Monday, March 28, 2016


Good morning friends.  I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. Ours was wonderful spending time with friends sharing food , fellowship, attending and serving at our church.
Our moving company ad been scheduled, our dog transportation arranged, airline tickets bought and a myriad of small , but important,  last minute things are being set in motion. We head out of CA to the East Coast in 2 weeks.

I was planning on doing some more card projects since my last post, but I started packing up my craft room and made quite a mess! I sorted and purged, and then repeated that process.   I'm almost done and just need to box, tape and label it up. After taking days doing this , I realized I might need craft buying intervention.  I'm sure some of you can relate.  

Todays post is to give you some idea of what you might except on my blog in the coming months. My thoughts are to keep you updated on our move back East , some photos, and perhaps an occasional card project or some other crafty project.  Since we are moving into my daughter and husband's home for a season, and we do not have a home in NC , I will have very little of my craft supplies at her home, if none at all. (insert SAD face)

Hopefully , we will find our new home quickly. My hubby will be working out of the home and we will be sharing that office space, I assume I'll unpack and set up my crafty supplies pretty quickly.  Come to think of it, probably before settling my kitchen! There are plenty of restaurants, right? 

In closing, thank you to those of you who follow me regularly and to those of you who stop by from other sites.  I would love you to continue to do that, although there will be fewer posts and the content might be less craft centered for a period of time. Thanks again for your understanding as I walk into a new season.

Have a wonderful day and, as always, go do something CRAFTY!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gracious Words

Today I decided to play along with the stampinkpaper #39 challenge . I don't know why I haven't played along before, but this is my first time entering a card. I really loved the simplicity of the sketch and I wanted to ink up a new Verve stamp that I received Monday. The sketch was perfect!

I used papers by SU, Pool Party and So Saffron, Schoolhouse DSP, the Honeycomb  EF, Pearls from unknown source, Black Memento ink, and the image from Verve Stamps Plain Jane Proverbs 16:24.

I hope you have great evening and get to do something CRAFTY!

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, March 14, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card /MOJO 439

Today I had a chance and mojo to actually make  card. My thoughts seem to be preoccupied with our upcoming move.

This is the MOJO sketch for this week and I have been wanting to use the Going Places DSP. Everything just clicked when I saw the sketch.

I'm starting to work on my family and friends April birthday cards with the hopes of getting them created before the end of the first week in April. Hopefully I'll be able to meet that goal.

Have great Monday evening and go do something CRAFTY!

Crafty Hugs,

*SU products: Going Places DSP, Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon ink & paper, Arrows EF; Black card stock, black pearl

Saturday, March 12, 2016

No Laptop and Some News

Well my laptop  has bit the dust. It's been acting "wonky" for a couple of weeks, but today it died.😣

I do have my phone and Tablet and hoping they will suffice to post here on my blog, although I've been a little inactive and will be. In about 2 weeks I'll be inactive for about a month or more.  We've sold our home here in California  and are moving back East. North Carolina to be exact, closer to a majority of our family.

We will be doing a full pack minus my Craft Room/Studio. I'll be slowly packing that up over the first 2 weeks in April. I might turn out a few projects, but that is yet to be seen.  I do have Paper Pumpkin Kits I will attempt to creat with and post.

We  will be arriving in NC sometime after the 18th of April. The hold up will be that we need to find and buy a house and vehicle after we arrive. Crazy, right? Our belongings will be in storage until a house is ours.  Thankfully,  our daughter Dani an her husband have opened their home until we get settled.

Well that's it for today. I  hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay CRAFTY my friends!

Isn't this the cutest thing? Maybe buying one of these and just traveling would be GREAT! What do you think?

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

God is Our Refuge / ctd#383 /mojo438

Good morning my crafting friends. My post today is an exciting one.  On February 26th. I was chosen Featured Stamper over at Color Throwdown. Part of the fun is to create a card using the colors for the current challenge. We were asked to incorporate Orange, Green, Yellow, and White. The card below is the one I created using those colors.  I also was able to post this card over at MOJO Monday using their sketch.

I decided on using the Labels Collection framelits in place of the rectangle.  My main reason being, I haven't used this set for such a long time. Another product that has been sadly neglected in my stash are the paper dollies. I'm embarrassed to say this is only the second time I have used one in my creating. Sad, but true.  Do you have things that you have bought with all good intentions of using them, then they just sit on your shelf? I think I know the answer. :0)

I encourage you stop over to check out the great cards posted by the Color Throwdown Design Team and play along with this weeks  challenge.The colors are a great way to jump start your creativity.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and go do something  CRAFTY!

Crafty Hugs,
Bernie Bee

Products Used: Scripture Medley-Verve Stamps/SU Flower Shop with matching punch/Petite Petals with matching punch, SU inks Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie,Pretty Petals DSP/paper piercer/yellow pearl accents

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Grateful for You/Mojo437/ctd382

I worked on this card yesterday for several hours. Yes I know, buying a Hallmark card would have been easier and less frustrating, but you know how us card makers are. Why buy it when you can make it!

Unfortunately after all that time, I'm not all that impressed with my choice of  patterned papers. Although, the colors are in line with the Color Throwdown challenge and the layout with the MOJO Monday sketch.

I used 3 stamp sets on this card, framelits, an EF, and 3 punches.  I usually don't do that, but I really needed things to come together and I wasn't achieving it with fewer choices. Oh well, it gives some of my poor neglected "stash" some love.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Go do something CRAFTY!

Crafty Hugs,
Bernie Bee

 SU products /Stamps sets: Endless Thanks, Petite Pairs, Secret Garden/ Punches: 1 3/4 " Circle Punch, Bird Builder, Petite Petals Secret /Garden Framelits, EF Square Lattice, Essentials paper piercing mat/ Go Wild DSP

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hip Hip Horray/Seize the Birthday/DS#191

Today I had a chance to play with some paper and stamps. I saw the sketch #191 over at Jen Shults site , loved it and had to try my hand at it making it. Since I always need birthday cards and Seize the Birthday is a great site to post your birthday creations,  I decided to enter it there.

That's it for this afternoon.  I need to get my desk cleared so I can work on another project. And oh, perhaps get supper started :0) Have a CRAFTY evening.

Crafty Hugs,
Bernie Bee

*SU Papers Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Cherry on Top DSP, Whisper White, SU stamps Endless Birthday Wishes, June 2015 Paper pumpkin stamp for inside of card, Card Base from Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin kit,Momento Black Ink,SU 13/4" Scallop Punch

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