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Dancing in the rain

>> Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hi everyone, 
We've had plenty of April showers, they said on the news that 1950 was the last time we had this much rain.

I thought this would be the perfect stamp to use.


I stamp the Dancing in the rain with Memento Coco Ink and layered it onto brown paper.

The cute little Pig in Puddle and the Leafy Tree Branch was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Then I used Memento Summer Sky and stamped over the top of the image with the Raindrop Background.These were layered onto blue card stock that was embossed in a Dotted Swiss embossing folder then brown card stock and a white card.

Have some fun today, what ever the weather is doing.

I hope you will join in the challenge this week it's Neutrals. 

Have a wonderful day,


Get Well Soon!

>> Saturday, May 2, 2015

Good morning all!
I also used a Spellbinder Bracket Border die set, silver leaf pen and ribbon
Also used ribbon and a gold leaf pen.
I did both of these on glossy white.  I stamped the dandelion in clear resist first, inked th background then over stamped with gray on the top card and brown on the bottom.  The difference in the backgrounds (beside color) is that the bottom was done masking off sections at a time with torn paper towel to get a totally different look. I moved the torn part around to get different sections looking just a bit different from each other.
Both of these cards are in the neutral type color scheme, which is this week's challenge.  Find the challenge on Thursday's post, just scroll down.
Hope you are having a funtastic weekend!


It's Grad Time Again!

>> Friday, May 1, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
And Happy first day of May! I was going to say May Day, but well, you know..I didn't want the Coast Guard showing up or anything. I hope your week has gone well! I had to interrupt my regularly scheduled new image card making because 2 of my hubby's nephews are graduating this month. Don't even ask how many he has..I don't think he even knows, lol. He's 3rd youngest of a total of 12 kids! But anyway, Grad cards were definitely needed & I just love this Grad Boy image. The only changes were the colors..I used their school colors. Scarlet & gray for one, blue & orange for the other. I did sneak in one new greeting  Sun Shine Bright) so there's that! 
I also found a great use for my new Misti purchase. I kept hearing all the great things about and even though I wasn't sure what all that was about I was just sure I needed it! So how I used here was I positioned the Grad Boy image w/ the card stock below it. Stamped it once w/ the Memento, left it in place & colored it w/ Copics. Then I inked it again and stamped it w/ the Versafine. Since the Versafine & Copics don't mix stamping it first w/ Memento allowed me to color then overstamping w/ the Versafine gave me the rich dark look I wanted for the solid black parts. 

The Congrats Label (behind greeting) was stamped w/ charcoal ink on the gray version & Morocco ink on the blue version. Here's a look at the inside of the gray version. The other is the same, just orange & blue. 
And these are the Copics I used. Same for that one & red for the other. I used the same grays & skin tones on both. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! And don't forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...Put it in Neutral! 
paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, lt & dk silver fleck gray, scarlet, orange, royal blue
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Colorbox charcoal chalk ink, Memento Morocco 
accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders circle & matting basics  A & B dies, Candi dots , Stripes embossing folder (Paper Crafts)


Challenge #172 - Put it in Neutral!

>> Thursday, April 30, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Lillian A 

Congrats, you are the winner from our Bloomin' Beautiful! Challenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, we are changing gears from all of the color last week ...
Put it in Neutral!
 (use any image, die cut or punched shape but use neutral colors..for basic neutrals, think white, ivory, tan, kraft, brown, black, gray...)
Did you know you can make your own neutral colors? There are a few different ways to make neutral colors. You can blend black and white to make gray. You can create brown in two ways—by blending two complementary colors (like red & green or blue & orange) together, or by blending all three primary colors (red, yellow, blue)  together. You can also make a shaded neutral by adding a significant amount of gray to any color. Give it a try!

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, March 4, 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.

For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
Three Butterflies 744F
Butterfly Kisses Greeting 399G
Script Happy Birthday 159D
And here are some wonderful neutral inspired cards from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!


Spring Attitude

>> Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hello! I am very excited about my first post as a DRS design team member. I just love the versatility and fun embodied in DRS sentiments and images - they make card-making really easy!

We live out in the country, but we haven't had cows, chickens, or a garden in a long time so we have been wasting all this beautiful land. We have also been wasting Spring! This year, my husband decided we should plant a small garden and all of the sudden it really feels like Spring around here.  All this blooming and greenery inspired this cute little card.

I started my card by stamping Leafy Tree Branch (395H) twice (one from the left and one from the right). Then I stamped the new It's Spring... Bee Happy sentiment and a little Bitsy Bumble Bee. I stamped the bee again, colored it, popped it up on top of the base stamp, and added some Stickles since every bee should be a little sparkly.

I used the pointillism method for coloring the background with a yellow alcohol marker (I love the color variation this method gives to a background), and then I colored the images with green and brown alcohol markers. For the background panel, I used the Lines O'Plenty background stamp. Next, I sponged some chocolate brown ink all around the edges of both panels and attached them to the white card base. To add just a little more to the card, I stamped some more leaves from the branch stamp and glued them one in a few places (ok, I admit I was covering up a few little places that weren't perfect - LOL). Inside the card, I used the lines stamp again, stamped another little Bitsy Bee, and added the Every Day Holds the Possibility of a Miracle stamp.

Hope you have been able to enjoy a bit of Spring lately - we all need it after that cold Winter!



Butterfly Kisses

>> Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Today's card features the new Butterfly Kisses Greeting, which was released this past weekend at the DRS Designs store.  It's a lovely sentiment and coordinates with any number of butterfly stamps in the current catalog.

While it was hard to choose a butterfly from all of the stamps available, I decided to used the Large Open Silhouette Butterfly and the emboss resist technique. I stamped the greeting in a deep purple and then used the butterfly stamp, Versamark ink and a white embossing powder, heat setting it with my heat gun.  

After it cooled, I chose two lighter colors of purple ink and sponged right on top of all of my stamping, adding a few die cut butterflies to give the card more dimension.

I finished it by layering the stamped panel onto some purple card stock and added the gems for embellishment.

Thanks for visiting the blog and be sure to check out the new stamp release here!



Happy Anniversary!

>> Monday, April 27, 2015

DRS Designs will soon be releasing some new stamps and you are going to love them! For this anniversary card I used the new Love Birds Branch (413H) and the Side by Side Anniversary greeting.

I started by stamping the new love birds branch on white CS with Memento Black ink, coloring it with Copics, then die cutting and layering it on a matching die cut from light teal CS. I stamped just the Happy Anniversary part of the sentiment in VersaMark ink on a darker teal and heat embossed it with detail white EP. The border was die cut with a nestie and layered on white CS. I used a MS bow punch to created the white bow, punching it several times, and gluing them together with a small gem in the center.

This was a fairly quick and simple card to create and I really like the look. Hope you do too. Be sure to check DRS Designs online store this week to see the new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by,



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