Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Friend Like You...

After being gone for ten days with no card making, I'm back today with a card. I stopped over at The Paper Players blog and thought I would give the monochromatic challenge a try.

MOJO MONDAY sketch #390

SU card stock:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Garden Impressions DSP
Stamp sets: GinaK  Wreath Builder sentiment and stitched circle, MFT Birds of a Feather die cuts
SU Banner Triple Punch
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

That's about it for today. I'm attending a SU Card Class tonight and get to play stamp and have some fun my crafty friends.

Enjoy your evening and I hope you can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Monday, August 6, 2018

I'm here in VA vacationing with my hubby for the next several days.  Today we are having beautiful weather, plenty of warmth and sunshine. It looks like the next 3 or 4 days there will be more of the same. YEAH!!!

Just before I left I received my Gina K order. A sad, sad moment for me. I wanted to stay home and play, but it will be the first thing I'll be playing with when I return home. See me doing the Happy Dance...

I bought this as a bundle. All I'll have to do is cut my paper and make a card. It such an easy system to use to make perfect wreaths. There are some beautiful examples on line if your interested in looking.

That's  it for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Suprise Card and another Surprise Today!

The past several days I have been working on a birthday card for one of my GD's. She will be 11 on the 18th. of this month, but I needed to finish the card before I go away for a few days. I needed something a little whimsical, but also a little "grown up". I think I managed it. I'm linking it over to Seize the Birthday today. This blog pushes me to make the Birthday cards I need for my family.

She loves "stuffies" (stuffed animals) , but the only images I had that I felt she would love were on my Cricut Explore. So to the rescue it came.  I'm not all that keen on piecing the image pieces together or that adept at doing it, but I gave it a try.  I'm pretty pleased the way it came out and hope she will like it. The hardest part was choosing a color combination. I tried several and decided on the bright colors from SU.

Here is the outside. Pretty generic:

BUT open the inside and this is the "surprise" she will get:

I was originally going to put the image on a white card base, but opted to put it on the Lemon Lime Twist. Of course I had it all glued together, so unfortunately, the hat doesn't stand out like it should.

It is a pop - up card!  I just found out how to make these, I know they've been around awhile, over at Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top fold card base with the pop-up leaving enough room on the bottom to sign. Jennifer made the examples she gave with windows in the front which I will try the next go around. She is so talented , a great communicator and artist. I love her videos.

Some products I used:
SU: Lemon Lime Twist, Granite, Lovely Lipstick
SU: Retired Polka Dot Paper
SU: Clear Paper Pumpkin Stamp, Retired Hello You Thinlits Die
Cricut: Teddy Bear Parade

The card that I linked to Seize the Birthday for the July 19th. challenge with toppings was chosen as a Challenge Winner! I was so surprised and honored to be chosen. Thank you Seize the Birthday.

That's it for today. I'm off to make cookies for one of my neighbors who just had surgery. Have a wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette