Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just played with Eclectic Products new E6000 Pump Spray Adhesive at CHA. Its the best, controllable spray, dries quickly, does not get your hands sticky and there is 'no smell.' ...love, love, love this new adhesive.

Monday, May 7, 2012



     JUST A LITTLE TEASE TO SHOW WHAT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IN TOMORROW NIGHT'S CLASS AT Treasured Memories, Oak Park, CA., 7-10 p.m.  Come Join the Fun :))
Make it for yourself or as a Mother's Day gift.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Decorative Cigar Box

     Here's a project that used so many different products, most of them Ranger Products. These include:
Grunge Board - Die Cuts - Alcohol Ink - Sticky Back Canvas - Knob - Decorative Feet - Fibers - Keys - Gems - Gears and Stamps.
All items were adhered with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Matt Medium, also by Ranger.  Hope you enjoy this one.  Keep smiling and keep those creative juices flowing, Carol


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby It's Cold Out There!

Baby It's Cold Out There!

     This is my Layout  using The Robin’s Nest paper Winter Snowflake, and this is how I created it:

1.   Cut the paper around snowflakes and adhere to Indigo cardstock. Use
      Pop-Dots on the four large snowflakes.
2.   Use Icicle Border Punch on White cardstock to create Ice and Snow on
      Top of Page.
3.   Cut out a Large Snowflake and use Snowflake Punch to create small drifting
4.   Place Photos where I have used Graphics.
5.   Use Icicle Stickles on Ice and Snow Top and all the small Snowflakes.
6.   Use Rhinestones for centers of various snowflakes.

     AND, it's done. Wasn't that fun. Thank you for your interest and please stop by again to see more fun and exciting projects.  Remember, "art should never hurt," so keep smiling and get those creative juices flowing, Carol Berns

Friday, November 25, 2011


     It's the last Blog Hop of the year and you have probably come from The Robin's Nest and now your here, at Carol Berns.  It's hard to believe this Hop is over, but now I get to mail out all the cards I made throughout the year, lucky me.
     This card was inspired by some scrapbook items I received from a friend who lost her mother and gave me some of her things, so I created "Retro Santa' who really has a folk-art look.  I found a set of stamps that are 50's retro and felt they added the perfect touch.  I added Stickles and inking along with buttons, which were so popular at the time this paper was created. Now it's time to send you to Michelle Cummings, but before I do I would like to take the time to wish you a Holiday Celebration filled with blessings, joy, good health and a house filled with loved ones.  Thank you for your support and I look forward to sharing with you in the New Year...keep smiling, Carol

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Friday, November 11, 2011


     WOW, am I really getting in the mood for Christmas, and I just could not contain my excitement so, Bli-bling, Bli-bling.  There is just no such thing as too much Glitz and Glitter for the Holidays.  So, welcome to the second to last posting for our Hop, and you probably came from The Robin's Nest. Would you like to learn how to make this card?  It's easy.
     This is all you'll need:
One plain card 5 1/2"x 4 1/2"
Red Cardstock 5 1/4"x4 1/4"
Green Decorative Paper (I topped it with Green Glitter Tulle)
Red Tulle 12"
Tim Holtz Die "Noel 25"
Silver Glitter Paper for 'Noel" and a small piece of Red for numbers.
     See how simple yet so lovely, in fact, I think I'll go back into my art room and make more. 
So off you go to Michelle Cummings  for more Holiday loveliness, enjoy and keep smiling, Carol.

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

HOLIDAY TAG CLASS at Treasured Memories, Oak Park, CA

This Tag Class includes 20 fabulous tags each with two choices: 
                                                                                       Christmas with  Winter Tags 
                                                                                        Hanukkah with Winter Tags
These tags are so fabulous that alone, with a beautiful message on the back, make a lovely hand-made gift.  Go to http//www.treasuredmemoriesca.com for more details, or post a comment and I will happy to answer any questions you might have.  Don't miss out on this class. Keep Smiling, Carol

10 Christmas Tags

10 Hanukkah Tags

10 Winter Tags