Die Cut Watercolor // Throwback Thursday

Let's finish out July's Throwback Thursday feature go out with a nice bright pop of color! Some of these Throwback Thursday cards are rather painful for me to share, but I still like this card, two years later. ;)

While this is not an outstanding example of orginiality, I still love it - it's even cooler in real life, when you can see the dimension from the negative die cut butterflies.

Thanks for stopping in and God bless! 

Cardstock: Strathamore
Stamp: Papertrey Ink "Happy Trails"
Ink: Stazon, Papertrey Ink, Tim Holtz
Other: sequins (Michaels)

Tools: Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things "Butterflies" dies


Coloring Patterned Paper // My Favorite Stamps

Hi there! Today's card is for the My Favorite Things sketch 238 challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Monday "i" (I used ikat) challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Sparkle and Shine challenge.

Let me just start this off by saying how flipping cute Birdie Brown's Birthday Bears stamp set is. Not only is it possibly my favorite animal stamp set ever, but my younger sister Rosie, who, if you recall, is one of my biggest critics (but also supportive - she's strange that way ;)) saw it and declared it her favorite stamp set I've ever gotten.
How's that for praise? ;)

I used the cute Best Friends stamp set to transform the birthday themed bear set into a baby boy card.
The balloon has Glossy Accents on it, but it's difficult to tell in these photos...

Coloring patterned papers is actually really fun - you just need to use lighter colored papers, with more subtle or less distracting patterns. I colored the bow of my present, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a "satiny" finish to the bow.
The grid background behind the bear, the present and the balloon are all patterned papers that you could easily add color to. If the patterned paper is already colored, it's best to stick with colors that are in the pattern, or the color might look a little funky. For the present, I just used a darker shade of orange.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping in and have a blessed Sunday!

Cardstock: Canson, Papetrey Ink
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Journey" and "Pretty Party"
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Birthday Bears" and "Best Friends"
Ink: Versafine, Versamark, Tim Holtz
Other: clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things "Birthday Bears" stamp set


Stamp sale

So I've had a load of stamps just sitting around for a long time now, and I finally took the time yesterday to gather them together, clean them, and then take photos.

Here's a peek of a few, but if you wanna check out the whole lot, look at my Flickr album. I didn't take the time to list the stamp set names, but if you're curious about anything, just shoot me a message and I'll answer to the best of my abilities.




E-mail me at (ctprezzia15@gmail.com) with items you're interested in, and your zip code, and I will give you a shipping estimate - I hate paying for shipping as much as the next person, so I will only charge you what I get charged. 
I can only take Paypal (mostly because I have no idea how to take credit/debit lol)
Also, be aware that there were a lot more supplies/stamps that I didn't take pictures of (because I was too lazy), and I'll just be popping those extras into boxes on whim. ;)

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

Hello all! Today I'm sharing a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge (my blog post title didn't give it away, did it? ;))

What I took from the photo is pretty obvious - butterflies (of course), pink, and then I thought the sentiment kinda looked like the pictures on the wall.
My butterflies were cut using the Happy Trails die, and topped with a gold embossed sentiment from Sweet Speech.

The bow was a little tricky to tie - the thinner the thread/string, the harder it is for me to get a tight bow. After several pathetic attempts, I solved my dilemma by adding a little ball of temporary adhesive down to the patterned paper. As I twisted the thread around each other, I used the adhesive to keep the little cross in place, then once I had finished off my loops and completed the bow, I was able to remove the adhesive.

Gold is always so tricky for me to photograph, and this is probably the only card I was able to do gold semi-justice.
Oh, and isn't that stitched border so fun? I know I'm gonna be getting a lot of mileage out of THESE stamps.

Here's a video to show you how I made the card.

If you're looking for some stamps to fill up your stash, I'm having a stamp sale HERE.
That's it for me today! Enjoy the rest of the hop and your weekend!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Journey"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink "Sweet Speech"
Ink: Versamark
Other: gold string, pearls, gold embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails die


Collage Card // Throwback Thursday

It's time to shake this month's current Throwback Thursday lineup of masculine card with  whimsical, fun little card.

This one was fun to make - just putting pretty things together, which is one of my favorite things to do! :)

Thanks for popping in and God bless!

Cardstock: LSS
Stamp: Hero Arts "Sundrifter Love This"
Ink: Tim Holtz
Other: chipboard and die cut (Dear Lizzy 5th Avenue), cabochon (GCD Studios), butterfly (Etsy), pearls (Hero Arts), metal frame (K&Company)

Tools: sewing macine