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Dance Your Heart Out

>> Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hi all, It is spring in Georgia! The azaleas are in bud and will be blooming soon, I have been hard at work cleaning up the yard in anticipation of the beautiful colors.

All to soon it will be time for dance recitals and DRS designs has the perfect stamp for congratulations cards.

 It's the New Ballerina stamp isn't she adorable. I used Copic's to color her she will be released soon. 

For the top of my card I used a cloud die Then I used the soon to be released Dance Your Heart Out Greeting that I cut apart. I added some dots and sequins to finish my card.

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, February 25, 2017

Good morning!
Today I have two cards with our newest images!

This first one is the Jazz Dancer 018G, isn't she just adorable?
She is performing in the national talent contest and shines like a star
I have used the Interlocking star background 819H behind her to set the stage.
I also used the sentiment Touch of Sass 1088E with this new dancer.
I was using a sketch from SplitCoastStampers for my card.  I painted my stars with Twinkling H20s in Solar Gold and colored the rest with Copic Markers.  I used V01, V12, V15, BV00 and BV01, the combo makes more of a real purple for me anyway.
Skin is E000, E00, E01 and E93, Hair is E51, E33, E35 and E37.  I use the Twinkling H20s for her hat and waist trim.
My paper is Shimmer gold and purple card base, white linen.

This next card is featuring the new Ballerina 013G and new greeting, 021D.
My bg was done using Liquid Metals Color Burst and a lot of water.
The heart die is from ODBD.
She is colored with The purple combo same as above and also BG11, BG32, BG34, skin colors as above, hair is Y21, Y24, E33 her shoes are Twinkling H20s.
You know that old song, O Them Golden Slippers?  I had never heard it until seeing a really sweet Christmas movie, Little Lord Fauntleroy.  That little boy was the cutest!
My sentiment is embossed with gold and there is a thin gold mat sandwiched between the blue background and white folded card base.
 I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and getting "inky"!!
Thanks for visiting today!


Heart Dance

>> Friday, February 24, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I'm showing a couple of new images to be released real soon. Isn't this little ballerina cute? Kind of reminds me of when my mom put me in ballet class. Except my tutu for the recital was green & orange...and the glittery fabric was itchy as all get out. My regular practice tights & leotard were pink like this little cutie; but we didn't wear tutus for practice, thank goodness. Apparently I was a bit hyper. Mom also made me take tap, jazz & acrobatics. Pretty much a full boat of dance classes. 
My little pink ballerina was colored & fussy cut. On the front of the white panel, I die cut a big fancy heart then stamped the greeting off to the left & the feet of the ballerina on the right then attached my cutie on top. 
Here's a look at the inside. I put together 2 greetings for this. Below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Stamps: DRS Designs - Ballerina, Dance Your Heart Out, (inside: Amazing Valentine's Day, Sparkling Day, Small Hanging Hearts, Triple Silhouette Hearts)
paper: white, rose textured
ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside: angel pink)
accessories: stitched rectangles dies, floral heart die, Copic markers, Misti


Love and Laughter

>> Thursday, February 23, 2017


I have a sneak peak at one of our new images being released this Saturday for you today!  

I started my card by finding a pre-embossed piece of green card stock (lucky me!)  I was kinda of struggling to think of what I wanted to do, so finding it actually gave me the inspiration for the rest of the card.  It really all fell into place because of one small piece of paper :)

I stamped our soon to be released Love & Laughter stamp on ivory using vintage green ink, trimmed it to size and punched the corners since my punch was still handy from last week's card.  I was about to toss the scraps when I remembered using them in the past, so I found my glue pen and after cutting the purple layer to size first, I glued the punched corners in place.  It wasn't looking very Irish-y so I inked up one of the shamrocks in our Small Shamrock Group used the same vintage green and stamped it in each corner.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Golden Rainbow

>> Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I love Saint Patrick's Day. Green is my favorite color, I love shamrocks, and I love the idea of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Actually, Saint Patrick was a great example for us all.  He struggled through captivity, walked 200 miles to freedom, and gave up comfort of a loving family to spread the gospel. One of my favorite things about St. Patrick is that he tried to find unique ways to reach the people rather than just trying to force the word on them. 

For this card, I decided to make the rainbow full of gold - in real life it sparkles like crazy. 

For the sentiment I used Shamrocks and Shenanigans Greeting and for the shamrocks I used the Tall Shamrocks.  I sponged the grass and sky. 




Hoppy Birthday

>> Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The DT here at DRS Designs is getting ready to show off some cute new stamps later this week.  DARLING stuff!  Seriously, just wait.   How's that for a tease?!

Until then, I'm here with a simple birthday card I made for a seven year old boy. I think animals are great for any cards for a kid, and frogs are a usually a hit with boys.

I used the Tiny Frog and stamped it a few times and colored him up.  I used a circle punch to cut them out, and then used a smaller circle to punch out holes on by light green card stock.  I placed the colored frogs behind and then added a brown frame made using my punches.

I made sure I left room for the Hoppy Birthday Greeting and colored that in as well, adding a few extra hopping dots to connect up with the sentiment.

 Inside I added a whole bunch of frogs and the adorable Unfrogettable Birthday Greeting to finish it off and tie the theme together.

Thank you for visiting today, and be sure to stay tuned to the blog this week, for peeks of new stamp goodness!



Happy Easter

>> Monday, February 20, 2017

It has been unseasonable warm here these past several days and that has inspired me to get started on Easter cards. I recently saw a video on You Tube by Jennifer McGuire where she used toile as a window on her card. I really liked the look and decided to give it a try.

I started with the blue panel and die cut a square large enough for the bunny. I then die cut the same square on the white card base. Next the white toile was attached to the card base with strong adhesive and then the blue panel. I did use another nestie square to emboss the frame around the opening before attaching it to the card base.

The bunny was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and then I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer and sparkle. While the Wink of Stella dried, I stamped another bunny and fussy cut him out, then I cut the colored bunny. Using score pal tape I attached the colored bunny to the front of the card, tucking him in between the toile and the blue frame. The other bunny was attached on the inside of the card so he lined up perfectly. This way the tape doesn't get stuck on the inside of the card when you close it. You could stamp a mirror image, color, fussy cut and attach it so the bunny is colored on both the inside and out. Since I don't have much luck with mirror images, I left mine plain.

Once the bunnies were attached, I stamped the Happy Easter greeting with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Here's a picture with the card opened just a bit.

This next card uses the same technique only with a  smaller image attached in the middle of the toile so it looks like it's floating. I really like this one.

I used a different bunny image, colors and die cut. Other than that, it's the same. I'll be doing a few more of these for my grandkids for Easter. Here's another picture of this one sort of opened. It does look like the bunny is floating, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by,


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