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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Teddy Bo and Bea Challenge + Hop + Candy

I don't want anyone to miss out on their chances so please Be sure to follow all DT to qualify

This is a LONG POST but hold on to your pants . . . Today could begin your luckiest Teddy Bo Tuesday of 2012!                         You could win this from my blog:

And you all are going to love some of the wonderful happenings over in the Teddy Bo towers this month!  It’s Teddy Bo and Co’s first birthday! and to celebrate we are having our "FIRST" Birthday blog hop. 

Not to mention, the super generous and fabulous prizes to be won, including vouchers and candy!  Even the DT is trying to maneuver our way into entering to win some of these great prizes! hehe  Especially those framed hand drawn image from the Mama Bear Gayle!  Our Tower Murals could use a face lift I think? lol


Just for hopping and following you could win either of these or both!  Who knows, could be your lucky month!  Either way, you get some terrific digi's to play with and join in on the rest of 2012 challenges too!  Love to see you there and visit your blogs leaving hugs!

But before I forget, (told you it was a long one), after all this is Tuesday!  The blog hop is for two weeks, but this challenge:

 "Anything goes" is for the month of January and ends on Feb 5th.
We also have some very romantic new graphic stamps available in the store starting today!  You don't want to miss these and some of the DT has combined them too (including me) over at the Tower!  Enjoy!

Right, so finally on to my super find at Hobby Lobby!  Don't you just adore when you find that little gem that for someone else would be trash, but you can't resist the temptation to make it into something beautiful again? Me either!   If I recall, there's something about garbage and treasure there? HMM?  Anyway,  I found this wall plaque all scratched up and marked down from almost $12 to $2 at Hobby Lobby the other day and bought it not having any idea when or for what I was going to us it.  I was initially going to make a pretty little flower filled ditty for this Birthday Bash, however, one of the other toilet scrubbers DT members over in the tower made a gorgeous hand made rolled flower filled heart and got hers done first so . . . not having tons of time left, I went reaching into my "will use sometime somehow" bag and pulled it out!  I'm very happy with it and for my craft sale in February, it will be perfect.  Please enjoy this and the rest of the DT work from the Teddy Bo Team and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEDDY!

The condition of the original plaque!  Ouch!

 Personally combined Teddy Bo 168 and Teddy Bo 180 images

Tim Holtz vintage ideaology DP

Martha Stewart lace punch and glitter

NB circle heart die

CE rubber stamp "crackle"


Copics and Ranger Distress ink mediums were used 
E00,E13, E25, R20,R30
B21,23,24 I believe


Recollections butterfly
WOC flowers
Prima flowers
the felt key is Hobby Lobby "Valentine" line
Loads and loads more stash supplies, paper clips, ribbon, gems, tie ropes and even the sentiment
Prima "say it in crystal" sticker
Camels Hair ribbon by WOC 


 That's right, One mans garbage is another mans treasure!  That was it!  No idea who thought of it, but they were probably crafty!

entered into the following challenges:

Simon Says Challenge ~ Something New (the damaged plaque)
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Anything Goes ( Loads of WOC flowers as well as the ribbons)
Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ use lace or ribbon on project (RRR39)

and now, FINALLY, lets get hopping......

  1. Start at the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog and then follow each of the DT blogs in order.
  1. Collect a letter  from each of the DT blogs . . . keep these in a SAFE PLACE, you will need these letters at the end of the blog hop as they will make a mystery phrase!
  1. Each DT member is offering a prize along the hop, so make sure you’re a follower and leave a comment on each of their blogs to be in with a chance of winning.
  1. Re-arrange the letters you have collected and leave a comment on the Teddy Bo challenge blog telling us what the phrase is.
  1. The blog hop will end on Monday 23rd January (noon GMT), so you have a while to enter and also hop along with us!
There will also be a chance to win some Candy on the Teddy Bo Challenge blog too, so you have oodles and oodles of chances to win.  Now, If you arrived here from Maritha's blog then you are heading in the right direction.

My letter is … R 

From here you need to hop over to Nicolchen  blog for another chance to win a Teddy Bo graphic and collect the next letter.  If you get lost, or if a link doesn't work (we are all on different time zones), go HERE to get the next link.  Good luck, enjoy all of the Creations along the way and by all means, have fun!

If you've seen and are interested in the Shape EZ cut files, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape EZ line of digital forms and shaped product lines like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's that help you make the project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape EZ Cut files available today!

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. Oh my gosh - the creations just keep getting better and better (not that the other ones before you wer'nt good - they are all brilliant) but wow - this is absoloutely stunning and well done you for recycling something - I too am trying to reuse things I already have and use up my stash of papers etc before buying more - does'nt stop me from buying more Teddy Bo stamps though!!!! Would be great to get one free as well however. Lol and keep crafting to provide me with more fab inspiration.

  2. Gorgeous creations thank you so much for the inspiration.....Happy Birthday Teddy Bo & Co xxxx amanda

  3. A stunning transformation, love the image you used and all the beautiful embellishments, it would make a beautiful gift, thanks for the chance to win some fab Teddy Bo images, off to the next blog,

  4. Amazing creations, fabulous blog hop! Jane x

  5. Seriously beautiful and detailed card. WOWZA!

  6. So much to see on your card, just lovely.

  7. This is simply gorgeous!! Your coloring is just beautiful.. Love the darling little image, and the papers and details are wonderful.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

  8. This is stunning, your colouring is fab. Jo x

  9. Just Fabulous! Your details are Amazing! LOve all your colours and embelishments! These are two cute bears.

  10. A fab creation with these wonderful Bear's, so sweet.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  11. Beautiful card Tammy, gorgeous colouring and I love all the beautiful details.Fabulous image...feel the need to shop now..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. WOW Tammy this is so gorgeous hun!!
    I love the style

  13. What a transformation Tammy Louise. It's gorgeous.

    Beautiful work and fab detail as always.

    Edna x

  14. Wow, Tammy!!! This is amazing; you have totally transformed the plaque into something beautiful! x

  15. How beautiful, I love the flowers youve used. Really stunning Tammy Louise. Lee xx

  16. Beautiful Tammu Louisem oh such yummy embellishments! Fabulous hop, hugs,Karenx

  17. Great way of putting those cuties together in one project, and what a stunning project it is! Thank you for inspiring me!


  18. Wow the deatail on this card is amazing. Thanks to you and your fellow teamies for all the wonderful inspiration you give us. Sheryl xx

  19. love the hop and love the Teddy Bea and Bos! They are just too cute!

  20. Amazing details, wonderful coloring, and my favorite bear!
    Happy Birthday Teddy Bo!
    Big hug,

    Maria B.

    (I'm happily following you)

  21. Wow! This is amazing, really gorgeous.

    I only recently discovered Teddy Bo but I really adore him and his friends. Thought I would join in the blog hop, well you never know! Thanks for the letter.


  22. Your card is really beautiful, I just love it.
    I only recently discovered Teddy Bo but I really adore him and his friends.
    Hugs Sabine

  23. Wow 1 year old, happy birthday teddy bo. beautiful work from all the design team brings Teddy Bo alive. Cheers Sue Nicholson

  24. Gorgeous card, love the crackle background and the image is adorable, lovely blog hop
    Lindsay xx

  25. Beautiful card, must go and find my crackle paint :) great inpiration, thankyou Jo.

  26. wow I love the crackle paint on it !! I love the colour you used ! And I like the blog Hop thing and now I have to hop to the next blog :-) Have a nice day

    with love Danny

  27. Wow this is so beautiful, happy birthday teddy Bo x
    Wendy x

  28. Stunning project!! Thanks for the hop and inspiration.

  29. What a FANTASTIC creation. I love that aged look around the adorable teddy image! So inspiring.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  31. Gorgeous card love the crackle finish on it, its a stunning result. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  32. Lovely, never tried crackle work will put it on my list

  33. Fabulous crackle effect and love the image!
    Helen x

  34. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  35. This is just so beautiful. I love it. Please let Maritha know that I think she did a fabulous job also. I was unable to get a comment on her blog. Thanks. Great birthday blog hop.

  36. Happy 1st birthday Teddy Bo, we love you :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  37. This is beautiful. Such a lovely image and colouring. Love the crackle effect too.
    Debbie x

  38. super gorgeous project! just love everything you used, super girly! love it -Luanne


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