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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great week. Mine is going well....just super busy!! Boy is time flying!! is the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Lori sent the team this photo to be inspired by:I was inspired by the pink flowers in the center of the wrapping paper. Since I have several friends that have lost a parent, I need to be sending out Sympathy cards. I thought the flower in Close to my Heart from SU were very similar to the flowers on the gift wrap. The frame I created around my window was cased from the ever so talented Yvonne here. My very dear friend, Grace just blessed me with the Lotus borders set in some Happy Mail!! Thanks Grace!!!
The sentiments are from Our Daily Bread Designs- Thinking of You and With Deepest Sympathy.

There is lots of embossing inside and out but the outside has lots of dies that cover it so it is hard to see in person. The layout uses the Pixie Cottage layout from last week.

card recipe:stamps: Daily Bread Designs Thinking of You and With Deepest Sympathy, SU- Close to my heart
Paper: white and pink pirouette
Accessories: SU embossing folder, nestabilities- Lotus borders, Lotus pendants, Hero Arts Pearls

challenges: Creative Card Crew- to Die for,*Crafty Calendar- Summer, *Speedy the cat- Punch it, Paper Sundaes- Lots of Layers, Crazy challenge-It is hip to be square, Papertake Weekly- In the Garden, Your Next Stamp-flower power, Practical Scrappers- Embossing, Secret Crafter- Aperture, Charisma cards- pink, Stampavie- Anything Goes

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Hope you are inspired to come and play along with the Divine Diva Challenge. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC.

My second card is one that I created with the Sketch for you Try to Try by Jen del Muro. I love her sketches and don't often get to play. This week I made a point of water coloring my from Wags n Whiskers Best Friends Forever and using her sketch!! I plan to send this card to my cousin's daughter who has been in out of the hospital after having complications with getting her tonsils out. She just turned 6 so I think she will enjoy this image.
Card recipes:
stamps: Wags n Whiskers Best Friends Forever (available as digi or rubber) , SU Priceless
Paper: SU Urban Garden
Accessories: SU buttons, handmade flower, MS punches, swiss dots embossing folder

challenges: * Your Next Stamp-flower power, *Stampin' Bees- Polka dots, * Tuesday Throwdown- Stitching, Sketch for you Try to Try, *Lexi's Creations - stitching, *Creative Card Crew- to Die for,*Crafty Calendar- Summer, *Speedy the cat- Punch it, * Paper Sundaes- Lots of Layers Stampavie- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!!

Have a great day!!
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jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Beautiful!! I love the window.... and the lovely ribbon!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is stunning! I just love the framing on the aperture!

Patti J said...

Oh my, this is simply breathtaking. So elegant! Beautiful card, Chris. Sympathy cards are so difficult, but you aced this one!

Lori said...

So elegant and I love all the dimensions, just amazing!

Becky said...

Stunning card, I love all the white and pretty pink. love how you did the frame also.

Donna said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration, Chris. All those white layers are just stunning.

Danni said...

Both of these are just wonderful! That sympathy card is gorgeous!

Lori Rider said...

Wow, what a beauty, Chris! The embossing is just gorgeous. I love how you framed out the flowers - it's stunning. Sorry to hear you need sympathy cards, though. :(

Lori said...

What a beautiful sympathy!

Benzi said...

Your cards are just the best! Beautiful sympathy and an adorable card for the little one. Glad you joined the Stampin B's with your 'dots'.

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Chris,So beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are beautiful cards. Great craft work. I particularly love the sympathy card. It is absolutely stunning.
Fiona x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, what a beautiful card that Sympathy card is, youve created it so cleverly its gorgeous. And your second card is equally gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Kerri said...

WOW!!! That sympathy card is STUNNING, Chris! I can't get over all of the texture and details! I'm so sorry for your friends' losses. This card will mean so much to them in their time of grief. Your Wags n Whiskers card is ADORABLE! Your cousin's daughter will love it!

Danderella said...

Wow! Your first card is just out of this world awesome! I love all the layers! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

Faye said...

What stunningly beautiful cards, a real visual feast! Thanks for playing at charisma. x

Sandra H. said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love that first card! Very, very nice work Chris!

dolcreations said...

Simply gorgeous just took my breath away! Very talented that is FOR SURE!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at PTW this week.


cheryl said...

oh wow chris hun this is so exquisite,love the border and lace on this,and its just stunning,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning cards Chris, really love all you lovely embossing and the detailed front, just beautiful, take careX:)

Nana said...

Wow, this card is so, so beautiful, almost shame to be for a sad ocasion. :S Anyways, is still stunning peace of work! :)
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Vicki Dutcher said...

That weaved ribbon is amazing!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kelly said...

Both of these cards are fabulous but my favorite is the sympathy card. Love the frame with the ribbon and all the embossing. Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are stunning Chris! How do you manage to keep the creativity are truly inspiring!



Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your DDIC card is gorgeous, Chris! I love that frilly, elegant frame w/ the ribbon. Fabulous work!

Denise Marzec said...

These are both amazing, Chris....but oh my word, that first one with the ribbon running through the lotus frame is STUNNING! the soft pink and white. BEAUTIFUL job CASE'ing Yvonne!

Claudine Poch said...

Two great cards. Your use of punches and dies on the first one is spectacular. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Lacey Stephens said...

Chris, what lovely cards!! I love all of the embossing you added to the first card...just stunning and I am sure it will touch the heart of the recipient. And your WnW card is just adorable!! Super cute buttons on her dress!! You always have such lovely details. Big hugs!

Joanne Travis said...

Delicate and lovely, the pink and white is so sweet!
Thanks for sharing with us and for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

ChristineCreations said...

OH WOW! What beautiful framing on that first card Chris! Stunning!

Melodie said...

Great compliment for this works, really fantastic.

Joy said...

what a beautiful card. your card is more inspiring than the picture! love what you did for that sympathy card. so amazing! you are one talented lady & God really blessed you! have a wonderful weekend!

Carolina said...

Beautiful work, thanks for playing along with Practical Scrappers!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I really like the job you did on that Sympathy card, stunning.

Silli said...

Beautiful Chris, love the windows... HUGS

coldwaters2 said...

WOW two stunning creations Chris both are so very beautiful.
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

WOW Chris both of these are WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE the white and the stunning!!!! Gorgeous work sweetie!!! :)

Christine said...

Wow, 2 gorgeous creations! I especially love your white window card, so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

Unknown said...

Wow, such beautiful cards, the colours are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :) Georgia xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Now this is so feminine and lovely! I love the window treatment. Beth

Kim said...

Your cards are all gorgeous! Wonderful color combos. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown.

Michele Roos said...

Such beautiful card Chris. Love the details you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

kaylou said...

wow such a gorgeous project, thank you for playing at SAM.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Annika said...

You are so talented! Both creations are absolutely stunning but I'm totally in love with the sympathy card, such gorgeous detail and that frame must have taken AGES to make!!!

Anonymous said...

Chris, do you ever miss a beat!?LOL! Again two amazing cards. I love the sympathy card, it is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Your friends are sure to appreciate the time you put into this lovely card.
~Pam L.

Donna said...

Such a wonderful card and lovely design just perfect for our Summer theme at Crafty Calendar this month! Thanks for joining in the fun with us :) Donna x

Giò said...

Absolutely amazing work!!!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.



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