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Saturday, October 15, 2011

CDS Digi Release Day and a New RRR Challenge. Come Check Out my Latest Digis! :)

Hi Everyone!

I am very excited today!
It's digi release day over @ Clear Dollar Stamp's - Clearly iStamp blog and....a new "Fall Fun" challenge over @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings!
The most exciting part...I get to show you some of the projects that I have been working on the last couple of weeks and they are all done with my illustrations! :)
That gorgeous, gorgeous ribbon is California Poppy Hand-dyed Silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The cardstock is Brilliant White (for printing my image and papers) and Bazzil Clover Leaf Dotted Swiss from Discount Card Stock.

The "Autumn Blessings" images have been such a hit that I thought I would offer up a colored version. These would be a quick and fun way to create multiple cards, place setting cards, disposable napkin rings etc. 
I did both bright and softer muted pumpkins, with and without hash-marks for distressing.

I did a couple of fall paper packs.
The first is True-ly Fall which is the one I used for the card above. It is just $4.50 and comes in either 12"x12" or 81/2"x11" formats.

The second paper set is called "True-ly Autumn" and also is also just $4.50 and available in both 12"x12" and 81/2"x11" formats.
It works great with the softer colored pumpkins in the "Autumn Blessing" set!

You might have seen my "Autumn Blessings" pumpkin before because Clear Dollar Stamps has it in both clear stamp, and line art digi also. 
If you would prefer to color your own, this set would be your ticket! It is just $2.50 for instant download!

The next cards I have to share with you are done with my new "Toasty Bears" digi set.
I created my samples in a couple of different ways to show you the versatility of digis.
The first card was done kind of the "normal" way. I printed out the image, the sentiment, and the papers separately on Discount Card Stock's - Brilliant White, then cut and layered them.

If you have lots of Christmas cards to make, this next method might just be the way to go!
I layered my papers, images, and sentiments in Photo Shop. I then tweaked it by adding "Robert & Trudy are...", drew in some border lines (optional) then printed out the entire card front in one piece. You can size them so you can get 4 card fronts per sheet of cardstock or...you can print them out with 2 images side by side at the bottom of a page set to horizontal orientation, cut them apart, score, and you are done!!!
You never have to worry about running out of Christmas cards. Just save your page set up and if you need more....just print!  ;)

I do need to mention that for some reason, my printer made the sky come out a different color of blue than the original colors (I didn't even notice until just now when I added the promo picture of the set below) but, it still looks good if I say so myself!  :)

This is what the "Toasty Bears" digi set looks like.
It is just $4.00 for instant download. 

The girls on the Clear Dollar Stamp design team liked the polar bears so much that it was suggested it would be a great image for brown bears too. Soooo...I went back to my coloring program and did them in brown also. Of course I had to add some trees and some S'more fixin's because after all...we all know what bears do in the wood right? 
The image was printed on Brilliant White and the card base is Wheat, both from Discount Card Stock.

This set is called "S'mores Bears" and is just $3.00 for instant download. 
This one doesn't come with the line art to color yourself but the "Toasty Bears" set does.  ;)

I hope you have enjoyed all of my cards as much as I enjoyed coloring the images for you!
I want to invite you to head on over to the Clearly iStamp blog and see the other new digi releases plus other projects created with mine.
Don't forget to come back when you are done to check out the new "Fall Fun" challenge over @ Really reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings. You could join in on the fun and get a chance to win one of two $10.00 gift certificates for RRR products!

Thanks for hangin' in there on my long long post!  :)

True :D


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, all these cards are gorgeous. I just love all these new digis. TFS.

Shauna K said...

these are fabulous!! the camping image is so perfect for winter or a great masculine "camping" type card and the pumpkin is adorable! loving the patterned papers too :D


Awe! Wonderful images, and those cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :O)

auntbeespickles said...

Oh True, I just love your creative mind. Your paper is just gorgeous! Love all of these cards! keep up the great work!
Hugs, Sarah

Kathy D. said...

Your cards are always so bold and beautiful. I love your mad Photoshop skills. I'll I have to say is thank goodness I married someone who has that skill...or I would end up buggin you to death!!
Also I totally think it is awesome how we worked as a team and you took our suggestions and have TWO amazing stamps.
Keep creating cause I love playing with your images!!

Jerusha said...

Your cards are ALL amazing. Love how easy it was to whip up your Christmas cards, too! Great sets, can't wait to create with ALL of them!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

All of your projects are amazing!
My word the colors are spectacular.
Beautiful job showcasing them all

Sandy said...

All of your sets this month are just over the top! I love the warmth of the images and your cards are just stunning! I love all of them!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I enjoyed seeing all your cards today, they are so fun and I love your colored digital images - very fun to work with :)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What gorgeous cards True!! I can't believe the two cards with the bears are basically the same image. How versitile!! The one you made up for quick Christmas cards is a great idea. I love the new dp too.

Bernie said...

Love your wonderful new images, and those cards are beautiful!
Blessings Bernie

AshKuku said...

I love them ALL!!! Every single piece of art is EXQUISITE!!! Happy Celebrations!!!

Ash... :)

Carol said...

Your papers and cards are lovely. I just love the True-ly Autumn paper pack!!! It's my favorite time of year. However, where I live, the snow is on it's way. Did you make paper packs with the snowflakes you used on the cards with the Toasty Bears?

Anonymous said...

Wow! these are all gorgeous, you really are an inspiration
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

design and cartoons are aside but what is i love about your blog is the coloring and blooming that is fabulous.
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