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Sailing on the Tide of Love

>> Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hi all, this card is for my oldest grandson he turned 16 on Friday, where has the time gone? To tell you what a great young man he is becoming he comes up in the morning and we go for a walk then talk over coffee. These talks are pure gold for me and I will treasure them forever.

I made a shaker card. I started by stamping the Adirondack Chair and coloring with Copic markers then die cutting with the inside the box technique. For the shaker part I use two sheets of acetate cut larger than the cut out. I used foam tape on all four sides then added the sequins and glitter then added the other sheet of acetate. I stamped the Sailboat then colored with Copic's. The Small 1 Line Happy Birthday was stamped and  die cut.

For the inside I use the Family and Friends Birthday Greeting and the 4 in 1 Seashells.

  On the back I used the one of my favorites Share My Heart. 

Have a wonderful day,



Hang In There

>> Saturday, July 23, 2016

Good morning!

I wanted to try out the reverse image technique with this little monkey guy and I like it.
He is a cutie!

I used my Misti and a special piece of plain rubber (made to go in the Misti) to do the reverse image of 892F Hang In There Monkey.
My accessories are ribbon, and pearls!  I used dies from ODBD to cut the layers and
 foam tape to pop the frame up.
The monkey on the frame was done using the out of the box technique in reverse as well.
I sponged the white with Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Moss Forest using an open pore type sponge.
I see this as a guy card, probably because of the colors but also I think most guys are kinda monkeys...don't you think?  Heehee!
Thanks for visiting today!!


Mack the Knife

>> Friday, July 22, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! So funny..after my selfie card last week, Splitcoast had a selfie challenge & I love a challenge..I also can't seem to get enough of these cute stamp selfies in their little polaroid frames. This time I have Mack the shark. Also funny, as I started this card, Mack the Knife was playing on my iPod so I guess it was fate. 
So Mack the shark was stamped, colored, masked & the beach scene stamped behind it & also colored. I added the die cut polaroid frame & added some die cut palms, a little camera & the circle cut greeting. 

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 
stamps: DRS Designs - Sunrise Beach,  Happy Shark, Killer Birthday, (inside- Birthday Wishes)
paper: white,  X-Press It white, black, scraps of brown & green
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring) 
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders  A2 matting basics B, squares, circles, Lil' Inker stitched rectangles, IO palm trees, MFT cute cameras dies, Copic markers, Misti



Challenge #236 - Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, July 21, 2016

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
(14 because #9 got an extra entry for using a DRS image. Thanks!)


Congrats, you are the winner from our Pets R Family Too Challenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, we are doing an
Inspired by Color Challenge
The theme for this challenge is Refreshing Summer colors!
 (use some of the colors inspired by this picture somewhere on your creation)
You don't have to use all of these colors, or only these colors, but please use at least 2!
Couldn't you just dive in?

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below & please be sure to link back to us!  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 pm ET and please link new creations only (no back dated or duplicate entires)We are now limiting the number of entries to 3 per personChallenge 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.
From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a 20% off coupon to the DRS Designs store!

Here are the Color Challenge cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





Kitties Gone Wild Birthday

>> Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Today is the last day to enter the Pets R Family Too Challenge at DRS Designs. Being a big pet lover, I wanted to get one more card in for the challenge.

I started the card by stamping the Walk on the Wild Side Greeting and the new Ruler image. Then I sponged on some Distress Ink using an animal print stencil, made some circles with my distress sponge tool, and finished the bg off by sprinkling on some water and dotting the water with a paper towel.  I stamped a bunch of the  Happy Cat Sitting image, sponged them using the animal print stencil, and fussy cut them. 

Fun card to make.  I am loving the new ruler image!  




>> Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I love the Seaside Dock stamp, it's such a great scene that reminds me of my cruise up the New England coast :)  It didn't quite fulfill my dream of spending the summer on Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, but my life isn't over yet, right?  Goals :)

Anyway, those were the thoughts going through my head while working on this card.  I used the World Map Background stamp and stamped it across the background and roughed up the edges. Since it looked like a fishing scene, I wrapped the panel with a piece of netting.  The scene was die cut and and layered on to a mat that I embellished with some brads, (Remember using those on everything way back when?) and I added that using some dimensional tape.

 I stamped colored and fussy cut the Sailboat adding that with dimensional tape as well.  To finish it off I stamped the word summer from the Summer Story Greeting stamp and used the Splatter Background stamp to add some color to it.

Don't forget to check out our current challenge for your chance to win  20% off your purchase at DRS Designs.  Link up right here!

Have a great day!


Birthday Bubbles

>> Monday, July 18, 2016

This week at Split Coast Stampers we were shown how to stamp a selfie image for cards. If you check a few posts back here on DRS Designs' blog, you'll find Julie's fabulous Pigs on Vacay Selfie. Julie inspired me to give this technique a try. Since I needed a birthday card for my 4 year old granddaughter I went with the Bubble Piggies. What four year old has a party without bubbles, right?!!

I started by creating the frame for the selfie, along with a mask for the frame with nesties. Using the mask I stamped Leonard pig behind a bubble with Memento black ink in the corner, made a mask for him, then stamped Leonard blowing bubbles over top. Once the images were colored with Copics, I added some Wink of Stella to give the bubbles some sparkle. The frame was glued on and then attached to the blue panel that was embossed with a CB folder. The Leonard the pig Billboard was stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The birthday greeting is part of the Multi Birthday image and was stamped with Versafine black Onyx ink. Some enamels dots were added to the corner of the frame. I think my granddaughter will like this bubbly piggy card.

There's still time to join in this week's fun Pet challenge here at DRS Designs. We'd love to have you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by,


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