Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Little Flower Soft Can Make Your Card Bloom

Here is a new card I created for the Cutters Creek Blog.  You will find all the details about the card there.

LittleGirl with Potted Flowers_Flower Soft

Have a wonderful day! 


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Some Things Old To Make Something New


I was in the mood to make something a little different so I pulled out my Tim Holtz style tag, some distress inks, a 3 year old rubber stamp (never used), a piece of ephemera, a feather and some seam binding. And this is what happen.  Oh and a staple using my EK Success Staple Fastenater  that is way older then the stamp.


I used three shades of distress inks (spiced marmalade, dusty concord, crushed olive) to get the colors on the tag.  Then I used Vintage Photo on the edges of the tag and the travel ticket.  I own only one color of seam binding (winter cream).  And when I use distress inks or other type ink pads I will color the seam binding to match my project by just running the pad portion on the seam binding.  In this case I use all three of the distress inks mentioned earlier.  So what do you think?

Have a nice day! 


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brought To You By My Time Made Easy


I had the option to pick from several sketches for this week’s project.  Below are the options.


I chose this one.


Last week I made a School Theme card with a little boy on it.  So I thought it would be nice to make another one with a little girl.  And as she walks to school she begins to dream of what she wants to be when she grows up.  I am going to guess and say she probably wants to be a Fashion Designer.  What do you think?

SchoolGirlCard_Dream A Little Dream

The sweet digi image and sentiment can be found here.  The printed background paper is here.  There is more of this same background paper in different colors.  Check it out here.

All other embellishments are from my personal supplies.

Stop over to MTME Blog to get more inspiration from the other designers.  We would love for you to be part of this week’s challenge.


Thank you for stopping by my Blog.  And have a wonderful day.


Brought to You by McMahon Five Designs


Today I bring you a Birthday card for someone special who loves to sew.  What better way to show that special someone how much you admire her by expressing it through a sewing theme.









Details:         Vintage Fashion Child

                       Butterfly Swirls Coffee

                       Sewing Sentiments

Other: DP Vintage Attic Treasures; Seam Binding Ribbon (hand dyed); Ribbon Spool-Tags-Sewing Machine are die cuts by My Grafico.


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two Peas, Three Peas In a Pod?


Today I bring you my Peas and Thank You Card. 

Hap-pea for you Card

Here are some details on my card.  The cute image is from McMahon5Design and you can find it here.  And the flower can be seen here.

The Three Peas in a Pod image were colored with my Copic Markers. The background papers are from my personal stash (unable to provide company because label is missing).

And you can see more of the M5D DT members and there beautiful cards here.

Have a wonderful Day!


School Days, School Days…..


Dear old golden rule days……   

For some school has begun and others its right around the corner.  So today I bring you my school day project.  But before I show you my card I want to share this week’s sketch from My Time My Easy Pretty Patterns.


Feel free to use MTME sketch on any project you want, we encourage you to get creative! And of course you can combine challenges (Pretty Pallet Challenge will post on 8/21). While participation with products from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company. Sketch Keyword will be MTMEPPS23.

Here is my card using this week’s sketch. 

School Boy

Click on the following to see what I used to get the look on my card.

Digital Papers       Digital Images

I hope the sketch gets your creative juices flowing and my card inspires you. And if you want to see more inspiration check out what the DT members have created over at the MTME Blog.

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Too Cute To Spook


Today I am sharing with you my latest card I created for my debut as a new member of the Cutters Creek Design Team.  I know this may sound a little corny but I had the most fun making this card.  I used two digital images as my main focus.  The background image is from Make It Crafty.  And the sweet little girl image is from La La Land.  You can read more details about the card over at Cutters Creek Blog.


Halloween Card_Inside_CuttersCreek

(Click on photos to view larger)

I would love if you left a comment letting me know what you think.  And if you have any questions about my card feel free to leave it in the comments section & I will reply there too.  Have a wonderful week ahead!




Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ta Da!


Did I get your attention?  I sure hope so.  I’ve been making cards lets see for about 2 years now. And on this journey I have collected a great number of rubber and clear stamps (which I love using).  But nothing has surprised me more about how much I love working with Digital Stamps.

Now how many digital stamps can you collect?  Well as many as you like because you can save them on your computer.  And the best part you can re-size them to fit any size card.  So with that said I love to challenge you to create your next card using a digital stamp.  And if you don’t have any you can stop over at My Time Made Easy (MTME) and check out all the awesome digital stamps and papers. 

Todays card has both digital stamp called Be Strong & paper called Blooming With Elegance on it.  And the flower (more detail below) on the card was made with some of the background digital paper.  Then I cut two butterflies from the paper for my card.  And with some help of a little bling & more paper this is what I created.

(click on photo for a larger view)

May All Your Weeds Card

The sketch below was part of our challenge but I deviated somewhat because my mind’s eye just saw something different.  It happens sometimes. :)  And its an easy sketch to follow. So come on let me see what you can do with the sketch.



Flower Close-Up

Flower Close-up

I took one of the digital papers from Blooming With Elegance that had various sizes of flowers on it. I cut three flowers out.  Then I spritz them with Perfect Pearls crinkled them up & let dry.  Once dried I opened each flower very carefully so not to tear.  Glued them together & added a pearl colored with a copic marker (Duck Blue) to match the shades in the flower.


Check out what the other DTs did this week over at the MTME Blog.  I know their creations will inspire you to grab a digital stamp and begin your journey down Digital Lane.  Thank you for stopping by & I hope you were able to leave a comment.


Little Bo Peep…..


Todays card is all about Little Bo Peep and her sheep.  She’s all dressed in vivid pink & blue.  A really pretty straw hat & by her side are some fluffy sheep.  I am not going to be too talkative for a change.  However, I am going to share all the details on how I created my card with you.  But I hope you’re in a talking mood and share your comments about My Little Bo Peep and all her sheep card.

McMahon Five Designs Blog brings you another awesome Release. Go check out  Little Bo Peep digital image and lots more over at the Blog.  And if you think you cannot use your Copic Markers with digital images you will be very surprised when I say you sure can.  I print my digital images on Neenah Paper & heat dry it (I love this paper!).  And the ink from from the printer does not smear.  There were a couple of times where I did not heat dry it and the ink did not smear at all.  Matter of fact the image on my card is printed on Neenah Paper and I used both Prisma Colored Pencils on her clothes and Copic Markers on Miss Bo Peep’s skin.

                                                         (Click on photo to view larger).

Little Bo Peep Card

Here are a couple close-ups.

Furry Sheep Close up

The sheep in the front were flocked with Cotton Ball White Fun Flock.

Prima Flower Close-up

This is a Prima Innoscence 2 Flower that was originally white but I colored it with a Copic marker to match my card and then added some Martha Stewart Glitter.


Additional Details on various products used to create my card: Fun Flock (Stampendous), Kaiser Craft Bling-Pearls (Cutters Creek), Flourishes (Magnolia Die), and Stick Pin (Wild Orchid Crafts).


I hope you liked what you just saw & will be leaving me a comment.  I love getting and reading them.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Phoebe Ann Mosey


You ask who is Phoebe Ann Mosey?  Well here’s a hint: She was an American sharpshooter.  Did you guess who it is?  Here’s another hint:  Her famous trick was splitting playing cards.  You guessed right if you said Annie Oakley.  I guess you’re wondering what does Annie Oakley have to do with my presentation today.  The digital image I used by McMahon Five Designs is a vintage style image of Annie Oakley.


click on image above for detail.


AnnieOakley_Little Sharp Shooter Card2

Annie image, Good Luck Banner, and playing cards were computer printed on Neenah Classic Crest Ivory 80#.

Annie was colored using Prisma Color Pencils. The playing cards were found online and are mini vintage cards distressed with TH vintage photo ink.  Edges of Annie Oakley image were distressed using the Distrezz-it-All & TH vintage photo ink.  Good Luck on the banner was made using a rubber stamp.  Edges of banner were created using a square punch.  Background papers were sewn with the sew mini machine.  And stickles adorn Annie’s scarf.

Please stop by the M5D Blog to see the awesome projects of the other designers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment.  I love reading them.

Have a wonderful & blessed day!




What is a Friend?


Today’s card will show the background I made using Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP).  What a challenge it was for me because I haven’t made a background using digital images.  Did I struggle?  You bet I did but I was very determined and persistent to figure it out.  And I tried something new when making the label on my card. More detail about the label below.  Here is a view of my card.  I will give all the detail on what I used to make the card below the card image.


My card is brought to you by My Time Made EasyThe main focus of my card is the Label and the Background.  Earlier I mentioned using PSP to make the background but I also used a digital image too.  The image I used can be seen here and each flourish was placed individually to get the affect you see.  The top layer shows the color I chose.  This color can be changed to match your design.  Once all the layers of your background are completed you merge to get you final image.  It was printed on white cardstock.

Now the label (Be Dazzled Digital Images ) used can be seen here.  And the cut file (Be Dazzled) for this label is here.  Let me tell you what I did new to make the label.  I followed a video created by Lauren Meader.  Go here to view the video (Using Cut Files with Digital Images). I created a larger border for my label. 

I hope you were able to view the video.  Give it a try! 

Please visit the Blog to see the other creations from the members of the Pretty Patterns Sketch Team.  And visit the MTME store. 

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

You’re Tree-mendous!


Well the last two days here in Maryland were a little cooler.  It only got in the mid 80s but we are supposed to get more hot, hot weather again before the week is out.  I hope it is cooler where you live and if not I hope you are staying cool.  Now down to the real business :)

My card today used the following sketch.  If it looks familiar its because we got to do one of our favorites again and I chose this one.

Pretty Patterns 03

And I came up with this layout:

You Are Treemendous Card

The image and sentiment I used is from the Tending The Garden Digital Stamp Set and this set has 50 images - yep you read it right -  it has a total of 50 images including the sentiments.  There are so many different possibilities just in this one set.  I really loved the Tree image and thought how neat it would look with Flower Soft (additional details below).

Check out the My Time Made Easy Store and see all the great digital stamp sets.  And if you never used a digital stamp go here for a tutorial titled Working with Digital Stamps by Terri Moore. Check the other tutorials too!  And if you have additional questions feel free to send me an e-mail with your question.

You want more inspiration?  Well go check out the awesome creations from the other Team members on the MTME Blog.


Additional details: The Flower Soft used on the tree image is called Heather.  The tree trunk has Sparkly Fluff (Brown Sugar) on it.  The papers are from my stash and the name of the stack is Urban Rhapsody.  Added a little bling using some dew drops and soften it all with the pretty bow & ribbon.  The edges on some of the paper was stained with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Fuchsia ink mixed together to get a darker maroon to match the background paper.


Have a wonderful day!




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Crazy For Popcorn


I’ve been in a popcorn snack frenzy lately and its carried over to my creations.  So today I bring you a card with (you guessed it) popcorn on it.  This is my second popcorn card in about 3 weeks.  I better find some other snack soon, lol. 

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration from My Time Made Easy.


Pop Some Fun Jar Card

(click on photo for a larger view)

The Printed Papers, shooting Popcorn, Label & Text, and Jar are MTME digital papers and stamps.  Click on the following links to view them:

Digital Paper       Shooting Popcorn & Text       Jar & Label

Additional paper, ribbon, stickles (Tim Holtz)  and popcorn kernels (in jar) used are from my personal craft supplies and graphics.

Please visit the My Time Made Easy Blog to see more great designs and get lots of inspiration by the other Design Team members. 


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Darling Marcie


I was missing my Copics so I decided to use my Digi Stamp of Darling Marcie by La-La Land Crafts and color her.  Oh its been a real long time since I colored with Copics but its like riding a bike.  No matter how long you’ve been away the technique of using Copics comes back (after a few mistakes) lol.  Let me know what you think of my Darling Marcie card. Papers used are the Fairy Flora Collection by Prima.  This collection is awesome. The prints and colors are so soft almost like watercolors.

Marcie_la la land image_Card

Here’s a close-up of Darling Marcie.

Marcie_la la land image_Closeup

Isn’t she a cutie?


Have a wonderful day!  Fran

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Check Out Eddie the Elephant


(Looking for Jake the Skate Boarder?  You’re at a the right place but you need to scroll down past this posting of Eddie).


Eddie is the classic circus elephant.  You can see in his face how much fun he is having on his bike.  He is one of the attractions at the Big Top but I caught him riding around the circus grounds greeting every one.   That Eddie is a character.  What do you think?


(click on the photos for a larger view)



You can find Eddie here at McMahon Five Designs and other awesome digi images.


I would love if you would visit the M5D Blog also to see the other Designers’ creations.

Have a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by my Blog.  Hugs, Fran

Who’s the Coolest Dude?


Well that would be Jake!  He is the best skate boarder in town.  Without wasting another minute I like you to meet Jake.


Now there is more to Jake then meets the eye.


Additional Sentiments_closeup

I know Jake is teasing you.  So let me give you all of Jake.

SkateBoarder Card

If you need to see Jake even bigger just click on the photos.

And you can check Jake’s Digi image and more HERE!


Here is the sketch for this week from My Time Made Easy.


“Now, let’s get sketchy! Here are a few deets: Feel free to use our sketch on any project you want, we encourage you to get creative! And of course you can combine challenges. While participation with products from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company. Sketch Keyword will be MTMEPPS18.”

Check out what the rockin’ DT has come up with this week using the sketch.”


Thank you for stopping by my Blog today.  And I would love if you left me a comment.  Have a great weekend and most of all have fun!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

All Wrapped Up


Looking for Have Faith, Don’t Despair Card?  Scroll down below this post.


Here is the new MTME Sketch for this week.


Isn’t this a great looking sketch?

This week I thought I do something a little different and incorporate the sketch at the same time.  I chose to make a cute box using a template from MTME.  The template is called Wonderfully Wrapped and you can get it here.  Check out my take on this sketch.

Side View of Box

(click on the photos for a larger view)

Box_Front View

Here are the details on my project:  Template-(MTME) Wonderfully Wrapped.  All printed paper and flower-(MTME) is called Blooming with Elegance.  Everything else is from my crafting supplies.  And the candies are Chocolate Caramel Kisses (Yum).

Check out the Pretty Prints Sketch Team’s projects too.  There is lots of inspiration waiting there for you to see.


Thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully you will leave me a comment.


Have faith, Do Not Despair


Today I bring you another first for me.  Its my first white on white card.  You might think what can be hard about creating a card all in one color.  Well I learned it is a little more challenging in different ways..  The two main issues for me were taking a picture and keeping it cleaned.  But I want you to see the end result.  And I would love if you left a comment to let me know what you think.

Rose Card

(Click on photo to view larger)

  The sentiment is a digital image by McMahon Five Designs.


Close Up of Rose

(click on photo for larger view)

The layered curved rectangles: Created with the Spellbinders Megabilities Curved Rectangles  Die Cut.  The Swirl: Magnolia Leaf & Swirl Doohickeys Cutting Dies.  Roses: Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Donna Salazar’s Rose Creations.  Butterfly (SVG), Card Stock, and pearls: My crafting supplies.


To see more inspiration stop by the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see the other Design Team members’ awesome creations.


Thank you for visiting my Blog.  I hope I have inspired you in some way. And if you have time please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card.




Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Bring You Two Digi Stamps Today.


(Looking for “Pop Some Fun” Card?  Just scroll down.)


Was I ambitious?  Possibly, but I think it was more that I fell in love with two of the digi stamps.  So what is a gal supposed to do?  Well here is what I did.


Here’s Aspen!

Aspen Picture Frame

And here is my Vintage Tennis Anyone.

Tennis Player Card


Digi Stamps are from McMahon Five Designs.

Digi Stamps:  Aspen   -    Tennis Anyone    *    Papers: A Proper Gentleman (Graphic 45)   *   Admit One Tickets:  My creation    *    Thinking of You Tag: Just Rite Stamps  *    Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White  *  Buttons & Picture Frame:  My stash.



Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.


Let’s Pop Some Fun


This week at My Time Made Easy (MTME) a new sketch is born.  Here is the sketch and what I came up with using it. But before I share I like to tell you that today starts Pretty PEEKS: Dazzling Ideas for the My Time Made Easy July Release!




Ta Da!


Pop Some Fun Card

Popcorn Container_Closeup

Pop Some Fun Tag_Closeup

Digi Stamps: About To Pop    -    Digi Papers: Movie Tickets    -    Prisma Color Pencils: Crimson Red & Golden Rod   -    Ribbon and Stickles:  My stash


Stop over MTME Blog to see what the other Pretty Sketch Team came up with this week.


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you leave me some love.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

“Earth, air, fire, and water…


its all in a Mermaid’s spirit.”



(If you’re looking for Ms. Poppy just scroll down below this post.)


This week’s sketch was really fun over at My Time Made Easy. You begin to study the sketch.  And then you wonder what will I come up with this time.



And then this happens!


Mermaid_6-23-11 Release Pretty Patterns Photo

Mermaid-Side View

Mermaid Close-up

You can find the Mermaid Digi Stamp and her friends here.

Oh if you haven’t noticed I used lots and lots of Stickles and Diamond glaze to get the effects I wanted. 

Go over to MTME Blog and enter the challenge.  Remember you do not have to use any MTME products to enter. You can use products from any company.

Thank you for stopping by and I would really appreciate it if you would leave a comment.

Hugs, Fran