Bernie’s Big Birthday Bash

Starting on the left side, Tammi, Jenny, Lyn, Mandy around the right side, Cheryl, Cathie, Anne and Michele

One of the things I miss by living in Montana are birthday parties with girlfriends. Roy does he best every year to do something special for me. However, the girl in me wants to have a party with a group of friends. That is something that has not been possible since I have moved to Montana. Jenny decided if she was going to fly me home for my birthday, by God I was going to have a party too. She sent messages to my girlfriends inviting them to one of my favorite restaurants on my birthday. I told her that if anyone asked if they needed to bring a gift, tell them no. I didn't need gifts, having everyone come out to celebrate my birthday was gift enough. The plan was to meet at 6pm at one of my favorite restaurants for dinner.  A lovely unexpected surprise was extra people at the party. An old friend, who I have not seen in years, read about the party on Facebook. She told another friend that she would like to go, the more the merrier! I'm so glad she did that. With something like … [Read more...]

~Bernie

I’m on a Creative Team!

My first design as an offical Creative Team Member

When I first started the Project 2011, New Year challenge,  I had no idea where it would lead. I know I wanted to so something crafty and creative, but had no idea what to do. I decided to start making cards, with stamps. Mr. Bernie and I own a stamp shop, how hard can that be? Pretty darn hard if you ask me. I hated it. I couldn't get anything to look right. It smeared or was too light I was getting frustrated before I even really started. There had to be a better way. Fast forward a few weeks.....I was dorking around on Etsy and discovered digital images. (insert angels singing here)  Huh, who knew such an amazing thing existed? It was like playing with color-forms from when I was a girl. Just move things around and set them in place and you have something pretty. The very first Etsy seller I bought images from was, Patty of Lisa's Altered Art. She held my hand and baby stepped me through making cards. She explained to me the difference between a JPG and PNG. She has a different … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Wordless Wednesday

Jello

      All together now, "Ewwwww!" I can't believe those flavors are  not sold today. I have NEVER looked at leftovers and thought Jell-O! I'm not sure which grosses me out more, onion or fish in Jell-O. Have any of you used those unique Jell-o flavors?   Image from: Vintage Ads … [Read more...]

~Bernie