Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tear Bears.... What Are They? How Do You Make Them? What Do You Do With Them Then?

What is a Tear Bear? 
They are those adorable hand made little bear embellishments crafted from home made paper. They are so cute and adorable they will really add charm and life to your scrapbook pages.

I still remember the first time I saw one of these little furry buddies while browsing Ebay a few years back..... but could I just buy one or two and move on like most..... NO, of course not......... For those of you that don't know me yet, you will soon find, I can't just see something cute and enjoy it....Nooooooo, I have to investigate it, try to mimic it, work and work at it until I can create it, then being the perfectionist and artsy farsy type that I am...... oh yes, I have to then add my own little spin on it and YES change it up to my own liking and then and only then will I ENJOY it!

When I first saw them on Ebay I went Tear Bear Crazy! I searched blogs, web-sites, ordered how to do kits.....(not very helpful.... usually only partial truths...) determined, I had to make these adorable little furry pieces of paper...... dare I say it was an obsession! Well, of course it was!!!!! So I stayed up many nights well past when the roasters start to do that cock-a-doodle do thing they do! ...... I had to learn HOW TO MAKE THEM!

I know this seems an easy task today, as I know they have been around a bit.... but just in case there are any others out there wanting to uncover the deep well protected secrets of tear bear I am almost certain there has got to be a sort of code of silence when it comes to some secrets of the crafty set on Etsy and Ebay! Well starting today here and now I am going to expose everything I have learned to date on these little creatures!!!!

I will try to add a step or two every night....... it totally depends on my little one and his tolerance to mommy not paying total attention to him!!!!

Makes You Kind of Go Hummmm!

Ok, so I am just to darn beat to scrapbook tonight, so instead I blog!!! 

Read these my friends, they are some little thoughts I picked up here and there and gosh darn it they just make sooooo much sense! See what you think and add to the bottom if you would like to add some insight to "UNIVERSAL TRUTHS"!

UNIVERSAL TRUTHS ... nobody wants to admit to.... but many live by! 

1. Children outgrow everything, except their mother's hearts!
2. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #6. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a purse, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my behind everyone can find and push the snooze button from 4 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
9. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
10. Bad decisions make great stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

14. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to read that T E X T!
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in. 
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it. 

22. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

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