Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flatterday Saturday with Chris Dickinson


Hope your weekend is starting out wonderful and continues on being FABULOUS.  Today I am so happy to bring you one of our talented Stamp Designers, 


So, let's get to meet Chris!!

Tell us a little about yourself.  {Family, location, background, job, kids, etc.} 

Hello! I am Chris Dickinson. I live in SE Wisconsin with my husband of 16 years. I have 4 beautiful children and a variety of critters around the house . I have been home schooling my children for 13 years. My oldest child graduated 2 years ago and I am currently home schooling my younger three children. The most important thing about me is my personal relationship with Jesus. Without HIM everything I do is void and worthless.  I am in Leadership of the Card Ministry Team at our church. My hobbies include stamping, scrap booking and reading. I have been scrap booking for 12 years and stamping for 8 years.

Stamping Questions

·        How did you first get involved in stamping?
I originally started as a scrap booker and a friend introduced me to stamping. It took 2-3 years for me to become a full fledged addict!

·        What is your stamping style?
I love to try new techniques. I try to do clean and simple for classes that I teach, but I tend to lean more towards detailed cards or projects that take time and patience.

·        Tell us about your creative process
I personally love challenges. It helps me get a start on a project. Normally I choose a sketch, then a stamp set and if I have a technique in mind I will create with that.

·        What is your favorite {ippity} stamp set and why?
I have two, Season of Joy, because I designed a few of the images and Books a Flutter, because I love to read!
·        How often do you stamp? 
Every day.

·        How long does it take you to make a project you are happy with?
2 hours

·        What does your craft room look like? {messy, clean, etc.} 
My Craft Room aka "My Sanctuary" is a mess. I clean up everything once a week and try to put things away but I get interrupted a lot!

·        What is your biggest paper crafting challenge?
I have become dependent on challenges... so I would say starting out with just a stamp...

·        What is the name of your Ippity Sales Blog? 
Creating With Chrissy 

·        What made you decide to start selling Ippity?
I loved the images (and Unity) and wanted the flexibility of using the stamps at classes

·        Tell us about your experience selling Ippity
I have kept it very low key so far. This summer, I have been working a lot and my husband has been  traveling for work so my time has been limited. Many of the images, I show a few projects to friends and I take pre-orders so I do not have a huge inventory on hand. My plan is to eventually make up kits with projects ready to go to sell at classes.

·        What song best describes you?
I have been told Crazy, by Patsy Cline. :)

·        If you were stranded on a desert island what are the three things you would bring? 
My Bible, an Endless pot of Coffee,and my bed.

·        What is your favorite quote?
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

·        What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
lettuce, diet coke and grilled chicken, left over chili for taco salad...

·        If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? 
to Stop time - so I can get more done or take a long nap without falling further behind.

·       If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?  
My Garden, weeds and all. A story about a person who is still growing, occasionally needing to be tilled, weeds pulled, yet blossoming....

·        What would your dream vacation be?
Germany, Hawaii, Australia, I would love to try a stamping/ scrapbooking cruise too!

Thank you Chris for letting us in your world a little bit and for designing the pretty stamps for us that we all love so  much!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Locate an Ippity Chick!


  1. Hi Chris,

    It was very nice reading more about you! I like a lot to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations and you do also know how to write! Loved reading here your stories! If you come to Germany, DO also visit the neighboring country, the Netherlands and I'll come to meet you! ;-) And show our little stamp shops here, hi hi! Wow, a stamping cruise! Does that exist? How about a perfect holiday!!!

    A fab weekend to all of you!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Great to get to know you Chris! Looking forward to getting some more fabulous stamp designs by you too!

  3. Hello Chris! It was really nice to get to know you.

  4. Hi Chris, It was nice to get to know you!!

  5. Great to get to know you more Chris! Love your focus and are so glad that you are designing stamps for Ippity!! Thanks for sharing!!

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