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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope everyone has has great beginning to your week!! Yesterday, Our Daily Bread Designs kicked off the new month....where does the time go....with a blog hop to introduce 4 new sets. If you have not seen the hop, please scroll down to the next post. There is a chance to win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks to all who stopped by yesterday and for your sweet comments. They are treasured.

Today I will be sharing a new sketch with you from Midnight Madness!

but first.....

Congratulations to our Winnners!

Our MMSC38 Gold Star Award goes to...
12. Gry- Heidi
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
3. Super Nan
68. Iris

Our MMSC39 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

*Designed2Delight was launched on eBay in February 2008 as my one-of- a kind place for selling paper crafts and now Faith is selling digi stamps (soon to be in red rubber) are hand drawn and truly unique!
Bonus Weekly MMSC39 Prize

And then you will get up to a $10 spending spree in her shop!
Thank you Faith for your most fabulous prize this week.
Please visit to view her full range of stamps.

Our Feb. Monthly Sponsor is....
**Cornish Heritage Farms
This is the Feb. month end prize!!! Look at all that rubber!!
Thank you Liz for your AWESOME prize for our month end winner and, of course, for all the wonderful stamps you showered the complete DT with this month. We will be using them on our MMSC creations with pride.

Here is this weeks Sketch :

Enter one style or both this week.

Now for my take on the sketch:

My creation uses Glory of Easter from Cornish Heritage Farms :

I really do think these stamps are perfect for Easter so I created and Easter card with one of my fave colors: Baja Breeze. I did not want to take away from the stamped portion of the card so I embossed my Baja Breeze with the Victoria Embossing folder. The image and sentiment is framed with a flower blossom from Spellbinders and flourishes also from the Flourish Spellbinder since I don't own any heart spellbinders.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Glory of Easter from Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Baja Breeze, Bitter Chocolate, and white
Victoria Embossing folder, flower blossom and flourish spellbindners, pearls, Vintage corner dies from Cuttlebug, ZVA Creative pearl flourishes, mini roses from Nursery Tales, lace given to me in a RAK

Creative Inspirations - Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Double Dutch Dare - Summer in Winter
Practical Scrappers- Die Cuts

Since I have done so many inspirational cards lately, I also wanted to add a cutesy type card that I created with the sketch. I received this High Hopes stamps from my dear friend and dt sister Lacey Stephens. It is called Snow Yummy and it is one of the newer releases from High Hopes. Lacey has this image in here in her store: Stamp and Created and it is currently on sale!!!

I had fun with this creation. The most fun was burning the snowflakes with my heat gun to give it more distressing and color. LOL! The image is colored with Prisma Color and Gamsol and then embossed. The paper is Frosty Snowflake dp from SEI.
Stamps: High Hopes: Snow Yummy from Stamp and Create Store
Paper: Frosty Snowflake dp from SEI, Bitter Cnocolate Dp from Bazzill, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: ribbon, vintage corners from Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, lace, red gems, snowflake embossing folder.

Challenges for this card:
Belli Challenge - hearts
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Hearts

Please visit the rest of the Design Team Divas to see their take on this week's sketch!

Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Cheryl -CherCroppin's Stamp Pad

I hope you enjoyed my creation and you too are able to participate in the sketch. If you do create a card or project using the sketch, please leave a direct link to your creation here. If you upload to PCP or SC please use the keyword MMSC39.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!


Carol Hurlock said...

Chris-your talents never cease to amaze me. As busy as you are you just keep bringing the beauty!!! This is so elegant and charming. All of your design elements are exquisite!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Grace said...

This is a beautiful Easter card Chris! I love Baja Breeze too and the EF you used is perfect here!!! The framing with the Fleur de lis parts is gorgeous and the pearls....oh, wonderful!!! Great take on the MMSC!!!

Tina said...

You never cease to amaze me, completely darling cards.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Love the 2 cards Chrissie! Can you bring the snowman stamp home when we visit Mom? I'd love to stamp a couple of images out with that one!!

Danielle said...

Such beautiful cards Chris! The Easter one is so elegant and the touch of pearls & lace give it the perfect finish! And your snowman card is just too cute - I love how you 'burnt' the paper with the heat gun - very cool result!
Hugs, Danielle

Risa said...

You are the queen of detailed and beautiful cards Chris! Both of your cards are stunning!

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, Chris, both of your cards are absolutely AMAZING, but what really got me is the Easter card. How awesome and genius to use the flower die to create a frame? truly never cease to amaze me with your creativity. WOW!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Cheryl said...

OMG they are gorgeous and the first one so elegant!!! You have detailed them to perfection,I adore your cards!!
Hugs xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These cards are lovely. I like the cutsie one you have done as a change but I really love your inspirational cards - they are such an encouragement. I did the blog hop yesterday and thouroughly enjoyed it.
Take care.
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Chris, you creations are ALWAYS so gorgeous girl!! I love the fab textures and the pretty accents you've added on your first card!! The second one is so sweet too!! :) Have a wonderful day my friend!! HUGS

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Chris! You never stop surprising me with your talent and energy to make all these beautiful cards! They are both so different and both so fantastic! Well done!

Priscilla said...

Oh Chris, I was already to comment on your card and tell you how elegant it was and you treat everyone with a second card. You are amazing. Now both your cards are amazing and show two sides of you..I love that can do any style card can't you? :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris both of your cards are wonderful. Just love all of the fine details. Your first card is so elegant and your second card is so whimsical. What a lovely job on both cards my friend!

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness...these cards are outstanding. Your creativity is amazing!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What I really want to know is if you EVER have ugly cards? They are all so perfect, wonderfully put together, designs are awesome, sigh!! Hugs always, LOL - Jane

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Chris, these are fabulous!!

Denise said...

Very Beautiful & Elegant cards!! I love all the intricate details you add to your cards.
Aloha & Hugs,

stampinfrog said...

Both of the cards are GORGEOUS!Love the papers and all the details you have put on the cards. Love the burnt snow!Fabulous!

Danni said...

First one is so elegant and the second is so fun!! AWesome job!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Great job on both cards, of course, Chris!! I love the feminine look of the first, and that fun image of the 2nd!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carolyn said...

Delicate, elegant and beautiful are the words that come to mind when I look at your first card! I can't even believe that you got two cards in for this. You are completely amazing!! Your 2nd card brings a smile and is so adorable. You have a great talent with any style of card.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris your cards always bring so much delight to me I just keep having to look and look the beauty of this one is awesome I love it so much

Lorraine x

Vicki G said...

WOW! BOth of your cards are absolutely Stunning!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Chris,

I love when you make feminine cards with lace. That Easter card is so beautiful. Your family must really be Blessed when they have a birthday or holiday and get one of your cards!
I am sure they treasure every one of them.

And your more informal cards are the same, a treasure to cherish. I love how yoiu get extra layers in by embossing different parts of a card.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - your cards are divine! Love your MMSC one, the sentiment is perfect as the focus and so eautifully frmaed too! Your colours are always stunning - I love your work Chris - it is on 'another level' and always inspires! Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

cheryl said...

wow hun these are just awesone you always make such wondrerful cards always a pleasure to visit i was lucky enough to win last months candy oh how lucky am i hugs cheryl xxx

Denise Marzec said...

You have serious talent, girl! Love both of these. That first one though with the textured CS, pearls, sewing...ahhhhh, DARLING!

Unknown said...

Chris, these cards are gorgeous! I love them both. The details and extras in your work is always amazing! Just stunning!
Kim xXx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Chris!! Love them both! xx

Phyllis said...

Chris, both of these cards are just smashing!! I love all your colors and embellishments!! You are a super talented card maker and so prolific too!! I am always seeing your creations in the SCS gallery!! I am lucky to get the one card for MMSC made each week. How do you do it and home school too!! You must be super organized!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Beautiful cards Chris! But I have to say I love what you have done with Dustin's snowman!!! Just soaking in a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows!!! Love it! All your embossing is stunning as always and the color choices fit perfectly together!
Great job with the challenges!
PS: You left me off the list this week!! :(

di said...

Wow. I'm speechless! Your cards are absolutely beautiful! You do amazing work! Thanks so much for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!

Heidi M said...

Hi Chris! This card is stunning! I love the colors and fancy details like the pearls, the flowers and the stitching. Thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers.

Heidi :)

Mandy said...

Hi Chris,
Two stunning cards..their both the way you burnt the snowflakes..
Mandy xx

Aunty Sue said...

adore the shade of this and thanks for joining us this week and hope you will play along with us next. Sue Creative inspirations

Cheryl said...

Oops, not sure how I missed this post Chris, but here I am, LOL! Your MMSC card is totally AWESOME and amazing my friend! Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your color combo and all of your stitching and details! Your 2nd card is just as fabulous....always a joy to visit : )

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This card is wonderful! I love the blue and black combination. Your use of die cuts is wonderful as well. Just a perfect card all around. Thank you for playing with us this week at Practical Scrappers.

Sol said...

I just love this easter card! Love the colours and embellishment! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Chris, this card is not only gorgeous & elegant, but fun & cheerful :o)

Michelle's Daydreams said...

HI Chris, I must agree with everyone before me. When I think of your cards, the word "elegant" and perfectly "detailed" always comes to mind! These cards are wonderful! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are amazing, how you *framed* the sentiment in the first and the snowman is sooo cute in the second!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge again!!!!


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