Texas Two-Steppin’

**I have FREE shipping and FREE tote specials going on now! Scroll down for more details!**

I have a SUPER SIMPLE little watercoloring project to show you today and it includes only TWO steps. Seriously, you can’t color any easier than this!

Materials: Stamp (Because I Care, earn this FREE as a hostess), Watercolor paper, Stampin’ UP! Classic Ink Pads (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie), Aqua Painter, scissors, Dimensionals, needle and thread, Early Espresso cardstock and ribbon.

*Before starting this project, with your Stampin’ UP! ink pads closed, gently press the top down toward the ink pad inside. This will transfer some ink to the lid – this is what you’ll use for the next steps.

1. Stamp your desired image in solvent ink (such as StazOn). Do not use Stampin’ UP! ink or any other water-based ink for this step as it will run once we start watercoloring.

2. Painting Step 1: Fill your Aqua Painter with water according to the package directions. Place the tip of your Aqua Painter in the lid of your ink pad so it soaks up some ink.  

3. Painting Step 2: Press the Aqua Painter bristles to the watercolor paper to transfer the ink. The color will be strongest right after you pick it up, and will fade as more water and less ink is put down. There’s NO wrong way to do this, so play around with it! 🙂

*When you’re ready to change colors simply wipe your Aqua Painter bristles onto the watercolor paper until it runs clear.

4. Continue putting down ink colors until you’re satisfied with the image.

Tada, totally colored and it took about 15 minutes (which included finding my Pumpkin Pie ink pad in a box in the garage!) TWO steps – YOU can do this! 🙂

I cut out the flower, added it to a hand-cut tag of Early Espresso cardstock, stamped the included sentiment from the stamp set, hand-cut and added a few stitches. Retired So Saffron ribbon finished it off:

Want to see this technique in action?? Host a workshop with me and we will create a similar item with your guests and you can earn this stamp set FREE! Contact me today! 🙂

October 5, 2010 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

FREE shipping and a FREE tote!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday (is that possible?? ;)) I’m back with a FREE shipping offer and a FREE tote offer!

First, in the spirit of the holidays (only 88 shopping and crafting days until Christmas!!) I’m offering FREE shipping on all orders from the Stampin’ UP! Holiday Mini Catalog. You can order through my personal website (see the link on the sidebar) or by phone/email with me. This FREE shipping special will run through this Friday (Oct. 8). *If you order online I will refund your shipping to you as soon as I receive the order. If you order through me I will take it off at the time of purchase.

View the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog here:

And now for the FREE tote offer!

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote—a $39.95 value—when you join Stampin’ Up!® as a demonstrator!

Imagine sharing your love of Stampin’ Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12″ x 12″ card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits to choose from—Standard and Digital+—at a brand-new lower kit price, there’s never been a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

I would love to add YOU to my team! Whether you want to share your love of crafting with others, or simply want the discount (who doesn’t love craft supplies at a discount?!) there’s a spot for YOU on my team! Contact me today to sign up as a Demonstrator!

October 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Where’d I go this time?!

I had the best intentions of spending “World Card-Making Day” (yesterday) here on my blog with lots of ideas and examples, but “Man Plans, God Laughs”! 🙂

Our daughter turned 11 on Friday and this weekend was FULL of activities and planning for her birthday party today. I did get a BIT of a card done yesterday, so hopefully I’ll have that uploaded soon.

What did you do this weekend? Any stamping or scrapping? Have a great week! -TM

October 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment

A slight diversion…

I know this is a scrapbooking and stamping blog but we all love a good laugh, right?! I have “Catalog Living” in my Google Reader and look forward to laughing EVERY day! Check out today’s post and then visit the blog for more hilarity!

Gary, we got the desk and Medieval Torture Chair you wanted, so why do you still insist on reading on the floor?  Now, where’s that beige book I came in here for?


September 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

I’m Baaaa..ck!

Ahh… we’re finally back up and running online! 🙂 It was a REALLY long summer, but now we’re a bit settled. Things will be changing around here soon enough, but for now I’m happy to have a few scrapbooking and stamping supplies out of storage and internet access to share them!

I added a bunch of items to the Etsy shoppe tonight, so be sure to check them out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaBearStamps

One of my favorite items are these “Hoot Hoot” owl embellishments! I used the Stampin’ UP! “Fox and Friends” owl and layered the punched image on some glittered black cardstock I picked up a few months ago from somewhere (don’t remember where, LOL!) I added some foam tape to the back and now they’re perfect for Halloween cards and scrapbooking layouts!

Hoot Hoot - Black and White Halloween Owl Embellishments
To purchase Stampin’ UP! stamps or supplies, or to learn more about my business, visit http://tammymoore.stampinup.net
I hope you have a fabulous week and keep creating! 🙂

September 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

A State of Transition

There’s lots of changes going on these days! Our family is moving from our house to another, so I am busy packing up. Unfortunately that means that samples will be few and far between on the blog until we get settled in (possibly in August). But I haven’t disappeared – I’m just buried in boxes. 🙂

Stampin’ UP! is going through a big transition too! At the end of this month the current catalog will be replaced with our NEW 2010-2011 catalog! That means that many items are LAST CHANCE! Click on the link to your right to visit my website and view the exiting products – many at deep discounts! Now is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite stamps, inks, papers and accessories, as they may not be available after June 30. If you have any questions, or wish to place an order directly through me just let me know!

Have a great Thursday and I’ll see you soon!

June 17, 2010 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

NEW, WOW, and Can’t Wait!

Can you tell I’m excited?! June is an exciting month for Stampin’ UP! One year ago this month I joined this fabulous company and my life has been enriched in so many ways because of it! If you’d like to join me on this amazing adventure Stampin’ UP! is offering a $99 start-up kit! That means for just $99 you will receive everything you need to start selling stamps, inks and more AND these fabulous items (OR you can choose your own items from any at these prices in the catalog!!):

Item  Description  Price 
117050  Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)  $22.95 
118571  I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount  $18.95 
118486  Clear-Mount Block C  $695 
116978  Homemade single stamp*   $8.95 
100730  Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)  $8.50 
119706  Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)*  $6.95 
115656  Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad  $5.95 
119667  Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*  $5.95 
115658  Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad  $5.95
100814  Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad  $5.95 
119261  Basic Black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon*  $6.95 
121620  Color Coach*  $14.95 
104332  SNAIL Adhesive  $6.95 
   Retail value of products in kit $124.90 

*Sneak peek items! 

So many of these items are on my own wish list! And guess what? Even if you don’t feel like working this as your business right now, this is a FABULOUS deal! You’ll never be pressured by SU! or myself to sell, buy, or promote if you don’t want to. However, if you do, I’ll be right there with you the whole way. Click on the “Join My Team” link at the top of this blog for more information, and let me know if you would like a one-on-one conference (in person or by phone) to discuss this amazing opportunity!

There’s MORE! The “Last Chance” list has been published! Our new catalog comes out in July which means we have to make room for NEW stamps and acessories! If the following items are on your wish list be sure to visit my website to order TODAY! These items will no longer be available after July 1!

 Page #   Item #    Description   Price 
24 111766  Halloween Frights  $15.95
24 113244  Scary Skeleton  $13.95
24 111698  Tasty Sweet  $19.95
25 111764  Eat, Drink & Be Scary  $18.95
25 113264  All Hallow’s Eve  $17.95
30 111694  Spotlight on Christmas    $22.95
30 111708  Two Cool Dudes  $21.95
31 111558  Holly, Jolly Christmas, A    $26.95
36 110370  Holy Triptych  $32.95
39 111778  Season of Simple Grace  $25.95
42 111688  Shellebrate  $18.95
42 114369  Yipee Kiyay Holiday  $19.95
44 114982  Holiday Blitz    $38.95
45 111758  Happy Heart, A  $22.95
45 115344  Whoo’s Your Valentine?  $19.95
45 111716  You & Moi    $12.95
46 113822  Eight Great Greetings  $27.95
49 115100  Together Forever    $22.95
50 113401  Ever After  $22.95
50 113411  Special Blessing  $19.95
52 114946  Close As a Memory    $20.95
53 113194  Kind Word, A  $21.95
53 115056  Refuge and Strength    $23.95
55 111652  Humor in High Heels    $26.95
57 115102  Voilà    $25.95
57 115104  Voilà to Go    $17.95
59 111534  Owl Together Now    $29.95
62 113395  Animal Crackers  $19.95
64 111602  Best Wishes & More    $26.95
65 113622  Enjoy Every Moment    $31.95
66 113433  Welcome Home  $20.95
68 114934  Bitty Birthday    $12.95
70 111586  It’s a Stretch    $23.95
72 113270  Hoppy for You  $23.95
74 116718  Pirate Time  $16.95
74 115524  Captain Personalized Name Stamp  $9.95
75 116720  Princess Time  $16.95
75 115525  Princess Personalized Name Stamp  $9.95
76 113506  Nursery Necessities    $31.95
77 113682  Cute & Cuddly  $26.95
78 115002  Just Baseball    $13.95
78 115006  Just Football    $13.95
78 115072  Sporting    $18.95
79 115004  Just Basketball    $13.95
79 115008  Just Riding    $13.95
79 115010  Just Soccer    $13.95
79 115012  Just Surfing    $13.95
79 115014  Just Tennis    $13.95
83 111660  Just Jawing    $25.95
86 115211  Crazy Cool  $21.95
87 115205  Made 2 Last  $25.95
98 111490  Bloomin’ Beautiful    $25.95
99 111560  Rose Is a Rose, A    $37.95
101 111600  Bella’s Bloom    $12.95
102 115074  Spring Song    $15.95
104 111628  Eastern Influences    $18.95
104 114958  Embrace Life    $25.95
105 113266  Bird on a Branch  $18.95
106 113618  Beautiful Thing, A  $20.95
109 113502  Garden Whimsy    $26.95
110 113232  Le Jardin Botanique  $25.95
112 113740  Good Friend  $28.95
116 116473  I Heart Lists  $28.95
119 114389  Framed with Love  $27.95
120 115020  Little Flowers    $11.95
120 115078  Stem Sayings    $20.95
121 113220  Game Night  $20.95
121 113202  Card Games  $19.95
122 110378  True Friend  $22.95
122 115106  Wanted    $23.95
123 114940  Boho Backgrounds    $17.95
126 114445  Park Avenue Patterns  $19.95
127 113776  Gallery  $22.95
128 113706  Certified  $27.95
128 111632  Four Square  $14.95
128 111666  Only Ovals    $22.95
129 113520  Totally Tabs    $17.95
130 113624  One of a Kind    $19.95
132 111622  Cute Cues    $11.95
132 114996  Itty Bitty Backgrounds    $14.95
132 115076  Sprinkles    $14.95
133 111616  Classifieds    $17.95
134 111608  Boho Blooms    $17.95
134 111636  Gratuitous Graffiti    $17.95
134 111658  It’s a Plan    $26.95
134 109258  Très Chic  $17.95
138 115018  Little Birthday Cheer, A   $13.95
141 113746  Once Upon a Time  $19.95
141 115108  Warm Words    $21.95
142 115235  Happy Everything   $18.95
143 115350  Let the Fun Begin  $17.95
144 114942  Celebrate Everything    $18.95
144 115092  Think Happy Thoughts    $16.95
146 114443  Introducing  $15.95
146 115046  Please Come  $25.95
148 115034  Mark the Date    $26.95
149 115086  Taffy Alphabet    $43.95
149 115088  Taffy Numbers    $24.95
151 114998  Jumbo Outline Alphabet    $43.95
151 114383  Perfect Chemistry  $21.95
152 115112  Wild West Alphabet    $43.95
173 111696  Starring You    $13.95
173 113786  Thankful Thinking  $13.95
173 111714  Wow Flowers    $12.95
208 115556  Merriment  $6.95
208 115560  Simply Thanks  $7.95
208 115566  Tag Tree  $7.95
208 115558  Little Boo  $6.95
209 115338  Very Thankful  $14.95

Now to the NEW! I’ve seen the sneak peeks at the new catalog and let me tell you, it’s FABULOUS! I can’t wait to share them with you on July 1st! Be sure to give me your address if you haven’t already so I can send you the new catalog when it arrives on my doorstep! 🙂

Have a great week!

June 1, 2010 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

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I'm Tammy Moore, a scrapbooking fanatic in Austin, TX. Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web. Feel free to contact me any time!

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A few years ago my daughter and husband gave me the nickname "Mama Bear" and I've used it ever since! This year I even conqured my fear of needles and had the Chinese symbols of mother and bear tattooed above my right ankle. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to go by my nickname: Mama Bear. But you can call me Tammy if you'd like. :)

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