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Pink, Yellow, White & Chocolate

I love this color scheme and I’m seeing it more and more around the web. I recently picked up this Simply Scrappin’ kit from Stampin’ UP!, Love Sparkles:

Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' - by Stampin' Up!

This set includes 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ textured card stock
6 sheets of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper
6 sheets of 6″ x 12″ self-adhesive die-cuts (2 each of 3 designs)

Here is some of my favorite inspiration from the internet in this scheme:

*Sorry, my computer crashed after I saved the image, but didn’t get a chance to save the sources.

I’d love to see your inspiration with these colors, and I’ll upload a few samples with that set soon. Have a great day! 🙂

April 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

An idea to ponder

**Don’t forget! This Saturday I’m hosting a craft supply yard sale from 8-1 and a Spring Fun workshop from 3-5! The sangria’s already on my list of groceries… HINT HINT! Hoping I can bribe you with booze, lol! 😉 **

I was blog-surfing the other day and came across a fabulous quote in passing. I’m afraid I can’t remember which blog it was on, but it was a business blog.

“Spend your money as if you were voting.”

So concise, so clear, and so right-on-point. Too often we buy things “just because”.

It was cheap.

It was fast.

It was there.

But what if we went out of our way a bit more each day. What if we spent our money on things that tasted better, felt better against our skin, took care of our bodies better, and with businesses and people we trusted and cared about?

Now I’m not one of those people who only buys from small businesses, hates the big-box stores and only eats organic. However, I firmly believe in supporting the businesses and employees I care about. I do try to buy handmade whenever possible (I need to work on that), and try not to give into instant gratification when something I want is available at a valued business but I find it at a place I wouldn’t usually give my money right now (I really need to work on that).

As an independent business woman I can firmly say that I want to be that person/business that is valued. I want my customers to become friends as I’ve become friends with so many people at the businesses I frequent. Where we spend our money is usually the place we spend the most of our time. More importantly, I want to put something out there that makes people feel better about themselves, their abilities and their memories.

And I want to spend my money like I’m voting.

April 15, 2010 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Events this Saturday

If you’re in the Austin area I would love for you to join me this Saturday (Apr. 17) from 3-5 pm for a Spring Fun event at my home in Round Rock! This FREE event will include make-and-takes, snacks, and door prizes. Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry into the door prize pool! Simply send me a note for my address and directions.

Also on Saturday I’ll be holding a Craft Supply Yard Sale. It’s Spring Cleaning time around here and I’m selling a ton of new and gently used crafting supplies – sewing, scrapbooking, stamping, polymer clay and more! Stop by from 8 am – 1 pm for these fabulous finds.

Can’t wait to see you Saturday! Please let me know if you can make it so I have enough treats for everyone. 🙂

TM

April 12, 2010 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Care for a Spot of Tea?

Alright, this doesn’t exactly look like a teacup… more like a coffee cup, but that’s ok. 🙂 I think the recipient will get the idea!

Supplies:

Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pack

Scallop Circle punch

Tart & Tangy stamp set

So Saffron Classic ink pad

Label sticker from a retired SU! Simply Scrappin’ set

Letter stickers, thread and button not SU!

Have a great night! 🙂

April 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm 3 comments

New Projects and FREE Ink Pads!

Here are a few projects I’ve been working on lately…

Each of these projects uses items that are ALMOST GONE!!

Both frames feature papers from the Sweet Pea Paper Pack which is ONLY available through March 31!! I’ve made dozens of projects from this paper pack and haven’t even scratched the surface – there are so many fabulous papers included! Scoop up this great pack ASAP!

The Milkcap card features papers from the Notebook Designer Paper Series that’s on the Clearance Rack! For only $4.99 you receive 12 fabulous designs (2 each of 6 designs). Did you see these papers on the altered wooden frame? 🙂 They’re the puffy flowers!

As an added bonus I’m offering a FREE Classic Ink Pad of your choice with ANY purchase from my website now through March 31! That’s IN ADDITION to your Sale-A-Bration FREE products for any order over $50! Hurry, these FREE specials end March 31!

March 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Front Page!

I’m so excited!! I just found out that MamaBearStamps was featured on the FRONT PAGE of Etsy yesterday! Can you tell I’m a bit giddy?! 🙂 Here’s a screenshot:

See? That’s me in the lower right corner! HEE HEE!

Just wanted to share my excitement with my lovely blog readers and let you know that I have lots of items in the works that will be uploaded to Etsy soon! Check out my shoppe and let me know if you have a custom request!

All the best, T

March 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Chocolate Bunnies

I LOVE this chocolate bunny! It’s only fitting… my day job is at a candy company! 😉 I have a bunch of mini gifts in the works with this little guy (yes, it’s a boy, lol) but wanted to share some of my new Chocolate Bunny Embellishments I have at my Etsy shoppe and how I made them.

I stamped these guys on Kraft cardstock twice – once in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and once with Versamark and embossed him with clear embossing powder. I then carefully cut around him and applied a diminsional to the back. The bottom layer on the diminsional was left intact, and glued to a clear sheet (cut to size) so you just simply peel the bunny off the backing sheet and apply to your project. SIMPLE! Here are the products I used:

Chocolate Bunny Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

**ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE SPRING MINI CATALOG! Hurry – ordering ends March 31st!

Chocolate Bunny 116980

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad - by Stampin' Up!

Classic Stampin Pad 100908

Kraft 8-1/2X11 Card Stock - by Stampin' Up!

8-1/2×11 Card Stock 102125

Versamark Pad - by Stampin' Up!

Versamark Pad 102283

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109130

Heat Tool - by Stampin' Up!

Heat Tool 100005

 

*DON’T FORGET!* Sale-A-Bration and the Spring Mini ordering period are ALMOST OVER! You only have through March 31 to place your order for SAB and Spring Mini products! If you’re interested in getting FREE PRODUCTS let me know ASAP!!

Also, send me an email if you’d like to be the first to receive the next Summer Mini Catalog! I’ve seen it and it’s FABULOUS! If I have your email address by March 31st you’ll be part of the first round of mailings!

Have a great weekend! ~T~

March 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

MamaBearStamps is on Etsy!

As an extension of my mission to make stamping and scrapbooking super simple I have opened a shoppe on Etsy! At http://mamabearstamps.etsy.com you’ll find hand-stamped and handmade embellishments, cards, and more. My embellishments already have foam tape applied to the back, so you can simply peel-and-stick for fast embellishments!

Check it out and let me know what you think! Looking for a specific theme or embellishment? Just let me know! 🙂

I hope you’re having a great week! Only one more until Spring Break (aka Mom’s Week Off!) here! 😉 ~T~

March 9, 2010 at 11:13 am 2 comments

Quick Note

Did you know that Mama Bear Stamps has a Facebook Fan Page? I have a new button over on the right so you can join the fun! I’ll be posting updates, sneak peeks, and specials on the Fan Page, so come join us!

Have a fabulous Wednesday! ~T~

March 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

A Sneak Peek and Savings

SO many fabulous things are going on right now with Stampin’ UP! and I’m super excited! Some I can share right now and some will have to remain a secret for a bit longer… 😉 Below I’d like to share with you a SNEAK PEEK from our next Mini Catalog and special savings!

Isn’t this set GORGEOUS?! I’m a sucker for flowers and for the hand-drawn look. I can’t wait to use this on all my upcoming layouts and cards. 🙂 Although this is a BRAND NEW set that will be in the next Idea Book and Catalog you can get it NOW! How great is that?! Something to tide you over until this summer!

What’s even better is that you can get this set FOR FREE with any qualifying workshop! And that leads me to my next big announcement: Workshop information is now available on my SU! website! Visit Host a Workshop for all the details and let me know if you’d like to earn Awash with Flowers for FREE!

Now for even more savings:

Order ANY Two-Step Stampin’ set from the current catalog and receive 20% off – no coupons or additional purchases necessary! Here are the available Two-Step Stampin’ sets:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

You can view these and all our great Stampin’ UP! products in my online store, just press the button to your right that says “Shop 24/7”.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for Spring! I can’t wait to Two-Step Stamp up a storm and work up some beautiful spring floral cards and layouts! Thanks for visiting, and please give me a shout! ~T~

March 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

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Howdy!

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!

Why “Mama Bear Stamps”?

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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