Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Passed from this Earth....

... into her "forever home", I say goodbye to a good friend & business partner today, Jacqui McNeill. She battled a heart condition and had been ill for quite some time. The news is so very sad as she was in my prayers a lot this past year. I will miss her greatly! 

Jacqui is the artist of the cute characters at The Digi Garden. Needless to say, the store is now closed.

 I'll remember Jacqui as a warm hearted, wonderful artist who loved animals, especially her kitties, and of course her family. She often spoke of her longtime boyfriend/companion, Tony, and mom, and sister Lisa who recently had boughten her a computer drawing pad for drawing her digis so she wouldn't have to wait on me to digitally trace all her hand-drawn characters.  She could whip out 10 or more in a day... she was so talented I had a hard time keeping up *Ü*  As her health deteriorated, she would draw new characters and share them with me. It took her mind off her pain and made her so happy.  Every time I sent her one of the digis that I colored in PS for her store she'd *Squeal* in delight.  She even created several images and named them after my girls, Carly and Maddy (she was a DT member on Carly's sketch team).  She's only 7 days older than me.... in fact, hers is coming up Feb. 5th.  We also both had/have li'l dogs named Lacey (I spell mine w/out an "e").    

I remember no matter what her emails were about, she'd always include what the weather was like in the UK. Many days were gloomy & rainy... and she hated thunder storms.  Well, my friend... there's no gloom or rain in heaven, only wonderful warm rays of light and all things wonderful... I can't even imagine! I hope to meet you there one day.  Rest in peace my friend.

  Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Goda; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would knowb my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”  John 14:1-6

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”  ― Stephen Grellet

Monday, January 28, 2013

Design Your Own Living Locket!

Have you heard of Origami Owl yet?  It's a (direct sales) jewelry company that puts the art of designing your own "story locket" in your hands!!  Every locket tells a story... what's yours?  You pick from the assorted chains, lockets, charms and dangles to create a customized necklace that's meaningful for you.  And I can help you get started!   I'm now an official Origami Owl Designer *Ü*  With Valentine's Day just around the corner... you might want to hint to your hubby... or I would be happy to email him your wish list if you'd like!!  Or maybe you'd like to give a li'l gift to your daughter or mother to show them how much you love them?  You can peruse my Origami Owl website and place an order thru that, or you can contact me with any questions or suggestions.  Also, if you'd like to host an online party, there's great hostess rewards (free jewelry) in it for YOU!  

Would you like to see more locket combo ideas??  Come visit my O2 Facebook page and check out the album "Sample Lockets".  I've seen friends design anything from baby themed lockets to cancer survivor "hope" themed, to gramma's li'l blessings, to hobbies & vacations, to just cheering on your favorite sports team!  What's Your story??  

In addition to lockets, they also have Tag necklaces with inspirational word charms.  I particularly love the "I am... Enough"  and "I can Inspire" necklaces for my teenage daughters.  
I'm excited about this new business.  This really is gorgeous jewelry that you can design yourself!  So I hope you'll take a look at my website... I'll bet you'll fall in love with them as I did.  I'll pop in here every now and then to hopefully inspire you with a new story locket too.  OH... and every locket comes with this beautiful li'l pouch for storing...  really makes a nice gift for a loved one or for yourself!  :)  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

FREEBIE - with New Digi Line

Hey there!!  How's your Saturday going?  Here, it's the normal Saturday... computer time, took the dog for a walk, showered, computer time, throw in some laundry, go grocery shopping, computer time, crochet an owl hat someone ordered, dinner... and prolly more 'puter time!  lol.  I'm setting up a new Facebook page today... not for my new Digi Line though... for something else I have in the wings.  I will announce that in a couple of days... you will LOVE it!

I wanted to pop in here today to show you the FREE digi paper pack I made up to match the girls in my new digi line that went live yesterday!!  For a limited time (a week) everyone who purchases any of my new digis will receive this paper pack FREE!!  To see my line of digis, visit..

Outline versions are only $1.95 ea. - great for those who love to color images!
Colored versions are $2.95 ea. - great for quick cards... just print and add to card!

Friday, January 25, 2013

My New Digi Line - Imagine That!

Hello my bloggin' friends!!  Today is HUGE.... I now have a name for my digi line!!  IMAGINE THAT!  No, really... that's what it's called!!  Lol.  And today I'm releasing FIVE new digis!!  Woot, Woot!  Weird to think that up until a couple weeks ago I hadn't even tried to draw my own!  Who knew?!!!  And my awesome friend Diane, who has been such a huge supporter (encourager ta boot!) of all my creative efforts has welcomed my digis into their new home at  Daydream Designs... If you hover over the "All images" tab, you'll see my line listed as a subcategory "Imagine That!...digis by Kris"

I also set up a blog just for showcasing my digis... and project samples made with them!  I hope you'll check it out from time to time and see what's new!!  *Ü*  

Are you ready to see what's new?!  
I  have 2 cards to share as well so please continue on to see them.  


Chatty Kathy - Outlines

Need some inspiration???  

Created with Hip Hop Maddy Outlines 
& matching digi paper I designed for the "special deal" (see at bottom of my post)

I used sparkly glitter gellyroll pen on her sweater thingy, ♥ on her tank-top, hat & stars, and shoes.

This music charm ties in with the dancing hip hop girl. 

And I should've named this one "Sweatheart Carrie" for all the heats she is donning.  
I used Carrie Colored version for this card.  

And before you go... for a limited time, when you buy any of these girl digis at Daydream Designs, you'll receive a FREE Digi paper pack!!  I've designed a matching paper for each girl!!  *Ü*  

If you like what you saw here today, please leave me a comment!  
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Blog Hop #3 - Love Lifts You

From Millan.Net
Welcome to this stop on the Daydream Designs Blog Hop where the theme is HEARTS!  This hop will go through Thursday, 24th.  A $20 Gift code to the store will be awarded to one random blog hopper who comments on all of the designer's blogs, plus there are freebies for everyone (at end of my post)!!!

If you didn't start at Diane's blog, you'll want to go here.  At the end of my post you'll find a hop order so you don't get lost.
Exciting News!!!  I'm now a Digi Artist/illustrator at Daydream Designs   So today I'm showcasing my newly released digi set, Love Lifts You - Color ... also available in outlines here Love Lifts You - Outlines.  (I do plan to come out with another set of hot air balloons with various designs, so keep an eye out for those.)

This set is versatile with 4 different sentiments and the outlines come with a blank middle so you can add your own sentiment or even paper piece it!  Here are my samples...

For the first 2, I made center step cards...
 side view...

For the next two, I used some of the fabby crinkle ribbon, gifted to me from my sweet bloggy friend and owner of Daydream Designs, Diane ~ Thanks again Di, I ♥ it!!)
This next sentiment is from one of my favorite movies by the same title...

Here are the previews of what you'll get in each set.  The colored come with matching digi papers!
Always instant downloading at Daydream Designs *Ü*

GRAB YOUR FREEBIES!!  For this hop, Diane is gifting you with these freebies from the Sending You Love set!!  (click on each image to open full size and then save to your computer).  Enjoy, and remember to hop and leave a comment on each designer's blog for your chance to win a $20 GC!!


                           Kris - --You are Here 

♥ Happy Hopping ♥

Supplies Used:
Digis - Love Lifts You - Color digi set  (Daydream Designs)
Dies - clouds & grass (My Favorite Things); Scroll Heart (Serendipity); Heart Fence (La-La Land Crafts); Heart border & Butterfly punches (Martha Stewart)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Where Your Treasure Is...

Happy Friday!!  Today is "Flashback Friday" at McMahon Five Designs!  Each of the designers are showcasing an older digi or stamp to inspire you.  I've chosen this beautiful digi by Shawne (Studio 313) called Cherry Blossoms, and added a verse to it.  I colored with Copics and added some orange glitter to the centers.  (I'm really loving my new Spellbinders dies, can you tell??)  *Ü*
Hop over to the M5D Blog to see what the others created... and be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you can get inspiration, coupons and freebies!!

That's it for today!  If you missed it, you have just a li'l while longer to grab my free digi in my post below.  And come back Monday for a fabulous blog hop!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

You Are My Sunshine... Freebie

Welcome friends and happy Thursday!!  Today I'm up an hour early to make my daughter's lunch ~ she's going to meet a bus at the H.S. and leave town for Honor Band.  Only 8 were selected from her school... we're so proud of her *Ü*

Anywhoo... today I'm sharing a card I created with my own digi that I drew, can you believe that one?!?!  I'm the type of person that when  someone suggests I know how to do something and I really don't, I take that as a challenge and I jump in with both feet and try it.  That's how I started creating digi papers, and that's what motivated me to try drawing a digi.  So I present to you my very first girl digi... what do ya think?  

I've also designed a really cute set for Daydream Designs™ that I'll be showcasing here on my blog this Monday for our "Hearts" Blog Hop!!  So I hope you'll come back to see that and do the hop... there will be freebies and one will win a $20 Gift code to spend at Daydream Designs!  

Speaking of Freebies... I've decided to offer you this lady for a limited time, so grab her while you can!!
**Freebie Expired**  You can now purchase my whole set called "Sunny Blessings" at Daydream Designs!!

 If you create with her, please leave me a link ~ I'd be so tickled to see what you made!  *Ü*

Card Supplies: 
Digi ~ Kris Breach: "Umbrella Lady"
Paper ~ M5D:  Lily Bee Designs "Buttercup"
Dies ~ My Favorite Things: rolled roses and flourish
Charm ~ Inky Impressions:  heart

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Word Art Wednesday - Hearts

Happy Sunday!  Today I decided to play in Word Art Wednesdays challenge - Hearts - Anything Goes!  They offer a free Scripture or encouraging quote as a Word Art digi every challenge and this week's is from Psalm 51:10...

 I used my new Spellbinders Nesties dies along with this Flirty Valentine digi from the  Pretty Little Things line at McMahon Five Designs.  I printed her on Neenah Environmental Desert Storm cardstock and colored with my Prisma color Pencils.  I don't use a blending solution (don't have any, lol) but I'm fairly happy with the results.  M5D also carries Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper cardstock, which I also used here.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a wonderful week!  *Ü*

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fruit of the Spirit Chalkboard Calendar

Today McMahon is releasing a great new digi set called "Fruit of the Spirit Outlines and Colored sets" ... and for those who want the fruit w/out the verses, there's Poetic Produce.

I turned the Fruit of the Spirit digis into white and placed them onto a black chalkboard and made up some 6x6" calendar pages.  I also cropped out just the fruit and made some embossed digi papers to match.
Here are just a few of the pages...

Don't forget...
You still have  until January 15th to enter our Facebook Giveaway!!

Win this Cuttlebug Embossing Folder!

To Enter The Drawing:
That's it!
Good Luck!

Check out Sue's wall plaques using the Fruit of the Spirit set and the other design team's creations HERE.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Valentine Release at Daydream Designs

Today we're releasing several beautiful new digis sets and matching digi papers at Daydream Designs... just in time to start creating for Valentine's Day next month!!  I should point out that I'm sharing with you the colored versions, but the digi sets are also available in outlines only for those of you who love to color!  *Ü*


Can't wait to see what you'll create!!  You can share your Daydream creations with us on our Facebook Page HERE  ~ Happy card-making!!
**The Accessories set and most of the digi paper packs were created by me (Kris Breach) using the colored digis from the Sending You Love digi set and some elements from Pixel Scrapper. All digital stamps were drawn & colored by Diane Noble.  All images & papers are copyright protected by Daydream Designs**