Thursday, March 31, 2011


Hi Everyone - Are you ready to celebrate??? I am not sure what you are celebrating, but life sure is throwing us lots of twists and turns lately. My family will have some big changes in the next few weeks. I can tell you more tomorrow. :) We are praising GOD for all HE has provided for us.

Well, enough about personal "stuff," you want to know about this CUTE little bear, don't you??? This is a Brand new release from I Brake for Stamps! You can see the entire release here and I will be sharing MORE cards over the next week or so! 

Here is some even MORE GOOD NEWS!!!! The gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK have finally arrived. Della has 43 colors to choose from. They are hand made from mulberry paper. Top quality! You can view them all HERE.

Della also has 25 colors of Creative Inspiration Paints. You can see them all HERE.  

Shipping will be a flat fee of $4.85 for all purchases for U.S. residents. International orders are welcome, but please contact Della for shipping rates. Please use the secure shopping cart to place your orders. Della accepts Visa, MasterCard and Paypal! You can also save 10% by using SAVE10CHRIS!

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

Chrissy D

Wednesday, March 30, 2011



HELLO and welcome to the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Stephanie Blog Hop!

Today, we are celebrating Stephanie Serrano's Birthday! Hop along with us and wish her a Happy Birthday HERE! Let her know I sent you!

You should have come from Shelly Scott's Blog . If you did not see her fantastic creation you will want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing! All of the action starts at Michelle Single's Blog.

Here are the details for my project:
Image: Birthday Cupcakes from Heart Song Designs Sneak peek for tomorrow's release!
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP, Espresso, White
Accessories: Random buttons from stash, Chocolate Twill, Mini Glue Dots, Marker

From here you will want to go to the talented Dee Pritschet's Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


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

HELLO Friends!  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 FIVE 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 Guiness Gwen. 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:

Image: Guiness Gwen from Dude Time Doodles
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, White
Accessories:Baja Stitched Ribbon, Punches, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots

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

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Hello Friends - I hope this finds you having a wonderful weekend! I am having a very relaxing weekend. Friday evening, I went out on a date with my sweetie. Then Saturday morning, we woke up early and took the kids to breakfast at IHOP then we went shopping at the ZOO, er.... I mean Wal-mart. LOL

Today is week #3 of the Sketches With Heart Challenge! The rules are simple to join us! You are NOT required to use a Heart Song Designs image. Just create a project based on the sketch, add your direct link below, and have fun!

Be sure to check back here Friday, April 1st as we are having a Spring Showers blog HOP! One lucky participant will win the entire April release! Now onto the fabulous DT's creations. 

On my project, I used the fabulous shimmery paints from Creative Inspiration Paints. I used Core'dinations cardstock and painted over the entire piece.

Cardstock: Core'dinations, White, 
Accessories: Ribbon White Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Floral Brads from SU, Martha Stewart Punch, Silver Pen

Take some time to see what the other ladies created and leave them some love, it will make their day! Lauren,   Vanessa,   StephaniePeggyJerusha,  Holly,  Deb,  Ceal

You can play along here.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy D

Friday, March 25, 2011

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE #205 - You're a Gem!

Happy Friday Everyone! Todays Bloggers Challenge is a SKETCH!

Here are the details:

I used the technique called Wisped Frames from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I also used Creative Inspiration Paints (GOLD) on the Cameo!

Accessories: Viva Pearl Paint, Spellbinders, Stipple Brush, Paper Piercing tool, GRAND CALIBUR, Martha Stewart Punch, 

Here is another card I made: 

I chose the Madras technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, masking the area for the sun. This technique comes from the Oct. 2006 issue.

The elephant charm comes from Mark's Finest Papers. I LOVE that they have charms to coordinate with their images and papers.

Stamps: African Veldt from Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: Glossy Cardstock, Tangerine, Olive, Black, Apricot
Ink: Pumpkin Spectrum Pad, Black Staz On
Accessories: Brayer, Post It Note, Charms from MFP, Gold Cord, Scallop punch

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. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Chrissy D

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hello Everyone-
Do you LOVE your Copic Markers? So through my blog hopping, I noticed that there is  Free Art Lesson’s by Adam Hughes.  How cool is that? Adam is a comic book artist who has worked with companies such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, and Warner Bros, to name a few. He is most well known for his renderings of superheroines such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman. And he uses Copics! Check out the free tutorials!

Todays card was inspired by Splitcoast Stampers Sketch challenge from this week. 

I am not part of Really Reasonable Ribbons Design Team or promotion team - but I just LOVE their ribbon and service.... I ordered on Friday night late and my order was already in my mailbox on Monday! I do not even live in the same State!
This fun image is from I Brake For Stamps and it can be all yours with just a few clicks of your mouse! Della has great prices, great product and fast service too! You can see the hair dryer trio here - and while you are shopping save 10% by using savings code SAVE10CHRIS

Here are a few more details: 

Stamps: Hair Dryer Trio from I Brake for Stamps
Paper: Stella Rose from My Mind;s Eye, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Black
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scissors, Gem

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Hello Everyone! Today the Design D.I.V.A.S's theme for the Blog Hop is OLDIES BUT GOODIES.... as I mention that, it is ALSO BELLI CHALLENGE DAY. For those of you who do not know about the Belli Challenge - it is ALL about using your OLD STUFF up!!! This weeks challenge is to create a card using FELT OR FABRIC.

Now, if you are here for the Design D.I.V.A.S Blog Hop, you should have come from the ever so talented Angie William's Blog. If you did NOT come here from Angie's Blog, all of the fabulous action starts at the very creative Melissa's Blog!

Both of these cards use Stampin' Up! sets I haven't used in ages!

Stamps: Shells, Warmest Regards. Itty Bitty BG
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua painter, Martha Stewart Punch, Gems

I do not recall the name of this set! The Scripture is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Really Rust, Brocade Blue., Whisper White, basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Gingham ribbon.

Go here next: When you are done taking a look around here, you will NOT want to miss seeing what the talented Cathryn Edgar has to show you!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Week 4 {ODBDLYLS3} Scrapbook Challenge

Hello Everyone! It is Tuesday and that means it is time for some more inspiration for the ODBD Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook Challenge!

 For March, we are challenging you to use:
**fuchsia flowers or the color fuchsia for the 3rd anniversary flower OR
**crystal or glass for the anniversary modern gift (this can be faux crystal gems, a glass embellishment, etc.), AND **ODBD stamps!

This week, I created an 8x10 Page of my daughter from last summer. I love this kid so much! See that sparkle in her eyes? She has such a quick wit and guess what her favorite food is? Anything with sugar!

I thought I might put this in a picture frame and hang it in my hall way. 

Cardstock: Core'dinations, SU DP, White, Black
Accessories: Ecstasy Small Template, Dew Drops, Grand Calibur, Elegant Ovals Spellbinders, Chipboard is from Junkitz, White Gel Pen, Mini Glue Dots

Here are all of the rules...
**You must use ODBD stamps on a scrapbook page of any size!
**Other stamps are allowed, but ODBD images need to be the focus!
**Use Keywords ODBDLYLS3 and ODBD when linking to SCS or other public galleries.
**The same keywords will be used for this entire month of March!
**To be eligible for the $25 gift certificate, leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz.
**All entries for the entire month must be linked to this first post of the month using Inlinkz.
**If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give a link back to this challenge page.

The challenge runs from today through Thursday, March 31st, at 6 pm EST. You have all month to enter. You can enter as many times as you like, just remember to link your creations to this first post. We will select a winner from ALL of the March scrapbook challenge entries for a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store! The winner will be announced with our new challenge that will begin Tuesday, April 5th!

We can't wait to see your pages! It makes it easy and fun!!!! Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


HELLO and Happy Sunday! You're going to love today's new releases from Heart Song Designs! Leah has created some great new digis that you don't want to miss:

There is a new sketch over on the Heart Song Inspiration blog for you to play with, so go check it out and have some fun! You could win free digis just for playing along with the weekly sketch challenges!

On my project today, I used Creative Cuts and More's Retro Pocketbook die cut and their Killer White Tear-able tape. Terry has this for an EXCELLENT price too!

Easter Basket set is from Heart Song Designs
Accessories: Felt Ribbon, Large Tag Punch, Dew Drops, Silver Cord, Mini Glue Dots, White Gel Pen, Copic Markers

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

Chrissy D

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Happy Saturday! Today will be a relaxing day (I hope! lol) as I am planning on stamping during the day time hours and getting together for our Monthly Game Night with friends! 

On todays card, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter for this creation using the Glimmer Lace technique from the 08/10 Newsletter

Here are the details:

Stamps: Things with Wings, Inspirational Phrases from I Brake For Stamps
Paper: WHite, Black, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Lace, Martha Stewart Glitter, Xyron, Technique Junkies Newsletter, EK Success Punch, Dimensionals,

You can save yourself 10% by using the code Save10Chris at I Brake for Stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for stopping by!
Chrissy D

Friday, March 18, 2011



HAPPY FRIDAY Everyone- I hope you have had a great week! I have had a busy week with sick children, catching up after being gone, picking up my mom from the hospital and preparing for a Stamp Class I am holding tonight! Whew! Today, I will clean for the class as my floors desperately need some attention!

Now, are you ready for the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE!? This week's Bloggers Challenge isto create a card with SPRING FLOWERS! If you actually scroll through this past weeks posts you will see many projects! I also used the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers as my inspiration.

On this week's Bloggers Challenge card, I used the Marble Smooch technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter from the October/ November 2010.

Here are the details: 

Stamps: Just Dandy from Mark's Finest Paper
Paper: White Storm Card Stock, Black, Prickly Pear
Accessories: Smooch, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Petal Pink liquid pearls, Basic Grey Bling it, SU Buttons, Dimensionals, Thread

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. 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Chrissy D

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Hello Everyone -Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop. I want to take a moment to THANK Kelley for the opportunity to be on her fabulous team and wish her a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY with MANY more years of a successful business venture!!! 

If you arrived here from the talented Fran's blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and hop from there. The Hop will run from 8am EST Mar.17 until 8pm EST. March 18. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sat. Mar 19 along with the Shining the Light winners and challenge.

For this special event, there will be SIX PRIZES of One Free Set, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the Bread Basket Bundle (All 3 Anniversary Sets) Here is what you need to do to be entered in the drawing:

  • Leave comments for each designer on each blog
  • Return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment, telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you were unable to comment on.
  • Answer the question on the ODBD blog

Here are the details to my project:
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Pink, White
Accessories: NEW EXCLUSIVE SPELLBINDERS DIES - Elegant Ovals, Embroidered Lace, Ecstasy Crafts Small Template, Sponge, ZVA Creative Pearls Small , Martha Stewart Punch, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Copic Markers

Before I send you on your way, I want to tell you that we Do have One more exciting way you can win during this Special Anniversary Celebration! It’s our Second Customer Favorites Contest!

We will be taking submissions of favorite verses for a card until Mar. 31, 11:59pm est. There is a special post on the ODBD Blog and a special link to it in the right side bar so you can easily find it through the rest of this month. Simply read and follow the rules, and submit the verse you’d most like to see on a card. If your verse is selected you will receive the set free and you will be invited to be a guest designer for the release of these new stamps when they are ready, by sending a photo of your card to Kelley to post on the ODBD blog. Please see THIS post for all the details! 

We can’t wait to see your submissions! Now from here hop on over to the ever SOOOOooo talented Betty Wright's Blog! She is sure to wow you, with her GORGEOUS creation!!!

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

Chrissy D

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Hello Everyone! Today is the Dude Time Doodles Inspiration Challenge!

This months challenge is to create something using these colors/ images as your Inspiration... This week's challenge does have a TWIST though! You must create an EASEL card!

Here are the rules...

1. Use the images to get your mojo moving.  It MUST be an Easel Card of some sort!!!
2. You are not required to use BDD images although it would make us really really happy and giggle a lot if you did!
3. MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, sarcastic, but it has got to be for a DUDE!
4. Be sure to use the InLinkz on the Dude Time Doodles Blog!
5. You have one week to link up your projects.  


Here are the details of my project...
Images: Bobby Bubbles (this week's FREEBIE! Quick go grab it and get creating!)
Cardstock: Espresso, Baja Breeze, Saffron, White, Olive
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Brads, Copic Markers

I used the sentiment by searching for monster riddles on google!

Take some time and check out the other DUDE TIME DOODLES DESIGN TEAM inspiration. They ALWAYS make me smile. I love these fun images!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you have a VERY blessed day!

Inky Hugs-

Chrissy D