28 September 2012

MCT Beary Special Blog Hop: Boo Bear

by Veronica

Hello there! Thanks for joining the My Creative Time Design team on this Beary Special Blog Hop! If you've traveled here from Tracy's blog, you're on the right track! If not, head on over to Emma's blog to start the hop from the "beary" beginning! *giggle*

Even though it's not quite Halloween, Emma has decided to give you all a "Beary Special Treat"! This treat doesn't cause weight gain, but will cause CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Included in this hop, you will see a "Beary Special" stamp set that was designed by Emma for this special hop!  Also, as an added bonus, we have five VERY TALENTED Guest Designers joining us for this hop.

Speaking of Halloween...

I've always LOVED getting dressed up for Halloween! When I was little, I insisted on being a kitty cat every year. Every. Year.

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For today's project, I wanted my little teddy bear to feel the same pride and adorability (okay, so I totally just made that word up) that I did whenever I was dressed in the feline persuasion.

First, I stamped my teddy bear (MCT's newest stamp set: Beary Special Thoughts) onto white card stock. After adding his costume with a black pen, I colored him with my Copics. To give the illusion that he is sitting on the "Boo", I 'masked' him with a post-it and then stamped the "Boo" (MCT's Treats For My Sweet). I colored the polka dots and spider with my Copics, and glittered the polka dots with Star Dust Stickles.

To get the 'shadow' effect on the edges, I used my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool in black ink and rubbed in circles over the edges.

I also stamped the spider web from Treats For My Sweet in the corner and drew a string of web to the spider and outlined him with my black pen.

After stamping and coloring the jack-o-lantern and ghost (Treats For My Sweet), I cut them out and popped them up onto the bear/boo layer. The sentiment was hand cut from a piece of scrap white card stock.

I used my Scor-Pal to make the diamonds on the card base layer and Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Trim Border & Corner Punches on the purple layer.


**GIVEAWAY ALERT**

Emma has a few GREAT giveaways to give to THREE LUCKY readers!

1st GRAND prize ~ "Teddy Bear Parade" Cricut cartridge AND this newest stamp set "Beary Special Thoughts"
2nd prize ~ "Create a Critter 2" cartridge "Beary Special Thoughts"
3rd prize ~ this newest set "Beary Special Thoughts"

How FUN is this? All you have to do is leave your comments on each designer's blog! The more blogs you comment on, the BETTER your chances are at winning! Random.org will pick all the winners on Tuesday! So you have until Sunday, Sept 30th by midnight to get all of your comments in! AND PLEASE don't forget to include a way for us to contact you just in case YOU are one of the lucky winners! Good Luck!

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What was I thinking? Halloween 1997
So you might be asking yourself: Veronica, do you STILL dress up as a kitty every Halloween? And the answer is no.

Once I saw this yearbook 'action shot' of me at my 6th grade Halloween 'dance', I knew my kitty days were over. What was I thinking? What was I WEARING?!?! I've never in my life, seen a cat with so much makeup on. *giggle* Ahhh...memories...

Nowadays, The Hubs and I like to coordinate for Halloween. In the past we've been Diddy & Candy Kong and BP oil spill workers. Last year was my favorite: I went as a trophy wife and he was my "Hugh Hefner". We've got something really fun planned for this year's costume! Can't wait to reveal!

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm your last stop on the Beary Special Blog Hop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


146 comments :

  1. This card is super cute...I love that picture of you!

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  2. You did a great job! I love Halloween projects and love the way you added the bear!
    Deb C

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  3. Very cute! Love how you combined sets. Great job.

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  4. I LOVE the creativity of this card! Beautiful!!
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  5. This is SUPER AWESOME!!!Fabulous and Fun Card!
    Migdalia
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  6. Absolutely adorable and so different from anyone else! I love that little bear dressed up for halloween.

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  7. Very creative! Love the embossing and most of all just love the teddy bear in it's cat costume. Just adorable!

    Best,
    Jess
    craftingwithjess@gmail.com

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  8. Such a cute halloween card...thanks for sharing!

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  9. So cute...love the halloween card! Lee-Ann :)
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  10. This was an inspiring blog hop. I can't believe how many "Beary" cute cards there were. Glad you were able to do a Halloween card. TFS! yankandtex at hotmail dot com

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  11. Cute bear! Thanks for sharing your picture, I think we all have some of those in our 'closets' Ha!

    I can't believe it, I made it through the complete hop. Of course now nothing else has gotten done, but we all need a day like that now and then. Roght?

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  12. Oh goodness, the kitty bear is soooo cute!!! And the kitty Veronica is pretty cute too. LOL!!!!! LOVE your card!!

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  13. Stinkin cute, What and adorable stamp set perfect for that cartridge.

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  14. Wow - definitely seeing lots of cuteness today in this blog hop. Love your little kitty bear - what an awesome card!

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  15. Your card is so cute. Love that you made the bear a kitty! Such a great job by everyone. This hop was really a lot of fun because you are all so talented.

    Leslie

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  16. O wow how cute and creative!! Love the picture!! can't wait to see what you dree up like this year!!
    Kristan
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  17. love your beary holloween card, very cute

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  18. LOL, you are too funny. That card is soooooooo stinkin' cute. What a great idea.

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  19. I love anything bears. Thank you for this opportunity to win such great prizes.

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  20. You made the cutest little "cat bear". Creative costume ideas too, lol.
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  21. I love the card!! The little bear turned cat is adorable!!

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  22. I didn't realize your beat was dressed as a cat at first glance. Very creative design. Great work!

    Taneia
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  23. Beary cute Halloween card!!!

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Veronica ~ OMG! This is seriously over the top ADORABLE and CLEVER! I LOV ewhat you did with the Boo sentiment and then the bearcat! See I make up words too! LOL! But all seriousness ~ this is BRILLIANT! Oh my these pictures are just so CUTE too! Great memeories too! What a CUTIE you were and still are! Oh I LOVE that you and the hubs coordinate your costumes ~ his idea right?? AWESOME job as always!!!

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  25. I love, how you dressed the bear up, Adorable! I love everything about your card, to stinkin cute!
    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

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  26. Super cute caed!!
    Cute kitty costume!!

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  27. Super cute card and I love how you combined halloween with the bear. Awesome job. So talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. It's good when we can look back and laugh at ourselves. I dare not show my halloween pics of any kind. Love yours though. Love your Boo-Bear card...lol. Smooches... frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  29. Veronica you are to funny! I think you were pretty in costume and You little kitty feel all that you felt back then. And her costume is cute. I did go back in look at last year Halloween costume and cant wait to this year. I was just telling a friend that I wanted to do a costume party one of these days. TFS AJ-

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  30. awhhhh. love it--he is so darn cute!rhondazmikly@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Love your kitty bear,such a fab card...and photo!
    Jayne x

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  32. What a cute kitty....umm I mean bear!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
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  33. Hello Veronica,

    That's so funny because I dress up like a cat almost every year. :) I love your Halloween card, very cute. Thanks for sharing your card and story.

    Kat
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  34. LOVE the 6th grade pic! I, too, have a bad Halloween costume but thankfully all photos have been tossed (I hope).

    Love the card - Halloween is my very favorite and this card is perfect!

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  35. so cute love that card tfs!
    -jamie
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  36. Super fun and creative!!! Funny story too...

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  37. Oh my these projects are so BEARY adorable!! Love your BOO card! :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  38. Hehehehe!! Don't you just love those memories that makes you want to just rewind and take a whole new picture!!!
    Love it!!!
    Your project is so great!! I would never think about just making the bear with a costume!!
    To cute and very creative!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project as well as your memories!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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  39. Love your card. So cute and a great idea.
    Michelle
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  40. OMGosh I love your card! So super cute and fun! I love your bear dressed up as a kitty. Too cute and I love the pic of you as a kitty too. lol Why do we always look back on our pics and ask "what was I thinking"?? lol So fun and I loved reading about your costumes with your hubby, can't wait to see what you two are this year!
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  41. Very cute! Love how you combined a couple of sets!

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  42. so very cute!!

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  43. That is a cute Halloween bear!

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  44. Very cute Kitty!! and the bear dressed as a kitty too is also adorable!! Cheers Jennie
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  45. What a cute card, all dressed up as a kitty for Halloween.
    angel hugs
    Debby
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  46. The card is adorable. I love it! You did a great job.

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  47. a purrfectly adorable card.
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  48. HI great job.
    LindaB
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  49. I'm the crazy cat lady, so you know I love a card with a cat on it! I also love the Halloween theme! So stinkin' cute :)

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Bridget
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  50. Veronica, You are so creative. I love your card. It is so sweet.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Barb
    betarbell AT gmail DOT com

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  51. Veronica, this is the cutest little bear! I love it! ~Hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  52. Your little bear is so adorable dressed up like a kitty for Halloween!

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  53. Wow! You are amazing at coloring. Definitely an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
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  54. Love this little boo-bear. So cute.

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  55. Okay so it wasn't all cutzie and fun but it sure was cute and fun and you did a super neat job on this. TFS Hugs, Debi

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  56. The little boo bear is too cute, your coloring is amazing! Also, thanks for sharing your costume pic!

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  57. Hehehehe... your bear all dressed for Halloween is toooo cute!!! Great card :))
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  58. I LOVE what you did to your card! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing your 6th grade costume with us! Too cute!

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  59. Very creative to dress up the bear. Love it!

    Myrna
    Mimis21 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I absolutely love this card!

    Tina
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  61. AWESOME job with your GREAT card Veronica!Have a great weekend!!!:)

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  62. That is pretty hilarious. Glad you go all out end enjoy yourself . Your card is beautiful!!

    Dorcas
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  63. Such an adorable card!!! Love the kitty bear :)
    I love the picture of you dressed up....that is too funny!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
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  64. What an awesome way to tie together the bear and the Halloween MCT products! Adorable card! Love your cat picture too, LOL!

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  65. Adorable card! Love the bear and the kitty costume story :)

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  66. Great card! Love how you dress up with your hubby. So sweet :)
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  67. This card is so darn cute. Love the idea!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Kathy
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  68. very cute just have to have add the stamps to my very long wish list

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  69. Great card. Thanks
    EG
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  70. Love your Halloween card your extra touches are perfect! Eva
    twinkles311@hotmail.com

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  71. Ok I knew what I was gonna write...then totally lost my train of thought when I was reading about your "kitty" days LOL I needed this laugh!!! Oh my, been there, done that.
    I love the fact you took the bear, and put a costume on 'her' and I really like the color frame work on your card. TFS --C

    christinescreativecard@gmail.com

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  72. Happy Halloween1 Love your project!

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  73. Adorable card- love the kitty ears. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

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  74. Love your kitty act bear!! Cute card! and great pic of you!! AprilsL8@windstream.net

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  75. Awesome job on this card.

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  76. Nice and different idea to do a halloween card. I love the bear is a cat!

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  77. I love your adaptation of the bear theme! I love every element of this! You were an adorable kitten...just fancy is all.
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  78. Just love turning the bear into a "bear kitten." Such a cute idea - and it turned out great!

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  79. What a great idea to add a costume to your sweet little bear! Great job. Thank you. teacher5mom@gmail.com

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  80. This is too funny!
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  81. Spooktackular blog, so want to win those bear stamps. I love bears.

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  82. Veronica,you have definitely inspired me today! I LOVE your costume bear!!! And all of the other work you have put into this cute,cute project!!! And I think you looked adorable in your cat costume! :) I've been very inspired from all of the wonderful bear projects today! Great job!!!

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  83. Love the little bear with the costume - so cute! Thanks for sharing! texasdreamweaver at yahoo dot com

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  84. What a wonderful card. I love that it is dressed as a kitty!!!
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  85. Very creative! Im all for honoring our "inner child"! A kitty cat was always my daughter's go-to costume as well. Adorable card! :)

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  86. ADORABLE.. Love the BOO bear great card. too adoralbe. Thanks for the cute little "story" too.

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  87. I like the way you did your frame around the picture. The colors on top of that dark grey make everything look so crisp and clean! Perfect!

    April
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  88. Hi Veronica
    Ilove all the differnt things that you used on your card.and the bear dress up as kitty super cute.
    Thank's for sharing and a chance to win
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  89. Super cute card, love how you made the bear into a cat for Halloween, super clever. Thanks for the post-it-note tip, I'll have to try that technique for layering stamps. And I was definitely inspired!

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  90. Super cute card for Halloween. Quite original.

    Sue
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  91. Oh I just love your incredibly cute card. love all the details.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  92. Love the extra touches you put on the card. Thank you for reminding me how I can add interest to my cards and projects.

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  93. I love how you coordinated Emma's other stamps with the teddy bear ones. Great project.

    Gabriela

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  94. your card is very cute

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  95. gorgeous card really like the edging

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  96. Oh my, I've never seen a devil bear, but this one is adorable!!! TFS

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  97. I love how you dressed your little bear into a "kitty" for Halloween. You put a lot of detail work into this card and it simply purrfect.
    Thank you for all your breakdown on you created this because it's a definate must scrap lift project. ( have you showed the masking tip on Emmas new blog on how you put the bear on to of theBoo)? Just and idea for those of us that haven't tried this yet.

    Wishing you a purrfectly beary good weekend!


    Crafty hugs,
    Debbie

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  98. Love it! Thank you for sharing!

    Mona
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  99. Cute card Great job.
    linda
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  100. how cute is this?? love how you put the cute little bear on top of BOO! awesome!
    thanks for sharing!!
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  101. Beautifully cute card. I love the bear dressed up as a cat and the big BOO! Just darling.

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  102. love how you put your little bear in a costume!

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  103. Hi Veronica!
    OMG! How CUTE is your Halloween bear! You are so creative....your Boo Bear card is so ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  104. Hi veronica, your card is awesome, thanks for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
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  105. Thanks for being part of the Hop and giving inspiration. TFS your darling card.
    Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  106. Love your spootacular teddy! What teddy bear could ever be a devil?? Not possible! Yours is adorable!
    You looked adorable in your photo! Enjoy this year and can't wait to hear what you and hubs go as!
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  107. Wonderful project! Very clever idea! thank you so much for sharing!

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  108. I love to see your stories and I thought you made a wonderful 6th grade Kitty...love the white gloves and ears with boa trim :D What's great is you have a picture too. My family didn't take many at all :( Love how your card turned out and how you turned your bear into a kitty costume. Also thanks for the reminder of using the Score Pal to make designs on the papers...Great idea and wonderful card!
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  109. Cute card. I am loving these new bear stamps. Dressing up on Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I wish I had more childhood Halloween pics to flash back on. Good times!

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
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  110. Veronica, this card is "beary" cute! And I think you made an awesome kitty cat!

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  111. Very creative. tfs
    Evelyn
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  112. This is my most favorite!!! Great job!!!

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  113. Awesome card Veronica! I LOVE how you have the bear sitting up on the BOO!! I also love how you dressed him up like a kitty!!! Great job! Love your pic of you as a kitty!! I think that's cool that you and your hubs still dress up! I wished I could get mine too! Hugs, Leanne

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  114. Honestly, your card is one of the best. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Debbie C.
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  115. I love this stamp set. It is perfect for the Teddy Bear Parade. TFS
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  116. Love your card so cute and the little horns on the bear is so cute!!! Great job and an awesome
    stamp set! :)

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  117. So cute!! I love your little mouse bear!! And that picture of you is adorable!! :)
    Tracy

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  118. Yes, I was inspired! Too clever!
    SusanJ in Atlanta
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  119. Teddy Bears are the best!!!! Hope i win one of these great gifts!
    Indiana Gram Karen
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  120. Love it! How cute! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  121. Love the bears - waay too cute!

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  122. Adorable! Thanks so much for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  123. What a creative idea! I'm sure when you were in 6th grade that costume was the cats meow :)

    Eileen

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  124. Too fun! Thanks for sharing the story too!

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  125. Teddy Bears are way more cuddly. They are my favorite. Although Barbie is a close 2nd.
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  126. Your Halloween Teddy Bear Card Is So Adorable!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  127. Veronica spooktacular card. Love the bear on the top of the word. Thanks for share.

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  128. Veronica this teddy/ kitty is so cute! TFS your halloween adventures as a Kitty, I love being a black kitty too, but my hubby not realy into it LOL! TFS.
    Have a wonderful evening!
    Liz
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  129. First, your card is really cute and I love how you added a costume - ADORABLE! Next, I think that pic of you in 6rd grade is way too CUTE and finally I am in LOVE with your costumes from last year - so much so that we may consider this. It's AWESOME!
    Thanks for the inspiration of both!!
    Shelly

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  130. Very cute card and very courageous of u to post a picture of yourself from halloween!!!

    Beth l

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  131. so cute!! and very original! love it

    Darlene
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  132. Cute project and I love the cat picture. You are too cute.

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  133. Very fun! Great colors/layering and fun bear/kitty!!! TFS!

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  134. love that you put an old picture up!!! and your "boo bear" is just too spooky cute!

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  135. Super fun to see you in your 6th grade costume. You did a fabulous job on masking your kitty bear on Boo.

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  136. What a fabulous card!! Your coloring is amazing! :)
    Lori
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  137. I just came by from Tracy’s blog hop; your the only one out of the whole blog hop that did a Halloween bear. I have got to say I love it!

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  138. This turned out WAY too cute. I love that you made a Halloween card and the bear/kitty is ADORABLE!!! I also love how you made the little spider web and line down to the spider on the BOO stamp - totally inspired. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing that picture of you too - so fun! Hugs- Glora

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  139. I love the little details you added to your bear! And what a flashback picture! I bet you had a blast and can still remember looking back at those times! Great job Veronica!

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  140. I don't know which I like better...your project or that photo!!! Classic!!! Love how you did your bear....great idea :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!