Thursday, May 26, 2011


Hello Friends, I am hoping this finds you having a great day! I have been having issues with Blogger this week. I had to switch servers from Google Chrome over to Firefox because my Google Chrome would not work.

Today, I decided to participate in the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge and the Ways To Use It Challenge. The Ways to Use It today, is to make something with STARS.

While looking through the gallery this morning, I gathered inspiration from Faith's card here. I love the way she colored this!!! 

I used  the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Sanded Coordinations technique.

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a peek! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Stamps: American Made from MFP
Paper: Red Hot, Navy, White from MFP
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Star punches, Dimensionals, Cord frm MFP, Charm from MFP, Paper Snips, Brads, Oval Punches 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week 4 {ODBDLYLS5} Scrapbook Challenge!

Hello and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs 4th week of our fun May challenge!  Can you believe it? This month is whizzing by! Our challenge for this month is to create a layout of any size using ODBD stamps AND adding either flowers, trees/leaves, or birds to your layout. You can stamp them, use them as embellishments, or showcase them in your photos. Get creative on how to add one or more of them to your layout along with your ODBD stamps.

"Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.
- Thomas Tusser, 1557 "

Sorry I haven't shared much the past 2 weeks, my husband has been out of town and I have had to hold down the fort! I am back now and look forward to sharing with you on a more regular basis.
Now let's look at my inspiration for you today using this May challenge:

12x12 Page by Chrissy Dickinson
ODBD Store Products Used: On Eagles WingsHe Shall Be Called BGSing to the LordZva Pearls

You may not be able to see it, but this is the gate to our local zoo. I thought the Scripture was perfect for this page! 

Here are some rules...

**You must use ODBD stamps on a scrapbook page of any size!
**Other stamps are allowed, but ODBD images need to be the focus!
**Use Keywords ODBDLYLS5 and ODBD when linking to SCS or other public galleries.
**The same keywords will be used for this entire month of May!
**To be eligible for the $25 gift certificate, leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz.
**All entries for the entire month must be linked to this first post of the month using Inlinkz.
**If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give a link back to this challenge page.

The challenge runs through Tuesday, May 31st, at 6 p.m. Eastern. You have all month to enter. You can enter as many times as you like, just remember to link your creations to this first post
We will select a winner from ALL of the May scrapbook challenge entries for a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store! The winner will be announced with our new challenge that will begin Tuesday, June 7th! 

Thanks for stopping by, and we can't wait to see what you create! Have a blessed day! 

Chrissy D

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Hello Friends! Keeping it simple today. Todays card uses the Gesso Silhouettes technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter

Stamp Set Mark's Finest Papers  called African Veldt.
Cardstock: Sahara, Forest Green, Espresso, 
Accessories: Su Buttons, Ribbon, Gesso, Oval Punch

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Chrissy D

Monday, May 9, 2011

Announcing the Stampbooking Cd!

HELLO Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend  and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I know many people may not have been blessed with the best mother's or you wanted children and couldn't have them or you didn't have any children - the fact is, you probably have a friend or know a mom - and you encourage her through her difficult times, supporting them, making them laugh when they wanted to cry. You may even help with her children... You all have been instrumental in shaping the lives of children some how and because of that, you deserve to be celebrated too!

Now... did you know this weekend was also National Scrapbook Day!? 

Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day and Technique Junkie Newsletter celebrated the day by rolling out the newest CD!

Stampbooking: The Art of using Rubber Stamps in your Scrapbooks

The Stampbooking CD features a whopping 75 tutorials for using rubber stamps to create titles, borders, frames, albums, embellishments, and so much more.  The CD is a collaboration between  TJ Publisher/Owner Patricia Huntoon and TJ Design Team MemberJane Bosi, both seasoned Stampbookers.

The 75 pdf tutorials on this CD are in step-by-step pictorial format -- easily printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. The CD works on both PCs and Macs with Adobe Reader.

Each tutorial includes at least two examples of layouts using the technique. With over 150 Stampbooked pages on the CD, it is worth it just for the inspirational artwork!

The CD Tutorials are divided into six categories:
- Title Techniques (13)

- Frame and Mat Techniques (11)
- Border Techniques (12)
- Embellishment Techniques (18)
- Background Tutorials (15)
- Albums, Journaling and other ideas (6)
All of the techniques included on the CD are listed on my site here:
You can pre-order this CD right from here, or go to THIS PAGE to order from my site.Please note that all of the CDs will be mailed the first week of June.

Pre-order your CD HERE! They will be shipped out the first week in June!


 The example show above uses the Page in a Box. Stamps are from I Brake for Stamps!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello Everyone!  HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!! This week my children wrapped up their AWANA program. Two of my gremlins earned an award and my other gremlin finished his book at another church right before we moved to our new church. He did earn an award, however due to the change in our church, he didn't get one except the congratulations, a job well done from me.

 I am so proud of my children. They have worked hard this school year and did a lot of memorizing God's Word. The best part of all for me, as Mother's Day nears is the joy of having them share my life with me. I know I may complain and whine about my children, but they really and truly are one of the BEST parts of my life. I love to tease them, snuggle with them, and smooch on them.

Anyways, this week, the Technique Junkie Newsletter is sponsoring the Gingersnap Creations Challenge Blog! The theme this week is Cowboys and Cowgirls and we would LOVE to have you join us in the challenge!

Here is some information about my card.... Regretfully, I do not have a lot of Cowboy and Cowgirls, so I had to combine several sets to fit this challenge! :)

Stamp Sets: Bronco from SU and Mini Tags 3 from Our Daily Bread Designs this is their brand new release and this set matches the NEW Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Three.  You can get 10% off the entire bundle AND the Spellbinders....


Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Espresso, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Clear Ep, Spellbinders,  sponge, Basic Grey Brads, Stitched Ribbon and Chocolate Grosgrain
Technique Junkie Newsletter Technique: I used the Faux Tool Leather from the Emboss or Die Cd from the Technique Junkie Newsletter...

ORDER the NEW Emboss or Die CD HERE!


I have one of these cds and I have to say - WOW! Beth and Pat did a fabulous job on it!!! If you do not have it yet, you will definitely want to get it!

Thank you all for stopping by! Hope you have a blessed week!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog today. I do not watch a lot of television, more movies than anything. Lately, I have been hooked on a few shows... I love singing shows.... I have always dreamed of being a singer, but I am really not gifted in that area!! What are you watching on tv these days?  I am currently watching American Idol and I also love the new show called The Voice. Our family has Netflix, so we watch that most of the time!!!

I joined Weight Watchers yesterday and have enjoyed the new Points system. I am finding, I had a hard time eating all of the points. Day one-  went great and day two is off to a great start.

 Today, I am sharing a card using images from SmART Works using a technique from the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter. The technique is called Blended Blotches.

Here are some more details:
Stamps: Floral Delight from SmART Works
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Watercolor Paper, Lovely Lilac, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Circle Punches, Gingham Ribbon, Button 

Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Hello Everyone - I know I have been quiet lately. I am dealing with soooo many personal things right now, my head is swimming!!! To catch you all up to date... My husband took a new job after being  in the one he was in for 13 years. This has been a blessing and also a HUGE transition. Although his schedule is not that different, there are changes and it has made our family have to alter our schedule a bit. 

Also, I have a confession to make... something I have been struggling with for the past 6 months and can't seem to get a hold of it. Remember that 50 pounds I lost? Well, I have gained half of it back and can really tell a difference in my health! ACK! Lack of energy, the way I feel about myself - over all ICK!!! While I can not blame the weight loss plan I was doing, it is ALL my own doing... I failed to follow through with the transition period and began over eating again. The good news about weight loss - is that I can do it again! After praying over it for a few months now, I have decided to go on the new Weight Watchers plan! I need something that I can eat all foods - and learn more about portion control, eating healthy foods and doing things in moderation.... I have issues with that! I tend to be an all or nothing type person - so it is something I am working through. Since this is the way I am planning to eat, I will be sharing more recipes, tips, etc here as I learn them and return to a more healthful way of living!!! I will also be looking at my life style with a Biblical Perspective and sharing what the LORD will show me through that process as well.

Another change in my one of the reasons I wanted to blog is because I wanted to share my faith, what the LORD is doing in my life, to be an encouragement and share what I love doing. I feel I have fallen away from all of that and the whole blogging process has become WORK and when I look at that it saddens me. If you look back at the past 3-4 years of blogging you can see the transition. I do not want the whole process of blogging to become about "me" but more about what the LORD is doing through me. I will continue to promote product, materials and stamping - but I want it to be more about the LOVE of what I am doing and the LOVE of why I am truly here in the first place. It is so easy to lose our focus and to just become overly busy - isn't it?

Yesterday, I was having a major pity party. In the midst of that pity party the Lord sent me to and I saw this message. It was such an encouragement to me, although I must confess I didn't fully get over my pity party until I went to bed and woke up this morning and had a quiet time with the LORD. It is so easy to get wrapped in myself and what I am going through -and not focus on the LORD. 

I am reading through Proverbs with a friend of mine and read that this morning, but then went back to Habakkuk 3 from yesterdays message and read through that a few times - making it MY prayer rather than reading it as Habakkuk's prayer. At the end, the LORD gave me Habakkuk 3:17-19 here is what it says... such HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT!

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, 
he enables me to tread on the heights.

OK! I must scoot off for now - busy day of cleaning! I appreciate you stopping by! I will be sharing a card here in a few hours. Several are made, but I want to make this a separate post! I hope you have a blessed day!
Chrissy D