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Easter Greetings

>> Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The Easter time crunch is upon me.  I've been hard at work hunting new side dish recipes, ironing my table cloths and napkins, and making place cards and favors for my table. It's left me scrambling in the card making department, so I chose not to over think my designs. For me, keeping things simple means keeping things from being ugly...I'm speaking purely for myself.  When I'm desperate and feeling bereft of creativity, that's when things go horribly wrong.  So I stuck with my tried and true layout. 

One of the newest sentiment stamps was just released here at DRS Designs, Deco Easter Greetings.  It's a classic design, so I die cut that and paired it up with a bunny die cut that I embellished with some white ink. For ease, I dry embossed a portion of my background, adding some flowers from the Four Flower Background, that matched the above flowers. I colored those in using my Copic markers and added some lace.

I once again used and embossed background for my second card but this time I stamped the Lily Cross Easter Blessings greeting onto a photo frame.  I colored that up and stamped, fussy cut and colored the Big Bunny Face which I attached inside.

Before attaching the frame to the card, I added a strip of green that was stamped using the Jelly Bean Jumble Background.  

Happy Spring!


Happy Easter

>> Monday, March 19, 2018

I don't know about you, but Easter is definitely sneaking up on me this year. I've been trying to get all of my Easter cards created before I leave for Virginia at the end of this week. I think I'm struggling with creating Easter cards because it is still so cold here in NW Ohio. Definitely ready for Spring!!

My first card today features the new Deco Easter Greeting and the 3 wooden crosses image, which is one of my favorite Easter images. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with Versafine Black ink, heat embossed it with clear EP and then used some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to water color the crosses, sky and grassy area, It's layered onto brown CS and attached to a cream panel. The greeting was stamped with the same Black ink. It's a simple card that celebrates the true reason for the holiday.

My second card is also a simple card, but a little more time consuming since I had to piece the sun rays back into the frame. I started by die cutting the sun rays with both yellow and cream CS. I glued the cream frame onto the yellow frame before attaching it to the cream card base. Next I glued the yellow rays back into place. I didn't use the cream rays, so it has a little bit of dimension. The new Easter Blessings was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics, die cut and attached with foam adhesive for even more dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are further along with your Easter cards, than I am!!



Jelly Bean Easter

>> Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Wish I had one last Irish card to show you today, but with Easter only 2 weeks away I'm in a mad rush to get some Easter cards made.

My card today reflects my rush and the creative slump I've been feeling lately.  It's pretty simple - I started my card by stamping a white piece of card stock with our Jelly Bean Jumble using black ink and colored them with water color pencils and used a blender marker to smooth them out.  I layered it with pink and attached it to a neon green folded card that I had run the top of through my cuttlebug using my favorite swiss dots folder.  The Deco Easter Greeting was stamped using white ink and embossed with white ep.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any extra creative juices I'd appreciate it if you could send them my way :)



Easter Lilies

>> Friday, March 16, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I know a lot of us are still stuck in a quasi winter mode, but Easter is on its way! In fact, it's early this year. We saw 2 bunnies running across our front yard today & not sure, but one of them just may be the Easter bunny, lol. 

For my Easter card, I first die cut & embossed the sunburst bg. For the Lily Cross Blessings circle, I stamped it w/ Versacolor indigo pigment ink then heat embossed it w/ pastel embossing powder. The embossing powder lightens the ink color & gives it a slight metallic sheen. For the lilies,  I put the image into my Misti, stamped it w/ sky blue ink, lightly colored w/ Copics, over stamped w/ the same indigo ink & embossed w/ the same powder. Then I did quite a bit of fussy cutting on them. 
After arranging everything, I added a few sequins & a silver circle behind the greeting.
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white
ink: Memento summer sky (tuxedo black used on inside), Versacolor indigo pigment 
accessories: Misti, pastel embossing powder (Judikins), ODBD sunrburst bg,  stitched  circles dies, sequins


Easter Blessings!

>> Thursday, March 15, 2018

Good morning!!

This background was brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad. The sun/moon die is from Hero Arts.

I used some Easter colors Oxide Inks to make this background.
The bottom is stamped using candy Peeps and Jelly Beans with some bleach.  I poured a small amount of bleach on a folded paper towel to use as an "ink" pad for stamping.  The frame dies are Lawn Fawn.  The little bow is ODBD.

Thanks for visiting today!


Batik Easter

>> Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I love doing holiday cards in non-traditional colors.  This week I have a black and white Easter card to show you.
I was inspired to make this card when I saw THIS Batiked Scarf at Global Handmade Hope which is this week's Inspiration Site at

To get the Batiked Inspired background, I started with a piece of aluminum foil and I wadded it up.  I then straightened it back up again but left all the little wrinkles.  Next, I swiped Black Soot Distress Ink over the foil and then misted the foil with some water.  I smooshed my Vanilla cardstock several times over the foil to get the look.  I misted the foil in between smooshes. 

For the top panel, I used the new Welcome Oval and cut off the Easter part of the new Deco Easter Greeting.  I also added in the new God Bless You Cross.  I plan to use that cross in some Bible Art Journaling as well.

I tucked in some vanilla doilies and a few leaves to finish up the card.

Easter is sneaking up on us this year!  Hope your week is going well.




Have a Blessed Day

>> Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

This Daffodil Frame stamp has been in the DRS Designs catalog a long time, but it's totally new to me.  I can't believe I've never stamped with it before...It's a gorgeous image for this time of year.  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut it out.  Then I stamped it a second time, only cutting out and coloring up the butterfly.  I attached it to the image with some foam taped and bent up the wings to give it dimension.

For my background paper, I used the Silhouette Branch Background stamp and for the sentiment, the soon to be released 1 Line Blessed Day Greeting (245D).  I dry embossed the center panel and attached the image and greeting, but before I glued that into place, I added a strip of green paper behind. It was just an extra pop of color to play off the image, as well as something to anchor the sentiment and balance out the card design.  

There are many more spring and Easter themed cards coming your way, so be sure to check in here on the blog everyday!

Sending you smiles,


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