Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year and Weekly Deals


Well  2013 is coming to a close. It's hard to believe that another year has gone by so quickly. Although, they tell me, that happens as you get older! 

As is the case with most of us, the year did bring some challenges, but I have been blessed. Moving to Southern California was my biggest challenge. Although I love this area, 6 of my 7 children live on the East Coast, so seeing them and my grandchildren on a more regular basis has been difficult. I have been able to spend some time out East though and for that I am grateful. 

In July we are headed to Maine for a Family Reunion.
 A week filled with fishing, boating, skeet shooting, hiking and just connecting and enjoying each other. Or at least, I hope enjoying each other.

Of course that will mean no crafting for a week, but I'll survive!



First, my sincere wishes for a Happy and Blessed New Year 
to each of you and your families.

May your new year be filled with all good things and lots of time to be CRAFTY!

Speaking of crafty, today is Tuesday and that means another chance to grab some GREAT Stampin'Up! products at a great price.
 
Here are just 2 of the 10 items offered for the WEEKLY DEALS.

As always, while supplies last.

Why not take advantage of theses specials before the year ends.

Just click here: WEEKLY DEALS and you be brought directly to my
Demonstrators Business Web Site where you can see all the
 items on sale and order directly from me.

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.

And again

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS!

BERNADETTE

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sweet and Simple Thank You



I did try to get this up earlier today, but I was having computer problems.
Thankfully, all is well and in working order. 

This card is using the Pals Paper Arts 185 sketch for the week. I needed a
quick thank you card and this fit the bill.

The card incorporated, one designer paper, one stamp,
one ink color, two punches. So Sweet and Simple!

SU PRODUCTS USED

Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP 132995 - New for January 2014
Strawberry Slush CS, Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS

Ink: Bermuda Bay 131171

Stamp: A Round Array 129090

Punches: Artisan Label 130920, Scallop Circle 129404

Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

If you would like to order any of the products above
I can be reached at:

bernadettebliss@gmail.com

My Cell
919.414.5564
or
I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.
BERNADETTE




Saturday, December 28, 2013

Back Home


Hello all! I trust each of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

We just arrived home from our trip to Scottsdale, AZ.
 Spending time at our little mobile home there and 
visiting with wonderful friends.

I hope to get up a project for tomorrow and Tuesday.
 I'm still trying to decide what. :}

There are still many items on sale in the CLEARANCE RACK, but 
 you will need to hurry. Supplies are limited.

 ALSO
The WEEKLY DEALS
December 24-30












Have a wonderful evening and I hope to see you tomorrow!

BERNADETTE

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cheer Up Buttercup



Just a quick card today. I still have been working on my NC boxes and helped up at the Clubhouse yesterday. My day today is full of errands.
 Hopefully, I can get them done.

  My knee continues to give me problems. It takes all I have to walk through the parking lots and through the stores. Believe me, metal on metal is NOT a good thing.  Although I don't want to go through a second surgery, I have no other choice. It's looking like the end of  January at this point.
At least it after the Christmas Holiday and before beautiful Spring!

Well, enough of that. Onto the card. This is the first "Polaroid frame" card I have made.  I know, I'm a little behind with the trends.  I did peruse Pinterest  and found some beautiful examples. 
 I definitely will need to be doing more of this type of style. 

 Stampin'Up! is coming out with a framelit that will do this in our
 January 2014 mini catalog.  So stay tuned to that.
My frame was cut at 3" x 3 1/2" and I lined up a square 
Nestibilities within that frame and cut it out with the Big Shot.

SU Products Used

Paper: Kaleidescope DSP  132995 NEW  (Available Jan 2014)
Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS, Crushed Curry CS, Bermuda Bay CS

Stamps: Geometrical  New (Available Jan 3 2014)
Flower Shop 130942

Ink: StazOn Black 101406

 Envelope Liners Framelit Dies 132172
Pansy 130698

Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a CRAFTY day!
 
BERNADETTE

I can be reached at:


bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564
I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice. Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!


BERNADETTE

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Weekly Deals



Sorry that I forgot about posting this information yesterday.

Here are the (click here) weekly deals


 I'm sure you will want to look these over and take
 advantage of the discounted prices.

REMEMBER, these are available while supplies last!

If you would like to order any of the products above
I can be reached at:
bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.
 
BERNADETTE


Sending Good Thoughts


 My card today is a fairly simple design.  One that could be put together in under 
10 or 15 minutes.  Don't you just love those kind of projects?

The DSP and stamp set will be available January 3, 2014.

The card base is a top fold; 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP 132995
Whisper White CS, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush CS, Bermuda Bay CS

Stamp:Perfect Pennants 133230

Ink: StazOn Black 101406

Small Heart Punch - 117193

*I hand cut the pennants on this card.

I hope you get a chance to be CRAFTY today.  I'm still working at
unpacking NC boxes. I had a productive day yesterday, so it looks like 
I'll make my goal to have it completed by the weekend.

I CAN BE REACHED AT INFORMATION BELOW IF YOU 
HAVE AN ORDER OR QUESTIONS.

bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to have you comment 
on this project or others that I have posted.

BERNADETTE


Monday, December 16, 2013

Life Doesn't Have to be Pefect


This is my take on the MOJO324 sketch for this week. It incorporates some new product and some of my favorite color combinations

SU Products Used

Paper:  Kaleidascope DSP- NEW 132995 (Available Jan. 3rd.)
Crushed Curry CS, Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Basic Black CS

Stamp: Perfect Pennants - NEW 133230 ( Available Jan. 3rd.)

Ink: Black StazOn  101406

Small Heart - 117193
Perfect Polka Dots EF - 117335
Framelits Envelope Liners - 132172
Candy Dots

The small Banner Punch is part of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.
(Jan. 28 - March 31)
(Earn a free Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 spent; excludes tax &shipping)

Such a cute addition to your punch selection. There's even a stamp set,
Banner Blast, which coordinates with it!

If you would like to order any of the products used in this post, 
I can be reached at:

bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.
Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!
BERNADETTE



Say it All 1 & 2




 I believe this is my first posting on Stampin' Up! Photopolymer stamps. I truly think you will enjoy using these, especially if you are a fairly new stamper. Even an "old" stamper like myself, enjoys the easy placement they offer.

Why not check out he video BELOW and see for yourself the benefits of Photopolymer.

 Some benefits:
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Sticky, making these stamps stick amazingly well to SU's clear blocks.
  •  They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
        
Countless Sayings 1
17 Stamps
135982 - $13.95




                    
                      


Countless Sayings 2
23 Stamps
135983 - $13.95


Here is a link to the other Photopolymer Stamps sets that Stampin' Up! offers.



I hope you have a wonderful day today and can be creative.
 This time of year is so busy, but take a little time for yourself.  I'm headed to my Studio for a few hours, then to finish unpacking some boxes from my NC home. Which by the way, have been in my spare bedroom at least 2 months!

If you would like to order any of the products used in this post, 
I can be reached at:

bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.
Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Prince of Peace card designs

 Here are the remaining cards that I said I would post using the 
"Prince of Peace" single stamp.

Unfortunately, I am not to happy with the picture quality. So I apologize for them looking a little "funky". They are really much prettier in person.
Although,they were all photographed in the same setting, using the same camera and the same lighting. I guess the paper difference caused the difference in exposure quality.

I will not be re-listing the products used in this post. 
They were made using the same product in my 
previous post with the exception of Bermuda Bay CS and ink, 
Coastal Cabanna CS and ink on these two cards.

Have a great weekend. I'm going to FINALLY put up some Christmas 
decorations today. I'ts a good thing I leave them up until Jan. 6th or
I would never get to enjoy them!

Stay CRAFTY! BERNADETTE

Friday, December 13, 2013

Prince of Peace


Today is the last of my Christmas cards.  I hadn't used this stamp until yesterday.  Can I say, I LOVE it. It speaks of all that belongs to the Savior I serve and the reason for the season. I did create 6 other cards using this stamp and will put them up on my blog sometime this weekend. 

SU Products Used
Paper: Whisper White CS, Island Indigo CS, 
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005

Stamp: Prince of Peace 134811
* Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies *
130102

Ink: Indigo Ink 126986

Banners Framelit Dies 132173 NEW for 2014

Basic Rhinstone Jewels 119246
 
Non SU embossing folder


If you would like to order any of the products used in this post, I can be reached at:

bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564


I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.

Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!
BERNADETTE

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gift Card Trio


Today I will be showcasing three Gift Card holders I made recently.

Yes, I know, there have been many of these floating around 
for months by other demonstrators. 
So, there is really nothing new here except my on "spin" on them.

I tend not to create something until I need it, bad I know. 
"Tis the season" that I needed these, thus the lateness of posting the ideas. 

 Hopefully they will be of some inspiration to you, 
especially if you tend to be a procrastinator like I am!

*All the products used will be listed at the bottom. If you would
like the measurements on any of these projects, you can email me at:
bernadettebliss@gmail.com 

 The first two were made using the Envelope Punch Board 133774 by SU.
What a handy tool this is. There are some very creative demonstrators out there who have gone beyond using this just to create envies.
I'm so thankful for them being so willing to share their talent.



 This particular card opens just the reverse of many that have been  created. 
I liked it because it was a little different. 
* inspired by Katina Martinez* 


This particular one is cut using a 5 1/2 x 51/2 inch piece of DSP. It will allow you to create 4 gift card holders out of one 12x12 inch sheet of DSP. The solid insert is used to hold a gift card with a glue dot.  
On the back you can add a sentiment if you like.
*inspired by Patty Bennett*



I choose this Gift Card because it will hold either cash or a check. I did tweek my measurements a little so it would accommodate a check since I don't send cash in the mail.
*original design by Linda Heller of stampingschool

PRODUCTS

Season of Style DSP - 132340
Old Olive CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS

More Merry Messages - 126402 
Christmas Messages - 131793
Christmas Collectibles - 131775
Christmas Collectibles - 131775
Sensational Season - retired

Framelits
Ovals Collection - 129381
Apothecary Accents - 127003
Holiday Collection - retired 

Punches
2 3/8"Scallop Circle - 118874
1 3/4" Circle - 119860
1" Circle - 119868
Christmas Ornament Punch- 132152
Artisan Label 130920

That's about it for today. 


If you would like to order any of the products used in this post, I can be reached at:

bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564


I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.

Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sneak Peek


Today's card is not only a sneak peek, but is a challenge sketch card 
for the recent Friday Mashup blog challenge. It was a perfect challenge for 
showcasing some of the NEW products that will be available on
 January 3rd. 2014 in the NEW Occasions Catalog.

The products shown here are from the Kaleidscope Suite. Don't you just love the fresh, fun colors and pattern of the paper?

SU PRODUCTS  USED

Paper: Kaleidscope DSP 132995 - NEW for 2014
Crushed Curry CS ,Bermuda Bay  CS, 
Basic Black CS, Shimmer CS

Stamp: Perfect Pennants 133230 (clear) NEW for 2014
Geometrical 133161 (clear) NEW for 2014

Ink: Basic Black 126980

Triangle Punch 133375 NEW for 2014

This punch and the Geometrical stamp set can be bought in a bundle at a 15% savings.

One of my FAVORITE new items is the, Banners Framelit Dies 132173 NEW for 2014
which I used to make the banner on this card. There are 6 different sizes
which makes making banners so quick and easy.

Perfect Polka Dots EF 117335
Candy Dots 130934
Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262

Keep your eyes open. I will be giving sneek peeks of the new catalog
products through the next couple of weeks.

 If you haven't subscribed to my blog, this would be a great time. All the information is on my side bar. It's a simple process. Just enter your email address and my updates will be sent right to you INBOX!

Have a wonderful and CRAFTY Monday and I'll see you on Wednesday.

BERNADETTE






Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Blessings



I had a few days of being down and resting. I developed a cold and it knocked me out for a few days. Although I had 3 doctors appointments, a dinner to make for the tree crew at church and working the Christmas Tree lot, creating a card was not high on my  TO DO list this week.

That, of course, made getting a card up on Friday not happen. Today I'm in my Studio B playing catch up. Linda over at Stamping School had a great, easy Christmas card up today. Just what I needed to get back into my CREATING GROOVE...



I did tweak it just a little bit. 

I added the Frosted Finishes Embellishments 132150 and made a bow 
using the Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137.

A real classy looking card that can be made fairly quickly in an assembly line fashion if you need quite a few. I know at this point in the month, this is something I can really use!

SU PRODUCTS USED

Paper: Winter Frost DSP Stack 132183
Pool Party CS, Island Indigo CS, Shimmer CS, Silver Shimmer Paper

Ink: Island Indio 126986

Stamp:  More Merry Messages 126402(outside) 
Christmas Messages 131793(inside)

Holiday Ornaments Framelits 127816

Paper- Piercing Pack - Occasions 129387
I used this to get the curved lines above the ornament.
Thanks Linda, for the great tip!

That's about it for today. Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!


If you would like to order any of the products above, I can be reached at:
bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.

BERNADETTE

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hanging the Holly


Well, I'm just making this under the wire for today. I have had 2 doctors appointments and grocery shopping to do and had to break it up into 2 days! It has really slowed up my mojo.

Speaking of mojo, this is the new MOJO322 sketch for the week.  I'm not entirely happy with it and will probably do another card using the same sketch, but like I mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to stay on posting Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule.

SU PRODUCTS USED

Papers: Seasons of Style DSP 132340
Whisper White CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Old Olive CS

Stamp: More Merry Messages 126402

Ink: Cherry Cobbler 126966

Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding 120992

Frosted Finishes Embellishments 132150 

7/8" Scallop Circle 129404

*The corners and the DS envelope were done using the*Envelope Punch Board 133774


If you would like to order any of the products from me, I can be reached at:
bernadettebliss@gmail.com
or
919.414.5564

I would love to be your creative coach and demonstrator of choice.

Have a great evening!
BERNADETTE


Monday, December 2, 2013

All I want for Christmas




Thought I would get a card up today so I can stay on my Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. I chose the sketch over 
on Retro Sketches #92 for this Christmas card that 
I plan on giving to my hubby.

 Good thing he doesn't check my blog posts!

SU Products Used

Paper: Season of Style DSP 132340
Old Olive CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS

Stamp: Christmas Messages 131793

Ribbon: retired SU product

Stripes EF 123128
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

Small Heart punch 117193

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to have you leave a comment.
 Feedback is always a good thing to keep me motivated!

If you would like to place an order for any of the products listed,
 I would love to be your demonstrator and creative coach.
Here is a direct link to my online store:  Bernadette Bliss.
 
Have a great Monday evening and try to do something CRAFTY!
 
BERNADETTE


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday tomorrow


I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I certainly did spending time with my oldest son and his sweet family. Now it's time to get regrouped and get prepared for the Christmas season!

Speaking of Christmas.  Have you all finished your Christmas shopping? Well, tomorrow Stampin' Up! has a great sale in place. If you are interested in getting some wonderful products at 30% off, tomorrow is the day.

You can call me at 919.424.5564 or go directly to my Demonstrator Business Website to order.  Or email me at: bernadettebliss@gmail.com
All the items on sale are listed below with their retail and sale prices.

Have fun shopping and have a great and CRAFTY week!

BERNADETTE
Cyber Monday at STAMPIN' UP!

The items below are all 30% off !
But, for ONE DAY ONLY, DECEMBER 2nd.



Envelope Liners Framelits Dies - 132172
 $26.95 

 $18.87

Expressions Thinlits Dies item -132171

$24.95 

 $17.47

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sen-132159

$14.95

  $10.47

 Snowflake Season Simply Sent - 132176


 $14.95

  $10.47

 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels -129324


$4.95

 $3.47

                      Extra-Large  Gift Box   - 132147



$3.95

$2.77


Friday, November 29, 2013

Deck the Halls



I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
My husband and I are here in Boise, Idaho visiting my oldest son and his family. They just added Amelia Hope to there sweet family just a little over a month ago. She's darling and joins her sweet sister, Esther who is 6.
It's always so wonderful to get to see the grandchildren. 
 It make my heart sing!
 
I made this card before I left on Tuesday so I could post it for today.
I was pleased how it went together and hope you do also.
 
I hope you have a chance to surf the web today and do something crafty. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I just as soon sit home and avoid the crowds.

My inspiration for today's card is from MOJO321, using the Season of Style DSP 132340 and another stamp from Christmas Messages 131793
 for this card as I did on Wednesdays card.

Paper: Soft Suede CS, Old Olive CS 

Honeycomb EF 129378, Perfect Polka Dots 117335

1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon  120992

Candy Dots 130932 

Thanks for stopping by and remember,


If you would like to place an order for any of the products listed,
 I would love to be your demonstrator and creative coach.
Here is a direct link to my online store:  Bernadette Bliss.


 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY weekend!
     
 
BERNADETTE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oh! What Fun


I decided today to play along with
Retro Sketches

I loved the simplicity of the sketch and wanted to break out my
Season of Style DSP 132340. 

This is what I ended with. A clean and simple card that I usually
have difficulty creating. I tend to be all about layers and embelishments! 
I'm looking forward to playing along again soon to "stretch my clean".


SU PRODUCTS USED

Papers: Crumb Cake CS, Cherry Cobbler CS

Stamp: Christmas Messages 131793
Ornament Keepsakes 128051

INK: Cherry Cobbler 126966, Old Olive 126953

Candy Dots

130931 Brights
130932 Regals 

Well, that's about it for today.

Have a blessed and 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



As always, if you would like to place an order for any of the products listed,
 I would love to be your demonstrator and creative coach.
Here is a direct link to my online store:  Bernadette Bliss.

AND remember, there are people on your list who would LOVE to
have Stampin' Up! products. Why not give them a gift that will speak to their CREATIVE SIDE this Christmas. Ordering online is certainly 
less hassle then those lines at the stores!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
BERNADETTE

Monday, November 25, 2013

Baby Card


Here is a Baby card that I created using the  PPA180 over the weekend.

SU PRODUCTS USED

Papers: Gingham Garden 129310
Pear Pizzazz CS, Melon Mambo CS, Whisper White CS

Stamp: One in a Million 126382

Inks: Pear Pizzazz 131180

Scallop Oval 119856
Extra Large Oval 119859
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309

Perfect Polka Dots EF 117335
Chevron 127749

Pearl Basic Jewels 119247



As always, if you would like to place an order for any of the products listed,
 I would love to be your demonstrator and creative coach.
Here is a direct link to my online store:  Bernadette Bliss.


 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY Monday!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
BERNADETTE