Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just wanting to wish a Happy Mother's Day to everyone who happened upon my site today! Enjoy your day - I'll be spending some of mine crafting, of course!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Felicity the Fairy Bear

My daughter's boyfriend asked me if I'd make a card for his mother for Mother's Day. (He actually asked me what I would charge for a card - LOL - like VISA homemade cards are priceless!)
His mom loves fairies so I thought this cute "Tear Bear" fairy bear would be perfect. She was the smallest one that I have made so far, and I am finding out the smaller the harder! She was fun to make though and I am happy with the way she turned out!

A Card by My MOM

Since she won't post her work .... like any good daughter, I'll post it for her. This is the absolutely adorable card that my mother made for my daughter's 20th birthday. My daughter is currently in school to become a Medical Assistant and her card is perfect! I am not sure how well the picture does it's 3-D! I think you did a FANTASTIC job on this card mom (yes, I know you'll read this sooner or later). I am sure that Sarah will cherish it for years to come! Mom, you should be very proud ~ you are one very talented lady! Love You!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mother's Day Cards Teaser

Coming soon...sorry I can't post pictures or else MY MOM will see her card before she gets it on Mother's Day!!!

Beatrice in her Buggy

My second Tear Bear (and last) for today. Again, I plan on using this somehow in a baby card for another co-worker. (If there is something in the water, I don't want any - LOL)
I think I'd change the buggy a little next time, maybe make it a little deeper???
I used a pattern from "606 Paper Piecing Patterns" and imported to Inkscape, then made pattern pieces to cut in Sure-Cuts-A-Lot. (Sure is a lot of work too!!)
I am having tons of fun though...and that's what really matters!

A Wagon for Clarice

No...I haven't been couped up in my scrap room for too my little bears need something to do. I made a little red and white polka-dot wagon for Clarice to sit in. She looks pretty cute, even if I do say so myself.

This pattern, along with Clarice and the other Tear Bears come from a new CD I purchased from here: They are a great site...Great service and very fast shipping!
The CD is fantastic! Now using SCAL I can make a ton of paper piecing creations.
Thanks for looking!

Stella and her Snuggie I swore I wasn't going to get addicted to Tear Bears....yeah, right!!! Pretty soon my family is going to sign me up for CA (Craft's Anonymous!)

Here is sweet little Stella. She will be part of a baby shower card for a co-worker. Of course the card part is yet to be finished and I'll post a pic of that when done. She was really fun to make!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Meet Clarice

Okay so now paper piecing has me trying my hand at making Tear Bears - Clarice, (I always name my creations), was my very first try. She's all dressed up and ready to go. Tear Bears are fun to make but also a lot of work to get them to look half way decent, (and I am rather a stickler for a nice looking project) - but I think she came out rather cute. I will definitely try another - though I'm not sure that this will become one of my growing addictions! Let me know what you think!!