Tuesday, July 27, 2010

For Someone Special.......

Hello Everyone.

Yes.....I'm still here.....I simply took a mini break from my hobby and spent a little time with the family. The kids summer vacation is almost over and I needed to give my craft room a break and bond with the family.

While on my mini break, I received some bad news, great news and adorable stamps that I am just itching to color. The bad news is that Kelly (KL Stampin N' Scrappin) had to close down the doors. I enjoyed being a member of Kelly's team, we all got along great and Kelly is super special gal! I will share my great news later this week!

Well enough blabbering on my end, I would love to introduce you to Popcorn The Bear! Popcorn The Bear has finally arrived at 7 Kids College Fund and he is totally adorable in every way!
This particular set of stamps features one large image of Popcorn The Bear, two smaller accessory stamps and five sentiments. Because Popcorn The Bear is a bit large, I stamped my image on card stock and then scaled down the size on my copier machine.

Because I wanted the focal point to be on my image, I kept the layout simple. I embossed the base layer with my Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly Embossing Folder. My image was colored in with Copic Markers and mounted on the lg. square Nestabilies dies. I embellished the cover of my card with flowers, buttons and Stickles . I decorated the inside of my card with my sentiment and MS Daisy border punch.

I hope that everyone is enjoying what is left of the summer, August is right around the corner already!!!! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details...
stamp & sentiment ....Popcorn The Bear (Someone Special by Crafter's Companion), c/s Bazzill and PTI, inks Copic Markers and background lightly airbrushed, Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly embossing folder, lg. square and scalloped dies, MS Daisy border punch,flowers, half pearls and Stickles

My card also qualifies for the following card challenges

Fussy & Fancy ...Stitches,Scallops&Sparkle
Crafty Catz.....Summer
I Did It Creations Challenge.....Buttons
No Time To Stamp
....2 Somethings!
Stamp Something...Flowery Somethings
Joan's Garden....Bright&Happy Birthday Card and Flowers
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en....Anything Goes


heidy said...

Hi Risa,what a great idea to make him smaller by scanner.
I have this stamp to and he is realy big lol.
Its a lovely card.
Big hugs Heidy

Pam said...

Oh Risa, this is simply done but soooooo gorgeous at the same time. You sure have a flare about your designs, beautiful!

Elena said...

We all need a break sometimes. Glad you are back to crafting again, Risa! :)
Sorry to hear about Kelly's store...
Love, love your sweet Popcorn bear card!
Can't wait to hear the happy news!

Danni said...

Awww, so sweet!

Jeanette said...

Glad that you got to spend some time with your family. But, good to see you back making such adorable cards.
Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Risa, the embossing looks great and what a fab idea to stamp and resize your image. Our school holidays are just starting in England and it's rained everyday since they broke up from school. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope you will join us again next week. :-) xx

Claudine Poch said...

What a beautiful card. Great coloring of the image. Thanks for joining us this week at I Did It Creations.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow risa! this is absolutely stunning! both inside and out!!!

now didn't that break feel good!!!!

thank you sooooooo much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!

hugs :)

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

very nice card!! love your image so cute. thanks for joining us at CSSC.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Glitterbabes Challenge blog! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Gina said...

Gorgeous detail on this card Risa! I'm so glad you made it back intime to join us at Glitterbabes Challenge :D XXX

Tina said...

This is just amazing! I love the colors.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card, lovely flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again next week! :)


Hi Risa
A gorgeous card,love Popcorn, thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Padster said...

I love popcorn and he looks great with those cute button flowers - thank you for joining us at I Did it Creations this week
Debbie xx

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful card Risa, I have to get this MS punch, sorry for the store that close it's so sad

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ it!

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "2 of Something" challenge!

Sending hugs, my friend!!

Pam S. said...

So Charming Risa! love your coloring and designing for this card! TFS!
Pam Going Postal