Wednesday, October 31, 2012


This card was made today using my new stamp set, French Foliage. Can I say, LOVE IT! The technique used (clear block stamping) and the design of the card I CASED from Stamping School.

Paper - Crumbcake # 120953; Old Olive #100702; Cajun Craze #119684
Stamp - French Foliage #121166; Fabulous Phrases # 120501
Ink - Old Olive #126953; Cajun Craze # 126965
Tools - Square Lattice Folder #119976
Finishing Touches - 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Very Vanilla #120999

Thanks for stopping by and stay CRAFTY! BernieB

Perfectly Preserved

 Today I was able to be creative and make two cards using the Perfectly Preserved stamp and framelits.

Paper - Orchard Harvest DSP # 126895; Cajun Craze #119684; Lucky Limeade # 122926
Crumbcake #120593; More Mustard # 100946; Naturals White #102316
Stamps - Perfectly Preserved # 126692; Friendship Preserves #127913l;
Perfectly Penned #122892
Ink - Early Espresso 126974
Tools - Cannery Set # 127822; Window Frames Collection ;
 Labels Collection Framelits # 125598; Sweet Buttons Embosslits # 121813;
 Finishing Touches Edgelits # 127010
Finishing Touches - Naturals Designer Buttons # 127554; Linen Thread #104199
Stampin' Dimensionals; Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by and stay CRAFTY! BernieB

Friday, October 26, 2012

Big Fun Birthday

I needed a Birthday card for my sweet little grandson Evan's 1st. Birthday and knew that the World Spectacular DSP would be a great fit. 

Paper: World Spectacular DSP #126897, Island Indigo #126986, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966
 Tools: Big Shot #113439; Labels Collection #125598; retired Ticket Punch; 
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch  #118309
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430; Rhinestones Basic Jewels #11924

Thanks for stopping by and be CRAFTY this weekend! BernieB

Back Again and Card Class projects

All  of these projects were for my Card Class on Friday. I have been MIA for more then a week. I returned home last Saturday from a great vacation with  my husband in Florida. Although I enjoyed my time there, I have been itching to get back to playing with ink ,stamps and paper!

One of the wonderful things I was able to do while I was in Florida was  to meet Linda Heller, my up-line. She is so funny and sweet. I am blessed to have her for my "creative coach" and fearless leader. My daughter and I both went to one of her Card Classes in Maitland, Fl and had such a great time.

Speaking of my daughter, we had an Workshop at her home in Florida the night we came back for Linda's.  I had brought the Perfectly Preserved stamp set, the matching framelits  and some DSP with me. Adrienne also filled in with some of her recently purchased SU products. The ladies enjoyed the time making their card and jut their time together.

The two cards seen here and the Top Note project were all inspired by Linda's Stamping School site, I  just tweaked them using different papers and stamps.

Paper: Orchard Harvest DSP #126895; Early Espresso #119686; Crumb Cake #120953; Island Indigo #122923; Rich Razzleberry #115316
Inks: Island Indigo #126896; Lucky Limeade #126984; StazOn #101406; Early Espresso #126974; Crumb Cake #126975; Raspberry Ripple #126859
Tools: Perfectly  Preserved #126692 clear stamp; Cannery Set #127822; Ornament Keepsakes #128051; Holiday Ornaments Die # 127816; Top Note Bigz #113463; Labels Collection Framelits #125598; Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187; Paper-Piercing Tool #126189; Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199; Small Oval #120908
Extras: Stampin' Dimensionals #104430; Linen Thread #104199; Designer Printed Brads #122940; 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126877,Whisper White
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439

Have a great weekend and stay CRAFTY! BernieB

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I have some GREAT news!  There are 70 discontinued and heavily discounted products  just added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack.  What perfect timing for holiday gifts (can I say, stocking stuffers) or your paper crafting projects!  DON'T MISS OUT!  Products are ONLY available while supplies last and often sell out quickly.  Check out what's been added and shop my online store.
Have FUN Shopping!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Longboat Key Beauty and Card Making

My husband and I are still here in Longboat Key, FL until Saturday. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. The picture above was taken on Tuesday evening on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Although the we did not catch the sunset, the clouds surrounding the sun gave the clouds surrounding it this vivid color.

I did get to stamp some while I have been gone. It's terrible when you start having "paper/ink" withdrawal! My daughter and I set out for Maitland, FL yesterday morning to meet and stamp with my up-line, Linda Heller. This was my first time meeting Linda in person. What a sweetheart and I am so blessed to be lead by her. We got to participate in her monthly card class with a great bunch of ladies and enjoy her beautiful craft room. I was a little envious. It was so bright, cheery and organized. Also, her teaching style is so laid back and fun, although I had a touch of "new stamper stress syndrome". I seem to do much better when I can create and stamp alone. Adrienne and I had such a great time and enjoyed our mother /daughter time together. Thanks Dee for going!

After returning to Sarasota, we headed to Adriennes house to prepare a Make&Take card for Dee's girls who were coming over to "play". As usual, paper and ink always brings smiles. We had a great time just chit chatting and creating. Thanks girls for allowing me into you craft space! Below is the card that we put together. Unfortuately, I had to take the picture inside with my phone camera, so the quality is not stellar. SORRY!

Perfectly Preserved stamp (126692) clear
Cannery Set Framelits Dies (127822)
 Inks: More Mustard (100964), Early Espresso (119686) Gumball Green (126861)
Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock (127848)
 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895)
More Mustard CS (100946),Gumball Green CS (126840)
Gumball Green 3/4"Stitched Satin ribbon (126848 )
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Woodgrain (127821)

Today looks like another great day here. I think after breakfast we will head for the beach and just "chill". I do have some laundry to do, but that might have to wait until tonight.

I pray you have a wonderful day...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Best Card

After I finished packing for vacation on Friday night, I was "itching" to get into my craft room and create. I hadn't done any cards with the World Spectacular DSP  and was inspired by a card sketch by Jen over at deconstructed sketches. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, but this was taken the morning before I left at 7AM, inside, with my phone. Do I need to say more!

I'll be back later to post the product information. Time to visit with my family...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Season's Greetings

This is just a quick card that I put together yesterday with "stuff" laying on my crafting desk. All the products used are from Stampin'Up!

Papers - Candlelight Christmas DSP 126901; Whisper White 100730; Cherry Cobbler 119685
Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes 128051 (clear); More Merry Messages  126402 (clear)
 Mixed Bunch 125537 
Ribbon - 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon 122977
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Square Lattice Folder - 119976
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430

Thanks for stopping by and have a CRAFTY week! BernieB

Monday, October 8, 2012

Masculine Cards for National Card Day

Here are the cards I decided to work on for National Card Day. I needed several Masculine cards. I always seem to be lacking these type of cards in my stash.

The first two are similar to what I have created before as far as the papers and color combo. The blue card was inspired by Linda Heller and the "package" design was is one that I cased from Mary Fish. Thanks ladies for all your great inspiration!


PAPERS: International Bazaar 126920,Comfort Cafe 126898, Orchard Harvest 126895

STAMP SETS:Bring on the Cake 121958 (c), Perfectly Penned 122892 (c)

TOOLS: Big Shot 113439, Argyle Folder 127750,Sweet Buttons Embosslits 121813,Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003

SWEET ACCENTS & Misc.: Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Naturals Designer Buttons 127554, Linen Thread 104199, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso 126871

Have a great week and stay CRAFTY! BernieB

Friday, October 5, 2012

Card Class Creations

The cards and treat holder shown in this post were the projects made during my Card Class on Tuesday. The ladies really seemed to enjoy each one. The favorites of the crowd were the Butterfly embellishment and the Top Note treat holder. Of course, I think getting a little Hershey Bar to put into the holder "sweetened" the project reviews! I will be doing a sample projects using the Top Note for several weeks and hope they enjoy those also.

The Get Well card was one that I cased from our demonstrators  Stampin" Connections site. Unfortunately, I can't  remember the Demonstrator    who posted so I could give her credit. I just the love the color combo of Very Vanilla #101650, Baja Breeze #111352 and Black card stock #121045. So classy. The Perfectly Penned stamp set #122892 is one I just received and I just love it. I can see myself using it often. First Edition Specialty Paper # 121878, Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, 3/4" Circle Punch #119875, and the Rhinestones Basic Jewels  #119246 was also used on this card.

The butterfly made using the Mixed Bunch stamp set #125537(clear) and the Blossom punch #125603 was a huge success. Butterfly's seem to be very popular and using the stamp and punch in an unexpected way really added a WOW factor to the class.

This is another color combination I  really love. It looks so fresh and clean.

 Daffodil Delight #119683
 Whisper White #100730
 Raspberry Ripple paper #126842
 Raspberry Ripple Ink #126859
 Raspberry Ripple 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon # 126845

 Also used on this card:
 Labels Collections  #125598 
 Friendly Phrases # 126151
 Perfect Polka Dots #117335,
 Large Scallop  #127019.

The treat holder made with the Top Note die #113463 makes a cute, but simple little gift. You can enclose either a snack size Hershey Bar or Kit Kat Bar. Sign the back of the tag and your set to GIVE! 

This particular project used:
 Top Note Die #113463
 Patio Parade DSP #126916, 
 Midnight Muse Ribbon #126847
 Curly Label punch # 119851
 Paper-Piercing Pack # 126187
 Paper Piercing Tool #126189
 Stampin' Piercing Mat #126199

The second Top Note project was just a sample  show casing another project incorporating the die.

 Bakers twine, Cherry Cobbler #123125
 Linen Thread #104199
 Scentsational  Season stamp #121190
 Lucky Limeade ink #126984
 Black StazOn Ink #102192
 Holiday Collection Framelit Dies # 127814
 Modern Label Punch #119849
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels # 119246
Cellophane Bags  4x6 # 102757
 Petite Pairs #122497 clear
 **The candy is not a Stampin' Up! Product**

Thank you for stopping by and I would love have you leave a comment. Have a fun, blessed and CRAFTY weekend!  BernieB

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Promotion

It's the MOST WONDERFUL OCTOBER promotion  here at Stampin' Up!

 Buy either one of the Ornament Keepsake Sets, wood or clear plus the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and receive a FREE Festive Paper-PiercingPack. Or, by the bundled pack which is a 15% savings that  includes the dies and receive the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack also free.  To take advantage of this offer, just click to go to my Stampin' Up!on the left and be directed to my Stampin" Up! Business website.

32260 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

 $55.85 Retail             $47.90 Special

132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack 

$44.85 Retail            $38.90 Special

132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack 

$70.85 Retail              $62.90 Special

132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack 

$63.85 Retail                 $55.90 Special

Click the picture below to download the flyer

 Have a great and crafty week! BernieB

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