For Your Kindness


Here is the news - I am now a digi designer for Vinnie Pearce! If you haven't seen her gorgeous designs yet, check THIS link out. And to see the rest of the designers, go HERE. If you're from the Hero Arts flikr group, you may notice there are three of us (that I know of) on that list! Sue Mcrae, Lucy Abrams and ME! Go Hero Arts! ;)

I didn't have to wait till today to tell you this, but I just thought I'd keep you in suspense. ;)

My second card using her papers (the first one will be seen in a later post)...

And tips for printing digi paper:

I used the "best" quality printing option for my paper, obviously, but the real thing that helped was the paper. I was using just plain white paper first, and it was looking terrible. I didn't want to have to buy specialty paper at Staples, so I looked for a substitute...scrapbooking paper! I used DCWV "Friendly Forest" paper (I didn't use the particular design very often) - the paper is obviously good for ink, as seen from the designs, so I just flipped it over and oila! 
The last step is, going to your printing options, print on "specialty paper". I have an HP printer, and the only other options aside from the one mentioned were HP papers.
So, reviewing:

1. Print high quality
2. Use the backside of scrapbook paper 
(preferably with a design that has been cleanly printed, so you know that ink goes well on it)
3. Print using the option "specialty paper"

Ta-da! And now I have been won over to the digi side of the scrapbook world!...though of course you'll be seeing other projects without digi paper.

And designed with these challenges in mind; 2S4Y, CCC, Pink Elephant, Caardvarks, EBTKS and Paperplay.

Thanks for popping in, and if you haven't jumped into the digi world yet, I hope I've encouraged you to do so :)


Your Kindness card recipe
Cardstock: Halcraft
Patterned paper: DCWV "Friendly Forest"
Ribbon: Unknown
Font: Kevin&Amanda
Digi: Vinnie Pearce (names will be up later, as I'm having problems accessing the site right now)
Other: DCWV "Adornments"
Tools: adhesive, trimmer, scissors, chipboard


  1. Oh this is way cute! Thanks for playing along!

  2. Gorgeous - so soft and feminine!!! congrats on your DT, I think this is gonna be a brilliant team! Jo x

  3. Clare, congrats on the DT job.... woohooo, deligthed for you.

    Love your card. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  4. AWESOME news Clare!!!! You are FANTASTIC and will continue to go VERY far!!!! That card is STUNNINGLY beautiful!!!! I love that you added tips for printing digi papers to your post. I have not used any thus far, so that helps me a lot :)

  5. What a perfectly gorgeous card!!!

  6. gorgeous card - so clean and simple

    Thanks so much for joining in at Cupcake Crafts this week

  7. Awesome news!! Congrats Clare. I LOVE your card today (well I love your cards everyday). Those butterflies are GORGEOUS!!! I haven't jumped aboard on going digi yet. I'm sure you'll tempt me with all of your fab creations!!

  8. Beautiful! I love those butterflies!

  9. Congrats Clare - totally deserved!! Beautiful card - you are so talented my friend :)

  10. Wow, this is so pretty. Congratulations on your design team news. I haven't really gotten into the digital thing either, but after seeing this, wow, I might have too. This might be a silly question, but thought I would ask anyway, when you say to print on scrapbook paper, I'm thinking you print on the backside?

  11. Beautiful card! Love those butterflies! :)

  12. Congrats to you!!! Lovely card. I love those subtle colors!

  13. So cute Clare! You are such a busy girlie!!

  14. Lovely card!! I really like those butterflies. Congrats on your new DT spot. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

  15. Congrats on your DT position. Beautiful card.

  16. Congrats on the DT position! Love what you created here!

  17. So pretty and simple, love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week with our spring challenge at TPE!

  18. Ohhh..this is such a gorgeous card!!!! Love your take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!

  19. Clare your card is beautiful - so simple and elegant :)

  20. Very pretty and elegant! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week!


  21. Congratulations! Love the butterflies on your card.

    Heidi :)

  22. THis is Stunning Clare!! Congrats Clare on your new DT position!!

  23. HUGE congrats! I am so excited for you! Vinnie made a WONDERFUl choice in choosing you- you are just so talented! This beautiful card is proof of that!!


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