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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Continuing on with the week long Christmas in July event at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  Making all these Christmas cards has really put me in the mood to do some shopping.....for presents of course! I love this cute teddy bear image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Isn't he adorable? I need to get some red flock and do up another card flocking the hat or maybe some brown to make him fuzzy? Now that's a thought.  This card is following the challenge of using chocolate, cream and raspberry colors.  I used chocolate cardstock, raspberry and white dot paper and a string of cream pearls.  Getting those pearls to stay in place was a challenge but I love how elegant they look! I colored in the image with Promarkers and all the papers came from my stash!

Entering in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July
Card Mania Challenge Pearls and/or gems
Eureka Stamps Challenge #48 Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 48 Cute and Cuddly
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Make it Monday #149 Anything
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Use your markers
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Challenge 11
Great Impressions July Challenge
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 19 Anything
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 215
52 (Christmas) card Throwdown
Christmas Blog Challenge Baby's First Christmas
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 74


  1. Your Teddy Bear Card is adorable!

  2. This is such a cute card Erin! Simple and elegant, the colours go so well together. Thanks for playing along with the Crafter's Cafe Challenge & good luck!

  3. What a sweet card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at MIM! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  4. Your bear with his mug is very cute. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT.

  5. just perfect, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for our Baby's first Christmas Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. lovely card, thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

  7. OH so cute, Erin! LOVE the sweet image and I adore the pearl detail up top! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

    1. PS: Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions, too! :)

  8. Adorable card, and I love the colors you used. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  9. fab card Erin, thank you for joining us at LCC.

  10. Hello.. Gorgeous card and image. Popped over from MIM for a look..Loz

  11. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at Card Mania pearls and gems challenge.

  12. Happy Merry Christmas in July!! We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug “Christmas in July" Challenges and Celebratin with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us for our Saturday BINGO Challenge tomorrow!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  13. Nothing cuter than a teddy. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions this month.

    Mary Anne

  14. Cute card! I do like the image; such fun! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!