Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our In-Store Designers Recent Projects

Hello Friends!  I'm back to share with you lots of layouts submitted by our In-Store Design Team.  The last time I tried to load all of these beautiful creations into blogger, the photo loader was not working.  Here is hoping this works because I have a lot to share with you!

Celebrate the 4th
by Michelle

Horsin' Around
by Michelle

The Big Day
by Michelle

Rock Out
by Michelle

Edible Art
by Sharon

Got Ink
by Sharon

In the Swing of Things
by Sharon
Sassafrass a Lass

The Best Days
by Suzie

by Suzie

by Suzie

The Girls
by Kimm (me)

The Dance
by Kimm (me)

Wow, that was a lot of layouts for one post.  I hope you've enjoyed some inspiration from our amazing Designers!  I provided links to our store for the paper lines that were used in each layout just in case something really caught your eye.  The links are in pink :).

Thanks for stopping by!


Tut's Toffee Recipe from Kim Bender

Hello Friends! 

This past Saturday, we had an all day pot-luck crop at the store.  Everyone brought a dish to share.  Kim had brought a delightful snack called Tut's Toffee.  Many of the girls had asked for the recipe and luckily, Kim has just sent it to me.  It's really simple, and absolutely delicious!  Oh, it melts in your mouth!!!

  • Regular saltine crackers (about a sleeve and a half)
  • 2 sticks BUTTER
  • 2 cups brown sugar (may require a bit more)
  • 12 oz. (minimum) semi-sweet OR milk chocolate chips (I buy the larger bag but have some leftover. Easier coverage with more.)
  • 2 small pkgs of chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line an entire baking sheet (with sides) with saltines. You will need to break in half saltines for one long edge and one short edge.....they don't have to be perfect.
  3. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a double boiler adding brown sugar as needed if the butter is too runny. Stir often.
  4. Pour melted butter and brown sugar mixture over saltines covering EVERY part of them. Crackers may shift a bit......that is normal.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately pour chocolate chips on top and they will begin to melt. Spread melting chocolate over entire layer of saltines with a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle nuts on top. I press the nuts into the chocolate a bit so they "stick."
  8. Cool on countertop 15 minutes and then place in refrigerator to chill a few hours or overnight.
  9. With a round-tipped knife gently work an edge of the chilled toffee loose and break into bite-sized pieces.
  10. ENJOY!
A Big Thanks to Kim B. for sharing this delicious recipe with us!


A special card from a dear friend...

Most days I dread getting the mail out of the mailbox because it is usually filled with bills, but today was a very special day.  No bills to pay, but a 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 envelope.  A sure sign of a handmade card enclosed :).

What could I have done to deserve a handmade card???  I read the return address and saw that it was from my dear friend, and design team member, Jamie!  Oh, the suspense.  I carefully tore open the envelop and found this beautiful card inside...

And then I opened the card...
to find all these beautiful notes from all of Jamie's friends in her scrap group in Idaho.  Jamie had conducted a class for her scrap group last weekend and we had sent her tear bear kits so that she could teach the girls how to make our bears.  Each one of the girls that had attended the activity signed the card.  I was so touched to receive this card that I felt all warm and fuzzy inside... like each one of them sent me a big HUG!

Jamie also sent me some pictures of the event and the ladies with their newly created bears.  By the way, they were all Beau-ti-ful!  Nice work Ladies!

So to all the Ladies in Jamie's Scrap Group...

"I am so glad you had fun making your bears and layouts with Jamie.  Your warm thoughts and comments really made my day.  I'm truly at a loss for words, but your kind gesture has really touched my heart!  Thank You!  Keep tearing those bears!"

Before I get all teary-eyed, I better go finish writing my other post.

Until Later!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pre-order NEW PINK Scotch PINK ATG Adhesive Applicator

Pre-Orders are currently SOLD OUT.  Thank you all who have already ordered.  :)

We will have more on order soon.


For those of you who always wanted an ATG Gun but didn't want to spend the obsurb about of $$$, now is your time to get one.  3M has announced a "NEW" PINK 1/4" ATG gun specifically designed with the scrapbooker in mind....

Be the first to get it... IN PINK!  Oh, I love it!!!  I've only ordered 2 dozen so far.
Price:  $26.99  Order HERE

Scotch® ATG Applicators quickly and neatly apply Scotch® and 3M™ branded adhesive transfer tapes. A touch of the trigger releases the adhesive and liner for quick, controlled application of tape. No mess or clean-up. Saves time and effort. Applies adhesive transfer tape while simultaneously removing and rewinding the liner. The liner is captured on a secondary spool, leaving only the adhesive on the surface.

3M will donate a portion of the proceeds to Susan G Komen Foundation.

Please note! This is the same size as the ATG714 and will hold all .25" tape designed for ATG use.
The new Scotch(R) Advanced Tape Glider (pink) is similar to the Scotch(R) ATG 714 Adhesive Applicator are very similar. The main difference between the two is that the pink tape glider is designed for consumer use where the red ATG 714 is designed for industrial use that can withstand extreme use and wear and tear on the product.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Suzie's Entry for TBSC #3: Getting Sketchy!

Hi Friends!  I would like to share with you a beautiful layout created by our Dear Friend Suzie.  I know she had a ton of fun playing with this sketch and it certainly shows.  Suzie created this layout for TBSC #3.  The photo is of her daughter Samantha.

Suzie used our brand new paper line from Basic Grey call Cappella.  These papers are soooo beautiful!  She added some ink around the edges and then topped it with lots of Stardust Stickles!  You can click on the image to see all the gorgeous details.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Charlotte's Entry for TBSC#3

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  It's a beautiful day here in NEPA.  A bit cooler than it has been, but the humidity is down and there is a pleasant breeze blowing.  A great day to open the doors and window to get some fresh air circulating around the house. 

I have a beautiful layout to share with you today created by one of our Beary Sweet Friends, Charlotte.  She created this layout for The Beary Sweet Challenge #3, Getting Sketchy!

Charlotte choose patterned papers from Doodlebug which were quite suiting for the occasion.  This particular paper is now sold out (sorry).  Combined with some matching cardstock and a few Ice Cream Braddies to sweeten it up a bit.  The letters are from Pink Paislee that have dipped in some "sugar".  Oh, they come that way, and the shade of blue is gorgeous!  Okay, I've gotta get them online - Oops!

I will be entering Charlotte's layout into The Beary Sweet Challenge #3.   Thank you Charlotte for sharing this Sweet layout with us.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Store Entry for TBSC #3 by Kim Bender

Hello Dear Friends!  Today I am sharing with you this beautiful card that our friend Kim Bender brought to the store this weekend to enter into The Beary Sweet Challenge.  Our first Challenge this month is a sketch created by our very own DT Coordinator Susan.

Isn't Kim's card adorable?  Kim created "Uncle Sam" using punch art.  It's such a great way to make use of all those punches we have laying around. 

Thank you Kim for sharing with us this beautiful festive card.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our "Boston" Pattern Winner...

Hi Friends!  Sorry I am late posting here.  Things have been a bit busy here at home with Little Miss Lindsay.  She goes in to have her tonsils and adenoids taken out tomorrow.  I'm so nervous!  Not like I haven't been through this once before, but Abby was 6.  Lindsay is only little.  Anyway, wish us luck.

Besides being nervous parents... we also been VERY busy packaging all the new patterns and getting all those pre-orders out.  Yep, everything has started shipping.

Now for the moment you've been waiting for...

And our winner is:

Congrats to Lori Leng.

Lori, please email me at kimm@thebearyscrap.com with your snail-mail address so I can get your new pattern out to you as soon as possible.

Thank you everyone for playing along!


Beary Sweet Challenge #3: Sketch!

The new challenge is posted on the DT Blog

Our challenge this time is a sketch designed by our very own Susan:

Show us your *new* project that follows this sketch. It can be any type of project you wish, as long as you include all the elements of the sketch - feel free to rotate as needed! Throughout this week our design team will show you samples of this theme and hopefully give you a little inspiration, too!

This challenge runs through June 14th at 11:59pm EDT. The prize winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced along with our "Beary Sweet Top 3" on June 17th. What's the prize, you ask? The prize for this challenge is a $20.00 gift voucher to The Beary Scrap!

Whoo hoo! You could go on a Beary Sweet shopping spree that includes FREE SHIPPING!

Here are the requirements to be eligible to win:
  • Become a follower if you aren't already;
  • Link your blog post (not your blog "home page") or your online gallery submission with our Inlinkz frog below and leave a comment. Mention in your post you are entering your project in the Beary Sweet Challenge and/or tag your online gallery post with BSC#3;
  • Please, only one (1) entry per person. Links to projects/cards posted before June 1st will not be eligible for the prize draw.
Additional information:
  • Feel free to combine with other challenges;
  • All NEW project types are welcome as long as they follow our challenge technique (cards, scrapbook layouts, etc.);  No back dating is permitted.
  • International crafters can play, too!
So what are you waiting for... get out your paper and start cutting.  This sketch is great for layouts too.  Entries are accepted only on our DT Blog.