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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 1, 2015

Heavy Metal

Well, don't let my post title confuse you! I'm not mentioning music in today's post--this refers to the DRS Designs challenge just posted. We want you to use any type of metal embellishments for your challenge entry. Here's mine:
Can you believe it's October 1st?!?!? Halloween planning is in full force and I'm still making Halloween cards to celebrate! To make this card, I started first by coloring the Witch Feet (140H) with Copic Markers. I think her stockings scream "Witch!" in those purple and green colors.  They make for a fun and festive card! I used these colors on the rest of my layout and I split up the Ghoul Friends Witch Greeting (536E) to fit on the vertical panel as shown. I laced black ribbon through the metal bracket before adhering it in place, and then the matted image was adhered on top.  Finally, I stamped the Accent Bats (517A) to embellish the empty space on my card front.
Won't you play along? One lucky winner will receive a $10 DRS Designs store voucher from all of the challenge entries.  Link your card HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Witches Potions

I'm so excited to be able to use the DRS Designs blog challenge this week to show off more of their new Halloween stamps. This weeks challenge theme is "Flying High", and the Accent Bats (517A) I used to create my own pattern paper on this card fit the bill! Each challenge entry needs to include something that flies on it. 
The new Silhouette Grave Yard (579H) trimmed the edge of my pattern paper, and the RIP Tombstone (570B) is the only colored portion on the entire card front. There's something I really like about the pop of color in that small tombstone image.  The Poison Potions Halloween Greeting (543H) was stamped off to the side as shown and I felt additional embellishments were not needed. I thought the layout and the pattern paper alone added a lot of texture to this finished card.
Stay tuned as I will be showing off more Halloween and Fall cards very soon. I have a fun stamping weekend ahead of me! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ghoul Friends

Happy Fall, y'all!
Can you believe it's the first day of Fall? Where has 2015 gone? It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner, but for now, I'm excited for this time of year and for DRS Designs new Halloween stamps!
I stamped and colored the Witch Feet? (140H) with Copic Markers and paired it with the new Ghoul Friend Witch Greeting (536E). This greeting totally makes me chuckle and I know a few "ghoul" friends this would be perfect for! Once I had the focal image colored, this was a pretty quick and easy card to complete. The greeting was stamped with black ink and then cut out using a Nestability die. I used the die as a stencil and sponged the stamped portion with orange ink to match the color scheme. I assembled the card as shown and decorated the card front with a punched spider web at the top edge that was embellished with light green rhinestones, a few cardstock bats with green-dotted eyes, and a bright green grosgrain ribbon pulled it all together. I hope you like it! 

Have a great day! 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Butt Look Big?

  As I've mentioned previously I love this time of year, and my stamping has gotten a lot more fun recently with a new package of Halloween stamps from DRS Designs! Today I'm showing off one of their new sentiments for this weeks blog challenge using the color palette below.

 These colors are perfect for a Halloween card, wouldn't you agree?
I started by coloring the Witchly Accessories (154K) with Copic markers. It was matted on orange cardstock and embellished with a spiral clip tied with violet ribbon on one side, and three black square rhinestones on the other. I created my own pattern paper panel using the Accent Bats (517A) and embellished it with a spiderweb punched out from orange card stock. The card base was created from a piece of black card stock to create an A2 size card. The pattern paper panel was adhered at the upper portion of the card base and then the matted image was adhered in place as shown. I stamped the "Butt Look Big Greeting (542E)" (Soon to be released) on a piece of orange card stock, cut it out with a metal die and adhered it at the bottom of the image to complete my card. 
If you are interested in playing along in this color challenge, DRS Designs is giving away two stamps of your choice from their online catalog. Click HERE to enter.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Who's Your Mummy?

It's the most wonderful time of the year and I'm not referring to Christmas! LOL! Don't get me wrong I love summer, as most of us do, but there's something about the change of seasons when the weather becomes cool. With Halloween right around the corner there's no better time to start making your Halloween cards and that's what I've done today for this weeks DRS Designs Blog Challenge. 
The challenge theme is "A Real Cutie" and I've chosen this Mummy (943H) for the cute focal image on my Halloween card. I used a C3 Copic marker to shade it, it was fussy cut out and then set aside while I made my card front. I used a Nestability die to cut out the purple scallop and while it was still in the die, I sponged it with black ink and outlined it with a fine point black marker. The Accent Bats (517A) were randomly stamped and the Mummy was adhered in the center. The card front was made from gray cardstock and I stamped the Who's Your Mummy Greeting (909D) towards the bottom. The purple scalloped panel was adhered in the center and then the bottom portion was trimmed with black ribbon. The card front was adhered onto a black cardstock note card that measures 3.5" x 5", and my card was complete.

Please run over to the DRS designs challenge post to see all of the cute cards the DRS Design Team came up with and to log your entry today. DRS Designs is giving away a $10 store voucher to one lucky winner. Will it be you? 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Taste Of Fall!

My family and I took some time this past weekend to go to the local Cider mill. Despite the fact that it was 90° with high humidity, the taste of Fall was wonderful! We were out in the country where they were harvesting crops--there were apples and corn on the cob everywhere, and the smell of donuts and cider was absolutely mouthwatering! By the time we left, I decided I'm done with the Summer heat and I'm ready for Fall! I'm looking forward to decorating the house this weekend with my son. I can't wait to get out my sunflower wreath, decorate the mantle with my leaf garland, and put the scarecrow on the porch! Last night when I sat down to stamp I was inspired by our Cider mill visit and I brought my Autumn stamps out to make this card!
I used several DRS Designs stamps to create this card. I stamped the Scarecrow (566F) first, then I masked him and used yellow and burnt orange inks to stamp the Long Tall Wheat (590H) behind him. I used Copic Markers to color the image. It was matted with a brown scalloped rectangle and set aside while I worked on the rest of the card. The card front was created with orange and yellow card stock. The orange card stock was embossed with a leaf embossing folder and a wide brown ribbon hid the seam where the two colors came together. The matted image was placed just off center between the panels as shown and the Happy Fall Ya'll (635B) sentiment was stamped in brown ink and cut out with a decorative paper punch. As you can see, it was placed at the bottom, left-hand corner of the image. The final touch was adding a fishtail banner embellishment in the upper right corner and an orange paper leaf was added to the center. The card front was then adhered to an A2 dark brown cardstock base and my card was complete. 

So, what are your thoughts about the change of seasons--do you prefer the Summer heat or are you ready for Fall? 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sympathy Silhouette

Thankfully, I'm not in need of a sympathy card right now but the challenge on the DRS Deigns Bog starting today is "Feeling Sentimental. "  I thought a sympathy card was perfect for the challenge not only because I used a sentiment as the focal point of my card, but also because there's a lot of emotion associated with a sympathy card.  Plus, my sympathy stash is low and I always like to have those cards on hand.
I kept my layout simple and used the Brush In Deepest Sympathy greeting (588G) as the focal portion of my card. I love the elegant look of the Silhouette Branch Background (363H)  and I tend to use it frequently on sympathy cards. Today's card was no exception and I used it to create the pattern paper panel. A simple dark purple ribbon tied in a knot embellished it, and it was layered on top of a dry embossed matted piece of purple card stock.  Clean and simple and easy, peasy--that's what I was going for today! Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi Friends!

Yay for Wednesday! Half the work week is just about over! How are you enjoying the last days of summer? Here in Michigan, there's already a bit of crispness in the air and there's no doubt that Fall is right around the corner. This year I am really trying to stay on top of things and that's why I'm still using DRS designs new Christmas stamps to work on more of my Christmas cards. I still feel horrible that time got away from me last year and I didn't send out any!

The card I created for today features the new Season's Greeting Holly Spray stamp (487L). I colored it with Copic markers and added red Stickles to the holly berries. While it was drying I used red cardstock to form and an A2 cardstock base. The card front was created using three different layers. I cut a portion of olive green cardstock and stamped it with the Pine Bough (467K) in dark green ink. Then I ripped it on a diagonal and adhered it to a small portion of red card stock and ripped that on a matching diagonal. Finally, majority of the card front was created using khaki cardstock that was embossed with the Divine Swirls embossing folder. The edges of both the card base and the card front were rounded and the card front was adhered in place. Next, the colored image was matted with red cardstock and adhered to the center of the card front as shown. A simple sheer, red bow embellished the bottom of the image nicely and my card was complete. 

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out my work! Have a great day!



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