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Merry Christmas to All

>> Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hi Everyone,

This Christmas Village Town Sign stamp from DRS Designs is one that you can customize, which means your holiday cards and envelopes could be that much more personal this season :)  I paired my customized sign stamp with a number of other stamps from the Christmas Village series to create this little scene.  I wish I could say the skaters represent me and my husband, but due to the fact that they're upright, they seem much better at the sport than the two of us :) 

After stamping my scene, (I didn't even mask anything...super easy!) I used my Copic markers and some glitter glue to complete it. It was layered on an embossed background, and I added the Christmas Especially To You Greeting and a couple of gems to complete it.  

Here are the other stamps I used to complete today's card:

Thanks for visiting and Happy December!


Merry Christmas to All...

>> Monday, November 30, 2015

Hi Everyone,

My card today features some of the newest Christmas Village images as well as some older ones. These little stamps are so fun to play with and you can do so much with them. I colored my village buildings red and green since it is the actual Christmas Village, as you can tell by the sign. A  little masking was required to place the trees around the buildings and sponge the sky. Some stickles were added to make the snow sparkle. Half the sentiment was stamped on top and the other half on the bottom. Once everything dried, I popped the panel onto the red card base with foam tape for some dimension. Hope you like it.

DRS Stamps used:

Christmas Especially to you Greeting
Christmas Village Sign
Christmas Village Toy Shop
Christmas Village Craft Store
Christmas Village Garage
Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories
Christmas Village 4 in 1 Accessories 2
Snow, Sand and Water lines

Be sure to check out this week's challenge: Let the Holidays begin!

Thanks for stopping by,


Simple Ornament

>> Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hi everyone, did you have a great Thanksgiving? I did I ate until I was about to pop. Then Friday I went shopping and we got a good start on my Christmas shopping.

For my card I started by Stamping the Christmas Village Gazebo and colored it with Copic markers I used a circle die to cut then I stamped the Simple Christmas Ornament  onto lite blue paper and fussy cut I used a glue pen to add silver glitter. I used a airbrush for the background then hand drew the branches. 

Merry Christmas



It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

>> Saturday, November 28, 2015

Good morning!
I am so excited to use these new stamps from DRS!  
Outside the window we have the park gazebo and town clock.  We can also see the stone sign welcoming visitors to Christmas Village. It is snowing too...and we have quite the accumulation of snow growing higher and higher! The kids can't wait till tomorrow morning to go outside and play in the first snow of the season.
Inside there is a cozy fire going in the fireplace and the mistress of the house has already started to decorate for Christmas.  She always puts pretty brightly colored ornaments and white twinkle lights in the greenery above the windows.  Then she moves the Christmas tree into the living room (or hubby does anyway!) and starts the kids decorating the bottom while she, on a ladder, decorates the top.  They have the Chrismas music playing and everyone sings to their favorite songs.  Mom's favorite is "Silver Bells", daddy loves "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and the kids like Jingle Bells best.
Everyone is excited for the Christmas season here in Christmas Village.
The Town Clock, Village sign, and Gazebo are all new releases at DRS Designs.  They go perfectly with last year's Christmas Village pieces.
I used parts of a window die, branch punch (Martha Stewart) and I dyed lace and ribbon for the window treatment.
To dress up the outside I added glitter to the snow and for the inside I added Glossy Accents to the ornaments.
Thanks for visiting and come back again soon!


Christmas Night Gazebo

>> Friday, November 27, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Time to get serious about making and/or finishing my Christmas cards. This was a fairly simple one..a little white embossing of the greeting & snowflakes on the navy background, a little embossed snow hill, a fussy cut gazebo w/ a couple of lamp posts and some more white embossing on the bottom of the frame. Nothing too hard or time consuming. I really like the look of white embossing on me it just looks sharp & clean. I also added a little tree inside the gazebo from the Christmas Village 4 in 1 & added some red ornament dots on it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
paper: Neenah white, navy
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, white embossing powder, Copic markers, Swiss dot embossing folder, stitched hills dies


Challenge #202 - Let the Holidays Begin!

>> Thursday, November 26, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

For this week's challenge, Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season..make a card for any fall or winter Holiday, so...
Let the Holidays Begin!
 (use any technique, image, die cut or punched shape that represents any fall or winter holiday!)

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, December 2, at 6:30 pm ET. 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.

For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
505K Pinecone Square
708G Merriest Christmas Greeting
1014B Small Merry Christmas

And here are some wonderful Holiday creations from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!






The Gift of Peace

>> Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peace is a wonderful gift and blessing.  Sometimes our lives seem to be so full of drama, stress, tension, or worry - especially stress and especially around the holidays.  On top of that, there is no World Peace, no matter how much we try to go about our lives not thinking about it. 

So Peace is a perfect wish for the holidays and perfect for a holiday card.  I paired up the DRS Designs Giant Poinsettia with a new Christmas peace greeting that will be available in the store soon.  I stamped the poinsettia twice and cut out a bit of the flower for the top layer to add dimension.

I wish everyone peace during the holidays - from Thanksgiving this year to next!



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