Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy May 2! I cannot believe it is already May. My card today goes along with this week's "day" challenge. With Mother's Day next Sunday, I decided I'd better get started on cards for the occasion!



This was a rather simple card to create. I started with a white panel that was embossed with a rose bud EF and attached it to a white card base. The flower vase was die cut with a nestie die. The flowers are from an older Cuttlebug die set. I really like the look of white on white cards, but thought this one needed a bit of color, so I made the flowers in pastel colors. The Mother's Day greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and die cut.

Inside the greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and some of the 4 flower background flowers  were stamped with Versafine lavender ink in the two opposite corners.



We'd love to have you play along with our "day" challenge. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Grad

My card today is for two challenges this week: the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the cupcake challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. As soon as I saw the TMS sketch, I knew I wanted to make a grad card with stars surrounding the sentiment. The cupcake lady bug colors were perfect for my grad card.  I like the result. Here are the TMS and Cupcake Inspiration photos.




And here's my grad card.

First I stamped DRS Designs' woven plaid background with black and red inks on white CS, layered it on black and then attached it to the white card base. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white, die cut and attached to a black scalloped circle. I stamped the sentiment again on red CS, fussy cut the cap and glued it into place. A tiny black brad was added to the top. Once the sentiment was attached with foam adhesive for dimension, the stars were added. Some red enamel dots complete the look.

I know I'm going to need several more grad cards and I just might do more in this sketch with different colors. It's a fun sketch to work with.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia


Monday, April 25, 2016

Best Wishes

Today I have a card created for my niece who recently got engaged! I still cannot believe she is old enough to be engaged. She'll always be that little girl running around, playing, and enjoying life to me. Maybe I just don't want to admit how old I'm getting!? Anyway, here's the card.


Her favorite color is purple so I had to go with that. I started by embossing the light purple panel with a rose EF. This is layered on darker purple. Next I stamped the white strip with the small silhouette heart with light purple ink, added it to a dark purple layer and attached it. Next I added the white lacy ribbon down the side and attached everything to the white card base. The Engagement greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, die cut and layered on a dark purple die cut piece. I'm pretty sure my niece will like this purple card.

Have you checked out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. It is a color challenge.  Hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I really like the sketch this week at TMS and decided to play along. I had some dp on my table and decided it would work nicely with the sketch. Here's my Mother's Day card.


I used an older Stamping Up sentiment from their Well Scripted set, die cut with a Spellbinder die set. Instead of using ribbon and a bow, I used some lace for the two ribbon panels.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, April 18, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Today I have a child's birthday card to share with you that features, Wags, the Dog. This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and it is an animal theme challenge.


I started by stamping the dog paw and bone imaged onto kraft CS with Memento Cocoa ink. Wags, the Dog was stamped with Memento Black ink on cream CS, colored with Copics and die cut. The sentiment was stamped and die cut. Everything is layered on brown CS and then attached to the cream card base. A paw button completes the look.

We'd love to have you play along in this worthy challenge for kids. You could be the winner of some awesome stamps. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Send a Smile 4 Kids

DRS Designs is proud to be sponsoring the Send a Smile 4 kids Challenge this week. The challenge is Animals and a randomly chosen winner will receive a prize from DRS Designs! Hope you can join the fun! Here's the card I created for this worthy cause.


I started by stamping Leonard the Pig with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with Copics, die cut and layered him on some green and blue CS. The matching green panel was embossed with the CB Birthday folder, then layered on a matching blue panel. Some blue sequins finish it off. I really like this little image and think it's perfect for a kid's birthday card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2-2-2 Challenge

Hi Everyone. It's Thursday and time for another DRS Designs' challenge. This week it is a 2-2-2 Challenge. You have to have 2 sets of three things on your card. (2 images, 2 colors, 2 sentiments, any combination)

Here's my card with 2 banners, 2 chairs and 2 palm trees.


I started with white CS and sponged on some distress inks for the sand and sky after I'd stamped the two palm trees with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with black EP. Next I used a darker brown distress ink and water colored the tree trunks. The two chairs were stamped on white CS, fussy cut and glued onto the panel overlapping a bit. The sentiment was stamped in two parts and die cut with a banner die. Everything is attached to a kraft panel and then the twine was added. I like the way this turned out.

Hope you can find some time to play along with us this week. You could be the winner of two new stamps from DRS Designs!! Details can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia