Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stampin' Up! meets the Cricut!

Today's project is one of 15 Thank You cards that I made for my daughter, Lauren. She plans on sending these to the folks who gave my grandson birthday gifts. Since his birthday theme was Monkeys and his colors were Orange, this is what I put together for her. I hope she likes them!

I have not used my CRICUT in quite a while and it was so much
 fun to cut this cute little guy out. A little time consuming putting all 3 layers together, but I loved the outcome. I know I will be using my
machine more often in the coming months.

MONKEY - Cricut, Create a Critter Cartridge


Paper: Polka Dot Parade 126902
* a long standing favorite*

Pumpkin Pie CS, Pacific Point CS
Soft Suede CS, Chocolate Chip CS

Ink: Island Indigo 126986

Stamp and Die
Just Sayin' with coordinating Word Bubble die 
(bundle)  134820 - Occasions Catalog

Other then the assembling of the monkey, this is fairly quick to put together.
You could use one of Stampin' Up!'s die cuts to make the process 
go together a little quicker. There are so many to choose from.

Have a great, blessed and CRAFTY day!

All the products shown, except the monkey, can be bought

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today starts Stampin’ Up’s SALE-A BRATION 2014 !

What does that mean for you?

You can earn FREE products for each $50 purchase 
you make through March 31st. You heard me right. A FREE product
for every $50 you spend and that is cumulative. 
*$100 dollars on your order, it's 2 FREE items and so on.*
Who doesn't like FREE?

Now, that should put a SMILE on any Crafters face!!!

Check the SAB flyer HERE 


I think my most favorite products during this SAB are the BUNDLES

The BUNDLES include all you need to get your crafting MOJO started
at a very reasonable price. They are located on pages 4-9 of the flyer.

If you would like a "hard copy" of the SAB Flyer, just drop me a line at: I will be glad to send one along. 

You can also get information and order from the SAB flyer
over on my business website. Click here to shop 24/7

Have fun and have a blessed and CRAFTY day!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Gee, thanks


My card today is using a stamp set I ordered quite awhile ago and have not used 
until making this card! Have you had stamps just laying around 
in their cute little box all alone and waiting to be inked up? 

I don't do it very often, but this particular stamp, Gorgeous Grunge  130517  
 was intimidating to me. I looked online for samples and
 how others incorporated it into their design. 

I finally felt comfortable enough to go ahead and 
use it after viewing many samples. So here it is. What do you think?
Was I successful in pulling it off?

SU Products
Paper: Tangerine Tango CS, Crushed Curry CS, Coastal Cabana CS
Retro Fresh DSP 132993

Stamp: Just Sayin' Bundle 134820
* Stamp plus Word Bubble dies at a 15% savings*

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede

Banners Framelits Die 132173

Stripes EF 123128

Neutrals Candy Dots 130934

Thank you for stopping by today. 
And, if you have any of your stamps not inked up, 
go ahead and give them a try today.

If you would like any or all of the products used on this card

And remember to, Stay CRAFTY!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Miss You Already

I'm back! I just returned home on Wednesday evening from a wonderful time in North Carolina visiting family. I got to love on all four of my grandsons, which doesn't happen very often. I also was able to celebrate my youngest grandson, Reinor's 1st. Birthday with him, his brother Kempton, Mom, Dad and extended family. What a full an fun day that was.

 Now I hope to get back to my regular posting.

I am really enjoying the new Retro Fresh DSP. The colors are so fresh and bright, but not to bright, and how can you not love 
Coastal Cabana and Tangerine Tango!

SU Products
Paper: Retro Fresh DSP 13299, Coastal Cabana CS,
Tangerine Tango CS, Soft Suede CS
Ink: Soft Suede 126978, Coastal Cabana 131175

* Stamp with Matching dies Bundle*
Just Sayin' and Word Bubble Framelits 134820
Geometrical  133161 
Arrow Textured Impressions Folder 132187
Basic Metal Buttons 133319
Linen Thread 104199
Triangle Punch 133375 
 As always, the products used on this card can be ordered from my
 Business Website:

I would love to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrator of choice! 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and CRAFTY weekend!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Love ya

I'm visiting with family here in North Carolina and using my phone which I have not done previously. I will add more information to this post when I get back to CA in a few days.

Papers used to were:
Retro Fresh DSP
Very Vanilla cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock 
Coastal Cabana cardstock
So Saffron cardstock

Just Sayin' stamp with matching Word Bubble dies

This is a photo of myself and my 4 grandsons. Some of the family were able to go to Cracker Barrel  for breakfast this morning. Of course we ate too much, but we had fun!

                                                        Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Praying for You

Today's card is a combination of two challenges. This is something I don't do very often, but the card I had in mind combined them perfectly.

I started with the Mojo328 sketch and then played with the colors for the color challengeover on The Paper Players.


Paper: Eastern Elegance DSP 130131
Primrose Peteals CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Whisper White CS
Coastal Cabana CS, Crushed Curry CS

Stamp: Secret Garden 131940
Thoughts and Prayers 127805
Ink: Primrose Petals 126858, Crushed Curry131173
Pear Pizzazz 131180
Secret Garden dies 129372
 Pearl Basic Jewels 119247

I hope you take time to stop over at both sites to see all the wonderful
creations everyone submitted.  If you haven't used these sites for 
inspiration, why not try them soon.

If any of the products used on this card need to find their way into your craft room, just drop by my online store and place an order. 
Here is the link: Bernadette Bliss

Have a wonderful and CRAFTY weekend!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hey There!

Today's card is one using two new products and the 
RETRO SKETCH rs#97 sketch.

I had the Retro Fresh DSP 132993 and Just Saying 133203 with matching Word Bubbles Framelit Dies 132968 on my desk with 
intentions of using  it, but I was in a creative block. 

This sketch was a perfect match! It's clean, fun and really 
can apply to being a 5 minute card. Who doesn't like a quick and
fun card to put together in 5 minutes?


Paper: Retro Fresh DSP 132993
Tangerine Tango CS, Whisper White CS

Stamp: Just Saying 133203

Ink: Coastal Cabana 131175

Word Bubbles Dies 132968
*These dies and the stamp, Just Saying, can be bought as a bundle
at a 15% savings in the Ocassions Catalog.*

Various SU buttons

Linen Thread 104199

If you would like to start creating cards like this, just click the link below.
and you will be brought directly to my Business Website.

I would love to be your Creative Coach and preferred Demonstrator.

Have a wonderful and CRAFTY day!


Monday, January 13, 2014

A Quick Welcome Card

Happy Monday everyone! Today's card is just making it under the wire 

I needed a quick card to welcome a new couple to our Park here in San Marcos.
This certainly filled the bill. I did use the retired Trendy Trees, but paired it
with the new Retro Fresh DSP 132993 paper with coordinating colors.


Paper: Retrofresh DSP 132993
Very Vanilla CS, Coastal Cabana CS
Soft Suede CS

Stamp: Trendy Trees - retired
Fabulous Phrases 120501

INK: Coastal Cabana 131175,
 Baked Brown Sugar131174

 Candy Dots
Paper Crimper
Stamp-a-ma-gig - non SU

I would LOVE to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrator

All Stampin'Up! products can be ordered through me by 
clicking on this link: Bernadette Bliss

This will take you directly to my Business Webpage. Just 
click on SHOP, choose me as your demonstrator, and enter your product numbers and follow the prompts.  Easy, Peasy!

That's about it for today. 
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you take the time today to be


Friday, January 10, 2014

Make a Wish

I great sketch using MOJO  Monday 327.  

Hi there! I'm a little late getting my card up today. 
I tried several different stamps and papers before I finally settled on this combo using the new Retrofresh DSP132993. I think 
I am loving this as much as I have the Kaleidoscope DSP.  ;}

I'm finding myself becoming very comfortable with vibrant and fresh colors.  I used to lean only towards a softer palette, but now I'm having a difficult time "playing" with those colors. I promise a softer palette of cards next month. 

Stampin' Up! has a beautiful paper,Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994
that is calling my name. Daffodil Delight,Smokey Slate,
Tangerine Tango are just a fewthat coordinate with the paper.

So stay tuned and bear with me as I create with this DSP.


Paper: Retrofresh DSP 132993
Very Vanilla CS, Baked Brown Sugar CS, 
Coastal Cabana CS, TangerineTango CS

Stamp: Perfect Pennants 133230

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar 131174
Coastal Cabana 131175

Chalk Talk die 129983
*I used this to cut out the sentiment

Bitty Banners 129267

Banner Punch - FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration
January 28 - March 31, 2014

Linen Thread 104199 

Basic Metal Buttons 133319

All the products used on this card can be ordered 
on my Business website. Click the link below:
I would love to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrator.

I hope you will have a wonderful weekend and stay


Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I am posting a day early today. I have some new product arriving 
today from Stampin' Up!'s new Occasions catalog and I'm hoping
 to use it either tonight or tomorrow.  

I thought I was finished with creating with the Kaleidoscope DSP,
but I guess not.  I saw this sketch Cindy put up on Friday Mashup and it shouted, Kaleidiscope!  So here, yet again, ANOTHER card with that paper.

For the main image I chose to use the "Polaroid" frame. This is only the second card using this technique, and I really love how it looks. 

SU does have the ON File (132969, pg18 OC) dies available to get this look, but I have not ordered it yet.  Sad, but true. It is on my WISH List, though!


Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP 132995
Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS,Bermuda Bay CS

Stamp: Geometrical 133161

Ink: StazOn - Jet Black 101406

Triangle Punch 133375
* The Geometrical stamp and Triangle Punch can be bought *
in a bundle at a 15% savings.

Neutrals Candy Dots 130934

Envelope Punch Board  133774

That's about it for today. I'm off to do some much neglected cleaning after  Christmas and New Years, but I 'd rather be stamping!
If you need or want any of the products used in this post
just click here: Bernadette Bliss
and it will take you directly to my online store.

I would love to be your CREATIVE COACH and DEMONSTRATOR.
Thank you for stopping by and stay CRAFTY!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Trust in the Lord

Today is card that will be entered in the RetroSketch# 96 

I  liked the simplicity of the sketch and was in the mood 
for some subtle colors is how I interpreted this. Aftrer using the Kaleidscope DSP on 7 cards recently, it was certainly time for a change!


Paper: Venetian Romance DSP 130144
Very Vanilla CS, Crisp Cantaluope CS
*Calypso Coral CS
*used as the coordinating color 

Stamp: Trust God 126702

Ink: Calypso Coral 126983

Window Frames Collection 129021

  Vintage Designer Buttons 129327 
Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon 102999

Envelope Punch Board for the envelope 

*The pearls in the center of the buttons are non SU. I added them
to cover the button holes for a more esthetic appeal.

That's about it for today. If you would like to order any of 
the products I used on this project you can click here: Bernadette Bliss
 and it will bring you directly to my online store and just press the SHOP tab.

Thank you for stopping by and stay CRAFTY!


Saturday, January 4, 2014


Here is yet another card using the Kaleidoscope DSP 132995 that was available
starting yesterday in the new Occasions 2014 catalog.

I used the DS132  sketchy Deconstructing Jen, to design this card for a special little guy who is celebrating his first birthday this month.

 I used the Envelope Punch Board (133774) to make a matching envelope from the same DSP. The punch board is probably one of those tools that will be on my favorites list for a long time. It is so easy to use and it's not just for envelopes, but gift card holders, boxes, and etc. A great addition to your paper crafting stash if you haven't bought one as of yet. You will not be dissappointed.


Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP 132995
Crushed Curry CS, Shimmery White 101910,
 Bermuda Bay CS
 *I used the shimmery White to stamp the emergency truck. I found using the inks and Aqua Painters on this paper, just held up better. The watercolor paper just didn't give a sharp,clear image. I am going to play around a little more with the it in a few weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.

Stamp: You're My Hero130309

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry StazOn Black Ink

2 1/2" Circle Punch 120906

Non-SU embossing folder

Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262

Aqua Painters 103954

Neutral Candy Dots 130924,

Regals Buttons 130029

If you would like to order any of the products used in this post,
I would love to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrator.

Just click here: Bernadette Bliss, 
and it will take you directly tomy online store.  

I pray you have a wonderful and CRAFTY weekend.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Today is the DAY!


Is finally here for your viewing and shopping pleasure! 
Just click on the link below the catalog and it will open a PDF version.

I have put up some teasers all month and now you will be able to see all the crafting goodness
inside. I showed you 6 projects using the Kaleidoscope DSP, paired with the Banner Framelit Dies and coordinating stamp, Perfect Pennants, (pg. 26). 

I also used the trendy Triangle punch with the bundled stamp set, Geometrical. (pg.27) on several other projects, as you can see from the collage above.

There is so much to see.You will probably have to look at the catalog several times!

I would love to be your Creative Coach  and Demonstrator of choice.

Just click the link here: Bernadette Bliss and it will take you directly to my page
where you can order from this current catalog TODAY!

I hope you take a look and stay CRAFTY!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

You Make Me Happy

This is a card I created using the Mojo 326 sketch 
that I put together yesterday. 

The paper is from the new Occasions Catalog for 2014, Kaleidoscope. It is a fairly bright and trendy paper that can be some what difficult to work with.  This is the sixth card ( I had thought only four!) I have created using it. Although I do like it, I'm still am working at getting  more comfortable incorporating it on my cards.


Card: 5x5

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

Stamp: Perfect Pennants 133230- New for 2014

Ink: StazOn Jet Black

Perfect Pola Dots EF 117335
Chevron EF 127749

1/2" Circle Punch 119869

Banners Framelit Dies 132173 - New for 2014
HA* this and the Perfect Pennants Stamp will be offered*
 in a bundle at a 15% discount. 

Stampin' Dimensionals, Candy Dots

I hope you are relaxing today after your New Years Eve celebration.
I'm going to work on sorting paper work and doing some organizing. I might have a chance to create a card for Friday. There are several challenges that have peeked my interest and I might try my hand at one or two of them. 

Thanks for stopping by and stay CRAFTY!

I would love to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrater of choice.
If you would like to order any SU products, just click below
and this will take you directly to my business website. 


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