Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Party Animal


was going to add sequins but I just
really liked the clean and simple
look of this card.....

Trying to build up my stash of
Birthday Cards
colored on Bristol smooth card stock
I love this paper for so many reason
but it is perfect for coloring
with zig clean color real brush markers....

Hope everyone enjoys their week
an hopefully that will include some
crafty time.

Karen
 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Close your Eyes and Make a Wish

made this for my granddaughter
time is flying by at lighting speed
she turn 4 on Thursday
she is all about Fairies
and Pink
she has request we all wear pink
to her birthday party
I bought my husband a pink polo shirt
he was so funny said he has wanted a pink one
for a long time and of course Pa Pa loves doing
what Emma wants....
Supplies
on an action wobble
crystal stickles
coloring with
zig clean color real brush markers

hope everyone has a wonderful week

Karen

Sunday, July 2, 2017

DUH-NUH you are JAWSOME

got this cute little set from
no one to give this to yet but
I am sure an occasion will arise

hope everyone's week
goes swimmingly! :)

Karen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thinking of you

A co worker is facing so serious health issues
been sending some get well cards
but this week wanted something a little different
she loves flowers so I hope this will brighten
her day.

hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Karen

Saturday, June 17, 2017

THANKS FOR SHOWING ME THE WAY

Just using up the rest of my little pirates
haven't had much time in my craftroom
been busy in the garden lots of rain, lots of weeds
May this for a friend who helped me at work.
supplies
Lawn Fawn



Sunday, June 4, 2017

AHOY MATEY happy father's day

was able to put some of those images
 into a card today....
first card I have made in weeks
spent most of the day organizing the
new stamps and dies I have gotten

supplies
Lawn Fawn

hope everyone enjoys the last minutes of the weekend

Karen

Saturday, June 3, 2017

ahoy matey

hi everyone sorry I 've been a little
MIA but wow a lot going on...
all started last Thursday,
my oldest daughter bought a new home after
looking for 10 long months has everything on her
wish list and the one thing on my list
she is still close by...
huge yard so beautiful
Then my oldest niece flew home from
California with her boy friend for her sister's
high school graduation
They went to the Yankee's  game on Friday
and he proposed she said
YES!
Sunday my niece graduate high school
she will be going to Seina college  
we had her party on Monday Memorial day
with a food truck they had the most amazing
grilled cheese sandwiches
today I went the
  39th Freihofer's Run for Women
to watch my youngest daughter run her
first 5k
she trained and ran with my sister
now for crafting haven't had too much time for
that but  I have gotten quite a few new things
here is something I am working on hoping to make a few
father's day cards

Karen

Saturday, May 20, 2017

get well soon



Hi Everyone wow we had the nicest weather today
in NY 65-70
sunny with a little breezy
made working out in my flower garden even
more of a pleasure if that is possible.
Chatted with my good
friend Georgianna
she just ordered this set
from
I told her I can't stop using this set. Adore these flowers!
I love stamping them in different colors different inks
so much fun

featured on


hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Karen

Saturday, May 13, 2017

happy birthday to you

now I can't believe I did this but I didn't take
any pictures of the mother's day cards I made.
I was on a mission to get them mailed out
which I did but what the heck no pictures
they were like this but had
happy mothers day on them
glad I had one extra to turn into this
birthday card....
I used
by Lawn Fawn
and
above and below it's hard to see in the large photo
but makes a great accent



Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's day.

Karen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Birthday to you

started this card with some Tim Holtz ink blending
seedless preserves
dusty concord
broken china
squeezed lemonade
this lawn fawn set is retiring
you may want to think about grabbing one
love this set and flowes
curved this to fit in the Fairy's hands
a few sequins and water drops

My very good friend who just retired in March
is having a birthday at the end of the month
this year I will have to mail her card

Karen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

My day to post over at
Lots of new things happening over at the blog
next month hope you will stop by
for a little look see
Today I am featuring one of
Newest stamp sets
"MINI MESSAGES"
 


come and join us at


Karen


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Chevron and/or Polka Dots Challenge

Hi Everyone super exited 
my good friend Georgianna asked me
to be a guest Diva today
at
the challenge this week is
Chevron and/or Polka Dots
with a Die Cut
I started with a 
 Studio Calico chevron stencil
I inked the paper with
TH worn lipstick and wilted violet
on a base of 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
and black card stock
die cut with
Femme Frames
The cute little Pinata
is from
called Year seven
stamped on the Bristol paper
colored with zig clean color real brush markers
die cut with the matching die
Now I used a brad and some plain
with sewing tread wrapped around the brad
so the Pinata swings from side to side
finished off with some
Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix 
So swing on over to
and join the fun!




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

"For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born."
~Alice Freeman Palmer

 supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 

on a watercolor base


a blessed Easter to all

Karen

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have an EGGS-tra special Easter!

Hi everyone hope you will peek on
over to
today
Made this cute little slider Easter card
for my grand daughter
featuring
"Easter Punnies"
this cute little chick is from

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Easter

 hard to believe next Sunday
is Easter and April will be half over
seems like time keeps moving
faster and faster
 supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
Scallop Square Tags Dies 
love how this tag set can
make this interactive window
Papers are scraps from
an old DCWZ stack I have had
for a very long time
look for it on line couldn't find it sorry


hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Winner and Happy Easter

Lawn Fawn

MFT Stamps
Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX

My Creative Time
 Fun Stitched Edges

Thank so much to everyone who has taken the
time to join the
Show it of Saturday linky Parties
it has been fun and now
a drum roll please
the final winner of the
Saturday March 25th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
chosen by random.org

12. Beth F.

Beth,
I am so in love with this card.
the colors are totally beachy. 
The white edges frames the image
to perfection
The water drops look amazing I always
forget about doing that. The white paint is
a great finishing touch. Totally over the
top using the sailors knot! 

email your address to
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com
remove the spaces
and I will get your card supplies in the
mail to you

Karen


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Easter

wow was a day of mixed emotions
sad about the ending of the
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
happy I am on vacation going to
Florida with my son in law, daughter, grand daughter,
to visit my mom and day flying to Florida on
Tuesday morning packed today
thrilled I was able to make this shaker card
and it came out so well.

Supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
embossing folder

Will be back tomorrow to announce the winner
of the last Show it off Saturday link party

Karen


Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Easter

thrilled to be posting this
Easter Card today
at
Cardz TV Gallery
featuring
Cardz TV Stamps
Happy Days

wow you could get through the whole year
with just this stamp set in your collection!
other supplies
Die-namics Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames
Die-namics - Lily
Sizzix Starry night embossing folder

Karen


Sunday, March 26, 2017

winner and Happy Easter

 
Was able to make an Easter card from
the images I colored last week.
The soft pastel colors really say
Easter to me....
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
I was going to add some sequins but
then I want the images to take center stage.

Winner of the March 8th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party

Sierra,
Love how you combine the three colors of
crinkle ribbon, works great to
tie you papers and image together.
The sentiment is fabulous and the
little clothes pin to hold it on is adorable.
Yes the little cup with the tea bag over the edge is
super cute!
email your address to
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com
remove the spaces
and I will get your card supplies in the
mail to you

Karen

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Last Show it of Satruday Linky Party & Thank You


Hi Everyone
I am sorry to say this is the last
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
I realized this morning when I woke up
at 4am worrying that I didn't have one
card read let alone two it was time
to say good bye.
I want to thank each and everyone
who has taken time to link
their projects. It has been my honor
to showcase everyone's creative talent.
Also thank you to everyone for all the wonderful
encouraging comments. I am not
leaving bloggy land I will be around creating
hoping to join a few challenges

Supplies
Altenew
"So many friendly things are done
In this good world 'twixt sun and sun
That, do our kindest day by day,
We cannot half our debt repay
."
~Oliver Marble

I hope you will take
the time to join this last
party!

Show it off Saturday Linky Party
any card, layout, or handmade item 
one entry per person please
winner will receive 
this card kit






Sunday, March 19, 2017

Winner and Happy Easter

okay so this stamp set by
is way off the cuteness chart
I love it!
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
today I wanted to try a little different coloring
and used Mememto Log Fog to stamp the images
gives a much softer look which I think is
so pretty
Here's the rest of the images I colored from
the set you may see them on some cards soon.....



Winner of the
March 11th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party

Milly,
Your "Nerdy" Saint Patrick's frog
is super cute. His big eyes and glasses
crack me up. I have the "Nerdy" Easter chicks
I love them!
 I love the fancy edge of the card and the rhinestones
on the glasses are a wonderful accent.
Sure who ever received this card got a great
deal of St. Patrick's day Luck!

email your address to
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com
remove the spaces
and I will get your card supplies in the
mail to you

Karen





Saturday, March 18, 2017

Show it off Saturday Linky Party & Happy Easter

Supplies
Stitched Doily Die
Hello Chickie! Stamp Set
Stitched Grass Die


Show it off Saturday Linky Party
any card, layout, or handmade item 
one entry per person please
winner will receive 
this card kit
with choice of sentiment from the
stamp set





Have a Cool Birthday!



Hi Everyone
Hope you will join
me today
at
Cardz Gallery TV
today
working on building up my stash
of Birthday cards
today featuring
"Just Chillin"


Have a great day!

Karen

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Winner and Congratulations

Maybe it was the time change
maybe it was the temperature drop
here in NY
but for me the stars aligned today
and I had a stellar day in my craft room
end up making a half dozen cards
here is one I made for my best friend
at work she is retiring on Friday
I am going to miss her like crazy
sentiment from
Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix 


Winner of the March 4th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party

Oh Karla this is a wonderful festive
St Patrick's day card
Love the derby, the shamrock on front
and the matching envelope awesome.
Wonderful papers for this fabulous svg file.
The way the card stands up makes it a
pretty decoration.

email your address to
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com
remove the spaces
and I will get your card supplies kit in the
mail to you

Karen