Thursday, July 19, 2012

Almost to 100 followers Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone!  No cards to show today, but I wanted everyone to know that I am going to be doing a Give-Away when I reach 100 followers!  I know it isn't a huge number, but it's big for ME!!

So make sure you send all your friends over and the person that has sent 10 people to my blog and they become followers, they will receive something extra special!!


  1. Make sure you are a follower of my
  2. Leave a comment below.
  3. If you are sending someone, make sure in the comments below that they leave who sent them so I can keep track of the person who sends the first 10 people over.

That's it!!

It's going to be a great prize too!!!!  I want to tell....but it's a secret and it's killing me not being able to tell.  Let's just say it's will be $50 worth of something.......

I will be posting some new cards this weekend, so stay tuned for the paper goodness to come!!

Taa-taa for now!

~Christy D

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Growing in Unity Blog Winner!!!

Hello Everyone!!  Are you ready to find out who the winner is for the 2 Unity itty bitty stamp sets???!!!

Drum roll please....

By Random , out of 103 comments for the whole week, comment number 76 was pick and that person is......

Lynne Hard!!

Here is Lynn's comment:

Congratulations Lynne!!  Please email me at and we will get you those two stamp sets.

Thanks to everyone that participated in this week's Growing in Unity blogs.  I am so happy to have so many new followers from this.  Be sure to come back and see what I am going to be up to next!!

Taa-taa for now!!

~Christy D.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Growing in Unity - Day 5 - What's Shakin'? and a "I Love My Colors" Inspiration Blog Hop!

I'm a little bummed that today is the last day of Growing in Unity for me.....'sniff, but life must go on.  It has been a blast sharing all my Unity creations with you guys!!  I have truly enjoyed every day this week and getting to know all my new subscribers.  Thanks so much for all the kind words. They truly made my day!

Now onto the card of the day....

I just love this card so much!  I made it to send to one of my friends and I think I'm going to have to make another one for myself!

I used Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6X6 paper pad along with my Unity itty bitty  "What's Shakin'?" stamp set (item #IB-29).  Added a couple of hearts on the ends of my paper strips and waaa-laaaa...the perfect little card for any occasion.

I hope you have enjoyed this week of Unity creations!  I know I have!!  Please make sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win 2 Unity Stamp Sets tomorrow!

Now onto more fun!!

I'm really honored to be apart of this "I LOVE MY COLORS"  Inspiration Blog Hop!!  This is a great way to get some color ideas for your own projects!!

If you are here, you probably just checked out Jennifer Cruz's blog over at

Here is my color inspiration.....


These are usually not colors you see together but they definitely work well!!   Here is what I made putting those together:

Be sure to stop by all the blogs for some blog candy and be prepare to be inspired to try some new colors and combos.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Don't forget to Subscribe and leave a comment below for a chance to win my Color Inspiration Kit!

*** Also  Be sure to check out the other Blogs in this Hop ***

1. Lisa

2. Laurie

3. Cathy

4. Lydia

5. Jennifer

GRAND PRIZE:  Leave a comment on every post in the hop for a chance to win the Color Inspiration Kit of your choice from

Next stop on the hop is: Laurie Foster  -

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Taa-taa for now!

~Christy D.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Growing in Unity - Day 4 - LOVE is the thread....

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July for those who live in the U.S.  We had a pretty laid back day.  With all the fires we have been having in the state of Colorado and surrounding states, my hubby and I decided to stay in and watch the fireworks on TV.  Less bug bites this way too!  We actually went to see the new Spiderman movie instead....because let's face it, we both are nerds and love comic book movies!

So enough about me and onto the guest or should I say, "guests" of our show.....

These little gems are simple to make but also make a big statement!!  When I make little gift cards like these, I don't like to do too much on them.  I'm usually making at least 5-6 of them at a time and you don't want to have to add a lot of items when making them.  Simple and Sweet!

I sprayed each card with my Mister Huey's Pretty Pink Color Mist and then went over that with my Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, just to give it that added sparkle.  The sentiment stamp comes from the Unity Stamp Kit of the Month - December 2011.  I punched the little heart out with my Fiskar's mini heart punch and added some Stickles to make it pop.  My thread marks where made with my Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen.

Hope you enjoyed today's card.  Tomorrow will be the last in my Growing in Unity cards, so make sure you stay tuned to leave a comment for your chance to win 2 Unity Sets of your own!

Taa-Taa for now!

~Christy D.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Growing in Unity - Day 3 - Happy 4th!!

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week!  Just want to wish you all a very Happy Independence Day here in the U.S.

Here is my patriotic card for today....

I used the chevron background stamp from the Unity Stamp Company Kit of the Month - December 2011.
It worked perfectly by masking off the areas and switching between Tim Holtz's Festive Berries and my Versamark stamp pad to make the great stripes in the flag.

Hope everyone likes what I did.  Don't forget to comment below for a chance to win 2 Unity Stamps!!

Have a very Happy and Safe 4th of July!!  Let the fireworks commence!

Taa-taa for now!

~Christy D.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Growing in Unity Week! Day Two - Happy Heart

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are having a great week so far!!  All I did yesterday at work was think about all the adorable cards I'm making to show you guys!!  Let's just say, I'm not being very productive at work so far this week.

I hope you guys are remembering to post a comment daily on each Unity Stamp post this week so you can be in the running to win two (2) itty bitty stamps sets at the end of the week.

Before showing you my card for today, I want to say hello to all my new followers!!  HELLO NEW PEOPLE!!  Pull up a chair....Make yourself at home......comfy?  Good.

Ok...onto the today's card.  With a "happy heart" (you'll see in a minute, how clever I was), I would like to introduce you to Growing in Unity Week's Day Two Card.....(drum roll please)....

Day Two Stamp Set Used - Unity Stamps -ippty, "Loads of Love" Item IPK-153
Unity Stamp - ippty "Dots For Sure" Item IPS-129
Doncha' just love it????!!!  I do!  The Loads of Love set is one of my favorites!  It can be used in soooo many ways.  I highly recommend it!!  Also the "Dots For Sure" is a perfect background stamp!!  Everyone needs a dot background stamp.  It's a proven fact. :-)

Hope you enjoyed today's card!  Tomorrow's card will be very patriotic!  
Taa-taa for now!!

~Christy D.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Growing in Unity Week!! Day One - Love You Most!

That's right!! It's Unity Stamp Company.....I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!  I was picked to be the "Growing in Unity" Girl this week!! Eeeeekkkk!!  I can hardly contain my excitement about this!!   I'm so honored to be a part of this.  I have been an avid follower of the Unity Stamp Company since around 2009 and I literally drool over every stamp that they make!!  EEEEEEeeeekkkkk!!  Can ya tell I'm excited???!!!

So onto more awesomeness. READY???!!  As a "Growing in Unity" girl, I'm doing a giveaway also!!  Who doesn't like a giveaway???!!!  At the end of the week I'm going to pick one person from all your comments and that person can pick out two (2) itty bitty stamp sets of their choice.  So if you want to be in the running be the running for two awesome stamp sets, please visit my blog each day this week and leave a comment each day.  

One comment per person daily only.

So onto today's featured card.

Stamp of the Day - Unity Stamp Company - itty bitty - LOVE YOU MOST (item #IB-62)

I just love this little tree.  Makes me happy every time I use it and isn't that saying just too freaking adorable??

I was also able to use my new Papertrey Ink Hello Sushine stamp set to make the rays come out from behind the tree.

Very simple card with a great message!!

Hope you enjoy this card!!  I sure do!!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing this week!!

Taa-taa for now!!

~Christy D

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thinking of You! Embossing on Vellum

Hi Everyone:

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday so far.  It's is hot here in Colorado, 91 degrees!!  Summer is definitely here and that is why I'm staying inside and being creative!

Today's card I used the technique of embossing on vellum.  I used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing folder and ran it through causing this great effect.

The color inspiration came from the designer paper I used as the background.  I used the Posy Punch stamp set from Stampin' Up for the flower in the corner with my Fried Brick distressing ink from Tim Holtz.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!

Talk to you soon!

~Christy D

Thursday, June 7, 2012

WISH!!! Paper Bag Mini Album

So after watching tons of tutorials on youtube for the Paper Bag Mini Album, I actually couldn't find just one I liked.  So after taking some notes of what I liked and disliked, I finally came up with a version of my own.

I used the paper from a clearance Melody Ross 8X8 paper pad that I had been hoarding for something special and I guess today was the day to use it.  I think it turned out pretty well.  I would do my own video tutorial on this, but it literally took me almost 5 hours to put this together the way I liked!!  Maybe one day......

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great weekend!!

~Christy D

P.S.  Here is the link to the video for the album.  It's not a tutorial, but it shows what I used and the inside of the album.  Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

News, Cards, and More Cards!

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is a having a wonderful day!  It's almost the weekend and I'm super excited for it because my husband and I are going to be volunteering at the Wild Life Sanctuary here in Keensburg, Colorado.  I'll make sure to have lots of pictures from the tour afterwards.

Couple of new things:

1.)  I had to quit my position as a Scrapbooking instructor at Michael's.  I know, sad, right ??!!  I really enjoyed it, but I just didn't have any time for my family with doing that also.  It was fun while it lasted though!!

2.)  I started a new group over on Facebook.  It's called "Crafty Crafters Showcase!"  It's a group of people that showcase their talents and creativity.  We have a Blog Roll where everyone gives their blog address so people can visit and subscribe.  We will have monthly member showcases, where the admins will randomly pick member to showcase their awesome talents.  I'm pretty excited about it!!

I have been in an excellent creating mood lately and I have a couple of cards to show off.

Then I have this card:

And then there is today's Card:  My inspiration for this card came from The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge.   This week's suggested colors were:


Here is my take on the challenge:

Here are the supplies I used on this card:

Hope you enjoyed today's babble!!
Thanks for reading!

~Christy D

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's been a long time....

Hi Everyone!!

I know, I know.  Where the heck have I been???!!  Well, let me tell you a little story.

It all starts out when one day Christy D. decides to become a Michael's Arts and Crafts employee on top of my 40 hour a week job. AAACCCKKKK!!  I know, I'm crazy, but we already knew that, right ?  I'm officially a Certified Scapbooking Instructor through EK Success' program, Spotted Canary School.

So I have been busy making class demos and promoting my classes.

Here is a pic of me at my first Demonstrators Open House at Michael's....

Here are a couple of the classes that I offer there....

This is the Flower WOW! class.  I teach the students how to make several types of flowers all out of paper.  LOVE THIS CLASS!!

This was a demo I made for the new Smooch Sprays.  I demonstrated the masking technique for the background.  The students really loved it.

This is the Card Tricks - Punched Class.  I show the students how to make five cards by using one paper punch.  These were the Valentine's Day Cards.

This is the Sketch-Out class.  I show the students how to make two different layouts and two cards in this class.  This is the first layout.

These are my examples for the Spotted Canary Classes a.k.a.  Scrapbooking Classes.  I teach the students all the fundamentals of scrapbooking.  This is a 4-week class.

When I'm not at Michael's or my cake decorating class, I actually do get to work on some of my own creations!!

This is a card I made for my husband's cousin.  They got married in December. (I know....took me long enough to blog about it!)...

I still have a couple of other items that I have made for classes or my own creations, but that is for another post!

Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for reading!

~Christy D.