Monday, August 26, 2013

Some time with Mady


Yesterday afternoon my granddaughter, Mady and I had a few minutes to play with the 
 August Paper Pumpkin

She did a great job creating the inclosed cards with the supplies
 provided in the kit.


 READY, SET, STAMP!



HER FINISHED CARDS

 The one on the right needed a little "damage control", but as we paper crafters know, most any Oops! can be corrected.

 A Paper Pumpkin Kit can be delivered to your door every month and have fun creating for yourself, with your grandchildren or children.

If you would like to try out a Paper Pumpkin Kit, now is a great time to take advantage of a great offer, but it is coming to a close this weekend. 

You can read about all the details below.


Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!


The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion and assign me as your Demonstrator. I would love to be your creative coach!
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

I pray you have a wonderful day and do something CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Best of Stamps



I am so behind with a lot of things, posting the Best of Stamps
 for June and July is one of them!

Here are the 2 stamp selections for those months.



BEST of JUNE




 BEST of JULY


Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While they are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014
A collector's card and a 25-year proof of purchase card are included with each Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

These stamps are a great way to build your stamp "arsenal" without breaking the bank. Why not stop by my Stampin' Up! website and order today.

www.bernadettebliss.stampinup.net 

Have a great Sunday and do something CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE






Saturday, August 17, 2013

Baby Card



I thought I might not have a chance to upload and post this before the deadline for MOJO 306, but I managed to squeeze some time in today. 

This Baby card came together fairly quickly. 
 I saw the sketch, had Gingham Garden DSP lying on my studio desk, 
and as they say, the rest is history!

I did struggle with adding the Daffodil Delight circle and the Polka Dot Parade DSP, but I feel it really added the pop needed for the card. 

There is a tiny bit of the Daffodil Delight in the small flowered background paper, so I assumed I wasn't completely off base.

The sentiment is from One in a Million which also had an appropriate inside sentiment.This has been my most recent "go to" stamp set. There are great  sayings included in this set of 10 stamps.



 Floral Fusions Sizzlits
Little Leaves Sizzlets
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Pearl Basic Jewels
Various Nestabilities 
Strawberry Slush Ink


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful  and CRAFTY weekend!


BERNADETTE

Friday, August 16, 2013

For Someone Very Special


Today I am posting a card using the larger stamp from Chalk Talk and the Birthday Basics DSP and is being used as a Birthday card.

 I pulled the colors out from the paper, and honestly, it did stretch me some. I tend to stick to more subdued colors or more monochromatic color scheme. I have done cards in the past few months with more color and they have received positive reviews, but I'm still not that comfortable with them. What is your opinion on this color combination,
 Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, and Pink Pirouette?






I did use the new Envelope Liners Framelit, which I love. I think it just adds that little special touch when you are taking the time making a handmade card.

Candy Dots
Perfect Polka Dots Folder
Chevron Folder
Corner Rounder
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Bermuda Bay Ink
Big Shot



Have a great Friday, great weekend and stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some Quick Fall Cards



I realized yesterday that I had posted these cards over on my FB page and Stamping  School FB, but not here on my blog. They were both quick to put together. I hope you will give them a try.

If you would like the measurements create them, just contact me here in the comments section and I'll be glad to pass them along.

Since I had not ordered any Fall DSP from SU yet, I dug into my newer DSP and found that Gingham Garden offered some good choices to do Fall inspired cards. I had a choice of several stamps, but just had received Lovely as a Tree and it needed to get inked up.

The card with the line of trees was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and highlighted by using Olive Green and Pumpkin Pie ink and then pouncing 
on various spots with a SU dauber. 

I used the "rock and roll" technique on the leaves 
using Baked Brown Sugar and Old Olive.


Fabulous Phrases
Candy Dots
Large Scallop Edgelits
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Stampin' Distress Tool
Chalk Talk die
Natural Designer Buttons 
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Espresso Brown

Thank you for stopping by and stay CRAFTY!
BERNADETTE


Monday, August 12, 2013

Thank You so Much


I'm back again today with another card using Eastern Elegance DSP. The color combo on this card incorporates the new color,  
Slate Gray and Coastal Cabana.

I used the new stamp set, Lots of Thanks which includes 9 thank you sentiments. I don't know about you, but it seems between Birthday cards and thank you cards, I never seem to have enough.

Square Lattice embossing folder
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Chalk Talk framelits
Paper Piercing Pack - Occasions
*another MOJO Monday sketch used for this card

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great Monday and 
remember to stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Saturday, August 10, 2013



I'm sharing another card today using the Eastern Elegance DSP. I paired this with a sentiment from One in a Million and using it as an Anniversary card.
 
I love the Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and 
crisp Whisper White, don't you?

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White
Pearl Perfect Jewels 
*Creative inspiration sketch MOJO280

Thank you fro stopping by today. If you have any questions about this project or any other project I have posted, just leave a comment here on my blog.

If you are interested in any of the products I've mentioned here and would like to place an order, just click on the link on the left and it will take you directly to my Demonstrator Website where that can be done.  I would love to be your Creative Coach!

Have a great weekend and stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wishing You and MOJO305



I am uploading a card a day earlier then I planned, but I had it made and thought I would just go ahead a post it.  This is another MOJO Monday challenge card, #305 for this week. I really enjoy these challenges. They  seem to get my creative juices flowing most weeks. Other weeks they really push me to step out of the box of with my creativity. When I saw this sketch I knew immediately what paper I was going to use, EASTERN ELEGANCE. Oh, how I love the design and colors in this new DSP. Since I also needed a Wedding Card for next month,
 I  used one of the sentiments in the SU stamp set ONE IN A MILLION.
  
I'm still debating what my inside sentiment will be, but I do have a month to decide!

Last week I received my  SU ENVELOPE LINERS FRAMELITS DIE and put it to good use making a matching envelope for this card. 

I think it adds so much "pizzazz"! What about you?

Perfect Polka Dots, Retired embossing folder
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Ovals Collection
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White

Thank you for stopping by and stay CRAFTY !

BERNADETTE

Friday, August 2, 2013

Warmest Wishes



Yesterday was an exciting day for me. I got to complete a card in my new studio, STUDIO B!

The room is 98% done. I do have a window valance to put up and a small 
area rug needs to be bought, but that's it. Of course as many of you know, Craft / Studios are never really complete. It seems that organizing our "stuff" always needs to be well, reorganized. Right now things are pretty much where I want them, but I know that will change. :>}}

It was such a joy to create in such a roomy area with almost everything at my fingertips. I will be posting either pictures or a video next week to show my finished Studio. So stay tuned.






Today's card was made using the MOJO304 sketch. I had just received  the new Eastern Elegance DSP yesterday and the sketch inspired me to use this beautiful paper.  I love the Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry combination together.  I always seem to need birthday cards. 

 The sentiment from the Blooming with Kindness Set seemed to work perfectly with the elegance of the paper. I had completed the inner circle and just felt it need something more. I looked through my stamps and decided to use the flourish from Happy Day bring it together.

What do you think? Your opinions are always  welcome.

Ticket Punch - retired
Regals Collection button - Crushed Curry
Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White
Baker's Twine White
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals 


Thanks so much for stopping by and being kind enough to continue to visit during my moving transition. I hope to have my TNT Thursdays up again real soon and be posting more often.
 
 Have a wonderful weekend and stay CRAFTY!

BERNADETTE

Thursday, August 1, 2013

NEW Holiday Catalog

2013 Holiday Catalog (Click links below to open)

It's finally time to order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  There are so many amazing choices of stamps, paper and embellishments for the upcoming season. 

I would love to have you a look and leave a comment on what's your favorite item.

  • Catalog Flipbook
  • Catalog PDF
  • Stampin' Supplies
  • Spanish Flyer
  • If you own a Smartphone, you will not want to miss out on the new interactive app. All the details are on page 5. You will need to install the Layar app and when you see the special symbol on a page, just scan and see a product video and inspiration. Can I say, HOW COOL IS THAT!!!