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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Love you more

Here is the last DRS designs challenge for 2015.

Choose any challenge from 2015.

For my card I chose  Challenge #199 Pile it High.
The strip across the top is the new Triple Silhouette Hearts. The background is a embossing folder that I inked before embossing. The heart is fussy cut. I stamped the Love you more Greeting  layered some red card stock and attached it to the heart. 

Happy New Year,


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Quilts and Coco

Good Day, I hope all of you had a fabulous Christmas, I know I did. I so enjoy watching the kids and grand kids opening presents and being so happy and grateful. One of my favorite things to do is cuddle up in a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate watch a great movie or read a good book. And I did just that as long as the air conditioner is on it's not to bad.


For my card I stamped and colored the Designer Quilt Square  then die cut and layer it onto the green card stock I stamped the once onto red cs and embossed it with white embossing powder. then a second time on to white cs I fussy cut and layered the red cup over the white. The new Warm thoughts greeting was stamped and layered onto green.

Have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

Hi all the clock is ticking, the big day is all most here. At DRS designs we have a challenge for you I hope you can fit it in to your schedules. This challenge is "Tis the Season" ( make a card using Winter, Christmas, New Years)

I used the Triple Hanging Christmas Ornaments  I used Copic markers and glitter glue. The Christmas Especially To You with green ink on vellum paper.

Hope you can join in this fun challenge. 

Merry Christmas,


Sunday, December 20, 2015

The fire is so delightful

Good morning, are you ready for the final rush only 4 day until the big day. It has been a crazy month around the Ray family home everyone has been sick and we had two surgery's. So our prep time  was really cut down but everyone is on the mend the shopping is done now just the cleaning and cooking and spending time together.

 I started by stamping the Holiday Fireplace three times and cutting out different layers and attaching them with foam tape. The Tiny Snowman was fussy cut and attached with foam tape. The wreath is die cuts. To finish it off I stamped and gold embossed the Merry Christmas Arc. 

Have a Very Merry Christmas,


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Heartfelt Wishes

Hi all it's challenge time at DRS designs this weeks challenge is a color challenge.

I stamped the Winged Angel she was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. For the greeting I stamped the Heartfelt Wishes and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then sponged on Distress Ink over the top of that I used Versa Mark then  dusted on a little Perfect Pearls. Everything else is die cuts. Hope you will join in this challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Heart of Christmas

This has been the hottest Christmas season that we have had in a long time, it's seventy degrees and my early blooming azaleas are starting to bloom how crazy is that.

For this card I start with the background and cut the blue paper in half on an angle. For the top part I used the Interlocking Snow Background and used Versa Mark and stamped around the edge then embossed with silver embossing powder.for the bottom half I used a embossing folder. I covered the cut edge with the white die cut strip. I stamped the Baby Jesus heart with black ink so I could color it with Copic markers then I stamped the heart and star with Versa Mark and embossed it with silver. The greeting is the Jesus is the heart of Christmas .

DRS designs has added this new Jesus Heart Postage Frame so your envelope will match your card perfectly. I used silver ink. 

Have a wonderful day,


Friday, December 11, 2015

Silver and Gold

Good Morning all, what a week it has been. My son had to have emergency gallbladder surgery this week then the next day they had to go in and get four gallstones that were lodged in his duct to the pancreas. This was the first time that he has every been tho the hospital sense the day I brought him home 35 years ago. Anyway that is why I did get the challenge post up on  Thursday.  

The DRS designs challenge this week is Silver and Gold.

The paper that I used was the Reflections silver and gold paper that I got from Michaels. There is a layer of gold glitter paper then I used the Starry Background and gold embossing powder on the top third. Then I stamped the the Giant Poinsettia two times and gold embossed it the gold embossing powder.This was fussy cut and layered then I attached it with foam tape. The Deco Christmas New Year was embossed with silver embossing powder. and layered onto silver glitter paper.

I hope you will join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Off to get the Christmas Tree

Good morning everyone.
I hope your Christmas perpetration are going well. When my kids were little we always went to a Christmas tree farm to get our tree. It was great fun they had hay rides, hot apple cider and my son always cut down our tree. This made great memories that the kids carry on with there families.

With my card I tried to recreate those special memories.  

The card base was made using a center step die. 
I started by stamping the Christmas Village Tree Store   I used a mask then stamped the Christmas Village Sloped Roof Cottage I used part of the Christmas Village Pond with Bridge. Behind the cottage the Pine Tree Snowdrifts were stamped. Everything was colored with Copic markers and Flower Soft was added for the snow.

The smaller of the Double Tall Pines was used on the sides. And the Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Multi Greeting.

I hope you are making lots of special memories with your family's. 

Have a wonderful day


Thursday, December 3, 2015

From Santa

Hi everyone the new challenge at DRS designs is Tag's. 

For my tag I stamped the North Pole Sign covered it with a mask then stamped the Christmas Village Cabin. Everything was colored with Copic markers a white jell pen was used to add snow to the trees and sky. The  To and From Santa are from the Gift tag Greeting.

This is a great time for this challenge we all are going to need tags so join us in the fun challenge for a chance to win some great stamps.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Simple Ornament

Hi everyone, did you have a great Thanksgiving? I did I ate until I was about to pop. Then Friday I went shopping and we got a good start on my Christmas shopping.

For my card I started by Stamping the Christmas Village Gazebo and colored it with Copic markers I used a circle die to cut then I stamped the Simple Christmas Ornament  onto lite blue paper and fussy cut I used a glue pen to add silver glitter. I used a airbrush for the background then hand drew the branches. 

Merry Christmas


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Snow Globe Gazebo

Happy Thanksgiving

Now that you have a full tummy and a turkey nap are you ready for a challenge?

The DRS designs challenge this week is 
Let the Holidays Begin

I started by stamping the Snow Globe on the inside I stamped the Christmas Village Gazebo I used Copic markers to color the image then fussy cut. The holly is a die cut that I colored with Copics. For the background paper I Used the Snow Background and white embossing powder. The Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Multi Greeting.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Peace Be Your Gift

Hi everyone, with all the turmoil going on in the world I thought this was a perfect sentiment to show today. 

This is a Corner Folded Card. You use a post it note to get the position for the fold then cut on two sides so the corner will flip over. The front was stamped and gold embossed with the Interlocking Snow Background, then the inside front was stamped and gold embossed with the Snow Background. Over the fold I used the new Joy To You Christmas Circle.

On the inside I used the 
Peace Be Your Gift Christmas Greeting.
This is my wish for everyone this holiday season.

Have a wonderful day,


This is a You Tube video that shows how to do the fold.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Give Thanks

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. The card that I have today is a fall card that would be perfect for Thanksgiving. 

The focal image is Sunflower Hurricane Candle this was colored with Copic markers and layered on to mats. For the greeting I stamped the Give Thanks Bible Verse and embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged inks on the card then covered it with Versa Mark Ink then I added a tiny bit on gold Perfect Pearls and rubbed it in with my finger then buffed it with a Swiffer cloth.

I used, Memento: Cantalope and Tamgelo 
          Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass

This is my new favorite technique.

My heart goes out to the people of Paris, God bless.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy People

Welcome, the new DRS designs challenge is Thankful.

For the background I stamped the paper with the Starry Background and Encore Ink. The World Map Background was sponged and fussy cut. The Hot Air Balloon was colors with Copic markers then fussy cut and attached with pop dots. The greeting is Happy Thankful People.

Join us for a chance to win some great prizes and have a lot of fun. 

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Beauty of Autumn

Good morning all, my card today uses one of my favorite stamps from DRS designs latest release. 

The Cattail Milk Pail, was stamped then covered with a mask and the Autumn Leaf Pile was stamped over the top and colored with Copic markers. This was layered onto a green die cut oval. The 1 Line Beauty of Autumn  was stamped in coco ink and layered onto green cs. The yellow card was embossed in a embossing folder then layered onto green then a cream card.

This card would go perfect in this weeks challenge Pile it High lots of layers You can see it here.

Have a wonderful day,


Friday, November 6, 2015

Snowy Birthday

Hi all, today I wanted to show you a card I made for my granddaughters birthday its not until December so want it to be more winter and not to much Christmas. I found this stamp last year but it did not arrive in time to us it then. I also wanted to use a different fold, so I chose to do a gate fold.

I started by stamping Marci by La - La Land Crafts I tried some different color combinations an  and decided to use the burgundy and brown on the front. After fussy cutting Marci I started on the front of the card. I cut two burgundy panels then using a old toothbrush and Copic Opaque White I spattered the panels. For the hill she is standing on was cut with a die then lightly covered with Flowersoft snow white. The sign is from DRS designs.The snowflake punches are MS.

I also want to tell you about a great deal that I found  it's a web site called Scrapbook Outlet  they have great prices on die and embossing folders I got five dies and a embossing folder for fifty dollars and free shipping. The service was a little slow as it took 4 days for it to be shipped but it does say on the web site that it could take three to five days, I ordered on a Monday and had it in my hand by the next Tuesday. At these prices I would gladly order from them again.
Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Autumn Tree and Hot air Balloon

Today the new DRS designs challenge is Pile it High ( add layers to your card).

For my card I started by stamping the Snow Tree with Fence  I wiped the ink off the snow before I stamped the image then using a mask I stamped the Autumn Leaf Pile. The sky and grass are sponged with Distress Ink. The Hot Air Balloon  was colored and fussy cut and attached with foam dots. A green and brown mat was was layered on to a cream layer that was die cut and pierced.

Join us this week and pile those cards high.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Blue Snowman

Hi all, DRS designs is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown  the challenge is  a Tic Tac Toe Board.

  For my card I chose eyelet,light blue and dark blue and glitter.

I stamped the Large Snowman Portrait  colored it with Copic markers then fussy cut. For the Lt blue strip I stamped the Small Merry Christmas in blue ink then I covered the sheet with sticky tape then I used Perfect Pearls over the top. I added some snowflake brads. I used a die to cut the white layer. On the dark blue layer I used more stick tape and white glitter .

DRS designs is giving a ten dollar gift certificate to the winner of this challenge. So pick your favorite Tic Tac Toe row and join in the fun.

Have a Wonderful day,


Sunday, November 1, 2015

UP,UP and Away

What a week it has been wind, rain, leaves and traffic. Living in the woods is great in the summer really helps to keep the house cool but now we are being taken over by the falling leaves we had it all nice and clean for the little spooks looking for candy,candy,candy now the leaves are trying to move in the house. Oh my the traffic is crazy with all the leaf lookers and people going to the apple houses its the perfect excuse to stay home and stamp. Now that I'm done whinning I'll tell you about my card.

I stamped the Hot Air Balloon and colored with Copic markers. then covered with a mask and sponged in sky blue. The mountains were done with a stencil. The Give Thanks Verse was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

A little fall color about five minutes from my house.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, October 29, 2015


I can't believe it's all ready Thursday, all we have had is wind, rain and gray sky's not my favorite weather.Well it being Thursday means DRS designs has a new Challenge this week the challenge is Food.

For my card I chose to use the Bountiful Basket. I used Copic markers to color the image. A Spellbinder Die was used for the swish and I put gold paper behind the cutout. The Thankful is from the new Happy Thankful People Greeting.

Join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 25, 2015

World Map

I am so excited about this new World Map background stamp, I have wanted a map stamp for a long time so I suggested to DRS designs and here it is. I can see it being used for so many different kinds of cards, guy cards, graduation, thank you and so many more. 

I stamped the World Map then used Prism Colored Pencils to add some color then wrinkled and added some Distress Ink. For the background I used the new Wood Grain Stamp and Rich Coco on Khaki card stock. I stamped the Vertical 2 Line Birthday in the Rich Coco I want it to look like someone was naughty and wood burned it into the table top. The Anchor was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I add some twine with a knot and that finishes this card.

For the inside I used the Leave a Path Verse  it's one of my favorites I use it for graduation, birthday or inspiration cards. Then I over stamped part of the World Map. You will be able to get the new stamps next week.

Don't forget to join the challenge this week Falling For You.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all

The new DRS designs challenge this week is Falling For You  
(leaves, apples, pumpkins, scarecrows).

I just love this stamp it's Large Scarecrow he is so much fun to color with Copic markers, I fussy cut then added a khaki circle behind. On water color paper I used Gelatos to color a quarter sheet then stamped the Open Leaf  these were fussy cut then added them behind the circle. The Happy Fall Y'all Greeting was stamped with Rich Cocoa ink.

 Join us in this fun challenge for a chance to win your chose of two stamps.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumn is Calling

I am so loving the cooler tempters and beautiful blue sky's It's almost time for a drive across the mountains to see the fall colors and a stop at the apple house for some fried apple pies.

I started by stamping the Open Leaf and the Fall Leaf with Acorn  with Memento Rich Cocoa the sponging on Memento Cantalope,Tangele, and Olive Grove these were fussy cut. With the Rich Cocoa I stamped the Autumn is Calling Greeting then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Now for the plaid background I used my Misti and the cut apart Woven Plaid. The same colors the were used on the leaves were used for the plaid plus I added Fire Brick DI. All the mats were cut with the Perfect layers.

Now I want to tell you what I think of the Misty, before I bought mine I did a lot of research there was talk of the front cracking after about three months but other than that everyone just love there's. 
First let me say the shipping was perfect, I could not have asked for better. When I order mine I got the graft paper and I'm so glad that I did. The stamps that I used was DRS designs there are red rubber that I mount with E Z Mount Cling Foam. I found that I need to use the black foam pad, with out it I would need to push to hard on the top and this could cause it to crack. I only use water and a clean soft cloth to clean my stamps. It was so easy to make the plaid background paper with the Misty, I think I am going to be very happy with this purchase.  

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Summers End

The new DRS designs challenge this week is a color challenge.

For my card I used the Summer's End Tree. I just love this stamp It is great for all seasons.

I stamped the Tree using my new Misty it worked great ( I will talk more about it later) in Memento Rich Coco ink. Then I used Copic markers to color the sky (B000) and to all some green leaves to the tree ( YG 93,95) I cut this out with a oval die then used Dimensional Glue and added the Flower Soft (Autumn). This was layered onto a burnt orange oval I added a green die cut on to a burnt orange layer.  stamped the Autumn Greeting With the Rich Coco ink and cut with a oval and layered in on to a green layer then I used a MS limb punch from brown and added some Flower Soft this was fitted around the die cut three rhinestones were added to finish the tag. For the bow I sprayed the seam binding with alcohol then two drops of YG63.   

Please join us in the fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,