Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pilgrim Squirrel


Hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving Card with you that I made for a friend at work.  There has been lots of "talk" about the Create a Critter 2 cartridge that I figured it was time to pull out the original Create a Critter cartridge.

The Squirrel and hat are cut at 3.5" from the Create a Critter cartridge - the hat is from the turkey on the cartridge.  I used the gypsy hide contours feature so that the eyes would not cut.  The band on the hat was cut by hand and I used the gypsy to layer 2 squares to cut the hat buckle.  Patterned cardstock is DCWV Harvest Matstack.

Peachy Keen Teddy Bear face stamps were used for the eyes, all cuts were inked with Distressed Ink and the nose was accented with Crystal Lacquer.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I've got another card for you using the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge - I did warn y'all that this was one of my favorites so you'll probably be seeing it quite

My younger sister was born on Thanksgiving Day and this year her birthday once again falls on Thanksgiving.  What more fitting as a birthday card than one with a turkey on it - well, really a bear dressed liked a turkey!  I made this almost 2 weeks ago, but scheduled it to post so that my sister wouldn't see if before she received the card.

Patterned paper is DCWV Indian Summer - I distressed the edges using the back part of the Exacto knife blade.  Bear and layers are cut at 3.5".  I used Distressed Ink on the cuts and lots of Stampin' Up dimensionals.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Clown Teddy Bear

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!  My daughter had a birthday party to attend today, so I had to put together a quick card for the occasion. 

The more stuff that I have to create with, the harder it is for me to make a decision and come up with ideas.  So, after much deliberation, we decided on the clown bear from my new favorite cartridge - Teddy Bear Parade. 

The bear is cut at 3.5" with paper from my scraps bin.  The card is a standard A2 and the base patterned paper is from Recollections Bold Basics.  The smaller strip of paper is Recollections Mosaic Memories.  The Recollections paper packs are made by DCWV and although I don't love all of the patterns/colors in a pack, it is a really great value especially when on sales at Ms.

In retrospect, I would have added some ribbon but since I didn't have much time to put it together this would have to do.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Teddy Bear Fisherman

Hi Everyone!

I'm trying to get better about making cards ahead of time instead of having to rush to make one when I need it or worse yet, forget to even send one.  Although I think I've done better than in the past, I haven't been completely successful so far, but I'm trying to keep looking forward and not focus on all of that :)  So, this time, I went ahead and made 2 similar cards right away.

I'm just loving the new Teddy Bear Parade cartridge, so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of posts with these cute little guys.  Every since I was an infant, I have loved teddy bears.  And, although I no longer have a huge teddy bear collection, I still cannot resist how cute they are.  So, of course this card is made with the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge!  I found this Fisher-bear to be so adorable.

Teddy bear is cut at 4".  I used Distressed ink on the edges of most of the cuts, silver Liquid Pearls on the lure on his hat and added a 1" fish from Potpourri Basket to the line.  Patterned paper is DCWV from one of their autumn stacks.

I didn't stamp a sentiment on because I'm still undecided if these will end up being birthday cards or a father's day cards.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holly Jolly Blog Hop!  A full line up is listed at the end of this post in case you just happened upon my blog or got lost along the way and want to start from the beginning. 
If you started at the beginning, I know that you've been enjoying all the Christmas themed projects by such very talented crafters!  I'm going to keep the write up on my blog short because with so many amazing projects I know that you'll want to have enough time to visit everyone's blog. 
Below are my projects to share with you.  The paper is from DCWV.  I love their stacks - such a great value and they coordinate beautifully.
The cuts are from Joys of the Season.  Santa's workshop phrase is from Winter Frolic.  I always end up with so many pictures around the holidays, that I try to make most of my pages fairly simple which has the added bonus of making the pictures the focal point.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!Your next stop is Tracie at

Tiffy's Mom
October Beauty
Ken’s Kreations
Sis O’Snap
Phantom Rink Rat  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop Reminder

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder about the upcoming Holly Jolly blog hop on November 10th!  You definitely won't want to miss all of the projects from a very talented group.  Hope you'll join us on Saturday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Teddy Bear Birthday Card


Just wanted to share a quick birthday card with you tonight.  Card base is Kraft paper and I used the Gypsy to weld two hexagons (4.5") from Accent Essentials to make the card.  Teddy Bear (3.0") is from Create a Critter cartridge.  Black gems are iRock and patterned paper is Recollections Mosaic Memories.  Sentiment stamp is Ticketed from Stampology.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Mark your calendars for the Holly Jolly Blog Hop on November 10th.  An amazing group of crafters will be creating Christmas themed projects to help inspire you!
More details coming soon!