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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hello All!! I hope you are all having a great week!!  Life has been busy here and I have been neglecting my blog.  I must admit I did try to comment but my computer, Blogger and Firefox had other ideas. GRRR!!!

Anywho today I have lots to share and catch up on....

  First it is my turn to share a de-stressed or distressed creation with you at Sunday's With Crissy!! Such a fun challenge!!  For my card I used the darling Fairy Daydreams image (available at Whimsy stamps) illustrated by Crissy.  I colored it with copics.  For my distressing I used ink on my sentiment panel and a distressing tool to rough up on the edges on the rest of the card. The sentiment is from Whismy's sentiment collection and is called Summer Letter Seals.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and prima. I also added my homemade croceted flowers. The dp is Basic Grey but I am unsure from which pad....sorry!!

You have a few more days to join in on the DT call over at Sunday's With Crissy.  If you love her images, here is your chance..... and.......  To enter your De-stressed creation Click HERE!!!

There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - #20 patterned paper
Stampin Royalty- Summer
The Paper Variety- Tic Tac Toe-stitching, make a card, use the color pink
Top Tip Tuesday- Make it Girly
Bunny Zoes- Fairies
Crafty Cardmakers- Sentimental
Cupcake Craft- Shabby Sparkle
Karen's Doodles- Bingo- Gems, Die cuts, flowers
Ooh La La- Circles
There's Magic in the Air- Layer (atleast 6)
Come and Get it- Make your own flowers
Sparkles forum- elegant and lace

My next creation is a sneak peek of the new images which will be available at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!  I just love this upcoming release and I think you will too!!  I actually made time to play in yesterday's sketch a Splitcoast since I gave up up on my computer.

  For my card I used some old K and Co. paper from my scrap stash and the new sneak peek images and sentiment: Spool & Tape, Pincushion, and Sew Special to be release on August 1 at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  I did not use them for this card, but there are also dies available to cut out the spool and tape and the pincushion.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
Truly Scrumptious- Buttons and Bows
Clear it Out- anything goes with old supplies (old dp from stash)
Make in Monday- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show- Anything Goes
Squigglefly- use kraft paper
Lollipop Crafts- Anything goes
2 sisters- Anything goes
Next did you hear!........

YEAH!  Whimsy Stamps will be starting a new challenge blog on Wednesday, August 10th.  I know a lot of you play in challenges where you can win Whimsy Stamps and now you have the chance to actually play in Whimsy challenges for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer and win fabulous stamps.  Now head on over to the challenge blog to see what's new and how you can win this.
Last....Did you know that Stamp and Create is going to carry Magnolia Stamps!!! Woo hoo!!Another opportunity to purchase Magnolia stamps in the USA!!

The new Magnolia "Winner Takes it All" Collection is now available for Pre-Order...

Shipping the beginning of August.

To celebrate that Lacey is now carrying Magnolia Stamps, Lacey is offering some candy!!!

To enter:
~ Help spread the word by grabbing the image above and post it in your sidebar on your blog

~ Then enter in the linky here.

The prize:
3 Free Magnolia Stamps (of your choice) from the new Winner Takes it All Collection!

The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, August 10th.
I am sorry about the lengthy post!!!  ....Just so much to share today!  Have a great day!! I pray that my computer and blogger cooperates today so I can be inspired by you!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Becky said...

Beautiful cards Chris, I must say I just love the ODB sneek peek :)...That is stunning with the pearl stick pins and that rich dp.

Amy Johnson said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers/ribbon treatment in the first card, and the rich colors in the second card.

Cindy Haffner said...


Linda . J said...

This is stunning Chris,fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Sandra H said...

This is amazing :) Sandra H

Crissy Armstrong said...

Both creations are stunning!! I love the rich reds on the second one, and the clever way you put real pins in the paper pin cushion! Cute idea and I love it!
And of course your Fairy Daydreams-- I just love the gold and blue on her wings and the sparkle too. Such a beautiful card Chris!

Unknown said...

such beautiful cards, thanks so much for joining us at Clear IT OUt

Unknown said...

Awesome cards! The little fairy looks so real. Love the stick pins in the pin cushion!!! I never know what to do with my stick pins, thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Hello sweetie! :) Both of your creations are absolutely gorgeous Chris! I think that top card is so elegant and stunning with the flowers and ribbon! The second card is awesome too with the sewing theme, stitching and stick pins!! You are brilliant my dear!

jackiescrafts said...

Your cards are gorgeous, thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Brodders said...

Both lovely cards :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck x

Doreen said...

Stunning cards Chris.Thanks for sharing with us at

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card, Nice crocheted flowers too, I'd like to make some but no time to do it. Oh well maybe some day as they say. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Come and Get it.

Kirsty said...

What a lovely, delicate looking card. It is just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Anne said...

Two fabulous cards Chris
Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, thank you so much for you sweet comment on my Christmas card. I so appreciate your visit hun!! I'm just so in love with your creations, especially the image on your first card, adorable!! Your cards are always a great inspiration to me, thank you so much!! I'll post the banner for these lovely new Magnolia stamps on my blog. They do keep coming up with the nicest ideas don't they?! Hugs, Frea

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Love your spool and cushion card! the border design, the stitching and the cute green bow. Wonderful!

Thanks for playing with us at Kaboodle Doodles & The Crazy Challenge!

GD - The Crazy Challenge
DT - Kaboodle Doodles
Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

Dawnll said...

Wow girl that was so much good stuff to the ribbon and bow with that cute first image.
I think that ODBD set is over the top beautiful..yes I will need that set.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

2 stunning cards and perfectly shabby! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Holly Young said...

pretty, pretty card chris! I LOVE how you have the stick pins in the pin cushion! Wonderful coloring as always. thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week - it's always so great to see what you do.

Marlene said...

What a couple of beauties. Girl, I wish I had your sewing abilities!!!

Darlene said...

Oh Chris ... your creations are as beautiful as ever! The sewing creation is adorable ... love the dimension and the 'stick pins' ... very clever! I always draw inspiration from your work ... thanks so much!

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards. The fairy image is so adorable. Great job following so many challenges. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! The fairy image is so beautiful! I love the use of those embellishments too.

Anonymous said...

I really loved all the flowers on your first card. It is the one you entered on our Blog this week. However, your sewing card is really great and i just loved it too. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Come and Get It Challenge.

shaz earl said...

Fabulous cards thank you for joining us at RRC & SFC this time hope you will join us again xx

Jules said...

Hi Chris

What a fabulous post!!

Loving your creations. Both are beautiful but the second one is my favourite .. .. but that is because I love anything to do with sewing and your colours are so stunning!!

Gorgeous work!

Love Jules xx

Elaine ♥ said...

Gorgeous card, just perfect for our challenge :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Renata van Miltenburg said... pretty! LOVE this layout and the Autumn colors, nice.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


Jamilie said...

Very cute card!! Love the flowers! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Variety!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just beautiful; great colors on this too bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylxxxxx

♥Jan♥ said...

One thing I always love about looking at cards is seeing a sense of humor ! You made me laugh with those pins sticking out of the pin cushion !! Clever and so fun. We were so pleased to have you join us at Papercraft Star this week !!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful cards Chris!!! Love the colored sparkle on Fairy daydreams wings and the crocheted flowers make the arrangment so stunning!!
ODB card is The Best and most sweetest card--great colors and beautifully colored :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, love all the attention to detail.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Anonymous said...

Me again!!!!

Thanks for joining us at SFC TOO.

Huggies Angel

Crystal said...

WOW Chris both of these are WONDERFUL!!!!! SOOOOO great gf!!! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Hugs Liv.

Geertje said...

It's a great card with beautiful colors. Nice is the stitching on your card.
Greetings Geertje
GD Karen's Doodles NL

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are two very beautiful creations, the colours and designs are gorgeous and I really love, love that image on the first one.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

2 such lovely card with adorable details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Bernadet said...

such beautiful cards Chris, thanks so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL!

Caroljenks said...

a very informative post Chris :) x2 gorgeous cards and I just love those pins in the pin-cushion!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Make it Girlie' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week - and don't forget, if you share a tip with us on your blog too you could win another prize!

Carol x

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous card and lovely bright colours. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodes this week and good luck. Hope to see you again soon. Bettina

stephanne said...

Oh I love it!!! I feel like I just got caught up in the stamping world by reading this one post lol!!! Your creations are gorgeous!!! Crissy's fairy is coloured to perfection and I love the embellies and your second creation is incredible, I love the addition of the pins over the image and the rich colours atop kraft, ooooh, so sultry!!!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
hugs, stephanne

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Chris. I love the colours and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. Thanks, for joining us in the "There's Magic in the Air" challenge.

Anita said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Unknown said...

This is just beautiful Chris! That image is adorable! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x


Terrific ribbon used on this, great Girly card and I love the sentiment! Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, good luck and be sure to join us again tomorrow!

You're invited to join in on my 6 month Candy till 8-30!
Tammy Louise

gina g said...

Gorgeous card great image and colours. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards especially love the second. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx


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