thank you

Wow, it feels like forever since I posted something that wasn't scheduled on here. ;) Right now, I should be seriously going to sleep, but I feel like I need to pop in and 'splain' some things first.

As some of you know, I'm a high school student. Well, was is more appropriate. I am now a freshman at Franciscan University of Stuebenville! Woot woot!
I'm going to major in Computer Science (specializing in graphic design - guess what made me think of that ;)) and maybe a minor in business.
I'll  also be playing volleyball for the college, which is going to suck up a TON of time until the end of October.
So what needs 'splained is that I'm probably not going to be blogging very much - probably the only times you'll 'hear' from me is those occasional scheduled posts for my design teams.
Not that I have a ton of close followers who really care anyways, but just in case you pop in this blog and wonder why I even have one, I'm blogging so little, there's the reason. :)
Now that that's out of the way, here are the thank you cards I made for my graduation party last June. 

The set...

Okay, well I'm off to savor my precious few hours of sleep, so later gators!

God bless!

Cardstock: LSS
Stamps: PTI 'For the Grad', Martha Stewart
Ink: Ranger, Staz-on

Tools: trimmer, scissors


I'm Flying!

Hi there, it's Clare again with another layout! Shocker, I know. ;)
For this layout, I wanted to document my flight over to Europe, which took place this past May on the 17th. Accordingly, I die cut some numbers to show that on my layout...

This cloud paper from Oh Happy Day fits the flying theme perfectly! 

I used my flight ticket stubs to make little tabs to pull out some journaling cards from underneath the photos (edges mounted with dimensional adhesive to make this possible).

The Thickers you see here were originally a strange white that didn't fit with the layout, so I colored them over with a big ol' black sharpie - an easy way to get a different color on your stickers! Also, you can partly see in the photo my baggage tag, which I figured I may as well stick on. ;)

Well, I hope I didn't press my luck (and your patience!) with posting a second layout! ;) Thanks so much for stopping in with me today! :)

Blog: http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/

Oh Happy Day - Chloe, Andrea, Hailey
Flower Child - Layered Geo, Groovy 


A Dirty Gondola

Hello there everyone! Today, I'm sharing something I've never shared here before on the blog - a layout.
When I got this assignment, I was both excited and worried. Excited that I was being challenged to scrap some photos from my trip to Europe last May, but also worried that I was going to be scrapbooking! I've only done it twice in my entire papercrafting career, so this was definitely a challenge.
So with much trepidation, I set to work, and after much shuffling around of papers, battling with our printer (the printer won), and debating of photos to be used, I finally came up with this.

 I wasn't sure what to do for a title, when I figured I'd go the easy way out and use lyrics from songs (soooo original, I know). This particular photo is from a boat we rode in Venice, so my mind immediately thought of the Band's 'When I Paint My Masterpiece' and the line 'sailin' round the world in a dirty gondola'.
No, I don't think this particular boat qualifies as a gondola, but it was all I could come up with.  And that entire line wasn't going to fit anywhere

I die cut the 'dirty' letters from some paper that had been wrapped around a souvenir to add a nice little detail to the page....

Some buttons from Homespun Chic add the perfect final detail...

So tell me, what do you think about my scrapbooking page? I had so much fun with it, and I hope it inspires you to create out of your comfort zone too! :)


Supplies used:
Flower Child - Hippie Plaid, Flower Child, Layered Geo
Oh Happy Day - Andrea


Project Thursday {just a note}

Today I'm over at the Precious Remembrance blog with a card using the Calender stamp set, as well as a little spur of the moment video on the design process behind it. I thought you might like to see my thought process (or lack thereof ;)) when making my cards.

And the video...

So a few extra shots of the things I added on afterwards, as well as why I added them...

Here I changed the twine because I wanted a little more color and I felt the jute kinda blended in with the butterfly. I also changed the gem colors and sizes to match with the patterned paper a little better.
You might also see the faint watermark image of the calender on the tag - a little extra something that makes me feel a bit better about a card. :)

I also distressed the edges of the paper a bit with the back of my scissors (so I wouldn't cut myself or dull my scissor blades), and then added a paperclip...mostly because I think they're so darn cute. ;)

 That's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this little 'behind the scenes'! Have a blessed one!


Supplies not shown:
Cardstock: LSS
Stamps: Precious Remembrance 'Calender'
Die cut: K&Company
Gems: Prima 'Say It In Crystals'
Other: button, metal butterfly, doily, wooden tag (Darice)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors


Bunny birthday

Sharing another pub with you today - this card was published in the Stamp It! Cards '12 magazine by Paper Crafts.
Funny story behind it - I had promised my oldest brother I would make him a birthday card, and I wanted to do something funny and random. So when I looked at the adorable Hero Arts School Animals set, I knew I had to do something with one of those animals.
The card was relatively easy, except for when I had to draw my own balloon (for lack of a good balloon stamp) and cutting out that tiny hat and making sure the little pom-pom on the top stayed attached to the bottom portion of the hat.
Anywho, this card was made totally for fun and to tease my oldest brother, and I got a good laugh out of it being picked up for publication.
Don't worry, my brother got an equally funny birthday card as a replacement (I hadn't given it to him yet). ;)

My friend Virginia just went through a Stretch Your Stamps series, and it reminded me of how I created the bunny's hat.
First, I stamped the tip top triangle from Hero Arts Mi Casa...

And then I stamped the tiny circle from the top of My Cute Stamps Elegant Birds...

Colored them in, and cut it out!

My lack of knowledge when it comes to Copics is shown here - the ink bled through the colored image, and if I colored directly on the black ink (Staz-on apparently doesn't work well with Copics - dur), it'd get fuzzy.

So thanks so much for the your kind comments and for stopping in here today - have a great one! :)

Cardstock: LSS
Stamps: Hero Arts "School Animals", PTI "Tag It's 2", My Cute Stamps 'Elegant Birds'
Ink: Staz-on
Other: embroidery floss

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Copics, pen


A whole bunch

...of projects to share with you today. :)

First off, a project I made awhile back for Deasy Designs but was out of town when the stamps went up.
I was so excited when Melania asked me to make a project with one of her adorable new digi sets, and of course I said yes!
Here's the card, using a mix of the two kits, Frame It and Sweet Treats

 As soon as I can catch up with some work around the house here and shake off this sore-throat bug, I'll be back with another card from this kit. :)

Secondly, a layout(!) I made using Hero Arts Field Flowers digi kit...

And now finally to some cards for Hero Arts new monthly contest, featuring clean and simple!

Also for;
A Blog Named Hero (anything goes)
Simon Says Stamp (color inspiration)
Simon Says Stamp and Show (sentiment)

First card I made with the 'Love From Our House' stamp set...

It was love at first sight with me - so easy to paper piece or color!

And second card - with a little more oomph!

I had made this in the same layout as the first, but then the adorable sun from 'Kiss from the Sun' caught my eye, so I had to use it. Due to the rule of threes (which I don't normally think about, but I just had in my head for some reason), another tree was called for, so I had to do a bit of masking.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments and for stopping in today! Have a blessed one! 

Cardstock: Strathamore
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Love From Our House' and 'Kiss From the Sun'
Ink: Staz-on, Tattered Angels

Tools: paintbrush, adhesive, scissors, trimmer