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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!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday Balloon

The new challenge this week on the DRS Designs Blog is all about the letter "B". Here's my challenge card. The qualifying elements I used are the color Blue, a Balloon, Bow, and  Brads.

This was pretty easy to make over all. The first thing I did was stamp the Giant Open Balloon (712P) with blue ink in the center of a white cardstock die cut. Then I reverse masked it and sponged the inside with blue ink. I stamped the Out of This World Birthday Greeting (267F) inside the balloon as shown.  I then masked the balloon and sponged blue ink around a cloud stencil to create the sky. I layered the finished die cut on blue cardstock and then again on white cardstock to complete my card front. Each corner was embellished with a blue brad and then I adhered it on a navy blue A2 cardstock base.  The final touch was to add a small blue and white twine bow to the base of the balloon.  

Hope you like it! 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fishing Rules

Today I'm sharing a little fishing humor with you. This could be easily turned into a man's Birthday card or Father's Day card for next year if you needed one, simply by changing the sentiment or verse on the inside of the card. All of the stamps I've used here are by DRS Designs.

Making the background was a little tricky, but so worth the effort. I prefer unmounted rubber stamps and I was able cut the word border away from the image on the Fishing Square (1093L) stamp. I then arranged them on my acrylic block, one line above the next, and stamped it repeatedly until it was the size I needed for the background. I distressed the edges to give it a rustic kind of look. The Jumping Fish (325L) was colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut. I popped it up with foam tape for some dimension as shown on the card front.  Below it, I fussy cut out and adhered the Fishing Rules (315K) in place.  It was colored with Copic Markers as well.  A decorative corner punch, some gold brads and beige raffia made this card complete.

Well, that's it for today. 
I hope you'll be back soon to see more of my work! 
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lawn Mower's Broken!

It's Thursday already and there's a new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog. The theme this week is The Great Outdoors!

This is the card I made to knock out 2 birds with one stone--the DRS challenge and Father's Day. My Father-In-Law hates to mow the lawn so I thought this would be perfect tor him. I know he'd much rather be sitting in the shade on a sunny day with a nice cold drink in his hand.

For the little scene I created on the card front, I stamped the Brush Lawn Mower (866K) off to the right and stamped the Easy Grass Background (059E) along the bottom. Then I shaded in the area using Copic Markers creating a grass texture. I sponged blue ink around for the sky background, and then I stamped, sponged, and matted the Broken Mower Greeting (863G) in the empty space to the left of the mower. I adhered the card front to a 5.5" x 4.25" red cardstock base and then stamped the On Father's Day (034D) sentiment at the top to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as my Father-In-Law appreciated it! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Sitting Here Thinking of You

Hi Stampers! Hope you are all doing well! 

Today I'm sharing a cute Thinking of You card that I made. I used the Squirrel with Acorn (934H) as my focal image. It was colored with Copic Markers and the dirty foliage on the ground was hand drawn. I stamped the Lines O'Plenty (366H) for the background and the Sitting Thinking sentiment (398F) for the greeting. This sentiment is actually 2 lines, but I used my stamp positioner to stamp it all on one line to fit my layout. A bit of twine and 4 gold brads embellished this card nicely. Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25."

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

So Sweet Strawberries

What could be better than eating, drinking, and being merry? Well that's what the new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week is all about!  To enter the challenge, your project needs to have foods or drinks on them.

I stamped up and colored these yummy Strawberries (291K) for the focal point of this "sweet" card. They are perfect tor this time of year! Best part about this card is the brainstorm idea I had to use the Raindrop Background (1012H) upside down to look like strawberry seeds! I love this idea and am certain it's one I'll use again! The "You're So Sweet" sentiment (546D) was popped up to add some dimension to the card front.

DRS Designs is giving away a $10 store voucher for this challenge. Link your card HERE to enter for a chance to win.
Good Luck!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Take Time Peacock Feather

Hi Friends! Hope you all had a great weekend!
I had to work and I spent the rest of the time cleaning and organizing around the house. But that's ok because today is my play day! I'm off of work today and gettin' inky!

For this card I went out on a limb and played with embossing powder and alcohol inks. My alcohol inks haven't seen the light of day in forever. It was fun to play with something different for a change!  

I heat embossed the Peacock Feather (197H) with white embossing powder on glossy cardstock. I then sponged ink over top of it to color the background with shades of blue, lavender and a touch of green.  I stamped the Time For the Dreamer (1024E) sentiment on metallic gold cardstock. The card front background was sponged with alcohol inks to match in shades of a real peacock feather. The yellowy color you see is metallic gold, but unfortunately this picture does do the background justice. It's so pretty in real life!

Well that's it for me today! Until next time, 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fishing Jerk

Yeah, it's Thursday! Not too much longer before the weekend is here! If you're planning on getting a bit inky this weekend why don't you check out the DRS Designs Blog for some inspiration?  There's a new challenge on the their blog today and theme is "Go Fish."

When I learned of this challenge, I couldn't resist using the Fishing Jerk Greeting (276G) from DRS Designs. It totally cracks me up! It makes for a great masculine card.  Sometimes I wish I had a Brother or Brother-In-Law who loves to fish--it would make a great birthday card for him! (and the reason I say "brother" is because 1.) I don't have any and 2.) I think you can only get away with this type of humor with a sibling...in my opinion, of course!)

As you can see, I split up the greeting so that it fit the layout on my card.  The image I used is the Proud Catch Fisherman (765K).  That goofy grin on his face makes me chuckle too! I colored him and his background with Copic Markers and I embellished the left side of it with 2 gray buttons that I threaded with natural twine.  Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5."

Well that's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!


Monday, June 3, 2013

My Father, My Hero!

What could be more perfect than a shirt and tie card for Dad this Father's Day? I've seen these origami cards in galleries in the past and had to give it a try. I created the card below using this tutorial.

After folding the smooth green cardstock to form the shirt, I used the Argyle Background (438P) and the Argyle Diamond (441A) to create the pattern paper I wanted to use for the tie. Next, I used the tie tutorial to add the argyle tie to the shirt. I stamped the right side of the shirt with the Fathers Big and Small Greeting (873G) and used the "Happy Father's Day" portion of the Father's Day Greeting (782G) for the left side of the shirt. I added 2 white brads to the shirt collar for buttons and then the shirt was then adhered to a 5.5" x 5.5" dark green cardstock base.  I hope Dad like's it! 



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