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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Story

           It's time for a new challenge at the 

DRS designs blog

The challenge this week is 

The Heat IS ON
(summer theme or heat embossing)

I started by stamping the new Sailboat and colored it with Copic markers. The sky was sponged with Distress inks. Then die cut.
The greeting is the soon to be released
Summer Story Greeting.

I made the background by sponging lots of different blue Distress Inks. The applying translucent Embossing Pasts over the top of a stencil.

Come and join us in the hot challenge.

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dolphin Splash

Hi all, I have a fun spinner card for you today.

First I stamped Splash the Dolphin three times and colored them with Copic markers then fussy cut. Now for the working of the spinner.

I cut three of the circles one I used the smallest die to cut the center from the second largest circle. The one that is about two sizes larger this is were I stamped the  Splish Splash. The smallest circle is cut from fun foam. And there are three .25 inch strips. I used the one with the center cut out to trace around were I wanted it center on my card.

I used the pencil line to stamp the background then I air brushed a light blue. Attach the dolphin to the strips then glue them to the doughnut circle. I used a glue dot to attach the fun foam circle in the center of the doughnut. After stamping your larger circle attach it to fun foam circle with a glue dot.

I added some sequins and twine to finish. 

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beach Sunrise

He everyone, today is the day for the new DRS designs challenge.

 And the challenge is Life's a Beach

I stamped the Brushed Beach Sunrise and colored it with Copic markers. After making a frame with a mat, I cut a strip of tan cs and punched the bottom with a MS punch. Then I stamped the                                 Sending You Sunshine Greeting.
I added some Tear-ific Tape behind the punched circles and added teal glitter then added 1/8 inch  tape at the top and the teal glitter.

Join in the fun,


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thank You

Hi everyone,

 I need to explain my absence the last few days my father passed away Saturday June 11, it has been a very stressful time, I was able to keep him at home with the help of hospice for which I am very grateful.

I made Thank You notes for a few special people.

I started with this lavender card using the Brush Thank You  and gold embossing powder. Then I felt it was to feminine.

So I switched to the teal. The background is die cuts and a embossing folders.

A very sweet friend wrote this poem in honer of my dad and I wanted to share it with you.

Life Well Lived

Nearly a 100 years of history he stored beneath his hat,
his hair was white as snow... he was 94 to be exact.
His eyes could tell a story if only one man could dream,
they told about the olden days and how simple life seemed.
His hands with scars of cotton and from plowing with a mule.
he saw many changes and these are just a few.
But I can tell you all I know and it should never be the same,
his heart was lined with pure sweet gold and
Pa paw
was his name.

By: Tracy Hernandez

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy Happy Happy Day

Today's DRS designs challenge is Birthday Bash.

I used the Hot Air Balloon  and the Happy Happy Happy Day greeting for the background.

Join the fun,


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Under Sea Friends

Hi everyone,

It has been a stressful week here, my Dad has taken to turn for the worst. I had to hire some help it has just become to much for me to do everything on my own. Your prays would be very much appreciated.


For my card I used the Mermaid, Happy Octopus, Four in One Background, 4 in 1 Seashells, they were colored with Copic markers. I colored the edge of the scalloped rectangle with Copic markers. On the white panel I used the Scalloped Border Two. Then I cut a strip of white paper wider than the die cut and covered it with Score Tape and added sequins this was attached with foam tape to the back of the white panel. I used foam tape to attached it to a dark purple layer then a white card.

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Camo Butterfly

Hi all, DRS designs have a new challenge today!
and the challenge is....


This was a hard challenge for me it took for ever to come up with a ideal, and here it is.

I started by making the paper first, its water color paper that I sprayed with water the dropped ink from Distress reinkers  I used ( peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, evergreen bough)
when this was dry I die cut the butterfly, then I die cut another one from black fun foam so it would stand up a little. With black ink I stamped the Warms my heart greeting.

Join us in this fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day,