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Freebie Friday! Coffee edition

“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.

Coffee icons
Right-click and “save as…” to grab these transparent png icons. Use ’em wherever you see fit!

Coffee papers
Click the image below to go to the pdf and save to your computer. Six pages in one pdf.


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Typeface Tuesday

It’s been awhile since I’ve provided some font suggestions, so today I bring you my Typeface Tuesday: Summer Edition. Below are some fonts and some dingbats (install and use just like a font, except there are graphics in place of letters) that might help in any final summer creations.

Don’t forget my rule of thumb: Just because something is available as a free font doesn’t mean you should download it! If I’m on the fence about downloading one, I look at the pangrams and if I can’t clearly make out the name of the font as it is written with the font, I skip it. More »

Freebie Fridaaay!

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.

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Freebie Friday Geos

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 !

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DONUT worry

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!

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Messy Stripes redux

Heyo! I personally really love the look of horizontal stripes on a mini album page, so I’ve put together some printables that should do the trick nicely. Each pdf comes with a letter size pattern in portrait orientation, then two half-page patterns on the next sheet. Click the thumbnail to see each pattern. Enjoy!

Horizontal Messy Stripes - black & white Horizontal Messy Stripes - red & white Horizontal Messy Stripes - red & coral Horizontal Messy Stripes - pink & white   More »