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Graduation Celebration ATC

>> Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's been awhile since I've made an ATC but since DRS Designs is this week's sponsor for the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge, I decided to give it a try. One thing I really like about ATC's is the small space you have to work on, which makes them quick to complete! For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, they measure only 2.5" x 3.5". The size alone can be a challenge in itself! The theme for this sponsorship is "Quotes and Words" with the focus being on the sentiment. I used this challenge to create this Graduation Celebration ATC.

I used the upper portion of the Culmination Graduation Greeting (1126K) as the focal point of my ATC. I thought the wording was a little plain on the white cardstock so I stamped the Brush Mortarboard (287G) using the stamp-off technique with green ink on top of the wording. Then I embellished it with a green decorative border on both ends and green grosgrain tied in a knot at the bottom. To finish it off, it was adhered to a black base.

I plan on using this ATC to complete another project. Please check back to see it on a future DRS blog post. In the meantime, give this ATC challenge a try! Check out all the details HERE for a chance to win a great prize from DRS Designs.

Have a great day!



From Our House to Yours

>> Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Now that the Easter holiday is behind us, I really feel like spring is finally here, and that means warmer sunny days for sure :)
This card today just makes me think of sunshine filled days outside.  While real bees are crazy around the end of summer time in August, this Bitsy Bumble Bee on my card is nothing but sweet! 
While I would like to say this card was all planned out, it's really made up of pieces parts from a failed card attempt.  I smeared on my first image panel that contained the Beehive, Bee and From Our House to Yours greeting, so I ended up cutting them up separately. 
I originally had the card going horizontally, but somehow the placement of my Honeycomb border (that I already glued down!) on this new one, wasn't working with my hive, so by default it became vertical.
After getting the pieces in a place that made me happy, I added the little Bee Trails along with some twine and a button embellishment.
I've heard that stamping mess ups, are just a chance for embellishment, so I would have to agree.  Don't trash your mistakes people! Be creative :)
Thanks for visiting!



Bee-cause You're Special

>> Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had the warmest day yet and it felt fantastic. I am definitely ready for Spring weather so my card today features bees and honeycombs.

I started with a white card base, added a layer of light orange and then a black layer that was stamped with the Bee-cause you're special sentiment and bee trail in Colorbox White ink. The honeycombs were stamped on the light orange CS with Memento black ink, then punched with a Fiskars hexagon punch. After attaching them to the black layer, some black and orange ribbon was added on the side. The Bitsy bee and happy bee were stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to the card with glue dots. The wings were colored with a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen for some shimmer and shine.

Don't forget this week's challenge "I get Around." We'd love to see what you can create with circles on your card. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,


Easter Blessing

>> Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

For my card I started by stamping and gold embossing An Easter blessing on to vellum that was cut with a Spellbinder book die. And the edges were painted with a gold paint pen.
For the next layer I stamped the Three Wooded Crosses onto card stock and colored with Copic markers. And cut with the same die.
A background layer was cut from brown card stock.
I stamped and gold embossed the Cross in a Cross and fussy cut. 

Have a wonderful day,


Taking A Stroll....

>> Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring has finally sprung
and there is no better time for a walk.  

How about a walk down memory lane?

For the next several weeks, each Saturday we will feature one of our designers and show off some of the creations they have shared with us over the years.  

First up is Janett.  We have been lucky to have Janett on our team for more than two years now and we are so happy that she's sticks around with us.  Here are just ten of the hundreds of cards Janett has made for us and boy was it hard to decide which ones to include!  

We hope you enjoy her style as much as we do!

Make sure to come back next Saturday for our next stroll through the past.
Have a great day!


Latest Buzz from the Hive

>> Friday, April 18, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Good Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well and you're all ready for little Easter egg hunters this weekend! Speaking of Easter eggs, I'm reminded of Easter when my sis, brother & I were are all very young. For some reason we were never quite sure about, my dad always made and hid one egg with the word Falstaff on it. Whoever found the Falstaff egg was the official egg hunting winner. Why Falstaff? I dunno. Maybe because my dad is a little weird and maybe because he used to drink Falstaff beer. My dad also claims to have been a girl scout, lol. Anyway I used to find most of the eggs (I was good, lol) and my dad always made me put some back. Not fair!

So my Easter cards are all mailed and I thought I'd share a card using this super fun beehive and honeycomb background. They go so perfectly with the 2 little bees and don't you love the little bee trail DRS Designs added to go with. After stamping the hive, bees & two greetings, I colored them with Copics and die cut the right edge then edged the whole panel with a bright yellow Permapaque marker. I stamped the honeycomb a few times down the right side of a black panel using white ink then added some small punched yellow circles in the center. I stamped one extra honeycomb, cut it out and added a little yellow button in the center. These are the Copics I used to color everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Easter weekend! Let me know if you find the Falstaff egg!
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
paper: white, black, small scrap of yellow
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders bracket border dies, hole punch, small yellow button, yellow Permapaque marker


Challenge #118 - I Get Around!

>> Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our winner from last week is....
Paper Primrose
Congratulations,you are the winner of our Pop Goes 1 Color Challenge!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

For this week's challenge, we are going 'Round 'Round Get Around! The theme for this challenge is 

I Get Around!
 (use circles somewhere on your creation)
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, April 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.
For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
Medium Script Happy Anniversary 784E
Single Rose 774G
Wedding Ring Ensemble 028G

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


Jennifer E.


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