Monday, October 31, 2011


Challenge today over at
is Christmas anything goes
seems hard to "Believe"
it will be here soon....
DeNetra is  looking for about 2 more DT members
to join her team as well as some Guest Designers.
If you would like to enter for that Just link up and put DT next to your name.

PTI ripe avocado, vintage Cream
DMC cotton embroidery floss
Pattern Paper K&Company
d'vine swirls cuttlebug folder
copic markers
Jenny Bolin sticky candy ink
Tim Holtz vintage photo ink

Hope everyone has a rewarding week,

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Guest Designer Birthday Sundaes

I am so flattered and honored to be a guest designer
 when Kristie emailed me
and wondered if I would be interested in being a guest designer
I had to read the email twice
my answer.....
thanks to Kristie and all the wonderful designers
here is my card
it is a gatefold peek-a-boo card

started with a piece of card stock PTI Autumn Rose
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 fold to center to make a gatefold card
2 x 5 3/8 (two of these) one one each side PTI Kraft
1 7/8 x 5 1/4 (two of these) one for each side
Spellbinders scalloped circle PTI Dark Chocolate
Circle PTI Vintage cream PTI circle stamp PTI Tag-its #5
circle PTI Kraft celebrate stamp from Studio G
two buttons one tied with some embroidery floss
Pattern Paper My Mind's Eye Find and Dandy
some ribbon and a scalloped edge down with my fiskar border punch
cut circle in top center of  3 1/4 x 5 1/2 center this piece inside the card use score tape on the top
and bottom to hold in place
use the same size circle cut and stamp image to be revealed
glue in circle opening
I used a stamp Make a wish from stampin up
colored in with some copic markers
3 x 2 then fork the ends (two of these) they will look like fat banners they will hide your image
 when you fold the card shut
 place the banners to the side folds in the card lining them up to hide your center image
use score tape right side up so when you shut the card the banners will adhere to the sides
of the card
here is a little video

Friday, October 28, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challenge

this weeks challenge is Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving
simple rules be a follower
link up you card lay out or project
the winner will receive some items to
copy my card
this week is a
6x6 My Mind's Eye paper Pad Fine and Dandy
and this amazing two pack of sizzix dies
one set with tags
one set with cherries, a pear and an apple
thanks to everyone who entered last week wish I had something for everyone
Last week's winner is
Jen from
 Jen's Craft Corner and her super cute ghost treat bag!
Jen email me your address to kfranciola(at)
and grab the Challenge Winner's button on the side bar

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's the little Things that make Life Great....

 this is a quick little card I made using Wild Card
and paper and saying from
We R Memory Keepers
Grandmas kitchen
just added a little twine and some matching buttons
 Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Have a Sweet Day

A2 card Dark Chocolate
Vintage cream
ripe avocado run top third run through the cuttlebug distressed stripes
Pumpkins from Stretch Your Imagination
paper from Father Knows best
stamps from Garden Variety

Have a great night


Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

is having a Pre-Christmas Release.
The holiday's right around the corner Yikes!
 Any one that comments on the post before Sunday
will have the chance to win of these pre release digi stamps.
This is Christmas David
I colored him with some crayola pencils
the tag is from Plantin Schoolbook
I used some papers from my HUGE
Scrap pile
the blue paper with the d'vine swirls was
a piece of paper I use to put my bats on for my
Halloween cards that I spayed with gold tattered angels
looked so good when I was done knew I had to use
the paper for another project.
The Happy Holidays stamp
is from Hero Arts.
A little jute and some silver package ribbon 

Hope everyone has a great week
Heard we may have snow showers here in upstate NY on Thursday
oh say it ain't so.....


Friday, October 21, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challenge

thought I would shake things up a bit tonight and have
a little Halloween Challenge
Simple rules be a follower and link any 
Halloween or Fall card layout or project.
The winner will receive some items to 
Copy the card I made
Skeleton Scroll embossing Folder
a roll of orange Sweet Petites ribbon
white studio g pigment ink
Happy Halloween stamp from studio g
I will pick winner next Friday night using
leave a comment after posting with your email address
or blog name so I can get in touch with the winner

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Halloween

made this haunted house using a file I purchased at
called Elmhurst Hallow
I added a few ghost and some twine
may add a few more spooky embellishments
this is super cute and you can add
battery operated tea lights in the back
Black card stock
Pattern Paper DCWV
for the challenge at
3D Halloween

hope you like this little video ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thinking of You

Made this breast cancer card for a friend
started with a2 card PTInk Sweet Blush
first mat layer PTInk  Vintage Cream
next mat layer PTInk Dark Chocolate
run through cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Folder
used Ruffled Skirt Dress form
colored this in with crayola pencils
added a tag from the
a little bling and some pink crinkle ribbon

make it a rewarding week


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tasty Treats Yum!

did this treat bag for a few challenges

go fish color challenge #3
Challenge #113 "Stars, Circles and Diamonds, Oh My!"
 Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween
using Stars, Circles OR Diamonds and any colors you'd like
Challenge #91 Halloween or Fall
Candy goes here
hope no one is getting to tired of my goody bags ;)
Having a food day at work next week hoping to have two dozen
of these made by then
my family is however complaining that they can't eat any of the candy
this one I started with a cream envelope from staples
run through my fiskar crimper
then some inking some crinkle ribbon
and some paper from My Mind's Eye
bat stamp from studio g

enjoy the rest of your weekend

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat

entering this in
use Black, Orange and Purple
A2 card with a purple mat
then some My Mind's Eye paper
used my square spellbinder die
and a stampin up stamp set it's from 2003
sorry I don't have the name
added some new Halloween twine I got from
add a button from PTI autumn mix collection
also entered in
use Black, Orange and Purple

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Halloween

Had so much fun with the last treat bag decide to make another
this is for the challenge at
Make it Monday to die cut for challenge
use some of the goodies I got when I won Inspiration Play Pack from the Kraft Journal
it was filled with so many amazing products from
I started with an Lunch Bag Kraft A2 
sealed it and cut about one inch off one side
run through my fiskar crimper
then punched two holes one on each side and tied some black twill tying tape
tied to that a Scallop Grungy Tags stamped with studio g stamp
and memento tuxedo black
2" strip of paper from My Mind's Eye Scary Sparkles
I used my spellbinders long rectangle then a spellbinder square with DCWV glitter paper
next spellbinders shapeabliities pendant Fleur De Lis
 topped with a button that I have had forever
some inked edges and a little jute button twine

have a happy night


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Halloween

The base for this treat bag is super simply
it's a A2 size black envelope I purchased a package
of these at Staples.
You seal the envelope the cut an inch off one long side
next I took the envelope and ran it through my fiskar crimper
use my cropadile to put holes in the side and attached a handle of purple ribbon
All the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles
and yes I am currently obsessed with this paper stack
I tore three stripes the top and bottom one I gathered on my sewing machine
I inked all the edges with colorbox brown
I used DCWV purple glitter paper and spellbinders die
two sizes of circle punches and a bat stamp from studio g
I filled in the bat stamp with green stickles
just add candy
Simple Sundy Halloween treat Holder
Color Challenge
Black with orange, purple or green

Have a great night

Monday, October 10, 2011


challenge this week is to use fall colors
this is an a2 card with dark chocolate from PTInk
next is a mat layer of yellow card stock that
I ran through my cuttlebug d'vine swirls folder
I tore a piece of basicgrey paper from the Indian Summer 6x6 pack
love this pack so much going to have to do a web search for another one
the leaves were cut from Stretch your Imagination
from 3/4" up to 1 1/4" I inked the edges and veins
with brown ink from color box
I added some rustic jute button twine fro PTInk and a button from
their Autumn Mix collection
The Digi is Running Elizabeth think she is just adorable
colored her with some copic markers
Hi! is from hero arts stamped with versa mark then some embossing powder

Hope everyone has a rewarding week


Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Craft Spot Design Team Call

Kimberly at
My Craft Spot
is having a DT call
1. Your project must be new for this design team call. 
2. You can't be currently serving on a design team that sells products similar to mine (stamp sets and crinkle ribbon)
3. You must have a blog that you regularly update.
4.  No design team experience necessary!  :)
5.  You must be able to commit to a 6 month term.
6.  With the project you are submitting, please post on your blog:
  • more pictures of your project
  • instructions telling how you made your project (recipe)
  • A link back to My Craft Spot to let everyone know you are trying out for this design team!
I Love Kimberly and her blog she is so talented it's an honor just to be considered.
So here is what I made this is an A2 Card 4.25x5.5 Dark Chocolate card stock from Papertrey Ink first mat is 4x5.25 Papertrey Ink Vintage cream next is Papertrey Ink ripe avocado 3.75x5. I embossed this with my cuttlebug Birds & Swirls I inked this layer with Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar. I took piece of kraft card stock and ran it though my fiskar crimper, I tore the the size I wanted and inked the edges with some brown colorbox ink. The leaf is cut with Stretch your Imagination at 3 1/2 inches. I cut this with ripe avocado three times and glued them together to make a thicker leaf almost chipboard weight then I put some tombow glue lightly on both sides. I wrapped the leaf with Vintage Cherry bakers twine that I got from My Craft Spot  I took some brown cotton candlewick yarn and added this to look like veins. Next I tool some vintage black twine and put that in modge podge and wrapped it around a plastic knitting needle let it dry and then pulled it off to make the curls added a button from Papertrey Ink autumn mix and a little rustic jute button twine 
Thanks Kimberly

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Fall

Scarecrow & Happy Fall from Simply Charmed
pumpkin from Stretch your Imagination
french is a svg file
A2 card orange zest from PTI
black mat DCWV
pattern paper My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles
Twine from My Craft Spot
for challenge at
"Keeper of the Crows"!
Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using a hand stamped, digital stamp, or Cricut cut
image of a scarecrow using orange, yellow, brown, black, blue, and white ONLY!
Use a Pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern & some sort of twine on your card or project

Pumpkin Time!
This week’s challenge is perfect for all of you working on your
 Fall, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween projects!
As long as you’ve got a pumpkin on your project (and have used your Cricut!)  

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend


Friday, October 7, 2011


Did this for
Challenge was for mini monsters
I don't have that cartridge so I used
the spider web and boo from Wild Card
and the spider from DoodleCharms
used stardust glitter on the web and spider's eyes
glossy accents on Boo and  web for effect
some twine because it look cool
silver glitter paper and shinny black from DVWV Ghost & Goblins
spiderweb paper from Recollections
Mat pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles 

Going to be a fabulous Indian Summer weekend here in New York

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Silent Night

week #44 Tags
The challenge we have this week is: Tags! You can interpret this in any way you like as long as there is a tag somewhere. Please keep in mind that all challenges are optional.
  Any Christmas/Winter/Holiday card will do.
A2 card edges rounded
pattern paper from K&Company
Snowflakes cut from Joys of the Season
the Tag is from Planitin Schoolbook
I just foam tape to put it on the card but made it
less sticky by putting it on a scrap piece of card stock
first then removing it this way the tag is usable for who ever
receives the card and there is a snowflake from the pattern paper so the card
will still look good.
Silent night stamp is from Hero Arts

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Holidays!

is having a Christmas card challenge
Made this cute little Santa from Doodle Charms
put him on an Action Wobble
and K&Company paper
a little twine and a tag
never too early to start on your Christmas card supply!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

With Prayers and Positive Thoughts

You can make cards to donate to PA Breast Cancer Coalition, please write a little note of encouragement or sentiment on the inside of your card. The cards will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in their Friends Like Me™ carepackages.
Write Link Up for Pink below your address and mail your cards directly to:

344 North Reading Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
Thanks to Celeste,
This disease has touched the lives of too many of the women in my life

Monday, October 3, 2011

you make me smile

Challenge today is to use a heart on your project
Which was perfect for me
I found This pattern paper at TJ Maxx
DCWV Madly in Love stack for $5.97
card base is from Wild Card
then a circle and heart from George & Basic shapes
I use Back to school Emma love her little heart necklace
made a little twine bow with a button
stamp is from Hero Arts
the twine curl is something I saw this weekend at
Bee took a pencil covered it with wax paper
put glue on her twine twisted it
around the pencil and let it dry.
My craft room is in the basement and I was
all set and realize I forgot the wax paper upstairs
not want to go back up I looked around for what else I could use
I spotted my supply of plastic knitting needles
used that worked perfectly plus I have little and big sizes
to make different size curls

Hope everyone has a rewarding week


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday

A2 card PTI Summer sunrise
mat kraft
red card stock run through d'vine swirls
brown card stock corners rounded
pattern paper Lost and Found Rosy
cupcake from doodle charms
glossy accents on the candle
stickles on top and a few stickles for sprinkles
yellow polka dot cut with spellbinder die
a tag, a button and some twine for a finishing touch
all edges inked with color box due
Happy Happy Birthday PTI Fillable Frames #1
stamped with black memento ink
PTI summer sunrise ribbon
Challenge $29 use Ribbon sponsored
by Kimberly from

hope everyone had a great weekend

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Halloween

This poor little skeleton just wants some candy

a2 card purple card stock black Mat
pattern paper My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles
drippy goo border
cute skeleton svg Jennifer's Scrap Shack 
I broke apart the file and just use the head
 black polka dot ribbon
and put the skeleton on a action wobble
entered in

 Challenge #111 "Shake, Rattle and Roll"! Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween with a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a skeleton or skull & crossbones, BUT make it CUTE and NOT SPOOKY!