April 30, 2010

I got a very special Mother's Day gift this year.

The theme this week for The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog is Mother's Day

This year I got one of the best early Mother's Day Gifts ever.
My oldest son is currently serving in the US Army and was deployed on
December 18, 2009 (a day I will never forget) and was sent to Iraq. I received a phone call on Monday April 19 from a voice that I haven't heard in 4 months saying "I need a favor" well at first I had no clue who it was never expecting it to be my son, so silly me thought it was a wrong number so I played along. I said ok what, "I need you to pick me up at the airport" well it only took me about 10 seconds and took by breath away when I shouted "TJ" and he said "Yea" He was on his last connecting flight back to Connecticut and was going to be landing in about 3 hours. He had been traveling for 5 days on planes to get here to surprise me. He got his mid tour leave for 16 days to come home. He heads back on May 6 and won't be home again till December/January.

Here is a picture of him when we picked him up at the airport.
Doesn't he look so handsome in uniform.

Well that brings me to my inspiration for this weeks Mother's Day Card.

My card Recipe:
Background paper by: Jillibean
Army paper by K&Company
Magnolia Stamp: Rose Edwin colored with Copics
I used Bazzill In Stitchz to make my stiches
Brad from BoBunny and an Army charm.
Spellbinder: Labels one

I computer generated the inside label and also cut out with Spellbinders and used Distressed Ink Peeled Paint.

Well I'm off to enjoy the last few days I have with him home. I hope you enjoyed my little story and I wish every Army Mom and all other Mom's a very Happy Mothers Day.

And a very special Happy Mother's Day sent to My Mom in Heaven.


April 27, 2010

It's Sew week at DZ Doodles

It's another DZ Doodles week and our challenge this week is Sew on your card.
Now let me tell you that sewing is not my thing on cards but I just love how the cards look. Hopefully someday I will be able to get this down without breaking a machine, LOL.
For this week I used another one of the Shelby Images, she is just so fun to color.
I colored her with Copics and added some glitter to her skirt and bow. Almost all of the punches used on the card are by Martha Stewart. The flower is handmade.
I added a red ribbon and a pink button to make this card all girlie.
I used Bazzill In Stitchz to make my stitches on my card.

Want to do your own DZ Doodles Challenge click -----HERE

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

The Town Scraper-Girlie Part 2
One Stitch at a Time-Challenge #10 Flowers
Crafty Angels-Week 32 Summer
Polly Craft-Challenge 41 Make your own flowers

April 24, 2010

I made it!

The big anouncement has been made!
I made it!

 Im so excited and I just want to send a Very big Hug to Chelsea for choosing me to be one of her Designers.
Want to know who else made it check out the
CLP Challenge Blog
There is a lot of very tallented ladies on the team.

April 23, 2010

It's April Showers at The Beary Scrap

It's April and you know what that means, Flowers!
One good thing with all this rain is all the pretty spring colors that will be coming out. That is also our theme this week. I used one of Kimm's new Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern's Emma Elephant.

Emma is sitting under her little umbrella. Her umbrella was made using Spellbinder hearts. Then I decorated with Liquid Pearls and mini flowers. The background papers are by BasicGrey. I also distressed the backgound papers with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. The layout I used this week is a Sketch by Oh Alice that The Beary Scrap Store is sponsoring this week for their weekly challenge. I hand punched the flowers and added a BoBunny brad. The rain drops are by Colorbok. I also used Spellbinders to punch out my computer printed April Showers.

Kimm has a BLOG all set up for leaning how to make the Tear Critters be sure to check it out.  You can get Emma and other patterns from her store and she also has lots of pretty Mulberry paper there to choose from. Keep watching the store because there maybe a whole zoo of animals coming to visit soon.

Thanks for checking out my blog this week and make sure you enter for all that BLOG CANDY that Kimm is giving away on

April 20, 2010

Are you feeling Blue or Green.

Hello and Happy Tuesday it's another DZ Doodles Challenge.
Are you feeling Blue or Green well Im feeling both with our challenge. This week we had to use the colors Blue and Green. Well the Green part is easy this week when I saw Shelby Cheerleader I knew she was going to be green. My son's school colors are green and his favorite football team is green (New York Jets) so this was going to be easy for me.

She was colored with Copics and I added lots of glitter to her pom-poms. I am just in love with all the Shelbys she just makes me smile. She is poped out on the card so she looks like she is jumping off the card. I have added some gems and buttons to match.

Please join us at DZ Doodles Challenges and you can win yourself some digi's and make sure you check out what the other DZ Doodlers Ladies have made this week.

Thanks for looking.

April 17, 2010

Have a Groovy Birthday

Have a Groovy Birthday

I had to make a Birthday card for a really cool friend and when I saw the Blast from the Past- Hippie Chick a while ago as soon as I saw it her name was written all over it.
For the card I used BoBunny dotted paper and just colored card stock. I punched out some circles and added some bling. I also found in my someday stash a piece symbal and added that to my ribbon.

My Hippie Chick was colored with Copics and her shirt was done with Tonertex Foils I have never used them before but it worked out pretty cool I think, they have a foil that is tie dyed colored. (It was an impulse buy at a card show I'm glad I finally got to use it.)
Here is the inside of my card and I'm just hoping she dosn't see it. She's not a scraper so I should be lucky (*wink wink*).

Thanks for looking.

I have entered this card into the following challenges click on the links to do your own.

April 16, 2010

It's Things With Wings This Week at The Beary Scrap.

There have been lots of wonderful projects this week from The Beary Scrap Design Team and it's my turn today. When we set up to do
"Things with Wings"
I was so excited. You have seen my blog and you know I love butterflies. I also have become a fan of easel cards, so why not combine the two. You can make just about design into an easel card. So I searched the internet for the perfect butterfly shape, and this is the shape I found. I just love it.
First I just want to send Kimm a big THANK YOU for creating these cool watermarks for our pictures.

I know that bears don't have wings but this little cutie has them. I made this little bear with an Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern you can get from The Beary Scrap Store. When you there be sure to look over all the very pretty Mulberry Paper that's in the store. Kimm also has free eyes you can download along with a tutorial on making the bears on there own very special Tear Bear Blog.

My background paper is from Graphic 45 and I distressed the outside of the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I added Stickles on the wings of the bear to make them sparkle.  The mini butterflies are punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and I added an oval pearl to their bodies. There are some very pretty Prima Pearl on the card and Kimm has then on order so look for them to be showing up in the store real soon. 
The hearts on the bottom of the card were cut out with Spellbinders and distressed. I added some pretty Prima Roses to the bottom and some more Prima Pearls.
When I was done with this card I just had to make a matching envelope. I used all the same products to make it match.
Front of envelope.
The back of the envelope I added a Prima Trellis Rose and the lid is held closed with a velcro disc.
Now when I made the card and envelope I didn't plan on the little bear peaking thru and sometimes the best things are not planed.
Thank you for looking and be sure to check back tomorrow on The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog to see Gini's Card and Tutorial.

 This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings

April 13, 2010

DZ Doodles Sketch Challenge Week

This week at DZ Doodles our challenge was to use any other blog challenge and enter them.  For this week I used the cute digi Shelby Relax along with some Shelby Landons. She was colored with Copics and I added Stickles and some Liquid Pearls. I pop her out so she looked like she was really sitting in the grass. I added some K and Company butterflies. And I also added one of Prima's very pretty Roses.
I plan on entering her into the following challenges.

Join us this week at DZ Doodles to enter our blog challenge and see what the other DZ Doodles Designers have come up with this week.

April 11, 2010

Karen Doodles Challenge #5

Karen Doodles Challenge #5 Something Old, Something New.....
For this week at Karen's Doodles challenge blog our challenge is "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue".  We could use that any way we wanted.

Here is my card.

Something Old: The background paper I have had that for over a year.
Something New:The Jolee's Boutique Stickers I just bought.
Something Borrowed: The layout I used from MoJo Monday Alterred a little
Something Blue: The Card.

I hope you like my card, want to do your own Karen Doodles Challenge get all the details on her ~~~~~BLOG

April 9, 2010

It's Bloomin' Fun at The Beary Scrap

Not only are the flowers starting to Bloom around here but so are we. The Beary Scrap Gals have already showed you some great designs and today is my turn. For this week I used a Magnolia stamp and made an easel card. Im new to the Magnolia craze and I can see why everyone loves them. They are a fun stamp to use and there are so many to choose from.
This is the second Magnolia card I have made and I just love how this card came out. I can tell you this will not be my last.

My card is just Bloomin' Roses. These great roses by Prima are just the right size to load them on your projects. They come in so many pretty colors to choose from. I also put on some purple satin butterflies that Kimm sells in The Beary Scrap Store they are sold by the yard, I cut them apart for my card. I also added some pink rhinestone stickers to the card.
The Magonlia stamp I used is from the Hoppy Easter Collection Tilda with Flowing Hair. The background paper is from BoBunny Jazmyne Breeze. I used Spellbinders Labels Five and used Colorbox Inks to distress around them. I also used the Martha Stewart Lace punch and the double loop punch. I computer printed my sentiment.
Here is a closer look at the bottom of the card. I hope you enjoyed looking at my card and have inspired your creativity.
Please check out The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog to see more great designs.

I plan on entering this into the following Challenge blogs:

April 8, 2010

My First Grunge Paper Rose

I just wanted to share my first grunge paper rose. I think it came out really pretty. The colors I used for this is Tim Holtz Distress Inks Barn Door & Fired Brick and sprayed with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold.
Here is another picture.

Thanks for looking and be sure to come back tomorrow to see my weekly project for The Beary Scrap Design Team your not going to want to miss it.

April 6, 2010

DZ Doodles- Spring Break

This week at DZ Doodles our challenge is Spring Break what do you like to do to relax. Well I have a few, first is to scrapbook and make cards. My other thing I like to do is go to our local race tracks and watch some home town racing. When I'm not doing one of those I like to work in my flower gardens and when I saw the Wildflowers Set I just loved it. When I added it to Planting a Garden stamp I came up with this cute card.
I just love sunflowers they are my favorite flower. I have added glitter to the petals of the sunflowers to make them sparkle. I colored the images with Copics. The background paper is by Frances Meyer - Tournesols. I have had this paper for awhile and just loved it and needed the right design to work with it.

Here is another picture of the front of the card.

The one thing I really love about digi stamps is that you can size them to what ever size you want. I made the Wildflower Set really big, it's 6" from top to bottom and I cut around the flowers to make my card a little different.

Here is the inside of the card. I used spellbinders to cut out the centers and added some bling. (No card is complete with out a little bling).
Please check out the DZ Doodels Blog to see what the rest of the team has made for you this week. Don't forget to enter our challenges to win yourself a DZ Doodles Digi Stamp.

April 3, 2010

Karen Doodles Challenge #4 Photo Inspiration

Karen Doodles Blog Challenge # 4 Photo Inspiration
For this challenge I used the digi stamp
She is just the cutest wearing her cute little tutu and hugging her little stuffed animal.

Here is a closer look at her.

The inside of the card.

My card recipe:
Digi Stamp: Karen Doodles Love at first sight
Spellbinders: Classic Heart, Lables One
Martha Stewart punches
Glitter, Stickles, Colorbox Ink, Ribbon, heart gems.
Prima flower with Tsukineko Spritz Sheer Shimmer spritz on it. 
Jolee's Boutique
Paper: Best Creations, and misc card stock.
Thanks for looking.
Want to join in the Karen Doodle's Blog Challenge you can
join them~~~~~~HERE

April 1, 2010

Magnolia Custom Ordered Card.

Here is another custom ordered card and my first Magnolia Card.
The layout on this card was inspired by one of my Beary Scrap Design Teammates --Susan Killam. I just loved how she made her card for our "Spring" week theme and when I was asked to make a card I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I just love the way this card came out. This is an easel card. It's one of my new favorite way of making cards.

Here is a closer look at the top of the card. I used Magnolia: Happy Tilda. I just love the Prima vines they give it the added touch to bring the card alive. I also added rhine stones and pearls.

Here is the bottom of the card, you can see that I used Bazzill n Stitchz for the bottom as well as the top. I computer printed the sayings and cut them out with spellbinders.
Here is a side view showing the easel card.

For this card I also custom made an envelope using Scor-Pal
I used the extra part of the prima vines for the envelope and added ribbon. The back of the envelope is closed with a velco disc.
Thanks for looking.