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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

>> Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hello everyone and good morning!
I hope you are all having a great weekend!
DRS stamps used:  Count Porkula 134D, Fuzzy spider 550H, Empty Web 329G, Vertical Happy Halloween 538D, Checker Board Background 342P.
I Used orange and black Fun Flock on the spider this time and google eye...those are always fun! The green ribbon has little baby spiders on it.  I embossed the web on glossy white then used alcohol inks to make the purple background (it looks like faded, OLD wallpaper)!  The floor was embossed with the checkerboard background then I used green on it...I think it should have been a bit darker though as the checkerboard doesn't show up well in the photo (in real life it is a bit greener).  The orange buttons are dotted with white and dressed, of course, with purple floss. 
I love using this spider...he is so creepy and funny at the same time!!  I can also curl the legs and shape the abdomen for extra fun, which is what I've done here.

I think Count Porkula picked the wrong house for Trick or Treating...In fact, I think HE is the treat here...oh dear!  That spider has plans for dinner! Run Porkula, run!!
Well, I hope you have a very relaxing, fun, creative weekend (with NO spiders)!  I have a wedding to go to today!! Those are always fun and usually have some good munchies, bacon anyone?


Spooky?? Pumpkins

>> Friday, September 19, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I'm still running around like crazy. It must be a weird law of physics or something, but somehow I can get 3 days behind in only 1 day. How does that happen? This card has to take a little of the blame. It took forever to come together. As for spooky...I don't know. These guys are more goofy than anything. I have no clue as to why I thought it would be a good idea to split them in two. After I did that, I spent probably an hour trying to figure out how to arrange them. 2 of something in most cases doesn't look as pleasing as 3 of something. So I have a tiny little greeting underneath (no room for anything larger). 

After coloring & die cutting the pumpkins, I matted them on larger black squares and added a stacked die cut button to sort of "join" them. I had this fun orange/black polka dot ribbon but the orange was too light so I took a darker orange Copic and colored over the dots. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
stamps: Peculiar Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Brewed by (for the greeting)
paper: white, black, orange
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, Spellbinders squares & scalloped borders 3 dies, word window punch (McGill), button & scallop button dies (Memory Box)


Challenge #140 - Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Congrats, you are the winner from our Tied in Knots Challenge!  
What a super card for a grad! 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 Autumn Breeze 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.

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, Sept 24, at 6 pm EDT. 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.
From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

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


Jennifer E.



We all have those days...

>> Wednesday, September 17, 2014


We had a cold rainy morning yesterday and I loved it!  The perfect day to stay inside and catch up on some stamping :)

I wish I could tell you how much fun I had stamping this card - it's just quirky enough to appeal to my sense of humor and it kept me grinning until it was finished (and then some!)

I started by stamping our new Witch Feet?  and our Burning Cauldron on a scrap piece of card stock using black ink.  After coloring and fussy cutting both I set them aside so I could work on the backgrounds.  On a folded white card I stamped our Polka Dot Background over and over using orange ink til I filled the front.  I used a yellow marker to add a row of zigzags across the top and bottom.  I cut a white piece of card stock smaller, added the floor line then sponged orange on top and grey on the bottom.  The Chewing the Restraints sentiment was stamped using grey ink and layered on yellow and the whole card was assembled as you see here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Spooky Eyes

>> Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hi Everyone,
   I've mentioned before that I save pieces parts that I've stamped or colored, that for whatever reason never made it on a card.  Well, I came across one of these Eyeballs and went to toss it, but then I remembered this new Bump into Me Greeting.  What if these spooky eyeballs belonged to some unknown creature of the night?  Yep, I sure wouldn't want to bump into to it! 
So crazy, right?  You just never know where or when inspiration will hit!  I just used some paper in Halloween colors, a drippy goo punch, distressed embossing folder, colored up another eyeball and added a strip of green glitter.  Voila, a flat, easy to mail Halloween card was done as simple as that!  A card inspired by an eyeball....Now that's a first for me!
Thanks for the visit!


the beauty of Autumn

>> Monday, September 15, 2014

Our weather has turned unseasonably cool here in NW Ohio. Not sure how long this cooler spell will last, but we are certainly enjoying this cool, crisp, and sunny weather! It definitely gets me in the mood to stamp for the fall holidays. Today my card features our silhouette leaf stamp. I used Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard inks to stamp the leaves on my white layer of CS.

After layering this piece on some pumpkin colored CS, I added some ribbon that was tied in knots first and then taped on the back to hold them in place. This goes perfectly with our challenge this week to use ribbons, but no bows. To finish it off the beauty of autumn greeting was stamped in black ink, die cut, sponged with some pumpkin pie ink and added to the front along with the little leaf button and some baker's twine.

You still have some time to join in this week's challenge "I'm all in Knots." You can see details here. I've also entered this card in the Anything goes Challenge at Loves to Scrap.


DRS Designs is the sponsor this week. So you have two chances to win some great stamps! Hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by today,



Peculiar Pumpkin Patch

>> Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hi all, are ready of fall of the year, I so am. I'm so ready for the cool clear days of fall. 

I just love this funny stamp. It called Peculiar Pumpkin Patch, it was colored with copic markers and layered on to green card stock. The background was stamped with the Open Leaf, and colored with copic markers.
I added a little orange ribbon to the corners and layered it onto green card stock.

Have a Wonderful day,



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