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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Challenge Rubber Band Man

The new challenge at DRS designs is Rubber Band Man. How fun is that, you use rubber bands to make your background.

I started by wrapping the rubber bands around a acrylic stamp block. I used coco ink on kraft card stock. I used this as a border on my card.

For the main image on my card I used Cardinal on Branch. I stamped the image on to white card then again onto another piece of whit card that i cut with a spellbinder die this was layered on to kraft card the was cut with the same die. After coloring with copic markers The cut cardinal was attached with pop dot.

I hope you with join in this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Winter Christmas Village

Hi all I hope your having a better week than me. Monday night after I came home from work at 11:30 pm someone came  into our yard and went through our cars. They took my Kindle from my card I like to read at lunch when I'm at at work and they took my sons CD case with all his Cd's. We have lived here for over thirty years and nothing like this has every happen. I know this is small compared to what happens in the world today, but for me, I find it very upsetting. So I have spent my only day off looking for a dog, I know I want a Collie I had one about twenty years ago and after I had to have her put to sleep I have never wanted a dog. The kids have had dogs through the years. My youngest sons dog pasted away last year. So I think we need a dog. John wants us to get a puppy so it can grow up with the chickens, cat and the grand kids. And Collie puppy's are hard to find. I will keep you informed if this goes forward.

Now for what you came here for.

Winter Village, this card gave me fits. The first time I stamped it, I cut the paper so large that I could not add any background. So I cutout all the houses, then I stamped the trees and hills.

I started by stamping a horizon with Pine Tree Snowdrifts  this stamp works so well with the Christmas Village stamps. Then I stamped the Christmas Village Church, Christmas Village House and the Christmas Village Post office. These were colored with Copic markers then glittered. The Trees are from the Christmas Village 4 in one. The frame was cut with a Spellbinder die. Then I cut out the center with a rule and exacto knife. I don't know who made the snowflake die.

I hope you will join in the Inchie Challenge this week. You can find the link on the DRS designs blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Inches Christmas Village

Hi everyone, DRS designs has a fun new challenge this week. Are you ready? It's Inches, You know little 1 inch  stamped picture or part of a larger stamped image.

For my card I used the Christmas Multi Greeting  just stamping the tiny Merry Christmas. I used a circle punch to cut out the image. The inside was colored with copic markers. Then I punched a square and used the same copic to color the edge of the square. For the other inches I used Tree from the Christmas Village Four in One, Christmas Village House, In the larger square I used the Christmas Village Church. I used some perfect pearls to add a snowy feel to some of the images. Then I used extra sticky tape for the border around the edges and added flower soft.

Link up you card at the DRS designs blog.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Country Christmas in July

Hi everyone I hope your week has went well. I have a Christmas in July card for you today. You know it never to early to start those cards.

I was very happy with hoe this card turned out. I started with the Pine cone Square. I used copic markers to color the image. I sponged Antique Linen around the image and fussy cut. This was layered onto green card. For the burlap ribbon I used some extra sticky tape before cutting. The Merry Christmas is part of the Christmas Multi Greeting stamp it was stamped with Cocoa ink and cut it with a Spellbinder die.

Don't forget to join the color challenge this week.

Have a Wonderful day,


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas color challenge

Hi all, today DRS designs has a new color challenge I hope you will going in the fun for a chance to win some great stamps.

For my card I used one of my favorite stamps the Berry Wreath.

I  used the small Merry Christmas, and the Intrelocking Snow Background stamp. Link up your card to the DRS designs blog to join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas Panels

Today I have another card using DRS designs new Christmas Village set.

I started by stamping the Christmas Village Church and coloring it with Copic markers.
Then I stamp the tree from the Christmas Village 4 in One. Then I cut it out with a 
Labels Twenty Eight Die. I added some flower soft and glitter glue. I stamped the Christmas Village Pond with Bridge. after it was colored I covered the pond with Glossy Accents then added some Flower Soft.         A Tree from the 4 in 1 set  was pop up.
On the third panel I stamped the From Our House Greeting and added some Trees.
The center panel was attached using foam tape.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Christmas Village Pond Challenge

Hi everyone I'm back with a new DRS design challenge. The Big Chill. So lets see those winter Christmas Cards.

DRS designs has some beautiful new Christmas Village stamps that we will be showing over the next month.

I stamped the Village Pond With Bridge with black Memento Ink colored with copic markers then I added some flower soft and glitter glue. The in front is from the Village Four in One stamp it was colored with copics I added glitter glue and fussy cut and added a pop dot. The greeting is From Our House with a little flower soft around the edges.

Don't forget to join us in this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Silhouette Happy Birthday

Hi all,  I hope everyone has enjoyed there holiday weekend, I sure have.I have a lot of male birthdays coming up in the next few weeks, so this the first one.

I started by using the painters tape technique with Memento Lilac Poise,Tangelo,and Cantaloupe ink. Then stamped the Silhouette Background Tree with Olive Grove. This was cut with a Rectangle Die and layered on to green card stock. The brown layer was stamped with the Lines O"Plenty Background stamp.The green border was cut with a die and I sponged the edges with Rich Cocoa ink. I added two brads and then used the twine and tied a knot.I used foam tape to pop this up. The Tiny Happy Birthday was stamped with Rich Cocoa Ink layered on green card and pop up. A green layer was added on a cream card.

I have had some questions on how to do the painters Tape Technique so I'm going to try and explain. You start with Painters Tape ( masking tape) cut a piece a little longer than the background you want to make, then on your clear block folded back the ends so it would stick to the block. Rub a stamp pad across the tape and the color will stay on the tape.Wipe off any excess ink that may have gotten on the block. And stamp on your card. You will need a new strip of tape for each color that you use. You can use Tombow Markers or any water based marker. I hope this helps.

Have a Wonderful Day,


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Challenge Banners, Pennants and Flags

DRS designs new challenge this week is Banners, Pennants, and Flags.

For my card today I used Starts Stripes Forever, and the Large Original Plaid. Join us in the Fun.

Have a wonderful day,