Monday, April 21, 2014


A wonderful Resurrection Sunday yesterday - check

Finished the laundry - check

Dusted & Vacuumed (well, Steve vacuumed) - check

Cleaned the Bathrooms - check

Washed the kitchen floor - check

Took the dog to the Vet to be boarded - check

ALL in preparation for my Total Reconstructive Knee Surgery today here in sunny California.

I'm not exactly looking forward to it, but it needs to be done. I fell in August of last year and collapsed the partial implant I had in 2007. Unfortunately, I have been dealing with pain since. So it is time.

They tell me that I will only be in the hospital for two days compared to 8 days 7 years ago in NCI'm happy! I would rather be home.

With all that said... I will not be posting any cards for several weeks, maybe longer.  I might pop on to keep you updated, but that might be it.

I hope you will keep coming back to see if I have a  card or project for you.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Flowers

As most of us card makers know, birthday cards seem to be the cards we need the most, or at least, I do. With 7 children, 3 SIL's, 2 DIL's and 8 grand children, I seem to be always be making them!

The card above is one that I CASEd from Andrea Walford. I believe it was posted several years ago, and was saved in my CASE folder. She used a Crushed Curry combo, mine is the SAB, Sweet Sorbet and Pool Party CS. Her flowers and leaf images were using a stamp set which I did not have. I decided to cut my leaves with the Little Leaves Sizzlits die and stamped and punched the flowers using the Petite Petals stamp bundle.

SU PRODUCTSStamp: Perfectly Penned
Paper: Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Pool Party
Decorative Dots EF
Pearl Perfect Jewels
Retired Black Polka Dot Ribbon

I hope you make it a great Wednesday. I have several pre-op appointments today. My surgery is scheduled for Monday afternoon. I'm looking forward to having it behind me and moving ahead with the healing process.

Stay CRAFTY! Bernadette

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Final Choice

I posted a card on March 31st. of an Easter card that I was considering sending out to family.That card is going to my MIL, but this design will be sent out to my 7 children and their families.

I really fell in love with the Wisteria Wonder CS. It does show up brighter in the picture, but it is such a soft, grayish lavender color.

The Daffodil Delight CS with the matching Polka Dot Parade paper stayed. I inked up one of the watercolor stamps from Happy Watercolor set with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz  ink, then added splotches of color to the tulips and leaves from  Blessed Easter.

This card is smaller then my first, which was 5"X5". This is a A2 that is side folded and scored at 3 1/2" to accommodate the scallop edge. The Wisteria Wonder CS  was cut with the Large Scallop die to add an extra element to the edge.

The used the Envelope Punch board to some of the corners, the Perfect Polka Dot EF, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete the card.

Well, I'm off do errands and put these cards in the mail. I hope you have a blessed and CRAFTY day!