punches from SU, Poinsettia Die from Spellbinders, MS Butterfly punch, MS shell border punch, ribbon, silver baubles, SU Markers, Distress Inks

Splitcoasts Color Challenge using the Olympic symbol (yellow, green, red , blue, and neutrals grey and brown)
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge-distress inks
Saturday Spotlight -distressing or tearing "Mess it Up"
Friday Sketchers
Corrosive Challenge Blog -Sew it Up
Incy Wincy Challenge: Add Texture to your creation- distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Friends
Practical Scrappers: Stamps
Gingersnap Color Challenge - Use 3 colors you love ( love the yellow green and brown como)
Cute Card Thursday- metal mania
Crafty Creations- Stitching
Stamp Something - A touch of spring
Totally Gorgeous - Flower power
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Belli - Butterflies

For more inspiration for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge, please visit:
Guest Designers:

Alex, Brandi and Randi

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! As always I enjoy reading your comments and treasure your visits.


Tracey said...

What a sweet image and such a gorgeous card Chris!! xx

Margreet said...

gorgeous card the DP and your fab colouring!
xxx Margreet

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
I'm loving this gorgeous card. Brilliant colours and papers and a great image.
I've just been moaning about the two inches of snow we've had today - you've just made me feel terrible. We have obviously nothing to complain about when compared to you. Olease take care and stay safe.
Lord bless,
Fiona x

craftymum said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TG. 10 inches of snow. Poor you! You really should stay home and craft!!!
Love sarah W XXX
p.s. only 4 days left to enter my first blog candy if you haven't already

Sam said...

Hi Chris thanks for sharing this cute card with us all - I love it great image too. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at OSAAT. Please pop back on Sunday when the winners will be announced and the next challenge is revealed.
Take care
Sam x

Risa said...

What a super cute card Chris, your image is adorable! We were supposed to get a lot of snow earlier this week but the storm wasn't as bad as predicted. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Chris. Be safe and if you have to venture out, drive carefully!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,love your fabulous stitching and your colouring is amazing!!! Take care with all that snow!!
Hugs xx

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant stunning design thanks for joining us at OSAAT and incy too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jane Wetzel said...

this is sooooo sweet! LOVE the distressed look Chris! sending hugs to you today! jane :)

Cheryl Walker said...

DARLING card Chris!!! I just love these sweet stamps :) I love the layout,colors,dp's and of course your stamped image of Lili!!

Wow sounds like you get alot of snow, I do hope that spring comes soon tooo!!! I know the cold weather gets to me. Anyways hun take care, and hope you have a nice day today!

Cheryl said...

Sooooooooo sweet Chris! GORGEOUS papers, lovely image...and we are all so ready for Spring right?!! Oh yeah, even us here in Florida! Right now the pollen is so bad, our cars look green...hoping the rain will get rid of's doing a number with everyone's sinuses!

You guys stay warm and safe with that snow, and am hoping Spring comes quickly for ya! xoxo

Pam Varnell said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love your paper distressing.

Tina said...

Jeepers Chris, this is so pretty. I'm so ready for spring too.

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the way you've coloured in the image and love the papers to. Hugs Michele x

Karen Wilson said...

This is gorgeous Chris!! Love the layout, the image, everything. Thanks for the inspiration!

I get the winter blues really bad. I think I have that S.A.D as I deal with it every yr and I get pretty down/weapy and I find it really tough to get through the last bit. I have found just getting out on a sunny day helps me. We got more snow too and here I thought we were almost there!

Anonymous said...

AWW!! Chris, I just adore this sweetie!! These images are too sweet!! :) Love your colors and your distressing looks FABULOUS!! Stay safe and warm my friend!! I'm so ready for Spring!! Have a great day! HUGS

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is so lovely ! Love the backing papers and the stitching too ! Smiles from Catherine

Crystal said...

AWWWW Chris LiLi looks sooooo darling!!! What a great card and colors sweetie!!! You amaze me gf!!! Hugs!

Vicki G said...

This is so stunning! Chris, I love the vintagy look of your card! Just beautiful!


stampinfrog said...

Oh Chris this is so adorable and I believe we are all ready for SPRING! Fabulous coloring and papers!
Stay SAFE and WARM with the snow you are getting!

Lelia Pierce said...

Too stinkin' cute, Chris! I love the image and the coloring. That butterfly charm is beautiful too!


Angela said...

Chris, I am so loving this card!! Love the image and those colors are just beautiful!! I just love yor style!! All of them are always so beautiful!! Hope you are having a great day!!

Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
Sorry I've not been by for a while butI've caught up now...This is a beautiful the image and your distressing...
Mandy xx

Kim said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! Love everything about it. Your coloring is so nice and the distressing adds lots of WOW to the card. Great job!

Dianne said...

Chris, another beauty!!! The distressing and embellies are awesome.

Cassie said...

what a sweet creation chris!

Melissa said...

What a cute spring card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.

Denise Marzec said...

I keep seeing this Origins DP popping up all over blogland and I SOOOOOOO want it!! Another GORGEOUS card, girlie!

Kristine said...

GORGEOUS card Chris!! Love this Spring LiLi-- It was my first II stamp that I ever got. *Ü* I'm with Denise--LOVE that DP!! Great job! Hope you enjoy all that SNOW!! You can keep it up there for a couple more weeks though. We're flying to CA next week and I don't want to get snowed in! LOL. Have a great day {{hugs}}

Michele Spera said...

oh lovely card! really cute.thank you for joining us at TG this week

Alexandra Lundgren said...

Just a beautiful card. I like the distressed look you added, it really softens the card.

Jeanette said...

Chris, this is so sweet. I'm going to follow some of your links now.

Debi said...

Chris this is gorgeous! Sorry you have so much snow, I know we are supposed to get some tonight and tomorrow.

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge with your lovely detailed card with a gorgeous image, hugs Liz xx

dolcreations said...

What a fabulous image for this time of year! I was so happy to see this one that is for sure! Beautiful colouring Chris! As always you inspire us all!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Chris this is just fabulous! LOVE the image and your coloring ... and your great color combination! Love it!!

Jodi said...

You sure did get a lot of challenges in with this card!! I sure hope that you keep warm with all that snow too. Very pretty card and I love the way you colored her too!!
Jodi =)

Lori said...

Oh, she is so sweet! That butterfly is beautiful, a piece of jewelery.

Unknown said...

Beautiful papers and image so sweet, lovely card
thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, good luck
Sarah xx

Danni said...

This is so nice!! Oh so beautiful!! I sure hope spring comes soon for all of us!!

Christine said...

She is so cute Chris! I hope spring comes soon!!!


samantha said...

pretty. love it!:]

Rebecca said...

Winter has been so long, it's hard not to have the winter blues this year! That is a darling little happy spring image! So precious. And I love it on the watercolor paper, too.

Nancy said...

Wow, Chris, you are a challenge queen...that is amazing!! You have outdone yourself! She is as cute as a button!! Love it!

Deb said...

fabulous card, love the sweet butterfly charm, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Stef H said...

i'm beginning to thing we'll be going from winter to summer then back to winter. and summer won't be very warm either. bite my tongue!!!

fabulous card. it's so nice to see spring. even if it is on a card!

hugs :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I'm all about those darling tulips!!!! Yes, let's think SPRING!!!!

We must be getting the same snow right now!
Kim xXx

Patti J said...

OMG Chris, you are almost buried up there! You poor girl! Your card is so darling! I love that stamp! You have colored it beautifully, and your layout just plain rocks! Actually, I need a closer inspection - my mailing address is.... lol!!!! Hugs!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is such a sweet image Chris! I went to graduate school at SUNY Brockport - I was there for the blizzard of '76! I learned to cross country ski up there. I don't eve want to live in weather like that again! Stay warm my friend!!
Hugs, Harriet

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You are rockin' all these challenges layout and theme!!!

Have fun playing in the snow...LOL....I bet you can't wait to go home...sorry had to tease ya...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Maria Matter said...

Wow, you're buried in snow up there! We're patiently waiting for the this big snow tomorrow...though they say the wind will be the real story...possibly 70 mph! eek! Sounds like blizzard conditions! But the farmers around here are predicting a granddaddy of a snow storm next week....we'll have to wait and see how wise these 'ole farmers are!

Gorgeous card, btw Chris!
take care!
Blessings, maria

Kerri said...

That image is just so sweet! Gorgeous card, Chris!!! I need some of that dp : )

Randi said...

Such a cute FBW card Chris!! Adorable image! So many fun and beautiful details! Love that butterfly brad/charm!

Kimberly S said...

Such an adorable image and a super sweet card! :)

Unknown said...

your card is really wonderful and so lovely.
thank you for your fab card to my sketch and take part in the friday sketchers challenge.
hugs, bea

Shelly said...

Hi! A really sweet card, cute image and pretty flower! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

kris said...

Gorgeous!!! and the perfect image to welcome spring!!! Cuteness!!

Helen Dooley said...

Great card Chris! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT!

Tam said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Michelle said...

Holy Moly how do you do that? How are you able to do so many challenges with one card?! I'm lucky if I can do 2 or 3, lol! Sucha pretty card - perfect Spring card!!

Amanda said...

Awwww, what a sweet card.. I just love the stamp you used.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week..

Amanda :0)

Rleen said...

WOW! Cris, your card is stunning! I love all the details. Thanks for the inspirations.
Have awonderful day!
Hugs, Rleen

Kat said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at TG.

Kat x

ps I have blog candy!

Nikki said...

This is just beautiful
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Spyder said...

Such a pretty card! Love the image! Thank you Chris for playing the OSAAT's Challenge!!

stitchy said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our first challenge. Hope to see you next week too..good luck on your draws!!
stitchy xx

Victoria said...

Wow such a lovely creation, loving the distressing on your flower

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

Jean Franks Beck said...

Beautiful spring card, and love the colors you chose for the Gingersnap color challenge!

Ann Kranitz said...

Gorgeous Spring time card!!! I emailed you the other day when you got hit hard. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.


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