Thursday, September 13, 2018

With Sympathy

I had some time to finish up a card that I cut on Saturday with some of my stamping friends. I was glad I held off until yesterday to put it together and add a sentiment.  I had a friend of mine from Arizona loose her husband several days ago and I needed a Sympathy card. The new stamp set by SU, Wishing You Well fit what I needed for the card.

SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow
Ink: SU Mossy Meadow
Stamp: SU Bloom With Hope (RET)
Pearl accent
Wink of Stella on Bow

That's it for today. I'm off to do a little more preparation for the upcoming storm. Thankfully it has turned into a CAT 2 instead of 4. Although we are about 2 hours West of Wilmington were the most dangerous impact will be, we will still get quite a bit of rain and wind. I feel we are as ready as we can be and are trusting the Lord to keep us and our families safe.

Have a great day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Monday, September 10, 2018

You Deserve to be Celebrated

Good evening everyone. I hope you have had a wonderful day so far.  We are expected to have  Florence a predicted CAT 4 hurricane to "visit" us by Thursday. Hopefully it will loose strength and turn back into the ocean.

On a happier note, I was able to create a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge. I pulled my out my little birds from Birds of a Feather Card Kit. The Birdhouse, the flowers, leaves, and papers are also from the same kit. I embossed the sentiment from MFT's Twice the Wishes and plan on adding a birthday sentiment from the same set on the inside. It seems I'm always finding ways to create a card with the contents of this kit.

The  Sun is also a MFT Die, SUNNY SKIES

That's about it for this evening. I'm hoping to get another card or two created before a possible power outage in a few days. Have a great evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello all. Just popping by to link two cards that I created yesterday for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Both these cards are using a 6x6 sample sheet from the SU Animal Expedition DSP. I'm slowly working through the paper pack that I received from Linda Heller. Of course, I should have had more cards made for as long as I have had it, but that's another story. These are both Birthday cards for some of the younger grandchildren in my life. I finished off the inside  of the card with the strips I had left over from the 6X6 sheet. That will leave me 4 sheets remaining to do a few more cards. Got to love that. 

 SU's Stitched Shapes Framelits, SU Cardstock
 Bird and leaves are from MFT's  Birds of a Feather Card Kit
 Sentiments are from PTI's Everyday Button Bits (RET). I love these sayings and fonts and have      been using them quite often lately.

Have a wonderful Saturday. I'm off to make cards with some of my card making friends for a few hours this afternoon. I hope you all have a chance to go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Happy Birthday - Same Card Two Ways

Good afternoon all. I hope your enjoying the holiday weekend.  We had a wonderful dinner and conversation with my youngest daughter and husband last evening. Like I said in my previous post, that was our way to celebrate Labor Day and my hubbies birthday.

Yesterday afternoon I had chance to play with some new products for me from MFT, GinaK, and Stampin'Up! It all started with a sketch design by Brian King for CAS(E) this SKETCH which I will be linking these cards to plus over at Seize the Birthday.

Ink: Tuxedo Black bu Memento, White Embossing Powder buy SU
MFT Stitched Rectangle Frame
SU  Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
SU Share What You Love DSP - still using my 6x6 papers*
SU Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzelberry,Grapefruit Grove
GinaK's  All Abou You stamps
Happy Birthday - Unknown

Here's wishing you a wonderful evening and as always, go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hello, Sunshine

Yesterday I worked on a card that I will be linking to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog. I just received the SUN DIE from MFT and was anxious to use it.

I made 2 of these cards and I'll be sending one out Monday to my little Great Granddaughter who lives in VA. She certainly is a little ray of sunshine to all our family.

SU Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Stamp: PTI Handwritten Notes (RET)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark for embossing the image
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
SU Up and Away Thinlits cloud die
SU Dots Embossing folder (RET)

We are staying close to home with know barbecue plans. We will be going out this evening to celebrate my hubbies 65th. birthday, so that will be our celebration for Labor Day. 

Hopefully you will have some fun plans in the works for this last Hooray of summer. Enjoy the time and can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Birthday

I'm back to post a card that I'll be linking over at Seize the Birthday. I've really been trying to stay ahead of my birthday card making. Having 27 people in my immediate family and friends who I send cards to, keeps this girl BUSY!

Here is another example of using a 6x6 selection of paper this time from the Broadway Bound DSP. This extended Z fold card worked perfectly and allowing me to make 3 cards plus having several sheets left over to add to my stash.

SU Cardstock: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Black, Broadway Bound DSP. **I did replace Real Red in place of  Lovely Lipstick, but honestly you can barely see the difference especially with the patterned paper I selected.
MFT  Balloon Die Cuts
PTI  Balloon String stamp for a retired set.
SU Framelits Deco Labels die cuts (retired)
Sentiment by unknown manufacture

Well I'm off to prepare some more cards. I hope you have a wonderful evening and are able to do something you LOVE with the remainder of the evening.

Live Simply, Bernadette

Just Saying Hello

Tuesday night I prepared some cards to put together with my crafting buddy Vicki yesterday afternoon. This Garden Impressions DSP has not been my favorite, but I was determined to use my 6x6 pieces! The cards are A2 size with the floral panel cut to 4 x 5 1/4. Easy Peasy... The stamp for the sentiment is by an unknown manufacture.

I did look on Pinterest to get some creative ideas and I liked what was created by different card makers and demos. I still can't say I love it, but I'm happy with the results. I used SU So Saffron for all the bases of the cards and 2 of the layering dotted squares. The Pacific Point layer looked better on the the last card and I'm glad I used it. It made the card really pop. My favorite is the blue background floral paper. Although I would like to make another, I can't. That's one downside of buying the 6x6 samplers.

I'm sending these along to some friends tomorrow and I hope they cheer up their day. I'll be posting a card over to Seize the Birthday in a few minutes. I hope you stop by there to see the birthday card I created using the 6x6 paper from the SU's Broadway Bound.

Live Simply, Bernadette

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