Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hello! Today, I have two projects for you combined with several challenges!

The first card was made for a special friend. Yesterday, my friend Hilda passed away. She has been very sick for a little more than a year and the LORD has taken her home. She is no longer suffering here on earth.

Hilda was a wonderful woman, while she lived in Wisconsin she grew up in the south and carried a southern drawl with her in phrases that I know I will miss. She was my childhood best friend's mother, and a dear friend who lives across the street. When I was in beauty school, she let me practice on her, giving her manicures, facials, hair cuts, perms, etc.

This card is for her loving husband, Frank. I know he will miss his best friend. I am praying for his family, would you please join me in praying that they would feel God's presence with the peace that surpasses all understanding that only HE can give? Thank you!!! Hug your loved ones! Your time on earth is SHORT!

Now, as far as my card is concerned (that really is the small stuff!) ...

Challenges: The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS39, Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge (throw in a stripe!)
Technique: Faux Painted Paneling by Technique Junkies Oct./Nov Newsletter
Stamp: Nature Silhouette by SU, Trust in the LORD by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Blue,Cocoa, Chocolate, Ruby
Accessories: Punches, Chocolate Ribbon, Hardware, Dimensionals

Now this project was purely for fun - I have to admit, I am not wild about the colors (even though I picked them!)

Challenges: Stampin' Sisters in Christ #22 - Create a card or project focused on the "home." For example, a housewarming card, or decor for the home. , Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #105,
Stamps: Love Everywhere by Taylored Expressions
Cardstock Bella Blvd Honey I'm Home DP, Saffron, Chocolate,
Accessories: Stickles, chocolate twill, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Have a fabulous day!

Chrissy D


Wendy Hawkinson said...

These cards are both absolutely amazing!

Wendy Hawkinson

Anonymous said...

I love both cards, Chris. Wonderful work. So sorry about the loss of your friend. Love, Shari

peggysue said...

I am sorry you lost your friend but it sounds as though she is home at last now and out of pain. Both cards are lovely, thanks for participating in the SSIC this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your friend Hilda - Praise the Lord that you know where she is - no-one is ever lost when we know where they are!
I love both of your cards, the SSCCone of fabulous and I love that sentiment. Perfect Chris. God bless you Chris - may His peace flood your heart and comfort you!! Thanks for sharing - and inspiring me!! God bless you!
Linda LOC Design Team

Sally said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of yoru friend. It is always hard to give up a good friend eventhough you know thay have gone to a better place of no suffering. Will be keeping her family in my prayers and you too! Lovely cards.

Kristine said...

Wow, awesome cards Chris!! I am in love with that first card--the stamp set is so beautiful and perfect for a manly card. And your 2nd is adorable! Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at SSCC this week! *Ü*

Laural-Lee said...

I am so sorry that you will be missing such a wonderful and supportive friend and neighbour. You have made a very lovely card in her honour.

Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing both cards, Chrissy. I do think the colors of Right @ Home work, but I can relate to choosing something and then later thinking it didn't turn out the way I had hoped. Your card for Frank is beautiful..what a wonderful verse to give him in this time of deep sorrow.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

So sorry for your loss, Chrissy. I just picked up that same Bella Blvd house paper last week! Nice job with it!

Becky said...

So sorry for your loss. This is a lovely card.

Nancy said...

Your card is GORGEOUS and just the kind I love, no coloring!!!
Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Chris! So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your art with at SSCC.

theneon said...

The card you made for Frank was built on your love for your friend and is so very special. I like your home card and the colors and papers you chose are just right.

MJ said...

Not sure which card I like better. Love the masculine feel of the first one. Great layout too. And the papers and stamps on my sketch are so fun. Great job on both, thanks so much for playing along.

CreaRenata said...

wow, this card is amazing! Love the tree on the background! Thank you for playing with at The Sweet Stop!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to CASE your house card--I have the new SU! set with the cute little houses in it--and they would work well with this sketch too.
I'll let you know if and when it's posted--with credit to YOU.

It was fun to play along with M/J's sketch--glad we both were able to!

Anonymous said...

FYI--I went back into my case of your wonderful card and have not posted credit to you!
Thanks for the inspiration, Nola