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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Warm Wishes

Hi all, I hope you had a great Christmas. I had a wonderful time with family and friends. It was a gray day not to cold, but the next day the rain and wind moved in with a few snowflakes winter has come to Georgia.

For my card today I chose a winter theme. I used the DRS designs Medium Filigree Snowflake, Ice Skates, and the Warm Wishes Greeting.

For the background I tried the Twinkling H2O’s tutorial form Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the Medium Filigree Snowflake in Versa Mark and clear Embossing Powder on white paper using Blue Ice and Periwinkle Twinkling H2O’s. The Ice Skates were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, I used the Lables 18 Spellbinder Die to cut out the image then Blue Ice Twinkling H2O’s were used to color the background with the image still in the die. I traced around the die onto black paper and cut it out with scissors.  The Warm Wishes Greeting was stamped with black ink and the background was colored with the Twinkling H2O’s while it was still in the die. The background was layered onto black card then attached to a white card.

Stay warm and have a Happy New Year,


Copics - B000, C1, N1, E57, B00

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Small Nativity Scene

Hi all, I have been very busy cooking, Getting ready for the family to come to dinner, all 18 of them. I can’t wait we always have the best time when we are together. I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.

For my card today I used the new Small Nativity Scene, Silent Night Greeting, and the Retro Starburst. The image was stamped and colored with Copic markers, the greeting and star were embossed with silver embossing powder.

I wish a Happy Holiday for all of you.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

DRS designs Challenge Torn Paper

Hi all, The challenge this week at DRS designs is Torn Paper and you will have a lot of time to enter it will run until Jan. 9. DRS designs is giving away two stamps, so go on over and join in the fun.

For my card I used the Large Filigree Snowflake and the 4 in 1 snowflakes and the new release Warms My Heart Greeting. I stamp them with Verse Mark Ink and embossed them with glitter embossing powder. 

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Funky Christmas Tree

Hi all, can you believe it’s only 8 more days until Christmas, for me time is going by so fast. I love this time of year. I finely got most of my card is the mail I still have a few to go. How are you doing with your  Christmas cards?

 The card that I have today is a layered card. I used DRS designs Funky Christmas Tree, Polka Dot Background, ant the Small Merry Christmas Greeting. I stamped the Funky Christmas Tree and embossed with gold embossing powder on green card stock  I used Smooch in Siren and gold to color in the image. Spellbinder dies were used to cut the layers. I stamped the Polka Dot Background white card with black ink and sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. A MS punch was used to punch the black edging. The white card was sponged with the Walnut Stain ink.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Challenge # 53 at DRS designs - Ribbon

Hi all, today the challenge at DRS designs is Ribbon. This is a fun, easy challenge I hope everyone will go over and join in the fun.

For my card I used the new Bubble Candle Oval. I colored the bubbles with Copics, glitter and smooch in red, gold and brown. I cut these out and popped them up on the main image that was colored with Copics, cutout and layered onto brown card. I used a die to cut out the frame from red card, and added a ribbon ruffle across the bottom with a bow this layer is attached with pop dots.

I hope you go on over to DRS designs blog and join this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowman Bird Challenge

Hi all today DRS designs is sponsoring a challenge at Cupcake Inspiration Blog. This is your inspiration photo. DRS designs is giving away

For my card I used the Snowman Bird Buddies and the Let it Snow. Hope you can come and join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Pine

Hi all, can you believe it’s only 15 days until Christmas! Time is moving to fast for me. Ha ha
So my card is nice and simple.

I used the new Christmas Pine Oval, and the Triple Holly. I stamped the Christmas Pine Oval and colored it with Copics, this was layered onto a green panel. I stamped the Triple Holly and colored it with Copics and cut it out this was attached with a pop dot. The bling was stuck to the bottom of the card.

I hope you like my card, and don’t forget to join the Religious Inspiration Challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Time Explosion Box

Hi everyone, I have become obsessed with making these Explosion Boxes. My granddaughter birthday is Friday, and we are going to give her gift to her on Thursday night so she can wear it to school on Friday. We always get her a new Christmas dress. But her party is not until Saturday, and I wanted to have a little gift to give her at her party.( she’s our only girl) I thought she would think this was fun.

I wanted to use a winter theme not to Christmas and very girly lot’s of sparkle. All the stamps are by DRS designs. I used white card stock for all the boxes. I stamped the Interlocking Snow Background in French Blue Chalk ink and embossed it with sparkle clear embossing powder, I stamped 2 of the Large Filigree Snowflake the same way and cut them out. I put a small strip of a clear Polyester sheet between the two snowflakes so it would stand up. The two smaller snowflakes are MS punches that are cover with white glitter after attaching to the box lid I added glue then flower soft and glitter. On the edge of the lid is some lt. blue boa that came from Michele’s.

For the inside I used pink and snowmen, Copics were used to color everything and lots of white and pink glitter. A MS punch was used along the edge of the box top.

For the last layer I was thinking ice and snow. A embossing folder was used on all the layers and I did sponge some blue around the edges and used a brayer to spread glitter glue over the top. The floating snowflakes are done the same as the ones on the top of the first lid. I stamped the Tree line border all the way around the small box in white and embossed with sparkly clear embossing powder. The edge of the box top is punched with a MS Icicles punch and covered with Glossy Accents. For the top I add a white satin bow and a glitter snowflake. This is the little box were her little gift will go.

I hope you like my little gift box.

Have a wonderful day,


Stamps used: Interlocking Snow Background, Large Filigree Snowflake, Simply Snowman, Tiny Snowman Exceptional Year Greeting, Snowflake Scroll, One Line Birthday Greeting, Snowman Bird Buddies, Pine Tree Snowdrifts, Tree Line Border 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Challenge # 52 Religious Inspiration

Hi everyone, the DRS designs challenge this week is Religious Inspiration.

For my card I did the Half Cut Technique. And the stamps are the Small Nativity Scene, Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him, and the Starry Background. The Nativity Scene, was colored with a combination of Copics, Tombow, markers, and I chalked the sky. The Starry Background was embossed with silver embossing powder.

I hope you head on over to the DRS designs Blog and join the challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Card Exploiting Box

Hi all, this past weekend was a football weekend here, so off to  my craft room I went. I needed a special gift card holder and this is what I came up with.

I used the Photo Box ideal with a little change up. I used designer paper  for the sides and Spellbinder Dies to make poinsettias on top.

On the 4 inside panels I used DRS designs Holly stamps. The small box in the center is for the gift card. It is cover with designer paper with a bow and tag on top.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Blessing

Well the decorations are up with the help of my sweet little grand children.   The shopping is almost done and I’m trying to decide what I will be cooking this holiday season. I feel that I’m off to a great start.

For my card today I used DRS designs new Lamp Post and the Christmas Blessing. I used copic markers to color the Lamp Post. The edge was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink then a spellbinder die was used to cut out the image. At the base I used Flower Soft, But I did not have any red or green so used my Polar White and Adirondack Alcohol Ink and died my own colors. I used another die and cut out the red layer and sponged on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink while it was still in the die. The Christmas Blessing was stamped and sponged with Antique Linen and layered on to another red die cut and sponged with Walnut Stain. Everything was layered onto the green card and then a white card.

Have fun getting ready for the holidays and don’t for get to join the Snow Fun challenge at the DRS designs Blog.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, November 29, 2012

DRS designs Challenge Snow Fun

Hi all, are you ready for a new DRS designs challenge? This week it is…. Snow Fun. You have until next Wednesday at 6 P.M. EST to enter.

For my card I used the Large Filigree Snowflake, and the White Christmas Text Background. On navy card stock I stamp the snowflake and embossed it with silver embossing powder, and used the Spellbinder Circle die then the scalloped Circle and silver paper this was popped up on to navy card, The text background was embossed in silver and layered on to silver paper and attached to the navy card. For the last layer I was out of silver card so I used white card and with Versa Mark Ink I inked the edges and used silver embossing powder, the navy card was attached to the top of the  silver embossed card.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Candles Galore

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and is ready to start the Christmas season. DRS designs as some beautiful new Christmas stamps. The one that I am sharing with you today is the Candles Galore stamp.

I stamp the Candles Galore on white card stock with black ink and colored them with E53 and E00 Copic markers. A Spellbinder Die was used to cut out the image and the green layer. I punched the pine branch from brown card and add Polar White Flower Soft. The Poinsettia flowers were made with a Spellbinder Die with silver micro beads for the center. I embossed a piece of white card stock with a Holly embossing folder and attached  to a green card.

Have a Happy Day,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. And thank you for all your visits.

The DRS designs challenge from last week will continue until next week. You still have time to add your Turkey cards to the challenge for a change to win a $10.00 gift voucher.

For the card above I used the Sunflower Trio, Thanksgiving Blessings, and the Checkerboard.

Have a Wonderful day,


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Be Thankful

Hi all, I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is only 4 days always. I have so much to be thankful for, a amazing family and great friend with them I can face all that life can through my way.

For my card today I used the Be Thankful Cross, Silhouette Branch Background, and Design Dot’s.

I stamped the Be Thankful Cross and used my Copic markers to color the image. A oval Spellbinder die was used to cutout the image, I sponged the edges with the image still in the die. This was layered onto another die cut. On Kraft paper I stamped the Silhouette Branch Background and the Design Dot’s was stamped and filled in with Buttercup Liquid Pearls. This was layered onto green card stock and a white card.

I hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

DRS designs Challenge Turkeys

Here we are a week away from Thanksgiving, and the challenge at DRS designs is Turkeys and you will have some extra time for this challenge it will run for two weeks. The giveaway this week is two stamps of your choice. How cool it that.

For my card I used the Save the Turkey, Long Tall Cattails, and Happy Thanksgiving. The Turkey was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Spellbinder die were used to create the layers. The Long Tall Cattails were stamped on to gold card and colored with Copic markers. And layered onto green card.

I hope you join us in this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all

Hay Ya’ll, hope your having a good weekend. It is beautiful here. Nice cool nights and warm sunny day’s, that is until Monday when the rains come back. Oh well I guess we need rain. I have been working on some Christmas projects but what I have today is a fall card. It uses the new Long Tall Cattails and the Happy Fall Y’all by DRS designs.

I punched a circle from a post it note to make a mask then sponged Wild Honey all over the card. Then I stamped the Long Tall Cattails and colored them with Copics. I remover the mask and sprayed a little Perfect Pearls over the top. I stamped the Happy Fall Ya’ll   then cut it out with a Spellbinder die and wile it was still in the die I sponged on some Antique Linen.

Have a wonderful day,


Copics: Y11,Y38,E57,E33,YG95

Friday, November 9, 2012

A sad story

I have a story to tell you today. I'm always going back and forth with myself, if I should post things that are not about stamping on my blog. But I want to share something that happened to me yesterday, that is so sad.

If you have been reading my blog you know that I have backyard chickens, that we love and have hand raised from little chicks. We have them in two different pens 3 older girls and then the little girls in there on cope.  On Wednesday morning I went out to check on my girls, only to find that on of my older girl's ( Rose) had been horrible murdered in the night. We have had a chicken to die before but nothing like this. On Thursday morning the sun was out so I let the girls out to play in the back yard at 5:00 I went to put them back in there pen's, I little girls went right in just like always, but the older girls would not go in for anything, I tried everything  even putting treats in there, but they would not go. My DH said just leave the door open and when it get's dark they will go in to roust.So after supper I went to lock the gate on the big girls pen, and they were no were to be found. After some looking I saw Hyacinth about 9 feet up on top of the little girls pen  and Daisy on top of the air conditioner, they have never done anything like this before. I felt so bad about put them back in there pen when they really did not want to be in the murder house, I have felt so bad all night for the emotional damage I may have done to them. People say chickens are not smart, will I here to tell you they are smart animals. So today i going to move them from the murder house to the little girls house, and just hope everyone gets along. Thanks for listing to my tail of woe. 

This is a center step card that I can't decide if I like or not. All the stamps are by DRS designs and the image was colored with copics. O.K. now I can feel better about this being a stamping blog.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, November 8, 2012

DRS designs challenge Candles

The new challenge at DRS designs is candles. I hope you can join in the fun of this challenge. For my card I used the single candle and the Birthday Background stamp. It's a very simple fun card.

I hope you can join us this week and have a chance to win some great prizes.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Apple Trio

DRS designs has new fall stamps. Go on over a check all of them out. For my card I used the Apple Trio, and the Hayrides Harvest Greeting for the background I used the Checkerboard Background Stamp. It’s a very simple card. But I do love these stamps. I used Inktense Colored pencils to color the apples.

Have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Happy Day

Today is off to a very good start. We spent the morning watching our son being sworn in as a attorney. He has worked long and hard for this day,  I'm so proud of him.

Judge Bradley and Anthony

Judge Mercier, Anthony, Judge Bradley

 Anthony and his beautiful wife Ashley

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time for Sharing

Today I have a triple layer card to share with you. I cut white card stock         5 ¼ x 4 ¼ , 4 ¼ x 3, 3 ½ x 2 ½, these were stacked on top of each other and stamped with the Bunch of Wheat and colored with Copic markers. The card base is tan card stock that measures 5 ½ x 4 ¼ . The tan mats are 4 ½ x 3 ¼ ,
3 ½ x 2 ¼ . A vellum sheet was cut to 3 ½ x 2 ¼  and stamped with Time for Sharing Greeting. A button and raffia ribbon was added to the top of the card.

Have a Wonderful Day,


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn Greetings

I’m loving fall this year, the cooler nights and the clear cool days. Wednesday we drove up to Blue Ridge Ga. to the apple house the leaves were so lovely. I got some apples, apple cider, and fried apple pies, these are so good. We even found some Christmas gifts.( I like to start early) it was a wonderful day.

The Autumn Greetings challenge starts today at the DRS designs blog. I hope you can come on over and join in the fun.

For my card I used the Scarecrows and Corn Rows Greeting, Lady Scarecrow, Large Scarecrows, and the Medium Silhouette Leaf. All of the stamps can be found at DRS designs. The background was created using Twinkling H2’0s in Bronze Medallion this was painted on the stamp. Copic markers were used to color the scarecrows. I hope you join our Autumn Greeting challenge for a change to win some great prizes.

Have a wonderful day,


 Copics: Y32,Y38,YR000,Y95,YG63,Eoo,E53,R27,R59,R39,Go7, G05,Y17,YG97,B24,Y15,E57,E33

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A weekend in Talking Rock

Wow it has been a busy few week. We spent this past weekend in Talking Rock Ga. It’s the third smallest town in the state. The weather was beautiful, and I thought I would share a few pitchers with you, some of them are not very good, It’s amazing what changing your camera setting will do for pitcher quality.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Burning Cauldron

Hello everyone, I hope your having a beautiful Sunday. The card that I want to share with you today used Burning Cauldron and Magic Halloween Greeting.

I stamped the Burning Cauldron with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers some glitter glue to add some sparkle. Spellbinder dies were used to cut everything out. I used the smallest Spellbinder book die to create a spell book, all good witches need a spell book. Thanks for looking.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, October 18, 2012

DRS designs challenge Cats

Hi all, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather as much as I am. Monday we went a picked up some black walnuts and it was just beautiful. Today the challenge at DRS designs is cats. I hope you can come on over and join us and have a chance to win some great prizes.

For my card I used the Cat and Moon and the Happy Halloween. I used Memento Tuxedo Black in to stamp everything. And Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Batty Happy Halloween

Hello everyone, I’m back again with more Halloween stamps from DRS designs. For my card this week I have used the Tree Limb, Accent Bats, Batty Happy Halloween, and Empty Spider Web.

For my card the first thing that I did was cut a circle with a Spellbinder die and attach it to my card stock and air brushed yellow around the edge of the moon and a little lt. blue across the middle then I stamped the Accent Bats with Tuxedo Black. The Tree Limb was stamp in  Rich Cocoa and the sky was air brushed with Copics. I stamped the Happy Halloween with black. This was air brushed the same as the sky. On the Yellow card I stamped the Empty Spider Web in the lower corners and attached everything to a black card.

Have a wonderful day,

Stamps- Tree Limb, Accent Bats, Happy Halloween, and Empty Spider Web
Copics- B00,Y11,V09,B26
Memento- Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder die- circle
Copic Air Brush