Saturday, December 21, 2013


I challenged myself to complete 48 papercraft projects in 48 hours, and I achieved my goal! I wanted to make 24 cards and 24 tags, and I did just that. I actually finished with about 7 hours to spare. I learned a lot during this challenge... I definitely want to do it again sometime.Check out the video to get a quick look at all the cards I made. I'll make detailed posts for all the cards soon. 

The first card I made

My favourite cards

Put together some cards with cross stitched designs


A couple of wine tags
Taking over the dining area

This was *after* I cleaned up a lot

so many supplies!

Snow storm -- good time to do some card making


All the cards!

Wine tags


Friday, December 13, 2013


Soooo I'm way behind on my Christmas cards for this year, mostly because I've been travelling a lot. I'm back home now, and I don't have any big plans for the weekend. All I really want to do is some yoga, it's been like 6 weeks since I've gone to the studio -- yikes! :(

My boyfriend is busy this weekend doing Ludum Dare -- it's a competition that happens a few times a year where you try to make a video game in 48 hours. It inspired me to do


My goal is to complete 48 papercraft projects in 48 hours. I'd like to make 24 cards, and 24 other things (gift tags, wine tags, etc).

I have no idea how this will go! It's been a while since I sat down and made a bunch of cards in one sitting.

I'll be starting at 9pm (eastern), and finishing at 9pm on Sunday. Follow me on twitter: @bernmakes where I'll be tweeting my progress!

I've got lots of fun new stuff to try out too! This will be my first time playing around with distress inks. I also got a big haul of stamps from My Favorite Things for Black Friday/Cyber Monday so I'll be using a bunch of those. Check out the video below to see everything I got from MFT! I also ordered almost the entire set of Ranger Archival Inks from another website, but unfortunately I haven't gotten those yet, so I'll have to make do with the inks I currently have.

Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

There She Goes is Going Away!

I saw some sad news the other day, There She Goes Clear Stamps is closing its doors in a month or so. They've got tons of really great stamp sets. I'll probably buy up some more before they're gone forever. I've only put in one order from their store, but it was hassle-free and I got a nice personalized message inside with my purchase. Among my purchases was "Sentimental Birthday" which is an essential stamp set for me. I'm always searching for more birthday greetings, and that stamp set is so simple and useful!

On another note, I've been doing a lot of travelling lately. I'm quickly falling behind with my Christmas cards. I'm also way behind on a cross stitched gift. Hopefully I can get everything done in time! Being away from home hasn't stopped me from taking advantage of the awesome craft deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Hopefully I'll be able to play with some of the new stuff before Christmas!