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Autumn Greetings....

>> Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm not sure if it's the kids going back to school next week, or that it's been practically cold this August, but I'm ready for fall!

As I sat down to stamp last night, I saw this Pumpkin Bouquet image and just had to color it in!  Once that was done I fussy cut it and then layered it on the plaid background which I made by stamping our Original Plaid on chocolate paper using white pigment ink.  For my sentiment I stamped our Hayrides Harvest Greeting on ivory using plum dye ink and added a sponged border in vintage green.

Once I had my 3 stamped layers, I attached them all to the embossed layer that's been sitting on my desk for months just waiting for the right card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Autumn Leaves

>> Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I'm really enjoying making fall themed cards lately, and due to the color combos, I think it's my favorite time of year for crafting :)
My card today is simple, and I think it can be used for an ordinary hello all the way to Thanksgiving itself. I love to have cards like this in my stash!
I began with a pumpkin colored base card, and and layered on a piece of patterned paper made using the Original Plaid stamp in green and brown ink.  I added some die cut and embossed leaves in fall colors, along with the stamped and punched sentiment, Autumn Greetings.   
Before attaching all my pieces, I tied on a pumpkin charm using a piece of rustic twine.  All the goodness of fall, right on one card!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out birthday challenge here on the blog!



>> Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday Everyone! This week's challenge at DRS Designs is Birthdays. I am always in need of birthday cards, so I really enjoyed this challenge.

To create this card, I started by die cutting all the circles using various sizes of circle dies. Next I arranged them on the white panel and once I was satisfied with that, I glued parts of them down to help hold them in place. Next I dry embossed the panel. I really like the look of the embedded embossed technique. This panel is layered on orange CS and then onto the white card base. The Happy Birthday greeting is part of the multi birthday greeting. I stamped only this portion in black ink and layered it on the same orange CS.

I found this green chevron ribbon at the dollar store and had to create a card with it! I started with the Birthday Candle Burst image and colored it with copics, using an olive Copic to match the ribbon. Once colored I matted it on some orange and then attached it to the Old Olive card base. The ribbon was added at the end.

We'd love to you to join in this week's challenge. You could be the winner of some awesome DRS Designs Stamps. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Saddle Up Cowboy

>> Sunday, August 17, 2014

My youngest grandson started kindergarten this week. He is growing up so fast. I made this card for his birthday that is next month. I know I don't have many more years that I can make him cute cards.

I started with this cute Saddle Up Cowboy I colored him with Copic markers and added the dots at the top. After cutting with a Square Spellbinder die I add a blue and brown layer. The white card was stamped with the Splatter Background and Antique Linen Distress Ink. The red layer was stamped with the same Splatter Background and white ink. The blue string and the red layer are backed with brown paper and sponged with a little of the Antique Linen. I stamped the Tiny Happy Birthday  on gray card stock and punch with a star punch with a gray copic I added the dots and sponged the edges. I made a little lasso, every good cowboy needs a rope.

 Have a wonderful day,


Winter Cones

>> Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hello everyone!! 
Hope you're having a great creative weekend!

My card today features the Pinecone Square 505K, and the Merry Christmas 520D.  I colored with Copic Markers then added some Liquid Pearls-white and Crystal Snow glitter.  I splattered the Pinecome image with white acrylic paint and a toothbrush, to give the appearance of a snowstorm. The background is embossed with a random dot folder that looks like falling snow to me.
The holidays are fast approaching and I want to be ready with lots of cards.  It's so fun making Christmas and other holiday cards this time of year...I have an extra excitement in my craft room from now until about you?
Go have some fun right now!


Saddle Up Birthday

>> Friday, August 15, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well! I'm still working on a few birthday cards. It's always good to have a few on hand and I have several coming up next month. This is little cowpoke is so cute! After coloring and fussy cutting him, I added him to a white frame I stamped w/ just the rope portion of the image. For the inside, I sponged on yellows, oranges & a bit of red at the top, then stamped the silhouette cowboys & the stars in a combination of sky blue and soft pool because I wanted them visible, but not so dark that the greeting wouldn't show up well when I stamped it on top.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used to color the cute little cowboy.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Saddle Up Cowboy, Cowboy Silhouette, Saddle Up Birthday Greeting, Starry Background
paper: white, black
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody & desert heat, Memories sky blue, HA soft pool
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B


Challenge #135 - They Say It's Your Birthday!

>> Thursday, August 14, 2014

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our random winner from last week is....

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Hot Trends - Chevrons & ArrowsChallenge!

Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're doing any image as long as it's ...
A Birthday Card!

(use any color, any image, just make a birthday card!)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, August 20, 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, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive their choice of 2 stamps from the online catalog at!

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



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