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Showing posts from July, 2015

Morning Has Broken

I remember my one of my first real High School Assemblies like it was yesterday (and it was a long, long, long time ago). It was Homecoming, the lights were turned down low, and they had recreated a magical scene complete with giant arches, a throne area, tissue paper/chicken wire grass, giant mushrooms, and a lighted gazebo.  Dry ice set a misty look to the ground when the Homecoming court and Queen came out, and they played one of my favorite songs of all time:  Morning has broken.  I get chill bumps just thinking about how pretty it looked and how I felt; I felt like anything was possible (hey, if you could turn our HS gym into a magical kingdom over night, then anything was possible). At DRS Designs , our theme this week is "Cause A Scene" - create a scene on your card.  I created a morning has broken kind of scene  with some sponges, a sticky note, ink, and some great DRS Designs images. I sponged on some old olive and crumb cake on the bottom and stamped Sea Gr

Weekend Cards

I had a chance to play in some challenges on SCS this weekend (color, inspiration, and Featured Stamper) and here are my cards:       The first three cards were made with SU! and Verve images/sentiments and the bottom ward was made completely with DRS Designs images, background, and sentiment.  This may have been the last weekend I have to play a bunch with my stamps as it looks like Crystal will have her baby this week - I can't wait to meet little Lewis and be a grandmother!  Hugz!

Some Happy Bees

I love stitching so I was thrilled that this week's DRS Designs challenge is all about stitching (faux, stamped or real).  I sewed the little bee trail and did a stitched border around my base panel - super fun.   I used the following DRS images:   Happy Bee Vicki's Versatile Background (to make my wood panels) Leafy Tree branch Splatter Background Spring Bee Happy Greeting   This was such a fun card to make. I hope you will dig out your stitching accessories and join us this week.   Hugz     

A Doodling Adventure

Hello friends! There is a lot going on here at my house.  The kitchen counter light went out again so my card picture had to be taken outside.  Crafting and cooking are not as much fun either - can't see anything hardly.  The electrician is coming today to fix the balancer or something.  He is also installing a new industrial lighting system in my craft room and putting in "true light" bulbs so there will be some really great lighting in there.  I can't wait!!!  We are also on red alert for the call from Crystal - the one where she says she is headed to the hospital to have the baby.  Every time I hear the phone ring, I am thinking it may be THE CALL.  I can't wait to be a grandmother!!! Now on to my card.  Lately, I have done a few card challenges with doodling, and I have really enjoyed it (the doodling and the challenges).  For today's card, I doodled on my card base and my images.  I stamped the Medium Daisy Bloom three times and swiped a yellow ink p

Some Pretty Butterflies

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is a color inspiration based on this picture: They are such fun colors!  You can use a few of the colors or all of them.  I picked a few for my card: I used my favorite Birthday greeting - Brush Birthday Greeting and added a few butterflies from the Three Butterflies stamp and the Single Flying Butterfly stamp.   Added a few polka dots by hand to make them a little different and tied some pretty seam binding.  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  Hugz

Happy Mail

I love mail and this week's DRS Designs challenge is all about mail - envelopes, mailboxes, letters, writing, mailmen, etc.  I used the new Happy Mail Image fussy cutting the mailbox.  I also used the Script Font background stamp, some leaves from Happy Mail and some from Leafy Tree Branch .   Then I added the Sitting Here sentiment.  Fun challenge - hope you will join us. Hugz

A little bit of Mardi Gras

I love New Orleans, and this new Fleur de Lis stamp from DRS Designs reminds me of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.  We went to New Orleans right after Mardi Gras this year and had the most fun.  We avoided the crowds and took cooking classes and ate at some of our favorite restaurants.  Eating is always my favorite part of any vacation.    All the shops in New Orleans were full of Fleur de Lis and Mardi Gras colors so I decided to use them both on this birthday card.  Seems to capture the festive atmosphere we should all have on our birthday.      I used the Small 1 line Happy Birthday stamp and popped it up over my splatters (made by filling my paint brush with water colors and then flicking it against my finger.  Added some glitter dots to make it feel even more festive. Many hugz!

A PInk Dress

I haven't bought an image in a very long time, but I saw THIS great image colored up by Nic at Coops Cluttered Corner and had to purchase it.  She is an All Dressed Up image.  I can see her work for all kinds of cards.  I entered her in the Splitcoast Stampers FS and IC challenges, and I am entering her in the All Dressed Up ATG challenge too.  Hope you are all having an awesome weekend! Hugz!!


It's Splatter Time at DRS Designs .  Splatters are a hot trend right now so we are getting messy with splatterings of paint, ink, paste, etc.  You can use a stencil, stamp, embossing folder or any method you want to get the splatters.  I stamped my background splatters with the DRS Designs Splatter Background  stamp. I also sprinkled on some Stampendous Frantage   for more splatterings (gives it a baby's breath look if you squint hard). I tucked in some little springs out of an old arrangement laying around the house (don't tell hubby) and used some pieces from a Tim Holtz tree die too.  My flowers were made with the DRS Designs Medium Daisy Bloom , and I tucked in some starfish from the 4-in-1 Seashells stamp and the sentiment from Happy Mail .  I love to play with splatters - hope you will play in our challenge too. Splatterings of Hugz!