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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!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bunny Line Up!

It's that time of the month again...DRS Designs is preparing for their next stamp release! This time St. Patty's Day and Easter themed stamps will be come available to the public for purchase tomorrow, Feb 1, 2011.  Make sure to check out the DRS Designs Blog and the rest of the DT Blogs (can be found in my side bar) to check out all the sneek peeks this week.

Today is my day to post on the DRS Designs Blog and you can see my Bunny Line Up card there.  I hope you'll follow me there and leave me a comment so that I know you were there ;-) 
Happy Monday to you all!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and you can never send out too many! Here's another of my recently made cards.  All of the stamps on this fun card are by DRS Designs

I created the background by stamping the Filagree Heart (599E), alternating it upside down and right-side up, with black ink on smooth pink cardstock on the upper half of the card front.  I used a red Copic Marker to color in parts of the heart design.  Under the Filagree Heart design, I added a score line and then stamped the I Love You greeting (608B) on the right side directly underneath it.  Then I stamped the Small Happy Valentine's Day greeting (603C) below it, closer to the bottom, and added white grosgrain ribbon tied with a small red satin ribbon between the two sentiments.

The layout I used for this card follows SC313 from about a month ago.  What's unique about this design is that the big Girl Swirl Heart (597G) is attached to the vertical white panel.  It's a form of the Out-of-the-box technique.  I used a decorative heart border punch on the left side of the vertical panel and placed a small strip of red cardstock behind it to make the tiny hearts more visible.  I laced the small satin red ribbon thru the heart punch, at the top and bottom of the white panel, to add some color to it.

Stay tuned to my blog for Monday...DRS Designs is getting ready for their next release.  I'll be showing off a sneak peek of what's to come!
Hope you all have a great weekend!


Monday, January 24, 2011


The bitter cold temperatures kept me warm and cozy inside my stamp room this weekend and I was inspired to make this card.

Please run over to see it at the DRS Designs Blog

I hope you're staying warm in cozy too!
Hang in there...only 8 more weeks til Spring! ;-)


Friday, January 21, 2011

To The Moon...Again!

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend planned!  I, unfortunately have to work both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (Monday too) but I'm looking forward to having Tuesday and Wednesday off.  Oh, the joys of working in a hospital! :-) 
However, I'm glad to report that I was able to get together with my stamping friends last Saturday.  From about 4pm-1am we chatted, ate, and stamped the night away.  It was so much fun! I wish we all could get together more often for days/nights like that!

Here is one of the cards I made during our stamping get together.  All stamps by DRS DesignsI think I'm obsessed with the Halloween Moonlight Cat Serenade (605L) paired with the Love You To The Moon Greeting (580D).  Did you see the other Valentine's Day card on the DRS Designs Blog that I made using it?

This card, however, was decorated using the Girl Swirl (585G) in red and black ink to decorate the background, and I only used the middle cat with the moon from the Moonlight Cat Serenade stamp, rather than all 3.  To make it more Valentine like, I embellished the area around the sentiment and image with baby pearls.  I hope you like it! :-)
Thanks for visiting here today and have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heavy Metal!

DRS Designs is sponsoring this week's Tuesday Morning Challenge.  Simply just for playing along and creating a card with "Heavy Metal," you could be the winner of a $10 DRS Designs Store Voucher.  What does "Heavy Metal" mean you ask...just use metal embellishments on your project!

I used stamps from DRS Designs to create this card for the challenge.  I stamped the Heart Drops (344K) with black ink and colored them red with a Copic Marker.  I matted the image on a piece of black cardstock that was punched with a heart border.  To make the tiny hearts stand out a bit more, I put a strip of white cardstock behind them.

Next, I used Diamond Glaze on the hearts to give them a bit of shine, as suggested by my good friend, Thanks Kimmy! I used a metal book plate to frame the "I Love You" greeting (608B) to fit the challenge.  The bottom of the card base was embossed with the Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder.

 Create your Heavy Metal challenge card today and then run over to the TMS Blog to link up your project.  A FREE $10 shopping spree at DRS Designs could be all yours!  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Warm Penguin Wishes!

Well, I'm not sure about you but I'm about done with the cold Winter temperatures and all of the snow.  I say, bring on the warmth and sunshine!  

Ok, back to reality...I know we have at least 3-4 more months of this cold icky stuff before there's any improvement in the weather.  Perhaps I can offer some warmth with the card I made to share with you today. 

Here's a sneak peek of it, becuase today is my day to post on the DRS Designs Blog.  I hope you'll run over there to take a look.  I've used DRS Designs new Skating Penguin image (569D) and I love how it turned out.  I hope you do too!

Hope you all have a great Monday!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Three Snowmen In A Box!

We've got snow coming our way today so today is a good day to show off DRS Designs new Snowman in a Box stamp (581C).  This little guy is so cute that I added 3 of them to my card front.  Each was colored with Copic Markers.

I used a pretty basic layout for this card, but wanted to dress it up with some fun colors.  Tturquoise and violet were selected with a snowflake embossed background and some sparkly silver ribbon.  The Warm Wishes Greeting (611D) is also new by DRS Designs and was stamped in Taken with Teal ink.
Make sure to check out the rest of DRS Designs new stamps.  I'm sure you'll find something perfect for all of your Winter and Valentine's Day card making needs.

I'm off to get some Hot Cocoa! Brrrrr!


Monday, January 10, 2011

To The Moon and Back

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, so now is the time to get started on your Valentine's Day cards.  DRS Designs just released some great Valentine stamps to help you "get in the mood."  The card I'm sharing with you today uses 3 of them.

Unfortunately, I can only show you a sneak peek, becuase it's my day to post on the DRS Designs Blog.  I'm hope you'll run over there to see how I've used a Halloween image and spiced it up to make it a very cute Valentine's Day card.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more fun stuff coming soon!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Anyone for Hot Cocoa?

Happy New Year!
Well, so much for me starting the New Year with more stamping.  I guess one thing that doesn't change from year to year is how quickly time can pass right by you!  I'm glad to say that I am really feeling much better now than I have been over the last 7 weeks--I mean it this time! Just when I was feeling better about a month ago, my all-day-morning sickness came back to prove me wrong.  Unfortunately, with that icky feeling I completely lost the creative side of my mind, my desire to stamp was gone.  But, now that I'm feeling better, I've been stamping more and having a lot of fun with DRS Designs New Winter and Valentine stamps that were recently released.  Have you checked them out yet?

DRS Designs is sponsoring this weeks Top Tip Tuesday Blog challenge to create an altered tin.  One lucky winner will win a $10 DRS Designs Store Voucher just for playing along! One if the projects I've been working on this week is altering a hot cocoa tin using DRS stamps for this challenge.  Cold temperatures, shoveling snow, and hot cocoa go hand-in-hand, so I thought it was best to create a Winter scene on my hot cocoa tin.

I first measured and cut a piece of white cardstock to fit around my tin.  Then I created a template for rolling hills from scrap paper and sponged the upper edge along the bottom side of the cardstock.  I stamped the newly released Skating Penguin (569D) at the lowest point, since he's skating on ice in a pond. 

I stamped some friends for the Skating Penguin by stamping Percy Penguin (122D) a few times along the hills.  In the empty space near the top of the cardstock I stamped the "Let It Snow Penguins" (571K), another new design.  All of the images were colored in with Copic Markers.  The final step in creating the winter scene was to mask all of the images and then stamp falling snow all over it.  I used DRS Designs Snow Background (187H).

The top was decorated with cardstock cut from a scalloped and plain Nestie circle.  I stamped the Treat For You Greeting (1063C) and the Snow Background around it.  Would you believe this greeting is actually part of the Halloween collection?  A few snowflakes stamped around it and it easily became perfect for this Snowy Winter treat!  

Now that I've shared my altered tin with you, don't forget to link yours up over at the Top Tip Tuesday Blog to be considered for the $10 store voucher DRS Designs is giving away.  It's another great opportunity to shop for FREE! You have until Monday, January 10 to get your entry in. 

Well, that's about it for me today.  Thanks to all of you who are still following me and have been patient with me while I made it thru my first trimester.  I'm glad to say that I also completed this weeks Splitcoast sketch challenge and will share that with you soon too.  Stay tuned for more projects...I'll be posting more frequently now! Yeah!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Getting Ready For Valentine's Day!

All of us over at DRS Designs are celebrating the New Year with some new fun Winter and Valentine stamps now available for purchase.  You can find them all HERE!

The Valentine's Day card I created for today can be seen on the DRS Designs Blog.  It is so cute and adorable, you won't want to miss it.  And just to convince you further, here's a sneak peek!

Thanks for running over there to take a look. I appreciate it! :-)



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