Thursday, February 28, 2013

Remember National Crafting Month….



Over at Cutters Creek beginning March 1st – March 8th.  Our Design Team will be posting a new project on each day beginning on March 1st.  Stop over and check out all the beautiful crafts and don’t forget to leave some love.  We love the love :)

Thank you,


Sunday, February 24, 2013

You’re In My Thoughts


I found a sweet digital image created by Sassy Cheryl’s Digis and just had to color it for this project.  The image is something a little different from what I normally do because all you see is the back of characters and the image is called Better Than a Thousand Words.  I think once you see the photo you will agree with the title.  This time I did a little paper piecing by cutting out the little girl’s top and skirt using the This & That Paper Pad.  I really love how easy it was to paper piece the outfit.  The rest of the image was colored using my Prisma Colored Pencils.  All the paper (6 different prints) used to create the card is from Echo Park called This & That Graceful (6x6 paper pad).  The card base and the card stock used for the image is from Wal Mart.  I added some distress ink to the background of the image.  And also added lots of stickles.  More details about what I used and where to purchase will be listed below the photos.


Inside View



Recipe:  This & That Graceful 6x6 paper pad, Distress Ink Pads (Fade Jeans, Scattered Straw, & Pine needles, Ranger Stickles Glue (Turquoise & Star Dust), Spellbinders Grand Nestablilities (Labels One) and Spellbinders Nestablities Labels One, Spellbinders Rose Creations by Donna-Salazar, Sentiment by Sophie Gallo from the Silhouette Store (inside of card), and one red dew drop for the center of the flower.

NOTE:  If there is anything I used that is not currently sold in the Cutters Creek Store or is out of stock please contact Kim Bush here.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet Sweet Leila


I know you will agree with me that this digital stamp image of Leila is so sweet.  You really have to check out the store at McMahon Five Designs and check out all the great digital images.  Plus you can buy rubber stamps for some of the images too.  And lots of items are discounted.  Remember to check out the M5D Blog to see all of the other awesome creations from our Design Team. 

All details about my card will be below the photos.


Leila JPG (B&W & Colored)




Photos of My Card




Layout Details:  Card base (Neenah Card Stock, white),  Colored Paper (my stash), Cuttlebug Dry Emboss folder (Dots), Scallop Punch (3” scallop), Black Scroll (Silhouette Store), Ranger Stickles, Rose on card front made by me and sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds), Flowers inside of card made from 2 flower punches, Rhinestones from my stash. 

NOTE:  Skin and hair colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.  Dress and Bear colored using Paint Shop Pro.


fran red

Friday, February 15, 2013

Round Easel Card


I like you to meet Melissa.  She is a darling acrylic stamp image that you can purchase from McMahon Five Designs Store.  Melissa is colored using Prisma Colored Pencils.  I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles (Large) to make the entire card. There are touches of Liquid Pearls in the centers of the small flowers surrounding Melissa.  And on the base of the card I use Rangers Stickles in Lavender.  The scalloped Circles that form the easel are edged with Dusty Concord Distress ink.  Little touches of Star Dust Stickles are on Melissa’s glasses, hair bow and shoes.  To support the Easel Card I use three lavender prima roses and I created the coiled stems by hand and added some lavender stickles to them.  The sentiment is from the Silhouette Store and cut using the Silhouette Portrait.  The card was not hard to make.  Having all the right tools and products on hand make it so easy to pull it all together.  I am so glad you stopped by and hope you let me know how much you like my card.

Melissa Acrylic Stamp




Recipe:  Melissa Acrylic Stamp, Distress Ink Pad (Dusty Concord), Ranger Stickles (Star Dust and Lavender), Prima Roses (lavender), Liquid Pearls (lavender), Prisma Colored Pencils, Sentiment: Thinking of You by Hero Arts (Silhouette Store),  Card base: Neenah Card Stock, and the Image, sentiment and purple scalloped circle are cut from standard card stock from my stash.



Monday, February 11, 2013

Cutters Creek Design Team Call


Cutters Creek is looking to add some members to its Design Team. The Design Team call will run February 10th through March 2nd.

Design Team: (initial requirements)

1. Must live in the US.

2. Submit a paragraph why you would be an asset to the Design Team and your experience.

3. Submit a picture of a scrapbook layout, card, or project show casing your work and describe it as well as a link to your blog.

4. Commit to submitting a minimum of two projects a month as well as blog hops and other special events hosted by the design team and be willing to let Cutters Creek display your art. (You will receive credit for your creation.)

5. Must be able to communicate well with others.

6. Must have a blog.

To view the Cutters Creek store site please go here. To view the Design Team blog please go here.

We are looking for submissions by all skill levels. Submissions can be emailed to no later than Saturday March 2nd midnight EST.

If any of the above requirements cannot be met, please do not submit an entry.

Other compensation and requirements will not be discussed until the above items have been met, as this will be a two phase process.

Thank you for your consideration!!! I thank you in advance for your submission.

Deanna M

Sunday, February 10, 2013

One More Valentine’s Card


This card says it boldly!  It all began with the flower.  I wanted to make it smaller but it look so pretty in this size so I decided to build my card around the size of the flower.  So next came the sentiments (Front and Inside).  I chose two very pretty fonts and sized them accordingly.  I kept looking at the card and said something is missing.  So I used a Martha Stewart heart punch for the bottom, front of the card.  Then I cut out a heart border and added it to the front of the card.  Then a strip of red card stock that matched the flower and added it to the bottom front too.  Inside I cut a background bordered with hearts out of the same card stock as the flower.  Sprayed the outside and inside with Iridescent Glitter Dust (gorgeous in person).  I Added some liquid pearls in Rouge to the flower center and heart border.




Iridescent Glitter Dust; Liquid Pearls (Rouge);  Martha Stewart Heart Punch; Silhouette Cutting Machine: (Sentiments, heart border, heart background Mat-inside, and flower from Silhouette Store);  Neenah Card Stock (white and Red).

NOTE:  If you see anything that is not sold at Cutters Creek (contact Kim Bush )and she may be able to order it for you.  She ordered the Silhouette Cutting machine for me and I got it from Kim in no time.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Friday, February 8, 2013

Advice From A Tree


Today for McMahon Five Designs I made up the cutest Tree digital image named Advice From A Tree.  Something so different from what I normally do.  I used both Paint Shop Pro and Prisma Colored Pencils to color the tree.  I added a cute little fence with some leaves and flowers intertwined through the fence.  The fence is made from real wood paper and I cut it out using my Silhouette Portrait (I used a number 7 blade and heavy paper) to cut it out.  I only had to do one pass and it cut out perfectly.  I used Distress Ink Pad, Weathered Wood to color the fence. For the sentiment inside I printed it on real wood paper then I used an Oval die and cut it out using my Cuttlebug.  I inked the edges of the wood oval using Weather wood Distress Ink again.  The leaves, flowers (front and inside) were cut using my Silhouette.  The card base is Neenah Paper.  The flowers, leaves, and flower border was cut using paper from my stash.

Recipe:  Neenah Paper, Advice From a Tree Digi Image, Real Wood Paper can be bought from M5D store.  Just click on the product above to take you to the store and the page where the item is listed.  Everything else is from my personal stash.

Advice From A Tree JPG and PNG




(You can click on the photos to get a larger view)

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Button Sentiments


I have a project to share with you from McMahon Five Designs.  I chose to work on some Valentine Sentiment Buttons.  So cute!  And so easy to use for any type of Valentine gift. I chose to make a box using a template from the Silhouette Store.  Plus I used a doily too from the store.

The box is made from Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper Card Stock 80# and the doily is made from Neenah Classic Linen Epic Black Card Stock 80#.  This paper is so beautiful!  And it cut out perfectly using the Silhouette Portrait cutter.  It cut it out like butta!  The button sentiments were cut out on standard 110# card stock and each button was punched using a scalloped punch.

Valentine Button Sentiments



I colored all the button sentiments using Paint Shop Pro.

Other embellishments are from my personal stash.


Thank you for stopping by,