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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!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thinking Of You!

 A new challenge was posted today on the DRS Designs Blog--Splatter Matters!

  
I created this cute "Thinking of You" card specifically for the challenge. I used the new Happy Mail (429G) by DRS Designs for my focal point. I colored it with Copic Markers and matted it on black card stock. Next I created my own pattern paper by stamping the Splatter Background (855H) in light blue and green inks on white cardstock that was cut on an angle. I then added it to the bottom of a light blue A2 card stock base. I lined the top of it with a small strip of black cardstock and placed my stamped image on top, just off to the left side. 
 
 To embellish this card, I threaded a black button with green and white twine tied in a bow and added it to the lower right corner. On the top, I used a punch to create black and green paper tabs, overlapped them a bit, and added a light blue brad to the center and adhered it in place as shown. 

 
Easy, peasy and fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Seaside Birthday!

  One of the things I love about where we live in Michigan is that we are close to the water. Growing up as a little girl, it wasn't uncommon for us to spend the weekend on my Grandfather's boat. Swimming and picnic lunches were what the Summers were all about! This Seaside Dock image (1111K) by DRS Designs reminds me of those times. If my Grandfather was still alive, this would have been the perfect birthday card for him.
 
  
I colored the Seaside Dock and the Anchor (434G) with Copic markers. Both of them were matted in red and then with blue. I stamped the first line of the Beach Birthday Greeting (480G) just above the Seaside Dock image. The remaining portion of the greeting was stamped inside the card. I simply embellished this card with two red brads in the bottom right corner, and my card was complete!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
  
Smiles,
Jennifer

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sitting Here, Thinking Of You!

We are getting ready to go on our Summer vacation in just a few short weeks, but oh, what I wouldn't give to be sitting in this chair right now! Doesn't this look lovely? I love the way this turned out! I can imagine myself sitting here, thinking of just about anything with an umbrella drink in my hand!


This little scene was created with several stamps from DRS Designs and lots of masking.
  
 
The clouds the water in the sun or all done by sponging colored ink. I added a little bit of color to the palm tree and the chair with Copic Markers. The sea grass was stamped at the bottom in green and brown inks. And a white gel pen was used to add some wave accents to the water. I split up the Sitting Thinking Greeting (398F) on either side of the stamped scene to accommodate the layout. I hope you like this as much as I do!  
 Do you have any plans by the beach this Summer?
 
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oh.My.Stars!

I'm taking a break from playing with DRS Designs new stamps in order to participate in their blog challenge this week, Oh My Stars! Just as the theme implies, they want to see stars on your project this week. I broke out some fun patriotic stamps to create an Independence Day card. 
 
 
 Isn't the Tiny Patriot (801H) adorable?  I think he's one of my favorites! I colored him with Copic markers and adhered this piece on a blue cardstock mat. Next, I created my own pattern paper by stamping the Interlocking Star Background (819H) with red and light blue ink, added a decorative border on the panel, and then adhered it on the left hand side of the red cardstock base. I added a red fishtail banner as shown and then embellished it with a blue ribbon bow.  I stamped the Interlocking Star background again with just blue ink and then stamped "Happy Independence Day!" (822D) overtop before cutting it out with a decorative die.  I placed it in the empty space in the lower right corner and my card was complete.
 
I hope you're all having a great Summer, but if you've got some time out of the sun and find some time to stamp, run over to the DRS Designs challenge to see all the details including a fabulous prize and link your card to be eligible.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On Father's Day!

For some reason whenever I see a lighthouse, it makes me think of my Dad. I guess this is why I tend to go with beachy, seaside scenes when I pick my Father's Day cards, and that's exactly how I felt when I received the new Lighthouse stamp (461G) from DRS Designs new release.  Of course, I had to use it to make this year's Father's Day card!
 
 
The colors I chose to make this card with were inspired by the color challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week.  Here's the inspiration photo:


The light house image was colored with Copic Markers, and I matted it with a red, scallop rectangle.  The back ground was embossed with the Anchor Embossing folder and trimmed in red.  I used a turquoise cardstock base and stamped the "On Father's Day" Greeting (034D) in the lower left corner. I assembled the background as shown and I embellished the matted image with a navy banner, layered with a smaller pink banner before adhering it into place just off center. As with all my cards, I know my Dad will love this!!!
Curious about this Lighthouse stamp and the others from this release? Go check them out on the DRS Designs website! they are now available for purchase!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Smiles, 
Jennifer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beachy Birthday!

 
Yeah! Today I'm celebrating a new DRS Designs Blog challenge AND new stamps!  Yep, DRS Designs has a new release coming out and it's screaming SUMMER!!!  The new challenge posted for this week is perfect for showing them off--take a look at what I created for their "Just Beachy" theme!
 
 
I used the masking technique to add this new Mermaid (472F) to the Brush Beach Sunrise (768L).  The way she's chillin' on the beach reminds me of one of my favorite Disney movies, The Little Mermaid! I colored the scene with Copic Markers and then stamped the Beach Birthday Greeting (480G) over top of the sand and water.  This greeting is also part of the new release.  The card front was simply embellished with a little matching purple fish brad placed in the lower right corner. Then, the stamped scene was adhered to violet cardstock and adhered onto a dark purple cardstock base. 

Hope you like it as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,
Jennifer

Friday, June 5, 2015

Not Over The Hill

 
There's a new, fun challenge over the DRS Designs Blog this week called "Over The Top!"  The rules are to stamp the greeting or a portion of it on top of your image..or you can also have a die cut sentiment on top or use a vellum overlay!  I used this technique to create this Golfer's Birthday card!
 
 
For my over the top image, I stamped the Silhouette Male Golfer (038G) in olive green ink, and then stamped "Happy Birthday" from the Back Nine Birthday Greeting (658F) using black ink.  I used kraft cardstock for my card front and stamped the upper portion of this greeting in the upper left corner as shown.  I embossed a small white panel with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder, but I adhered it on backwards so that the embossed dots resembled the pattern on a golf ball to match the golf theme of this card. Brown and white twine simply embellished the card front and it was attached to an A2 olive green cardstock base. 
 
Run over to the DRS Designs Blog to see all the details for this challenge and the fabulous prize you could win for playing along!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

For Two Great Teachers

As another school year comes to a close, it's important to let teachers know how special and appreciated they are, especially after all of the hard work they put into teaching our youth. Today I'm showing off the cards I've made to go with the thank you gifts for my son's teacher and teaching assistant.
 
 
These pocket cards were started by cutting scalloped squares using large Nestability dies. I adhered the right, left, and bottom edges of two of them together to form the pocket. I decorated the fronts of each one by stamping the Interlocking Star Background (819H) with Versa Mark and the Starry Background (124H) with dark purple ink.  
 
 
On one of them, I used the Teacher Tools (792G) image to embellish the front. I colored it with Copic markers. Then, I stamped "Thank You" from the Box of Chocolates Greeting (967F) and cut it out with a fishtail banner to put below the image.  
 
 
On the other, I stamped the Brush Thank You (1095H).
 
The inside message was computer generated and the tops of the message cards were embellished with a paper bow.  A matching, layered flower embellished with a pearl in the center decorated each bow.
 
 
Once I had my ideas drawn up on paper and started to create these, everything seemed to fall right into place.  I really had a lot of fun making these and I hope his teachers really enjoy them!
 
Of course, I hope you do too!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

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