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Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (3) #20

This week's challenge is: "BEARY Special" - create a project that includes a bear.

In honor of 'back to school' time, I decided to create a card which may also be used as a mini-album out of a brown paper bag. My scan doesn't let you see that so well but my family thought it was cute. I wish my children all the best as they return to school on Monday.

Supplies ~
brown paper bag: Wal-Mart
black cardstock: American Crafts
speckled cream cardstock: Stampin' Up
textured red cardstock: Bazzill (Textured Red Devil)
handcut heart: by Nessa
green speckled paper: Wallies
bear stamp: PSX designs (Personal Stamp Xchange)
Hello! Stamp Set: Stampin' Up
watercolor pencils: Stampin' Up
inks: ColorBox gold pigment, Stampin' Up black craft, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye, VersaColor ink pad cube evergreen
ribbon: Garden Ridge Holiday Trimmings
red brads: unknown from a brad soup
basic round hole punch: Fiskars

This was a very fun project!


margo August 22, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

Looks cute!! Good job :)!!!

My stamping knowledge consists of like an ink pad and trying not to get it on my fingers :P

Chrissie August 22, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

Great card Julie. He is a super stamp isn't he! Yours looks all warm and cuddlable!

Liza August 22, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

Great card, I love the bear image. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

JanJ August 22, 2009 at 5:35 AM  

Lovely card and such a sweet image.

Your blog is fascinating, I've just lost a very pleasant 20 minutes or so reading some of it, but only scratching the surface I feel, but I'll come again for a longer visit.

All the best

Jan x

Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

Great card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Crafting Joanne August 22, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

Adorable card Julie, such a sweet bear image.

Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

Joanne x

Skraptacular Designs August 22, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

Decided to post this message again on your entry for this week's challenge...Sorry, didn't notice you posted twice on our Mr. Linky until after I already posted on the first post...I'll type the same thing here.

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate you playing along with us at Stamptacular! I truly enjoy being able to see your wonderful creations when you get the chance to join our challenge fun!

Thank you for taking the time to help make our challenge blog as successful as we can be! Without you it wouldn't be as much fun!


Julie August 23, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments! I appreciate you stopping by and taking a peek. :) I've had this little bear stamp for about 12 years now and he is one of the first stamps I ever bought who started my fun stamping addiction! He's a priceless treasure!

Julie August 23, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

Margo - Thanks for your praise! As always, I appreciate it.
btw, It's hard to believe but I actually love getting ink on my fingers. :) You should have seen them after I made this card! Very colorful and one of the best things of stamping to me. :D

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Welcome Readers~to my blog! A tiny extension of myself and my life. Here, I'll share this journey through my top passions in my life - reading, writing, and creating. You can expect to read poetry, view my papercrafts and read design related posts. Every once in a while, I hope you'll grasp an honest feel of my heart. If you haven't noticed, I love flamingos! I think they are beautiful birds. *Thanks for your attention.*
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