Saturday, February 26, 2011

Store Vacation Notice

Hello Beary Sweet Friends!

I can't believe the end of the month is just around the corner.  It sure did creep up on me this time.  This past week especially since I had 3 of us under the weather with fevers, coughing, soar throats... myself included.  Glad that is behind us now, that's for sure.  I'm working double time to try and get caught up on everything.  Please "bear" with me if you have sent me an email or have an order pending.  I am only a day behind but I'm working in overdrive today to get caught up.  We've had some issues on the website too this past week, but they seem to have been worked out and all is running smoothly again.  If you have any problems on the website, please let me know.

Store Vacation Notice:  It has been 3 years since the family has taken a vacation.  We are long overdue.  I just realized that we leave in 6 days.  Our store (website) will remain open during this time.  All orders received by March 3, 2001 will be shipped.  All orders placed between Friday, March 4 and Sunday, March 13 will resume shipping on Monday, March 14.  I'll still be checking in regularly on our social pages and responding to emails.  Technology is great when it works flawlessly.

Don't forget about our GD Call going on right now.  We are taking entries up until March 5.  You still have time.  Click HERE to read all the requirements and enter your project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bazzill Cardstock Clearance!

Hello Beary Sweet Friends,

Now is the time to stock up on your cardstock.  Why you ask?  Because we've decided to liquidate all of it.  Bazzill Cardstock has been marked down 50%!  Shop early for the best selection of colors.  Once it's gone, it's gone.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Echo Park "For the Record" and Springtime NOW IN STOCK!

Hello Beary Sweet Friends!  I'm so excited to tell you that Echo Park Paper arrived 5 days sooner than I expected.  Both lines are in stock.  They are yummy!!!

Coordinating paper lines are 20% OFF Everyday!

Other items restocked today

Available Pre-Orders:

I may have to take tonight off and play with some paper tonight.

Don't forget we have our Guest Designer Call going on until March 5.  We can't wait to see your entry!

Until next time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Facebook Fan Page Give-A-Way!

One Complete Kit of
 My Mind's Eye/Lost and Found/Union Square!

This line is a hot seller at the store and now you have a chance to win a complete kit for being a Facebook fan! Much of this line is sold out in the store, but I've hoarded away one of everything from this line for 1 very luck facebook fan.  That could be you.

The kit includes one of each glittery paper design and *all* the embellishments.  BTW, the brad and buttons are to die for.

Click HERE and join the fun. Be sure to answer the question below the Giveaway Post on Facebook before 10PM EST (eastern time) and you could be a winner!

Have a great day, and good luck!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guest Designer Call!

Hello Beary Sweet friends,

Can you believe the Beary Scrap Design Team and Challenge Blog is already a year old? It's been a creative and fun year for our design team, and now we would like to share the fun and excitement with Guest Designers. Yay!

Our first Guest Designer term will start April 1st and include 2 (yes, 2!) guest designers. Each term will be three months. In this call, we are looking for a total of 4 guest designers – two for Term 1 (April 1 – June 30) and two for Term 2 ( July 1 – September 30, 2011).

As a TBS Guest Designer, you will be required to:

• Commit to creating one weekly project (card/layout/etc.) using papers, stamps, and/or embellishments from our store.

• Write your own weekly post on our challenge blog and your personal blog and schedule it to “go live” on your assigned day. Blog posts must contain “recipe information” including links back to our store to help people find the products you used.

• Participate in our private group site regularly to view challenge info, design team info and vote on our Top 3 winners.

• Visit and comment at our challenge participants' blogs.

• Proudly and actively promote The Beary Scrap on your blog – this includes design team links, challenges, store events and blog hops.

• Post one tutorial on the design team blog during your term (if you've never done a tutorial, no worries -- we'll gladly help!).

An Important Note About Other Store Design Teams:

The primary goal of the design team is to promote products available at The Beary Scrap. For this reason, no design team member may represent another scrapbook or paper crafting internet store that sells products similar to ours during their term. The keyword is "store". Challenge blogs, manufacturers, digi teams and stamping company teams are all acceptable. If you have any question about your eligibility, please drop Susan an email. We'll gladly work with you!

What you will receive as a Guest Designer:

• A monthly voucher to use in our store for project supplies. Vouchers must be used in full every month and include free shipping. You will also receive all new releases of Beary Sweet Designs patterns and sample mulberry paper. We ask that you play and experiment, but it is not required that you use them.

• You will receive a generous discount on *all* your orders during your Guest Designer term. Purchases will ship free only when ordered with design team supplies. (Voucher and discounts may be combined - that's a HUGE savings!).

• You will be featured on our blogs, website and newsletters.

• And, you get to join in with a fabulous bunch of gals at the same time!

How to apply:

• Create one project based on the sketch above, post it on your blog with a link back to this Guest Designer Call

• Add a direct link to your post post on our InLinkz froggy below

• You must already be an active blogger with regular posts at least once a week.

• You must be a follower of both our Design Team Blog and the TBS Store Blog.

• Applications close on Saturday March 5, 2011.

• Senior Designers will vote and our 4 new Guest Designers will be announced on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Please note: Guest Designer positions are available to US residents only. Due to the unpredictability of delivery times outside the US, we have decided the best way to keep our design team restocked with goodies in a timely manner is to stay within the US. Thanks for your understanding.

Thank you so much for supporting us during our first year. We are all tickled to be starting on this new design team journey and can't wait to share many more fun challenges with you! If you have *any* questions about this guest designer call, please feel free to contact Susan.

Kimm, Susan, Gini, Patricia and Jamie

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blog Changes...

Hello Friends!  Wow, we have so much exciting things planned over the next few weeks!  I can "bearly bear" to keep it all a secret - but you will know soon enough. :)

You'll notice that the blog is a bit "cleaner" than usual.  Kinda nice, eh?  Well, I've decided to keep this blog just for store news, design team updates, product releases, tutorials, BLOG CANDY and GAMES.  You know, that FUN stuff.  I won't be posting my creations here as often anymore.  Don't be sad... I only moved to a new blog, one that I started a year ago with the plans of migrating my personal creations somewhere I could call my own.  I have got to tell you, it feels good to have my own identity now.

If you want to come "stalk" me, I would LOVE to see you there.  I'm getting a bit lonely in my new adobe.  You can find my new blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by... exciting news is coming very soon.  Be sure to stay with us HERE... and come follow me personally over THERE.


TBS Challenge 19 - Sketch....

Beary Sweet Challenge #19

Can you believe it's February already!  It's the 1st of the month, which means it's SKETCH Challenge time!  The elements can be rotated around a bit, as long as they're all there in some form or another. See, we're easy!

This challenge runs through February 14th at 11:59pm EST. The prize winner will be chosen by and will be announced along with our "Beary Sweet Top 3" on February 17th.

The random winner will receive a $20 voucher for The Beary Scrap! Whoo hoo!

Head on over to the Challenge Blog HERE to enter.  Don't forget to follow the rules!

News flash!

Our first ever Guest Designer Call is coming up later this week. Check back for all the details!


Susan, Gini, Patricia, Jamie and Kimm