Friday, August 28, 2009

Wanna Freebie Build-a-Bear Notepad?

Hi there - welcome to Freebie Friday! I stayed up late last night watching the news on the wildfires, since the Rancho Palos Verdes fire is just a few miles away from my house. Luckily, this morning, the news is reporting that it is now about 35% contained and that it has died down considerably since yesterday. Thank goodness!

Now let's move on to the Freebie Friday giveaway, shall we? I finally busted out my new exclusive Stampin'Up! Build-a-Bear Big Shot dies the other day and I feel like a little girl again. These bears are just too darn cute! It was lots of fun trying to come up with the little outfit for my girlie bear. I decided to go with pants instead of the skirt for her. Here she is: This notepad is the same style as last week's Medallion Notepad giveaway - I just changed up the front with this cute little girl bear. Here's a close up shot: I sponge daubered the clouds in the background using a combination of the scallop circle and scallop oval punches to create my subtle cloud shapes. I used the Tall Tales DSP to create my hilly foreground, and the trio flower punch to make my little field of flowers. How do you like the Build-a-Bear dies? These will be available starting September 1st! I used 2 of the dies - the Stampin'Up! Bear Bigz die and the Stampin'Up! Beary Essentials Bigz die for the clothes. Here's a sneak peek of what the dies look like:
{Build-a-Bear Notepad Recipe}
All Supplies Stampin'Up!
*Bigz dies: SU Bear and SU Beary Essentials
*Cardstock: Soft Suede, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Textured Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo; Tall Tales and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
*Inks: Bashful Blue classic pad
*Accessories: Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, Scallop border punch, Signo Gel pen, Trio flowers punch,Sponge daubers and Scallop circle and scallop oval (for the clouds)
All you need to do is leave me a comment along with your blog website or email address on this post by midnight on Sunday, August 30th! You can comment about anything or answer this question: How do you stay cool in the heat? We've got quite the heat wave going on in Southern CA (hence the fires) and we don't have air condition in our house, so we've got a teenie fan to keep us cool. It's not the best method, but it's all we got right now to battle the high 90's - low 100's temps we're having. Hopefully, it will cool down and the fires will be completely put out soon!

Come back on Monday to find out the winner of this Freebie. If you win, I'll try to contact you directly with the info you leave me. Have a great Friday!
PS - One more thing I wanted to remind you all is that the $85 Demo Starter Kit offer ends on Aug 31st, so if you're interested in signing up - you can do that directly on my Demonstrator Website! You can read more on this post. Contact me if you'd like to know more - would love to have you on my team :)

Ciao for now!


gayle said...

very cute bear! We don't have air either...just using fans.

Jane said...

too cute!

Sheilah Neff said...

I love this Rosemarie. I wish I win! I wish I win! I wish I win!

jolie said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

What a cute little notepad!
These die cuts will be on my list of must haves!
Although we did not use it much this summer (was not that hot here in SD +:-/) we have air conditioning to help keep cool.
Sorry to hear about the fires, hope everything is well.
Take care!

Sandy Hancock said...

That bear is just tooooooooooo cute!!
Sandy Hancock

Aubri said...

Being a so.californian as well we like to go swimming when we get a chance or even car rides with the ac are nice.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing your creative work! What a cute bear! I'm an a/c kind of gal! Becky K
stampin bliss at gmail dot com

Cam said...

Glad to hear that the fire is for staying cool in the summer, it's not that bad. The bear, oh, it's sooooooo cute. You've done a great job "decorating" it.

Ann said...

Too cute!!!

Char in So Cal said...

You ROCK the BAB die!!! Cute cute cute creation!

It is HOT here in So Cal! Yesterday, to stay cool, we went to the movies... one last hoorah before school starts on Monday!

Thanks for the op to win your cute BAB notepad!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

Tammy Smith said...

Darling Girlie Bear! I'm waiting for miy dies to arrive. In the meantime I've made a "convention hat" and designer bag for my BAB. She looks so cute in it. The hat slides over her ear opposite her ribbon. Thanks for sharing!!
Tammy Smith,

Michelle said...

She is so adorable! Also, I really like the white dot detail on the scallop edge. Subtle but nice touch! TFS!

Priscilla said...

Oh my gosh she is so cute! You did a wonderful job with her and the notebook! I am not a fan of the A/C, I prefer fans but I do love to drink CoffeeBean's Vanilla Ice Blended to help cool me down! :o)

~*Priscilla Aguilar*~

Anonymous said...

I love your bear!!! It makes me want to buy all the supplies! I don't have air also. I hope to hear back from you that I won!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

sorry that sent anonymous. I am Linda Isherwood, Just learning this blog thing. I know I am probably the last to learn.

Pearlann66 said...

That little bear is really growing on me the more I see it used!
I love her pants!
I live in Fl so I know about HEAT!
I try to stay in A/C as much as possible, I go from AC house to AC car to AC work and or shopping!!!

sherry said...

Hi Rose,

I just love her purpla outfit especially her pants. Hope I win.


Anonymous said...

Your bild a bear is so cute. I live in Wi. and do not like it too hot. We have central air. Diana

Winter said...

This is too cute! I can't believe you don't have A/C, girl it's hot!! :) My husband and I own a A/C & Heating business, so it sounds weird for people to say they don't have A/C at all! Is it usually cooler this time of year?

Debbie Kalustian said...

Hey Rose, this is adorable! I'm still waiting for my B-A-B stuff so I can play, too! Oh, and when it gets hot here in Indiana, I enjoy sitting on my deck in the evening with a Smoothie! Cheers, Debbie Kalustian

travelingmama said...

Oh my goodness! I feel your pain with the heat! Today we are in the high 90's so it's not too bad, but we've had a few weeks when I really thought I was going to DIE of the heat!
Stay by your fan and drink lots of water!
Hugs from Morocco!

Dawn said...

Rose, this is so friggin cute. I love the outfit! I'm a "pants" girl myself too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose! This is just adorable! I'm sorry to hear that you don't have A/C:( It's been pretty hot here in Maryland. My kids and I spent a lot of our summer at the pool. Hang in there! Fall will be here before you know it:)

Aimee said...

This bear is totally cute! I love the red mouth...haven't seen that yet. Have fun with the bears...they are quite addicting! :)

angie_istamp said...

Hi,Rose your B A B is so darn cute! I have mine and getting ready to go play! woo hoo! OH I am so sorry that you don't have a air conditioner! I live in TN so it stays humid and hot here a lot too! Maybe you can just go play with your SU stuff and it will take your mind off the heat. I will pray that the fires will end soon and that you will stay cool!

Andrea said...

This card is soo cute. I love the new colors and the DSP.
Hugs from Germany.