Saturday, July 31, 2010


HAPPY SATURDAY!!! I am home from CHA and fully exhausted! :) It was sooo much fun!! I met so many wonderful people and saw so many different things! It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was great none the less!

 Today, I have the Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs to share with you.  

This week's challenge:  to use a ribbon and charm and one other embellishment- but no flower embellishments unless it is your charm.

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, August 5th on the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogOne 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!

Here are the details to my card...

Technique: Glitter Ribbons from Technique Junkies Newsletter. This is from the NEW August- September Newsletter

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection 3
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling, Neenah White,
Accessories: Spellbinders, Martha Stewart Glitter, Xyron, Dew Drops, Satin Ribbon, Charm, silver thread, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Be sure to check out more creations from the gifted Design Team

Thank you for stopping by! Have a VERY blessed weekend!!!
Chrissy D

Friday, July 30, 2010


Hello Everyone - Today, I am so excited because I am headed off to the CHA Super Show in Chicago! I am so excited. I have my camera packed and ready to go!! I will have an opportunity to meet Lisa Somerville, Shelly Schmidt, and several other people! So excited!!! Did I mention that? :)

Anyways today is BLOGGER CHALLENGE DAY! And the challenge is to create a card using BLACK, WHITE and another color... I know SHOCKER!!! I did NOT use RED. Actually my friend, forbid me to use red! LOL

Here are a few more challenges I participated in...

My card uses Stampin Up! stamp (words), the Technique from the TECHNIQUE JUNKIE NEWSLETTER called Pinwheel - this is a SNEAK PEEK to the August/ September 2010
Cardstock: White, Black, Nana's DP By DCWV
Accessories: Jumbo Brad, Eyelet tool, Paper trimmer
Polka Dot border is from Hot off the Press

Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!! Be blessed!
Chrissy D

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Hello Everyone- This week, my children are at a Musical Camp and will be performing at our church on Sunday in the Musical production (STOMP) Joseph from the Pit to the Palace. They are extras and have helped create the scenery, sing songs, etc. They are gone during the day for 6 hours and come home EXHAUSTED. This has left me with lots of time with my youngest who doesn't seem to know what to do with herself! :) 

This week, I participated in a few challenges and am planning a Surprise Birthday party for my daughter. So SHHHHhhh.....

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge - 

Here are the details:

Stamps: Thoughts of You By Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Crushed Concord Daffodil Delight Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, Basic Grey Brads, Kiwi satin ribbon, sanding block. Big Shot, Cuddlebug, Technique Junkie newsletter
Techniques: Sanded Core'dinations by Technique Junkie Newsletter

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge
Creative Inspirations - ANIMALS (there is a dog in mine!)
My Grafico #59 - Glitz it Up!  (Paper has glitter on it!)
Create4fun Challenge #30 - Use Flowers 

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Birthday Bella, Alpha Blocks SNS
Paper: DCWV Nana's Kids,
Accessories: Rose Ribbon, Rose flower, Dimensionals, MS Punch, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Today’s featured rubber stamp set is : July 27- O' Holey Night
Oh Holey Night
It will be marked at 50% off on my website  from midnight (ish)  Tuesday to midnight (ish) Wednesday!!
O Holey Night
Here’s my sample!

Stamps used O' Holey Night by Firecracker Designs By Pamela 
 Cardstock: Vellum, White 
  Accessories: Gold Pearls, Copics, Dimensionals, Paper Snips 

Challenges I participated in:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #49 - make a votive holder or a card/project depicting a candle. (This is the tutorial I used to make my votive holder!)
Pile it on - Use plastic (the gems and vellum!)
Belli Challenge - Sketch & Something that moves! (light - candles move!)
Scrap Creations - Christmas in July
KAH-WINK-E-DInk Digis - Anything goes as long as it is cool! The colors I used to color this/ cardstock are in the Cool tones.
Dancing In Pajamas - Inspiration Challenge - I used the color combo
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas in July

For MORE ideas using this set - you can click HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE
Thank you for stopping by! Have a VERY blessed day!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hello Everyone! Todays card is for several challenges again!!! :)

The first one is for the CLUB POSH you can have a chance to win by participating! go check it out!!! The deadline is July 30.

Pile it On Challenge #29 - use plastic (see pearl gems)
Create4fun Challenge #30 - Use Flowers (primas)
Mami Doodles #7 - Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage #19 - Touchy Feely - distressing
Gingersnap Creations - Markers (Copics)
Daring Cardmakers - Layer it Up!
Practical Scrappers - Use your stash older than a year! (ribbon, DP) for some more of the nitty gritty details! 

Stamps: I Brake For Stamps, Inspirational Sheet #5

Technique: Torn Frames from Technique Junkie Newsletter -
Cardstock: Chocolate, Mustard, Pale Yellow
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Craft Knife, Primas, Pearl Gems, Dimensionals, Chocolate Satin Ribbon

Did you know? You can CLICK HERE to save 10% at I Brake For Stamps by using this code: SAVE10CHRIS

Thank you for looking and commenting! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Monday, July 26, 2010


Extra! Extra! Read ALL about it! I combined todays project with several challenges 

Think Ink #25 - Create your own Background Paper - I added texture using my Scor-Pal
Paper Take - Cutie Patootie - I love this CUTE image!
Crafty Creations #77 - Happy or sweet - this is a HAPPY birthday card
Practical Stampers - Use Stash older than 1 year - the ribbon, the Blue brads, my Scor-pal I rarely use and the DP are older than a year
Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely - the added texture from Scoring the BG
Sentimental Sundays - It's all fun and games - this is a FUN image and card!

Whew! Did you catch all of that?! lol Here are a few more details:

Stamps: Aren't they CUTE? News Boy from QKR Stampede and Happy Birthday from QKR Stampede too!
Cardstock: Neenah White, Red SU DP retired
Accessories: Copics, Memento Ink, Blue Brads, Scor-pal, Dimensionals

I am off to snuggle with one of my gremlins! The other gremlins went to an Acting Camp and will be there through out the day time hours this week. So my youngest and I are hanging out! 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some love!! Have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Hello and Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a great weekend!! This is my BIG BIRTHDAY weekend, so my Sweetie took me shopping and out to dinner tonight. I am HOPING to get a Bamboo Fun for my stamp designing! 

Today, I get to craft all day, as my husband is home. I ended up taking the past two days off - I was just needing a break and a time of refreshment. The kids and I ended up playing Canasta, Trumpet and watching movies due to rainy weather!

 This week, I have the Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs to share with you.  This Week's Challenge:  The team would like you to distress it. You can use ink, tearing, or ripping...whatever it takes to give a distressed look somewhere on your creation.

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, July 29 on the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogOne 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!

Today, I have two projects to share with you. Here are the details!

Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread Designs Fishers of Men and From Me to You
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP, Blue, Tangerine,Chocolate
Accessories: Hardware - Jumbo Brads and S Clips, Distressor, Technique Junkie Newsletter - December 2009/ Jan 2009 Torn Frames, Copics, Hemp

On this second card, I used Technique Junkie Newsletter - December 2009/ Jan 2009 Fringed Frames technique
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Fishers of Men
Cardstock: DP unknown, Cherry CS, Neenah White, Esspresso
Accessories: Faux Rock, Distressing Tool, Paper Piercing Tool, Hemp, Scissors, Craft Knife, Marker

Be sure to check out more creations from the gifted Design Team

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed and creative weekend!

Chrissy D

Thursday, July 22, 2010


WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "FROSTY IN JULY - CHRISTMAS" Blog Hop! We are so excited to show you what we created for this FUN Blog Hop and SO glad you have come to join in on the FUN! 

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

For starters, you should have arrived here from Jerusha's art filled Blog! Wasn't her project CUTE? If you have not arrived here from Jerusha's Blog, the BLOG HOP STARTS HERE, but be warned! The Design team has some ADORABLE, CUTE and QUIRKY projects with a Christmas/ Frosty in July theme!

You will have an opportunity to win a $25- Shopping Spree from QKR Stampede (shipping will be paid too!) Go back to the QKR Stampede Blog for your chance to win!

1. HOP through AND comment on each blog - please make sure the Blog Hop is LIVE, THEN come back here and let us know you did so!
2. For another chance, follow the QKR Stampede Blog

3. For another chance, become a Fan on Facebook, HERE.

4. For another chance, spread the word about our Blog Hop on your blog!

The Deadline for entry will be Wednesday, July 28th at midnight EST. We will announce the winner on Thursday, July 29th on the QKR Stampede Blog.

Here are the details to my projects...

Let me start off by saying...those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook... THIS first card, is the one I was talking about. I have tweaked it about 4 times... enough said. :)

Stamp Set: QKR Stampede Jesus is the Reason
Cardstock: Creative Cuts and More  Cross Window Square Scallop Card - Horizontal, Designer Paper
Accessories: Pearl Gems, Scallop punch for the border along the top

For the second project uses this adorable Christmas Cat image from QKR Stampede.
Cardstock: Creative Cuts and More Creel Box
Accessories: Killer Red Tacky Tape, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Red and White striped Ribbon

If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop, do not worry. HOP back over to the Qkr Stampede Blog where the complete list will be.

YOU ARE HERE ----Chris ------

For your chance to win go HERE NEXT (QKR Stampede Blog)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful, safe weekend filled with MANY BLESSINGS! Have fun on the HOP!

Chrissy D


Hello my friends, Today, is the beginning of some changes for myself. Do you ever find yourself slipping into bad habits? Well, I have been!!! I have been sleeping in late, not getting as much accomplished, because I tend to be more of a morning person and if I sleep that time away not as much gets completed and my time with my family is shorter. In addition to that, I find myself making bad choices as far as food, especially at night!

So today, I woke up at 6 am to start my day with a quiet time (was HOPING to do it with out children), however, my children followed me downstairs. So I told them they had to be QUIET while I had my quiet time. I am also planning to get back on a clean eating program and to move more. While I have not gained a TON of weight, I am up about 5 pounds now from the 50 I lost, it is time to reign it back in and cut out the sugars and processed foods. I will share what I am going to be doing in the next few days. So if you care to join me in my efforts, I would love the support! :)

One reason I am waking up earlier, is due to my fall school schedule. I am beginning to prepare for that and by waking up early NOW, it will not be as painful next month! :) OK... enough about ME...although there are TONS of things happening that I will announce in due time, but I am continuing to pray for wisdom and I want to be sure I am on the same page as GOD as I make these decisions! I have to remind myself that while there is a lot of good things and opportunities, not every one of them is what the LORD wants me to do. 

Todays card, I actually made 10 of for our Care Ministry Pastor at church. I used Patter's Card here as my inspiration. I did change a few things. Here are the details:

Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread Designs You will Find Refuge and Amazing Grace Hymn
Cardstock: Vanilla Neenah cardstock, Navy, Kraft
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, Navy Organdy, Sponge, Nestibilities, Black EP, Heat Tool, 

Challenges I participated in:
Creative Cottage - "Touchy Feely" challenge....I used heat embossing
Frosted Designs: Border punches....I used the Martha Stewart border punch

I hope you have a day filled with peace and the joy of the LORD! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Your kind words of encouragement, are always a blessing to me. Have a great day!
Chrissy D