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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, October 23, 2014

Giving Thanks

I'm not sure how you feel, but I think 2014 has flew by way too fast! Maybe it's just because I'm getting older, or maybe because I'm really enjoying life and as they say, "Time flies when your having fun!"  Or, maybe it's because I'm the Mother of 2 small children.  It makes me so sad seeing my 9 month old son growing so fast. Just after the holidays we will celebrate his first birthday and I just can't believe it! Seems just like yesterday that my Doctor was worried about me going into pre-term labor and his big arrival, 3 weeks early.  Despite all of the changes and growth 2014 has brought into my life, I am more Thankful than ever!  Thankful for being blessed with a wonderful Husband to share my life with and thankful for our 2 little blessings that help make our lives challenging and fun all at the same time! 

In honor of the Thanksgiving season that is right around the corner, the new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week is "So Thankful,"  and this CAS card is my challenge entry.  The focal point of this card was stamped with the new Giving Thanks Greeting (160H) and the Simply Pumpkin (304G) was stamped overtop of it using orange ink. I hope you like it!
What are you thankful for this year?

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autumn Greetings

Hi Everyone! 

 Today I'm showing off one of DRS Designs newest Autumn stamps, Indian Corn (151H). Lately, I've been all about diagonals and I've incorporated them into the last few cards I've made-- this one is no exception! 

I started by coloring the image with Copic Markers and then fussy cut it out. I used Nestability dies to cut the oval and scalloped pieces of card stock out. The oval was embossed with an embossing folder to add some texture to the card front. I love this look and need to remind myself to do it more often! I think it's unique and it really makes the eyes focus on the image that lays in front of it. For the background, I created my own pattern paper by stamping the Splatter Background (855H) repeatedly using yellow, green, and orange inks to match my color scheme. I also embossed the green strip of cardstock that was used to hide the seam between the 2 background layers. The Small Autumn Greeting sentiment (422B) was stamped just below the divided border with black ink and for the final touch, 3 green rhinestones were placed in the lower right corner of the card front. 

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit! 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Brilliant Fall

Gotta love technology these days! It's been about a week without my desktop computer thanks to a virus and some other unwanted programs. It only took me about five days to use the virus scan protection program on our computer to figure out what was wrong and to clear up the problem. I'm glad to be back online without having to squint to see everything on my little phone!

So without having a computer to distract me for the last week, I was actually able to get some stamping done! Here's my latest creation that I made for the latest DRS Designs blog challenge. It's for a color challenge that's perfect for Fall! 

I used their new Sunflower Hurricane Candle (167K) as the focal point on this card. I colored it with Copic markers and used a new embossing folder in the background. I still had vellum laying out on my desk from one of the last cards I created and thought it would be perfect to highlight the Brilliant Fall Greeting (502D) on this card as well.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Autumn Is Calling

I have a fun post to share with you today! Not only am I showing off what I created for DRS Designs latest blog challenge, but I also get to show off one of their new Fall stamps!  

Their blog challenge this week is to use twine. As you can see I used orange twine on the button embellishment. I thought it had a perfect Autumn feel and would go great with this Autumn card! The background was stamped with the Fall Leaf with Acorn (471F), the Medium Silhouette Leaf (701D), and the Open Leaf (584D). Then they were heat embossed with clear embossing powder and I sponged orange and yellow inks over top to make them stand out.

The Autumn Is Calling Greeting (150F) was just released this weekend and is now available for purchase.  I stamped it in brown ink and then matted it with dark brown card stock to make it pop.  I love the play on words here where the word "falling" is actually falling off the text line.  

Interested in seeing what other Fall stamps were included in this release?  Check out their new stamp page HERE and/or stay tuned to my blog to see more in the upcoming days! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Is Almost Here!

Posted by Jennifer E.

I'm still playing with DRS Designs new Halloween stamps. I can't seem to get enough! Maybe it's the weather or the fact that Autumn is my favorite time of year, but I'm really excited about all I've created recently.  On the card I made for today, I'm showing off The Raven (125G) and the Spooky Tree Limb (136F), and with October just days away, I thought it was appropriate to show off the Run In Fear Halloween Greeting (532E) as well. 

I added a bit of color to the image using Copic Markers, embellished it using a spider web border punch, an embossing folder, twine, brads, and my favorite Halloween Bat punchies!  I even added some extra dimension to this card by popping up the image/greeting panel by adhering it with foam tape. 

I hope I've inspired you today to get inky! If Halloween isn't your thing, but Autumn is, check out DRS Designs latest Blog challenge.  I promise you won't be disappointed. It's perfect for Fall images and this link has a ton of inspiration too.  Give it a try, one lucky winner might just be you! 

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Beauty of Autumn

It's the perfect time of year for the "Leaf It To Me" challenge on the DRS Designs blog this week! It's time to show off all different kinds of leaves, and, best thing about the card I made was that I was able to use a leftover embossed piece from a previous project! Woo hoo, half the work was already done!

The Fall Leaf and Acorn (471F) panel was embossed with copper embossing powder on ivory card stock and then colored with Copic markers. This panel was matted on orange vellum that was cut to size and then embellished with a decorative border punch.

I used copper card stock for my card front and embossed it with a leaf embossing folder.  The One Line Beauty of Autumn (704D) Greeting was stamped with brown ink on vellum, decorated with a border punch, and adhered to the bottom of my card front. I embellished it with a spiral clip and brown ribbon. Three brown square Brad's were placed in the upper right corner for the final touch.  The card front was then adhered on to an A2 sized ivory cardstock base.

I hope you'll be able to get out this weekend and enjoy the beauty of Autumn! I know I will! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Village

Has the weather changed already where you live?  The Fall-like temps are here and  the high temps these days is only about 60*! This kind of weather definitely gets me in the mood for apples, cider, pumpkins and pie! Can't forget the ghosts and goblins too!

This card shows off the new Silhouette Spooky Village (141H) from DRS Designs.  I added a bit of color with Copic Markers and then used the Accent Bats (517A) and the Halloween Arc (043E) to complete the scene. The edges were distressed to give it a spooky feel and my focal image was complete.  I created the card front using orange cardstock--the top was dry embossed and the bottom was stamped with the Large Original Plaid (641P) maker stamp. I layered it with yellow cardstock and then with a back panel that was adhered with a single yellow brad at each end.  The stamped image was adhered in place as shown and then the card front was adhered to a black cardstock base.  Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25."

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Colors

T'is the season to start playing with the color orange and fallen leaves! There's a new color challenge on the DRS Designs blog this week that is perfect just to do that and I'm lovin' it!

Here is the card I made for my challenge entry, "Happy Fall Y'all!"

I created this as a note card which measures 3.5" x 5".  The card base and card front was made using Ivory card stock. I stamped the Medium Silhouette Fall Leaf (701D), the Fall Leaf and Acorn (471F) and the Open Leaf (584D) randomly with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. Then I sponged a combination of yellow, orange and blue ink over top. Boy, did that make the Fall images stand out! Next, the Happy Fall Y'all (635B) sentiment was stamped with brown ink and an orange ribbon was tied in a knot at the bottom. 

Hope you're enjoying the change of seasons as much as I am!

Thanks for droppin' in today!



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