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Goodbye Summer

>> Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Even though my post is titled Goodbye Summer, it sure is hanging around my neck of the woods.  It's been in the 90's for the past few days, and they even cancelled school yesterday, due to extreme heat and humidity.  I don't mind a few extra hot days before the long days of winter, but I read that it's not good for fall leaf colors, and that is the real bummer for me.  

I tried to bring in the spirit of fall on my card with the new greeting that I inked up on my multicolored ink pad.  It matched my card base and background that I created using the Silhouette Branch Background stamp.

I attached the sentiment with some dimensional foam taped and embellished it with a couple of die cut leaves and the stamped and colored up the October Pumpkin with Fall Leaves.

After making this card I realized that I didn't have a birthday card for my niece.  Oooops! However, DRS Designs came to the rescue with this Ohio Buckeye stamp.  I colored it up, adding some glitter to the little nut and die cut it.  I made a strip of patterned paper using the Splatter background stamp, which hasn't seen it rightful spot in my stamp folder in months.  It is now perpetually on my stamping table, because I use it constantly! All time favorite, for real! :)  

And this was all made in the scarlet and grey color combo, to celebrate her love of OSU.

Thanks for stopping by!


Give Thanks

>> Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone,

My card today features the new floor image (360P). It is so easy to use and lines up perfectly with the brick wall image. I started with a piece of Water Color paper, stamped the floor and brick wall with Archival Jet Black ink using my Misti to line them up straight. The floor was colored using TH Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink. Some Post it tape was used to mask off the brick wall while I sponged on the distress ink. Once it dried, I masked off the floor and sponged on TH Distress Oxide Fired Brick ink for the wall. After all the ink was dry I used a white colored pencil to color in between the bricks to give the wall more depth.

The bountiful basket was stamped onto white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I attached the image with foam adhesive. The new give thanks greeting (345D) was stamped with Versafine Black ink and die cut with a SB banner die.

On the inside the Grateful Heart greeting was stamped with Versafine Black ink. The new filigree pumpkin was stamped over the greeting with Spiced Marmalade ink, stamping off onto scratch paper once.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Pumpkin Spice

>> Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hurry up Fall! I'm so ready for cooler day's and the beautiful colors.

For my fall card I stamped the Simply Pumpkin and colored with Copic markers the new Pumpkin Spice Greeting was stamped with black and clear embossed then I used the out of the box technique to die cut the image. For the back ground I used VersaMark ink and Perfect Pearls then it was embossed in a embossing folder.

Have a wonderful day,


Happy Thanksgiving To You

>> Saturday, September 23, 2017

Good morning!

I have done a Thanksgiving card today.  I'm using the the new

I did a tissue paper background today.  I used Dylusion inks on a kraft sheet and dipped the tissue into it, let it dry then wrinkled and glued to white card stock.  After it dried I wiped it with VersaMark and sprinkled with gold embossing powder then heat embossed.

This next card has an Oxide Distress Ink background and I used two dies 1/8" apart to make orange frames in 2 places.  The outside frame is popped up and so is the Pumpkin Patch 333L, I also used the Autumn Leaf Pile 575F under the pumpkins.

 Inside my Pumpkin Patch card is the new GoodBye Summer Hello Fall 350F, another orange frame and another Oxide Distress background.

I am so excited to see and feel that fall is coming!  The cooler weather feels soooo good!
Stitched dies from MFTs and ODBD.

Thanks for visiting today and happy fall everyone!



Favorite Season

>> Friday, September 22, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Last week we had a taste of fall, but this week, we're right back into humid dog days of summer. Please, please, PLEASE hurry up fall! 

For my farewell to summer card, I started by sponging on Distress oxide inks then I added a little splatter using a wet paintbrush. When it all dried (w/ a little help from the heat gun), I put it into my Misti & stamped the branch a couple of times using the faded jeans oxide ink.  Then I determined where the greeting would go & stamped it w/ the Versafine ink. I die cut the panel twice & inserted a very narrow white layer between them. Then I inked the Silhouette Leaf  using multiple colors of the oxide ink, misted the stamp w/ water then stamped them onto a separate piece of white c/s. (The lighter leaf on the far right is actually a second generation stamping.) After these dried, I lined up the open leaf image & stamped it on top w/ the jeans ink then fussy cut them to add on top.
 Here's a look at the inside where I did the leaves the same way.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white
ink:  Distress oxide inks fossilized amber, wild honey, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, faded jeans, peacock feathers, wilted violet, Versafine majestic blue
accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Misti


Goodbye Summer

>> Thursday, September 21, 2017


Wouldn't you know, that as soon as I embrace the cooler fall weather we get a flashback of summer!  Hasn't been ridiculously hot, but lots and lots of humidity - yuck!  So for now I'm just staying inside in air conditioned comfort and stamping myself some fall :)

I started my card by stamping our new Pumpkin Patch image on white card stock.  I masked the small pumpkin on the right so I could stamp our Autumn Leaf Pile behind it.  There's already some grass on the pumpkin patch image so I used our Easy Grass Background to finish the rest of the "lawn".  Once all the stamping was finished I did all the coloring (except the sky) with watercolor pencil/marker combo (the leaf pile was so easy to color - I put a little red pencil in a few leaves, then a few green and a few orange as well, then colored the whole thing with a yellow alcohol marker) then masked both images and sponged in the sky.  I finished stamping by adding our new Goodbye Summer greeting using black ink.

Thanks for stopping by,


Pumpkin Love

>> Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The new Fall stamps from DRS are so versatile - I have a million ideas playing around in my head for great cards.  The new Goodbye Summer Hello Fall image is one of my faves as is the Filigree Pumpkin - I used them both on this layered card.  I cut out just the Fall part of the sentiment and layered it on my tag.  I cut out three ovals to make my pumpkin and them stamped them with the pumpkin image to make them more elegant.

For my next card, I stamped the Filigree Pumpkin a bunch of times all over my background and then covered it all with gold and white Frantage (Stampendous).  I used the new Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice Greeting too.  When I stamped it, I got a little smudge so I stamped the pumpkin on it lightly to cover it.

After making these cards, now I want some Pumpkin Spice Creamer or Pumpkin Bread - I see a quick trip to the store in my immediate future.




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