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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, April 16, 2015

In Sympathy

Of course no one likes to have the need to make a Sympathy card but the best time to make them is when you don't need them.  The new color challenge posted on the DRS Designs Blog today inspired me to add a Sympathy card to my collection for that exact purpose. Here's the challenge inspiration photo:
 
 
And here's my creation!
 
This layout was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. I used an oval nestability die as a stencil and sponged the middle with pink ink to create the background for my card front. Next I stamped the Dandelion Puff (380G) in the center with black ink. I love how the shaded pink oval makes the silhouette "flower" stand out! It makes for a very elegant look and could be done using any color and still look great. The next step was to mat it twice, once with pink card stock and then again with black card stock. I added this to a gray, A2 card stock base.  I added the sentiment by stamping the One Line "In Sympathy" Greeting (262B) on a gray banner that was matted with black. For a bit of dimension I adhered this with foam tape so that it popped up from the bottom of my image. I added 3 gray butterflies around the image and embellished them with a small pink rhinestone for a touch of color. 
 
I hope I've inspired you to get inky today!
Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Smiles,
Jennifer
  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Party Pig!

 Ha! The latest release from DRS Designs includes this new Leonard Pig stamp and his grin is goofy as ever!!  A Birthday Party Pig (354G) makes a delightful birthday card, which as you can see, that's what I'm showing off today.  I created this for this week's DRS Designs Blog challenge, Birthday Blues.  As the challenge states, it has 2 requirements--your project must be birthday related and use the color blue.   
 
 
 I colored this image using Copic Markers:
The pinks used here are RV10, RV02, and RV23. 
I used B00, B02, and B05 for the blues.
E35 and E37 created the muddy ground he is standing on. 
R27, R29 and R59 colored his balloon red.
Some shading was added around him using C1 and C3.
 
 I made a layered tag to show off the Small One Line "Happy Birthday" (B250) sentiment. Since I mailed this off to a friend, I kept my embellishments flat and rather simple. I used an embossing folder on the top border for some texture, a border punch, some red satin ribbon, and 3 red rhinestones put the final touches on this card.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Angel By Your Side


Posted by Jennifer E.


The Mother of one of my good friends recently passed and I sent my last sympathy card to her.  I find it's always best to create sympathy cards when you don't need them, so now I'm in the process of replenishing my stash.  DRS Designs latest release is perfect for this!

I made this card over the weekend using the Winged Angel (389H) and I paired it with the Angel By Your Side Greeting (390F).  The Angel was colored with Copic Markers. I used B000, B02 and B05 for her gown and C1, C3, and C5 for her wings.  E00 and E02 were used to create the "glow" coming from behind her.

I just love this pair of stamps! I think the Angel is such a peaceful image which is perfect for sympathy cards and the font used for the greeting is so elegant.  You can't go wrong using this combo for a sympathy card! Usually I have a difficult time creating these types of cards, but everything about this card just fell into place.  I guess these stamps really motivated my creative thought process and I hope they do the same for you!

Have a great day!

Smiles,
Jennifer

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!


Wishing you all a very joyous Easter!

  
Stamps by DRS Designs:
Big Bunny Face (639G)
Sentiment from Favorite Easter Peep Greeting (352F)


Enjoy celebrating today with your friends and family!
Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Under The Weather

 
Yeah, It's April! Another month away from the cold weather and icky illnesses. However, I know a few families that are experiencing another round of the flu right now.  Hopefully the weather will warm up a bit and we can all open the windows and air out our houses from all of the germs that have been festering all Winter!
 
Here's the card I made for a friend who has the flu and coincidentally, it's appropriate for this week's DRS Designs Blog Challenge too.  April Showers bring May flowers as they say, and I can't wait!
 
 
I used the Ducks Decoration (565H) and the Raindrop Background (1012H) to create the scene for this Get Well card.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and SU! Marina Mist was the blue ink used to stamp the raindrops.  The upper portion of the Under The Weather Greeting (047G) was stamped at the bottom of the image as shown.  I added some coordinating banners to the left side of the card front and added a paper flower and a violet pearl to the center to dress it up.  Despite the rain shown on this card, I hope it cheers her up!
 
Have a great day!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer
 


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!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

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!

Smiles,
Jennifer 

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!

Smiles,
Jennifer
 

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