Thursday, January 18, 2018

Boys ATV Happy Birthday

Today I finished up a special card for a special little grandson of mine. Although I already had one made, I wanted to give one that incorporated an ATV. We go to Bass Pro Shop every few weeks and he loves to hop on the display ATVs and plays pretend. I probably could have made him one with fishing gear also. He loves looking at the rods, reels and fishing lures.

I quickly found an image on my Cricut Design Space and went right to work cutting it out on my Cricut Explore Air. I so much appreciate that machine and all that I can do with it. Although, I have only touched the surface of the crafts that can be done. The card itself was easy to put together. I did cut out the 5 since it is his 5th. birthday. The hardest part was picking an appropriate background paper and choosing coordinating solid card stock. 

The papers were in my stash and I  believe it is all retired, but not all SU. I did use the new SU Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, which I love. I did buy the suite, but forgot to add the DSP to the order! That will be coming in shortly so I can get started making some cards for the gentlemen in my family.

Most of the area is pretty much closed down. We only had about 2 inches here in Clayton. Just enough to make the roads ugly, though. I will play for awhile with paper,stamps,and ink and see what I come up with.

Have a wonderful Friday,
Bernie B

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Thank You

As most of us at this time of year, Thank You cards need to be made and sent.  Yesterday I took  some time to create this quick and simple card to us as my Christmas Thank You.

All products are from Stampin'Up!.

Products used: Real Red Card Stock, Old Olive Card Stock, Quilted Christmas DSP,  Stitched Shaped Framelits, Thanks stamp from Blissful Bouquet Oct. 2015 Paper Pumpkin. On the inside, which I did not take a picture of , I used "So Much"  from Perfect Pairings, and stamped the back with"handstamped for you" from the Better Than E-Mail stamp set. I finished it off by adding dimensionals on the back of the Thanks piece to add more interest to the front of the card.

That's it for today. I'm expecting my son and his family from VA in a few hours.  They will be staying until Monday and we are having our family over tomorrow for a Sunday meal.  I think the New Years Eve celebration will be low key. We will sit around and chat, perhaps play some family games, and EAT until midnight.

I pray you have a wonderful, blessed, and prosperous NEW YEAR!

Crafty Hugs,

Friday, December 29, 2017

Our recent Travel Log

 OUR  October and November was very busy traveling. It starts when we drove to PA on October 5th to attend my brother-in-law Johns 70th. birthday, then drove back home on the 6th. After unpacking , we packed and loaded up the car to drive to Longboat Key, Fl on the October 13th. heading back home after a wonderful week on October 21th.  On our return we were able to spend time with our family to celebrate my granddaughters 4th. birthday on Sunday the 22nd.

After a few days to unwind, do wash and errands, we PACKED AGAIN, and flew out of RDU to Phoenix on October 25th. to stay at our home at Roadrunner Lake Resort. Before we left NC we made reservations at Sedona Pines Resort to use our time share exchange points.  Did I say PACK AGAIN!!! BUT in spite of having to pack again, the trip to Sodona was certainly worthwhile , not only the resort, but the scenery. It's known as Red Rock Country and certainly lives up to it's name. We did quite a bit of sightseeing while there and saw and learned so many interesting things.

We returned to Scottsdale for week and headed out November 20th. and we are both were looking forward to going home.  Thanksgiving spent with 5 our 7 children and their families to stuff ourselves and be thankful for all the Lord has provided us.

Our little place at Sedona Pines

Steve and I standing in front of the many beautiful Red Rock Mountains of Sedona.

Jerome State Historic Park, Douglas Mansion, Jerome, AZ
I'm posting just a few of the many photos I took through the weeks we traveled. If you have any questions about the places we visited, I would be happy to answer them if I can.
The duck on the pond at Roadrunner Resort

Some of the beautiful aquarium displays at Ody Sea Aquarium

Eating lunch overlooking the feeding dolphin area at Ody Sea Aquarium

Clarksdale, AZ

Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, AZ

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do something you LOVE!

Crafty Hugs,