Friday, July 20, 2012

Featured Artist-Bernadette Bliss

I am so happy today to be able to feature Bernadette Bliss.  As a mother raising 6 children, I admire someone who has already raised 7.  That is quite an achievement!  Bernadette has recently become a Stampin Up demonstrator and I am so excited for her.  Here is a little more about her:

Hello my name is Bernadette Bliss I am thrilled to be featured on Karen's blog this week.
Now for a little about me. I am lover and follower of Jesus, the
wife to a wonderful man for 31 years, mother of 7 wonderful adult
children, Nona to 6 extremely cute and talented grand children and
thrilled that God is blessing us with another little one in January.
I live here at 55+ Community in Arizona with  my
husband Steve who is a contract Engineer. His 9 month contract has
extended to 3 1/2 years and we continue to enjoy this beautiful state,
but I miss my children who live on the East Coast. Prayerfully,
someday I will be able to be closer to enjoy them and my
grandchildren, but I am grateful for the Lord providing for us.
I have been crafting most of my life, but designing cards became my passion
about 9 years ago. I have developed my skills since those first days by taking online
classes and just following people who have been successful at their craft. Now
I am a true "empty nester" these days, so my days seem to allow for more creativity, which
I am grateful.  Some exciting development  has occurred in my life, I just became an
Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator at the beginning of July.
I have always desired a cottage business and feel this is just the right one for me.
Crafting with great stamps, beautiful paper and everything coordinates. Just the ticket!
Since I love doing cards and love the Word of God, working with Karen's Word art is a perfect match.
The  way Karen designs the Word Art and pairs it with scripture is beautiful. It seems her choices each week
speak to my heart almost every time. I pray you enjoy using it as much as I do.
Have a blessed week and stop by my blog when you
can. I would love to hear from you! Bernadette

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Thank you, Bernadette, for sharing your beautiful cards with us.  I love the way she uses pattern paper.  I always struggle with using that, although it never stops me from buying it.  I just can’t resist beautiful patterned paper. You can find more inspiration on Bernadette’s blog, Blissful Bits and Pieces.  It would be great if you could take a minute or two and drop by and leave her some love.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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4 comments:

Shoregirl said...

Wow -- these are absolutely beautiful! I love Bernadette's touch -- so very elegant and pretty!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Such beautiful cards from Bernadette and a lovely testimony, too.
Those cupcakes look yummy and so does your adorable granddaughter.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards Bernadette! So wonderful to hear about your family. I only have four children and greatly admire those who have more. Such a wonderful blessing from the Lord Jesus it is to be a mother!

Sandra said...

Awesome beautiful elegant cards! I love all of your embellishments and sentiments.