Monday, November 30, 2015

Merry Christmas to All...

Hi Everyone,

My card today features some of the newest Christmas Village images as well as some older ones. These little stamps are so fun to play with and you can do so much with them. I colored my village buildings red and green since it is the actual Christmas Village, as you can tell by the sign. A  little masking was required to place the trees around the buildings and sponge the sky. Some stickles were added to make the snow sparkle. Half the sentiment was stamped on top and the other half on the bottom. Once everything dried, I popped the panel onto the red card base with foam tape for some dimension. Hope you like it.

DRS Stamps used:

Christmas Especially to you Greeting
Christmas Village Sign
Christmas Village Toy Shop
Christmas Village Craft Store
Christmas Village Garage
Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories
Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories 2
Snow, Sand and Water lines

Be sure to check out this week's challenge: Let the Holidays begin!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

The Heart of Christmas

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We had our first snow here in Northwest Ohio Saturday and woke up to a gorgeous scene Sunday morning. A fresh snow fall really makes everything outside look so clean and beautiful.

Today I have a Christmas card that features our Baby Jesus Heart image that was release a couple of months ago along with a new Jesus Heart Postage Frame. I really enjoy adding something to my envelops and this new image is perfect.

I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart image and sentiment in black ink on white CS. I colored the image with Copics and then fussy cut it. A heart die was used to cut the sentiment. The light blue panel was stamped with the Interlocking hearts background stamp with VersaMark ink, die cut with Nestie border dies and layered on dark blue CS. The bow was made with a MS punch. After punching several bows, I glued them together for dimension and added a rhinestone. A couple of heart shaped rhinestones were added to the corners. Here's a closer look at the card.

For the envelop I stamped the Jesus Heart Postage Frame in the upper right hand corner with black ink, then colored the image with coloring pencils.


Now all I need to do is go to the post office and see what Christmas stamps are available. Maybe they have the 3 Wiseman journeying to see baby Jesus. Wouldn't that be great!
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Color Challenge

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is a color challenge. Here's the photo with the color inspiration.

And here's my card.

I used nesties to die cut the panels, embossed the large green panel and attached everything to a white card base. The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onyx ink. The Indian Corn was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached with pop dots. I really like how this turned out.

Hope you can find some time to join in the challenge. You can see details here.

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Monday, November 16, 2015


DRS Designs is about to release some new images. I'm sure you will see lots of new designs and greetings on the blog this week. My card today features the new Peace be your Gift at Christmas ((620F). In light of recent events around the world, this sentiment really is my hope and prayer for the world. Wouldn't it be amazing if we had peace this Christmas and throughout the year?!

I started by stamping the Giant Poinsettia three times, fussy cutting two of them and layering them on top of each other after coloring them with Copics and embossing the panel with a Darice folder. The sentiment was stamped with VeraFine Onyx Black ink, die cut and added to the card once the glittery ribbon was attached. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to add some glitter to the berries.

This wasn't a difficult card to create, just a little time consuming with the fussy cutting. I think this will be this year's Christmas card for family and friends. I love the sentiment.

Be sure to check back this week to see other new images and greetings. You still have time to join in this week's challenge. You can see details here.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Challenge Time!

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is Thankful Thanks.  An easy challenge with Thanksgiving coming up soon. Here's the card I created.

This Bible verse is one of my favorites and I was so excited when DRS Designs released this new stamp! It's not only perfect for Thanksgiving, but can be used throughout the year. I paired it with the new autumn leaf pile. This is really appropriate for my family. We have tons of trees which means tons of leaves. I think I'll give this card to my husband since he gets stuck with most of the leaf raking. Only the images were stamped, I colored the leaves with Copics, die cut and layered on an embossed panel. Some die cut leaves and orange dew drops complete the look.

I hope you have time to join us this week. You could be the winner of a $10 gift voucher to our on line store.

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Monday, November 9, 2015


I really like this new sentiment (612G). It is so true! Today I have paired it with the Be Thankful Cross and Wood Grain Background (626P) stamps. I am really enjoying this new background stamp. It is super easy to create beautiful wood grain backgrounds and very versatile. I stamped it with Memories Chestnut ink on kraft CS, then used a border punch on the bottom edge. It is layered on green CS that was punched the same. The sentiment was stamped on cream CS with Memento Black ink, die cut and layered on the same green CS. The Be Thankful Cross was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I glued it on after adding the greenery. I really like the way this turned out.

Be sure to check out the newest stamps from DRS. You're gonna love them!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Brilliant Fall

Happy First Monday of November! Wow, time sure is speeding by! Can hardly believe October as ended. I guess I'd better get serious about getting Thanksgiving cards created! Thankfully DRS Designs has some new images to help with those cards!

The new wood grain background image (626P) is so versatile. You can stamp it on white CS and color with Copics or stamp on colored paper and create the wood in various shades. The possibilities are endless. I used kraft CS and Memento Cocoa ink to create the wood grain background for this CAS card. Once the background was stamped, I layered it on cocoa CS. The Simply Pumpkin image was stamped on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. It's attached with foam dots for some dimension. The sentiment was stamped with the Memento Cocoa ink, cut into a banner and layered on the same cocoa CS. The leafy ribbon was added before attaching everything to the card base.

This card could also work for this week's challenge: That's Tasty!  Just create a card with something yummy to eat on it and you could be the winner of some new stamps. We'd love to have you join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by today!