Thursday, April 12, 2018


This picture of an old log cabin was taken on a trail in the
 Great Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. 

I recently have taken an interest in old, abandoned homes in the area of NC I live in and plan on taking a series of pictures of those homes and perhaps being able to find out their history. As of last week, I have 12 homes on my phone listed to photograph less then a 8 mile radius of where I live. I can't wait to start. Now I need to dust off my DSL camera and lens!



The picture above is an old Cantilever barn that was at the Great Smokey Mountains Heritage Center in TN. It's very interesting structure and something I had never before. Below is some information I found on a Tennessee history site. I hope it is of some interest to you as it was to me.

"Cantilever barns are nineteenth-century vernacular farm structures found principally in two East Tennessee counties, Sevier and Blount. Their characteristic feature is an overhang, or cantilever, which supports a large second-story loft atop one or more log cribs on the base story."

That's it fro me today. I hope you have a wonderful evening and a great Friday and are able to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Friday, April 6, 2018

He has made Everything Beautiful Birthday Card



Inside of Card


Today I am posting a birthday card I created for one of my female family members.  As I posted before, I like to use a scripture verse to encourage them. I will be linking these to the VivaLaVerve  and Seize the Birthday sites today.


The toppings being BIRDS


Products Used:

Naturally Eclectic DSP-SU
Soft Sky,Whisper White,Lemon Lime Twist cardstock-SU
Blooming with Kindness inside sentiment (ret) SU
Verve Stamps - Scripture Medley #3
SU Stitched Shapes Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits (ret), Apothecary Accents Framelits (ret)
Bird - Petal Palette SU
Berry Burst SU ink

We are enjoying a beautiful day today and I really should be outside, but my Craft Space was calling me! Prayerfully there will be more ahead next week.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend AND have a chance to go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Friday, March 30, 2018

To A Classy Kind of Guy

Today's post will be of a card that I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Since I seem to never have enough masculine cards, I pulled out my favorite new set bu SU, Truly Tailored with the coordinating DSP, True Gentleman.

Product List:
Stamp sets, Truly Tailored,Teeny Tiny Wishes
SU Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide CS
SU Night of Navy Ink
Retired Embossing folder
SU Linen Thread

This is short and sweet like I usually like to keep them,besides it's the holiday weekend. I think I'm pretty much prepared for our family dinner. I guess I'll see Sunday if I am!

Have a Blessed Easter and Passover,
Bernadette