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Saturday, November 27, 2010

'Tis the Season

Happy Black Friday everyone! Thanksgiving is over and I hope you had a great one. It is now officially the season to be merry, to get out those Christmas CD's and sing along, to get teary eyed at all those sappy holiday commercials on TV, to bake treats, eat too many of those treats and spend lots of time with your family and loved ones! We have been teasing you all week with some Christmas projects, all with banners, at The Beary Scrap and I have one more to get you into that Christmas mood!

My card features a Kimm's awesome Tear Bear Reindeer- what a cute guy to get me into the Christmas mood! I used mocha mulberry paper for the body of the reindeer and cream for his muzzle and breast. Christmas Red Stickles accent his nose, holly leaf button his neck and he has a small bell tied on with two-toned gold wire.

The body of card is made from tan and dark green Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock and then My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly patterned paper. I made my banner my punching postage stamp shapes from the dark green Double Dot and highlighting all the edges with more red Stickles. Then I added red stocking buttons that are flocked to the banner and attached it with more of the gold wire.

An inside view of my card-- both front and inside sentiments are heat embossed with glittery red embossing powder.

So, have a wonderful holiday season and don't forget to post your Anything Goes project (you could even try some banners!) in our current Beary Sweet Challenge by 11:59 EST on Nov. 30th for your chance to win some great goodies. And it your not in the mood for some crazy Black Friday shopping at the stores, snuggle up with your computer instead and check out all the great stuff at The Beary Scrap!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Anything Goes-- So, what could be better than. . . .


Not much, in my opinion! Remember a few weeks ago, when I told you all why I was really a Halloween witch and I was hoping for my new niece to join my Halloween birthday celebration? Well, she didn't quite make it then but here she is now and the perfect subject for my Anything Goes page this week at The Beary Scrap DT.

I wanted to use fall leaves since this little cutie was born November 7th, but still make this look like a baby page. So I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street line which have soft creams, blues and pinks. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make all my fall leaves, throwing in some browns from Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock.

I spritzed all my leaves with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Opal and then added Cinnamon Stickles to some of the edges and some pink KaiserCraft rhinestones. My title letters are cut on my Cricut (Jasmine cartridge) and also spritzed with Glimmer Mist.

I LOVE how my page turned out and I can't wait to see what you've got to show us in our Anything Goes challenge so make sure to join us in the current Beary Sweet Challenge for your chance to win some goodies from the Beary Scrap!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sketching at The Beary Scrap

I was so excited to work with these colors--- apple, pear and pumpkin-- doesn't it sound yummy? I absolutely love fall colors and these just fit perfect. Plus, I got to use that great sketch again but I decided to keep it simple this week and make a card instead of converting the sketch into a scrapbook layout. And so, I think for the first time ever, I have a card to show you!

With that theme of keeping it simple, I have only used Bo Bunny's Double Dot Cardstock this week instead of patterned paper. However, I must have had Granny Smith apples on the brain, because when I started working with my papers, I ended up with these colors and no red. Oh well!

I made one of Kimm's original Tear Bears for the front of the card and then created a pumpkin for him to hold. I made the pumpkin by punching three ovals out of the Double Dot cardstock, adhering two of them together and then placing the third on top. Topped off with gems and a flower, I think it's a pretty cute pumpkin for a cute bear!

I finished off the front with some more gems, some light green Prima flowers and my sentiment. It's all ready to go to show someone how grateful I am for them this Thanksgiving season.

We want to see your interpretation of our sketch to make sure to enter our current Beary Sweet Challenge by 11:59 EST on Nov. 14 for your chance to win some great goodies from The Beary Scrap!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A little birdy gave me a Great Sketch

I'm so happy to be working with another great sketch from The Beary Scrap for the next two weeks. These are just so great to jump start my page planning and are open to a lot of possibilities! I hope you will take the challenge and join us by creating your own project based on this sketch:

Link up your project by 11:59 EST on Nov. 14th for your chance to win goodies from The Beary Scrap.

My take on the sketch uses Lost & Found Portobello Road papers from My Mind's Eye and some pictures taken of some of the girls in my family this summer-- I love the soft browns and blues in this line which are accented with silver glitter.

I flipped the sketch over completely and so my sentiment is in the bottom left corner and my flowers, which are both Prima and My Mind's Eye embellishments, are in the top:

To make the best use of this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye, I cut out around the birds in the lower right hand corner and then tucked my different layers of paper underneath the cut out edge.

Now it's your turn, show us what you can come up with, we can't wait to see your take on our sketch! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Pink Candy Winner!

First of all, I would like to sincerely thank all of you wonderful ladies who took the time to participate in our Inking Pink Blog Hop and who left such lovely, touching comments on my post. I hope our hop touched and inspired you and I have to tell you how truly your comments uplifted me-- Thank You.

And now for the best part-- the winner of my pink candy, picked by, is comment #23 Terrie who said:

Thank you for sharing your story! Your sister is very brave. Your layout is just awesome. Really captures you guys' relationship. I'm already a follower.. thanks for a chance to win!

Terrie B

Thanks Terrie, I'll be in touch via email to get your mailing info!

I hope you all remember out there to be Breast Cancer Aware!