Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hello There

I decided to give this sketch from The Paper Players a go this week.

Bits and pieces of this card were sitting on my desk for at least 2 days.
I was trying to determine if I was going to make it "clean" or stepped up.
As you can see, stepped up won!

The color combination of Tangerine Tango 111349, Tempting Turquoise 102067, and Old Olive 100702, was suggested by the SU Color Coach .

SU Products Used

Venetian Romance DSP 130144
Very Vanilla CS 101650

Happy Day 130297
Flower Shop  130942

Tangerine Tango ink 126946
Tempting Turquoise ink 126952
StazOn Jet Black ink 101406

Square Lattice folder 119976
Non-SU embossing folder

Bird Builder punch for leaves 117191
Pansy punch 130698
1-3/4" Circle 119860
1/2" Circle 119869

Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

If you desire or need 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.
 Just key in the numbers of the items you are interested in.

 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY Thursday!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Your a Blessing

This is my card this week for Word Art Wednesday.  I decided to us the Blessings from Heaven  123052 stamp . I have this earmarked for someone special and this sentiment fit perfectly.

The sketch is one that was up on MOJO Mondays (#316) blog last week. 
 I loved the layout, but I was unable to play with it until Sunday evening,

SU Supplies used

Flower Shop 130942
Pansy Punch 130698

Island Indigo ink 126986

Venetian Romance DSP 130144
Crisp Cantaloupe CS 131298
Pistachio Pudding CS 131294
Island Indigo CS 122923
Very Vanilla 101650

Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Fancy Fan 127751
Bitty Banners dies 129267

Island Indigo ribbon SAB
Pearls and Circle dies - non  SU

If you desire or need 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.
 Just key in the numbers of the items you are interested in.

 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY DAY!


Monday, October 28, 2013

A Birthday Wish

 I made this card several days ago to enter it into the 
Pals Paper Arts challenge and remembered that it needed
 to be posted before Monday afternoon. 

I had just received this cute little stamp set, You're My Hero 130309
knowing that it would get good use with having 3 little grandsons. 

Stampin' Up! Products used

 Remembering Your Birthday 131350

Polka Dot Parade 126902
Soft Sky CS 131203
Real Red 102482
Whisper White CS 100730 

Real Red Ink 126949

Envelope Punch Board 133774 
I used this to round the corners
 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies 132172

 Regals Candy Dots 130932

Hole Punch non SU

Have a wonderful Monday and have a CRAFTY week.

If there are any of these SU products you would like to order,
 I would love to be your demonstrator and creative coach.

Just click here, Bernadette Bliss and the link will take
 you right to my business website.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

I decided to play along with Fab Friday this week.
I was inspired not only, by sketch, but by the beautiful
 examples by the design team.

Having 3 sons and 3 son-in-laws, masculine cards are always needed.
I had this Lovely as a Tree stamp sitting on my desk and had been wanting to use it. I felt this sketch was just perfect for it.

Stampin' Up! Products used
Venetian Romance DSP 130144

Crumb Cake CS 120953
Soft Suede CS 115318
So Saffron 105118

 Lovely as a Tree 127793
Tape It 130715
Bring on the Cake 121958
Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802

Chocolate Chip Ink  126979
Cherry Cobbler 126966

Chevron Folder 127749
Bitty Banners die 129267
Linen Thread 104199 
Naturals Designer Buttons 127554

Stampin' Distress Tool 127562
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies 132172
Ticket corner punch - retired

If there are any of these SU products you would like,
 I would love to be your demonstrator.
Just click here Bernadette Bliss and the link will take
 you right to my business website.

Go to the top right, click on SHOP, enter your order and it will be shipped
to you in about a week. Quick, easy and fun!

Have a wonderful evening and try to do something CRAFTY!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bright and Sassy Birthday

This card is one that I started several days ago to enter into 2 different challenges. Mojo Monday#315 and the colors from a sketch challenge, which I don't recall the name of. SORRY.
 Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish it up to enter either one, but wanted to add it in this blog post.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Bring on the Cake 121958
Flower Shop 130942

Pumpkin Pie ink 126945
Black Stampin' Write Marker 100082 
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder 109133
(used on flower)
Modern Medley 126926

Strawberry Slush 131295
Basic Black 1210458
Pumpkin Pie 105117
Very Vanilla 101650

Pansy Punch 130698
Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon 120999
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

Flag die - non SU

All of the Stampin' Up! products can be ordered through 
me at my Business Website

Well I'm off to play with paper. I hope you have a wonderful evening and get a chance to be CRAFTY!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% off 25 Stamp Sets!

Stampin' Up!'s  has been celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) they thought they should pump up the party even more. 
So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course! 

Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

You can view the flyer HERE
for order numbers and the reduced prices (both clear and wood stamps)
visit my online store

There is a wonderful selection of stamps on sale, so don't miss out on this fantastic offer!

Have FUN shopping...


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Masculine Birthday for Fall


I got my creative juices today by using the Friday Mashup challenge 132.

 Project with Leaves/ Tree & the Color Orange

I used the following Stampin' Up! products
Lovely as a Tree # 127793
Made for You - retired
Thinlits - Circle Card #133480

Chocolate Chip CS #102128 for base of card
Early Espresso CS #119686
Pumpkin Pie CS #105117
Naturals White CS #102316 
 Soft Suede Ink #126978 for main image
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker #119680
Pumpkin Pie Stampin" Write Marker  #105115

Woodgrain folder # 127821
Perfect Polka Dots #117335
Linen Thread #104199
Retired Stampin' Up! buttons
Nestabilities cricles

We are off the a Lasagna Dinner up at the Clubhouse, so I need to get going.
I hope you have a wonderful and CRAFTY weekend
If there is anything from this project you might like,
just click on my name below and it will take you to my business website where you can place your order. Easy, Peasy!

It would be a pleasure to serve you and be your Creative Coach.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Endless Wishes

Endless Wishes

19 stamps for $13.95 (#133445)
(blocks A,B,D,G, and H are not included)

The blocks as well as the stamp set can be ordered directly from my website.
I hope you not only decide to order this great little set, but allow me to be
 your Demonstrator of choice! 

Click Below to place your order

The above link will take you to the Clear Block Bundle #118491, which is the best buy.  If you do not need all the blocks that are included, you can go to Stamps/Stamp Accessories on the side bar
and chose the individual blocks that you might need.

The holidays are getting close. Why not fill your holiday projects with festive greetings and wintery snowflakes. Use the stamps on cards, holiday gift tags, altered projects. So fun and easy to line up with them being clear stamps.

The SU video below will explain our great photopolymer stamps and how to use them.
Just CLICK and enjoy!

Have a wonderful day and stay CRAFTY!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Experiment in Color

Today's card is an experiment in color as the title says. I tend to get into "safe" color ruts. 
 How about you?  
I usually pick out my main color or patterned paper in my process of creating, then choose the coordinating colors.
When I'm in a color rut, I pull out my SU Color Coach #130118 and choose the Creative Combination to complete my project. I must confess, it usually tends to be a challenge, but I move forward to stretch myself. This card is one that has stretched me.

My inspiration for the layout was the unscripted sketch #226.

The color combination the Color Coach suggested 

Pumpkin Pie 105117
Pacific Point 111350
Real Red 102482

Quatrefancy DSP 130141 was the paper I used as my starting point.

Ink:  Real Red 126949
Stamp Set:  Lot's of Thanks 129690
Pacific Point 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon 126876
Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Whisper White Baker's Twine 124262
*SU buttons retired

I'm still not sure if this color combo is pleasing to me, but like I said, I need to get out of my color rut and the Color Coach helps me to do that.

If you have the same difficulty with color as I do, or great color combinations, why not order your SU Color Coach (pg.139 @ $14.95) and start experimenting. You can go directly to my DBWS to order that or any other of the products listed here on this post. I would love to have you as a customer and be your Creative Coach!

MY WEBSITE: Bernadette Bliss
Have a wonderful day and stay CRAFTY!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Just Under the Wire!

I had a chance to play today and decided to try the MOJO314 Monday challenge for the week.  I'm just making this under the wire. I believe the last time I looked at the close of this challenge I had just a little over an hour left!

I decided on the color combo of Daffodil Delight, Olive and Night of Navy. This was a color combination suggested on the Color Coach Card. 

I started with a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base and layered from there and followed the sketch fairly close. 

I did add Candy Dots along the bottom and the flag Happy Birthday sentiment
I think I will be able to use this as a masculine card since 
I didn't tie the ribbon into a bow and the colors seem masculine to me.

  • I used the Square Lattice and Modern Mosaic embossing folders for texture.
  • Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
  • Mosaic Madness Stamp set
  • Mosaic Punch
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp with matching Bitty Banners dies
Have a great evening!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

More Boxes and Containers, Oh My!

I'm sure most of the people who follow my blog have noticed a lack of card projects.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the truck from North Carolina arrived a week and a half ago. 
Most of our belongings are in our spare bedroom getting unpacked and sorted, AGAIN!

I have managed to open, sort and put away about half of the boxes that arrived. These days I seem to be slow and not able to multitask quite as well as I used to.  I can either unpack and organize or create.  Unfortunately creating has taken the back seat for now.  :>{

This is what remained in the room before I left for my 6 day trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. My husband returned on Sunday with a car load of "stuff" from here.  I have not seen were he has placed it, so this room could be a lot fuller then this picture shows. UGH! Of course, it could be out in the shed, which also has things to be unpacked and organized. Okay,I'm taking a deep breathe rightnow!

This was the condition my studio was in when I left. Not bad, but not conducive to getting my mojo going. I plan on getting this done by the weekend so I can get back to my much needed therapy,
CREATING with paper and ink...

 These are the only two items that were damaged in
 4 moves and then the move across country. Not bad.

I just arrived home to San Marcos last evening and I'm hoping 
to have a card project up by the weekend. 

Thank you so much for your support and understanding these past 9 months. 
Between loading our motor home, moving to California, emptying our motor home, shopping for furniture and accessories, setting up our home and my Studio, dealing with
more personal belongings from NC and now being away for almost a week.

You girls are the BEST! I hope to see you in a few days.

Make it a great day and stay CRAFTY!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Arizona Class Fun

Sunday I had the privilege of attending a card class taught 
by Sandy Farley here in Arizona.

 I had come into town on Friday afternoon to spend 6 days in beautiful Scottsdale at our little "cottage". I came to meet up with old friends, church family and take part in celebrating with friends at a sweet older ladies (89 years young) Birthday Party last night.

Here is a picture of Sandy who joined my team in February
 of this year. She has been doing classes for several months and did a
 wonderful job on Sunday. 

That's Sandy with the great smile!

 She demonstrated two of Linda Heller's(stampingschool) projects.
This is just one of them. Sandy took the time to notch and score
everything for us! Each of us chose our own stamp
 and embellishments for the front of the project.

Inside of holder. I inserted money, but a Gift Card works nicely also.

 Sheri enjoying her time stamping.

We all enjoyed our time together playing with paper and stamps!
Well, that's about it for now.
I hope you all have a great day and stay CRAFTY!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Sweet Surprise

Yesterday morning when I opened my emails, I saw that my card was awarded by Erica of the Friday Mashup team, the Rock Star "I Rocked the Mashup" badge. I'm honored to be chosen. 

If you make cards and need a challenge to get your mojo going, this is a great site. They have a wonderful design team to glean inspiration
 plus fun and challenging, well challenges. 

Why not hop over and see what they are all about.

THANK YOU ladies!

Have a great weekend and stay CRAFTY!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Do I have a DEAL for You!

Dates: October 7-21, 2013

The Fine Print:
This offer is only available for two weeks

During this time, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99 starter kit will not be available. 
The $25 Starter Kit includes 
  $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! products
(it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax

You will also receive the Business pack which includes 
  A box of annual catalogs
  A package of the current seasonal catalog
  Getting Started DVD
 Starter Kit Business Brick
 Customer postcards

The same “extras” are offered with this promotion 
as with the $99 kit offer

30% off your first $150 order within 45 days of signing up.
Free Demonstrator Support and Business Website for 2 months
If you sign during this special October offer, it will give you an extended period to meet the minimum $300 quarterly requirement.
The first quarter is waived and you have until the end of March 2014 to meet that.
If you decide not to continue being a demonstrator, you will be put into pending status until the end of April.  You will simply lose demonstrator status. No questions asked and no further obligation!

What a GREAT time to hop on board with Stampin'Up!
So if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator, 
this certainly is the time! 

Why not give me a call or email and you can be 
 on your way to filling you creative passion. 

Call: 919.414.5564

(Just put OFFER in the subject line)

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