Saturday, March 27, 2010


what do you see?"

I see a lot of Brown Bears looking at ME!

So here it is spring...the snow has melted (if you're lucky),

the bears are waking up,

the wind is blowing, flowers are finally in bloom...

a.k.a. ALLERGY season is upon us!

(a case of: life imitates art!?--I sneezed a gazillion times tonight!)

just in case...

Remember I mentioned Bears and Flowers!?

I have designed 2 new Pixie Cottage Stamps that combine them perfectly!

Available to adopt now...Waking UP to SPRING BEAR

Practice makes perfect; coloring does not escape that rule.

This creation requires 4 images.
My Copics got a workout!

My days as a Stampin' Up demonstrator were revisited.

Hadn't seen that sponge in a while,

or the trusty old stamp pads for that matter.

Couldn't have a plain white sky!

Impromptu clouds were in order!

...And good green ground cover...

Voila, my quadruplet cubs in their fields of vibrant flowers!
with inked edges of the art and card stock mats,
accented with extreme zig-zag stitches in red.

OH Good Golly...The flowers are a bit fragrant,

perhaps the pollen is too much...





title made with Reminisce -Boys Gone Wild stickers

the "..." dots were made from my well inked cloud mask.

Remember that cardboard box of tissues at the beginning of this post?

It's definitely functional, and slightly more exciting to look at

than plain cardboard, but when I saw this...

Now there's a blank canvas!

An acrylic tissue box cover

by the Paper Studio ala Hobby Lobby

(I'm starting to think I should design for them)

Before I inserted my bears I added sparkly highlights to the flowers and grass with Atyou Spica glitter markers, and white highlights to the buds and the noses with a glaze Sakura pen.

Oh, here comes another SnEeZe!!!!

(now it's an ARTishue box)


Think of all the teachers in the world--they need a tissue box holder like this!!

You could PERSONALIZE-IT with their favorite color flowers!

You would win the favorite end of school year best gift award! :)

"Bless you"

Come visit us at The Pixie Cottage to see today's Saturday Showcase

featuring the hottest new Pixie Cottage Stamps!

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CIRCLE Challenge
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your very own
Pixie Cottage Stamps.


  1. So very cute, i love little brown bears. That is a great idea for the tissue box. KathyR.

  2. Hey there Trish, I am so drooling over your project! You are super talented and we are very lucky to have you on board! You rock rock girl!!!

  3. Trish, what a wonderful project! Just perfect for that tissue box. Wow!

  4. What a fun, useful item! I love how you decorated it!

  5. This is the cutest thing. What a great idea. Love your colouring too. One thing I'm bad at but I keep on trying. Well done.

  6. What a amazing tissue box Tish! And how cute is those Bears =)

    Hugs, Anne