Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Birthday/ctd#348

Yesterday I worked on a card for the ctd348 challenge. Such fun colors and when I saw the inspiration photo with the sailboats, I knew I had to make a card incorporating those two elements. I don't have a sailboat image, but I do have a Cricut Explore and a Design Space subscription. I opened the program, typed in sailboat, and the little sailboat I used on the card was there. All I needed to do was resize it for my card. So quick and simple.

I have been trying to post at least one card a week using my Explore machine. Can I say it again, I love this new Cricut. This is my third machine in 8 + years, and I must say, my absolute favorite.

I hope you make it a wonderful Friday and do something CRAFTY. I'm off to get a haircut this morning. Tonight we have a wedding to attend for a sweet couple from our church. Should be a fun evening.

ENJOY your weekend!


All the papers are from SU,  SU stamp set: By the Tide, B.Y.O.P., SU ink: Real Red, Starburst Framelits Dies, Cricut Design Space image: B is for Boy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank You / CASEing the Catty

Good morning! I had a chance to work on a card last night before heading to bed and finished it up this morning.  I wanted to play along with CASEing-the-Catty Challenge#35 and saw a card in the new catalog on page 16 that I really fell in love with.  I'm not sure why I like it, but I do and knew I would CASE it for this challenge.

I did switch up things just a wee bit using Lots of Thanks stamp set (ret.) for the sentiment. Since I  only have the new in color, Mint Macaron in marker form, and it didn't cover the floral stamp from Butterfly Basics as well, I used Pistachio Pudding ink. Lacking the Blossoms Accents, I punched a small flower from the same color paper with the Boho Blossoms punch. (ret.). Those sweet little floral accents might need to be added to my next order. :}

That's about all the playing I can do today. I'm off to do some grocery shopping and some other errands. I hope you can get to do something  CRAFTY today.

Have a blessed Tuesday!
Bernie Bee

Monday, June 22, 2015

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

AND Sonoma County...

We had a wonderful weekend trip to Petaluma, the surrounding Wine Country, and San Francisco this past weekend. Our youngest daughter and her husband met us at a cute little AirB&B in Petaluma. They flew out from NC for a college friends wedding on Saturday evening and to hang out with us. What a great little California town. We all fell in love with it's charm and friendliness.

Mike and Danielle/ Castello di Amorosa

The highlight on Saturday was a wine/tasting tour at Castello di Amorosa. What a beautiful setting and great tour guide we had. This pictures don't do the castle justice, but I only had my camerea phone and I'm not very good at using it!

Father's Day we headed to the Petrified Forest to see the biggest petrified tree and trees that were petrified by a volcano that erupted and left the giant Sequoia and other trees fossilized. In 1817  a prospector known as “Petrified Forest Charley” unearth one nad starting charging for folks to view it. This place was at my husbands request as part of his Fathers Day celebration. It was quite a interesting place, though small in size. We chose to do our own tour, but I think the guided tour would have given us more information then the brochure.

After this little excursion we headed to San Fransisco. We all were very excited to not only drive over the Golden Gate bridge, but to experience Fisherman's Wharf. The traffic was horrible and Fisherman's Wharf was extremely crowded, but we found a fairly close place to park and had a wonderful meal at a restaurant on the water. Our window faced the bay and we could see Alcatraz prison from were we sat.

photo credit/ D. Rusher

The San Fransisco Bay area is so beautiful, but I thought I would have a heart attack driving those streets! They were like a Roller Coaster! My son-in-law drove like he lived there forever and was not a tourist. I have no idea how people drive around there or park near their apartments.

Our trip sadly ended early Sunday evening, but we headed back to San Marcos with lots of wonderful memories. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you did something with the men in your life.

Stay CRAFTY my friends!

Bernie Bee