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


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to you!


 I created this card yesterday for my mother-in-laws birthday. And yes,
it's in the mail...Yahoo :}
She will be 88 years young next Wednesday. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

I used the MOJO320 sketch, which I love, by the way. This is definitely going to be filed so I can use it again with other paper and sentiments. 
It's such a versatile layout.




SU PRODUCTS USED

PAPERS: Venetian Romance 130144
Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake CS, Tangerine Tango CS

STAMPS: Chalk Talk 130364, Label Love 130622

INK: Tangerine Tango 126946

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Crumb Cake 122966
Pearls Basic Jewels 119247

Artisan Label 130920, CC
Chalk Talk dies 129983

Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Non-SU EF

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Just a little testimonial on these dimensionals.

I've been paper crafting for about 10+ years and have used other dimensionals through those years, but I must say, these are really the best quality. They are easy to remove, stay where you put them and have just enough "lift" to make the pieces you want to have, well dimension, to stand out.  PERFECT !

Well, that's about it for today. I hope you take the time to visit my (click here) STORE and take advantage of the HOLIDAY SALE going on until December 2nd. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, over 70+ items on are on sale. Click the link below to download the PDF flyer.
HOLIDAY SALE


Have FUN and Happy Shopping!


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 Thursday!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
BERNADETTE






Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale


Stampin' Up! is having a HOLIDAY SALE
you will not want to miss!

You can download the flyer HERE with all the
products listed. If you have wish list or even if you don't,
I'm sure you will find something you can't live without.

  There are 3 items that are 24 hours only on November 20th!
  • SU Trimmer! Normally $29.95 and for ONE day only, $20.97
  • Diagonal Scoring Board Normally $11.95 and for ONE day only, $8.37 
  • SET OF 38 MARKERS + Case , Regals, Subtles, Neutrals (except white and vanilla) and Brights.  Normally $109.95 and for ONE day only, $76.97!    -
    So make your list and check it twice for this Holiday Sale it will be over December 2nd.

    As always, if you would like to place an order for any of the HOLIDAY SALE
    items, you can order directly from me on my online store

    Here is a direct link:  Bernadette Bliss.
    Have fun shopping!
    BERNADETTE

     



















Friday, November 15, 2013

Quick and Easy Card Class Card



After days of trying to decide what card design I should use for a  
General card for card class, this was the winner!

 I had searched our Stampin' Connection site for several days and found 
this layout by Julie Olivier. I immediately knew it would be perfect!

 Simple and by using two of my favorite stamp sets, Chalk Talk 130634 
and Papillon Potpourri 123757, I know the girls will love it. With the
 pop of Coastal Cabana, I think, just lights up the whole card. 
AND, what's not to love about butterflies? 

 The coordinating punches for these sets, makes putting cards 
so quick and easy. I know I need "quick" at times.

SU Products Used

Papers: Strawberry Slush CS, Whisper White CS, Coastal Cabana CS
Quatrefancy DSP 130141

Inks: Strawberry Slush 131178, Coastal Cabana 131175

Punches: Extra Large Oval 119859, Elegant Butterfly 127526 

1 3/4" Circle 119850

Perfect Polka Dots EF 11735

Why not give this card a try. Of course, the paper and stamps you use are up to you.
Put your own spin on this and stop back and let me know.


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 Friday!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
BERNADETTE

 



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Combined Challenge today


Today I actually was able to sit down and create a card.

I had a copy of this Mojo319 sketch on my desk and knew I wanted to try
 my hand at creating a card with it. I scooted over to the Word Art Wednesday
challenge, loved the verse and I started playing with paper and colors.

This is the card that I finally put together.




SU Products Used

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Very Vanilla CS
Venetian Romance DSP 130144

*Word Art Wednesday downloaded printed verse*

Pearl Basic Jewels 119247

1 3/4" Circle Punch 119850
Non SU Circle shapes

Square Lattice EF 119976
Fancy Fan EF 127751
Written Word EF - non SU

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 Wednesday!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
BERNADETTE






Saturday, November 9, 2013

Joyful Tidings


Today I am posting another Christmas card. 
This time using the MOJO 318 sketch.

I have said it before and will say it again.
 I love using these sketches when I can.
They seem to help me focus creatively. Thank you MOJO blog!


  

I have recently made 4 cards with this designer paper,  Winter Frost Specialty DSP 132341, and really love each one.
 I normally gravitate towards the traditional reds and greens,
 but this paper was to beautiful to pass up and not create with. 
Plus, the colors are certainly trendy.

PAPERS: Smoky Slate CS, Island Indigo CS, Whisper White CS
Glimmer Paper 124005

STAMP: Christmas Messages  131793

Christmas Ornament Punch 132152 

Framelits- Chalk Talk 129983

INK: Island Indigo 126986

Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

RIBBON: Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White 109070
1/4" Sycamore Street- Island Indigo retired

Perfect Polka Dots EF  117335
Snowflake EF - non SU

I would love to know what cards are your favorite using 
this paper. Just add a comment to the end of this post.

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 weekend!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

BERNADETTE



Friday, November 8, 2013

Quick Christmas Cards



Here are 2 more cards today that I'm considering on teaching
 at my Creative Card Class on November 19.

Again, both are using just Stampin' Up! stamps and coordinating punch.

As they say, EASY PEASY!
You certainly can get quite a few of these made in a short period of time.

If you're anything like me, QUICK and EASY is the ticket. 
I'll be scrambling to get cards made sometime the second week of December!




  PAPERS:  Winter Frost DSP 132341

                Pool Party CS, Smoky Slate CS, Whisper White CS
        
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005

STAMPS: Christmas Collectibles 131775 
             Christmas Messages 131793

INKS: Island Indigo 126986, Smoky Slate 131179
 
PUNCH: Christmas Ornament Punch 132152 

Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137 
Pool Party 1/8" satin ribbon SAB
 
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 129246

If you would like to place an order 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 Friday!
BERNADETTE

**A special thank you to demonstrators Tina Shaw and Brenda Keenan**
for the inspiration for these cards.





Thursday, November 7, 2013

Easy and Quick Cards with Punches


For the past several days I have been working on cards that I will be using
 for my upcoming Creative Card Class on November 19th. 

I have been scouring the internet looking for fun and quick cards.

I decided that since this is my first time creating
 with these ladies and not knowing their crafting skill level, 
I would have them create most of the cards with punches.

Here are 2 examples that I am considering using.




Stamp Sets: Harvest of Thanks 131739
                       Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802

Papers: Venetian Romance DSP 130144
    Polka Dot Parade 126902

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
      Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Neutrals and Brights Candy Dots
Ribbon1/4" Stitched Grosgrain - Early Espresso 126871
Perfect Polka Dots EF 117335 

Paper Piercing Tool 126189

PUNCHES
Artisan Label 130920
1 3/4" Circle Punch 119850
Modern Label 119849
2 3/8" Scallop Circle 118874
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309 


** The layout on the card on the left was CASEd from Cailinn O'Brien**

If you need to order 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!
BERNADETTE

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blue with Sparkle



I had a little time last night to play with my new punch, stamp set, and paper.
Christmas Ornament Punch 132152/Christmas Collectibles 131775,
 Winter Frost DSP 132341. 

The stamp set and punch can be bought in a bundle for a 15% savings. Who doesn't like saving money? :) This is sold  in either the Wood mount 133282 or
Clear 133283, which I use and prefer.

 I was inspired by MOJO317 sketch. I so enjoy these sketches. 
They always seem to push me out of my "creative box".

Stampin' Up! Products Used

More Merry Messages 126402 (inside)

Smoky Slate 131202, Island Indigo122923, 
Pool Party 122924,Whisper White 100730

Glimmer Paper 124005

Island Indigo ink 126986
  Island Indigo ribbon SAB

 Folders
 
Honeycomb 129378
Square Lattice 119976

Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246


*I was that pleased with this card and knew 
I needed to add something. Last night I looked at it again 
and decided on the extra bling. What do you think?*


If you would like to order 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.

The website will take you through all the steps, PRESS order 

and the products will be shipped directly to your door! 


 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY Monday!


BERNADETTE

Friday, November 1, 2013

Let it Snow




The new Best of set for November
Best of Snow #134387 @ $14.95
 Aren't those little hedgehogs adorable!
AND
 The Label Bracket Punch #132153 @ $15.95
fits perfectly with the "Let it Snow" stamp.

To get a better idea of the size of theses stamps
you can download the flyer


If you would like to order 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.
The website will take you through all the steps, PRESS order 
and this cute set will be shipped directly to your door!
 I pray you have a blessed and CRAFTY weekend!
BERNADETTE