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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!!  Sorry it has been so long since I posted, yet again.  Life keeps getting in the way of crafting.  I wish I could just craft all day but that is just not the case.  Thankfully the heat is much better here.  No more 105 degree plus it is 85 degrees.  Much more tolerable.  Thank you Lord!!! I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This week's challenge: 
We would like to see tearing or distressing on your creation.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Sunday, July 15th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, July 15th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC115.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Now on to my creations:

This a.m. I made a quick card to meet this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoast (CC383- Rasberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, and Crumb Cake).   I love the color combo for this week's but found it to be a real fun challenge.  Since I did not have Razzleberry Ripple, I used Purely Pomegranite instead.

I created my own designer paper using the flowers from Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith and Bird Borders and Corners sets. These stamps were inked in pink pirouette, Purely Pomegranite, and Crumb Cake (kraft). The sentiment is from ODBD's Flowering Faith , framed with Eternity , and cut out with the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders dies exclusive to ODBD.

The crumb cake oval is created with a cuttlebug victoria embossing folder and the embossed kisses technique. I added some pearl trim, some stitching, a Cheery Lynn Small Exotic butterfly , a bunch of leaves from Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and a punched border using the Daisy Border Punch from Martha Stewart.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
 Bearly Mine - #43 Pearls & Lace  Creative Card Crew -  #14 Swirls & Pearls Paperminutes - #225 Shabby Chic/Vintage  Make it Monday - always Anything Goes  There She Goes - Sewing and Stitching Corrosive Challenges -Sentimentally Yours Stampin' Sisters in Christ - (at least) 1 Circle/Oval Element, (at least) 2 Different Papers, (at least) 1 Embellishment Guylou's Inimitability Swirls & PearlsStamp Man - Bling it On It's All About the Vintage  Anything Vintage Moving Along With The Times Sentiment only Shelly's Images Use text/sentiment Southern Girls  Pearls
For my second creation, I decided to challenge myself and make a pedestal pop up card.  You can find the tutorial here at Splitcoast Stampers. 

  My card uses Birthday Blessings from Our Daily Bread Designs and Green Tea designer paper from Stampin Up. The card stock is Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive. I distressed the edges using old olive. The bows are made with Martha Stewarts Ribbon Loop corner punch. It was fun using my Nestabilities (Squares) and ribbon to make presents. To meet this week's Shining the Light challenge- ODBDSLC115, I added distressing with Old Olive.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
  Gingerloft  Fancy Folds  Speedy and Friends -#115 Blue and Green Card

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!  Have a great week!!


Amy Johnson said...

I've never seen this technique before. I love it! I'll have to try it sometime.

kathi17 said...

What a great technique Chris! I love the playful and happy look of your card. I'm also glad to see a card without tearing, because I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle the tearing part. Tearing is way outside my comfort zone!

Dawn said...

this is just so cute and FUN, Chris!! love it!

Kathy said...

How cute Chris! I've never tried this technique! The little gift boxes are so cute! I never thought about just inking the edges for distressing, lol! I totally terrorized my paper! Blessings! Kathy

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, both of your cards are amazing!! I love the color combo on the first one and that teardrop trim on the bottom of it. Your second, what a fun idea! I will have to give that pop up business a try! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sherry Kushibab said...

Where do I start....Your first card is just luscious, I wouldn't have thought to put those colors together, but they work well! So many details, and you made your own bg paper. Your pop up card goes on my must try to make is absolutely brilliant.

Rosemary said...

love the interactive card, chris... so fun! and the first card is absolutely stunning! hugs!

Saints Rule! said...

Both are darling Chris! I so love the daintiness of the pop up card and the lush colors and details of the other. So pretty!!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Chris, I LOVE this color combo and your card is gorgeous!! Love those pearls.

Your second card is super cute and fun, I'll have to chk that out!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Beautiful cards Chris!

Conniecrafter said...

Such fun cards, great color on the first and love the pop up on the second!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are two exceptionally beautiful creations, that first one especially, the colours, pearls, swirls and sentiment look awesome, great card design on the second.
Lorraine x

Antonella said...

Both are wonderful!!! Just one more thing to add to the ever growing "I'll try this one day" list - lol.

Hugs, antonella :-)

Grace said...

Oh wow! TWO?!!! Both are beautiful Chris! I love how you made your own dp on the top one. I too would never have thought of this color combo but it does work! Love all the many details! The pop up is pure fun and was already on my list to try after seeing on SCS, but now I must!

Both lovely samples!

Ani said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at CCC Swirls and Pearls challenge!

Jan Marie said...

So clever and so WOW!!! Love that pink and all of the detail and the pop-up is so cool!! Love, love, love that hot pink beauty, though!! Great work!! Hugs and blessings!!

Heike said...

oh what a gorgeous card. I like it very much.
Thanks for joining papaerminutes.

Hugs, Heike

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Chris and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamp Man challenge.
Hugs {Brenda} xox

Jasmine said...

Two very beautiful cards! Love all the little touches on your first, the flourishes, and that pearl border. Great distressing, and wonderful use of colors. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge.

Carla S. said...

Wonderful projects, Chris! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card at Guylou's Inimitabilty!

Kim Kelley said...

Both are fantastic. I love the added lace on the first one! Thank you so much for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability this week! HUGS


Kate said...

Such a fun card! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Theresa's Studio said...

Love the pop up card in greens and blues. Have not seen this before. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Two Dogs and a Book said...

Both creations are beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love these cards!! Let's start with green one first... I love the pop outs in the inside and I love the gifts stacked in the front!! NOW onto the real style!! The pink one has such elegance!! With the pearls dangling the butterfly adds a special touch to the Sentiment!! How you know I love that Sentiment.... Lol!! I also really like the vine. Beautiful Mom!!
love you,

Caz said...

This is gorgeous...Tahnk you for joining us at Gingerloft.. And good luck..

Caz x GL DT

Winnie and Patty said...

Chris--both of your cards are fabulous! The green & blue gift card is my favorite. I love the technique you used! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

Mau xx said...

Hi Chris, Love both the cards, Such pretty detail and design. Love the pop up insert.
You seem to have a great supporter in your family
Thanks for sharing with MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Chris......Love both your cards!! beautys again....You have such a gift, and so glad we get to enjoy that...
Love & Hugs

Gina K said...

Both cards are great. I love the sentiment, hanging pearls, and color palette of the first one. The second one is bright and happy - you can't help but smile when you see it! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's.

Meihsia Liu said...

These are such beautiful creations! I love the gorgeous background and border of the first card. The color scheme is fantastic and there are so many beautiful elements!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

DesignerDiva said...

Two beautiful creations from you again Chris you really are a card making star!
Thanks for getting 'Sentimental' with us at MAWTT this week for Debs challenge and I hope you will join us again
Hugs Laurie xx

Judith said...

two lovely card - particularly love the pearls! thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

Greta said...

Wow--2 wonderful cards! Love the handmade printed paper with those luscious colors!

Sherry said...

Cute cards absolutely luv them. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.



Anonymous said...

Wow! Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.


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