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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I am back from Virginia after driving through the night yesterday and am just starting to get back into blogging and crafting again. Boy was I feeling good for nothing yesterday and just could not get out of my own way!!

Today I have the Stamp and Created Product Spotlight to share with you!! I so enjoyed using some of my favorite line of stamps:

Whiff of Joy.
My image is water colored and the sketch is from Whiff of Joy.

For the next two weeks, all previously released Whiff of Joy stamps will be on sale for 25% and their newest Get Well Collection and Aladin Store Kit will be on sale for 10% off. Now is the perfect time to pick up these gorgeous stamp at a low price because they are on sale!

For my card I used Willow with Champagne illustrated by Elizabeth Bell.Card Recipe:

Stamps: Willow with Champagne illustrated by Elizabeth Bell

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria, Bashful Blue

Coloring: water colors using distress inks and SU markers

Embellies: flower charm, Blue Bayou ribbon,Embroidered Flower white lace, sunshine cameo rose, blue small roses, Kaiser Craft snow white pearls, round spacer
Tools: MS Border Punch, Spellbinders Label 10, Classic oval, Bow Easy,

Since Stamp and Create is also sponsoring the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I thought it would be appropriate to use the Midnight Madness sketch and one of the Wags n Whiskers stamps available at the Stamp and Create store to make a card. This is a birthday card for a sweet nephew of mine using Speed Racer and Basic Grey June Bug Paper. I don't often do male cards ....This sketch was loaded with buttons and I am sure my little nephew will be mesmerized with all of them and the colors. Hopefully he does not rip all the buttons off. LOL!

Midnight Madness: sketch for the car- card 2
Cards for men: outdoors (card 2)
Stamp with fun: stripes (ribbon strips-card 2)
Hand Full of stamps: Let it shine (card 2-my car is embossed and all my buttons and silver baubles are shiny)
Going Grey with Snap Creations- basic grey and card or project for a child
Whiff of Joy- sketch (card 1)
Allsorts: Birthdays- Birthday card for a niece and nephew (card 1 and 2)
By the Cute and Girly: Celebrations (BOTH)
Papertake Weekly: Say it with flowers (CARD 1)
Cute Card Thursday: Someone special (this is a birthday card for a niece and a nephew)
For Fun Challenge~use a "real" stamp.
(both cards)
Flutter by Wednesday- butterflies
(CARD 1)
ABC Challenge - Unused stash (blue bayou ribbon on first card and buttons on the second card)
La-La Land Crafts - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up (both cards)
Crazy Challenge -Something new- new stamp (both cards)
Simple Saturdays - Use Scallops (scallop punch on both cards)
Crafty Ann's - anything goe
Stamp Something - celebrate (birthday card for both creations)
Crafty Catz - Petals and Pearls (1st card)
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts (both cards)
Ooh La La Creations: Bright and Cheery (both cards)
Pollycraft Monday: Summer blooms (card 1)
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Blooming Charming (card 1)
Practical Scrappers: Patterned Paper (both cards)
Spoon Full of Sugar: Cute and girly
(card 1)

Don't forget about the very first Stamp and Create Challenge!! This month our challenge is: Ribbon and Fibers. The only rule is that you must use a stamp that is available through Stamp and Create and link to that stamp in the store.

Some of the companies Stamp and Create carries include:

Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Penny Black clear stamps, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, My Heart Stamps for You, Basic Grey, Ribbon, Charms, Shimmerz, and more!

Thanks for stopping by today and for your wonderful comments!!



Cheryl said...

Gorgeous as the beautiful details and your stitching is fabulous!!! One day I will get to stitch my cards!!
Hugs xx

Rach said...

This is stunning, such pretty detail and your image is beautifully coloured.
Hugz Rach xxx

Unknown said...

Such a stunning card. Love this WOJ image...your watercolors are so soft and beautiful! Love the dainty feel and the butterfly!
Thanks for sharing with us at Practical Scrappers this week!
Kim xXx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Love the image and the pretty papers and colors. Amazing details too! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again! :)

Crystal said...

Oh my Chris this is GORGEOUS!!! You made her look soooo beautiful, AWESOME papers and design sweetie!! glad you had a good time and home safe and sound..Miss ya!!!

Grace said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!! I LOVE the soft colors and papers!!! You amaze me at how you can do so much and still be gone for a trip!!! You rocked this one!!!

Patti J said...

Sigh...just once, Chris, could you please post and UGLY card so I could vary my comments a bit? lol... Another gorgeous creation! She looks like she could just step off that page. And, as always, your embellishments make me drool! We have nothing like that in our area! Beautiful card, dear friend!

Ann Whitfield said...

Utterly gorgeous Chris! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Tracy said...

Chris this is so pretty and elegant, love the colour and your details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous i think shes my fave out of the city collection xx

Beryl said...

A beautiful card Chris. Your colouring of the image is perfect.
Beryl xx

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card, love the image, colours and details! Great for our 'Blooming Charming' challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, you always put so many beautiful details in your cards.

Sue said...

stunning card and so beautifully embellished,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


kris said...

Wow Chris!!! this is another beuatiful creation!! i admire your detailing and all of your beautiful creations!! this is just the sweetest!! =D

scrappin_mom3 said...

Wow your cards are just beautiful! Such little details! Thanks so much for joining our pattern paper challenge this week at Practical Scrappers!



kariluis said...

Wowww they are just stunning!!
Thanks for playing along at the Crazy Challenge

Danni said...

Very wonderful cards! I adore that butterfly on the first one!

Jane said...

Stunning cards Chris! beautiful colouring and details! thanks for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane xxx

Tracey said...

Fab cards, I especially love all the details on the girly one especially the stitching & the butterfly :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun & we hope to see you again.


dolcreations said...

Your cards are stunning...the stitching and all the little details are beautiful Chris! I just love that yellow dress as the focal point! Beautiful work!

Basement Stamper said...
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Basement Stamper said...

both cards are super cute, but I love the racer car! I never have good boy cards and this one is too cute. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations this week!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

You are one busy lady Chris!
Both your cards are amazing! Your Wiff of Joy-card is so pretty and the little boy in the card is supercool. I love the colors and the buttons!


Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris,i love your images and the colours.
so gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

stampinfrog said...

Both cards are so gorgeous!Love both images and I am awe of your watercoloring!Fabulous papers and details on both cards!Glad you got back home safely!

Mary C said...

I love both of your creations especially the race card one. You don't see many cars for young boys cards. Willow does look fabulous with that BG paper! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Peggy said...

Wow! I love these cards! Great job on both. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Maureen said...

Both great cards - thanks for sharing! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts and Your Next Stamp DT

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Chris. thanks for joining us over on Cards for men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna xx

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Chris, these are absolutely gorgeous. The WOJ card is perfect in everyway and the other image is so cute. Wonderful coloring!! I could go on and on but I'd end up writing a book.

Thanks so much for playing with us at For Fun Challenges and I sure hope we see more of your fabulous creations for our next challenge.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Mary Ski said...

Both cards are great! The first one is so soft. The 2nd is purrfect for a little guy. Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

cheryl said...

wow hun once again this is stunning so much detail love the embossing too thanks for joining in at creative inspirations hugs cheryl xxxxx

Marlene said...

Once again, beautiful cards!

Carol Hurlock said...

Hey Chris...well well well...aren't these the cutest cards ever. You did good girl...if I drove straight through from Virgina it would take me a week to get back into the swing of things!!! You are just so energetic!!! I love that Whiff of Joy image...just darling. Your Midnight Madness card is so fun and fabulous. So wonderful you joined us this week. We have missed you!!! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Chris, both cards are stunning in their own right. love them both. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Suzi x

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Stunning card, love that yellow dress. Thank you for playing with Practical Scrappers this week.

Joy said...

love the two cards you created! so pretty and full of embellishments! hope you had a wonderful trip and are relaxed and recooperated from every day life =) hope you have a great Tuesday!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the dp's you've used in the 1st with the cute little charm.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

Kylie ox

Helen Dooley said...

Chris- you rocked this challenge. AWESOME cards!!!Thanks for sharing on FOr Fun Challenges this week.

Crafty Ribbons said...

Very pretty card, I love the shade of your ribbon, just such great colours.
Good luck with winning the ribbons.
Crafty Ribbons

Buy Stamps Online said...

Awesome card

Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful cards Chris, love the vibrant bright colours on your nephews card and those buttons are just to tempting, so they will be pulled off lol! Your neice's card is beautiful, lovely watercolouring of such a pretty image, take careX:)

Andrea said...

Wow, both cards are amazing! I love the scallop border punch you've used :)
Thanks for playing along with me..again :)

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Beautiful work, Chris! I love the elegance of the first card and the fun of the second one! So much fun and detail in both! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - how nice to see you - right when I am missing you too - a BIG {{{HUG}}} for you! What adorable cards - as always! I love the MMSC card and the way you have used the buttons - adorable! Gorgous image and L-U-V the bright colours! Your nephew is going to love this - I know I do! Well done on all of those challenges too Chris! Thanks for playing along with us this week and joining in the fun - we have more instore for you next week - would love to see you then! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love them both, but the WOJ is just stunning!
Thanks for joining us over at 'The Crazy'
hugs shell xx

Corinna said...

These are fabulous! I love the loopy part at the top of your cards.

Practical Scrappers DT

Maria Matter said...

Two fabulous cards Chris!!!! love the colors on the on both and all the wonderful details!!!
cute sentiment for the car image!
I don't know how you do it all girl, always inspirational!!!
hugs & blessings!

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Gorgeous card! The colours are amazing! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
Hugs, Marit.

Priscilla said...

wow look at all those comments and look at all those challenges you have entered..I am amazed at takes me so long to enter challenges..You must have a the system down. Your cards are just awesome and I really love your take on the MMSC this week. Is is so wonderful to see you playing each week. We miss you.

Wendi said...

Wow this is just beautiful I love all those embellishments no wonder you have so many lovely comments Thanks for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!!! Two gorgeous cards Chris!!! The first is just gorgeous with a wonderful design and your detailing is so perfect --- very elegant!!! :) The second is SO FUN!!! Awesome colours, love the buttons and fun image - perfect for a young man!! :)

Lisa said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! LOve all the little details on them! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!

Debby said...

Fabulous! You have a magical way of making everything come together.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris as always such a delight thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card and a great image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Patricia St Martin said...

wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at cards for men. Good luck on the challenge.

Andrea said...

A wonderful card - wonderful color and design!
Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Many greetings

Nana said...

Gorgeous, wonderfulk cards! Love the first one, I have this stapm but hardly use it, and you did just brilliant with it!
Thank you for playing along with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

Unknown said...

Two brilliant cards here Chris! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris this is just too cute! Such a darling image and the bright happy colors are fabby! Love all the texture you have and the fancy edges! Beautifully put together as always.
Hope you and the family are well...miss you!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, both of your cards are so wonderfully done! Love the images and how you have picked the perfect color scheme for each one! Blessings to your family! We sure do miss you!

Kristen said...

Chris, Fabulous cards. Your child theme card came out so cute! Thanks for playing in this weeks Going Grey with scrap-creations challenge

Debi said...

Both cards are adorable Chris! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge,

Jenni said...

Fabulous cards and both so different! Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight.
Jenni x


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