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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, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hi Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday shared with all of your family and friends!  Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over, I started brainstorming on creating a New Year's card.  If you're like me then you make cards for every holiday, and it is the next holiday, you know!?!? 

To me New Years means lots of elegance with glitz and glamor so I knew I wanted to create this card with black and silver and a bit of sparkle.  I used DRS Designs Shooting Star (509H) as my focal image and stamped it on gray cardstock.  I then stamped the shooting star again on aluminum foil and cut the star portion of the image out and adhered it to the original stamped image.  I used a black marker to color in the border around the star.  Some silver Stickles around the outside eadge of the foil star really made this star sparkle and shine!

Unfortunately, my brainstorming idea got a little out of hand when I realized I didn't have a "Happy New Year" sentiment to add to the front of my card.  I quickly improvised and used a portion of DRS Designs Blessed Christmas Greeting (525G) and in seconds I had a New Year's sentiment right in front of me! As you can see I split it up in to 2 parts and stamped it above and below the Shooting star as shown.  Don't be afraid to come up with new uses for your stamps just like I did!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Holiday, and may you be blessed with peace, love, joy, and good health in the New Year.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Well, the big day is finally here!
Merry Christmas to you all! 

Now that I am certain all of my Christmas cards have been sent, and hopefully delivered, I wanted to share the handmade Christmas card I made this year with you. 
The technique I used to make this Winter scene is the same technique I used back in November to make this Autumn card. Some red and silver ink turned this card from Autumn to Christmas very easily!  Here's a picture of 5 of them, but I made a total of 20 for all my stamping friends!

I stamped DRS Designs Single Fall Tree (468F) along the rolling hills in the scene and added silver Stickles to the branches to look like ice and snow.  The sentiment I had specifically made for this card, but the Season's Greetings sentiment on the Line of Winter Trees Image (537K) would be perfect as well.

Since I was mailing so many of these cards, I didn't want them to be heavily embellished.  I think the simple red bow embellished them nicely!  
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I greatly appreciate your visit, especialy since I know my posts have been very scattered lately.  I'm going to take some time away from stamping/crafting to spend time with family over the next week. I plan on coming back right after the New Year with regular stamping and projects to share with you!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Celebrate Christ!

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope all of your holiday preparations are finally done and that you'll be spending time with Family and Friends very soon!  Today I'm sharing a religious Christmas card I made using new Christmas stamps from DRS Designs.  It is important to remember the true reason for the season and celebrate the birth of Jesus, especially on Christmas Eve!

I colored the Holy Family Manger Scene (513M) with Copic markers and used a rectangle Nestability to cut it out.  I split up the Simplify Christmas Greeting (553D) and stamped the top portion of the sentiment in the blank space in the upper left corner of the image.  The lower portion was stamped in the empty space in the lower right corner of the image.

I kept things simple with this card to go along with the 'simple' theme in the sentiment.  I only embellished this card with a yellow satin ribbon and some yellow rhinestones. A bit of yellow stickles dressed up the star.

Merry Christmas to you all and my you be blessed in the New Year!

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dough Dashing!

Posted by Jennifer E.

So, is your holiday shopping going well? Almost done? I've started...I'm no where near finished and this card explains my thoughts exactly! Every shopping trip feels like I'm dashing through the dough! LOL! Can you relate?

Today is my day to post on the DRS Designs Blog, so you'll have to go there to see my card and find exactly who is "Dashing though the Dough!"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We're Like Candy Canes...

Finally, after all these weeks, I'm getting back into a groove...decorating for the holidays, playing with DRS Designs new holiday stamps and enjoying Christmas music on the radio! With all the stamping I've done over the last few days, I'm glad to say that have a new card to share with you today too! 
Since I'm just getting back to stamping, I decided to start with a few Clean and Simple cards.  I'm still taking each day with a grain of salt, praying that the All Day Morning Sickness is gone for good, but understanding that it can show its weary head at any moment.  I didn't want to get too involved with one project that would take me days and days to finish if I should get sick again.  So, for starters with this card, I used Copic Markers to color the Candy Cane image (552H).  The Candy Cane Greeting (549H) is all one, but I split it up into 3 parts to fit the layout of this card.  The white parts of the greeting were heat embossed with white embossing powder.   

I stamped the middle of the greeting, the "Candy Cane" part with SU! Real Red ink and created a tag with it.  This was all done on a green cardstock front and adhered to a red cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed it! Make sure to check back soon to see what other cards I've recently made!

Happy Holidays To You,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Back In Business!

I know it has been quite a while since I've posted regularly on my blog and for those of you who are still following, I thank you!  You've probably noted that many of my most recent posts indicated that I wasn't feeling well and therefore I was unable to stamp and blog.  Finally, I am on the mend and ready to explain!

Hubby and I are expecting our first child on July 4th, 2011! I have been ill with Morning Sickness which has completely defeated my creative side for about 4 weeks.  In my case, this condition is more appropriately called All-Day Sickness!  It truely has been difficult trying to keep myself afloat to just get thru a work day. All extra curricular activities were cancelled and even the holiday decorating was minimally completed.  However, this past Saturday I woke up feeling like a million bucks and more or less I've been feeling pretty good ever since.  I even stamped out 2 Christmas cards on Sunday and will be sharing those with you very soon! I'm glad to say that I think I'm back in Business!

Taken yesterday at 10 weeks along (30 to go!) and measuring a teeny, tiny 1.5" in length, here's the lastest picture of our little firecracker!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Whooo!

Has the hustle and bustle of the holidays started yet for you?  We've been racing around trying to get the Thanksgiving decorations down and the Christmas decorations up.  It won't be long before I'm heading out to shop for what on my gift giving list this year!

Unfortunately, the card I have to show you today is on the DRS Designs Blog.  You'll have to run over there to see if I was able to sucessfully dress Oswald the Owl (132H) for the Christmas season!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DRS Designs Blog Slide!

Welcome to the next stop on the DRS Designs Blog Slide!
You've slid down to Jennifer's Blog, here at Ink N Scrap Habits!
If you've come from Karin's blog you're in the right place. If not, please start at the DRS Designs Blog to see the Holiday slide completely from start to finish!

For the Holiday Slide today, I've created a Christmas card to show off DRS Designs new Tinsle In A Tangle Christmas Greeting (555F). The image I used with it is called Ornaments Galore (655K) also by DRS Designs. I colored it with Copic Markers and added red Stickles to all the ornaments to dress it up.  A decorative border punch, some red ribbon and a fun red bow along with some red and green rhinestones made this card complete!

Ready to slide on down to the final stop? All you have to do is go back to the DRS Designs Blog and leave a comment answering the question below to be entered to win the following prize!

Both the Candy Cane stamp and the Small Happy Holidays Greeting are newly released from DRS Designs. Make sure to encourage your friends to participate in our blog slide. The more participants who answer the question below, the more prizes we're giving away! You can read all of the Holiday Slide contest rules HERE.

OK...Here's the big question...

"How many hand stamped Christmas cards will you send out this year?"

Don't forget to post your answer in the comment section on DRS Designs Holiday Slide Blog post.

Thanks for sliding around with us!

Good Luck!

Happy Holidays!


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