Friday, August 5, 2011


Here's my entry for several challenges this week:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog:  #71 Let's Be Friends
My Craft Spot:  #19 You Make Me Smile
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday:  #129 Favorite Flowers

I love CAS cards (Check out the Less Is More blog), and for me the sketches I've just begun to find here on Mojo Monday are on the opposite end of the spectrum.  Its fun to be able to exercise my creativity in both directions.  Left to my own devices, my style comes somewhere in the middle.

Ribbon rose detail

Sentiment detail

K&Co. and  Bazzill Basics paper.  Straight From the Nest and Graphically Speaking carts.  Offray ribbon.  Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Sizzix embossing folder.  Ribbon roses unknown.  Finished card measures 4.5x6.25".  Designed on my Gypsy.

***From My Video Tutorial Archive***

This week I was bestowed such an honor, over at FCCB, one of my video tutorials was selected for one of the Thursday's Tutorials!  (Thursday's Tutorials, 8.4.11).  The theme was a gift or card for a friend.  It was one of my earlier videos when the Forever Young cart was new and in my pre-Gypsy days.  I've also gained a bit more experience in producing videos since then, so its fun for me to look back.  To see more of my creativity in action, hop on over my YouTube channel.  Videos are so much fun!

Thank you AmyJo for selecting my video from just a random viewing on the web.  Your comments were too kind!  And thank you to all my new subscribers and those who are kind enough to post comments.  The feedback is wonderful and simply fuels my desire to share more!  In addition, Tammybowstamper has another FY cart video that is also featured.  So many great ideas with this cart!
 Photo featured on card is of my dear cousin Natasha.  She lives in Vegas and recently visited the NW this summer.  Here we are at a bar-be-que in Eugene.


Lisa said...

This is so absolutely beautiful, Bernadet! I love the colors you used, the embossing and your design is perfect! You did a fabulous job with the sketch! And congratulations on your video on FCCB!! :)


Suzanne said...

Beautiful card. Love the use of triangles and great embossing. Congrats on video mention on FCCB. Thanks for joining us at the "Let's be Friends" challenge at FCCB.

Joy said...

Pretty card...I love the colors and all thr layers ! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot !

Sarah said...

Really great--the colors work so well together. I really love the ribbon rose. I am off to check out your video! Thanks for joining us at FCCB :)


jennyplace2 said...

Such a lovely card, great colours and the roses are just beautiful, looks like you girls had a blast! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

GreenScrap said...

Really cute card!! Love how you used that really cool sketch!!
Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Kate said...

What a super card! I love the way you combined a photo on the front - and those roses are gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot and Fantabulous Cricut! It's great to have your video at FCCB too!
Small Bits of Paper

Amy C said...

What a lovely card!! I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

Scrapping Mommy

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is so beautiful and very special! The embossing looks great and the colors are so bright and cheerful! Thanks for the smile today and thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Helen said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

Happy Craftin'!

My Lil' Bits said...

Simply lovely! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful colors and roses.