Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Three Bears Make a Scene

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is Times 3!  We are to use at least 3 stamp images to create a scene on our project. 

I've been staring out of the frosted up windows at the monster winter we've been having, longing for warm summer evenings around the campfire...that is what inspired my card:

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That would be me ("Mama Bear") with the flaming marshmallow on a stick, and the bear at the bottom reminds me of my outdoorsman hubby.  But, the inside of the card has the real scene:

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When I saw the Times 3 challenge, I immediately thought of the Three Bears, and this adorable CTMH stamp set 'C1363 Beary Best', and decided to make a rather masculine card with it.   Not that many men I know will appreciate all the fussy cutting that went into took me an entire episode of "Young and Restless" to cut out all these images using micro-tip scissors and a craft knife.  But hey, I had a vision! Isn't it annoying when you have a vision of the finished product but neglect to take into account how much work it'll be?  No matter, the kids will give it to hubby so it'll be displayed in my house for a long time.  Or maybe I'll do what my mother does...she's been giving my father the same 3 or 4 greeting cards for more than 30 years!  She just puts them away, and rotates them year after year, and he never notices. Ha!  (How many of you can actually recall the birthday card you got from your husband 2 years ago? 'Nuff said.) I, however, have a room full of paper and stamps, and I'm always looking for excuses to make cards, so that's unlikely to happen here.  My point is: Save these over-the-top cards for someone really special. We'll be putting a gift card in it, so actually this card IS the gift and the packaging, so I didn't mind the extra effort with the fussy cutting.

Want to play along with our TIMES 3 CHALLENGE?  The super talented DT sure made a scene this week :)  You have to check out their inspiring works of art HERE. Then, pull out at least 3 images and create a scene on a card or other project, and link it up to Heart 2 Heart so we can all have a peek! Remember you must use mostly CTMH products, and you have all month to play along.  Our prize sponsors this month are Lori Brown and Angela Parchey, and our Guest Designer for March is Mary Gunn!  Go ahead, make a scene!

Thanks for visiting my blog today,

All products CTMH
Paper: X7137B Lucky Level 2 Paper Pack
Stamps: C1363 Beary Best, D1467 Trees and Things (lantern in the tent), D1311 Oct Word Puzzle (Retired, used the star and the moon).
Ink: Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, WhiteDaisy
Various CTMH Markers and Watercolor Pencils
Blending Pen and Waterbrush
Z280 Natural Hemp
Z1387 Wood Buttons
Pewter brads
White Embossing Powder

Also used Cricut and Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge for letters and the tree silhouette border on the card inside.


  1. This is too fun Lorrinda, fantastic!!

  2. What a super card - love it.

    Toni :o)

  3. What a fabulous fun card Lorrinda. Wow, such a lot of work but so worth the end result.

    It is easy for me to remember each and every card I have received from my dear Hubby cause I can count them on one hand, lol.

    Michelle :-)

  4. Those bears are too cute for words. I love the inside "pop" tent (lol).
    Will there be a tutorial on how you did this or perhaps just a description of the steps involved? just so we can case it, of course.
    Great card, fab idea.

  5. Wowzer - what a detailed scene! Your card is so fun to look at.

  6. Awesome work! We love to camp, so if I get very ambitious I might have to try and recreate this.

  7. Girl! You blew this challenge out of the National Park! I LOVE IT!

  8. All your time and effort was well worth it!

  9. I think I'm at a loss for words?? I thought the outside of your card was awesome, but the inside blows me away! And these papers are so perfect... if you got all this done during the Y&R, you're a fast cutter! Just stunning.

  10. I love it! Joined up with Big Red Scraps and ended up adding a bunch of your work to my faves....Talent you have in bunches :)

  11. Okay, Seriously Incredible Card Stampin' Sista!
    WOW, I do not know where to begin! The stamping is awesome, the scene is amazing, the card fold is too COOL! Beyond Beautiful Job on this one! You are truly an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing! ~ and thank you too for taking the time to fill me on the challenge and cut off days; I really appreciate that! :) PLEASE keep up the {phenomenal} work!

  12. So I don't understand why you would not want to duplicate this amazing card. How long did it take you to cut out all the fuzzy bears and trees? couple of minutes? LOL!

    Lorrinda, you are way way waaaaayyyy talented!


  13. Fantastic card! How DO you get your ideas? I am amazed!

  14. Your card is incredible! Will be using that tent idea for a scarpbook layout for our next camping trip.Thank you for putting all that time into cutting in order to inspire the rest of us.

  15. You totally rocked this challenge - over the top!!! I love it. You are so creative :) So happy to have you joining the HAS grou, can't wait to swap with you!!!

  16. I know I have already told you, but your card is AMAZING!!!! Where oh where do you come up with these ideas? I just love it! I want to be just like you when I grow up! *Ü*

  17. Love how this works well with Lucky!

  18. WOW,WOW,WOW....beary cute and amazing;)

  19. oh i love this. what a fab little scene .. i love the little lamp inside the teepee
    Lisa x

  20. It's got fun! Just a great card.

  21. This card is super cute and has got me longing for summer!!!

  22. this is a great card. well I confess, I love EVERYTHING you post! now I want that stamp set to play with :)


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