Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

DRS Designs is once again sponsoring this week's challenge at TMS. Here's the sketch.

And here's my card.

I started by making the marbled blue paper with some TH alcohol ink and water. Once dried I stamped the silhouette butterfly with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then cut it down and layered it on black CS. The sentiment was stamped the same way and die cut with a Spellbinder die. The white layer was embossed with a Darice butterfly folder. A black gingham ribbon completes the card. Hope you like it.

You can check out the details for this challenge here. We'd love to have you play along.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Thinking of you

I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe this is the last week of June. It seems time goes by way too fast! My card today reminds me to take some time to sit, think, and enjoy life.

If you play along with DRS Designs' weekly challenges you may recognize this color combo. I bet I have made 4 or 5 cards using these colors since that color challenge! I really like it!

I started with the blue card base, stamped the greeting in Versafine Black Onyx ink and die cut the chevron section a bit lower than the middle of the card. I die cut the same die with orange CS. A piece of white CS was added to hold the blue pieces in place. The orange chevron was glued between the two blue pieces and then I randomly added some of the blue and orange die cut pieces.

The hot air balloon was stamped on both the blue and orange CS. I used the blue as the base of the balloon and fussy cut the orange pieces and glued them into place. The balloon was attached with foam dots for some dimension. Orange enamel dots complete the look.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Summer!

It's the first day of summer and it sure feels like it here in NW Ohio. It was in the 90s yesterday and suppose to get even hotter today. Yikes! We aren't used to this kind of heat. I think today is a good day to sit under a shade tree and drink lemonade or sit by the pool and drink lemonade or maybe just stay indoors with the AC turned up high and relax!

I started this summer card by stamping several of the lemon slices onto Bazzil's bright yellow CS with VersaMark ink, heat embossing them with detailed white EP and then fussy cut them out. The Summertime sentiment was stamped on white CS with Versafine Onyx ink, cut down to size and layered on the same bazzil yellow CS. I wanted to frame the sentiment with the lemon slices, but they are just too big to go all the way around. Oh, I just realized I could have cut the slices in half! Oh well, I only framed part of the greeting with them, using foam dots for some dimension. A black gingham ribbon was added for some contrast. I do like this color combo.

Hope you are keeping cool! Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, June 18, 2016

DRS Designs Color Challenge

I created this card for DRS Designs' color challenge. I really like these colors together!

I started by stamping the happy, happy, happy day greeting across the white diagonal strip. I left off the last line of the greeting since I wanted this to be a happy retirement card. The silhouette golfer was stamped with Versafine onyx ink, using my Misti to get a nice dark crisp image onto the blue CS. The top portion of the CS was embossed with the CB Swiss dots folder. Retirement was also stamped with Versafine onyx using the misti. The golf tees are from the Everything Golf background, I stamped it twice on orange CS, fussy cut and added them to the bottom blue panel. This was a fun and easy card to create.

We'd love to have you join in the fun. You could win the prize!!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Sparkley Birthday

In keeping with this week's Birthday Challenge here at DRS Designs, I'm sharing a birthday card I created for my daughter in lay. Recently a friend and I got together to get inky. She had borrowed a ton of dies from her sister in law and one of them was this fabulous high heel shoe. As soon as I saw it I immediately thought of my daughter in  law - it is so her!!

So I die cut the shoe in red paper and attached it to black CS and added a few rhinestones. The sentiment and scroll corner tile were stamped with silver ink and then embossed with silver EP. The black panel is layered on red CS and then attached to the white card base. I'm pretty sure my daughter in law will like this b'day card!

Hope you have time to join in the fun this week!!

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Splish Splash!

I created this card with two challenges in mind:
Tuesday Morning Sketches and Cupcake Inspirations.

 Here's the TMS sketch design:

And here's the cupcake inspiration photo:

I started by stamping DRS Designs' playful seal, tiny bubbles and sentiment with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and die cut a frame for it with nesties. The pale blue panel was embossed with a SB waves folder. For the ring, I die cut a ships wheel, using a Darice die set. The banner was created with a SB die. Some rhinestones complete the look. Hope you like it!

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Monday, June 6, 2016


Hi Everyone. This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Love to Scrap. The theme is "A Boy Thing." There are so many possibilities for this challenge. I immediately thought of little boys and frogs.

I started by stamping the little boy with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with "Copics, die cut and layered him on blue CS. The green panel was stamped all over with the tiny frog image in green ink, then the birthday greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. The little mushroom was stamped, colored with Copics, fussy cut and added with foam dots for some dimension, then I stamped another tiny frog on the green CS, fussy cut and glued him onto the panel. Everything is attached to a blue panel and then to the white card base.

I'd also like to enter this in the current Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge which is "Anything Goes." This is a great challenge for a very worthy cause. Be sure to check it out!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge at ODBD

I created this card for a dear friend who has been struggling with health issues for quite some time. It seems right as she's starting to make progress, something happens to set her back. I hope this brings her some encouragement and joy.

This card is also for this month's ODBD Challenge: April Showers bring May Flowers. It's raining right now where I live which is good, since everything is dry and we need the rain. It also makes for a great afternoon to be indoors stamping!

I started off by die cutting the floral layer with a SB die, then I stamped the ODBD Bible Verse (from the ODBD stamp Set Glory) with Versafine Onyx ink. This is layered over orange CS and then attached to the blue card base. I used a MS punch to create the bow, by punching several out of the orange CS and gluing them together for dimension. Blue enamel dots complete the look. I think my friend will like this.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016


The new challenge at DRS Designs is Camouflaged. I must admit, I struggled with this challenge, but once I got going it was super easy and fun to do. Here's my card.

I started with red CS and stamped the polka dotted flower and tiny ladybug in Versafine Onyx ink. Once that was done I die cut the word "hello." Next I layered the stamped portion onto black CS, then I put the "hello" back in place, but didn't attach it. I glued all the small negative pieces in place first, then I added the "hello" with foam adhesive to give it some dimension. In real life the word does stand out a bit more. I like the look of this and will definitely try this technique again. Hope you can join in the fun!

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