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Easter Blessing

>> Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter



I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

For my card I started by stamping and gold embossing An Easter blessing on to vellum that was cut with a Spellbinder book die. And the edges were painted with a gold paint pen.
For the next layer I stamped the Three Wooded Crosses onto card stock and colored with Copic markers. And cut with the same die.
A background layer was cut from brown card stock.
I stamped and gold embossed the Cross in a Cross and fussy cut. 


Have a wonderful day,

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Taking A Stroll....

>> Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring has finally sprung
and there is no better time for a walk.  


How about a walk down memory lane?

For the next several weeks, each Saturday we will feature one of our designers and show off some of the creations they have shared with us over the years.  

First up is Janett.  We have been lucky to have Janett on our team for more than two years now and we are so happy that she's sticks around with us.  Here are just ten of the hundreds of cards Janett has made for us and boy was it hard to decide which ones to include!  











We hope you enjoy her style as much as we do!

Make sure to come back next Saturday for our next stroll through the past.
Have a great day!



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Latest Buzz from the Hive

>> Friday, April 18, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Good Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well and you're all ready for little Easter egg hunters this weekend! Speaking of Easter eggs, I'm reminded of Easter when my sis, brother & I were are all very young. For some reason we were never quite sure about, my dad always made and hid one egg with the word Falstaff on it. Whoever found the Falstaff egg was the official egg hunting winner. Why Falstaff? I dunno. Maybe because my dad is a little weird and maybe because he used to drink Falstaff beer. My dad also claims to have been a girl scout, lol. Anyway I used to find most of the eggs (I was good, lol) and my dad always made me put some back. Not fair!

So my Easter cards are all mailed and I thought I'd share a card using this super fun beehive and honeycomb background. They go so perfectly with the 2 little bees and don't you love the little bee trail DRS Designs added to go with. After stamping the hive, bees & two greetings, I colored them with Copics and die cut the right edge then edged the whole panel with a bright yellow Permapaque marker. I stamped the honeycomb a few times down the right side of a black panel using white ink then added some small punched yellow circles in the center. I stamped one extra honeycomb, cut it out and added a little yellow button in the center. These are the Copics I used to color everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Easter weekend! Let me know if you find the Falstaff egg!
Supplies:
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
paper: white, black, small scrap of yellow
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders bracket border dies, hole punch, small yellow button, yellow Permapaque marker



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Challenge #118 - I Get Around!

>> Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our winner from last week is....
Paper Primrose
Congratulations,you are the winner of our Pop Goes 1 Color Challenge!
Please send an email to info@drsdesigns.com to claim your prize.

For this week's challenge, we are going 'Round 'Round Get Around! The theme for this challenge is 

I Get Around!
 (use circles somewhere on your creation)
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, April 23, 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:
Medium Script Happy Anniversary 784E
Single Rose 774G
Wedding Ring Ensemble 028G

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

Shelia
Julie
Karin
Janett


Sue
Jennifer E.


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Bright Flowers, Happy Day!

>> Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Welcome!

After a very long cold winter I'm extra happy to say that here in CT spring has finally sprung - as least for a few days!  Before it's gone (I'm hearing 30° for tomorrow) I wanted to add something a little bright and cheery of my own!

I don't normally have too much time to work on challenges, but as I checked out SCS last week I saw a new technique called embedded die cuts that I just loved!  So I had to try it ;)

Unfortunately I'm relatively new to die cuts and I don't have very many to choose from, but I made do.  I originally started out thinking Easter, and ovals were the closest thing I had to egg shaped, so that's where I went.



I began by choosing the 4 dies that I used (from both the reg ovals and petite ovals nestie sets) and I taped them together making sure they were all touching at the bottom.


 Then I went through my paper stock and chose the bright happy colors that you see here and cut out the 4 ovals from each color.  After stamping my pink folded card with our Polka Dot background using black dye ink, I cut out the largest oval I used from the front and lined the inside of the oval with white cs, decided which color went where and taped them all into the center.  The  Polka Dot Flower Trio was stamped on a separate piece of cs and colored and fussy cut, the Sentiment was stamped, sponged and added on top with pop dots and a couple of gems.

All in all a very fun challenge that I'm sure I'll be using again - if only to use up all the extra ovals I ended up with :)

Thanks for visiting today!

Happy Spring!
Sue

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Wedding Card

>> Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I have another wedding card share for you today.  I chose a simple design that begins with the Kraft base being stamped by the Script Font Background in a white craft ink.  If you use this type of ink, please take a moment to let it dry, so that you don't have any smearing ;) 

Then I stamped the Wedding Ring Ensemble and the To Have and Hold sentiment in a brown dye ink, which gave the card a soft, less harsh look were I to have used a black ink.  I colored and die cut the image and added a mat and matching die cut flower.
 
 
A few gems were added, because that's what I seem to do, and voila!  I called it done :)
 
I love that this card is preserved on the blog in this photo...It was a hard to part with! lol!
 
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you love & sunny skies!
 
Karin


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Happy Easter

>> Monday, April 14, 2014


With Easter coming this weekend, I thought I'd share an Easter card with you today. When I first saw this image, I immediately thought of an old hymn we used to sing in church, "The Old Rugged Cross." So I tried to create a card that sort of has a rugged look.

The card base is Kraft CS that was stamped with the Lines O' Plenty background stamp in VersaMark ink.  A strip of brown CS with some burlap ribbon attached was added to the side of the card base. The main image was stamped with Memento Black ink on Kraft CS, colored with copics, die cute and layered on the brown CS. The sentiment was stamped in Black on Kraft CS, die cut and layered on brown as well. I added the heart charm with some brown baker's twine on the burlap ribbon. The charm says peace and love.

Thanks for stopping by today. This week's challenge is to "Pop goes 1 Color" and we want to see black, white and one other color on your card. You can see details here. We'd love to have you play along.

Until next time,
shelia

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