Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This post is going to be a TRIPLE DECKER with TWO sneak peaks for you in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop! If you have come here first - when you are done looking, you will want to HOP on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.
I had recieved a card a few weeks ago from a friend and that served as my inspiration for this card. I will share it next week! :)
This Blog Hop Sweet 'n Sassy is doing things a bit differently for this release. To celebrate the release of four new stamp sets, Sweet 'n Sassy will be having four challenges, each with a prize of the new set being featured. You will see each of the four challenges posted on DT member blogs during your blog hop from April 1-3. I am hosting the sketch challenge, and you guessed it, the winner will receive this super sweet Be Blessed set used to make today's card. This is a stamp set with a cause - more on that below.

Be sure to HOP to all of the Blogs to see the challenges - These are VERY easy to do!
I am hosting a challenge with the theme of BIRDS. To enter just make a card using BIRDS on your card, and upload it to the Sweet n' Sassy Gallery. There is no need for a keyword.

Here are the details of my project...

Stamp Sets: Dream Silouettes
Cardstock: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Celery Grosgrain
Be sure to HOP on over to see the rest of the Design Teams Inspiring Sneak Peaks!
Start on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog and head to
It is good to be home and NOT busy. I am having a GREAT week. I have had lots of time to work on my blog and spend extra time snuggling and reading to my gremlins. To actually live here, I could complain, but I know that it would not change my circumstances.

I can always tell when Tax Time is here in my home because that seems to be when things fall apart. While I was away from home this weekend, we had a snow storm and our power went out several times. This brought on power surges - which blew out several of our small appliance things - The things I came home too being broken...

1. 2 Dvd Players (this is bad because we do Video School for the kids with Bob Jones Univ.)

2. One of our Computers

3. Wireless Internet Router

4. Nintendo Wii Player (sad!)

5. one of Television - the one Grace does her school on

Now, as I look at that list - I think WOW those are expensive items to have to replace, but I have to say on the other hand, we are blessed to even have those items. Ultimately they do not belong to us anyways, as all of our possessions were gifts from God. I am not going to stress about all of these things, I am going to trust God that He will provide for us when He deems it time. My flesh wants to run out and go shopping though! LOL

I combined this week's Challenges for the Belli Challenge AND the Copic Colour Challenge

I will start out with the Belli Challenge! In combination of these challenges, I am showcasing a NEW SWEET 'n SASSY STAMPS - BIRTHDAY GREETINGS.

The Belli Challenge for this week is to make an APRIL FOOL'S DAY card. I have to say I absolutely LOVE this card and the way it turned out. It makes me SMILE! Be sure to check out the Belli Design Team's FABULOUSLY FUN projects.

The Copic Colour Challenge colors are R22, E47 and B12 - be sure to check out everyone's GORGEOUS projects.

Each one of these Design Teams do such FABULOUS work! I feel privileged to be part of these teams!

Here are the details of this project...

Stamp Sets: Birthday Greetings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, other images are Whipper Snapper Design

Cardstock: Neenah #80 Solar White, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Pink Coordinations

Copics & Memento Ink

Accessories: Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Chocolate Grosgrain.

Thank you for stopping by! I will have another Sneak Peak for the New Releases from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps coming out tomorrow! I hope you have a blessed day!

Chrissy D


InkHearts said...

This card made me smile, I love the little worm! And the new set is just too cute...gotta have it!


Janette said...

Chris, the cards are terrific!! I am so sorry to hear of your broken items. I know exactly what you mean too. I am sorry you are not closer as we could probably help out with the computer if you lived close as my hubby being a computer geek has parts galore. At least you can pick up an inexpensive DVD player if needed. I will pray that God will provide these items soon for you.

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I can't play along this time because i do not have any Sweet n' Sassy stamps but maybe next time.

I am loving that mouse and cute!

I so sorry fort he loss of so many expensive items,. You have such a wonderful attitude about it though.

Karen said...

What a lovely card. I love those images, although I can't say I class green caterpillars as my favourite things and would very much object to having one in my cake LOL

PatBowman said...

Oh, these cards are just too stinkin' cute. I love them!

LINDA said...

These are all just darling.. Love them..Lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Lorie said...

Your dream Silhouettes card is so pretty! And, what a fun birthday card and color combo!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

These are all cute cards, and I think I may try your challenge with the birds. We'll see how the day progresses!

Donna said...

Great cards. Can't wait for the release. The sneak peaks are amazing!

Suzanne said...

YOu belli card mad me laugh!!! I love that little worm but the mouse...well he's just too much! Sorry about all your loses. We are such a plugged in society and sometimes I don't think we really realize how much till something like this happens....Good Luck.

Jeanette said...

Your cards are lovely Chris! I can always count on your for inspiration.
I am so sorry to hear about all your electronics....makes us realize how much we really on things. Hugs Jeanette

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - made me smile...please let me know how you do your signature at the bottom of your postings


Anita said...

Beautiful cards! Fantastic challenges. The mouse card is just too funny.

Christina said...

Great card but that second one has me rolling on the ground! That is just wayy too cute!

Carla Harrah said...

That little mouse and worm are the cutest! I love both of your cards. Great work!

Ceal said...

As usual I love both your cards! that new set is a must have I think it is so beautiful on all the cards I have seen made with it,

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! The silhouette one is elegant and peaceful, and the mouse one is just down-right adorable and funny!

So great to get to talk to you! You are an inspiration!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card with the birds and flowers, love the shades of green, so calm and relaxing! The mouse card is so cute, love the surprise worm inside!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the lost appliances. We all know that life throws us all kinds of curves, but the important thing is to realize that we need a positive outlook when we deal with them.

Krafting Karen said...

The worm on this card is just awesome!!!! You did some wonderful coloring. I'm going to have to break down and get some Copic's

Anonymous said...

Your scenic card is so fresh and lovely -- it says "life!" to me, and makes me want to be outside. Your April Fool's card is adorable and so funny!

Joan Ervin said...

I love both you cards, Chris...the silhouette is gorgeous and what beautiful coloring on the mouse card!! Hope everything works out ok!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Love the cards. Sorry that you had to come back to so much destruction. I'm glad that you had your computer with you.

Danita said...

Chris, both of your cards are awesome!!! You rocked this one!!!
Awesome job with this challenge!!!


Kerry D-C said...

These are WAY CUTE!

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