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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hello Everyone!!  Can't believe it is Thursday already and it is only one more day before the weekend! Wow! Times flies!!

Today I have two creations to share with you.  The first is for today's Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge.  Lori sent each of the dt this photo.

I was inspired by the orange twigs and the white background.  For my image, I used Echoes of Kindness from Stampin Up.  I embossed my white background with a Cuttlebug die.  I love how the image has an autumn feel to it with the Pumpkin Pie color.  I stitched around the edges of the card and used a decorative stitch around the image as well.  The lace is from a RAK from my dear friend Sabrina.  Thanks Sabrina.  The ribbon is May Arts Silk ribbon.  The punch for the decorative is a Martha Stewart  Flower Vine Punch (some of the punching is hidden (it was too wide for this card).

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:


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.


Spoonful of Sugar- Autumn colors
Incy Wincy
- Fall Colors
Speedy the cat's
- Fall colors
t- Autumn colors
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple
Stamp Insanity - Things in 3's (3 colors, 3 baubles, 3 types of embellishments)
Gingersnaps - Punches
Paper sundaes - Three embellishments or more
Creative Belli- B themed embellishments- baubles and bow 
Stamping vacation- no brads or eyelets "NO, NO!" challenge
Creative Card Crew- Autumn or Fall 
Daring cardmakers- Masking

My second creation was made for today's Our Daily Bread Design's Stamping In Time challenge.  This week's guest host is Cheryl Walker.   Cheryl is challenging us to use Ribbons and bows on your creation. Here are the rules of the challenge.

  • You must use ODBD Stamps! Other stamps allowed, but ODBD images need to be the focus!
  • Use keyword codes SNTODBD18 and ODBD when linking to SCS or public gallery.
  • Be sure to use the LINK to be eligible for the gift certificate drawing on the ODBD Blog!
  • If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give a link back to this challenge page.

The challenge runs from Thursday 9 am (September 16th) EST til Wednesday (Sept 29th) at 6 pm EST.

Here is my creation using Scripture Series  1 from Our Daily Bread Designs and Brocade Borders

I made this card for my dear friend, Ruby who is very ill with cancer.  I pray this gives her some comfort and the knowledge that others are praying for her.

Card recipe:
Stamps: Scripture Series 1, Brocade Borders
Paper: Memory Box- Gossamer
Accessories;: Hero Arts Pearl hearts pink, Zva Creative pearls, MS Classic Butterfly punch. pink silk ribbon. lace from my dear friend Sabrina (Thanks Sabrina!), gold embossing powder

Fairy Fun- Embossing
Totally Papercrafts - Go Dotty (1 dp panel)
Tuesday Taggers- diamonds (diamonds and dots on one dp-you can see if you click on the photo for a close up)
Simon Says Stamp- Move it!  Anything that moves...butterflies fly

For more inspiration for the Stampin in Time challenge, please visit:

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!! They are so appreciated!!

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Good Morning,

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Christine Riley said...

Wow Chris, these are both stunning! So elegant, I love the embossing and the lace.
Hugs, Christine

Jan Hennings said...

beautiful and I love the soft colors!

Donna said...

So dainty and pretty! Gorgeous cards as always, Chris!

Crystal said...

Chris WOOOWEEEE GF these are truly GORGEOUS creations each one is just soooooo beautiful!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!! Have a great day sweetie!! Hugs!

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Hi Chris,

Just so pretty everything on your lovely
cards!! And the embossing is gorgeous !!

Hugs out Holland

Lori Rider said...

Chris, those are two gorgeous cards. I love the color scheme you chose for your DDIC card - it's fabulous and those flowers are wonderful for this challenge. The embossing and all the other details just make it extra special!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! the card for the DDIC is REALLY inspired.....those slim leggy flowers are perfect, and I love that you took the orange and white!! WOW!

Kerri said...

These are both just gorgeous, Chris!!! I love that you used the pumpkin pie with the white for your first card, and that image is perfect! I love all the stitching lace and pearls you used on both, and of course your gorgeous bows:)

Kelley said...

Gorgeous card, Chris!! Such pretty colors!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, both cards are so very gorgeous!!! You are the Queen of BEAUTY with your elegant touches. I am sure your friend Ruby will be touched receiving such a gorgeous and meaningful card!!! Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Chris! The colors, the pearls, lace, and ribbon are quite stunning! Beautifully done! Wonderful scripture card!

The top card is beautiful, too, Chris! I really should have gotten that set! Great coloring!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are beautiful cards. I particularly love the second one. The way I have felt for the last few days, this one has really given me a lift - the sentiment is so encouraging.
Fiona x

Grace said...

Yummaliscious on both cards Chris! Love the white space and texture of the first and the lace with the ribbon woven through is soooo pretty on the second! Great verse!

Dorcas said...

Lovely cards, Chris!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Beautiful Miss Thang!! LOL Love the florals and your take on the inspiration is spot on!

Francie G. said...

Goodness, Chris, these are both gorgeous! Love the fall creation and the SNTOODB is over the top gorgeous! Beautiful use of the lace!

Patti J said...

Love them both, but especially love the last one! Beautiful work, Chris, as always! Wow!!!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Wow, they are both so stunning.

Sarah said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I love how you framed the sentiment in the second one. It has such an elegant look.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Chris, I adore your floral card with the orange!! GORGEOUS!! And your soft pink card is just so lovely!! Two fantastic creations!!

Margreet said...

Love both your cards, Chris......thanks for playing in FFF's embossing challenge!
xxx Margreet

Ann Kranitz said...

Love both of these. Very pretty and elegant. Hope all is well!!!

email: said...

WOW! Gorgeous flowers and embossing!! I love what you did with the other one too - the sentiment on it is really nice.

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Sarah :)

Nicola said...

Two stunning creations Chris, love your colour combos and pretty lace. The embossing looks fabulous and the pink papers are so pretty. This verse will bring comfort tp your poorly friend.
Nicola -x-

chris said...

Hi Chris, these really are a couple of beauties, love them both but as orange is my u favourite colour I am so drawn to the top one, its amazing. back soon love chris xx

Fiona said...

beautiful cards....thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your work is always AMAZING!!

Beth said...

Oh my goodness - you are always outdoing yourself! These are just incredible - both pure gorgeous! Thank you, as always, for sharing your amazing work with us at StampInsanity!

Tracy said...

These are really beautiful, elegant and totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the fall card! Just stunning~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

CarlaKH said...

What a delight to visit your blog today..just lovely and these two are fabulous...I am sure the second will be a great comfort too... thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful cards, Chris!! Your creations are always so elegant and gorgeous, with the most intricate and perfect details! You are an inspiration! Blessings, Angie

Cor* said...

I always way i'm not changing the color of the thread in the machine!! NOW I see why I should. These creations POP with the matching thread and they are both fantastically gorgeous creations! Thanks for embossing with the fairies this week at Prairie FFF!

Lorelie Kim said...

Your work is always so breathtaking, Chris! Your first card is spot-on with the inspiration challenge and your ODBD card is GORGEOUS as always!!

Virgo5 said...

WOW! Your cards are Gorgeous!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Pattie said...

Very pretty cards - thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!

Christine said...

Your card is gorgeous. So much prettiness and details. I love the sentiment too. Butterflies are also a favorite of mine.
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Chris! These cards are simply STUNNING! I love the orange with the white .. all the stitching, embossing, lace and bow! The colors are just BEAUTIFUL! And then your pink/white/cream card is just GORGEOUS! My goodness, all those details on there are a feast for my eyes! I love them both so very much!


Lynn McAuley said...

What an elegant beauty!

Thank you so very much, Chris, for sharing this gorgeous card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's fall colors challenge!!

Cheryl said...

WOW these are gorgeous and oh so the embossing!!!
Hugs xx

Melodie said...

So beautiful cards, really elegant. I'm excited.

Jeannie said...

Fabulous cards Chris! You're right -- it didn't even need the marina mist LOL! Ruby will love the card too!

Lelia Pierce said...

Wow, Chris! You never cease to amaze me! These are absolutely stunning, my friend!


Laura said...

Great use of punches and I love the embossing folder! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps.

Annika said...

Stunning design - truly beautiful, every colour and detail on it's perfect spot - love it!!!

Jodi said...

Oh Chris these are both wonderful and very beautiful cards!! I love the colors on each of them and how elegant they are!
Jodi =)

Cheryl Walker said...

Chris both card are Beautiful hun!!! Love all the details on the pink one, and of course its my favorite color, your dear friend will treasure this!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Wow Chris, you just blow me away with your beautiful creations. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 3 or more embellishment challenge at Paper Sundaes.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A pair of lovelies! I really love the first one with the sharp contrast between the orange and the white. What a beautiful image you chose and it looks fabulous with the embossed panel behind it. Your fancy orange stitching is the perfect finishing touch! Great job on the embossing challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us at Fairy Fun Friday.

Maria Matter said...

such lovely cards Chris!!! they're so elegant! lovin' the embossed white on white with a splash of orange!!! beautiful details on both!!
big HUGS!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh gorgeous! Love the bow and pearl gems!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very lovely and elegant! Thanks for joining us over at Stamping Vacation!


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