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>> Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I have a tropical card to share with you today.  If' you haven't had a chance to go on vacation (that would be me!) this card will take you on a virtual one. 

I colored up Pretty Bird Odie Parrot and the flowers from Three Flowers and Butterfly , fussy cut them and set everything aside to work on the background. 

Sponging up a piece of cardstock with pink, orange and yellow ink, I then misted it with water to get the effect that you see.  I stamped the sunset with the Silhouette Palm Tree Line and also the Palm Tree stamp, cutting it to fit inside a die cut photo frame.  It had a die cut sentiment already, so I placed a piece of black paper behind to make it pop.

I attached a die cut border to an embossed flower background, and then finished the card by adding the photo frame, along with the bird and popped up flowers. 

Thanks for checking in on the blog today!


Dropping you a Line

>> Monday, July 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend! Today I am on my way to VA to visit with family and celebrate some birthdays. It's always fun to celebrate with family. My card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: Dropping you a line greeting and the Silhouette Palm Trees. I just can't get enough of this new palm tree image. It is so fun to use!

I started with some watercolor paper, stamped the silhouette palm trees with Versafine Onyx ink, heat embossed with clear EP and then used various TH Distress Oxide inks to create the sky and water. Once the inks dried I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx ink. The proud fisherman was stamped into white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The frame was die cut with nesties and sponged with the same distress inks as the sky. Before attaching it to the card base I stamped the fishing pole with Verafine Onyx ink. The fisherman and his catch were added with foam squares.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:

The big mouth bass was stamped with distress ink and the Good things come greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the new images at DRS Designs.



Piggy's and Palm Trees

>> Sunday, July 23, 2017

Good morning all.

This week I needed two cards, the first one is a get well card for a very sweet lady the broke her foot and needed surgery.

I thought the little piggy's were the perfect chose. I stamped the Pig in Puddle  then masked him ans stamped the new Brick Wall. They were colored with Copic markers. I stamped the Leonard the Pig Billboard and I used the Get Well Prayer to stamp the sign. Then fussy cut.

My second card was for my grandson Saturday was his 17th Birthday.

I started by sponging the circle die cut with it still in the die. then I stamped the Silhouette Palm Tree Line, them I sponged the card front with some of the same ink. The Small 1 Line Happy Birthday was stamped on a strip of white paper that was layered onto orange card stock.

Have a wonderful day,



Oxide Rainbow Water Stamping

>> Saturday, July 22, 2017

Good morning!

I was trying the Jennifer McGuire water stamping technique this weekend
so here are a couple of sample I did with DRS stamps.
I think I should have left the stamps on a little longer but this was my attempt.
The first background is stamped with background stamp Script Font Bg. 098P
after sponging Oxide Distress inks onto white card stock.
I stamped the Three Butterflies 744F on white, colored then fussy cut adding pearls for flight trails. 
The sentiment actually says the same thing as the background, Life Is Measured 216F and die cut with a pieced oval.
The border die is from Heartfelt Creations.

 My next card was basically done the same way but I used the World Map Backgroud 572P to water stamp (mist stamp with water and lay it on the Oxide Ink for a few minutes). I then stamped Pretty Bird Odie Parrot 207G, Flower Border 1076H, and Life is Measured 216F onto white and colored then fussy cut, die cut sentiment. I found some Cheery Lynn leaves to use for a jungle effect.

Rainbow colors always show up better on black to me so I used black card stock for my card base on both cards.

Thanks for visiting today!


Cowgirl Thing

>> Friday, July 21, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I'm pretty sure wherever you are in the US, it's been hot, hot, hot! I think it's kind of odd that for the most part, the NE has been hotter than we've been down here in the SE. Not's just odd. Well we have had a ton of rain, so maybe that's why. Sure does make it steamy, though. 

Today I have a cute little Cowgirl  to share. Isn't she adorable? After stamping & color her, I added the greeting beside her & colored it, too. Then I used just the sparkle element from the greeting I used on the inside & stamped it w/ lt pink & lt blue. I added the paisley embossed topper & some stickles for the bling.
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copic I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs -  Lasso Cowgirl , Boots & Bling (inside: Sparkling Day)
paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, pink, brown
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, angel pink, summer sky
accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, bracket borders dies, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle dies, stickles, Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder


Wedding Moments

>> Thursday, July 20, 2017


What is more fun than getting new stamps and figuring out what you're going to pair them with?  Our new Life is Measured stamp just screamed wedding to me so that's exactly where I went :)

I started by stamping our Wedding Ring Ensemble stamp using black ink and adding the Life is Measured greeting using pink ink.  In keeping with my new sponging technique I only sponged the top and bottom using the same pink ink.  I colored the flowers and candles using pencils and the rings using a gold pen, then mounted it on silver paper.  For my background I stamped our Polka Dot Background on a folded pink card using white pigment ink and once it was dry I assembled it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Bricks, Birds, and Palm Trees

>> Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I have always loved brick (I grew up where there was not much of it so I thought it was awesome) so I was excited to see this new Brick Wall image. If you check out recent posts, you can see all the wonderful ways the design team members have colored it up.  I did traditional colors.

I also used the new Just Dropping You a Line Greeting and Pretty Bird Odie Parrot. I bot a new set of Prisma Colors this weekend, and I tried them out on the birds.

I also did some spritzed stamping using the new Silhouette Palm Tree image and made this card:

The sentiment is cut from the Life is Measured Greeting (I used the whole greeting insides).



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