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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Playful Pups

A new challenge has just been posted on the DRS Designs Blog and the theme is "Pet Store." 

 I couldn't resist getting these adorable Playful Pups (1110H) inky! I used Copic Markers to color in the image and the light blue banner was embossed with a paw print embossing folder.  I used the Hot Diggity Dog Birthday Greeting (732E) for the sentiment and stamped the Small Dog Print (1003A) just above it. It might be clean and simple, yet it's perfect for my dog-loving, co-worker whose birthday is next week! She's gonna love it and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Happy Birthday Without Saying it

Woo hoo! New stamps will be available soon from DRS Designs! I've had the privilege of playing with them over the weekend and now I have a sneak peek to share with you. This card features the new Rest Best of Your Life Greeting (385F). 

I love how this greeting says "Happy Birthday" without coming right out and saying it.  I have a friend who literally dispises her birthday.  She really has a hard time dealing with the fact that she's getting older and this type of greeting would be perfect for her.  We use our birthdays as an excuse to "just get together" for dinner since we don't see each other very often and a birthday card like this that doesn't say "Happy Birthday" would compliment our meal nicely!

I made this greeting the focal point of my card front by stamping it in blue ink and then cutting it out with a Nestability die.  Before I took it out of the die, I sponged the same blue ink it was stamped with around the edges of the die.  I love the nice clean and framed look it creates around the stamp I want to show off.  I paired it with some other great DRS stamps like the Argyle Background (438P) and the Argyle Diamond (441A), which always make a great background design.  The other embellishments I used include some crimped cardstock, a scalloped border punch, white satin ribbon, a button and twine tied in a bow.

I hope I've inspired you to get inky today!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Easter Daffodils

There's a new color challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week.  The inspiration photo is below and it's all about Spring with pinks and greens!

I thought the Easter Daffodil Oval (663L) was perfect for this color combo.


The entire image was colored with Copic Markers. I used RV000, RV02, and RV23 on the daffodils.  The leaves were colored with G00, G02, and G05. Y17, Y15, and Y02 were used for the background. I used RV23 to colored the image divider and the bottom was colored with YG06.

I built up the card front by layering green and pink cardstock.  The green panel was embossed for texture and the pink panel was layered with a scallop border and some light green and white twine tied in s knot.  Finally, I added some pearls around the matted image and ta da, it was complete!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll be back soon!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!
All stamps by DRS Designs:
The Infinity Shamrock was colored with the Copic Markers G00, G02, and G05.
I hope your day is full of fun, happiness and lot's o green!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

True Friends

 Hi Everyone!
With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I'm still playing with my shamrock stamps and I can't seem to get enough! Maybe it's the promise of Spring that gets me so excited about working with these stamps. I'm giddy that our weather seems to have made a turn for the weather and I can only hope that it keeps warming up from now on.  Here's another card I made using one of my favorite stamps, DRS Designs new Four Leaf Clover Friends Greeting (284F). I love the assortment of greens on this card and I love when I can use stamped images as embellishments. Read on for my explanation... 

I stamped the greeting on white cardstock and then used a banner die to cut it out. While it was in the die, I sponged green ink over the top of it to create the white border around it. Then it was matted with a dark green card stock banner. I colored the shamrocks from the Shamrock Swag (1080F) with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out to embellish the top of the banner. For the backgrounds, I used stamps to create my own pattern papers. I started with the Lines O'Plenty Background (366H) on the white card stock and then distressed the edges was a little bit of green ink. It was then matted with light green card stock and next, the panel was adhered to the front of a dark green cardstock base. The next pattern paper I made was with the Shamrock Background (326H) which was stamped on a small panel of light green card stock. I added a white scalloped border to the bottom of it and then tied a green ribbon around the top before adhering it in place on the card front. I finished this card by adhering the banner in place on the right-hand side of the card front as shown.
Well, that's it for me today. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Favorite Peep

If your looking for free stamps this week I have 2 opportunities for you!

The first is with DRS Designs weekly Blog Challenge. The theme is "Button It!"  How easy is that? Many of us use buttons as everyday embellishments anyways so this should be easy to complete.
That's exactly what I did for today's card. I used a button to embellish the bow I added to the bottom of my "Peep Garden."  This Easter card uses the Simple Easter Bunny (347E), which I colored with Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut each of them out and arranged them as shown. I even made my own grass by stamping a piece of green card stock with the Easy Grass Background (059E)
 Here you can see how the card front was cut in half to allow the inside greeting to be seen on the front.  It was stamped with the Favorite Easter Peep Greeting (352F).
 The second opportunity for a chance to win free stamps is with Tuesday Morning Sketches. DRS Designs is their sponsor this week. One lucky winner will be picked to win a store voucher to DRS Designs online catalog for creating a challenge project with the sketch below.

Unfortunately, time was against me this week and I was unable to design a card using it, but I hope you'll get a chance to!  Even better, use this sketch for your card layout and then embellish your card with some buttons to satisfy both challenge requirements! Someone has to win, why not you?

Good luck! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Hi Everyone!
Here's my take on the "All Ears" challenge over on the DRS Designs Blog.  I thought this new Simple Easter Bunny (347E) was the perfect pair to compliment the Favorite Easter Peep Greeting (352F), and since it had ears, it qualified for this challenge as well.
I colored the bunny with Copic Markers--RV10, RV02 and RV23. It was fussy cut out and then layered on light purple cardstock that was embossed.  I split up the greeting to accommodate my layout.  I love how the banner really emphasizes the word "PEEPS" in the greeting, especially since it's a pun resembled by the bunny image.  I love the font too!  It's sort of hard to see, but the yellow cardstock used for the card front was stamped repeatedly with the Bunny Ears (307C) to add some texture to the background. Some violet plaid ribbon, a decorative border punch and a few white pearl embellishments made this card complete.
I'm so excited that Easter and warmer weather is right around the corner!
I hope the weather starts to warm up soon in your neck of the woods too!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3 Wooden Crosses

Can you believe this is the last week of February....already?!?!? That means that March is right around the corner and perhaps at some point it will turn to Spring and we can put this deep freeze behind us! I'm done with winter, can you tell? LOL! I have a bad case of cabin fever and I'm itching to get outside with my boys!  One good thing about the weather still being yucky is that I don't mind being trapped inside if I can spend the time stamping. Today I'm sharing an Easter card I recently made during one of our recent Arctic Blasts, where the wind chill was -30 degrees! 

I started by coloring the Three Wooden Crosses (1116K) with Copic Markers. I used E31, E33 and E35 specifically. I cut the image out using an oval Nestability die. Then, I masked it with a Post-it Note and sponged it with light blue ink, layering the ink, so that it was heavier toward the bottom of the crosses. The ground beneath the crossed was sponged with brown in k in the same manner. The colored image was layered with a dark brown scalloped oval and set aside while I worked on the rest of my card.
For one side of the card front I used Kraft colored cardstock that was embossed with a wood grain embossing folder to match the texture of the wooden crosses in the image. I used smooth blue cardstock for the opposite side and embellished it with a dark brown decorative border to hide the seam between the 2 card front panels.  Then I stamped the I Am The Resurrection Greeting (303D) on the lower portion of the left side of the card front.  The matted image was adhered in place just off center as shown and then I embellished the upper left portion of the card front with 3 different colored banners and a button tied with a blue twine bow.  This card was then completed by attaching the card front to an A2 dark brown cardstock base. 
I'm really happy with how this turned out, but blue and brown are one of my favorite color combinations, so I might be a little biased. I hope you like it too!
Thanks for stopping by!


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