Sunday, April 28, 2013

Many Thanks and Fun Friday Bundle of Joy Winner

For the Button and Bows challenge click here
Still working from my scrap pile found this black and white polka dot piece
and the green combined them with the remainders of the pieces I used
on Thursdays card
Used country life again
Many thanks from
"Heartfelt Wishes"
Winner of the Bundle of Joy challenge
3. Michelle's cricut FUN 
Michelle email me your address and I will get your prize in the mail to you
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com (no spaces)
Top three
  6. beebeebabs  
14. Pauline 
15. Evelyn 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

You're the Man Blog Hop

So glad you stopped by today it's the
"You're the Man Blog Hop"
if you stumbled here by chance you will want to start at the beginning of the hop
if you arrived from
you are in the right place
Mary has divided the Cardz TV Design Team
into a Saturday Team and a Sunday Team,
It's the weekend and we've work hard all week
so take a little "ME" time
grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax,
and get ready for some fun, inspiration,
and the chance to win some blog candy along the way
 And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to Cardz TV for Day 2
with our Sunday team, for even more fun, inspiration
and another chance to win some great blog candy!
Here's what I made for today's blog hop using 
"You're the Man"
Cardz TV Stamps
now normally I don't enjoy making Masculine cards
because I can't add all the things I love like crinkle ribbon, bows and bling
but this card I had a blast with
I started with an a2 base pure poppy, then a mat of vintage cream
then true black. and kraft, photo finish strip die all from Papertrey Ink
to make the kraft look like peg board
I used my scal program and sure you could do this on your gypsy,
cricut craftroom or on you silhouette software
I am a made a little circle .25" and did a copy then auto fill
next I made a rectangle 5 x 3.75
and a moved it over the circles until all the edges were even
then I deleted all the circle outside of the rectangle
 love the way it came out
Next I cut out the tools from a file "Tools" from
now to make the metal parts of the tools is really an easy process
ink them with versa mark then silver embossing powder
and heat emboss repeat that 3 times
Now for the sentiment &  faces (which is my favorite part)
I stamped the glasses and mustaches with memento tuxedo black ink
 cut them out by hand and added them to the tools with some google eyes
in the corners took some red brads and sanded them so the metal would show through
the inside
Now your next stop
the very talented
but before you go I have some candy
simple rules be a follower leave a comment
winner will receive
Tim Holtz
Texture Fades 'Collage & Notebook' Embossing Folders
perfect for those masculine cards
Ellison Sizzix Texture Fades 'Collage & Notebook' Embossing Folders

Happy Hopping!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Buttons and Bows Fun Friday Challenge

Wow did this week fly by
it's time for a new Fun Friday Challenge
This week
Use at least one button And one bow on your card, project, or layout
and as a special guest designer

Crafting with Creative M





Started with the little green piece of paper from my scrap pile
and this is what I came up with
used Country Life with is one of the Carts I don't use very often
This week's prize

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Button Button who's got the Button

May be showing my age a little not sure if anyone remembers that game
my brothers and I played it on our staircase when we were little
I was inspired by a post one of my best blogging buddies 
Carri at
her post today was how she sorted her buttons
by color which is how I do mine
but I use Lock Up containers for storage
Love these containers the first few I got were a Joanns
which is a little bit of a drive for me
then I found more at Staples which is closer
and I know you can also get these on
the come in 1.5, 6, 8 and 12 oz sizes
what I like most about these if I need a button I can
get my finger in these to push the buttons around and get just the right one
without having to dump them on the table.
the 1.5 ounce size are perfect for brads and eyelets
and they look cute on my shelf
Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday

Still working out of my scrap basket and trying
 to use some thing I have had for a while and haven't used
and working on card for some up coming birthdays for
family and friends 
Vintage cream base and happy Birthday from
Know the green pattern paper is from K&Company
Little Leaves Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
Flower from Tim Holtz Die
circle swirl stamp from StudioG
I have and this stamp for so long got it for  .50 cents
at ACMoore
saw this card on pinterest too
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day."

~Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Birthday wishes

saw  a similar card on pinterest could quite find a blog
but it was by D. Daisy
and she has her card on Splitcoaststampers
I did change it slightly she had a much prettier embossing folder
so I just added some ribbon to the top
oh and could it be so...
it's not crinkle ribbon ha ha
just trying to get out of the box....
I used swiss dots and Fiskar apron border punch
Butterfly die, papers vintage cream, lemon tart, spring moss and Make a Wish stamp set
Little Leaves Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
a mini flower punch and a little bling
Doing a little happy dance have 600 of the most wonderful followers there could ever be !
to Celebrate just be a follower leave a comment and
one luck person will win
an assortment of Crinkle ribbon
"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thank You very much and Challenge Winner

I was inspired by Shelly over at
to use some scraps
spent a little time today sorting out my mounding scrap pile
and am going to try this week to lighten up the mound
the only thing new I had to cut was the base
this card is 4.25 x 4.25
all the other pieces scraps and pieces I cut for other projects and didn't use
Winner of the April Showers Challenge
7. Linda B 
Top Three
4. Mary Jaminski 
15. Luanne 
19. Gerda
"Adversity is like a strong wind. 
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are."
  ~Arthur Golden

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fun Friday Bundle of Joy

For the CARDZ TV Challenge "Cute as a Button" post click Here

Wow can't believe in 3 months I will be a grandma
my daughter doesn't want to know the sex of the baby
so that will be a surprise
in her birthing class she was the only one that didn't know
everyone else is having a boy does that mean
she is having a boy too or does that mean it's a girl?
baby's room is coming along nicely
so for this week
Card, project, or layout for a Baby


oh and don't read anything in to the "Pink" card
it's for my friend at work her daughter
is having a baby girl a month before my daughter...

This week''s Prize


Challenge #28 April 19th “Cute as a Button”
Make a card, layout or craft project using buttons.
The winner will be picked by from the challenge entries.
The challenge prize will be a set of CARDZ TV stamps.
A2 card base Papertrey Ink Summer sunrise
The stamp is from Hampton
assorted buttons from my stash
spellbinder Scalloped rectangle die
Tim Holtz scattered straw ink
some crinkle ribbon
the sentiment from
"Heartfelt Wishes"
this set is so perfect for those every day cards we all need
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."
  ~Doug Larson

Sunday, April 14, 2013

one more umbrella card and April Showers challenge winner

For the Fun Friday May Flowers Challenge Click Here
without the Rain there'd be no Rainbow
Sentiment from
Crocks rule cut at 3.25 inches
Winner of the Fun Friday April Shower's Challenge
24. Claire S. 
Top Three
3. Jenny 
11. Sandie L 
29. Karon H 
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? "
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Have a Happy Crafty week

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fun Friday May Flowers

So last week was April Showers
which as the saying goes brings May Flowers
so this week
Use a flower on your card layout or project
And this is Banner week at
Little Scrap Pieces
First Sherrie
Sherrie Scraps with Passion
is the sponsor of our prize this week
and it's a good one!

and that's not all we have a wonderful guest designer
Unik by YES!




Treat Slide box, Teeny Tag greetings  and rolled flower die from
My Creative time
Papers from K&Company
This week's prize