Friday, November 12, 2010



Hello! Happy Friday! Today, we are heading out to see the Musical "School House Rock" put on by the Christian Youth Theater. We are very excited to be going... okay... maybe I am more excited. I bought the dvds of School House Rock and truthfully, my kids thought they were lame. They didn't have anything to do with Star Wars, so what good are they? LOL When they are in the 7th grade they will appreciate the I'm just a Bill and other songs about government... Besides, what could be MORE fun to learning than having a SONG to go with the lesson? Ahhh the beauty of home schooling! I love it!

My husband bought me a new camera and oh my... I LOVE IT. The picture quality is fabulous! I can take the first shot and not have to alter it too much. MARVELOUS. Such a huge time saver. For those of you wondering what kind he bought me it is a Canon Power Shot SX130IS. I do not know a lot about electronics, so what is nice is I can point and shoot. LOL

Todays challenge was a Bloggers Challenge - SKETCH! To see more creations from the Blogger Challenge participants - click on the link on my side bar!

Todays card uses I Brake For Stamps new release Christmas Collage. Gorgeous set with so much versatility!!! One note... if you are a Technique Junkie, in the next issue there is a technique that is PERFECT with Collage type sets, so now would be a great time to get a few of these fabulous sets for this technique. And... for those of you who are NOT a Technique Junkie, what are you waiting for? 

My card uses the latest cd available here (on the side bar) or soon will be available at I Brake For Stamps. This cd is WONDERFUL! This CD contains 60 tutorials in step-by-step pictorial format -- all printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. Perfect dimensions, great examples -- it is a must have! I have many different projects using this featured on my blog the past few weeks, so scroll down and check them out! I just created this card using the Side Step Card from the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion Cd

I used the  creamy, shimmery paints from Creative Inspirations. The colors I used for shading are Garnet, Burgundy, Gold, Antique Gold, denim, Evergreen and Royal Blue. The Creative Inspirations Team even hosts challenges on Sunday at the blog, so be sure to check them out. These paints are affordable AND fun and versatile! You can see lots of tutorials too HERE.

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Sets: 
I Brake For Stamps new release Christmas Collage, Joy Postage

Best of all you can SAVE 10% at  I Brake For Stamps by using the coupon code SAVE10CHRIS

Cardstock: Navy, Cherry Cobbler, White, Gold
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Accessories: Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion Cd, Martha Stewart Score Tool, Aqua painter, Paper Snips, Tear Drops, Gold Ribbon, Viva Gold Pearl Pen, Gold Zig Painty, Mini Glue Dots

Challenges I participated in are: 
Pile It On - Christmas or Winter with Animals
Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes 
Charisma Cardz - For Christmas with Love
Raise the Bar- Curves (circles, scallops)
Stampin B's - Animal in a Die Cut
Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes 
Tip Top Tuesday- image and a sentiment
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- glitter

 Paper Romance-  Everything but the kitchen sink - This is a neat theme.  It means to do alot of something. 
 For Fun - Metal - my Metal is the Viva Pearl Pen - more of a metal look.
Crafty Calendar  - winter
One Stitch At A Time 
- winter wonderlandAllsorts - Christmas
  - blue
 Craft Your Passion - double anything-
 red and blue colors
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Drunken Stampers - Punch Me

Passionately Artistic - Linky Party 
Thoughtful Thursdays - J is for...Jewels - Dew Drops

Totally Stampalicious - I've Got The Blues
 Little Red Wagon - Something in 3's  2 groups of threes in Tear Drops
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
Iris's Spot - Challenge #9 Anything Goes
Anything Challenge - 'B' is for bow and blue

Thank you so much for taking a look! Have a great day!

Chrissy D


BarbaraW said...

Awesome take on this week's sketch. Love the dimension and the bright colors.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what a great card to use for the sketch challenge! Fabulous and congrats on the new camera. I'm still learning the ins & outs of mine and I've had it 3 years LOL!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful, Chris. Terrific imagery. Have fun with your new camera! Hugs, Gayle.

Anonymous said...

This is a very nice card.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Dawn said...

Beautiful use of the sketch. Love all the rich colors you used in your cards.
See your having fun with the new camera, excellent.
Looking forward to playing with my CD-love all those folds.
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Bianca said...

Lovely card and a pritty image! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale! xx Bianca

Lynette said...

Whoo Hooo Congrats on the camera! Was that your shopping today? Hope to catch up to you soon...gosh we both been pretty busy women this week.

Ida said...

Great holiday card with lots of fun details. Congrats on the new camera.

Linda Monroe said...

Great card and great picture. I also LOVE school house rock! Enjoy the show.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the LO & image!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, The Crazy & Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kristy C said...

Beautiful card! I didn't know there was a musical for school house rock-we have them on DVD :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Outstanding- That is one interesting way to achieve the layout- way cool!!! Beautiful photo too!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Exquisite cards x Thanks for joining us this week at TOP TIP TUESDAY x Leigh x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Chris! Such wonderful images and colors! :D

CraftinGranny said...

Stunning step card and beautifully done. Your project are just wonderful and I love that sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you used the step card to create a unique take on this sketch!

kramer_buffy said...

yes, chrissy, feathery friends to count to for Pile It On! challenge blog.

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Suzanne said...

Lovely cards!

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing at OSAAT. Hugs. Nataliya.

Jayne said...

Wow, lots of detail Chris, great job. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Annette22 said...


thank you for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Stephanie said...

Great side step card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great take on the sketch! What a fun list of challenges!

A.J. said...

Another stunning card!
Thanks for joining in with our Winter Wonderland challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Iris said...

Love the step card! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Connie Paxman said...

Chrissy...a very innovative way to use the sketch and always. thanks for sharing so many different ideas.
connie paxman

WeirdCat said...

Great card, I love sidestep cards,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

PokSa said...

Fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

crafty amy said...

Wow what a great card so much detail in those stamps and the shape is brilliant :D
Thank you for joining us at CPF and good luck.


Amy xx

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! Amazing card!!!

Deanna said...

Very kewl!
Thanks for playing this week!
Dee - LRW DT

JP Card Crazy said...

Amazing take on this weeks sketch challenge. Love the bold colors..congrats on the new camera!

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful!! Just love the design and the images are beautiful so different!

Thanks for jining us over at the CPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Anonymous said...

Very very very cool!

Helen Dooley said...

this is a wonderful card. Thanks so muchf ro playing along on FOrFun

Barbara said...

WOW! This card is such a great and different take on the sketch....and it works beautifully!! Lots of great detail...your card is just so dang pretty!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

What a different idea for the sketch! Looks like the new camera is working for you! Love the card! TFS!

~*Joni said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the sketch, your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us over at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

Nikki Bond said...

Sorry I took so long to comment...You did a fantastic job with this sketch! Gorgeous. {SMILES}