Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Good Day! Life seems to be on the upswing again with a new flurry of busyness for me. My three younger children have all decided to need MORE play dates, so that has required more arranging on my part and direction of play, etc. Not to mention more noise in my home with more children here! 6 children under the age of 9 can make a lot of noise! LOL I have to say though, it brings great joy to my heart to hear their laughter.

On a stamping note, today has a whole flurry of activity for me here! Not only is it Belli Challenge Day and Colour Copic Day, but it is also ROUND UP Day for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Instead of creating three cards, I decided to try and make things a tad but simpler by combining the Belli Challenge and my Round Up card.

This week's Belli Challenge is to use DRY EMBOSSING on your project. It can be any type of Dry Embossing you wish - from using a Cuddle bug folder, using a light table and a stencil and the empressor... You get to choose!

I just love this Dream Silhouettes stamp set. I also LOVE bright colors and couldn't resist making this look like a sunset type scene...

I used Technique Junkies technique from the April issue called Chalk Lines. It is so easy and FUN!

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: Dream Silhouettes and I'd Pick You (words),All in a Row by SU (retired)
Cardstock: Tempting Turq., Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Passion
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Butterfly punch by MS, Cuddlebug Folder, SU frames, Big Shot, Button Brads, Library Clips

Be sure to check out the rest of the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Teams Round Up projects here
and the Belli Challenge Design Teams projects here:

These are your colors for the week!

For this project, I used my Love Blooms stamp set. I just recieved the attachment for my Air Brushing kit for my Copics and my sweet, sweet husband got it all set up for me with an Air Tank instead of me having to purchase an air compressor. I had fun playing with it - I "air brushed" the circle and my ribbon, I still have LOTS of practice and perfecting to do with the air brushing!

Here are some more details...
Stamp Set: Love Blooms available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, words are from Autumn Blessings
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranite, Basic Grey Marrakech DP, SU Raspberry Tart DP
Accessories: Nestabilities, Air Brush ABS-1, Copics, EYelet Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Satin Ribbon White, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
Take some time and visit the DT Blogs! They always inspire me with their beautiful creations
Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!!!
Chrissy D


Jeanette said...

Fantastic cards Chrissy! Love the colors and the coloring! WHooHoo so glad you are having fun playing with the airbrush system! Your results are stunning! Hugs Jeanette

Holly said...

Beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful cards, Chrissy! LOVE your chalked card - gorgeous colors, and your airbrushed card is just awesome. I swear it looks like designer paper in the background, not airbrushed cs!

Adele said...

All I can say is WOW! The colours look amazing Chrissy. I will admit I was slightly out of my comfort zone with these colours but your results here look just amazing!

Love Dingle.xx

Karen said...

Beautiful cards Chris. There is something about your cards that is sometimes quite spiritual. Just lovely xx

Ceal said...

I think you did a great job with the Airbrush. One of these days I may be able to get one of those. but it seems like it would be very hard to use

Lisa (lakind) said...

Great job on this challenge and love your air brushing!


Sarah said...

Totally, amazingly, gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl, you have been a busy little stamper!!! I love your Belli card with the gorgeous colors and chalk lines...toooo cool!!! Your roses are Fabulous, too...beautiful coloring and the airbrushing looks awesome!! I sure hope Holly gets one of those so I can play with it...snicker!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Both of these cards are fabulous!!!

LINDA said...

These are both just Gorgeous!!
Hugs, Linda

Sally said...

Both cards are so stunning. Love them.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Fab card! I just love it

Christi said...

Gorgeous cards Chris!!!

Danita said...

Gorgeous cards as always Chris!!! I love the chalked lines Belli card!!! Awesome coloring!!!


Stressed Stamper said...

2 utterly stunning cards - beautifully coloured in


kc_froglady said...

Great cards Chris! Love the first one especially with the bright colors and I love that background technique too!