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!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

Wow!  Can you believe it's the last week in June already!?!? This year is just flying by, but I admit, I am enjoying the nicer weather.  Dare I say that it won't be long before we are getting out our Winter coats and waiting for the man in the big red suit! But, we won't go there just yet--Summer is just beginning and the 4th of July holiday is next weekend! Are you ready for the BBQ's and fireworks?

Today's card was made using the new 4th of July stamps from DRS Designs.  While I was making this card, Hubby came in to see what I was working on, so when it was finished I thought I should show it off to him.  He *liked* it, but he did add his two cents in and say that he thought it should have been done in red, white, and blue. 

Well, I'm not exactly sure what made me color the Liberty Bell (800H) yellow to begin with (maybe I *was* thinking Christmas bells!) but, I don't think it would have seemed realistic if I colored it red or blue!  I colored it with Copic Markers and then masked the edges around the bell with Post-It Notes and shaded around it with light brown ink.  I love that framed look this technique creates! The background was stamped with the Interlocking Star Background stamp (819H) with yellow ink and I added the Let Freedom Ring (802D) and Happy Independence Day (822D) sentiments.

Well, that's about it for me today--still waiting on this baby to make his or her arrival.  I'll keep you posted!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Until They All Come Home!

I am pleased to announce that DRS Designs has new stamps in store for you! I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do! These stamps are just in time to celebrate the beginning of Summer and the 4th of July holidayYou can see all of the new releases HERE.

The card I have to share with you today is appropriate for this week with all of the talk about the President's speech from the other night.  I've used the Until They Come Home Greeting (825F) from this release.  The Support Our Troops Ribbon (952G) is from the DRS Designs current catalog. I colored it with Copic Markers, cut it out and matted it on a nested oval.  I used the Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder for the background.

I hope and pray that all of our troops come home safe, sound, and that you have a great 4th of July holiday!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Birthday!

For my card today I have used the June Birthday Design (796G) from DRS Designs. 

I colored this image with Copic Markers, inked the edges with yellow ink, and added yellow Stickles to the flower centers to add a bit of glitter goodness to this card!

Unfortunately, you can't see it because I was unable to get it to photograph well, but I also stamped the Interlocking Flower Background (813H) in light apricot ink over the yellow panel.  I thought it went well with the flowers in the June Birthday Design and it made the yellow panel look better than leaving it plain. Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25."

  **Don't forget that DRS Designs Stamp A Day Giveaway is still going on throughout the entire month of June. Run over to the DRS Designs Blog and leave a comment everyday to enter the daily drawing.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 24, 2011

"Purr"fect Birthday!

Looking for the "purr''fect birthday card?  Here's a fun one I created with stamps from DRS Designs.   

It's pretty simple overall and "purr"fect for any cat lover!  The "Purr"fectly Wonderful Birthday sentiment (726G) is the highlight on this card.  I created my own background design with the Cat Paw Background (698H) and sponged it with Vintage Photo Distressing ink.  I made a tag with the Happy Cat Walking (099D) and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added a dark brown panel punched with a heart border punch and tied it with pink plaid ribbon to spice up this card a bit.  I love the pink and brown together and I hope you do too!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Teacher Thanks

Woo Hoo! Schools out for Summer!
Did you thank your teachers?
The card I'm sharing with you today is a teacher's thank you card I made for a friend of mine.

Both the Teacher's Tools image (792G) and the Teacher Touches a Heart Sentiment (475G) are by DRS Designs. I colored the image with Copic Markers and paper pieced the hearts in the sentiment. I applied Diamond Glaze to the apple, and the hearts to enhance the card front.

Do you have big plans for the Summer? We're still waiting on the birth of our first baby and then I'm looking forward to getting to know my baby and enjoying the entire Summer off of work!

I hope your Summer is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Congrats Grad!

DRS Designs is once again the proud sponsor of this weeks Card Patterns Challenge.  Here's the challenge sketch...

...and here's the prize you could win!

That means $20 off your DRS purchase!!!  We hope you'll play along--I did!

I used this sketch to create a graduation card using one of the new graduation sentiments from DRS Designs. 

The Bright Graduation Greeting (780F) and the Brush Mortarboard (287G) were perfect for this sketch.  I paper pieced the graduation cap and added a petite black brad where the tassel attaches to the top of the cap.  I think everything on this card is pretty easy to duplicate and I'm sure I'll be making more of this card for all the grad parties I'll be going to this summer.
Now don't forget about the Card Patterns challenge and enter to win your chance at the $20 voucher DRS Designs is giving away!
Have a great day!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Transition #2: Ready and Waiting!

Remember my Transition #1 post where I talked about changing over my Scrapbooking/stamping room into the Nursery for our new baby who's soon to arrive? 
Well, it's now complete and ready to go.  We are anxiously awaiting baby's arrival. 

Click the link above to see the before pics of my stamping room. What a difference! Here's what the nursery looks like now!

Teddy Bears Galore!
Gotta find room for them once baby arrives so I have a place to sit when I rock my little munchkin!

It won't be too much longer now.  Doctor says I definitely won't make my 4th of July due date and that she anticipates baby's arrival within the next week!

Can't wait to introduce you to our new son or daughter very soon!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Boxers or Briefs?"

I created this card specifically to show off Rascally Russell (777M) from DRS Designs.  I think he is one of my favorite images from their recent release.  It was really fun to make!

 First, I colored him with Copic Markers and then I stamped him again on smooth light green cardstock.  I stamped the Lines O'Plenty (366H) Background stamp over his shirt with dark green ink, and then cut it out.  I then paper pieced it in place on the original stamped image.  Next, I assembled the card front as shown and stamped the question portion of the Boxers or Briefs Birthday Greeting (1100H) below the stamped image on the card front. 

Here's how I decorated the inside of the card to show off the "punch line" to the sentiment I used on the front of the card.  Know any guys who would really get a kick out of receiving a birthday card like this?  This would be great for Father's Day too! Don't forget, that's this Sunday, June 19th!

Thank for stopping by and  
Have a great day! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For You Dad!

Father's Day is right around the corner...are you ready?  Here's the card I made for my Dad. 

This Stampabilities Beacon of Light stamp is one of my favorites for creating a masculine card.  I colored it with Copic Markers and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distressing ink.   The sentiment tag I created was made using a stamp from The Angel Company.  I sponged it with distressing ink while it was still in a Nestie die to give it the white frame look.  I thought the twine and eyelets embellishments gave it a very nautical feel.  Would you agree? 

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me a comment. I greatly appreciate them and enjoy reading every single one!

Have a great day!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Still A Hot Babe!

Isn't this image great!?!?! I am pleased to introduce you to Frisky Florence (771K).  She is one of the new releases from DRS Designs.  She goes so well with the Hot Babe Greeting (1115F) that this could be used as a Birthday or a Happy Retirement card.
I colored Florence with Copic Markers and then sponged yellow ink around her while it was still in a Nestie die. 

I split up the Hot Babe greeting to accommodate my layout and colored in the ballooned words with a red Copic Marker.  To spice up this card a bit, just like Florence, I added clear rhinestones around the image that I also colored to match my color scheme.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Diggity Dog!

Hi Everyone! 
 I have a fun birthday card to share with you today, especially for any dog lover! I've paired up the recently released Hot Diggity Dog Birthday Greeting (732E) with the Doggie Dilemma Stamp (254H) for this card.

I colored the Doggie Dilemma and the cardstock that I stamped the sentiment on with Copic Markers.  This was simple embellished with a decorative border punch, petite copper brads, and brown ribbon tied in a knot. 

I went over his eyes and nose with a Glaze pen to make them look shiny and wet.  Looks realistic doesn't it?

Hope you like this Dog Birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by to see it, I appreciate your visit!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Tassel Is Worth The Hassle

It's that time of year again when high school and college Seniors celebrate their graduation. DRS Designs has several great images and sentiments to help you make just the right graduation cards for all of your graduates.

Here's one I made for my cousin who graduated this year from Michigan State University. Her school colors were green and white, so I made this card with the appropriate colors.

I paper pieced the Graduation Cap from the "Congrats on your Graduation" (274K) stamp rather than coloring it green.  I added a brad to the spot where the tassel attached to the top of the cap.  Then, I paired it with the Graduation Background (984H) to create my own pattern paper.   Best part about a card like this is that you could make it in any colors you wish and it would be appropriate for every graduating Senior you know!

Hope you like it!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Hi Friends! Hope you're having a great day!

Here's the perfect birthday card for any cat lover! I loved making this card--not sure if it is the colors, or this great "Purr"fectly Comfortable Kitty image (815L) but I really like how all the elements came together.  I've used several stamps from DRS Designs to create it...

...I stamped the Cat Paw Background (698H) with brown ink all over the light purple cardstock base.  The "Purr"fectly Comfortable Kitty image was colored with Copic Markers to match and in the empty space above the image, I stamped the "Paws"itively Birthday Greeting (727F) from DRS Designs newest release.  After inking the edges with light purple ink, I then matted the image with dark purple cardstock.  I folded down the upper left corner and added 4 dark purple brads as shown.

I created my own tag embellishment by stamping the Small Cat Print (A1006)  and matting it with light and dark purple cardstock.  I adhered it to the bottom of the focal image with foam for some added dimension.

Hope you like this card as much as I do!


Thursday, June 2, 2011


Can you believe that it's June already!?!? With that in mind, I know plenty of kids who can relate to DRS Designs Nothing and Everything sentiment (683G) as the school year comes to an end.  Do you?  I've used it here to create this card along with the new Teacher Tools image (792G) from their recent release.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and then stamped the sentiment directly below it on the same piece of white cardstock.  I cut it out with a fancy die and adhered it to a yellow card front that was punched with a corner rounder on all 4 corners.   

I kept this card simple by only using a few brads, red ribbon and a touch of red Stickles on the apple for embellishments.  Don't forget your Teacher Thank you cards this year...this Teacher Tools image would be perfect for them!  

Thanks for stopping by!


PS: Don't forget to enter everyday in the Stamp-A-Day Giveaway over at the DRS Designs Blog! Everyday in June they are giving away a new stamp for FREE! Good Luck! 


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