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Enjoy Today Butterfly

>> Wednesday, July 23, 2014


As I sat down to stamp last night, I had all intentions of working with our new Christmas Village designs - and of course like all good plans, I went off track rather quickly.  And I can blame it all on my shopping trip yesterday morning when I picked up some new ribbon that I was anxious to use :)

Turned out to be a fairly simple card!  I stamped our Polka Dot Background using black ink.  Next I stamped our Large Single Butterfly on a separate piece of white and colored it using only shades of grey.  My 2 ovals were both rimmed with a silver jelly roll pen and then I separated our Enjoy Today stamp like you see here.  It was a little flat when I put it all together, so I curved the wings a bit by rubbing an embossing tool on the back and popped them up using some foam tape!

I hope I haven't gotten you off track for staying cool with Christmas in July!  Remember you have until 6pm to link your card to this weeks color challenge!  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by


Snowmen in the meadow

>> Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I was searching through my stash of stamps from DRS Designs, looking for stamps that would coordinate with the newly released holiday stamps.  Last week I used the Pine Tree Snowdrifts on my card, but I came across my Winter Trees stamp, and I knew it would help me create a little meadow scene as well.
After stamping the trees in brown dye ink, I nestled the little snowmen from the Christmas Village Four In One Accessories stamp in the distance, and used the Tiny Snowman stamp in the foreground.
I then went back using the Pine Tree Snowdrifts stamp to add in the drifts.  After colored my image, I added glitter glue to create some snow on the trees and highlight the drifts.  I finished up the card by stamping the base using the Interlocking Snowflake Background stamp and the In the Meadow Greeting. 
Thanks for visiting the DRS Designs blog today and happy stamping!


Merry Monday!

>> Monday, July 21, 2014

Hi Everyone. Today I have another Christmas in July card to share with you that features the Village bridge and pond image. These new Village stamps are so fun to play with!

I started by stamping the image with Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring it with Copics and making the pond freeze by using some Glossy Accents. Once that dried I added some stickles around the snow banks. The two little guys skating across the pond were stamped, colored, fussy cut and added with glue dots. The card base was created with Recollections Jewel CS in Green. I added a layer of white that was embossed with a Darice snow swirls folder. I used the largest SB die to create the green ornament. The sentiment was stamped with Stazon Black ink onto the vellum. The ends were cut and some snowflake buttons were added to hide the glue dots that hold it onto the card front.

Be sure to check out this week's color challenge and the new Christmas Village Stamps at DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,


Country Christmas in July

>> Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hi everyone I hope your week has went well. I have a Christmas in July card for you today. You know it never to early to start those cards.

I was very happy with hoe this card turned out. I started with the Pine cone Square. I used copic markers to color the image. I sponged Antique Linen around the image and fussy cut. This was layered onto green card. For the burlap ribbon I used some extra sticky tape before cutting. The Merry Christmas is part of the Christmas Multi Greeting stamp it was stamped with Cocoa ink and cut it with a Spellbinder die.

Don't forget to join the color challenge this week.

Have a Wonderful day,



It's a Jungle

>> Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hello everyone, Robin here bringing you a "fur"o-cious jungle scene!! These little guys are so cute and would make a perfect baby card or baby shower card but today I just made it for a kid who loves his stuffed toys!! Well, Jimbo has been taking a bath in the mud and is friends have come along just in case he gets stuck in the mud pond!
DRS stamps used: Jimbo and the Gang 891P,  Jungle Out There 908D.
I used Copic markers to color the animals in YR27,24, Y-23, E-99,30,50,59,44,35,53,34,43,37 W-0,1,3 YG-21,03,23,17,91 and cheeks, ears are RV10.
I've added a sheer gold/yellow ribbon to match the yellowish gold frame which is popped up.
The background blue panel is embossed with a folder to add a bit more interest.
The card measures 5 X 5.
Thanks for coming over to take a peek!!! Have a great weekend!


From Our Christmas House

>> Friday, July 18, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's been kind of a weird week around here. Lots of irritating stuff. I hate it when they come in bunches like that. First, my hubby's plant watering system for the potted plants, sprang 2 big geyser leaks. Turns out the squirrels chewed the ends off of the little hoses. Then my parrots were sitting on their window perches looking out on the back yard and something spooked them. Actually, sometimes they scare themselves, lol. One of them nearly knocked himself out when a wall sprang up out of nowhere. Thank goodness he just gave up and landed on the floor. Then the post office returned a pkg I mailed to DRS Designs. They put a bar code sticker on it w/ MY zip code instead of the correct one. So exactly one week after I mailed, it came back. Jiminy Cricket! (I'm paraphrasing...those were not my exact words.) I told Sue, I'm never going to mail myself takes too long! I'm so ready for the weekend! 

So I'm just going to chill with a little Christmas card. I actually made this for last week, but when I saw Robin and I had apparently been on the same wave length, I pushed it back a week. It looked like we had been stamping together...which is weird because she lives on one side of the country and I live on the other. I stamped the pine tree snowdrifts across the top, and the vertical triple trees a little to the right of center. I added the house twice and a snowman & 1 tree (from 4 in 1 Christmas Village). Colored everything with Copics, then added a little sparkly snow with some glitter glue. The  Christmas fence was fussy cut and added on top. The greeting was stamped inside just the border from the Handmade Fragile image and die cut along with the top & bottom borders of the blue layer. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out our DRS Thurs Challenge! It's a Color Challenge so be sure to enter!Have a great weekend!

paper: white, cornflower blue
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, Stickles glitter glue, Spellbinders labels 16 & bracket border dies. 


Challenge #131-Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, July 17, 2014

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Karen McAlpine  

Congrats, you are the winner from our Big Chill Challenge!  
What a super card for a grad! 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 Strawberries & Cream 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.

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, July 23, at 6 pm EDT. Challenge 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 $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

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





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