Sunday, February 27, 2011

To My Surprise I Received This Award!

Jody thank you so much for this award.  I was so pleasantly surprised when I saw that you sent me an award.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  This award is for someone to give extra attention to their blog so that more people are aware of it. So, the award is not given to people with hundreds of followers. Now, the rules of this award are to:

o Make a reference to the blog of the person from whom you have received the award (with a link). You can choose to pass the award to three to five other blogs, with a link.

o Leave a comment on your chosen blogs to let them know that they have received an award.

o You do not have to accept the award on your blog or you can specify from whom you have received the award.  Nothing is required! So, in the spirit of giving, I've chosen:

Sheri at

Deanna at

Bob at

Margaret at

Hugs Fran

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tilda With Three Flowers


I wanted to try something different so I chose to make the Twisted Easel fold card.  I really like how it makes up.  And I wanted someone very special to be on the card front so I chose Tilda with Three Flowers. I chose one of my favorite color combinations to use on Tilda (shades of blue & yellow).  I think she looks so cute with the scarf on her head, some sparkle on her dress. And a little sparkle in her eyes.  Plus I even used paper that gave Tilda more sparkle.  Its called Cryogen Iridescent.  You can really see the sparkle on the close up view.

Pastel Tilda Card_Full View

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Pastel Tilda Card_Closeup

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Recipe for this card:  Tilda was colored with Prisma pencils and Copic markers. I used the large oval nestibility to pop up up Tilda.  Flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Butterfly punch & Floral Bed Deep Edge Punch by Martha Stewart.  And double ruffle ribbon from Ribbons & Bows Oh My (RABOM).  Pattern paper from stash.

I entered this card in the following challenges:

   Kaboodle Doodles – Fold new to me or rarely used.

   Tuesday Throwdown – 3-D (pop-it-up)

   Magnolia Stamp Lovers – Pastel

   Whoopsi Daisy – Someone Special

   Flutter by Wednesday – Open Challenge


Have a nice day!  Fran

Monday, February 21, 2011

There’s A First Time For Everything!


Well I finally did it.  I dusted off my Distrezz-It-All and my Janome Sew Mini for this card.  I got in a rut and was just using the same tools over and over.  And in my craft space I have tools I rarely or never use.  Does this sound familiar?

I consider myself a good sewer when it comes to fabric oh but paper is a new one for me.  And although I love my Janome Sew Mini I wish it had speed control.  But I’m sure if I use it more I will get better sewing straighter stitches.  But I like how this card turned out because 1. I used new tools that gave it a unique quality.   And 2. I did not use the color pink.  I tried my hand at using more rustic shades.  Let me know what you think.

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Tilda with Tulle Skirt Card

Tilda with Tulle Skirt Card_Closeup

Tilda with Tulle Skirt Card_Flower Closeup

Here is what I used to make this card:

Magnolia Stamp – Tilda with Cute Skirt #210

Prisma Color Pencils and Copic Markers

Paper - The Rustic Stack by DCWV

Flowers – Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts & Doily Flowers made from the DooHickey Cutting Dies

Leaf and Swirl – Made from Doohickey Die called Leaf & Swirl

Mat behind Tilda – Created using Spellbinders Megabilities Long Classic Rectangles

Scallop w/holes Mat – SVG file & cut using Cricut

Bling – Green Rhinestones & Stardust Stickles (my stash)

Crochet Lace – Wild Orchid Crafts


Submitted this card in the following Challenges:

  7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog – Calling All Squares

  Crazy 4 Challenges – Use Dies to Create Card

  Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge – A Sketch


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hugs, Fran


Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine Angel Ornament

I’m just a few days behind but better late than………
I have a copy of the Christmas Edition of Magnolia Ink Magazine.  And on page 71 there is template for a Christmas Tree Decoration that I wanted to try to make but never found the time around Christmas. So I made one for Valentine’s using the same image stamp---Tilda with Hanging Heart.  I used her for my Valentine Angel Ornament.  Isn’t she sweet?
Colored with Copic markers. Angel Dust Art Glitter on wings, ribbon, & roses. Remaining elements from personal stash.  Click on photos for larger view.
Valentine Angel Figure

Close up of Valentine Angel

Close up of bottom on Valentine Angel Figure

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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Special Award Goes To………




Thank you so much Karen from and Billie from for giving me this award!!  It was really a pleasant surprise when I got it from you. Again, thank you so much!  The rules upon receiving this award is I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself.  Also pass along the award to 8 other individuals who make a difference in my life and leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition.

Eight things about me:

1. My husband is my rock.

2. My grandsons are my heart.

3. I am a computer junkie.

4. I love coca-cola too much.

5. My latest passion is making greeting cards & coloring with Prisma color pencils.

6. I’ve been computer crafting for 10 years.

7. I’m retired & worked for the Government for 35 years.

8. I have met some of the nicest people while on my crafting journey.


I am sending this Stylish Blogger Award to:

1. Rhonda W. (
      who has been one of my closest online friends for 10 years.

2. Sandy D. aka Sandra although we just met I feel I’ve know you all my life which is a good thing.

3. Angie Hunt I love how you make painting with Distress Inks look so easy. You are one talented lady.

4. Billie if it wasn’t for you I would have never learned about the world of Copic Coloring. You have been a big inspiration to me.

5. Yolie for you generous nature.

6. Stephanie Hester you are one of the best card designers & I truly admire your work.

7. Sharon Caudle I love your cards & enjoy viewing your creations. You are an inspiration.

8. And last but surely not least to all my crafting family thank you for all of the inspiration throughout my crafting journey.  God Bless all of you!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Special Valentine’s Card


My baby sister means the world to me.  And I wanted to let her know how much I love her by making this Valentine card for her.  I know she will be very surprised because this is the very first Valentine card I have ever sent her.  She is always there for me and never judges.  I love you Sis!

Magnolia Valentine's Easel Card

Magnolia Valentine's Easel Card_Closer View

Rose_Close Up

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Since I added three photos I thought I skip the details about my card to keep posting from getting too long.  However, if there is anything you would like to know about my card please feel free to contact me at



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