Friday, January 31, 2014

Flashback Time For McMahon Five Designs



Every other week the M5D DTs create projects using images from the past that we call Flashback.  I fell in love with the image I selected because of its beauty and the joyful noise it makes.

The image comes from the Digital Set created by Daydreams Designs.  There are three kits shown below that are available in colored images, outline images and sentiments.  Visit the M5D Online Store to see all the Digital Sets that are available.


Birds and Bees-Color Promo


Birds and Bees Promo


Birds and Bees Sentiments Promo

Here is a link to all of Daydreams Designs:


My Project


(click on the photo to view larger)

Details:  My card is 5-1/2” square.  I used Nesting Squares cutting dies for the shape of the card. Then I created the rounded corners with a Crop-A-Dile Chomper.  The bird image and leaves have Clear Wink of Stella shimmer on them.  The treble clef flourish is from the Silhouette Store and cut on the Silhouette.  The pearls are ivory and a soft gold with flat adhesive backs.  All card stock used is Neenah (Baronial Ivory 80# and Epic Black 80#).

You can see the projects created by the other DT members by visiting the M5D Blog here.

Thank you for visiting my Blog and if you have any questions about my card you can contact me at


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Howdy-Do! By Fran


I really had fun coloring this image by Sassy Cheryl called a Simple Bunch of Flowers.  It was not hard to keep a smile on your face while coloring her.  Let me know what you think.



(Click on photo for a larger view)


Details:  Card base is 5-3/4” square.  The shape of the card was cut using a Silhouette Portrait.  Card base is made from Bazzill Basics, Simply Smooth White.  The remaining papers are from my stash. The image was colored using Inktense Paint Pencils and Copic markers for the skin (E00, Eo1, E11, & R20) my favorite colors for skin).  The buttons on the dress and shoes were accented with Enamel Accents (dimensional faux enamel) made by Inkssentials, Ranger.  I used a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Deco) to create the corners of the image.  The rosette and button was cut using the Silhouette and the button is decorated with stickles and Scrappers Twine. The sentiment was created on the computer and then cut to create the banner. And I used Distress Ink to the edges of the banner.  On the image I used Glossy Accents to the centers of both flowers.  And some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter.

Supplies:     Bazzill Basics Paper

                      Stickles (starry night)

                      Tombow Adhesive

                      Glossy Accents

                      Distress Ink Pad

                      Copic Markers

I hope my card gave you some inspiration to do some coloring using digital images or your stamps.  To me coloring is so relaxing.

If there are any products noted in the Details that are not available from Cutters Creek Online Store you can always contact Kim to see if she can order it for you. I ordered my Silhouette through Kim and the process was so easy because Kim makes it easy.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave a comment to let me know your favorite thing on my card.


Monday, January 27, 2014

And The Winner is………



Michele I


Congrats Michele!  You won the Honey and Boo Valentine’s card.  Please contact me at

Thank you to all those who left me a comment.  I sure do appreciate them and love reading them too.

Hugs, Fran

Friday, January 24, 2014

Up, Up, and Away (plus a Giveaway)


Today I am sharing a fun card made with a cute digital image by Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  The kit is called Honey and Boo Balloons.  Such a sweet image to use on a card for lots of occasions. I chose to make a Valentine’s card.  And I used the image that is already colored that you get in the kit too.  It really is a time saver to get colored images that you can use on your project along with cute sentiments.  And one of my favorite card stocks is on sale!  In addition, to the Sale M5D is now selling Neenah Solar White in 110#.  It’s awesome!!!!!!!


M5D is now stocking

#110 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

Use Coupon Code: NEENAH

to save an additional 10% off all Neenah in-stock papers!




 Honey & Boo Balloons

PROMO Honey & Boo Balloons


Keep Reading to learn about the Give Away!


My Card


DETAILS:  All card stock used is Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#.  Image was fussy cut using my Silhouette Portrait.  The clouds were created in Paint Shop Pro and then exported to my Silhouette to cut them out.  The tiny hearts were made using a die and then I colored them with a Wink of Stella Brush in Hot Pink.  All the clouds got a coat of clear glitter using a Wink of Stella Brush.  The colored background and sentiment was done using Paint Shop Pro and printed out.  The image and clouds were attached to the card with 3-D Foam Squares for dimension.  Then I added just a little more glitter to the image using Stickles in the color yellow.  If you click on the photo you will get a larger view to see the card in more detail.  I added a little more dimension to Honey and Boo’s noses using a Glaze Gel Pen in black and Pink.


Give Away!

Leaving a comment on my Blog gives you a chance to win my Valentine’s card.  The selection will be done using (using the first comment made as number one and the remaining comments in consecutive order).  I forgot to mention that the inside of the card is ready for you to add your own personal message.  I will announce the winner on Monday.  Check my blog to see the posted winner.


And please check out the M5D Blog to see the other projects created with more amazing digital sets.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, January 13, 2014

Smitten by Fran



I fell in love with this digital image that I used on my card and just knew I had to color her up and make a card.  I am pretty sure I will give it to my hubby for Valentine’s Day even though it has a bow on it.




Details:  My card is a standard A2 card (4.25x5.5 inches).  The base of the card is made from Bazzill Simply Smooth Cardstock 8.5"X11"-White. There 6 layers including the image layer on the front of the card.  I colored the Bazzill white layers (edges) with pink and red glitter pens.  And the black card stock is by Neenah.  The image is by Sassy Cheryl and is called Smitten. I colored her using Inktense Ink Pencils except for the skin.  I used Copic Markers to color the skin (E00, E01, E11, RV21).  The lady bug on the hat, buttons on the shoes and center of flower on the hat was accented with Inkssentials Glossy Accents.  The heart buttons were hand made using a heart mold.  Then I colored them using a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Red.

The inside of the card is made from Neenah Black Card stock and the pink card stock is from my scraps.  The sentiment is part of the digital stamp image.  And the falling hearts were die cut to get the various sizes and colored them to match the front of the card.

The card is held together using Tombow Mono Aqua (liquid glue) and Hot glue was used to adhere the buttons and bow.

All items that are linked can be purchased at the Cutters Creek Online Store.  And if you have any questions about the products I used you can contact Kim Bush of Cutters Creek and she will be glad to assist you.

Thank you for stopping by and I would love it if you left me a comment to let me know what you think of my card.  I love reading all the comments.  And they give me incentive :)



Friday, January 10, 2014

I Love You Deerly!


Welcome to the McMahon Five Designs Release for the start of the New Year, 2014.  There are so many awesome digital set releases this week.  Visit the M5D Online Store (red rubber & acrylic stamps sale) and go on a shopping spree.  I used the Sweet Deer Digital Stamp Set below to create my card.  Just look at the faces on those deer.  Aren’t they precious?!

Sweet Deer Digital Stamp Set




Front View



Inside View

Supplies used to create card:

Neenah Card Stock (I used Desert Storm Card Stock) – Sweet Deer Digital Stamp Set - Snow-Tex Glittering Snow – Distress Ink Pads – Falling Snow Template – Die to create snow bank – Inktense  Ink Pencils (used to color the deer image) – Button Mold to create brown buttons – Scrapper’s Floss (brown) - Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (brown) – Ribbon (Aqua Glitter) – Paint Shop Pro to create Sentiment.


To see all the projects using this week’s Release Sets visit the McMahon Five Designs Blog (There are some awesome digital sets!). Thank you for stopping by my Blog.  And I hope that I inspired you.