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All Is Calm

>> Saturday, December 3, 2016

Good morning!!
If you are like me you'll be sending out Christmas cards till the last minute, as you receive them in the mail you realize, oops, forgot to send one to aunt Anita...
Here are a few more ideas for some fairly flat cards to send quick!

I colored my bird with Copics R21, R24, R29, R59 the pine cone and branch with E31, E33, E35, E37 and the greens with YG63, YG67.  The sky was sponged with some Blue Sky Brilliance Ink.  Then I splattered white acrylic paint onto the image panel with watered down paint and a toothbrush.
The image panel was cut with a Pierced Rectangle die and a bit of Out of the Box cutting around the birds head and the green pine needles.  The pine cone tips have a bit of Liquid Applique puffed up with heat for snow build up.
What is more peaceful than watching birds so I decided to use the All is Calm sentiment with this pretty cardinal.

This next card is  made using 093M Giant Poinsettia and 620F Peace Be Your Gift.
I made it an easel card.
My green background is embossed on the front and I used a large Merry Christmas die over it in white.
The inside sentiment panel is popped up to act as a catch, to hold the card open for display.
I die cut some small (Spellbinders) poinsettias and shaped them then glued some Prills (US Artquest) in the centers of the flowers.
The Poinsettia is colored similar to the cardinal only I used a bit of G40 for close to the centers.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting lots of ideas for Christmas.
Go and be crafty!


Merry Christmas to all...

>> Friday, December 2, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope you had a wonderful week! Wish I could claim that..I've been sick as a dog. The fever finally broke, but now I have the cough from hell. And my voice is all but gone. I'm pretty sure all this was originally set off by allergies & spending an afternoon outside last week. All the smoke from the fires north of us didn't help one bit. There have been days where we were blanketed by haze from the smoke. 

Anyway, I drug my self out of misery to create this card. And in my sad state, it took me longer than normal to color this wonderful image. Then a really bad thing happened & ruined it. Yikes! I had to start all over. Don't you hate it when that happens? Since it's a fairly large image, I stamped the first part of the greeting over the top, added a couple of layers and attached it to the card before I had a chance to ruin another, lol. 

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Yes..apparently it takes a village of Copics to color this!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Santa Scene, Christmas to You (inside- Interlocking Snow, Magic of Christmas
paper: Staples 110# white, sky blue, brilliant blue
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B


Christmas Fun

>> Thursday, December 1, 2016


I have a fun card to share with you today.

I started with one of our new Christmas designs 1054H, which normally looks like this -

Since I hadn't added any EZ Mount cushion, I trimmed it realllly close and attached it to my acrylic block like this...

then I was able to stamp it twice, so the openings were facing each other.  I used markers to color the lights, then layered it on some red card stock.
I stamped my curved lights again as a background on my black paper using white pigment ink, which I colored using pencils.

To finish my card I wrapped the black layer with some red, silver and green wire I picked up at a dollar store recently and once it was all attached it was still missing something so I wrapped more wire around the small end of a paint brush and a toothpick to create my "springs" and attached them with a small red bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Mixed Media Holly

>> Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The last day of November is usually the day I start to panic because I haven't decorated yet, bought enough presents, or made enough Christmas Cards.  This year is no different - I still need to make a bunch more Christmas cards to have enough to send out.  Here is one more down, and I think I will make a few more like it.

To start this card, I stamped the Cardinal on Branch image and colored it with Tim Holtz distress crayons, CTMH ink using a blender pen, water color pencils, and a white gel pen.  Then I stamped the new Holly Jingle Bells image twice and fussy cut both out.  I colored them with water colored pencils and distress crayons.  On one of the images, I cut only the holy out and added some SU! Dazzling Details to make the berries pop.  Next, I chalked the background rubbing a sponge on some chalk and then rubbing it all around my image and panel.  It still needed something so I used stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I then rubbed some of the TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges.  On the sentiment banner, I used the new Holly Days Christmas Greeting rubbing on a bit of the chalk so it wouldn't look so white. 

Hope you are not as late as me with your Christmas cards!





>> Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I had such a fun time coloring up the new Santa with Puppy Christmas Scene stamp that was recently released here at DRS Designs.  It's a darling scene...I adore the Santa trying to shush the dog who's looking to play!  After coloring and matting the stamp, I added some glitter to the garland and to the fur on Santa's suit.  I set it aside to dry and stamped my background papers using the Interlocking Snow Background in red and green ink.

 I attached the papers to the card base, adding a strip of yellow paper and a piece of ribbon to cover up where the two papers met. For perfect placement of the From My House at Christmas Greeting,  I used my 
Stamp-a ma-jig, and then attached the image.

Be sure to stop by the DRS Designs store to check out all of the holiday stamps!

Thanks for looking!


Season of Wonder

>> Monday, November 28, 2016

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I sure did! I have so much to be thankful for!! It really is good to stop and count your blessings every so often.

My card today features our new Christmas Light String. I used my MISTI to stamp the string of lights over and over. The MISTI keeps everything lined up beautifully. Once the lights were colored with Copics, I added some Glossy Accents to each little light. While they were drying, I stamped the Merry and Bright Greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added just one little light to each side of the greeting. Some glossy accents were added to these lights. Everything is layered onto blue CS and then onto the white card base.

Be sure to check out DRS Designs online store to see all the new Christmas images!

Thanks for stopping by,



Holly Days

>> Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hi everyone, for today's card I used the new Holly Jingle Bells. After coloring with Copic's I added some sparkle with Zig Clean and Clear pens.

The Greeting is the Holly Days Christmas Greeting that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Have a wonderful day,



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