Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi Everyone:

My friend over at Designing with Debbie.  She has a great giveaway going on right now and she has extended the due date to January 1st.  Just click here and it will take you to her blog where you can sign up.

My Blog Candy

Good luck to the winner!!

Talk to you soon!!

Christy D.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Silhouette Cameo Giveaway!!!! Ends Dec 31st!

Hi there:

My friends over at MG PARTY IMPRESSIONS is giving away a brand new Silhouette Cameo package!! HOLY YELLOW TIGHTS BATMAN!!! This is a great giveaway and too good to pass up!! Head on over there and see what you have to do to enter. Click on the picture below to go to their web page.

Talk to you soon!!
Christy D

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My First Video Tutorial - Christmas Tag Box

Hi Everyone:
Today I'm going to show you how to make this really cute Christmas Tag Box.  This is my first video tutorial.  I already know now that I'm going to have to invest is a digital camcorder.  My little camera barely made it through!!  Tell me what you think. 

Talk to you soon!
~Christy D

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi there!!
Just wanted to say how thankful I am for all of you!! Gobble Gobble!!

My new hubby bought me the new Silhouette Cameo for my birthday! I love it so much!!!

Made this card with it last night.
I will be showing some different things you can do with it in upcoming blogs.
Talk to you soon!!
Christy D

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Drum Roll Please......The Winner is.....

Hi everyone:

Just wanted to announce the winner of my challenge and it's:

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, how cute are these?!
My favorite has to be the Christmas tree, but that's only if ya twist me arm...haaa!
Never tried Prisma pencils, but would love the chance...I usually use Promarkers, and love 'em!You can pop over and see some examples here

Anne-Marie - Please send me your address so I can send you your prize.

Thanks to everyone who played along.  Stayed tune for more exciting things to come!!
Talk to you soon!!
~Christy D 

Saturday, November 12, 2011


So hi everyone....sorry I have been MIA.  I have been getting ready for a show that I am attending on the 18th...sooooooohere is a quick gift card holder that I made for the show.  I used my felt pieces to make the awesome flower and a Unity sentiment stamp.  I'm falling in love again with my white gel ink pen.  You will see it in a lot of my upcoming stuff.  Hope you enjoy!!

Talk to you soon!
Christy D~

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Catch Up and Challenge with a Give-Away

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have been slacking on my blog but I have been busy getting ready for an upcoming holiday bazaar here in Nov.  Here are a couple of the cards I have made to sell:

Now onto the fun stuff!  I would like to set up a challenge...a coloring challenge!
How to win: 

1.  I would like to know what type of coloring techniques you use. Whether it's colored pencils, copics, pastels...etc. 

2.  Please leave a comment below with a link to your card and tell me what technique you used.

3. Sign up to follow my blog and let me know you did.

I will use a random number generator to pick the winner. 


A kit with four....that's four different coloring technique tools. 

It will have the following: 

-Two Copic Markers
-Prismacolor Pencils
-One 2 oz bottle of Gamsol and Two shaders
-One Packet of  Pastels. 

You will also get techinque sheets on how to use each one of these different techniques.  Awesome eh??!!!

Tell everyone you know.  Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 18th and the winner will be announced on the 19th.  Good Luck!!

Christy D

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just an Update!

Hi Everyone:
Just a quick update on what I have been up to lately.  Been working on the Breast Cancer Awareness challenge over at Split Coast Stampers and here are my entries so far:

It's been keeping me pretty busy.  I have some others that I will be sharing throughout the week.  Hope you stay tuned!

By for now!
Christy D

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Hope You can Cling Too

Over at SplitCoastStampers, they are have fun and rewarding challenges for October's Breast Cancer Awarness Month.  This is one on my cards I made for the "Bling the Cling" Challenge over the weekend:

I used my KKOriginals Cowboy Angels stamp and my Unity KOTM sentiment stamp to make this awesome card.  I love it.  All cards are going to be sent to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Hope you enjoyed this!

Christy D.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Split Coast Stampers- Inspiration Challenge 304

Over at Split Coast Stampers, I started my journey back to cardmaking by making a card for their Inspiration Challenge.  This week’s Inspiration Challenge comes from 2Modern, a wonderful on-line store founded by Greg Finney & Jennifer Sitko in 2003 to share their passion of modern design with the world.

I didn't have to go very far to find inspiration...didn't get past the first page!!

Here is what I came up with:

I got to use my new Martha Stewart Pine Needle Trim Double Edged Punch that I picked up from Archiver's yesterday with my 30% off coupon. Whoot!  I dusted the edges of the trim with my Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, my absolutely favorite color for that perfect burnt effect.  The sentiment and vine branch stamps come from Unity Stamp Company.  They are both from my Kit of the Month Set from May 2008 or 2009 (???) not sure on the year.  But the whole set is called  Another Sweet Day.  Sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the branches are stamped with my Versamark stamp pad and then both are embossed with clear embossing powder.  And yes, we must always have a little bling-age.  Thanks for taking the time to check out my new design!

Until later..... Enjoy Your Day!

~Christy D.

I once was lost.....

I have finally come to my senses and realized that cardmaking and scrapbooking are my real passion in life other than my brand new hubby.  :-) 

Now that things have settled down here...the wedding is over, school is almost done for Sean (THANK YOU JESUS!), and I'm on the road to a healthly lifestyle with almost 100 pounds pounds gone so far,  I have decided that I LOVE MAKING CARDS!!!    So this is going to be the first of many posts of my creations, stories, and tips along my journey back to my first love..(sorry Sean, you know you are my true first love..), CARDMAKING!  So sit back and relax while my creative juices start flowing again.  Here are a couple of pictures of the wedding for you to take a gander at while I create my first "Back to Card Reality" design.

~Christy D.