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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hello Bear!

Welcome to the Wild Side!!!

We are walking on the WILD side and hope you join us!!

In this blog hop you will see lots of animals along the way.  You should have come from HERE.  If you found me first, hop on over to LISA'S BLOG so you don't miss anything.

There is also some blog candy, so make sure you comment along the way too.  Information about blog candy is at the end of this post.

We live near Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.  It is an amazing zoo if you ever are close to Omaha or Council Bluffs, IA be sure to stop on over!!  Once a year, they have special events for Members Only.  We were waiting for the Jaguar training session and behind us was bear canyon (which is down a big hill from the Jaguar exhibit.  A black bear climbed up the tree to see what was going on behind him - which put him close to eye level with the crowd!!

You can see here just how close the bear was to us!!!

I took a couple of photos with my cell phone (did not bring the BIG camera this trip) and was kind of freaked out!!!

Of course I had to make a layout!

I started with some images from the Silhouette Online store and my cameo:

I used the bear shape as a background piece and cut it out of black cardstock.

I used a font from my computer for "hello BEAR" and the border Wild Animals and cut them out in brown cardstock.

I used these two leaf cuts and cut them out in two different green cardstock papers.

Here is a sneak at my title and the leaves.  I layered the leaves and let them hang off the page.  I trimmed the edges.

Here is the bear peeking out from behind the photo!

I got a new toy - a Zink!!  It is an inkless mini printer that prints photos from your cell phone and tablet.  I forgot my big camera and before my Zink I hardly printed off any pictures (successfully anyway) from my cell.

These 4x6 photos were posted to FaceBook, then copied and saved to my computer and sent in to Shutterfly.  The print quality of the 4x6 is not as good as the pictures I took with my Nikon D40 and printed from Shutterfly.  It is such a pain to get these printed off!!!

And......with my Zink I may be able to actually do Project Life!!!  I take several pictures every day with my cell phone, but not my big camera!

I hope you had fun visiting my black bear friend at the zoo!!!  Now onto the Blog Candy!!!!

Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs

Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties

$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica

A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!!!  Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost (or distracted by cute animals) along the way!!!


jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful layout my friend and that bear is so cool. What a great place to visit. TFS!

Unknown said...

Fabulous layout, Lori, love it, hun, wish I had time to hop, but not too be, I will do my best hun xxx

Brenda said...

Love this layout Lori!! Last year in May we had a bear walk right out of our corn field and into our yard! Boy we were taking the pictures on that one!! We followed him around to each place he visited in the neighborhood until the went back into another one of our corn fields and down into the woods to where it opens up to pasture at our pond. You have quite the goals list my friend, I hope you achieve them all!! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Love the layout.
Especially love the bear.
Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your layout is wonderful! Your right the bear did get really close. Thanks for being in the hop with me.

KariM said...

Love this! And it's so nice to see HDZ photos - from someone "local" - I'm in Kearney and we get to Henry Doorly about annually so have some good pics to scrapbook, too!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a WONDERFUL layout. Love the title! Thanks for shairng.

Iris said...

Great bear layout and pictures. I follow your blog

Tiggerscraps said...

You did a great job on this lay out! I love it! Great pictures too

Unknown said...

great job!

Chas said...

love the bear diecuts and the rest of the layout.

Sunflower Holli said...

I love your choice of papers and your arrangement. This is a great lo

Unknown said...

Another lovely blog hop 'A Walk on the Wild Side'

D- said...

What a wonderful layout. Isn't it fun to have the animals do something so unexpected and be able to catch it on film? TFS.
(Google follower)

SiskiyouSue said...

We had a wolf do something like that one time. My tiny 4-yr. old daughter was the closest to him; I don't think I'll ever forget that feeling. Wow. Your layout is awesome, love the way you combined the pictures yet kept them separate. And the files out cut are perfect!

Klite3 said...

Beautiful layout! Bear photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Cathie w said...

great layout


Connie Can Crop said...

Love the close up shots of the bear!! And the layout is pretty amazing. Gonna have to check out a zink too. Scrappy hugs, Connie

Cathy said...

awesome layout, love the cuts you chose to hilight your bear photos, great pics, thanks for sharing.

Tracie said...

Great layout design. Thanks for sharing

Linda Therrien said...

Wow - love the bear on this layout - so unique. Awesome!!

Haidee said...

you did a fantastic job on LO tfs and great being in hop with you

Josie0602 said...

Fabulous layout and awesome photo!!

Mayras Designs said...

Very cute ! Love the cutouts !


An'Jenic G. said...

Beautiful layout. I love the placement of the bear and your pictures remind me of a bear we saw in New Orleans zoo.

TFS An'Jenic-

Charlotte C said...

Oh, Lori, this is a great layout, but when you said 4 x 6 Zink, well, my ears actually went straight to the ceiling. I saw the Zink, but was only aware of it doing like up to 2 inches in height per an HSN demo recently. I may have to check that out further. TFS.

raechal said...

Awesome layout. Thanks

Beth F. said...

Oh my goodness! That bear was close! Perfect layout to catch that moment!
Beth's Beauties

Janis said...

That's a little too close for comfort!!! Terrific LO with the great photos.
I already follow you by email. Yippee!!!
<3 J

Roni said...

Sooooo cute!

Pamela Lash said...

Great LO and wow, that bear was really close!! TFS!

Kathy said...

Great layout! How cool to be there at that moment and capture the memory (and print it) with your phone. Thanks for sharing!

Michele I said...

too cute, up close of the bear

Leslie said...

Lovely work!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Lori I love your layout. I always love having you join me in a hop. Your projects are always amazing and I love how you go into detail on how you did everything. I need to take some lessons on that. Thanks again for being a part of the hop with me.

CraftyRia said...

Nice layout! I like the bear behind the photo.