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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.




The Pumpkin Patch

>> Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today I have the homeowner blues. Back in February of this year, I may have mentioned that my refrigerator broke, leaked and ruined my wood floors.  It was a long, messy haul getting new floors installed and a new fridge in place, but in the end everything looks lovely.  So imagine my horror when I came home to another leak in my kitchen and basement! Nooooooooooo......was my cry heard through the neighborhood.  I ran around like a mad woman, trying to find a shut off valve and I quickly called an emergency plumber (aka expensive plumber) who fixed what was broken regarding the plumbing, and promptly told me my dishwasher needs a new part. I have since found out the new part and fix will cost almost as much as a new one, so I will be hand washing dishes until I can get a new one installed.  Ah yes, home ownership!  A blessing and a curse ;)

Basically what I'm saying is, I need this sunny cheerful card as much as anyone today!  It features the new Pumpkin Patch stamp, and it put me in a perfect mood for fall.  It was fun and easy to color and I simply die cut it and added a mat. 

The background was dry embossed with fall words and I added the empty frame for embellishment.  It was a scrap item that had been sitting on my desk and finding a use for stuff like that makes me happy too.  To finish the card I added a green ribbon and die cut some sunflowers to play off the the stamped image. 

Here's wishing you a sunny and happy day!


Pumpkin Spice - It's that time of the year!

>> Monday, September 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

My card today features one of my very favorite fall things - Pumpkin Spice Coffee!! There's just something warm and calming about pumpkin spice coffee. I think I may have to go make a cup once I get this post completed!!

I started by stamping the Pumpkin Spice greeting (846E) onto cream CS with Archival Jet Black ink, then die cut it with a stitched oval die. Once I die cut all the parts of the coffee cup, I stamped the coffee cup with the Splatter Background image using VersaMark ink. The little pumpkin and tiny leaves are some epoxy stickers I've had forever. The oval die and coffee cup dies are all from ODBD. The rust frame was die cut with a SB die.

Here's a look at the inside:

The new Goodbye summer greeting (350F) was stamped with Archival Jet black ink and the pumpkins were stamped with TH Spiced Marmalade ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check all the new fall images from DRS Designs here.



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