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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, May 29, 2014

A Toast To You!

Hi Everyone! 
Time is just flying by and it's Thursday again! The last Thursday in May to be exact! The new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog is to add holes to your project.  Here's my challenge entry for this Holey Moley Challenge. I used the Splitcoast Sketch challenge #487 for the layout. 

For the center of my card, I used just a portion of the Pour Me...Bottle and Glass (075H) along with the Toast To You Greeting (046D). The wine glass was colored with Copics and then sponged with purple ink while it was in a Nestie die. I used the Bunch of Grapes (061D) to create my own pattern paper for the left side panel.  It's hard to see but I added pierced holes all the way down along the right side of the black strip.  To complete the look, I embellished the greeting banner with a button and twine bow. I love the way the  It coordinates so well with the colors on this card! 

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
I appreciate your visit!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beach Sympathy

Hi Everybody! 
Hope you all had a nice long holiday weekend!  The last 5 days have been very busy for me and I didn't get a chance to share my card for last week's DRS Blog Challenge until now. 

My goal for completing their challenge to use punches was to come up with a layout to mass produce some sympathy cards. Below is the layout I came up with however it turned out to be more involved than I thought and this was the only one I made.

I really like the focal image used on this card. I heat embossed the Sea Grass (128L) on glossy cardstick and sponged each part of it with the appropriate color ink. Then it was matted with kraft cardstock. The One Line Heartfelt Condolences was stamped on a banner and the edges were inked with yellow ink before matting it with kraft cardstock. The sentiment and image were adhered in placed as shown on a light blue card front that was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. A decorative corner punch was used in the upper left corner and a yellow brad was added there as well.  The cardfront was then adhered to an A2 cardstock base made from kraft cardstock.  The finishing touch was adding some punched butterflies that were decorated with coordinating rhinestones.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the details for the paper punch challenge HERE.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Men Are Like a Fine Wine

Hi Everyone! Hope you're all having a great week! 
We had so much rain this past weekend that it was practically a complete wash-out! While I'm eager for nice, Spring weather, I enjoyed staying in and playing with some of DRS Designs newest stamps! I'm happy to share this funny 'Men Are Like Fine Wine' card with you today!  

I created the Bunch of Grapes (061D) panel first, by stamping them repeatedly and coloring them with Copic Markers.  The Men Are Like Wine Greeting (049F) was stamped in purple ink and then light purple ink was sponged over it while it was in a Nestie die. I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder for my background. I thought it almost resembled grapes and was a nice complement to the theme of this card. Dark purple cardstock was used to form an A2 size card, which measures 5.5" x 4.25."  

Just a reminder, today is the last day to sign up for DRS Designs "Grad School" blog challenge. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs! Will it be YOU? Check out this post for all the details and to link your card up to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dream Big

Tis the season for Graduations and to inspire you to make cards for the Graduates in your life, DRS Designs has a "Grad School" challenge on their blog this week. Show off your graduation cards or create a card using your school colors to win! Here's my rather clean and simple challenge entry.

I started with an A2 size blue cardstock base.  I stamped it repeatedly with the Graduation Background (984H) using Versamark ink.  Next, I stamped the Dream Big Graduation Greeting (041F) on white cardstock and masked the edges using a Post-It Note so that after sponging it with blue ink, there was a nice white border around it.  I used black cardstock to mat it and then ties a blue ribbon around it.   Then I stamped the Male Graduate (045G). It was cut out using a circle Nestability die using the Out-Of-The-Box technique so that his hand was extended beyond the edge of the circle.  I added some color to it with Copic Markers and matted this with black cardstock as well.  I arranged the sentiment as shown on the card front and added 3 black rhinestones under the matted sentiment to complete it. 

Curious about what you could win if you play along in DRS Designs Grad School challenge? One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs! 
I hope it's YOU!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Dream Big!

DRS Designs recently released new Graduation stamps and I'm having a ball stamping with them!  I created this card for my cousin who graduated this past weekend.  Her school colors are red and white. 

The red card front was dry embossed to add texture to the background layer. Then I stamped the Graduation Background (984H) to create my own pattern paper for the vertical panel.  I colored the mortarboards and the diploma ribbons red to match.  It was matted on black cardstock and a decorative border punch was used to dress it up a bit.  Then the Dream Big Graduation Greeting (041F) and the Female Graduate (042G) were stamped on white cardstock and cut out using Nestability dies.  Since the Female Graduates arm extended beyond the edge of the die, I had to use the Out-Of-The-Box  Technique. I used Copic Markers to add some color to the image, matted the circles with black cardstock, and then I adhered the circles in place as shown. White brads were placed on the sides of the cardfront before adhering it to an A2 size black cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Have a great one!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

You Improve With Wine

It's Thursday already and another new challenge has been posted on the DRS Designs Blog. This week is a color challenge to use purples and greens. I'm showing off some new wine-themed stamps on my challenge card.

All 3 of the stamps I used are brand new and now available for purchase:
Bunch of Grapes (061D)
Pour Me...Bottle and Glass (075H)
Wine/You Improve With Age (067F)

The images were colored with Copic Markers and the Pour Me image was inked with purple ink while still in a Nestie die to get the white border around it.  Wouldn't this make for a sarcastic birthday card?!?!? Now I just need to find the right recipient! Ha!

Enjoy your day and make sure to check out the challenge if you get a chance!
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 5, 2014

So Proud Grad Card

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Have you seen the new stamps DRS Designs has available for purchase? They are graduation and wine themed stamps. Here's one of the graduation cards I made using the Female Graduate (042G) and the Proud of You Saying (044D).

I created the pattern paper you see in the background using the Interlocking Star Background (819H) and the Starry Background (124H).  The star panel was decorated with a border punch and the sentiment was heat embossed.  I bought some new star punches and used them to embellish the card front.  Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25." 
Hope you like it!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Teacher's Chalkboard Thank You

It's a perfect time for the Chalkboard technique challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week. I attend a "Mommy and Me" class once a week with my 2 year old son. Now when school ends in 3 weeks, I already have my Thank You card ready to go. Anyone who can teach 5 classes of 2 year old's all year long deserves a big Thank you in my book. I can hardly handle the one I've got and she sees 60 of them every week! I plan on papercrafting a gift to go with this card, but I'll have to show that off at a later date.

Both the Teacher Touch A Heart Greeting (475G) and the Teacher Tools image (792G) are by DRS Designs. They were heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock. Then, white ink was sponged around the embossed areas to make it resemble a chalkboard. It's such an easy technique with cool results! The white layer here was embossed with a small hearts embossing folder, but it's difficult to see. The finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".

Won't you join us in this challenge? Give it a try and link your card HERE for a chance to win a prize from DRS Designs.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!



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