August 31, 2010

Farewell to Elise Blog Hop

Hello friends!
(Sorry this is a long post)
Today is Elise's final day as a Beary Scrappy Girl, and we're celebrating her friendship with a surprise

Farewell Elise Blog Hop!

My Magnolia Queen

(Big Thanks to Susan for making this picture for me)

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}}

Elise my personal thanks to you, you have help inspire me with all your wonderful projects. You have made me step up my game with my cards and made me a better crafter. I love seeing all your beautiful Magnolia cards every week, hence the name I gave you as The Magnolia Queen. I love all the wonderful comments you make on my projects and bring a smile to my face when I read them. When I had to think of something I wanted to make to show you my appreciation for all you have done I could have made a card but I thought why not make something that you could keep on your desk and remember all of us at The Beary Scrap and it came to me a bear, lol. So I made a little container so you to store your cute little goodies in. This has been sitting on my desk now for about 2 weeks looking at me and brings a smile to my face seeing this little cutie looking at me.
I hope this brings a smile to you while your crafting.

My project recipe:
1 pringles can
Mulberry Roses

Now what fun is a blog hop without some candy.
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, go back 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!

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

Susan - Killam Creative

Jamie's Scrap Garden

Patricia's Crafty Spot (your here now)


TBS Design Team Blog

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.

Big Hugs Elise

Now the tears are not over yet Elise head on over to
Gini's Blog
 to get some more Love

August 27, 2010

Guess What!!! I'm a Southern Girl Now.

Wooo Hooo I made it!!
I'm a Southern Girl Now!
Ok for those of you in the USA it's not our Southern
but New Zealand. This is a new blog out of
New Zealand and the challenges start September 9th.

Check out the
to see who else made it.

There will be all kinds of fun sponsors and I hope to see you join us. Challenges will be every two weeks and there are two teams. You will see some talented ladies from all over the world. I look forward to meeting all the new teammates. Thank you to Tracy and Louise for the chance to be on your team. Remember September 9th the fun starts. Make sure you check out the blog there will be bio's of all the new girls every day till the challenges start.

Thanks for looking.


Summer Fun In 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

Im entering this into the following challenges:

MDUC-Colors Orange, Pink, Green, Brown, Blue
Midnight Madness-MMSC68
Thanks for looking.

August 26, 2010

It's our first sketch at Lil Lolita Boutique

Hello my Lil Lolita Girls
This week we have a new challenge for you, but first I would like to say
Thank You to all those who entered a card in our Roses challenge.
Be sure to check out the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog to see who won.
Our new challenge this week for you is a sketch challenge.
Kellie came up with this cute little sketch to follow.

Cute little Ms. Willow can be purchased at TPS and was colored with Copics and Stickled. I used Pearlescent Card Stock and Glittered Card Stock. I used Sizzix Corner Flourish and Spellbinders. I also used Prima Pearls and a pretty dotted ribbon. My little flowers were punched out and I added Robins Nest Dew Drops in the centers.
I hope you can join us this week at

Thanks so much for looking.

August 24, 2010

Simply Betty DT Call Card #2

Simply Betty DT Call Card #2

If you have been living under a rock then you don't know that
Simply Betty Challenge Blog is having a DT Call.
I have already made one card but really wanted to make more. So I made at least one more card. Now my picture is not totally as good as it should be we are having a lot of rain right now and they are saying that it's not going to clear till Friday but I have other cards posting at the end of the week and wanted to give this cards it's own day.

This picture shows the best true color of my card.

My card recipe:
Simply Betty Stamps Lola-you can get yours --HERE
She was colored with Copics and stickled
Card Stock
DP Paper ( I think it's by BoBunny sorry)
Martha Stewart punches (bats and gate)
Bat brads
Mulberry Flowers with Stickles
Ribbon and Bat Ribbon
Spellbinders Oval

Thanks for looking.

August 23, 2010

It's All About The Animals

Do you like blog challenges but have a hard time finding a challenge that's all about our furry little animals.
Well the wait is over there is a new challenge blog starting on Sept 3 that's all about the animals.


It's called The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge (how cute is that name)
Right now you can sign up for some awesome candy there.

Get all the details --- HERE --- on there new blog and become a follower.

Best of luck to you ladies on your new blog and challenges.
I can't wait to play.

Thanks for looking.

August 21, 2010

Simply Betty Challenges DT Call

It's so exciting Simply Betty Challenges will be starting there challenge blog on September 15th and they are having a DT call now. 
Woo Hoo happy dance. Simply Betty has some of the cutest Emo kids to color. She has 6 spots up for grabs. What do you have to do.... Create a funny Emo card! That's it... simple eh? Make it funny, quirky, cute and just have fun with it!
Well as soon as I read this yesterday I stopped all other card making projects and got straight to work on my card. These was no way I was going to miss this DT call and making a card or two or more......
You have till September 1st to get your cards in. 
Want to get your card in on the call get all the details --- HERE ---
And now my card..

I used the very flashy Rio for my card and you can her -- HERE --
She was colored with Copics and Stickled. I cut her out with my Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles and Inked and Stickled the edges I also did the same thing with the bottom note part of the card. My background paper is by BoBunny Boo Crew Masquerade Paper. My spiderweb paper was in my scrap pile I'm sorry but I don't have the name of it I wish I did because I really like it. I also have some purple Shimmer Paper outling my mats. I have pearls and a big spider brad in the corner. I used some ribbon from my stash and a hat pin. My flowers are from Prima Chatres Lace and Petaloo.

Now if a 3 month comment or longer is to much for you Betty also as a spot open for a guest spot --- HERE --- on her store blog.

I hope you like my card and I really hope Betty love's it. (hehe)

Thanks so much for looking.

August 20, 2010

The Beary Scrap's 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


I am entering this into the following challenges:

MDUC - Challenge #59 Takes two use both Edwin and Tilda
Just Magnolia - Week 69 Lets get Sentimental
ABC Challenge - B is for Blue

Thanks for looking.

August 19, 2010

Everything is coming up Roses at Lil Lolita Boutique

Wow what a week at Lil Lolita I think I'm still seeing spots or dots. Lots of awesome cards ladies we like seeing them all and want to keep seeing what you make. After reading some of your blog posts I see that a lot of you took advantage of Kellie's Digi Sale. Thats great keep an eye out for another digi sale sometime in the future Kellie had such a huge success with it I'm sure there will be more.  Do you want to see the winners this week check out the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog to see if you won.

Now on to this weeks challenge.


 Yep what girl doesn't love roses.  We would love to see your card with roses on it. Now weather you make your roses or have mulberry roses or any other kind, make up your card and post it on our BLOG.

Here is my card.

I thought that 20's Evie was cute for this card she has a little rose on her dress and I found some DP with roses at the craft store and the paper struck me as kinda vintage (ok so actually old lady paper but I'm being nice) so my 20's Evie was perfect for the paper. I colored her with Copics and also Stickled her. My leaves are punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and Stickled. I have hand stitching on my card. I also used a Prima Say It In Pearls with little roses.

I made my rose with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. I have a video I made on how to make paper roses --- HERE --- I had my own pattern before I got the dies but they are made the same way.

Do you need to get your Lil Lolita Girl get them --- HERE

Have you heard the news TICKLED PINK STAMPS home of
the Lil Lolita's is no on
Go LIKE us
Thanks so much for looking.

August 17, 2010

Karen's Birthday Card Part 2 Safe Half Way Across The World.

I'm so happy Karen finally got her birthday card in the mail and now that she saw it I can share it with you.

This card was one if my favorites from my stash and I gave it a little bit of a face lift so it's not exactly the same as it was originally. In the short time I have known Karen I know that she really likes the Magnolia stamps and I knew she would love this one. I think I was just as happy as she was when my Yahoo IM started poping at me and it was her saying
OMG OMG OMG 8x's  
I have been asking her almost every day since she came back from her trip if she got it. As soon as I got the message I knew it made is safe half way across the world. YEA!!

Enjoy Karen!!
 Happy Birthday

August 16, 2010

Southern Girls DT Call

Who doesn't love a little free play time. I had some extra play time on Sunday I should have been getting a head start on some DT projects and get ahead of the game but I saw that Southern Girls Challenge was having a DT Call and I wanted to make a card for the call.  They wanted us to make a card using all of our favorite stuff. Well if most of you know me that's easy Sparkle , Bling, 3D shapes and easel cards!!

So if  your also interested in applying for the Southern Girls Challenge DT you can check them out---HERE

Now the stamp I used was a gift from the awesome Chelsea of CLP she gave all us girls on her DT her new stamps to play with and I used the very cute Blossom Fairy Cammy and you can get one at Chelsea's store --- HERE while your there check out her other Gurlee Girl Stamps. She was colored with Copics and I added some Stickles to her. I have lots of hand stitching on the card. I inked all the edges and I had this really pretty embellishment from Jolees called Together Blossoms that I have been wanting to use for sometime but didn't have anything to use it for but Cammy sits very pretty on the branch. I also added some extra leaves to the branch. I added some sparkley flourishes all around the card.

I also used
I was also on the look out for some inspiration to make my card and
had this really cute sketch to play with this week.

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Secret Crafter-Challenge 96 What little girls are made of.

Thanks so much for looking.

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz-Easel Cards

Thanks for looking.

August 12, 2010

Lil Lolita Poka Dot Week Challenge #10

It's another week at Lil Lolita Boutique Blog and this week it's all about
Poka Dots
But before I show off my card let me just give a big Thank You to all the people that entered our challenge this week we had a record number this week of 23 WOW thats awesome. Alot of you took advantage of Kellie's Digi sale and got to play along with us. Let's see if we can top it this week. Everyone entered some awesome cards and made our choices really hard this week. Check out the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog to see the winners.

Now for my card.

Now if you were not lucky enough to grab on of the digi stamps or don't already have a rubber stamp head on over to the Tickled Pink Store and get one of the girls.
Now head on over to the Lil Lolita Boutique Blog and check out what the other girls made this week. Sketch used from Midnight Madness #74
Thanks for looking.

August 11, 2010

HaPpY BiRtHdAy KAREN! Part 1

I want to send a big Aussie Birthday Wish to:
Over in Australia
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Here is only a peek at Karen's birthday card that will be waiting for her when she gets back from her trip.

Bet you though you were going to see the whole card. Ha I don't want to let the Birthday Girl see it before she has a chance to open it, so that's all you get for now.