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Happy Easter

>> Monday, March 2, 2015

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the new week. We got more snow yesterday. It was a nice steady all day snow and so very pretty. But it is the first of March so if it decides to warm up some, I won't mind!!

I have been working on Easter cards for the grands and thought I'd share one with you today. It is also perfect for this week's challenge here at DRS Designs, "All Ears." If you have been checking the blog lately you will have noticed this adorable bunny image and the fun Easter Peep sentiment. They pair up perfectly and make fabulous Easter cards for children.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and used green gelatos to watercolor the background. The bunny, sentiment and jelly bean background were all stamped on white CS with Memento Black ink. The bunny and jelly beans were colored with Copics. Everything is layered on orange CS. The sentiment seemed to be lacking something so I added a couple of yellow enamel dots. I kept it pretty flat for easy mailing.

Be sure to check out the challenge here. We'd love to have you play along and you could be winner of some great new stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,



Easter Sleepover

>> Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi all, this has been some week, it has snowed more this week than it has in years we had a inch of snow in half a hour. It was just beautiful.

For my card today I made a Floating pop up card.

To start I cut two, 5.5 x 4.25 Lt. blue cards and scored quarter inch along the 5.5 inch side add extra sticky tape to the quarter inch fold of both.

For the front of the card I stamped the Easter Sleepover and colored with Copic markers. I used the out of the box technique and a oval die. I used the Open Plaid  and Memento Cantaloupe and Sea Shall Ocean Aqua. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the One Line Happy Easter on the tag. Then I added a punched butterfly and ribbon. 

Now for the inside.

First I colored six Easter Egg with Bow and fussy cut. Using extra sticky tape stick a quarter inch wide strip of Transparency Film between two of the eggs. Put these in between the fold of the two cards. Then I added the green grass. For the white card I masked the center then stamped the plaid. After removing the mask I stamped the Abundance of Spring Greeting.  I added a extra egg to the top.
I hope you like this fun spring card.

Have a wonderful day,


My Peeps

>> Saturday, February 28, 2015

Good morning all!
Aren't these peeps cute? My son's favorite Easter candy has always been peeps.
Have you tried the Woven Plaid yet?  It is awesome in the separated pieces.  I love making plaids of all different color combos and directions.  If you don't have this stamp you need it (buy it unmounted and cut it apart so that you have three pieces...don't worry, you won't ruin it, you'll LOVE it!) 
After stamping the three colors both directions I used some glitter pens to add some lines to my plaid.
The bunny is a single so you can stamp as many or as few as you want to. I stamped 3 and colored them to match the plaid.  When I inked my sentiment I covered the peeps with a piece of tape then removed the tape to add the blue ink.  
I added some embroidery floss to my button then glued it to the sheer pink bow.
Does this card remind you of spring? It is coming believe it or not.  For those of you who live in the east you may NOT believe it.  As for me, I wonder what happened to winter? Well now I know, the east kidnapped it.  Ok really, how much to get it back? I'm trying to come up with a way that you can send all your unwanted snow to us...there has to be a way!
Well seriously, spring is coming and so are Easter bonnets, daffodils and all the jelly beans you can eat, green grass and picnics.  Time to make Easter cards, birthday cards, thank yous and whatevers.
Go get your plaid stamp and get stampin!
Thanks for stoppin by!


Purrfectly Wonderful Easter!

>> Friday, February 27, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well. Have you had enough of winter yet? We're pretty much tired of it here, too. First ice, then snow...enough already! Know what I hate more? Spending all day Monday in the basement trying to get rid of stuff. Yep...tons of fun there! I swear how does that stuff multiply so fast? I dunno, must work like a pair of rabbits or something. You put 2 down there, close the door, come back in a couple of days and you have a whole room full! 

Anyway, for my faux rabbit (otherwise know as a cat w/ bunny ears), I stamped the cat, masked & stamped the bunny ears. Colored, then fussy cut her to add her inside/outside a frame I had laying there. The two greetings were put tother and rearranged on the outside of the frame. 
I added an embossed background and blue layer behind the bunny cat  and a large pink layer behind the embossed one. 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, blue textured, pink
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, diamond lattice embossing folder (Darice)


Challenge #163 - All Ears!

>> Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

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

For this week's challenge, we are listening closely cause we are ...
All Ears!
 (use any image, die cut or punched shape as long as there are ears somewhere. Think people, bunnies, dogs, corn, etc.)

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, March 4, 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.

For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:.
Hatfull of Shamrocks 205K
1 Line Luck of the Irish 206D
Silhouette Clover 453C

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





Three Wooden Crosses

>> Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Can you believe this is the last week of February....already?!?!? That means that March is right around the corner and perhaps at some point it will turn to Spring and we can put this deep freeze behind us! I'm done with winter, can you tell? LOL! I have a bad case of cabin fever and I'm itching to get outside with my boys!  One good thing about the weather still being yucky is that I don't mind being trapped inside if I can spend the time stamping. Today I'm sharing an Easter card I recently made during one of our recent Arctic Blasts, where the wind chill was -30 degrees! 

I started by coloring the Three Wooden Crosses (1116K) with Copic Markers. I used E31, E33 and E35 specifically. I cut the image out using an oval Nestability die. Then, I masked it with a Post-it Note and sponged it with light blue ink, layering the ink, so that it was heavier toward the bottom of the crosses. The ground beneath the crossed was sponged with brown in k in the same manner. The colored image was layered with a dark brown scalloped oval and set aside while I worked on the rest of my card.
For one side of the card front I used Kraft colored cardstock that was embossed with a wood grain embossing folder to match the texture of the wooden crosses in the image. I used smooth blue cardstock for the opposite side and embellished it with a dark brown decorative border to hide the seam between the 2 card front panels.  Then I stamped the I Am The Resurrection Greeting (303D) on the lower portion of the left side of the card front.  The matted image was adhered in place just off center as shown and then I embellished the upper left portion of the card front with 3 different colored banners and a button tied with a blue twine bow.  This card was then completed by attaching the card front to an A2 dark brown cardstock base. 
I'm really happy with how this turned out, but blue and brown are one of my favorite color combinations, so I might be a little biased. I hope you like it too!
Thanks for stopping by!


True Friends

>> Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Today's card is inspired by the card I made for the current challenge here at the DRS Designs blog.  It's a color challenge, and you can check out all of the gorgeous creations from the team here, and check out my original card too.  I liked the layout so much, that this really is the same card, only with a different greeting stamp. 

I used the Splatter Background stamp to make my first piece of patterned paper, and the Shamrock Background to make the second.  I cut it down slightly smaller than the first and added another mat.

I wrapped the layers in a matching polka dot ribbon and added the new Four Leaf Clover Friends Greeting which was stamped in the same green ink, die cut and adhered with some dimensional foam tape. 
I considered adding some other embellishment, to change it up, but I really liked the clean monochromatic look :) 
Hope to see you join in the challenge!


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