Cards Catch-up

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Welcome to another edition of Project 2011. Every Thursday we all post about our goals for that week.  It was started by Cate at Moments of Whimsy Last week I talked about Zumba, a fitness goal. This week we are back to cards. Next week should be Zumba again. Something for you all to look forward to. My cousin, Haley, had the cutest wedding invites. I didn't want to take it apart to use the RSVP card. My Mom suggested that I make my own RSVP. This is what I came up with: Mr. Bernie suggested that I add some glitter paint to the champagne glasses. I thought that was a nice touch. He is so good. We celebrated a late birthday with a friend. She is a smoker and I thought this was cute a cute image: I added a rhinestone to the end of the cigarette. Some buttons in the corner. She was fun. My Auntie Jack had a birthday. She loves lilacs. I thought this gal would be perfect for Auntie: A little glitter paint on the flowers and she was ready to go. Finally, my cousin Jen … [Read more...]

~Bernie

I Finally Got Back to Crafting

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Welcome to another edition of Project 2011. Every Thursday we all post about our goals for that week. It helped me to become more crafty. I also enjoy following the progress of the other gals. I have not done an update is weeks. Finally, I have something to report and share. It was started by Cate at Moments of Whimsy My cousin Mandy will be getting married in July.  Mandy and her hubby to be both love to hunt. I kept this in mind while making her card and shower gift. I'm pretty sure my card will be the only one that is not pink, silver or white. I thought I would jazz up the inside, just for fun. I should have asked Mr. Bernie which gun went to which bullets. I picked out shotgun shells and the prettier of the two guns stickers. When I showed it to him he laughed. He said, "Bernadette, you have a picture of a rifle with shotgun shells. A rifle takes bullets. A shotgun would take those shotgun shells." Huh, who knew? We figure that Mandy will get a chuckle out of that. It was … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Project 2011 Update

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Welcome to another edition of Project 2011. Every Thursday we all post about our goals for that week. It helped me to become more crafty. I also enjoy following the progress of the other gals. It was started by Cate at Moments of Whimsy Mr. Bernie's niece is going to be married in Hawaii this month. Her girlfriend's had a shower for her, which I was invited to. I thought I would make a variation of the recipe card holder I made for my Swap Buddy. I was hoping to find a cookbook in town with Hawaiian recipes. Alas, there was not one to be found.  Thank Goodness for the internet. I found recipes for a traditional Hawaiian food. I also found some bright Hawaiian looking paper to use as a back ground. It turned out pretty cute. I gave her some recipe cards of my family recipes. I got the idea from an old fashioned one I made for a swap. You can see that here: Recipe holder The card was quite a bit of fun to make. I found some great stickers and paper. With the leftover … [Read more...]

~Bernie

My First REAL Project

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I joined a Handmade swap online and have been busy making projects for my swap buddy.  After two weeks of having nothing crafty to report, I more than made up for it this week! It all started when I was looking for customizable recipe cards. I stumbled on the idea of re-using paper bags by printing a recipe card on them.  Brown Paper Bag Tutorial I was pretty confident that she didn't have any of these. They were easy and fun to make. Mr. Bernie is a God and helped me to customize them with her name.  I thought that was a nice touch. Once I found recipe cards, I thought she needed a holder for them. Not for the whole set, but for when she is cooking. That way she wouldn't have to lay the counter on the counter.  I found this fabulous idea: Recipe Card Holder I have been obsessing on this project all week. It looks amazing. Mr. Bernie was a huge help in bending the fork and getting it to adhere to the glass. I wanted to use papers that had recipe cards on them. I didn't find … [Read more...]

~Bernie

No Soliciting!

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  Today is Thursday, which means its Project 2011. The only thing exciting craft-wise was a package of fun stamps I received from Sheri from the blog My Left Over Life She got into making cards, every time she posts pictures I kept asking if she was using a stamp or stickers. Bless her heart, she picked up some fun stamps for me and put them in the mail. One was even a Halloween stamp! I just didn't have the ambition to make anything crafty. I should have something to post next week.   I would post a picture if our camera had batteries! Mr. Bernie was taking pictures of his flowers and didn't share with me that the batteries were dead. He just put the camera away and said nothing. I will have to post some next week, after we get batteries. Grrrr That would be the end of my post and that would hardly make it worth a trip to my blog today. However, I had an interesting day at work yesterday. I will add it to my post today. The Mr. and his Mom own our Rubber … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Modge Podge – Hodge Podge

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Welcome to another edition of Project 2011.  Every Thursday we all post about our goals for that week. It helped me to become more crafty. I also enjoy following the progress of the other gals. It was started by Cate at Moments of Whimsy Last weekend I had such grand plans of things I wanted to get done. The husband was gone and I was going to spend the whole weekend crafting. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I did get some Modge Podge done. I also got a couple of cards made.Not quite the huge crafting session I had planned. Darn t.v.! I tried Modge Podge and found I really enjoyed it. My first attempt was very thick. I thought that the more of that slop I slapped on the paper, the better. I learned that less is more with this stuff. My first label turned out really thick. I'm still pleased with it. It's a learning curve and I know better. I used an image from The Graphics Fairy I poured over pages of images.  I wanted to find, just the right one. Here is the … [Read more...]

~Bernie