Monday, May 30, 2011

Fluttering By Just To Say Hi



Pretty Patterns Sketch #12 Challenge

Sponsored by My Time Made Easy (MTME)


Now, let’s get sketchy!  Here are a few details: Feel free to use the sketch on any project you want, we encourage you to get creative!  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 MTMEPPS12.



Here is my take on the Sketch for this week.

Butterfly Card2


Label Closeup

The label was punched from an oval punch.  The frame inside the label and the sentiment are both Digi elements by MTMEFrame: So Sentimental  and Sentiment: All A Flutter


I just love this little flower. It was cream color and then I colored it to match the butterfly using TH’s Distress Ink.

Butterfly Closeup

I created the butterfly by cutting 3 of them out of card stock. Glued them together for more stability. I  used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (swirls) on the butterfly.  And then used TH’s Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick and lots of Stickles by Ranger.  The butterfly is a Digi Image from MTME: All A Flutter 


I hope you enjoyed the little tour around my card.  And I especially hope that I have inspired you in some way.  Enjoy the weekend!

Hugs, Fran

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let’s Get Sketchy!


Today I bring you another great sketch from My Time Made Easy.


Below is my contribution using this week’s Pretty Patterns Sketch for the Challenge. You can get all the details on the MTME Blog.  And learn how you can win something special.  And check out all the wonderful creations from the other Design Team members.  I know you will get tons of inspiration from their works of art.


This week I went for the spotlight technique using the beautiful Floral Digi Stamp called Bold Botanicals from MTME Shop.   Here are a few details on how I made this card.  I colored the the floral image with my Copic markers using the warm Grays: W1, W3, & W5.  The spotlight portion was also colored with Copic markers: RV04 and RV17.  You can learn more about this technique here.  (Thank you Deanna for finding this technique for me). Everything else to make the card came from my crafting supplies. If you have any questions about my card feel free to contact me at:

Here are a couple more photos showing close-ups of the spotlight portion of the card and the  flower I sprayed with Tattered Angel Graphite Glimmer Mist.

Black&White Card_Spotlight Closeup



Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

All That Glitters!



Brought to you by Paper Crafting World!

preview photo

Today I am sharing with you another Paper Crafting World Digi Stamp Challenge DT Project.  Our theme is Birthday and Glitter.  I wanted to make something a little different from my usual projects.  And while Blog hopping I ran across a cute box that holds mini cupcakes.  I really love how it turned out.  I know I will be making more of these especially for my smaller grandsons who love eating those cupcakes.  And who wouldn’t want to get this little box as an extra Birthday treat or just a little something for some one special on their Birthday.


Cupcake image colored with Prisma Color Pencils.



Here are the items I used and where to find them to make this project:

Birthday Cupcake     Hibiscus Cutting File    MiniCupcakeBox_PCW_5232011  transparencies

In addition: Birthday tag, pearls, glitter glue, and cardstock-Mango Frost Paper Stack (all from stash).  Cupcakes (local supermarket).



I would love it if you would join in on the challenge and make something real purty!

fran red

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

O’ Happy Day!


Time for another MTME Pretty Patterns Sketch!

O Happy Day Card_PPS10

Here it is week 10 and another Pretty Patterns Sketch over at the My Time Made Easy Blog. Why don’t you give this week’s sketch a try.  I had so much fun making up my card.  As you can see there are lots of layers, lots of glitter, ribbon and some bling.  Below you can see what I did for the inside of the card. 


MTMEPPS10 - Tangii

Why don’t you hop over to the MTME Blog and get all the details for this week’s sketch.  And look at all the wonderful creations from the other DTs.  You are going to love what you see.  And I know you will be truly inspired too.


O Happy Day Card_Inside_PPS10


Digi Stamp & Sentiments used: Chase Your Dreams-8 images (My Time Made Easy).   Check out the new products too.

chase your dreams

Thank you for stopping by and looking around.  I hope to see your creation over at the MTME Blog for a chance to win!  I hope you have a great weekend and get time to craft.

Hugs, Fran

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Quickie Birthday Card


I wanted to make something just a little different than what I’ve been creating lately.  I decided on a Birthday card to add to my collection of Birthday cards.  I really had fun making this one and it went so quickly because there was no coloring involved.  Let me know what you think.

Birthday Card for Blog

I used Kraft Paper card stock for my card.  Inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Tore a page from an old dictionary sewed around the edges.  I distressed it too.  Then I just added various types of flowers, pearls, a feather, & a brad.  The sentiment is a rub-on.

This is a great type of card where you can use up flowers and other elements that are just collecting dust.

Hugs, Fran

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pretty Patterns Sketch #9


We’ve been having pretty weather all this week and its so hard to sit inside when the sun is shining so brightly.  However, there is one thing that keeps me in doors and that is crafting.  And with that said here is my card I created for the Pretty Patterns Sketch #9.

ManyThanksCard_MTME DT Challenge

Here’s a little bit about my card:  The label and sentiment are from My Time Made Easy-Digi Images called So Sentimental. The two pattern papers are by DCWV called Mango Frost.  The butterflies were created with a Martha Stewart punch.  And the ribbon was waiting in the ribbon box for me to place on the card.  I really love the colors and how well they all blend together.  Let me know what you think.

And now, let’s get sketchy! Here are a few deets: Feel free to use the MTME sketch on any project you want.  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 MTMEPPS09


 Hugs, Fran

Monday, May 9, 2011

PCW Challenge #4 Stamp Challenge


Hello Neighbor Card_PCW DT_592011

Isn’t Ms. Turtle a cutie?

What a cute way to welcome a new neighbor by sending Ms. Turtle to their mailbox.

Ms. Turtle is colored with Prisma Colored Pencils including the flowers.

o  Hello Neighbor words, fence and grass were cut with the Cricut Die Cutter.

o The pearls on the flowers were colored with Dark Magenta Copic pen to match the color    of “Hello Neighbor wording”.

o  The fence was distressed a little using Antique Linen Distress Ink.

o  Paper & ribbon are from my supplies.

PCW Challenge #4 Stamp Challenge

(click on link above to read more)

Here our our guidelines: Check out the new addition to the challenge rules below*

* Project must be a new project for this challenge
* You can gladly combine challenges
* You must link to your post and not just your blog
* You post must include a link back here
* You must use a either a Digital stamp from PCW OR…
* NEW ADDITION:… a regular-non digital stamp in your project.

* You will have almost 2 weeks to enter your project!


2 Shades of Pink and Ribbon Stamp Challenge

Hugs, Fran

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother’s Day Project


Back in March I made Photo Rosettes ( of my friend’s son and DIL’s baby pictures for their baby shower.  I wish I had a photo of it but I must have deleted it by mistake.  Well my friend shared the photo I made for her with her family and friends.  One of her friends loved it so much that she asked me if I would do the same thing for her to give to her Mom for Mother’s Day. She has 4 sisters but she could not find a baby picture of one of the sisters so I had to use an older picture of her.  I wanted to do something a little different so instead of using a vase to place the rosettes in I purchased a Wheel Barrow template from My Time Made Easy and created the wheel barrow to use to present the rosettes to her Mom.  I am so pleased with how it all turned out.  And the template cut out perfectly using my Cricut plus it was one of the easiest templates I have ever put together.  Here are some photos of the completed project.

(You can click on each photo to see a larger view.)


Barrow_Side View


Happy Mother’s Day to All My Bloggers!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pretty Patterns Sketch #8


Its time for another My Time Made Easy Challenge!  This time the theme I chose was a Baby Card.  I wanted to make a traditional baby card using pretty pastel shades but the Digi Image I chose just didn’t shout out traditional to me.  Once I finished I had no clue what style I used.  After pondering over it I think I can say its more like a Rustic Victorian style (Is there such a style?).  I like the end result and I hope you do too.  I would love if you left a comment to let me know what you think.

NOTE:  I didn’t follow the sketch exactly this week because my mind’s eye kept going in a different direction for some reason.  The only difference is the top portion of the card & the doily.  Sometimes this happens but the important thing is that you like the end result.

Carriage2 for MTME web site

(click on photo to view larger image)

I used the cutest Digi Set to make my card this week.  Both the baby carriage and sentiment are from the same set.  There are 27 images in this set!  Click here to see the sketch (Pretty Patterns Sketch #8) for this week and all the beautiful creations from my other team members.

To complete my card I also used digi paper from my personal files. I came across the beads & charm that match closely to the digi paper & decided to string them and attach to the bow.  The doily was created using a die.  And the baby carriage is matted using a spellbinders die.  I wanted to create a different edge for the digi paper on the top portion of the card so I cut narrow strips and fan folded them to get the ruffle look.  I was going for the look of the top portion of the baby carriage when opened up.   And I used lots of pearls & stickles to give the card some bling.


Hugs, Fran