Wednesday, August 15, 2012

GOAL!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Challenge!  This week we're calling it Animal Antics
and I can't wait to see what fills up our gallery!!

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp Store!  If you haven't already, take some time and go see all the brands that they offer!  There are things there that I never knew existed, among them this adorable Teddy named Popcorn from Crafter's Companion in the UK, and you can get him doing all kinds of fun things. Back in the dark ages, I collected Teddy Bears and still have them all over my house.  When I saw the Football Crazy set, I screeched to a halt and put him in my shopping cart!

Here in NE Ohio we have a very active youth soccer organization; when our boys were young, they started at about age 4 or 5, and our youngest son stuck with soccer all the way up through the high school team.  He was on a travelling team by then, and we have wonderful memories of the kids and their parents during those years. Now he has a little boy of his own who has started soccer already!  But I digress......

I paper pieced my Teddy, dressing this little guy in the colors of one of my son's teams, blue and yellow.  I should have put a number 14 on this shirt, but his tummy was too round :))  Here's my card:

SSS Aug. 15, Animal Antics

I used the Football Crazy set for everything except the sun, which came from a Hero Arts set, Be Happy.  The cloud paper is from Echo Park's Hello Summer

What will you make for this week?  Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and see the other fun creations from the design team and our Guest Designer Piali, and then link up yours - you might be the random winner of the $50.00 gift voucher from the Simon Says Stamp store!!

17 comments:

  1. SO STINKING CUTE! Love this card!

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  2. aww how cute...i love teddy bears and this one is too cute...great card... Hey where have you been hiding..you have not stop by in a long time now...hope all is well...Happy Crafting..

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  3. I like the little duck's soccer shoes! Very cute Lin!

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  4. This is so sweet, looks like an old fashioned book cover!

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  5. Adorable card, and I love the story behind it! Such a cute little scene!

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  6. What a fun little bear, and the paper piecing looks wonderful!

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  7. Aw, Lin, this bear is absolutely adorable!

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  8. Super cute card, Lin!! I love the cloud paper, it's the perfect background!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. fabulous card Lin :-) such a cute image and the whole scene you created is FAB :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. Oh you can digress any old time Lin! What an adorable card and sweet story behind it. Instead of my son it was my daughter who was the big soccer player and she too stuck with it all thru HS. Now she palys rugby for UW- Madison!

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  11. Lin what a cute card. Love that bear & the scene you created. So wonderful xoxoxo

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  12. what a cute card Lin. I too have a number of teddies in my house... I used to make them in a past craft life!!!! A delightful inspiration for us all.

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  13. Wonderful card Lin, love the adorable bear.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. Super cute card Lin!! Love that Teddy! And what a fabulous scene you created!! Love it!!

    hugs...

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  15. What a fun card Lin, I love the scene you have created, such a sweet Ted and the little duck with his football boots one just cracked my up!!!! I love it!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  16. Adorable card, Lin! LOVE you paper pieced teddy bear and the sweet scene you created!

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