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Thursday, December 29, 2011

DRS designs Challenge Snowflakes

Don't forget the challenge over on the DRS desings blog. You will have a chance to win 3 stamps. All you need to do is link up your card on the DRS designs blog. Use Snowflakes. This is my snowflake card. I used 4 in 1 snowflakes stamp.

Have a great day,


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Let's get organized

Good morning everyone I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I haven’t done any stamping yet, but I did spend some time today getting my 95 DRS designs stamps organized. I bought some Lightweight-Storage-Panels from DRS designs for only $6.50 for a package of 5 sheets. And they fit right into a 3 ring binder. I thought that I would share with you how I went about getting my stamps organized.

Step One: Call a friend, I called my stamping friend Lynn and she came over to help, makes everything a lot more fun.

Step Two: We sorted the stamps into groups, Christmas, winter, Trees, you get the ideal. The great thing about these panels is you can put stamps on both sides.

Step Three: We layed the stamps on the panel. Then we made a index sheet with the stamps the same way they were on the panel. I placed these in sheet protectors opposite the stamps. This way I can read all the stamps, and see the looks of the image. And I will always know if a Stamp is missing.

I have lots of room to add more stamps. They can be rearranged easely and the notebook fits on a shelf. I used 2 packages and some page only have a few stamp with lots of room for more.

Next I will be organizing my paper.

Have a great day,


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas on Ice

Merry Christmas, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with family and friends.

I have a fun little card to share with you to day, these cute little Ice Skates 373h. After stamping and coloring them I used my spellbinder circle to cut it out them I sponged blue around the edge with it still in the die. I layered it on a blue scallop circle. The Snowflake Scroll 875f was stamped and embossed with silver on a navy panel.

I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for and everyone is well and happy.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lucky Day

Oh what a wonderful time of year this is Wednesday night I tried for the Heartfelt Creations give away. And guess what, I won one of the $50.00 gift certificate. That was very exciting so I was able to get my self a extra little Christmas surprise. I would like to thank everyone over at Heartfelt Creations.

Here is some little Pizza Boxes that I made for some small gifts.

Have a wonderful day,


Heat Embossing

Wow, the day’s are going fast the Big Guy will be making a appearance in just 3 more day. I have all my gifts wrapped, the groceries bought for Christmas Eve dinner. Big Family night. I’m wishing all of you a wonderful happy Christmas.

I want to congratulate Debbie Moran for winning the DRS designs challenge RED, White, and Green. And I want to announce today’s challenge for heat embossing. Hope you can find a little time to enter this one and win your self a little extra Christmas gift.

The card that I made for this challenge uses Stepping Back in Time H674 and Triple Tree With Snow 004L.
Wishing you make lots of happy memories for yourself this holiday season.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cardinal

Only Seven day until Christmas, I can’t believe how fast this month has went by. My granddaughter seventh birthday party was yesterday, then last night the whole family with on a hay ride to see Christmas lights, we had a great time. I love to spend time with the kids and grandkids.

Well moving on to the hobby that I love. The card that I want to share is this beautiful DRS designs Cardinal on Branch 856M, It was colored with copic markers and cut out with Spellbinder dies and layered onto green card. The strip across the middle was stamped using Four Flower Background 370m and I used Smooch for the berries and it was layered onto green card, the background was made using the Holly Background and colored with copic markers and I used Smooch on the berries. I did a running stitch up the middle of the red ribbon and gathered. All was attached to a green card.
Have a wonderful Day,

Merry Christmas,


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Red white and green

Good morning everyone, hope all your Christmas plans are coming together for everyone. Next week will be a busy one for me I will be cooking Christmas eve dinner for the whole family about 18 people. So I might not have much time to blog. So I want to take this time to Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

What I'm sharing today is a card for the DRS designs challenge. It's a red, white and green challenge. Hope you will enter, we have not had many entry's so you will stand a great chance to win some really nice things.

I used the Girl Swirl Holly 887G, Happy Holly Days 888B, and the Open Plaid background P631. I used copic markers to color the holly and spellbinders to do all the cutting.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas,


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Penguin Snowball Blast

Good morning. Wow what a busy week this has been. The card that I’m sharing with you today is made with a very cute stamp Penguin Snowball Blast 966k and 4 in 1 snowflake, this stamp is so versatile. I stamped the Penguins on white card and colored with copic markers, then I add some glitter to the igloo. I cut out around the image and mounted it on a oval added some punched branches with a little flower soft. On a blue card I stamped the 4 in 1 snowflake with light blue chalk ink. And you have a cute quick card.

Don’t forget to join the challenge this week's it’s poka  dots, and you can win free stuff. How cool is that.

Have a great day,


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Filling the stockings

Good morning I thought I would share somethings that I made to go in everyone's stockings this year. I'm sure that you all seen the M&M sticks before but I think the grand kids will like them, I used a old  sizzix die for the snowflake. I made the body lotion and that is some good stuff really helps with winter dry skin, I think my girls will enjoy.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Call for a Christmas Card

Hello everyone, I have a special request for you today, there is a young man that lives up the street from me that loves to receive Christmas cards. When Cody was born the doctors did not expect him to live more than a few days, he has spent many day of his life in the children hospital but this year he will be graduating from high school. So if you want to send you cards to someone who will truly appreciate receiving one please send Cody a card. Send you card to Cody Jones 218 Bell Ave. Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Thank You so much.

Have a blessed day


DRS designs challenge 2 Poka Dots

This is the second challenge over at DRS designs blog the theme is Polka Dots. Any way that you want to use them. This is my card. I used the Large snowman portrait 001L and Polka Dot Background 688P.  The winner will receive three stamps. Come and play along.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My 2011 christmas card

Good morning everyone, hope you had a great weekend. I have been so busy, shopping is almost done and the Christmas cards are in the mail. I thought that I would share my Christmas card with you today. I have a lot of people that save my cards and use them every year to decorate. To me this is a lot of presser to make a better card every year. I don’t even have one of all my cards from the past 20 years. So I do my cards little different from what I have read. In January I have my design all picked out, then I do them assembly line style. I do about 50 cards a year and by summer the main part of the card is finished, and by Thanksgiving they are addressed and in the envelops so they can go in to the mail by the first of December.

This year I did a easel card, the stamped that I used is KT Designs Online It was stamped in black ink. The background was airbrushed with copic markers then the snowmen were colored. I added a little glitter glue to the stars in the sky. And layered it on black card then navy card. I used the Martha Steward Icicle punch and punched a strip from white card that I added across the top. I used the Martha Steward snowflake punch then covered it with glitter.
I have intered this card in the Flourishes noon time challenge.

Merry Christmas,

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nestie Friendly Frames

Good morning everyone, hope your having a wonderful day. We had a good time last night we went to the Christmas parade. The lights in town were beautiful. And the floats were all lit. It was cold, but a cup of hot chocolate really put me in the Christmas mood.

The card that I’m sharing is the new Nestie Friendly Frame 833L I stamped and embossed it in silver and cut out the center. On navy paper I embossed the Tree Line Border 981P and put it behind the frame, Then I embossed 839G Nestie Friendly Frame on navy paper and cut it out. I stamped and embossed Happy Birthday 250B this was added to the bottom of the card. I added a silver bow. And you have a very quick and easy winter birthday card.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faux Sewing Challenge

Today on the DRS designs blog a new challenge begins every Thursday were one lucky participant will win a free package of stamps!

This weeks challange is Faux sewing. Here's my card.

The DRSdesigns Stamps I've used on this card is Santa and Snowman (362m). Come play along and link your Faux Sewing Challenge Card for a chance to win a free stamp.

Have a Great Day,


Monday, November 28, 2011


Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I sure did we spent Thanksgiving with the family, shopping on Friday, put up the tree on Sunday. It was a great time.

The card that I’m sharing with you is a birthday card that I made form my grand daughters birthday that is Dec. 7, and she wants to go to build a bear, so we are giving her a gift card. And I thought this card would go with the gift nicely.

The main image is Stampendous and the inside is Hero Arts. I stamped the image in black and colored with copic markers and sponged the edges.

Have a great day,


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hiker Boot Prints

Good morning everyone, hope your having a good day. I’m enjoying being a designer for DRS designs so much. When that package arrives in the mail it is so exciting when I open it and see all the beautiful stamps my mind starts working as to what I can make with them. Then there is that one stamp that I would never buy, and I think what am I suppose to do with this! Well the stamp that I’m sharing with you today is that stamp. Hiker-Boot-Prints946D. This card turned out to be one of my favorite cards that I made out of this release. I hope you like it as much as I do.

On light gray card stock I randomly stamped Hiker-Boot-Prints 946D using sky gray ink. Then I used my snowflake embossing folder to emboss.Polka-Dot-Background 688 was stamped on a strip of paper using Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy. I added green ribbon to both the edges. On another strip of card stock I stamped One-Line-Happy-Thoughts-Greeting 951D and the Hiker-Boot-Prints946D
Have a great day,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snow family

Good morning everyone. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It has been a wonderful week we spent time with the grandkids, and the rest of the family. Friday was shopping with John, lots of fun, and lots of shopping done. I still have to put up the tree maybe next week.

The snowman family is a DRS designs but it has been discontinued (sorry) it was colored with copic markers and cut out. For the background I stamped the tree line stamp witch is great for making a horizon line and airbrushed the sky. The I used my embossing folder. The word stamp is a new release from DRS designs. The Snowflake is a brad. Then it was mounted onto a blue card.
Have a wonderful weekend,


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Autumn Wording Stamp

Today I wanted to share a Autumn card.

 I stamped Autumn-Wording-Square 922G on cream card stock. Copics were used to color the wheat and frame.

The Fanfare-Square 846L was stamped and embossed with brass embossing powder.

Then it was layered on brown card stock.

For the background paper the Medium-Daisy-Bloom 668 was randomly stamped and colored with Copic markers. The edges were sponged with ink and layered on to brown card stock.

Twine was tied around the bottom of the brown card stock. Then attached to a cream card.

Copics used : E33,E53,E00,Y15,YR09,YR07
I hope you have a peaceful Sunday,


Friday, November 18, 2011

Snowman card

Good morning, hope everyone is having a wonderful day.The card

I want  to share with you today is this snowman card. He was 

stamped with memories black ink and colored with copic markers. I

used my spellbinder circle die. I stamped the icicles on to white

card and added diamond glaze. The white card was attached to blue

card stock. A red ribbon was added with a snowflake ribbon slide.

The blue card stock was attached to a white card.

Stamps - DRS designs

Icicle - 862H

Snowman - Loo1

Ribbon Slide snowflake -D932

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crystal Box Card

Good morning everyone hope your week is going well. The card that I want to share with you is one that I found on You Tube. It’s a crystal box card. It took some time to figure out how to make this one. The stamps are all by DRS designs.

Have a great day,


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tissue Box

Saturday Lynn and I had a chance to get some stamping done. We had such a good time working on these tissue boxes. Lynn’s box is silver with the poinsettia mine is the blue with the snowflakes. We found these beautiful papers at Michaels. For the icicles I used a Martha Stewart Punch and then I glittered them. The snowflake is a DRS designs that I stamped in blue cut out and covered in glitter. Lynn’s Poinsettia is a Spellbinder die. Leave a comment if you can, I so enjoy them.

Have a great Day,


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lingering Christmas Greeting

I went a little outside the “Christmas” box on this card. I decided against the traditional reds and greens. I was actually inspired by Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes. I went to see them last year for Christmas at the Fox Theater. They were wearing these adorable pink and green costumes! The stamp is Lingering Christmas Greeting 870HU. I used silver embossing powder on the image. I cut it out with a spellbinder oval die and layered it on another scalloped oval. I thought the pearls and silver ribbon added an elegant touch.

Have a wonderful Day,


Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for there kind words on my Christmas Roses Box. And thank Joan's Garden for the opportunity to enter the challenge.

Glass Block Christmas

I purchased this glass block several years ago, and could not come up with how I wanted to go about decorating it, after several false starts. I finely came up with a plan.

First I stamped my image ( DRS designs Snowman and Santa) on tissue paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink then I colored the image with Copic markers. After the ink had time to dry completely. I used a light coat of Mod Podge to attach the image to the glass block. Let that dry completely. Cut a piece of double sided tape large enough to completely cove the image. Attach to block. Using tiny clear beads completely cover the tape. Then I used micro fine iridescent glitter and completely cover the image. Then I used ¼ inch Red Line Tape and made a border around the image. Cover the tape with tiny gold beads and gold glitter.
Attach the ribbon and bow around the sides. I made the poinsettia flowers using Spellbinders die.

Thanks for looking.

Have a Great Day,


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shaker Christmas Ornament

Good Morning everyone. Today I want to share a ornament that I found on Splitcoast angelnorth shared this and i just love them. This is such a easy and quick ornament and a lot of fun to make.
In this one I put a little to much glitter. Santa is standing in a blizzard.

In this one I used gold glitter for sand.

Hope you enjoy


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Roses

This morning I wanted to share a box that I made for a challenge over at Joan’s Garden. I just got some new dies and I had to use them. The paper is some gold that I had laying around. For the band I use my new Spellbinder Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop. I think I’m really going to like using these. I made the Roses with the Rose Creations Die, It took a little time to finish but I really like the look.

Hope you enjoy’

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Greeting Ornament

Welcome everyone. Can you believe that we are already six days into November! Christmas is coming so fast and I have so many Christmas projects that I want to get done. But time keeps marching on.

The card that I’m sharing today is the new
Christmas Greeting Ornament K844
I stamped it with silver Encore ink and cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Ten die. Then I attached the rhinestones. The background was created with

and red and green ink. I love this stamp. Every time I use it the backgrounds are so different. I layered the plaid onto red card stock and attached to a white card.

Have a great day,


Monday, October 31, 2011

Ashley gets sworn in

We went early this morning to see Ashely be sworn in to the Georgia bar. She has worked so hard for this moment that I had to go watch. Anthony held the bible for his new wife.

Ashly Ray, Judge Bradley, Anthony Ray

Tag Book

Good morning everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. Lynn came over on Saturday night and we got some stamping done and a lot of laughing.

I worked on a tag book. This was something that I have never tried before, but it was a lot of fun. I took two envelopes and taped them together so the opening was facing each other. The front was embossed with a sizzix folder. I made the flower with a spellbinder die. The tags were made from PSX stamps.

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Merry Chrismoose DRS designs

Good morning everyone, hope you have had a wonderful week. The stamp that I want to share with you today is Merry Christmoose 834L by  DRS designs.

I stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black on ivory cardstock. Then I lightly air brushed with Booo copic marker. The image was colored with copic markers. Using spellbinder circle die cut out the image. Cut a red mat with scalloped circle. Attach the ribbon and tie knot to green cardstock. Use foam dots to attach Chrismoose to card front.
Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy News

We had the best news yesterday. Ashley my new daughter in law has passed the Georgia Bar, she will be sworn in on Monday. We are so proud of her. She has worked so hard for this and will be a wonderful lawyer.

This is Lynn's chrstmas card from a few years ago.

Have a wonderful day

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Backgrounds with DRS designs

What a week I have had. We went to Helen over the weekend, it was a lot of fun we stopped at Nora’s Mill and watched them grind Grits, that was very inserting. I bought some of there grits and cooked them for breakfast this morning with our fresh eggs Oh how good it was. Tuesday we went with Emma on her field trip to Petty Creek Farm we saw Camels and Zebras not the kind of animals one would expect to see on a farm. But it was a lot of fun and spending the day with our beautiful granddaughter is always a wonderful time.

I did get a little stamping done. I was playing around with making backgrounds and I’m happy with the way they turned out. I have been eyeing the ruffled ribbon that I have been seeing on a lot of cards, so I came up with my own way of making ruffled ribbon.
For the ribbon I did a running stitch down the middle of the ribbon and gathered when I had enulf ribbon gathered I tied the thread and cut the ribbon from the spool. Them I cut a piece of cardstock ½ inch wide and 4 ¼ inch long, I stuck a strip of red line tape to the strip of paper removed the covering and adhered the ribbon to the strip letting the ends over hang. I was quite happy with the way it turned out.

For the holly background paper I cut cream cardstock to the size I wanted then stamped Holly background stamp 356H by DRS designs, then colored the leaves with copic markers, for the berries I used red Smooch. I used Antique Linen around the edges.

For the strip I stamped Four Flower Background M370 by DRS designs with walnut ink then I used the red Smooch for the berries the edges were sponged with Antique Linen.

The main image is Cardinal 856M by DRS Designs. I used a green card and matted all the layers with green cardstock.

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vertical Triple Tree

Vertical Triple Tree

Good morning everyone. Hope your having a wonderful weekend. Here the temperatures have dropped and it is really felling like fall.

The card that I wanted to share today is a stamp that I just love it can be use in so many ways. Here is one that is simple and quick.

I stamped the Vertical Triple Tree 876H and embossed in gold on gold paper. Then layered on brown card stock. For the background I used a cream card and the Silhouette Branch H363 and embossed in gold.

Enjoy your day,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Candy Holder

Good morning everyone. I have a cute little candy holder to share with you today. I found it over on Splitcoast and fell in love, the first thing I thought about was this would be so cute for the Elf on the shelf to bring to the Grand babies. Last year Selena was talking about how hard it was to come up with thing for Elf to be doing after so many years, so I though he could bring the kids a gift on there door. I made mine to hold a candy cane. I wish I had a Elf stamp but I did not. With all the hundreds of Christmas stamp I have no elf or a really pretty Christmas tree. If anyone knows who makes one please let me know, this problem must be addressed. Any way the Santa stamp is by Holly berry house and I don’t know who made the greeting.
Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something new from DRS designs

What a day Saturday was. We were in Talking Rock, and Ethan was working with us. I just love watching this kid he is just a wonderful child. This grand parent thing is great, it is a joy to watch him.

Well to day I want to share a new card that I made with the new DRS designs just released stamps. Hope you enjoy.

Today I’m sharing DRS designs new Richly Blessed Christmas I stamped the greeting with walnut stain distress ink in the lower right hand corner of ivory card. I colored on the Pine Bough K467 stamp with markers and stamp it on the upper left corner. Antique linen was sponged around the edge and brads were add to the corners. Then I mounted it on to light green card stock. Using the Woven Plaid 613P and walnut stain and antique linen to create the plaid background on the front of a ivory card. Attach the focal image toward the bottom of the card. I punch some pine branch and added some flower soft and a red bow.
Greeting 865G

Monday, October 10, 2011


Happy Monday morning I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had the best time. On Saturday afternoon Lynn came over and we were stamping away. Then Pete and Sassy came and we all went on the hay ride at Yahoo farm to see Alex Perform, he was great a he all ways. After the hay ride we went through the corn maze it was a lot of fun walking around in the dark with flashlights.
This is the card that Lynn worked on. It is a Flourishes stamp, with Smooch on the berries. I just love this card.

Have a happy Monday


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cardinal on Branch

Good morning everyone this is a exciting day for me, I'm posting for the first time to the DRS designs  blog. It is a sneak peek of there new Christmas line, I just love all the new stamps. They will be available for purchase on October 15,2011.

Cardinal on Branch 856M
Pine Bough K467
Memento ( Tuxedo Black) ink pad
Copic Markers- R27,R29,E57,E33,G99
White glaze pen
Tombow markers 177
Marvy 18
Stamp Cardinal on Branch 856M on white card. Color with Copic markers. Use white glaze pen to add details to pine cone. Layer on to green paper. Color pine Bough K467 with Tombow and Marvy markers. Stamp on cream paper repeat until sheet is covered. Add cardinal image to one side. Add ribbon. Mount on red fold card.
Have a wonderful weekend