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 this...it 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!
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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
White Embossing Powder
Also used Cricut and Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge for letters and the tree silhouette border on the card inside.