Sunday, December 13, 2015


Christmas Money Envelopes

The following photos are money envelopes for my older Grandsons.  I decided this year to decorate the front of the envelope.  It took me a while to get them done but it was worth the time spent on them.

(I used a new Die Set From Ellen Hutson called Essentials by Ellen.  The set is called Poinsettia and Pine by Julie.  The dies used for the labels are from my stash.  Tags were just made by cutting out thin strips and cutting the fish tail on one end.)
The photos below are the money envelopes I made for my Great Nephews.  They are shaker envies.  I went a little overboard with the stickles and Glossy Accents.  I think the kid in me came out when I was creating



(Lots of Wink of Stella-Clear Glitter, Stickles, Glossy Accents, and sequins used for these envelopes.  The For You Die is by Lawn Fawn.  The Tree die came with a stamp set but I cannot find the label to give you the name of the set.  If I find it I will update the blog with the info.)
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Homemade Italian Dressing

Homemade Italian Dressing
Here is a photo of the two shaker cards I made for my Grandsons.  I really had fun making them and I am sure they will have shaking them!  I will be posting photos of the money envelopes I made for my older Grandsons and Great Nephews.  See you soon!
Happy Holidays!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015


Funky Christmas Tree


(Idea for this card came from catherinestamps, Catherine Pooler) 


Merry Christmas


These cards are two samples I created using new products that gave me the incentive to create my Christmas Cards this year.

My favorite medium is water coloring.  The backgrounds on both cards were created using a new product (for me) called BRUSHO Crystal Colours by ColourCraft that produces an unique water color effect.   All you do is sprinkle the crystals on water color paper and spray with water.  The colors are very vivid so very little of the crystals goes a long way. The first card I used Cobalt Blue and the second card I used Turquoise.

(I wish my photography skills were better because the cards are so vivid and beautiful in person).

The new dies used:  Funky Christmas Tree Die by Whimsy Stamps, Large MERRY word die by Whimsy Stamps also.  The die Merry Christmas Tree is by Memory Box.

Although I didn’t share the inside of the cards I used a new stamp set called Sentiments by Neat and Tangled.  I chose the Happy New Year sentiment for the inside. And sprinkled with snowflakes that matched the glitter paper on the front of the card.

From my stash: Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack by DCWV.  Water Color paper (140 lb.) by CANSON.  Card Base made from Recollections Cardstock Paper (110 lb.).


Happy Holidays!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Dancing Daphine




One of my challenges I wanted to do was water color an image.  I fell in love with Dancing Daphine and knew it was my challenge image.  Clearly I wasn’t thinking about all the detail ha ha.  I used two different mediums to get my results.  Below are the supplies I used in detail.


  Front:   Prima 6x6 Watercolor Paper Pad (Image, border & flower)

              Water Color Mediums:  Prima Watercolor Pencils for Hair and skin tones

                                                       Derwent Inktense Pencils for image, shadow & border

              Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders

              Cas-ual Fri-Dies (4 Petals)

              Sequins, Signo White Gel Pen, Tiny Rhinestones, & Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter


 Inside: Mama Elephant (Birthday Wishes) Stamp


Thank You for Stopping by,


Monday, September 14, 2015

Have A Rockin’ Birthday


Can you believe it!  I haven’t made a card since Valentine’s Day.  Just a lot of life that needed my attention more so than crafting.  I am not sure if I will be cranking out cards in the future.  But I do need to make more Birthday and Thank You cards for my stash.  And then I can post them to my Blog.

I will be taking another water color class very soon.  I will be learning to use different mediums.  Hopefully I will make some cards using the new techniques I learn.

The card today was made for my Grandson who turn 15 on 9/6/2015.  Masculine cards are still a challenge for me especially for a teenager.  I hope you like what I selected for my Grandson.







Digital Image and Sentiment by IMAGINE THAT DIGIS BY KRIS

Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol for the Image

Stickles, Glossy Accents, Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Papers – My stash

Thank You stopping by, Fran


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day



Below are Valentine’s cards I made for my Hubby and grandsons.  I really had a lot of fun making them. The card for my hubby is a shaker card (my first one).  The two cards with the Bee and Frog are for my grandsons.  Below each photo are the supplies I used to create the cards.


Hubby’s Card


Dies by My Favorite Things: LOVE Centerpieces and Love & Adore You

Paper and Sequins from my stash (sequins from Pretty Pink Posh).



Grandson’s Cards


Stamp Set by: Clearly Besotted called In Print. The body of the stamp is a finger print.  You can use your own finger print or the one that comes with the stamp set. 

Ink Pads by Mama Elephant: Mojito (green) & Buttercup

Card Base by Lawn Fawn: Sunflower & Freshly Cut Grass

Circle Die from my stash


Thank you for stopping by,


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Hunter!



Its been a while since I posted to my Blog.  Seems like forever.  I was in one of those creative slumps. 

My Grandson’s Birthday was in January and I just knew that I wanted to make him a card.  And his most favorite snack is ice cream.  However, I really needed some inspiration and so I went YouTube hunting to watch one of my favorite greeting card designers, Jennifer McGuire.  And on her YouTube channel I found a card where she made an ice cream cone.  So I went shopping for all the supplies she used so I could make the ice cream cone she demonstrated.  It goes without saying that once I watched Jennifer’s video I was inspired and ready to create again.


Supplies:   Wendy Vecchi embossing paste used to make ice cream.

                      Distress Ink to color ice cream and cone.

                      Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles to cut out green card stock.

                      Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp-Ice Cream Dream

                       Background is water colored.  Sequins from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!