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Blue January

>> Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Looking at today's cards, it seems like I have the winter blues...lol!  Actually, the weather hasn't been too crazy when it comes to snow around here, but I sure could do with a bit more sunshine :)  I think that, even above the warmth is what I miss most during the winter.  Anyway, I'm full on celebrating the cold with my cards today.

I began with a grey base card and embossed it using the Snow background stamp.  I wanted to make sure they could be seen so I cut my background paper 1/2" smaller, so the edges would peek out more.  I stamped the top half of the paper using the Raised Mittens stamp and colored them in different blue hues, and added a piece of snowflake embossed card stock underneath. I covered up the seam with a piece of white lace and added a die cut snowflake for embellishment.


I also embossed the Winter Wording Square before die cutting and matting it for my card.  I tried to get the camera to pick up on the shine of the embossing in a close up, but I don't think I was too successful...


I'm also showing off this card today.  It goes with the winter theme and it was quick to whip up.  Again, I have a snowy embossed background and the Baby It's Cold Outside Greeting that I die cut and added a bit of light blue sponging too.  I flanked it with two of the Stretch the Round Button Snowmen, because they fit the requirement of being cute and easy to color!  


I also added a few mini snowflakes that were festooned with glitter glue to finish it off.  Ha ha!  I almost like the word festooned as much as making this card :)

Thanks for peeking in today and keep smiling....February is just around the corner!
Karin





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Warm Hearts

>> Monday, January 16, 2017

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a good weekend. If you live in the states, then you may very well be enjoying a long weekend, since today is Martin Luther King Day. My husband has today off and will most likely spend his day in the basement working on his HO trains. He started this hobby last February and has been working steadily on it every since. He has a train station, logging center, a lake, mountains, even a cell phone tower! He even comes into my craft area to look for things he can use. He took one of my blue Copic markers to try and draw the lines for a handicap parking spot at his train station. It didn't show up on the dark pavement, but I had a blue sharpie that worked. It's really quite fun to see how creative he is being. Plus now if I say I'm going to Michael's or Hobby Lobby he says he wants to go along! 



For today's card I started by stamping the snowman and masking him off while I stamped in the snow lines and the snowflakes in the sky area. After heat embossing the snowflakes, I added a mask for the snow lines and sponged on TH Tumbled Glass ink, then the snowman was colored in with Copics. The greeting was cut in half and stamped onto pink CS and die cut with a SB nestie banner die. Once this panel was attached to the card base, I added the die cut hearts to look like he's juggling them. A snowflake and pink half pearl complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia


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Loved you always

>> Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hi all what a beautiful weekend we are having here in north Georgia last Sunday it was 11 degrees a week later it's 70 degrees and beautiful.



After die cutting the white card stock I stamped the Loved You Yesterday, with Memento Love Letter Red. I think this is a beautiful greeting. With black ink I stamped the Small Hanging Hearts colored them with Copic I added a white highlight then covered them with my Sparkle Pen. I die cut the scalloped edge then used my sparkle pen and foam tape to attach. A white bow finished my card.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,




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Toasty Warm

>> Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good morning everyone!
Today I have a nice cup of cocoa for you...with marshmallows, of course!



I made this into a gate fold card using the Bump Border die by Memory Box.  The gate is just a bit different as the two side do not meet in the middle.  I wanted to create a closure so my right side goes over the top of the left side.
The Warm thought greeting panel is what keeps the card closed as I tuck the right side of the card under the half of the sentiment hanging over as seen in my sample.
Other dies I've used are the circle dies and border dies from ODBD.
The other "embellishment" I've used is the Liquid Applique puffed up with heat on my marshmallows.  It works great to create a bubbly hot marshmallow look.

My next card is for Valentine's Day!
Some more of our new stamps here at DRS!


I stamped everything in pink and filled in with a lighter pink.  
I also used Rick Rack, and embossing folder and an oval decorative die (ODBD).
I made this card to fit a sketch.
Well, it is getting that time of year when people start thinking of making Valentine's cards for kids and husbands and maybe making cards for your kids to give away at school.
These new stamps are adorable!
I hope you will check out all the new and exciting designs, HERE.  This link will take you directly to the new designs.  Have fun shopping!!
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

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Love You Still

>> Friday, January 13, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's been a wild week of weather around here...snow & ice on Fri/Sat, cold as ice Sun/Mon/Tues, then the big warm up. Supposed to be like 70 degrees on Sat! After a number of nights in the teens & low 20's earlier in the week, this is just craaaaaazzzzzzyyyyy! I'm sorry..3 or 4 cold days does not a winter make. I'm going to need a bit more than that! 

Today, I have fun, quick little Valentine card to share. Nothing too frilly..most guys don't really "get" frilly. I embossed the white bg w/ little hearts & added a narrow black layer behind it. A large heart was die cut out of white & some smaller red ones for the eyes. I used some punched white & black circles for the rest of the eyes & added a black bow for a bow tie. 
The wonderful new greeting & little trio of hearts were stamped in black on the red bg then all the heart face parts added. 

Here's a look at the inside..again, no frills! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies:
ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside: Memento love letter)
paper: white, black, red
accessories: 




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A Zombie Valentine

>> Thursday, January 12, 2017

Welcome

Don't you love how 2 people can look at something and see 2 different things?  I find this especially true with kids, and how I came up with my card today.  Here's my story :)

A couple of weeks ago I posted this card using our newest release stamps...


...a fun, cute little winter scene for people fed up with snow, right?   Not to my 6 year old.  He took one look and asked why zombie hands were wearing mittens.  As I started to explain I realized his version could make a fun card, so that's what I set out to do this week.

Here's what I came up with....



I stamped the same scene, adding a few more mittens this time using our new Skip Winter stamp and our Pine Tree Snowdrifts.  I used much darker markers to color them and used grey ink sponging for my snow drifts and then added rips and stitches using a fine line black marker to try and "zombie" them up a bit.  The sky was sponged with purple and blue inks and then I went over it with grey ink to darken it.

The sentiment took some cutting since I needed to use 3 separate sentiments to piece it all together.
I used the top line from the Skip Winter Greeting, the word Zombie from Zombie Brain Love greeting and the word Hugs from our Monster Hugs greeting.  After I pieced it all together I stamped it in black and colored the Hugs using red, grey and black.  I didn't have a piece of grey paper large enough to fit in back of the greeting so I cut the scrap I had into 4 strips and overlapped them slightly as I adhered them to an extra piece of card stock and added it in back of the greeting.

I stamped the grey background (my last piece) layer using our Versatile Background and black ink and layered it all on a folded black card.

I haven't shown it to my son yet, but I can't wait to see what he thinks about it :)

Thanks for stopping by
Sue

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Valentine Fun

>> Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There are so fun new stamps in the latest release.  I used two of them on this fun Valentine's card.


First I cut and painted up a corrugated cardboard heart and then I layered on the new Amazing Love Puzzle (I fussy cut and sponged it), and the Amazing Valentine's Day Greeting.   To add an element of whimsy, I added a Cupig (love this little character). 

Don't you just love Valentine's cards?  They bring back so many fun childhood memories for me. 

Hugz

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