Friday, May 28, 2010


Hello Everyone-
Many of you are friends of mine on Facebook and have seen my posts about stalking the mailman! A week and a half later, I received my package! WOOHOO!!!! I can now announce, that I am going to be Guest Designing for one of my FAVORITE stamp companies...OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS for the months of June AND July!

Today, I am excited to share the upcoming JUNE 1st release from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! This set is called "From Me To You" and has a beautiful spray of Fushia, along with GREAT sentiments perfect for sympathy, thinking of you and any type of encouragement that a friend or loved one may need. I have a friend in need of encouragement, so I will be sending this card to her!

This weeks BLOGGERS CHALLENGE is to create a card using the colors RED, WHITE and BLUE, you can see MORE of the Blogger Challenge participants projects using this challenge by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge icon on the side bar!

I used the technique from TECHNIQUE JUNKIE Newsletter, Herringbone technique from Dec. 2009/ January 2010

Here are some more details:
Stamps: Fushia from Our Daily Bread Designs available June 1!!
Cardstock: Cosmocricket DP, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, White
Accessories: Copics, Stitched ribbon, Dew Drops, Nestibilities, Stickles, Scissors and Craft Knife to cut out flowers, Dimensionals

Our Daily Bread Designs will be holding a Blog Hop on June 1 and June 2. Come back to see MORE beautiful designs with their new stamps!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed weekend!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Hello! Today is Belli Challenge!!! This week's challenge is a SKETCH and we are to use
any FLAT embellishments you have lying around. It can be stickers, rub-ons, cut-out images (ephemera), die-cuts, etc. The sky's the limit, as long as you have a flat embellishment on there.
Remember, the spirit of these challenges is to use those OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments.

Here is what you need to do to play along...

1. Anyone can play! Spread the word! :)
2. Make a completed card / layout using the sketch below and any FLAT embellishments! Grab something you have had lying around for ages! It could be ANYTHING - stickers, rub-ons, cut-out images (ephemera), die-cuts, etc
3. Post a DIRECT link using Mr. Linky to your newly created project (no links to older projects or links to your blog home page, please) . We want to check out your project and leave you some love/comments!
4. In your post or project description , mention that you are playing along with our challenge and link back to the BELLI CHALLENGE.
Also, if you are posting to an online gallery, add CBC92 as a KEYWORD.
5. Oh and don't forget, if you find our challenge inspirational, we would love for your to leave us comments as well. Each designer's name is above the photo of her project and will link you to her blog.
Here is this week's sketch:

Here are the details for this project:
Stamps: I Brake For Stamps - Things with Wings
Did you know? YOU can CLICK HERE to save 10% at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS by using this code: SAVE10CHRIS.
TECHNIQUE: Glimmer Mist Watercolors from the Technique Junkie Newsletter from April/ May Newsletter
Cardstock: White, Razzleberry, Pal Blue
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Flat button brads, Glimmer Mist, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Martha Stewart Punch

Thank you for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS day filled with MANY blessings!
Chrissy D

Monday, May 24, 2010


Hello! I hope this finds you well! I have been busy, adjusting to working! I have still had time to stamp, between school, laundry and helping a friend. I created this card for my son's friend who just turned 10 with this GREAT birthday set from FIRECRACKER DESIGNS BY PAMELA...

This is a SNEAK peek for the upcoming BELLI CHALLENGE. Can you guess what our Belli Challenge of the week is? I'm not telling you until Wednesday!!!

Here are a few more details:
Cardstock: Red, Black and White
Accessories: Martha Steward punch, button brads, paper piercing tool, mat pack, red grosgrain

Thank you for stopping by! Please come again! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, May 22, 2010

WARHOL - Try That Technique Challenge

Hello Friends- Happy Saturday!!! :) Today does NOT feel like Saturday! It feels more like a Monday. I am preparing to go to work in a bit and before doing so...I took a few challenges!

The first challenge I took was the Technique Junkie Blog Challenge. Every Thursday they do a Try That Technique from past Newsletters! This weeks challenge was to create a card using the Warhol Technique found in the Feb. 2005 Newsletter. If you don't have these issues, no worries! You can get them for half-price this week (plus shipping) -- only $9.00 for 6 issues. Just email Pat for an invoice, and you will be creating Warhol masterpieces of your own before you know it!

The next Challenge was using the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge. You can find that HERE.
Here are some more details on my card:
Stamp Sets: Flower Bouquet and Happy Birthday from QKR STAMPEDE, Frames with a Flourish retired SU
Cardstock: Tangerine, Pixie Pink and Kiwi Kisses
Accessories: Button Brads, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Chrissy D

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MAY MAYHEM MADNESS - Bloggers Challenge

Hello! Welcome to the MAY MAYHEM themed Blog Hop for Firecracker Designs By Pamela!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM(EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

Todays BLOG HOP has a MAY MAYHEM...
Create something grungey & distressed. The more mayhem, the merrier. Well, this challenge was difficult to me, so I went to two very talented people's blogs for some inspiration - Gerrie Johnnic and Shelly Hickox. Both of these talented designers are on the Technique Junkie Design Team with me and I knew they would not disappoint me with INSPIRATION!

I combined this Blog Hop with the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE... I missed last week - but in order to catch up, I made TWO cards this week!

The first card uses the Bloggers Challenge from last week that was a COLOR CHALLENGE! We were to use the colors Teal, Red and Curry... those colors do not lend to the grunge affect very well, but I took the challenge!

Here are the details:
Cardstock: Polka dot DP by SU, Vanilla, Teal, Red
Accessories: Brads, Distresser, Stickles, Ribbon, Lace inked with Curry ink, Copics, Nestibilities

This week's challenge is this SKETCH. I turned it to the side and moved the circles up a bit...


Here are the details for my card:
Cardstock: Coordinations, Vanilla, Chocolate, Sage, DP (sorry do not recall the name!)
Accessories: Copics, Rough Texture Wheel, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Distresser, Bling Gems

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to the talented MICHELLE'S BLOG and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time! You can check out the other Blogger Challenge participants projects click on the side bar that says BLOGGERS Challenge!

FCD is looking to start our very first Digi Design Team!! If you are interested in applying please read this blog post for details! Hurry! Applications must be in by May 25th! Midnight EST! (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 25)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hello! Today is WACKY WEDNESDAY over at Firecracker Designs By Pamela!!! 
Today’s Featured set is Oopsa Daisy!!
It will be marked at 50% off on my website  from midnight (ish)  Tuesday to midnight (ish) Wednesday!!
You wont’ need a coupon code to get the special, just go to the sale page to get yours!
Wanna see some FANTABULOUS samples featuring this set? 

Check out Karyn’s blog post HERE
Check out Michelle’s blog post HERE
Check out Shelly’s blog post HERE
Check out the gallery album HERE
My computer died last night, so I am using my husband's today...which means I have VERY limited ability to do what I normally do with uploading pictures and things, e-mailing, etc. BLAH! I am PRAYING he can fix it tonight!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL day and go grab this set while the offer is still good!!! 

Chrissy D

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hello Friends- Today, I am sharing a project with you that uses the Glassy Embossing technique from the Technique Junkie February/March Newsletter and this BEAUTIFUL set from I Brake For Stamps called Paris and Heart Collage. The sketch I used, was from MOJO Monday Sketch #139....

Did you know? YOU can CLICK HERE to save 10% at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS by using this code: SAVE10CHRIS

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: I Brake For Stamps - Paris and Heart Collage, Circle of Friends
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DP, Black, White, Grey
Ink: Versamark, Pink, Black
Accessories: Utee, Heat Tool,Technique Junkies Newsletter, Nestibilities, buttons, gems, silver cord, white gel pen
Techniques: Glassy Embossing by Technique Junkies

Ok! I am off to create something else. I hope you have a WONDERFUL day! Thank you for stopping by!
Chrissy D

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Celebration Blog Hop for Creative Cuts and More's NEW Website! YHave you had a BLAST hopping along!? Wasn't Rachel's project FABULOUS!? (If you haven't arrived here from Rachel's blog, you don't want to miss what our VERY designers have in store for you! Today we are celebrating the launch of Creative Cuts and More’s brand NEW website! The Celebration Blog Hop starts at .

We have TONS of VERY Talented Designers that came to join us for this special HOP! The NEW website have over 100 NEW Die Cuts AND a NEW section called GREAT DEALS!

Terry has been working VERY hard on this new website since last November and we are SO excited to CELEBRATE with her as she launches it!!! Congratulations!

In addition to all of the EYE CANDY there will be 5 prizes in the form of Gift Certificates. 1 - $25.00 Gift Certificate, 1 - $20.00 Gift Certificate, 1 - $15.00 Gift Certificate, 1- $10.00 Gift Certificate, 1- $5.00 Gift Certificate

Ways to win ONE of the gift certificates (one certificate per winner!)

(A) Leave a comment on the Die Cut Diva post. (This is limited to one per person unless you meet the criteria of B, C, and/or D below.)
(B) Leave one extra comment if you've posted a link to the Die Cut Diva Blog Hop post on your own blog. Make sure to include a link to your specific post in your comment.
(C) Leave one extra comment if you become one of the Die Cut Diva blog followers.
(D) Leave one extra comment if you click over to the Die Cut Diva new page on Facebook and become a fan.
(E) Leave one extra comment by commenting on ALL of our talented Designers in our Blog Hop!
(F) Leave one extra comment by another chance to win subscribe to mailing list at

Here are my projects!

This is the Tuck and Close Bag #02 in Baby Blue #02, Flowers

Accessories: See Die Cuts above, Red Tacky Tape -Terry has FABULOUS prices on this!!! Check it out HERE, Flower gems, gems, dimensionals

For my next project...

These fabulous new dies are the Tuck Top Cube Box and the Filigree Rectangle Window Square Scallop Card. You can see even more precut window cards HERE.

Stamps: Retired SU and A Friend Art Gone Wild
Accessories: Red Ribbon, Red tacky Tape (see above), and the FABULOUS Die Cuts (see above!)

If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, hop back over Here to Die Cut Diva where the complete list will be.

Now for more creations as we celebrate the NEW WEBSITE for Creative Cuts and More follow the links below...

We will end here on Die Cut Diva Blog so you can put your name in for the prizes!

Thank you for stopping by! HAPPY HOPPING!

Chrissy D