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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Shake your Snow globe

Today I have a shaker card using some of DRS designs new stamps.

 I started by stamping the Snow globe and colored the base with Copic markers. The center was cut out leaving the out line. Part of the Sitting Thinking Greeting was stamped the black ink.The 4 in 1 Sea Shells were stamped and Colored with Copic markers these were cut out and glued to the corners. Copic markers were used to dot around the greeting and shells. A piece of clear plastic was taped to the back. For the inside I stamped the Mermaid covered her with a mask and stamped the Sandcastle  then add some green with the Four flower background. For the shacking part I used beach sand and just a tiny bit of glitter.This was attached to the front with foam tape then added to a purple card.

Remember to link up you card to the DRS designs challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shining Stars

Oh boy, it's been so hot here everyday is in the ninety's we might get a little cool down this weekend but I heat to see what August has in store for us. It so hard to get the outside chores done before the the heat really wings up.   

Today is Thursday and that means it's time for the new DRS designs challenge. The challenge this week is Stars (dies, stamps, stencils) I'm looking forward to seeing your cards.

My card has a little patriotic feel.

I started with the red card stock. I used several stamps and white color box ink and just randomly stamped words that I wanted to use.

I stamped the Large Filigree Star with blue ink and fussy cut. the small stars are punched the stamped with the Polka Dot Background.

I hope you will join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Let's have a Cookout on the boat

Happy Fathers Day, I am very grateful to get to celebrate another fathers day with my dad. And I hope all of you have a great time with your family.

For my card I used the Grilling Guy. He was colored with Copic markers. For the background I used the Mini Marshmallow and embossed them with white embossing powder. 
The Greeting  On Fathers Day was stamped with coco ink.

I also needed a card for my father in law. 

For this card I used the new Anchor stamp I used Copic markers to color the image. Then I over stamped the image with Versa Mark Ink and used copper embossing powder.
For the life preserver I used two circle dies then added the navy stripes. I stamped the Vicki's Versatile Background in coco on to kraft card stock  thin again with the navy ink on to the cream card.
The Happy Fathers Day is from the Ten Mile Fathers Day Greeting I added some navy flags and rhinestones to finish it off. 

Have a wonderful day,


Friday, June 19, 2015

Glittering Christmas Angle

Today DRS designs is sponsoring the Christmas Stamping All Year Long challenge. The challenge is to use ribbon or lace. And the prize is a 10.00 dollar voucher to the DRS designs store.

For my card I use the Winged Angel and the 1 line Christmas Blessings.

I stamped the Winged Angel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. and colored her with Copic markers. Then I used the out of the box technique and a Spellbinder die. Four half pearls were added to the top,bottom and sides.

For the gold lace I used sticker paper, a peace of lace was placed over the sticky side ( press it down well so the glitter does not get under the lace)  then gold glitter was sprinkled over the top the lace was removed and white glitter was sprinkled over the sticky part. I used 1/2 inch Tearific Tape for the blue glitter ribbon. For the bow I use the same tape and glittered both sides of the tape, then tied a bow.

For the Greeting stamped each word of the one line Christmas Blessing with Gold Encore ink the cut with a square die.

I hope you will join us. I had a lot of fun making this card.

Have a wonderful. day,


Copic's that I used

Dress - Y 21, 26, 28
Skin - E 00, E 11, RV 10
Hair - E 15, 33, 35
Wings - E 50, 51, 53
Background - BG 10, 000, 0000

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Shining Light Birthday

This week the New DRS designs challenge is a color challenge.

For my card I used the new Lighthouse image.

I stamped the lighthouse and colored it with Copic markers. A circle die was used to cut out the lighthouse and the navy mat.

I stamped the Picket Fence onto white card stock then fussy cut. This was attached to a red card the was cut with a die.

A navy panel was stamped with the Polka Dot Background stamp with white color box ink and embossed with white embossing power.

I stamped and embossed the Beach Birthday Greeting on the inside.

Come and join us for this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Triple fold Lighthouse

I have another Triple Fold card, I tried to take some pictures as I was making this card to give you some ideal of what I was talking about. The pictures are not great but they may give you some ideal.

This is the finished card.

In the photo I am trying to show the score lines
2",4", 8", 10" quarter turn ans score at 4" and 8"

Cut off the 4 outside corners and the 2 middle flaps.

Here I'm showing the die placement.

And how it was placed in the cutting mat.

After die cutting. Now cut along the fold to remove the scraps.

Here are my mats and layers.


First layer

Second Layer

And fully open

I hope you will give the fun card a try.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Outdoor Triple Fold

Today I want to share a new card fold that I found and just had to give it a try. I'm not sure what it's called but I will call it a Triple Fold card. This is my first try and its not perfect, but to understand a new fold I need to try it out and see how well it works.

The finished size is 4 x 4 

You start with a 12 x 12 paper and score at 2" , 4" , 8" , 10" inches. Turn the paper a quarter turn and score at 4" , and 8" inches. You will remove the 4 outside squares. And I remover the 2 outside flaps from the middle section. The top flap was cut with a spellbinder die.

My stamp is PSX that I colored with Copic markers.

When you lift the top flap you see the Happy Birthday that was over stamped with the Silhouette Background Tree.

On the two center flaps I stamped the Double Tall Pines on two white panels. 

This is the card fully open.

The greeting in the center is Leave a Path Verse. I stamped the Hiker Boot Prints over the top of the verse.
 I know it's not you typical birthday greeting but I made this for my grandson who will be turning 15 in a few weeks he has been very thoughtful about his future and what he want to do with his life. Just call me one proud grand mother.

Close up of the Verse.

I'm planing on doing another card and I will try to take some step by step photos.

Have a wonderful day,


Monday, June 15, 2015

Updated die storage

This is a little update on how I am storing my dies. I did a post a while back but I was not completely satisfied with how it worked. Then I had a light bulb moment. I all ready owned a Creative Memories sticker notebook. And the plastic holders. So my grand daughter got a bunch of old stickers and I had the perfect storage system.

 My old note book.

With the new Spellbinder package I just cut the top off and I will slid right into the pocket, the sets stay together.

For my older dies I cut some card stock that will fit the pocket add some magnet tape and slide the die in the pocket. When you turn the pages the dies stay in place perfectly. I have some pockets that are long and skinny that fit the border die.

I was so happy to find another used for something that was gust taking up space.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Birthday by the sea

Hi all, DRS designs as just released some new beach stamps and I have been having a great time playing.

The finished card is 5.25 x 5.25 square card white card then a layer of teal and a tan layer that I stamped with 4 in 1 Seashells and Memento Coco ink. A square was cut out of the top left corner with a teal mat placed behind the Beach Birthday Greeting was stamped with the coco ink and a shell from the 4 in 1 Seashell set. On the bottom right I stamped the Adirondack chair and cover with a mask then stamped the Sea Grass  with Old Olive Memento ink the sand, sea and sky were colored with Copic markers. I stamped one of the shells with tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers and punched a tiny hole. It was fussy cut then covered with Glossy Accents. Then I added a piece of twine.and tied the shell to the twine.

Have a Wonderful day,


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mermaid on the rocks

DRS designs has a new challenge and we are showing the new beach stamps.

I just got back from a trip to Panama City Beach so I had a lot of inspiration for the new beach stamps.

I started by stamping the new Mermaid I colored her tail with Copic markers BG 57,53,18, G 43, BG 0000, Y00 and added glitter glue to her tail, her skin is E 00,11,RV 10 Hair E 55.57,59. Then I fussy her. I drew her a rock to set on and colored with Copic E 08,15,35. I stamped the Star fish from the new 4 in 1 Seashells and fussy cut. The water is BG 13, 57. The white caps were made using Copic Opaque White and a flat brush. For the layer in between the die cut I used extra sticky tape and sand that I brought back from the beach along with a knotted twine and a seashell that came from the beach.  

Join us in the fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Butterfly Birthday

I'm just back from vacation, we had a wonderful time. But there is a lot of work to get thing back to normal after being away. Then Saturday my daughters family dog was run over they are all heart broken please keep them in your prayers.

My card today is a birthday card. It's a white card with a pink layer then I used a die to cut the white lacy layer. The Interlocking Flower Background was stamped with black ink and Memento Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies inks were sponger over the top. Once the ink was dry I covered it with extra sticky tape and micro beads. The Brush Birthday Greeting was stamped with black ink die cut then sponged with the Lilac Posies while it was still in the die. This was attached with foam tape. The Large Single Butterfly was stamped with black ink and colored with Copic markers ( Y28 - Y32 -Y35 RV000- RV20 - RV21 -RV23 ). Then fussy cut and attached with foam tape.

Don't for get to join the DRS design  challenge Over the Top.

Have a wonderful day,