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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 17, 2014

From Our House

There's a new challenge on the DRS Blog this week. The "I Get Around" theme is all about circles.  I saw a similar layout on Pintrest and gave it a try for this card.  I like how the circle cut-out frames the sentiment.

I used several of DRS Designs new Bee-themed stamps: the Bee Hive(1143L) which was colored with Copic Markers, masked and then sponged with light blue ink, the Our House to Yours Greeting (1150D), the Honeycomb Design (019C) was used for the background, and the Bee Trail (1147B) was a fun compliment to an older favorite, the Bitsy Bumble Bee (1020A).

You can check out all the details for this challenge HERE for a change to win a great DRS prize.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Eat, Drink, and be Married!

Once the seasons change over to nicer weather, wedding season begins as well. Right now my calendar is already filling up with wedding showers and this Summer I have 2 weddings and a wedding anniversary party to attend. I'm using DRS Designs new wedding stamps to make my cards ahead of time.  Here's one of them:

I chose to do this in red, black and white to follow the brides color scheme. I started by cutting out a banner from white cardstock and stamped the Silhouette Bride and Groom (026G) in the center. I used Versamark ink to stamp the Love Is Patient Greeting (201H) repeatedly over top of it. Then I matted it with black cardstock and colored the bride's flowers red. Two red brads were added to the left side for a bit more color.

Next, the A2 card base was cut from red cardstock. I stamped Eat, Drink, and be Married Greeting (024F) in the lower right side as shown. The banner was adhered above it, to the left and a small silver bow and silver heart embellishments made it complete.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

For The Bride and Groom

This week DRS Designs has a color challenge on their blog. It's to use black and white and 1 other color of your choice. I am having a blast with this challenge! Not sure if it's just coincidence or the themes of the cards I've been making lately, but many of them would fit this challenge. Unfortunately, most of them I won't be able to show off until a later date. Good things come to those who wait, right?

One of the best things about this kind of challenge is that regardless of what you pick for your third color, it makes for a really elegant card. Here's a wedding card I made for this challenge using a soft pink for my third color.

I used the new Bride and Groom Silhouette (026G) for my focal image and the upper portion of the To Have and to Hold Greeting (1071G).

Click over to the Challenge post for all the details.  One lucky winner will receive their choice of 2 stamps from DRS Designs online store. Will it be you?

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Purple Birthday

I've seem to have lost my mojo over the last few weeks, but it seems that the only thing keeping it alive right now is the inspiration I'm finding with challenges.  This weeks DRS Designs Blog challenge inspired today's card as well. 

The challenge is Who's the (em)Boss? Clever, huh? Your entry needs to have embossing on it--heat or dry embossing will do! I went ahead and used the Cuttlebug Birthday folder for the background on my card.

For the focal area on the card front, I stamped the Single Birthday Candle (258B) repeatedly and colored it with Copic Markers. Then, I stamped the Small One Line Happy Birthday (250B) in the space at the bottom that wasn't embossed with the folder. I added some purple and white twine, tied with a bow, to show the separation between the embossed and non-embossed areas.  I took this card one step further and stamped the One More Candle Greeting (481E) in the inside to complete it. 

Check out DRS Designs challenge HERE for all the details on how you can win a $10 DRS Designs store voucher just for playing along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wedding Candles

There's a lot going on over at DRS Designs this week. I'm excited to tell you that they are gearing up for another release. Many of the DT members are sharing some sneak peeks, myself included :-)

I used some of the new stamps to create my challenge entry for the Shabby Tea Room blog challenge"Pretty in Pink." DRS Designs is their sponsor this week and the challenge is to create a card inspired by the photo using white/cream, pink, green flowers and lace or ribbon.

I stamped the Wedding Ring Ensemble (028G) on to ivory cardstock and then paper pieced the the candles and the ribbon in the image so they were white.  It was a tedious task, yes, but I had to make them stand out. The rest of the image was colored with Copic Markers.  The To Have and To Hold Greeting (1171G) was stamped as shown to the upper right of the image. I added some pearls to the bottom of the the greeting and the ivory cardstock was trimmed with a white decorative border. Some iridescent ribbon was added to the bottom and the card front was adhered to a pink 5.5" x 3.5" cardstock base.

One lucky winner will win a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs. Check out al;l the details and link your entry HERE.

Good Luck and have a great day!

PS: DRS Designs new stamps will be available for purchase this Saturday April 5th!

Monday, March 31, 2014

He Has Risen!

Hi Everyone! 
I've been busy playing with some new Easter stamps and here is one of my latest creations! The He Has Risen (1138E) greeting and the Three Wooden Crosses (1116K) are among the newest stamps from DRS Designs.

I used a banner to show off these stamps on my card front.  As you can see, the crosses were stamped at the bottom and the greeting at the top. I used Copic Markers to color in the crosses.  Then, I masked the edges of the banner and the crosses with Post-It Notes and sponged the area around the image with yellow ink.  Next, the banner was matted with dark brown cardstock. I used a kraft piece of cardstock for the card front and embossed it for added texture. The banner was adhered to the center and I added 3 yellow brads to the upper left corner.  As the final touch, the One Line Happy Easter (665B) sentiment was stamped on a yellow banner and adhered as shown with foam tape.

Easter is just 20 days away. Have you made your Easter cards yet?

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Some Bunny Loves You

I was an avid scrapbooker before I got into card making and stamping. But one of the reasons I love both of these papercrafts is the fact that nothing is ever wasted and it's always a bonus when you can actually use up some scraps!  I did just that on this card for this weeks "Leftovers Again" challenge on the DRS Designs Blog--to literally use your scraps!

I used the Tulip Bunny (1112K) as the main focus of my card and colored it with Copic Markers.  I had some left over banner tags that didn't work on a previous card and used it to show of the Some Bunny Loves You Greeting (1140D).  Two pink brads simply embellished the upper left corner of this 5" x 3.5" note card.

I hope this challenge inspires you to use up your scraps as well and play along. Check out the details HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Un"Frog"ettable Frog

DRS Designs is this week's sponsor of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog. This photo inspired the card I have to share with you today. 

I used it as a color challenge and created this cute card using pink and green and I picked this Friendly Flower Frog (1115G) image because the flowers he's holding matched the flowers in the inspirational photo.

I used Copic Markers to color the image and then die cut it with circle Nestabilities.  As you can see the pink cardstock was embossed with a flower embossing folder and I created my own pattern paper by stamping the Large Original Plaid (641P) with Versamark ink in 2 different directions.  The seam between the 2 background panels was hidden with a strip of dark green ribbon and a few green and pink rhinestones were added for some bling. Finally, I stamped the Un'Frog"ettable Greeting (266E) on a pink banner die cut and adhered it in place with foam tape.

This card screams "Spring," doesn't it? I hope the Mother Nature starts to cooperate with what the calendar says and that Spring-time temps get here soon!

Have a great day! 



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