Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Bear Essentials

I have something really fun to share today! Many of you are familiar with Tom Allen, the creator of Friendly Kritters, right? CHF carries a whole line of Friendly Kritters stamps that are so adorable. I posted one last week called Skunky Hairdo. Well, Tom Allen is now illustrating stamps just for CHF!! Today is the release of the first set from the Tom Fun Collection, called Bear Essentials.

I have had so much fun with these bears, I will share 2 of them today.

I used my Copic Markers to make him a spotted bear. I thought it gave him the look of texture but my son thought he had chicken pox, or would that be bear pox, lol?! If that is the case he'll make a good get well card the next time I hear of someone who is ill.
Here is the second one, I love the peachy colors of this Cosmo Earth Love paper. I made him more a sitting bear for this card. Both of these cards have are 4 1/4" square in size.
Wanna hear something amazing? The whole set is only $11.99! If you haven't ordered from CHF before, their stamps are deeply etched in red rubber and this particular set comes in cling mount, foam and all. If you don't like cutting out the stamps yourself, they offer to cut them for you for a small fee. I thought Richard must have made a mistake when he listed it in the store. I mean seriously, that comes to about a dollar a stamp!
Tomorrow I will share my favorite card using this set.


ChristineCreations said...

How cute Tracy! I love the spotted bear look :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are such cute cards and images! I love them both!

Cheryl said...

These are beary, beary cute! I can see so many possibilities!

Thanks to you a shopping bag pattern is now on its way to me! Your gift was gorgeous! How about some details on the recepient's reaction? Bet this gift was "stolen" many times!
(Hope I can pull off the sewing!) If I have trouble, you'll be hearing from me!