Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween

Today I have a quick and easy Halloween card that features our new mummy image. I started by stamping him in Memento Black ink on white CS, added some shading with a gray copic marker and fussy cut him out. The card base is a bright yellow Bazzil CS with a layer of black and orange CS. The orange was stamped with our spooky eyes background. The corners were punch with a SU corner punch. The sentiment was stamped on the same orange CS, cut into a banner and layered on the black and yellow CS. After adding my mummy to the card, I punched the trick or treat bag using a MS punch and added it to look like the mummy is out trick or treating!

Thanks for stopping by today. You still have time to join in this week's challenge. You could be the lucky winner of some awesome stamps! You can find details here.

Until next time,

Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Fall

Today I am on my way to Kiawah Island in South Carolina. We are meeting our kids there for the week. I am so excited to spend some extra time with the kids and grandkids. Plus Kiawah Island is such a relaxing place. My two favorite activities there are walking along the beach and biking around the island! I can feel myself relaxing just thinking about it!

This week DRS Designs is the proud sponsor at 365 Cards. I created today's card using the Sunday sketch design at 365 Cards.

My card base is So Saffron CS that was stamped with our medium silhouette leaf stamp in VersaMark ink. The horizontal strip is also stamped in VersaMark with the same leaf stamp. The vertical strip was embossed with a Spellbinders leaf folder. The Autumn Wreath image was stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and then attached to the card base. The sentiment is part of the Happy Fall Ya'll greeting. It was stamped in Memento Black on So Saffron CS, die cut, and sponged with Old Olive ink before attaching it to the card.

If you have time to play along in this week's challenges at 365 Cards, you could be the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher towards DRS Designs Stamps!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #79

This week's Merry Monday challenge is to use snowflakes, blue, white, and silver. I used today's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers for my layout.

The card base is white CS with a layer of Bazzil Navy CS that was embossed with a Sizzix folder. The medium snowflake and tiny snowflakes were stamped in silver ink, heat embossed with silver embossing powder, then layered on silver CS. The banner was embossed with the CB snowflake folder and layered on the same silver CS. I added some sheer and sparkly silver ribbon and a snowflake medallion made with Spellbinders.

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

With Sympathy

When I saw the sketch design for Tuesday Morning Sketches I decided to play along. It's a great sketch. I did turn the sketch on its side so my main image would fit. Unfortunately, I am in need of a sympathy card, so that is what I created.

I started with a white card base, added a layer of Old Olive CS and then a white layer that was embossed with a SB leaf folder. The main image, sentiment and leafy banner were all stamped in Old Olive Ink and layered on Old Olive CS. A gingham ribbon and some dew drops were added to finish the look.

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Until next time,

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Paws"itively Fantastic Birthday!

Hi Everyone. Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I created for my niece. She loves dogs and sadly their family dog died several weeks ago, but they just got a couple of new puppies that they named Merida and Meeko. So I used our playful pups image and tried to color the two puppies to match Merida and Meeko. :-)

I started with the Old Olive layer, stamped the Pawsitively Birthday greeting in Memento Black ink, die cut the square window and then embossed it with a Sizzix paw folder. The image was stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with copics and attached to the dark brown panel. I used the same brown CS to make the scalloped square frame. Everything is attached to the white card base. A brown twine bow finishes the look. Hope you like it!

If you haven't checked out this week's challenge yet, you can see details here. We'd love to have you join in the fun. You could be the lucky winner of some great DRS Designs stamps!

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Until next time,

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thank You & Merry Monday Challenge

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was good, but really busy. I'm hoping things slow down some this week. :-)  Since I am in need of a thank you card, I thought I'd share one with you today.

The technique of stamping in VersaMark on Kraft CS, embossing with detailed white embossing powder and then coloring with Copics has become a favorite of mine. It is fairly quick and easy and I really do like the look of copic inks on kraft CS. So for my thank you card, I started by stamping my image on kraft, embossing and coloring with Copics. I thought the white edges were too bright for the fall colors, so I colored over the edges with the various copic markers. The top half of the card was dry embossed with the CB pumpkin folder and then the sentiment was stamped, die cut and added to the top left hand corner. Some brown ribbon, a leaf button and baker's twine finish the look.

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out this week's challenge to have a moon on your card. You still have time to play along and win some awesome DRS Designs' stamps!

Next I have a card I created for this week's Merry Monday Challenge. You can see details about this challenge at Lesley's blog.  We were to use a bird on our card. I used my SU 2 step bird punch to create the bird. I also used today's Technique Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to make my own stencil to create a background. I used a small snowflake punch to create the stencil and then stamped the snowflakes in Colorbox White ink on the Bashful Blue CS. Some MS punched pine branches were added to give the little red bird a place to rest. The sentiment was stamped in Real Red on Bashful Blue CS, punched with a tag punch and layered on Real Red CS. It's attached with some red baker's twine. Hope you like it.

Until next time,

Thursday, October 3, 2013


This week's challenge at DRS is "Harvest Moon."  Here's the card I created for it.

I started by masking the moon with a circle and sponged Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy inks around for the sky. The ground was created by sponging Old Olive, Most Mustard and TH Antique Linen before stamping the DRS easy grass background in More Mustard and Old Olive. The silhouette trees and sentiment were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The fence was created with a border punch. Some brown ribbon, a leaf button and some baker's twine complete the look. 

We'd love to have you come play along with us. You can see details here.

This next card is one I created with this week's Merry Monday Challenge #77 to use red, pink, dark green and light green. I used DRS Designs 4 in 1 snowflakes, stamping them in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Certainly Celery inks.

 I used a SU edge die to cut the border on both the stamped panel and the Old Olive layer. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black on the Real Red CS before embossing it with the CB snowflake folder. Some olive gingham ribbon and a toy soldier charm were added to complete the look. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by.