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Follow Your Dreams

>> Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again...Graduation time!  I've already received two announcements and party invitations, so I decided to get to work on a few cards.

DRS Designs has just released this new Follow Your Dreams Sign Post (137G) stamp which is perfect for the occasion of a graduation. I colored, die cut and matted it, adding it on top of an embossed background of grad caps.

I added a strip of green card stock to cover up the seam of the background and dove into my stash of brads for a few embellishments.  I stamped the Graduation Background, and fussy cut out a few and added those to my card as well.  The Congradulations stamp made for the perfect sentiment.

Don't forget!  This month is the Great Cling Stamp Give Away.... Every order of $20.00 or more, that is placed at the DRS Designs website, will be entered to win a prize package of 75 cling mounted stamps! What are you waiting for?

 Good luck :)


Picture Perfect Day!

>> Monday, May 22, 2017

Hi everyone. I'm super excited! Today I get to share one of the soon be released images here at DRS Designs. Isn't this little Sandy Mermaid adorable?! (182F)  I think she might just be my favorite of all the new releases.

I started by stamping her on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored her with Copics and then masked her off so I could sponge in the sea with some distress inks and then the sky with SU Bashful Blue. I used a die cut cloud as a mask too. Some sparkle was added to her tail with Wink of Stella and some waves were added with a white pen.

Nesties were used to die cut the frame and the greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. Some matching blue sequins were added. The blue panel was embossed with s SB waves folder and then everything was attached to the white card base.

Be sure to check back regularly to see all the new images coming soon. I know you're gonna love them. Don't forget the awesome giveaway. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!



Take a Hike

>> Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hi all, today's card is  masculine, with a little snick peek at a new stamp. I think it would make a great graduation card. Let me know what you think.

I started by stamping the Silhouette Hiker with black ink and coloring the rocks with Copic markers. I covered it with a mask and stamped the Silhouette Background. The new Take a Hike stamp will be available in a few days. 

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good morning!

Here is a little sneak peek at one or two of the stamps from the upcoming release!!
My first card uses the cute little Jazz dancer and one of the new sentiment stamps.
The sentiment is one stamp I just did it in two parts.
I used 2 background stamps for this card as well.
I colored using colored pencils this time...Something I don't do very often but I need the practice!

Good morning!
This next card is colored with colored pencils too then blended with some Turpenoid and paper stump.
I used My Favorite Things frame die to make a purple frame  and popped it up then used some photo turns and brads to "hold down" the map.
Our other new stamp is the sign post "Follow Your Dreams"...isn't that cute?  I love it! I popped it up on the frame.
I popped up the hot air balloon with foam tape as well.

DRS stamps: Wold Map 572P, New-Follow Your Heart 137G, Hot Air Balloon 583F

Thank you for visiting today!
Hope you do something crafty!


Heart to Heart

>> Friday, May 19, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well! I have another sympathy card to share today. I went with very soft colors and a fairly simple layout. After die cutting the white panel a couple of times, I sponged the pinks & aquas onto the center one, then stamped the greeting & flower branch w/ the gray ink. A little color was added to the flowers & I used a white gel pen for the centers. The narrowest stitched frame was sponged aqua to match (since I didn't have any card stock to match) & I added a gray mat inside.
The dogwoods were stamped w/ gray, lightly colored w/ Copics & fussy cut to add on top of the frame. 
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
stamps: DRS Designs - My Heart to Yours, Flower Branch, Dogwood Branch (inside- No Words)
paper: Staples 110# white, gray
ink: Memento gray flannel, Distress inks spun sugar, Victorian velvet, tumbled glass
accessories: Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, ODBD double stitched rectangles dies, white gel pen


Flower Sympathy

>> Thursday, May 18, 2017


I hope you're enjoying the same beautiful spring weather we're having here in CT this week!  I may have been influenced by our lovely weather in my card this week.

I started my card this week by stamping our Broken Flower Fence about 3/4" up from the bottom along the left side of my card stock using black ink.  I added more grass using our Easy Grass Background to the right and along the bottom of my card.  I sponged green ink along the grassy areas and blue for the sky then stamped our Remembrance Sympathy Greeting using turquoise ink and colored in the fence and flowers.  I finished my card by simply layering it on a folded green card.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Flying Pigs and Flowering Frogs

>> Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Warning - lots of fussy cutting in today's cards!

On my first card, I water-colored my background and then stamped three Birthday Party Pigs and cut out the pigs, balloons, and hats. I had to draw some of the balloon lines to connect the pigs.  I then heat embossed the new Picture Perfect Day Greeting.  Super fun card to make - I smiled the whole time I made it. 

On my next card, I mixed some gel medium and water colors and made a little pond.  Then I fussy cut and colored the Frog on a Log image.  I cut off the log and ran it through a woodgrain embossing folder. I then colored up and fussy cut some grass from the same image, plus the new Flowering Branch, Brush Pussy Willows, and Dogwood Branch (I doodled on the flowers to hide they were dogwoods). I put part of the Picture Perfect Day Greeting on the log and the remainder on the inside.

The cling stamp giveaway is still going on at DRS Designs - some lucky winner is going to receive $500 in free stamps - I can't wait to see who that will be!!!


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