Friday, December 31, 2010

Webster's Pages Butterfly card

I love Webster's Pages - and I've always admired Tim Holtz - but this Christmas, with Tim's 12 days of tags - I really got hooked! If I try to make something that looks like Tim's style - it just does not work for me. But I love taking some of his techniques and using them in a uniquely "Gini" way. I made this butterfly charm by cutting the image out of Webster's Pages and gluing it with stickles to the back of one of Tim's facets. I then mounted on a TH book plate. Honestly, I had been going to make a necklace out of this, but it just wasn't working for me. The stamp behind my charm is one of the new Webster's Pages/Unity stamps. So far, the stamps are all Christmas themed, but this just goes to show that it does not have to be used that way. Oh, there's also some Dusty Attic chipboard thrown in for good measure!

I cut the flower out of WP DP using the Tattered Florals die, and beaded around a "Whimsie" from WP for the center. I used lots of Glimmer Mist (which I always love!)

This Boy

This is a picture of my nephew Cole, from a couple of years ago. I can't believe how quickly he is growing up! He is sitting on a small concrete bear, that's in my parent's front yard. Everytime I walk past it, I remember how little he was on it!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flower Soft Blog Hop - Winter Chill

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge & Hop (FSC18) – Winter Chill!

We have a special hop today! We are sponsoring The Daily Dare’s 12 Days of Christmas today. So after you are finished hopping please go check it out for another chance to win a fabulous Flower Soft prize!!! She has 12 days of challenges lined up with some wonderful sponsors.

We’ll be picking two winners this week (plus Deb will pick a third for The Daily Dare) One random winner from someone who comments on one of the hop blogs and a SCS winner.

All winners will receive:

SCS entries must be uploaded to the SCS gallery and use at least one Flower Soft product (Flower Soft, toppers, stamps) to be eligible to win. Please use the keyword FSC18 and flowersoft (one word) when uploading to the gallery so we can find your project. Entries will be accepted for the challenge until 6:00am CT on January 7th. The SCS winner’s card will be featured on the Flower Soft blog on January 7th!

Want even more inspiration? There is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to and then click green "REGISTER" button.

For my card, I used one of the adorable Charlie's Ark Sepia Snowman toppers. I added a little color, very lightly coloring with my copics. I framed my image using Gold Peel Off stickers. These are so great for adding a very professional finish to any project. I also used Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.

We hope you will join us for some wintery fun! Now hop over to Vicki's blog and see what she has cooked up for you!

Hop starts at the Flower Soft Blog -

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CPS - #164 sketch

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time to share a card using my Heartfelt Creations.

Here are the details:

HCPC 3355 Scenic Combo Precut Set

Spellbinders Labels 1

Copics: W1,W3, W5, E71,E74, E77, B0000, B000, B00

G82, G94, G29, G21, Y18, BV13

Flower Soft : Meadow, Christmas Green, Pale Green

Glossy Accents

I stamped my image onto Cryogen White paper using black Momento ink. I colored my scene with Copic pens. Next, I cut the image using Labels 1, and left it in the die to use the Copic airbrush system to color the sky. I coated the pond with Glossy Accents to make it look like water. After that was very dry, I added Flower Soft accents for my greenery. I assembled the 6 x 6 card as shown, using DP from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane collection.

Sketch and Stash: sketch 10

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Beary Scrap Year in Review

It has been such a fun year, here at the Beary Scrap! We have really loved sharing our creations with you and seeing your cards and layouts as well! I think we have all "grown" in our styles, and that has been inspiring to see the evolution of artists.

We decided to share our favorite project of the year - and our favorites from the other team members (such hard choices!)

When I began this DT, I was really a die-hard card maker. In the past several months, I have been having so much fun with layouts (Maybe because it's just a bigger canvas to work on!) I was really having a hard time deciding between two layouts - this one, and the one that Susan chose as her favorite yesterday - So I thought I would share this one with you today!

Now, the really tough part - narrowing down just one project from my DT Sisters! They are all so talented - I should just link to their blogs and say I love it all!

For Jamie, I chose this layout that she did for a color challenge.

Jamie always brings a sense of whimsy to her creations - They are always fun. I love seeing the pictures of her beautiful family on her layouts - and don't you think that Owen the Owl was just made for this paper? Jamie is so sweet and thoughtful and I have been so blessed to be on this team with her!

I was really torn on which project to pick for Patricia, but in the end I chose one of her Tear Bear Creations - because, let's just face it - she rocks those! Girl, some of your projects must take days and days to complete, but they are always well worth it - and I really enjoy seeing what you do with them!

And now Susan - I don't think you have ever made a project that I have'nt loved. Your vintage style, your attention to detail - it always makes for such stunning cards. You do such amazing things with Magnolia's - so I knew I would pick one of those.

To me, this best represents your vintage style. Your layering is superb and your coloring just makes me say, ahhhhh! The hidden tag on this one was one of those little surprises that you through in to see if we are paying attention (and yes, we are!).

Elise is no longer on TBS DT, but we all still love her and are always inspired by her work. There is always such an attention to detail and little extra surprises along the way!

Kimm, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful, little family! You are always so sweet and generous with us - and I am really blessed.

We are looking forward to what 2011 holds in store for us and look forward to you being a part of it with us.