Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my followers a very Merry Christmas. So thankful for the most precious gift that God gave, his son Jesus. May we each remember that Jesus is the reason for this season. Merry Christmas and thank you all for following my blog, I trully appreciate it.

Blessings.
~Margaret~

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas, winter tear bears and ADHD!

I'm a little behind in the 12 days of Christmas challenge over at JAFDT on ebay. Been a little under the weather and in chronic pain from my knee. Please forgive me for not posting sooner than this.
Creating tear bears gives me a creative, stress-relief outlet. Dealing with a child that has ADHD can really take the energy out of you. I love my son more than anything but ADHD is an awful disease to have. One minute you can be calm as a cucumber and then next minute tearing everything in your way up. What really bothers me though is the screamming and the chanting fo the same thing...like....I'm not listening to you, I'm not listening to you...over and over again.
When I find the time to come into my studio and create it is like a burden has been lifted from my shoulders for a few minutes. I get to set here and make tear bears and other goodies. I thank my husband that he encourages me to lock myself away and create something that will make someone else happy also.
I'm a little off track tonight with what I am supposed to be doing. Forgive me. Every now and then I tend to do that. Just wanted to take the time to share what drives me to be creative.

I've listed 2 new auctions over at ebay. One is a darling 3 piece set of Christmas ornaments and tear bear peekers. The peekers are attached to the two ornaments. These would look absolutely cool on a Christmas tree decoration page or handmade card.
Click HERE to see them on ebay.
FREE SHIPPING on tear bears this month.
The other tear bear that I have listed is simply darling. If you love pinks and browns...this auction is for you. Lil bear has a brand new coat and is showing it off. She is so excited. Or she could be going to church or shopping with her momma. Bear would make a lovely addition to any scrapbook page or handmade card.
Click HERE to her on ebay!

Thanks for visiting today. I'll be adding more tomorrow. Check back...coming soon is a panda and a Christmas paper bag album.
Tis the season
~Margaret~

Friday, December 3, 2010

2nd Day Christmas Challenge at JAFDT on Ebay!

Hey there!
I'm a little late in posting my 2nd day challenge for Christmas. I guess it is better late than never, huh?


As we all know, layouts are not my best attribute when it comes to making products to sell on ebay. But this 12 x 12 premade layout turned out really cute. The 2nd Day Christmas Challenge was to create something using snowmen. I LOVE snowmen!! My favorite thing about this time of year. So, I decided on doing this. Adding the tear bears in the left corner just maded the layout pop.


Click HERE to check out my auction on ebay. Thanks for stopping by and drop back in this evening to see my next masterpiece.

Tis the Season!
~Margaret~

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...everywhere you go!

December 1, 2010
Wow, this month there is so much going on! Tons of shopping to get done. Baking and candy making. Lots of family time and remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season.


Just a Few Design Team (JAFDT) on ebay where I am a designer is having a 12 days of Christmas Challenge. For the next 12 days you will be able to find tons of Christmas items. Handmade items are so much more special than any store bought item. People feel more appreciated and loves when the receive a handmade item. I know I love them.

Come on over to ebay and type in JAFDT to find all of our goodies. We have the most amazing designers and each designer has their own style so no 2 items are ever a like.
Day one is Angels. I made a heavenly angel tear bear. She is just sooo beautiful. Angel would make a great addition to any handmade card or scrapbook page. You'll love her has much as I do since creating her. Just click HERE to go directly to my auction.

I'll be posting everyday for the next 12 days...God willing. Have a wonderful evening and check back tomorrow for more awesome goodies.

Tis the season!
~Margaret~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving around the corner!


Time for another blog update on what I've been up to. Grab a cup of coffee or a soft drink and plunk yourself down and check out what I've been doing.

The design team that I am on had a challenge this week. We were required to make a card. Now, I'm not a card maker at all. I can never seem to pull it all together. So this was really a challenge for lil' ole me. But I hung in there and completed the challenge.

As you all know by now, I am a tear bear designer. I love tear bears. Almost everything that I make and sell on ebay has to do with tear bears. This card is no exception. I used DCWV cardstock. The card has been layered many times with ribbon, cardstock and so on. I've included little pearls to had some bling. The pilgrim tear bears are so cute. They are both holding a bouquet of flowers to give to their host on Thanksgiving.  The inside is blank and a little indian girl is stamped at the bottom.

Bid now, this is a one of a kind card and the starting bid is just .99 cents! Yep, that's right.....99 cents. Can't beat those prices. Just type in JAFDT in ebay's search bar or click HERE to go directly to JUST a Few Design Teams auctions.

And can also check out all of my tear bear auctions by clicking HERE.

Thanks for joining me today. I truly appreciate your support in my business. Any comments are certainly welcome and I will respond to them.

Have a happy, scrappy, paper crafting week!!
~Margaret~

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Creations!


November already?
What plans do you have for this month? November is a big month at our house. My niece and I both celebrate a birthday on the same day....so we just party all month long. Then there is traveling to our families for Thanksgiving Day. Love eating all that turkey and stuffing. UmmmUmmm goooood!

This week I've been working on an assortment of bears. Another cute lollipop bear and a precious vintage look bear. They say anything 20 yrs or older is vintage....well I guess I am vintage. All the toys I played with as a kid would be considered vintage. That's why I created the vintage bear....he reminded me of days gone by.

Please head on over to ebay and check them out or CLICK here and be automatically directed there.

I'll be adding lots of new items this month and they will have time to get to your by Christmas. So, bid.  Handmade items warm the heart better than any old store bought item.

Have a great week, stop back in for another visit and bring a friend.
~Margaret~

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Punkin witch tear bear paper piecing!!

Hey Everyone! It's me....Margaret. Hope all of you gals out there are having a wonderful October. I can't seem to let go of Halloween in my creating yet. I have so many little odds and ends that I use that are cutesy halloweeny. LOL.

Please check it out on ebay...just click HERE. Go look and bid.

Thanks for stopping in today! Come and visit again and bring some friends with you.
~Margaret~

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sweet Tweet Tear Bear Birdies and Blog Candy Give away!




It's me again! I've been a busy girl today. Don't you just love any kind of tear bear animal? Well, today has been a bird day....not just any bird day, but a Sweet Tweet Bird Day.

Halloween is just around the corner and I couldn't resist making something else for Halloween. So......birds it is. Orange and black and black and orange. Come on over to ebay and check my auctions out.

I also need some more followers. If I get to 50 followers by the end of the week I will make up a set of Sweet Tweet birdies to give away..your choice of colors. All you have to do is become a follower, link my blog to yours and if you have friends you think might like following my blog...invite them on over here. I look forward to seeing some new followers and giving away a set of my tear bear birds.

Have a Tweet Day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Month


Hey Ladies!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Remember to have your mammograms and do your self exams. It could save your "Boobies".

My design team is having a Scrap Pink Challenge this month. Come on over to ebay and type in LLDT to see the auctions. The ones with a little ribbon will be donating some of the proceeds to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

I'll share what I've created so far. I hope ya all will come on over and bid on it. It's all pretty and pink!
Have a wonderful day and scrap pink this month.
~Margaret~

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tear Bear Fall Sets



Hi! How wonderful it is to be able to post a few new items today. I've been hard working on some new sets for fall. Please let me know how you like them and what I can do to make them better. I'm always trying to improve my craft and like good critisism to what could make it even better.

Fall is my favorite time of year. I know you probably get tired of hearing that...but I can't help it. Cool weather, crisp apples, outdoor fires, falling leaves, all the earthy smells. Delicious!!! Take time out to enjoy an afternoon and forget about the day to day humdrum. We all need breaks and relaxation in our lives.

Enjoy my new goodies. Come on over to ebay and type in LLDT to see my new items and to check out my teams goodies. There is something for everyone over there.                                   http://cgi.ebay.com/Shabby-3-pc-Tear-%20Bear-PUMPKIN-Set-LLDT-AuntMargaret-/280572473461?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41536c3075

Please remember that custom orders are always welcome here. I'm very reasonable in price and you will got quality workmanship and archival safe items.

Stop in again and see me. I look forward to chatting with you.

~Margaret~

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blue Clown Tear Bear...October 3,2010

It's that time of year again. Fall. Chilly mornings and chilly evenings with just perfect weather days. This month I'm feeling a little down though. I lost my mom on October 27, 1996. You know that song, "I'll have a blue Christmas without you?", well that's what inspired me to make this little blue clown. I'm blue this month because I'm thinking about my mom. The pain of not having her has went away some but missing her does not. They say that with time you forget, I don't believe that is so, especially with a parent. They are just stuck in your heart, know what I mean?

I hope you enjoy the blue clown. She was fun to make. If you want to bid on her, go to ebay and type in LLDT and she will be there, or just click HERE and it will take you straight there.

Thanks for stopping by.
~Margaret~

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nostalgia

What little girl or boy didn't or doesn't have a teddy bear that they cherished growing up? I collected bears, so I had many of them on my bed. The first gift that my husband ever gave me when we were dating was a little pink teddy bear, I still have her to this day.

Memories are a funny thing. You can just be sitting or not even thinking about something that happened a long time ago and a specific memory pops into your mind. Teddy bears were my memory blasts this week. Please stop over at ebay and check them out. Leave me a comment. I'm always happy to take special orders. Thanks for dropping by!

~Margaret

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pumpkin Time of Year!

Hello! I can't believe I have waited this long to post something. So sorry!! Let me give you a little update on what's been going on with me and then I'll share my little costume tear bear with you.

Remember last month I went on vacation and was having some knee pain. Well, the knee pain has not went away and I've been to my family doc, an orthopedic doc and the ER within a couple of weeks of each other. I even had an MRI done, my first ever. So, I have osteoarthritis in my left knee. I will be receiving a series of 3 shots that will lubricate my knee and hopefully lessen the pain I am having. Pray for me...I'm a big chicken when it comes to having needles inserted into my body. I almost fainted when he told me I had osteo and that I'd be receiving shots. Talk about a big baby, that's me!!

There's not a lot I can do here at home, so I've been up in my craft room designing a new bear or two. This little guy was fun to make. I love fall and all the crisp, fragant smells that come with it. Mmmmmm!

I made the bear with extra thick mulberry paper, the only kind to do fluffy bears with. Anything thinner and they just do not come out very good. I cut some orange ovals with my cricut and pieced together a pumpkin with it. I love inking the edges of my art, looks so realistic. Once the pumpkin was completed I cut the top off and placed it on the bears head. So, cute. Check it out on ebay if you are interested.

I've rattled on enough. Have a wonderful day and I hope to be sharing more with you later.
~Margaret~

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's Blooming Flowers!


Howdy! Today I'm going to share with you what has been keeping me busy. As you all know, tear bears are my thing. I love to create them and I'm always coming up with new ideas to try. With all the pretty flowers blooming I decided to make a flower pot.

Currently I have a blue one listed on Ebay. She is as cute as can be. I'll be listing a purple one later on today. My cricut expression made it so easy to do a flower pot. I cut it from the Serenade cart. That cart has lots of yummy things on it. It's probably one of my favorites at this time. Then I ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique....love this thing...and embossed it. Next I took a brown ink pad and distressed it...to make it look dirty and old from the sun. Stickles glitter glue has been added throughout the entire paper piecing.

If you have any questions, just ask me...I'm always glad to answer or help you out in anyway.
Stop back in soon. I love visitors and tell your friends about my blog too. I would love to have a lot more followers.

Have a great week!
~Margaret~

Vacation!

I'm back! Went on vacation to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Tenn. last week. Had so much fun with hubby , son and 2 nieces. If you are ever in Pigeon Forge go see the Hoot -n- Holler show, which has dinner included. The dinner was soooo good and the show wasn't bad either. LOL.

We also went to WonderWorks and that place is great for kids. There is so much to do. While inside we got to experience what a hurricane and earthquake might feel like. We played in bubbles, rode rides, did lots of cool interactive things.

Glad to be back home. Wish the heat and humidity would go away. I was listening to the news the other day and we are actually having hotter weather than Florida is. Go figure!

Hope each of you got to take a fun vacation too. I'll leave you now with some pics from our escapade.

Thanks for stopping by. ~Margaret~
My kids up at Cades Code
Pretty Deer.Bubbles

My niece on a bed of nails!Yummy dinner salad at Hoot n HollerMy baby at the Wild Bear Water Park

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blog Candy giveaway at KC242 Designs By Denise

Hello everyone. My dear friend Denise is giving away some awesome blog candy. She just came back from CHA and is sharing some of her goodies. Go on over and check it out. Here is the link to her blog. Just follow her directions and you'll be entered for a chance to win!!! Good luck!!
http://kc242designsbydenise.blogspot.com/2010/08/cha-blog-candy-2-winners.html#comment-form

~Margaret~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wizard of Oz


Seems like I never have enough time in the day. Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Summer is a busy time of the year here. My four year old is getting ready to turn 5 in August....so trying to plan a birthday party. I just sent out my Wizard of Oz art that I've been working on since the end of May. It was a special order and I enjoyed working on it...but it was a long process.

The CHA convention is going on this week in Rosemont Illinois.  I hope all the ladies that are there are having a fantastic time. I soooooo wish I was!!! Getting to see all the scrapbooking supplies. So yummy!!! Maybe when it comes to OHIO I'll be able to attend.

Have a fantastic day. Enjoy the pics of my Wizard of Oz layout. Thanks for dropping by and come back and see me again.
~Margaret~

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Relaxing Sunday

Time sure does fly when you are having fun! This has been a very hot summer here in SW Ohio. The humidity has been unbearable...thank goodness we have a swimming pool. That helps with all the stickiness. I know I haven't shared any of my creations lately. I've been selling lots of stuff though. Been too lazy to get myself up here and blog.

I hope you all went over to Impressions are Made last week and signed up for her blog candy. I didn't win but hey, that ok. Congratulations to whoever won!! I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Be watching, I plan on posting my next creation this week. Come back and visit and drop me a comment or two. I love hearing from all of you!
Until next time......cut, glue, create!
~Margaret~

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Impressions are made!

Hi Everyone. Just posting some blog candy giveaway from http://impressionsaremade.blogspot.com/. Go on over and become a follower and leave her a comment. She has some awesome candy to give away.

Candy includes the following:
-3 Belles 'n Whistles stamps, 2 of which are from the new release


-3 Alota Rubber Stamps backgrounds which are perfect for all of their little people they sell as well as Magnolias

-Round and heart shaped paper doilies

-Lots of ribbon

-Tons of charms and metal pieces

-Several bunches of flowers from WOC

-Cridgeware Plaques for decorating

-2 packages of adhesive pearls

-2 6 x 6 paper packs and MANY 6 x 6 misc. papers from all of my favorite companies -1 handmade box that fits all of this candy in it except the paper and cridgeware!!
 
Her requirements are as follows:
Here is what you need to do to win this candy:


1. Become a follower of my blog

2. Post about this candy on your blog to spread the word. Please add a link to my candy with the post. PRETTY PLEASE!! :) I would so greatly appreciate it.

This candy is open to everyone who becomes a follower of my blog everywhere, worldwide! ;)

3. Leave a comment here on this post so that I can keep track of ya and chose the winner from the comments! Only one comment per person, please.

She will draw the lucky winner on July 12th. Thanks Impressions are made for some awesome blog candy!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Daisies!

I've been inspired  by the daisies that are growing in my flower bed to create this little darling. Can you just see this little mouse on a scrapbook layout with the title...He loves me...He loves me not.

I think the pink and gray compliment one another very well. I especially like the long, skinny pink tail that she has.

Come on over to ebay and bid on her or buy her now. Hopefully she won't last long.

Honestly, I love what I do. This is my creative outlet to ease my stress and make others just as giddy as I get when creating one. Please send your friends over to my blog or ebay to look at her more closely.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit again.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tropical Summer Chipboard Album



HI. It's time for a new post, huh? I've been so busy with children being at home for the summer, running errands, switching over a design team and just being a wife. I wish there were more hours in the day or two of me, lol.

Today I'm posting a chipboard album that I have posted over at ebay. It's really my first good chipboard album. For some reason, chipboard scares me to death. I suppose it is because they are shaped and you have to cut around it and make sure to sand the edges when you're done with it to give it a polished look.

I've used Citronella by K & Company. The colors in this paper pack are fantastic!! If you are looking for summer paper to do scrapbooking with...this is it. I plan on using the rest of the paper pack on my cruise pics from 3 yrs ago. I knew I'd finally find something that I wanted to use on them.

This album is filled with embellishments, tags, hidden journal spots. I believe you will fall in love with it. Come on over and check it out.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Butterfly Kisses Paper Bag Album


Hello! I sure hope everyone is doing well. I'm trying to post more often on the things that I have been working on. If anyone knows me, I'm sort of a perfectionist when it comes to scrapbooking or any kind of thing that involves crafting. Everything has to look uniform, nice straight lines. It takes forever to do a scrap book page or an album like I'm getting ready to share with you.

I've watched a few youtube videos on how to do a pb album. Some were totally off the wall, while others were more simple. I'm trying a simple one first. I even bought bigger bags a few weeks ago to try a little bit bigger of an album. Wish me luck.

Anyways. I hope you are ready to take a look at my pb album. I have it listed on ebay for $24.99. I hope to get a couple of bites on it. I worked really hard on this lovely album. If you love butterflies go check it out.


I'm rambling now. Thanks for stopping in for a visit. I appreciate it.
~Margaret~