Saturday, August 28, 2010


Hello Everyone - HAPPY SATURDAY! Thank you for stopping by! We had my daughter's SURPRISE PARTY last night and she had soooo much fun. During dinner AND the craft, she asked THREE times when the birthday girl was coming. LOL So I guess my telling her the party was for someone else was effective. ;) The girls had a lot of fun and played with die cuts I made using my Cricut. They each made 3 cards and had a blast giggling and being creative.

Today is the Shining Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs! Our challenge this week is to Texture it!! Add texture whether it be through embossing, your different embellishments (feathers, textured ribbon…) or distressing (roughing up the edges not just inking them)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Thursday, September 2 on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. We will even choose a few Shining Light Awards for those who participate. Check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for even more details!

For my creation, I used the Spellbinders dry embossing folder AND I distressed the edges. To get the look that I did - I stamped the image in Not Quite Navy, created a mask for it then sponged an apricot color in a small half circle for the sun. I then sponged orange and pink above it and a caribbean blue for the sky and went with the Not Quite Navy color at the very top. I put a light tan color on the ground and then stamped the excess ink off the sponge dauber and added a small amount of shading along the side and base of the light house. 

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning
Ink and Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Apricot, Olive, Pink,  Caribbean Blue, Tan, White
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Buttons, Gold thread, Green Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Spellbinders, Tissue, Glimmer Mists, Paint Brush

I can guarantee Inspiration when you check out the other Design Team members projects! Check out their blogs here: 

Enjoy your weekend! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D


Jodi said...

This is just beautiful Chris! I love the colors and wonderful card layout!
Jodi =)

Patter Cross said...

Sounds like a fun party!!! My girls all turn 16 this Wednesday. Eeek! Anyway, I LOVE how you colored your card. This is just beautiful! Every detail is perfect here along with the great distressing! Have a blessed day!

Kathy W said...

Chris, this is just gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Chris!! I love your coloring and distressing!! Gorgeous layout and design! Have a great weekend!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderfully designed and colored card! Lighthouses make great cards.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous Chris!!! Love this idea!!! Hugs ~S~

Jerusha said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the details!

Sandra said...

this is beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- pretty colors and love the texture too. I love the L.O. too. TFS Glad the party was such a success- how fun!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chrissy, yur card is stunning, girl!!! This is one ODBD set I do not have...yet ;D. Your colors are awesome and I love all of that sponging you did....gotta learn how to do that. Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the colors and all of the texture you have going on. Awesome!

That's so cute that your daughter kept asking when the birthday girl was going to arrive.:) I'm glad she had a fun party.

ChristineCreations said...

What beautiful color in this card Chris! And how fun to have a surprise party for your girl!

Dani said...

Gorgeous card and I cannot believe it took your girl so long to figure out she was the birthday girl! That is awesome!

Linda Carson said...

Love this card Chris! Fabulous coloring! Fabulous inspiration!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

THis is just wonderful, Chrissy! I love that lighthouse and your colors are fabulous.