Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Levi!



Birthday cake

Levi loves balloons and I saw a card made by AmyR and I cased it.  I used one different color on the sentiment and I used more than 2 different size balloons.  You can see Amy’s card here:


Birthday cake



O Card Base-Neenah Solar White 100#

O Card Front-Neenah Solar White 80#

O Balloons Die-Celebration Balloons by Poppy Stamps

O Happy Birthday Die-Painted Happy Birthday by Simon Says Stamp

O Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Tim Holtz for the Happy Birthday

O Distress Inks-Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock     Feathers and Twisted Citron

O Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen-Clear (on sentiment and balloons)

O Sequins from my sequin stash.


Birthday cake


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franani1_Sparkling Flowers



Monday, August 29, 2016

What To Do With Leftovers?



You make another card with just a different flair!




o Flowers: Hydrangea Petals by Simon Says Stamp (out of stock)

o Leaves: Viola Leaves by Poppy Stamps

o Happy Birthday Sentiment: Painted Happy Birthday Die by Simon Says Stamp

    ( used Simply Defined Reflections Sheets by

o Card Front:  Canson Water Color Paper (XL Series)

o Card Front:  Shaded with Peacock Feathers using a Clarity Brush)

o Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Forest Moss, & Crushed Olive (flowers & leaves)

o Card Base:  5-1/2” square (Neenah Solar White, 110#)

o Glittered Embossing Powder:   

a mix of Clear Super Fine  embossing  powder by  Ranger and NUVO Pure Sheen Glitter to get desired effect of heat embossing powder; used on the flower petals and leaves.

o Flower Centers:  Mini Prills (center of flowers and card front) Sweet Shoppe by USA   Art Quest.

o Card Front: Tiny Drops of Ranger Glossy Accents for some added appeal.

o Inside Sentiment reads: Hoping You Have An Amazing Birthday named Happy Every Day Stamp (Simon Says Stamp but it appears they do not carry it any more)


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fran red








Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Sis!



This is the card I made for my sister’s birthday which was in the beginning of August.  I was inspired by the card below; however, no name appeared under the picture of the card in order to give credit.


Hydrangea Petals Dies


My Card Details:

o Hydrangea Petals Die (Simon Says Stamp)

o Branch w/leaves (Sizzix)

o Birthday Wishes Stamp (Mama Elephant)

o Mini Prills (center of flowers) Sweet Shoppe by USA Art Quest

o Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Forest Moss, & Crushed Olive)

o Watercolor Paper (Canson, XL Series)

o Card Base-5-1/2” x 6” (Neenah Solar White, 110#)

o Layering Layer (Neenah Creative Collection Mid-Tone, Pink)

o Card Front (Canson Watercolor Paper)

o Card Front was shaded with Peacock Feathers using a Clarity Brush)

o Embossing Powder (Super Fine by Ranger)

o Glitter (NUVO Pure Sheen)

o Happy Birthday Sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and

  brushed with Wink of Stella, Clear


NOTE:  Silly me forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card.  I brought the outside to the inside plus added two sentiments on both sides of the inside card.


My sister loved it!


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus



(Click on photo for a larger view)

I made this card so long ago and just getting around to post it to the Blog.



      o  Cardstock: Neenah Solar White (80# and 100#)

      o  Standard A2 size card

      o  Stamp: WPLUS9-Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus*

         *I purchased my stamp from Simon Says Stamp. It is           

           available from Ellen Hutson and WPlus9 but I checked

           and it is Out of Stock at all three online stores.

      o  Scallop Die: Couture Creations Nesting Dies: Scallop Rectangle

      o  Watercolor Medium: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush by Kuretake

      o  Sentiment: Papertrey Ink-Words of Comfort

      o  Sequins: My favorite added touch from my stash**

            *You may not see them but I added green seed beads to

              the sequins.

       o  Wink of Stella: Clear-Added to the flower bouquet



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Black heel sparkle-Fran

Monday, August 1, 2016

Lotus Flower Birthday




Its been a while since I posted and since then I have made a few cards.  This is the first in the series.

I saw the technique I used on Penny Ward’s Blog: and so I case’d her card.


Here are the products I used to create my card:

   Stamp by Waffle Flower: Lotus Flower

   Butterfly Stamp: Doily Lace Butterflies by Martha Stewart

      (used my Scan N’ Cut to cut out the butterfly)

   Sentiment by Hero Arts: Messages With Flourish

   Rectangle Die: Deckled Rectangles, large

   Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade

   Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane, yellow and orange


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sewing Again!


My sewing machine was sitting on the shelf collecting dust and looking so lonely.  I thought it over and took it off the shelf and dusted it off.  Its a real old machine but I thought why not give sewing a try again.  Now what should I make?  I wanted something real easy because I haven’t sewn for years.  I looked in my collection of patterns and found a pattern for Boxer Shorts for little boys and girls. I have two small grandsons and I said what a neat thing to make for them.  Oh my goodness I felt like a beginner sewer again but by the time I made the second pair I was sewing making less mistakes.  Photos below are the boxers for my Grandsons and they love them.  I plan to make them another pair real soon.




I guess you can see they love anything John Deere.  I found another John Deere fabric and will be making 2 pair out of the fabric.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Oldest Grandson’s Birthday Card


My oldest Grandson will be 19 on his Birthday.  And the most challenging for me is finding elements that I like to use on masculine cards for various ages.  Teenagers are the hardest unless their interests are easy to duplicate and help me make a card.  I saw a die and a card on Simon Say’s Stamp that I really liked.  And thinking of my Grandson I knew that something abstract would capture his interest.  The photos below show what I made for him.  But I am sure what he will find inside the card will really please him. 


Below the photos will be a list of everything I used on the card.







Card Stand


Supplies:                  Cardstock came from my stash and purchased at Michael’s. 

Dies:                             Ring Frame (Simon Say’s Stamp)----Card Holder (

Stamp:                        Ombre Sentiments: Birthday from WWW.PAPERTRYINK.COM  (Inside of card).

Happy Birthday:  I used my Scan N’ Cut to cut out a stamped image of the Happy Birthday three times.    I glued all three of them together for thickness.  I covered them with Glossy Accents but I wanted more dimension so I used black enamel accents to get the high glossy look.  And for a little touch of bling I outlined the sentiment with wink of stella. 

Card Stand:             I die cut it three times and glued each one together to provide strength so

                                it will hold the card.  Lots of cutting and gluing.      


The pictures below show the card that gave me the inspiration so I cased it.  And to the right of the card is a picture of the template. 

You can visit Simon Say’s Stamp to view the die and more inspirational cards.

-Simon Says Stamp RING FRAME Wafer Dies sssd111408 Cold Hands Warm Heart Preview Image            Ring Frame Die Wafer Die-Simon Says Stamp!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Grandsons’ Easter Cards







Inside sentiment for both cards read: (translation: happy easter)


Oh gosh where do I begin to list all the products I used to make both cards.  Michelangelo as far a I know used paint and the walls and ceilings were his paper.  However, my masterpieces, lol used a lot more supplies.

Paper:  Hero Arts Watercolor Paper; Neenah 100# Solar Crest white for the card bases. 

The stamps and sentiments are from Lawn Fawn named Chirpy Chirp Chirp.

Printed paper on Eggs is from my stash that I got from a yard sale.

I used Simon Says Stamp – Intense Black for the front and inside of cards for the sentiments.  Plus for stamping all the images. 

The water color medium used on both cards is by Prisma  (Water Soluble Oil Pastels).  They are awesome!

I used AmazaPens Sketch Fineliners to color the little flowers. 

The frames of the cards were cut out using Cross Stitched Frame Borders by Memory Box. 

Glue used to hold everything together was Multi Medium Matte by Ranger.

And I used three types of glitter:  Wink of Stella for both cards.  Spectrum noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Clear Overlay on the butterfly.  And for the centers of each flower I used Hero Arts Prisma Glitter. 

And to help me make these cards quicker I used my Scan N’ Cut to cut out all the Chicks, Eggs, paint brushes, Bunny Ears, Paint can.  It really did a nice job fussy cutting them out.


I am so glad you stopped by!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Blessed Easter and Spring!