Thursday, December 31, 2009

Party Time Glitterbabe Style!!!

Check out this super image from Squigglefly that was inspired by the fabulous Glitterbabe-Stef who knows how to PARTY!!! So I made this card in honor of New Year's Eve tonight, for all you party people. Make sure to check out Squigglefly on Friday as they will be announcing the new DT for 2010 and have new images being released this weekend too!

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!


Paper: DCWV All Dressed Up Stack
Image: Squigglefly, sentiment- Studio G
Copics: Blender/100/R59/R27/RV39/YR00/E02/E00/C1/C3
Ink: Versafine Black
Miscellaneous: ribbonm threading water punch

Wow long time no blog!!!

Wow what a whirlwind December was for our family. As many of you know, I am a shipper for central time Cards for Soldiers project so I was very busy leading up to December and was able to ship out 20+ flat rate boxes to our troops. How rewarding this was, but I can tell you I am ready to make something other than Christmas cards which I have been making since July. I am very proud to say my gal pal, Sue and I made 2000 cards for our troops and have decided to make Christmas cards all year long to meet our goal.

Also we lost a very special person in our family unexpectedly right before the holiday, hubby's grandma Carolyn. She had been sick on and off for several years and had been in hospital since Thanksgiving. She was so tired of fighting the good fight and decided it was her time to go and went peacefully with all her chidren present-just the way she wanted it. Well our family took this really hard because hubs was the 1st grandson and my oldest is the 1st grandson, so they were very close to her. She was more of a grandma to my kids than a great-grandma and visited about every 6 weeks although living in Nebraska. Now we all have an Angel looking over us!

So now that things have somewhat settled back into normal as you would say, we are gearing up for 2010 and what it has to bring to us. Although our calendar is filling up fast already between basketball and baseball for both boys!

Happy New Year to you all and be safe!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cards for Soldiers Challenge with a Prize!!!

Some of you may or may not know that I am a shipper for central time zone for the Cards for Soldiers Project through the Cricut message board. Normally we make cards that are blank inside for the soldiers to use to ship home to their families, but this time we are doing something a little different. Currently we are making "Thank You" cards for the soldiers to show our appreciation for all they are doing daily for us.

So now for the challenge, I would like you to make a thank you card or cards
for our soldiers and ship to me. These can be generic thank you cards or holiday/Christmas thank you cards. I will randomly select from those that send me cards 1 person to win the entire set of the 12 Days of Christmas Snowman new releases from The Stamping Boutique that was graciously donated from Tracey at TSB.

OK to be entered in drawing I need to have your cards by December 1st, please make sure to include envelopes with the card(s) you send. Few helpful tips: please do not use glitter as this can get on the soldiers clothing and be seen with night vision goggles. Also please try to use any bulky embellishments. Other than that show me your cards!

Cards can be sent to me at:
Christy Dillman
610 Prospect
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at, I would love to be able to shower our troops with a lots of love this holiday season!!!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Sneaky Peek of Squigglefly New Releases coming soon!

Guess what? Soon it will be release day again over at
Squigglefly and boy let me tell you that once again it's going to be a great one!!! Make sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs for more sneak peeks and join us tomorrow night for Digi Day over at SNR Card Universe.

Now for my cards I got the pleasure of working with this BEAUTIFUL image of bells, made me start singing "Silver Bells, Silver Bells, it's Christmas time in the city" as soon as I saw them. My other card is these adorable snowman balancing on a ball or snowball, I through around lots of sayings before deciding to go with this one
"Having the right balance means....having a friend like you in my life!" Both are colored with copics of course, supplies details to be posted later!

Hurry over and check out the rest of DT blogs (listed above) to see some more of these super fabulous images coming out this weekend!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shy Bear Cards

I am just loving these cutie patootie shy bears!!! Here are a couple more cards I made using Caroling bear and Holly Jolly bear both can be purchased at Squigglefly. Both are done using CTMH cardstock and papers from Basic Grey.

Will post supplies later!

Squigglefly Challenge #28

It's Monday and time for another fun challenge atSquigglefly, this week we were to make a thank you card. I used this adorable shy bear called bouquet bear and I paired it with this sentiment from CTMH.
*Bonus- if you send your card to someone you get an extra chance to win the prize from Squigglefly this week, so upload you fabulous creations for your chance to win!

Ink: Versafine
Image: bouquet bear, sentiment- CTMH
Miscellaneous:bling-Studio 18, ribbon, QuicKutz embossing folder

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity- Recipe #7

Crafts 4 Eternity brings another intricate sketch this week. I decided to think outside of the box and make this little treat holder which I got the instructions from Maria Bell's blog. I sued papers from the CTMH jingle set and that cute snowman image is from Stampendous. So what do you think?

Paper: CTMH
Ink: Versafine Black, CTMH-Cocoa
Copics: B00/G21/YR04/R20/R27/C1
Image: Stampendous
Sketch:Crafts 4 Eternity
Miscellaneous: peppermints, bling- Studio 18, ribbon-CTMH juniper

Saturday, November 14, 2009

DZ Doodles New Release Day!!!

It's another new release day at DZ Doodles and Diane has once again created some fabulous images. I got the pleasure of working with this cute candy cane image and wanted to do something a little different. The box is a one sheet box, directions can be found on Splitcoast Stampers. I used papers/ribbon from CTMH jingle pack, image is colored with copics. On the inside of my box I put peppermints and the image is like a card.

On the inside it says:

I once knew a gardner who knew how to grow
Bright tasty candies, right out of the snow
I asked him to share his secret with me
And this is what he replied quite readily
To garden in winter is difficult you see
It takes lots of care and a very special seed
I'll give you a couple to grow your own treats
And you'll soon reap a harvest of candy cane treats.

As Diane mentioned on blog please do some sort of charity work this holiday season. If you are interested in joining the cardmaking effort of making Cards for Soldiers to send home to their loved ones, please contact me at I would love to have you join my team and will be posting a challenge with some blog candy soon!

Image: DZ Doodles
Copics: R20/R29/G21
Papers: CTMH jingle pack
Miscellaneous:CTMH juniper ribbon, poem

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cards for Soldiers

Many of you may know this but for those that don't know. I am a shipper for the central time zone for the Cards for Soldiers project through the Cricut website. My friend Sue and I had a goal to make 2000 Christmas cards for deployed troops and we are approximately 600 cards from our goal. So at our crop this weekend we designed and cut all the pieces for those cards and got 300 cards fully assembled. These are some of the designs we came up with and completed this weekend.

Be on the lookout as I will be posting a challenge to you all with some blog candy up for grabs- this will be in support of our troops!


KLM Digital Designs Cards

Aren't these great images? These are all from the November release at KLM Digital Designs and I will have several more cards to share with you over next week. Wait until you see some of these latest images, you are gonna love them and December images are just as great!

I will share all the details on these cards later as I am at work, but wanted to share a little Monday inspiration with you all!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Three's A Charm Blog Hop!Winner!

Thanks you to everyone who left comments even with my computer glitches, which I am still dealing with. Hope you had a great time hopping and picked up some of the newest images from all 3 companies!

The winner of my giveaway is, Drumroll please..........

True Random Number Generator

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Looking forward to joining in.
Love Sandra xx

Congrats Sandra, please pick out your images from The Stamping Boutique and send me an email at with your email address and choices so I can get those over to you asap!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Three's a Charm Christmas Blog Hop Today!!!

There's nothing like a blog hop and how about a blog hop times 3- yes that's right I said 3 different companies hopping together TODAY!!! The Stamping Boutique, Sunshine Stamps, and Ildi Co are having a Christmas Blog Hop. All three companies have come together to promote the versatility, functionality, and fun of digital images.

All 3 companies are releasing their Christmas images today and be sure to stop by every blog and leave a comment to win some fabulous prizes!! Tracey over at TSB will have a set of copics up for grabs-yes that's right COPICS!!!

If you have come here from
Tracey M. you are on the right track, if not start over Sunshine to begin the HOP!! Make sure to leave comments on all blogs to be entered in prize drawings.

For my card today I decided to go use this super cute image from
The Stamping Boutique. Ok I am still having a technical difficulty, so please enjoy this card for your viewing pleasure.

So what do I have up for grabs today? How about $15 in images from The Stamping Boutique, I will randomly select one commenter to receive these free images of your choice! What are you waiting for leave me a comment and hop on over to see whatRhonda has created. You ahve until Sunday to leave me a comment to be entered for free images!!

Blog Hop Order just in case you lose your way:

Sunshine START HERE!!!
Tracey M.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

DZ Doodles New Release Day!!!

It's new release day at DZ Doodles and Diane has come up with more fabulous images. Hurry over to DZ Doodles to see the rest of DT creations and get your images!

I got to work with this cute penguin, I have to admit I had trouble figuring out just where to color black so hubby helped. I think he turned out good, papers are from Basic Grey. I distressed edges of penguin image and blue background is colored using copic also.

Also be ready as I making several samples for new releases on November 1st from KLM Digital Designs and Squigglefly. Don't forget we are having a blog hop at The Stamping Boutique next weekend too, look for more details soon!

Papers: Basic Grey
Copics: R59/R27/Y17/C1/B00/100/blender
Image: DZ Doodles
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Thanksgiving Day Challenge

Today in the VCD group on PaperCraft Planet there is a Thanksgiving challenge. Here it is: I know that Halloween is just around the corner- but it's time to think ahead to Thanksgiving....Harvest....Fall cards! Let's see your Thanksgiving/Harvest/Fall cards!

Once again I went digital in paint and made this cute turkey invite, the poem is from my Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card. Come join the challenge and see the other wonderful creations by the DT.

VC Stamp Challanges #23- A sketch

Another Thursday bring us another challenge at VC Stamp Challenges and this week is a sketch using no layers. Now normally I would have trouble with this, but since my home computer has shot craps and I have to work off this laptop with no card reader I decided to make a digital card using paint. So what do you think?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Project Christy featured on Victoria Case Designs

I was so excited and honored to be one of the October guest designers for Victoria Case Designs and am so sad to see my time ending. I was super excited when Victoria allowed me to do a project ans feature it on her blog here. Since I have boys, I decided to make these cute little treat sacks using sports images from VCD. These would make great party favor bags, treat sacks for school parties, etc. So what are you waiting for, I would love to see what cuties you come up with.

1- 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock & 1- 8.5 x 11 strip of patterned paper
Victoria Case Digital Image
(used: Soccer, Playing Ball, Baseball)
Ribbons and embellishments
Crop-a-dile or hole punch
Chestnut Roan & CTMH Black Ink

Score your 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock on the long side (11”) at 3, 5, 8, 10, & 11 and then rotate and score shorter side (8.5”) at 2.

Cut out a small piece as shown above to make easier for folding. Place adhesive on pieces as indicated above-note adhesive for middle flap will go on inside. Before assembling I added my strip of patterned paper, colored my image, and decorated outside of bag. Assemble your box and then add your ribbon. For soccer/baseball bags I slightly creased sides of bag and then punched holes with my Crop-a-dile to run my ribbon through, for basket ball bag I just punched hole and added my ribbon securing with brads.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A color challenge.....

I finally got to make a card for Stef's aswesome color challenges over in the SNR Squigglefly group. Stef challenged us to use fall colors yellow/gold, orange, and green. So I grabbed this wonderful Pilgrim Bear Shy Bear image by Lynne Stansbery and colored him up with my copics. Papers are from a Creative Memories kit I got at a crop I went to this weekend and yellow patterned is from DCWV stack. Come join the challenge for your chance to win the gold star!

Papers: Creative memories, DCWV
Inks: CTMH Autumn Terracotta, Cat's Eyes-amber clay, dark brown, evergreen
Images:Pilgrim Bear, sentiment-CTMH Thank You set
Sketch: CTMH Wishes book
Copics: C7/C5/B00/CG93/G99/R20/R59/R27/Y17/YR07/YR04/E08/E21/E37/E33

Squigglefly Challenge # 25

Monday brings another fantastic challenge over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to make a gate fold card, which I had never done before but how super easy (you can get directions on Splitcoast Stampers). I chose to use the sweet stamp Pop and the Kids by Crissy Armstrong, you can get it here. I also finished the inside of my card using the distressed striped Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Paper: cs-CTMH desert sand, pp-DCWV
Ink: CTMH desert sand
Image: Pop and the Kids
Copics: E37/E35/E33/E21/R20/C1/100/blender
Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug embossing folder-distressed stripes

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DZ Doodles Color Challenge!!!

DZ Doodles has started a new weekly color challenge and for our first one we were to use orange and black. How easy it that! I chose to use this free image called Jack the cat for my card, papers are from an older DCWV stack, and copics for coloring of course. Since I am at a crop, I will add rest of details later! Hurry over and enter the challenge it ends on 11/1 and winner will be chose on 11/2.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

VC Stamp Challenges #22- Fall Colors all Around Us

Thursday brings us another VC Stamp Challenge and this week is a color challenge- use dark brown, red, and ivory. For my card I used the adorable rubber squirrel stamp, I used a tiny leave stamp from Studio G to add to my paper. You can't see but I popped up my acorn too! Come join the challenge, remember someone will be selected as a Guest Designer.

Paper: pp-DCWV, cs- stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image: Squirrel, sentiment- Studio G letters, leaves-Studio G
Copics: E29/E33/E35/E37/E47/blender
Miscellaneous: ribbon

New Release Day at Victoria Case Designs!

It's another new digi release day at Victoria Case Designs and you are not gonna want to miss these cuties! There is the cutest lil' Franky image that I have to have, what am I saying I will have to have them all-LOL!!!

As VCD Guest Designer for October, I got to play with a couple of these cuties early. Here are my cards using turkey and Hildy the witch- adorable right? For my turkey card, I decidd to add some dimension to his eyee with glossy accents. For Hildy card, I used a punched scalloped circle to make my clouds.

Turkey Card
Paper: pp-DCWV, cs-CTMH, stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image:VCD Turkey, sentiment-Autumn Leaves
Copics: Y08/Y17/YR04/YR07/R29/R27/R59/G99/G17/YG67/E37/E35/E33/C1/Blender
Miscellaneous" glossy accents, ribbon

Hildy Card
Paper:pp-DCWV, cs-CTMH/stash
Ink: CTMH black
Image: :VCD Hildy, sentiment-Autumn Leaves
Copics: E21/E51/E00/E33/E35/E37/BV20/V17/V09/R20/Y17/C1/C3/C5/100/Blender
Miscellaneous: scalloped punch, gliiter, quickie glue pen, ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mini release from VCD 10/18

Another fun mini release 10/18 from Victoria Case Designs. One is hot, hot, hot and the other is super cute!

For my card I used this rough & rugged soccer player, he reminds me of my little Lucas. I just love the dirt on his face and uniform and band-aid on the knee. He is a bruiser and plays full throttle like this little cutie!

Paper: stash
Inks: Chestnut Roan
Image: All Star sentiment-The Paper Company Baseball set
Copics: EOO/E51/E21/R20/blender
Miscellaneous: white gel pen

Friday, October 16, 2009

Squigglefly Final Day of Sneak Peaks!!!!

Today is last day of the sneak peeks of Squigglefly's newest images! Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs to see lots of peeks of what's new! I got this super cute elf to play with, adorable right? I just love his little smirk and I want to put something cute on inside like " Bad Day....need something clever to go along with it-any suggestions? I added dimension by layering him up several times.

Hurry it's not to late to find the button! Somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this

Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to
Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

Papers: Basic Grey
Ink: Chestnut Roan
Image: Squigglefly, sentiment- Studio G
Copics: Y17/Y08/YG67/G21/BG93/B24/R20/R29/R59/E00/E21/E51/E33/E37
Miscellaneous:white gel pen, glitter, bling

Thursday, October 15, 2009

VC Challenge # 20-A sketch

It's time for another challenge over at VC Stamp challenges and Jana has created a fun, simple sketch to work. I used the new image Fabiana on my card and once again used lots of pink as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Winner of this challenge will get to be a guest designer for following week and 3 people will be selected as Top 3 and will get a super cute badge for your blog!

Victoria Case Designs is also sponsoring the challenge this week at Copic Buzz Group on PCP. She is so generous to give Fabiana as a freebie with the challenge. One winner will be randomly selected to win 5 free images from Victoria- WOOOOOW!!!

What are you waiting for go grab freebie and enter both challenges for your chance to win! Also remember VCD just had a new release yesterday, so hurry over to the VCD shop to get yours soon!

Papers: polka dots-Doodlebug Designs, CTMH-ponderosa pine, Pinks-Bazzill
Image:VCD shop
Copics: BG10/BG01/B00/RV23/RV42//R20/R32/G21/Y17/YG67/G99/E37/E33/E00/E21/E51/YR00/blender

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

KLM Cupcake Card

Here is another card that I did awhile back and forgot to post. This card is made using the Cupcake Wishes Circle Sentiment. I added some pink glitter to cupcake to make it look extra yummy!

Paper: Butterflies & Blossoms stacks-DCWV, CS-stash
Ink: Cat's Eye- Rouge
Image:Cupcake Wishes Circle Sentiment
Sketch: Caardvarks
Copics: C3/C1/R27/R29/blender
Miscellaneous: ribbon, glitter, bling-Studio 18, pop dots, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

My 1st MO Card!!!

Here is a card I made awhile back using my 1st MO image. This image called Mary Tapping was a freebie for reaching 200 members in her group. What a fun one!

Papers:CTMH moonstruck
Inks:CTMH moonstruck
Images: Mary Tapping, sentiment-Studio G
Copics: E02/E21/E00/E33/E35/E37/R20/B24/B23/B32/B39/C7/C1/100/blender
Sketch: Taylored Expressions
Miscellaneous: ribbon, scalloped punch

Cute Baseball Card

This image is another cutie from Tracey over at The Stamping Boutique. When I saw this one I had to have it as both my boys are ball players.

Papers: stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image: Tee Stamping Boutique, sentiment-The Paper Company

Squigglefly Sneak Peeks of New Releases!

Are you ready for today? Today is day one of the sneak peeks(mine will be up a little later) of Squigglefly's newest images! We have two new artists who have joined the Squigglefly team this month! We are super pleased to introduce Cheryl Alger and Eline Pelinkhoff. Both of these ladies are extremely talented and we know you're going to love their images as much as we do!

Our other artists have been working hard to bring you images that will certainly spark your creativity too. The images you see over the next few days will be available for purchase on October 17th. Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs the next few days to see lots of peeks of what's new!

Now for the fun part! Somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this

Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to
Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

Victoria Case New Release Day!!!!

It's NEW RELEASE day at Victoria Case Designs. Once again Victoria has outdone herself with some super cute images. Hurry over to the store to get your own and check out the VC Blog for some wonderful cards made using these images!

I got the pleasure of working with lil' ball player, isn't he adorable? I used this cool basketball paper that I had in my stash, which was perfect to also create my basketball from.

Paper:pp- Basketball words-Sandy Lion, embossed basketball paper-The Paper Company
Inks: CTMH black
Image: Victoria Case Designs, All Star sentiment-The Paper Company Baseball set
Copics: EOO/E51/E21/R20/YR04/YR07/E33/E35/E37/C1/100/blender
Miscellaneous: white gel pen

Monday, October 12, 2009

Victoria Case Card

HEre is a super quick card I made using an image from Victoria Case Designs. I paper pieced her outfit and then drew the flowers back on pants using a white gel pen. I then added blind to centers of flowers. Sketch is from the CTMH wishes book.

Ink: CTMH black
Image:Victoria Case Designs, sentiment-Stampendous
Miscellaneous: Copics, glitter, bling
Sketch-CTMH wished book

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More DZ Doodles Cards

Here are a couple more cuties that I made using DZ Doodles. Aren't these cute images? What are you waiting for, hurry over to DZ Doodles to get these cuties for yourself!


Card #1:
Paper: CTMH, white embossed-DCWV
Ink:CTMH Dutch Blue
Images: DZ Doodles
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Sketch-CTMH Wishes

Card #2:
Paper: CS-stash, PP-Basic Grey
Ink:CTMH Cocoa
Images: DZ Doodles, sentiment-Studio G 33
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18
Copics: RV29/R27/R21/E37/E35/E33/E21/C1/blender
Sketch-CTMH Wishes