Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wish I were a bear.

Have you ever read this poem?

I Wish I Were A Bear
I wish I were a bear.
If you're a bear, you get to hibernate.
You do nothing but sleep for six months.
I could get used to that.
And another thing; before you hibernate,
you're supposed to eat yourself stupid.
That wouldn't bother me either.
IF you're a mama bear,
everyone knows you mean business;
you swat anyone who bothers your cubs.
If your cubs get out of line, you swat them, too.
Your husband expects you to growl when you wake up.
He expects you to have hairy legs and excess body fat.
He likes it.
I wish I were a bear.

I don't know who the author is, but I think it's cute.  I complained the other day about shaving my legs and one of my dearest and tallest friends said,  Honey, why bother?  Nobody's gonna look way down there, anyway.  (I'm 4'10".)
I just love her, and she's right!

I met another of my longest and dearest friends while attending college.  The school mascot was a grizzly bear.  Our sorority mascot was also a bear.  For over 40 years I have been faithfully sending her items for her birthday and Christmas with bear themes.  (I have the cutest bear cell phone holder to send her later this month for her birthday.  I found it in FL last winter.)  When I selected this stamp from Stacy Stamps  I had her in mind.  I recently uncovered it, never used, in a pile of stuff.  
Thought I'd make a simple masculine card and give the stamp a test run.

(sentiment stamps are CTMH)

There are 5 layers to the card, the base, light green vellum, brown CS, striped DP, and the image stamped on white CS.  I added 4 small dazzle stickers to the corners, used a Wink of Stella glitter brush on the butterfly wings, sponged some blue and green on the top and bottom of the image, and just touched the flower tips with a marker.  

Challenges I am entering today include:
ABC Challenge - K is for kritters 
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #101 - Anything Goes Male
Scribbles Designs Challenge #29 - "B" is for....  bear, butterfly, boulders, blue, black, brown
Southern Ridge Trading Company June Challenge - Masculine
Crafty Creations Challenge #290 - All Creatures Great and Small
Inky Impressions Challenge #212 - Make it for a Man
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Masculine 
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers -  V is for Vellum  (I must tell my dear, tall friend about your blog!)


  1. Love the poem! It's so true. :D And this is an adorable card! I love how you added just the small pops of colour to the main panel, so striking. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  2. Your card is gorgous, love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  3. A fabulous masculine card Debi, a great embossed background colour & papers.......your image is just gorgeous - I love the black and white with a touch of colour!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Love the poem, Debi! Love the image, love the card, love how you did your background embossing. :-D NC

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 101, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon.

  6. So cute love the wee bear!! Thanks for sharing the poem!
    Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "V is for Vellum" challenge!!

  7. This is lovely !
    DT Crafty Creations Challengeblog

  8. I'm not sure what I enjoyed more, your fabulous card or your hairy leg story! LOL! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Your card is so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  10. Oh this looks really cute! thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Hugs! Mojca

  11. He is so adorable. I'm a big fan of bears so I love him even more

  12. Awwww so cute!! Thank you so much for joining our "Masculine" challenge this month at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Hope to see you back!

  13. Your card is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining our Southern Ridge Challenge this time. Hope to see you soon again :)

    Hugs, Dunja


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