Monday, December 30, 2013

Thank You!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I have been working on some thank you cards and thought I'd share one with you today. This one uses the argyle background stamp. I like how versatile this stamp can be. You can create any color combo you want and it's easy to stamp. I used browns and blue to create a more masculine look.

I started by stamping the Argyle background stamp in Memento Cocoa ink on cream CS. I stamped the Argyle diamond with Memento Cocoa, TH Antique Linen and SU Bashful Blue inks. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Cocoa, die cut and layered on brown CS. Some brown ribbon, a blue button and twine finish it off. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today. This week's challenge is "Frosted Flakes." We'd love to see what you create using snowflakes or snowmen. You can see details here.

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Happy December 23rd!! Christmas is almost here. I hope you are not in a panic and can relax and enjoy the holiday. Today I want to share a gift card holder that I created for my mom. She loves poinsettias so I used the Poinsettia ribbon slide as a belly band to hold the card closed. I think she'll like it.

I started with a 2.5 x 7 inch piece of red CS and scored it at 2.5 and 5 inches. The front was stamped with the Splatter background in VersaMark ink. The plaid was created by stamping the open plaid in Real Red ink and Handsome Hunter Ink. I used a Sakura Silver Gelly Roll pen to add some silver lines to the plaid background. This was layered on some green CS. The poinsettia slide was stamped in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and highlighted with a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen. Some sheer red ribbon was used for the belly band.

Here's a look at the inside.

The edge was punched with a MS snowflake border. I added a piece of white CS that was punched with the same border and stamped with the sentiment in Real Red ink. I added a couple of the red snowflakes punched from the border with white half pearls to finish the look.

I apologize for the color of these photos. I don't know why the red ends up looking so orange. It really is a very pretty shade of red!  I'm sure there's some way to remedy this, but I don't know what it is. :-(

Thanks for stopping by today and have a very Merry Christmas!!

Until next time,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I decided to get started on some thank you cards this week, so today I have a thank you card created with this week's sketch design at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


I started with a Real Red card base that was stamped with DRS Designs starry background in VersaMark ink. The Filigree Star was stamped with VersaMark ink on real red and embossed with detail white embossing powder. The edges of the red panel and white panel were punched with a starry border. Thank you was stamped with real red ink, die cute with a Nestie tag and popped up with foam dots. This was a quick and easy card to create. I may be doing a few more of these!

Thanks for the fun sketch challenge and for stopping by today!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Let it Snow!

Hi Everyone. Trust you all survived the weekend, especially if you live in the areas affected by this latest winter storm. We got 7.5 inches of snow here in Toledo, a record for this time of the year. It was kind crazy since it snowed all night and day. The crews just couldn't keep the roads clear enough for me. Of course, I grew up near Virginia Beach where half an inch of snow shut the area down for days! Driving in the snow scares me big time. I do love snow and how it makes everything clean and bright. Perfect for this time of the year!

So in honor of all the snow and the sledding around the neighborhood I have a snow card to share with you. And this is for this week's Merry Monday challenge #88 to use an animal on your card!!


 I started by stamping the playful penguin postage frame in Memento Black on white CS as well as the 4 in 1 snowflakes in Taken with Teal ink. After coloring the image with Copics and adding some glitter with a Sakura Stardust pen, I punched the 4 corners and layered it on some teal, then green CS before adding the ribbon and putting the whole panel on the white card base. The Let it Snow image was stamped in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and layered on the same teal and green CS. I added some punched teal snowflakes with rhinestone centers to finish it off. I like the way this fun card turned out. Hope you like it!

Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes Challenge here at DRS Designs. We'd love to have you join the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!!

Until next time,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone. Hope you all survived the snow, ice, freezing rain and cold!! We only got a little bit of snow here in Toledo, OH. It sure is cold though!! It's been nice to sit by the fire to keep warm!!

Today I have another Christmas card to share with you. I must admit Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make.

The card base is white with a layer of red CS and then a layer of navy CS that was embossed with the CB snowflake folder. All the corners were punched with a SU ticket corner punch. The main image was stamped in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with copics, corner punched and layered on red CS. The smaller square was stamped with the Christmas multi-greeting in Memento Black ink on white, corner punched and layered on red CS. To complete the look  a red ornament was created using nesties and a rhinestone snowflake. Hope you like it.

Please check out this week's challenge. We'd love to have you join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay warm!

until next time,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Monday!

Wow, can you believe it is already December? I guess now would be a good time to get serious with the Christmas card making if you haven't already started!  My card today features the Stained Glass background stamp. These background stamps are easy to use and really look beautiful. I started by stamping the stained glass on white card stock with Memento Black ink and the main image in black ink, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my lightest colored Copic markers to color in the stained glass.

The card base is black CS with a layer of white CS that was embossed with the Swiss dots folder after die cutting the window with a nestie die. I used the same die and the next size up to cut the black frame. Some velvety black ribbon and rhinestones finish the look. Hope you like it!

There's still time to join in this week's challenge. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,