Friday, October 31, 2014

Catty CASED Card

Today's card is one that I CASEd from the 2014-2015 Stampin'Up! catalog. I had been thumbing through it and tagging pages for quite awhile. I just recently heard of a new blog to me, CASE-ing the Catty. Although , I could not enter this card, I hope to be linking my Catty cards there in the future.

There are times when I just need to create and CASE-ing, (copy and share everything) a card makes things so much easier, plus the catalog contains so much inspiration.  

CASED from page 139 in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog

I did us different DSP and card stock colors on my card, but  the base remained the Crumb Cake.

Stamp: Polka-Dot Pieces 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Hello Honey DS Paper Pack, Pool Party,Whisper White 
Ink:Holy Honey, Pool Party
Banners Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, 2 3/8" Scallop, 1 3/4" Scallop, Elegant Butterfly Punch
Retired Pool Party ribbon and Lattice EF

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a relaxing and fun weekend. 
Go do CRAFTY my friends!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thanks from the Whole Bunch

Yesterday I decided to play along with Color Throwdown316 using The Deconstructed Sketch#174. Hopefully, my color selection is close enough to those that ctd316 posted. I always seem to second guess myself on color selection. 

I really loved the little bird design that was in the Motley Monsters DSP. I just pulled the colors from the paper, which made things so easy. That's why I love SU, everything coordinates!

I rummage through my stamp stash to find a sentiment that would go with these cute little birds. I came across this older Taylored Expressions stamp set, Fruity Friends.  Although, it was paired with some adorable fruit, I decided it could be used with the flock of birds. What do you think?

Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Decorative Dots EF
Large Scallop 

I'm off to do my Bible reading for the day, start wash and write some emails. I hope you make this a great Thursday and as always, go do something CRAFTY my friends!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Merry, Merry

I haven't created or posted in several days, but today I got into my Studio and got to work!

The Paper Players blog had a great sketch up and it was due soon, so I played along.

Cheerful Tags
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Whisper White CS
The beautiful new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper which I used my Cricut to cut out the star (O0ps! I meant Snowflake!) It really worked beautifully even with the intricate cuts and at a small size. Needless to say, I was very pleased. I still love my Cricut Expression and I'm planning on using it more often in the coming months.
Frosted Sequins
Decorative Dots EF 
Stampin' Dimensionals

NON-SU -  6x6 Winter Park (Doubled-Sided card stock by Lauri Whitlock)

Well I'm going to work on some other projects I have laying on my very messy work desk.  Make it a wonderful Wednesday, and do something CRAFTY my friends!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Pink and Gray Christmas

Today's card was not difficult, but let's just say, I'm a red, kraft, and green kind of gal. Especially for the Christmas Holiday.

Merry Monday Christmas challenge#131 was to create a card using non-traditional colors. I played with several color combos and even stamps, and the card below was my final decision. I actually like it quite well and even have a recipient in mind.  Are gray and pink your colors?

Stamp: Wondrous Wreath w/ matching framelit
Paper: Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Confetti Celebration DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Project Life Cards and Labels framelit
Apothecary Accents framelit
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - this was used on the sentiment and the flower
Stampin' Dimensionals - Lots of those!

I hope you make this Friday a great one, enjoy your weekend AND stay CRAFTY my friends!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Kid Ever!

I'm back again today with another little guy birthday card.  This one is being sent to my grandson, Kempton , who will be 4 years old in about 3 weeks. 

I used the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set again. The color combo in the paper is Old Olive and Basic Gray which are the colors in this piece of Santa & Co. DSP.  I did notice later in the evening that I used Slate Gray for stamping the image instead of Basic Gray. Ugh! I thought about changing the panel, but decided against it. I'm sure Kempton won't notice. ;}

I  decided to play along with the new MOJO Sketch#368 this week.  Actually, the moment I saw this sketch, I knew what stamp set I would use.  I just love when that happens! That's why I LOVE sketches. They just seem to jump start my creativity a good share of the time. Do they have the same effect on you?

Side view /inside of card
Stamp: Boys Will Be Boys
Ink: Smokey Slate
Paper: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Whisper White, Santa and Company DSP
Starburst Framelit
1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
Large Polka Dot EF
Neutrals Candy Dots

That's about it for me today. I am going to attempt to create a Christmas Card for Merry Monday before I start "stuffing"  our churches Worship Guides for this Sunday.  It's not a hard task, but usually takes about 2 1/2 hours. So, I better get this posted and START!

Go do something CRAFTY my friends!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I'm delighted to be the guest this week at the Color Throwdown315 challenge!  Here are the fun, Fall colors that we have to work with:

I originally thought I would use the colors from Color Throwdown for a more Fall inspired card. As I played with different papers and the provided color combos, I had an "eureka moment".  Why not use these colors for a masculine birthday card? As you know, I'm always in need of those and sometimes they are hard to create. I really think this worked perfectly not only with the colors, but the sketch. What do you think?

Also, when I saw this sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I knew I had to combine the both challenges. I think they worked perfectly together. Don't you?

Stamp: Geometrical
Paper:  Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Banners framelits
Button/twine - unknown

I hope your day will be all that you planned and as always, stay CRAFTY my friends! 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pink with Sprinkles

I needed a birthday card for our sweet little granddaughter, Amelia, who will celebrate her 1st. Birthday this Saturday. I was having a problem on paper selection and stamps, but then the mojo hit and this is what I created. It is a little plain, but I don't think Amelia will mind!

Stamp: Remembering Your Birthday
Papers: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Taffy DSP
Starburst Framelit
1 3/8" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack - Heart
Pearl Basic Jewels
Retired Ribbon
*Taylored Expressions Cupcake dies*

Make it a wonderful Tuesday and do something CRAFTY my friends!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Get Well

I needed a get well card and I didn't want to labor over it. I was cleaning out and sorting my papers and came across this older  Cosmo Cricet paper that apparently I was hoarding! I love the roses and it matched perfectly with Stampin'Up!, Rose Red. I used  the 2 1/2" circle punch  and a retired stamp by SU, Perfectly Penned, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and the retired Lattice Folder and the Essentials paper piercing pack to complete this  card.

Jen Shults Card Sketch

That's about it for today. I hope you are having a relaxing and crafty weekend. I'm almost finished with the my reorganization in my Studio. It seems like every several months, and maybe you can relate to this, things need to be purged and organized.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Merry Little Christmas

Today I was in the mood to make another Christmas card. At the rate I'm going, I might actually get my cards out in time this year!

I linked this over on Retro Sketches136 today. When I saw the sketch, I knew  what I products I wanted to create with. That's one reason I LOVE sketches. They just seem to spur my creativity. I hope you get a chance to hop over to the blog and see the cards others have created.

Festival of Trees
Color Me Autumn DSP, Mossy Meadow CS, Old Olive CS, Very Vanilla CS, Real Red CS
Mossy Meadow ink, Real Red ink
Natural Old Olive Trim
3/4" punch, 7/8" scallop punch, Star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch
Bitty Banners Framelits
Decorative Dots EF
Stampin' Dimensionals, Mono Liquid glue, Glue Dots
* the tag is n0n-SU! Cut with my Cricut using Tags,Bags, and Boxes cartridge*
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, do something CRAFTY my friends!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Quick Little Guy card

Today I am posting a card that I have made for one of my grandsons who is celebrating his 3rd. birthday at the end of this month.

I just recently bought this set, Boys Will Be Boys, knowing that I would be able to use it for my 4 grandsons.  I just love the images and I know the guys will also. I paired it up with Crushed Curry CS, Basic Grey CS and Real Red CS. I just love this combination and adding the strips of Flashback DSP just set the card off. Actually, this card could be considered  QUICK. I think even after cutting, embossing, and piercing, it took me maybe 15 minutes!

I'll will be linking this over at SweetSunday240 and Seize the Birthday for this Wednesday. Why not stop by those blogs and take a look at the wonderful creations posted by other paper artists.

SU Products
Large Polka Dot EF
2 1/2" Circle Punch ( larger circle non-SU! )
Real Red Ink
Neutrals Candy Dots ( Basic Gray)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mono Liquid Glue

On a non - crafting note. I'm going to cook MahiMahi for the first time tonight. Some sweet friends brought it over to us last night, freshly caught, not frozen.  I hope I don't ruin it!

I hope you have a relaxing and CRAFTY evening my friends.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Tag it!

Here is a project I made yesterday to link to the Friday Mashup181 challenge, Tag it! Cindy sent out the challenge to:
  • Create a "Tag for a Bottle, Box or Bag". 
  • Create a project with "Bling".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Tag with Bling" 
 I chose to create a box with SU!'s Gift Box Punch Board and used the Cheerful Tags stamp set with matching Tag punch to create the tag with "bling".

Products also used:

Nordic Noel DSP ( 4 pcs. cut at @1 1/2" x 3" ), Crumb Cake CS,(box), Real Red CS, Silver Glimmer Paper

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (used for tag sentiment&snowflake image)
Ribbon: Real Red 3/8" Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Silver Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Punches: 1", 1/2"Circle punches; retired 1 1/4" square punch

I hope you have a wonderful evening and do something CRAFTY my friends!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Sweet Sunday and Merry Monday Challenge

Well I'm back again today with a very interesting card. Interesting, you ask? I decided to creep slowly out of my comfort zone and enter the Merry Monday129 challenge and create a Neon Christmas card. Oh my, what a challenge, but I'm glad I went ahead and created one. 

I also used the Sweet Sunday239 sketch. It seemed pretty straight forward and actually could be considered a Quick and Easy card. I'm definitely going to file this away in my sketch inspiration folder.

I did use a retired Stampin' Up DSP, Quatrefancy, retired stamp, More Merry Messages, and retired ribbon. I'm really glad I hung onto the paper and stamp set.

I stamped the images from Mosaic Madness onto the colored paper with Versa Mark ink, then used clear embossing powder and heat set them. The Mosaic punch made the job easy for adding the stamped/embossed images.  ( Perfect Polka Dots EF ) Some bling was added and I was done!

That's about it for today. Our weekend will be a little laid back, although we to going to the Leucadia Farmers Market on Sunday after church. I'm anxious to see what treasures I'll find and hope to bring home some fresh, locally grown produce.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying your family and of course, my friends, do something CRAFTY!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Color Throwdown313 / Mojo Monday366

Well, I'm back! I have been in a creating slump since last week. Just seemed to lose my "mojo".

I had papers, stamps, ink and dies laying on my work desk for 4 or 5 days, but just couldn't seem to put things together until today. Actually, I had to force myself to go into my Studio. Sad, but true. 

Have any of you had days or weeks like that? It was becoming a love/hate relationship with those stamps... Thankfully, I have gotten over it!

My card for today was using  Color Throwdown 313 and Mojo Monday 366 sketch.  Hopefully, the colors I used on the card are close enough to CDT313.

That's about it for today. I'm going to tidy my up my Studio and choose another Challenge to enter.  I hope I can move along with the next project in a more timely fashion and have something to post tomorrow.

Make it a wonderful Thursday evening and I go do something CRAFTY my friends!


SU Products Used:
Paper: Sweet Taffy,Blackberry Bliss,Old Olive,Pumpkin Pie,Whisper White,Crushed Curry
Ink: Blckberry Bliss, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp:Flower Patch
Die: Flower Fair
Embossing Folder:Perfect Polka Dots,Chevron

Friday, October 3, 2014

Quick and Easy Wonderful Christmas

Inside of card
Today's card is one that I'm entering into two challenges, Fab Friday 51 and Merry Monday.

I love the simplicity of the Fab Friday sketch and being new the Merry Monday, I love the idea of getting a head start on my Christmas cards. Why not stop by and see what each of these blogs and their Design Team has created. You won't be disappointed.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can do something CRAFTY my friends.

My weekend will be serving and attending at our  church Saturday and Sunday and going to a Kari Jobe concert on Saturday evening. I'm really looking forward to it all!


Stampin'Up! Products used:

Stamp:Wondrous Wreath
Paper: Nordic Noel DSP, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Read
Punch: Extra-Large Oval
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Online store:  Bernadette Bliss

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Quick and Easy Holiday Cheer

Thankfully, today I was able to get a project up and posted.  Yesterday was a "down" day for me physically.  I tried putting something together, but it just didn't pan out. So, I left my Studio in a shambles, closed the door and started again today. Maybe some of you can relate. :}

For today's card I followed the sketch over on MojoMonday.( a tall and skinny card) I thought this would be a great size to add to a Christmas gift. Not only is it a smaller size, but with minimum layers and embellishments, it fits the QUICK and EASY category.

I hope you make this Thursday great and do something CRAFTY my friends!

Hugs, Bernadette

Stampin' Up! Products used:

Paper: All is Calm DSP, Pistachio Pudding ( the little dots are Pear Pizzazz, but I decided on a softer green), Lost Lagoon, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp: Cheerful Tags 

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

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