Tuesday, July 19, 2016


 Hello Everyone! I appreciate you stopping by! The past 4 years, I have been working my butt off on my home based business with Norwex and haven't done much paper crafting. A few months ago, my friend Holly Brown invited me to join a Design Team. At the same time, my business slowed down a little and I enjoyed having some more ME TIME and to work on the things I love to do. Taking care of myself emotionally, spiritually and feeding my artistic side was something I had set aside while I worked my business. Now, I am still working my business, but have found a way to get more balanced. My new website "CREATING WITH CHRISSY" will be all about: Creating the life we want filled with balance, work, hope and crafting. Best of all, I will be sharing tips on how to save time, money and your health with Norwex and diet!

This weekend, I played along with the Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challengeand boy was in for a pleasing view when I saw the talented Vickie Y's gallery. She had so many fabulous projects to case!

I decided to CASE her Snoopy at the beach card.

The changes I made were the colors, the papers, the image and I flipped the focal point to have the rounded corner on the opposite side.

Stamps: Peony Square by Art Neko
Paper: Gold Leaves on a Field of White, fabric papers, Cocoa, Pink, Raspberry  
                 Accessories: Flowers, bling, Dimensionals , Mini Glue Dots

Now for my second project... Now look closely - because the WHITE ink is the outline of the image. :) I love these Glossy Papers from The Paper Temptress. 

Here are some more details: 

Stamps: Butterfly Sheet - A324FSHT - Butterflies, Siamese Cats, Pagodas, and a Wee Boy Catching Butterflies from Art Neko Paper: Paper Temptress Ultimate Glossy Cardstocks, Art Neko Japanese Silver Sakura Blossoms on WhiteInk: Craft White
Paper Snips, Dimensionals,

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a BLESSED day!
Chrissy D

Monday, July 18, 2016


Did you let the dog out? is a question we often ask in this house! :) Today, I played along with a few challenges, 2 of them on Splitcoast Stampers and the DRS Designs Thursday Challenge as well.

My daughter and I had fun playing together. She drew, I stamped.
I added the SUNSHINE in for the CAS challenge - and then created a frame using my paper trimmer for the "polaroid" since I did not have the die cut. I also played along with Blog Challenge of incorporating their animals.

DRS Designs - Doggie Dilemma with Fence, Playful Pups, Who let the dogs out 
Paper: Whisper White, Craft, bashful blue  
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Black Memento, CopicsAccessories: Paper trimmer, scissors, dew drops, Mono liquid glue

Thank you for taking the time to look!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Two Cards for the Papercrafter

Hello Friends!!! I am so excited today because I have been working with IMAGE MANAGEMENT on a NEW WEBSITE!!! This will combine my business, blogging, artwork, healthier living tips, recipes, and SO MUCH more in one place. So in a few short weeks, I will be LIVE with Creating With Chrissy. Stay tuned for more posts and information on this exciting NEWS!

I have messed this one up a bit and do not know how to fix it, and do not know anyone who does. DO YOU!?

Now for the FUN STUFF! Papercrafting!!! My first card features the GORGEOUS stamp called Paired Swans from Art Neko (they have a new website coming soon too!) You can buy an entire set of State birds images on a sheet from them too if you wish.
I used the beautiful sheet of Gold Leaves on a Field of White, fabric papers on some textured Co'ordinations beige as well. The background papers are Whisper White and Brushed Gold from Stampin' Up! I embossed the image and words called Whimsical and Kind sayings in Gold Embossing Powder, using an embossing buddy and Heat tool to get a crisp embossed look. I finished it off by popping up the image with some Dimensionals!

My second card is all the Asian theme! Art Neko has a great variety of GORGEOUS mini envelopes. If you LOVE Asian things, they have a vast variety of wonderful images to choose from here. 

On this card, I used one of the lovely envelopes and snipped of the top with a decorative scissors to put a tag inside the envelope. Using an embossing folder and my Big Shot, I embossed vanilla cardstock and matted with dark brown and Co'ordinations beige cardstock.

I appreciate you stopping by and hope you enjoyed my projects! Stay tuned for more on health, cleaning with less chemicals, hope and of course MORE papercrafting!

Be sure to check out my Design Sisters Blogs this week too!

                                                         Chrissy D