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!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jolly Santa Face!

Yeah, I know, Christmas is over, but I didn't get a chance to show off my last Christmas card design.  So, here it is a few days late.  I promise to keep it short and sweet!

The Santa Face (541E) and this One Line Merry Christmas sentiment (364B) are by DRS Designs.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and keep the overall design of this card simple--hey, I had to make a lot of cards this year, and postage is getting expensive! LOL!
Isn't he cute? I only wish I had time to add white flock to his hat.  Now wouldn't that be fun?!?!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Heat Embossed Poinsettia

In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Holiday this week, I was able to complete my heat embossed challenge card for DRS Designs blog challenge. I used the Stain Glass Window technique.

The Giant Poinsettia image (093M) was heat embossed with fine black embossing powder on Vellum. Then I turned it over and colored it with Copic Markers on the back side. Turning it over is an important step, because the alcohol in the markers causes the black embossing to smear into the image. Turning the vellum over prevents this, yet the color appearance practically looks the same. I used the SU! Top Note die to cut out the image and then embossed the Merry Christmas Arc (102E) above it.

Then I used a vellum glue stick to adhere white cardstock to the back side completing the stained glass look. This was adhered to a red card front and I added a green ribbon tied in a knot to the top. I created an A2 green cardstock base to match and my card was complete. Simple, yet very festive! I hope you too, get to play in this challenge--deadline is this Wednesday Dec. 29th.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas full of all things wonderful!

Thanks for visiting today!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Couldn't help but share my Santa Baby with you today! 

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Candy Canes

Finally, the last of my Christmas cards were sent out just last night! Nothing like waiting til the last minute! Every year I say that I'm going to start them early, but I never do, and then I'm rushing around trying to get them done the week before Christmas. Perhaps next year will be different because I have some card bases and some colored and matted images left over from making this Candy Cane card. Look at that...I'm already ahead for next year!

The Candy Cane image (552H) and the Small Merry Christmas sentiment (520D) are both from DRS Designs. The image was colored with Copic Markers and I embossed the bottom of the card front with the Candy Cane Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Since I made so many of this card design and since they were going to be mailed, I wanted to keep the embellishments simple--no bumps and had to keep it lightweight to avoid extra postage. I thought the red satin ribbon was a nice touch.
If you were one of the lucky ones to receive this design, I hope you like it!

Hope you all have a sweet Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Red, White and Green "Holly"days!

The DRS Designs Blog Challenge this week is to create RED, WHITE, and GREEN cards.  I thought this would be an easy one since many of us are making Christmas cards right now.  I'm still trying to finish mine up and get them in the mail! Yes, I know I only have 5 days left!  I made 3 different Christmas cards to send to all my stamping friends this year. Here's one of them that I made--it's perfect for the Red, White, and Green Challenge.
I used 3 stamps from DRS Designs on this card:

Girl Swirl Holly (887G) was colored with Copic Markers
Open Plaid Background (631P) was stamped with SU! Real Red ink.
Thanks for stoppin' by today.  I know this is a busy time of year for everyone, so your visit is much appreciated!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Polka Dot Christmas!

Hi Everyone!
Hope the Holiday season is going well for you.  I know it has me quite busy! But, I did find a little bit of time to create another Christmas card for DRS Designs second blog challenge.

My challenge card uses the 3 stamps that one lucky participant will win:
I colored the candy canes with Copic Markers and used the Polka dot background stamp to make my own patterned paper using red and green ink.  I also thought about using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and polka dot ribbon, but I didn't want to over do it.  See, adding polka dots is easy! Make sure to run over to the DRS Blog to link your polka dot card for a chance to win.  You have until Wednesday, December 14th, 5pm EST to enter. 
Good Luck and Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faux Sewing Challenge

I know everyone likes to win free stuff and even better for us stampers is winning free stamping stuff! Today on the DRS Designs blog a new challenge begins every Thursday where one lucky participant will win a free package of stamps!

This weeks challenge is Faux Sewing! I love the ease of this technique and not having to drag out my sewing machine just to get that sewing look! Here's my card.

The DRS Designs stamps I've used on this card are the Santa in your Stockings Greeting (118F), the Santa Face (541E), and the Woven Plaid Background (613P). If any of these stamps spark your interest I encourage you to play along and link your Faux Sewing challenge card for a chance to win!  The 3 stamps used on the card above are the prize we're giving away for this challenge.
You can find the challenge post HERE

Thanks for blog hoppin' and stoppin' here. I appreciate your visit!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snowman Smiles

Some great new Winter stamps are now available for purchase from DRS Designs!  You can check them all out HERE.  The card I have to show you today shows off the new Snowman Smiles greeting (962G).  Even though this is another CAS card, I love it!

To make this card I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the Snowman Smiles greeting on one side and Stretch the Round Button Snowman (1129H) on the other. Stretch was colored with Copic Markers. I then masked the snowman and stamped the Interlocking Snow background (015H) over the entire piece with Versamark ink (However, the snowflakes didn't photograph very well!).  I added a snow mound using one of the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I ripped off a small portion of it to adhere to the bottom. I used a snowflake border punch to dress up the top along with some elegant red ribbon. After adhering this card front to a red cardstock base, I went crazy with the Stickles--I love how this card just sparkles! 

Hope your holidays are off to a great start!
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow Doubt About It!

Need an idea for a Winter birthday card? Here's a CAS one I recently created with stamps from DRS Designs. The Snow Doubt Birthday Greeting (964D) is a new release.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and then stamped the Interlocking Snowflakes (015H) with blue ink around it. Next, I created the blue layer by heat embossing the Interlocking Snowflakes with clear embossing powder and then sponging it with blue ink. I used a decorative border punch on the bottom and then embellished this layer using the Snowflake Ribbon Slide (932D). It too was heat embossed however I used white embossing powder instead and then I cut out the center so that I could slide it on white grosgrain ribbon. I added a blue gem to the center and then wrapped it around the snowflake background. The 2 layers were adhered together as shown and a white brad was added to each of the upper corners. For the final step I attached the card front to a blue cardstock base. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".
Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Leave A Path

Extra, Extra, read all about it...new stamps were just released from DRS Designs!
Run over to their new release page to see all of the new designs.

As soon as I saw the new Hiker Boot Prints (946D) stamp I knew right away that I wanted to pair it up with the Leave A Path Greeting (860G)I thought this was perfect because December isn't only about the holidays--for some students, like my cousin, it also means Graduation.  She's a scrapbooker too and I know she'll appreciate a hand stamped Graduation card from me.  An added bonus for this card is that it's Clean and Simple--lately those are becoming my favorite kind! This finished card measures 4.25" x 5.5".
Stay tuned as I show off more of these new stamps in the upcoming days!
I appreciate you stopping by!
Until next time,


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penguin Warm Wishes

DRS Designs is getting ready for another release of some great winter stamps. They will be available for purchase Nov. 19th. One of the stamps included is the adorable Penguin Snowball Blast (966K) that you can see on today's card.

I started by coloring the entire image with Copic Markers. I even outlined each of the ice blocks with C1, a light gray marker, but I didn't like the look. Plus, it just looked like it needed something. Once I added Stickles to it, this image really came to life! The glistening snow was just what it needed!

After matting the colored image, I stamped the 4 in 1 Snowflakes (096D) repeatedly to create my own designer paper to add behind the image. I stamped a piece of white card stock with Warm Wishes in dark blue ink in the lower right corner and then used a snowflake embossing folder to add texture to it. Then I adhered the matted image on an angle as shown and added some blue brads to help pick out the blue in the image. Finally, the card front was adhered on to an A2 size cardstock base. I really liked the final look to this card. I'm sure it will help beat the Winter Blues when the time comes and brighten up anyone's day! Hope you like it!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glitter Trees

Sometimes simple is better and now that I'm a Mom I'm finding this to be more true everyday! With this latest release from DRS Designs, many of the cards I made were of the Clean and Simple (CAS) type rather than the layered look that I love. It's been difficult to find adequate time for stamping, working full time at my real job, and being Mommy all at the same time. Therefore, I seem to be exploring the CAS aspect of card making more often these days!

Today's card is definitely CAS! The glittered trees stamp I've used as the focal point is DRS Designs new Vertical Triple Tree stamp (876H). I stamped it in blue ink and masked off the edges with Post-It Notes before sponging blue ink around the image. Once I took the Post-It Notes off I had an elegant white frame all the way around my image. I then stamped Warm Wishes (611D) in the empty space at the bottom. I matted this stamped piece with blue cardstock and added a blue brad in each of the upper corners. I think this piece really took on a lot of elegance once I added Stickles to the trees to create a Winter scene. 

For the card front, I used white cardstock and stamped it with the 4 In 1 Snowflakes (096D) using the stamp-off technique. Unfortunately, these snowflakes are hard to see in the pictures. I then used a decorative border punch to the right side and adhered it to a piece of light blue cardstock.  I tied blue ribbon in a knot to fill in the white space next to the decorative border and attached the entire card front to a dark blue cardstock base.  Overall this was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I love all the blues together and the glitter is just the icing on the cake!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scarecrow Thanksgiving

Here's my attempt at this weeks Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC357.  The focal design should be more towards the right side, but, it is what it is.  Now that Halloween is over it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving cards.  All stamps on this card are by DRS Designs.

I colored the Split Scarecrow (054K) with Copic Markers.  I stamped the Thanksgiving Arc (050E) on the background panel above the image, and stamped the Polka Dot background (688P) on the card front panel. I added a brown strip of ribbon above it and embellished the empty space to the tight of the image with a spiral clip with ribbon wrapped around it. 

Have you started making Thanksgiving cards yet?
Thanks for stopping by to see my first one!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Merry Christmoose!

Calling all moose lovers, this one's for you!

Here's a Christmas card I made using the new Circle Christmoose (834L) stamp from DRS Designs. I love this stamp! I think that moose is adorable in his sweater and scarf! Don't you? I colored it with copic markers and then cut the image part out. I stamped it again on white cardstock, colored the background light blue and then adhered the image portion to it with foam tape for dimension. The snowy background was created by stamping the Interlocking Snowflakes (015H) with Versamark ink and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder.

I kept things rather simple on this card and used some red ribbon and red brads to embellish it.  CAS is not my regular style of card making, but Anthony and working full time at my real job is consuming a lot of my time these days.  I'm enjoying creating my cards a bit differently and now I really cherish the time I have to myself to stamp.  But, stay tuned...I've been trying to stay focused and have been working diligently on the next release from DRS Designs.  More cards coming soon!    
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stain Glass Happy Halloween

Whenever I have a decent amount of time in my stamp room, I like trying new techniques and card styles whenever I can. I use the resource list from SCS often and recently found the Stained Glass Window technique. I used it to create this Halloween card.

I stamped this adorable Jack O'Lantern and Black Cat image from Serendipity Stamps on vellum with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with fine black embossing powder. Then to create the look of the stained glass I turned the image over and colored the back side of it with Copic Markers. I used a vellum glue stick to then adhere it to a white piece of cardstock. Using the Happy Halloween stamp (042A) from DRS Designs, I created the sentiment tag the same way.

The black panel was trimmed using a decorative border punch and then run thru my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added 3 orange brads to the far right side and then adhered it to an orange cardstock base. I added purple and white polka dot ribbon to the top of the black panel with a knot and layered the colored image to the left side of the card front. I placed the sentiment tag as shown and then added 4 black rhinestones above the image. I really like the stained glass look. I'm eager to give this a try on a Christmas card. Have you ever tried this technique? Let me know if you have a send me a link if you can. I'd love to see your stained glass work!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy "Holly"days!

Happy Monday friends!
Only 2 month til Christmas! Can you believe I just said that!?!?!? The count down is on and it's never too early to start making your Christmas cards.  Especially if you send out as many as I do, then you have no choice but to start early! My card for today shows off a couple new stamps that DRS Designs just released on October 15th.

Included in this release is the Girl Swirl Holly image (887G) that I've used to create the background on this card. I stamped it repeatedly and colored them with Copic Markers. The matching "Happy 'Holly'days" (888B) sentiment is perfect and looks so elegant matted with olive green and red cardstock and then trimmed with sheer ivory ribbon. A decorative border punch and the Swiss dots embossing folder helped to dress up this card as well. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".

Make sure to check the New Release page to check out all of DRS Designs new Christmas and Holiday stamps that are now available for purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Win $10 from DRS Designs!

I'm busy playing with stamps for DRS Designs November release.  You'll love them, I promise, but because of this I'm short on time and I'm unable to play with challenges this week. (Enter sad face here!) But, I wanted to share with you that DRS Designs has joined Tuesday Morning Sketches this week for a $10 store voucher give-away.  Here's the sketch you need to play with to win:

Create a card using this sketch and link it up at the TMS Blog.

Happy Stamping and Good Luck!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Spooktacular Pumpkin!

I've been busy stamping DRS Designs new Halloween stamps a lot lately. T'is the season, I guess! I really had a lot of fun making this card since it's not your traditional 'all orange and black' Halloween card. It was pretty simple to make. 

This card shows off the new Spooktacular Halloween Greeting (933F) and I've paired it with the Fancy Pumpkin (077G).  This image is one of my favorite Halloween stamps from DRS Designs.

I first used Copic Markers to color in the pumpkin image and I then I used yellow Stickles on each moon, the buckle on its hat and the face. While the image was drying, I stamped the greeting on a separate piece of white cardstock and matted it with orange cardstock.  For the bottom layer, I used a spiderweb border punch on black cardstock.  The background panel was embossed with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Folder and the edges of each layer were distressed with black ink.  Three orange brads dressed up the background layer and fun Halloween ribbon dressed up the sentiment panel.  The finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5". 
Hope you enjoyed seeing this Halloween card today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung...

...by the chimney with care, with hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there!

Are you familiar with the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas?"  This new I Scene A Stocking (857L) stamp from DRS Designs reminds me of that story. 

This is one of DRS Designs new Christmas stamps that is now available for purchase. I really enjoyed coloring this scene with my Copic Markers and for a bit of Christmas sparkle, I added a lot of Stickles to the top of the stocking.

Because this stamp is so involved, I used it as the focal point and kept the rest of the layout very simple. I cut the stocking image out and adhered it to a red panel that was embossed with polka dots and matted with green cardstock. To bring out the light beige colors in the scene, I placed 3 horizontal beige panels on top of a dark brown card front that was also embossed with polka dots for the background. I stamped the One line Merry Christmas (364B) on the bottom of the lowest beige panel. The card front was then adhered to an red A2 size cardstock base.

Well, I have a good start on my Christmas cards, do you? Make sure to check out all of DRS Designs Christmas stamps to help you get started!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Have you seen DRS Designs newest Autumn stamps? I've been having a blast with the Halloween ones and making my own backgrounds too! Today I'm sharing a card with you where I've used both.

I used the new Silhouette Cat on Moon (895F) for the focal image. I colored the moon with Copic Markers and then masked it and sponged it with orange ink for the moon's glow. I then distressed the edges with black ink to give it a smoky look. The background was made using the Open Plaid Background (631P). I stamped it in yellow and orange inks to match the colors of the card front. The entire card front was also distressed with black ink. The sentiment I used is the new Tiny Happy Halloween (938A). This stamp is great for small spaces like seen on this card today or for creating small tags for cards or treat bags etc. I added some black brads, fun ribbon, and a decorative border punch to dress up this card.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see my card today. 
I appreciate your visit.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autumn Greetings

After making a few cards for DRS Designs Christmas Release, I've decinded to go back to making Fall and Halloween cards for bit.  I am still in shock that Fall is here and October is almost over...ALREADY! How about you?  The Summer flew by so quickly, I feel like I hardly got a chance to enjoy it.  The cool, crisp Fall temperatures quickly bring me back to reality, so I guess I'm better off embracing the idea rather than wishing the temperatures would go back up.  (Can you tell I don't like the cold?)  So, today I'm offering "Autumn Greetings" to all of you!

This card uses DRS Designs Jumping into Autumn (498M) and the small Autumn Greetings sentiment (422B).  I colored the image with Copic Markers and created the background by stamping the Lines O'Plenty stamp (366H) repeatedly with brown ink.  I did a little distressing on some of the layers and embellished the horizontal panel with a decorative border punch and ribbon and added 3 dark brown brads to the card front. 
Have a wonderful day!

PS: DRS Designs just released a bunch of new Christmas stamps.  Check them all out HERE

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Memories

Tomorrow, October 15th, is the big release day over at DRS Designs.  They will have their new Christmas and Holiday stamps available for purchase and as soon as they are released you can see them all HERE.  While working on Christmas cards for this release over the last week, I decided to use up the scraps of the Girl Swirl Holly (887G) background I made and used a piece of it to create this card.

The background was stamped randomly on Ivory cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.  I used the Lingering Christmas Greeting (870H) as the focal point on this card, which is also part of this Christmas release.  Isn't that text beautiful?!?!?! I think it really adds a lot of elegance to this card.  Not sure how I came up with this layout, but I love it! The ripped ivory layer in the background helps to add the right amount of color to make the background and sentiment piece pop.  This is one of my favorite Christmas cards thus far and because I like it so much, I might use this to mass produce the cards I send out this year. Hope this post doesn't spoil it for those who might receive it in the snail mail! *wink*

I hope you really like it too! Thanks for stopping by to see it!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 Months!

I know I've said it before, and I'm saying it again...Time flies!
Anthony is 3 months old already!

He is a very happy baby and hardly ever complains.  At 3 months old he smiles constantly, laughs and giggles, makes small motions of hand/eye contact by reaching out and grabbing objects, has gained six pounds and 5 inches since birth.  He's growing like a weed and we're loving every minute! 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Christmas Cardinal

Happy Monday Friends!
Today marks the start of another preview week.  DRS Designs is releasing new Holiday and Christmas stamps this Saturday, October 15th.  One of the new stamps included in this release is the Cardinal on Branch (856M) that you see on today's card. 

I colored the Cardinal with Copic Markers. The edges of the white and craft cardstock were inked with Vintage Photo Distressing ink.  I stamped DRS Designs One Line Merry Christmas (364B)  in the bottom right area and added 4 red brads to the left of it.  Some nice red grosgrain ribbon pulled everything together nicely.

I really like how this card ended up.  I think the colors look really nice together and the distressing makes it look like a vintage Christmas card.  Nice and elegant, wouldn't you say? Hope you enjoyed it!
As with every new Release, you can see all of DRS Designs new stamps on their release page by clicking HERE

Stay tuned here and to the DRS Designs Blog this week to see more sneak peek of the new Christmas stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

PS: Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian Friends! I hope you all have a great day celebrating with your family and friends!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spirits and Boo-ze!

Can you believe it's October already!?!?!  DRS Designs released their new Halloween stamps not too long ago.  You can see them all HERE.  Included in this release is the Halloween Spirits and Boo-ze Greeting (894G) and the Small Bat in Moon image (898C) that I have used on today's Halloween card.

To make this card I started by using Nesties to cut out the greeting.  While it was still in the Nestie die, I inked it to create the white frame around it.  I did the same technique with the Small Ghost (C191).  The background was made using a digi of the Bat and Moon image, by copying and pasting the image one after another.  All of the images were colored with Copic Markers. 

I simply embellished this card by inking the background edges with black ink, and by using a few black brads and some twine to embellish the center panel.  Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5". 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Hello, Hello, Hello! Happy Monday to you all! Hope you all had a great weekend!
So, how's the weather where you're at?  Here in Michigan, there's no doubt that Fall has arrived. The card I have to inspire you today shows off a few of the new Fall stamps from DRS Designs that are now available for purchase.  Check out the entire release HERE.   

I created the background on a whim by stamping the Fall Leaf with Acorn (471F) stamp repeatedly on ivory cardstock using Versamark ink. I think this stamp was originally created to be a focal image, but I've experimented using it as a background image and I really like how it turned out.  I heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink.  I think the copper embossing and the distressed look make the background look really elegant.  I really gives it an Autumn feel.  The main image I used is the new Squirrel with Acorn stamp (934H).  I colored it with Copic Markers and distressed the edges of this as well.  Then I stamped "Count Your Blessings" Greeting (915D), also a new release, on the panel I added behind the image. I just love this card, and hope you do too!  Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll be back soon!
Have a great day! 


Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Is Right On Time!

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Well, it's official, Summer is over! Today marks the first day of Autumn and with the cooler temps we've been experiencing I guess as DRS Designs Scarecrows and Corn Rows sentiment (460F) states, "Fall is right on time!"

Here's another card I made a while ago for publishing, but it wasn't selected. (Enter sad face here, LOL!) I had a lot of fun making it--rarely do I make cards so simple, and I love how this Fall card was made in non-traditional colors. I wanted to give the Lady Scarecrow (418L) (also by DRS Designs) a girly feel so I colored her clothing pink. I dressed up the sunflower on her hat by adding a touch of yellow Stickles to it. 

For embellishments, I used a decorative border punch, lots of mini brads and some fun ribbon to the middle panel.  On the card front I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I guess for me you could call this card Clean and Simple! 

I hope your Fall is off to a great start! 
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visit and welcome your comments!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Family, Faith, and Friends

After 12 (fabulous!) weeks off of work on Maternity leave I will soon be back in the grind of working life.  I'm trying to make the most of this week cause next Monday is my first day back to work.  This has me stressed out a bit and unfortunately, I think it's putting a damper on my mojo.  I have 3 cards in progress and I'm not liking the way any of them are turning out.  Seems as though my creative side doesn't like the idea about going back to work either.  

While Anthony was napping yesterday, I did a little blog hopping looking for some inspiration and stress relief. 

I came upon this weeks Tuesday Morning sketch Challenge and completely forgot that DRS Designs was this week's sponsor! (Told you I was feeling stressed!)  It was just the inspiration I needed. Since my Give Thanks card was so well liked, (thanks to all of you who commented on it!) I decided to use this week's TMS sketch and do a bit more embossing on today's challenge card. 

I embossed DRS Designs new Give Thanks For Family Greeting (911F) with copper embossing powder for the center of my card. I matted it as seen on the sketch, and added acorn punchies to each of the corners of the frame.  The background was stamped with the Silhouette Branch Background (363H) and was also embossed. I added brown ribbon between the the 2 layers across the card front. 

As a final step I added leaf punchies to add some Fall color.

Now, I know you'd love to win the $10 store voucher that DRS Designs is giving away for this challenge.  Make sure to run over to the TMS Blog and link up your card today!

Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wizard of Oz

Back in April when I went on the stamping weekend with the girls from the Stamp Shack, we all decided to create ATC's with a Wizard of Oz theme. I signed up for the "house falling" theme because I had the perfect stamp from DRS Designs for it.

I used a small portion of the Death of a Witch (L1045) stamp. I colored it with Copic Markers and added Xmas Red Stickles to the "Ruby Slippers."  I created the text "Ding, Dong, The Witch is Dead!" on my computer.

I can't wait to see what everyone else does for the other themes!
Hope you enjoyed seeing these!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Harvest Bouquet

DRS Designs has just released a bunch of stamps for Autumn and I'm in love! Perhaps I'm a bit partial because Fall is my favorite season, but these are some really great stamps! My favorite from this release is the Harvest Bouquet (929L) that I've used as the focal point on today's card.

I really like the color combination that I've used on the bouquet. I really didn't plan anything out ahead of time, but I think these Copic Marker colors scream Fall. I think this is a fun layout too. I was inspired to use this layout by this weeks Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC350. I added one of DRS Designs new sentiments, the Count Your Blessings greeting (915D) to the card front as well. It helped to fill in the empty space at the bottom. To add texture to the back ground, I stamped the Lines O' Plenty stamp (366H) by DRS Designs in turquoise ink to the blue panels. I embellished this card using some simple brown brads and light blue grosgrain ribbon threaded through a couple brown eyelets. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".
What are some of your favorite Fall stamps? Have you gotten them inky yet? If so, link me up so I can check them out! I'd love to see 'em!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



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