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Monday, November 29, 2010

SCS TLC301 Peace on Earth

Yeah!!!  Back to stamping.  I've been away from stamping for about a week.  I went to Dallas with my daughter MacKenna for a college showcase soccer tourney.  It all turned out delightfully.  She played outstanding and has some college coaches interested in her.  Onto my creation today!  My fellow designer from DRS Designs (Julie) hosted today's TLC over on SCS which is the faux tile technique.  It was quite fun....and next time I would score my lines deeper.  I used our new release Three Wisemen Peace and the starry background
Inks:  burnt umber, not quite navy, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  sponge, Scor-pal, ribbon, rhinestones, glitter pen, dimensionals
Paper:  white, cherry cobbler, not quite navy
Technique:  faux tile

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Have a Brilliant Fall!

Here is a creation with DRS Designs hay bales and Have a Brilliant Fall Greeting.  This was a quick and fun card to make. 
I used the Scor-pal to add some interest.
Paper:  white, hazelnut tan, not quite navy textured
Accessories:  bashful blue ribbon, rhinestones, ticket corner punch
Ink:  brocade blue, not quite navy, black, more mustard, gray, versamarker

Monday, November 15, 2010

SCS...CAS93 Shine on harvest moon...

Good Monday all!  I'm a bit sleepy this morning as our Mac was whacky for my dd doing some schoolwork.  It was so crazy, we were laughing hysterically. We finally gave up and hit the sack.  Had to wake up before the crack of dawn for other dd to get to swim practice..........in the pool by 5:30!  Ugh.
On to the card.  The CAS is a sketch challenge today over on SCS.  I used DRS Designs single fall tree and Shine on harvest moon greeting.  This came together quickly.  I stamped the tree in burnt sienna and used a circle punch to cut it out.  Masked moon and brayed burnt sienna on.  Sponged apricot appeal onto moon and a smidge of burnt sienna too.  Sponged black around edges.  Framed image with black scalloped circle.  Added some ribbon and rhinestones.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall is Right on Time!

Good Friday everyone!  Yeah!!!!  This card was made using DRS Designs large scarecrow, Scarecrows and Corn Rows Greeting, Vicki's Versatile background, Add a Fence and Brush Wheat.  I decided to make this a 5 x 7 card so that I could fit the entire scene I wanted with the sentiment on the outside of the card as well.  I used Yasutomo pearlescent watercolor paints on watercolor paper and then paper pieced the nose, part of the hat and the patch on the hat. I stamped the post that he's perced on with Vicki's Versatile BG and put on dimensionals.  The fence was stamped 3 times, colored, cut out and put on dimensionals as well. I stamped the brush wheat with more mustard and garden green and stamped several times to make it look like the scarecrow is in a farmer's field.  Used a scallop circle and baja breeze to sponge on the sky and masked off for the sun and added a bit of yellow for the sun.  Used small dauber to add garden green between fence posts.  Lastly embossing folder used on marina mist layer to add some texture. 
Paper:  kraft, hazelnut tan, parchment, watercolor
Accessories:  dimensionals, linen thread on scarecrow hat, pearlescent watercolor paints, scalloped circle

Thanks for taking a peek! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Have a Brilliant Fall! SC306 SCS

This was made for the sketch challenge over on SCS.  I stamped the autumn wreath in black, colored and painstakingly cut out.  Stamped Have a Brilliant Fall in black and put on dimensionals.  All stamps from DRS designs
Colored with markers in pumpkin pie, pear pizazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, old olive, crushed curry, black
Accessories:  Embossing folder, dimensionals, half pearls, lace
Paper, kraft, crushed curry, copper metallic
Thanks for looking and have a nice evening!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Stamp Something Sketch Nov. 5th

I made this for Stamp Something's weekly challenge which can be found here http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/.
I used DRS Designs WONDERFUL pine bough (it is super versatile).  I stamped the image in craft white and embossed it in white (as well as sentiment).  Added Basic Grey jovial dp, red and green cardstock as well as soft sage.  The card base is hazelnut tan from MFP's.  For the ribbon, I cut strips in graduated lengths and added a little bow at the top.  I used red stickles on the pine boughs. Circle and scallop circle punches used and the main image on dimensionals.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DRS Designs: By Invitation Only

It's called "By Invitation Only"
It is a new stamping contest
that's won before a
card is ever stamped!
But, as the name implies
you have to be invited to play.

How, you ask??  It's simple!

We all have stamping friends
that impress us with every card
they make.  It's your job to
nominate them!! Email us the link
to their blog, website or gallery
and we'll check them out
and see if we agree with you!!

If we do, we'll invite them
to choose 1 to 3 unmounted
stamps from the 
online collection.
To complete the contest,
they will stamp a card using
the chosen designs, post it to
their blog or gallery and send
it to DRS Designs.

Once our invitation is accepted
they will receive a cool
blinkie for their blog and
they'll also be qualified for our
Sunday Stamper blog post on the DRS Designs Blog,
where we'll feature one
outstanding card every week!

spread the word....
search the blogs.....
and send your nominations to:

Feel free to leave nominations in the comment section of today's post. 
Will you get an invitation??

Good Luck!


MMSC78 Give thanks

This is for the midnight madness challenge over on Priscilla Style's blogspot.  I am still trying to make some more fall creations...as it IS my favorite time of year! 
~I used SU! french foliage and fancy flexible phrases for my stamp sets
~Papers-cajun craze, heather, early expresso and BG dp
~Tools/embellies-wooden buttons, little oval punch, dimensionals, copper embossing powder, linen thread

Monday, November 1, 2010


 I made these two cards for the CAS challenge over on SCS today.  The challenge is to make a sympathy card.  I need to get a move on as I am participating in a craft fair this weekend!  These cards were really quick.  The fern was stamped in more mustard and the sentiment in early expresso.  Added some BG half pearls and done.
I stamped the images and sentiment in early expresso, shaded with blushing bride and added blushing bride and river rock to dragonfly.  Also added some shimmer paint to dragonfly.  A ribbon and that's all she wrote.