Friday, July 12, 2013


Thank you for joining us for the Squigglefly 'Shy Bears' Blog Hop. This hop is dedicated to Melissa Chettle and her son Justin. Melissa was a friend of Squigglefly Design Team member Charlene. She died very unexpectedly at the end of June, at 43 years young!

At the end of April, Melissa asked Charlene to make her a bunch of Shy Bears cards - any image, any theme, any colours . . . just Shy Bears because she loved them all! (In case you're not familiar with them, Shy Bears are a creation of Lynne Stansbery's, a fabulous artist at Squigglefly. There is a whole section in the store, with so many fun images!)

Melissa didn't get the chance to see the cards that Charlene made but we wanted to support Charlene in her request to dedicate this hop to Melissa. Melissa, here's to you . . . R.I.P.   I have chosen the SHY BEAR - IF THE SHOE FITS in memory of Melissa.  What lady doesn't love to go shoe shopping!  But I'm not sure about Mama Bear putting on that pump and walking???!!!
 The reverse digi image.
Charlene has listed more info about Melissa on her personal post. Please visit all the blogs and be sure to leave a comment as well as your email addy so we can contact you.

Melissa's 'loves' were:
reading (AVID reader!)
candles - she burned them all the time and LOVED them
her son Justin (16 yrs old) - not a sports kid but avid video game player
her afghans and donating them
her grandmother who lost her husband ~ 2 yrs ago
her aunt - they had prayer time every morning and her aunt built miniatures (house-type projects with the most incredible and amazing detail)
helped with her boss' daughter's charity - he lost his daughter at 9 yrs old
her friends were everything to her and she didn't have many close ones
She gave and gave and gave and never wanted recognition - she did it for the true sense of giving

There is a wonderful prize of any three shy bear images to someone who visits and comments on all the blogs in the hops.  So be sure to leave your email addy so the winner can be contacted.  The WINNER of the blog hop will be announced MONDAY morning  (July 15) at the same time as the winner for the weekly challenge, in the same location as the weekly challenge winner gets announced.
Here is the order of the blog hop:


  1. Love the cute image and fun background! Great card!

  2. what a fun card! love the image and the great pearl flourish you added.

    have a good weekend!

  3. Linda, these are so much fun! What gorgeous cards - love your colouring and cheerful colour choice! Thanks for helping me with this. hugs, Charlene

  4. Oooh, Mama bear is getting new shoes. I agree that maybe that pump is not what she needs. :) A very cute card.

  5. This is just too cute!! Wonderful coloring of the image and I love that sparkly banner/sign! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  6. Just a lovely card you made Linda, and you're right, what lady wouldn't love to go shoe shopping, esp if it was with a dear friend? too cute.

  7. So cute! Reminds me of the millions of times I went shoe shopping with my girls (for them - not me). Your card is wonderful Linda and it is great that that you showed it in both positions - great idea! Lovely coloring too. Hugz!

  8. just so cute.. my daughter would love this card.

  9. What a darling card - especially for those of us who cherish shoes!

  10. Linda I had to chuckle at your comment about wondering how the bear would fit into that shoe! I think that little bear is wondering the same thing! Super coloring!


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