Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Christmas Card Craze Last one!

The final card would be already posted here with Heavenly Peace with the Burgundy, moss and artichoke cardstock pictured earlier in this blog....

Christmas Card Craze #4

A few more.....

Christmas Card Craze #3

Here are some more!

Christmas Card Craze #2

Here are some more cards we will be making at the Christmas Card Craze...


This card was cased from Beate.

For the past 4 years I have done a Christmas Card Craze. I offer the class in my home and everyone LOVES it!! For more information - e-mail me at

The dates are October 26th and October 27....

Here are some of the cards we will be making.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This is Beate's weekend sketch challenge #20 - As soon as I saw it, I knew what I would do and which colors. I saw a card on SCS last week and thought I would like to CASE it! Here is the link to that person's card:
The card pictured here is the card I made last night!

If you make a card using this sketch - e-mail it to me at I would love to see it! Have a fabulous day!


Well, it has been a crazy few weeks with school starting and trying to get into a regular schedule. I did not get much chance to stamp last week because I was busy with the children... I see my last post I put the wrong Sketch Challenge on. OY VEY! LOL The last sketch should have been sketch #19 pictured here and at Beate's website:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC18 Trying again

Apparently, it is too early in the morning. :) I hit the wrong button and sent it through, so I am trying this again. This was Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge and the design I came up with inspired by her sketch...
I used It's Your Birthday, Stamp of Authenticity, So Many Sayings, and the By Definition stamp set. I also stamped the Rough Edges Wheel on the patterned paper. I used the Soft Sky Designer Paper, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Black cardstock. The ink I used was the same colors as the cardstock. Using the Stamp of Authenticity set, I stamped off and stamped on the designer paper.
Punches: Word Window Punch, 1/16th hole punch, 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle and the Spiral Notebook Punch. Whew!
Other Accessories: Vintage Brads, Paper Trimmers, Dimensionals and Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon.

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC18

Another Stamp A Stack Project

This is a quick project designed by Wendy F. and sent to me in a swap by Cheryl N. in Madison, WI. I love the bold colors they used and the simplicity of the card.

All images are copyrighted by Stampin' Up! 1998-2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Christmas Card for Stamp a Stack

Stamp a Stack is Friday, September 28! E-mail me to RSVP. If you can not make it, I would be happy to make the cards for you!

This is a card we will be making at my Stamp a Stack. Inspiration came from - this was just my "simplified" version of it Laurie's card.

Supplies used to make this card: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Mellow moss cardstock, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper, Moss Gingham ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, Large Oval Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads.

Card is made by: Chris Dickinson - COPYRIGHT Stampin' Up! 1988-2007

The other card is below - I took away the brads on the oval punched image and sponged it with brown instead.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Autumn - Another VSN Challenge

This was a card I made on Saturday when I participated in VSN at SCS. The challenge was to look at a bowl of Halloween Candy and make a card using those colors. I used the following supplies to make this card:
Stamp sets - Season By Season, carved and Candle Lit. Cardstock and Inks: Apple Cider Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla and Wild Wasaibi. Accessories: I used 1/16th hole punch, gold brads, dimensionals, Zig Painty Pen, Ticket punch, and the Oval Punches.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Emboss Resist -Summer By The Sea

I water colored this image about a year ago and it didn't work for my project I was creating at that time. So it has sat in my "To do something with" Box since then. When I saw the Resisting Fall Challenge on Splitcoast, I immediately thought of this image. I embossed Clear Embossing Powder on Pale Plum cardstock. Then I sponged Perfect Plum on the portion that was not embossed.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Stamp Two Step

The Stamp Two Step For this challenge, we needed to create a card that uses the same stamp for our background layer as we did for the main image.
This was the card I made. I used Linen Bg, Close as a Memory and Warmest Regards. I used the Going Gray, Basic Gray (stamped off) on the background. I stamped off for the Linen bg too. Real Red and Always Artichoke - on the floral image. I poked holes and colored the Pretties Flowers with Markers and atatched with a BLING brad from the Pretties kit.
Thanks for looking!

Tempting Texture

One of the VSN Challenges today were using TEXTURE. Any kind of texture could have been used, hemp, dry embossing, heat embossing, etc. I chose a Cuddle Bugged image that my friend Holly sent to me. I water colored it using the Twinkling H20's. (for those of you who do not know cuddle bug is a dry embossing type machine) - I then used my Crimper both ways on the Old Olive and the Rough Edges Wheel in More Mustard on the More Mustard cs. I love the Prima Flowers and the Stampin' Up! Earth Element Brads. I also used the Circle of Friendship stamp and painted those again with the Twinkling H20's - I used SU's circle punches and assembled the card. I decided it needed a little hemp so using mini glue dots and wrapped the loops of hemp.

Thanks for looking!

More Mojo was flowing -

I forgot to add (I do that a lot don't I?) that I used Red Sticky Tape and Microbeads on the grape image. I also water colored the image with Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter. Have I mentioned I LOVE watercoloring? Thanks for looking! :)

The Mojo was Flowing....

Have you ever had a day where everything was just clicking along? I had a FUN day of stamping today and went through my box of scraps - and was able to use some odds and end pieces that have been lying around for awhile. I have a BIG box of scraps.

This was a card that I made for the VSN challenge today - this was the Make like a Tree and Leave challenge - it had to have something to do with leaving -

This card I used LOTS of stamps on: The PSX stamp was my friend Danita's stamp, I borrowed from her while I was over at her house a few weeks ago. The rest was Stampin' Up! - I used Canvas in Elegant Eggplant, French Flair in Always Artichoke, With gratitude, the leaves stamp in So saffron ink on So Saffron cardstock. The Floral BG was used in Always Artichoke and on Always Artichoke cardstock. I used my circle cutter to make a partial circle on Artichoke and Eggplant cs. The words were from my computer and my Bible!

Have a great night!

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC18 WEBSITE

Ahhhh! I forgot to put Beate's website on my post so those of you who are curious - which I ALWAYS am....LOL here it is:

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC18

Here is the link to Beate's Sketch Challenge! Check it out! I LOVE doing these....

OKay here are the details to this creation with Inspiration from Beate and the Virtual Stamp Night on SCS. The challenge there was the GREAT PUMPKIN Charlie Brown. We do not really do Halloween, so I went for a fall theme and checked out the Charlie Brown wesbite for some Color inspiration. I used there e-cards and this is what I made!

Stamp Set: Carved and Candle Lit and Holidays and Wishes
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, and the Pumpkin Pie designer papers.
Ink: Same
Accessories: Orange grosgrain ribbon, retired Ribbon Originals, Giga scallop punch, Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, gelly Roll Sakura Gel Pens, Paper Snips and SU markers

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Another Topper Card

Okay I forgot to add the other picture! :) Here it is! Check out that **BLING** The heart is cut out and I used a dimensional to POP it up! The stamp set is Double Line Doodles.
COPYRIGHT Stampin' Up! 1988-2007

Another Topper Card - GOLD LEAFING instructions

Holly challenged me to make 2 more Topper Cards - so here they are! I used "scraps" from my box of things started and never finished! I have tons of those projects of never completed or better yet - stamped items that either didn't work for a project or didn't turn out the way I wanted it too.
  • This first card, was a gold leafing project that I did last fall. I am thinking this set I used was Friend to Friend, which was embossed with Black detailed ep. The floral image was Delight In Life.
  • Gold Leafing Instructions:
  • 1. I stamped on Window sheets with Black Staz On and colored in with colored Sharpies. You can find these at any office store - but I found them cheaper at Sam's Club.
  • 2. I then cut sheets of Red Sticky Tape to size and carefully placed on the window strip.
  • 3. There are a few kinds of leafing products. Sheets and then small pieces. You can find them at your local craft store. I then carefully placed and rubbed the gold leafing in place. Once completed, I removed the excess leafing from the edges.
  • 4. When you are finished, complete your card!
  • The Topper card I made here is a 4" x 8 1/4" sheet of Purely Pomegranite folded in half. The Black layer is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

  • Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Christmas Slider Card

One of my customers wanted a Christmas card designed that could incorporate a family photograph. This card is made with all Stampin' Up! products and the picture is my oldest daughter Ariel and my middle daughter, Grace. The photograph portion of this slides out. The card fits into a business size envelope. I used an Aquapainter and the Watercolor Wonder Crayons to paint the image. The stamp set is retired - Heavenly Peace - the background image is the current Floral background from Stampin' Up! Colors are Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke.


Good morning! As I sat here this morning, my 7 yo son, Noah came and sat next to me. He happened to see this Blog and I showed him Sarah's picture. He immediately said, "Where's my picture?" So here it is. We went camping this past weekend and here he is being goofy. This was the most "normal" picture that he did - we are in the goofy face stage. heehee

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wednesday Topper Card

Ok - I promised to add a card today. I took the challenge from the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Here is the link:

Here is one of my creations. I will make another one tomorrow! Now it is your turn. Make a Topper Card and share your creation with me. Have a great night!

First Day of Pre-school

09-05-07 Well, my girl is going to her official first day of school for 2007-08 school year. I home school my other 3 children. Sarah was so excited to go to school today, she barely even waved at me as I left. I am working on my Mom's Minutes right now for the curriculum I am using for Noah and Grace. Ariel is excited to start her Junior Year, so is diligently working on finishing up some assignments from her Sophomore year. I am feeling a little overwhelmed looking over this curriculum. It's okay, because steady plodding through each moment will help em to achieve my goals! I am in constant reminder that NO discipline is pleasant at the time, however it produces the peaceable fruit of righteousness by those who are trained by it! Hebrews 12- That is my FOCUS right now - discipline in my eating, work and school schedule as well as serving my family! Oh and did I mention? Squeezing in STAMPING or SCRAPBOOKING each day! heehee Have a fabulous day! Thanks for coming to my Blog - I will post a challenge later in the day!
Chrissy D.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, September 4th

This is the first time I have done something like this! Not that I am going out into open Shark infested waters but at the same time, I feel excited.

I have a few friends who I often stamp with and we give one another challenges, either sketch challenges ot color challenges. Holly and Danita are their names! Last night, I stamped with Danita. We used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge:

This is what I made. I stamped the With Gratitude images from Stampin' Up! in Versamark and used Stampin' Up!'s Pastels and sponge daubers. The background is stamped in Well Worn Words and Canvas.
Thanks for looking!