Friday, August 26, 2011

Inventory Challenge #46

Good morning everyone! Danielle and I, as well as Rene, Cathylynn, Sandy and Kathy,
welcome you to a special Inventory Challenge today. Our theme this week is "trees". Since trees are a symbol of longevity, energy and strength, we are dedicating this week to my dear friend Jacque, one of the strongest,kindest and most generous women I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Jacque is the "tree", facing many adversities with such grace and dignity and bouncing back stronger than ever. Love you, Sweetie!!!!
Today, I am featuring a Stampscapes image, "Autumn Bank". I stamped the image with StazOn on glossy paper and colored it with Marvy inks. The gorgeous papers were designed by Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth for Inkido. I also used a Magnolia lace die.
Now, I would love to invite you to visit my other friends and teammates and view their tributes to Jacque.

Thank you so much for visiting my humble blog and leaving a comment.
Next week's theme will be "Among my favorite things..."


  1. OMG!!! Christina, your card is MAGICAL, so full of beauty. I just adore this stampscape, the colors are colors of fall, my favourite season. I love how you showcased the image, on that cute tag with strings, your cluster is simply gorgeous, your layout and papers are just beautiful, I love love love. I must add something: GRACE, yessss, Jacque is graceful in her strenght, absolutely true, and look how graceful this row of trees is, in shapes, colors and just sinuous enough not to be straight, but determined to go on... quite a symbol there.
    Have a wonderful day my friend.
    I shall dance in the rain today in Montreal!

  2. I have been up since 4 o'clock PST and I was wondering if you missed the Friday challenge.
    What a wonderful tranquil scene of the trees by the lakeshore. I love the colors you used. What a warm autumn feeling.
    Your comments about Jacque are so wonderful. What an amazing lady. It was really nice to read on her blog that everything is going great. What fantastic news.

  3. How many ways can you say OMG! The trees are gorgeous and the colors are out of this world. These colors are wonderful and I am so ready for Autumn. Wonderful design work. You move your colors around better than anyone I have ever seen Christina. Your scene is wonderful but I must tell you, I am always wowed by your design talent. Being with you guys is so much fun and I run to meet your challenges!!

  4. Woww that is a gorgeous card again Christina!! Love how you colored the scenery image! Such a wonderful job!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. What a beautiful and fitting tribute to Jacque, Christina! Your card is amazing and beautiful! You especially touched my heart when I read the meaning behind it. Your coloring of this stampscape is stunning with the rich colors of fall! Gorgeous papers, flowers, and layout. Thank you for starting my day out with such a wonderful post!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. Good Morning Christina and WOW waht a beautiful card that previews what is ahead of us in just a few weeks. Beautiful Autumn!!!! This stamp is gorgeous and your coloring is stunning. I agree with all your comments about our dear friend Jacque. And.... I see I have missed some of your other remarkable works of art while I was busy remodeling. All as gorgeous as ever. It feels so good to be getting back to "NORMAL" and visiting my friend's blogs. Have a great and safe weekend!
    Hugs, Cathy

  7. What a gorgeous scene!!!! I'd like to row along that river...ok, check that...I'd like to sit in a boat while someone else rowed me along that river! Love love LOVE those colors!
    Rene :D

  8. I only can say .... OH MY GOSH !!!
    This is absolutely amazing, love the beautiful colouring, really stunning !!

    hugs Astrid

  9. WOW!!! Chris what a gorgeous scene. Love the fall colors you used on the trees. The papers are just perfect. What a neat touch to use the Tilda lace on the bottom. Just gorgeous! I'm sure Jacque will love this card.

  10. Wow! This is beautiful! Love the fall colors and your coloring is awesome.

  11. This is just beautiful,what a gorgeous image
    Hugs Julie P

  12. Olá, Christina!
    Vim do blog de Danielle.
    Fiquei muito impressionada com seu trabalho, que é maravilhoso!
    Como posso participar deste desafio? Sou do Brasil.
    Amo Jacque e vocês lhe fizeram uma linda homenagem!!!
    Abraço e obrigada.

  13. Woooooooow, was für eine tolle Karte, gefält mir sehr.


  14. What a gorgeous card Christina.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. Oh Christina!!! I am speechless!!! Thank you so very much for such kind words...but I could not have been all of those things without alot a support from my friends. I am so humbled that your group selected me for this honor this week...Gosh!!! Sweetie, your card is absolutely STUNNING!!! You are so darn talented and I am so happy you are my MM for sure!!!! Great big hugs..Jacque

  16. Ooooo, love these fall colors, even if it IS a bit too soon for it - but am loving the cooler temps here lately. Nice card, Christina, and very relaxing on the eye - great job !!

  17. Hello Christina, this is so beautiful. Your a great artist and I love your cards.

    Greetings and love from Ineke

  18. Oh wow it's getting to be that time of year. This is so pretty and I love the warm colors. Such a short season .... wish it was longer then winter!! Hugs!

  19. Now how in the world did this sneak past me?!!!! My gosh this is AMAZING!!!! yes yes yes .. amazing like you and Jacque! :) How gorgeous is this?! I love the symbolism of this and Jacque will be so touched! You are INCREDIBLE Christina!!!