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.

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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

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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.

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Here’s a close-up of Darling Marcie.

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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?


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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.


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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

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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

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  The sentiment is a digital image by McMahon Five Designs.


Close Up of Rose

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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.