March 31, 2011

April Showers

April Showers
Just a quick post here to spotlight another one of
Precious Piecings Patterns
I used pattern number 459 Rainyday Kids you can purchase
Thanks for looking.

March 30, 2011

Tear Bears for Sale

Just in case you haven't visited my blog in a while, I sell my Tear Critters right from here. Here is a bunch with my new label to match my blog.
I have 5 ways you can purchase, right here from my blog. Just click on the link in the upper Left side or from any of the 4 online stores on the Right side. Do you have a favorite site you like to purchase from?
Thanks for looking.

Pretty Flowers for Spring

Im still waiting for the warm weather that is susposed to come with spring but my cute little Pansie Piggy is all ready to to share some flowers to help you enjoy the warm weather.
Did you get a chance to pick up one of the New Patterns from
Well Kimm can tell you that I couldn't wait to get my hands on Pansie, I just love this little piggy. If you notice that Pansie comes sitting well if you have the Tear Bear pattern to you can just use the legs to make her stand.
This cute little piggy was made with Mulberry Paper and inked with Colorbox Inks. My background paper is one of the new 6x6 paper pads from Prima
Fairy Flora
now in stock. I added some German Glass Glitter to the boarder of my card that was cut out with one of the new Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities.  I added a pretty ribbon from my stash around the Mulberry Calla Lillies.
Thanks for looking.

March 28, 2011

Precious Piecings Animal Print Challenge

Happy Monday to you. Well its time for a new challenge from
and our new challenge is
Animal Prints
Now you don't have to do an animal if you don't want just show us your animal prints.

Im so happy to be able to start taking pictures out in the sun again. I used Precious Piecings pattern #025 Giraffe you can purchase ---HERE---
Now lets see what you can make and enter your card
on our challenge blog.
Thanks for looking.

March 23, 2011

Springtime With A Little Shine

Well now that we have started Spring what a better way to enjoy it than with.....SNOW....(hit the brakes) yes snow were expected to get any were to 1" to 4" of snow in my area of Connecticut. But I'm not going to let a little more snow loose my sparkle. I'm going to add some German Glass Glitter and let it shine.

I added some German Glass Glitter to the oval parts of my Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Die. What do you think of the new Tattered Teddy coming soon to The Beary Scrap Family. He's so cute. He was made with Mulberry Paper and inked with Colorbox Ink. My background paper is from the Springtime Collection from Echo Park. I have used flowers from Prima the Fleurs de Prima and a Butterfly also from Prima from my stash. Don't forget we are still having our Birthday Celebration going on and make sure you enter your card ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

March 21, 2011

Precious Piecings Spring Blog Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at
Our theme this week is
After a beautiful weekend for the first weekend of spring we end up today with a dusting of snow here in Connecticut.
But my card is nice and warm and very spring.
What says spring then getting to go bear foot in the nice warm weather.
I used pattern #482 Butterfly Kisses Girl and you can get yours ---HERE---
She was inked up the Colorbox Ink and I added some matching butterflies with a couple of Martha Stewart punches. I found the perfect designer paper from my stash sorry but there was no name on it to tell you where it is from.
Now lets see what your spring project will be and enter your card
Thanks for looking.

March 18, 2011

Precious Piecings Easel Card Tutorial

Hi it's Patricia and I'm here with a tutorial on how to make an easel card for Precious Piecings.
Here is what the finished card will look like.

I used pattern number 415 Mama Kitty with Kittens and
you can get your's ---HERE---
Now lets get started with this really easy card to make.

Here is a closer look at the top.
Thanks so much for looking.

March 16, 2011

It's Spring Time at The Beary Scrap

Now that we changed our clocks it's a sign that Spring is just around the corner now and I can't wait for warm weather and and to see the sun again.
Our new theme at
What's a better way to know that Spring is here but when you see the bees. Luckly my bee won't sting you but she will make you smile.
My Card Recipe:
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Bee outfit from Treasure Box Designs
Now enter your Spring Project ---HERE---
at The Beary Scrap Challenge Blog
Thanks for Looking.

March 15, 2011

I Have Been Published Again

I was published in
The Beary Scrap
Kimm was published in Paper and Pixels and she put all us girls from
The Beary Scrap in there, how awesome is that.

If you found my blog from Paper and Pixels
Welcome and I would love if you follow me and take a look around at my work. Looking for premade Tear Critters check out my links on the right to my Ebay and Etsy and also my tab at the top or click ---HERE---and it will also take you to my For Sale Page. 

Make sure you check out our challenge blog ---HERE---
and The Beary Scrap Store ---HERE---
We are also on facebook and have lots of fun there, head on over and "LIKE" us ---HERE---.
But wait thats not all my other design team was also published in the same magazine!! Super Cool!!
My other design team owner
Lisa from Precious Piecings is in the same magazine.

Double cool!!
Make sure you check out Lisa's Paper Piecing store ---HERE---
and our challenge blog ---HERE---
and more fun on facebook to so go "LIKE" us ---HERE---to.
Thanks for looking.

March 14, 2011

Precious Piecing's Bling Challenge

Ready for a new challegne from
Precious Piecings Challenge Blog.
Our new challenge is

I used pattern #412 Mama n Baby Bears you can purchase ---HERE---
My bling is glittered card stock, Stickles on the Mama Bears Bow and to the small matt on the bottom of the card, and I also added Dew Drops to the center of my flowers. My pink paper is also Pearlize Paper even thought the shin is hard to see. My small flower punch is from EK Success and my leaf boarder is the Branch w/Leaves Die from Sizzix. My easel card was made with the Grand Nestablities Grand Scalloped Circles Die.
Now lets see what you can make with Bling and a Precious Piecings and enter your card
Thanks for looking.

PS check back latter this week for a tutorial on making this easel card.

March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Tracy Blog Hop

Happy Birthday
Don't you just love a suprize well right about now Tracy's jaw is probably hitting the floor with all the birthday wishes.
Three different designed teams teamed up for this suprize.
If you just came here from the very tallented
 then your on the right path if not head on over to our host
and start there.

I made this cute Birthday Girl from a pattern from Precious Piecings
pattern #477 Birthday Girl . I inked all my edges with Colorbox Ink and my card is one of the new large Spellbinders Dies Grand Nesties. I added some Stickles to her hat. Her eyes are from The Beary Scraps Beary Sweet Printables.
Happy Birthday
Now make sure you go give Tracy some love and wish her a
Happy Birthday and tell her
Michelle Single sent you so she will start at her blog for the hop.
Now head on over to
Karen Wray
and see what her birthday wish is for Tracy.
Thanks for looking.

March 9, 2011

Everything Is Coming Up Flowers At Southern Girls Challenges

I can not wait till I can see real flowers growing again. Were finally starting to get rid of some of this snow and I actually have a few flowers trying to peek out of the ground. Our new challenge is a real easy one for you:
Here my project is out of the shadow box so you can see it better without the glare from the glass.
Here are so pictures of my project in the shadow box. No matter how hard I tried I kept picking up the reflection from the glass. But I wanted to show you the angles of this in the shadow box. I love it.

My digi Funny Sunflower is from The Paper Shelter and they are one of our sponsors at
I used the pre-colored image for my sunflower and printed 3 copies and layered it. I have never used a pre-colored image and wanted to give it a try.
I used the Large EK Success Daisy Punch and the Medium EK Success Retro Flower Punch to make my flower. I also used Colorbox Ink on my flower. I used the Fiskars Duel Tip Stylus Embossing Tool to shape my flower that was taught in an Ustream class by Anna from More Paper Than Shoes.
Now lets see your flowers and enter your card ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

The Beary Scrap Thanks You

Thank you for making our first year a hugh success at
The Beary Scrap

Have you notice all the new goodies that have been added to
Well there is lots more on the way but some of the new items that I used today for my Thank You card are this very pretty ribbon from May Arts Sheer Woven Rosettes. There is lots of pretty colors in stock and I used the very pretty Yellow. My background paper is the new Echo Park Springtime Paper. I also made my very cute Charlie Chick with an Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern and Mulberry Paper. I used the Large EK Success Daisy Punch and the Medium EK Success Retro Flower Punch to make my flower. I also used Colorbox Ink on my flower. I used the Fiskars Duel Tip Stylus Embossing Tool to shape my flower that was taught in an Ustream class by Anna from More Paper Than Shoes. I also used brads and the Leave Branch die from Sizzix. My Thank You was cut out with Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for looking.

March 7, 2011

Precious Piecings Red Hot Challenge

Are you ready for another challenge from
This weeks challenge is
Red Hot
We have a photo inspriation for you.
Here is my project and I actually made a layout.
I have used patterns
#502 Ring Master
#495 Circus Tent
#639 Zoo Babies Zebra
You can purchase them at the Precious Piecing Store ---HERE---
I have used Stickles, ribbon, mats cut out with Spellbinders. Bling and balloon punch. All pieces were inked with Colorbox Ink.
Here is the photo for the inspiration.
Now lets see what you can make with a Precious Piecings and enter your project ---HERE---.

Find us on facebook.
Thanks for looking.

March 3, 2011

Precious Piecings Easter Tag #355 Easter Bunny

Here is a quick post on a very cute Easter tag I made using another pattern from
I used #355 Easter Bunny
Check out this and all the other Paper Piecing Patterns you can get from
Precious Piecings ---HERE---

We have lots of give-a-ways on our Facebook fan page so make sure you go "Like" us.

Already have some Precious Piecings come on over and play on our NEW Challenge blog ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

March 2, 2011

It's a Beary Scrap Birthday Bash!!

Can you believe that were 1 year old already. Boy does time fly when your having fun and were having a party all month long and your the guest because we have gifts for you. But first lets get to our new challenge. It's the beginning of the month and that means a new awesome sketch.
My card recipe:
Stickers from Jolees
Here is the sketch you have to follow:

Lets see what you can make and enter your sketch ---HERE---
Don't forget you only have a few days left to enter your chance to be a
Guest Designer
Here is the sketch to follow:

Hurry you only have till March 5 to enter your card ---HERE---

Now for the party Details:

Now want to know what you can win and all the details?
Get the details ---HERE---

Thanks so much for looking and making our first year a huge success, your going to want to be here all month.

March 1, 2011

Crafting Lifes Pieces March Challenge

Crafting Lifes Pieces March Challenge
Yes it's another month and time for a new challenge.
It's getting closer to spring and I can't wait.
Our sponsor this month is Praire Fairy Designs and when I saw Lewis I just had to color him up.
He is just so cute and seeing how St. Patricks day is this month I had to go green. Lewis was colored with Copics and I added Diamond Glaze to his glasses. All my mats were cut out with Spellbinders. My paper is from some old stock from Best Creation. I added some gree Dew Drops and some Rhinestones and Sticker from Recollections. My leaves are cut out with Sizzix Branch w/Leaves.
Here is the sketch you have to follow this month:

You can enter our challenge ---HERE---
Make sure you stop over to our sponsor
and see what they have for you.
Thanks for looking.