Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still

Still sick.  Back soon though.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No, I am not dead .... yet!

I've been pretty sick and off the grid for a bit, but I'm feeling much better and hoping to have some fun things to share very soon. Thanks for being patient with me.

I did do a bit of blurfing and found this!  Scroll down the post a bit and you'll see what I'm talking about. Yay - I loved that card too.



Don't forget to check out the new freebie HERE.

See you soon!

Thanks for visiting!

~chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Challenge Cards

Well it's once again challenge time on Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations.  Here's my projects this week:



(I'm also entering this into this week's challenge on the Meljen's Design Team Challenge Blog).  The sentiment on this card is also being offered as a freebie on the Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog so be sure to stop by and grab it.  While you are there - why don't you play along?  You could win 4 digital images from Meljen's Designs!





Don't forget to checkout my other post from today to pick up your freebie Christmas Sentiments!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Christmas Sentiments Freebie!!!

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have visited my little blog.  I designed a set of holiday sentiments that I hope you will enjoy:



You can download a zip file containing jpg and png versions of these sentiments by clicking on the image here or on my Digital Freebies page.

Again, thank you all so much for your support, I really do appreciate each and every one of you!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stamp Camp Pix

I have some pix to share of last Saturday's Stamp Camp North projects. It was a cold and snowy day but our campers are real troopers and braved the weather and bad roads to come and create some Christmas magic. Here's the projects they made:




This was my project:

Here's my project for this weekend's Sassy Chic Stamp Camp.  There's still time to register so email me if you'd like the details.



Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Challenge Cards

Monday brought new challenges from both Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations.  The Kaboodle Doodles challenge is sponsored this week by The Craft's Meow and they sent the dt members some very fun stamps to play with.  Here is my challenge card:


These are some other cards I made using the stamps provided by The Craft's Meow:





Here is my card for this week's Heart Song Inspirations challenge:





I encourage everyone to visit these blogs and check out all the wonderful creations by the other design team members and by all means please PLAY ALONG!  There are wonderful prizes being offered and you need to take advantage of this opportunity!  Heart Song Inspirations also has a Design Team Call going on right now and I can tell you from experience that this is a wonderful team to be a part of.


I'll have a slideshow of the cards from last weekend's Stamp Camp North as well as a preview of my project for this coming weekend's Sassy Chic Stamp Camp coming your way tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Downline Meeting Swaps

Well, now that it's December, I guess I am officially late posting these photos - sorry, but here they are nonetheless:

Front Range Stampers


Inky Fingers Stampers


Stamp Camp North is tomorrow in Westminster, CO.  If you want to stay in ouf of the cold and snow, email me for details.  I'll have photos of the projects to share next week as I prepare for the Sassy Chic Stamp Camp on December 10.  Anyone wanting details on that camp can email me and I'll send you the info.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:

Design Team Member:

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stamp Camp Pix

I promised myself that I would get November's Stamp Camp pictures up before the end of the month and, well, it's only the 29th so I guess I made it! I have combined the pictures from both the Sassy Chic Stamp Camp and the North Area Stampers Camp into this one slideshow. Enjoy!



There are two more camps before the end of the year -

North Area Stampers are hosting a Christmas stamp camp on December 3. Lots of wonderful holiday projects and fabulous door prizes and yummy goodies.

Sassy Chic is hosting a Christmas camp on December 10. 12 demonstrators with 12 fantastic projects and lots of door prizes and we're serving up lunch as well!

If you want details on either of these camps, just shoot me an email and I'll send you a flyer.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

News from Sentimental Sundays

Sentimental Sundays is taking a break for a month to get reorganized and to hold a design team call. We will be back with our challenges on January 1st, 2012, so be sure to check back and see what (and who) is new!

Design Team Call

We'd like to invite a few of you talented crafters out there to join the Sentimental Sundays team.
Here are the guidelines:
  • Create a new project (card, scrapbook, digital layout, alter item, anything) using any sentiment an incorporating the challenge theme at least TWICE A MONTH. You do not have to create weekly, though we (the team and those who visit the blog) love to see your creations!
  • Comment on participant entries (we divvy it up to decrease the load) - this is very important! Everyone loves comments.
  • Join the Sentimental Sundays Yahoo group for DT communication and to chit-chat and share your creations

Email sentimentalsundaysblog@gmail.com with the following information:
  • Your name and blog address (yes you must have a blog in order to be considered).
  • Why would you like to be chosen to be on the Sentimental Sundays Design Team.
  • 3-4 blog post links showing with work with sentiments. (ONLY blog links, NOT actual pictures)
Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday Night Stamping

Well, it was just bff Sabrina and I stamping last night, but WOW was the creative energy flowing! Here's a sample of some of the things we made:






At least two of these will make it onto the agenda for the Christmas Card Buffet on the 28th! We'll be busy cutting paper and getting things all ready for the girls to join us for a fun night of crafting! I think we will substitute some glass glitter for the mica flakes on that last card though - yikes those things get everywhere.

I wanted to share a pix of my darling boy - he's been so good but is really getting impatient to "GET THIS THING OFF MY HEAD" ...


Harold really has been a very good boy but I know that he is past ready to get on with things and poor Maude thinks he's come to torment her from some alien planet. She won't even come into the bedroom to sleep but is hiding out under things and in the back of closets. I think we should be able to take it off in the next day or two as he is healing up very nicely from his little boo-boo!


Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Challenge Cards

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a spectacular weekend. The kitchen is mostly done. I'm wishing now that I had taken some "before" pictures, but I will take some after pictures so you can see the wonderful job DH did making over the kitchen! New counter tops, wainscoting, sink, faucet, paint, shelving (re-arranged to be so much prettier and more efficient) and we moved the magnificent pot rack that he made so that we won't have quite so many head bumps as folks move through the kitchen! Simply gorgeous!

Anyway, here are my cards for this week's challenges:







Tonight is Monday Night Stamping and the gals and I are sure to have some fun. I have lots of paper cutting to do for upcoming workshops and Sabrina and I have so many new toys to play with too! Can't wait.

I have not forgotten about the slideshows of the swaps, just taking some time to edit all the pix. Coming this week though - promise.

I'm also working on some more digital sentiment sets to post on the Freebies page. I am adding to some of the sets I created for Sentimental Sundays, revamping the tickets set and some more surprises, so watch for those coming soon too!

Today is my youngest grandson's birthday. Justice is THREE today! Hard to believe. You've seen him here on the blog a few times (here and here and here) and here's what he looks like now:



Such a cutie and I'm only just a little prejudiced! Happy Birthday sweet boy!

I have a blogoversary coming up and you know what that means!!! More on that in the next few weeks.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Late again .....

To say I have been busy is a total understatement. Two stamp camps, two downline meetings and a class in the last two weeks. I've been a paper cutting, kit making fiend and thanks to the Monday night gals, Sabrina and Shavaun, I actually got everything made that I needed to make! Thank you both for all your help.

Well, these should have posted on Monday, but here they are on Thursday and I hope you like them.




I'd also like to share the card I made for the Front Range Stampers swap this week:



This is a true hybrid card. The sentiments are stamped but the images were generated in My Digital Studio and colored in PSE 10. Fun, fun, fun! Sabrina and Shavaun were huge helps getting this card done and I want to say THANK YOU to both of them for all their help and support.

I have pictures of the cards from both stamp camps and both downline meetings and will share slideshows of those as soon as I get them edited. Hang in there - they are coming, really they are!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sentimental Sunday Time

Well, it's Sunday again and time for another challenge at Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is to make a project using a Thanksgiving/Thank You theme. Here's mine:


Our sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio and I used one of their images on my card. I embossed butterflies in the background and used some HA glittery embossing powder that I found rolling around on the floor in my craft room. Never used it before but will be sure to use it again - it's very nice and sparkly! Image is colored with Copics and the card base is Not Quite Navy from SU. Image and sentiment are layered on some Pear Pizzazz, also from SU.

Be sure to stop by and check out the creations by the wonderful gals on the design team and pick up my freebie sentiments while you are there!

I have my stamp camp card to share with you tomorrow as well as challenge cards for Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations so please stop by and visit.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Biblical Impressions Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Ceal's Blog, then you are on the right path. If you are just arriving here, then head back to the main Biblical Impressions Blog, and start from the top. Our theme this time is Thanksgiving/Gratitude. Here is the card I created for this hop.


You all know my love for flowers and ladybugs and I fell in love with this image (82508 - Painting Lady Bug) from the Biblical Impressions Store. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with a nestie. The sentiment is one I created on the computer as I didn't have a stamp that said quite what this image made me feel. Isn't technology wonderful? If you would like this sentiment, just let me know and I will post it on my freebies page. The paper is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection and the cardstock and ribbons (Marina Mist and Old Olive) are from SU. The little gems are from my jewelry isle stash from HL.

Well now I must send you off to your next stop along the hop...


Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop! A huge thank you to the team at Biblical Impressions for inviting me to play along with them for a bit.

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations
Biblical Impressions

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Challenge Cards

I got a bit sidetracked yesterday and didn't get my challenge cards posted, but here they are - better late than never?







Be sure to stop by and check out the creations by the other design team members - fantastic!

I had a great time with the Monday night stampers last night - thanks girls! I have a stamp camp coming up this weekend and I will share my project with you tomorrow so be sure to stop by.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sentimental Sunday!

Hope all of you who are in that "zone" survived the time change and are enjoying that extra hour (at least till spring). Today being Sunday, it's time for another Sentimental Sunday challenge. This week we want to see Wedding/Anniversary creations, so hop on over, pick up our freebie sentiment set and link up a creation! Here's mine:


It has been a sad and crazy week. Lost a very dear friend on Monday and it has made me realize, once again, how fragile life is and that I need to not lose sight of that in my hustle and bustle of busy-ness.

Sassy Chic stamp camp yesterday was a blast and it was so good to see all those wonderful gals again. Here's the project they made at my table:


Well, hopefully there will be Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations cards to share with you tomorrow so be sure to come back and visit.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Delightful Designed 2 Delight Challenge

I'm on a roll with my entries in the weekly challenge at Delightful Inspirations. This week's challenge uses more fall colors and the image that was emailed to all the previous week's challenge participants:


My favorite thing about this card is the background paper and you can't see it all that well in this photo, but here's a bit of a close up that hopefully shows it a bit better:


I stamped leaves in various shades of red and gold and then spritzed the whole thing with gold smooch spritz. It's really very sparkly!

The card base is Cajun Craize (SU) and the leaf-stamped layer is Pumpkin Pie (SU). The sentiment is also from Designed 2 Delight and the image was colored using Copics.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dresser Card - finally!

I do not know if this will be helpful to those of you who asked for some directions, but here are some illustrations showing how I did it (if you click on the pictures they will open as larger images):



And here is the end product:


I ended up onlyl putting on three drawers, but you can do whatever you want. I used a label punch for the drawers (Modern Label from SU) and another punch to make the "feet" (Curly Label form SU). Card base is Pretty in Pink as is the ribbon (both from SU). The onsie, sentiment and duck are from Deedee's digis.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.