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Challenge #195-Spooky or Cutesy?

>> Thursday, October 8, 2015

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 

First, the random drawing winner from last week's challenge is....

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Heavy Metal Challenge!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're Too Cute to Spook ..
Spooky or Cutesy
(make a Halloween card..spooky or cutesy..your choice..use any image, paper, die cut )

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 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, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive their choice of 2 stamps from the online catalog at!

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




Halloween Magic Potions

>> Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's just a week or so into October and our neighborhood has exploded into a Halloween frenzy!  It seems as if many of my neighbors have taken advantage of the mild weather we've had thus far and brought out every Halloween decoration they own. It's so nice to see the neighborhood look so festive! We've taken advantage of the weather ourselves and got our Fall yard work done, but our yard also has some scarecrows, pumpkins and even a milk carton skeleton! 
So, are you enjoying all the awesome, new Halloween stamps from DRS Designs last release? I having a lot of fun with them, but most of all I'm loving the color combos I've been using to show them off.  I love the fun bright colors that you can get away with on Halloween cards and this one is no exception!

For starters, I stamped and colored the Magic Potions Shelf (537H) with Copic Markers. Then I used a large, scallop Nestability die to cut it out. The Poison Potions Halloween Greeting (543Hwas too long for the layout so I split it up. I stamped the first and last set of lines on purple fishtail banners to use as embellishments around the colored shelf and the middle sets of lines were stamped directly on the white cardstock used for the image. I added some spider webs to the empty corners as shown and the top and bottom portions of the card front were lined with orange scallop borders. The black cardstock base was cut to create a 5" x 4.5" and the card front adhered in the center made it complete. 
I hope you enjoyed this card today and I hope the rest of your day is great!
Thanks for stopping by!



Halloween Can Be Creepy...

>> Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by my teammate Nancy's card in this post here.  I loved the effect of ink impressed into card stock using an embossing folder, so I gave it a try too using an interlocking circle design. Since I began with a dark gray card base, I used gray ink for my Spooky Eyes Background as well as the impressed portion, that I edged with a punched border.

I stamped the RIP Tombstone 3 times and then used my circle punches on them , adding them to the embossed panel with dimentional tape.

The sentiment came from the first line of the Bump Into Me Halloween Greeting... Is it just me, or does the impressed embossing give this card a creepy elegance? I like it :)

Happy Halloween!



>> Monday, October 5, 2015

Wow can you believe it is October already!! I feel like September just started!  Guess it's time to get serious about all the fall cards I'm going to be needing soon. With that in mind, here are some Halloween cards I created for my grandkids. They are quite young so my cards are more on the cute side than the scary side.

The orange dp was stamped with the empty spider web or splatter background in black ink. One edge of the black panel was punched with a Fiskars spider web border before adding the orange panel. A black and orange ribbon was attached and then everything was added to the white card base which was stamped with the sentiment in black ink. The letters were cut with my Cricut and glued into place. Finally the large googlie eyes were added. I like the way these turned out and I think my grands will too.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge:  Heavy Metal - just use some metal on your card and you could be the winner of some fabulous DRS Designs stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,


Stella's View

>> Sunday, October 4, 2015

Well I think fall is finely here, the leaves are falling we may not get a lot of color this year with all with wind and rain. But I do like the cooler temps.

I have a Halloween card today.

I've had this window die for a while and never used it, I wanted to create a view out Stella's window. After cutting the window I used the Large Original Plaid   for the wallpaper. Then I stamped part of the Magic Potion Shelf, and The Raven. The hat is from the Witchly Accessories it was colored and fussy cut. The moon was masked and colored with Copic markers with part of the Spooky Tree Limb stamped across the moon. All the layers were attached to a brown card.

Have a wonderful day,



Metal Worker's Graveyard Shift

>> Saturday, October 3, 2015

Good morning!
Stickin' with the metal theme today!
I used Aluminum Tape on cardstock and die cut/embossed the front metal  graveyard (Spellbinders).

I then sponged color on a piece of white cardstock and stamped my Silhouette Graveyard 579H several times, the Silhouette Spooky Village 141H and the Batty Happy Halloween 548G with black VersaFine.
I sponged on some white pigment to create a bit of a misty look (I saw that on one of Julie's cards last year!).  I cut the frame (My Favorite Things) with mirror silver and added 3mm nailhead stickers (Mark Rishards).  I rubbed my metal graveyard with Metallic Rub-Ons.  I also used a bit of light yellow paint on the moon. The frame and metal graveyard are raised up with foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are have a wonderful weekend!



Candy Apple Fall

>> Friday, October 2, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday, y'all!
Hope your first full week of fall has gone well! So far, fall around here has been one long chilly rain. An entire week of it! Even my parrot is moping around. Ho, hum..another dark day. For my card today, I thought I'd make something a little brighter & more cheerful than our local weather. 

After stamping & coloring the Candy Apple, I over stamped w/ Versafine, added the greeting then die cut w/ a pierced rectangle die. The leftover frame was die cut w/ a matting basic die, to even the edges, & it was embossed w/ the apple folder. 
The leaf was inked w/ the Distress inks, stamped, the matching outline leaf was stamped on top w/ the sepia ink & fussy cut. Here are the Copics I used. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend & don't forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...this week Heavy Metal (have something metallic on your creation). 

stamps: DRS Designs Candy AppleOpen Leaf, Med. Silhouette LeafHappy Fall, Y'all
ink: Memento- tuxedo black, Vesafine onyx & sepia, Distress ink scattered straw, barn door, mowed lawn (for the leaf)
paper: Neenah white
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies, Quickutz apple embossing folder, Misti


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