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Tiny Card Fun

>> Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I love the new tiny home trend and watch all the shows on them.  What a great idea!  I wish I was brave enough and mobile enough to move into one.  This past weekend, the SCS Inspiration Challenge was all about some tiny cards - 3x3.  I normally shy away from this card size, but the inspiration board was so awesome that I tried a few.  I plan to make some more and drop them in purses and sock drawers for extra pick-me-ups in the next few months. 

I used the Pine Cone with Bow image and one word out of the Peace Heart & Home Christmas greeting.  I fussy cut the image after coloring with colored pencils. 

I had so much fun with that one that I made two more:

On the other two cards I used the new Give Thanks Brush Pumpkin and the Potted Berry Tree

Many hugz,



Give Thanks

>> Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

DRS Designs has some lovely stamps that were just released for the upcoming holidays.  For my card today I chose the lovely Wheat Give Thanks Greeting that features a lovely large wheat image.

To show it off, after stamping it I heat embossed and die cut it, layering it onto a background that was stamped with the Long Tall Wheat.  

For embellishment I added a printed ribbon, embossed a die cut leaf with glittery embossing powder and added a couple of photo corners that I punched from matching card stock.

Be sure to check out the current color challenge here on the blog...Lots of great fall colors to inspire you to create :)   

 Hope to see you there!



>> Monday, October 24, 2016

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. My card today goes along with this week's color challenge. I'm loving these beautiful fall colors.

I started by die cutting the top of my white card base with the SB arched elegance die, then I stamped the new Psalm 100 Thanksgiving greeting(985H) with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Some orange rhinestones complete the front.

For the inside I used various gelatos and water to add color to a watercolor panel. Once dried I stamped the Grateful Heart greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and glued the panel down. The greeting was stamped lower on the panel to keep it from showing through the arch on the front. Here's a look at the inside.

Hope you can play along with us this week. These colors are perfect for fall/Thanksgiving cards!! You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,


Twisted Thanks

>> Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hi all,
today I want to share a 
Twisted Circular Easel Card
You can find the how to info 

For the stamping part I went old school the way I did thing back when I first started stamping.
I started by stamping the new 
Give Thanks Brush Pumpkin
with Versa Mark then heat embossing with gold powder on Bristol Paper. 
Then I used Tombow markers to color the image this paper makes blending so easy it also works wonderful with the Zig Clean and Clear markers. 
The image was fussy cut.

For the background I used part of the 

and Peacock Distress Ink.
 A white gel pen was used to traced around the die.

On the inside used some burlap ribbon.
I stamped the 
three times and colored them with Tombow markers. 
The leaves were attached with foam tape.

Have a wonderful day,



Give Thanks

>> Saturday, October 22, 2016

Good morning!

Keeping with the colors for our Thursday challenge, I did this simple easel card using one of the new release stamps. I also used 1102G October Pumpkin with Fall Leaves.
I used a Kaliedacolor Harvest pad.
I stamped the pumpkins on the inside and then stamped, colored and cut them out another time to raise them up as a catch for my top to stay open. these would make cute name cards for a table setting don't you think?  They were very easy to make as well.
I used a set of nesting scallop dies from Spellbinders to make my card shape and layers.
Thanks for visiting today!


Pinecone Christmas

>> Friday, October 21, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
 I hope your week has gone well! Hopefully by today, we will have had a cool front come thru..because I tell you, this past week has surely felt like summer! Usually by Halloween we have had our first freeze but we haven't even approached refrigeration yet. So maybe if I think cold thoughts & make a Christmas card, it might help. Or not. But it won't hurt.

Today, I'm showing off a brand new Pinecone image. Isn't it wonderful? When I saw it, I just had a picture in my head of it hanging like an ornament so that's the direction I went. The pinecone was stamped, colored w/ Copics & fussy cut. Then I die cut a large white panel, cut out the arched window & cut another arch (using 2 sizes of the same die set) to make a frame. I stamped the Merry Christmas Arc on the frame (I cut the image apart to make it easier). On the leftover arched piece & also on the leftover large frame, I used the Woven Plaid stamp (the cut apart version), & the 3 colors of Distress inks. I went back I embossed the white layer w/ a snowfall folder before I put it all together & I also added a little die cut holly for the hanging part of the pinecone.
Here's a look at the inside. (I masked off the center to add the plaid around the edges.) Below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
stamps: DRS Designs - Pinecone (new!), Merry Christmas ArcWoven Plaid, (inside- Beautiful Holiday, Triple Holly
paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks twisted citron, candied apple, mowed lawn
accessories: Misti, Copic markers, stitched arch dies, stitched rectangle dies, holly ornament die, snowfall embossing folder, stickles (added to the pinecone)



Challenge #249 - Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, October 20, 2016

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

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

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

For this week's challenge, we are doing an
Inspired by Color Challenge
The theme for this challenge is Bright Halloween colors!
 (use some of the colors inspired by this picture somewhere on your creation)
You don't have to use all of these colors, or only these colors, but please use at least 2!
Aren't these beautiful fall colors?
To enter, show us your card  by linking it below & please be sure to link back to us!  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, October 26, 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 40% off coupon to the DRS Designs store!

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






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