Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Farewell Elise Blog Hop Surprise!

Hello friends!

Today is Elise's final day as a Beary Scrappy Girl, and we're celebrating her friendship with a surprise

 Farewell Elise Blog Hop!

We are sad to see her go and will miss her with all our hearts. We have delighted in her creations week after week and benefited greatly from her uplifting comments. 

Elise, you are very special to each of us. As a way to recognize this, we've all played secret crafters and planners. We love a good surprise! Here are our projects, and please visit each of our blogs as we reflect on our time with you. {{big hugs}}

Here's the hop order - just like our weekly posts.

Please visit each blog, and as you're crying along with us, be sure to become a follower if you're not already *and* leave a comment. Please post our candy on your blog, too. At the end, come back here to The Beary Scrap Design Team blog and let us know you followed along - you could win (even if you're international)! 

The hop is open through Saturday, September 4th, and we'll announce a random winner from all the comments on Sunday. The prize is an assortment of embellishments* you'll find on Elise's fabulous projects: satin and sheer ribbons, lace, pearls, pins, little baubles and delicious flowers flowers flowers! 

Thanks for helping us bid a fond farewell to Elise! Oh, and don't forget to pop on over to her beautiful blog - Paper Love Affair.


*The prize is compiled from Susan's stash... not Elise's. :) 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sketch a Spooky Tilda

Hello hello hello! Excuse me while I peek under the sofa cushions for the rest of August, 'cause I seem to have lost it. What happened? *blinkblink*

Aaanyway... We had a couple of unnaturally cool days here in Maryland. Of course this led my thoughts down the Autumn path, and here I am with a Halloween card. Haha! Ok, I have to admit I found this paper when I made my surprise attack on Kimm at The Beary Scrap a short while ago. On my first visit to the store I wanted to take one of everything home, but settled on papers... embellishments... and tools. Oh stop! Of course I left you some - go check it out!

One line of papers I *couldn't* leave on the shelves was Cosmo Cricket's Haunted. It's delicious! As I write this, it's not in the online shop, but feel free to give Kimm a call at the store and she can set you up with it, too. :)  I tell ya, it's SO worth it!

This week the Beary Scrappy Girls bid farewell to our dear Elise. Darlin', it's been a pleasure having you on our team! You are a constant inspiration and will always be in our hearts and blog readers! *grin*

The design team's projects this week are based on our September 1st BSC #9 sketch challenge - you'll see the sketch "officially" when you visit here on Wednesday. Here's little Tilda as she channels Edgar Allen Poe for the season. I like to think she's writing invitations to a Halloween party. Will you come?

Card Recipe
So, there's *only* one more day to enter our current challenge - In Stitches. If you've included stitching in any form -machine, hand, faux- we'd love to have you enter our challenge. You could win $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!

We'll have a new challenge for you on Wednesday (can you believe it's the 1st of September already?!) and there's a little surprise in store tomorrow. Be sure to check back and see what we have up our collective sleeve!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

I guess next weekend will mark the last official weekend of summer. I don't mind at all, because fall is my all time favorite time of year. I am so sorry I have not been very active this week, but my computer crashed! So this post is coming to you from a very old PC that has no photo editing programs on it - so, I have to apologize the the dark picture.

I loved this stamp from Stampavie for this week's theme at the Beary Scrap- The Dog Days of Summer. If you will notice, there is a cute little puppy along for the ride. I mixed papers from My Mind's Eye - Dreamy 2 and Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry. I colored the image with copics, and used Distress Inks to add the blue edging. I had a fun sun chipboard shape that I colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Rockin' in Sunshine. This is a really fun product that gives a very different finish from the Glimmer Mist.

Enjoy your last few days of summer and don't forget to come back to the Beary Scrap DT Blog on Monday to see what we have planned.


Friday, August 27, 2010

It's The Dog Days of Summer

Our theme this week at
is Dog Days of Summer.
We could use this theme anyway we wanted to take it. Well when I was growing up my Mom always said it, and it meant it was to hot to do anything and you just laid around doing nothing like a dog.

This cute paper by BoBunny--Block Party Picnic reminds me of a table cloth my Mom always use to use when I was growing up and fit perfect with the theme. The greyer paper is actually the reverse side of the same paper. My Magnolia Tilda was colored with Copics - still on sale for a great price. My butterfly's were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and Stickled. I have some Prima Pearls on here. I also added a BoBunny button to the center of my flower. I used Spellbinders to cut out my frame. I also used a hole punch and laced up some ribbon on the side.

Thanks so much and remember there is still time to enter a card in our

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Puppy Love

The "Dog Days" of Summer brings a lot of things to my mind-- hot afternoons, kids running through the lawn sprinklers, popsicles, time to start thinking about "back to school" (Yeah! I am excited about that!). But when I first thought about what I wanted to do for this theme, I knew immediately I wanted to make "Oliver the Dog." Now, if you have never met Oliver, he is one of Kimm's darling tear critters and boy is he a cutie, don't you think?

Of course, my first thought was to actually put Oliver on a layout called "The Dog Days of Summer" since I do seem to be the layout girl around here. However, I ran into this darling idea for a baby shower gift and decided it was just perfect for my project (besides the fact that I am giving a double baby shower for two of my sister-in-laws on Labor Day weekend and I was looking around for something cute to give them!) And so I found a soft stuffed dog, matching flannel to make a receiving blanket, made a tear critter to match and put it all together in this clear gallon paint bucket.

Instead of using the brown and white colors shown on the front of Oliver's pattern, I made my tear puppy out of white and black mulberry paper. Every time I make a tear critter, I just love them more and more. With Kimm's great instructons and her "Beary Creative" Tear Bear Tool, it is so easy! I whipped this guy out in no time at all. I used fluffing brushes from The Beary Scrap to make him look soft and pettable, then went around the edges with black chalk. The small ovals that come with the dog were actually a perfect size for his spots so I used them all and then used larger ovals for the eyes. To make cheeks and put a little pink on the feet, I used blush (yes, actual makeup blush-- not the one I use for me but a spare I save just for craft projects.) Then I used fine tip black and white markers to add those last little details.

After decorating the bottom of my paint can with some black and pink paper to match (Bo Bunny's Double Dot Cardstock, black from Kaiser Craft and pink from the New Echo Park Life is Good line), I added my little puppy. Plus some punched shapes, tiny pink Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, My Little Shoebox tiny letters and some pink ribbon to embellish it a bit (this is not Clean and Simple week, so I just kept adding those little details I love!)

Finally, I made a Congrats tag and tied some ribbon to the handle to finish it all off. Once putting everything inside, my finished gift looks like this (sorry about the glare off the clear plastic, it was hard to get a good photo!):

And I think it's just as cute as can be. One gift down, one more to make for the shower next week (my other sister in law is having a boy so I will be making another one of these, just in blue and brown instead.)

I hope you are enjoying your "Dog Days" of summer, however you may be spending them. Make sure to get in as much fun as possible before those warm lazy days are gone for this year! And remember, to spend a little time paper crafting and enter our Stitches challenge, open until the last day of the month, for a chance to win a $20.00 voucher to The Beary Scrap!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank You Beary Scrap Girls!

Hello Friends!  Well, this is my last card as DT member for The Beary Scrap ... my goodness gracious ... time sure flies doesn't it?!  I have had such a wonderful time working with these lovely women, and enjoyed myself tremendously seeing what they create each week!  Thank you so much to Kimm for having me on your awesome team, Susan, Gini, Jamie and Patricia for always giving me support and lots of giggles!  You girls are such a true delight ... and I will miss you tons!

So this weeks theme as you know, is "Dog Days of Summer"!!!  Okay, well, that threw me for a short bit also as Susan had mentioned in her last post.  hehe!  But when I saw this Tilda with her little parasol, I immediately wanted to use her for this theme.  She looks like she's going to a beautiful garden picnic or something on a Summer day, or going to sit by a lake under a shaded tree to watch some swans ... hehe. 

And then I used some vintage K&Co journaling papers in the background, since for some reason ... Summertime always makes me think of long letters being written between friends and lovers also.  I think it's because when I was younger, I'd write my friends during the summer since we all headed on different vacations for the entire 3 months.

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Again, thank you so much Kimm, Susan, Gini, Jamie and Patricia for giving me the honour of playing with all you lovelies!  I absolutely enjoyed my time with you all!  ((((((HUGS!)))))) 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dog Days Of Summer

Hello dear friends,

Wow! What a fabulous weekend. I went up to Philadelphia for a trade show Friday, and thought to myself,

"Self, why don't you cruise on up the turnpike and surprise Kimm at The Beary Scrap?" And so I did Saturday morning!

Now, we've never met in person. Last year, Kimm was very kind to me when I started making tear bears out of her mulberry paper. She freely gave advice and we became "online friends". Early this year I became her design team coordinator and our friendship grew. I look forward to our hours-long weekly conversations, where we *might* talk about scrapbooking or cardmaking, but *definitely* talk and laugh about everything else. :)

I was a little worried about walking into her store cold - will she recognize me? Will she *want* to chat? Gasp! Will she have a store full of customers and I'd be forced to shop shop shop until we could talk? (Ok, that really happened...)

I walked in to her adorable boutique and watched as she flitted about with the customers. She slowed down long enough for me to show my face, and she stopped in her tracks. You know that feeling when you think you recognize someone but you're not sure and don't want to embarrass yourself... I saw all that going through her mind, including the slight head tilt and eye narrowing... I said, "It's Susan," and I swear she squealed! (With joy... really!) Ah, I'm getting teary-eyed just writing about it.

Big hugs, dear Kimm! I enjoyed our time together more than I can write here. It was cool to stand in your shop and see the shelves from which you pull my monthly order. Your shop is wonderful and I can't wait to meet up again!

Ok, now on to the design team's weekly theme, which is "Dog Days of Summer". It's almost the end of August and kids are returning to school in the next few weeks. Can you believe it? That sound you hear is the collective cheer of parents everywhere!

I had trouble with this theme at first. What does "dog days of summer" mean to me? Mosquitos. Hmm... Nope, can't put a mosquito on a card... I knew I wanted to use my fabulous new Echo Park paper, so I started from that happy point and landed here... on a big, fluffy yellow lab!

Of course, I had to glitter my little one up a bit. I used Faded Jeans Distress Stickles on the puppy collar and "regular" Stickles Lime Green and Star Dust on her dress and bloomers. Love the bloomers!

While at The Beary Scrap (heeheehee) I found these fabby crocheted flowers. Pretty, no? I've also amassed quite a collection of the We R Memory Keepers Designer Snaps, 'cause they're a great way to add sparklies or a sentiment for the sentiment-challenged like me. The variety of sizes in each pack definitely make your dollars go far. Oh, and the last 2 cards I've used them on were Crop-A-Dile free! (The mega eyelet setting tool that you're supposed to use to attach these little buggers.) On the last card I glued lace and this card I used the flower and then used Fabri-Tac or Aleene's (can't remember) to attach to the card. The added lace/crochet takes up the space and prevents wobble once it's on the card.    

So, that is all. I think this is the longest post in TBS DT history, and I thank you from the bottom of my happy heart that you've stuck with me. Thank you!

Card Recipe
Yay! Thanks so much for stopping in today. Don't forget our current challenge "In Stitches"! You can enter with any kind of faux or real sewing and have a chance to win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

I hope you have been Sew Inspired!

Sew, have you enjoyed our stitching inspirations this week at the Beary Scrap DT Blog? I decided not only to stitch on my card, but to use a vintage sewing theme as well.

I am really not a good seamstress at all, but I do have great memories of my great-grandmother Memie trying to teach me to sew. She could walk in a store, sketch the dress that she saw and go home and sew it. She also kept bags and bags of lace that she would add to everything. So when I sewed the lace around the borders of this card, it made me smile thinking of her.

Last weekend, I went to CKC - Charlotte, and took two Tattered Angels classes - so this week, I have been spraying, painting and splashing Glimmer Mist on everything! I sprayed my lace with it. I painted some of the new Glimmer Glaze over my crystal brad to make it match my project. And I sprayed some Glimmer Mist over my border paper, after I stamped it. For my flower, I sprayed pages of an old phone book, and then wadded them up to dry - and then cut them using a Spellbinders die.

Papers: MME Laundry Line, Bazzill
Inks: Memento, Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glaze
Stamps: Crafty Secrets

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Beary Scrap Sew Challenge

It's Friday and it's my turn for our Beary Sweet Sew Challenge
The girls had some very cute projects this week for our challenge. I'm here to show you my card. No I don't use a sewing machine I hand stitch all my cards because I always seem to brake my machine even a brand new machine, No Joke!! I broke it after my first card and it was supposed to be made for scrapbooking. So now matter how you sew on your card make sure you enter into our challenge --- HERE.

My card recipe:

BoBunny Back to Back Block Party
Prima Flutter Vines Pacific Blue
Distressed Inks-Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters


Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stitched Florida Flowers

OOOOHHH, I love stitching on paper! I hardly ever use my sewing machine for anything else-- I am sure that is not what my mother imagined me sewing when she signed me up for a 4-H sewing class when I was 10, but oh well! I could actually mend some clothing, if I had to! But where's the fun in that? I'd much rather stitch paper!

For this challenge though, I didn't run to my sewing machine but to my newest Bazzill In'Stitchz 8x8 flower pattern that I've been dying to try.

I started off my layout with some Bazzill cream colored cardstock then used some Mango Luau paper from BoBunny I've been holding onto. I love the colors of the Mango Luau paper and the big bright flowers, just perfect for these pics of our trip to Florida last year. This was the first major (more than 3 days) trip my husband and I have been on without kids. Wow, total relaxation!

Then I used my In'Stitchz template to place large flowers over the top of the Bo Bunny paper, going off the edge in both corners. These templates are just so easy to use-- you place your template, poke holes with a paper piercer using the template as a guide and then go back and stitch it! Easy peasy! (as my 9 year old would say!)

Then I decided I wanted to stitch my title as well so I printed the title out on my computer in the size and font I wanted then placed in on my layout and punched around the letters with a paper piercer-- I just had to be careful to make the holes close enough together that I wouldn't end up with any strange looking letters when I got done. It was a bit of an experiement, as you can tell if you look closely at my "florida" and see a couple extra holes. But it wasn't too hard and I'd definitely do better next time.

A little bling to top it all off-- some Prima flowers and rhinestones and a little tag made from the coordinating Mango Luau stickers and my vacation memories are preserved forever. (Well, not totally, this is just the beginning of the pictures from this trip, I have a whole stack left to go, but it's a start!)

I am so impressed by all the entries we already have in our Stitches Challenge-- keep up the great work and make sure to get your entry linked by August 31 at 11:59 EST for a chance to win a $20 voucher from The Beary Scrap! There are some great Bazzill In'Stitchz templates you could get with your voucher if you win!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enjoy Life

Hello Friends!  Happy Wednesday to you!  Has it been extrememly hot where you live or has it cooled down?  I hear some people saying that it's getting chilly where they live and they have to put on some socks!  Oh my goodness!  Here where I live, it's so HOT, that my air conditioner is working overtime!  lol!

Well, this week here, we're having "Stitches" as our theme!  I love it!  I had finally gotten a new sewing machine last year, as my sister old sewing machine that she passed down to me finally had called it quits.  And my new sewing machine .... has never touched a piece of material.  LOL!  Only paper ... ahhhh .. and my hubby thought I'd be doing some hemwork when needed.  No success there!!!!!  (To be honest, I don't really know how to sew material very well!)  shhhh ... don't tell my hubby!  lol!!!

Anyway, here's my card that I've done:

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Other:  Mulberry Roses, Ranger Blending Tool,  Distress Ink in Walnut Stain,  Stickles in pink and crystal

Annnnd!  Just to let you know!  The Beary Scrap Store is having a huge Copic Marker sale!!!  Go and check it out!  And Kimm also has some new mulberry paper piecing cuties in stock!  Go and check it out here!

I hope you'll join us in our "In Stitches" Challenge!  I'd love to see you there!  :)


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BSC #7 Winners!

Hello friends! We want to extend a  HUGE "Thank You!" to everyone who played along with our last challenge! We really enjoyed visiting your blogs and definitely appreciate your support.

Our winner of the $20 gift voucher to The Beary Scrap is...

# 3: Dorcas!

Congratulations, Dorcas! Please email Kimm and she'll set you up with a voucher to go shoppin'!

We would also like to congratulate our Beary Sweet Top 3:

#14 - Stephanne
#12 - Kelly
#8 - Piali

Ladies - thank you so much for joining us! Here's a fun badge to display on your blogs:

We hope everyone can join our BSC #8 "In Stitches" Challenge going on now!

Susan, Gini, Elise, Jamie, Patricia and Kimm

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stitching Inspiration

Hello hello again! Thanks for popping in today. It was a great weekend here in Maryland - got lots done around the house and had many giggles with the Husband. He's a card!

So, we kicked off a new Beary Sweet Challenge yesterday - "In Stitches". I hope you can play along with us! I've been noodling around with the idea of a vintage sewing inspired card lately. I collect vintage sewing stuff, so it's always on my mind in some form or another. At an estate sale years ago, I found a 1924 Singer Model 66 in it's cabinet with the cool drawers and scrolly iron base. The wood top had some cosmetic problems but the machine itself was in great shape. I recently sold it on Craigslist (without the drawers!) since I will be receiving Grandma's machine in a few weeks. It's in excellent condition and I'm very excited!

Sew, here's my card, in an attempt to scratch the vintage sewing itch I've been feeling lately:

I Googled "vintage sewing" images and found this beauty. I popped it into Photoshop, upped the resolution and sharpened it a bit. I think it turned out pretty well! I used Basic Grey's Capella papers - it's such a beautiful variety of prints. I was able to use 4 different Capella prints as well as the coordinating solid green layer. Oh, and the pattern along the left side is from the Capella ribbon tape set. Pretty!

The layout is strongly influenced by current challenges Creative Prompts and Practical Scrappers, plus my own quirky style. I wanted the do the CP challenge but couldn't make the "tiles" work. I found the PS sketch and figured I could turn that scrapbook layout sketch into a card and use my already-cut tiles. Now it's a combination of the two challenges - three tiles as a nod to CP and freeform placement thanks to PS. Ooh, they're kind of like quilting blocks, no? Even though it's a huge stretch, I'll still enter both challenges (on my personal blog post) as a "thank you" for the inspiration. :)

I wrapped a tiny spool with coordinating thread and made it into a charm. I have no idea where the scissors charm came from... I don't remember seeing it in my collection before today. Weird, huh? The stick and t-pins are both from Grandma's sewing box. Thanks again, G-ma!

Card Recipe
Thanks again for stopping to visit today. Elise will be here Wednesday with her answer to our BSC #8: In Stitches challenge. Hope to see you back for another visit, and can't wait to see your entry, too!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beary Sweet Challenge #8: In Stitches

Welcome to our Beary Sweet Challenge #8

The design team sends out HUGE WHOPPING BIG thanks to everyone who joined our BSC #7 - we are so thrilled to see each and every one of you! We'll announce winners on Tuesday, August 17th. Thank you!

In Stitches

Ooh, how I do love my sewing machine. This challenge period we're asking you to pull out *your* sewing machine, needle and thread, pen for faux stitching or your Bazzill In-Stitch'z and "sew" it all together for us!

This challenge runs through August 31 at 11:59pm EDT. The prize winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced along with our "Beary Sweet Top 3" on September 3rd.

Once again the random winner will receive a $20 voucher for The Beary Scrap! Whoo hoo!

Here are the "rules" to play - PLEASE READ:
  • Become a follower if you aren't already (don't forget this one - it's disqualified a few folks already!);
  • Link your blog post (not your blog "home page") or your online gallery submission with our Inlinkz frog below.
  • Link back to this posting on your blog; tag your online gallery post with BSC#8;
  • Please, only one (1) entry per person. Links to projects/cards posted before August 15th will not be eligible for the prize draw.
Additional information:
  • Feel free to combine with other challenges;
  • All NEW project types are welcome as long as they follow this technique challenge (cards, scrapbook layouts, etc.);
  • International crafters can play, too!
Thanks for playing along with our challenges - we really appreciate you!

Cheers and smooches,
Susan, Gini, Patricia, Jamie, Elise and our fearless leader Kimm

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blling it On!

I bet by now, you have had to put on your sunglasses from seeing all of the bling that the Beary Scrappy Gals have been sharing with you this week. This week's theme was so much easier for me than a CAS card!

I started with an image from Elisabeth Bell, which was just perfect for the Doodlebug Designs paper I had chosen.

In case you have ever wondered whether or not you can use our thick mulberry paper with your Cricut machine, I found out the answer is yes! I wanted my ice cream cone to have lots of texture, so I embossed the cone with the herringbone cuttlebug folder, and cut the ice cream out of Fuchsia mulberry paper. I was really pleased with the textures!

As for sparkles - this card has it all! Stickles, crystals, glitter paper!

Check back on the Beary Scrap DT blog on Monday to see our new inspirations!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sparkle And Bling Made For A Princess

Who loves to make a card with lots of Sparkle and Bling.
Yep that would be ME!!
I like to call myself the self proclaimed Queen of Bling.
There is not a card I don't bling up. I love it.
Well this week at The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog it's
Sparkle and Bling week and here's my card

Princess for a Day.

How many people have picked up some of Kimms awesome Tear Bear Patterns and would like to dress them.
Well I made my dress for my bear with a pattern from
Tricia has all kinds of patterns that can work wonderful with

My card recipe:
Back Ground Paper : BoBunny Peacock Lane

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sparkles & Bling Ballerina

After last week's Clean and Simple Sketch, I really got to play with all my embellishments for this week's project dedicated to Sparkles and Bling! What fun! And what could be a better fit for Sparkles & Bling than a beautiful little ballerina in her sparkly costume for this year's dance recital?

I used pink and brown Bazzill cardstock for the basics of my layout and then got right into the Bling by using the Sundress line of glittered cardstock from My Mind's Eye. Usually I don't really like glittered paper, it's heavy and seems like the glitter often falls off everywhere but these beautiful papers are just lightly glittered, a great weight to work with and the glitter doesn't come off. Plus, they are on sale right now at The Beary Scrap so they are a great deal! Besides the Sundress line, there are 3 other lines-- Coastal, Flirty and Natural-- with lots of designs perfect for all types of projects.

I added some lace trim at the edges-- this one isn't from My Mind's Eye but they do have some lovely trims, also on sale! I did use some chipboard borders from the same Sundress collection from My Mind's Eye which are really fun and easy as they are self-adhesive (don't you just LOVE anything that is self-adhesive?)

The last thing from the Sundress paper line that I used were a couple of diecuts from the same paper line as well as the "Bloom" alphabet rubons. Wow! All that, and I'm not even done embellishing, I love this Sparkles & Bling thing! My little ballerina just happened to be wearing a teddy bear costume and so what could be more perfect for this page than one of Kimm's Tear Bears!

So I made my own Tear Bear Ballerina, trying to position her in the same pose as the photo of my daughter. I used Bazzill tulle to make a tutu by folding it in half, then taking a running stitch through the top with embroidery floss and pulling it tight. Then I sparkled up the tutu and bear with rhinestones and pearls from Kaiser Craft. To make the flourishes, I used a stencil and traced the flourish on with a vanishing ink pen then used some Kaiser craft rhinestones that come in a long strip all connected and laid them along the ink line before it disappeared (which had to be quick!)

How's that for embellishments? There's definitely enough sparkle on this page to make up for my stick-to-the basics page last week but I'd have to say, my scrap table was a huge mess after this one and it took much longer than last week, so there is definitely something to be said for Clean and Simple. Speaking of Clean and Simple, you still have a few more days to enter our Beary Sweet Challenge with your take on our sketch for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to great goodies from The Beary Scrap!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You're A Princess

Hello Friends!  How are you all doing?  I hope you're all wonderful and having a great week so far!

As you know, this week we're having "Sparkles and Bling" .. oooooh ... I love it!!!  Where can you go wrong with Sparkles and Bling?  You simply can't!  hehe!

I thought Princess Tilda fit perfectly for the theme, and so I've used this adorable image:

The Fun Stuff:
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I hope to see you take part in our challenge!  We still have our awesome sketch by our lovely Susan still going on until August 14th!  And throughout the rest of the week, my awesome fellow DT's will surely inspire you to whip out your supplies and have fun!  :)

Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Princess Tilda Sparkles!

Hello dear readers! Welcome to another week with the Beary Scrappy Gals! This week we want you to put your shades on 'cause we're full of Sparkle and Bling!

I've kept things simple this week and used the current Midnight Madness sketch as inspiration.  I do love a good MM challenge, and can't wait to see the one we're sponsoring August 10 - 16!!

This card started out with a peacock feather in the upper right corner but the more I looked at it the more I thought it was looking back at me. *grin* It was unsettling!

Isn't Princess Tilda just the sweetest? She's wearing a costume full of Stickles, from the Platinum on her tiara to the  Frosted Lace gloves and skirt. Her dress is enhanced with clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen and the buttons on her sweet little shoes are Star Dust Stickles.

The card's outside layer is edged with Stickles Icicle -a larger reflective surface that leans toward golds- and the inside layer closer to Tilda is edged with Diamond. The particles are smaller than Icicle but also reflect golds as well as the colors around it. Star Dust is randomly dotted on Tilda's background.

Card Recipe 
  • Stamp: Magnolia's Princess Tilda
  • Paper: Bo Bunny Peacock Lane - Parade, Stripe and Flowers (reverse side); Neenah for stamped Tilda
  • Medium: Stickles - Platinum, Icicle, Diamond, Star Dust; Sakura Gelly Roll clear; Prismacolor pencils with OMS
  • Embellishments: Mulberry roses; ribbon, pins and Swarovski crystals from stash
  • Adhesive: Scor-Tape
Thanks so much for stopping in! Our current Beary Sweet Challenge is going on HERE. It's a "Simple Sketch" and we look forward to your entries by August 14th!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

There must be some Hocus Pocus going on here!

Ahhh, Saturday - the weekend! And so it must be time for me to share this week's Beary Scrap creation with you. The Beary Scrappy Gals have been sharing CAS projects based on this sketch. This is also our challenge to you for another week, so please join us.

So, I got out my Spellcaster Tilda, and told her, "Look, Miss Susan said this was to be a clean and simple card - so no flowers, no layers, no distressing, no glitz, no frou-frou." Well, I don't think she was very happy with this - I mean, after all I was using the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane - How could I not embellish that? I held strong and made this very CAS card.

I should have known better than to leave Spellcaster Tilda alone in my studio with her magic wand! I came back and found that suddenly there were layers, and ribbons, and flowers, and butterflies and stickles - All the things that we had agreed would not be on this card! I think Tilda even got into my Glimmer Mist and sprayed that clear butterfly! This certainly was no longer clean and simple.

So, if you are looking for a little magic, drop by the Beary Scrap and see what we have in store for you!

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's a Simple Sketch Week at The Beary Scrap

Susan came up with a Simple Sketch this week for us at The Beary Scrap and I think it challenged us all to keep it simple. As most of you know us Beary Scrap Girls love to load on the embellishments. Well it worked this week for me, I have another one of Kimm's new Acrylic Paper Piecing Patterns to show off again this week and keeping it simple shows off this really cute

He is just so cute holding his little flower. Kimm added another awesome Tear Critter to the collection and more to come out soon. Keep an eye on The Beary Scrap Store for more new ones. He was made with Mulbery Paper and I also used some free printable eyes that Kimm has for you to download from her site. I did add some 3D Diamond Glaze to the eyes before I cute them out to make them a little thicker.  My backgound paper is by Bo Bunny Double Dots and I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly Boarder Punch and the Doily Lace Punch. I added Stickles to my Mulbery Flowers. I also added some really cute paw print ribbon I had in my stash.

This was the sketch we had to follow this week. Now can you keep it simple like us Beary Scrap Girls did this week.
If so make up your project and add it ---HERE to the challenge blog.
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