Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Decorated Bags

Here's a couple more bags I decorated for the holiday.  
The top bag features stamps by Deasy Designs, Talk Bubble dies by Simon Says Stamp, 
and sentiment by Hero Arts.

Stickles on the nose and Liquid Pearls on the snow:

This was a quick bag made with paper from MaMBI
and sentiment by Deasy Designs.

I am entering the bags into Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes.

 Thank for visiting.  I hope you had a great holiday.
I can hear the boys in the other room enjoying their Legos.
It was a Lego Heavy Christmas!

Keep little Addison in your prayers.
She went back into the hospital Christmas Night.  
Please postmark cards for her by Dec. 30 


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Snowman Gift Bag

I needed to decorate a bag for a gift so I decided to set the timer and play along
with the Ten Minute Craft Dash and CAS-ual Fridays #83.

I precut the paper and started the timer.
I stamped the snowman and colored parts with Copics and adhered it to the bag.
I added the flocking to the hat and scarf and shiny fabric paint on the eyes
A dab of Stickles on the snow gives added some fun!

This project took 9:02.  
I ended up cutting the talk bubble twice b/c I smudged the first one 
so that added a but more time to this quick project.



Stamp: sentiment by HA, snowman set purchased at Hobby Lobby
Paper: MME
Dies: Talk Bubbles by Simon Says Stamp  (these ROCK)
Other: Washi, MS flocking powder, Stickles, Perfect Pearls

I am entering this bag into the following challenges:



Thanks for visiting!
Please make sure any cards for the CARD DRIVE for ADDISON 
are postmarked by December 30th

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sledding Bunny!

Back today with another gift card holder.
This one features Lawn Fawn's "Winter Bunny" and Frosties". 
The snowflakes were embossed with white powder.
The bunny was colored with Copics and has a dab of Perfect Pearls on his tail. 
Bit of Stickles on the snow.

Gift Card Holder

 The inside has a pocket for the gift card.
I *think* that is a Hero Arts sentiment.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lawnscaping:Make it Shine  (Stickles and Liquid Pearls))


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gift Card Holders featuring Echo Park

Sharing some gift card holders I made for my husband 
to use featuring the Echo Park "Merry Christmas" collection.
There's a pocket on the inside to hold the gift card.

Gift Card Holder
Gift Card Holder
Gift Card Holder
Gift Card Holder
Use the Cricut "Joys of the Season" for the last one.

I am entering these into the following challenges:

Cards for the Card Drive for Addison need to be postmarked by December 30.
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Update: Card Drive for Addison

update 12/2012: Addison was admitted into the hospital today with a fever.  She will be there a couple of days, missing her school Christmas party.  Please pray for healing as she battles this dangerous fever. You can read the parents' journey on their Caring Bridges pages linked below.
Thank you.

The CARD DRIVE for ADDISON is ending soon.
Please have all cards postmarked by December 30.

 Addison's hair was coming out quickly last week so she decided
to shave her head.  Daddy shaved his too.  
Please continue your prayers and positive thoughts for the family. 
You can read about their journey on their Caring Bridges pages.

I have a couple boxes of cards to inventory, but I am happy and
 touched to report I have received 215+ cards for the family! 
I shipped one box to them and will deliver the rest soon.

Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with projects.  

On a personal note, my little guy's Kindergarten concert was this morning.
Each child was given the microphone and had the opportunity to say what makes Christmas special for him/her.  Unprompted, my son shared that "Jesus being born" was what made Christmas special for him.  Such a great testimony for me as I feel bogged down by all the crafty things, the treats, the cards, etc. that it is important to remember MY reason for the season and pause to celebrate the gift of Jesus. 

 God Bless you all as you finish up all of 
your holiday projects with a happy heart.  

Monday, December 17, 2012

44 today, oh my!

I am up to my eyeballs in Buckeyes.  
I am making 8 batches this year compared to last year's 6. 
They will be bagged up for DH's coworkers and other friends and family members.  
I had planned to decorated Kraft bags, but there's just no time.  
I have gift card holders to make too that I will eventually share.

I am 44 years old today.  
I am so truly blessed.
Thanks to my cyber friends for all fun and inspiration!

Of course I need to share a card.  
I made these for a lady at church to give to her coworkers.
Idea is from Pinterest.
 "Thanks" was stamped using Quinn's ABCs from Lawn Fawn.
The adorable paper is Snap by Simple Stories 
The bottom sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks a Latte

 I made a pocket on the inside to hold the gift card.
That stamp is by Deasy Designs.

I am entering this set into Simon Says Stamp: favorites (Lawn Fawn stamp)

Still time to join in the Card Drive for Addison!
Contest runs til /12/20, but please feel free to send them a tad beyond that.  If they are postmarked by the 30th, they will still find me!  The postman said so!  (: 

Thanks for visiting, 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I wanna be a Ninja!

Here's a birthday card I made for a 6 year old boy.
The theme of the party was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 
(singing the theme song in your head, aren't ya?).  
I found this cute turtle on the Create-a-Critter cartridge and decided to 
turn him into a ninja to fit the party theme.  
The boy was the orange one for Halloween so that led the way for the color scheme.

Other Supplies:
Brads for eyes,
folded ribbon for headband
net ribbon from Ribbon Carousel
striped paper by Echo park

I am entering this card into the NEW Seize the Birthday challenge site.

My Card Drive for Addison is ending this month.
See HERE for details.
GREAT prizes!!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Card for Sebastian

Card for Sebastian

Peeking out from a pile of Christmas papers to say "hello" 
and share a card I made for a little boy going through another surgery. 
 I read about it on Amy's blog.

 Used Lawn Fawn Stamps colored with Copics and Echo Park Papers. 

 I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp: What's Your Favorite
Lawn Fawn stamps are my favorite.  
They are so cute, whimsical and easy to paper piece!

Still time to join my Card Drive for Addison!!!
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas cards with Bo Bunny

Saw the December Craft's Meow sketch and was immediately inspired to make some cards.
I just received the Bo Bunny "Rejoice" 6x6 pad 
from the generous Brandi of the "Yankee Belle Stamper" and put it to use.
I  just love how these turned out!

The reindeer were colored with Copics and cut out. 
They are raised with dimensional foam.

Christmas Card w/ Bo Bunny

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

the sketch:

While I was at it... I made a few more...

Christmas Card w/ Bo Bunny

Christmas Card w/ Bo Bunny

Christmas Card w/ Bo Bunny

Christmas Card w/ Bo Bunny
Paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps:  Deasy "Tis the Season" and HA "Holiday Sayings"
Inks: Memento Black and Distress Barn Door
Other: Twine, string, gems, Bella washi, pop dots

Still time to make some cards for my Card Drive for Addison!
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Card: Gifts

Got some happy mail yesterday from Brandi of the "Yankee Belle Stamper"   
I won a stamp set from her giveaway last week! 
 I received it yesterday along with some other generous goodies!
My little guy wanted to play in the tub so I decided to play across the hall in my room!

The gifts were stamped on Copic paper and cut out.  
I stamped the ribbons from the set for all but 2.  
Those 2 were stamped on paper and cut out:

Christmas Card

 I popped the front panel with the package:

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge.
and the Jingle Belles: Anything Goes Challenge.  

Stamps: Neat and Tangled  "Elves at Work"
Papers: MME "Merry" 6x6 pad
Other: Spellbinders "So Trendy" folder, Copics ( R29, G00, E31)
Inks: Memento, Distress Barn Door and Broken China

Thanks for visiting.
Please consider joining my Card Drive for Addison.
Ends 12/20!!!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Card Drive Update and Card

Less than a month to go for my Card Drive for Addison.
I have received over 180 cards from so many places including Australia, India, Canada, Michigan, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, Maryland, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin and more!!!!!

I am so touched by the response and I know the family will be too.
They really had a rough Thanksgiving week that included a day in the hospital, treatments, and a round of strep throat complete with all three girls vomiting at some point.
I have known mom for over 15 years and I know that she is one tough cookie, but everyone has a breaking point no matter how tough you are.  

In addition to cards, they need our prayers for healing, strength, rest, comfort and moments of relief. Other ways to help is to donate to the Leukemia Society or donate blood to a blood bank near you.  There are so many people in little Addison's situation who can benefit from your gift of blood in your local community.   

Here's a card headed their way soon:

It was inspired by my hat after I ran the Color Run 5K where 
they threw colored powder at you at various stations during the race.   

Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Harolds ABCs" and "Say Cheese", 
Craft's Meow "Typically Teen",  Paper Smooches
Inks; SU! and Distress
Other:  Spellbinder Wonky Rectangles Die

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

My next 5K is December 8th!  
Love to have join the Card Drive for Addison.
Runs until December 20 and there are GREAT prizes!
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Craft Dash #7: Simply Delightful

Sharing a card I made for the 10 minute Craft Dash #7
Features "Simply Delightful" and Typically Teen" by the Craft's Meow.
Thought I'd play with the crushed ribbon and make a large bow.  
Not my usual style (thick to mail), but happy with the result.

The card took 7 minutes and 32 seconds to create. 
All the stamps and inks were ready to go.
That bow took most of it, hee hee! 

 I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge.

Still time to join the Card Drive for Addison!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SSS Sketch: Christmas Card

Sharing a couple Christmas Cards I made using the Sketch from Simon Says Stamp,
Features MME papers and stamps by Deasy Designs.
These are both flat and easy to mail. 


I must cock my head when I take photos b/c they are often crooked!  oiy!
Here's another one I made while the supplies were out:

The Sketch: 

The Card Dive for Addison is still going on!!!
Love to have you join us! 
Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

RCC74: Fall Card #2

Happy Thanksgiving!
We'll be hosting a small family gathering today.
The boys are excited to see their cousins.
I am excited about pie, "happy" coffees (bailey's), time with family and shopping ads.

I am also thankful for the crafters who visit my little blog.
Thank you for your time, attention and sweet comments.
You are a blessing to me! 

Fall Card

And special thanks to all the crafters who 
have sent cards for my Card Drive for Addison
for those of you in the process of making cards 
and those who have donated prizes. 

Additionally, I received packages from Ms. Holder of Ohio and Ms. Napolitano of Florida
with no contact information in the box.  Your items arrived safely.  If you would like to be entered into the drawing, please contact me at kellybertram (at) hotmail (dot) com. 
Please describe the items you sent so I know that it is you! THANK YOU!!  

Lawn Fawn Stamps, Copics, Burlap ribbon, Spellbinder "So Trendy" folder/Wonky Rectangle die and string.

I am entering this card into the Ribbon Carousel RCC74: Fall Spirit Challenge

Thanks for visiting and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RCC74: Fall Spirit

Been an eventful week.  
Cleaning for Thanksgiving.  Bought a new vehicle. Got my card drive all caught up (until I check the mail today).  Boys' wish lists are sent out to the family.  Lights are up outside (tragically a few didn't make it this year.... sniff...sniff may they rest in peace). Front yard is leaf free for the moment.  Cleaned the other vehicle top to bottom.  Older son diagnosed with strep on Sat morning.... yadda yadda yadda.

Here's a fall card I made.
No idea who made the tree stamp.
I covered it with some red ink and added brown marker to the trunk.
I added 3 different colors of Stickles to enhance to leaves.

I am entering this card into the Ribbon Carousel RCC74: Fall Spirit Challenge
Other Supplies:  Burlap ribbon, So Trendy embossing folder by Spellbinders, string

I have received a 162 cards for the Card Drive for Addison.  
Plenty of time to join the drive and have a chance to win a fabulous prize.  
See the information HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

52CCT and Craft's Meow sketch equals....

...another Christmas card!!!!!
 I really like this one!  
you know what I mean... some barely come off the bat and others go over the fence...
The crowd roars...  
This one was inspired by color of the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown 
and the sketch from The Craft's Meow November Sketch.

I stamped and colored the reindeer with Copics and paper pieced the tree.
The back white panel was stamped with snowflakes using Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

The deer was raised with dimensional foam:

Stamps: Deasy Designs
Papers:  Echo Park
Other: Rick rack, Hemptique strings, Tiny attacher, gems

Thanks for coming by!
Please consider joining my Card Drive for Addison.
Ends 12/20 and there are GREAT prizes!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Quick post. 
Sharing a Christmas Card made with Echo Park Papers.
Sorry the picture is crooked. 

The design is based on the Sketch from Always Playing with Paper challenge: 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 minute dash #6

Had a few minutes the other day before picking up the little one from kindergarten so I decided to do the 10 minute craft dash challenge.  
This card took 9:48.
I had everything set out and collected and the panels cut so the 
time was mainly spent coloring!

The balloon and hat were colored and cut out while the frog 
was stamped and colored directly on the paper.  
Could not get his cheeks to blend more so he has a big blush!
Must be visiting a girl frog, hee hee


Stamps: Purple Onion
Polka Pot panel: MME
Other: Copics, Glossy Accents (balloon), Peeled Paint Distress

Thanks for looking.
Please consider joining my Card Drive for Addison.
Ends 12/20.  AWESOME prizes!