Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge - Openings

I call this one "Open Life's Door".  Please visit to join in on the challenge this week.

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - Insects to see all the fabulous creations this week!

Technique:  Embossing resist, collage' and glimmer mists.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer is Here, Time for a Short Break

It's  the beginning of the Summer season and once again, it's time for me to take a short break.  I will continue to post occasionally but not as often as usual.  I have found these breaks are very necessary to keep me from burnout and also to let the creative juices flow.  Thank you to all my faithful followers and challenge buddies.  Have a wonderful Summer and enjoy these free images:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Private Swap, May 2010, Yahoo Group

From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Michelle Carrier, Julia Ziemann;
Wendy Robinson, Laura Carson, Heather Robinson;
Connie Camp, Alice Hyde, Gina Atkins.

Thanks so much ladies for another amazing swap month! - Kris

Monday, May 24, 2010

ATC - The Exotic Orient

I created this ATC for an "Around the World" swap at VPI Yahoo Group

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tea With Marie ATC Swap

Top:  Kris Dickinson
Group, From Top Left:  Frieda Oxenham, Dawn Shotton, Rella Gauthier;
Terri Gordon, Wendy Robinson, Debi Hutsman

Thanks ladies for another amazing swap! 

Friday, May 21, 2010

ATC - Dancing Diva

I created this ATC for a swap at VPI Yahoo Group.  It's hard to tell by the photo, but I used gold glimmer mist and she sparkles IRL.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Stamper Challenge - Orange

This is my second submission for this week's challenge.  You can find the challenge here:

This lovely image is by Moonlight Journey: , please check them out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tag Tuesday #52 - 1st Birthday Celebration, Use 5 & 2

Happy 1 year Birthday Louise and Tag Tuesday! I've enjoyed this year of wonderful challenges and look forward to the coming year. Please visit:  to join in on the birthday celebration.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge - Bollywood

What a challenge this week was!  I do not know much about Bollywood but I really liked the Bollywood remake of Pride and Predjudice (Bride and Predjudice, 2004) so my arch this week is based on that movie.  This is Lalita (the Elizabeth Bennet character) looking at Will Darcy behind a sheer curtain.
Please see all the great submissions this week at:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Mirror Mirror

A true challenge this week.  Please visit:  to join in on the fun!

Treasures of the Deep - New Collage Sheet from Moonlight Journey!

I am pleased to be part of the wonderful design team at Moonlight Journey.  This is a 4.25" x 5.5" Card that I created using collage images by Moonlight Journey.  You can find these and more wonderful images at their online store: Check it out!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tag Tuesday #51 - Inspiration From Home

A quilt I made for my mother was the inspiration for this tag.  I do not have a picture of it but it's a cottage feel quilt with soft pastel colors.  Please visit:  to see all the lovely art this week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Technique Spotlight - Owl Wishes

I created this 4.25" x 5.5" card using an embossing resist technique with glimmer mists and masking.  Owl stamp by Tattered Angels

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Wizard of OZ ATC Swap

From top left:  April Dudko, Wendy Robinson, Gina Allen;
Jan Larson, Kim Smith, Becky Loyall;
Julia Ziemann, NancyVan Hoose, Lynn Stevens

The single is one of my ATCs.

I had a great time hosting.  Thanks everyone for a magical swap! - Kris 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sophie at 10 Weeks Old

I have been missing a few challenges lately and here is my reason.  Our Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Bichon Frise mix) puppy has been keeping me busy.  She is now sleeping through the night and is almost house trained so I should be able to get back to creating on a regular basis soon.  (I couldn't resist picking up a Santa Suit for her on clearance last Jan.  For $1.50 it was well worth the picture.  Sadly by Christmas this year I'm sure it won't fit so I just had to take the picture.  Call it Christmas in May, lol.)

Tag Tuesday #50, Ticket to join in on the fun this week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

AMOUR Banner Swap, Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group

From Top :
Terri Gordon, Dawn Shotton, Kris Dickinson, Wendy Robinson, Holly Moore.

Each banner is 6" x 7" and made of sturdy matt board.  The requirements were that we needed to make them in pink and blue and use Paris/Marie Antoinette/France as the subect.  The banners needed to include the letters for the word "AMOUR"

Needless to say I was thrilled when I rec'd my set in the mail.  Thanks you ladies for a whimsical, wonderful, pink and pretty swap.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring Marie/Bird ATC Swap, Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group

Top ATC:  One of my ATCs for the swap.

Group From Top Left:  Wendy Robinson, Melanie Hall, Nancy Dooren;
Terri Gordon, Frieda Oxenham, Dawn Shotton.

What a gorgeous, spring collection of Maries.  Thanks so much ladies for another amazing swap! - Kris