Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MMSC#44 Wags and Whiskers Bear Hug

Greetings bloggers. Spring has sprung in Georgia. We had a cold start this morning, but the temperature has reached 70 today. School is going good for me. I am amazed how much I am learning and want to learn. I do have to study though everyday. There are just so many medical terms....I have to do it in blocks to remember them all
Today's card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is a Wags and Whiskers Stamp called Bear Hugs provided to me by this week's sponsor Stamp and Create. I was thrilled to get this sweet little girl holding a bear. If you have been visiting my blog...then you know I love and collect bears. This is just darling. I paper pieced her dress and the bear.
Also, in the background you can see that I created an envelope. This is a 6 x 6 Priscillastyles kit that can be purchase here. If you are like me, and like to add lots of embellishments to your cards, then you need to get this kit. It makes a nice box style envelope to present your cards in so that you don't smash all that precious work you did!!!To create this card I stitched around the outer layers, used the Martha Stewart around the page punch, and the corners are a die from cuddlebug. On the inside the flowers are also a Martha Stewart punch. I kept this card pretty basic and this is the closest you will ever see me get to a Clean and Simple Card.....LOL

Hey Everyone. Would you like to join the Midnight Madness Design Team for 3 months??? Well, now is your chance. We are having a Design Team Call. Please go o the post here for all the details

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Be sure to enter your Creation in Mr. Linky here.
Our MMSC43 Gold Star Award goes to
#38 Brenda Kluge

Our Remarkables Award this week goes to
#2 Jakester
#82 Patty
Our MMSC43 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
#12 Betty Benton
Our MMSC44 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
*Stamp and Create.com

Our Feb. Monthly Sponsor is....
** The "priscillastyles" Store
Click HERE to see the Awesome Prize!
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
The Color Throwdown - Not Quite Navy, Olive, Ruby Red
Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Piecing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Flower Power
Magical Crafts - Things with Wings
Polka Doodles - Rubber Stamping and Wings
Saturday Spotlight - Friendship (Have made lots of friends who collect bears)


Pinklady 68 said...

Gorgeous card!!!
Fantastic colors and just love that little girl and her bear:-)
Have a great day!

the crafty duck said...

beautiful card, love your angel and that teddy bear is adorable, perect for our challenge, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet Carol!! I just love your colors and coloring!! The use of the punches to frame your image, the flowers and ribbon, and the dp you chose are awesome touches!! Beautiful creation inside and out!! Great set!! You rocked the sketch GF!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, your card this week is stunning! I love the way that you colored your adorable little girl and bear! Wow! The level of finishes that you have added take your card over the top! Lovely

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Carol! Your card is so pretty! I love that rich, yummy blue! The inside is just as fabulous at the outside! I love all the details!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful card Carol, love all the details and your paper piecing and sewing. The colors are fabulous and works so well with the ribbon and flowers. So glad that school is going well. Hugs, Jane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Stunning card set Carol! Beautiful color combo this week and love all that stitching and those gorgeous corner details. I know you are happy with this image, having that lovely bear with it!! As always the inside is just as beautiful as the outside and the envi turned out absolutely fabulously! You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for keeping my little one in your thoughts and prayers...it means so much to me.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

As close as you can get to CAS, Carol :) I need to take some lessons from you on layering. Sometimes I get so slow... and think I have no idea what to do next. Lol. Wish I had some more of your skill. Your card is so pretty, my little 3yr old girl sitting next to me , points to it and says "That's so cute, bear and girl!" I sure hope your Mom is feeling better, I just read your previous post... I'm glad you are enjoying school xox ~Jeni

Phyllis said...

Carol~ You have done it again, INCREDIBLE creation!! Love your colors and embellishments. You have done Priscilla proud with that lovely envelope from her templet!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carol

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Makes my day!

Your card is so warm and inviting. It really gives you a big warm bearhug. The image is just soo cute, and your coloring makes it beautiful. I love how you use blue togheter with the orange.

Good luck with your study!


jackiescrafts said...

Great card I love the blue and orange colour scheme.
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Carolyn said...

What a sweet and cozy card. The dp is just gorgeous. Aren't those around the page punches fun to use, and they always look so beautiful. Perfect card for and from a bear lover :)


FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A stunning Card, I love it. Thanks for joing the Polkja Doodles Challenge.

Luv Dee xxx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Oo err, don't know what happened there, typos all over, lol. Need chocolate I think. Dee

Winnie and Patty said...

oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, this stamp is right up your alley my friend, and you did a wonderful job with it! I also love the colors you chose!!!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!!

Sue said...

Well, they sure matched that stamp with the right person. WOW, what a beautiful set. The colors and all your details and there are so many, are just so pretty. And the image is colored to perfection and so many times! The envleope looks so beautiful it looks like a card in the picture. Some lucky person is going to be so delighted with your creation. Inside is as beautiful as the outside. AWESOME!

Hugs (Bear, of course)

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Carol, I love that pretty and sheer ribbon. This is such a warm and happy card. :) Hugs, Michelle

Priscilla said...

You sure can rock a teddy bear card can't you? Love your matching envy too. This is a great set..Loving it. Wonderful post and thanks for help with my wording ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! This is soooo gorgeous!!! I love the image, your papers, the details...OK, well EVERYTHING!!! I'm so glad to see your beautiful creation!! :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS to you my friend!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and matching envelope box Carol. Stunning detail with all the stitching, embellies and yummy papers.

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

Victoria said...

gorgeous creation - love the image and so much attention to detail with the inside and matching box.

Thanks for playing at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week

Elizabeth said...

Love the stamp and all the detail on your card, it really is very beautiful and amazing, thanks for sharing.

Also thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kinds words.

Nettie said...

I love the stitching detail on your card and the patterned paper. It making me wish that my sewing machine hadn't given up the ghost.x

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt BFF - this is adorable - I have to say those colours do it for me - they are rich and warm and feminine all at the same time!! Love that image and the flowers you have used - great 'take' on the sketch my friend - CAS - yeah right! LOL! God bless you heaps! {{{hugs}}}

Liz said...

Wow thats just so very pretty thanks for joining MCFC good luck with the call

Liz xx

Michele Kovack said...

These are just gorgeous! Love all of your pretty details! And good for you going back to school! : )

Laura said...

Oh Im so happy I found your blog.Your cards are amazing.Thanks for commenting on my card over at SCS.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our wings challenge at Polkadoodles. Fab card - wonderful colour! Cheers Claire x