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