Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spce - It's that time of the year!

Hi Everyone,

My card today features one of my very favorite fall things - Pumpkin Spice Coffee!! There's just something warm and calming about pumpkin spice coffee. I think I may have to go make a cup once I get this post completed!!

I started by stamping the Pumpkin Spice greeting (846E) onto cream CS with Archival Jet Black ink, then die cut it with a stitched oval die. Once I die cut all the parts of the coffee cup, I stamped the coffee cup with the Splatter Background image using VersaMark ink. The little pumpkin and tiny leaves are some epoxy stickers I've had forever. The oval die and coffee cup dies are all from ODBD. The rust frame was die cut with a SB die.

Here's a look at the inside:

The new Goodbye summer greeting (350F) was stamped with Archival Jet black ink and the pumpkins were stamped with TH Spiced Marmalade ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check all the new fall images from DRS Designs here.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch

My card today is for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. DRS Designs is the sponsor for this week's sketch, so I really wanted to play along!  Here's the sketch:

I turned the sketch sideways since it fit with my image and sentiment better. The Filigree Pumpkin (334G) and the Happy Thanksgiving Greeting (339F) are both brand new stamps from DRS Designs and will be released in just a couple of days. You can check them out at the DRS Designs on line store.

To create my card, I started with some water color paper and stamped the pumpkin with TH Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade ink and the greeting with Archival Jet Black ink. The panel was die cut with a SB die and layered onto some orange CS. I used the same water color paper for the next panel and layered it onto the same orange CS. The pumpkin ribbon has been in my stash forever. I have no idea where it came from, but I thought it went perfectly with this image and sketch design. I did use some foam adhesive to attach the smaller panel for some dimension.

I hope you can join in the fun at TMS this week!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Drop in!!

Hi Everyone,

I have one last Halloween card to share with you before getting started on Fall and Thanksgiving cards. Today's card is pretty simple. I stamped the card front with wood grain background image with light brown ink, then die cut the window using a MFT die. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink above the wimdow. The witch's broom was stamped onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used some foam adhesive to attach it to the card front. The little black cat is a die cut from IO, I think. Here's a look at the inside.

The empty spider web and vertical greeting were both stamped with black ink. A Recollections spider was added to the web.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check back soon to see some new images DRS Designs will soon be releasing. Also right now with every purchase of $25, you receive a free DRS Designs' Catalog. Be sure to check out the web page for details.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hello Everyone,

For those of you in the United States, Happy Labor Day. Hope you are able to enjoy the holiday and maybe even find some time to get creative. The weather here in NW Ohio has turned cooler and that definitely puts me in the mood for fall and everything that goes with it, including creating some Halloween cards.

So I have another Halloween card to share with you today that features the new Happy Haunting greeting along with the little goblin and witch's feet images.. To begin I die cut the black frame using a MFT Collage die. I laid the frame onto the cream CS and used a pencil to draw in the areas where the images would go. Once everything was stamped and colored with Copics, I glued on the black collage frame and then some googlie eyes were added to the little goblins.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, August 28, 2017

October 31

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. My card today was pretty easy to create. The black spider web cut out comes from a package of die cuts I found on sale after Halloween last year. I just cut it down to the size I wanted and added the orange glittery frame that I die cut from some SB rectangle dies. The new October 31 square was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, cut out and layered on the same orange glitter paper. 

I added the Wishing I was with Ya greeting on the inside, stamping it with VersaMark ink and embossing with white EP. I did the same thing for the two spider webs and the card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you find some time to get inky today!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Drop in for a spell!

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and found some time to get inky! My card today features a couple of new Halloween stamps: Drop in for a Spell and the Bubbling Beaker.

I started with black CS, stamped the new greeting and Magic potion shelf with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detailed white EP. The Bubbling Beaker was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The black panel was punched with a spider web border punch before attaching it to the purple CS and then the black CS. The ribbon, button and Bubbling Beaker were then added to the panel.

Inside I stamped the Magic Potion Shelf with TH Distress Oxide ink. I smudged the ink and had to do something to hide my mistake. I used a brush and some water to grab the smudged ink and moved it around to color underneath the shelf.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check DRS Designs' on line store to see all these fun new Halloween images and greetings.

until next time,

Monday, August 14, 2017

What's Brewing?

Hi!  Today I get to share some new Halloween images with you from DRS Designs. I think you're going to like them.

I started with kraft CS, die cut the window, then stamped the new Brewing up a Wicked Halloween greeting (308F) along with the accent bats image using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used the same die to cut out the window on the black layer as well as the white card base. With a pencil I outlined where the burning cauldron image should go and then stamped the image on the inside with Memento Black ink and colored it up with some Copic markers. On the inside I also added a few more accent bats as well as the new Drop in for a spell greeting.(327D)

My second card is more on the whimsical side.

The grassy hills were die cut with some Fawn Lawn dies and attached to the black panel after it was stamped with the spooky eyes background image and heated embossed with white EP. The new Happy Haunting to All image (310F) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics as well as TH Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I used clear Nuvo Dew Drops on the hat's buckle for some shine. The pumpkins are part of the larger peculiar pumpkin patch image. Once colored with copics it was fussy cut and tucked behind the first hill.  Some Happy Halloween ribbon completes the look.

Inside I stamped the entire Peculiar Pumpkin Patch image with TH Distress Oxide ink. These peculiar pumpkins make me smile every time I see them.

These new images and more will soon be available at DRS Designs on line store. Be sure to check the blog each day to see more of these new images and what the DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!