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Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer's End

I made this card for the challenge at Joann’s Garden. The challenge is to make a Fall card, with a tree, grass, polka dot’s, and a pumpkin. This is what I came up with.

The tree is a DRS designs stamp,(Summer’s End Tree) it was stamped with Memento Cocoa ink, the sky was air brushed with Copics (B00) the grass was sponged with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. It was cut out with a Spellbinder oval die, and Antique Linen Distress ink was sponged around the edges. I dotted glue on the limbs and added Flower Soft (Autumn). A spellbinder scalloped oval die was cut from brown card. For the ribbon I added a ½ sticky tape onto cream card then brown card the Jack o lantern was made from a old Sizzix die and cut from shrink plastic, and colored with pencils. It was stuck to the stick tape and Flower Soft was added .

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spooky Ghost Challenge

Hello everyone, the weather here has be really cool for August in Georgia,
upper 80’s. It has me thinking fall and Halloween. My favorite thing about Halloween is ghost stories. And that brings me to this weeks challenge at DRS designs, It’s Ghost! Get out your spooky stamps and come and join in this weeks challenge.

For my card I stamped the Spooky Tree with Moon with Moment Tuxedo Black ink. I covered the tree and moon with a mask, and air brushed Copic V09 for the sky background, then I removed the mask and  sponged the bottom with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I used Copics to color the tree and moon. I used a Spellbinder rectangle die to cut out the image. The black and yellow mats were also cut with Spellbinder rectangle dies. For the background I stamped the Spooky Eyes Background onto a clear polyester sheet with Stazon On Cotton White This was attached to a piece of black card stock. The Small Ghost were stamped on vellum with the Moment Tuxedo Black Ink and colored on the back with a white pencil. I pop up the one in front of the tree, and the second on is sneaking out from behind the image. I added some ribbon and a bow to the top. All the layers were attached to a white 4.25 X 5.50 card.

Hope you join in on the fun.


Stamps: Spooky Tree with Moon 070L, Small Ghost C191, Spooky Eyes Background 647H
Ink: Moment Tuxedo Black, Stazon On Cotton White, Distress Ink Peeled Paint,                                           

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sitting Thinking

 Happy Sunday everyone, what a beautiful weekend it has been. Today DRS designs has released some new stamps, and I want  to share a few of them with you.

On X-Press blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the  Purr’fectly Comfortable Kitty and covered it with a mask and stamped the Country Window this was also covered with a mask. Then with Color Box Chalk Wisteria ink I stamped the Open Plaid background stamp on the top three fourths of the card. I covered all this with Post it’s and stamped the bottom third with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the Open plaid stamp. The floor was sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. The image was colored with a combination of Derwent Inktense water color pencils and Copic Markers. The Sitting Thinking Greeting was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and sponger with the Wisteria Chalk Ink and cut out, and attached with Pop dots.

Have a wonderful day,


Stamps:  44L Country Window, 398F Sitting Thinking Greeting, Purr’fectly Comfortable Kitty, 631P Open Plaid
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Color Box Chalk Wisteria 
Copics: E57,E33,YG63,G82,Y17,Y11,E53,Y28
Derwent Inktense Pencils, Teal Green, Fuchsia      

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Silhouette Challenge

Hello, today the challenge at DRS designs is Silhouettes. How fun is that. For my card I used the Summer's End Tree.

I stamped the Silhouette Tree with Color Box Chiante ink and embossed it with Claret Tapestry Embossing Powder. I air brushed the background with Copic markers ( Y35,Y38,YR07,YG95). The pearls are Liquid Pearls, Butter cup. A spellbinder die was used to cut out the image, Then I traced the die on to Dk. Brown card stock and cut it out with scissors this was layered behind the image. A piece of cinnamon card stock was cut to 4.00 X 5.25, the top and bottom was punched using a MS punch and attached to a Dark brown card. I brushed Twinkling H2O’s onto white card stock in random streaks letting them blend together. When this was dry I used Family Treasures leaf punch. I did a little shaping and attached them to the lower left corner.

I hope you will join in this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Twinkling H2O's- Scrab Betle,Sunburst, Ginger Peach, Golden Jade

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Telescoping Snowman Bird Buddies

My card today uses the new release stamps from DRS designs, the Snowman Bird Buddies, Visual Let it Snow, and the Triple Tree with Snow.

I used the telescoping image technique from Splitcoast you can find it Here.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the Snowman Bird Buddies,then covered this with a mask and stamped the Triple Tree with snow. The images were colored with Copic markers.Spellbinder, Labels One, was used to cut the images. The last layer was sponged with Broken China Distress Ink. The Lt. blue background paper was embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, and the white strip was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The Visual Let it Snow was embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a spellbinder die. The snowflake is a MS punch.

Have a wonderful day,


Saturday, August 18, 2012

All White Christmas Card

Well, this is a first for me a all white card, I have been seeing these around a lot but I have never tried to make one it was a lot harder that I first thought it would be. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders Snowflakes and Swiss Dots the Tree is by Sizzix and the reindeer die is by Quickuts. I added a few rhinestones to the snowflakes and ribbon. Thanks for looking.

I'm entering this card in the all white challenge at Joann's Garden.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Friday, August 17, 2012

Adding some sparkle

What a gray dull day it is here in Georgia. I thought I would make a card the has some sparkle. Over on the Flourishes Blog they are having a challenge that is to add some sprinkles to your card.

This is what I came up with. I used this Bird nest stamp by Flourishes. It was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic markers. I made the background paper with Tear-iffic Tape in ¼ and ½  inch and green glitter on Bazzill Parakeet paper, Dark Brown Bazzill paper was used for the mats. A cream ribbon and bow was add to complete the card.

Have a happy weekend,


Copics- YG05,YG07,G7,E57,E53,E33,B00,B000

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Challenge #38 at DRS designs

Good morning today is Thursday and that means DRS designs challenge today’s challenge is Balloons. So go over to the blog and join in the fun, then are giving away some great Halloween stamps.

For my card I used the Giant open Balloon, and Small 1 line Happy Birthday. After stamping the yellow balloon I cut a mask and stamped 2 more balloons I mask those and stamp one more. Then I stamped the small 1 line Happy Birthday in the center of the yellow balloon. Then I colored all the images with Copic markers. This was layered onto a red card.

Come join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunflower Wreath

Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a good start. I made it into the old stamping room this afternoon and made this card for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge over on the Flourishes Blog. The challenge this week is to ues Kraft paper.

I used The Seasonal Wreaths stamp set. I stamp the sunflower wreath with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Georgia Pacific paper. And used Inktens pencils. Spellbinder Circle dies were used to cut out the image and the background. I used a little Distress Ink (antique linen) along the edges. The background paper and the strip across the bottom was embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder. I used a old piece of paper lace behind the green strip.

Have a wonderful day,


Supplies:  Inktense pencils- Sunyellow 0200, Tangerine 0300,Mustard 1700, Willow 1900, Baked Earth 1800, Leaf Green 1600, Iris Blue 0900, Violet 0200, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique linen, Spellbinder Dies Circles, Flourishesn Seasonal Wreaths

Monday, August 13, 2012

Water Stamping

Hi everyone, today I have a card that I made for the Split Coast Try a new Technique challenge. The technique this week is water stamping You can find a tutorial here.

For my card I used Distress Ink in Broken China and Peacock Feathers. I don't who made the stamp that I used for the background. The sentiment stamp is by DRS designs. I used brass embossing powder and lace ribbon, the finding is from Oriental Trading.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Christmas French Horn

I hope your all enjoying your weekend. Today the card I have to share with you features the new DRS designs Christmas French Horn and the Small Merry Christmas Greeting.

It was stamped with black ink, and I used Copics to color the image. A embossing folder was used for the border. The embossing folder is by Sizzix.

DRS designs is sponsoring the challenge at Stamping Sister in Christ.

The inspirational verse is

John 14:1-6 "Do not let your heart be troubled;believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father'S house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am , there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going."

The challenge is to create a card that says home.

DRS designs will be giving away a $10.00 store voucher.

Have a wonderful day,


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wheels is the challenge at DRS designs

The challenge this week at DRS designs is Wheels.Please join in the fun at the DRS designs blog.

For my card I used the Brush Lawnmower and the Happy Birthday Multi Greeting stamp.

So go no over and join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A bowl of apples

Wow! what a week this has been Sunday my son in law Shane ask me to go with him and help him pick tomatoes a friend was giving to him. Of course I said yes, Hummm. We left a seven and were picking in thirty minutes. I had no ideal how many tomato's we were bring home I bet there was 30 to 40 lbs. if not more the whole time i'm thinking what are you going to do with all these tomato's. While we were picking the owner put's a box of bell peppers in the truck. When we were done with the tomato's Shane was showing me the rest of the farm, and the owner ask if I like corn ( I sure do) well go over to that field and pick all you want, silver queen is on the right cream and sugar on the left here we go the whole time i'm picking I think it's for Shane he said he wanted some for his grandmother. I have already put up corn this year from my garden. When we left the corn field I told Shane to stop at the farm stand, and I found some peas and he sold me twenty lbs for twenty dollars. I was so happy I can't grow peas because the deer eat them. By the time we left the farmer gave us two watermelons, and a cantaloupe.When we get home Shane takes 2 buckets of tomato's, maybe ten ears of corn, 1 watermelon, and the cantaloupe. So this week I canned 21 quarts of tomatoes, 21 pints of peas, a gallon of pepper are in the freezer and today I have three dehydrators full of tomato's, I told Shane we had to give some of these tomato's away, I don't need all of them. So we got on the phone and made a lot of people very happy. and I still have a five gallon bucket of tomato's. And today I going to try to make some corn cob jelly.

I have this card that I did over a week ago that I wanted to share today. The image is from The Artful Stamper ( Apples), and I used my Inktense Water soluble pencils and Georgia Pacific paper. I really love these new pencils the color is so bright and they blend so well. I better get back to work.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Snowman Bird Buddies

Hi all today I have another card made from DRS designs new Christmas stamps. For my card I used the Snowman Bird Buddies, Pine Tree Snowdrifts, and the background is the White Christmas Text.

All the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic markers were used to color the images. I added a little Flower Soft for some texture. 

Don’t forget to join in the DRS designs challenge this week, the theme is Dogs.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, August 2, 2012

DRS designs Challenge Dogs

It’s time for the challenge at DRS designs, and this week it’s Dog’s, how fun is that. For my card I used the Playful Pups, Stonewall and Gate, and Happy Tails to you.

It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used my airbrush to spray the sky with B000 copic marker everything was colored with Copic markers. Spellbinder dies were used to cut the layers. And I used my Sew Easy and brown thread for the edges.

Hope you join the challenge, for a chance to win some great prizes.

Have a wonderful day,