Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Challenge #132 ~ Teddy Bears

Happy Diva Tuesday!
 
Welcome back for another Die Cuttin' Diva challenge. 
 
This Week's Challenge...Teddy Bears
National Teddy Bear Day takes place in the US on September 9th. Initially a US specific holiday this is increasingly being celebrated by bear lovers across the world. There appears to be no record of the origin of this holiday or why this particular date was chosen - perhaps the bears themselves know?

Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history.
 
Our Special Guest Diva...
Create a Critter 2
Isn't this teddy out of this world cute?!?!
 
Our Dynamic Diva Design Team...
~ Anita ~
Teddy Bear Parade and Create a Critter

~ Barb ~
Teddy Bear Parade

~ Georgiana ~
Doodlecharms
 
 
~ Gerda ~
Create a Critter 2

~ L.B. ~


 
 
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Our Circular Sketch Showcase picks...
 
Going in circles with cuteness!
Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing your Diva creations.

Winner Update!!!
Our randomly selected winners from Challenges #128 and #129 are...

 
and
 
 

Our randomly selected winner from Challenges #130 and #131 is...
~ Diana L. ~
  Please send me a message (coachfans at cox dot net), so I can get the prizes forwarded. One from Mark's Finest Papers, another from Paper Crafting World, and lastly one from The Robin's Nest.
 
Remember...You have one week to plan, create, and submit your project. Please include which die cut you used and a link back to our site.
 
We are looking forward to all those creative projects you share this week.

10 comments:

jessica said...

Awesome DT inspiration!! Loving all the Teddy Bears!!!
Thanks for sharing, congrats to all the winners and thanks for picking my card as one of them!

Rhonda Emery said...

love all the dt creations, might have to join in on the fun. hugs

Creative M said...

Congrats to all the winners!!
AWESOME DT projects!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Sherrie K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! Lovin' all the bears...so fun! Great challenge-hope to be back!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Nana said...

What a fun challenge. Fabulous projects by the DT.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great DT! Thanks for the fun challenge! Carri~Abusybee

kReN said...

Hi, Divas! I was a showcase pick on August 20th and I don't know what that means. I have been in Indiana at a family funeral and have been out of the loop. Please let me know. Thanks!

kReN@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

kraftykaren said...

Congrats to everyone!

Lovely creations from all.

Hugs,
K.xx

Tara Bruening said...

Congrats to the winners. Thanks for showcasing my card. Super fun sketch challenge!!

katieo said...

Congrats to winners. Thank you for showcasing my card.