Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mixed Media Holly

Today's posted card is one I made with some old and new DRS Designs images.  Need some more Christmas cards fast!!

The images are Cardinal on Branch, Holly Jingle Bells,, and Holly Days Christmas Greeting.  You can read more about how I did it on the DRS Designs Blog but basically it morphed into this card because I had to keep covering up mistakes (I didn't mention that on the DRS Designs Blog but it is true).  Lots of stenciling and layering and strategic layering - lol!!!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tag Fun

Have you ever checked out Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge?  I usually do one tag for it but this year I have done three (maybe next year I can get to 12).  The tags in the challenge are totally delightful mixed media creations! Here is one of my tags which was all made with DRS Designs Images.

This one was made by painting up some corrugated cardboard with white acrylic paint.  Then I let that dry and used a Prima zig zag stencil and some modeling paste to create the texture in between the ridges.  Next, I stamped four Giant Poinsettias, colored them up with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and layered them.  For the middle I took some gel medium and formed three round dots which I covered in gold glitter (took forever to dry but I love the dimension on them).  For a sentiment, I used part of the new DRS Designs' All is Calm Christmas Greeting.  I am out of time this morning so I will post the other two tonight.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spicy Crafting

This card really excites me.  Not because it is any great beauty but because of how I colored it up.  The Fall Leaf with Acorn (I cut off the Acorn) images were colored with these things (in order):

*Lipton Tea with Honey in Pineapple Mango
*Yellow Tail Merlot
*Tabasco, Coffee Grounds, and Paprika

The main scripture is Psalm 100 Thanksgiving Greeting - one of the recent stamp releases by DRS Designs. 

Each leaf smells really good too!

I haven't been posting on my blog much lately.  So many life things going on.  Spending lots of time with family (it becomes even more important when you lose one of them and realize you should have spent more time with them soaking up even more love and stories) and trying to get our rental house ready to rent again (it has been storage for our Junque Booth for awhile).  Also some very exciting new things:

*Another Grandson on the way - that will make 3! We are planning the family football team now!
*I am practicing for our church Christmas Play - I am playing the Mom role and I am trying to remember all my lines which is not as easy as I had thought.
*I am on the SCS Dirty Dozen! What an honor!

Hope everything is going well for you. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Beach Zombie

So you thought sharks, jelly fish, and eels were the scary things at the beach?  LOL!

I love the new Zombie images and sentiments about to be released by DRS Designs.  They are all so fun.  I stamped the Zombie hand and sign and masked them.  Then I stamped the Sea Grass (my fave DRS image) and sponged all around to get a moonlit beach look (masked a moon too).  I love how this came out. 

The new images will be available this weekend and I even have an idea of how to use a few in my Bible Journaling!  Fun, fun, fun!



Thursday, August 11, 2016


The new DRS Designs Challenge for this week is Shaker cards.  I have to admit I am never thrilled when a challenge requires measuring or being precise or following directions (I call this engineering and I am not good at it).  It usually takes me a zillion tries.  This only took three tries and still could have been better.  In the end, it was kind of fun (I hate to admit it.)

I used a simple circle die to cut out the middle. The boat is flying a bit but that works with the Miracle greeting better don't you think?  I used the new Sailboat image and the Every Day A Miracle Greeting from DRS Designs.  I sponged the main panel with Tim Holtz inks. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Pile of Cards!

I am behind in posting.  Things have been a bit stormy here - went out of town and got behind, then overcommitted me got run down and came down with a severe case of Bronchitis, and now hubby is having foot surgery so we are trying to get all his pre-op, visits, medical equipment, etc. all in place.  I had a few minutes this morning so I thought I would catch up on some of the cards I have made lately.

This one was done for the fantasy challenge in the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge last weekend.  The image is by Crafts for Eternity and is called Princess Nella.  I flipped her for the flying image and added some wings.  Did the bg with Distress Inks splashed with water.

I was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge on SCS a week ago and attempted to make a tag for youngest Grandson's First Birthday Present (his party is going to have a circus theme).  Pieced the tent together from some scraps and used the DRS Designs Jimbo and Gang image (cut up to do some curtain peeking).

Did some halfway naked stamping for the DRS Designs Naked stamping challenge a few weeks ago.  The image is called Polka Dot Flower Trio and the sentiment is You are my sunshine.

This is another fun card I made using the new Flamingo Palm Tree Image and Sitting Thinking sentiment from DRS Designs.  This is for the Sun Ray challenge at DRS Designs and you still have today to enter if you can.

Lastly, I am looking forward to Fall so I did a Fall card using Snow Tree with Fence, Autumn Leaf Pile, and Small Autumn Greeting from DRS Designs. 


Saturday, July 30, 2016

ABirthday Dragon

I am having so much fun playing with my watercolors these days - my collection of colors cost approximately $13 and I have had them awhile now.  I have only had to replace the white.  Colored this one up for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge (Anything Goes) and the Splitcoast Stampers color challenge:  Sugarplum, cucumber, and denim. 

The image is from Connie Fong - she is one of the sponsors of the Paper A La Mode Challenge this week.  It is called Torri the Dragon - Birthday Girl.  Precious! 

This card was an adventure.  I started doing the bg in blue, but it wasn't cooperating and I was getting lazy.  I thought about throwing it out, but decided to splatter on some more colors and put on some distress inks.  I ended up loving it more than the original picture in my head (that hardly ever happens!). 

Hope you have a great weekend.  I am off to some garage sales and then my first Grandson's first Birthday party.  Should be fun!