Saturday, January 31, 2015

Show it off Saturday Linky Party and I'm nuts and bolts for you

papers from doodlebug designs
adorable robots and sentiment from
Best Bots Forever Stamp Set
stamped this on
Ultra smooth premium white card stock
with memento tuxedo black
colored in with copic marker
added glossy accents on the "bolts"
and a little clear winky of stella on the bodies
now I am in love with these robots been
working on a whole army using different papers,
inks, and some embossing, some with google eyes
on the left silver embossing powder on the right gold
 
Warning you will be seen this on some up coming cards.....
 
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Winner and Be Mine

way behind on getting enough Valentine cards for
my co-workers but one closer today
Femme Frames
 
Stitched Doily Die
Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye
had this saying on it just had to position
little Cupid bear with bow from the
Silhouette store
Design ID #53713
at little stickles on the wings,
a button and a bow
 
Winner of the January 17th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
chosen by random.org
#6 Scrapper 69
Scrappers Anonymous


Oh where to begin on this super happy, colorful,
fabulous birthday card.
The owl is adorable the papers superb
and the banner divine. Tied all
up with some yummy red twine.
This card is birthday perfection.

Theresa,
email your address to
kfranciola @ nycap. rr. com
take the spaces out and
I will get the ribbon in the mail to you.
 
Karen
 
 
 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Show it off Satuday Linky Party and Valentine Shaker Card

simple little Valentine shaker card
pattern paper from Doodlebug Designs
Shaker Stitched die duo
and sweetheart mix sequin
Heart stamps from
colored in with some copic markers  
stitch & scallop mat
Femme Frames
a white satin ribbon bow and a button
boy it's hard to photo a shaker card
with out any glare!
 
 
Show it off Linky Party
any Project, handmade item, 
card or Layout
one entry per person please
winner will received
8 skeins of  seam binding ribbon
colors will vary depending on availability
Been working all week on some
Valentine colors.....
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

 
Hi it's Karen from
it's my day to post at
it you haven't been to this blog
you are missing a ton of great prizes
different designers and projects
every weekday!
 
Started with the
Lawn Fawn goodie bag
cut out of kraft card stock
perfect size to fill with some
Valentine treats for my co-workers
the heart flowers is a Studio G stamp
I have had forever...
coated with stickles
The sentiment is from
Going in Circles
this is one of those sets that is
so perfect for so many occasions
I cut the sentiment out with
a pierced circle die from
My Favorite things
added a heart in the
center with a punch
from Stampin' Up
cut with some DCWV
red glitter paper
 
 
Can't wait to fill
with some yummy
chocolate!
 
Karen
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winner and Happy Birthday

My Stash of cards is at an all time lower really
need to rebuild!
made a birthday card
so thrilled with the way this came out!
from this back ground
added a black mat
assorted sequins
a little bling
the square is from
Die-namics Pierced Square STAX
sentiment from
Birthday Bash Sentiments Stamp Set
 
Winner of the January 10th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
Chosen by random.org
 
Oh how I wish it was warm enough to go swimming...
this layout is fabulous. the colors of the papers
and the embellishments enhance the photo to perfection.
I love the journaling captures a wonderful day
to be remember for a lifetime.
 
Janet
email your address to
kfranciola @ nycap. rr. com
take the spaces out and
I will get the ribbon in the mail to you.
 
Karen


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Show it off Saturday Linky party and Happy Valentine's day

this card started with one of the distress ink backgrounds
from my last post
this was one that was done
on the Tim Holtz watercolor paper
 turned into this
 
I like to use a black mat 
I think  it makes the watercolor pop
but that is just my personal preference
  made a shaker card
used
Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set
from
two layers of foam tape
before I remove the back on the foam
tape I take my EK embossing powder tool
and go along the inside edges of the tape so
the sequins won't stick to the inside edges
filled the heart with assorted sequins
and a few rhinestones and a
sentiment from
keep it simple Valentine Mini
a little bow and it's done

 
Show it off Linky Party
any Project, handmade item, 
card or Layout
one entry per person please
winner will received
8 skeins of  seam binding ribbon
colors will vary depending on availability 
 


 
 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Distress Ink Backgrounds

 
Georgiana from
asked if it was hard or messy to make the Distressed Ink back grounds
I thought I would show you how easy
they are to make
not messy at all
I start with my ranger craft sheet and
pick my colors with
Valentine's day in mind I pick some pink colors
tattered rose, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, and 
festive berries
now the thing about this technique is you never know
what the out come will be.
next I take the inks pads and 
 
 
I take a travel spritz bottle I fill with water
and some perfect pearl this gives the back ground
a pretty sheen
 
now I use Tim Holtz water color paper
and wiggle it around in the wet ink


now after the first piece of paper there is some ink left on the
craft mat and it's the second pass that sometimes make
a even better background on the second sheet I use
Ultra smooth premium white card stock
since there is less water
 
did another pair used
a little more water on this set
 
to get more effect you can spritz the paper
or sometimes if you want bigger water drops
I spritz some water in my hand and drop it on the paper
to dry them I hit them with my heat gun
then put them under some heavy books to flatten.
 
I will work on some cards with these and hopefully post them this weekend...
 
Give it a try super easy lots of fun
and any colors work.