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Silent Night

>> Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy 1st Monday of August. I cannot believe how quickly the summer has flown by! Pretty soon school will start back up, fall will be here and then Christmas. Which means it's time to get started on those Christmas cards and avoid the rush and stress of last minute creating! With that in mind...

This was really a rather quick and simple card to create. I started by making a mask for the ground area and then sponged on three shades of blue ink to create the night sky. Once the inks dried, I stamped the Silent Night greeting in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detailed white EP. The small Nativity Scene was stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with nesties. I layered it and the main panel on green CS, added the sheer navy ribbon and attached everything to the white card base. I hope this and the other Christmas cards you've seen here on the blog is inspiring you to start creating those Christmas cards!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge to "Cause a Scene." We'd love to have you play along.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Tags, Tags, and more Tags

>> Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hi all, have you started on your Christmas Cards yet? I have but that's not what I wanted to show you today, every year I think I want to make tags for my gifts and I never get more that a few done, so this year I'm starting early.

For the last couple of years I have made some gifts, so far I don't have any ideas but this tag would be great for a homemade gift.

For this one I used the Santa Handmade at Christmas. This is such a cute stamp it would also work for the back of your card.

For my next tag I used the Address Label Frame Trees and the Winter Tree Postage Frame .

The merry Christmas is from the Christmas Multi Greeting . I used Memento Olive Grove , glitter glue and some Flower Soft.

This one uses the Christmas Village Cabin, it was colored with Copic markers then covered with extra sticky tape then covered with glitter. I stamp the Christmas From Our House and cover with glitter.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to start on your Christmas card because next week we will start showing some new DRS designs Christmas stamps. 

Have a wonderful day,


Christmas scene

>> Saturday, August 1, 2015

Good morning!
This week's challenge was to create a scene so I'm still in the creating scenes mode this morning.
I used the Triple Tree W/Snow 004L twice as a background and the Stonewall with Gate 293P in front of the trees then the Simply Snowman 383G in front of the fence.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Multi Greeting 341H.  I used glue and loose glitter for the ground and Liquid Applique with glitter on top of the fence and pinecones.  The pinecones were made with a scallop circle die (here is a link to the tutorial with Kittie Caracciolo)  I also use a Martha Stewart Branch punch for the greenery under and on top of the pinecones.  I added thin red ribbon as toppers.  Where I live, we have pinecones that are 16"-18" long (called Sugar Pine cones) and make wonderful Christmas decorations, and yes, I have large red bows on top of a set of two for each spot.  they look great in our house where we have knotty pine tongue and grove on the walls.  I put up garland over the windows and such and put a set at each rise (as in a scallop).
My sky is sponged over torn paper to make a cloudy type sky.  To make this card I had to work backward of course, starting with the snowman then masking and stamping the fence, mask and stamp the trees.  I added the pattern to the snowman's scarf, this time checks instead of my usual stripes.  Then added all the other embellishments like glitter and snow and the Merry Christmas sentiment, finally ending with the red folded card base.
Can you see the pinecones on the window corners?
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week!!!



>> Friday, July 31, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Everybody hot enough yet? How about a little Christmas to try & cool off? I was so busy working on the new DRS images for next week, I forgot I needed a card for today, so mine is a little on the CAS (clean & simple) side. Everything was going pretty quickly until  just after the picture taking part. You see, I have a plastic box w/ all the little flat backed marbles in it. Hundreds of them. Well, it slid off the counter with a mighty crash. I literally lost all my marbles. All over the the kitchen (where I take the pics), under the fridge, in the dining room, around the corner & down into the living room. Hubs comes running in w/ a panicked look.."what happened?" I'm thinking...kinda obvious. "I don't hear the bird (our parrot, Linus). I think you gave him a heart attack. And I think I wet my pants." Neither had happened. Linus was fine, hubs was dry. It just took me half an hour to pick up all the marbles. There are a few still under the fridge. Oh well. Funny thing, a while back, Samantha (of DRS fame here) asked about those marbles & I sent her a pic. Thank goodness I had that pic, because I couldn't remember what went where. And that's important, lol. 
Anyway, for my card, I stamped, colored & fussy cut the little Santa & attached him to a black die cut circle. I die cut the Ho 6 times and stacked 3 on 3 for dimension. The white frame w/ oval cut out was a leftover & since I was hurrying, I used it. I attached them & added thin black strips so they would look like they are hanging. for the narrow background, I stamped the Ho, ho, ho greeting randomly & colored them. Some sequins for sparkle were added at the end. Here are the Copics I used for Santa.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven't, check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...this week, Cause a Scene. 
paper: white, red
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, pierced squares, circles, ovals, Font One upper & lower case alphabet dies, sequins


Challenge #185 - Cause a Scene!

>> Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

Congrats, you are the winner from our Stitch in Time Challenge!  
Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, go ahead..
Cause a Scene!

 (create a scene using any image, die cut, paper, technique...think landscapes, houses, seascapes, setting get the idea)

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, August 5, at 6 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. From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

Here are some wonderful scenes from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!

Jennifer E.


In Deepest Sympathy

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For most of us, I'm sure sympathy cards are our least favorite to make. However, after a long battle with cancer, my best friends Mother recently passed away.  I felt it was important to make her a card to send my condolences and today I'm sharing the Sympathy card I made for her.
I started by stamping the Brush Deepest Sympathy Greeting (588G) in light blue ink. It was cut out with an oval Nestability die and then matted with blue card stock cut from a scallop oval Nestability die. Next, I created my own pattern paper to decorate the card front.  The Silhouette Branch Background (363H) was heat embossed on light blue cardstock using clear embossing powder. I then hand-cut the bottom scalloped edge and then layered it with white card stock cut the same way. The top of the white card stock was embellished using a border punch. A sheer white ribbon was tied across the middle, knotted on the left hand side, and then the matted sentiment was adhered in the center. Next, the card front was adhered onto a blue card stock base and three white pearls were adhered as shown in the bottom right corner.  Finally, I decorated the inside a little bit by stamping the silhouette branch background with blue ink at the top and bottom edges of the white panel that was adhered inside.

It's little things like this that help us get through difficult times, and my friend was really happy to receive this card. I'm glad I took the time to make it.   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Mailbox Daisy

>> Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I only got to ink up my Happy Mail stamp once since I received it, so I pulled it out again to make another cheerful card.  I love it because it's cute, and it's an image and greeting all in one.

I began by stamping, coloring and die cutting my image.  The colors from that became my inspiration for my background papers, where I used the Medium Daisy Bloom and the Easy Grass Background stamps to create them. 

 After adding a border to divide my papers, I added a couple pink metal clips that have been in my stash forever.  I love how the little flowers matched the theme and I love using things up :)

Thanks for visiting us today!


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