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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!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas Church

Hi Everyone! 
I hope you're all enjoying the new Christmas in July release from DRS Designs.  I'm really enjoying these new stamps and the adorable Christmas scenes that can be created with them.  However, for today's post I've taken a different approach by using the new Christmas Village Church (107D) image alone for the focal point on my card, rather than pairing it with the other village stamps that are available. 

 I used kraft cardstock to create the base for an A2 size card.  I added some texture to the card front by matting the dark brown panel with white and red cardstock and then embossing it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  This was placed vertically on the left hand side of the card front as shown.  For the scene I created here, I used the Christmas Village Four in One Accessories stamp (119D) to add the pine trees to either side of the church.  The image was then colored with Copic markers and fine glitter was added to the snowy areas for a realistic look. It was matted with dark brown cardstock and then again with a red scallop. Then it was adhered it to the center of the card. I split up the Richly Blessed Christmas Greeting (865G) to accommodate my layout and highlighted the word "Christmas" by stamping it on a banner and matting it. The look was completed by adding a red brad to either side of "Christmas" and then adhering it in place just below the image as shown.

Like what you see? Make sure to run over to the DRS Designs site and check out all of the new Christmas Village stamps that are now available for purchase! I promise you won't be disappointed and while you're there, enjoy all of the great scene cards create by the DRS Designs DT.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy day!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

From Our House At Christmas

Whoo hoo! New stamps are available from DRS Designs! They are celebrating Christmas in July with adorable stamps that can be made into cute, little village scenes. This is exactly what I did for today's card.  The new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week is a color challenge that I used to drive my thoughts for the Christmas Village scene I created.  The challenge colors are "strawberries and cream."  

I started by stamping the Christmas Village House 1 (117C) repeatedly and then I used the Christmas Village Four In One Accessories (119D) to add the snowmen and pine trees in between the houses. I used Copic Markers to color the scene and then I added fine glitter to all of the snowy areas. I matted the image as shown and layered it on top of a red card stock base that was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The Christmas From Our House Greeting (120C) was stamped and matted and then adhered onto the lower portion the image.  This turned out to be a CAS card, but the glitter for the snow really makes it glisten! It gives me that serene Christmas feel. What about you?

Check out all the details for DRS Designs "Strawberries and Cream" challenge HERE to see how you can win a $10 voucher to DRS Designs online store. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hot Diggity Dog!

Some of my favorite cards to stamp are birthday cards. I usually have quite a few to choose from when a birthday card is needed. However, last week when I went to write out a card for a friend of mine, I noticed my stash was gone!! The good thing about this is that it actually worked out to my advantage! She is a dog lover and I was able to stamp this cute doggie birthday card just for her.  It was a win, win situation for us both!

I started by coloring the Doggie Dilemma Dog With Fence (254H) with Copic Markers. After matting it I put it to the side to work on the card front. I stamped the Dog Bone (080A) on white card stock to create a border around the card front. I colored them lightly with Copic Markers and then distressed the edges with brown ink.  Next, the card front was matted with blue card stock. I created an A2 dark brown card base and adhered the card front to it. The matted dog image was adhered to the upper center area and the Hot Diggity Dog Birthday Greeting (732E) was stamped below it as shown.  I didn't add any bulky embellishments to it since it was going to be mailed.  It was a nice change keeping my card front clean and simple! Hope you've enjoyed my post today. 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Christmas in July

Hi Friends! Hope your day is going well. Glad you were able to pop in today. I'm excited for today's post! 

It's Christmas in July and DRS Designs is celebrating with a bunch of new Christmas stamps that will be released very soon! Today's card was created, not only to show off some of these new images, but also to cool off a bit with their new blog challenge, "The Big Chill!"

I've used 2 of the new images on this card. The Christmas Village Pond With Bridge (105H) was colored with Copic Markers and I used Diamond Glaze to make the frozen pond look like real ice! The Christmas Village Four In One Accessories (119D) stamp was used with the masking technique to add the ice skater to the pond and the snowman to the far right. I paired these stamps with the In The Meadow Greeting (229F) from DRS Designs current catalog. 

Head on over to the DRS Designs Blog to see more sneak peeks of these new holiday images and while you're there check out this latest challenge. One lucky winner will receive 3 DRS Designs stamps FREE just for cooling off and playing along with us. Will it be you?

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Your Birthday Popped Up!

Hi Everyone! 
I hope all of my American readers are enjoying the long weekend for the Fourth of July holiday! Unfortunately I will be spending it working. But I hope to be able to find some time for myself to stamp. Today I'm sharing the card I made for the latest DRS Designs blog challenge.  The theme is Banners, Flags and Pennants

 I had fun using the Splatter Background (855H) to create my own pattern paper. I stamped it in green and pink inks to match my color scheme.  I colored Leonard Pig Blowing Bubbles (078K) with Copic markers. To follow the challenge theme, I used my banner dies to create the embellishment cluster I added to the upper left hand corner of my card front. A button and a twine bow completed the look. I like this image paired with the Popped Up Birthday Greeting (924H). The word "popped" was also colored with Copics.  

The final touch I added was Diamond Glaze to the bubbles for a realistic look.  In the right light they really look wet!

Hope you enjoyed my post today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Not Some Junk!

Hi Everyone! Hope you're doing well and that you're enjoying Summer!!  
This week's challenge on the DRS Designs Blog is "It's New!"  This challenge wants you to use something that is new-to-you on your project.  It can be a new stamp, new ink, new embellishment, new die etc. Enter your challenge card by clicking on the link above and from all of the entries received, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

I created this note card using a new-to-me greeting stamp, the Not Some Junk Greeting (937F) and a new button embellishment.  I created the plaid paper you see here, by myself, using the Large Original Plaid stamp (641P).  Of course, if you received a hand-made creation like this, you'd never throw it away, right?

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 23, 2014

New Home Welcome

After serveral years of poor economic growth, the housing market seems to finally making a turn for the better in my area.  There's quite a few houses up for sale in my neighborhood and both my parents and my In-Laws are looking to relocate as well.  There's been a surge in the real estate business, now that the weather is finally nice, and it looks like I'll have some new neighbors soon! I've created a little note card to welcome my new neighbors whoever they my be!  

DRS Designs latest release included this adorable Mushroom House (091C) that I've paired with the One Line Welcome Greeting (737B).  I stamped the Mushroom House on ivory cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I matted it with kraft cardstock and then again with dark brown cardstock that was cut with a decorative die.  The card front was made from a piece of kraft cardstock that was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder for texture and then matted in dark brown.  Two dark brown brads were added to fill in the space in the lower right corner.  I stamped the Welcome Greeting on a fish tail banner and adhered it to the top of the card front as shown. The last step was to adhere the card front to an ivory cardstock base that measures 3" x 5.5." Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sandcastles and Sunshine

  Hi Everyone!  In honor of the first day of Summer today, this Sandcastle and Sunshine card was created for the new color challenge on the DRS Designs blog using sand and sea colors, and the Splitcoast Ways To Use It Challenge, "Sand.It seems like forever since I've created a card for 2 different challenges, but since they both involved using sand, it turned out to be pretty easy!

I'm loving this new Sandcastle image (090G) that DRS Designs just released.  It's perfect for this time of year and paired perfectly with the Sending you Sunshine Greeting (094D). Together they make a cheerful card.  Wouldn't you agree?

 I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a wave border on the background layers.  A salmon pink cardstock panel was embossed with the Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder and the seam where it was added near the wave border was covered with grosgrain ribbon tied in a knot. I added 2 dark brown brads to the lower left corner, which completed the look. 

I hope your Summer is off to a fabulous start!
Thanks for stopping by! 



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