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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!  After taking a few days of blogging, I am back.  I still did not get near done as I would have liked but it was great to take a small break. 

Today I have two cards to share with you!!  The first is for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

Since this is the week of ODBD's Third Anniversary, we are having a special 3rd Anniversary challenge of using Pearls or Leather (this can be real leather or suede or faux leather or suede- it can be the technique for these as well) or pearls (pearls, pearl paper, pearl glimmermist, etc).

Leather is the traditional anniversary gift sent for a three year anniversary and pearls is the gem.)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a special prize, a $25 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, March 17. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by March 17 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC52. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

For my creation, I used pearls.
After playing along with Splitcoast's Technique Lovers challenge this make a shaped card, I had to go untraditional with my card.  I decided it would be fun to make the shape of two eggs for an Easter Card.  The sentiment is from the Daffodil tags stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It is cut out with SU oval punch die and framed with a Fancy tags die which I cut out with my Grand Caliber.  The flowers are from the Sing To the Lord stamp set and are colored with copics.  The silk bow is tied with the bow easy.  The one oval is embossed with Script using my cuttlebug.
 Card Recipe:
Paper: Prima Madeline, Bitter Chocolate, Very Vanilla, American Crafts Glitter Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, lace, butterfly charm, Blue Silk Ribbon from May Arts, Fancy Tags die, Provocraft Script folder (Cuttlebug),Labels 16 Spellbinders, Grand Caliber Machine, Butterfly charm

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Lori- guest designer
To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Stampin' B's - Use Bling
For Fun-Spring
Ladybug Crafts-Spring Colors
Pixie Cottage-Sketch and/or Easter
Simon Says... ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #48 ~ Anything Goes

Aly's Sunday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Card Cupid ~ Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids #5 ~ Anything Goes
ABC Challenge ~ P is for Pearls
Secret Crafter #125 ~ Flowers for Mom
The Crafty Pad #111 ~ Ribbon
Lexi's Creations #35 ~ Easter Creation
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and Lace 
Catch The Bug -   Scallops 
Totally Papercrafts - shaped (not square/rectangle) cards
Craft Us Crazy - anything that reminds you of nature (flowers
My Next creation is for the Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek!!  On March 16 there will be a new release with some fun image and sentiments designed by Crissy Armstrong, Melissa Jenkins (Meljen's), Kenny K and Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo designs.  
For my sneak peek I decided to use the Time Flies Stamp set designed by Ann Vento.  I just love the sentiments.  There is also a stop watch image in this stampset which I used on my dp behind my sentiment. Unfortunately the sentiment covers it up so it is hard to tell what it is.  The dp is from one of my fave paper stacks, Prima Madeline.  The sentiment is cut out with my oval scallops and classic spellbinders dies,  It is framed with the labels 14 die then layered in a square framed with Scalloped Squares (also spellbinders)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sneak Peak of Time Flies from Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Prima Madeline
Accessories: button (Recollections), lace, MS Butterfly punch, pearls, Spellbinders Labels 14, Lacey Squares, and Ovals

For more sneak peeks, please visit my dt sisters:
Challenges I am entering this creation in:
Incy Wincy #84 ~ Pastel Colors 
Card Makin' Mamas -  - something green
Delicious Doodles - use green
Patties Creations -  go green
Raise The Bar - create your own G.R.E.E.N. acrostic
(g-green, r-ribbon, e-embossing, e-embellishment, n-Nestie)
Meljens Designs Green
Stamp Insanity Anything Goes, with a twist - A pop of Green
Freshly Brewed -  3 or more patterned papers
Crafty Purple Frog - 2W, SIO - 2nd wk - things with wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Green
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!!



Carol L said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Chris, and I especially love the new Whimsy sentiment!

Dorcas said...

LOve your folded nestie card, its a similar design to the heart one that I lik so much, isn't it. Gorgeous!

Crystal said...

GORGEOUS Creations Chris!!!! LOVE how you used that new fabby sentiment and the design on the first one is soooo different and beautiful!!! HAve a great Saturday sweetie!!! Hugs!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both are gorgeous! Your shaped card is so original!

Cassie said...

Wow, Chris, both cards are quite stunning! I love the shape of the first. Such gorgeous designs :D

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are just fabulous creations. Gorgeous crafting. I love the sentiments. The attention to detail is wonderful. I love these special creations.
Fiona x

LINDA said...

WOW These are both simply gorgeous!! very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh my Chris, both are absolutely gorgeous!! Love your papers and lace trim on you Time Flys card!!
Have a great weekend!

Patricia Garcia said...

Chris, Love your sentiment card. Very vintage and Love this style. Love your papers and the cute lacey ribbon. Great sneak peek!!


chris said...

Hi Chris, such amazing cards, so unique and full of gorgeousness. hugs chris xx

Kerri said...

Both are gorgeous, but I am LOVING your shaped card!!!! Oh my goodness, that looks awesome, Chris! You are so super creative girl! Have a wonderful weekend:)

1CardCreator said...

Happy Anniversary, they both are beautiful, I love the layout on the first one too.

Louise said...

Oh my word Chris!
Both these cards are so amazingly beautiful :) They´re both emebellished til pure perfection and your coloration on the first one is out of this world! Love the butterfly charm :)
And the sentiment on the second one is just gorgoues!


Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Chris! I LOVE the colors on the first card and the matching blue bow is beautiful!

trisha too said...

Beautiful cards, Chris!!


Sabrina Jackson said...

Hello sweet friend, missed you this morning ;D. Your pearl card is over the top beautiful and that second card, so very vintage and sweet, love it!! I hope you are feeling better!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lori said...

Wow! Love the Easter egg card for SSIC! Very creative base for your card. Your button is so pretty on your second Whimsy card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Riet said...

So wonderful cards Chris,I love the images.
So beautiful papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Two absolutely gorgeous creations Chris! Of course your Anniversary idea is WOW...what a cool design! Love all the pearl too! Hugs ~S~

PS: Did you see my e-mail???

Giò said...

Oh Chris!!! You surprise me every time!! Your creations are always so beautiful and original and detailed..... WOW!!!!
Have an happy Sunday

Lisa Jane said...

Such wonderful cards - i love the unique shape of the top one so pretty
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Katie said...

Great Easter cards!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Pami said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Chris. Thank you so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Good luck. Pami x

Glenda Atkins said...

Your cards are both simply wonderful, gorgeous cards. Love, love them both.. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations 'Easter' challenge.

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful creations Chris! Makes me long for spring! Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

Oh, Chris - you always blow me away. Your cards are amazing - always!

Beth said...

Oh, and thank so much for sharing your pop of green with us at StampInsanity! :)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Chris - pretty and delicate card!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our 'Show us Your Green' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Marlene said...

Beautiful creations, both of them. You never cease to impress me! :)

Sue U said...

Oh wow, your card is stunning, I love all the elements, and the shape is so eyecatching! Thanks for joining in with my Spring Colours Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sue xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Incredible creations, Chris! Your ODB card is phenomenal. I love the shape and fancy tag. The details are gorgeous as is your beautiful flowers. Your creativity outshines!
Your sneak peek is gorgeous too. You created a gorgeous backdrop to showcase the wonderful sentiment.

Stef H said...

pure elegance! both of them!

hugs :)

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Chris, these are spectacular!!! Congrats on ODBD's 3rd Anniversary!!!! :)

Sharon said...

great entry for the Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge! thank you.

Grace said...

Hi Chris! These are both fabulous!!! I love your design on the ODBD one! So unique and clever!!! Great use of pearls!!! The second one is on that fabby paper and I love the sentiment! Love them both!!! TTYS!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the first one, so different. Thank you for playing along with us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

Cheryl said...

Chris, both cards are so gorgeous and creative!

Melodie said...

Your creations are really unbelievable, simply fantastic.

Powerful Search Engine said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful choice of sentiment. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation at Delicious Doodles hugs Pascale

Annette said...

These are both beautiful creations. I love the sentiment, and your fab use of nesties. I've just got my first nesties a couple of weeks ago and haven't stopped using them yet!!! They're great, and I love the way you've layered them. Thanks for sharing your fab creations. Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

Allison said...

adorable cards
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

Bonnie Garby said...

Great cards Chris! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining us on our "Flowers for Mum" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love how you used our theme and the sentiment image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

THat big blue bow is divine! Wish I could tie a bow like that... Beautiful coloring on those blue flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter :)


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sweetie!! I ADORE BOTH of your creations!! Everything is so elegant and you create just the right touches and add the most beautiful goodies hun!! ;) I love coming to see what you're up to!! The sneaky peek is FABULOUS girl!! Great job!! BIG HUGS

sammi said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Chris! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project with us at Craft Your Passion in our "anything goes" challenge.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Chris I enjoy visiting your blog so much, your cards are just beautiful! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Cards By MI said...

Wonderful creations! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Unknown said...

Both are stunning Chris! :)
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!

True :D

Meera said...

Stunning creations. Thanks for playing along at For Fun.

x Meera x

Whimsey said...

Oh my word; that shaped card is OUT OF THIS WORLD; WOW!!!

Love so much about it!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!

Hugs, Michele

Mari K. said...

Wonderful card, thanks so much for entering the challenge at the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.

Mary J said...

Very nice! Thx for joining in with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink and hope to see you for our next challenge!

Mary J xxx

Teri said...

More beautiful creations hun! Love 'em both!
Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
Teri x

Jodie Mackrell said...

beautiful creations! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Melissa S. said...

Both of these creations are great, wonderful scallops. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Carol Johnston said...

cute card thanks for joining us at Send A smile 4 Kids challenge this week.

Katja said...

Both cards are amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations with us at Meljen's Designs this week.I Love them!
Greetings, Katja (Meljen's Designteam)

Robbie said...

This is stunning. I Love the sentiment, very thought provokig. Thank you for letting us share in your talent at Meljen's Designs.

~*Joni said...

Oh I just knew that you were going to create something that was so wonderful! What a beautiful focal point, your embellishments are just perfectly balanced as always. What a sweet interpretation of our G.R.E.E.N. acrostic, thank you for entering in on our fun Raise The Bar theme this week.
~*Joni RTB DT


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