Proof That I Have Been Busy

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The craft fair is in a few days. I have been rushing around trying to get stuff done. Mr. Bernie has been helping to cut papers for me. Which is kind as I would spend 40 minutes trying to get one image straight. Then it would only be about a 1/2 wide. I feel like I'm flying when he is helping! I just wanted to show off a few of the fun things I made over the past week. I'm still not done, but this gives you an idea of some things: We found a great deal on some mirrors and decided to add some fun to them. We scraped off the back of the mirror. Then we added a picture on vellum to show through the hole. One top of that we added the same picture on white paper. It kind of gives it a 3D effect. We made a couple different kinds of mirrors. My friend Beth Ann from Its Just Life forwarded me a cool Halloween craft idea she saw. Someone spray painted a plastic skull with chalk board paint. How cool is that? I thought that I might be able to do that and not mess it up too badly. We … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Bats in Her Belfry

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I love that you can find anything on Etsy. I also love sellers who allow people to use their stuff to sell in their own shop. For example, I have found the best Halloween graphics. Eventually, I would like to be able to make my own. Until then, I depend on the cleverness of others. A gal was selling the sheet to make this adorable card and envelope. With some good card stock, my printer and Mr. Bernie I was able to make my first easel card. I thought these were just cute. I have wanted to make an easel card for a while now. I'm so pleased with how she turned out. Perfect for Halloween. She is now for sale in my Etsy shop. I also made a second one easel card of a  witch on a bicycle. Here is a card I made over the weekend. Mr. Bernie was gone and I taught myself how to turn a girl into a zombie. I was pretty proud of her. I leave for Chicago next week. I hope to get a few more cards added over the weekend. It's a bit addicting. … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Halloween Has Arrived at Budugalee

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I had no idea how to play with digital images. None, nada, zilch! This week, Mr. Bernie showed me how to play with images. It's a lot of repetition. A lot of yelling, "Mr. Bernie this won't work. Come fix me!" Whining may have been involved as well. It's all a blur. I wanted to make my own Halloween cards. I'm really enjoying learning how to make my own images. I buy them from Etsy sellers and then play around with them. Making sure I only use the ones that can be used for resale. I added some new ones this morning and wanted to share with you all. Here are a couple I designed from the bottom up. I had the image from my own stock. Then I added some elements I bought from other folks. I love how the painting on the wall looks. That was a Corel draw thing. I used some photo corners, Michele turned me on to those. I made her a bit crooked on purpose. I wanted to give the illusion that she was just thrown into a photo album. This little boy was a lot of work. He had a whole background … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Budugalee is Open on Etsy!

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I would like to announce the Grand Opening of Budugalee! I finally got an Etsy shop started. I figure this will give me some extra sheckles in my pocket for our trip to Chicago. So far its only individual cards.  Mr. Bernie suggested selling them as sets. I wanted to try to get some up and see what kind of response I get. I may add sets as time goes on. I'm so excited and nervous. I'm not good at doing the description part. The cards were scanned at work, so I don't remember which size I used for which. I will add that this morning when I get to work. Mr. Bernie made me the lovely banner. He will also make me a button to add to my blog as well. He is the bestest hubby ever! When you click the banner it will take you to my site. Please feel free to offer suggestions if you think there is something I can be doing differently. This is very new to me and I'm all about getting help and advice. … [Read more...]

~Bernie