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Charming Valentine

>> Saturday, February 6, 2016

Good morning!
It's Lucky Charms week!
I made the lucky charms with stamps and shrink plastic.
I also used a star die and a shamrock die to make 2 of the charms.  I strung them on white floss and glued them to the frame I made. The bow is made from Linen Seam binding crunched up. I am not sure who makes the zig-zag borders but the other stitched dies are from My Favorite Things.  
I stamped colored and cut out/die cut my charms from Shrink Plastic, punched a hole for threading the floss and then used a toaster oven to shrink them.  They turn out about 1/4 of the original size so when you cut them out you need to keep that in mind especially the hole you punch.  If you use a hole punch too small it will be too small to thread when it shrinks.  I used a 1/8" punch, I would not use anything smaller.
My image was made by stamping and masking the little boy then stamping the heart.  It is die cut with the "out of the box" technique on one side.
Have a great weekend!!  Thanks for visiting!


Gold Rainbow

>> Friday, February 5, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Has the weather been crazy or what? About 2 weeks ago we had snow...a couple of days ago it was near 70 degrees. Now we're back into the upper 40's for highs & 20's for lows. We're feeling like Marla Hooch in League of their own when she's in the batter's circle, out, in, out. Coat, no coat, coat, no coat. Even the birds are confused. I saw a starling yesterday under the bird feeder and he already had his summer color. The goldfinches are still in their winter mode. No coat, coat, I guess. One of them is going to be surprised, lol. 
My card today is pretty CAS (clean & simple). I already had the watercolor background in my stash & since it has pretty much all of the colors of the rainbow, I thought it would go well w/ this new Gold Rainbow greeting. The w/c panel was die cut once for the largest layer & a smaller piece for the side panel. I put the stitched white panel in my Misti & stamped the Everything Irish image. Then I tacked the die cut w/c panel in place on the white panel & stamped it again. I added the greeting above it & a few punched gold four leaf clovers.

Here's a look at the inside using the fun Shamrock Shenanigans greeting & some leftovers from the front.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven't, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week, show us your lucky charm! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: (I'm trying something new..let me know how you like it! Can't promise I'll do it all the time because it took a while to search all the links & do the code to make them show up. But you can actually see the products this way & see where I got them.)


Challenge #212 - HOT TRENDS- Lucky Charms!

>> Thursday, February 4, 2016

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our random winner from last week's challenge is....

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Sparkle & Shine Challenge! 

Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're using the HOT TREND of 
Lucky Charms!

use any image, die cut, technique, embossing folder..but put your Lucky Charm on it! (hint: use what you consider your Lucky could be an actual charm, your lucky color, a shamrock, your lucky number..lots of possibilities. Just let us know what it is!)

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, February 10, at 6:30 pm ET and please link new creations only (no back dated entires). 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!

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

Nancy (four leaf clover in bottom right)

Robin Shrink plastic Clover and Celtic cross
Julie (green is my lucky/favorite color:)

Karin (Rainbows are lucky to me!)

Janett (4 leaf clover)

Shelia  (4 leaf clover)



Looking Forward to Easter

>> Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I am done with my Valentine's Cards so I am moving on to the holidays that follow.  This past weekend, it was in the 70's in Alabama which is very rare and a small gift in the midst of colder weather.  Everyone was in shorts and doing outside activities. Made me think of Easter so I am sharing my first Easter card this year.

I used the new Happy Easter Cross Image and the Small Easter Cross (I added the Small Easter cross on top of the cross on the main image to make it really pop up).  Added a few liquid pearls to give it a magical feel.  This was a quick and easy card - the best kind. 

Many hugz!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

>> Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hi Everyone and Happy Groundhog's Day!

No groundhogs on my card, but I am going to use it to remind you to pop over and join our weekly challenge where the theme is "Sparkle and Shine."  I do have a few gems on the card that stand in for the shine part of the challenge, but after I took the photo, I went back and added a bit of glitter glue to my pot of gold portion of the Sean and the Rainbow stamped image.  What was I thinking? It's not like me to miss a chance to add some bling to one of my!  Otherwise, my image was colored in with Copic markers and die cut and matted using my rectangle dies.  

The background was created by dry embossing the top portion and stamping along the bottom half with the new Tall Shamrocks (681G), which I colored in to match my image panel.  I added some twine to cover up the seam and attached the image with some dimensional tape.

There wasn't much room left for a sentiment, so I went with the Tiny St. Pat's Day.  It was the perfect size for being able to layer up using some circle punches.

Here's wishing you a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!


Happy Easter

>> Monday, February 1, 2016

We have had a fabulously warm weekend here in NW Ohio. We're talking just a sweatshirt or light jacket which is unheard of for January. This time last year we were buried in snow! All this warmth has me dreaming of spring and that led to this Easter card. I used the new Cute Bunny for this CAS card. After stamping and coloring the little bunny with Copics, I stamped the Happy Easter greeting with Versafine black onyx ink and then added the yellow layer. I wanted to add the ribbon with a button, but couldn't find a green button in my stash to match, so I created the button. I just punched 5 circles, added the button holes, glued them together, colored it with the same green Copic, added some Glossy Accents and waited for it to dry. This was the hardest part for me.

I really like CAS cards. Not just because they are easy to create, but I really like the open white space. I'm thinking I'll be making a few more of these for my grandkids for this Easter.

Have you checked out this week's challenge: Sparkle and Shine? We'd love to have you play along. You can find details here.

Thanks for stopping by,


Happy Shenanigans

>> Sunday, January 31, 2016

Good Morning, we are having a beautiful weekend very spring like. 

Today I have some of the new DRS designs ST. Patrick Day stamps.

I stamped the Tall Shamrocks and colored with Copic Markers then the Tiny St. Patrick's Day this was cut with a Spellbinder die and layered on to green cs then a white card.

Then on the inside I stamped the Shamrock and Shenanigans ( who does not like some Shenanigans) I stamped the Small Shamrock Group  in the top corners and I used it to stamp the strip across the bottom.

And look at this we have a new Shamrock Oval Recognition Stamp. I stamped it and fussy cut then layered it on to a green oval. The strip was made with the Small Shamrock Group.

Happy Shenanigans,
(I just love that word)


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