Sunday, April 27, 2014

Have A Sweet Day by Fran


The image is by Sassy Cheryl and I remember going to a drug store as they were called back when I was young.  I would love to sit at the counter and order a Root Beer Float.  One time I bought a banana split and two of my friends and I shared  it.  Oh it was so good!  And my favorite Sundae was a Chocolate Nut Sundae with a cherry on top.  Did I stir up any memories for any one?


(the little white dots on the stool are glitter)


I love round shaped cards.  It was so much fun coloring this image.  I used both Copic markers and Promarkers.  My card measures 5-1/2”.  The card base, printed papers, elements (gears and light bulb) are from my stash.  The sentiment was created in Paint Shop Pro.  I used Glossy Accents to hold things together.  And Shabby Shutters Distress Ink was used to color the edges of the all layers on the card.  I used a mini ink blending tool to apply the shabby shutters.

Items that can be purchased from the online store:

Copic markers

Glossy Accents

Distress ink pad (Shabby Shutters)

Mini Ink Blending Tool

You can purchase these items from the Cutters Creek Online Store and other neat things too.  And don’t forget to stop by the CC DT Blog to view many projects from the Design Team.  I would love if you left a comment to let me know what you thought of my card.  I love reading them.  You could even ask a question and I will get you an answer about any of the products used on my card.  And if you have any questions about the online store you can contact Kim here.

Have a Sweet Day!  Fran

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet As Ladybugs



Lady Bug/Daisies Planter

PROMO Ladybug Planter




Details:  My card is a big one this time. It’s 6-1/2” square. The card base cardstock is  Neenah card 80#.  I used the silhouette portrait to cut out the lady bug planter images using the print and cut method.  The daisy corners are from the silhouette store.

Accents on the planter are Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella clear glitter. The remaining papers are from my stash.

I’m so glad you stopped in and I hope I inspired you in some way.  You may want to visit the M5D Blog to see the other projects created by very talented ladies.  And don’t forget to go to the M5D Online Store and check out all the digital images and Neenah Card Stock.  So many cute ones! 

Have a wonderful Day!  Fran

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Love Is In The Air! By Fran




The digital stamp is called First Love by Sassy Cheryl.  And so I took it one step further and made it mine with Love Is In The Air!  I was going for whimsy but maybe I over did it. But any who I still like how it turned out.

My Recipe:  My card is 4-3/4” by 6”.  All elements were cut on my Silhouette machine except for the butterflies (MS Punch).

The background paper is watercolor paper.  I used the new Tim Holtz Spritzer (my new favorite item) and Distress markers in two colors and spritz the paper.  Then I used a paintbrush to water color in the sky.  If you haven’t bought yourself one of those spritzers you are missing out on a awesome tool.  It is not hard to use once you find your rhythm.  I used the new smaller blending tool to enhance the edges.  And Glossy Accents which is my most favorite medium.

All the coloring was done with several different mediums:  Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, Inktense Pencil, Distress Ink Pads and Markers, and Wink of Stella Glitter brushes

Copic Markers:  Olive, Apricot, Golden Yellow, Baby Blue, Veronese Green, Frost Blue, Light Grayish Cobalt, Pink Flamingo, Egg Shell, Brick Beige, Warm Gray #3, and Blush.

Prisma Colored Pencils:   Chocolate, Ginger Root, and Denim Blue.

Inktense Pencil:: Dark Chocolate

Distress Ink Pad: Stormy Sky

Distress Markers: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass

Stop over the Cutters Creek Store and check out the new items and the all time favorite items.  And if you have any questions you can contact Kim.


Have a nice day, Fran

Friday, April 11, 2014

Flashback Time!


Today is Flashback time where we share a project using designs from the past.  I chose Birds In Spring.  I used the Outline image but it comes in color too.


Outline and Color

PROMO Birds in Spring Outlines



Details:  My card is 6” x 6”. The card base is made from Neenah Card Stock 80#.  If you never worked with Neenah paper you are missing out on a great product and so reasonably priced in the M5D Store

The filigree mat is from the Silhouette Store.  What I did was size it to fit on the pink mat and layered the image on the filigree mat.  Then I used the print and cut feature.  I colored the flowers on the image using Copic markers (RV04 & RV06).  The leaves and birds were colored using Promarkers (Olive Green, Pear Green, Pastel Blue, Azure, True Blue, Canary Yellow, Peach, and the Blending marker). 

I used papers from my stash for the flowers, leaves, and pink mat.  The flowers were punched from the Retro flower punch in three sizes.  The butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch. Beads and Rhinestones are from my stash.  Then I added clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to the birds, flowers, leaves, & the tree branch on the image.  Everything is held together with the Best Glue Ever (name of glue).  I accidently found this glue online and just had to try it.  I love it because if you get glue where it shouldn’t be you just rub it away and its NON-TOXIC!

I hope you get a chance to go over to the M5D Blog to see all the other awesome creations. Thank you for taking the time to stop in on my blog.

Have a wonderful day!  Fran

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Go Wild by Fran




Isn’t he just the cutest raccoon?  And there are more cute digi Critter Stamp sets you can use 0n your next Birthday card.  Just think how much children would love getting a cute critter card. Below are the details of my card.  And all the Critter Digi Stamp sets for you to view at the online store of McMahon Five Designs.


My Card Details: Card measurements: 5-1/2” by 5-1/2”. The card base and image base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# card stock.  Solid color papers and background papers are from my stash. The plaid background and bow were created using a striped background stamp using distress ink pads (Shabby shutters and peacock feathers). The bow is made from card stock.  The sentiment comes with the Raccoon digi stamp set.  The image is a pre-colored image included in the set. Bling created with a Wink of Stellar glitter brush.  The glitter dots created with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The tiny squares and circles made from a square die and round punch.


Click on Images and it will take you to the online store for more info




Check out these cute Critter Digi Stamp Sets over at the Online M5D Store and if you get a chance go to the M5D DT Blog to see what the other designers created.

If you have any questions about my card you can contact me at


Thank you for stopping by and you know your comments are always welcome. Have a wonderful day.  And stop back soon!