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Friday, July 9, 2010

Little Angel Bear

It's time for another challenge at Stamping With the Dragon. We are sponsored by the wonderful Beary Dust stamps! If you haven't checked out Beary Dust, you really need to! She has soo many cute images!

This time,the challenge is to use a recipe: Use a transparency on your card, and three buttons. (As you can see from my card above, I went a little wild with the buttons and used too many! LOL) These buttons are recycled from an old shirt, when I did my cleaning spree on the closets and throwing out old clothes. I apologize for the quality of the photo. I tried several times to take a better one but they all came out with that shiny glare from the transparency on the front of the card. I hope you'll be able to see the card well enough.

This cute image is Angel Bear, from Beary Dust Stamps. I used the sketch at Crafty Sentiments for the layout of the card. The image was colored with my Promarkers. The bear's wings and halo were glittered to add sparkle. I decided to go with all shades of green for my color scheme. The background paper is striped (hard to see in the pic--Again, I apologize about that). I used a scalloped border punch by Martha Stewart to punch the border on the cardstock behind the image. The sentiment, "Cherish" is from Stampin Up, punched in white with the oval punch from Stampin Up, then matted on a green scalloped oval from Stampin Up! (Reminding us to celebrate life and cherish each day that we live to enjoy) I used transparency as the overlay for the card. The transparency was embossed with the Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls folder. I finished the card by adding the buttons on top of the overlay, down the left side of the image. My Cuttlebug is one of my favorite things...I love all the cool things you can do with it.

Now, it's your turn to play along with us in this challenge! Let your imagination run wild and let's see your creative ways to use transparency on a project. Then, take a pic of it and upload it to the challenge post, here, at Stamping With The Dragon. You may use stamps from any company on your card, so there are no image restrictions. You have till July 15th to play with us. Make sure you do! You don't want to miss the great prize of Digi images of your choice, from Beary Dust Stamps.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #25 Sketch at Crafty Sentiments
Something With Wings at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #10 Die Cuts at Speedy The Cat's
Challenge #13 Free For All at Wee Memories
Challenge #1 It's Up To You at Ellephantastic
Challenge #26 My Favorite Things at Pile It On
Challenge #6 Mostly Monochromatic at Sundays With Crissy
Scallops & Embellishments at Cowgirl Up!
Challenge #7 Animals at Pear Tree Designs
July Pick 3: (Transparency, Border punch, Glitter) at Stamping Vacation
Circles (Buttons) & Squares (background paper)at Crafty Angels
Week #17 Let's Make An Impression at The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #5 Emboss It at Beary Scrap
To Die For at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #98 Angelic at My Time To Craft
Up In The Air at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #1 Anything Goes At 2 Sisters
Challenge #15 Circles Galore (buttons) at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #112 Open at Flutter By Wednesdays
Challenge #101 Sparkling at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #15 Texture at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #3 Cute at Craftalicious
Celebrations at Shelly's Images
Challenge #43 Green With Envy at AI Factory
Challenge #57 Monochromatic at Treehouse Stamps
DDCC81 Flower (Phot0) Inspiration (I used the color green from the photo) at Diedrich Dare
Week #27 Photo Inspiration (colors) at Prairie Fairy
Monochrome at The Town Scrapper
Animals at Paper Make Up Stamps


  1. Oh i love it..so cute.. I know what you mean about the photo but it still looks great!!

    Thanks for playing along with the cowgirls this week xx

  2. Fantastic card Sammi love the greens and that swirly transparency
    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designsment-form

  3. The simple colour combi really makes the image stand out! Thank you for joining us this week at Cowgirls Sunday ChallengeXXX

  4. Fantastic card - and no worries about the glare - this way you can tell it's a transparency! ;)

  5. Very cute Bear Angel! Super Sweet!
    Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  6. What a good idea with the acetate, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

  7. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

  8. beautiful,
    Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Ellephantastic,
    Elle DT

  9. Wow lovely piece of work! Thanks for sharing at crafty Sentiments this week.

  10. Love all the fresh green shades.Fab idea with the embossing.The bear's cute too.Thanks for joining us again at Pear Tree Designs.
    Lisa x

  11. Oh man I love this card, I dont care about the glare I am just glad I got to see your creation! Thanks for sharing at Cowgirl UP!

  12. Awww - how adorable! I love that image with the buttons! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda CSSC Guest Designer

  13. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! Hope you'll play again next week! Hugs, Val

  14. Fabulous card! Love that sweet winged bear. Thanks for playing with us at The Whimsical Ink Sorority.


  15. Gorgeous!! Such a cute image!!
    Thanks for playing along at CSSC and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. Cute card Sammi, clever to emboss the transparency, very effective, thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, have a great weekend, take careX:)

  17. Very cute card and I love that little angel bear image! What a cool idea to emboss the transparency, I'll have to try that. Thanks for playing along in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

  18. Way to rock all the challenges! Love the embossed transparency on here. That is a very cool technique. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.

  19. Fab card!

    Thanks for joining us over at pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

    Good luck.

    Lou x

  20. Adorable image, and great LO. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  21. Pretty card! Way to go combining all of those challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  22. Aww...cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  23. What a great project - love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

  24. such a lovely card with the transparency and buttons! Thanks for playing at AiFactory this week!

  25. Great card!
    Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO" this week!
    hugs Nana

  26. Wow, lots of challenges! Fun embossing! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  27. Super card for this weeks texture challenge at Digi Doodle. Thanks for joining us.

  28. Wow, great job combining so many challenges. I like the transparency, what a cool idea. Thanks for joining in our challenge!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

  29. Love the idea of the transparency over the top!

  30. Wow! What a lovely card! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in the Beary Scrap Challenge!


  31. This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

  32. oh I love your CB texture here...good luck with all challenges...Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.Hugs, Monika

  33. magnifique carte !

    merci de ta participation au challenge SAM cette semaine

  34. Wow!!! The TEXTURE is magnificent, I can feel it through my monitor!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!

  35. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love every little detail!

    Thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

    Hugs, Kiki

  36. Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks for plaing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

  37. Love that transparency! Looks great! The bear is adorable! Love the greens and the buttons!

    thanks so much for participating in the PICK 3 challenge at Stamping Vacation! You have an entry in the drawing on August 1st!

  38. Fabulous take on the Monochromatic theme with transparency!Thank you for playing with us at Treehouse Challenge!

  39. Great card, very cute!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Town Scrapper!

  40. Love the swirly transparancy, cute!
    Thanks for playing along with the Fairy fun Friday Challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  41. Goodness what a lot of challenges for this cute card!
    Thanks so much for joining in our Angelic Challenge at My Time to Craft.

  42. Lovely bear image and love the dp. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

    Jayne xx

  43. Great job. I just love this bear. TYSVM for playing with us at AiFactory challenges and I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  44. great job on the recycling of the buttons! I love doing that too! This is a great card and so versatile for so many challenges! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory this week!

  45. Too cute!!! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!! Hope you join in our next challenge!!
    Sarah ☺

  46. Very cute! Love how you used the acetate.

    Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs “Circles Galore” challenge. Good luck!


  47. Cute card. Yes difficult to see, but I definitely get the picture! Sweet take of the photo inspiration . thanks for joining the fairies this week at FFF!

  48. So cute card :o)
    Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs, Jóna

  49. very cute, love the swirls!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO and the crazy challenge.

  50. Cute card. Thanks for playing along at Fairy Fun Friday.

  51. Cute! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  52. Lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Circles Galore challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  53. So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!


  54. Love the card and how you used the transparency on top! What a great look!!! I've seen something similar and I'll have to try it!

  55. Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  56. So cute. Tis card is also perfect for the circle challenge at Meljen's. Thanks for joining us.

  57. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenges.

  58. Too cute. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.