Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver Bells...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all having a great December and are enjoying all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. My husband and I have been out of the country from December 1-14 so when we returned, I literally had to hit the ground running. I'm finally getting over the jet lag that I didn't have time for! lol I've been enjoying listening to a LOT of Christmas music as I work on Christmas gifts and address all of the cards that I should have already had out in the mail. Ah well, they went out today so there is still hope!

I made quite a few of this particular card as it was quick to mass produce and looks like I spent more time on it than I really did. I heat embossed the Holiday Bells stamp from I Brake for Stamps with silver embossing powder. I love the ribbon in the stamp and the classy-looking bells!

Holiday Bells Stamp

It measures a standard A2 size (4.25 x 5.5") and I've dry embossed the card front using a Sizzix embossing folder from Stampin' Up! (can't recall the name). To that I've added a silver glitter mat measuring 4.0" x 5.25" just to make it 'pop.' The hop layer measures 3.75" x 5". The blue cardstock is Not Quite Navy by SU!. The sentiment is an SU! stamp. I decided to round 2 of the corners on all of the layers to soften it a bit, and finished the card off with some half-backed pearls.

I think this bell stamp would be a nice one for a wedding card as well...and can you totally see that ribbon paper pieced with pretty, feminine paper? Love it...definitely going to try that when I have time! You can see this and thousands of other stamps on the IBFS website.

Enjoy the busyness! It's a magical time of year! xx

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Accessories: Chipboard, Gem Adhesives, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, White satin Offray ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint  Lavender, Turquoise, Mango, Pumpkin, Burgundy, Emerald available in the store!!! Get your Sparkly paints today!

Stamps: I Brake for Stamps Vintage Christmas,
Creative Inspirations Paint: Silver, Garnet
Accessories: Chipboard, Silver ribbon, Aqua painter, Rub Ons, Copic

Enjoy the Christmas Season and have a great day!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hello Everyone! This is Chrissy D! Welcome to the I Brake For Stamps Blog! Isn't this image adorable???

Here are the details to my card:
Stamp Set: I Brake For Stamps - Winter Fairy by Wee Stamps - 
Cardstock: Bashful BLue, Scrap DP from my stash, Basic Grey, Navy
Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon White Satin, Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart Border punch, Paper Snips

Have you checked out the Clearance items? You can see them here. You can also see all of the Deals of the Week here!

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

Chrissy D

Saturday, December 3, 2011


hello!  I'm here to show you my vintage card for the ongoing challenge! You still have 10 days to join us and we sure hope you will!
I used the IBFS image called Elegant Joy!  As elegant as it is, it was quite easy to color up with my copics!
If you'd like to visit, it's HERE on my blog today!
And , thanks!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Dress

Good morning! It's Holly here with a new challenge from the I Brake for Challenges blog. Today we are going vintage! :-)

Whatcha think? Is this card vintage-y enough? :-)

I paper pieced the dress and the tiny flowers on the dress form. This beautiful stamp is the Ribbon Dress from I Brake for Stamps. Once I had the dress ready to go, I just had fun adding various elements like the ribbon, the doily, the designer papers, and the pearls.

Check out what the other designers have created for this challenge over on the I Brake for Challenges blog. We'd love to see what you create, so please enter your own artwork in this challenge for a chance to win a prize. :-)

Stamps: Ribbon Dress from I Brake for Stamps
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Antique Linen distress
CS: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Suede, Madison Avenue Lost & Found patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Copic markers, pearls, Prima pearl swirl, button, linen thread, seam binding, spiral binding punch, doily die, Scallop Diamond edge punch, distress tool, sponge
TJ Technique: paper piecing