Monday, February 28, 2011


Hello!! I hope this finds you well rested from a wonderful weekend! 

Have you been over to The Brakefast Club? The Brakefast Club is a free forum filled with friendship, Inspiration, Challenges , Fun, Contests, and ideas for I Brake For Stamps! This weeks challenge was to create something with GREEN!

Todays card, I decided to try something and didn't get the colors I wanted, so I did some punting and came up with this creation.

I started out by using Creative Inspiration Paints and the Spring Green paint on my water color card stock. I did not achieve the Bright Green I wanted, so I grabbed my water color crayons and mixed some Glorious Green in and WAH-LAH! I achieve the glorious, shimmery green I wanted!!!

I used both water color crayons and Creative Inspiration Paints: Emerald, Copper, Antique Silver, Charcoal, Spring Green, Citrus, Onyx, Coal, Butter Cup, Raw Sienna

I Brake for Stamps now carries these wonderful paints too!

 I also had fun using Paper Temptress Paper SO FUN!!! - Here are the gorgeous papers I used Water color Paper,  Paper, POP Tones - Berrylicious,   Antique Parchment brownMetallics Fairway - Each of these papers has their own unique quality - each embosses beautifully and really help add the extra WOW to create a fabulous card!

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Leprechaun, Clovers, Irish Blessing from I Brake For Stamps save yourself 10% by using the code Save10Chris 
Cardstock: see abovePaper Temptress Paper  POP Tones - Berrylicious,   Antique Parchment brownMetallics Fairway 
Accessories: Aquapainters, Watercolor Crayons, Offray Ribbon, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug folder, Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Brayer, White Gel Pen,

Here are some challenges I participated in...
Happily Ever After Crafter #15 - Color challenge for St. Patricks Day!
Fussy and Fancy -  embossing and/or paper piecing Paper Cutz - Spring  Do You Stack Up?   -Anything Goes Paper Crafting Journey   anything goes Paper Romance   - Anything goesShelly's Images  - Ribbon Card Creations & More By C  Sparkle Gem Of A Challenge  Buttons, brads, beads, bows Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bows Some Odd Girl - Handmade element or embellishment (double bow) Pixie Dust Studio - Create a card/project using Summer colors Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Chrissy D

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Hello! It is pre coffee as I write this so honestly after I wrote Hello my mind went blank. LOL I created this on Monday for the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge!

Here are the details:
Stamps: Wedding Cake from Heart Song Designs -
Paper: SU DP, Artichoke. Plum   Ink: Memento Black, Copics 
Accessories: Stickles, Organdy, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Wild Orchid Flowers, Spellbinders, Dimensionals 

You can see even more inspiration with these great images here. 

This is my week with LOTS of stamping deadlines! So I am working like a mad woman in my stamp room!!! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Inky Hugs-

Chrissy D

Friday, February 25, 2011


Hello Everyone, HAPPY Friday! I have a few projects that I am sharing with you today! The Bloggers Challenge will be on this post too, so scroll down please!

I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer for The Paper Temptress this month! They are having a Design Team Call right now - so go check them out - HERE, if you are interested. I have to say WOW! SOOooo many WONDERFUL papers in that store!!! I have been ordering some papers here and there and sticking in my stash and have had fun pulling them out and playing with them this month.

You have to FEEL this Black Velvet paper. Such glorious texture and it feels SO good in my fingers, I barely want to use it... But truthfully.... What good is this SCRUMPTIOUS paper if you do not USE IT!? If you USE it, it will bless not only YOU but someone else too! It is hard to SEE the velvet - but my oh my!

Black Velvet (Touche Black)

Black Velvet

Black LeatherI also used the Cryogen White Iridescent and Black Leather (pictured to the left),

and Fantasy Silver Metallic Ribbon

Someone asked me the difference in this paper verses other papers - this is how I replied it is the TEXTURE and how it absorbs the ink and Ohhhh SOOO luscious and filled with SPLENDOR!!!

I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter April/ May 2003 issue and the Split Negative technique..

Stamps: Stamps from The SmART Works
Paper: listed above
Ink: White Craft, Black Memento
Accessories: Ribbon from The Paper Temptress, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Swiss Dots folder, Dimensionals, Scallop Oval punch, Lg Ovel punch, ZVA Pearls from Our Daily Bread Designs, White EP, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips
Techniques: Split Negative

Now, are you ready for the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE!? This week's Bloggers Challenge is a SKETCH! Last month, I messed up and made these two cards and look!!! I remembered I had created them! Yahoo! LOL I only remembered because I had a few people tell me they forgot, so I have been WATCHING for it! 

Here are the details:
I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Sanded Whitewash technique from the August/September 2009 Issue
Stamps - I Brake for Digis Snowman!
Accessories: Creative Inspiration Paints, Aquapainter,  Circle punches, Tear Drops, 7/8 Stitched rose ribbon, Gesso, Sanding block, Paper Piercing tool, mat pack, Big Shot, Cuttlebug folder

Here are the details for my second card:
I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Sanded Co'redinations technique.
Stamps: FROG from I Brake for Digis
Accessories: Dew Drops, Organdy, Dimensionals, Sanding Block, Big Shot, Cuttlebug folder, Creative Inspiration Paints

If you'd like to play along, please link back to THIS POST (On Lisa's Blog), mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Embossing Challenge, and link your card below using the Link Tool.  Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your challenge post, please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge. 
Other challenges I am participating in...

My Time To Craft -  Hats, 

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes, 

Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On , 
Incy Wincy Designs - use punches or dies (1st and 3rd card), 
Ooh La La Creations - Pink, pink and more Pink (second card), 
Stamps R Us  - For the Girls (2nd card),  
One Stitch At A Time - Anything but square
2 Sisters - Embossing 1st card, 
Fun with Shapes & More -  must include die cut/punch (2nd card), 

Craft Us Crazy  - Winter (2nd card), 

Do You Stack Up? -  - dots (1st card), 
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  - sparkle/glitter/bling (2nd card), 
Sassy Studio Designs -  - use a punch (2nd crd), 

Shelly's Images - Ribbon (take your pick!)

Stamp-N-Doodle  - ribbon, embossing and bling (3rd card), 

Delightful Challenges- use your scraps (patterned papers on cards 2 and 3), Splitcoast Stampers Way to Use It Challenge- Use grey!

Thank you for stopping by, looking and commenting! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Chrissy D

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hello Everyone- Happy Thursday!!! Remember a few years ago when the big rage in flower land was these paper Primas? Well, they keep coming out with BETTER product yet we have these left overs laying around. ACK, of course, I buy all of the new stuff too, but need to be a wise steward and use up my older things too. In an effort to do this, I grabbed my Shimmery, fabulous Creative Inspiration Paints and thought I would make some leaves and paint my Prima flowers too, to match my card!

You can use any type of paint brush you wish! I used an Aquapainter. Choose your paint color and your Prima flower. I bought a large bin of white Primas, so I will be creating a leaf with this one!

Paint directly on the flower with the paints that you like. Be careful to not over saturate with water as you paint. If you do, carefully use a Heat Tool to dry the flowers.

I did not have the right color of rose, so I mixed my own color. I used a touch of Burgundy, Rose and Fairy Frost and painted the color directly on the second Prima.

Once the paint is dry, I trimmed the Prima flower to create more of a "leafy" look.

Don't you just love the shimmer with these paints???

 Here are a few more details:

Stamps: I Brake For Stamps -  Humorous Seniors, Whipper Snapper sentiment,save yourself 10% by using the code Save10Chris 
Paper: Craft, TPC Studio Ancestral DP, Espresso, White
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Zva Pearls, Creative Inspiration Paints Primas, Scallop Punch, Offray ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, mini Glue Dots - 

Guess what!? Creative Inspiration Paints are now available at I Brake for Stamps too! 

Here are some more details from Della - New Prima Flowers from CHA 2011 are on the website. Some are very limited. I did not bring many in. You can see them all here:

Della has added more images to the website from the Embossing Arts line. You can see them all here:

 Don't forget to check out the brand new release! There are collage postage stamps and a carnation collage. You can view all of the new releases here:

Here are some challenges I participated in...

Challenges I am entering my tags in:

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On 
Ooh La La Creations - Pink, pink and more Pink
Stamps R Us  - For the Girls
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  - sparkle/glitter/bling
Some Odd Girl – Handmade elements (leaves)
Delightful Challenges- use your scraps (prima ribbon and scraps of papers)

 Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!Chrissy D

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Be sure to check out the DUDE TIME DOODLE BLOG HOP HERE when you are done!

Hello everyone- I have another post here to share with you today! First off, I am SO excited!!!! I taught myself to make my VERY first Blog Badge!!!For those of you who do not know, I consider myself Compu-Tarded, so this was quite the accomplishment for me!

Cyndi Spivey from Walking in His Grace contacted me and said she was looking for a Blog Badge for an upcoming Bible Study she is working on and asked if I could make one for her! So I did!!! Here it is...

The broom image was a free image I found on a Google Search engine found HERE. Check out Cyndi's Blog for some Inspiration and devotionals and her beautiful testimony!

Now for my card today!!!!  On this card, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter April/ May 2010 Edition and the technique Background Burst Extension. This technique actually makes TWO backgrounds for you to design with!

Here is a close up of the detail in the background...

Here are the details for the card:

Stamps: Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes from Marks Finest papers
Paper: Rose Red, Artichoke, Plum, White
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Chalks, White Craft Ink, BG Image, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Dew Drops, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals
Techniques: Background Burst Extension 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!!
Inky Hugs-
Chrissy D

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The Blog Hop starts at 8 am Wednesday morning. So some of the posts may not be up yet!

HELLO Friends! Are you feeling GROOVY!? Welcome to the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop! I am so glad you stopped by!!! You are in store for some FUN as you HOP through these new DUDELY Images! While you are hopping be sure to leave some love - one of the Design Team Members will be secretly chosen as the "MYSTERY HOSTESS" of the blog hop and one lucky commenter will receive one of our new release images for free or any individual image of their choice.

This Blog Hop does not have a starting and ending point so no matter where you HOP on you are in the right place. Just keep going. Don't forget to leave some love everywhere you land, including here! Once you have gone full circle you have completed the Hop.

We have six new images to share with you this month and as you hop along we're sure that there will be something that inspires you!

To start the hop off in the right gear we bring you Down Town Delmar Disco. I thought I would bring you a smile with the fun saying... I used Microsoft Word and printed it up with my Digital image! 

Here are the details:

I used the technique called Soft 'n Sparkly from the August/ September 2010 Technique Junkie Newsletter check it out!!! 
Image: Downtown Delmar from Dude Time Doodles
Cardstock: Purple from SU, Black, White
Accessories: Martha Stewart Purple Glitter and punch, White Flower Soft, Dew Drops, Flower Soft Glue

From here, you will want to HOP on over to the TAMMY'S BLOG next!

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

Chrissy D