Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teddy Bear School!

Happy Hump Day to you all (and for my frenz across the pond that means Wednesday here in the US, hee hee--so I don't offend anyone)! We are supposed to get torrential and flooding rains today here in VA so I'm praying that it's not as bad as they say it might be!  We need the rain but not that way--it just runs off and doesn't do much good but causes a lot of damage.  I'm sticking close to the house today except to run Alexa to her cheerleading practice.  She's leaving tomorrow to go to the Outer Banks, NC with a friend for a few days so it will just be me, Riley & James this weekend.  I hosted a boy sleepover the night before last and my son is still recovering, lol--he doesn't handle staying up that late (3 am) real well.  And tonight my daughter is off to the movies with friends and a sleepover--I can't keep up with their busy social lives I tell ya!! LOL!  James and I are much easier--we have date night once a week and one afternoon or evening when we run errands.  We're not that exciting I guess, hee hee!  But that's okay--I haven't read a book in 2 weeks (GASP) and I've got some new ones on my Kindle that are calling my name this weekend I tell ya!  I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of  "Juliet" by Anne Fortier--I pre-ordered it and its supposed to be released on Aug. 24th!  Crossing fingers that I get some reading done cuz' I sure do miss it!

And a big thank you for all the congrats for getting over 1 million hits on my blog--you know it wouldn't have happened without all of YOU! So I thank you each for stopping by and visiting me each week!


-Blog Candy is still up for grabs--see this post to enter by Friday!!  Also stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog and enter the challenge to win a FREE Copic Class at the Color Me Creative Classroom!

-The Color Me Creative Classroom website is up and running and I'm adding dates and locations with pre-registration buttons this week.  You can keep track of where I'll be at !!

-Have you joined our CMC Copic Challenge Group yet? What are you waiting for?  Anyone that loves Copics can join (join the CMC site first to join the group--anyone can join)!  We're having a Craft inspired "Jeopardy" party on this Thursday night at 8 pm EST and there will be lots of fun prizes given away!

-Last but not least have you seen the new holiday stuff's coming to 7 Kids College Fund? You will WANT it all (like me, hee hee) and you can order it  all too!  New Basic Grey/Sizzix Embossing Folders, CUTE Cosmo Cricket papers, FUN NEW Martha Stewart Halloween punches, Tim Holtz Holiday, Sizzix Embossing folders and Stampavie stamps for the holidays! CA-UTE!

-Also a BIG thank you to 2 ladies for nominating me for a "Cherry on Top" award--I so appreciate the acknowledgement when you do (even if I don't follow the rules, lol)!  Nancy (Melrose Miss) and Mary Harmon were so thoughtful to do so this week!  I nominate you all for the award as well!!

Teddy Bear School!

Today is another fun 7 Kids Challenge from the new Challenge Blog HERE!  I didn't think mine qualified cuz I tend to overdo the layers (ahem, lol) but Mary assured me I was good to go :)  So the challenge is to use ONLY 2 LAYERS of Patterned Paper which I did (I used 3 different patterns but only 2 layers)!  And I used this cute new Popcorn Bear set---oh how I adore these cute bears and this one is perfect for going back to school!

The name of this Popcorn Bear set is "School Days" and I just adore it!  I kept the vibe of this card a little vintage-y and the colors neutral so it will work for a boy or a girl!  The papers were all distressed with my fave tool the Zutter Distress It All and the papers are by Basic Grey's "Oliver" (so cute)!  If this sketch looks familiar its because it was my sketch for the Through the Craftroom Door magazine challenge from the upcoming issue.  I had so many great submissions that I pulled my card out so I could use more of the submissions :)  The buttons & sentiment are by PTI and have a sweet twine bow to top them off.

And of course this cutie was colored with Copics (what else 'eh) and embellished with some stickles and diamond glaze.  I LOVE LOVE the lil' duck images that are included in each Popcorn Bear set--so much fun to use and color!

Now hop over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog HERE to join in on the fun and win a great prize---the DT examples will get you inspired for sure!


  1. Really great card, love your colouring and using the colours !
    Have a great day,

  2. This card is stunning Suzanne! I just love your colouring and your choice of papers! Thank-you so much for the inspiration!

  3. Gorgeous Back to school card! I like it a lot! ♥♥♥


  4. What a beautiful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Suzanne, you made me go and by this set! This is too cute and I had to have it. Love it! When on earth to you find time to read??? My daughter and I wish we had half your energy. Thanks for sharing this adorable card.

  6. How adorable...I love the Chew Chew train DP!! Wonderful coloring :)

  7. Suzanne, this is so sweet! Love how you colored the fur. I am working on getting a bunch of friends to get together and sign up for one of your classes. I would love for you to come here to Jax, FL! :) Hugs, T

  8. Your card is so cute, and that bear is adorable!


  9. Such a cute card! I love the coloring, of course, it's perfect!

  10. I love the colors and the teddy bear...I thought this would be a great card to create for the teacher as can't wait to get my copics and start playing. You have really inspired me!!

  11. amazing card, love how you coloured Popcorn.

  12. So cute. Love the bear!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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