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Starry Halloween

>> Friday, October 24, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Only 1 more week until Halloween! It never fails that I always need one more card for whatever occasion is coming up. And you guessed it...I needed another Halloween card. This one went pretty quick...Count Porkula, the 2 little pumpkins and the bat & moon images were stamped on scraps, colored and fussy cut. I had a black square just the right size to fit inside a window, so I white embossed the starry bg on it. After die cutting a white frame to go around it, I stamped the vertical Halloween on each side of the frame and the Trick or Treat twice each across the top & bottom of the frame. I added a punched bat fence at the bottom then my cut out images. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: white, black
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
accessories: Copic markers, white embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & square dies, bat fence punch (Martha Stewart)


Challenge #145 - So Thankful!

>> Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

Congrats, you are the winner from our Inspired by Color Challenge! Gail also got an extra entry for using a DRS image so it really paid off for her this week! 
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, we are..
So Thankful!
The theme for this challenge is Thanks!
 (create a thank you, Thanksgiving or Give Thanks!)

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,Oct 29, 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:.
Simply Pumpkin 304G
Thanksgiving Thinking of You 177E
Med. Silhouette Leaf 701D

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

Jennifer E.



Non-traditional Thanksgiving Greeting

>> Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A couple weeks ago I created today's card for the DRS Designs "I'm so hungry" blog challenge, but due to a nasty computer virus I was unable to get it uploaded onto my computer to share.  I'm glad that's all in the past now because you can only do so much on a smart phone and I'm happy to have my computer back! 

When I first sat down to create this card, I really wasn't giving it much thought and as this card progressed it turned out to be a Thanksgiving greeting using non-traditional colors! I really liked the way the olive green, mauve pink, and the yellow color combination came together.  I first colored the Indian Corn (151H) with Copic markers. Then, the image was masked and light brown ink was sponged around the image while it was in a Nestability die. On the pink cardstock in the background, I stamped the new Silhouette Cornstalk (179B) repeatedly using Versamark ink to create my own pattern paper. The One Line Thanksgiving Greeting (841D) was stamped above the image, and I used a portion of the new Thank You Lord Greeting (165G) for the sentiment below it. The finished card size measure 4.25" x 5.5" and other than the knot in the ribbon, this card is nice and flat for mailing. Have you made your Thanksgiving greetings to send out yet?

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by today. We appreciate your visit! 

Until next time,


Friendship Quilt

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I'm pleased to show you my most recent card made with using the Designer Quilt Square.  I started by stamping some squares on white paper and then coloring them with a red & pink Copic marker.  After fussy cutting them, I decided they looked a bit plain, so I embellished them with stripes and dots. 
Wanting to pair it with the new Good Friend Warm Quilt Greeting, I chose an embossed heart background and decided I needed a few extra hearts.  I colored and cut out the hearts from the
Heart Swag Snowman stamp, and added them to the centers of my quilt squares. 
The greeting was die cut and attached with dimensional foam dots and I added lace, twine and a red flower shaped gem to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting us here at the DRS Designs blog, and click here to check out the current color challenge!


Autumn Greetings

>> Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall is such a fun time of the year. I love seeing the beauty of the leaves changing colors and going for walks in the cooler temperatures!! My card today celebrates fall.

I began by stamping the lady scarecrow in Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring her with Copics and die cutting her with some nesties. She's layered on some die cut Bravo Burgundy CS. The background was created by stamping the bottom of the So Saffron layer with the new Silhouette Corn Stalk in VersaMark ink, then I embossed the top of the panel with the CB swirls folder. The strip of Bravo Burgundy was punched with a border and then the ribbon was added. A leaf button and some baker's twine were added to the ribbon. The Autumn Greetings was stamped with black ink and die cut with the same type of nesties to complete the card. Hope you like it. I think this scarecrow is so cute and can be colored to match whatever paper/design you're going with!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Daily Thread

>> Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall has arrived in Georgia, with cool night and mild days. It's my favorite time of the year. I love sleeping under a quilt the was made by my mother and her sisters, it so warm and comforting. There really is nothing like a homemade quilt.

For my card today I used the new Designer Quilt Square  from DRS designs. I stamped it three times with black ink and colored it with Copic markers then fussy cut. These were layered onto a dark eggplant paper.

I stamped the Daily Thread Greeting  and added some paper piercing and pen stitching. The background was embossed in a embossing folder.

Have a wonderful day,



A Warm Quilt

>> Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello friends!! What a great fall day! Love this cooler weather, don't you?
DRS stamps: Designer quilt square 166D, A Good Friend 169G
I used a stamp aligner to stamp nine Designer Quilt Squares on white cardstock then used a paper piercer and ruler to pierce all the holes you see thread in.  I used embroidery floss to sew around the edges and then to make all those French knots.  Next, I die cut this pretty purple oval shaped panel and foam taped it to the quilt.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white and sponged some orange Brilliance on before removing the die.  The ribbon for my bow is actually where I got my inspiration for the colors of my quilt..  Hope you like it!
I'm off to teach a class today at a local stamp store and my images...3 DRS Christmas stamps!! I think the ladies are going to love them and love coloring them too!!
Well, I have to get movin along so I'll good bye till next time and happy trails to you...Hahaha! I just had to say that, sorry!


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