Monday, May 30, 2016

Strength and Dignity

Happy Memorial Day to those who live in the states. I hope you have had a great weekend and were able to take some time to show your gratitude to our military who sacrifice so much for us.

Today's card features a couple of new stamps. The sentiment is Proverbs 31:25 and would be perfect for Bible Journaling as well as card making. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink on white CS, die cut and layered it on another die cut in light green CS. The bottom of the card was die cut with a SB die and some clear rhinestones were added. A small strip of the light green CS was added inside the card so the color shows through when the card is closed. Polka dotted green ribbon was added behind the greeting. It looked a little blah to me so I started going through my stash of embellishments when I remembered this new Scroll corner tile. It was perfect for the corners of my card. They were stamped with Memento Black ink, the open spaces colored with a light green Copic to match and the card is complete. Hope you like it!

There's still time to join in this week's fun challenge here at DRS Designs. It's "Play Ball." You need to have something related to playing ball on your card. We'd love to have you join the fun.

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Friday, May 20, 2016


I have a couple of cards to share with you that I made today for some challenges. The first is for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Christmas Theme. DRS Designs is one of the sponsors for this challenge and since Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make, I just had to play along.

I started by stamping the triple tree image with Memento Bamboo ink on white CS. After stamping the front trees, I stamped off each time and then added the trees in the background. I sponged some Bashful Blue ink in for the sky and then stamped the Merry Christmas greeting with Versafine Onyx ink. Nestie dies were used to created the green frame. The frame was embossed with a Darice snowflake folder. The small deer were die cut with an Impression Obsession die. Everything is attached to a white card base.

My second card is for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I thought this color combo was interesting.

My card base is white with a layer of blush CS and then the ruby red CS. The Sparkle greeting was stamped onto the red CS with Gold ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The stars were die cut with a Darice star set and the littlest stars were punched with an unknown punch that's been in my stash forever. I really like the glittery stars with this greeting. I can think of several friends who'd like this birthday card.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Especially FORE You!

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend. My card today features some soon to be released images. If you have some golfers in your life, you are going to want these new stamps! They are awesome. I've really enjoyed playing with them.

So I started by stamping the silhouette male golfer with Versafine Onyx ink on white CS. My MISTI (a Mother's Day gift from my hubby) helped me get the image stamped perfectly. After die cutting, I layered it on some black CS. The new Everything Golf Background image (834H) was stamped with the same black ink on blue and orange CS, die cut and attached to the white panel that was embossed with the CB Swiss Dots EF. I flipped it over so the dots were indented to look like a golf ball. Next I added the golfer and then the two greetings. The small Happy Father's Day (827B) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, stamped again with Versafine Onyx ink using the MISTI again, cut into a rectangle and layered on blue CS. The Especially FORE You greeting (839D) was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, cut into a rectangle and layered on orange CS. A blue enamel dot and an orange enamel dot were added to the opposite corners. I really like how this turned out. Hope you do too.

Be sure to check our on-line store soon for these and other new images!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016


This week's challenge at DRS Designs is "It's a guy thing." Perfect for getting a head start on those Father's Day cards. Here's mine:

I got the idea for this card from a challenge at Split Coast Stampers earlier this week. It was to stamp a border around your card. I used the Four Corner Sports image for my border. I cut the stamp apart so I could use each image individually. The Baseball Glove and Football were stamped with Memento Cocoa ink and then I colored the glove with some Copics and added some red to the baseball. The Soccer ball was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and the Basketball was stamped with Memories Chestnut ink. Once the border was completed I used my MISTI to position the sentiment in the center. I restamped the Happy Father's Day portion of the greeting, die it and used foam squares to give some dimension. I also stamped a Soccer ball, Football and Basketball, fussy cut them and attached them with foam squares randomly around the border. A couple of glitter hearts were added by the I love you portion of the greeting.

My next card is for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. It's a great sketch design!

I turned the sketch sideways and used the star for the circle. The blue panel was embossed with a Darice folder. I only stamped part of the Grad greeting on the front of the card. The rest is inside.

Here's the inside with the rest of the greeting as well as the conGRADuations greeting. This is for my nephew and since he is off to Randolph Macon this fall to play football for them, I had to add a couple of footballs in the corners. I think he'll like this.

Hope you can find some time to join in the fun!

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Congrats Grad!

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a fun day celebrating your mom yesterday! We live a ways from our kids and grandkids and that can be hard at times. We do face time often. I am so thankful for technology! I woke up this morning with a face time call from our daughter, son in law, and 8 month old grandson who live in Italy, quite the distance from Ohio! While we were face timing our little grandson decided to crawl for the first time!! How fun for us!! Certainly made my Mother's Day even more special!

Even though I am grateful for technology and being able to see and talk with family far away, my favorite form of communication is still through homemade cards. Cards just make the recipient feel special. I like that feeling. So today I have a grad card to share with you. I used the grad's school colors and the sketch from Split Coast Stampers Wednesday challenge this past week.

I started with the yellow card base, added a layer of green CS and then the white layer after embossing it with a Darice stars EF. I really like the clean crisp look this particular folder creates. The greeting is part of the Bright Grad greeting and was stamped with Versafine onyx black ink, cut into a strip and attached to a green strip that was punched with a stars border. The large stars were created with a set of Darice dies. I taped the four smaller star dies together with Washi tape and punched 2 sets of stars in green and yellow. I alternated the colors, so I have another set of stars for another card. I really like the look of this. Hope you do too.

You still have time to join us in our weekly challenge. This week we are all "So distressed." I'm sure you can guess what this challenge is all about - using distressing on your card. You can see details here.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Graduation

My card today is for two challenges. DRS Designs' weekly challenge is "So Distressing." I distressed the edges of both of the navy panels though it is kind of hard to see. The distressing shows up better in real life. I used the sketch for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge.

I created this for a family friend who will soon be graduating high school and heading off to college. She has a great sense of humor so I chose this fun grad greeting for the main focal point of her card. Once the sentiment was stamped I stamped the grad tassel with TH Scattered Straw distress ink, then layered it on the navy distressed panel. The small panel at the bottom was stamped with the grad background image in Night of Navy ink. It was layered on yellow CS that was punch with a star border punch. The large white panel was embossed with a Darice Grad EF and layered on navy. Everything is attached to the yellow card base. I chose navy and yellow to match her school colors.

Hope you can find some time to join in these fun challenges!

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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.

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