Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hello everyone!!! 
It is time for Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD25)! The assignment is ODBD stamps.
 I am sooo excited to be the host for the ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge again

I am challenging YOU to Ring in the New!
The theme can be interpreted in many ways, such stuff, new year, new baby, new home!  Or, the focus is can be on ring and think circular items.  Ring can also be about music.  All forms of celebration ideas like Birthday, Anniversay, etc. are there.  Lots of possibilities.  We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For my NEW items... this was a NEW package of pearls and I used the As You Graduate stamp set - this was the first time I used those words and I used a technique called the Pyramid from Technique Junkie Newsletter- the new part about that is the color combination I used! I have never put these colors together!

Here is a close up of the Pyramid...

Here are a few more details...

Stamp Set: As You Graduate
Ink: Olive, Razzleberry, Pumpkin, Pink, Espresso
Accessories: Technique Junkies Newsletter - Pyramid, Say it With pearls, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon

Here are a few other challenges I participated in...
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes,  For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes, Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes, Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Anns - Anything Goes, OSAAT - Anything Goes, Allsorts - Anything Goes, Stamps R Us - Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes, Crafty Emmas - Anything Goes, Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes ('cept Christmas!),  Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes Creative Crafts - Anything Goes, Fab n Funky - Quick n Easy, Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Punches), Sew Many Challenges:  Anything Goes!, The Beary Scrap Challenge:  Pearls or Gems

From here, be sure to check out the other talented projects from these FABULOUS LADIES...

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a very blessed day!!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Hot Cup of Cocoa....

Sounds delicious on a cold, wintery day!

Hello Everyone- I am SO excited to have been selected to participate in a "By Invitation only" opportunity from DRS DESIGNS. The shipping was SUPER fast and they have a great variety of images for all occasions! I had so much fun looking through their store!!! You will too. Be sure to check it out. 

I actually had a lot of fun with this set and made a BUNCH of projects! I will be sharing them this week and next! 

The card I am sharing with you today is called an Double Gate fold. This technique CD has Step by Step pictorial instructions on the Fancy Folds and Motions Cd from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I love having this cd, because I can take it everywhere I go and have 60 techniques all in one place. Easy to find and even better easy to use!!! You can find all of the details on how to purchase it on my side bar to the right.

Here are a few more details:
Cardstock: retired Bordering Blue, Espresso, 
Accessories: Copic Markers, Brads, 1/16th hole punch, Martha Stewart Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Martha Stewart Scoring Tool

I am headed out to go on a date with one of my gremlins! I hope you have a blessed day! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hello Everyone - I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Season. Today, over at Splitcoast Stampers they had a Color Challenge to use Olive, Not Quite Navy and Daffodil Delight together! I love these colors and together they make me think of water or a nature scene. 

I used the SWEET STOP SKETCH for my inspiration SSS88

Here are a few more details:

Stamps: Magnolia from I Brake for Stamps
Paper: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, Flourish Impressibilities, Labels Ten, Viva Pearl Accents, Old Olive Ribbon

As you shop at I Brake For Stampsyou can enjoy a 10% discount by using the code SAVE10Chris 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Chrissy D

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Hello Everyone! Our Christmas celebrations continue on here. Saturday, we had our family Christmas. Christmas Day was with my husband's side of the family and today will be with my side. We are SO blessed and are looking forward to another fun day with family.

Todays card uses the Technique Junkie Newsletter, December 2011 technique called Hidden Surprise! I just love having the Step by Step with picture directions always right at my finger tips!

These sweet kids are now 10 years old! Love this picture of them! I gave this little fold out to my girlfriend whose son is also in the photograph!

Here are a few details:
Accessories: Brads, Jumbo Brads, Cropodile, Rub Ons, Rounded Tab Punch, Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!!!!

Chrissy D

Thursday, December 23, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone!! I hope you are having a blessed week!

 Yesterday was the Belli Challenge and our theme was to create anything CHRISTMAS.

Here are the details:
I saw Grace's ornament here - absolutely gorgeous!!! and had to CASE it!! Grace is such a SWEET HEART and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her through e-mail, a phone call, blogging and through the ODBD team. She is so generous and is offering candy here for her birthday!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs ~Ornaments
Cardstock: Red, Acetate, 
Accessories: Big Shot, Spellbinders Ornament Dies, Staz on ink, Aquapainter, Cord, Beads, 

I used the CREAMY, SHIMMERY Creative Inspiration Paints to paint the acetate.  The colors I used were Evergreen, Garnet, Antique Gold

As you have time, check out the BELLI CHALLENGE GIRLS projects!!! They are sure to INSPIRE.

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Many blessings to you and your families!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hello Everyone - I have been doing extra Christmas baking and have been busy shopping and wrapping gifts! I bet you are busy too! 

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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said... darling!! Congrats on the new additions to your family. I know how you were missing your last one. I am so happy for you!!

Accessories: Chipboard, Gem Adhesives, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, White satin Offray ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint: Lavender, Turquoise, Mango, Pumpkin, Burgundy, Emerald

Stamps: I Brake for Stamps Vintage Christmas,
I just LOVE the ornaments that are available at Creative Cuts and More.
Diecut: Christmas Ornament #01 Largeperfect for your tree or an addition to your gifts!
Accessories: Chipboard, Silver ribbon, Aqua painter, Rub Ons, Copic

As you shop at I Brake For Stampsyou can enjoy a 10% discount by using the code SAVE10Chris and  at Creative Cuts and More you can save 10% by using CC&M10Chris

I am off to do more wrapping, baking and hopefully some stamping later! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Sunday, December 19, 2010


 HELLO and HAPPY CHRISTMAS SEASON! Are you ready for the Christmas Season? I am feeling quite relaxed about it all but really need to start wrapping all of the gifts we have!

The card I am sharing with you today is called an Easel Card Box. This technique is one that we have a Step by Step pictorial instructions on the Fancy Folds and Motions Cd from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I love having this cd, because I can take it everywhere I go and have 60 techniques all in one place. Easy to find and even better easy to use!!! You can find all of the details on how to purchase it on my side bar to the right. You can also have an opportunity to win this by playing along in the Sweet Stop Sketch!

Here is a copy of the sketch....

Here are the details:
Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock:Basic Grey Wassail, Neenah White, Espresso
Accessories: Scor-pal, Stitched Ribbon, Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Labels Punch, Felt Snowflakes, White Brads,

Some challenges I participated in...
Sweet Stop Sketch: Sketch with a twist (stitching)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes   One Stitch At A Time #43 - Anything Goes AiFactory : Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments : Anything goes 
Ellephantastic - Christmas/Winter  Craft Your Days Away - Punch it out
Lil Red Wagon - Use a Diecut Penny's Paper Crafty - Christmas A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas  Top Tip Tuesday- Christmas inspired  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek! Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hello Friends! It has been a week now since we introduced some new hair balls to our family, and every one seems to be adjusting well. Thank you all for your encouraging words and prayers! I have to say... I never used to be a huge cat lover, I have always been more of a dog lover. However, I have had a change of heart and while I still love dogs, I am just a plain old animal lover! LOL I have an illness you see...if I see an animal I think I need it and then proceed to get it! *wink* My husband is a big softie and normally lets me get more critters. Every year, we have new "critters" here. 

 Today is Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge day! Well...Christmas is just around the corner and when you think of Christmas classic carols is...We Three Kings...Our challenge to you today is to choose three of these items to use on your card: gold, silver, blue, red, snowflakes, ornament, Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.

This will be our last challenge before the holidays. Our winner will be announced on Sunday, December 26. Our first challenge for 2011 will be on January 8 and with that,I am say to say this is the last project as Challenge Design Team Member... It has been so much fun and such a blessing. I am VERY excited to be remaining on the team in a NEW capacity so I will share that information with you soon!

My take on the challenge was to make an ornament, silver, red and an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp! :) I can't wait to see what you make!

I used the creamy, shimmery Creative Inspirations Paint in Silver Frost to paint the puzzle pieces and decorated the wreath with Tear Drops and gems for the holly.

I made this cute tag using Silver Embossing Powder!

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Peace and Joy
Cardstock: White, Red, 
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark,  Silver Cord, Organdy Ribbon, Tear Drops, Mini Glue Dots

You can find more Gifts in a Jar here.

Here are some challenges I participated in...
Ellephantastic - Christmas/Winter Craft Your Days Away - Punch it out
Lil Red Wagon - Use a Diecut Penny's Paper Crafty - Christmas A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes Cupcake Craft- Non-traditional Christmas Stamp with Fun- ChristmasThe Crafty Pad - dry embossing AIFactory - Christmas Top Tip Tuesday- Christmas inspired 

Take some time to visit the SUPER talented design team members blogs here: 

                                                               Sabrina Jackson

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!
Many Blessings,

Chrissy D

Thursday, December 16, 2010


 Hello Everyone! Thursday is here and while my week hasn't been overly busy, I feel like it has been busy in my head! Ever have days like that!? LOL Today is ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD24)!  The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps and the challenge this week is to use a scripture and to make it the focal point of your card!  We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

I created this Scripture Pull Out card several months ago! I love to make books like this for friends who are going through a difficult season. There is nothing more comforting than the WORD of GOD and knowing HE is present during our trials.

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Psalm 46:1-5  God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled,Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
I am praying for a friend today as she is having a procedure! Trusting in the LORD as the doctors do their work and the LORD guides their hands.

Here is the project I created and the details listed under each individual "page." The first photo is the entire book opened...

This next photograph is the cover of the booklet...

Stamp Set: Don't Worry

Stamp Set: On Eagles Wings

Stamp Sets: Path of Life and From Me to You

Accessories: Nestibilities, Paper Snips, Dew Drops, Sponge, Scallop Punch, Chocolate Ribbon, gold cord, White Gel Pen, Copic Markers, Buttons, Twine, Chocolate Brads, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Felt Flowers, Vellum, Mini Glue Dots

A few challenges I participated in...
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes;
Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge: Sponging (sponged the edges of the dsp, plus stenciled the inside of the Spellbinder die);
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Encouragement, cheerful, uplifting card;
AI Factory: Anything Goes.

When you are done looking around here, be sure to check out the VERY talented designers for more inspiration! 


Thank you for stopping by! We are headed out today to decorate Christmas cookies with my mom and visit with her. Not too many things better than time with Grandma! Have a great day! Be Blessed!

Chrissy D