Tuesday, January 31, 2012

3 Wishes


Hello Friends! A few weeks ago, Susana's Custom Art and Card Design had a drawing on Facebook and I won!!! I was able to pick out an embossing folder, a stamp of my choice and a 6 x 6 pack of paper. I picked out this adorable image (and it is on sale now!) called 3 Wishes. I even picked out this GORGEOUS paper (using a color combination that is so much FUN!!!) called Utopia from Kaisercraft.

I used the Spellbinders Die Labels 18 and colored the background with RV000 Copics. I added Wild Orchid Flowers from I Brake For Stamps and ZVA Creative Pearls and Turquoise Satin Ribbon.


I need to get the troops rallied here and make sure they are all doing their school work. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Chrissy D

Monday, January 30, 2012

CUPCAKE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE WITH A SNEAK PEEK!


Hello Friends! This week DRS Designs  is SPONSORING the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge which begins Today!  They are giving away a $10 gift certificate for a prize to one lucky participant! You need to play along over at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog though for a chance to win!


This is the Inspiration Photo



Here are the details:
STAMP: Flowers and Butterflies BRAND NEW from DRS Designs - will be released this week Thursday!!! Open Plaid Background
Cardstock: Pink Passion (retired), Whisper White, Basic Black from SU
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura White Gel Pen, Black and White Stitched Ribbon, Black Brads, Big Shot, Secret Gardens Embossing Folder


Today I have a sick gremlin, so I need to go tend to her! Thank you for stopping by! 


Be sure to play along this week with this FABULOUS Challenge!


I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!
Chrissy D

Saturday, January 28, 2012

INSPIRATION TO ME!


Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog and the SWEET STOP SKETCH (SATURDAY!) 



I've been itching to use up some of these old EVA Basic Grey papers, I have SO much old patterned paper that I should have a need to buy any new stuff... but then they come out with more that I NEED! 

I couldn't resist using this fun image from I Brake for Stamps with this paper - it's just too perfect! You can find this  image called  Movie Maven Maude. The image was a little larger, I used the Out of the Box technique, from Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I stamped that on the sentiment strip and on Vellum and used the another technique called Vellum sentiments. 


When you go shopping at I Brake for Stamps, remember to use this coupon code - SAVE10CHRIS - to save 10% off your orde
r. 


Stamps:  Inspirational Phrases  and  Movie Maven Maude from I Brake For Stamps
Cardstock: Pink Pirhouette, Early Espresso, White Storm 
Accessories: Copic Markers, Viva Pearl Pens Ice White, Ivory Open Roses 10mm, Rose Satin Ribbon, Hat Pin, Dimensionals, Eyelet Scallop Punch from SU, 


Take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice MeltonKim O'ConnellShannon WhiteShelby Goolsby, and Wendy Ramlakhan.


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




Chrissy D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

VALENTINE TREE

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Today I am sharing a fun card with the Valentine Tree!  Isn't thos stamp  fun?? I love the hearts as the leaves on this fun tree!  I stamped the image in Black Staz On and used Melon Mambo Ink and a Blender Pen to color on this Glossy White Cardstock. I used the paper piercing tool and Mat Pack to pierce the light pink card stock. I stamped the Fly Away Hearts and Flowers in Melon Mambo Ink. The faux stitching was created with a stitched stamp and Black Staz On ink. I stamped the One Line Valentine Greeting and popped it up with Dimensionals. I wrapped some pink gingham ribbon around the image and added some buttons from my stash, attaching them with mini glue dots.


Stamps:  Valentine Tree,   Fly Away Hearts and Flowers,   One Line Valentine Greeting 
Ink: Black Staz On, Melon Mambo 
CS: Glossy White, Pink Pirhouette, Melon Mambo
Other: Pink and White Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Misc buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!
Chrissy D

Saturday, January 21, 2012

HAPPY HEART DAY!!!

Hello Everyone!!! It is Saturday and that means it is another SWEET STOP SKETCH DAY!!! Todays Sketch has a TWIST! The TWIST this week is to make a NON TRADITIONAL Valentine. I made TWO!

Stamps: HEY BIRDY PEEKER available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs, the Words are from Taylored Expressions
Cardstock: BO Bunny Vicki, Rose Red, Espresso, White Storm Cardstock
Accessories: Rose Satin Ribbon, Dew Drops, Tim Holtz Flourish Die, big Shot


I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Vellum Sentiments technique.




Here are the details for my second card...
Stamps: Spaceboy Skip and Valentine Greeting from DRS DESIGNS
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Metallic Stickles, Copic Markers, Nacy grosgrain, Sponge, Cropodile, Star Brads


Take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice MeltonKim O'ConnellShannon WhiteShelby Goolsby, and Wendy Ramlakhan. 


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

Chrissy D

Friday, January 20, 2012

YOU ARE CHERISHED



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20

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 for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.
Here are the details to my first project...

Stamp Sets:
You Are Cherished 

Papers - Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company - Snow Storm White 100 lb., Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Copic Markers, Gems, Paper Snips, Fancy Labels Spellbinders, Big Shot, SU Embossing Folders

You do not want to miss all that the very talented team has to offer in Inspiration! Take some time to check them out!!!

Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT
PamDebbieNancyBonnieHarrietKathySilviaBrendaMark's Finest Papers

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun on the Hop!



Chrissy D

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEARS!!!

I have TWO BLOG POSTS TODAY!!! You can find the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company post HERE

Noooo, not the Chicago Bears! The Rick St. Dennis that are now available at I Brake for Stamps!!!
Welcome to the first ever I Brake For Stamps Blog Hop!!  Today, we are hopping in honor of a BRAND NEW release from Rick St. Dennis.  

If you haven’t started the hop from the I Brake For Stamps blog, you’re going to want to do so.  We are offering a $15 IBFS Gift Certificate to a random hopper.  In order to qualify, you must leave a comment on each designer’s blog including the IBFS blog.  Tell us which bear is your favorite AND anything else that might make our crafty hearts smile.

You’ll also have your chance at winning a bear of your choice when you participate in the current challenge over on the IBFS Challenge Blog.  (add the link)  Our current challenge is Fancy Fold cards.  Please see the Challenge Blog for all of the details.

If you ABSOLUTELY LOVE these images, like I do, you will want them! You can SAVE 10% by using my Savings Code SAVE10CHRIS as you shop!

Now here is all of the important information on my cards!!!

Cardstock: DCWV, Navy, Core'dinations, Whisper White
Accessories: Spellbinders, Big Shot, Navy Organdy, Gems, Rounded Corner Punch, Glue Dots



My second card uses the sketch pictured below for my inspiration of the layout. 
Cardstock: Red, Black, White, Creative Memories Black Paper
Accessories: Polka Dot Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Black grosgrain, 1/16th hole punch, Black Brads, Paper Snips

Technique Junkie Newsletter: Out of the Box

My girls wanted to play along too!!!


There are so many FABULOUS ideas with these bears, you do not want to miss out!!!! It all starts at the I Brake For Stamps Blog.... If for some reason, you get lost or side tracked along the way, here is a complete listing...


Cheryl Rowley                   
Chris Dickinson  (ME! YOU ARE HERE!!!)            
Elsa       - GO HERE NEXT!!!                                  
Holly Brown                        
Kristine Reynolds             
Tricia O’Bin                     

I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend! Enjoy the hop and come back tomorrow for another creation!! Thank you so much for stopping by!                            

Chrissy D

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SENDING YOU HAPPY THOUGHTS - ROSE

 I HAVE TWO POSTS TODAY!!! Please stop here, take a look then check out this post: DRS Designs 

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20


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 for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.


Here are the details to my project...


On my card today, I used the technique called the FlapCard from the 3-D and Fun Folds Cd from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.


Have you purchased your 3-D and Fun Folds Cd yet? This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the original Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.

All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!


The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. If you are only looking for the CD, or would like to see the full list of items on the CD, it can be ordered here:

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If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:


ALL of the Papers from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company stamp and color so beautifully!!!
Accessories: BG Magnets, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snaps, White Gel Pen, White Craft Ink, Big Shot, Polka Dots, Circle Cutter by CM, Copics, Black grosgrain, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 

You do not want to miss all that the very talented team has to offer in Inspiration! Take some time to check them out!!!

Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun on the Hop!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

COWGIRLS RULE!!!

I HAVE THREE POSTS TODAY!!! Please stop here, take a look then check out these other two posts:



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20


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 for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.


Here are the details to my project...


On my card today, I used the technique called the Star of David Card from the 3-D and Fun Folds Cd from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.


Have you purchased your 3-D and Fun Folds Cd yet? This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the original Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.

All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!


The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. If you are only looking for the CD, or would like to see the full list of items on the CD, it can be ordered here:

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If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:







Stamp Sets: COWGIRLS RULE

ALL of the Papers from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company stamp and color so beautifully!!!
Cardstock Used: - Snow Storm White 100 lb., (Cajun Craze from SU),  Naturals Neutrals Cardstock, Well Worn Patterned Paper from SU
Accessories: Rope Twine, Paper Trimmer, Sponge, White Craft Ink

You do not want to miss all that the very talented team has to offer in Inspiration! Take some time to check them out!!!

Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT
PamDebbieNancyBonnieHarrietKathySilviaBrendaMark's Finest Papers

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun on the Hop!
Chrissy D

COFFEE AND TEA - IBFS Challenges!


I HAVE THREE POSTS TODAY!!! Please stop here, take a look then check out these other two posts:


Hello Everyone! Happy Wednesday;  I hope you are having a good week.  It is COLD weather here in Wisconsin as I think winter is finally here!  

So, that brings me to my card share for today.  I’m playing along with the IBFS challenge that starts today; which is “Fancy Folds” (you can see it here).  
On my card today, I used the technique called the Pleated Front card from the 3-D and Fun Folds Cd from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.


Have you purchased your 3-D and Fun Folds Cd yet? This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the original Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.


All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!


The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. If you are only looking for the CD, or would like to see the full list of items on the CD, it can be ordered here:
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If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:


Did you know that you can always get a discount on your entire order from I Brake for Stamps by using my 10% off discount code?  Just enter in SAVE10Chris at checkout – this discount even applies to clearance items!  Enjoy!  I Brake for Stamps has great, economical international shipping as well!!!

Here’s a list of supplies I’ve used for this card:
Papers:  SU Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Stamps:  IBFS Coffee and Tea Sheet
Copics: R39, R81Y23, YG67 and YG63
Inks:  Momento: Tuxedo Black, SU Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Accessories: Martha Stewart Score Board, Pencil, Technique Junkie Newsletter 3-D and Fun Folds, Paper Piercing Tool, Pink Grosgrain, Crystal Effects
  


Have a very BLESSED day! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope you will join us in the challenges!

Chrissy D

STACKED LOVE

I HAVE THREE POSTS TODAY!!! Please stop here, take a look then check out these other two posts:

Hello Everyone and a very happy Wednesday to each of you! I have a project today using the latest stamp release that I totally LOVE. 
For my card today, I’m sharing the image called “ Stacked Love”!  I stamped this image in Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I also used the Valentine's Hugs and Kisses, Woven Plaid and the Open Plaid Background stamps. I used the Navy and Red Ink Pad. I used Copic Markers B28, B23, B21 and R46 to color the images. I finished the card off with some K&C Gems.
I have a few other posts today that I hope you will take some time to look at!!! Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!  Have a blessed rest of your week! xx

Chrissy D

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LOVE REMAINS


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's January Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20


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 for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.


Here are the details to my first project...


Stamp Sets: Pussy Willow, Love Remains
I used the Monday Challenge - Clean and Simple Splitcoast Stampers Challenge
ALL of the Papers are from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company - Snow Storm White 100 lb., Lily Pad,  Lemon Slice Premium Papers

* These papers stamp and color so beautifully!!!
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dew Drops



My second card uses Stamps: Love Remains
Paper: Bo Bunny Time Piece, Cherry Slush, Naturals Neutrals Cardstock
Acessories: Labels 18 Spellbinders, Big Shot, Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes, Viva Pearl Pen Chocolate

You do not want to miss all that the very talented team has to offer in Inspiration! Take some time to check them out!!!

Chrissy - YOU ARE HERE
Karen K. - GO HERE NEXT
PamDebbieNancyBonnieHarrietKathySilviaBrendaMark's Finest Papers

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun on the Hop!
Chrissy D

Saturday, January 14, 2012

MAGNOLIA


 Happy Saturday Friends! Welcome to my little corner of the world today!!! It is Saturday, which means it is SWEET STOP SKETCH DAY! Whenever I am STUMPED as to where to start, a sketch is always the perfect inspiration! I then gather up my stamps and see what I want to play with.

Here is this week's Sketch!




Have you purchased your 3-D and Fun Folds Cd yet? This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the original Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.

All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!


The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. If you are only looking for the CD, or would like to see the full list of items on the CD, it can be ordered here:
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If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:

On my card today, I used the technique called the Fancy Gatefold Card from the 3-D and Fun Folds Cd.




Here are some more details:
Stamp Sets: Magnolia, Good Example Birthday from I Brake For Stamps (I used a black marker to color only the Happy Birthday WOrds)
Cardstock: Wasabi, Black, Whisper White, Stella Rose My Mind's Eye Paper
Accessories: Red Buttons, Red Grosgrain, Paper Snips


Take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice MeltonKim O'ConnellShannon WhiteShelby Goolsby, and Wendy Ramlakhan.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful time!

Chrissy D

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SU COMPANION- STAMPIN' UP! ONLY BLOG HOP




HELLO FRIENDS!!! Welcome to the Stampin' Companion blog hop! If you have arrived here from the Technique Junkie Blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, please start at the Technique Junkies blog so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration that we are sharing today.

As you may have heard, Technique Junkie Newsletter has just released a brand new CD: Stampin' Companion: 70 Tutorials exclusively using Stampin' Up! products. Every tutorial uses ONLY Stampin' Up! products, from the trimmers to the stamps and everything in-between. It is only $17.95 (US and Canada) ($19.95 for overseas addresses). If you are a Stampin' Up! demo, this CD is a great resource for workshop and stamp camp ideas. If you are a technique junkie like me, you will love the great techniques and artwork on this CD.
Here are the details for my project...

Stamp Sets: Courage and Extreme Elements
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Grey, Watercolor Crayons Neutral and Regals and Earth Elements
Accessories: Dimensionals, Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Aquapainter


Technique: Crayon Shadows


I hope you will take some time to check out all of the AMAZING designs from the very TALENTED designers! From here you will go see Hetty's fabulous creation! If you should get lost or there is a broken link, head on back to the Technique Junkie Blog for the remainder of the hop!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


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Chrissy D