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Challenge #142 - HOT TRENDS- Twine!

>> Thursday, October 2, 2014

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

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Leaf it to Me! Challenge! 
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're using the HOT TREND of 
(you see it everywhere...solid, striped, tied in knots or bows..use twine (or embroidery floss somewhere on your project!
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, Oct 8, 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.

For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:.

And here are some wonderful twine inspired cards from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!
Jennifer E.



A sneak peek for you....

>> Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I can't tell you how excited I am so you show you a sneak peek at a couple of our "soon to be released" new stamps!   I had so much fun playing with our new Designer Quilt Square ....

I just couldn't stop coloring!!!  Which worked well because my card today needed a lot of coloring but the rest was a piece of cake!

I started by stamping the Designer Quilt Square multiple times on a white piece of card stock.  I ended up coloring the 12 I used here the same except for the center square, I did half green and half purple.  I then cut them out and ran the edges over a black stamp pad to hide any uneven cutting :)  Next I adhered them as shown on a folded black card and then cut off anything hanging off the edges.

I stamped another soon to be released stamp - Good Friends/Warm Quilt Sentiment on a scrap of yellow card stock using black ink and then sponged the edges with orange.  The spool of thread is part of this "coming soon" design....

I'm looking forward to showing you some different looks for the Designer Square in the coming weeks!  It's not just for a quilt look ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



The Beauty of Autumn...

>> Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hi All!
The leaves are starting to change colors here in Northeast Ohio, and the reports have been that they are on schedule to be extra vibrant this year. Our current challenge celebrates this beautiful time of year, so I hope you can join us with your lovely, leafy creations!
My card today was made by stamping the Script Font Background on white card stock and using a square die to cut it out.  Then I stamped the Medium Silhouette Leaf in Versamark and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  Taking a few sponges, I inked over the leaf with bright fall colors and added the 1 Line Beauty of Autumn sentiment, adding the same sponging to match.
I layered the image and sentiment onto an embossed leaf background and added matching ribbons and metal leaf embellishment.
Thanks for stopping by and link up your leaf card here for a chance at a great prize!



Feel Better Soon!

>> Monday, September 29, 2014

Today I have a fun get well card I created for my sister. Leonard the Pig is such a cute image especially when paired with this fun sentiment!!

I started by stamping Leonard in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with Copics, die cut him and then added some faux stitching with a black gel pen. I stamped the last part of the sentiment underneath the image and the first part of it on a banner. The background was embossed and layered on red CS before attaching everything to the white card base. I punched some red flowers and green leaves for accents.

You still have time to join in this week's challenge "Leaf it to me" - you could be the lucky winner of some awesome new stamps!! You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Happy Halloween!

>> Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Sometimes life just calls for easy, and that's what my card today is...Easy, with a capital E! 
I stamped The Raven in black ink and took my Copic marker, (#C1 or Cool Gray) and traced around the image.  I punched a border for it and layered it on a panel that I stamped with the Batty Happy Halloween.  I love the creepy font, it's simply perfect for Halloween!
Then I cut a black mat for the raven, attached it to an orange card base and called it done.  Sometimes great stamps just speak for themselves, don't you think?  I love to use glitter and gems so often,  that have to admit, I'm always a little proud of myself when I'm able to go CAS on a card :)
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!



Cardinal Greeting

>> Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
DRS stamps used: 856M Cardinal, 520D Small Merry Christmas
I love the thought that winter is on it's way!! My favorite bird is the cardinal (even though we don't have them here), so I've used this cardinal for my winter card! I love the pine cones and pine bough too.  We DO have lots of those around!  I colored with Copics and sponged the background with sky blue Brilliance while the die was still on. I added Liquid Pearls-white and Snow Crystal glitter to it while it was still wet.  Makes him look like he's sitting on a snowy branch.  I used a Spellbinders die for the light blue panel and added some snowflakes to the corners.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend...I will probably be in my craft room working on cards because my dear hubby has to work so I'm left unattended...that means unlimited crafting!!
Hope you get to craft some cards too!


Fall Flowers

>> Friday, September 26, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your first week of fall has gone well! Wow! It has really felt like the beginning of fall around here. Cool, breezy, dry...just perfect. Even some leaves here & there have started turning. I think my fave time of year is fall...the cooler temps, the vivd colors..I just love it. 

My fall card today features a pretty little Autumn bouquet of flowers & wheat. I tried a technique on the flowers called "stamp etching". I also did it on my leaves in yesterday's challenge card. I didn't add as many little "etching" lines on the flowers today, but I like the depth they give. After coloring them, I added some gold stickles to centers of the sunflowers and orange stickles to the other 2 little flowers. A few leaf outlines were stamped w/ the rust ink, then overstamped w/ the solid leaf versions using a combo of inks & spritzing. After cutting them out, I wrinkled them so they'd look more realistic.
The argyle background was stamped w/ the peeled paint ink & the diamonds were stamped w/ the scattered straw ink, stamped one off so it wouldn't be so dark.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!
paper: white, olive textured
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks in scattered straw, peeled paint, rusty hinge, ripe persimmon
accessories: Copic markers, stickles, narrow olive ribbon, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, acorn confetti


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