Tuesday, June 30, 2009


As you all know, I have been a Guest Designer this month for Creative Cuts and More. I have absolutely LOVED it - they are doing a Guest Designer Call and here is the information...
We know how busy the summer months are , so we are extending our
Creative Cuts & More Guest Design Team Call until July 6, 2009

Creative Cuts & More (CC&M) is a leader in the die cutting industry offering dies cut in cardstock and a variety of other materials like chipboard, acetate, felt, velvet paper, and more. We are searching for paper crafters who enjoy working with die cuts (shapes, cards, 3-D bags & boxes, etc.) to design projects for us as guests to our design team. If you can rock a die cut and take a great photo, please apply!

Our plan is to choose at least TWELVE guests to post projects during their assigned month.
During this month, guest designers would:
* Create 5 projects for CC&M from the materials provided. Two projects will have an assigned theme for our blog hop and then one project for each of the other three weeks during the month. Any extra materials sentare yours to keep.* Photograph your projects. Post photographs and product recipes to your blog, to Splitcoaststampers, and any other galleries of your choice.*
Submit same photo and product recipes directly to CC&M and grant CC&M permission to use them in CC&M’s blog, Web site, gallery, etc.

Once the projects have been submitted, you will receive a gift certificate for $25 in free cardstock and die cuts of your choice from the CC&M Web site. You will also be eligible for a 25% discount on any purchases you make at that time.

To apply, show us your very best work with die cuts (2-5 projects). Send specific links to gallery pages, blog posts, or attach them in the e-mail. Also, we’ll need your answers to the following:
* Name:
* E-mail Address:
* Blog Address:
* Phone Number:
* Mailing Address:
* Current & Past Design Teams: (No experience required… we’d like to meet some new designers!)
* Other papercrafting experience (Publications, Teaching at LSS, etc.):
* What would make you a great choice as a guest designer?
* If you have a preference, what themes or time of year would work best for you? (Is there a season or a theme that you’re passionate about? Have lots of wedding stamps? Keen on pets? Taking an extended vacation in October?)

Please e-mail us at customerservice@creativecutsandmore.com and put “Guest Design Team Call” in the subject line. Submissions close on July 6, 2009, and notifications will go out shortly thereafter.

Chrissy D


Good Day! I hope this finds you well. Today is the kick off for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps BLOG Hop! We are saying FAREWELL to these very talented ladies and will be introducing our new team tomorrow!
Now onto todays project! This card was my third attempt on this week's Christian Paper Crafts challenge! The first one - I did the wrong week! The second one, I used a DT Sketch I can't show yet and finally this one!!! So watch for another card later in the week with the same colors!
Stamps: Forget Me Not by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Digital Image
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Coordinations Yellow, Basic Black
Ink: Copics Embellishments: Black gingham, Basic Grey Brads
You will want to visit these blogs to see their very wonderful projects and give them a shout out about what a talent they are!

SNSS blog,
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hello! It is Monday again! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Here is another poroject using Creative Cuts and More's die cuts. This one uses the STAR shape chipboard. What fun and SO easy to create! If you haven't been to the store or their gallery you will want to be sure to check it out! There is a WONDERFUL variety of products!
Have you been to the Christian Paper Crafts Forum yet? They have challenges to help you get your stamping jump started! Last weeks Color Challenge #10 is to create something with Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery. I used Basic Greys Urban Prairie Designer Prairie.
This is also a card using the CAS21 Make it Sparkle Challenge for Splitcoast Stampers.

Here are the details to my project:
Stamp Set: In His Time
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana and Urban Prairie DP
Accessories: Dew Drops, Star Chipboard, Sanding Block, Pearls, 5/8 grosgrain, Stickles

It's SUMMER time and we are celebrating Christmas?? Sure! I know how important it is for so many of you to get an early start on those Christmas cards, so Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is here to help!

We've got some really fun things planned for July and even though it's still June, we wanted you to know the scoop ahead of time so you can start planning!

So here's the scoop.....
For the entire month of July, our Christmas & Winter stamp sets will be 15% off!

But the fun doesn't stop there! When you spend $25 in Christmas & Winter stamps, you will receive a FREE Holiday Greetings stamp set.

Hold on, there is still more!!!

Wanna order our other stamps and products instead? We have something for YOU, too!

~Place a $20 order-receive Stanley the Penguin digi set
~Place a $35 order-receive Stanley the Penguin digi set AND Do Not Open Till Christmas digi set
~Place a $50 order-receive Stanley the Penguin digi set, Do Not Open Till Christmas digi set

AND You Light Up My Life digi set

Oh, and by the way, ordering our Christmas stamps and/or any other sale or clearance items counts, too. :) These exclusive digis can only be earned through our Christmas in July Celebration and will not be available to purchase.

You can see some SNEAK PEEKS HERE!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy D

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Through the Window

Hello! This is another FABULOUS die cut card from Creative Cuts and More! This card was made with Limited Supplies too because I had only packed a few things, my Copics being one of them...

Here are the details:
Stamp Set: Light of The World by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Die Cute/ Card Base: Window available at Creative Cuts and More
Accessories: Rub Ons, Copics
I hope you have a FABULOUS day! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Something's Fishy!

HELLO! I am home from vacation. We had a wonderfully relaxing trip. LOTS of resting and not doing a whole lot. I wanted to get A LOT more stamping done, but I had a hard time packing last week and failed to pack some of my favorite tools, so felt limited in my creativeness. We were hanging out at home, so I created this for the Sweet Stop Sketch!
I think these framed cards are just about the coolest things I have seen yet! Creative Cuts and More has several different card cut out shapes. When I saw the fish bowl, I couldn't resist making a scene with the Digital Images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Creative Cuts and More has a huge variety of bags, boxes, cards and shapes, and we offer those cuts in chipboard, acetate, felt, foam, shrink plastic, velvet paper and in name-brand cardstock including Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling, Stardream, Curious, and DoubleMates. Save time & money by having them cut it for you!

Here are the details to my project...
The sketch challenge is HERE
Stamp Sets: Summer Fun, Dream Silhuoettes, Digital Stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Diecuts: Creative Cuts and More (Card Base - Fish Bowl)
Cardstock: Garden Green, Neenah Cardstock, Designer Paper,
Accessories: Dew Drops, Window Sheets, Copic Markers, Dimensionals
Tomorrow I will have another FABULOUS DIE CUT card from Creative Cuts and More! Stop by their store to see their other products. You can even get MORE inspired by checking out their art gallery!
Have a blessed day! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Friday, June 26, 2009


Hello! This weeks Bloggers Challenge is to ALTER something. The past month I have been working on redecorating my dining room walls. Actually, they have been bare for well over a year. I have not been sure what I was going to do with them. I just knew I wanted family pictures...
These walls are still not complete. I have more family and friend photographs to add, but I am waiting for the right ones to come. I also want to add a Scripture or quote with my Cricut under the tree, but have not figured out WHAT yet!

This picture frame, we bought at Hobby Lobby. They did not have it in Chocolate like I wanted. They only had it in Black. I didn't like it, so we spray painted it with some Chocolate Paint.

I have LOTS more to share this weekend with you! So stop by again! When you are done here, check out the other Blogger Challenge participants. They always amaze me and keep me inspired! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Good day! I hope you are enjoying your summer days. Here in Wisconsin...summer is finally here!
Join us for a SNSS Blog Hop!

Hop from blog to blog for some serious eye candy :)!
June 30th- SNSS blog, Faith, Cindy, Deb, Lorie, & Sarah
July 1st- SNSS blog featuring Kathy Page (July GD), Janette, Lisa, Shannon, Nancy, & Courtney
July 2nd- Jeanette, Lorie S., Connie, Sandy, Suzy, & Korin
July 3rd- Teresa, Deedee, Leah, Belinda, Chris, Ceal & SNSS blog featuring Cindy Coutts (July GD)
This card is one I created for Technique Junkies about 2 months ago using the Technique called Depth of Field. . I did not have the In His Time stamp set from Sweet ‘n Sassy at that time, other wise I would have used that stamp set.

I know this stamp set is from Stampin’ Up! And was a Hostess set this past catalog, however, since I am on vacation I only brought very limited supplies and this stamp set was not included in this week’s collection!

Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up! Warmest Regards,
Ink and Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Pearl Accents, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Hello! It is BELLI CHALLENGE DAY! I created this card while on vacation, so I had VERY limited supplies! Since I didn't follow directions on the Sweet Stop Sketch on Saturday, I combined the challenge!
This week's Belli Challenge is to create a card, scrapbook page, or project with a patriotic theme. You could use the colors red, white, and blue, or incorporate other symbols of patriotism, such as stars, firecrackers, flags, military symbols, etc... We'd love to see what ideas you come up with.
This card uses the latest Digi Design from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I hope you have a fabulous week! Thanks for stopping by. Please play along in our Belli Challenge!
I will post the winner of the blog candy this evening!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Tin for my Sweetie- Creative Cuts & More

Hello! We are currently away from home on our annual trip to the Wisconsin Dells. We are thankful to have friends who pop in to visit and stay in our home while we travel, while my sister watches our dog.

This has been a HOT week. We currently have highs in the 80s and 90s with LOTS of humidity! Have I ever told you? I do not do heat well. So I am grinning and bearing it. My children just want to live in the pool, so we spend LOTS of time in the indoor pool and the outdoor pool.

I created this project while I at home and brought it with to take a picture of and post. I had posts ready to go here, but failed to remember that my wireless internet didn’t follow me everywhere I go. The resort I stay at has internet on their computers, but you are not allowed to down load things on their computer. ACK! So that leaves me to limited time at a place with WI-Fi. So I am trying to get some things ready to post for you.

This project comes from Creative Cuts and More. They sell the tins and the inserts so you can make these any size you wish! This is a great convenience if you want to make something with more or less pictures or memorabilia. You can find so many more FABULOUS die cuts and ideas at Creative Cuts and More. I will have MORE to share with you all weekend and into next week. I have been busy creating using many of their products. STAY TUNED for more!!!

A few years ago my husband and I went on a trip to South Carolina, so I created this tin with the pictures of us, none of the scenery.

I will have several more projects this week, so come on by as you have time. Tomorrow will be the BELLI CHALLENGE and I will have another project for you Thursday with a technique from Technique Junkies.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Chrissy D

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Hello! Today is the Sweet Stop Sketch - and since it is the third Saturday it is a SKETCH with a SPIN. I missed the SPIN. How did I do that? The Sketch with a Spin: use this sketch AND the colors red, white and blue. I obviously missed this!
The Sweet Stop Sketch is found HERE.

I will pop back in awhile with more details, but have had a busy week and day planned! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
Chrissy D

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bloggers Challenge #104... For My Man...

Hello! I am keeping this post simple, because I have so much happening this week...

I have the Blog Candy (listed above) happening and there is also the Belli Challenge Design Team Call. Today is the final day to submit for that!

Todays Bloggers Challenge was to make a MANLY card - so I grabbed my Stampscapes and did some watercoloring... I also used the MOJO Sketch challenge for this week...
For whatever reason this cut off my post last night! I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Every Wednesday I host a challenge at the Christian Paper Crafts Magazine and this week the challenge is to make a FLIP FLOP Card (or known as a Swing Card.)

This week's NEW TO YOU Challenge is to create a project using the FLIP FLOP CARD or sometimes called a SWING CARD. I have written up a tutorial and put it HERE.

Below is several photographs of my sample to help inspire you for your start. When uploading to the gallery use the keyword NTYW10. When uploading to other online galleries or your blog please use the keyword CPCM-NTYW10. Also, please leave a comment here in this thread with a link to your creation so we can be sure to check it out.There is no time limit for playing so just have fun!
Don't forget we have a Design Team Call at the Belli Challenge Blog. Click HERE for more details!
This is the day that the LORD has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Can't wait to see what you create!

Every Wednesday I host a challenge at the Christian Paper Crafts Magazine and this week the challenge is to make a FLIP FLOP Card (or known as a Swing Card.)

This week's NEW TO YOU Challenge is to create a project using the FLIP FLOP CARD or sometimes called a SWING CARD. I have written up a tutorial and put it HERE.

Below is several photographs of my sample to help inspire you for your start. When uploading to the gallery use the keyword NTYW10. When uploading to other online galleries or your blog please use the keyword CPCM-NTYW10. Also, please leave a comment here in this thread with a link to your creation so we can be sure to check it out.There is no time limit for playing so just have fun!This is the day that the LORD has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Can't wait to see what you create!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Good day! This is a creation I made a few weeks ago and do not recall what I made it for...I *THINK* I created it for a Sweet Stop Sketch and realized I used a stamp set that I couldn't show yet! LOLThis is one of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps latest releases that is available for sale now!
I tried Embossing this, but for whatever reason my BLACK Embossing Powder smears. Do you know of a brand that does not smear???
Here are the details to my project...
Stamps: In His Time
Paper: Walk in the Park DP, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Ink: Copics, Black Craft
Accessories: Black EP, Heat Tool,
I hope you have a blessed day! Thank you for stopping by!
Chrissy D

Monday, June 15, 2009


It is JUNE 15th, and that means it is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps ROUND UP day! When you are done looking around here, you will want to pop over the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and check out the other Design team members creations!

This is one of the stamp sets that is NEWLY RELEASED TODAY!!! You will want to go check out the FABULOUS stamp sets being released today. There is quite a variety from a CUTE birthday set, to FUN borders to this Lighthouse set and a butterfly set! So something to strike anyone's fancy.

Here are the details for my project...

Stamp Set: Light of the World by SNS and Old World Map (retired SU)

Ink And Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Neenah White, SU DP, Night of Navy

Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Grey felt ribbon, Dimensionals, Copics, Airbrush, Clear EP, Brayer, Heat Tool

Come back tomorrow to celebrate my 100,000 hits!!! Thank you for coming by!

Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I am borrowing this after seeing on Lorie Ames' blog! I want my children to grow up with the knowledge, love and appreciation of what our forefathers and the men of our nation have provided for us in the freedoms that we have.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.
Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by celebrating June 14 as Flag Day. Prior to 1916, many localities and a few states had been celebrating the day for years. Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949; the legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year.

According to legend, in 1776, George Washington commissioned Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross to create a flag for the new nation. Scholars debate this legend, but agree that Mrs. Ross most likely knew Washington and sewed flags. To date, there have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag, but the arrangement of the stars varied according to the flag-makers' preferences until 1912 when President Taft standardized the then-new flag's forty-eight stars into six rows of eight. The forty-nine-star flag (1959-60), as well as the fifty-star flag, also have standardized star patterns. The current version of the flag dates to July 4, 1960, after Hawaii became the fiftieth state on August 21, 1959.

If you've got a flag(and you know you should)...fly it proudly today!

Chrissy D

Saturday, June 13, 2009

SWEET STOP SKETCH #8 Another Sneak Peek

HAPPY WEEKEND!!! Once again it is Saturday. I just love Saturdays! I think it is my favorite day of the week!
Today we are headed to a 50th Wedding Anniversary party. My husband's side of the family is blessed with such a heritage that they have many marriages that have stuck together through many years of marraige and worked it out.
Today's Stamped project is using the SWEET STOP SKETCH! I love sketches and I love to see what others create with them! This also incorporates Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps newest stamps called Beautiful Borders. Designed by THE Tami Mayberry!
Here are the details to my project:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Borders, Cool Dude available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Grey Brads, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool, Marker

Chrissy D

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bloggers Challenge #103-

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Todays Bloggers Challenge is to create a card using THIS SKETCH! The blue on this sketch should be the same color as the background...so if you play along you do not need toa dd extra layers there...
Before I go any further, I want to let you know about a DESIGN TEAM CALL for the BELLI CHALLENGE DESIGN TEAM. If you scroll down TWO posts you will find out more information about it...

After a busy day, I wasn't in the mood to create a card, but wanted to participate in the Bloggers Challenge, so I made myself Stamp! LOL This image is one I believe is from Stampendous or Stampabilities, I do not recall. The font is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Elegant Blessings Stamp Set.

Before you get on with your day, enjoy the Blogger Challenge Participants blogs by clicking the icon on the Right Side Bar.

Tomorrow will be the Sweet Stop Sketch. Be sure to stop on by - I am also rounding a corner for 100,000 hits! So I will be having some BLOG CANDY early next week! Thank you for coming by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

BELLI CHALLENGE #67 Father's Day

Hey Everyone- Hope this finds you well! This week's Belli Challenge has a TWIST! We are doing a SKETCH from the Sweet Stop Sketch AND a Father's Day Theme... now remember we are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL too for the Belli Challenge! (Scroll down one post for details)
Here are the details to this card...
Stamps: Digi Image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Catch of the Day and Cool Dude
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Scrapbook Kit - Baby Boy from SU
Accessories: Dimensionals, Copics, Lg and SMall Oval Punch...
Thanks so much for popping by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D