Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friends Make Life Bearable

Hello all of you wonderful paper lovers!

Enjoy Ordinary Days
They who sow in tears shall reap
in joy and singing.
                PSALM 126:5

I hope you are all having a great weekend and have lots of nice things planned to do with family and friends. As for me I am going to inspire you with my latest creation.
I was going through some of my old rubber stamps and came upon these Cherished Teddies stamps. I don't think they was ever used. It gave me the perfect opportunity to try a technique I saw on the internet some time ago. I pulled up pinerest and found it again. It's called Change it Up or texturing with rags and can be found here: I had a lot of fun with it, I hope you do too!

Card base measures 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"

Products Used:
Stamps: Just Rite Cling Stamps - Elegant Frames, Stampendous Cherished Teddies
Paper: White cardstock, Bo Bunny Buttercup Dot, Best Creation Inc Fairy #F003
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Cameo Coral, Yo Yo Yellow, Copics - bears E01, 11, 23, 31, 57, 79, Cheeks R20, all other R11, 20, 21, 22, YR12, 15, 20, 21, 23, Y12, 17, 26, G14, 16, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks
Accessories: Spellbinders Triple Floral, Hot off the Press 9 Tiny Tags, Joy! Craft Cut & Embossing Die Round Butterflies, Silhouette nested labels, String of pearls, Stickles Star Dust, Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers and some handmade flowers, Wink of Stella, old dish rag, Stamen, Darice self - stick gems, Pop dots.

Entering this card in the following challenges: - anything goes #35 - anything goes CMC #70 - always anything goes #87 - two or more patterned papers - week 29 - anything goes #145 - anything goes #104 - flowers delights #268 - anything goes #236 - something old wk 28 - always anything goes #270 - don't be square - handmade flowers #90

Hope I was able to inspire you today and thanks for stopping by!

Your comments really mean a lot!


  1. This is so super adorable!! Love that it lifts up to reveal another cutie. Thanks for joining us at the Art by Mi Ran Challenge Blog.

  2. These bears are so cute. Lovely colours and papers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  3. Your card is just adorable and I love those sweet bear images! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  4. A fabulous card design and embellishments . I would love to see you apply for a DT slot at Aud Sentiments, you have the kind of skills we are looking for!Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  5. A really gorgeous and cute card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. What a sweet creation ... love the design/shape! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Beautiful design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. x

  8. I love your pretty design. Great colors, flowers and my, that bear is super sweet. Thanks for sharing this charming creation with us at Craftin Desert Divas! Hope you have a lovely day today. xx Donna K

  9. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  10. wow! so darling and precious and beautiful!

  11. So sweet. Thanks for playing along this week with Digi Choosday Challenge 'Use an Old Collection'. Yvonne (DT)

  12. wow so adorable, love the layout and the flowers x Thankyou for joining us over at Lia Stampz for our handmade flower challenge. Hope to see you again soon x Lynda Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  13. I thought I just commented on this :-) back on your page and still love your card lol so thankyou for joining us over at Digi Choosday for our something old challenge. Lynda DT xx

  14. Gorgeous card Linda. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Such a cute card! Those bears are just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper~Crafty Challenge this week! Hope to see you back again real soon :)

  17. So pretty & sweet. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  18. Sweet and lovely card. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  19. Very nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

  20. Wow.. Beautiful card
    thank you for sharing with us over at Craft Desert Divas

  21. This is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Creative Carft Cottage this week, x

  22. beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative craft Cottage Challenges and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  23. Wonderful card and thanks for joining us for our 2 or More patterned papers Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  24. So very pretty! Those papers and flowers are gorgeous and I love the revealed image! Great idea!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  25. This is such a sweet card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for the Shaped Cards challenge!

  26. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Helen x

  27. very cute card. Love all of the fabulous details. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Judy DT

  28. Beautiful card! I love papers and design! Wonderful flowers!
    Thanks for playing at Scrapper's Delights Challenge.

  29. Fabulous project!!!! Wwwwoooowwww!!!! :-)))))) Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT xx

  30. Just beautiful! Love the shape and your great color combo! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft, good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT

  31. I had to search to find your entry but so glad i did. Such a lovely card and layout. Thanks for visiting our Use two patterned papers Challenge
    Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

  32. What a sweet card! The flowers and paper match beautifully. Thanks for entering the 2 or more patterned papers challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and good luck, Jackie Polkadoodles DT x

  33. I love all the flowers around the bear, it's gorgeous!!
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  34. Gorgeous card Linda! Love everything about this card. So creative! Love it! I didn't find any tutorial at the link above.

    I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join (if not already), comment and add your blog to Mr. Linky. Hugs, Gloria