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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, September 29, 2014

Halloween Is Almost Here!

Posted by Jennifer E.

I'm still playing with DRS Designs new Halloween stamps. I can't seem to get enough! Maybe it's the weather or the fact that Autumn is my favorite time of year, but I'm really excited about all I've created recently.  On the card I made for today, I'm showing off The Raven (125G) and the Spooky Tree Limb (136F), and with October just days away, I thought it was appropriate to show off the Run In Fear Halloween Greeting (532E) as well. 

I added a bit of color to the image using Copic Markers, embellished it using a spider web border punch, an embossing folder, twine, brads, and my favorite Halloween Bat punchies!  I even added some extra dimension to this card by popping up the image/greeting panel by adhering it with foam tape. 

I hope I've inspired you today to get inky! If Halloween isn't your thing, but Autumn is, check out DRS Designs latest Blog challenge.  I promise you won't be disappointed. It's perfect for Fall images and this link has a ton of inspiration too.  Give it a try, one lucky winner might just be you! 

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Beauty of Autumn

It's the perfect time of year for the "Leaf It To Me" challenge on the DRS Designs blog this week! It's time to show off all different kinds of leaves, and, best thing about the card I made was that I was able to use a leftover embossed piece from a previous project! Woo hoo, half the work was already done!

The Fall Leaf and Acorn (471F) panel was embossed with copper embossing powder on ivory card stock and then colored with Copic markers. This panel was matted on orange vellum that was cut to size and then embellished with a decorative border punch.

I used copper card stock for my card front and embossed it with a leaf embossing folder.  The One Line Beauty of Autumn (704D) Greeting was stamped with brown ink on vellum, decorated with a border punch, and adhered to the bottom of my card front. I embellished it with a spiral clip and brown ribbon. Three brown square Brad's were placed in the upper right corner for the final touch.  The card front was then adhered on to an A2 sized ivory cardstock base.

I hope you'll be able to get out this weekend and enjoy the beauty of Autumn! I know I will! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Village

Has the weather changed already where you live?  The Fall-like temps are here and  the high temps these days is only about 60*! This kind of weather definitely gets me in the mood for apples, cider, pumpkins and pie! Can't forget the ghosts and goblins too!

This card shows off the new Silhouette Spooky Village (141H) from DRS Designs.  I added a bit of color with Copic Markers and then used the Accent Bats (517A) and the Halloween Arc (043E) to complete the scene. The edges were distressed to give it a spooky feel and my focal image was complete.  I created the card front using orange cardstock--the top was dry embossed and the bottom was stamped with the Large Original Plaid (641P) maker stamp. I layered it with yellow cardstock and then with a back panel that was adhered with a single yellow brad at each end.  The stamped image was adhered in place as shown and then the card front was adhered to a black cardstock base.  Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25."

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Colors

T'is the season to start playing with the color orange and fallen leaves! There's a new color challenge on the DRS Designs blog this week that is perfect just to do that and I'm lovin' it!

Here is the card I made for my challenge entry, "Happy Fall Y'all!"

I created this as a note card which measures 3.5" x 5".  The card base and card front was made using Ivory card stock. I stamped the Medium Silhouette Fall Leaf (701D), the Fall Leaf and Acorn (471F) and the Open Leaf (584D) randomly with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. Then I sponged a combination of yellow, orange and blue ink over top. Boy, did that make the Fall images stand out! Next, the Happy Fall Y'all (635B) sentiment was stamped with brown ink and an orange ribbon was tied in a knot at the bottom. 

Hope you're enjoying the change of seasons as much as I am!

Thanks for droppin' in today!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween Knot

I love when challenges force me to do things that I wouldn't normally do, or things that I've forgotten to do. Although, I guess that's what makes a challenge, a challenge!  The latest challenge on the DRS Designs blog challenges you to use knots.  Below is the card I created for this challenge, and it allowed me to look at my embellishments and use a spiral clip to add the knot to my card front.  I haven't use spiral clips in forever! DRS Designs is also the current sponsor over at the Loves To Scrap Challenge Blog. I am entering this card into their "Anything Goes Challenge"[ as well. Interested in playing along in their challenge? You could win a $10 store voucher to get free stamps from DRS Designs online catalog.

I am still playing around with the new Halloween stamps I received from DRS Designs. I used the Silhouette Spooky Village (141H) as my focal image and distressed the edges with black ink to give it a spooky feel.  I used Copic Markers to fill in the windows and color the moon.  The Accent Bats (517A) were stamped to make my own pattern paper on one of the vertical panels, and the Large Original Plaid Maker (P641) was used to create the other one. The Halloween Arc (043E) was stamped so that it curved around the image in the background.  

I hope you'll take this opportunity to check out both of these challenges and enter them if you're able for a chance to win free stamps from DRS Designs! 
Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Witch Feet

I can't believe that it's September already, can you?!? Hardly seems like Summer has even started yet and it will be October and time for pumpkins before we know it! I admit though, a small part of me is almost giddy that Autumn is near. It's my favorite season! I'm in love with the new Halloween stamps that DRS Designs has just released and nothing gets you ready for the next season like stamping up cards for it.  I've been inking them every chance I get!

Here's a card I made showing off the new Halloween Shoe Fits Greeting (143D) and the adorable Witch Feet (140H)

I colored the image with Copic Markers and sponged green ink around it while it was in a Nestie die.  Using the Out-Of-The-Box Technique allowed me to use a smaller die that looked better with my layout--that's why the broom is hanging out of the oval shape a bit.  As you can see I split up the greeting above and below my image and three bat punchies embellished this card nicely.  A white gel pen gave them eyes and made them creepy. It's almost like they're looking at you! Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping here today.  I appreciate your visit! 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Count Porkula!

Hi Everybody!  
Does my title have you curious? 
Well, now that it's September, it will be time for the ghosts and goblins to come out soon and DRS Designs is getting ready with some awesome new Halloween stamps! They are now available for purchase and the one seen below is Count Porkula (134D)!  How cute is he?!?!?!? Leonard Pig is all dressed up for Halloween and he even has his Trick-orTreat bag!

I used him as the focal point on my card below for this weeks DRS Designs blog challenge.  The theme is to use gems or sequins on your project!  Not a real challenge for me lately as I seem to be using gems all the time. 

I made my own pattern paper by stamping the Accent Bats (517A) repeatedly on the bright green card stock. I trimmed it with gray card stock and then added a spiderweb border and black card stock to both ends. Count Porkula was colored with Copic Markers, matted with a pink scallop rectangle and adhered in the center of the card stock. Next, I used a die to cut out the bright green banner and then stamped it with the Tiny Happy Halloween (938A) greeting.  I added a bit of spider web to it to match the pattern paper at the bottom before adhering it in place as shown. Finally, I added 3 green gems at the bottom right side of the card front and my card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by!



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