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Another sympathy card

>> Saturday, July 30, 2011

by Sue


I, unfortunately, was in need of another sympathy card this week, and since I didn't have much time I was very pleased with how well this came out.

The base card is actually more green than gray, but I had a real hard time getting a decent photo :(

I stamped our Simple Berry Branch using black ink and added green marker highlights in all the berries. I stamped the vertical Thinking of You also in black ink and then stamped our Small Silhouette Butterfly on kraft cs using black ink, cut it out and adhered it to the branch.
10 minutes after sitting down I was ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by!



My card today is fun and a little crazy.  I used DRS Designs new release Feather Background and then three butterflies...and silhouette live flower......lastly, polka dot background.  I cut the butterfly out and paper pieced her on.  The flower was cut out as well and once the card was assemble, I covered it with crystal effects and put an orchid opulence rhinestone on it.  Some pretty gingham ribbon finished it off.
I like how it is a bit crazy, but the message is clear, LIVE!

Have a great day!



Lemonade in the Shade

>> Friday, July 29, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Hot, Hot, Hot Friday!

It seems almost the entire country is melting in a Heat Wave. Time for some cold lemonade in the shade! To me, anything citrus sounds so cool and refreshing. That and the A/C cranked up, lol. I don't know how folks in northern areas deal w/ the heat if they don't have A/C. Here in the south, it's a must have. If you've ever seen me melt in a puddle like the Wicked Witch of the West, you'd understand. It's not pretty! So settle back and grab a tall cold glass of lemonade and think of swimming pools and tropical beaches.

For my very citrus-y card, I stamped the fabulous Cool Summertime Greeting, die cut it and sponged a little yellow and orange ink w/ the die still in place. I used the terrific Citrus Background and a rainbow ink pad for the large yellow bg, then sponged the edges. The lemons and lemonade glass were die cut using a Cricut. Three buttons were added and a little stickles and the finished card is 5.5 x 4.25.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay cool and have a great weekend!

stamps: Cool Summertime Greeting, Citrus Background
paper: white, yellow, lt green
ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Melon Melody rainbow pad
accessories: markers, Spellbinders labels 4 & 17, Cricut w/ Savory cartridge, buttons, yellow & stardust Stickles


Flip Flop Summer

>> Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am certainly enjoying wearing my flip flops!
The weather has been hot and sunny; perfect summer weather.
For today's card I have combined turquoise and red and a bit of purple for this summery card.
The sentiment Cool Summertime Greeting (824H) is from the DRS new release.
I had to add the flip flops (011K) on the edge of the sentiment.
Then I framed the image with a die cut.
Check out all the new releases and have fun this summer!


Birthday Bugs!

>> Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hi Everyone!
It's Jennifer here again today and I'm changing things up a bit! I'm sticking with the Summer theme that you've seen here a lot lately, but I have a birthday card to share with you today.

I have used DRS Designs famous Ladybug Stackup (695G) as the focal point on my card front.  I colored it with Copic Markers and after shading the bottom with a green marker, I stamped the Easy Grass Background (059E) to create the grass blades in the scene.  I paired the ladybug image with the Ladybug Birthday Greeting (576G), but I split it up--I stamped majority of it in red right next to the stamped image and stamped the bottom separately in black in the lower right corner of the card front as seen. A small black rhinestone on either side of "Happy Birthday" accented it nicely!

Just look at those cute little bugs...aren't they adorable? 
I hope I've inspired you to create a Summer Birthday card or two!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sending You a Smile...

>> Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hey Everyone,

How is your summer going?  Are you in the part of the country that has been experiencing record temps?  Where I live, we hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit last week, so I thought that this card, featuring this nice cool slice of watermelon, (named Watermelon and Friend) would be just the thing to show off on the blog today :)

Isn't that little ant just the cutest?  This stamp, paired up with the sentiment,(Sending you a smile) makes for the best summer card to send to a sweet someone.  I used my colored pencils for a change, instead of my Copics,  and added some stamping to the base of the card using the Polka Dot background stamp.

The red and white gingham ribbon looked like a checked tablecloth to me, so that's why I added that for an embellishment.  I love bright colors on a card during the summer, don't you?

You can see all of the latest and greatest summer themed stamps right here.

Have a great day!


Grill Master's Birthday!

>> Monday, July 25, 2011

Posted By Jennifer E.

If your Summer's are like ours then your grill is out all the time and we grill it up daily it seems!  How about making a Birthday card for your Grill Master?  I created this one with stamps from DRS Designs.  

I colored Grilling Guy (820K) with Copic Markers.  I masked him and then stamped the Easy Grass Background (059E) to the area around his feet.  I split up the Grill Master Birthday Greeting (145G) so that it fit above and below the decorative panel.

  Although it's hard to see, I also used a Glaze pen on his eyes to give them a realistic look.  Ribbon and brads finished off this 4.25" x 6" card--had to make it a bit bigger than an A2 size to fit the width of the image and the sentiment together. 

Hope you have a wonderful Monday! Thanks for stopping by! 



We're having a heat wave...

>> Sunday, July 24, 2011


I don't know about where you live, but here in the northeast it's been H - O - T hot! So naturally when I sat down to stamp I was looking for a little refreshing coolness! When I saw our new Cool Summertime sentiment the word "lemonade" jumped out at me and the rest as they history!

I started by sponging yellow and orange dye inks onto a 4"sq. piece of white card stock and then stamped our Cool Summertime Greeting on top using orange ink. On separate pieces of lime green, orange and lemon yellow card stock I stamped our Citrus Slice stamp using clear versamark ink and embossed using white ep. I left a little border as I cut around the slices and then attached them to the corners of my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay cool!!!



The back nine

>> Saturday, July 23, 2011

By Pam Stang

The happiest of Saturdays to everyone out there in Blog land!
My card today features our new golf cart girl over at DRS Designs.  We have got some really fun new gotta go check them out:)  I think my back nine birthday greeting goes perfectuly with this gal!  I stamped the main image in black on white cardstock and used melon mambo, crushed curry, gray, going gray and then my zig painty in silver for the cart.  I sponed some baja breeze and garden green for the bg.  An edge punch, rhinestones and some ribbon helped to complete the card.
Have a great day!



Have Fun!

>> Friday, July 22, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
The weekend is almost here and I'll bet it's time to dig out your sports equipment and hit the court, field or whatever arena you prefer. This new Four Corner Sports image is perfect for your sports cards! It's also great for those cards for teenage boys and sports fanatics.

For my fun sports card, I stamped the four images multiple times, colored w/ markers and cut out. To me these images just scream FUN so I paired them w/ the Fun greeting. I die cut a couple of stars out of the chocolate and rust c/s and did a mix match w/ them. The rust bg was embossed w/ a mesh texture that to me, looks like the pigskin of a football or basketball. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a FUN weekend!

stamps: Four Corner Sports, All About Fun Greeting
paper: white, rust, chocolate
ink: VersaFine Onyx, lt sand
accessories: markers, Spellbinders labels 2, Cuttlebug mesh embossing folder & stars die


Grill Master

>> Thursday, July 21, 2011

This week DRS Designs and the Stamp Something Blog are celebrating Christmas in July! One lucky winner will be selected to win a $15.00 Store voucher to DRS Designs just for playing along!
You have until 7pm ET on Thursday, July 21st to enter the challenge. Go to the Stamp Something Blog and provide a direct link to your Christmas In July project.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post I am having so much fun this summer that it has been so nice I have spent more time outside than in my craft room so I did not have time to participate in this challenge, but you can!

For my card today I used the newly released Grilling Guy and colored him with copics.
I added the sentiment: (831H)
I stamped the Interlocking star background(819H) and cut out some stars and glazed them.
Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy this fabulous summer!!!


Fun in the Sun

>> Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today I have a cute little picnic card for you, using the newly released Watermelon and Friend (798H). I colored the image with copics and used some bright key lime cardstock. I also dry embossed some white cardstock with a citrus design. I added some twine and the sentiment Fun in the Sun (1072H). I am having so much Fun this summer that I almost forgot I was filling in today! LOL! thanks for stopping by and check out all the new releases by DRS Designs.

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Way Above Par!

>> Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hi Everyone,

This card makes me laugh.  Not for the obvious reason that you may think.  Yes, I love the adorable Above Par Birthday sentiment, that goes with out saying.  You see, I know many golfers in my life, so these golf themed stamps are great for when I make birthday cards.  I however, am not a golfer.  I've only ever golfed once in my lifetime.  Once.  And I broke my leg.  Yes, you are reading correctly. Broke my leg.  Golfing. I know, I know...How can this be, you ask.  Ready?  I tripped getting out of the golf cart.  Lucky for me it's been 13 years and time and distance has worked its magic and I'm no longer sad and bitter.


And that is why Golf Cart Girl makes me laugh.  Hopefully you are laughing now too.  Oh, and don't worry.  I play a mean game of mini golf.  You don't need to ride a cart for that ;)

Hope you have a day that's Way Above Par!


Christmas In July!

>> Monday, July 18, 2011

This week DRS Designs and the Stamp Something Blog are celebrating Christmas in July!  One lucky winner will be selected to win a $15.00 Store voucher to DRS Designs just for playing along!

You have until 7pm ET on Thursday, July 21st to enter the challenge.  Go to the Stamp Something Blog and provide a direct link to your Christmas In July project.

Of course I'm not eligible to enter the contest and win, but I did play along and here's my creation.

I used DRS Designs Nativity Noel (337L) for the center image and colored it with Copic Markers.  The center "O" was stamped and colored twice and then adhered on top of the first image with foam tape for added dimension.  I used the Silent Night Sheet Music (506P) for the background and colored in the holly and inked the edges for a distressed look.  Then to finish things off I added a simple sentiment, the One Line Silent Night, Holy Night (484D) at the bottom of the stamped image along with a red brad on either side of it.

I hope to see you over at the Stamp Something Blog.  Good Luck to you on winning the $15 voucher from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sometimes it works...

>> Sunday, July 17, 2011


Don't you loved it when a card comes together just like planned? It doesn't seem to happen often in my world, so it's extra special when it does!

Last night was an extra special night for me - yeah! This CAS card was completed in about 30 minutes

I stamped a kraft card stock folded card with our almost new Background Branch using vintage green dye ink. I traced a rectangle around it using a pencil then cut out the inside of the rectangle using an exacto knife. I distressed the edges of the rectangle, and then colored in the leaves using a green marker. The Wishing You came from an Easter stamp that I cut off and stamped by itself.

One of the hardest choices I had to make was what color to put behind the leaves and I eventually decided on a midnight blue.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




>> Saturday, July 16, 2011

By Pam Stang

It's summer and the temperature is a risin'!
My card today is fairly simple, but I am so happy with how it turned out.  I used a piece of taken with teal and sprayed gold glimmer mist on it, pretty heavily.  Next, I stamped our new summer wording square in black on white cardstock and colored in with daffodil delight and taken with teal...just some high lights.  Lastly, I added some pretty roses.....
Stay cool and enjoy your Saturday!



King of the Grill

>> Friday, July 15, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
(please click for a bigger picture)
Happy Friday!
The weekend is almost here and this Grill Meister can't wait to get grilling! I can't help but think of my husband when I look at this image. Because of a "little grilling accident" he had, he's required to do his grilling away from flammable structures (like the deck). So I put my King of the Grill in the middle of the backyard.

The grilling misadventure (we never let him forget, lol) happened a long time ago in a different house. We had a big beautiful deck that we built ourselves. And he had this smoker grill he used to fire up on the back part of the deck. The day after the grilling incident, it rained, so he left the little smokey on the deck. The next day, I came home from work and hubby says "I had a little accident on the deck". Ok, so I'm thinking a coal fell out and burned a little spot or something. I go out back and thru the little lattice doorway and the back deck is GONE! I mean I'm looking at the dirt and about 16 feet of deck, 8 boards across is missing! The happy little smokey is sitting upright w/ the cover on in the center of the dirt. I look at hubby and say "Little accident? If the deck were a person it'd be on life support!"
We never did figure out exactly how the incident happened, but hubby quietly rebuilt the missing section all by himself. And that's why he now grills away from any structures. BTW, we still have the little smoker and that's the one he uses to this day.

This card was pretty easy. It was stamped, colored w/ markers and die cut. I masked the Grill King and added a fence, some grass and a sky behind him. The sentiment was broken up and I used a stamp positioner to stamp it in the frame arrangement you see. A larger die was used as a template to add the doodled red frame between the sentiment sections.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Y'all be careful with those Little Smokey grills, lol!

Grilling Guy, Boss of the Barbeque greeting, Add a Fence, Easy Grass Backgroundink: VersaFine Onyx, Memories soft baby blue
accessories: markers, Spellbinders Labels 8 dies, self made cloud stencil
, stamp positioner


Golf Cart Girl

>> Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today I have a new release from DRS Designs: (375K) Golf Cart Girl. I colored her with copics and cut out my focal image with a nestie, which I dry embossed. I added the sentiment: Golf Path Greeting (005). I made a faux bow with yellow and white extra wide ribbon and added some yellow pearls for embellies.

Check out all the fabulous fun new releases from DRS Designs.


You stand out in a crowd!

>> Wednesday, July 13, 2011

By Pam Stang

I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday.  Doesn't a watermelon just scream Summer?  I adore this image with the little ant sitting on top munching on the delicious watermelon.  This watermelon and friend is a new release from DRS Designs and is available for purchase right now!  Also, I used the stand out in a crowd greeting and the lines o' plenty background stamp on this creation. The main image was stamped in versamark and embossed with black.  I colored with watermelon with melon mambo and old olive.  The tablecloth was colored with red and I used tempting turquoise with a scallop circle for a mat for the clouds...the green along the edge was done by placing paper directly on ink pad.  Some ribbon, rhinestones and edge punch were added for the finishing touches.

Have a lovely day!



Tiny Patriot

>> Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HI Everyone,

I have one last patriotic card to share today.  It was made using the new Tiny Patriot stamp which I colored with my Copic markers.

I embossed the background panel with stars and then made a strip of designer paper using the Interlocking Circles background stamp.  I stamped it in navy ink, and randomly colored in some circles with a red Copic marker. Easy peasy matching paper. With all of the background stamps that DRS Designs sells, I'm never at a loss for designer paper for my projects.

I hope your summer isn't flying by too fast, and that you are enjoying some beautiful sunshine where you live.

Have a great day!



It Takes A Lot Of Balls!

>> Monday, July 11, 2011

Are you enjoying the new Patriotic and Summer releases from DRS Designs?  Today I'm showing off another one.  On this Golfer's Birthday card I've used Golfer Duff (457L) and paired it 2 sentiments from the current DRS catalog, the Balls to Golf Greeting (003F) and the Small One Line Happy Birthday (250B)
I colored Golfer Duff with Copic Markers and outlined the Balls to Golf sentiment with a blue Copic Marker as well to match.  I matted both with dark brown cardstock.  I stamped the small one line happy Birthday sentiment just below the golfer image and added 3 dark brown brads on the right hand side to fill in the empty space.  I adhered the matted Balls to Golf sentiment to the left of the image to fill in the empty space above his golf club.  For the background I simply dry embossed a piece of green cardstock and added 4 petite light blue brads to the area under the sentiment. I used a light blue piece of cardstock for the card front and adhered it all to an A2 size dark brown cardstock base. 

Golfer Duff is such a fun image to color.  Have you seen his friend, the Golf Cart Girl (375K)?  She'd be the perfect image to turn this card in to a feminine birthday card for any female golfer you know!  
I hope you enjoyed this card today. 
Thanks for stopping by!



Summer Fun

>> Sunday, July 10, 2011


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!!
I just can't believe how fast it's going!! Christmas will be here before I know it!

For my card today I started by stamping a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 piece of white cs with red ink using our Woven Plaid stamp. Next, I stamped a scrap of white cs with our new Watermelon and Friend stamp using black ink. After coloring I cut out just the watermelon and ant. Next I grabbed another new stamp, our Summer Square and using a red marker I just inked and stamped the straight lines and then inked up the sun portion with black ink and stamped it twice on more scrap paper so I could color the sun and paste it on top of the square using foam dimensional tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great stamping week!!



>> Saturday, July 9, 2011

As I sit here and write this, it is monsooning outside of my house!  A couple trees came down in the neighborhood.  This is unlike Colorado!  My card today made me feel warm and happy and I was able to pretend that there was sunshine outside!
I stamped DRS Designs flip flops in black and colored in with blushing bride, orchid opulence, melon mambo and pear pizazz...I stamped the flower, colored it, cut out, popped up and then put crystal effects on it once the card was complete.  The Cool Summertime greeting was stamped in noir black and mounted on melon mambo. 
Come on over to DRS Designs and have some fun with our new releases!


Home of the Brave

>> Friday, July 8, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope y'all had a great 4th of July holiday! These DRS images are perfect for patriotic holidays but also for saying "thanks" to those who served or are still in the service. Thanks to them, we have a USA!

For my card, I started with the circle of stars and die cut it. The first part of the USA greeting and used a technique I call "Nestie resizing" to die cut it. The original shape was much larger, but I resized it to fit my USA. The big star behind it is also a die cut.

The blue background was stamped with the interlocking stars with denim ink for a tone on tone look. The red and white layers were pieces I had on the table and by themselves, weren't big enough but together they made a nice layer. I bet you have some left over pieces laying around. Sometimes it makes things interesting to use odd size pieces.

The second half of the greeting was inked with markers and I used a tag to die cut it. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.50

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend and if you see a man or woman in uniform, give them a pat on the back and a hearty "Thank You". They deserve it!

stamps: USA Thanks to Our Brave, Star Wreath, Interlocking Star Background
paper: white, red, cobalt blue
ink: VersaFine onyx, Adirondack denim
accessories: markers, circle, label 18, tag and star dies, 1/4 inch circle punch, clear glaze pen, white & red Permapaque markers


Happy Independence Day

>> Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today I have a new release from DRS Designs: Tiny Patriot (801H) along with the Happy Independence Day sentiment (822D).
The star background was stamped with the Interlocking Star Background (819H) on red cardstock.
I made the shaped card with Labels 8 nestie.

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Let Freedom Ring

>> Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hi Everyone,

I used an nontraditional color scheme for my card today, thinking that something like this would be a great card to include in a box going to Operation Write Home anytime of the year.  

I used the new Feather Background stamp inked in white on the blue background, and then also used it inked in blue on the white.  I colored the Liberty Bell stamp to match and added a strip of paper made with the Woven Plaid stamp.  I always feel so creative and industrious when I'm able to make my own background papers from my stamp stash :) 

Finally, I love that the sentiment Let Freedom Ring pairs perfectly with this stamp.  Three out of the four stamps I used on my card came from the new releases here at DRS Designs.  Stop by the store and check out all of the rest of the new stamps!

Thanks for the visit!


Stars and Stripes!

>> Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the long holiday weekend with a picnic, fireworks or maybe just some crafting ;)

I decorate my home with red, white and blue decor around Memorial Day and it stays up until Labor Day when I change out for fall.  So for me, even though the official Independence Day holiday has come and gone, I think red, white and blue works all summer long.

I made this card with one of the new stamps aptly named Stars Stripes Forever.  Choosing to play off the theme of the sentiment, I used the Starry background stamp, stamping my background in navy.  Then layered on some red and blue stripes.  I added a ribbon from my jar of scraps and some Stickles for my usual bit of bling.  I seemed happy enough with the CAS look, until I took the photo.  Then it just seemed blah.

So, here is the fixed up version:

I cut out 3 embossed stars to match my 3 star brads and added some white doodles with a gel pen.  Sigh.  Much better.  It just need that little extra somethin' somethin'.

Well, that's it for me.  Have you seen all the great summer stamps from the latest release?  Check them all out right here.  Also, I'll be back here tomorrow with another card, so I hope you will be here too.  Thanks for visiting us and see you then!


Stars and Stripes Forever!

>> Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you're all out celebrating our Nation's Independence Day with family, friends, and all fun Summer things!

Today's card I'm sharing with you was made just for the Independence Day Holiday.  I've used 3 of DRS Designs new releases on it--the Tiny Patriot (801H), Stars Stripes Forever Sentiment (823F), and the Happy Independence Day sentiment (822D). 

Isn't that Tiny Patriot adorable!?!?!?  All coloring was done with Copic Markers.  I created my own pattern paper by stamping off the Interlocking Star background (819H) with blue ink so it was light enough that the Independence Day sentiment could be easily seen.  A simple satin red ribbon and bow separated the 2 background panels and then the card front was adhered to a red cardstock base. This finished card size measures A2-5.5" x 4.25".

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and wonderful holiday!



Stars and Stripes

>> Sunday, July 3, 2011


Happy 4th of July Eve! I couldn't let the weekend go by without doing my own salute to the red, white and blue!

The blue layer was stamped with our Vicki's Versatile Background and then I gave that piece of paper a really good scrunching to get it nice and wrinkled. I stamped the same bg on my red layer across the bottom, and then turned my stamp 90° and stamped the bottom again. I stamped our new Stars and Stripes Forever on both white and red card stock and then paper pieced the red onto the white and layered it all together with silver paper and added the jewels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!



>> Saturday, July 2, 2011

By Pam Stang

Hooray!  The first Saturday in July!  Summers are a time of relaxation, fun and lots of butterflies.  I love butterflies.  They make me think of my mom!  Wonderful memories.  My card today features DRS Designs feather background image and the silhouette believe butterfly.  Fairly simple card but I am happy with the outcome!  I randomly stamped the feather in noir black. Next, I stamped the butterfly in versamark and embossed it in black.  I used the spiral punch, some embroidery thread and some ribbon to finish the card off.  I used white, pear pizazz and gray white core cardstock. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


Toadally Huck Finn

>> Friday, July 1, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!

Today is also the last winner of the Stamp a Day Giveaway! Drumroll....... the final winner is:
A big congrats! You've won this Cutie Pie Frog Boy! And thanks so much to all of you who visited each day! We hope you had fun seeing all the designs and winning the stamps.

When I started making this card, this cutie looked so much like I imagine Huck Finn would look, that I had to give him red hair and freckles. After I colored him w/ markers and cut him out, I wondered how it would look if I had him seated on a stone ledge. So I folded him a little and I think it turned out pretty good.

The stone ledge was made w/ part of the stonewall and the house was made by embossing the distressed lines then using a gray marker under the lines. I used square dies to make the window frame and part of a scallop square die to make the window valance. I made the little background scene then attached the house and Huck along with the greeting and little frogs. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Y'all have a great July 4th weekend!

paper: white
ink: VersaFine Onyx, Ancient Page leaf green, Memories soft baby blue & soft gray
accessories: distressed stripes embossing folder, markers, square & scallop square dies, self made cloud stencil


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