Monday, September 21, 2009
During the months of September and October DRS Designs will be collecting as many holiday and winter themed cards as you can make!!
To inspire you further DRS Designs will be offering a Total of 4 prizes!! Two prizes will be awarded at the end of each month (September & October):
The stamper who has sent us (DRS Designs) the most cards during that month will win a $50 DRS Designs Gift Certificate!!
We (DRS Designs) will pick our favorite card of the month that uses only DRS Designs Rubber Stamps and that stamper will win a $25 DRS Designs Gift Certificate!
Please be sure to get your card donations to DRS Designs by October 26th so they can be distributed in time for the holiday rush! Also, please be sure to include an envelope for each card donated.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here is the finished project:
And a close-up so you can see the cute bat digi-stamp:
Who wouldn't like to receive this as a party favor?!
These were really easy to print, add Stickles and wiggle eyes, and cut out. Can't wait to make more and give out for Halloween.
Monday, September 14, 2009
So hop on over to the Sketchy Thursdays blog and sign up to become a follower. While you are there, read about the lovely ladies that make up the design team.
Here is a close-up so that you can see the Stickles on the stem and eyes.
And what they look like in a decorative container all ready for gift giving:
These were so easy to create and would make a great teacher gift, treats for your co-workers, party favors, and treats for the kids.
Friday, September 11, 2009
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Through the twisted steel of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the scarred walls of the Pentagon, and the smoky wreckage in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, the patriotism and resiliency of the American people shone brightly on September 11, 2001. We stood as one people, united in our common humanity and shared sorrow. We grieved for those who perished and remembered what brought us together as Americans.
Today, we honor the lives we lost 8 years ago. On a bright September day, innocent men, women, and children boarded planes and set off for work as they had so many times before. Unthinkable acts of terrorism brought tragedy, destruction, pain, and loss for people across our Nation and the world.
As we pay tribute to loved ones, friends, fellow citizens, and all who died, we reaffirm our commitment to the ideas and ideals that united Americans in the aftermath of the attacks. We must apprehend all those who perpetrated these heinous crimes, seek justice for those who were killed, and defend against all threats to our national security. We must also recommit ourselves to our founding principles. September 11 reminds us that our fate as individuals is tied to that of our Nation. Our democracy is strengthened when we uphold the freedoms upon which our Nation was built: equality, justice, liberty, and democracy. These values exemplify the patriotism and sacrifice we commemorate today.
In that same spirit of patriotism, I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad. In April, I was proud to sign the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Originated by the family members of those who lost loved ones on 9/11, the National Day of Service and Remembrance is an opportunity to salute the heroes of 9/11, recapture the spirit of unity and compassion that inspired our Nation following the attacks, and rededicate ourselves to sustained service to our communities.
Throughout the summer, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to lend a helping hand in their communities through United We Serve. As this summer of service draws to an end, we renew the call to engage in meaningful service activities and stay engaged with those projects throughout the year. Working together, we can usher in a new era in which volunteering and service is a way of life for all Americans. Deriving strength from tragedy, we can write the next great chapter in our Nation's history and ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the promise of America.
By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2009, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with other ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Susan is going to be demonstrating live how to make what she calls "an awesome accordian album". Here are all the details:
1. Thursday, September 10th - 6pm PDT, 7pm MDT, 8pm CDT and 9pm PDT
2. You need a password, so please email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Supplies for tonight's "Awesome Accordion Album":
one 12"x 12" piece of cardstock, for interior pages
one 12"x 12" piece or contrasting cardstock
two 12"x 12" coordinating patterned papers, double sided/match cardstock
two 12"x 12" matching patterned papers, for your two covers
two pieces of chipboard 6.25"x 6.25" (cereal box, notebook backs, etc.)
coordinating 18" of ribbon - if ribbon is your "thing"
THEN, you can decorate using your favorite dies, after the show!
Hope you can join me and all the other ScrapyLand followers!
1 sheet of pattern paper cut into 2 3/4" circles (used Stampin' Up punch)
Batty for You stamp - Stampin' Up
1 sheet of black cardstock cut into 2" scallop circles (used Stampin' Up punch)
white gel pen or tiny hole punch
Doesn't this make a cute gift idea?!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I decided to make my own pattern paper by randomly stamping on recycled paper. While the cupid stamp is from a Valentine collection, I thought she was perfect for an anniversary card. What do you think?