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Candy Corn Halloween

>> Friday, August 16, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I am so ready for fall! This summer has really worn out its welcome & I think it's time for it to hit the road. And with fall, we have Halloween to look forward to & it will be here before you know it. I love making fall & Halloween cards, so I have a pretty quick one today.
The candy corn was stamped a bunch of times (with a little masking), colored & I drew little faces on them to give them some personality. The greeting was added along w/ a die cut bat & some polka dot washi tape. 

Here's the inside & also the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs -  Candy Corn borderDeco Halloween Greetings (inside:Accent Bats
paper:  Staples 110# white, black
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Rubbernecker stitched rectangle, scallop rectangle, bat dies, washi tape


Fall is in the Air!

>> Thursday, August 15, 2019

Good Morning!
Well if July is for Christmas then August must be for fall right?
I think we will have fall today anyway!  
I actually can't wait till fall because I really don't like summers...too blasted hot for me!  I have to say though that this summer has felt like a reprieve compared to the last 7 or so summers where we have had what seemed like a heat wave all summer long and fires popping up every few days!!!  When you live in a national forest area, THAT is a scary thing!!!
My first card today using a sketch from SCS.
For the background I sprayed a panel of watercolor paper with
Distress Oxide Ink and then spritzed on some bleach.
My little ovals are made up of: DRS Autumn in the Air  and 
4 in 1 Harvest Designs.  To fill more space on the top and bottom oval 
I masked and restamped the same design twice.
The stitched die I used is from ODBD and the mat is fussy cut because I did not have any the right size in the same shaped oval.

My next card could be a Thanksgiving card or just a nice fall card.
 The stamps I used for this card are DRS: Fall Fence and 
I did the sky with Distress Oxide Inks first (they are semi opaque so I didn't want my image lines to be covered).  I then stamped my image and colored with Copic markers.

My background is a chicken wire embossing folder from Cutttlebug.  The oval dies are
from Lifestyle Crafts.

Thanks for visiting today!  


So Ready for Fall

>> Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hello friends.  I am so ready for Fall!  The heat index here in Alabama has been well over a hundred this week and the humidity is running in the 90% range.

Since I can't have Fall weather, I have a Fall card.  I apologize for the picture but I had to take in the dark - lol. It is  fast, CAS card too.

I swiped some inks on some aluminum foil and misted them with water.  I dipped my paper in the ink and hit with the heat gun.  I think stamped the Long Tall Wheat stalks (several times) and the  Goodbye Summer Hello Fall Greeting.  Next I stamped an Open Leaf on the leftover paper and added a bit of glitter.  I have more leaves inside.

I used this week's Cupcake Inspiration colors for my inspiration on the card - the colors on my leaf are a bit darker but I wanted to get that deep Fall red in it.  The challenge is to add glitter so now you know why my leaf is glittery (or we can just say it is some frost or the sun.... DRS Designs is sponsoring the Cupcake challenge this week (#476) so be sure to check it out (you can win a DRS Designs Gift Card).

Hope you are staying cool (or warm if you are somewhere cold).

Many hugz!



Turkey Time

>> Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to move on to making some fall themed cards, and I ended up going all in with this card, skipping right past early fall and Halloween, heading right on to November and the Thanksgiving holiday.  

Choosing to make a fun and funny card, I used the High Tailin' Turkey and the Turkey on the Run   Greeting, stamping and coloring them both and die cutting them together.  The rust colored background was made using the Medium Silhouette Leaf stamp

After attaching the die cut and adding a punched border, it was hard to see my leaf background, so I stamped and fussy cut a leaf as a fall embellishment.

It's hard to believe that summer is winding down, but I'm looking forward to all that fall has to offer.  And DRS Designs has lots of great stamps to celebrate the upcoming season!

Happy Stamping!


the Beauty of Autumn

>> Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I did!! Saturday was my birthday and the weather turned cool. It was a beautiful day filled with birthday wishes, yummy cupcakes and dinner at my favorite restaurant where we got to sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather even more. I loved it.  So in honor of both the cooler weather and beautiful cupcakes, my card features fall leaves and is based on this week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. DRS Designs is the proud sponsor for this challenge. If you play along, you could be the winner of a $20 coupon to DRS Designs on line store. Nice! Here's the cupcake for inspiration.

The challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations is to use glitter on your card. I don't know about you, but I am horrible with glitter. I get it everywhere - all over my craft table, the room, my clothes, in my coffee and on my poor pup who usually hangs out in the craft room with me while I'm creating. So in light of that, I decided to use glitter embossing powder instead of just straight up glitter. I still managed to get glitter all over the place, but not nearly as much as usual! Anyway, here's my card:

I started with some water color paper, added some TH DO inks, stamped the Open Leaf image with VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed them with the gold glitter EP. These were die cut with a SB circle die and added to the cream panel that was embossed with a SB leaf EF.  This cream panel was added to another cream panel that was embossed with the same gold glitter EP as the leaves. The greeting was stamped and embossed just like the leaves. Here's a close up of the greeting.

I hope you can find some time to join in the challenge this week. And I hope you have better luck with the glitter than I do! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by.



Rainbow Birthday

>> Friday, August 9, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's been a little crazy around here & I'm still having some vision issues so that's always fun. NOT! This is probably one of the quickest cards I've made in a while. I was looking thru this week's Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoast & found a few I could do just w/ this one card. The bg & white frame were already made & had been hanging around in my stash for quite awhile. If I remember correctly, I brayered the inside of the embossing folder w/ a rainbow ink pad then embossed it. Looks pretty cool in the rainbow of colors. 
Party Pig is the only thing I had to do. Just colored & cut him out. His hat was the only thing that didn't come out right. Let's just say...beware of Copics w/ the wrong caps on them. People who have watched me color have asked why I'm so quick to put the caps back on when I'm using them. This is why. If I leave the caps off, I seem to always get them mixed up. Oh well! 

Here's the inside & the Copics I used. (The green one was the culprit! Bad marker, bad marker!)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 

stamps: DRS Designs:  Party Pig (inside: Sweet BirthdayGo Hog Wild)
paper: Staples 110# white, black
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor spectrum 
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic markers, sequins, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder


Missing You!

>> Thursday, August 8, 2019

Good Morning!
Today I have a summer card for you made up from DRS stamps: Leonard Pig Flies A Kite,

I used stitched rectangle dies from Rubber Necker.
I made the little island and the shoreline using torn pieces of masking tape
 and sponging color.  The sky was done with the torn paper towel and sponging color.
I masked sun and added a bit of color with Copic Markers.
The water shine is a white gel pen.  The shore line has a bit of texture paste and glitter
to make foam from waves coming in.
Leonard is stamped separately then fussy cut.  I also stamped him on the scene panel.

I hope to get to the ocean before summer is over but I kinda doubt that will happen, darn!
Hopefully a trip or 2 to the lake though.
Thanks for visiting today!


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