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Happy Fall!

>> Thursday, September 24, 2020

 Good morning!

Look at this cute new scarecrow.  He goes perfectly with so much 

but today they are on their own featured in fall


DRS Designs stamps: Laid Out Scarecrow and Autumn in the Air.

The fall frame is from Poppystamps (Memory Box) #2243
The round die is MFT's stitched circles.
I made a background with alcohol inks then die cut the frame.
Mr. Scarecrow was colored with Copics.

My next card is this same little guy but 
with the addition of the new sunflower basket.
DRS Designs stamps: Happy Fall Y'All, Laid Out Scarecrow, 

I used Spellbinders die S6-135 with wheat colored cardstock.
I also used some cute enamel dots on this one.
Thanks for visiting!


Adventures in the Mountains

>> Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hello Crafty Friends!

In my 20's, I lived both in the mountains and foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I could go hiking with only a few minutes notice and only have to drive a mile or two to get there.  I took it for granted, and now I look back and see how magical and special that was. The beauty of the mountains and the landscape around them was amazing.  Today's cards are a nod to those days.  

I started with a water color wash and some splatters on watercolor paper.  After the paint dried, I stamped the Mountain & Treeline 2 in 1 Scene and the Silhouette Hiker on both.  The first card also has the Take a Hike Greeting and the second card has the Let the Adventure Begin Greeting

These were quick and easy to make and they brought back memories.

Hope your week is going well.  Hugz,



Just a Note

>> Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Hi Everyone,

My babbling brook and meadow card is one that can be used for any occasion.  I need to keep those handy for when I'm in a pinch, and this would be one that's gender neutral too.  All I have to do is choose a greeting for inside when the time arrives.

I began at the bottom of my image panel, stamping the River Rocks twice, for either side of the stream.  I then stamped the Tree Line up top. After coloring everything in, and stamping some grass using the Easy Grass Background stamp, I then stamped the Fence Line, finishing it off with a few hot air balloons from the 4 in 1 Sky stamp.  

The 1 Line Just a Note greeting fit perfectly on the bottom.  I'll pretend I planned that out the whole time, but it's nice when things work out in the end :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Scene Builder

>> Monday, September 21, 2020

 Hi Everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. If you are a regular visitor to DRS Designs, then you have seen some beautiful scenes created using the new 2 in 1 scene builders (045P and 087P). These new images make it so easy to create scenes. And you can make them as complicated or as simple as you wish.

For this card I started with water color paper and stamped both images with Archival Black and Memento Bamboo inks. I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and water color pencils to color in the areas and then added the panel to a black card base. I used the same black CS for the greeting. This was super easy to create.

This next card uses the same 2 in 1 scene builder images. I wanted to add the cabin to this scene, so I first stamped it with Archival black ink and colored it with Copics, then I used a mask to cover the cabin and stamped the mountain and tree 2 in 1 scene images (045P) along with the fence line from the river rocks and fenceline 2 in 1 scene builder (087P). Once again I used Archival Black and Memento Bamboo inks to stamp the images and colored them with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and colored pencils. Once everything dried I stamped the sending you happy thoughts greeting and attached the die cut panel to a white card base.

You can check out all the new images here.



Ocean Birthday

>> Sunday, September 20, 2020

I love creating cards using glass bead gel. It is a wonderful texture and can be used on any card to add some fun texture.

This background was created using a water stencil and glass bead gel. Once the gel was dry I added blue ink over to give the water look.

I stamped the PORTHOLE - 1039L image on card stock then I stamped it again on scrap paper. I die cut the center of the scrap paper and laid it over the portole. Next I stamped in the center of the porthole the SEASIDE DOCK - 1111K. I then colored the porthole and seaside dock with copics and fussy cut the porthole.

I stamped SCHOOL OF FISH - 1038E, colored them with copics and fussy cut them. I finished with the BIRTHDAY MULTI GREETING - 219P and popped several of the images up on dimensionals.
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card.


Pumpkin Patch Scene

>> Saturday, September 19, 2020


Is it just me or is time flying by?  There's been a definite chill in the air lately :)

I've been having a great time using our new 2 in 1 background stamps.  I keep trying to see if I can come up with new combinations.  

I started my card by stamping our Pumpkin Pile and Pumpkin Patch images on white card stock and masking them.  Next I inked just the trees in our New Mountain and Tree 2 in 1 Scene using vintage green ink and stamping them mostly above the pumpkins.  I inked just the fence from our Fence  and Rocks 2 in 1 Scene and stamped it slightly below the trees.  I added a mask to the trees so I could sponge on the grass and sky.  Once I removed the masks I used a combination of watercolor pencils and alcohol markers to color in the pumpkins.

Thanks for stopping by!



Framed Fall

>> Friday, September 18, 2020

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I'm happy to say we didn't get near the rain & wind they predicted we'd have from the remnants of Hurricane Sally. AND..a cold front is on the way so YAY! I'm so ready for fall. 
For my card today, I took a bunch of extra pics because I was determined to do this all on one layer & not fussy cut anything. Usually that's not a problem, but using the top scarecrow & having him in & out of the frame meant I had to figure out what to mask first. So I figured if anyone else had this dilemma, I'd show my solution. First, I'll show you the masks I had already cut from a previous card for the frames. I stamped the frames 4 or 5 times on scratch paper & used a craft knife to cut out a different window from each one & one w/ all the frames cut out. Also, I already had a cut out mask of the split scarecrow, so I was good to go.
My first step was to die cut the panel & figure out where the frame was going to be. I placed the mask of the scarecrow where he would go, folding back his feet where the frame would go, then stamped the frame. This left the blank spot in the frame for the scarecrow's head so I then placed the frame mask on, folded back the top & bottom part of it & stamped the scarecrow (see photo below).
 So far, so good! Then I removed this mask & attached the next mask w/ a different window cut out & stamped the image inside. Since all the others didn't have any in & out areas, they were easy. After I stamped the images inside the frames, I added the greeting then colored them all in.
In case you're wondering, I keep all my masks for future use so I don't have to keep cutting them over & over. I keep them in a little baggie & there's a separate baggie for each section of images. Below is my baggie for the fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving images.
And where do I keep these baggies? In the binder w/ the stamps. This is how I store my unmounted stamps. I put Tombow multi glue on the backs, let it dry, then put them on those old pages they tell you not to use for your photos anymore. They are perfect for storing stamps. Under the plastic over sheet, I put a copy of the image so I know where it goes. I have 3 big zipper binders for all my DRS images. I don't know what your system is, but this seems to work for me. And I can move whole pages at a time if need be.
Anyway, that's how I did this card & that's my storage system. Oh & the glue will allow me to stick these stamps to my Misti or an acrylic block for a good long time before I have to add more glue.

Here's the inside & the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
paper:  Staples 110# white
ink:  Memento tuxedo black (Kaliedacolor tomato vine used on inside)
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies Copic markers, Misti


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