Thursday, July 29, 2010

Challenge Entry for Pat R.

Hello Friends,

Sorry for not posting much lately.  I've been so busy with the kids these past few days that I can bearly find any time for myself to get caught up on anything, including the laundry.

Today I have a beautiful layout created by Pat R. for our Beary Sweet Challenge #6 which is a sketch.

I love the colors of Pat's layout, and they work so perfectly with the picture of her beautiful daughter.

Until next time.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July SALE!!!

Hello Friends!

It's that time of year again.  CHA is quickly approaching and most of the companies have been giving us sneak-peeks at all the new goodies that will be coming out.  It is, without a doubt, Christmas in JULY!  Deciding on what to order is probably the hardest part of my job.  There are so many gorgeous goodies out there that narrowing it down to fit our little space and tiny budget has been mind boggling.  We simply have too much paper and not enough cash flow in the store to bring in all that I would love to have for you.

I know that many of you have been busy all summer with family, vacations and parties.  I've spent several lonely days at the store without a single soul walking in the door, except for the UPS Man or a few people soliciting for donations.  I've counted inventory, moved displays and products, updated our sales bins, updated the website's inventory, and even created a little "Tear Bear Central" area in the shop.  I'm hoping that this SALE will have a few of you stopping by to visit me this weekend.  I really miss seeing all of you!

Even though the store is closed on Thursdays, the sale starts today on our website.  Of course I am giving our blogger friends and facebook fans a heads up first before I send out the newsletter later tonight.  You can take an additional 25% off EVERYTHING in our store, including everything that is already on sale.  Enter the code JULY25 in the "Discount Coupon" box during check out.  Click "Recalculate" to view your savings.  US/Domestic orders over $100.00 will receive free shipping.  This sale will run from now until Sunday.  Click HERE to visit the website.  (discount is not applied to in-store classes or crops).

Let's make it sound like Santa is really coming to town so we can ring our bells every time a paper tray is emptied!  I hope to see you all this weekend.

Now it's off to the post office.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hamster Pets Mulberry Paper Piecings...

Hello Friends!

The other day, the kiddos and I took a trip out shopping.  We started our back to school shopping, amongst other things.  What an adventure.  I can't believe the summer is halfway over and the munchkins will be back to school August 23.  You know what they say... Time flies by when you are having fun.

During our shopping adventure, we took a trip to Toys R Us.  They usually have a good selection of book bags and lunch boxes.  Abby and Dougie already got theirs a few weeks ago, so it was Ms. Lindsay's turn to pick hers out.  I expected her to pick Mario Brothers or Sponge Bob (she likes to keep up with her older siblings) but she surprised all of us.  Wouldn't you know it, they make a Zhu Zhu Pet backpack and lunchbox!

Ms. Lindsay also earned a reward for achieving 5 days with "no accidents".  She's on her way to being a big girl.  So Mommy treated her to a new Zhu Zhu pet.  We now have 9 of them that scramble around our house - LOL.  While Hubby and I were tucking her into bed the other night, Lindsay asked me...  "Can you make me a fuzzy Zhu Zhu like a bear?".  Her little voice just melts my heart, so of course I said "Yes".

Here is what I came up with...

I still have a few areas to work on with them before you these adorable little hamsters as a pattern.  My daughter adores them.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our Caramel Mulberry Paper has ARRIVED!

It's finally here...

HUGE boxes of Caramel Mulberry Paper... custom made just for The Beary Scrap.  The yummy color that we all grew to love in 165gsm thickness.  You WILL NOT find this color and thickness ANYWHERE else but here!

Easy to work with and yummy to look at.  I'm really wanting a Caramel Sundae with vanilla ice cream and nuts!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Pink ATG Tape Runner Update

Hello Friends.  I know many of you are waiting for the Pink ATG Tape Runner.  I have been calling practically every other day to get a status on our order.

As of this morning, I have been told that we should be expecting delivery the end of July to mid-August.  I know, this is quite the time frame.  Apparently, there have been some issues in manufacturing that has delayed the release of the product.  Unfortunately, this one is beyond my control.

Once I have a confirmed date, I will certainly be posting it.

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience in this matter.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer and Beach Tear Bears

Hello Friends!

So many hot summer days put me in a groove of making some (actually a lot) of summer fun tear bears. I have had so much fun making teddies again that I simply can't stop.  I'm not promising that this will be a regular thing again.  Of course, I'd much rather be soakin' up some sun poolside in the afternoon, that's for sure.  But for now I'll enjoy the air conditioned store and some time to be creative and reconnect with "Teddy" again.

So here are the cuties that have been keeping me occupied...

Beach Swimsuit Model

Bikini Popsicle Girl

Swimsuit Popsicle Girl

Summer Popsicle Boy

Pineapple Drink Sundress Girl

And last but not least...

Popsicle Penny Penguin Set of 3

Buy the way, the pattern for Penny Penguin will be released July 25 along with...

All of the above Summer Tear Bears can be found HERE on Ebay.  They are up for auction for 5 days.  We are hoping their sales will help support the purchase of a new refrigerator for the store.  Our 2 year old fridge broke and we are in desperate need of a new one.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!