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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!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Flip Flop Summer!

Nothing says Summer like a fun pair of flip flops! Wouldn't you agree?

 Here's a pair from DRS Designs that I've combined with the Cool Summertime Greeting (824H).  I thought a close up of this fun saying was a good idea so you could read it.

The Flip Flops (011K) colored with Copic Markers.  Finished card size is A2-5.5" x 4.25". A few orange brads and fun yellow ribbon made this card complete. 

I hope you liked this fun Summer card and that you're enjoying the Summer so far.
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It Takes A Lot Of Balls

Are you enjoying the new Patriotic and Summer releases from DRS Designs?  Today I'm showing off another one.  On this Golfer's Birthday card I've used Golfer Duff (457L) and paired it 2 sentiments from the current DRS catalog, the Balls to Golf Greeting (003F) and the Small One Line Happy Birthday (250B)
I colored Golfer Duff with Copic Markers and outlined the Balls to Golf sentiment with a blue Copic Marker as well to match.  I matted both with dark brown cardstock.  I stamped the small one line happy Birthday sentiment just below the golfer image and added 3 dark brown brads on the right hand side to fill in the empty space.  I adhered the matted Balls to Golf sentiment to the left of the image to fill in the empty space above his golf club.  For the background I simply dry embossed a piece of green cardstock and added 4 petite light blue brads to the area under the sentiment. I used a light blue piece of cardstock for the card front and adhered it all to an A2 size dark brown cardstock base. 

Golfer Duff is such a fun image to color.  Have you seen his friend, the Golf Cart Girl (375K)?  She'd be the perfect image to turn this card in to a feminine birthday card for any female golfer you know!  
I hope you enjoyed this card today. 
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 25, 2011

You're Not Over The Hill

I've finally gotten a chance to take a break from Mommy madness this past weekend and do a little stamping! Yeah! It's been quite a while since I've participated in a Splitcoast sketch challenge. It was nice to have a little bit of time to myself and play!  Here's my take on SC342 from this past Wednesday.

I created a Golfer's birthday card using DRS Designs new Golf Cart Girl (375K) as my focal image along with the Back Nine Birthday Greeting (658F).  I colored this image with Copic Markers and stamped the Easy Grass Background (059E) at the bottom.  I created my own background paper by stamping the symbolic Golf (278B) stamp repeatedly with red ink.

For a fun effect, I used a glaze pen on the Golf Cart Girl's eyes and the headlights on her cart, however I apologize because it's hard to see in this photo.

Hope you like it!


Friday, July 22, 2011

As Another Year Flies By!

Did you know DRS Designs has stamps for your envelopes too? Check out the Envelope Art section of the catalog to see their address labels and postage frames.  Here's a birthday card I made using one of the postage frames. 

I've used the Butterfly Vine as the focal point on my card front and added the Butterfly Ribbon Slide (681D) to the postage/photo area.  Both were colored with Copic Markers.  I stamped, cut out, and colored 2 of the butterflies and overlapped them.  I added 3 brads to the butterfly bodies to hold them together and adhered them in place to give the illusion of a "flying" butterfly.

The card front was stamped with the "Another Year Flies By" Greeting (489F) that I split up to fit my layout.  An embossing folder, a decorative border punch and some rhinestones created a very elegant birthday card.  Wouldn't you agree?
Hope you all have a great day!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lazy Days of SUMMER!

How's your Summer been thus far?  Here in Michigan we are under a total heat wave! It's been approx 90* F for several days now and it probably won't cool off a bit until next week.  I admit however, I love it! This heat wave was the inspiration for my card today!

 I've used stamps from DRS Designs to create this Summer card.   The Summer Wording Square (826G) is my focal point, and the sun images I used on either side are part of the Four In One Beach Background (1099D). All of the images were colored with Copic Markers and I added yellow Stickles to each of the suns rays.  You know you can't have sun without a little shine!

I hope your enjoying the heat too and having a wonderful Summer.  Until next time...thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Christmas In July!

This week DRS Designs and the Stamp Something Blog are celebrating Christmas in July!  One lucky winner will be selected to win a $15.00 Store voucher to DRS Designs just for playing along!

You have until 7pm ET on Thursday, July 21st to enter the challenge.  Go to the Stamp Something Blog and provide a direct link to your Christmas In July project.

Of course I'm not eligible to enter the contest and win since I'm on the DRS DT, but I did play along and here's my creation.

I used DRS Designs Nativity Noel (337L) for the center image and colored it with Copic Markers.  The center "O" was stamped and colored twice and then adhered on top of the first image with foam tape for added dimension.  I used the Silent Night Sheet Music (506P) for the background and colored in the holly and inked the edges for a distressed look.  Then to finish things off I added a simple sentiment, the One Line Silent Night, Holy Night (484D) at the bottom of the stamped image along with a red brad on either side of it.

I hope to see you over at the Stamp Something Blog.  Good Luck to you on winning the $15 voucher from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Newest Addition!

Our newest addition has arrived!

I am pleased to finally be able to introduce you to Anthony Michael, who is already 2 weeks old!

Born June 29th, 2011
11:26 pm
8 pounds 6 ounces
20 3/4 inches


Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Healing!

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine had knee replacement surgery.  I know she was really nervous about it and since I've had some time off while waiting for baby the baby to arrive, I made her a card.  She's now resting at home, recovering from what became a more involved surgery than the Doctors originally thought.  Here's the card I created to wish her a speedy recovery.

Both of the stamps I used are from DRS Designs.  I used the Knee Replacement Get Well (346G) for the focal point.  I stamped it in Ballet Blue ink and sponged around it while it was still in a Nestie die.  Then I used a navy marker to draw in the line around the Nestie die to create the frame around it.  I love this look! I used the Lines O'Plenty Background (366H) to make the design in the background to match my color scheme by stamping it in Navy ink.  Some fun polka dot ribbon and white brads finished this card nicely. 

Happy Healing Kathy! I hope you're back on your feet in no time!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Birthday Lottery Ticket

This kind of lottery ticket is probably not the kind you'd like to receive on your birthday with prizes like gray hair, memory loss, and wrinkles, but it makes for a very funny birthday card, don't you think?!?! 

 I colored this Instant Scratch-Off with Copic Markers and popped up the center with foam tape for added dimension.  I've also used DRS Designs Birthday Wishes Come True Greeting (508E) on this card. It seemed fitting because I'm sure many of us wish to win the lottery for our birthdays!  I know I do! Simply embellished with some (lucky!) embossed stars, sparkling black rhinestones and black ribbon, this card was complete!  
I greatly appreciate your visit and can't thank you enough!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Watermelon Friend!

Now that it's July, Summer is definitely here!  We've had some very hot days recently, and I admit, I love it!  How's your Summer going so far?  I hope it's been filled with lots of sunshine and with BBQ's and yummy watermelon too!  Hopefully however, your watermelon doesn't have ants like mine does today! LOL!
This card shows off one of the new Summer stamps just released from DRS Designs.  Isn't this Watermelon Friend (798H) adorable?  

I colored this image with Copic Markers and sponged the top area of it with blue ink while it was still in a Nestie die.  I used the 2 little ants from the Picnic Basket stamp (1104K) to create the ant border.  The swiss Dots Embossing folder, some ribbon and twine and a few red brads finished it nicely.  Finished sized is 5.5" x 4.25."  Hope you enjoyed it!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Stars and Stripes Forever!

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you're all out celebrating our Nation's Independence Day with family, friends, and all fun Summer things!

Today's card I'm sharing with you was made just for the Independence Day Holiday.  I've used 3 of DRS Designs new releases on it--the Tiny Patriot (801H), Stars Stripes Forever Sentiment (823F), and the Happy Independence Day sentiment (822D). 

Isn't that Tiny Patriot adorable!?!?!?  All coloring was done with Copic Markers.  I created my own pattern paper by stamping off the Interlocking Star background (819H) with blue ink so it was light enough that the Independence Day sentiment could be easily seen.  A simple satin red ribbon and bow separated the 2 background panels and then the card front was adhered to a red cardstock base. This finished card size measures A2-5.5" x 4.25".

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and wonderful holiday!


Saturday, July 2, 2011


Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday weekend and that the weather is cooperating with all of your Summer plans where you are!  Here in Michigan we're expecting a very sunny and hot 88*F.  Perfect for all of the pool parties and BBQ's, and better yet, no rain expected for the fireworks display at night!

So, after my previous post where my Husband thought my "Let Freedom Ring" Independence Day card should have been done in red, white, and blue, I decided to take his advice and use those colors for today's card.  All of the stamps I've used here are by DRS DesignsI created the Polka Dot paper using the Polka Dot Background (688P) and then lightly inking the edges with blue ink.  I stamped the Independence Day Sentiment (822D) below a matching blue ribbon and added 3 red brads near the top to add a pop of color. 

The Freedom Cannon (814L) was colored with Copic Markers and I used Waterfall Stickles to add some sparkle to the fireworks.  Simple, yet festive wouldn't you say?

Thanks for taking the time out to stop by here today!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!



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