Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fun and Play Card by Fran


Today I have a really fun card to show you.  I was driven by the image to make the card colorful and playful.  The digital image I used is by Mo Manning called Come Out and Play.  When you see the image it will bring back lots of memories for us who were kids during the 50s and skating was the favorite past time.  I can remember going to the Shoemakers down the street from where I lived to buy skate keys because I would lose mine all the time.  Oh and the best shoes to use were saddle oxfords.  You know the ones that were black and white.  The skates would stay on better. Just a little skating down memory lane.



I colored the image using Prang colored pencils and the Gamsol technique.  I used a Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities, Curved Rectangles  to cut around the image.  I distressed the card with Tumbles Glass and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.  All the small flowers were punched using a Retro Flower Punch by EK Success,  Added lots of Stickles Glitter Glue to the flowers, words, and speech bubble.  The larger flower is from my stash.  I used the Silhouette Portrait to cut out the words: F-U-N and P-L-A-Y.  The frame of the card on the front and inside was also cut using the Silhouette called Notebook Edges.   Inkssentials Glossy Accents & Tombow Permanent Adhesive to hold everything together. Cardstock is from my stash. And the speech bubble and text was created in Paint Shop Pro.


Cutters Creek Products:  Distress Ink Pads; Stickles Glitter Glue; ASI Kool Tak; Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Tombow Permanent Adhesive.


Side Bar Info:  Kim of Cutters Creek offers her customers a special way of obtaining their favorite crafting products by way of clubs.  The clubs run approximately 6 months allowing the customer to pay each month with a lower shipping rate on the products from each club.  For instance I belonged to the Adhesive Club and each month I received 3 adhesives of various types.  I also belong to Tim Holtz Distress Paints Club.  This is a great way to build on your crafting supplies with affordable monthly costs.  If you have any questions about the clubs you can contact Kim here.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Saturday, July 20, 2013

First Crush by Fran


Do you remember your first crush?  I do!  Every time I saw him my knees would turn to Jell-O, lol.   All the memories came flooding back when I saw the image I used to make my card.  The digital image is by Dearie Dolls and I used the colored one from the set.  My card was cut using the Silhouette Portrait.  And the background on the inside of the card was also cut using the Silhouette. 

The card measures approximately 5” square.  The papers are by Recollections.  And they come in many colors and are distressed.  I added some Distress Stickles (Worn Lipstick) to the front of the card.  I attached the image using ASI (Kool Tak)  3-D Foam Pads.  And everything is held together using Inkssentials Glossy Accents.


Front View


Inside View


Cutters Creek Products:  Distress Stickles, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, and Kool Tak 3-D Foam Pads.  If you have any questions about any of the products used you can contact Kim here and she may be able to order it for you.

And there are lots of new items Kim is selling in the store. Check out the July Specials and CHA 2013 Releases.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Friday, July 19, 2013

McMahon Five Designs Flashback Release



The image I chose this week is not very old.  It made its debut a couple of months ago.  And I’ve been wanting to use the image for a while now.  So today I bring you my project using a digital image created by Draw Me A Daydream (DMAD) Designs by Ryan Krisher.  This digital set  is called Pa’s Paper from Pa’s Paper Digital Designs.


Pa's Paper Digital Stamp Set

DMAD - Pa's Paper Set - JPG


My Project

Most of us know how hard it is to make male cards but it really helps to have a cute image.  I used two basic colors tan and black.  I also tore tiny pieces of newspaper and glued it to a plain piece of cardstock using Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials.  Then I used Vintage Photo distress ink to give it an aged look.  I used the colored image from the set but I wanted to do something I haven’t done before.  I used my Silhouette Portrait to do a Print and Cut to get the narrow white border around the image.  It only took me two tries and I got it right.  Then I took black card stock and made another cut to border the image.  I call it beginners luck!  The sentiments on the Front and Inside of the card are from the set too.  Added some black diamond stickles and called it done!





Supplies Used:  Neenah Environment Desert Storm Card Stock; Neenah Classic Linen Black Card Stock.  Inkssentials Glue N’ Seal; Black Diamond Stickles; Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive; and Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz (Ranger).


If you have time visit the  McMahon Five Designs Blog to see more projects using flashback images.  And leave a little love too.  Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope I was able to inspire you a little. 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cutters Creek Christmas In July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cutters Creek Christmas in July Blog Hop! If you came from Deanna’s Blog you are in the right place, if not and you would like to start at the beginning please jump to the Cutters Creek Design Team blog.

We have some great projects in store for you today to provide you with plenty of inspiration to help you jump start your holiday crafting. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too!

Here is what I made for you today.

Christmas Blessings_FB_CuttersCreek_2013

Card Details:  My entire card was made using my Silhouette Portrait.  The pretty lacy scallop was created by Creations by Bird.  Papers used are by Neenah and Recollections.  The bling is Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue.  And everything is held together using Inkssentials Glossy Accents.   There are so many wonderful crafting items at Cutters Creek Store.  And if you have any questions about any of the items you can contact Kim Bush here.



We have some awesome blog candy for you.


To be eligible for the blog candy, we would love for you to follow us and leave a comment on all the blogs along the way. We will use to select a winner. The winner will be posted on the Cutters Creek Design Team blog on Monday July 15th.


Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Design Team Blog:



Fran:  (you are here)







Thank you for hopping along with us and we hope you are getting tons of inspiration along the way.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for the Blog Candy.



Friday, July 12, 2013

Life Is Like Laundry…..


McMahon Five Designs is launching some new and fun sets again this week!  Today my card used the new set called Hang It Up! And I used the Color Set along with Summer Breeze Digi Papers Set.  Both sets are by Daydream Designs Digital Images.  Here is a preview of what you will get in the sets:

For the sets below, there are more projects in the store. Just click the links below to see  additional samples.

Hang It Up Colored


Hang It Up Outline


Summer Breeze Digital Papers


My Project


(click on photos for a closer view)


CARD DETAILS:  Papers used – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Recollections Iridescent; Plaid Print is called Shirt Plaid from the Summer Breeze Digi Paper Set; the grass & flower border, sun, clouds and sentiment are from the Internet; Clothes line, clothes, birds, laundry basket from the Hang It Up Digital Set; Bling accents on front of card by Heidi Swapp and Pearl accents on the inside of card by Basic Grey Opaline; and last but not least a little touch of Star Dust Stickles on the Sun & Flowers.  The entire front of the card was created using Paint Shop Pro by using various layering techniques.  I even added some laundry in the basket.

To see more awesome projects created by the Design Team visit the McMahon Five Designs Blog.  And if you have some extra time leave some love too.  Thank you for stopping by,