Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gorgeous Grundge Birthday

I was able to get this card created on Saturday for my oldest sons birthday next week. I even mailed it. Yeah me!!!

I saw this design and colors over on  Pinterest by, Stamp with Rachel, and really liked it. I did change it up some to fit my interpertation.

We have been celebrating my husbands birthday this weekend. We attended a wonderful night of  Worship at our church, Coastline, on Friday evening, a party at the winery we are members of on Saturday evening, and Sunday after church, we had a delicious breakfast at  Stratford at the Harbor in Oceanside, CA.  Tonight we will serve at the 5 pm church service, come home and have a slice of  WONDERFUL pie. A wonderful ending to a wonderful Birthday weekend.

Wine Party at Chapin Family Winery, Temecula, CA

Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA

That's about it for this post.  I hope you get to do some crafting today. I'm not sure I will, but I always have tomorrow. ;0)

Bernie Bee

Friday, August 28, 2015

Just this and that today

Yesterday and today I have been trying to get back into my Studio to get some cards and crafty things created.  I did manage to do that, but boy am I RUSTY! Although I gleaned some great inspiration from the web, my little 3x3's really lack the WOW factor.

I love the papers, but not loving the finished product. I made 2 sets of 3 to send along with a thank you to some friends on the East Coast who hosted us while we were there.I thought about starting over with these, but I really would like to get them out tomorrow. So, I guess they go "as is"...

The card was a CAS card, but unfortunately, I don't have a name to give the person credit. If I come across it, I'll post it.

CASEd from Karen Page
This is a card I made for my husbands birthday Sunday. I did CAS this one also, but I really like the CAS card better.  I added the bottom gray panel to cover a ink oops, but should have started over. I'm really not loving the panel, I feel it it just makes the card look to busy and off balance. If I have the time tomorrow, I will be making another one.

Boy, this post is sounding very "Debbie Downer".  I tend to be my own worst critic. I'm sorry for that. I promise to be more upbeat in future posts. ;o)

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do something CRAFTY!

Bernie Bee

Sunday, August 23, 2015

No, I haven't fled the country!

Hello all, My last post seems to have been on August 4th. YIKES! I didn't mean to be AWOL this long, but life, vacations and procrastination happens.

1. I had all intentions of doing projects ahead of time. That did not happen = procrastination

2. Busy doing other stuff, no mojo, not feeling well = life

3. Traveling to Florida for my granddaughters wedding reception ( July 9 -14), traveling to the NE (Aug. 5-18) to see our newest princess and attend my MIL 90th. birthday party/family reunion = vacation

Hopefully, this week I'll be able to get back into the my crafty rhythm. Below are some vacation photos. It was so refreshing to drive through Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Upstate NY. We decided to take the byways instead of highways, which made the trip a little longer, but so enjoyable.

The weather and scenery was just beautiful. Quaint little towns, lush greenery, mountains, lakes and so much more. I have to say one of the better trips we have taken in awhile.

Wren - 2 months

My son Joel, his wife Kelly and Wren, Augusta, Maine

Augusta, Maine - Downtown/Park
Freedom Lobster co-op, Freedom, Maine. We picked up our fresh lobster right off the boat to cook for dinner!

Independence Park, Bristol, New Hampshire
Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, NH

Mom Bliss' 90 th. Birthday cake

And here is just a silly one of me. We traveled to Freeport, Maine to the home of LL Bean store. What a beautiful little town.  It actually is the original town were they have added factory stores to the older buildings. Very quaint, but crowded.

Well, I hope this hasn't bored you to tears.  I do have MORE, but thought I better stop here. Have a wonderful Sunday and please stop by this coming week. I'd love to hear from you.

Bernie Bee

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It's Your Day!

Just doing a quick post today of a birthday card I made my GD who loves butterflies. 

All the products are from Stampin' Up! except the butterflies which is a Martha Stewart punch . I pulled the colors from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. I have to say, this paper is not my favorite out of the stack, but I know my GD will love it.

I'm off to finish up my wash and pack. We are off to Rhode Island, Maine, and Upstate NY tomorrow morning. I get to meet my newest GD, Wren who will be 2 months old in several days. In NY we will be attending a family reunion and celebrating my MIL's 90th. Birthday. I'm looking forward to the trip, just not the travel from here in CA to the East Coast. 

Our new little princess, Wren
Have a wonderful week and go do something CRAFTY!

Hugs, BernieBee

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