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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!

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!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cat Out Of The Bag

I've had this adorable Cat stamp combo for quite awhile now and can't believe this is my first time getting them inky. This week's DRS Designs Cat challenge was the perfect opportunity, and I'm glad to finally be showing them off!

The Cat in the Bag (1118H) was colored with Copic Markers. I broke up the Cat's Meow Birthday Greeting (1125G) to fit my layout. I highlighted the words "cat's meow" with a sentiment tag that was popped up on foam tape. The shading around the image was done with a sponge while it was in a Nestie die and I used Post-It Notes to mask off the edges on the sentiment tag.

I hope you'll join us on the DRS Designs Blog for a chance to win some free stuff from DRS Designs.
Happy Stamping!


PS: For those of you in the Cleveland, Ohio area, the Adventures in Stamps rubber stamp and scrapbook convention is this weekend (October 19th and 20th) at the Ehrnfelt Event Center in Strongsville.  Stop by the DRS Designs booth for some demonstrations and Make n Take projects and meet several of the DRS DT members, including myself! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Something Good To Eat!

Nothing says Fall like apples, and what could be better then a yummy, caramel one!?!?!  I colored DRS Designs Candy Apple (082K) to look like it was dipped in oooey-gooey caramel.  Is your mouth watering yet? 

I used shimmer, copper cardstock for my card front and heat embossed the Smell My Feet Greeting (524F).  Tis the season for a bit of spooky-ness added with the spider web border and a nice brown ribbon to match!

I hope this Halloween gives you something good to eat!  


Monday, October 15, 2012

Spaceboy Love

Hello Stamping Friends!
 How about a little something to brighten your Monday? Would you be interested in shopping for free at DRS Designs? You'll have a chance to do so by playing along with the Cupcake Inspirations blog challenge this week. The challenge is to create anything using this photo for inspiration. You can use it as a theme challenge, color challenge, sketch challenge etc.

I decided to stay with the space theme and created this card using  DRS Designs stamps.

Spaceboy Skip (285H) was colored with Copic Markers. I created the background with stamps by heat embossing the Love You To The Moon Greeting (580D) and the Starry Background (124H). DRS Designs has donated a $10 gift certificate which will be given to one lucky winner who participates in this challenge. Visit the Cupcake Inspiration Blog to enter your project for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Haunted House

While hopping around Blogland lately, I noticed that framing is becoming quite popular with card making.  I really like the look and decided to try Kittie's framing tutorial to create my card for this week's DRS blog challenge-Witches

 I heat embossed DRS Designs Silhouette Haunted House (058P) with black sparkle embossing powder for my focal image. I colored the moon and windows of the haunted house with yellow Copic Markers, and then stamped Small Halloween Greeting (042A) to create the sentiment tag.

  I initially wasn't going to do any more to the card front since I thought it looked fine with the stamped image, sentiment, and the frame alone, but I thought some bat punchies would be a nice touch.  They are from a Martha Stewart punch and I added eyes to them with a white gel pen. I also gave a little texture to them by scoring their wings which gave them a 3D look. (Sorry, I don't remember whose blog gave me this great idea, but if it's you or you recognize the idea, please let me know so I can edit this post to give credit appropriately.) I adhered each of them so that they looked like they were flying above the image within the frame.

Please check out all of the details for this week's witch challenge on the DRS Designs Blog.  They have a great prize up for grabs and one lucky winner will get it just for playing along.  I hope it's you! 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Witches Brew

Hi Everyone! 

 Today I'm sharing a Halloween card I made using several of the newly released Halloween stamps from DRS Designs. Are you enjoying them as much as I am?  The stamps I've used include the Witches Brew Halloween Greeting (522K), the Burning Cauldron (563F), and the Accent Bats (517A)

 My card front was made from orange vellum that I distressed with black ink. I stamped the Accent Bats around the edges and then adhered it on to a black cardstock base. Next, I stamped the Witches Brew Halloween Greeting on white cardstock and matted it on black. I stamped the accent bats around the edges of this as well to fill in the blank white space. This was then adhered to the center of the card front. Next, I stamped the Burning Cauldron on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut it out, and adhered it to the lower right corner as shown.

 I embellished this card with a few bats punchies that I made a bit spookier by adding white eyes with a gel pen, and yellow Stickles made the cauldron flames look realistic. This card was pretty easy to stamp overall and I love how festive it is! 
Hope you enjoyed seeing it! 

 Thanks for stopping by today. 
Have a great day and please visit again soon! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Leaves

Here's my entry for the new blog challenge on the DRS Designs web site.  The theme this week is Fall Leaves.  

I used the Changing Leaves Thanksgiving Greeting (1122G) for my focal point.  I stamped it using brown ink and used a Nestie Die to cut it out.  I sponged orange ink around it while it was still in the die.  I added a leaf punchie and a small bow tied with natural twine to embellish it.   I used a piece of craft cardstock for my card front and stamped it with the newly released Tree Limb (568P) Versamark ink.  However, the second tree from the left was stamped in brown ink to make it stand out.  I added orange, brown and burgundy leaf punchies to decorate the trees.  I used a corner rounder on the craft card front and then adhered it to a 4.25' x 5.5" white cardstock base.

Please visit the challenge on the DRS Designs blog for a chance to win your choice of 2 stamps from DRS Designs! 

Thanks for stopping by!



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