Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Have A Bear-y Merry Christmas

I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, Nov. 11th and ends Nov 17th. 

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.

Here is the card I designed for this week's challenge.  As a Navy Mom, I am always inspired to make cards for members of our military.  I thought it would be cute to combine this adorable digi stamp from with a military theme.

Collectioneren Card Stock
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Bear-n-Cupcake digi stamp from
"Have a Bear-y Merry Christmas"- Cameo Silhouette
Studio G Ink
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program).
  2. Print and cut the image using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used).
  3. Ink the edges of the stamp.
  4. Emboss  and ink the edges of the background paper.
  5. Cut out the Christmas Tree using the Cricut cutting machine.  
  6. Create the sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. 
  7. Adhere the elements to the card.
I hope you enjoyed my post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize comes from Oozak (prize: $10 g/c, USA only).  Click HERE now!

Challenges I am entering:
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog- Festive Furry Friends
Love to Create- Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges- Getting Ready for Christmas
Craft your Passion Challenges- Something Beginning 
with the letter B (Bear)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.



  1. So cute and awesome Cindy. Big welcome to the team.

  2. Welcome to the team Cindy! Such a cute card!
    (Hugs) Cara

  3. I really love your card, Cindy!! It's cute and patriotic and just such a great image!! Welcome to TTCRD---so happy to get to know you!!

  4. Fabulous card Cindy!!!
    Welcome to the family!!

  5. Super card...what a patriotic bear

    Thank you for joining in with the cuties x

  6. He looks lovely this little bear. And I like the background with the bleu.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  8. What a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

  9. Such a cute sentiment! a beary cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

  10. This is really cute!! I love the little scene you created!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week!
    CHris - DT

  11. Super cute card! Love the embossed background. Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  12. Sweet card! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion Challenge. Kim, DT

  13. Beautiful card!!!. Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  14. Great image and a fabulous design!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xxx

  15. super cute, thanks for sharing it over on artistic inspirations

  16. Cute card, love the embossed background! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    DVC DT