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Halloween Wreath

>> Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hello friends,

Here in the South, it is the Dog Days of Summer - so hot and muggy that I try not to go outside.  I am so dreaming of late Fall and cooler temps.  I am also glad that we are moving into Fall and Halloween at DRS Designs, so I can at least have cooler weather on my cards.

My card today is a Halloween wreath.  I made the base wreath using the Holly Jingle Bells image.  I sponged all the foliage with a smoke distress ink and glittered up the berries with some black glitter.  I added some fun Spooky Tree Limbs, the Beware Zombies Sign, Zombie Hand Wave, and a soon to be released Witches Hat.  I ripped a bit of the right top corner so I added a little Empty Spider Web to cover it up.

My window is made from corrugated cardboard die cut and painted black.

Super spooky wreath - I would definitely hang this on my door!




My Favorite Time of Year

>> Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Fall is definitely a favorite time of year in my house.  As a kid I loved summer, but since I'm a grown up and I don't have to go back to school, I'm all for cooler temperatures, all things pumpkin and the gorgeous colors of the autumn leaves.  Also, with all the holidays looming ahead, it's the best time for card making!  You'll want to get your ink pads ready, because DRS Designs has some fun Halloween stamps coming your way at the end of this week, and I've got a quick peek of one today.  

 I love this festive new greeting stamp in the shape of a witch's hat (310F)! I stamped it on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then fussy cut it, and placed it on the jack-o-lantern part of the Fancy Pumpkin stamp that was colored and fussy cut as well, attaching it to a die cut oval and some matting.

The background was dry embossed using a pumpkin embossing folder and I made some patterned paper using one of my favorite background stamps, the Splatter Background.  I stamped in orange and yellow ink to match my background paper and then I used my square punches to create the pieces. I attached them to the background and added a strip of black embellished with gemstone brads before adhering the image with dimensional tape. 

So, check out this photo right here:

Halloween candy in July!  I snapped this picture back in JULY!

  If I buy it now, I'll just have to keep buying more because I will have eaten it.  Or if I wait too long to buy, I'm afraid I'll be gone and I'll be the one house giving out weird hard candy, like peppermint swirls and butterscotch!  The struggle is real people :)

Hope you all are having a sweet week!



What's Brewing?

>> Monday, August 14, 2017

Hi!  Today I get to share some new Halloween images with you from DRS Designs. I think you're going to like them.

I started with kraft CS, die cut the window, then stamped the new Brewing up a Wicked Halloween greeting (308F) along with the accent bats image using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used the same die to cut out the window on the black layer as well as the white card base. With a pencil I outlined where the burning cauldron image should go and then stamped the image on the inside with Memento Black ink and colored it up with some Copic markers. On the inside I also added a few more accent bats as well as the new Drop in for a spell greeting.(327D)

My second card is more on the whimsical side.

The grassy hills were die cut with some Fawn Lawn dies and attached to the black panel after it was stamped with the spooky eyes background image and heated embossed with white EP. The new Happy Haunting to All image (310F) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics as well as TH Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I used clear Nuvo Dew Drops on the hat's buckle for some shine. The pumpkins are part of the larger peculiar pumpkin patch image. Once colored with copics it was fussy cut and tucked behind the first hill.  Some Happy Halloween ribbon completes the look.

Inside I stamped the entire Peculiar Pumpkin Patch image with TH Distress Oxide ink. These peculiar pumpkins make me smile every time I see them.

These new images and more will soon be available at DRS Designs on line store. Be sure to check the blog each day to see more of these new images and what the DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!




>> Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hi all,

On my card today I used the beautiful Life is Measured Greeting. It's colored with Zig clear color markers and my Misty.

Then I layered it on a rainbow of card stock. I felt it need just a little more so I use the Open Plaid and gold embossing powder across the bottom.

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, August 12, 2017

Good morning!
I am featuring Pretty Bird Odie Parrot 207G today with some older favorites.

Wow, wouldn't you love to be in the tropics right now?
I would, I've never been anywhere tropical.
I love the colors and flowers and especially the wildlife!
This was a fast and easy card just using a border die from Spellbinders to create interest and the tropical flower border to add to the tropic look!
This looks like a card you would send to your friends or family who finally get to go on vacation to the tropics...or for any reason at all, who doesn't like to see a tropical card come their way!

Thanks for visiting today!


Frog on a Wall

>> Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! The way my week has gone, I can only wish I had the time to sit & ponder things like this cute Frog on a wall. My poor Fitbit is about to give up the ghost trying to keep up w/ me. Most nights, it stopped telling me my sleep pattern & just says "you're getting a simplified version because we can't get a constant reading". Really? One night it told me I only slept 2 hrs 41 min. I KNOW I was asleep 6 hrs. Or else I'm walking in my sleep, lol. Must be my weird magnetic thing. Light bulbs blow when I touch them..before quartz watches, I could only wear a watch for a couple of hours before it stopped. I had a drawer full of watches so I could swap them out every few hours. After I took them off they'd start working again after about half a day. And the first generation of electronic cash registers & cordless phones would totally go haywire when I got near. Remember floppy discs? My hubby swore I erased them just by touching them or being very near them. Weird, huh? 

Anyway, my little frog is seriously contemplating a loved one who's far away, don't you think? To make my card, I stamped the brick wall w/ gray ink then colored it w/ gray Copics.  The sky was sponged w/ a self made cloud stencil. I decided it was easier to just stamp Mr. Frog on a separate piece, color him & fussy cut him. I made a slit along the top of the wall to insert him & make it look like he was leaning on it. The greeting was added on a thought/speech bubble along w/ some dragonflies
Here's a look at the inside & below are the Copics I used. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, gray
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel
accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Speech Bubble dies, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle dies, stickles


Rustic Dogwood Sympathy

>> Thursday, August 10, 2017


I always like to keep a few sympathy cards on hand, so I got busy and added this one to my stash.

I started by stamping our Wood Grain Background on kraft and sponged on some brown ink.  I stamped our Dogwood Branch on a separate piece of white card stock and colored and fussy cut it.  The Sadness You're Feeling sympathy sentiment was stamped on white using green ink and sponging on brown ink.  For the layer under the sentiment I cut a piece of card stock to size and covered it with double stick tape and covered that with twine which I then cut even on the edges.

Thanks for stopping by!


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