Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tater Card!

This card was made for my neighbor who just had their baby girl 2 weeks ago. I made this for the pupster, Tate, to give to his new sister!

Tate is a big dog trapped in a Chihuahua body (aren't they all tho?).

Enjoy - Chrisi

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Long time no post ...

Hello, it's been so long and I'm sorry.

Today I went to two craft shows - The Crafty Bastards in Adams Morgan (DC) which has a lot of "alternative" crafters...LOVE IT!

This pix shows a sample of a guy who spins his own yarn - they were all so beautiful!

The other craft show I went to was Arts on the Avenue in Del Ray - Alexandria. Too many jewelry people - but still really fun. Saw this tee shirt and cracked up -

Such a beautiful day to be outside in DC!

Enjoy - Chrisi

Thursday, August 19, 2010

There's a new Baby coming to town!

Hello, my neighors, Ann and Jeff, are having a baby. With money being rather tight for me these days I made her a batch of baby themed thank you cards.

I used the pink and swirls from her shower invitation as an inspiration and went with it from there!

The stamps are A-Muse -- Enjoy - Chrisi

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hi There! Remember me?

So it's been too long since I've posted - sorry about that and I'm happy anyone is looking!

This was a simple card - three sizes of punches and a variety of matching papers. Mat it with a coordinating color behind the white, add a sentiment and TaDa!

I enjoyed making this card and hope you like it!

Enjoy - Chrisi

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Butterflies -


This is a group of cards I made from a new Stampin Up set. I made them for a Swap-Bot swap themed, aptly, Butterflies!

It was an ATC swap but I made the matching card to mail with them. One was going to Australia!

Enjoy - Chrisi

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Butt"erfly - Keanu Reeves ATC Swap


This ATC (artist trading card) was made for a swap I found on Swap-Bot. It is one in series of Actor swaps - Keanu Reeves was the focus of this one.

I didn't want to do a rehash or his movies - because, really ... I appreciate him for some of his other gifts. He is just gorgeous! This has long been one of my fave photographs of Keanu so I thought this would be a perfect place to use it.

I used my Stampin Up butterfly (which folds down for a more modest look, but really? Why.....) punch and letters from the Paula's Kit Club - Green Kit. Add some bling and it was good to go!

Enjoy - Chrisi

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Become Young!


I made three of these cards as Thank You cards and thought they turned out so cute. A little distressed and little cute.

I'm practicing adding bling and depth to my cards these days - hope that's working out.

Enjoy - Chrisi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another ATC Swap ....

Hey, I did another Swap-Bot swap and this one was Actor themed - specifically HUGH GRANT. I couldn't resist the sarcasm aspect ..... so here it is! Sure hope the recipient (a) gets it and (b) appreciates the effort. Enjoy - Chrisi

Friday, April 9, 2010

Swap-Bot - my first swap!

I've found a new site for swapping all kinds of stuff. It's - I'm using it for swapping cards, ATC (artist trading cards) and other paper crafts but they offer all kinds of swaps - check 'em out!

This ATC swap was called "Laying around the House" - and had to be made of stuff you already had and stuff that isn't usually used for crafting. I made the ATC from one of those cardboard things you get around your Starbucks Coffee so you don't burn your hand. I punched a few things out and distressed them and stamped on the background. The holder is made from a coffee filter and I gave it a card front from some scraps I had leftover from another project.

Hope you enjoy - thanks - Chrisi

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Birthday!


I have a few Spring birthdays to make cards for this year - this one was simple but turned out quite pretty I thought.

The stamp is a Dee Gruenig stamp and the paper is made by Basic Grey, the cardstock is Memory Box.

Enjoy - Chrisi

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Something New - Homemade Sugar Scrub


I got in the mood to make something different. I'm so allergic to everything and I wanted smoother post-winter skin so I decided to make homemade sugar scrub.

Then of course, I had to decorate and make a pretty container to put it in - this batch is a test in a 3 oz bottle that I am taking to my official tester, Laura Fulcher. One is made of white sugar and baby oil and the other is raw sugar and olive oil.

I'll keep you posted on the results. Enjoy, Chrisi

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This card is another one from the VSN on Splitcoast Stampers - the challenge was to use three different ribbons on the card.

I think it turned out pretty great. Easiest card EVER - paper is pre-printed (cut to show specifica parts of the paper) and the ribbons were added! I love the mix of patterns and color combos.

Enjoy - Chrisi

Thursday, March 4, 2010

White on White!

This card is one of the challenges from the latest Splitcoast Stampers from last week's Virtual Stamp Night. The Art Tarts all got together created many of the challenges - I'll be posting a few for ya'll.

This card challenge was a white-on-white challenge and I used Cuttlebug embossing folders to do all the embossing. I added a prima flower and brad to one of the butterflies and wrapped the background with white ribbon. It scanned much better than I thought .....

Here is the link to the gallery of other cards from this challenge.

Enjoy - Chrisi

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gettin' Scrappy!


The Art Tarts met this week for Virtual Stamp Night hosted SplitCoast Stampers.

When we meet we have a themed swap and this month was to use scraps.

I glued down a bunch of 1/2 inch strips onto a piece of paper then used die to cut out the shape. I also swiss dot embossed the background mat.

Hope you enjoy! -- Chrisi

Monday, February 15, 2010

Moxie Fab World - Sassy Challenge


I'm posting two cards tonight that I am entering in an on-line challenge at Moxie Fab World - it's their "Let's get Sassy" challenge. Check out all the great entries. I was inspired at 11:00 p.m. for the midnight deadline!

Yikes! How'd I do? Enjoy - Chrisi

p.s. I should mention the pix in the first card came from a pack of FANTASTIC photo's I found at a flea market - I call them my "Yard Sale Family".

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Valentines Fan!

Hello, Yet another Valentine's Day card I made during the major snow of 2010!

But I do ponder why my friends in Reston (18 miles away) got their cards already and my sister who lives one mile away hasn't gotten hers yet ....

Anyway, this understated card was made from a collage sheet from Paula's Kit Club (again) - they are SO very pretty.

Enjoy, Chrisi

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Valentine


Today's valentine was made with fixin's from a few kits from Paula's Kit Club by Paula Montgomery. I just love pulling out my kits and building beautiful cards.

I'll post some others later - enjoy,

-- Chrisi

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentines Day - Snow Hobbies


I'm promising to update more frequently ... I'll try my best!

So begin my commitment with a Valentines Day card. It was easy - even made with some scraps!

Since I'm practically snowed in and there is more to come - I figure I'll make more Valentines and my friends will get them whenever I see the mailman again!

Enjoy - Chrisi

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