On the seventh day...

...a CARDS June 2012 pub that sums up this year!
Old, yummy, Websters Pages. Fond memories of WP, as I made my first card with Hero Arts stamps using my brand new "Postcards from Paris" 6x6 pad. To this day, that is my favorite WP collection. :)

This card kinda mixed my styles, even if it was made around two or three years ago - has layers and yet, is a bit CAS at the same time. Plus it has my favorite cardmaking colors - pink and blue. ;)

If you'd like to win a large flat rate box stocked full of papercrafting goodies, you can participate in the my twelve days of Christmas challenge by checking out THIS post, or linking up your card on the sidebar!

Bonjour 2012!!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, SU!
Patterned paper: Websters Pages "Postcards from Paris"
Stamp: Waltzingmouse "Fancy Phrases"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut Stain"
Other: gems (Hero Arts)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, sewing machine


On the sixth day...

Using up some old kraft cardstock, some old-ish yummy October Afternoon paper, with some relatively new stamps and some brand new flower embellies.

If you'd like to win a large flat rate box stocked full of papercrafting goodies, you can participate in the my twelve days of Christmas challenge by checking out THIS post, or linking up your card on the sidebar!

Thanks for popping in today!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Bazzil
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Fly A Kite"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Just Saying Hi"
Ink: Staz-on
Flowers: Recollection (Michaels)
Pearls: Recollection (Michaels)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, scissors, MFS die, MS punch


On the fifth day...

...a card using my two fave colors outside of papercrafting - blue and green.

I felt like I was in this "pink and blue" color phase, so I made myself work with my two favorite colors outside of papercrafting - pink and blue is definitely my fave for making cards. :)

And some stitches, just because I felt like it. ;)

If you'd like to win a large flat rate box stocked full of papercrafting goodies, you can participate in the my twelve days of Christmas challenge by checking out THIS post, or linking up your card on the sidebar!

Oh, and I've been really bad this year about blogging about the new GCD Studio collections! There are so many fabulous ones coming out, but these are my favorite, along with the links to win the ENTIRE collection (including the fabulous new embellishments!)...

Sunkissed by Heidi Soboul

Pure Bliss by Heather Tozzi

Special Delivery by Heidi Sonboul

Nostalgia by Diane Kappa

I'll show you some of my favorite individual papers tomorrow. ;)
Till then, adieu! 

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, DCWV
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration", K&Co "Wild Saffron"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Type"
Ink: Staz-on
Ribbon: Offray
Other: safety pin, thread, image (K&Co)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, needle


On the fourth day...

....I went cuckoo for the Hero Arts 'Cuckoo' stamp set. :)

However, the "I'm cuckoo for you!" sentiment didn't fit nicely on a small tag, so I went with 'hello'
My first time stamping on felt...

Love that little flower. You know the Websters Pages bloomers? Well, sometimes I only use one rosette, and then there's the little pieces in between. So I saved those little pieces, and made another mini rosette with one. :)
And then, to finish it up, some deeeelicious Girls Paperie...I only was able to get my hands on four sheets, and now there are only bits and pieces left. :( I seriously need to get some more. Wish they came in a 6x6 pad Crate Paper style.

If you'd like to win a large flat rate box stocked full of papercrafting goodies, you can participate in the my twelve days of Christmas challenge by checking out THIS post, or linking up your card on the sidebar!

Thanks for popping in today!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Patterned paper: Girls Paperie
Stamps: Hero Arts "Cuckoo" and "Just saying hi"
Ink: Staz-on, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut Stain" and "Worn Lipstick"
Trim: Websters Pages
Pearl: Kaisercraft
Other: doily HERE, twine HERE

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive


On the third day...

...Clare missed her third day post, so she's posting it now. ;)
The cards today were made almost two years ago!

Instructions: Cut and score card base. Adhere green paper to base, tearing off one side irregularly. Tie bow around base. Paper piece elephant, and adhere to base. Stamp sentiment and cloud image onto scrap cardstock, and adhere to base. Distress edges with ink.

If you'd like to win a large flat rate box stocked full of papercrafting goodies, you can participate in the my twelve days of Christmas challenge by checking out THIS post, or linking up your card on the sidebar!

Thanks for stopping in today!
Card recipe
Cardstock: Unknown
Patterned paper: Sassafras 'Indie Girl', Making Memories
Stamps: Hero Arts "Elephants", "Mi Casa", "School Animals"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Ribbon: Seam binding

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors


On the second day...

I hope you all had a truly blessed Christmas, but don't stop the celebrations yet! We've got twelve whole days in this season, and eleven (including today) left! :)

I was debating on what to blog, since there seemed so much to blog about - a HUGE stack of paper I'm gonna give away, some new cards, some fun new product I wanna share with you - and I finally decided that  every day till New Years, a old, possibly published, card will be posted. With 200 drafts just gathering dust, I need to get these out. Plus, it's fun (for me at least) to see how my style has changed - cardmaking, photography, even blogging style! I'm even going to keep the original draft the same (anything I had previously written), with a little prelude before. ;)
So here's an '11 April pub with CARDS, with details on a little contest below....

Instructions: Cut and score card base, and round corners. Cut patterned paper out, and adhere to base. Adhere half doily to base, and tie ribbon around card base. Top ribbon with rose. Ink back side of chipboard flourish, and adhere to base. Adhere glitter to back of chipboard frame. Stamp frame and sentiment onto white paper, and adhere behind glittered frame. Adhere frame to card base.

So here's the deal - I'm gonna make this little 'countdown to New Years' blogging thing into a fun game: I want you to link up a card that has been in your drafts for at least a year! If you're not a bad blogger like me, and don't have a draft that old, then reach back into your archives, and get a post from a year back. If you're a new blogger, just post one of your first posts.
Also, comment on this post and you'll have another chance!
One last chance - mention this giveaway in a blog post. It doesn't have to be entirely dedicated to this - just a snippet. :) Link that post up as well, and you'll be entered again!
The prize? As many goodies as I can cram in a large flat rate box! Which I guarantee you is a big lot! I'll try and get little sneaks up. :)
You have until my birthday, January 9th, to enter!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Bazzil
Patterned paper: Crate "Lillian"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages", Studio G
Ink: Colorbox
Chipboard: K&Company
Ribbon: Seam binding available HERE
Rose: Remembrance
Doily: Available HERE
Other: glitter

Tools: trimmer, stylus, adhesive


Project Thursday {waxy tag}

I started this tag out by stamping the fun borders from Precious Remembrance's Christmas stamp set in some non-traditional Christmas colors, then stamped the merry&bright image on some kraft paper.

I decided to do something fun to make the '&' part of the sentiment stand out. Basically, I rubbed some scrap kraft paper against my Versamark pad, embossed, and repeated those two steps a couple times until I had about four nice layers of embossing powder, and then I quickly impressed the stamp into the warm layers. Makes a nice little 'waxy' looking label! Snuck a little banner underneath it to give it a little more emphasis, and I was donsies!

Tied the tag off with ribbon, and then I stuck a little piece of magnetic tape to the tag so it could also be used as a decoration! You could opt out of the magnetic tape and just write a little message. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today!



...hasn't been a real possibility here yet, as we've hardly gotten any snow! Right now, that is perfectly with me, at least until this finals week is over. ;) After that, let it snow, let it snow!

This card was published in the November Create magazine...

Gah! I love this brad (with hinges cut off) on these metal snowflakes!

I love sticking random objects in here and there - this little sticker added a pop of green I needed here, and then a little 'button' for the finishing touch.

And a big ol' fat silky bow...if you've never tried silk ribbon before, you need to try it soon! It's the loveliest stuff to tie into bows - soooo....silky! ;) It's totally worth the price!

I don't have this card in the Etsy shoppe, but I have added a couple! Here's a few peeks;


More can be found in the shoppe. :)

And now for some pretty slick news! Check THIS out - I can officially say I'm a covergirl. ;)

Pretty much my typical shabby card - pretty papers, die cut, interesting focal point, doily and some fibers. I'll have a giveaway celebrating this and the end of finals (last one on Friday) soon. :)

Thanks for popping in and God bless!\

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon 'Sidewalks'
Fibers: ribbon (Creative Impressions), burlap (LSS), hemp cord (Bearydo Shoppe)
Other papers: sticker (October Afternoon), die cut (K&Company)
Other: metal snowflakes (Bearydo Shoppe), brad and pearl (Michaels), doily (hotel), wooden tag (Darice), button (stash)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine


Thanksgiving break...

...at last! I feel this is an appropriate card to post on the blog today. ;)

I suppose the first important nothing to tell you would be, that I am SO in love with this paper from GCD Studios - my fave paper from the entire release! This card was published in the August edition of CARDS magazine. :)
And the silhouette image is topped off with some of the pink flowers...:)

Kinda stuck this twine and pearl here for loss of anything else...;)

Hm, so what other important nothings shall I tell you now?
Well, I'm working on some projects for the GCD Studios CHA booth this year - omgosh, you will LOVE this years release! Pinky swear!
I've made some new videos - HERE's a link to my channel, and here is one of the one's I think you might be most interested in (since I've gotten quite a few questions regarding this) - editing my card photos!

I think THIS is going to be an awesome gift for my mom, who loves planting and flowers! Use a couple promo codes, get some sibs to pitch in, and oila! Perfect Christmas gift!
Right now I'm debating on snagging some of the newest yummy PTI products (such as THIS, THIS and/or THIS), using some promo codes and a Black Friday deal to get a Silhouette, or fright the urge to get something for myself and get something for someone else. What to do, what to do?!
One last thing - I made THESE tasty bars (link thanks to Melissa Philips) a few days ago for our athletic training room (because they are awesome), and wow! I got some really rave reviews, and this is coming from people who've had my maple cinnamon rolls, double chocolate chip cookies, and many other baked goods. :)
Anyways, I think I've overwhelmed you with enough links for now, so I'll leave off. ;)
Have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: GCD Studios 'Splendor'
Stamps: PTI 'Simply Jane'
Ink: Ranger, Martha Stewart
Other: string and buttons (stash), pearl (Queen and Co)

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, sewing machine, Cuttlebug, PTI Simply Jane dies


Project Thursday {quick and easy tags}

Hello there! Clare here today with two quick tags you can whip up in a pinch!

The ornament stamp from the Christmas stamp set is just begging to be made into a tag, so that's exactly what I did! I quickly made these two tags using some previously die cut doilies, some glitter and pearls, and then some twine and ribbon to tie things off.

A brighter version...

and a softer version...

Seriously easy and simple tags that look so neat!
Thanks for stopping in with me today and have a great week!

Blog: bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com


Cone Wreath

Hi there! I'm here today with a project and a video!
This project is super easy to make and very versatile...

And the video on how to create this wreath...

Like I mention in the video, you can switch out the center piece for a frame, a candle, or even a different embellishment! Change up the colors for a different season, and embellish the cones with glitter, ink, gems - there are so many ways to make this centerpiece your own!

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today! See ya!

Splendor - Candytuft, Heirloom, Sunswept, and Pink Flora


Project Thursday {Merry Christmas}

Today I'm popping in to share a nice shabby chic card with you - my cardmaking style is rather bipolar, going from clean and simple (as seen HERE) to shabby and distressed, like now!

The Christmas stamp set is perfect for shabby chic cardmakers, since it's such an artsy and distressed looking set.

Used a sweet sentiment from the set, than stamped one of the teeny hearts from the "?" sentiment to really help the banner pop.

As challenging as this may look for you CAS cardmakers, it really wasn't complicated at all! Here are some key supplies I use with shabby chic cards that may help you;

  • Die cuts - a quick and easy focal point! Or, if you're a good stamper, a stamped focal point! 
  • Doilies - I can't resist these! They make shabby chic cardmaking a snap!
  • Glitter and/or pearls/gems - pretty little finishing touches
  • Ribbon! Silk and seam binding are by far my faves, but grosgrain works well too.
Thanks so much for stopping in! I hope those couple pointers helped you out!


It's Friday!

...before college, as a homeschooler I didn't fully understand why people got so excited for Friday - I mean, gosh, it's just another day in the week, right?!
No! It is NOT just another day of the week! It is the day you dream of all week, thinking 'if I can just make it to Friday, I'll be fine...'.
However, I did have a very nice relaxing weekend before that, during which I made a card for a challenge (shocking, right?!)
This is for this weeks Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger;

...my take is not very original, but I couldn't resist using an abnormal color combo, a new (to me) Paper Smooches stamp set, and a loved Hero Arts set.

I don't want to scandalize you purple lovers out there, but if I combined all my pathetic scraps of purple paper, it wouldn't make a 12x12 sheet of paper! ;)

Anyways, I've got a volleyball game tomorrow and some cinnamon rolls to finish rolling here, so thanks for stopping in and have an awesome WEEKEND!! ;)

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: K&Company, Basic Grey, Studio Calico
Stamps: Hero Arts, Paper Smooches
Ink: Ranger
Other: pearls (Zva Creative and Basic Grey)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors


Project Thursday {Love, Joy and Peace}

Hi there!
Today I'm here to share a quick card made using the new Christmas stamp set and some random things I had scattered about my desk...

Cute, right? I used the tiny little hearts from the 'handmade with love' sentiment to add a little detail and glitter to the banners here...

A little coloring in the heart for the love sentiment down here really ties things off...

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today! I hope you've enjoyed my quick, scrappy card! :)

Blog: bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com


Precious Remembrance New Stamp Release

Hello all!
Popping in to post about an awesome new stamp set - Precious Remembrance's new Christmas stamp set! I tried posting yesterday, but the Wi-Fi was terrible and wouldn't give me a good connection with Blogger, so here I am now!
Here's the stamp set...

Isn't it sweet? I foresee very many interesting and artsy projects in the future with this unique stamp set!

Here's my project...

It's hard to tell, but I also used the border stamps to add bits of glitter to card.

You can check out this project, and rest of the design teams amazing samples on the blog HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping in and for the sweet comments! Enjoy your Sunday! :)



...wassup? I was sitting at the library, having just finished a computer science test and a Latin quiz, and thought how long it's been since I've blogged, so here I am!
Plus, the winners of the Paper Crafts blog hop haven't contacted me yet, so this is also a little reminder - winners, you have until this Friday (the 12th), to get back to me with your info, otherwise I'll have to pick some new ones!

On to the card, which I made for this months Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking challenge - it's been so long since I've participated in a challenge, so this feels good. :)

Using an image I made last year when I was going crazy with this stamp set. ;) Love it when I can get into my scrap box and use some up!

Love the snowy, frosted look the glitter gives on the acetate, with those pretty soft gems....

Crimped window frames - seriously, I think this is my old crimper's first appearance on the blog, so let's give it a warm welcome. ;)
For the background, I used a new (to me) technique - that of inking of the image first in Versamark, then Ranger ink, an easy way of getting a colored embossable sentiment/image.

And of course the sentiment in a banner - I pretty much always go with banners when I'm not sure where else to stick the sentiment. ;)

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: LSS, Strathamore
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Portrait" and "Restoration"
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Merriest Christmas Wishes'
Ink: Ranger
Other: embossing powder, blue gems, and glitter (Martha Stewart), ribbon, pearl (Michaels), watercolor pencils (Prismacolor), acetate packaging

Tools: heat gun, crimper, scissors, adhesive, trimmer


Paper Crafts + Winner

Wow, I feel as if I haven't written a post in for.ever!
I'm here today with the Papercrafts 12 Blogs of Christmas winner, and while I was at it, I figured I might as well show you my favorite card I had published in the Holiday Cards & More magazine...

I didn't have any religious themed stamps, papers or anything, so I used some old Christmas cards my brother gave me - thanks P.J!
I love this card because it's the only religious themed card I've ever had published, so it's the only one that truly shows at least a little bit of my faith. :)

Oh, and funny thing about the four cards I had in this issue - all the sentiments come from one stamp set - the Merriest Christmas Wishes stamp set! It was the only Christmas stamp set I had, so I'm glad it was so versatile and included so many sentiments! :)

Anyways, on to the winnahs!
I used Random.Org to find the winner of the Holiday Cards & More magazine, it picked number 46 (I can't show you the picture because, well, I don't know how to ;)) and that winner is.....Cat Craig!

And for my own little prize, the winner is el numero eight-o - Kasha!

Winners, please e-mail me with your shipping information so your prizes can be sent out asap! :)

I'm off to snatch a few hours of sleep before a volleyball tournament - wish me luck!
God bless!


Paper Craft 12 Blogs of Christmas Hop

Hello and welcome to Paper Craft's 12 Blogs of Christmas blog hop! You should've come on over from Meredith MacRitchie's blog - if not, you might want to start at the beginning - Paper Crafts Connection!
Today, twelve designers will be showing you projects using a sentiment from Paper Crafts free downloadable sentiments (you can find them HERE).
Of course, there are prizes involved!  Paper Crafts has generously offered up one commenter on every blog a copy of the new magazine!

I would also like to seize the moment and also giveaway a prize - however, to be quite honest, I don't even know what it is yet due to my lack of time to prepare anything, but I promise you it will be nice little packet of goodies! ;)

So a quick little note before the card - I don't usually 'do' this kind of thing, but again, I'm seizing the moment!
I just wanted to let you know that being a part of a Paper Crafts blog hop has always been a little dream of mine. I was a little sad starting college without having this dream come true, because I knew then that my papercrafting and blogging time would be cut severely on this new endeavor, and I figured my chance was gone.
However, God has been SO incredibly good to me - I didn't even ask and He fulfilled my wish! What a sweet, adorable God to know and fulfill my little wishes, which I didn't ask for, much less deserve!
So basically this little shout-out is due to me wanting to give back the honor to Him who rightly deserves it - and the one whose birthday we celebrate in this magazine! :) Deo gratias!

Now on to the card!
I'll admit, between volleyball and studying, I didn't have a whole lot of time to make something - I actually quickly put this card together just the other night, so I hope you'll forgive me if you think it under par! :)

Love the new Hero Arts Aspen Festive Ornaments stamp - as soon as I saw those adorable nutcrackers, I had to pick this stamp up!

Now for the entire list of designers;

1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
3.       Heather Campbell
4.       Kalyn Kepner
6.       Cristina Kowalczyk
7.       Amy Wanford
8.       Vanessa Menhorn
9.       Latisha Yoast
10.   Jocelyn Olson
12.   Clare Prezzia <----- you are here!

Last stop is Paper Crafts Connection, where you'll have a chance to win even more prizes! 
You have until Tuesday, September 25th at midnight (EST) to enter!
Thank you SO much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed your visit! God bless!