Saturday, June 30, 2012


BE YOURSELF!!! I love this little monster, and the Butterfly Vase makes the PERFECT crown! In a world of copy cats, why not make the world a better place and just be YOU?
Hello Friends! Welcome to SWEET STOP SATURDAY!! For those of you who are my friends on Facebook you know I HAD this idea with a "DIE" and this CUTE Monster...but when I looked at my Blog Hop assignments, alas, the "die" didn't work for the Monster. :) Alas, I was able to use it on todays card!

Did you get to join in on the MONSTER BASH BLOG HOP yesterday? If not, join in on the fun HOP HERE. You won't want to miss it!!!
Above is our sketch for this week.... and here is my take on it with the SUPER FUN, ADORABLE Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set #1 and the text from Monster Success colored with a marker on just the Be Your self words. 

 and the Garden Corners  on this project. I created a "crown" for the Monster and decorated it with Perfect Pearls Confection and Metallics . 
I then used Gold Viva Pearl pen and the Ice White Pearl Pen to decorate the project. I also used the Bo BUnny Country Garden  Papers! I just LOVE THESE!!! 

I added a layer of black and black stitched ribbon. To finish off the project, I doodled around the oval and added stitched ribbon and dew drops. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today! When you are done looking here, please take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice Melton and Shelby Goolsby

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!
Chrissy D

Friday, June 29, 2012


Hey All! Welcome!!!! Today SCACD releases fun and fresh stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Collections!!! We start off with the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set which harbors the cutest little Curiosities with matching sentiments. These are Fab and definitely year around fun!!! The second Set are four wonderful little ladies that make up The Little Sassy Crew. Check 'em out- they are the gals that have a sweetness and attitude factor that are off the charts!!! We are also introducing a fun little set of Mixed Media houses called M’s Place that makes them a must have for those that love cute in their Mixed Media. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the ride!!!

Wasn't Amanda's project WONDERFUL!?  So much FUN!!! (If you didn't arrive here from Amanda's blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT has in store for you! The Blog Hop starts HERE.

I had soooo much fun with this project. I tried to go OUT OF THE BOX for me and put a little twist on a few things...

Before I get into all of the details, here are the NEW STAMPS I used on this FUN project: The Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set #1 (5 stamps with matching sentiments),  The Little Sassy Crew and More Celebrate Cake (5 stamps plus Freebie Candle),  Little Stargazer, M's Place, Monster Bash

I started using the Technique Junkie Newsletter - Rolled Corners technique. I used the Miss Caroline Howdy Doody  designer Paper Pad on the house and paper pieced the roof and house. I painted the Windows and Sky with Sky Blue Silks Acrylic Glaze. I stamped the Sun and the Monster, and painted them in the Solar Gold Silks Acrylic Glaze. On the Door, Roof, cake and Monster - Vavoom Red Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I painted the Cake with  Inspiration Paints - Caramel and used the Faber Castell - Gelatos - white/ black to create the clouds. I misted the gelatos with water and made a swirling motion with my fingers.

I ran the patterned paper through my Big Shot with the Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder.  To finish off the card, I added Viva Pearl Pen Ice White to add a few "gems."

For my second card, I wanted to try to add a little bit of funk. I LOVE techniques and trying to mix up different products on my projects. On this, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the  Simple Whitewash from the August/ September 2009 issue.
I used the Stipple Brush to add a layer of Gesso on the  Kaiser Kraft 6x6 Utopia patterned paper. Susana has such an AWESOME supply of Patterned papers! I could get lost as I shop there with her great prices!!! Best of all, Susana provides a FABULOUS service too!

I stamped the MORE CELEBRATE CAKE image, cut it out and added it to the  Large Circle Spellbinders . I painted it using the Tim Holtz Detailer Brush and the creamy Inspiration Paints: Green Olive, Aqua Marine, Fuschia, Raw Sienna, Pumpkin, Antique Copper, Blush, Evergreen
I added Gold Stickles along the flames. I painted the edges with Gold Inspiration Paint. I added Baker's Twine around the layers of card stock. I used Viva Pearl Pen, Magic Transparent  on the cake and Zva Creative Pearls to add a little flourish!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Tomorrow, I will share the idea I had for another MONSTER!!! :) Now be sure to enjoy the hop, the Design Team is going to WOW you with their FABULOUS designs!!!

These are all in the SCACD store and for our International Friends, at Quixotic Paperie!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! THANK YOU for stopping by! Happy Hopping and have a FABULOUS weekend!


Chrissy D 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hi Everyone! Today I have a Clean and Simple card to share! I used the Calla Lily Sympathy Frame from DRS Designs and stamped this in brown ink. I colored it in with the following Copic Markers BG13, YG67, YG17, Y21, Y23.

I embossed the So Saffron cardstock using the Couture Creations, Swept Away Embossing Folder. I layered that on Espresso Cardstock, and added three strips of Soft Sky Stitched Ribbone across. I adhered Dimensionals along the back of the Calla Lily Sympathy Frame and adhered that to the card. 

Quick and Simple, yet offers a message of sincere sympathy to your friend or loved one!

Thank you for joining us today! I hope you will come again tomorrow and join us in our next challenge!
Chrissy D

Sunday, June 24, 2012


 Welcome to DRS DESIGNS SUMMER FUN Blog Hop!

Wasn't Julie's
project WONDERFUL and full of Lemon-y Inspiration!?  So much FUN and prefect for summer! (If you didn't arrive here from Julie's blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT has in store for you! The Blog Hop starts HERE.

We are so excited to share this New Release with you! My card here uses the FUN Happy Octopus image!
Here are the details:
Cardstock: Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Metal Edge tags, Inspiration Paints, Paper Snips, Viva Pearl Pen Blue and Lavender, Pink Bakers Twine, Big Shot, Bubble Embossing Folder

I love my second card. It makes me SMILE and reminds me of the movie Finding Nemo.  Can you hear Bruce saying... Heeeerrrreeee's Brucie! or I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food. Ha! That is one children's movie I don't tire of watching.
Here are the details for this project:
Cardstock: Teal, Pool Party, Black, White
Accessories: Inspiration Paints, Bubble Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle, Black Viva Pearl Pen, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool, 
So which images from the New Release are your favorite? Be sure to make one last stop and comment on the DRS Designs Blog and let them know you hopped through the entire Blog Hop including your FAVORITE and you can win the blog hop prize package that contains the following stamps:
I hope you enjoyed the HOP! Thanks for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Saturday, June 23, 2012



Hello My Friends! Welcome! I had a GREAT week, even though it was a busy one! I hope you are experiencing a WONDERFUL summer! My son's broken arm is healing well.

Today is SWEET STOP SKETCH SATURDAY!!! My favorite day of the week! Here is our sketch today...
On my project today, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Rolled Corners Technique from the Feb/ March 2011
I started bu stamping this ADORABLE image from the Peekers Collection #1 , using the Sweet Mischief Peeker   in Black Staz On Ink. Using Inspiration Paints: Denim, Rustic Red, Fairy Dust, Beige, Tutu Pink, Sky Blue   to paint the image. I used the Tim Holtz Broad Brush Nub to water color the image.

Authentic Words Collection (Heart) and The Elements Collection (clock in the back ground) in Not Quite Navy
Skin: Blushing Bride
Hair - Close to Cocoa
I used the C'est La Vie 6x6 Paper Pad. I stamped theUnity Stamps Painted Punchinella in Bashful Blue to add a little more texture to the back ground.

Accessories: Junkitz Double Playz (old from my stash!), Sew Easy Bakers Twine, Viva Pearl Pen, Light Blue Organdy Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed my project today! When you are done looking here, please take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice Melton and Shelby Goolsby

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Chrissy D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blank Canvas Add some Texture!

Hello Friends! It is Saturday already! I can hardly believe how fast this week went! Welcome to the  Saturday Sweet Stop Sketch Day!

This week, our sketch has a spin! Add some TEXTURE to your project! I can't wait to see what you create!

Here are the details:
Stamps: Blank Canvas Profile Set stamped with Melon Mambo on Vellum cardstock
Cardstock/ Papers: 
C'est La Vie Paper Pad 6" X 6", Bashful Blue, Whisper White, 

Accessories: Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Antique Brads, Viva Pearl Pen Silver

I hope you enjoyed my project today! When you are done looking here, please take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice Melton and Shelby Goolsby

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Chrissy D

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Hello Friends - Have you checked out what SUSANA has in her store lately? Soooo many COOL things to play with!

A few new products in the store this week so check them out!!!

New Gorjuss Girl Stamps- HERE!!!

New Crafty Individuals Stamps- HERE!!!

To create my project, I took the My Minds Eye Nostalgia 6 x 6 Paper Pad and ran a sheet through the Embossing Folder Grunge Stripe. I painted the raised portion with GOLD Inspirations Paint then I ran Viva Crystal Gel over the top embossed paper to add some more shimmer.

On the WORD IMAGE AUTHENTIC, I created a graduated painted words with the INSPIRATION PAINTS: Sunshine, Gold, Bright Yellow, Pumpkin, Orange, Mango - I also stamped Blank Canvas and Resilient Woman with Black Staz On and used the same colors to paint her.

Other products used: Viva Gold Pearl Pen, Sticky Thumb Dimensionals, Tim Holtz Water Brush, 

All right, I am off to enjoy the sunshine! You have a WONDERFUL day! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Hi Everyone - Hope you are having a FABULOUS SUMMERY DAY! For all of the FUN details on this card, go check out the DRS DESIGNS BLOG...
Chrissy D

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Hello Everyone! Welcome to the  Saturday Sweet Stop Sketch Day! This week has been such a busy one, so I went with a VERY Clean and Simple Card! Here is the sketch.... I used a Pinwheel die from Lil' Inkers. The Papers are Basic Grey Konnichiwa available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! When you are done looking here, please take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice Melton and Shelby Goolsby

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Chrissy D

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Hello Friends! As many of you know, I am an AVID paper crafter. In the past, I would do ANYTHING to avoid cleaning.  This product has revolutionized the way I think about cleaning. Norwex has saved me tons of time and quite honestly, my house has never been cleaner! (mind you, I am still a work in progress and if you stop over, there will be occasional clutter on my dining room table! LOL)

I have recently been introduced to a cleaning product (s) called Norwex. If you haven't heard of Norwex before, I would LOVE to introduce it to you and show you some of the things it can do! I am so IMPRESSED with this product, I decided to become a Norwex Consultant!!

I have a NEW website where orders can be placed! I am taking bookings for Book parties OR Demonstrations and I am  having an OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am-12:00 pm. I will do demos - and answer questions! This is a come and go Open House. Stay for the presentation, have a snack and go when you are done! :)

I am SO EXCITED about this product and how it has DRASTICALLY cut back the use of chemicals and things that I have SCRUBBED and spent hours working on cleaning - shine with as little as a wipe with one of the
Norwex cloths.

Many of you know have known me for years and have NEVER heard me excited about cleaning products. Never in my life would I say I have been excited about cleaning products! :) Well, a few friends have introduced me to this product that is CHEMICAL- FREE/ Toxin and WORKS! It has saved me TONS of time and there are NO CHEMICALS OR TOXINS! Which is wonderful as everyone in my family has allergies!!!

Quite honestly, Adam thinks I am NUTS for wanting to do this (since I have NEVER wanted to clean before... why would I want to sell this? :) ) We are in a position, I do not "need" to work, but I feel this product is WORTH telling you about and doing as a business with my family. I feel this product is THAT GOOD. Here are some of the benefits of Norwex that we personally have experienced...

Remove Grease with a single swipe?
Have a shiny sink within minutes and no toxins?
Remove Rust stains on a bath tub and hot tub jets?
Remove Sharpie Marker from floors and walls, easily?
Dust the house without particles floating every where?
Remove built on Soap Scum in your bathroom with out tons of chemicals and elbow grease?


I have a new business website too -
I also have a new Facebook Page here - where many of my customers are giving testimonials and where there will be product information too!

If you contact me to put a date on the calendar before June 9 for this month or July, I will give you a special deal - contact me to find out what it is! :)

Watch for information and before and after shots HERE! Have a great night!
Chrissy D

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Hello Friends! Are you ready for summer? As we head into June and the weather warms, I know I am! We have kicked it off this week, with my son breaking his arm and I sprained my ankle! So between the two of us, we are quite the pair. :) 

 I am in love with this color combination. It reminds me of a cool summer breeze!

On my card today I used: Open Plaid in Tangerine Ink, then colored the stripes Pool Party and So Saffron. The bottom portion is the Large Stained Glass and colored with the same colors. I stamped the Girl Swirl Heart and Engagement Wishes in Tangerine ink and added some pearl gems.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Have a safe and wonderful summer!Chrissy D

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Hello Everyone - I have been having so much fun playing with the NEW FABULOUS Mixed Media Blank Canvas images. This project uses the Blank Canvas and Resilient Woman AND The Authentic Words Set

I stamped the Unique several times and colored it with fabrico markers. I then stamped it again with Staz On ink on the SHEETMetal Tags and colored that word. Once the image was colored, I ran the metal tag and the Core'dinations Card stock through my Big Shot with the CuttleBug Brocade Embossing Folder. I tied some silver cord in a bow through the hole and adhered it to the card stock. I wrapped some cord around the bottom of the card stock and stamped the Blank Canvas and Resilient Woman and cut her out. Using Sticky Thumb Dimensionals, I adhered Resilient Woman to the card stock.

I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the technique called Sanded Core'dinations.

If you have not hopped through the NEW RELEASE HOP, you will NOT want to miss the AMAZING creations the talented Designers have shared with you! You can see them all HERE.

The Technique Junkie Newsletter is have a Blog Hop too and it is ALL about the ANNUAL CD SALE - you can join us HERE for the HOP.

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Ahhh Sweet Saturday! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! :) Welcome to SWEET STOP SATURDAY!  Have you seen the NEW FABULOUS Dies by SCACD and the NEW FABULOUS Mixed Media Images? Sooo many cool ideas! Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a timeless, classic feel.  Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these high quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring on your projects for years to come!

Second is a wonderful new direction for SCACD.  Susana is following her heart with a new line of Mixed Media stamps.  For those of you who are new to the concept, Mixed Media is a style that embraces creativity and experimentation. Let SCACD take you on a new creative adventure with the Blank Canvas Collection.  From the beginner to the mixed media enthusiast, these stamps will have the creative juices well and truly flowing! 

You can see other projects and designs HERE.

Here are the details:
Stamps: The Authentic Words Set from SCACD
Dies: Butterfly Vase , Tim Holtz Floral Die
I hope you enjoyed my project today! When you are done looking here, please take some time to be inspired by the Sugar Babies creations: Cathy McCauleyMonika DavisJanice Melton and Shelby Goolsby

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Chrissy D