Isn't this bear just the cutest? I have resisted buying this set mainly because I don't do that many children's cards but thinking about it, it doesn't have to be just for children. I have seen some masculine cards using the bear and the fish that is included in the Bear Hugs set.
I received this card from my upline, Carol Bartle who lives in Tacoma, Washington. I only see her at conventions but she is good about sending me a card every so often to keep in touch. She just celebrated a wonderful Stampin' Up milestone. March 1st, Carol reached her milestone sales with Stampin' Up of $500,000!! I am really proud of her. Carol has been with Stampin' Up for over 25 years! She has seen a lot of changes in the stamping business!! And I bet she still has all the stamp sets she has ever bought over the years! When I first started out with Stampin' Up (11 years ago), Carol was great about letting me borrow her stamps until I figured out which ones I wanted to get.
This Bear Hugs set is on page 40 of the Occasions Catalog and comes with matching Framelets. You can purchase them as a Bundle too.
Here is the inside of the card:
I did not do so good today on my Weight Watchers! Today was our Southern Living luncheon. We had 20 ladies - each making a recipe from Southern Living. If you have ever made recipes from that magazine, you know they are usually labor intensive as well as using a lot of cream, butter, etc. that is not good for a dieter. I just took a small portion of each dish and was doing pretty good until they pulled out the desserts! Too bad I wasn't my daughter today - she does not like chocolate. Out of 6 or 7 desserts, only one was not chocolate! We had Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, Chocolate Amaretta Pie (with real whipped cream), Texas Sheet Cake (chocolate), Chocolate Pecan Pie ..... the list goes on and on! It was all really good but I didn't have breakfast today and now guess I'm skipping dinner too! I did so well last week (lost 4 lbs.) but not sure what the scales will say next week when I weigh in. We have out of town friends coming next week so not sure I'll do that great next week though. We'll see!