Friends Don't Let Friends Crop Alone

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Good Morning,

I have a group of four neighbors that I get together with at least once a month to crop, scrapbook, make cards and just have fun.  I saw a saying once that said "Scrapbooking is better than therapy." I think this is true.  When you find some women who all have the same hobby as you do and they all enjoy laughing & talking it is fun.  Recently I attended a crop night that was extra special to me.  We seemed extra giggly and silly, at first, we were really joking around more than usual, just so happy to be together.  As the night wore on, we got quiet and we started talking about our families, the people we had loved who had passed on, the people we had loved who had let us down when we needed them the most.  And our hopes and dreams for the future.  It was one of those nights when you really connect with each other and you know you will be friends forever.

I wanted to make a card to send to my friend Joanne to remember that fun night.  I had a digi but I could not find any "digital scrapbooking paper" so of course I went to my new friend Jane Bradshaw at Coosty Creations.  She made me a Kit!  A cute Digi of a scrapbooking bear, some scrapbooking paper and fantastic scrapbooking sayings.  You can find them all HERE at the Stitchy Bear Outlet.  

Do you see how cool this paper is?  There is scissor paper, a paper filled with scrapbooking  papers and eyelet paper, perfect for a scrap page, the digital stamp couldn't be cuter, and then you have all of the sentiments!

There are so many uses for this set.  You can send a card to a fellow blogger...maybe someone that hangs up the cards you send her as a valance...hint, hint.  You could make cards to send to the winner of your blog candy, or to thank someone when you win blog candy  I love the sentiments "When in doubt, add glitter" and "Scrapbookers Do It On The Table" so funny!  Oh!  I just realized I have a bloggy friend who is a total Paper Diva!  I have to make a card for her!  To purchase the sentiments, please click HERE.

Here is a closeup of the digital stamp.

She is so cute, she just made me happy coloring her!

Here are the digital stamp & paper pack.

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Recipe for card
Coosty Creations - Crafting Bear Paper Pack
Round Spellbinder
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up 2 2/3 flower punch

Challenges - Anything Goes - Challenge 214- Sketch - CWLC44-Anything Goes - Summer Scene (to me this is a summer scene scrappin' in the craft room all summer long) hey I can try! - Anything Goes - Punches or Dies (used Spellbinders round die & Stampin' Up Flower 2 2/3 flower punch) - Summer Fun...the best fun in the whole world Cropping with friends! - Lots of Layers

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends!



  1. Cute card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes at Created with Love Challenge.


  2. This whole story got me a bit true it is! Crafting is such a great way to get to know people. I love love this kit!!! I liked it when I first saw it, but your card really makes me want it! Best to you & your fab cropping circle, CG (OSAAT teamie)

  3. Cute bear digi & digi papers. Hope you were able to claim your Clear It Out prize.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. such a fun card. Love the bear! Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog!!

  5. This is ADORABLE!!No one crafts around where I am at...LOL.
    The paper is SWEET and the image just adorable!!love!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  6. Just stopping by to leave you some love Great job on the card Chris and a big thanks from you know who xxxxxx

  7. Aww so cute. Those papers looks very pretty .
    Hugs Nat

  8. Chriss, this is so fun and cute - and a great way to let a friend know you had fun! Love it.

  9. Your card is just darling, love the sentiment and that bear is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. This is adorable!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! Love, the sentiment!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Gorgeous summer scene Chriss!

    Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


  12. Cute card! The image is adorable and I love the design of your card. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  13. Super cute image Chriss! Your coloring is awesome and love the papers!
    So glad you had a wonderful time crafting with your friends! I haven't done that in a while and really missing that!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  14. I saw your card on MIM. I love this cute card. Darling image and colors.

  15. I LOVE IT!!
    cute adorable bear and the sentiment is perfect..

    DIANA L.

  16. Lovely image and great coloring!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  17. What a cutie! Thanks so much for joining us at stamp with fun.
    hugs Clarissa

  18. Love the DP's and how great that they were designed especially for you.
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us and for joining us at Creative Moments #18 lots of layers challenge. Karen P CM DT ( )

  19. Very cute bear. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

  20. Cute card! Love the image and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT


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