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Challenge #150- I Pine for You!

>> Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

Gail Scott!!!
Congratulations! You are the winner from our Color Inspired-Poinsettia BrightChallenge!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're pining away...
I Pine for You!
(use any pine image, punch or die can be pine branches, pine tree, Christmas tree, wreath, etc)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, December 3, 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, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive their choice of 2 stamps from the online catalog at!

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




Jennifer E.




Happy Thanksgiving!

>> Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I just had to squeeze in one more Thanksgiving card and this one is just for YOU!  All of us here at DRS are so thankful for your support!  Without you, we wouldn't and couldn't be us ;)   So to each and every one of you we say Thank You very much and wish you all the Happiest Thanksgiving!  (PS - visit us at from Black Friday to Cyber Monday so we can say thank you again with specials, deals and more!)

My card was pretty quick at this crazy time of year!  I've previously cut apart my Framed Thanksgiving Greeting so it was simple to stamp the pumpkin in the center and work my way out to each end from there alternating the pumpkin and sunflower sections.  I also stamped a couple of extra sunflowers on a separate piece of cs so I could add a little dimension to my final card.  I colored all the squares using alcohol markers.  The Thanksgiving Thinking of You greeting was stamped in orange dye ink and cut out using a nestie tag die, which actually has holes on either side to put a ribbon through that I removed by using a 1" circle punch which kept the sides smooth, then I sponged around the edges and attached it to the front of my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!



Picking out a tree...

>> Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi Everyone,
So, what is it for you?  Artifical or the real thing?  I have to admit that I'm in the artifical tree catagory, but I sure do love the smell and look of the real Christmas trees.  A couple of miles from my home, they've begun setting up the tree lot for the season and I'm tempted to buy each year :)  I only had live trees the first couple of years I was married, (then I went to the dark side!) and I love looking at the photos I have of the trees those years. 
So, here's a card that I made in inspired by the memories of going to the tree lot and choosing the perfect Christmas tree.  I stamped the new Christmas Village Tree Store first, adding the man and his dog and a couple extra trees to round out the little scene.  The man and the extra trees are from Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories and Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories 2.  I colored it with Copic markers, adding some sponging to create the grass and sky, and a few bits of glitter glue here and there for snow.  I cut out the scene with my circle dies and used the No Snow Fun greeting for the sentiment.
I layered everything onto an embossed holly background, added a large die cut snowflake and a few gems and a pearl to finish it. 
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Walking the Dog!

>> Monday, November 24, 2014

Today's card features some more images from the recently released Christmas Village series. These stamps are just so much fun to play with. If you've been visiting the blog recently, then you have seen all sorts of combinations. To create this card I started by stamping the trees label (minus the label part) in Old Olive ink, several times without re-inking to give the illusion of many trees in the background. Next I added the snow lines and then the bare trees and some little pine trees. The sloped roof cottage was stamped in Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. Some stickles were added to the snow on the roof as well as the snow lines. Last I stamped the mail box and the man walking his pup. We have a pup and she absolutely loves walking in the snow. This image makes me think of her and all the fun walks we had last winter!!

I used nesties to cut the frame out of the center of the white card base and used my scoring tool to create some extra lines around the frame. Some punched holly leaves, red half pearls and a sheer red bow complete the look.  Hope you like it. I had fun creating this.

Be sure to check our Color Challenge this week. We'd love to have you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by.



Cabin and Reindeer

>> Sunday, November 23, 2014

By: Janett Ray
Janett's Stamping Place

Hi all, I hope you are warming up because this has been a cold week. I have a chilly card for you today.

I started by stamping the super cute Feeding Reindeer  I masked him and stamped the Christmas Village Cabin and the trees from the Christmas Village Four in one Accessories 2. I used Copic markers to color the image I colored the cabin red to make it look more like Santa's workshop. I used glitter glue and Flower Soft for the snow. The background and bow were stamped with the Woven Plaid  stamp. I made the bow with the Envelope Punch Board. You can see the video Here  The green card was embossed in a embossing folder.

Don't for get to join the challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day,



Christmas Star Easel Card

>> Saturday, November 22, 2014

Good Saturday morning to you all!
Hope your weekend is lovely!
This is another way to use the Designer Quilt Square 166D.  I started out with a quarter sheet of white and drew in some lines to help me keep the square straight, then I used my stamp aligner to further keep things straight. I made my star solid (using 9 squares) and at a diamond.  I will use the inside of the star at a later point.   If you just want to make the star frame, you could outline your die first then stamp your squares so that you only end up with what you need to make the frame (a lot less work coloring).  I stamped in the same fashion (6 squares in this case) for the oval inside the card.  
I used this week's Poinsettia colors for this card because I found them to look so beautiful together.
On a separate piece of white, I stamped the Joys of Christmas greeting 562G, and Christmas Pine Oval 279L then I die cut the Christmas Pine Oval greeting with the smaller star and the Christmas Joy greeting with a smaller oval die.  
I used a corner punch on my pink layers and inserted the corners of the green layers.  I then stamped the Triple Holly 1004F for my corners and cut them out.  I decorated the card face with Sequins, Liquid Pearls and Crystal Stickles. That's it!
Have a creative weekend! I hope you are getting ready for a nice long weekend to come in just a few days!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Ornament Water Color

>> Friday, November 21, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well and you're not too cold! It's been pretty chilly around here. So it was perfect weather to think about making more holiday cards. My card today came about because I saw a really neat, free form water color card using ornaments. Since I haven't had my water colors out in a quite awhile, it really spurred me on to get them out and have a go. Then I realized I don't have a "blank" ornament, so I took my Nativity Ornament and did some surgery on it and stamped the new ornament outline with the pumice ink (after stamping off once) onto water color paper. This w/c paper isn't my's a little rougher and grainer than what I usually use, but I couldn't remember where I put the other paper. Anyway, the pumice ink after stamping off 1 time, just leaves a bare outline that pretty much disappears when all the coloring is finished. Now the coloring took me a long time because the color has to be painted in layers & allowed to dry in between. I'm not one to appreciate watching paint dry, so I helped it a lot w/ a heat gun. The splotchy, free form look is intended to be that way and I'm pretty satisfied with it. 

I added a little splatter and went back w/ a fine line paint brush to remove some paint for the highlights along the edges then stamped the greeting & drew the lines to the ornament tops. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: water color, red linen
ink: Distress ink pumice stone, Versafine onyx
accessories: tube water colors, #10 round brush, #0 liner brush


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