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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!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Love You More

Hi Friends! Happy holidays to you! 
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!  Christmas for us was wonderful!  We were blessed to have 4 separate family parties to attend which were full of all our loved ones, great food, and wonderful holiday spirit! Anthony is now 18 months old (I just can't believe it!!) and he might not understand what Christmas is all about just yet, but with all of the gifts he received, he's a pro at opening wrapped gifts! It was such a joy to see him so excited and I know this is just the beginning! I struggled for weeks trying to get him to cooperate for my family Christmas cards and at the first family party it took about 30 of us chanting his name to get this one.  He sure doesn't look 18 months in this picture does he?!?!   

 Now that the Christmas holiday is over I'm slowly getting back to stamping and blogging.  DRS Designs is gearing up for their next release (January 5th) and the card I'm showing off is a little sneak peek of what's to come. 

I created a Clean and Simple card using this week's sketch challenge from the 365 Cards Challenge blog for my inspiration. Play along for a chance to win a prize toward free stamps from DRS Designs.

I stamped the Interlocking Heart Background (808H) to create the patterned paper. The sentiment will be available for purchase next Saturday January 5th.
Stay tuned to my blog this week to see more of DRS Designs new stamps. 
Have a safe and wonderful New Years!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Simple Joys Wreath

Here's my second Christmas card design that was send out to my stamping friends. I thought this was a pretty simple design at first, but after making just a few I realized just how involved this card actually was. But, I think it turned out so pretty and that's why I decided to stick it out and create so many!  

The wreath design was created using leaf punchies from an EK Success punch. I loved using up different colors of my cardstock scraps for the green leaves! I used a craft glue to adhere them around the circle in the red cardstock base and then I added "berries" with red Stickles. I stamped DRS Designs Merry Christmas Arc (102E) above the wreath, and added a sheer red ribbon bow to the bottom.

The inside greeting is also by DRS Designs. I stamped the Simple Joys of Christmas Greeting (957F) so that it would be seen through the wreath on the card front. 

Violia! Twenty-five handmade cards signed, sealed and delivered! 

Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Lamp

The days are dwindling down, only 5 more days til Santa's here! All of my shopping AND wrapping is done! I'm usually never done this early, if you can call this early! I'm enjoying the fact that I don't have to head out into the hecticness other than to grocery shop!

For those of you looking for details on the wreath card I previewed a few days ago, have no fear! You can see it here tomorrow.  Today's Christmas card was inspired by this weeks DRS Designs blog challenge which began today.  

The challenge is to use the Torn Paper technique. Can you see where I've used it on this card? I tore white card stock to create the snow mounds at the bottom of the Christmas Lamp Post (238H). This image was colored with Copic markers and then masked to create the night sky around it by sponging blue ink. Then I used a glue pen and applied glitter on the snow mounds and made the falling snowflakes. The sentiment is the Merry Christmas Arc (102E) and the bottom of the card front was done using the Score-Pal.

For a chance to win 2 stamps of your choice from DRS Designs, check out the Torn Paper challenge on the DRS Designs blog.

Thanks for taking the time from your holiday preparations to stop by today. I greatly appreciate your visit!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy "Holly'' Days

Hi Friends!
Well as promised, here is my first Christmas card design I created to send to my stamping friends. 

 I received a card made with this type of layout a while back and always wanted to try it.  As you can see, I made it a point to use it for one of my Christmas cards this year.  I love the unique folding style of this card! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a tutorial on this specific kind of card, but it seems to be a cross between a Double Z-Fold card and a Gate Fold Card.  Finished card size is A2-4.25" x 5.5"

I created my own background papers by stamping DRS Designs Polka Dot Background (688P) with red and green ink.  I stamped it vertically with one color and then horizontally with the second color so that 2 colors weren't stamped on top of one another.  It created a really fun pattern! The left half of the Happy "Holly" Days sentiment (888B) is adhered to the left panel and the right half of the Girl Swirl Holly (887G) is adhered to the right side of the card.  The way the card is folded, it stays closed by tucking the left side panel behind the Holly image you see on the card front, and to open, you  tug lightly on the the left panel, and it slides out from underneath the holly image.  All of the edges were distressed lightly with green ink and I added Diamond Glaze to the holly berries to make them stand out.

Thanks for taking time to stop by today.  I know this is a very busy time of year for everyone and I appreciate your visit more than ever!

Happy "Holly" Days,

Monday, December 17, 2012

Here They Are!

These are the Christmas cards I made this year to send to my stamping friends.  Stay tuned to see each of these card designs individually in a later post this week.

Hope your holidays are Merry!



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Plaid

I originally set out to make a CAS card for the Ribbon Challenge on the DRS Blog, but like most of my cards I wasn't happy with the "simple" look. I kept adding more elements and before I knew it, it was no longer CAS! But, I love how it turned out and hope you do too! 

Here's how I made it:
I started with a red note card base that measures 3.5" x 5". I created the background design by stamping the Open Plaid (631P) with red ink. Stamping it diagonally in both directions created the plaid. I used a decorative border punch at the bottom of the plaid cardstock, and added red ribbon just above it. I added a poinsettia paper flower to the center of the ribbon that I dressed up with a small white button tied with a red and white twine bow to the center. I, once again, used a portion of the Christmas Multi Greeting (341H) for the sentiment.  I love this stamp!

Finally, I glittered up some snowflake punchies and added a red rhinestone to each center. Then I placed them as shown over the plaid background.

Looking for FREE stamps? 
Run over to DRS Designs and check out their Ribbon challenge.  This week's prize is a $10 store voucher.  Play along and it just might have your name on it! 

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Snowman and Holly

The current challenge on the Cupcakes Inspiration Blog inspired me to create today's Christmas card. Here's the inspiration photo. Those snowmen are just too cute to eat!

I've combined it with the sketch challenge that can be found on the My Favorite Things blog.

Both the Large Snowman Portrait (001L) and the sentiment are by DRS Designs. I found this snowman image already colored and ready to use in a binder where I keep my extra stamped images. I colored it a long time ago with Prismacolor pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. Its been a long time since I've used that coloring technique that it kind of makes me want to put my Copic Markers away for a little bit! I got a little creative with the sentiment as it is part of the Christmas Multi Greeting (341H). I use this stamp often when I need a Christmas sentiment to fit a certain space or area. I just cut out the portion that I want to use from my cling-mounted stamp and use it as an individual stamp.  It's like having 7 stamps in 1!  I decorated the sentiment tag with a punched snowflake and a holly paper punch.

Well, that's it for today. I'm off to finish up some more Christmas cards.  I've got to get them in the mail soon! 
Have a wonderful Monday!


PS: DRS Designs is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge I mentioned above. You have a chance to win a $10 store voucher. Check out all the details HERE!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merriest Christmas Tree

Just a quick post today to share another Christmas card I made.  I used newly released  stamps from DRS Designs.  The image is the Funky Christmas Tree (735H), the sentiment is the Merriest Christmas Greeting (708G) and I used the Open Plaid (631P) to create the candy cane stripes for the background.

I used Copic Markers to colored the image and I added some red Stickles to the ornaments and yellow Stickles to make the star glisten and shine!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Blessings

The new Blog challenge over at DRS Designs is Inspired by Religion. This is the card I made for this challenge.  I used their new Small Nativity Scene (696D) with the One Line Christmas Blessings sentiment (646D)

The image was colored with Copic Markers and then masked and sponged with yellow ink while in a Nestie die. I kept the design elements of this card fairly simple.  As you can see, I used some decorative corner punches, the Swiss Dots embossing folder and some fun red ribbon to dress up this layout.  

DRS Designs is giving away free stamps to one lucky participant this week for playing along.  Check out the challenge HERE and link your card up to win!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Pines

Hi Everyone! 
Hope December is off to a good start for you and that your hand-stamped Christmas cards are well underway! I'm still working on mine and I'm happy to be sharing one of them with you today.

I started this by stamping the Triple Trees With Snow (004L) with green ink. Then I cut them out with an oval Nestie die and used red Stickles for ornaments or holly berries, however you prefer to think of them! I also added Icicle Stickles to some of the tree branches and snow mounds beneath the trees, which is better seen in the picture below.  

I've seen a lot of holiday cards recently using red, white and Kraft so I thought these colors would be good to show off my holiday pine trees.  The White Christmas Text (259P) was stamped with white ink for the background on the Kraft cardstock and the edges were distressed with the same ink for a snowy effect.

The Small Merry Christmas (520D) is a 2-line sentiment, but I cut the words apart and stamped them in one line to fit the sentiment banner using Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next, I embellished the banner with a snowflake punchie fastened with a small silver brad.  Thick red grosgrain ribbon was added to the top of the card front with a big red bow before adhering it to a 4.25" x 5.5" red cardstock base. 

Viola! Another easy Christmas card is complete!

Happy Holidays to you!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thank You!

A few months ago I traveled 3 hours away and met up with some of DRS Designs team members at the rubber stamp show just outside Cleveland Ohio. We demoed a two-step stamping process using the Argyle background stamp (438P) and the Argyle Diamond (441A).
Here's a picture of all of us. Left to right is Shelia, Karin, Me and Sue.

Saturday evening after the show we went back to Karin's house where she treated us to pizza, salad, and snacks and then we stamped the night away,literally. I think Shelia and I stayed until about Midnight! Of course it was only appropriate of me to hand-stamp Karin a Thank You card for all of her hospitality. I created 2 different versions of the same card, because its always good to have an extra Thank You card on hand.

As you can see I used the Argyle and solid diamond stamps to create the backgrounds. I also used the Material Maker Square (583L) in the backgrounds as well. The Brush Thank You (1095H) was used as the focal point for both cards. Click on either one of these cards to see a larger view.

Here's the inside of the card I made for Karin. I used a left over scrap from the Argyle Background and matted it with dark green cardstock to embellish the bottom of the inside panel.

Have you thought about making Thank You cards got some of the special Christmas gifts you get this year? These would be perfect and you could even stamp the argyle and solid diamond using red and green ink for the occasion!

That's it for today. Please stop by again soon!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snow Fun Buddies!

Rarely do I ever combine different challenges, but today's Christmas card was made with 3 challenges in mind.  That alone, made things a little more challenging! ;-)  But it was fun to coordinate them all together.

•The layout I used is for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. DRS Designs is their sponsor and 1 lucky winner will win a $10 store voucher to put towards any DRS Designs product of their choice! Use the sketch below for a chance to win!

• The stamped and embossed elements I chose are for this card are for this weeks DRS Designs "snow fun" Blog challenge. This is another opportunity to win free product from DRS Designs! I colored the Snowman Bird Buddies (232H) image with Copic Markers and after masking it I sponged blue ink around the upper portion of the image.  I stamped the Interlocking Snow Background (015H) for the vertical panel. 
Then finally for the third challenge I added glitter to enter this card for Last Friday's Free For All challenge on Splitcoast Stampers (F4A144).  
Hope you've enjoyed seeing it! 


Monday, November 26, 2012

Merriest Merry Christmas!

Well, I survived the hectic Thanksgiving holiday how about you? Now that all of the company has gone and I'm well rested after a long weekend it's time to start thinking about my Christmas cards. Unfortunately, I haven't planned ahead all your long like some of you do and I have to make about 25 of them now for my stamping friends. I have several ideas for layouts in my sketchbook but I've gotten sidetracked with DRS Designs latest releases. Have you seen them? These new holiday stamps are now available for purchase and can be found on the new releases page, or stay tuned to my blog over the new week or so to see them being shown off!

 On the Christmas card I have to share with you today I've used the new Merriest Christmas Greeting (780G) and the Ho Ho Ho Greeting (339B).  The Santa Face (541E) and the White Christmas Text Greeting (259P) that I used in the background are from the current catalog.  

I used Copic Markers to color in the Santa Face.  I masked it while it was in a Nestie die  and sponged light blue ink around it, but it's difficult to see in this photo.  The Ho Ho Ho greeting was colored in red and and then I used red Stickles to bling it up a bit. 

Don't forget there a few days left for the DRS Designs Turkey challenge.  Don't miss out and link up your Thanksgiving Turkey cards HERE for a chance to win a great prize from DRS Designs.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by here today. I appreciate your visit! 
Have a wonderful day! 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! 
 May you be blessed with good food and may you enjoy the company of your family and friends today! 
Hope your Turkey Day is wonderful!


Stamps: Riley and Co-Turkey Riley, DRS Designs-Turkey Day Greeting (787E)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Leaves

With all of the Thanksgiving preparations underway, I was looking for a quick and easy card to make for today's post.  The first line of DRS Designs Thankful For the Little Things Greeting (071H), "Leaves of red, orange, and gold," inspired me to create something with leaves to use with it. I decided on a wreath made out of leaf punchies for the focal design on my card front. I thought since I didn't have to color an image I could get it done quickly--wrong! Punching all those little leaves and trying to arrange them in a circle probably took me just as long to do as coloring an image. However, my frustration slowly went away as I saw how elegant this card became with a little distressing, some matted layers, a border punch, some craft glue, and a beautifully tied bow!

 I hope each of you has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! 
 Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Sunday! I hope you're having  a great weekend! 
Things are still really busy here.  We've been cleaning, organizing, setting up, and decorating for the big Turkey Day.  Our family party seems to keep growing a little bit everyday.  We now have 38 people coming for dinner!!!  So, it's been hectic, but it will be so much fun to have the extended family together!  

All of the stamps I used on today's card are from DRS Designs-Long Tall Wheat (590H), Checkerboard Background (342P), and the Hayrides Harvest Greeting (624H). The greeting was heat embossed with Copper embossing powder, cut out with a Nestie Die and sponged with orange ink while still in the die. The wheat stalks were stamped in SU! More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie inks, the checkerboard was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia, and I used a new (to me) embossing folder by Darice for the bottom panel.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turkey Woes

Our Thanksgiving preparations are underway! How are yours coming along? We are having about 35 people at our house for Thanksgiving this year, so we have been busy straightening up our basement, setting up tables and chairs, and decorating.  Luckily, I don't have to cook--Thank God for Moms and Grandmas who take pride in that, otherwise I would be way over my head! Unfortunately for the Turkey on today's card, we are having turkey with all the fixin's for our meal.

I created this card for the Turkey challenge that can be found on the DRS Designs blog this week and for this weeks Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  The image I used is DRS Designs Turkey Propaganda (499H).  I colored it with Copic Markers and then masked it, creating a stencil so that only the sign was showing and sponged it with light brown ink. Then I masked the entire image and sponged yellow ink around it.  The background panel was created by stamping the new Material Maker Square (583L) repeatedly to create a pattern.  A decorative border punch, few silver brads, and some beige grosgrain ribbon were used to embellish this card.  Finished size is 5.5" x 4.25."

Until next time, Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 12, 2012


Happy Tuesday! Hope your day is going well.  
After a busy working weekend, I enjoyed some quality time spent in my stamp room yesterday finishing up some cards for DRS Designs latest release.  I've used 3 new stamps on this card: the Apple Trio (350G), the Checkerboard Background (342P), and the Happy Fall Y'all Greeting (635B)
Don't these apples look delish?!?! They make me think of the yummy apple crisp I'm making for our Thanksgiving holiday.  My mouth is watering already just thinking about that wonderful meal!  

They apples were colored with Copic Markers and brown ink sponged around them while in a nestie die. The checkerboard was stamped with SU! Real Red and I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the beige portion of the card front. Some red brand and brown grosgrain ribbon finished this card nicely.

Thanks for stopping by to see my work!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Faith Crosses

I normally always make cards that are A2 size but while cleaning out some drawers the other day I found a bunch of envelopes left over from my wedding thank you cards.  They measure 3.5 inches by 5 inches and I thought it would be nice to make a bunch of smaller cards especially for thank you's and sympathy cards.

The card I'm showing today uses DRS Designs Triple Crosses (510G), a portion of their Faith Greeting (243F), and I stamped their new Material Square Background Maker (583L) in yellow for the bottom portion of the card front. The layout I used follows this week's My Favorite Things Sketch challenge. I used decorative scissors for the edge enhancement of the card front, fun ribbon and 3 tan rhinestones for the embellishments.

Hope you like it! 


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Blessings

The new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week is candles.  I got a little creative and changed up the Holly Hurricane (164M) to look more harvest-like.  

The candle, hurricane glass, and bow were colored with Copic Markers.  I sponged light brown ink around the hurricane and then added a bit of yellow Stickles to the candle flame and then Diamond Glaze to the hurricane make it look like real glass.  For the transition from a Christmas image to a Thanksgiving image, I stamped the Bunch of Wheat (137K) repeatedly, colored them with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out, and then arranged them over the bottom of the hurricane to cover up the holly. I replaced the bow that was originally there.
The new Thanksgiving Blessings Sentiment (637E) was broke up and stamped individually to fit the layout.

DRS Designs is giving away a great prize this week for this challenge.  Check out all the details HERE and link up your card for a chance to win! 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll be back soon! 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Sunflowers

This past Saturday DRS Designs released some great new stamps perfect for making Thanksgiving cards and I'm sharing some of them off today with this bright and cheery card!

I used the Sunflower Trio (345G) to decorate the Beauty of An Autumn Day Greeting (788G).  The sunflowers were colored with Copic Markers and then I added some bling to them with Yellow Stickles.  The greeting was stamped with brown ink and then I used a Nestie die to cut it out.  I sponged yellow ink around it before taking it out of the die.   The new Checkerboard background stamp (342P) was used to create the background panel.  The Swiss Dots embossing folder, some brown grosgrain ribbon, and few brown brads made this card complete.

Here's a close up of the greeting panel.  Aren't those sunflowers gorgeous?!?! 

Run over to the New Release page to check them out along with the rest of the new stamps HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Harvest Scarecrow

It's November already! Can you believe it!?!? DRS Designs is starting out the month with some new releases and I've used a few of them on the card I'm sharing today. The layout I used for this card is one of the sketch challenges from Splitcoast Stampers, SC390.

The focal scene was made using the new Scarecrow image (566F) and the Long Tall Wheat Stalks (590H). I used the masking technique to add the Silhouette Fence (500G). The scarecrow was colored with Copic Markers, and the bottom of the oval was sponged with brown ink to create the ground.  The wheat stalks were stamped with More Mustard and Summer Sun inks.

The background design on the sentiment panel was stamped using the new Material Maker Square (583L).  I stamped it with orange chalk ink and the result looks like pattern paper! The fun "Happy Fall Y'all" sentiment (635B) is also part of this new release.  The vertical panel was embossed with a new-to-me embossing folder by Darice.

Stay tuned to the new release page of the DRS Designs website to see all of the new releases as soon as they become available. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Beauty of Autumn

Hi Stampers! 

Today I'd like to share with you another opportunity to win free stamps from DRS Designs! DRS Designs is the sponsor of this week's Play Date Cafe Blog challenge and the inspirational photo goes right along with the DRS Autumn Greetings challenge.  (You could create one card and enter it for both challenges! But, shh, don't tell anyone I told you to do that LOL!)

Inspired by the colors above, I created an Autumn Greeting card which also sneak peeks one of DRS Designs new stamps! (Stay tuned, new stamps will be released this Saturday November 3rd!)  

The soon-to-be-released Open Leaf stamp (584D) works perfectly with the Medium Silhouette Leaf (701D) as a 2 step stamping process.  I started first by stamping the Silhouette Leaf 3 times with an Autumn colored rainbow ink pad. Then, I stamped the Open Leaf on top of them in burgundy ink.  I stamped the Script Font Background (098P) over top with orange chalk ink and then distressed the edges in orange as well.  The card base was made from red cardstock and I stamped the top of it with the One Line Beauty of Autumn (704D).  A beautiful variegated burgundy ribbon was used for the trim.  

Don't forget to check out both challenges for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by and please visit again soon! 


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Witch is Always In!

Happy Halloween! 

I know this is a busy day for everyone, so I'm going to keep things short and sweet today.  
I thought it was only appropriate to share my last Halloween card for the year on the actual holiday. All of the stamps used on this card are by DRS Designs. I colored the Witchly Accessories (154K) with Copic Markers and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment tag was stamped with the Witch is Always In Greeting (089D) and I stamped the background with the Accent Bats (517A) using Staz On Cotton White Ink.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful Halloween! 
Happy Haunting and "Trick or Treating!"


Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Is Almost Here!

Well, another month here and gone and it's true, Halloween is almost here! 
Our costumes are sewn, the accessories have been purchased, the pumpkins are carved, and the candy bowls are full! Our household is ready! 

 Today's card was made with new Halloween stamps from DRS Designs. I wanted to create a different Halloween card--something a little different from the traditional orange and black. When I colored the Fuzzy Spider (550H) with Copic Markers, I colored parts of his legs green for a fun and eerie look. 

I then based the rest of my card using a green and black theme. Still very much Halloween, yet more trendy than orange and black! The background was stamped with the Empty Spider Web (329G), and I created the vertical banner tag and stamped it with the Run In Fear Halloween Greeting (532E).

Are you ready for Halloween?


Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Melt For You

Hi everyone, happy Sunday! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 
Today I'm sharing a fun marshmallow card I made when DRS Designs latest stamps were released.  Their marshmallow collection reminds me of the bon fire traditions my family shares every year. 

Many people associate roasting marshmallows and S'mores with Summer campfires, but it's often too warm for my family to really enjoy them in the Summer.  We have most of our bon fires in the Fall.  Having a bon fire on Halloween night has become a tradition for us. We sit in camping chairs in the middle of our driveway, with a portable fire pit, and  decorate the area around us with our freshly carved Jack O' Lanterns.  While passing out Halloween candy to all the ghosts and goblins who pass by, we enjoy some yummy, ooey, gooey marshmallow treats of our own.  

For this card, I used the new Mini-Marshmallow (493A) to create the background.  I stamped it repeatedly with Versamark.  This little guy is perfect for a background because he really is "mini."  He only measures 0.5" x 0.5"!  The Melt For You Greeting (497B) fit perfectly in the window of an SU! punch and I used it to fill in the empty space in the lower right hand corner of my card front.  I added 2 small rhinestones to dress it up a bit. 

Here's a close up of the Toasting Marshmallow (430L) that I used as the focal image.  I always have to add a bit of sparkle to the flames when I use this image.  The yellow Stickles are perfect here!

Well that's about it for me today.  But, stay tuned to my blog over the next few days.  New stamps are coming out from DRS Designs very soon and I'll have some sneak peeks for you! I'm pretty certain you'll love them! ;-)

Until next time, 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn Greetings

Last year when I created my Count Your Blessings card I had some of the background paper left over from heat embossing DRS Designs Fall Leaf with Acorn image (471F).  I colored it this time around with 2 orange Copic Markers and I instantly fell in love with it! What a difference a bit of color makes! It was perfect for this week's Autumn Greetings challenge on the DRS Designs Blog. 

The sentiment I used for my focal point is the Changing Leaves Thanksgiving Greeting (1122G). I stamped it with Vintage Sepia Versafine and then sponged orange ink over it while it was in a Nestie die.  I decorated it with 3 brown rhinestones and adhered it with foam tape for a little added dimension.

So, tis the season for creating Autumn Greetings...I hope you'll link up your project on the DRS Blog so you can win the fabulous prize they're giving away this week!  Check out all the details HERE

Have a wonderful Halloween weekend and stop by again soon!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moonlight and Magic

Hi Stampers! Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a wonderful week! 
Today I'd like to share with you the details about this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge. DRS Designs is their sponsor and for playing along, you have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the DRS Designs store.  The theme is "Full Moon."

It's been a really long time since I've created any sort of ATC's, so I decided to take this opportunity to create a Halloween ATC and then I used it to create a card. If you're familiar with ATC's, you know that they are only 2.5" x 3.5" in size. It was a nice change to work on a smaller scale! The Halloween scene on my ATC was created using 3 stamps from DRS Designs: the Spooky Tree with Moon (070L), the Accent Bats (517A), and a portion of the Moonlight and Magic Halloween Greeting (609G). Everything was colored with Copic Markers, even the background--I originally started with white cardstock! I used a scalloped rectangle die to create a mat for the scene and used an ATC sized piece of yellow shimmer cardstock for the base. I thought the black ribbon completed it nicely. 

Then I created this card by adding a little texture with a star embossing folder, some star-shaped rhinestones, and yummy purple and yellow plaid ribbon. I used the remaining portion of the Moonlight and Magic greeting at the top, and the ATC was added at the bottom. Viola! Another Halloween card was complete!

Please check out all of the wonderful ATC's created by the Wicked Wednesday DT and link your ATC for a chance to win! 

Thanks for stopping by!



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