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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What's Happening?

Today I have a few cards using my brother's Pa's Paper set.  I just love this little fella!  I used a page of a book that I distressed with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  I distressed a grey cardstock star and then added some interest with a white gel pen. 
McMahon Five Designs is no longer in business, so if you are interested in purchasing this set, you can pop me an email.
Here it is with another color scheme.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Migration

How about this fabulous tree image from Prickley Pear to start out your Monday?  This is some fun paper that I have had in my stash for quite a while...not sure of the origin anymore...but it is perfectly fun for these whimsical Halloween cards!

This is just simple stamping with a bit o' baker's twine and some punched corners.  Love it!

Supplies:  JJ0087 Fall Migration, FF0183 The Harvest Moon

If you have not already, be sure to pop on over to the Prickley Pear blog and check out what the other designers are up to!  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Doodled Flower Trio for Fred, She Said Designs

Oh, it has been a while since I've had me some Fred, She Said flowers on my blog.  I just had lots of fun coloring up the images in the Doodled Flower Trio set with Copic Markers.

I cut the flowers out and paired them up with Chalk Chevron Posie paper from Darcie's.

And, of course flowers come in all colors, so what to do but color some more up in different colors?
I paired them up with Darcie's Chalk Flowers paper for this card.

The sentiment on this card is from the Carnations Plus Sentiments set.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn Cards!

I have been on an autumn kick this week...the trees are turning in our neck of the woods and the colors are so brilliant!    This card features a Polished Stone background that I had in my stash and it was the perfect backdrop for this image from From The Heart Stamps.  Sentiment is from A Muse.

This card just makes me grin.  My brother's images are so sweet.  I decided that the saying goes for most boys in WI this time of year with deer hunting coming right up, so I crossed out the word little!

Here is another card using my brother's images.  This lil' Punkin is all ready to load up on candy.  I just love this paper from Creative Imaginations that I found at a clearance center this summer.  Not sure why there are music notes on the candy corn, but I love the contrast it adds!

Since McMahon Five Designs is out of business Draw Me A Daydream has no outlet.  I have the files, so if you are interested in either the hunter or lil' punkin sets, email me and I will set you up.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Catch Up Soon Card Trio

Another day playing with Inky Antics images yields another batch of variety cards to stick in my stash.   This little fella is just adorable.  I fussy cut him and used Darcie's papers to jazz up my card.
This card uses a touch of paper embroidery on the coffee cup as well as white gel pen.  I left the snowflakes on the coffee pot as they were.  Isn't that Darcie's paper just perfection with the swirly images going on?
Finally these little birds found a home on some Heidi Grace paper in my stash.  This just says sunshine to me. 

Hope you have a happy day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Paper Weaving Tutorial with the September Creative Cafe' Kit

Today's card for The Rubber Cafe features the Paper Weaving technique. 

The first thing I did to create this fun backgound is to cut 1/2 inch strips from most of the papers in the paper pack in the Creative Cafe' Kit.
 It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but I ran tape down the left side, bottom and diagonally from top left to bottom right of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch panel.  Start weaving papers as shown.
When you complete the weaving, flip your panel over and trim off the excess tails.
I then inked the edges of the woven piece with a black ink pad before attaching it to my black cardstock panel.  

I added the paperclip on this card with a bit of Scrap Happy Glue.  I could have clipped it, but I wanted to see all of the color on the clip, so I glued it on top of the image panel.

September Creative Cafe' Kit: papers, cardstock, gems, papeclips, rayon ribbon
Add-On Stamp Set


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Us. Friends. Always.

Just love this saying and the adorable snowman images from Inky Antics!  I did a peck o fussy cutting on this one and then popped up everything on foam tape for dimension.  LOVE!
More cute images by the same illustrator.  Paired it up with some fun designer papers that I was gifted; just love the non traditional winter colors!  Other people's scraps/junk are my treasures! LOVE!
 ...and a ramble through the scrap bin finds some embossed pieces to give this guy a home as well!
Added some tape and glitter in the white embossing for a bit of sparkle along with the fun snowball Candi Dot embellishments.