Archives for October 2014

Happy Halloween!!


I made this little Halloween decor for my craft room with that same little which digi from Whimsy Stamps. I placed it on a shelf with my little pumpkin plant from Trader Joes.


I used these little black canvases I bought a while back at Michael’s. I was going to have my Silhouette cut it out closer but now I like it. It’s kind of like she has a little glow around her while she’s walking.

halloween2014dI had to fight with the boys to take down their Angry Birds flag so I could put up this cutie. It was given to me from my sweet neighbor Inez. She gave me a bunch of her flags when she moved and I love changing them. Notice all the leaves on the ground and still on the trees. I finally caved this year and yeterday I hired someone to remove them all. I just didn’t feel like spending time I could be crafting or with family raking leaves. It takes a long time to do our yard and I look forward to the sound of their leaf blowers taking my worries away!

Happy Halloween everyone!



Belinda’s Book Nook Review: Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) by Sarah Rees Brennan


Title: Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3)
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Copyright: September 23, 2014
Genre: fiction, fantasy, young adult
Format: paperback Pages: 400

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.

Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.

This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.

My Thoughts on Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan:

I heard about the first book in the series, Unspoken,  this past summer and I read the it in July. I loved it. You can see my review here. I couldn’t wait and rushed to read the second in the series, Unmade and again enjoyed the story.  Even all the way to the third book, I found my fascination with the idea of people being connected via their thoughts and feelings very intriguing. It could be sexy at times in the case of Cassie and Jared and down right awkward with Ash. It could also be invasive when you want private thoughts but I found it an interesting element in the story.

This third and final book in the series did deliver and I felt it was worth the read.  Cassie continued to be a strong character in the face of difficulty and still youthful in her inability to figure out Jared.  In the first book I used to get so angry with her logic when it came to him and then I realized the author is keeping her age appropriate in that regard while still providing her strength and bravery in all other areas.

I loved the secondary characters, Cassie’s friends, they have so much energy and really add to the story. I found myself laughing at times at comments from her friend Angela and her brother.  They all helped to bring the story to life.

The beauty of coming to books late, is that the wait for the next books in the series are little to none in some cases. So I find my late arrival to the table of some good reads works out great for me.

I enjoyed the books in this series a great deal and would recommend them. It was a fun read that held my interest and for that reason I gave it 4 butterflies!

Happy Reading friends!



Card: Birthday Kisses Card

bernibdaycard1One would think that being that I own an online craft store selling cards and other paper goodies that I would have a great stash of Birthday cards available to send to friends and family.  Well I hate to bust that illusion out to space but, that is not my reality.  I tend to wait until last minute and put together something. A little stressful yes but that’s what I do.


So yesterday (on my sister’s birthday) I made her this card.  I used Simple Stories ‘Happy Day’ paper that I have horded like forever. I love the rich somewhat muted colors. They make me think of fall.  I added some bling and colored up a Saturated Canary digi.  I added a little Wink of Stella to her lips to give her the lip gloss look. I like using my digis in multiple ways. This one was meant to be a Valentine image but I thought it would be cute as a birthday so I added the words in Silhouette and print and cut her out.

bernibdaycard3I pulled out a kraft envelope from my stash (Thank you Ashley for getting me to order bulk with you!) and sized the card accordingly.

bernibdaycard4The inside I used coordinating paper and left it simple so I can write a clever message in it. Possibly begging for forgiveness for m tardiness.

Well I am off to do some more crafting. I hope you all have a blessed day!


Tag Tuesday: #1 – A Little Witch


Today I am starting a new blog series called, “Tag Tuesday”. Right now tags seem to be another hot item and I thought I might as well join in since I have plenty of product to spare!

I will aim to post a tag each Tuesday.  I say aim because sometimes, holidays and my boys being home sick might prevent this from occurring but I am going to give it my best shot.

With Halloween fast approaching I thought I would use that as a theme for my tags.  I have a shelf in my craft room that I have been placing all of my fall and Halloween paper craft items and these cuties are on there now.


This first tag I made with some non-traditional Halloween colors. But I liked how it came out.

Ingredients for this first tag:

  • My Minds Eye Collectable  6×6 Paper Pad “Unforgetable”
  • Kraft cardstock for the base
  • Whimsy Stamps digi called “Halloween Witchy Girl”
  • Some sequins from my stash
  • and letter stickers
  • twine
  • Copics to color the little witch


The beauty of using digis are that you can resize them to fit whatever size project you are working on. But I recently discovered something amazing too. I can flip them horizontally in my Silhouette before printing and their orientation is different. See how she is facing different ways on each tag? But this is only one file. So that is something you definitely can not do with a clear or rubber stamp image.

The ingredients for the second tag:

  • Pebbles “Thirty One” 6×6 paper pad
  • Black cardstock for the base
  • the same digi from Whimsy Stamps
  • twine
  • and of course my Copics to color her up

I had fun making them and they will help put a dent in my paper stash and scraps since it is a small surface to work on.  Not sure what I will make next week but be sure to take a peek and see what I will make.

Have a blessed day and keep crafting!



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