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Challenge #185 - Cause a Scene!

>> Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Susan Kennedy

Congrats, you are the winner from our Stitch in Time Challenge!  
Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, go ahead..
Cause a Scene!

 (create a scene using any image, die cut, paper, technique...think landscapes, houses, seascapes, setting get the idea)

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, August 5, at 6 pm ET. 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 some wonderful scenes from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





In Deepest Sympathy

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For most of us, I'm sure sympathy cards are our least favorite to make. However, after a long battle with cancer, my best friends Mother recently passed away.  I felt it was important to make her a card to send my condolences and today I'm sharing the Sympathy card I made for her.
I started by stamping the Brush Deepest Sympathy Greeting (588G) in light blue ink. It was cut out with an oval Nestability die and then matted with blue card stock cut from a scallop oval Nestability die. Next, I created my own pattern paper to decorate the card front.  The Silhouette Branch Background (363H) was heat embossed on light blue cardstock using clear embossing powder. I then hand-cut the bottom scalloped edge and then layered it with white card stock cut the same way. The top of the white card stock was embellished using a border punch. A sheer white ribbon was tied across the middle, knotted on the left hand side, and then the matted sentiment was adhered in the center. Next, the card front was adhered onto a blue card stock base and three white pearls were adhered as shown in the bottom right corner.  Finally, I decorated the inside a little bit by stamping the silhouette branch background with blue ink at the top and bottom edges of the white panel that was adhered inside.

It's little things like this that help us get through difficult times, and my friend was really happy to receive this card. I'm glad I took the time to make it.   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Mailbox Daisy

>> Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I only got to ink up my Happy Mail stamp once since I received it, so I pulled it out again to make another cheerful card.  I love it because it's cute, and it's an image and greeting all in one.

I began by stamping, coloring and die cutting my image.  The colors from that became my inspiration for my background papers, where I used the Medium Daisy Bloom and the Easy Grass Background stamps to create them. 

 After adding a border to divide my papers, I added a couple pink metal clips that have been in my stash forever.  I love how the little flowers matched the theme and I love using things up :)

Thanks for visiting us today!


Thinking of you!

>> Monday, July 27, 2015

Hi Everyone! Hope you have had a good weekend. Recently we have been having beautiful weather here in NW Ohio, sunny and warm but not too hot. And I guess this weather inspired my card today. It is perfect for sitting outside.

I started with white CS, stamped the easy grass background in Old Olive and sponged on some more old olive ink. The greeting was stamped in black ink before masking a couple of clouds and sponging the sky with Bashful Blue ink. Next I used some nestie border dies to cut the edge of the panel as well as a piece of Kraft and black CS. All the panels are attached to the kraft card base. Last I die cut the garden bench with a nestie die and glued it on.

In keeping with this week's challenge "A Stitch in Time" at DRS Designs, I used two dies that have some stitching along the edges. I really like the look! You can check out this week's challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Lighthouse with Anchor

>> Sunday, July 26, 2015

For today's card I used the coloring on a embossing folder with a stamp pad then embossing the background paper. It adds a different look to embossing folders. I was happy with look, to me it made it look more like rope or a fishing net.

Then I stamped the Lighthouse and colored with Copic markers the sky  was airbrushed. I stamped the Anchor colored with Copic markers then fussy cut. I added some twine and pop up the Anchor.

I hope you will join in the challenge this week it's stitching. Any kind will work real or with a die.

Have a wonderful day,


Picnic time

>> Saturday, July 25, 2015

Good morning!
This week's challenge is stitches, faux or real...I have a bit of each here.
I used a border die by Spellbinder with stitch marks and the rectangle image die is from Die-namics.  I stitched around the border panel, before gluing it to my card base, with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine.
What a nice picnic basket they have here but oh my gosh, those ants are about ready to get into it.  They must smell that watermelon down below I think.  Uh oh!
Did anyone bring some ant powder?
Well, I just had to do a picnic card in July, tis the time to get out and enjoy the lake or river and you have to bring food of course, and especially if you have a man with you!!!   Wouldn't this make a great invitation too?  I think for a special group of friends...maybe a potluck??? This card was fast and easy, you could do several in no time at all!
I hope you are having a great weekend and maybe you're even out having a picnic somewhere.   Enjoy!


Jungle Cat

>> Friday, July 24, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Has it been hot in your area? Is it a dry heat or a sticky mess? I was out in NV in July a couple of years ago & everyone says "oh, but it's a dry heat". Right...if you can call a blast furnace just a "dry heat". 115 degrees is ridiculous..dry or not. Here in the southeast, it's more like a lobster boil. So humid you can wear the air. The weather channel was saying how outdoor baseball games do better in high humidity because the ball goes further so pitchers & hitters really do well. Since I'm not pitching any MLB games, I wish the humidity would just knock it off. I would like my good hair days back! 

So I'm thinking my little jungle scene kind of describes our weather. Hot, humid & the leopard is just hanging out trying to keep cool. After stamping the leopard, I masked him & sponged in the background & sky then colored him with Copics. The greeting was rearranged to fit the die cut oval & I cut around his feet & tail to slip it under.
The brown die cut frame was added on top then I punched out about a bajillion leaves in different shades of green, scored & sponged them before adding them all on top to look like the jungle floor. Here are the Copics I used to color it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

I'll tell you, I started this card thinking I would use it for next week's you enter this week's Stitch in Time Challenge & you can figure out the theme of next week's challenge, I'll give you an extra entry in the drawing! (Hint: it's in one of the label tags for this post.) One guess per person & just mention your guess in a comment on this week's challenge post HERE. 
paper: white, textured brown, scraps of different green c/s
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Kaleidacolor blue breeze & fresh greens
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, leaf punches (Punch Bunch, Martha Stewart)


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