Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Happy Wednesday!!!! I hope this finds you feeling good and having a blessed day! I am loving this cooler fall weather here in Wisconsin.
This week's Belli Challenge is to create a card, scrapbook page, or project with HALLOWEEN COLORED BLING OR GLITTER! You can use the Brads, Gem Stickers, Stickles, Designer Paper...just about anything you have lying around your room! Remember, we are supposed to be using our stash! We all have it... remember? That stuff from last year you HAD to HAVE?
We would LOVE for you to join us! Come see what the rest of the Design Team has to share HERE. This is actually a little Shadowbox! You can see directions in the October Technique Junkies Newsletter!
Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Digi Image Mazie by Shirleys 2 Girls
Cardstock: Basic Black, Designer Paper - (will look up name), Whisper White
Accessories: Bone Folder, White Gel Pen, Stickles, Copics, Word Window Punch, Silver thread, Dimensionals, Circle Punch, White Brads.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D

Monday, September 28, 2009


Hello! Welcome to the third Technique Junkies Blog Hop!
Wasn't everyone's projects FABULOUS!? Looking at everyone's projects always makes me want to create some more! (If you didn't arrive here from Kimm's blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT has in store for you! The Treasure Hunt starts at the Technique Junkie Blog! In the process of going from Blog to Blog you will want to collect small treasures! At the end of the treasure hunt, put the collection together to see what it says and follow Pat’s directions to have an opportunity to win a FABULOUS treasure chest filled with prizes!

This project gives you a SNEAK PEEK to the Technique "CRINKLE". The technique instructions are available in the Technique Junkies October Newsletter ! If you are not a subscriber, I really must encourage to become one! Each newsletter is better and better with step by step directions (with pictures!) on how to use these WONDERFUL techniques!

Here are the details for my project:
Stamp Set: Innovative Stamp Creations
Cardstock and Ink: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Basic Black, More Mustard
Accessories: Bone Folder, Circle Punches, Sponge Daubers, Black grosgrain, Swiss Dots, Big Shot, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
The treasure you will find here is the letter "X".

Now that you have gathered all of the "treasures," you will want to head over to Pat's Blog and follow the directions to the TREASURE HUNT. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Saturday, September 26, 2009


HAPPY SATURDAY! Today, I will be gone all day for another day of SILENCE! I love these days and take them every 6 months with the Care Ministry Team at our church. It will just be me, God and my Bible and notebook today - these are the BEST days to quietly reflect on what the LORD is teaching me in my Spiritual walk.
Well, you know today is Saturday and it is Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday! I created two more cards from Creative Cuts and More's FABULOUS Fall Kit. You can scroll down for several more samples!!!This first card I created is the Side opening Tag Card with Oak Leaf - Small in double-sided Tacky Tape, so I was able to sprinkle som green glitter on it to get this shimmery leaf! It looks pretty cool in real life!
Here are some more details on this card:
Card Kit Pieces: 1 Tag Shaped Card (side opening) in Bazzill Walnut Canvas Cardstock & Yag in Bazzill Almond Cream Smoothies Cardstock (CC&M exclusive), 1 Oak Leaf - Small in double-sided Tacky Tape
Stamps: Autumn Blessings available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Black layers not included in the kit
Here is another card with the same sketch, using the Fall Kit... This one uses A2 Card in Bazzill Ivy Cardstock (to go with A2 Pop-Up Insert), the moose die cut does not come with the fall kit, but is available at Creative Cuts and More listed under animals, the double stitched Chocolate RIbbon also does not come with this kit.
Here are the details - Fall Kit -
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree by SU,
Punches, Branches - by Martha Stewart
Accessories not included in the kit - Sponge daubers, Rub-ons that say "moosing" and the punches
Everything else is included in the kit!!!

Chrissy D

Friday, September 25, 2009


Hello! Today is the Blogggers Challenge Day and we are doing a Product Focus. The product focus is Designer Paper... I can remember when DSP first came out, I thought - ick! I want to use stamps...well now, I LOVE DSP - it offers such a fast way to make your card *WOW*.
The card I created uses Creative Cuts and More's APPLE CARD. The layers on this card are NOT included at this time, I added them myself. This card is also available as part of the FALL KIT and uses the K&C Designer Paper that is double sided. This fall kit is beautifully created filled with fall die cuts, an entire pack of Designer Paper, ribbons, buttons, velvet die cuts - I am really having FUN designing with it!!!

Now, in addition to all of that information, this is also a Sneak Peek to a New Release coming out next week Thursday from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. There will be a Blog Hop on that day too! Here is some more information...
Stamps: Baked With Love (NEW RELEASE NEXT WEEK!) by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
(Words are a Rub On included in the Fall Kit)
Cardstock: K&Company , included in the Fall Kit available at Creative Cuts and More
Accessories: Pencil, Paper Snips, Twill is not included in the kit, the other ribbon is, Copics, Black Marker, Stickles, velvet flower die cut and button is included in the kit.
Once you are finished looking here, you will want to see the other Blogger Challenge participants projects HERE.
Do not forget to come back tomorrow for the Sweet Stop Sketch! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Happy Thursday! The past 2 weeks, I have been tending to sick children. ACK. Yesterday was my 8 year olds turn with a high fever and a bad headache. Tylenol did nothing, but Motrin seemed to work well. She is now on the mend, but I was up with her most of last night/ early morning rubbing her head. So with that said I am a bit tired...
So...have you seen this new image? I actually drew it last year but Korin wanted the Jesus is Born set (on sale now for only $11.25!) This summer when Korin and I were talking, I sent her the rough sketch of this image again (it still needed refining) and said I would LOVE to have this image - so she said go for it! So, long story short - you can find the complete DIGI image set HERE. I hope you like it as much as I do! If you love the image - maybe next year it can be a stamp set! I personally would love to have this as an actual set!
If you love Spiritual type images for Christmas there is another one I drew called The Shepherd Boy. Both of these sets are available for the low price of $3.00! At Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps there is a wide variety of images and Scripture stamps as well as sentiments perfect for your greeting cards!
Now...onto the details of my card...

The Greatest Gift available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Boxer DP by Basic Grey
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Cream Twill, Paper SNips, Designer Label Punch, Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Techniques: Out of the Box
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments make me smile! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Monday, September 21, 2009

First Day Of Fall...

Fall is my favorite time of year. Already here in SE Wisconsin the leaves are changing...I love the fall colors, the feel of the crisp air, jumping in the piles of leaves, going for long drives in the country to see the beautiful trees.... Ahhhhh.... did I mention it is my FAVORITE time of year?

Our brand new Fall Occasions Card Kit is full of wonderful colors and pretty shapes. You can make a dozen great cards with these materials -- all you need is adhesive! It includes cardstock and velvet leaves, velvet flowers, and cardstock buckles. Silk ribbons and silk chenille fibers from The Thread Gatherer are included, and they are delightful! In this Card Kit, you will find A full 2-sided patterned paper pack! WOW!

This card is created with the materials that are in this kit! Creative Cuts and More is sponsoring 2 SKetches 4 You this week, so I thought I would play along!
Here are the details:
Kit: FALL CARD KIT available at Creative Cuts and More
Stamp Set: Autumn Blessings available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Included in the kit!!! K&C Designer Paper included in the kit too!
Accessories: Ribbon, buttons - included in the kit, sponge not included.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!!
Chrissy D


Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was a very quiet one. This week, I will be showing you projects from the upcoming FALL KIT that will be available at Creative Cuts and More. This card is Creative Cuts and More's Fancy Frame A7 - I used the Metallic Copper Stardream Bazzill cardstock as my layering and the beautiful fall paper, K & Company patterned paper that comes in this kit! This kit is luxurious, with beautiful rich tones and several shimmery papers. Another gorgeous part of the kit is the variety of silk ribbons and fibers that are included. The colors are stunning and the quality of these hand-dyed silken goodies from The Thread Gatherer is unsurpassed.
The diecuts are VELVET and are a beautiful addition to this kit too. Add to that those buttons - and cardstock for 12 cards and you will have so much fun creating!!!
A few things I used on this card that are not included in this kit, is the stamp set All in A Row retired SU, a sponge, chocolate chip ink, and the Harvest SU rub Ons...
Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back for more cards this week! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, September 19, 2009


GOOD DAY!!!! In addition to having another new sketch with you, this week we also have our monthly "sketch with a spin" challenge PLUS a terrific prize for one lucky participant! If that weren't enough, we've got a couple sneak peeks using our upcoming October release stamp sets. Talk about a ton of fun!!

This month the "spin" is a color challenge. Please use any combination of red, black, and tan on your creation in addition to following the sketch. If you participate in the challenge and link your project to the Sweet Stop Mr. Linky, you will be entered into a drawing to win both of the Sweet 'n Sassy September new release stamp sets -- "Waddle I Do?" and "You Light Up My Life"!! Although we love it when you do, you do not need to use Sweet 'n Sassy stamps to participate in this challenge -- please use whatever you have.

Here are the details to my card....
Stamps: Shepherd Boy NEW DIGI available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
Technique: Sanded White Wash from Technique Junkies
Cardstock: Red, Black, Tan, White
Accessories: Cuddlebug, Red 5/8 grosgrain, Oval punch, Paper Piercing, Gesso, Stipple Brush, Brayer

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Friday, September 18, 2009


Hello! This week's Bloggers Challenge is to use the colors Chocolate, Crushed Curry, Mambo Melon (or similar colors) and neutrals as needed to create your project.

I have been busy with sick kids, and not feeling the best myself, so I decided to do something JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!! I know that this stamp does not lend itself to these colors, nor the style, but I just couldn't help myself...this Ancient Rome woman, looked I feel at the end of the day this week. Tired...weary...just ready to rest!!! So I could not resist using my printer to type up those words! I decided to send this card to my brother-in-law...

Now- if you think this card is ugly, I can take it. :) Two people in my family already looked at it and said YUCK - that stamp set does NOT go with those colors... One person even said "Oh my eyes! My eyes! ROFL So I am taking a step of bravery here and posting my card - I like it only because it is different and something fun - not that is soooooo beautiful! :)

I also wanted to try this technique called Corded Pieces from Technique Junkies! I did not get the exact results I was looking for but It may have been this yellow! I am just NOT liking this yellow...

Here are the details:

Stamp Set: Ancient Rome by Alluring Impressions, SU Itty Bitty Bg's

Ink & Cardstock: Chocolate, Crushed Curry, Mambo Melon, WHisper White

Accessories: Nestibilities, Sponge, Copics, Paper Piercing, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Mni Glue Dots, Printer

Techniques: Airbrushing, , Corded Pieces by Technique Junkies

Click on the side bar to check out the rest of the BLOGGER CHALLENGE participants projects!

Ohhh, I almost forgot! Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is wrapping up their Blog Hop today AND they have a chance for FREE STAMPS! Tomorrow is our monthly Sketch with a Spin and a PRIZE at The Sweet Stop. One lucky participant in the challenge will receive our September mini-release (You Light Up My Life & Waddle I Do?), so be sure to stop on by tomorrow to see this month's sketch with a spin! And don't forget to spread the word!!

Check out the Blog Hoppers here:

Chrissy D

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Welcome to the second day of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Autumn Stroll! If you missed yesterday, you will want to Hop on over to the SNSS blog and start the hop from the beginning! You don’t want to miss any of the stops! I am the first stop for DAY TWO!
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has a great sale on this very sweet Sunny Squirrel that is a digital stamp from Sweet ‘n Sassy. It is on sale for only $2.25! Isn't he irresistible? The sentiment is also included in the set.
For this card, I used the Truly Scrumptious Sketch - it even had a twist that was to use THREE different images. I stamped the inside of the card too, but forgot to take a picture of it - as I write this, I am very tired, so I will have the center of the card up a but later this morning.

Here are the details of my project:

Stamp Sets: Harvest Fruits digi stamp, Autumn Blessings from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Rough Texture Wheel from SU retired

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Branch Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Marker, Copics, Glue Dots, Dew Drops

From here you will want to go to the following Blogs

Janette Olen

Nancy Brown

Sandy Domelle

Shannon Pankow

Enjoy the hop! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hello my friends- Today's Belli Challenge Day! We have a fall or halloween theme and Creative Cuts and More is our Sponsor! You could use the Designer Paper, Stamps, Brads...just about anything you have lying around your room! Remember, we are supposed to be using our stash! We all have it... remember? That stuff from last year you HAD to HAVE?

You will want to check out what the Belli Team has created for you - they are sure to WOW you!!! There were so many cute projects I was awestruck!
Now for my project... Terry sent me this pumpkin for a different project and I wasn't sure what to do with it until I saw Carla's project from the Blog Hop earlier this week... she totally inspired me!!! I dug in my paper stash until I found the perfect paper...Ahhhh, the Gypsy Harvest Designer Paper from Daisy D that I HAD TO HAVE last year...I bought so much because I knew I wasn't going to get it, but here I am hoarding it!!!
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Daisy D's Gypsy Harvest
Accessories: Prima Leaves, Paper Piercing Tool, Chocolate Taffeta, Buttons, Dimensionals
I want to thank you so much for stopping by. I want to remind you that there is a Blog Hop for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, so join us for an Autumn Stroll and leave an encouraging word!
Come back tomorrow for another creation! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More September Blog Hop, featuring samples made with the Fall or Halloween Die cuts. I am so excited because the Design Team did such a FABULOUS job with all of their creations! It is so much fun to see the versatility you can have with Creative Cuts and More's die cuts.

If you have come here from Diana's blog then you have come from the right place, if not, you will want to start at the Creative Cuts & More Blog so you don't miss anything along the way. I loved how Diana created TWO Castle books show casing a boy version and a girl version... didn't you? I loved them both! There are so MANY FABULOUS I was getting sneak peaks, my jaw hit the floor several times! :) You will want to go all the way through the Blog Hop because at the end, Terry has an opportunity for a great prize for you! I would LOVE to win it too!!! It is one of those beautiful House/ Castle Kits that was designed by Pam. Terry is also offering a 15% discount too! All of that information is posted on the Die Cut Diva blog highlighted above!

There is even a tutorial for you at the bottom of the page! There is so much detail to this project I will share details per "scene." I had a lot of fun creating this project - I will provide links for you too!

For this project you will need to have 5 Window Card Kits and Killer Red Sticky Tape

Page One Details:
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Happy Harvest by Peachy Keen Stamps
Accessories: Gold cord, Tape, Buttons, hemp, Sponge, Paper Snips
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green - Copics
Page Two Details:

Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Variety Pack of Leaves,

Stamp Sets: A True Friend by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Rub Ons and Autumn Leaf Wheel by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Large Rounded Oval Punch, Dew Drops, Mini Glue, Sponge, Paper Snips, 5/8 Grosgrain
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green
Page Three Details:
Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Sm .Maple Leaves Die Cut in Smooth cardstock, Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I stamped the Maple leaf right onto the die cuts... Paper is Basic Grey
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Cordouroy buttons
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie

Page Four Details:

Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, other images are Rub Ons available at SU
Accessories: Round Oval Punch, Sponge, Chocolate Twill, Sponge
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red,

Page Five Details:
Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Sm .Maple Leaves Die Cut in Smooth cardstock, Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I stamped the Maple leaf right onto the die cuts... I airbrushed the one leaf with Copics
Accessories: Sponge, Cordouroy buttons, Glue Dots
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla ink, Black pen to make the swirls
Here is the Tutorial:


This Center Piece is similar to the Star Book that you may have seen, but I have created more of a table center piece

5- Window Card Kits – these come precut and pre-scored!
Killer Red Sticky Tape
3-4 extra pieces of cardstock 4”x 5 ¾”
stamps, ink and things to embellish with
Diecuts – I used the fall leaf diecuts from Creative Cuts and More
Bone Folder
Oval Cutter
Designer Paper of your choosing cut at 8 ¾” x 5 ¾”
Step 1: Take the smaller layer from the Window Card Kit (the one with the center cut out) and stamp any images you want to decorate this layer. Using your Bone Folder, following the pre-scored lines fold the cardstock into a W shape.

Step 2: If you want to use an addition with words, I used white cardstock and added the words. Cut your cardstock to 4”x 5 ¾”. Using your bone folder, score at ¼”, 2” and 3 ¾”, proceed to fold.

Step 3: Stamp the image so it will appear in your oval. To attach the layer to your cardstock, place Killer Red Sticky Tape on each ¼” side you have scored and attach as the image shows (maybe a little straighter than mine) making sure your stamped images appear in the oval centered.

Step 4: If you want to add a Spinner or suspended Image to your card, you will need about 5 inches of cord and tape. Once you have the suspended article stamped or embellished as you want it to appear, attach with tape on the back side.

Step 5: Attach the first layer of your pre-cut Window Card Kit to the second layer, putting tape only on the sides.

Step 6: To put it all together, place Killer Red Sticky Tape along the edges. Once that is complete, CAREFULLY attach the edges of each piece to one another. When you are finished, it will look like a Star when you look down upon it. See top of post for the image!

Step 7. If you want to add another layer of Designer Paper like I did cut your paper to 8 ¾” x 5 ¾” and lay the smaller layer from the Window Card Kit (the one with the center cut out) over your designer paper centered. Taking a pencil trace the Oval out. This will give you your guide to cut the oval out. I used a Creative Memories Oval Cutter, but you could use the Coluzzle too. Once you have the oval cut out, attach the Designer Paper to your project and decorate it as you would like too.

You can see another version with a SUMMER theme of this project HERE

From here you will want to check out Ellen Sosnoski 's awesome project!
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you find this tutorial helpful.
Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Happy Saturday! You all know that it is Sweet Stop Saturday and we have another FUN Sketch for you to play with. Before we get started though, I want to let you know that Creative Cuts and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will have a Blog Hop next week!
Creative Cuts and More will have their Blog Hop on September 14
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will have their Blog Hop September 16-18
Now here is our Sweet Stop Sketch!

Here are the details:
Stamps: Digi Image Harvest Fruits and Birthday Greetings both available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Cosmo Cricket, basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Lg. Scallop Punch, Lg. Scallop Oval punch, Button Brads

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some love!
Chrissy D

Friday, September 11, 2009


Hello! I hope this is finding you having a GREAT day! I personally am glad it is Friday. We have had such a busy week. My weekend is busy too, but it will be nice to have my husband home with me.
When I created this card, I decided to use Christmas paper - I actually just liked the red and the brown and the green combo - but was told it looks a bit too Christmas-sy. The image is a new digital image available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I also used the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch #245 as my starting point...

Stamps: Harvest Fruits available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Garden Green, Chocolate CHip, Merry Moments DO
Accessories: Chocolate Taffeta, Dew Drops, Paper Peircing tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals,
Be sure to check out all of the Bloggers Challenge participants projects by clicking on the link on the sidebar. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Hello! I am so glad the holiday weekend is over. They throw me off of my normal routine and that is truly what I long for! I spent Tuesday drawing for some upcoming stamp sets. I am exited about! One of them will be out as a digital image this Thursday! So be on the look out!
This week Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is sponsoring the CPS Sketch Blog - You can see the sketch information HERE. We would LOVE to have you join us in the sketch!!! Here are the details of my project:
Stamp Sets: Dream Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Only Orange, Old Olive, Basic Black, Copper, Whisper White
Accessories: Stickles, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Blooming Love - Sweet Stop Saturday

Hello! It is Sweet Stop Saturday again! As I looked around my stamp room I tried to figure out what set I haven't used in awhile and my eye came across this Designer Paper I bought several months ago and the Love Blooms stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Stamps: Love Blooms available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU Almost Amethyst, Garden Green, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Coloring: Copic Markers
Embellies: Brads, Dew Drops, Paper Piercing, Vintage Violet Ribbon, 3 Flower Punch, Hardware

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Chrissy D