Thursday, May 27, 2010

New releases coming June 1st!

Many of you have asked, begged and pleaded for a monkey pattern.  I honestly lost count of all the emails and requests made on our Facebook fan page.  Because I adore you all SOOOOO MUCH, I am pleased to bring to you NEW 2 releases for June 1.  Drum roll please...

Miko stands just about 5" when complete.  His inner ears are small pieces of Cream pulled from remnant mulberry paper which is easy to do, even for the beginner.  I used only 1 layer of our 165gsm Mocha and our standard 150gsm Cream Mulberry Paper to create Miko's example.  2 layers of cream were used on Mikos belly and muzzle.  Everything else is only one layer.  And, he's got FLUFF!  Oh, I LOVE OUR MULBERRY PAPER!  I've gotta tell you, I adore this color combination for Miko.  I think he wears the color well.  Don't you? 
5 sets of precut eyes and 5 noses are included with Miko's pattern.  Additional pre-cut eyes (small tear drop) and the Miko's newly designed nose will also be available in our store on June 1st.  The nose even looks cute on Oliver and our traditional Teddy.

Up next....
Boston's example was created using 1 layer of our Ginger Mulberry Paper, and 2 layers of our Cream Mulberry Paper.  I only used 1 layer for the 4 paws.  She didn't need anymore than that otherwise she looks a bit unnatural and unproportional.  5 sets of pre-cut small tear drop eyes and 5 pre-cut noses  are included with her pattern.  Additional eyes and noses may be purchased in our store.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me a direct email.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tear Bear 101 Class Highlight at The Beary Scrap

Happy Day to all you!  Today at the shop we had our Tear Bear 101 Class.  What a packed house of fabulous ladies - and talented too I must say.  For 99% of them, this was their very first attempt at making a Tear Bear.  You'd never know it based on the results of their little critters.  They blew me away! 

Many of you know that I don't make bears very often.  Yes, I actually made a bear today while walking the ladies through the process step by step, trying not to leave anything out.  What I love the most is making the patterns and teaching my students everything I've learned over many years of trial and error.  I keep no secrets and share with our students anything I can think of to make their creative endeavours in the "tear bear" world easier.  Oh, if you had only seen my very first bear - it was horrid!

The ladies gave me permission to post their gorgeous faces and adorable bears to share with you all.

Don't they look focused?

Charlotte is missing from the photo - she was having car problems.

(sorry for the blur.  Sandy didn't realize my camera take a second to focus)


Kim B.





Colleen's Bear
(Colleen wouldn't let me take her picture - so modest - LOL - luv ya Sweetie!)

And finally, Sandy wouldn't let me get away without taking my photo.  I hate having my picture taken too. BTW, I was as tired as I look :)


So there you have it.  A wrap of today's class and our New Tear Bear Artist's.  Girls, I will have a certificate for you this next week so that you can proudly display your new talent.  For our Out-of-Town travelers, please email me with your address and I will mail it to you.

If any of you have a blog or would l and would like a badge to use on message boards, here you go...

Simply right click and save to your computer.  You can resize it if needed.  Or, grab the code for a smaller size bar compatible image.  Just copy and paste wherever you need it.

Thank you ladies for a delightful day!  I hope you all had a delightful afternoon, and learned a little something too.