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Birthday Bears

Hello! 
Linda here and it's my turn to post some inspiration for you on the blog, so I'm kicking it off with not 1, not 2, but all 3 of the fabulous new Lee Holland teddy bears from the July release.

I coloured all 3 bears with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and I decided not to go with the traditional brown teddy bear colours for a change. Those of you who are familiar with my work will know that I love to colour outside the box (but not outside the lines!) when it comes to hair and critters.

First off we have my personal favourite



I made him a little white bear and gave him a pink nose.
I also added some sentiments from the Happy Sayings set.

Teddy Birthday Presents



He's looking good in Aquamarine, the die cut birthday word is from the
Sweetest Birthday Shaker Builder die set and I cut my image with one of the
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies.
Some of my DT sisters made this bear into a Christmas card by using Christmas colours and adding a Christmas sentiment.

and finally

Teddy Birthday Message



who is rocking purple fur.

My daughter actually had a teddy bear this colour when she was very small, that brings back memories! As you can see I masked the bear and carefully stenciled some bricks so he had a wall to draw on, naughty graffiti bear!

Anyway I hope that this has given you some ideas on how you can think outside of the box when it comes to colouring your bears (or other images), and how a few changes can make things look quite different.

That's all from me for today, I'll see you next time!

Product Spotlight - Birdie Selfie





Hello Friends,

Special guest Vladka is back with us today sharing this adorable card using our Birdie Selfie rubber stamp from the Crissy Armstrong Collection. This is an oldie but a goodie. Vladka also used Magical Birthday Wishes clear stamps and Birthday Wishes Magical Die set of words to complete her card.

Her image was colored with watercolor paint and then framed with a photo shaped die to make it seem to pop off the card. The sky and clouds are behind the photo to help the popped effect. I love the softness and pops of yellow that draw your eye to the image.

To see more of Vladka's awesome work, be sure to visit her blog, Ustvarjalna Skringa. Vladka is also on YouTube and Instagram and Pinterest. Thanks so much for being with us this month Vladka!



                                Birdie Selfie     Magical Birthday Wishes    Word Die Set - Birthday Wishes and Magical

July Release now Available


Welcome Whimsy fans. The newest release from Whimsy Stamps is now available in the store - click here to see all the new goodies.

As always, there are some super cute rubber images and fun photopolymer stamps and dies.

Our designers will be sharing many wonderful creations over the next 3 days. We invite you to take a look at their blogs to see their wonderful projects.

Happy shopping!




Product Spotlight - You Complete Me


Hello Friends!

Today we are excited to share a super fun card with you from special guest Barbara Anders! Barbara has used our You Complete Me clear stamps and coordinating You Complete Me Puzzle Pieces Die set. I just love these cheerful rainbow colored puzzle pieces. Such a happy card!


To make this card, Barbara used rainbow patterned designer paper and cut all the puzzle pieces. Then she adhered them to the card stock base, and some by using foam tape to give dimension and the effect of pieces in front of others.  The sentiments are heat embossed with white embossing powder and the hearts are glitter embossed. Both are adhered with foam tape to make the pop off the card. A simple but fabulous creation!

Barbara has loads of amazing creations on her blog, Paper Pursuits, we hope you will visit her there and on her social media pages. Huge thanks to Barbara for joining us this month as a special guest designer!

Barbara's Pinterest
Barbara's Instagram
Barbara's YouTube



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