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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope you are all enjoying your week and nice weather.  It has been beautiful here!!  Not for long though....the hurricane is on its way....Soon it will be rain, rain and more rain...Oh well I have enjoyed the weather thus far in the low 70's with sunshine and almost no humidity.  Gorgeous!! I have a couple cards to share with you.  A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my dear sister Jeanne and met up with my dear friend Grace!!! We had a blast!! I took my first ever Stampin Up Class!! What fun!!  For our card we made a side stair step card using the Fabulous Florals and Curly Cute stamp sets  and the Peach Parfait Designer series pack from SU.  The flowers are stamped in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait.
I think this may be my first SU only creation....

Card Recipe:
Stampin Up Fabulous Florals, Curly Cute
Paper: Whisper White and Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Punch, ribbon

Challenges I am entering this creation in:
Paper Shelter Challenge - #28 diecuts/punches
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbons
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink -Flowers
  • Paper Playtime -  Anything Goes

  • Stamps R Us
     -  Anything GoesVictorine Originals - SummerStamp with Fun - SummerPollycraft - Autumn ColoursCrafty Ann's -  scallops and or fancy bordersPhindy’s Place -  something new (new stamps)

    Here is a photo of me and my dear friend Grace in Boston:

    I am so blessed to have such a dear friend like  whose love for the Lord and for others is evident in all she does!!

    My next creation uses the beautiful new Scripture Series 2 set from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! This set is full of beautiful scriptures chosen by some of ODBD's customers!!

    Card Recipe:
    Our Daily Bread Designs : Scripture Series 2, Scrolly Borders
    Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Garden Green
    Accessories: Prima and Wild Orchid roses, ZVA Creative pearls. Bow Easy, Ivory silk ribbon, ivory lace, MS butterfly and fern punch

    challenges I am entering this creation in:
    Crafts and Me - #49 laceSisterhood of Crafters  -  flowersRuby's Rainbow - #10 stitchingTuesday Throwdown -Dimension & Texture
    Hooked on Crafts -  WingsOne Stitch At A Time - BlingScrappy Frogs -  BlingCuddly Buddly  - swirls and blingSimply Create - 2W - distress
    Stampin' B's - JFF - Distressing

    Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Have a great day!!



    Joey said...

    Oh Chris two delightful cards, I love the step card, stunning colours. Lovely piccy of you and your friend. Joey xx

    Becky said...

    For your first SU class, you did an awesome job. Your flowers are beautiful.
    Love all the new scripture releases, gorgeous job on show casing this verse.
    So glad you and Grace had a wonderful time together.

    Victoria said...

    this is absolutely stunning work - adore it x

    Patti J said...

    Your cards are both gorgeous, but what I love best is the photo of my two beautiful friends! It must have been SO much fun to have that time together! Thanks for sharing with us, now we are ALL blessed!!! Hugs...

    Unknown said...

    Both are beautiful, Chris! Love the stair step especially. How fun to meet up with Grace, though I've never met her in person, she always lifts me up.

    Barb Gault said...

    Lovely cards Chris! so nice you could be with friends and have some stamping fun.

    Kerri said...

    What a beautiful picture of you and Grace! OOH thank you so much for sharing! Your SU card is GORGEOUS! I just love the colors and those flowers are so pretty! Your ODBD card is AMAZING as always and so full of detail! I hope you are doing well. How is the house selling process going?

    Linda said...

    Chris, These are just so beautiful.. very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

    Grace said...

    Hi my friend! Well you already know how much I love your SU! card since I was there!!! Thank you so much for meeting up with me and big huge thanks to Jeanne too for letting us enjoy a SU! workshop!!! I had a blast! I love your ODBD card!!! Your layout is perfect, the flowers are gorgeous... I love every little detail!!! Even when you are loaded down with the cares of this world, you create beautiful inspiring cards and projects!!!

    Stressed Stamper said...

    2 stunning cards - especially the first one - really love it
    Sarah x

    Anonymous said...

    WOW!! Both of your creations are really gorgeous and so elegant looking Chris!! What a really special photo of you and Grace!! Take care sweetie!! ;)

    Dawnll said...

    Friends really are our blessings-how nice you could share this time together.
    Both of your cards are so beautiful and such soft colors.
    Love them!
    blessings to you, Dawn ll

    Gina K said...

    Both cards are beautiful and elegant! I have the hardest time with cards that involve measuring, scoring and folding (despite having a scor-pal), so I am jealous of your first card for sure.

    Shirley N said...

    Two gorgeous and elegant cards Chris!

    Sandra H said...

    Your cards are just adorable great layouts and fabulous images simply beautiful!:) Sandra H

    Danni said...

    How fun to take a SU class, I've only been to one but it was fun! Gorgeous creations!!!

    Melodie said...

    Your new creations are so wonderful.

    Shirley-Anne said...

    Hi there .Both cards are awesome .the step card is one with the WOW factor. Love the flowers . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

    cheryl said...

    oh wow these are just stunning hun so beautifully detailed love the flowers,great photo too hugs cherylxxx

    Teresa said...

    Beautiful card Chris thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
    Teresa x

    Debs said...

    Fabulous cards, so different, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

    Arts by Sara said...

    Oh Chris... Your cards are beautiful! I love them both! Wow!!! Be sure that you are a follower and that you leave a comment, so you can be considered for the prize drawing and other positions! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

    Basslady said...

    i love both creations with their gorgeous and noble look on the scripture-card and the fresh look on the flower card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    the photo of you both sweet ladies is so delightful!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    Rene said...

    I just LOVE both of these! The first is so pretty in its elegant simplicity and the second one is just plain ol' GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Rene :D

    sparklygirl-Tina said...

    Hi Chris

    Wow what a totally stunning card that you've created and entered into our challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - I love it so elegant and classy.

    The other card you've made is another stunner too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


    Carol L said...

    Your cards are both stunning! I love the simple flowers on the first, and the beautifully embellished 2nd card is just amazing! What a fabulous photo of you and Grace, and you're both amazingly talented card designers!! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us this week!

    lisbeth said...

    Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week

    Ann English said...

    Chris, your work blows me away-just gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

    Kathy said...

    Bot are gorgeous, love the side step card. Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place this week. Hope you'll be back next week.

    Carol said...

    Gorgeous card, love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

    Marilou said...

    Both cards are truly stunning! I'm glad I came by from MIM to take a peek at them.


    Sandy said...

    I saw your first card on Make It Monday, it's a fantastic card, love how the image is put together, your second card is stunning - a lovely verse and wonderful embellishments.

    Miss Sue said...

    Beautiful cards. Love the idea of the stair step. I always forget about that design. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

    Sally said...

    Fabulous creations! The detail is just stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
    *hugs* Sal x

    Anonymous said...

    Wow! Wow! Wow! What great cards! I’d love to get these!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
    Karen C

    Mary J said...

    Hi Chris! Another gorgeous make by you honey! I love how you've used those gorgeous autumn colours!

    Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenge on...Monday of course, lol!

    Mary J x

    Zoechaos said...

    Two beautiful cards and a day to remember as well. The first one is so very special elegant and stylish, smashing entry for Paper Creations Ink XOXO Zoe

    Ann Whitfield said...

    Such gorgeous creations Chris and I love the photo of you and your friend. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

    Kylie said...

    Such a lovely card. Love the colours through the flowers and that beautiful bow. Thanks for joining the Autumn challenge at Pollycraft this week.

    Hugs, xo

    RoseC said...

    Chris, your ivory lace looks fabulous on this beautiful card! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's Lace challenge. ~ Rose

    Chris said...

    Beautiful cards! I love the cream and the gray with the splash of color on the bottom card. The birthday card is fantastic. I love how bright and cheery it is. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!

    Miranda said...

    gorgeous cards Chris, very lovely
    both of them are pretty
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

    E. Marie said...

    I am working my way through your blog, enjoying all your beautiful creations this week. You have been a very busy artist. Both cards are delightful.

    Sheena said...

    A lovely card - I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

    Anonymous said...

    Both cards are fantastic, Chris! Love the fun layout of the first and the lovely way you embellished the second. What a blessing to get to meet with your friend Grace! Thanks for sharing these at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

    Teresa said...

    Your card is georgous and I love the touch of the lovely flowers, thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
    Teresa x

    Anonymous said...

    Your card is just beautiful, full of detail an inspiration.

    Thanks for joining us at RRC.

    Huggies Angel

    Kelley said...

    Beautiful, beautiful card!!!

    Janice said...

    Your Simply Create card is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week!

    Darlene said...

    WOW ... both creations are awesome (as always) and how wonderful you & Grace got to spend some time together.
    Thanks so much for joining our 'Flower' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

    one of the 'Sistahs'


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