Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3D AND FUN FOLDS JOINT BLOG HOP DAY THREE!

Hello Everyone!!! I have three posts today, plus Blog Candy!! 


Hello Everyone!!! Welcome to DAY THREE of our Joint Blog Hop! Today, I am hopping along with The Paper Temptress Design Team and the Technique Junkie Newsletter Design Team!   I am excited to show you a project I made using the new 3D and Fun Folds Cd on DAY THREE!!


If you missed DAY ONE and DAY TWO, you will not want to miss an opportunity to see all of the beautiful projects everyone created the past two days! Just take a moment and click on the links!! Most of the Hop details are on DAY ONE, so be sure to check it all out!



The CD contains 70 step-by-step tutorials in pdf format, with pictures for each step. New to TJ CDs? Here is a tutorial direct from the CD for the Double Twisted Easel card as shown above:

All 70 of the pdfs on the CD are in that same great format -- yes, SEVENTY. And it is only $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses, and $19.95 for Overseas addresses! More details are HERE.






If this is your first stop, you are in the right place and we are SO glad you are here to see what we have to share with you! We have a  fantastic group of design team members from both The Paper Temptress  and the Technique Junkie NewsletterThey have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to share on our third day of Hopping for the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.

NOTE: You can play along with us for more opportunities to win the Grand Prize!

Make a project using the Double Twisted Easel Card (see the above link), post about it on your blog or in another forum and mention this blog hop and link up your post to the Blog Hop on Pat Huntoon's blog by Sunday, December 4th at 12 am EST.

In order to win the DAILY PRIZE you have to do is HOP through and comment on each of the participating blogs and you will have a chance to win! There will be a Gift Certificate available from The Paper Temptress  available at Pat Huntoon's Blog. The winner of each days give away will be announced on Pat Huntoon's Blog  on Saturday, December 3. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, December 5th! All of the prize winners will be chosen randomly. Please stop through EVERY DAY  and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59 pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can for the daily prizes.

My project today uses the Teepee Card tutorial from the 3D and Fun Folds Cd. I love that this card packs a WOW PUNCH with it. It will take a larger envelope and a bit more postage if I choose to mail it, but I think it is so much fun to create it is worth it! Or you can hand it off to your friend or loved one instead of mailing it.

Here are the materials I used from The Paper Temptress:Basis Light GReen from the Spring pkg. Metallics text Weight - Stardreams package

Stamp images are from I Brake For Stamps - Holiday Squares

Your next stop on the hop is the The Paper Temptress Blog but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of Hoppers...


Tomorrow, we will be hopping with Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company, so be sure to come back and check out all of the wonderful projects we have to share with you then!  

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Hopping!!!
Chrissy D

LET'S DO THE TWIST!

Hello Everyone!!! I have three posts today, plus Blog Candy!! 


 WELCOME! Today is I BRAKE FOR CHALLENGES DAY for I Brake For Stamps!! This week, our challenge is to create a VINTAGE style card! In honor of the 3D and Fun Folds CD for Technique Junkie Newsletter, I have made a Double Twist Easel Card for the Blog Hop that Pat Huntoon is holding! 


Take some time to see what the other designers have created for this challenge over on the I Brake for Challenges blog. We'd love to see what you create, so please enter your own artwork in this challenge for a chance to win a prize. 


Did you get all of your Christmas shopping done? Well... you can save 10% by using my Savings code SAVE10CHRIS on a gift or something special for yourself!!!




Here are the details:


I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter Double Twist Easel Card and the Sparkly and Soft technique too!
Stamps: Vintage Santa, Inspirational Phrases, O Little Town Background - SAVE10CHRIS to save 10%!
Cardstock: Artichoke, Burgundy, Creamy Caramel,
Accessories: Wild Orchid Flowers, Viva Pearl Pen, White Flower Soft, Dazzling Diamonds, Holly Die, Big Shot, Gold Zig Painty, Dimensionals, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder




Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!! Don't forget to check out my other posts!!!
Chrissy D

HAPPY THOUGHTS PENGUINS!!!

Hello Everyone!!! I have three posts today, plus Blog Candy!! 




Hello Everyone -  I have been doing a lot of my Christmas shopping on line and I have to say, I wish there was SNOW!!! I guess I shouldn't be thinking that, as I would have to shovel but I think if we whiten things up here in my corner of the world, I would feel like it was more like Christmas. :)




Note - As I write the post the DRS Designs Store Blog is down for maintainance so I will link everything up when I get up in the morning!


Todays card makes me SMILE! I just love these little Penguins 966K. I cut the sentiment Sending you Happy thoughts 951D into strips and attached them to the card! I stamped the large Snowflake on the background and then ran the white card stock through my Big Shot with my Snowflake Cuddlebug folder. I used the Snowflake Spellbinders Die and added a button to my card!

I hope you have enjoyed my card! Check out the DRS Designs Blog tomorrow to see the Challenge we have in store for you! We hope you will join in on the fun! Have a wonderful day!


Chrissy D

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3D AND FUN FOLDS JOINT BLOG HOP DAY TWO!!!

Hello and welcome to my blog and the Rogue Redhead Designs and Technique Junkie Newsletter Joint Blog Hop!  I am so glad you stopped by so I can share my project from the new 3D and Fun Folds Cd on DAY TWO!!


 If you missed DAY ONE, you will not want to miss an opportunity to see all of the beautiful projects everyone created yesterday! It is a SHORT AND SWEET HOP, so if you have a little time you can ENJOY the projects HERE. There are LOTS of details about this week's HOP, so we hope you will take the time to go back to Day One if you missed them!

If this is your first stop, you are in the right place and we are SO glad you are here to see what we have to share with you! We have a  fantastic group of design team members from both Rogue Redhead Designs and the Technique Junkie NewsletterThey have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to share on our second day of Hopping for the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.

NOTE: You can play along with us for more opportunities to win the Grand Prize!

If you recall I mentioned yesterday that there was an opportunity to play along!   The more you play along, the more times you can enter in for a prize!

If you have never seen a Technique Junkie CD, here is a real example from the 3D and FUN FOLD CD. This sample is called the Double Twisted Easel Card.

 Make a project, post about it on your blog or in another forum and mention this blog hop and link up your post to Pat Huntoon's Blog by Sunday, December 4th at 12 am EST.

                                                          
There will be a few different opportunities for you to win a prize, just by hopping along! All you have to do is HOP through and comment on each of the participating blogs and you will have a chance to win! There will be some of the wonderful rubber stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs available at Pat Huntoon's Blog. The winner of each days give away will be announced on Pat Huntoon's Blog  on Saturday, December 3. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, December 5th! All of the prize winners will be chosen randomly. Please stop through EVERY DAY  and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59 pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can for the daily prizes.

Many of you may be new to the Technique Junkie Newsletter! The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit www.techniquejunkies.com for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.



                                                                                
Here are the materials I used from Rogue Redhead Designs: Stamp Set: Relish Reading!

Your next stop on the hop is the Rogue Redhead Designs but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of Hoppers...

Beverly G.                 
Jean Franks Beck              
Joanne Wardle                 
Stephanie Severin            
Pat Huntoon

Tomorrow, we will be hopping with The Paper Temptress, so be sure to come back and check out all of the wonderful projects we have to share with you then!  


Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the HOP!

Chrissy D

Monday, November 28, 2011

3D AND FUN FOLDS JOINT BLOG HOP DAY ONE

Hello and welcome to Classy Cards ‘n Such and Technique Junkie Newsletter Joint Blog Hop!  We are SO excited to show case the new 3D and Fun Folds Cd! 

If you have been following along already you should have come from Holly Brown's blog. If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and start from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog.

We have a  fantastic group of design team members from both Classy Cards ‘n Such and Technique Junkie NewsletterThey have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off  the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.

A little more information about  this week... 

We will be hopping along with five fabulous companies! We hope you will enjoy the projects and materials that the featured company is showing to you on each hand crafted project!

Today, we are hopping with Classy Cards 'n SuchOn Tuesday, we will be hopping along with Rogue Redhead Designs. On Wednesday, we will be hopping with The Paper Temptress. On Thursday, we will hopping with Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company. On Friday, we will be hopping along with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

We know it is a busy time of year, so we didn't want it to be a HUGE hop and overwhelm everyone, so we kept the hop a little smaller. Each day there will be 3-5 members from each team sharing projects with you. We will end each day of the blog hop on Pat Huntoon's Blog. On Pat's blog, there will be a prize EACH day from the Featured Company! At the end of the week, there will be an opportunity to win a GRAND PRIZE of a variety of products and gift certificates from each of the participating companies. 

There will also be an opportunity to play along! On Pat Huntoon's blog, she will share a sample of one of the tutorials. If you choose to play along using this tutorial and mentioning this Blog Hop you will have an extra opportunity to win! 

There will be a few different opportunities for you to win a prize, just by hopping along! All you have to do is HOP through and comment on each of the participating blogs and you will have a chance to win! Beverly at Classy Cards 'n Such is generously giving away a $20.00 gift certificate on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog. There will also be a $20.00 gift certificate available on Pat Huntoon's Blog. The winner of each days give away will be announced on Pat Huntoon's Blog  on Saturday, December 3. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, December 5th! All of the prize winners will be chosen randomly. Please stop through EVERY DAY  and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd  to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. 

Now, many of you may be new to the Technique Junkie Newsletter! The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit www.techniquejunkies.com for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

My project today uses the FREE STANDING POP UP CARD  from the 3D and Fun Folds Cd. 

If you have not shopped over at Classy Cards 'n Such, you really must check it out! I can attest that through the past several orders I have placed, I have received FAST and friendly service. There is also a wide variety of stamping tools and supplies to choose from! 


Your next stop on the hop is the Elisa Kammerdiener but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of Hoppers...

The Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog
Classy Cards 'n Such Blog
Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson - you are here!
Pat Huntoon


Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek! I hope you enjoy the HOP!


Chrissy D

Saturday, November 26, 2011

CHRISTMAS BUNNY

Hello All! Ever work really hard on a project than screw it up by spilling or splashing something all over it? ACK! That is what happened with this ADORABLE bunny!!! I colored several images only to ruin it by trying to air brush another piece and have it splatter ink! VERY FRUSTRATING! I was able to salvage it by cutting out the image and changing the layout I had!

Christmas is RIGHT around the corner! Do you send out a lot of Christmas cards? I Brake For Stamps hass released some fabulous new designs from Sylvia Zet (a Whimsy Stamp product)!! You can see the latest release HERE. There are FIVE new designs and they are SO adorable!!!!


 On this project, I used the technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Popped Embossing!

Here are the details: 
Stamps: Sylvia Zet Christmas Bunny, Background stamp retired  SU
Cardstock: Artichoke, Cherry, 
Accessories:Technique Junkie Newsletter, Spellbinders, Copics, White Signo Gel Pen, Paper Snips, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gems, Artichoke stitched  ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals

While you are shopping, check out the deals of the week HERE!!! You can save 10% by using this coupon code - SAVE10CHRIS!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!!!

Chrissy D

SSS136 - HOLIDAY HELLO


Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog today! It is Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday! We had such a nice time with our family on Thanksgiving, I hope you did too!

Do you go shopping for Black Friday? I tend to stay home and enjoy the quiet day at home. I did get a chance to stamp all day! :) I did a bunch of stamping for the Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog Hop that will be happening every day next week! Be sure to come back on Monday to see all about it!!!

Here is this weeks sketch and all of the details:
Digital Image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Stamp: Circle of Friends retired SU
Cuttlebug folders: Ornaments and Stampin' Up folder
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" circle, Christmas Tear Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Red Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Paper Snips,




Take some time for some more inspiration and leave the Team some love!!!
Wendy RamlakhanMonika Davis, Kim O'Connell, Lorie Ames, Shannon White,Janice MeltonCathy McCauleyShelby Goolsby

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WHAT A FOX!

Hello Everyone! Hello Everyone- I have TWO POSTS TODAY  so when you are done here - check out THIS post!!! I also have BLOG CANDY HERE


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop! This month's New Stamp Set Releases are Peaceful Nuthatch, A Trip to Lancaster and What a Fox



Sorry I am keeping this short and sweet today, feeling a bit tired!!!


Here are the details:
Stamp Set: What a Fox!
Accessories: Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dew drops, Mini Glue Dots, Espresso Grosgrain

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois


Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers



Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a BLESSED DAY!!!!

 Chrissy D

BLESSINGS....


Hello Everyone- I have TWO POSTS TODAY  so when you are done here - check out THIS post!!! I also have BLOG CANDY HERE

Today will be a day of cooking for me and best of all my sweetie has the day off! He has been gone most of the past month - 4 weeks ago he was in Mexico, then Germany then the past 2 weeks he was in Missouri - so having him home is a REAL TREAT!!!


My card today uses the wonderful stamps from DRS DESIGNS. Some of my FAVORITE stamps are these Plaid Backgrounds that DRS Designs carries! This one is the Large Original Plaid. First I stamped it in Real Red ink and then in the opposite diagonal in Old Olive. I stamped the Apache Blessing on the Labels 18 Spellbinders Die.


Here are a few more details...


Accessories: Poinsettia Tear Drops, ODBD Labels 18 Spellbinders DieClassy Cards 'n Such Fanciful Flourish 


This second project I ran through my Big Shot and used my floral Sizzix embossing floral folder.
This adorable box crayon box comes from Creative Cuts and More. I just love the ease of use from the die cuts from Creative Cuts and More!! They make fast, fun and affordable gifts!


I figure this will be one of my last AUTUMN projects! I need a gift for a helper in a class I am teaching, as a special thank you for her help. I used the Autumn Wording Square and colored the image with Copics B21, YG67, YG17 and E49. I cut around the square and matted it with Chocolate Chip cardstock. Popped it up with Glue dots and wrapped around some Bashful blue striped ribbon and WAH-LAH! All done! :)






I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A TRIP TO LANCASTER...

I have BLOG CANDY HERE... 




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop! This month's New Stamp Set Releases are Peaceful Nuthatch, A Trip to Lancaster and What a Fox - come back tomorrow to see this great set! :)


Next week Thursday, the Technique Junkie Newsletter will be teaming up with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company for a BLOG HOP featuring projects from The Technique Junkie Newsletter's latest cd called 3D and Fun Folds! I have been working hard on this cd through out the year, so I am very excited about it!

This TeePee Card is a tutorial that is available on this FABULOUS cd!  You can see some fun samples from the cd that I created by clicking on THIS LINK

Here are some fun details about this cd ...

This CD contains 70 pdf tutorials in step-by-step pictorial format --
 all printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.


Ideas for gifts, Boxes, Ornaments, Decorative Items, and plenty of fun Card ideas, too.
Perfect dimensions, great examples -- it is a must have!

This CD is available NOW!!!! Check it out. You are sure to LOVE it!!!!



Location

Here are some more details:
Cardstock:  Premium paper pack from the Summer Garden collection
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Ectasy Small  Crafts Template - Ornare, Bone Folder, 3D and Fun Folds Cd, Stickles, Copic Markers, Scallop Punch, Floral Button, Mini Glue Dots, Silver Thread


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT!
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a BLESSED DAY!!!!


Chrissy D

Monday, November 21, 2011

A PEACEFUL NUT HATCH

Hello and HAPPY THANKSGIVING week!! I am SO THANKFUL for each of you! What a blessing it is for me to be able to be part of such a wonderful community of gifted people!


I have BLOG CANDY HERE...


 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop! The blog HOP starts HERE at Lois's Blog! If you did not start there, you will want to go back and see what she has in store for you!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are Peaceful Nuthatch, A Trip to Lancaster and What a Fox



Todays card uses the beautiful set called A Peaceful Nuthatch.  I recently heard someone was struggling with getting a "nice crisp" image while using acrylic stamps. ONE TIP I would recommend is to stamp on top of a mouse pad. The acrylic stamps do not have the cushion that rubber stamps have and I find this helps a lot!!!

Here are the details to my project today:
I stamped the Nuthatch image onto the White Storm cardstock. I colored the image with my copics. Then painted over the image with Creative Inspiration Paints in GOLD and my Aqua painter. I sponged the edge with Always Artichoke ink and my sponge dauber. The gold layer behind it is the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders

The green ivy is the Holly Lace flourish die from Cheery Lynn Designs. The background paper is from the Premium paper pack from the Summer Garden collection. For some finishing touches I added gold Dew drops with mini glue dots.

We would LOVE to have you hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.


You should have come from Marilynn's blog, she has a REAL beauty to share with you! From here, you will want to go check out Karen's gorgeous tag!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you for stopping by!!! I hope you have a BLESSED DAY! Come back tomorrow!
Chrissy D