Wednesday, December 12, 2018

JOY to the World update

Well I finished putting together my cards several days ago, but a stomach bug decided it wanted to ruin the plan to assembly them.  They are finished now and I am addressing them today to mail out tomorrow.
I was only able to get to the USPS yesterday to pick up stamps. We had about 4 inches of snow on Monday so things were closed down. It doesn't sound a lot to some, but here in the South, with not much snow removal equipment, it makes a difference in clearing it from the roads. I believe some counties are still closed. They did receive more then we did here in Clayton, but the snow melted on the roads last evening,but the below freezing temps are played havoc and caused Black Ice to form.

Here the finished card. I used the Filled With Joy card kit by MFT with the included stamp set and dies and their Stitched die-namics, the Softly Falling embossing folder by SU, Neenah 80lb. paper, SU Real Red card stock, stash Glimmer Paper, SU Real Red ink, and , SU Metallic Pearls. I was going to add the pearls to the star shapes, but decided against it. They don't seem to make it through the mail unless you put an extra piece of card stock over them. I just was concerned about adding weight to the card = more postage.




   For the inside sentiment I put into service a retired SU stamp set, More Merry Messages.

I hope you are moving along with your Christmas preperations and have a blessed day today. Now, go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply
Bernadette

Friday, December 7, 2018

JOY to the World

Well I'm almost there. I think this is the first Christmas that I will have my handmade cards ready to mail by December 10th.! I'm not sure why I always put this off every year OR maybe I do. I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator and get bored making mass produced cards, but this time I just plugged along and did it. Of course, I still have to assemble them and signed, but I plan on doing this today and tomorrow. Then addressed and brought to the USPO Monday morning.

Here is my needed to be assembled pile. I'll post a picture of the design I used when I have them completed. I hope you are further along then I am, but if not, I encourage you to just keep plugging along. It's been well worth it...


 Have a wonderful weekend and go do something you LOVE especially if it's your Christmas cards!

LIVE SIMPLY
BERNADETTE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It's Your Day!



Just a quick post today. I finished up a card for my grandsons 8th. birthday which will be this Sunday. It closely resembles a Dallas Cowboy Jersey. I hope he thinks it does! The only thing I would have done differntly is not put mini demensionals on the silver stars. Oh well, I guess they will have to stay.

I'll be linking this over at Seize the Birthday today.

PRODUCTS USED:
Image from CRICUT from the BIG GAME cartridge, Number 8 from DAYS and DATES
Sentiment: SU Fabulous Four
Papers: SU Night of Navy, Silver Glitter by The Paper Studio and MFT
Dies: MFT  Stitched Die-Namics
Stars: SU Star Punch

Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply
Bernadette

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Owl EOS Holder


Posting today a picture of one of the favors I created for my daughters Baby Shower next week. CRICUT made the cutting so easy. The assembly was fairly straight forward , but it took a little time. Especially those beaks! I wanted all the lip balm to be the same color and purchase it in bulk (10 or more) so Amazon was my choice.








PRODUCTS USED:
Cricut Design Space - Owl Lip Balm Holder ( To You From Me cartridge)
SU Card Stock - Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Shaded Spruce, Tangerine Tango
SU Rhinestones
SU Mini Dimensionals
EOS Organic Strawberry Lip Balm - Amazon

Thanks for stopping by. Now that I have this project off my list, on to creating Thanksgiving cards and treat boxes for family, friends and grandchildren. Have a great weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply
Bernadette

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wishing You the Best Birthday Ever


Hello there! Just a quick post today. I just completed making a card using the Gina K Autumn Wreath Builder.  I like this one as much as her original. Once you get making these easy wreaths it's hard to stop. The most difficult part for me is choosing colors and which stamps I want to us. This card I will be linking to Seize the Birthday card challenge.



PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps: Gina K Autumn Wreath Builder, Sentiment from Gina K Original Wreath Builder, MFT "Twice the Wishes" for inside sentiment
Paper: SU Old Olive, So Saffron,Neenah 80# Solar White Extra Smooth
Ink: Gina K Ink Cubes, Sweet Corn,Fresh Asparagus,Tomato Soup
SU Share What You Love Artisan Pearls(So Saffron) , Pearl Basic Jewels , SU Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Circle Die (unknown)

Well I'm off to clean up my space and maybe create another card. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, and as always, Go Do Something You LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Birthday




Just a quick drop by today. We will be heading to a family get together with family from NY. and a Birthday Party for our granddaughter Amelia who was 5 on Thursday.  I almost forgot to take a photo of the card I had made her using the fold I used on 2 previous cards (extended Z fold ) I like to do that with each of my cards to a photo record of each of them. Most of my cards I make double of, but with family I make just one special design for them.

I also decided to link this over to Seize the Birthday challenge. Although they have the options for Foliage, I'm just adding a non option card today. I went through my stamps sets deciding on what I would use for the foliage option and have narrowed my selection down to 2 stamps set. Hopefully in the next couple of days I can create one and add it to the site.






PRODUCTS USED:
SU DS paper(ret.), SU Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, SU Gold Glimmer Paper, and Neenah Solar White for the card base
The # 5 was cut using my CRICUT - Days and Dates cartridge
Balloons- MFT Birthday Balloons Die-namics
SU Metallic Pearls
SU Dimensionals used on balloons and #5

Have a wondeful weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply
Bernadette

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy Christmas


I finished up a card today that I will be linking up over to the CAS(E) sketch challenge. As I'm still in the process of using my 6x6 paper stash, I decided on one of the papers from SU's Joyous Noel Specialty DP. Both sides are lovely, but I chose the snowflake pattern for this card.




I'm slowly creating Christmas cards. Although I'm no where close to having what I need, I will have them by the mailing date said the "little engine who could." Of course, I still need to make Thanksgiving cards and favors for my daughters baby shower, Oh my and YIKES I say to myself!


PRODUCTS USED:
Papers used by SU Tranquil Tide, Joyous Noel, Gold Foil
Stamp set: ret. More Merry Messages by SU
SU Gold Embossing Powder, Metallic Pearls
Snowflake die by MFT included in the Filled With Joy Card Kit
SU Softly Falling embossing folder

That's it for today. I'm off to make a few more birthday cards for my grand children's upcoming birthdays and tomorrow I'll work on the favors. Thank goodness for the my CRICUT! Have a wonderful and blessed day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

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