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It’s “hot and humid” season here in Florida!  Time to stay in the air conditioning or head to the beach.  So, here in my craft room I want to cool down by coloring some fall leaves.  Here is my latest card..


The leaves are from Creative Visions called Two Leaves shown here.  They are beautifully drawn and nicely detailed.  I colored them with copic markers in shades of red/purple to coordinate with the basic grey paper.  The brad is from Nunn Designs.

clean and simple monday

A quick and easy card to start the week off.  It is now officially fall, but the weather down here is still like summer!  All the craft stores have their halloween/thanksgiving/christmas product on the shelves and many of my crafty friends are splitting their time between the three holidays.

The card was made using the wheat branch from Papertrey and sentiment from Flourishes.  The white cardstock in Neenah, the red from SU and the patterned piece from Papertrey.  Memento Inks were used to stamp the images.

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bright poppies

I’ve always loved the bright colors of poppies.  When we lived in California each spring some of the hillsides would be covered with pretty orange poppy blooms and we would  drive up the coast to take in natures splendor.  Those orange poppies set against a bright green field of grass was so pretty, but many people know poppies only in bright red.  I made this card for a recent sketch challenge at SCS.

The poppy image is from Technique Tuesday and was colored with copics.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey’s Indian Summer line – my favorite line of from them.  I only have a few sheets left and will be sad when it is gone!  The sentiment is from Papertrey and both it and the poppy were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.  The red cardstock is from Bazzill and the white from Neenah.

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Autumn Subway Art

A stamped sentiment along with a digi background makes a quick and easy card!


I just LOVE this background!  The typography, layout and colors all work so well together.  And guess what – it’s FREE!!  A free file from Pink Ink Doodle found HERE. This style is called  “subway art” and  she has several on her blog so be sure to check them all out.  This particular fall subway art looks good on a card but can also be used for decorations for a Halloween or Thanksgiving party.  You can also google “subway art” and find tons of images.

Once the card was assembled (I used SU cardstock) I wanted to stamp a simple sentiment in white.   Now, I have always had “issues” with white ink and embossing powder.  Without the embossing powder white ink is too opaque.  And I could never find a really bright white powder.  Sometimes, especially with smaller sentiments the embossing looked blurred, not crisp.    I gave up for years when I stumbled across some white EP in one of the craft stores, (I think Hobby Lobby) from Zing so I thought I would give it a try.

I am so glad I did!   I used versamark along with a Papertrey sentiment and the Zing white embossing powder.  It came out true white and the letters did not look blurred, but nice and crisp.

One other nice thing about this card is that it was made with scraps. I had a half sheet of card stock for the base and was able to print the digi art on a scrap piece of white cardstock. The mats are scraps from my stash. Not too long ago I went through my solid color scrap pieces and tossed anything that was smaller than a quarter of a sheet. That really cut down on the smaller pieces that never seemed to be used.    My intent is to go to the scrap file as much as possible before cutting a full sheet of cardstock.

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is it fall yet?

I know it has been awhile since posting here.  Just busy day to day stuff during the last month of summer kept me occupied.  That and doing some cleaning of my craft room.  Goodwill ended up with two very large boxes of crafty stuff – I hope someone out there will get great use of it.

So, it is not quite fall yet – still hot and humid here in Florida but thought I would get started anyway.  The craft stores already have the Christmas stuff displayed – yikes!!  Here is my clean and simple birthday card using fall colors.

The stamps are from Papertrey as is the patterned paper in the background and the cardstock from SU.  The images were inked with Memento inks.

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