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>> Thursday, March 23, 2023

 Hello friends!

Today I'm sharing another Easter card using DRS stamps: Happy Easter Everybunny! and Tails Up Bunny.

I've also used Stitched Oval dies and a wonky plaid die. 

Hope you like this card!
Thanks for visiting today!



Handy Father's Day Card

>> Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Hello Crafty Friends,

DRS is adding new stamps to the shop very soon and this new Nailed It Father's Day Greeting is one of them.  It works perfectly with tool dies or stickers or the Tool Border. I used it with a set of tool dies I recently purchased on Amazon and one of my very first embossing folders. 

I also used an embossing folder on the tool box so it would look a bit more like wood.  Of course, I went over everything with my trusty Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  

This is a super fun Father's Day card for any handy (or handy wanna be) Dad. 

Hope you are having a wonderful week.




We're All Irish

>> Tuesday, March 21, 2023

 Hi Everyone,

I know St. Patrick's Day was last week, but I had to show one last card because the sentiment is too cute to save for next year!

I stamped the Wee Bit Irish Greeting (115D), die cut it and added a bit of green sponging.  I thought the Western Dancing Couple, who are more cowboy than Irish, would be perfect for the card especially if I colored up their clothing in green, instead of denim colors.  I fussy cut them and attached them to an embossed music background. 

A shamrock embossing folder was used for the background panel and I added the Irish Good Luck Circle next to the sentiment to finish off the card.  

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop by the DRS Designs store to see all they have to offer!



Life is Better...Tutorial

>> Monday, March 20, 2023


Have you ever tried using just parts of your sentiment stamps just to get one word placed on the card in a different layout? Today I have a peek at how I move around words on my cards without cutting apart my sentiments. 

  • To start off I stamped the boots from 4 IN 1 COWBOY GEAR - 697M on white card stock and colored them with copics.
  • I then use a piece of acetate and my stamp platform to line up my words where I want them on my card. I used the BETTER IN COWBOY BOOTS GREETING - 236D on this card.
  • First, I lined up the Life is better alongside the left of the boots. I stamp the sentiment in full on the acetate sheet and then move my card where I want that portion of the sentiment. Once it is lined up, I use masking or scrap paper to cover my card where the other words would be stamped so that my stamp will only stamp on the card stock just the words I want stamped in that location.
  • After stamping the Life is better portion, I move my cardstock to where I want the next portion of the sentiment. On this card I stamped in Cowboy in the next location. 
  • I then masked on my card where the Life is better and the word Boots so that my card would only have just the words in Cowboy stamped.
  • I then moved the card around again so that I could line up Boots where I wanted it on the card. As you can see on my card, the BOOTS is way down at the bottom. I was thankful it still fit. But it just shows you that you can be creative when stamping to move around just portions of the sentiments.

Here is a picture of my stamping platform, my acetate, my masking paper and the sentiment so you can get a better idea of the description on how I move around my sentiments on my card and get just a portion.

As you can see on my white paper, the word BOOTS at the top was stamped. This is my scrap paper, and I used this paper to help cover up my card stock. This image is the final stamping. I was working to line up the word boots so that I could stamp it in the final spot on my card and I am masking the Life is better in Cowboy portion of the stamp.

If you have a stamping platform and acetate, I hope you give this a try. It lets you use just portions of your stamps to place words wherever you want on your cards.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week and reading up on how I use just portions of my sentiment stamps on my cards.


Some Bunny

>> Thursday, March 16, 2023

 Easter Greetings friends!

Isn't this first one fun with the bright colors? 

Got this idea dressing up bunnies from my friend and team-mate Nancy!  

I'm using Tim Holtz bunny dies as a main feature and accenting with a variety of DRS stamps: Happy Easter Everybunny, Jelly Bean Jumble Background and 4 in 1 Fashion Accents

I also used some oval and stitched rectangle dies.

My second card also uses the Tim Holtz bunny dies from Sizzix.

Thank you for visiting today! 



May The Light Always Find You on a Dreary Day

>> Wednesday, March 15, 2023

 Hello Crafty Friends,

After weeks of wearing shorts here in Alabama, we got below freezing the last few nights.  We are weather babies so it has been tough. I know a lot of people are having snow and rain so I thought I would create some positive weather vibes for us all today.  

This was a super quick card. The base and the ATC were stamped with the Mountain and Treeline 2 in 1 Scene.  I quickly colored up the ATC with watercolors and just splattered the base with the leftover paint.  Leonard Pig Flies a Kite was stamped, colored and popped up along with his kite.  The words are from the Frog in your Pants Greeting (just the first line was used on the front - I put the rest of it on the inside). 

Wishing you  better weather today.




Thinking of You

>> Tuesday, March 14, 2023

 Hi Everyone,

Here's a simple, flat easy to mail card that I made for a friend going through a hard time.  I used one of my favorite images for a snail mail card, because it has the sentiment built right in.  

I stamped, colored and die cut the Happy Mail image and sentiment for the front and used the Medium Daisy Bloom to create a background to match.  

An embossed panel in a matching color anchored the image on the card.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!



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