Saturday, September 15, 2012


Hi There

I hope you are all well, enjoying a lovely weekend and the weather is treating you well. We had a lightening storm in the Cascades last weekend which started 100 fires in Eastern WA. Most are high in the mountains and inaccessible to firefighters. We are told those will probably burn until the first snow. More fires then our poor over worked firefighters can possibly deal with. At the moment they are successfully protecting homes in the lower elevations. Hundreds have been evacuated. The smoke is horrid, we can even taste it. Even the silhouette of the closes foothills have been obscured by the smoke.

Jim has increased his medications and is doing amazingly well all things considered. Of course the poor guy has been locked indoors for so long he can’t remember the last time he was out.

Sorry for my long absence, seems I can either manage to craft or blog but not both. I have so many cards to share but I’ve been nose to the grindstone working on craft fair items. I will share those soon, promise.

My card today is for my grandson who plays football. I found the football and cheerleader images on the web, printed both and my sentiment.  The embossed card was a snippet/scrap. To small for my back ground so I cut it into three pieces which worked well with the circles I think.




  1. This is gorgeous Bernie, love the embossed stars background ... it's just perfect for this card.. your grandson will love it. .. sorry to read about the fires over there, hope they will die out soon... PS I'm back home now and so having fun hopping over to my fave blogs. Hugs xxx

  2. Great card Bernie - good idea about the background - I never thought of that. Your grandson will love it. Glad to see that Jim is doing well. Hope that the fires will soon die out.

  3. Gorgeous card Bernie, it's perfect for your Grandson.

  4. Hi Bernie, Sorry to hear about the fires Bernie hopefully they will die down hope your well, brilliant card for your grand son and what a great find too! x

  5. Your grandson is sure to love this card with this favorite sport front and center. I am a big football fan and was a cheerleader (er...a few yrs. ago :-)
    I'm sure all that smoke is not good for your hubby...hope things don't get any worse with the fires. Good grief, so many fires this year.

  6. Good idea to cut the design paper up to make it fit the card. Very worrying to hear about all those fires that have to wait for the first snows to put them out. Hope you and Jim are keeping safe. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Great layout for the card! Love it.

    Stay safe.

    Sarn xxx

  8. Bernie, your grand is going to LOVE this card! I like the way you used the leftover embossed background. Really super card, and glad to hear you folks are still maintaining your health during all this smogg stuff. TFS

  9. This is a fine snippet card for a young man. I liked how you made your background by using a snippet and cutting in panels. A lovely design dear! Keep on working! I can't not blog and craft either as you well know. Ha!

  10. Great card using snippets Bernie! Love it.
    Laura xx


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