Welcome to Ink N Scrap Habits!

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!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Come Slide With DRS Designs!

DRS Designs is hosting a Holiday Blog Slide on Wednesday, December 1st.
Simply log onto
http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com to play along!

Do the Slide.....Playing the game is easy.  Sometime on December 1st, begin at the DRS blog and you'll be directed to the next blog on our slide.  Slide on over and check out the terrific card there.  Then, you'll slide on to the next blog and so on.  Pay attention while sliding....you'll find a question on one of the blogs that you'll need to answer in order to be entered in the contest.  At the end of our slide you will be directed back to the DRS blog where you can leave your comment/entry in the comments section.
Enter to win free stamps! Our prize this time is progressive.  That means that the number of prizes awarded will depend on the number of entries received.  The more entries we get, the more chances you have to win.  We will give away a prize for every 10 entries that are left in the comments section of our blog.
up to 10 entries = 1 prize
11 to 20 entries = 2 prizes
21 to 30 entries = 3 prizes and so on!
Only entries received on December 1st will be counted.  So, tell your friends and spread the word because the more players we have, the more chances you have to win a prize!Each winner will receive the two cling mounted rubber stamps!  Click HERE to see a picture of which stamps are up for grabs!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Chance To Win!

DRS Designs is sponsoring this weeks A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge.  Here's another chance to win a $10 store voucher from DRS Designs and this weeks challenge is easy (and perfect for a holiday week!)...

...Anything Goes!

All you have to do is create a card-yep, any theme, any layout, using any embellishments!

Run over to the Spoonfull of Sugar Blog and link up your card to enter today!

Good Luck, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Have a Jolly Holiday!

Are you missing me?  I'm still not feeling well, so I have yet to get to my stamp room.  I am slowly starting to come around though.  I hope to have another card to share with you later this week in honor of "Turkey Day!" 

Today is my day to post on the DRS Designs blog and I managed to dig up a card I made a while ago, but have yet to share.  I hope you'll take some time to run over there to check it out.

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Harvest Moon

Hi Friends!
Sorry for my lack of posting.  I haven't been feeeling well, and it's been difficult to even have the energy to stamp! I know, I missed my Sewing Saturday this past week.  Hopefully I can get that done and have another to share with you this Saturday.

I was able to complete a card using a few of DRS Designs new Fall stamps but you"ll have to run over to the DRS Blog to see it since it's my day to post over there. 

I hope to be back to stamping soon, cause feeling icky is really no fun!

Until next time,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jumping Into Autumn

I know you've heard me say it before, and I'll say it again...

I love this time of year!
The card I'm sharing with you says it all! This is one of DRS Designs new Fall images, Jumping Into Autumn (498M). I colored it Copic Markers and used Stormy Sky Distressing ink to shade the background. The Brilliant Fall greeting (502D) I've used is also part of this release, however I've altered it a bit to fit the space on my image. This greeting is actually a single line that measures approx. 3.25" long. Once I cut it up into sections it was perfect. Since this stamp is just mounted with cling mount, it will be easy to match up the pieces to use again as a single line sentiment.

The yellow panel in the background was stamped as well. I stamped the tiny leaf (1074A) and small silhouette leaf (691C) in brown ink to create a leaf border around the edge. I embellished this card simply with some thin red grosgrain ribbon and a yellow button!

I hope your enjoying Fall just as much as I am!
Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Turkey Propaganda

Have you seen all of DRS Designs new Fall stamps? Many of them are perfect for Making Thanksgiving cards. I've been playing with them and recently created a funny Thanksgiving card over at the DRS Designs Blog.

Thanks for taking the time to run over there and check it out!

Monday, November 8, 2010

CAS Christmas Bling

I've been busy playing with DRS Designs new Fall stamps, and many of those projects are still in progress.  I should have them ready to show you very soon. 

It's been awhile since I've used any of DRS Designs Ribbon Slides and since this Poinsettia slide (936D) is new to me, it was time that I finally put it to use!

I created this Clean and Simple card to show it off, and I've used a few other DRS stamps as well. On the kraft cardstock I stamped the Lines O'Plenty background (366H) with white Staz On ink. I used the white Staz On to ink the edges as well to create a snowy look.

I adhered green cardstock to the bottom of the kraft cardstock and added the Wonderful Christmas Sentiment (971F) stamped in black ink. Next I stamped and colored the Poinsettia Ribbon Slide (936D) with Copic Markers and cut out the 2 center pieces. I threaded red polka dot ribbon thru those openings and adhered the ribbon slide onto a small white piece of cardstock that was cut out using a scallop circle Nestability. I then used the ribbon to cover up the seam between the Kraft and Green cardstock panels.

The next step was a bit time consuming but it really dressed this CAS card right up! I individually adhered clear rhinestones to create a border just above the ribbon. Yep, you read that right, "clear" rhinestones. I purchase a bulk bag of the clear ones and color them with Copic Markers to match whatever project I use them on. I know I've save quite a few pennies doing it this way! It's so much cheaper than buying them in packages of assorted colors!

Finally, I adhered the card front to a red cardstock base and then used my favorite Xmas Red Stickles to dress up the poinsettia. I love its simple sparkle!

Thanks for visiting today! I appreciate it!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn Scarecrow

A little late, but I've completed another Sewing Saturday card!  The layout I used for this card is from this weeks Stamp Something Blog Challenge.  DRS Designs is the sponsor and they are giving away another $20 store voucher!  Here's the sketch you have to play with to be eligible:
I change it up a bit and created an A2 size card instead of square and used an oval instead of a circle for my image. The image is DRS Designs new Large Screcrow (426L).  It is part of the new Fall release, and you can see the rest of these great stamps HERE.

The scarecrow was colored with Copic Markers, and I used the Out-Of-The-Box technique to cut him out using a Nestability die.   

I've paired him up with the Small Autumn Greetings sentiment (422B).  Other details for this card include red and yellow thread, yellow and brown self adhesive buttons, and the edge of the image and the yellow card front were both distressed with Vintage Photo distressing ink.

Thanks for stopping by to see my sewing Saturday card.  Make sure to check out the new DRS stamps and check back often in the next week, as I plan on stamping the weekend away so I'll have lots of new stuff for you in the next week!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Harvest!

This is such a wonderful time of year! I love taking walks in the cool Fall air, where your face is warmed by the sun and kicking up leaves that will soon blow away. I love all the smells of Fall too, like the smell of fallin' leaves, and the yummy smells of making homemade goodies like applesauce and pumpkin muffins! Plus, with Thanksgiving right around the corner what's there not to love!?!? I can't wait to spend that day with family!

DRS Designs just came out with some wonderful stamps to complement the Fall season. I've used 2 of them on the card I made for this weeks bonus Midnight Madness sketch Challenge-MMSC78. The focal image I used is the Autumn Flower Spray (452L).

I colored it with Copic Markers, masked it, and sponged light brown ink around it while it was still in a Nestie die. The Shine On Harvest Moon greeting (470D) is also new. It is all one stamp, but I split it up to use better with this sketch. The edges of the yellow panel were distressed with Vintage Photo Distressing ink. Finally, this card was elegantly embellished with a matching red-orange bow and 3 clear rhinestones that I colored brown with a Copic Marker.

Make sure to run over to the New Release page over at DRS Designs to check out all of their new stamps now available for purchase.

Also, one more reminder, don't forget to nominate your favorite blogs and online galleries for DRS Designs new "By Invitation Only" contest! They could be picked to win FREE stamps! Please read all the contest rules HERE.

Happy November to you! Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn Greetings

Oh my! Can you believe it's November already! The big, jolly man in the red suit will be here before we know it, if you know what I mean! But, before we start thinking about all that we must focus on what's right here in front of us, rather than what's around the corner--Thanksgiving!

That being said, make sure to run over to the New Release page at DRS Designs. They've just released a bunch of adorable Fall and Thanksgiving stamps that I'm sure you will love. I just received my package and will play today, so hopefully I'll have a card tomorrow to show one or two of them off!

Today's card I made awhile ago and I'm glad it's the appropriate season to finally share it with you! I've used DRS Designs Cornucopia (L566) image along with the small Autumn Greetings sentiment (B422). I colored the image with Copic Markers and used Vintage Photo Distressing ink to antique the edges.

One thing I've done on this card that I rarely do is crumple up my cardstock--if you look closely at the green layer, you'll see that it's crinkled, torn, and faded a bit. I love the look and I learned that the paper you use to do this will shrink a bit, so make sure to cut it a tad larger than the space you need it for!

Well, thanks for taking the time today to stop by and visit. I hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon! Please leave me a comment so I know that you were here!
Have a great day!



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