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Trick or Treat

>> Monday, September 26, 2016

In keeping with this week's challenge here at DRS Designs, I have a trick or treat card for you today. I used Count Porkula, my all time favorite Halloween image. Isn't he just the cutest thing?!

First I stamped Count Porkula with Memento Black ink on white CS, using the Misti so I could stamp again after coloring with Copics to get a crisp image. Once that was done I die cut him and layered him on purple CS. The candy corn border was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, trimmed down and layered on orange and purple CS. The banner was created by using just part of the Smell my feet greeting, die cutting and sponging on some Pumpkin Pie ink. The orange panel was embossed with a CB folder.

Hope you can join in the fun this week. I'd love to see your favorite Trick or Treat image! You can see details on the challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by,


Scary, Creepy Halloween

>> Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hi all, I know the calendar says it is fall but the thermometer says it July Hot, Hot, Hot. It makes it hard to think about ghost walks and hayrides. Which are some of my favorite fall actives. And Scary movies, the scariest of them all is what you cant see. To me this the Raven is super creepy why is he there what does he see.  

For my card today I started by sponging the background with 
Distress Ink, squeezed lemonade,and wild honey Memento tancelo, peanut brittle. If you have trouble sponging on the Memento cover the card with a coating of the lightest Distress Ink in this case the squeezed lemonade. Then adding the other colors on top. Once the background was dry I stamped the The Raven with Color Box Black then clear embossing powder. I very carefully colored the limb with brown Copic. The Accent Bats were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

For the greeting I stamped and embossed the Run in Fear then sponged the same colors over the top.

The spider web is a ms punch and the background is a embossing folder.

On the inside I used the Witches Brew Halloween Greeting.

Have a wonderful day,



Halloween Goodies?

>> Saturday, September 24, 2016

Good morning!
Isn't this piggy cute!!  He is dressed up as Count Dracula 
and has gone out Trick or Treating for Halloween!

I decided that a nice Halloween colored plaid was in order for this sketch, purple, lime green and orange!  I used the Woven Plaid-613P cut apart set set for my plaid, Count Porcula-134D for my Trick Or Treat-or and Purrfect Halloween!-064E (half or it) for my sentiment. 
I have a Spider Web embossing folder (Taylored Expressions) for my background and a spider button for an embellishment (under the knot) plus some "Candy Dots" in orange.
Ok, I have to admit that making plaid with this cut apart set is addicting and you will probably see a bit more of it again for awhile sine Fall and Christmas are my favorite times of the year!! PLUS, I love plaid!
I think this might be my first Halloween plaid though, LOL!  
Hey it works doesn't it?
Hope this give you some ideas for some simple Halloween card this year!!
Kids love it and they love getting colorful, fun cards (especially with a bag of candy!)
Thanks for visiting today!


Pressed Maple Leaf

>> Friday, September 23, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
And happy Fall! Technically it IS fall, but it still feels pretty much the same as summer around here. I heard on the weather report that in the Atlanta area so far this year we've had around 83 days of temps at or above 90 this year! The average is around 30. So...not pointing any fingers, but  if you're the one who ran off & left the oven on, would you please go turn it off?!?

In the spirit of fall, I thought I'd share an Autumn Greetings card. It was pretty easy to make. Well, after I figured out what leaf from the yard works best. For the big lt green leaf bg, I picked a Japanese maple leaf (it was still green), put it face down on a piece of water color paper, put it between two paper towels then between the cutting plates on my Big Shot & ran it thru. From trial & error, these leaves worked the best. I even did a few of these leaves that had turned red, but the color changed to purple on the w/c paper. Only the paper towels retained the red color. If you'd like to see the pictures of the different results, I did a post on my blog HERE a couple of weeks ago. This card was using one of the examples I made.
After die cutting the leaf panel, I stamped over it w/ the Splatter Bg & added the greeting. For the strips of sage green (leftovers!), I stamped them first w/ the Woodgrain Bg in sage ink then added some splatters in brown. I added a tied metallic bow & some sequins. And the metallic cord was silver so I colored over it w/ a brown Copic. I thought I had some gold cord, but couldn't find it. Copics to the rescue again!

Here's a look at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: water color, chocolate, sage green
ink: Distress ink vintage photo, bundled sage, Versafine vintage sepia
accessories: diagonal stitched rectangle dies, stitched rectangle dies, sequins, metallic cord



Challenge #245 - Trick or Treat!

>> Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....

Congrats, you are the winner from our By the Light of the Moon Challenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

This week's challenge is either tricky or tasty ...
Trick or Treat!

 (use any image, die cut, punch, technique, just show us your Halloween tricks or treats!)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and please remember to link back to us. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm ET and please link new creations only (no back dated or duplicate entires)We are now limiting the number of entries to 3 per personChallenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.
From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a 75% off coupon to the DRS Designs store! Wow!!

Here are the Halloween cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





Altered Christmas Ornament

>> Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I love Dollar General's cheap Christmas Ornaments.  Every year, I try to pick up a few of the new ornaments when they come out and alter them.  This year, I picked out a chalkboard ornament.  One side has "Be Merry" on it, but the other side is blank, I embossed the Small Merry Christmas sentiment in white EP and fussy cut a glittered up Triple Holly image to decorate the top.  I think it came out wonderfully.

Super easy and super fun!




Cheerful Smiles

>> Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hi Everyone,

My cousin recently had some surgery, so to cheer him up I made this fall themed get well card.  It's hard to believe that summer officially comes to an end this week!  

 I began by grabbing my leaf stamps, both the solid and outline ones, along with inks to match the papers I chose.  I simply stamped the Medium Silhouette Leaf all over the background in the orange, yellow and brown ink.  I then took a strip of yellow card stock and stamped the Open Leaf in Versamark, heat embossing it with clear powder, and covering the seam of the two papers with a piece of matching ribbon from my stash. 

The  Cheerful Smiles Get Well Greeting was also stamped and heat embossed before die cutting and embellishing it with some matching ink around the edges.  The greeting was then attached with dimensional foam tape.

Since I wanted to keep it flat for easy mailing, I didn't add any extras embellishments, so I simply stamped a few more leaves inside to keep the fall theme going.

Thanks for stopping by!


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