Saturday, October 13, 2018

Another Birthday Card

I'm here today with another birthday card using the Wishing You Well stamp set another design from SU Frosted Floral . This also will be linked over at Seize the Birthday I so enjoy this site. It keeps me actively making Birthday Cards which I need for all my family and friends.

I decided on Mint Macarone for the base , the layering piece, and the ink for the spray. The sentiment is an older SU stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped lightly with black Memento Ink. I used a die cut from MFT to add some interest to the white panel and added dimensionals to the back. When I looked over my ink colors I decided on the retired, Hello Honey. It just looked the best with the Mint Macarone in my opinion. I highlighted it with Wink of Stella and added Mint Macarone tiny pearls.


Have a  wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello all. Just back here today to post a Birthday Card that I will linking over at



I must say I'm in love with this stamp set, Wishing You Well. I love the spray, the sentiments, and oh, that bow.  On this card I used one of the the papers from Frosted Floral and paired it with Very Vanilla CS and Pear Pizzazz. I decided on using retired Island Indigo for the bow and flowers on the spray. The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes. I used an older scallop die and just used my piercing tool to make holes in each scallop and put strips of foam tape on the back of the sentiment to add dimension. After having it together, I wish I had added the tape to the scallop piece. 

That's it for today. I have Dr.'s appointment shortly, so I need to skedaddle. I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, get to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, 
Bernadette

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sympathy Card

Yesterday I had a chance to do some stamping and was looking over some challenge blogs.  Over at Just Us Girls the challenge was a word challenge, SYMPATHY. Since I have a short supply of this type of card I thought I would create one using the SU Wishing You Well stamp set. Which I love, by the way.

I went to work trying several size cards, different color combinations and papers. The card below is what I final choice.


Although the paper in this picture looks like SU Very Vanilla, it is not. A stamping friend of mine gave me some of this paper to try and I decided to use it on this card. I backed the sentiment piece with heavier cardstock and then used foam pieces to raise it in the center of the card.



PRODUCTS USED:
Paper: Champagne Pearl Shimmer Paper by Recollections, SU Fresh Fig
Ink: SU Soft Suede, Fresh Fig
Di-namic by MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames
Pearls - unknown

Have a wonderful day. Although we are not in the direct path of Hurricane Micheal, we are expected to get a fair amount of rain. Which by the way, we do not need! I plan on doing some more card making and hope you can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sending You Lots of...



Tonight I had all good intentions of cleaning up my craft area. I started putting things away and my eyes fell upon a small pile of cut up birds.  My thought was I'll just put those away and use them for another day, but then remembered the challenge over at MFT's blog, Clean and Simple.

I don't have many"light bulb"moments when I'm creating a card, but certainly had this time. Also, clean and simple are down right hard for me to achieve. I had a card base sitting on my desk, the Birds of a Feather birds, the ink and the MFT "Filled With Joy" stamps. The little X and O die was in my cart, so off I went into creating mode and this is what I created. I'm really pleased with it and probably will add 3 more to my stash with the same layout and possibly colors.

I really need a better light source when I take evening photos.


I'll be headed over to the challenge over at MFT as soon as I get this posted. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Some Birdy Loves Me / World Card Making Day/MFT challenge

Today I decided to take the MFT's Mornings World Card Making Day challenge. It took me a little bit to decide how I was going to use colour challenge ROYBGIV. Yep, a rainbow of colour.


My card base is 4 1/4 x 41/4, the green layer is 4 x 4 and the wreath layer is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.
 I acheived the smaller wreath by using the 3 3/4 inch template.

This is the card I created. I took my inspiration from a card that Amy Yang posted for the design team. Thanks Amy!

The highlight of the card is using Gina K.'s Wreath Builder Set. I only used one of the leafy stamps to create the wreath. The dotted circle is included in this set plus two others. I called on my 1st.purchased MFT's Card Kit., Birds of a Feather. I was able to cut those tiny flowers, the small bird, and the beak all from that collection. The pearls in the center of the flowers are by SU. Some Birdy Loves You is a old thank you set I received from Taylored Expressions quite a few years ago. I did cut the sentiment in half to be able to fit it into the circle. All the papers, except SU Island Indigo and Emerald Envy came from my MFT card kits.

Also used was Neenah 110 lb. Solor white paper and Memento Dew Drop - Cottage Ivy and Memento Dew Drop - Tuxedo Black.

I'm hoping to participate in the other 2 challenges, but sure I I will have time before the Monday deadline. Have great day, and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply
Bernadette

Friday, October 5, 2018

JOY

Just posting a  card tonight that I will be linking over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I struggled a little with this card to keep it simple and tried several color combinations. I finally decided on this color combination and embossed panel.The DSP panel was utilizing one of my 6x6 papers. From this paticular design, I'll be able to get one more card plus have a strip to use on the inside sentiment panel.




PRODUCTS USED:

Filled With Joy die -namic by MFT
Cuddlebug Embossing Folder
Papers by SU: Joyous Noel SDSP, Tranquil Tide CS, GP White CS, Tranquil Tide Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper
Mini Dimensional

That's it for tonight. Have a wonderful weekend and as always, I hope you get to do something you LOVE!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wishing You the Best Birthday Ever


I'm back today with a card that I will be posting to Seize the Birthday

This card was made with Gina K. Wreath Builder Set and Templates. I'm ashamed to say I have had this set for almost 6 weeks. I've played with it some, but it always seemed to be to intimidating. It is NOT! This is probably the easiest stamp set I've used to make beautiful wreaths.
 I always get a little uptight learning and  trying new things. 


I tried several different elements, several different color combinations and 
finally decided on the just two I used on this card. 


Hopefully as I get more comfortable using this set, I'll be able to come up with some new ideas. 
There are so many great tutorials on YouTube and samples on Pintrest. The possibilities are endless.
I'm considering buying the Fall Wreath Builder set next. Not just for the 
Thanksgiving Holiday, but to make beautiful Fall wreath cards.


PRODUCTS USED:

Gina K. Wreath Builder Set and Templates 
I used the 4x4" template. The base is 4 1/2 " x 4 1/2", the layer is 4 1/4"x4 1/4"

SU Ink Colors: Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery

Paper: Neenah Solar White for card base and stamped image, SU Bermuda Bay CS

I used the Stampin' Spots from my Paper Pumpkin Kits to ink up the flowers and wispy branches.
It really is much easier to use small ink spots to do this technique. 
Also, I stamp postioner is needed. I have a large MISTI and it worked perfectly.

 That's it for today. Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sending You Lots of Joy

Today is a very quick post. I started this proto-type card Monday evening , but was just able to finish it very quickly this morning. I'm making it under the wire to post this to the MFT Card Challenge that's due in probably in 1/2 hr.!

 So here it is:





All the products on this card are from MFT 's Filled With Joy Card Kit except the Silver Pearls that are from SU.


That's it for today. I hope can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hello

Today I was actually able to sit down to make a card! Things and time have just slipped by with the hurricane, family, plus I had lost my mojo. I really dislike that when it happens. I did accomplish sorting and organizing my craft supplies once again.

Recently my husband added a counter to the 6 foot area that I used to craft in. I had a very nice desk, but it wasn't nearly big enough to spread out. A girl just needs spreading room, you know.  I do still have my craft supplies in two different areas, but they are close by.  When I lived in San Marcos I had an actual craft room with everything within reach. Not so here, but I'm very happy with my space. It affords me lots of light which is something I really need when I craft.

This is the alcove on our second which overlooks our entry way. I also have a nice window to my right that adds even more light.


Now onto the card that I created today. I'm getting this posted just under the wire for Freshly Made Sketches 356  challenge.  I have been wanting to use this paper from SU for quite some time and thought is was perfect for the sketch.



PRODUCTS USED:
Neenah Solar White CS
SU: Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Nature's Poem DSP
SU Hello die cut


Have wonderful rest of the evening. I hope you had a blessed weekend and enjoy next week. I can hardly believe it will be October 1st. tomorrow. Before you know it it will be Thanksgiving  then Christmas! And as always, I hope you can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette


Thursday, September 13, 2018

With Sympathy


I had some time to finish up a card that I cut on Saturday with some of my stamping friends. I was glad I held off until yesterday to put it together and add a sentiment.  I had a friend of mine from Arizona loose her husband several days ago and I needed a Sympathy card. The new stamp set by SU, Wishing You Well fit what I needed for the card.

PRODUCTS USED:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow
Ink: SU Mossy Meadow
Stamp: SU Bloom With Hope (RET)
Pearl accent
Wink of Stella on Bow

That's it for today. I'm off to do a little more preparation for the upcoming storm. Thankfully it has turned into a CAT 2 instead of 4. Although we are about 2 hours West of Wilmington were the most dangerous impact will be, we will still get quite a bit of rain and wind. I feel we are as ready as we can be and are trusting the Lord to keep us and our families safe.

Have a great day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Monday, September 10, 2018

You Deserve to be Celebrated

Good evening everyone. I hope you have had a wonderful day so far.  We are expected to have  Florence a predicted CAT 4 hurricane to "visit" us by Thursday. Hopefully it will loose strength and turn back into the ocean.

On a happier note, I was able to create a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge. I pulled my out my little birds from Birds of a Feather Card Kit. The Birdhouse, the flowers, leaves, and papers are also from the same kit. I embossed the sentiment from MFT's Twice the Wishes and plan on adding a birthday sentiment from the same set on the inside. It seems I'm always finding ways to create a card with the contents of this kit.


The  Sun is also a MFT Die, SUNNY SKIES

That's about it for this evening. I'm hoping to get another card or two created before a possible power outage in a few days. Have a great evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello all. Just popping by to link two cards that I created yesterday for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.




Both these cards are using a 6x6 sample sheet from the SU Animal Expedition DSP. I'm slowly working through the paper pack that I received from Linda Heller. Of course, I should have had more cards made for as long as I have had it, but that's another story. These are both Birthday cards for some of the younger grandchildren in my life. I finished off the inside  of the card with the strips I had left over from the 6X6 sheet. That will leave me 4 sheets remaining to do a few more cards. Got to love that. 

PRODUCTS USED:
 SU's Stitched Shapes Framelits, SU Cardstock
 Bird and leaves are from MFT's  Birds of a Feather Card Kit
 Sentiments are from PTI's Everyday Button Bits (RET). I love these sayings and fonts and have      been using them quite often lately.


Have a wonderful Saturday. I'm off to make cards with some of my card making friends for a few hours this afternoon. I hope you all have a chance to go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,
Bernadette

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Happy Birthday - Same Card Two Ways

Good afternoon all. I hope your enjoying the holiday weekend.  We had a wonderful dinner and conversation with my youngest daughter and husband last evening. Like I said in my previous post, that was our way to celebrate Labor Day and my hubbies birthday.

Yesterday afternoon I had chance to play with some new products for me from MFT, GinaK, and Stampin'Up! It all started with a sketch design by Brian King for CAS(E) this SKETCH which I will be linking these cards to plus over at Seize the Birthday.








PRODUCTS USED:
Ink: Tuxedo Black bu Memento, White Embossing Powder buy SU
MFT Stitched Rectangle Frame
SU  Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
SU Share What You Love DSP - still using my 6x6 papers*
SU Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzelberry,Grapefruit Grove
GinaK's  All Abou You stamps
Happy Birthday - Unknown

Here's wishing you a wonderful evening and as always, go do something you LOVE!


Live Simply,
Bernadette

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hello, Sunshine

Yesterday I worked on a card that I will be linking to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog. I just received the SUN DIE from MFT and was anxious to use it.

I made 2 of these cards and I'll be sending one out Monday to my little Great Granddaughter who lives in VA. She certainly is a little ray of sunshine to all our family.






PRODUCTS USED:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Stamp: PTI Handwritten Notes (RET)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark for embossing the image
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
SU Up and Away Thinlits cloud die
SU Dots Embossing folder (RET)

We are staying close to home with know barbecue plans. We will be going out this evening to celebrate my hubbies 65th. birthday, so that will be our celebration for Labor Day. 

Hopefully you will have some fun plans in the works for this last Hooray of summer. Enjoy the time and can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Birthday

I'm back to post a card that I'll be linking over at Seize the Birthday. I've really been trying to stay ahead of my birthday card making. Having 27 people in my immediate family and friends who I send cards to, keeps this girl BUSY!

Here is another example of using a 6x6 selection of paper this time from the Broadway Bound DSP. This extended Z fold card worked perfectly and allowing me to make 3 cards plus having several sheets left over to add to my stash.






PRODUCTS USED:
SU Cardstock: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Black, Broadway Bound DSP. **I did replace Real Red in place of  Lovely Lipstick, but honestly you can barely see the difference especially with the patterned paper I selected.
MFT  Balloon Die Cuts
PTI  Balloon String stamp for a retired set.
SU Framelits Deco Labels die cuts (retired)
Sentiment by unknown manufacture

Well I'm off to prepare some more cards. I hope you have a wonderful evening and are able to do something you LOVE with the remainder of the evening.

Live Simply, Bernadette






Just Saying Hello



Tuesday night I prepared some cards to put together with my crafting buddy Vicki yesterday afternoon. This Garden Impressions DSP has not been my favorite, but I was determined to use my 6x6 pieces! The cards are A2 size with the floral panel cut to 4 x 5 1/4. Easy Peasy... The stamp for the sentiment is by an unknown manufacture.

I did look on Pinterest to get some creative ideas and I liked what was created by different card makers and demos. I still can't say I love it, but I'm happy with the results. I used SU So Saffron for all the bases of the cards and 2 of the layering dotted squares. The Pacific Point layer looked better on the the last card and I'm glad I used it. It made the card really pop. My favorite is the blue background floral paper. Although I would like to make another, I can't. That's one downside of buying the 6x6 samplers.

I'm sending these along to some friends tomorrow and I hope they cheer up their day. I'll be posting a card over to Seize the Birthday in a few minutes. I hope you stop by there to see the birthday card I created using the 6x6 paper from the SU's Broadway Bound.

Live Simply, Bernadette

Monday, August 27, 2018

Just me





Just a quick and easy card tonight. I've been doing some purging and organizing and came across this sentiment that's a least 4 or more years old.. I don't believe it has ever been used or know the name of the manufacture. I hope I'm not  the only crafter who has been in this position.

Everything on this card except the little bird from MFT "Birds of a Feather Card Kit", are all retired products. It's amazing how much stuff I've accumulated and have saved, but I'm slowly purging.

I decided to use the sketch that was posted over at MFT's Card Challenge. I really loved the simplicity of it and thought it would work well with the little bird and sentiment.





PRODUCTS USED:
SU Retired Watermelon Wonder CS, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, MFT Smooth White CS
MFT Birds of a Feather dies
Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Stamp: Unknown
SU Stitched Shapes Framlits Dies


That's about for this evening. I have quite a mess to clean up from purging and making a card. Have a great night and I hope you still have some time to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Today I put together a card with some bits and pieces I had gotten from a local Card Class I attend once a month. My demo had all the pieces cut for several cards from a class that I missed because I was out of town. Although the sketch she provided I liked, I decided to redesigned the card with the pieces.
This card will be linked over at Seize the Birthday blog.


PRODUCTS USED:
SU Cardstock; Mint Macoron, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Share What You Love DSP
Ink: Memento,Versa Mark
Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
SU Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
SU Pearlized Dollies
SU Bring on the Cake stamp retired


Have a wonderful weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Here to Give You a Lift - REDO and OOPS!

Yesterday I thought I posted a card to link over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It looks like I skipped that step. My time with my GD and her making 18 cards, yes 18, must have fried my brain when I wrote the post and didn't link it.  ;-{ I used the balloons from MFT and a sentiment from PTI - Everyday Button Bits (ret.) The info of the products are on my previous post.

After looking at the card several times I decided that the sentiment - "here to give you a LIFT," although at the the time, I thought it was cute. But when I went to bed I had a different opinion.

Today I redid the card and instead of making the whole card over, I added a panel with a birthday sentiment from the same set. I really don't like it as well, but it is what it is.



My original card


Thanks for stopping buy to here about my debacle. Have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday. Now go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Friday, August 24, 2018

Here To Give You A Lift

Hi All... Hope your are having a wonderful Friday. I had a chance today to do some creating with my granddaughter Esther . We've actually been playing with paper, stamps, and inks since Wednesday. She just turned 11 last week and has always loved to do crafty things. I probably should teach her to cook or bake, but she's a girl after my own heart. We love the smell of paper and ink.

She loves playing with my Cricut as much as stamps.


The card I'm posting today is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for this week. I just received some Happy Mail from MFT which included balloon dies.  I have been wanting balloon dies for months and finally bought them.  I still need a set that has some larger ones, but these worked perfectly with my card design. Even though they are birthday balloons, I felt they could be filled with helium to give you a lift! I know, a little artistic licence taken on this...


PRODUCTS USED:
SU Cardstock Mint Macaron, Rich Razzelberry, Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide,Tranquil Textures DSP
Ink: SU Rich Razzeleberry
Stamp: PTI Everyday Button Bits (retired) balloon strings, sentiment
MFT dies: Birthday Balloons

I'm off for the evening. My older daughter and gret granddaughter are coming over for dinner tonight so I should think about getting that started. Have a wonderful evening and a great weekend, AND go do something you LOVE!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Thinking of You

Today I decided to make another card using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets Dies. I choose the grouping of smaller dragonflies to put on this card, although I favor the larger ones.

I was looking at the challenge sites today and saw this older sketch posted by Freshly Made Sketches would work with using one of my 6x6 papers, Garden Impressions. I was able to get three 2" panels allowing me to use this sketch to make 3 cards. Got to love that!



PRODUCTS USED:

SU Cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Garden Impressions DSP (6X6)
SU Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies
Stamp:  Taylored Expressions - Love Grows Here stamp set (ret.)
SU Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Wink of Stella

That's it for today. I'm off to see my daughter and grandchildren. It's always a sweet time to visit and love on them. I hope you have a blessed day and are able to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sending Wishes Your Way

Last night I had a chance to finish another birthday card. The SU Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die was graciously loaned to me buy a dear stamping buddy. It's such a beautiful set of dies and I enjoyed putting a card together with it. I also used one of the SU DSP specialty paper for the first time.

During the time of the year when Demonstrators offer a sampling of the new papers, I usually purchase them. I used to be a paper hoarder and still have some older papers in my stash, but I really have tried to avoid that in recent years. Although only having 6x6 per samples proves somewhat of a challenge, I really try to make it work so I can get at least 2 cards per sheet. Thank goodness for the creative ideas on Pinterest! This cards layout was CASED from a demo which unfortunately I forgot  to write down her name. It worked perfectly with the 6x6 sheet cut in half, although I did cut about a 1/4 in off of the side. I will be linking this the Seize the Birthday today. I enjoy how that blog pushes my creativity and birthday card making.




PRODUCTS USED:

SU Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzelberry, Share Share What You Love DSP, Micheals Shimmer Paper, MFT Thick Cardstock,
Stamp: SU ButterflyBasics
Memento Black Ink
SU Stitched Framelits Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Scalloped Oval (unknown)
SU Banner Triple Punch
SU Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Mini Dimensionals


*** I found the name of the demo whose card sketch I used! Thanks Jo Hopper...

That will be it for today. I'm heading out to church and really need to get off of this computer! Have a blessed, restful Sunday and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Today I created a card that I will link to My Favorite Things Card Challenge Blog. I decided to use some retired paper from my stash and pair it up with the some In Colors. I'm also using the MFT's Birds of a Feather die cuts to brighten up even more of this birthday card.






PRODUCTS USED:

SU Card Stock: Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzelberry; MFT Smooth White
SU Ink: Fresh Fig
Stamp: Taylored Expressions Sending Sunshine
Die Cuts: MFT's from Birds of a Feather Card Kit, SU Stitched Framelits Dies

Well I'm off to make a few more much needed cards. Have a wonderful and productive weekend and as always, I hope you get to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Friend Like You...

After being gone for ten days with no card making, I'm back today with a card. I stopped over at The Paper Players blog and thought I would give the monochromatic challenge a try.

MOJO MONDAY sketch #390




PRODUCTS USED:
SU card stock:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Garden Impressions DSP
Stamp sets: GinaK  Wreath Builder sentiment and stitched circle, MFT Birds of a Feather die cuts
SU Banner Triple Punch
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

That's about it for today. I'm attending a SU Card Class tonight and get to play stamp and have some fun my crafty friends.

Enjoy your evening and I hope you can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Monday, August 6, 2018


I'm here in VA vacationing with my hubby for the next several days.  Today we are having beautiful weather, plenty of warmth and sunshine. It looks like the next 3 or 4 days there will be more of the same. YEAH!!!

Just before I left I received my Gina K order. A sad, sad moment for me. I wanted to stay home and play, but it will be the first thing I'll be playing with when I return home. See me doing the Happy Dance...



I bought this as a bundle. All I'll have to do is cut my paper and make a card. It such an easy system to use to make perfect wreaths. There are some beautiful examples on line if your interested in looking.

That's  it for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Suprise Card and another Surprise Today!

The past several days I have been working on a birthday card for one of my GD's. She will be 11 on the 18th. of this month, but I needed to finish the card before I go away for a few days. I needed something a little whimsical, but also a little "grown up". I think I managed it. I'm linking it over to Seize the Birthday today. This blog pushes me to make the Birthday cards I need for my family.


She loves "stuffies" (stuffed animals) , but the only images I had that I felt she would love were on my Cricut Explore. So to the rescue it came.  I'm not all that keen on piecing the image pieces together or that adept at doing it, but I gave it a try.  I'm pretty pleased the way it came out and hope she will like it. The hardest part was choosing a color combination. I tried several and decided on the bright colors from SU.

Here is the outside. Pretty generic:



BUT open the inside and this is the "surprise" she will get:





I was originally going to put the image on a white card base, but opted to put it on the Lemon Lime Twist. Of course I had it all glued together, so unfortunately, the hat doesn't stand out like it should.

It is a pop - up card!  I just found out how to make these, I know they've been around awhile, over at Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top fold card base with the pop-up leaving enough room on the bottom to sign. Jennifer made the examples she gave with windows in the front which I will try the next go around. She is so talented , a great communicator and artist. I love her videos.


Some products I used:
SU: Lemon Lime Twist, Granite, Lovely Lipstick
SU: Retired Polka Dot Paper
SU: Clear Paper Pumpkin Stamp, Retired Hello You Thinlits Die
Cricut: Teddy Bear Parade

2nd. SURPRISE!
The card that I linked to Seize the Birthday for the July 19th. challenge with toppings was chosen as a Challenge Winner! I was so surprised and honored to be chosen. Thank you Seize the Birthday.


That's it for today. I'm off to make cookies for one of my neighbors who just had surgery. Have a wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, Bernadette

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