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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!

Friday, October 23, 2015

In All Things, Give Thanks!

I love the Fall and even more so, I'm really excited that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Despite how hectic the holidays can be, I love all the togetherness! There's nothing more rewarding then lots of time with extended family and to me, that's what the holidays are all about.  

Since I was in a Thanksgiving kind-of mood, I made this Thanksgiving card! for the new challenge on the DRS Designs blog this week, "Fall-ing For You."
I started by stamping and coloring the Autumn Flower Spray (452L) with Copic Markers. I used a Nestability die to cut it out and  then sponged brown ink around it while it was still in the die. Next, it was matted with brown and yellow card stock cut from Nestability dies. I stamped the *NEW* Give Thanks Bible Verse (585E) on yellow card stock and cut it out with a fishtail die. The green card stock that was used to mat it was cut out the same way. The card stock base was made from brown card stock to form an A2 size card, and the stamped portions were adhered in place as shown. I cut a tab from green card stock and added three yellow pearls to embellish the upper left corner of the matted image and this card was complete!
I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whooo's Special

  Hi Stampers!
Hope you are all doing well today! 
I'm excited that DRS Designs has some new stamps coming out very soon!  This time of year, I get busy making cards for all of the holidays that I often forget about making cards for other occasions, like birthdays etc. One of the best things about this next release is that there is a little bit of everything in it--this release is not just for Autumn and Thanksgiving! For the sneak peek I'm sharing today, the Woodgrain Background (626P) is one of the new stamps soon-to-be released and it was used here to create the tree on this birthday card! 

In this little scene, I stamped and colored Oswald Owl (132H) with Copic Markers and cut him out.  I stamped a piece of tan card stock with the woodgrain background and then distressed the edges with brown ink. I used an oval die to cut out the center and adhered natural twine around the opening. I embossed a piece of black card stock with a woodgrain embossing folder to add some dimension to my tree-like card front. Oswald Owl was adhered inside of the oval as if he was sitting in the tree.  Next I created the sentiment tag by stamping the Whooo's Special Greeting (142B) on a piece of yellow card stock and then cut it out with a shaped die. I layered it with an orange fishtail banner and a brown scallop and embellished it with a tan brad on either side as shown. The final step was to adhere the card front on to an A2 brown card stock base.
Stay tuned, right here, for more sneak peeks of the upcoming stamp release.  The new stamps will be available for purchase real soon! Yay!
Have a great day!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Holiday Gift Tag

I usually don't hand make my "to/from" tags for my Christmas packages, but the challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long has inspired me to get creative! It's time to show off your Christmas tags and here's mine!

This finished tag measures 2.25" x 3.75" and I used several stamps from DRS Designs to create this cute snow scene:

All of the images were colored with Copic Markers and I used a white gel pen to make the snow.  A bit of glitter was even added to the roof top and the ground to enhance the snow. 


DRS Designs is the sponsor of this challenge and the winner will win a $10 store voucher to put toward the stamps of their choice!! Shopping for FREE! How awesome is that?!?!?

Witch Feet

Hey Everyone! I'm back again today with a card I created for the color challenge over at DRS Designs. Here's the inspiration photo.  It's perfect for Fall!
So, I'm a little off on my greens.  Guess that part of my memory failed me, LOL! At least the orange and yellows work!
I colored the Witch Feet? Image (140H) with Copic Markers.  The Butt Look Big Greeting (542E) was added underneath on the card front. I kept things simple using only a decorative border punch and some bat embellishments.

DRS Designs is giving one winner the following 3 stamps:
Bountiful Basket 791L
Open Leaf 584D
Autumn Greetings 422B.
Will it be you?
The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, October 21, at 6:30 pm ET. Remember...Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing!
Click HERE to enter.

Good luck and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pumpkin Witch

Hi Friends!

Well, better late than never, or at least it feel that way this week...Here's the card I made for this week's DRS Designs challenge, "Spooky or Cutsey?"  I think I tried to go more with the spooky theme, but I just love this Fancy Pumpkin (077G) image.  I guess he fits the "cutsey" part of this challenge, LOL!
 He was colored with Copic markers and then the edges were sponged with black ink to give it an eerie look.  I stamped a small portion of the Poison Potions Greeting (543H) along with the Accent Bats (517A), and the Silhouette Graveyard (579H) on the card front and inked the edges of that as well. Some polka dotted orange ribbon embellished it nicely, making the orange from the pumpkin 'pop' and it was all adhered on a black, A2 card stock base.  Easy peasy and quick, and very festive too! 

We are looking forward to buying our pumpkins tomorrow!   
Hope your Halloween is shaping up nicely!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Magic Potions

It's just a week or so into October and our neighborhood has exploded into a Halloween frenzy!  It seems as if many of my neighbors have taken advantage of the mild weather we've had thus far and brought out every Halloween decoration they own. It's so nice to see the neighborhood look so festive! We've taken advantage of the weather ourselves and got our Fall yard work done, but our yard also has some scarecrows, pumpkins and even a milk carton skeleton! 

So, are you enjoying all the awesome, new Halloween stamps from DRS Designs last release? I having a lot of fun with them, but most of all I'm loving the color combos I've been using to show them off.  I love the fun bright colors that you can get away with on Halloween cards and this one is no exception!

For starters, I stamped and colored the Magic Potions Shelf (537H) with Copic Markers. Then I used a large, scallop Nestability die to cut it out. The Poison Potions Halloween Greeting (543Hwas too long for the layout so I split it up. I stamped the first and last set of lines on purple fishtail banners to use as embellishments around the colored shelf and the middle sets of lines were stamped directly on the white cardstock used for the image. I added some spider webs to the empty corners as shown and the top and bottom portions of the card front were lined with orange scallop borders. The black cardstock base was cut to create a 5" x 4.5" and the card front adhered in the center made it complete. 
I hope you enjoyed this card today and I hope the rest of your day is great!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Heavy Metal

Well, don't let my post title confuse you! I'm not mentioning music in today's post--this refers to the DRS Designs challenge just posted. We want you to use any type of metal embellishments for your challenge entry. Here's mine:
Can you believe it's October 1st?!?!? Halloween planning is in full force and I'm still making Halloween cards to celebrate! To make this card, I started first by coloring the Witch Feet (140H) with Copic Markers. I think her stockings scream "Witch!" in those purple and green colors.  They make for a fun and festive card! I used these colors on the rest of my layout and I split up the Ghoul Friends Witch Greeting (536E) to fit on the vertical panel as shown. I laced black ribbon through the metal bracket before adhering it in place, and then the matted image was adhered on top.  Finally, I stamped the Accent Bats (517A) to embellish the empty space on my card front.
Won't you play along? One lucky winner will receive a $10 DRS Designs store voucher from all of the challenge entries.  Link your card HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!



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