Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tilda Waiting on Her Ride

I was lucky enough to grab this Prom Queen Tilda from the Fairytale line quickly! This collection is so adorable! To go along with the whole fairytale theme, I wanted Tilda to sit on her pumpkin, waiting for it to turn into her magical carriage. This is the first time I've made a criss-cross pocket card, and it gave me a perfect place to hide the carriage. (The carriage is Whimsy's new digital version of the Princess Coach.) I'm so glad that this image is now available digitally, because it was so nice to scale it down to go on my note.

Here are my challenges:
Design Dollies Color Challenge - Brown, orange, teal
Roses on Paper - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Make a Scene
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Charms
Stamp Something - Charmed
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle- girlie
By the Cute and Girlie - Fairytales
The Town Scrapper - Girlie

April Showers with The Beary Scrap

Ok, so I know that April Showers really refers to all of the tons of rain that we get each spring, but when I was hunting for a great image to use for this week's theme at The Beary Scrap, I just chuckled when I thought how fun it would be to use a more literal inspiration for my piece.

The cute image is from Karen's Doodles and is colored with my very loved copics. I adore the paper that I used - Pink Paislee's Queen Bee. The colors are just my favorites. Did you notice the really cool die cut that is behind my image? I know you are thinking, what Spellbinders is that? Well, it's not. It is from the Queen Bee Flip Notes. These are really supposed to be journaling spots, but don't they make perfect mats for cards?!! It comes in a pack of 24( 12 different designs) - that coordinate with the whole paper pack. I love this product! I traced around the edge of the note with a copic C-5 pen, just to finish it off a little more. On one of my layers, I added some fancy machine stitching and glued a swarovski crystal in the center of each flower.

Here are my challenges for this card:
Cute Card Thursday - sketch
Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes
Quixotic - Make a Splash
Alota - Mother's Day
The Town Scrapper - Girlie
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Girlie
Digital Tuesdays - April Showers

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'd Purse-onally Like to Thank You

I would just like to say thank you to all of my followers and guests who stop by and look at my cards and creations! So this card is for you!

You know how every family has that crazy aunt, who is a tad eccentric, decorates a little too much for Christmas, but is still everyone's favorite aunt? I realized tonight, while I was making this card, that I'm that Aunt! I just kept piling on the embellishments, the glitz, the glimmer - and I thought, it's ok to be the crazy aunt! I'm definitely crazy in love with my nephews, so, I think it's a good thing.

My image is Oswalda Goes Shopping, by Chrissy Armstrong. I colored her with copics and popped her up on a cuttle-bugged mat with the sentiment (from MFT's) stamped directly onto the matting. I really love hand-made flowers, and this one I made using variegated wired ribbon.

Here are my challenges:
Sundays with Chrissy - Make it a Combo (combining digi stamps/ acrylic stamps)
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Clearly I Stamp - Get all Tied Up (with ribbon - I used velvet ribbon, and the gold trim)
One Stitch at a Time - Thank you
Practical Scrapers - Floss, fibers, ribbons
Corrosive - Paper piercing
Alota - Mother's Day
Cuttlebug Spot - At the Movies (One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest)
Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
Stamp With Fun- Animals
Sophisticat - Distressing
DCRU - Earth Day embellishment (flower)
ABC - "S" Sparkle
Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Copics Colour Challenge - YG00, RV13, V91
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Simon Says - Things With Wings
Creatalicious - Flowers and Wings
S2G - Flowers
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
The Town Scrapper - Girly
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Pink and Brown
Stampin' Sisters In Christ -flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Dessert Island (I'd have to have copics, cuttlebug, spellbinders,digis, ribbon)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great Things are Happening at The Beary Scrap!

There are so many exciting things that are happening at the Beary Scrap - I couldn't wait until my Saturday post to share them with you!
First, do you have a sweet tooth? For a little candy - how 'bout not just a little candy, but some high calorie sweetness!
There is over $100.00 worth of sweetness in this blog candy!

  • 1 Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Labels 11 Nestabilities
  • 1 Magnolia Tilda with Spring Bundler Stamp
  • 1 Magnolia Elegant Heart Stamp
  • 1 6"x6" Basic Grey Kioshi Paper Pad
  • 1 Pack of Prima Vines & Butterflies
  • 1Package of Prima "Say it in Crystals" Centers
  • 3 Stickles Glitter Glue (Waterfall, Diamond, and Stardust)
  • Assorted KaiserCraft Pearls (coordinates with Kioshi)
  • 1 jar of "Summer" Flower Soft
  • Gorgeous assortment of lace and trim
  • Crochet Flowers from my dear friend Leslie
  • 100+ lucious mulberry paper flowers in various colors and sizes.

How do you win all this sweet stuff? It's quite simple.
  1. Become a follower of our Design Team Blog. If you don't have a google account, sign up for one because a google account is free.
  2. Spread the word about our "Beary Sweet" Candy. Post it to to your blog with a link back to our Design Team Blog. (Sidebar images with links are acceptable).
  3. Head on back to our Design Team Blog and sign your name to our Inlinkz tool below. Post a comment too if you get the chance. It really makes us *SMILE*!

  4. Your are done. May sure you've completed all 3 steps to qualify for our Blog Candy.
Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. Our lucky winner will be announced on Friday, May 7,

I think Kimm would recognize my name, if I tried to enter! But good luck to all of my friends in blogland!

The next exciting thing is that The Beary Scrap is sponsoring this week's Oh, Alice sketch. One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift voucher to TBS! Have you seen all of the cuteness that has been piling into the store?
Here's the awesome sketch - you have until this Friday, April 23rd at 8pm CST to get your card uploaded.

Finally, while you are checking out all of the goodies at The Beary Scrap, you might want to check out the new clearance section. Kimm has been adding all kinds of scrumptious things to make room for the new products that are coming in.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I've been published!

The new online issue of SNR (Scrapbook News and Review) came out today, and I am thrilled to say that one of my cards was featured in an article about adding sheet music to your card. I can't post the card until the magazine is no longer current - but it used the really cute Meet Me at the Cafe image from MFT's.

Blue and Green Challenge

How 'bout an easy challenge? At DZ Doodles this week, we just want to see blue and green in your creations. For my card, I used Shelby on a Scooter. She is colored with copics and the paper is BG. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Here are my challenges -
Pixie Cottage - sketch + buttons
Pixie Dust - green as the main color
S2G - picture inspiration
Copic Creations - Black hair

Monday, April 19, 2010

Karen's Doodles times Two

It's time for another challenge from Karen's Doodles! and today we bring you a recipe challenge. Now, you will notice my title to this entry is "times two". This is what happens when you get so excited over the card that you are making, that you forget all about the recipe! I got ready to post my card on the DT blog, and realized I hadn't even thought about that recipe. So, as a result, I have two cards to share with you. One followed the recipe, and one was my own cookin!

So, after all that rambling, you would probably like to know what the secret recipe is - use 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon and 3 brads or gems. Pretty easy - just don't get carried away like I did. For my card, I used Home Tweet Home. I love bluebirds - they are always so cheerful.

This card is for the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges - sketch
Totally Papercrafts - spring
Copics Colour Challenge - B93, E47, Y23
Alota - Mother's Day
Stamp Something - Something Layered (Karen is sponsoring the prize this week)

Now on to my second card! (which was really meant to be my first!) Anyone who knows me, knows that I love going to the beach. We are really blessed to have a beach house on a small island in South Carolina, and I'm itching to go. So, I had to have this image, On the Beach, as soon as I saw it. As you can see, this card did not follow the recipe - it had too many calories - lol.

Here are the challenges for this one:
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Paper Sundaes - No People
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Let the Sunshine in
All Sorts - In Stitches
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Bows, Buttons, Bling
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Doodle Palace - Funny Animals

We love seeing the great projects you come up with using Karen's images!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

It's time again for another exciting challenge from Creative Inspirations!

This week we have a recipe challenge for you - Use 1ribbon, 2 designer papers, and 3 flowers. How easy is that? And did I mention the fabulous prize that is up for grabs this week? A $25 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps! So what are you waiting for, show us your projects!

My card is for these challenges:
Stampendous - sketch
All Sorts - In Stitches
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Let the Sunshine in
Pollycraft - pink and brown plus green
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Your Next Stamp - stitching
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Sweet Stampin - Stitching
Doodle Palace - funny animals
Crazy Challenge - Don't call me flat
Meljen's Designs - 3-D elements
Pile it On - Is Spring Finally Here