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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, December 31, 2014

Full of Love

Hi Everyone! 
I hope you're all doing well and that you had a nice holiday. Any big plans for the New Year? My resolution is to be more organized and with that I hope it helps me to stop procrastinating and stay focused! I'm sure this is a resolution that many of us share!

That being said, I am trying to work ahead and I've already started on some Valentine's Day cards using brand new stamps that DRS Designs already has available for purchase. This card features the Valentine's Full of Love Greeting (273F) and the Interlocking Hearts (247F).
I chose to make the greeting as the focal point of my card. I love all its gorgeous variety! The different styles and sizes of text are really eye catching! To highlight it, I used a Nestability die to cut it out and then I sponged pink ink over the text while it was still in the die. I created my own coordinating pattern paper on the bottom of the card by stamping the Interlocking Hearts stamp repeatedly using red ink on pink card stock. This card was simply embellished it by using a decorative border punch on the red panel and I added several pearls to dress it up. Finished card size is 5.5" x 4.25."
I wish you all a very happy and safe New Year! Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Warm Wishes

Well, the count down to the big day is on, are you ready? My shopping is done, but I still have all the wrapping to do.  I took a break from the holiday prep this weekend and I found myself stamping a winter scene that's inspired by the upcoming winter storm were expecting this Christmas Eve.  Unfortunately the timing is bad due to all the traveling everyone will be doing for the holiday, but I'm really excited, as we haven't had a true white Christmas in a very long time. The colors are used on this card were inspired by the color challenge that can be found on this weeks DRS Designs blog

This scene was created by using the masking technique and several of the stamps from DRS Designs Christmas Village series. These stamps included:
The Christmas Village Slope Roof Cottage (215D), The stick trees came from the Christmas Village Four in One Accessories #2 (210G), and the snowman and pine tree were from the Christmas Village Four in One (119D). The sentiment tag was stamped with the Warm Wishes Greeting (611D).  The image came to life by coloring it with Copic markers, and then I added Stickles to the snowy areas for a realistic effect. I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

French Horn

I'm still working on my Christmas cards, are you? 
Here's one I made for this weeks "Sing It To Me" challenge over on the DRS Designs Blog. 
The 3 stamps I used on this card are the Christmas Music Background (372P), Christmas French Horn (237K), and the Christmas Multi Greeting (341H).  The layout I used is inspired from this weeks Deconstructed Sketch challenge DS180.
The image was colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and then opposite corners were rounded before distressing the edges with brown ink. The background was made by stamping the Christmas Music Background and then distressing the edges of that as well.  Just one of the "Merry Christmas" versions was stamped from the Christmas Multi Greeting at the bottom.  I added a red scallop border to the top and then and a thin red ribbon embellished the bottom portion rather nicely. Red and green fishtail banners were added underneath the image for a little balance. I really like how this one turned out.  I hope you do too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Good Friend Quilt

The colder temps are here and it's time to get out those quilts! And if you're anything thing like me you've also got out your space heaters and hoodie sweat shirts too! LOL! I can't stand the cold and even though I keep my house around 70*, I often use space heaters in the rooms I spend lots of time in, like my stamping room! 

I made this with stamps from DRS Designs.  The colorful vertical panel was created using the Designer Quilt Square (166D) which was stamped repeatedly in a vertical line and colored with Copic Markers.  Then for added texture, it was embossed with an embossing folder.  I used the Good Friend Warm Quilt Greeting (169G) in the center of the card front.  It was sponged with light pink ink while still in the Nestability die to create the white frame around it.  

I love the way this card turned out. I think the colors are cozy and I sure hope my friend enjoys it! 

I hope you all stay warm too!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

O Christmas Trees

Tis the season for hecticness and it's in full swing for me right now! It's taken me about 5 days to get this post typed up. But, as they say, better late than never...here's my creation for the glitter challenge that was posted on the DRS Designs Blog this past Thursday. Both the image and sentiment are by DRS Designs. 

I used the sketch challenge from SC428 to inspire my layout. After stamping the Christmas Village Tree Store (214E), I created a Post-it Note mask for it and stamped the bare trees from the Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories #2 (210G) over top of it to create my scene. I colored the image with Copic Markers and applied glitter to all of the snowy areas.  I arranged some fishtail banners as shown according to the layout and stamped "Merry Christmas" from the Christmas Multi Greeting (341H) on the largest one. I layered a few snowflake dies and pinned them together with a red brad for the embellishment. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Cabin

I'm a little behind this year, but I'm happy to report that I have another quick and fairly easy Christmas card under my belt!  The creation of this card was fueled by a nice, flavored cup of coffee, which seems to be one of my staples nowadays! The Arctic blast that we had blow through recently has caused nothing but warm and cozy thoughts in my stamping room--I refuse to let this kind of weather bring me down, or tolerate it so early in the season. I see it as the perfect excuse to stay in and stamp. What could be better?

The focal point of this card is the Christmas Village Cabin (212G). I masked it and then stamped the bare trees from the Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories #2 (210G) over top of it. I love the way the image turned out, especially once I colored it with Copic markers.  It really came to life and reminds me of the cabin friends of ours have, Up North, deep in the woods.  It gives me that warm and cozy feeling and because of this, I thought the Simple Joys of Christmas Greeting (957F) was the perfect pair for it.  For a little bling, I used Stickles to make the snow and roof tops glisten. This card was simply embellished--2 red brads, a tiny red bow, and a textured card front made this card complete! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay warm!



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