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Mr. Snowman

>> Thursday, October 17, 2019

Good morning!
It is starting to look more and more like winter so
I feel like some nice wintry cards this morning!!
This card is done using DRS stamps: Medium Mr. Snowman and
DRS stamps: I also used  Open Plaid for the scarf and hat band.  the border die and small die in under Mr. Snowman is from Memory Box.  For the plaid I embossed each color so it really looks textured like maybe a thick fleece material.  I did a scap piece of cardstock, then stamped it with Mr. Snowman and then cut out just the hat band and scarf.

For this card I used DRS stamps: All Is Calm Christmas Greeting, Snow Globe , Snow Background and Triple Tree with Snow.  The Snow Background has Stickles dots on it. I used some tiny deer by Memory Box.  There are 2 gold half balls on the sentiment panel and I used Snow Pen on the trees and ground along with glitter.
I did a reverse mask on the globe so that I could stamp the trees and sponge the sky slightly.
I used a white pen to make dots on the fawn and used a Peace die on the base.
That is about it.
Thanks so much for visiting today!


Poe Moon

>> Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hello fellow crafters.

Sometimes when I get an idea, it is hard to get out of my head.  That happened to me with last week's card. More ideas kept popping into my head so I had to make another spooky moon card.  I do love Halloween and Fall moons!

I am calling this my Poe Moon card, and used  Poe's The Raven poem as my inspiration.  The background for this one started out the same as last week's card.  Then I stamped on The Raven, and the then some Script Font Background.  It needed something else so I stenciled on some hearts (The Raven is a spooky, deep love story after all) and added a Boo banner using a Tim Holtz spooky alphabet die.  
I love how it came out.  I may make more!

Hope you are having a great week - we had rain and cooler temperatures so we are excited here in Central Alabama.




Give Thanks

>> Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hi Everyone,

This Give Thanks Pumpkin Stack is one of my very favorite fall themed stamps from the
DRS Designs catalog.  It's a gorgeous image with a sentiment built right in, which made it possible to make a simple, but festive card.

After the image was colored up, I stamped the background using the Interlocking Circle Background, coloring  in the circles using the same markers.

I added a plain yellow strip behind my main image, and playing off the background, I embellished the card using a big felt button.

I'm giving thanks for all things pumpkin right now, and I hope you are too!

Have a great day!


Pumpkin Spice!

>> Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and found some time to get inky!!  My hubby and I recently returned from a trip to Disney World with our daughter and family. We had a wonderful time visiting the parks and enjoying time together. It was rather hot so my daughter and I enjoy some Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee with Pumpkin Cream everyday. Yum! It's that memory that inspired my card today.

I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup, lid, cup cozy and little pumpkin after coloring the images with Copics. The background was created by stamping the silhouette leaf with VersaMark ink onto the light brown CS which was die cut with a stitched rectangle die from Fawn Lawn. The greeting, one of my favs from DRS Designs, was stamped onto white, die cut and layered onto a die cut orange square to match the card base. I wanted a little mat so set the coffee cup on, so I die cut a stitched oval from the same orange CS. A twine bow was added to finish it off.

Looking at this card makes me smile. It brings back some awesomely fun and magical memories.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Starry Christmas Wreath

>> Friday, October 11, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I am happy to report it finally cooled down some & we actually had some rain. Almost 2" on Tues...which is great because we've been bone dry around here. Poor folks 20 miles away, didn't get a drop but it pretty much poured here for a couple of hours. 

My card today took way longer that I planned on spending but that's how it goes sometimes. I wanted a twig wreath w/ stars on it but I wanted them to be a silver/gold mix & look a little rustic. The stars were pretty easy. I die cut them then covered them w/ a mix of silver ink on the inside & gold ink around the edges then sprinkled on 2 different embossing powders. One is a gilded gold (mostly clear w/ gold flecks) & the other was a stardust powder (mostly clear w/ little sparkles & a hint of silver). I did the same for the grosgrain ribbon die & bow die cut. On the wreath, I die cut it out of brown then used the same gold ep just in places here & there. 
Then part that took too long happened because I thought w/ the open area in the center, why not make it a shaker? But the sequins looked too bright & shiny. So I did the embossing again on a piece of ivory & die cut the sequins using a sequin die. Big trouble! Most the embossing flaked right off. So....I had piece sticker paper w/ most of the stickers gone & just the borders left. I peeled it off & stuck my sequins to the sticky side & embossed them again. That worked. I should have thought of that first! Then I put it all together & stamped half of the greeting on the front w/ Versa Clair nocturne & sprinkle the gilded gold powder on it & embossed it. You can see it in the close up but head on, it just looks black.

Here's the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs -  Beautiful Holiday (inside: Interlocking Stars Bg)
paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, brown
ink:  Versaclair nocturne,  Encore Ultimate metallic silver & gold pigment inks
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Stars, Sm. Star dies,  Ranger gilded gold embossing powder, Stardust embossing powder, IO Twig Wreath die, MB Grosgrain Ribbon dies, ODBD Sm. Bow dies


Drop In For A Spell!

>> Thursday, October 10, 2019

Good morning!
I just had to do 1 more week of Halloween
when DRS has so many fun Halloween stamps.
This first card is one that I got off of Pinterest, (something like it anyway!) from Shelly Hickox.

I'm showing this view so that you can get a better idea how it's made.

I had to use a bottle die to just trace around and tweak a bit to fit the skull once I had it right I used a black pen to draw it around the skull to make it look like it is in the bottle of some sort of liquid.
I actually think maybe this poor guy was the victim of a spell gone wrong!!  No wonder he looks mad!  I used a die from Memory box for the web and cut it down to fit.  I used a Sizzix brick wall embossing folder for the center wall and the wall inside where the bottle is.  I tried to make the 2 sides look like shelves in a cubby or cabinet by making a mask then sponging with a light gray then put 2 rounded corners on as mask and sponged again with white.  The bricks were sponged with gray.

I saw something like this on Pinterest too by a lady names Sheila.  I stamped
the Silhouette Haunted House and embossed it with clear.  I then sponged the sky with Oxide Inks.
Because I embossed the house I was able to wipe the Oxide inks off the embossing to keep it nice and black. I glued a piece of black cardstock over the image fence (because I was adding the fence with my gate-fold). I sponged a road up to the house with white.  I then die cut the tombstones (Karen Burniston) from black, edged with white and glued it to the foreground.
I cut the fence (Sizzix) out of black then cut it in the middle.  I used the sides to glue onto the back of the back panel.
I then stamped and embossed with Vivid Orange, the sentiment It's A Scream. I die cut it with an oval and glued it to the left side only of the gate.
So that's it!
Thanks for visiting today!



>> Wednesday, October 9, 2019

I love, love, love October!  I love the promise of cooler weather (we grab on that kind of promise in the deep South - lol), the fun of Halloween with its spooky stories and fun movies, and the food - candy apples, pumpkin pie lattes, and candy, candy, candy.

Today, I have a spooky scrapbook page and a card.

For my scrapbook page of our visit to the "Mountain Tom Clark" historical marker, I used some fall colors and stamped the Spooky Tree Limb, the Accent Bats, and the Iron Fence and Gate.  I cut out one branch of the spooky tree limb so I could hang the picture of "Mountain Tom."  This page was inspired by THIS card done by Kari B. on she was this week's featured stamper.

Next, I did a sponged Halloween scene using the colors from this week's color challenge at  I used a circle mask and sponged around it.  Then I splashed it with water and dried it before I stamped on the Batty Happy Halloween, the Silhouette Majestic Pines, and the edge of the Silhouette Haunted House trees on the very bottom (you can barely see them).
I was inspired to do this card, by a card by Yvette Jensen on Pinterest.  I changed it up alot but her background did inspire me (I can't find the link on the pin). 

Hope the rest of your week is super fun and you get a chance to create.




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