My Happy

...that's what cardmaking is for me, so the fact I haven''t made a card in 1.5 month is KILLING ME. It's a good thing I have a ton of school and traveling to keep me distracted most of the time.

Anyways, here's one of those little happies of mine...

Not to brag, but I feel pretty suave and all with the fact that, using a Versamark brush, I wrote that "happy" part of the sentiment! Don't ask me to write more than one word though, otherwise things get messy and illegible QUICK. ;)

Quick card, quick post - I miss cardmaking land and all of you so much!

Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
Stamp: Hero Arts
Other: enamel dots (My Minds Eye), Versamark pen, vellum

Tools: heat gun circle punch


Layered Simply

I'm over on the Pinkfresh blog today, showing how to use some goodies in a layered way, or in a simple way, so head on over to check it out!


Freshening Things Up

As forewarned, this blog has been sadly neglected, but since I'm sick and not feeling very studious, I thought I'd pop in with a nice bouquet of flowers to freshen things up. :)

I made this card quite a while back, inspired by THIS pin,

Stamping and arranging these flowers was so fun and relaxing.

I hope you all are enjoying all the fabulous new stamp releases I've seen come out!

Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Styleboard"
Stamps: WPlus9, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tim Holtz, Studio Calico, Brilliance, Stazon
Other: gems

Tools: Cuttlebug, WPlus9 dies, Nestabilities 


Pinkfresh Studio & Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop

Pinkfresh Studio is so excited to join with Pretty Little Studio today to inspire you with some cute creations. Pretty Little studio is known for their vintage inspired products which are so fun and colorful. And mixing them up with unique and colorful Pinkfresh Studio embellishments definitely has created awesome projects. We have a list of designers from both companies here who are so thrilled to share their projects with you. Make sure to visit each blog and comment on each blog to enter a giveaway including Pinkfresh Studio blog. One winner will be chosen for each day and winners will receive 30.00 worth of stuff from Pinkfresh Studio and 30.00 GC from Pretty Little Studio. This is going to be two days of blog hoping fun. Winners will be announced on 9/15. Good luck!

Welcome to day one of the blog hop! 
Pretty Little Studio has the CUTEST die cuts, papers and embellishments, and I had so much fun playing with them! I particularly liked their die cuts, and I just love ALL of their gold sticker products.
So I combined my two favorites, Aster Gold Ribbons and Poppy #2, along with some patterned paper on my card, and then a Pinkfresh Studio stamped sentiment to tie everything together! 

For my second card, I decided to go the opposite route and focus on the stamping, topping off the subtle background created with the Think Less Live More stamp set with the adorable Frisbee.

Isn't he just adorable?

Only a few more stops to finish up today's hop! Thanks SO much for joining me!!

  Clare Prezzia <<<<<  you are here!

Card #1
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio Limited Edition Kit stamp
Ink: Stazon
Paper, die cut and sticker: Pretty Little Studio "Marigold"
Other: gems (Michaels)

Card #2
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio "Hello" and "Think Less Live More"
Ink: Studio Calico, Versafine
Die cut: Pretty Little Studio "Marigold"
Other: gem (Michaels)


You party animal

...I just love THIS sentiment from Avery Elle, and thought it went perfectly with the fox on my card today.

I made this card right before I left for Austria, so this is for the Foxy Foxes Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Honestly, I'm a little sad that not many people play along with the Moxie Fab challenges any more, especially because most of them are so fun!

For little Mr. Foxy, I embossed his face with clear embossing powder, then I brushed the cardstock with cornstarch right before my next layer of embossing. This helps the embossing powder stick only to the places I put sticky ink.
Then I took my Versamark pen and "colored" in the face, then embossed it in white. Another thin layer of cornstarch (just to make sure the embossing powder didn't stray) and then the last embossing, with orange. The cornstarch brushes off without leaving much, if any, residue, and is very helpful, if you don't have an anti-static embossing brush. 
The embossing powders I used were pretty cheap, which is probably why the fox's face is a little blotchy.
I topped off Mr. Foxy with a fun wreath stamp I was dying to use, a gem, and then adhered it to the card base, with the sentiment already heat embossed. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless! 

Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts "Fox" and "Sundrifter: Love This", Avery Elle "
Ink: Versamark
Other: embossing powder (Hampton Arts), gems (Michaels)

Tools: heat gun, Nestabilities Circles die, Cuttlebug