Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Hello! Welcome to my blog! September is here and that means NEW STAMPS at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! And new stamps mean a BLOG HOP full of inspiration, challenges and prizes! 

If you are starting here then I must direct you to the beginning of the hop... The Blog Hop begins at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog! You really do not want to miss what the team has in store for you! Beautiful cards filled with inspiration! Otherwise, if you came from TRICIA's Blog you are in the right place. Wasn't her project FANTASTIC?!
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has  released 10 amazing new clear sets today and we are so thrilled to share them with you :)! Three of these stamps have been designed by me! I am so excited to be back with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I love these ladies!!!!

As you know  Three of our Design Divas are hosting a challenge on their blogs. (I am one of them!!!) For each challenge you participate in, you will be entered to win a FREE stamp set from our new release! If you enter all three challenges, not only will you have the chance to win 3 different sets, BUT you will also be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the SNSS store!! NOTE: Challenge details will be included in the DT hostess blog post.

----- One of our Design Divas will be sharing a special 1-day-only coupon code to the SNSS store which can be used to save you $$$ on your favorite new releases!

Now for your CHRISSY CHALLENGE!!! Create a card using NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS -You will have until Saturday, Sept. 4th to play along for the prize.  I will choose and announce the winner on my blog by Monday, Sept 6th. 

If you play along please sign in on Mr. linky here!!! 

Here is a list of materials I used on my projects:
Card One:
Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Core'dinations, Sage, Pale Plum, White, DP DCWV
Accessories: Jewels and gems, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals, Copics, Eggplant Marker, Large Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Sponges

Card Two:
Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, retired frame is from SU
Cardstock: Kraft, Ruby, Saffron, White
Accessories: Pearls and gems, Paper Snips, Pretties Kit, Organdy Ribbon, Gems, Copic Markers, 

Here is a list of the blogs you'll want to visit:
Ceal Pritchett 
Darsie Bruno 
Janette Olen
Korin Sutherland 
Kim Schofield
Leah Cornelius 
Lisa Jurecek
Lorie Souther
Nancy Brown
Tricia Traxler
Chris Dickinson - YOU ARE HERE

Note - for those of you who are checking in on the weight loss update and challenge, please tune in tomorrow!!!

Thank you so much for hopping along! Be sure to play along in our challenges! I look forward to seeing what you create! Have a FANTASTIC, BLESSED day!!!

Chrissy D


Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards, Chrissy! What an awesome set! Thanks for your well wishes with school. . .I'll be praying for your school year too ;D

Korin said...

Wonderful cards, Chris! I am so thrilled you are back with SNSS! Your new sets are fabulous :)!!

Sandy said...

I couldn't possibly choose a favorite out of both cards you've made. The colors and details are so pretty! The image itself is beautiful and I LOVE them both!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful cards, each so different by changing the color palette.

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous new set, Chris, and your cards are sooo beautiful!!!!! I'll have to hop along later today...can't wait to see all the new goodies!!!!

Robin Parker said...

This is a fabulous stamp set. Love the swirly pearls and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Chrisd said...

Great new sets and your results are lovely.Time to start those Christmas cards. Thanks for the nudge on that! Great hop.

Kim said...

Beautiful cards Chris, love the color combo! I think this is my first visit to your blog...wonderful work!!

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!

Lorie said...

Chris, I am just stunned with your cards! They are both so beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous, and you used the perfect embellishments in all the right places. The colors on the first card just blow me away. Absolutely stunning!!


Tricia said...

What lovely cards with that set, Chrissy! The pearl flourishes are perfect!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Very beautiful Chrissy. Love the colors.

Kathy W said...

beautiful cards. love the touches of pearls very elegant

MaryM said...

I love everyone's cards in the BlogHop., I plan on completing the challenges. I love SNS images, the clear acrylics and the digis. Happy Creating!

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards Chrissy, I am so glad you are back designing stamps again for Sweet 'n Sassy

Nancy said...

Wow Chrissy. What beautiful cards and fabulous coloring!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Chris!! I'm so excited for you. Your new stamp sets are just gorgeous! Cute card chick and I LOVE that stick pin!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Both are so pretty. Would have never thought of using the pearls and swirls with the image. Love them! You are so talkented.

Dawnll said...

Congrats on the release of your new stamps, how exciting and fun to create!
Enjoy your coloring and your use of supplies. Hope to play along

Kim H said...

Beautiful card~ how gorgeous!
Kim H
rkrharris at comcast dot net

Leah said...

So pretty, I love non-tradtitional Christmas colors! Wonderful coloring too:)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is just perfection.

CanadianScraps43 said...

All I can say is wow with regards to all the new releases. I soooo love this stamp set too! So many to chose from. Love your challenge and your cards are so beautiful. The elegance of each card really does give such great meaning to the image being used. Gonna try this challenge for sure. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs.

Jeri said...

One of my favorite things about SNS stamps is the sentiments that go along with the images. I just love the nativity set.

Maria Matter said...

these are so beautiful Chrissy! I love the realistic look of this set...just perfect!
hugs & blessings!

Lagene said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!!! to me those anre non traditional Christmas colors...I hope i'm on the right track!

Judy McMullen said...

I love this image of the Holy family. Love how you've colored the image in both cards and the wonderful colors, papers, textures and embellishments you've used!!!

Kim B said...

Lovely card and great new set.

MaryM said...

My Christmas Card is posted at:

Jan G said...

What a great card, and a wonderful adventure! Loved the hop and seeing everyone's creations! I have added it to my favorites and plan to check back often! Chrissy, yours was the toughest challenge of all! Thanks!I don't normally put black on my Christmas cards, but I went outside my comfy little box!

Anita said...

I added my card. Thanks for a fun challenge!