Saturday, January 24, 2009

DRS Designs blog candy reminder!!!

Just a reminder that you still have until tomorrow to make a card for the DRS Designs ribbon slide blog candy challenge!
For all the details check out the DRS Designs blog, HERE.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Sorry!

Just wanted to post a little apology to all of my blogging friends and my dedicated blog readers. I have been so incredibly busy with my new job that I just haven't had time in the past couple weeks to post much on my blog or to leave comments on your blogs. I am hoping to catch up this weekend! My Google reader is crazy full right now. Please know that I have not been ignoring your blogs on purpose. We (meaning mainly ME) are having a very stressful time adjusting to my new working schedule. I have had some crazy days (I got on the city bus to go to campus at 5:54 am this morning) but hopefully within the next week or two I will settle into more of a routine schedule. Until then, please bare with me! I am hoping to get A LOT of relaxing stamping time this weekend so hopefully I will get my blog posts for next week all worked out ahead of time! Crossing my fingers at least!

In the meantime I thought I would share another card made with a couple of the newest designs released at DRS Designs. I know I 've mentioned this before but I really loved all of the new designs released at DRS in January. If you haven't checked them out yet, click HERE!Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, BG DP, Glitter paper from Marcella K, Hero Arts self adhesive rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Sets at Firecracker Designs!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to share this with you... I absolutely LOVE this new all occassions sentiment set at Firecracker Designs!

2 new sets have just arrived and they are PERFECT for cards for ANY occasion!!
Both sets are clear photoploymer, pretrimmed, and sticky backed!

The word set features 19 words, about 1/4 inch high, with the longest word being 1.75 " long (With Sympathy) Get it HERE
The second clear set features a calendar grid, 4 phrases, 3 years, tiny numbers, and a 6 fun images to dress them all up with! (This set co ordinates with the red rubber set called "Calendar Frame")
Get it here!

Order the bundle and save!!
Bundle includes both these new clear sets above, AND a the red rubber set below: Calendar Frame
BUT HURRY!! this special will only last thru SUNDAY Jan. 25th! CLick here!

Don't like clicking on links? Just go to www.firecrackerdesignsbypamela. com and click on the NEW button on the left!

Hope you are all having a terrific day!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DRS Designs is looking for guest designers!

DRS Designs is currently looking for enthusiastic guest designers to serve two month terms. No prior design team experience/publication work is required...just a great attitude and love for stamping!


In order to be a DRS Designs guest designer you must be able to serve a two month term. During that term you must also be able to:

* Photograph or scan your art for posting on Splitcoaststampers as well as Paper Craft Planet and any other online galleries you currently participate in.

* You will need to have a blog or website with regular updates, and enjoy participating in online challenges in the stamping community. You should be willing to post card samples, contest announcements, challenges and new releases during your term on your blog as well as display the DRS Designs logo on your blog.

* Promote DRS Designs through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity.

* Participate in DRS Designs bi-weekly challenges on the DRS Designs Blog.

* Participate in posting on the DRS blog on dates that are yet to be determined. This can be as simple as sharing how you completed a particular card OR if you are more adventurous you can post a tutorial, etc...

* You must be able to post (on your blog and in online galleries) and submit to DRS Designs (via snail mail) no less than 8 projects (cards, altered/ 3-d items, etc), over your 2 month term, with the stamps you are provided with . The stamps will be yours to keep when the term is over. More projects will happily be accepted!!!

What you will receive:

* A generous selection of new releases and current images.
* Your name on our blog as Guest Designer as well as a logo to post on your own blog.
* A gallery on our website showcasing your projects.
* A 50% discount on purchases during your term.


Please send an email containing the following information to: please put DRS GD Application in your subject line.

Deadline for submissions: 10pm EST on 1/30/09 - notifications will be made no later than 2/5/09.

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. Email:

4. Phone number:

5. Blog or website address:

6. Links to any online galleries you may have:

7. Related forums/message boards that you like to visit and participate

8. Three (3) items, cards, or layouts using stamps as the main focus. Your submissions don't need to be brand new and do not need to have DRS Designs stamps. Don’t forget we will be looking at both your work and your photographing abilities here.

9. Please note if you are a current or past design team member for any other companies. (We do not expect you to work solely for us).

10. Please tell us a few words about yourself and what you feel you can contribute to the DRS Designs team.

Good Luck!!

Jacksonbelle Tuesday!

It's Tuesday, that means another fabulous Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge! This week's Challenge is to use products from October Afternoon.
If you would like to play along with our challenge please use keyword JBE036 when uploading to an online gallery!
Now for my card...this isn't my typical style card. When I sat down to work on this I looked at my OA paper and my 1 OA stamp set and decided to try a scenery style card. WOW, was this hard.
Supplies used: October Afternoon stamps and DP, SU CS, Martha Stewart fence punch, Shimmerz Blingz, Prima flowers, Me and My Big Ideas self adhesive rhinestones, Hero arts self adhesive rhinestones.

For some more inspiration, check out the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle DT members:

Maren Benedict

Melissa Bove

Jennifer Buck

Jill Dunn

Kimberly O’Rosky

AJ Otto

Kisa Peters

Shannan Teubner

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Usry

Rachel Baird

Lynda Benden

Beth Thomas

Lindsey Botkin

I hope you all have a fabulous day! For those of you who were my blog candy winners, if you sent me your address your prize has been put in the mail. I am still waiting to hear from 3 of the winners.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday already?

Where did the weekend go? I didn't even get a chance to stamp all weekend. We spent most of the weekend cleaning the house since we sorta just let it go since Christmas. Thankfully I still have today free. Since my new job is at the university, they are closed today due to the holiday. The kids are off of school too so we have a day free of all outside obligations! I'm planning on getting the kids breakfast and then heading to the basement to stamp (although I have to clean my stamp room first so that I can maybe find my stamp table.). I'm hoping to get lots of stuff stamped today!

Today I have another card to show you that I made with some of the newly released DRS Designs stamps. This latest release had a lot of really cute stuff in it. Actually it is my favorite release so far! If you haven't checked them out yet, you can click HERE to see all the wonderful new designs!
My card today is a really easy 4/1/4 x 4 1/4 square card. I am really loving square cards lately. For this one I used the new brush baby buggy stamp and the new diaper pin stamp. I paper pieced the buggy with the green background dp. I thought the little blue buttons added the perfect finishing touch. Nothing too fancy but I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, misc DP, misc ribbon, mini buttons, foam dimensionals.

I hope you all have a terrific day! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another Jacksonbelle weekly challenge!