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S'mores and Stories

>> Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hello crafty friends.

I am excited that I have been able to do some fun warmer weather activities lately: going to an outdoor concert, walking around town, youth league baseball tournaments, and a picnic.  We didn't have s'mores at the picnic, but  we might have if fires would have been allowed at the park. After last year's lockdown, I am really enjoying building some better memories and that is what this card is all about.

I made a mask out of torn paper, then sponged the "fire" scene.  I stamped and watercolored the Smooshed S'mores - then fussy cut them.  Added the perfect greeting-- Sumer Story Greeting.  

Hope you are having a great week.




A Friendly Note and Father’s Day

>> Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share today, one for a friend and one for the dads.

I chose the Happy Mail image to pair up with the new Friendly Note Greeting, because the flower is cute and friendly!  The image comes with the words thinking of you on it, so I just masked them off, inked up the stamp and then removed the tape before stamping it, so that only the image remained. 

The card base and the yellow layer were stamped using the Puff Circle, and the orange layer was dry embossed.  My die cut grass was stamped using the Easy Grass Background and it was attached at the end of assembly along with the greeting.

This one is for all the golfing dads out there, and that includes mine!  

The background was made using an embossing folder and the Everything Golf Background.  I covered up the seam between the two papers with a strip of black cardstock and embellished it with a couple of metal brads.  I used the Especially Fore You Greeting and attached it to the card base.  For the image, I stamped and heat embossed the Silhouette Male Golfer, and used some post it notes to mask off the background, as I added ink to create the grass and sunrise.

Thanks for visiting the blog and visit DRS Designs for all of these stamps and more! 

 For those celebrating, have a happy Father's Day!  And for those who are missing someone, may the day land gently for you.  



Graduation Season

>> Monday, June 14, 2021


This year I have needed a bunch of graduation cards. For a very quick and perfect graduation card for any graduate this TASSEL - 007D can be colored in any color to match any school. For my card I colored it with copics.

GRADUATION IS THE BEGINNING VERSE - 848G is a very fitting sentiment for the graduates.

For the base I heat embossed in clear GRAD HAT HOORAY! - 889G on black cardstock.

The image and sentiment were cut, popped up on dimensionals and the card base rounded to mirror the cut on the image layer.

If you need a quick graduation card it does not get much quicker than this.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.


Fore You

>> Friday, June 11, 2021

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!

I hope your week has gone well! We've had warm days & a few afternoon rain storms here. The cicada invasion I think is winding down. about loud! Apparently only 3 counties in N. Georgia had the invasion & my county seems to be the epicenter. 

My card today features a wonderful golf bag w/ a split bg of golf words & plaid. The golf bag & greeting were stamped, colored & die cut. I had a dk forest green panel already cut so I used it behind the golf bag. The golf words were stamped w/ Kaleidacolor pad called fresh greens. The plaid bg was made using the same Kpad. I sponged on some of the lighter greens then stamped the plaid on top.

Here's the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

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

paper:  Staples 110# white, forest green
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor fresh greens
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch  dies, Misti, Spellbinders labels 8 die, Copic Sketch Markers


Splish Splash!

>> Thursday, June 10, 2021

Good morning!
I used a couple of backgrounds I had on hand today.
I usually always have a multitude of
spray or "dipped" backgrounds hanging around.
I use a combo of Oxide Distress sprays or pads and Dylusions
sprays from Ranger.

Today I used DRS Design stamps: Sailboat, 4 in 1 Ocean Designs,
The frame die is from MariAnne Designs.
I stamped the boats on the background then again on white paper, colored and fussy cut.
I used a white gel pen to add white to the birds and white caps.  I used a watercolor brush
to add a bit of water horizon.  Then added Stickles to the boat wakes.  
The "Father's" in the sentiment is glazed.
I fussy cut the background around the frame also then matted with colors from
the background.  

My next card features a stamp I haven't used before even though
it has been in my stash for a while!
I thought I'd add a generic everyday card that could be sent to anyone.
DRS Design stamps: Splash the Dolphin, Splish Splash and 

I did the same thing on this background, I stamped on the background and 
on white then fussy cute.  On the water I added white pencil, white 
gel pen and stickles in a combination.  The places I put the stickles
made the color bleed back through (note to self!).


Have a fabulous crafty day!!
Thanks for visiting!



Beer Mug Birthday Celebration

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hello Crafty Friends,

My youngest darling daughter turned 26 this weekend, and she wanted me to go with her for burgers and an Eagles Cover Band concert in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was an unusal request and one I was a bit scared about, but I had a blast!  This is the birthday card I made her.

I added in Snowtex to get the foam texture on the Large Beer Mugs. I watercolored the beer and fussy cut the mugs.  Next, I added in Leonard from Leonard Pig's Dance of Joy and the Go Hog Wild greeting.  A cute little wooden heart finished it off. 

Here we are the concert.  We didn't go hog wild, but after lockdown for over a year, getting out to a concert seemed like we were going hog wild.  It was an outdoor concert at the Avondale Brewery Ampitheater so the beer mugs on my card were perfect. 
Hope you are having a good week!




Summer Cards

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I know it's not officially summer yet, but it's 90F degrees here, so I feel like it's in full swing! Here are a couple of cards to kick off the season.

This card I made a while ago, but I'm happy to share the beachy themed card today.  The beach just screams summer, and vacation, and relaxation, and happiness, and...! It's all goodness in my book.

I sponged some ink onto the background and the beach themed greeting too.  I made the beachy background by adding die cut wavy ric rack for water and some Splatter Background stamped sand.  A punched sun, die cut flip flops and some stamped and fussy cut starfish completed the card.  

A friend's son graduated from military school, so I chose to make him a patriotic graduation card. Red. white and blue says American summertime to me as well, so it's reflects the time of year for this milestone too.

I dry embossed the background and added a stamped panel made using Grad Hat Hooray.  The Graduation is the Beginning sentiment was die cut and I embossed and fussy cut the Brush Mortarboard, adding it with some pop dots.


Since this card was being sent to a guy, I resisted the urge to add gemstones and just added a gift!

Here hoping the summer season is off to a happy start for you!


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