“Do you like coffee? — Only with my oxygen.”
Lorelai Gilmore is probably my spirit animal.
As I sip on my umpteenth cup of coffee of the day, I decided to bring you a set of papers inspired by my favorite liquid and an icon set, to boot.
I’ve used what I’ve dubbed “sherbet colors” on this one, but if you have any desire for bolder, brighter colors, please drop me a line.
Right-click and “save as…” to grab these transparent png icons. Use ’em wherever you see fit!
Click the image below to go to the pdf and save to your computer. Six pages in one pdf.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all! It’s my favorite time of the year, and I’ve got a lovely little printable for anyone who forgot to wear some green today. Print, cut, tape or pin on your lapel and avoid those pesky pinchers!
I love me some Halloween, and my enthusiasm wasn’t even dampened by this year’s push by all the stores to shove it in our faces before 4th of July was over.
In trying to think of fun and new free printables for you, I just started playing around with Halloween-y things and eventually arrived at these coffin-shaped gift tags. Now you may be thinking it’s a little weird to use my trademark pink, teal and yellow along with the traditional orange in a Halloween printable, but I like to mix it up and I hope you’ll trust me and just go with it. More »
I went to a store the other day, and they were already stocking the Halloween section. In August. At first I was appalled, but then I got really excited because I freaking love Halloween! The holiday was on my mind as I began playing with some old design files, so I wound up making you some free printable Halloween cats papers. (Because, why not?!)
Click a thumbnail to go to that design’s full size pdf, or right click/”save target as….” to grab it. If you save these images and try to print them later, you won’t be happy with the pixelated images that come out.
More Halloweeny fun coming soon! Without further adieu, here you go… enjoy!
I bring you a new download today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: shamrock confetti (or table scatter or decorations). More »
St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, so I bring you a few more ways to decorate your home or office. Today’s file is a set of shamrocks that you can use for garland. The first page has the shamrocks connected in rows; print and cut, then connect each row with your favorite adhesive. The second page of the PDF has the second image, just shamrocks on a page. Print and cut, then use them with your own paper or string for garland, or use them in any other fashion you can think up! The third page of the PDF has a bunch of rows of green strips, just in case you don’t have green paper on hand (and want it.) More »
Happy fall, ya’ll!
I’m sure you’ve noticed a bit of radio silence on my end of the blogisphere (or maybe not?) so I wanted to pop in with a new download for you today. I created it as a mix & match craft, so you can print as many of each pattern as you wish – or even use your own paper. There are also three different sets of letters so you can truly personalize to your heart’s desire. The letters provided spell out HAPPY HALLOWEEN! and BOO – so have fun!
I fattened up those stripes a little bit, and even added a double set in the later versions. I could go on and on and on with different color combinations, but that wouldn’t really be healthy, eh?
I try to use a variety of color palettes for you all, I really do. Most of the time I just play around in my Pantone SC library until the combos jive together. If you spend much time around here, you’ll know that I love pink and bright colors, so the downloads often reflect that. (After all, if I wouldn’t want to use my printables, then why on earth would you?) If you’re tired of the brights, or you have other colors you want to see, please let me know in the comments. Even better, if you have a color swatch or image or hex code or any kind of source material, send me an email and attach the source to your note!
As always, right click each thumbnail and either open in a new window or “save target/link as…” to get the PDF. If you save the image and later try to print at full screen, it will be grainy because it’s pretty low resolution.
Lately I’ve been forced to look at my life: where I’ve been, the choices I’ve made, the people I’ve hurt along the way. It’s been a very humbling experience that has shifted my identity a bit. The biggest realization has been that I’m somewhat of a fraud, parading around calling myself an artist but the truth is, I’m extremely out of practice. Out of practice, out of touch, out of inspiration, out of the spark – the list goes on and on.
In a form of internal bootcamp or something, I’ve recently acquired a small collection of new sketchbooks. I’m really hoping this gets me back into the groove and into something I can be proud of. Time to make more time for art, make more art, see more art, live more art. This is my pledge of sorts.
One of the things that came of my new realization is that I’m not free enough with my drawing. I focus so hard on the details and making the next great masterpiece that I often leave a drawing or painting unfinished, abandoning it mid-way through because I’m so unhappy with it and ashamed of my lack of true artistic ability.
To counteract the vicious critics in my head, I’ve been trying to hold the pencil near the very end, working more with my wrist than my fingers. This has started to help a little, at least in terms of loosening up and just going with my heart. Today’s download is a manifestation of that desire for looseness and quick action, without thinking too much about it.
Though I created these strictly on the computer, I applied the same principles as in my drawing/painting and as a result, I had these puppies ready to post in about 20 minutes. Not too shabby! I love the end results, and I really hope you do, too. I can’t wait to print like 20 of them on cardstock to use for fussy cutting, die cutting and collaging. I’ll be printing several more of the lighter versions for notepads and pages in my handmade books. That’s what I call #fullofwin !
Happy #NationalDoughnutDay to all my fellow sugar-loving friends!
In honor of doughnuts everywhere, I’ve created a new set of downloads for you. I could see the three papers being used as placemats, wrapping paper or filler for your next delectable dozen. And I know, I know, it says to add sprinkles but *technically* I put nonpareils on my digital doughnut – but I just couldn’t find a sprinkle combination that looked right, so I switched to nonpareils at the eleventh hour. Forgive me?
Click an image to go to its respective PDF, or right click and choose “Save Target As…” – note that if you save the image itself, the file won’t be a high enough resolution to print at full page; you must use the PDF. Also, papers #2 and #4 are zip files because they exceed the maximum file size allowed for uploads to my site. Enjoy, and donut worry – add some sprinkles!