.....and feeling overwhelmed by everything that's happened since I've been gone! I'm pretty much at a loss at what to write, I'm so overwhelmed!
So I guess I'll cut to the chase and show you the cards...
I needed a quick birthday card for my great uncle, so I took the sketch from a card of mine that was published in a CARDS issue - I don't remember what issue it was and I'm too tired to look it up, but here's the published card...

...and my manly version - I usually don't crow about my cards (or at least, I try not to), but I have to say, I was pretty impressed that I made a man card with this many layers in less than an hour and a half! The time spent alone is pretty amazing to me, since I'm on the top ten list of worlds slowest crafters. ;)
Card for the Moxie Fab World Postage challenge - thanks Maria!

 Lovin' these big ol' black gems from Michaels and adorable paperclips by Tim Holtz...

When he came up two weeks later, he told me how surprised he was that I made it and how much he liked it - I love it when people say how nice it was to get a handmade card (though I always feel kinda overwhelmed by their kind words), and I need to remember to send them out more often. I have too many gathering dust, and too many people that would love one to not send them out.

Anyways, I'll share a few of the 2000 pictures I took in Europe another day - right now I'm still recuperating from all the crazieness. ;)
Have an awesome day and thanks so much for stopping in! :)

Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Patterned paper: Bazzil Basics 'Wayfarer'
Stamps: PTI 'Mat Stack 1'
Ink: Ranger, Staz-on
Other: paperclips (Tim Holtz), twine (Celebrate It!), gems (Michaels)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, PTI Doily Details die, MFT Framed Greetings die


  1. Welcome home. Hope your trip was enjoyable. Just love that second card with the postage BG. Did you see the challenge at Moxie Fab - Postage?

  2. Welcome back! Love the his/hers versions of this card - great job, Clare!

  3. So glad you're back, Clare! Great cards today, and looking forward to LOTS of pictures!

  4. welcome back! I daresay that I think I like the manly version even more!

  5. sounds like an amazing trip Clare. Love your manly version of your pretty card.


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