Thursday, August 30, 2012

Masculine Happy Birthday

I seem to have a little difficulty coming up with guy Birthday Cards, so when I saw this over on my Stampin Connections site, I new I had to case it. Thank you, Renee Ondrajka. I did change up the papers, embossing, ribbon and ink color to make it more my own, though.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and CRAFTY week! BernieB

Paper - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe for pattern paper
Ribbon - Denim Jean - 125053
Argyle Embossing Folder - 127750
Finishing Touches Edgelits - 127010
Scentsational Seasons - 121190
Fabulous Phrases - 120501
Ink - Cherry Cobbler - 126966

Sunday, August 26, 2012


This is another card that I created using the Summer Smooches Designer Paper an the Bright Blossoms stamp set. My ladies at my Workshop on Saturday just loved the paper color and texture on this card. The photo on the left is a Thank You coupon I made for my hostess using the same paper and stamp set, except the butterfly. The sketch I used is from the Mojo Monday challenge #255. Their sketches are always fun and stretch me each time.


Paper: DSP-Summer Smooches ( 125409), Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ribbon: Stitched Grosgrain(126877)
Stamp set: Bright Blossoms (125497) clear mount, Fabulous Phrases (120501) clear mount
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

Have a blessed and CRAFTY week! BernieB

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Smooches

This card posted today is a card that I will be demonstrating at my Saturday Workshop. The ladies will have a chance to do this the way it is or choose to not emboss, paper pierce or use the edgelit die. I do love the Summer Smooches paper, but do have a little difficulty with the bright colors, but It is very fun and fresh and appeals to a large number of people. So I will continue to "push" myself out of my comfort zone. Have a great, blessed and CRAFTY DAY! BernieB


Paper: Summer Smooches (125409) ,Whisper White,Tangerine Tango,Island Indigo
Inks: Lucky Limeade,Tangerine Tango,Rich Razzleberry
Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010)
Curly Label (119851)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (125187)
Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)
Itty Bitty Shapes Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Bright Blossoms (125497) clear mount
Petite Pairs (122497) clear mount

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


 Today I had my first card class as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator down at the Road Runner Clubhouse. What FUN! I had four ladies and one gentleman attend. What a good sport Don was playing with paper and stamps with all of us ladies. He was a great student and very creative. He told me he was looking forward to the next class! The girls from left to right in the first photo: Leslie, Barb, Linda and Sheri and of course, Don.

We used a variety of Stampin"Up! products and learned some new technique. They even got to use my Big Shot, which they loved. There is nothing better then sharing what you love and having people excited that they to can be creative also.

 Have a blessed and crafty day! ~BernieB~

 Have a blessed and crafty day! ~BernieB~

Friday, August 17, 2012

Easy Events Christmas

I got in a hurry to post this card today and didn't finish the inside coloring. Later on today I will do that and add that picture. This card was inspired by Debra LaFountaine who had shared it Linda Heller. Linda was kind of enough to share all the details over on her Stamping School site.

Easy Events #123225 clear mount
Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso, & Naturals White Papers
Early Espresso & Old Olive ink, glitter adhesive
Adorning Accents Edgelites #125595
Fancy Fan Folder #127751

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Smooches

I sat down  yesterday to play with the new stamp set I received in the mail last week, 
Bright Blossoms #125497. I really love this cute little floral set. So many possibilities.

Paper-Whisper White,Island Indigo,Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
 and the oh so cute, Summer Smooches #125409 Designer Paper that coordinates with the Bright Blossoms set
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Inks - black, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - Lucky Limeade #122977
Stampin' Dimensionals 
Pearl Basic Jewels 
Essentials Paper- Piercing Pack #126187
Finishing Touches Edgelits #127010

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty week! BernieB

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Little Duck Baby Card

I made this card today for a sweet couple at church who just had their baby girl. It seems that I can't get enough of this color combo. I'm not usually one who uses too many bright colors, but I sure love this new Floral District Designer paper (#126919). Stamp Set, Easy Events (#123225 clear mount), Daffodil Delight ( #119677), Whisper White (#100370) for the main card base, Rich Razzeleberry (#115316)for accent. The top of the image is actually a small section of the largest die of the new Apothecary Accent Framelits (#127003). I used the Adoring Accents Edgelits (#125595) and Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)

After I had the card assembled, I remembered that I had the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126199) that I could have used to pierce the top of the cut die.  Oh well, next time.

Have a great and CRAFTY weekend! BernieB

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mixed Bunch Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I made this past weekend. All the products are Stampin' Up! and in the same color combo I've used before. I wasn't to keen on these colors until I started working with them. What do you think?

4 1/4"x5 1/2" base in Whisper white #100730
Lucky Limeade #122926
Rich Razzleberry #115316
Daffodil Delight #119683
Lucky Limeade scalloped ribbon #122974
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set #125537
Petite Pairs Stamp Set #122497
Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Blossom Punch # 125603
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Pearl Basic Jewel #119247 

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty week! BernieB

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Workshop #1

My first  Stampin' Up!Workshop was successful with 9 ladies from the Park attending. I had such a great time introducing SU to women who did not know about the company or even had stamped previously. We laughed and played with stamps and paper for several hours. The comments were, "This was really fun and, " I really didn't think I could stamp, but did!" Needless to say, very satisfying remarks for me to hear. The pictures above were taken at the Road Runner Clubhouse where I held the event. The setup was great with large tables and comfy chairs (not pictured :>} ). I am planning on holding my larger card classes here in the future and I'm thrilled snd blessed to have the opportunity to us the facility.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a very CRAFTY weekend! BernieB

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The New Holiday Catalog

The new Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog is officially open for Ordering! What a beauty. The 8-1/2 x 11 in size shows off the new products and  projects beautifully all in 40 pages! You can view it here online. It will definitely get you into the Holiday Mood. ~

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