Tuesday, July 31, 2012

wishing you a happy birthday

Click Here for the link to the Cardz TV anything goes challenge
Click Here for the Fun Friday Use an Animal

A2 card supplies from
 vintage cream
 Autumn Rose
Dark Chocolate
 an old technique with a twist I have never tried this so today on a day off thought I would give a whirl....  Stamping with bleach then stamp over the bleached areas with color 
I started with the Mat Stack #10 on Autumn Rose card stock 
On the dark chocolate I use flowers from the small flowers are from Tag-its #5
the large flowers & centers botanical silhouettes
stamped with Autumn rose 


Monday, July 30, 2012


For the link to the CARDZ TV anything goes challenge click HERE
For the Fun Friday use an Animal challenge click 

 used a new line of embossing folder they have at AC Moore
Darcie Flower
A2 card on Core'dinations paper 
Canyon Clay then Dark Chocolate
Elegant Edges 
Bird House from Winter Frolic
some twine, a tag and a button

Took today and tomorrow off from work just to be home and do what ever
started of wanting to make a card or two for some challenges finished this one that 
I started last week
ended up organizing instead....
feel slightly in control of my craft room again 
hope that last....

hope everyone has a great night...


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Birthday and Challenge Winner

For the CARDZ TV anything goes challenge click
For the Fun Friday Use an Animal click 

Had a great day yesterday
my daughter had a surprise 40th birthday party for my son in law Jimmy
He had no idea was a total surprise it was a great 
day with a ton of fun, food, and family
Here is the invitations my daughter and I made
these were about 5x7 

Now for the winner of the Fun Friday Christmas in July Challenge
#8 Jayne

top three designs
#4 Karon
#5 Shelly

#23 Kate

Party picture birthday boy Jimmy and my older brother Nick

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fun Friday Challenge use an Animal

   For the link to the CARDZ TV anything goes challenge click

Thanks to my Great friend Georgiana from 
for being a guest designer this week.

The challenge theme is use an Animal on your project
this week's prize

Made this quick little card
used create a critter elegant edges
"Critter Captions"
Cardz TV stamps
some twine and a button
thanks for stopping by!


I am so happy that I am staying on the 
Mary is so encouraging and sweet it is such a honor and a privilege to be able to work with her
What better way to introduce the new design team than a week long anything goes challenge

 "Anything Goes" challenge will start on Friday, July 27th 
it will run for a full week, until Thursday, August 2nd.
The winner will be picked by random.org from the challenge entries.
The challenge prize will  be a set of CTV stamps.

be sure to stop at everyone's blog and show them some love
Here is my card
use my fiskar punch for the boarder
a flower stamp and die cut from Hero Arts
Pattern papers from My Mind's Eye
a little bling some crinkle ribbon
and the sentiment from


Have a wonderful Friday!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

with sympathy

My next door neighbor had to put her dear little dog down
made this for her
used paper pups 
pattern paper from My Mind's Eye
stamp and solid paper from Papertrey ink

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Wedding Day

The Inspiration Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
started with vintage cream card stock and a cut file from
SVG cuts
to make this little gift bag
background lattice Berry Sorbet
Pattern paper Hodge Podge collection for Flower
used Tim Holtz flower die
Happy Wedding Day from Tag-its #5
thought this would be perfect for at little gift card
and a small card tucked inside
also entered in
Decorate to Celebrate 

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

Wednesday What I know

For the Fun Friday Christmas in July Challenge Click

A different deal is posted everyday, Monday through Saturday. Quantities are limited and products sell fast. When the deal of the day is gone – it’s gone.
They have a ton of great deals on Spellbinder Dies

Happy Crafting Everyone!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank You

For Fun Friday Christmas in July Click

A2 Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay
the rest are pieces from my scrap pile and
the rest are left over pieces from other projects
the thank you is from Hero Arts.
I am on a little mission to combine and use up the things in my every growing
box of cuts, stamps, embossed mats and bow before they over take my craft room.
I spent a little time this week end sorting my solid scraps by color and put them
lined them up by roy g biv now if i need a little piece I don't have to grab a whole new sheet of paper
so happy over that...

Hope everyone has a great night


Monday, July 23, 2012

Thinking of You My Friend

For Fun Friday Christmas in July Challenge click

Love the background on this one
took strip from my scrap pile put them through my xyron machine
and put them on a white piece of card stock
a little ribbon some bling and a button
Sentiment from
Okay I have to admit since I watched
Mary's video
 on how to use the card I am a little obsessed with it
I have had it for so long and it was really just gathering dust
I loved all the images and want to make everyone !
Entered in

Keep Crafting!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wedding Wishes and Challenge winner

A2 card base Kraft cardstock
from the
some pattern paper from DCWV 
label die from spellbinders
wedding wishes from Papertrey Ink
entered in 
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet:
 "Weddings and Anniversaries" Challenge

winner for Fun Friday Anything Goes
#1 Shelly
 top three
#36 Iris
#42 Melissa
#43 Carol

Thanks everyone it was a wonderful week with tons
of inspiring creations!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun Friday Christmas in July!

This week's Challenge is to make a Christmas card

Maybe thinking about snow will make us all feel cooler!
Use the card feature on the Hello Kitty cart
the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
some twine and some bells
and stamp from 
Home for Christmas

Entered in 
Make a Christmas card using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a snowman or snowflake, using any colors you'd like! 

Challenge #74: Christmas In July 

Christmas in July 

Christmas in July

This weeks prize

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday What I know

Hey did you know that
has tons of card making & scrappbooking supplies
all at great prices and the shipping and handling are always
only $2.95

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thank you Cherry Much

Use the card feature on the Hello Kitty Cartridge
tag is actually from Winter Frolic
went over this with some Tim Holtz inks
some DCWV glitter paper for the cherries
add some stickles
embossed the stems
some twine a button and
a stamp from

"Garden Greetings"

Have a great night!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Just buzzing by to say hi!

Just a quick card with card stock
some pattern paper from Jillibean Soup,
Create a Critter and 
litte Bee is on an Action Wobble
a little twine a button
Stamp from 

"Going Buggy"

Hope today is the start of a very Craft week for everyone!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thanks so Much and Challenge winner

The winner of the Sweet Summer Challenge 
is #14 PinkE
Top three designs 

#3 Annette
 #4 Pink Dalmations
#16 Cricutalltime

thanks everyone

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fun Friday Challenge Anything Goes

Hi Everyone I must tell you all that this card took me all week to do!
I got up a few minutes early every morning this week and did one part a day
 Use a few of my new supplies 
Spellbinder leaves and Sizzix embossing folder
pattern paper is form My Mind's Eye
Solids from Papertrey Ink
Hello stamp from Hero Arts
Stamped on Die from My Creative Time

This week's prize
Thanks to everyone who contacted me about being a guest designer 
I will work on a calendar this weekend and email everyone!
Thank you all so much! 
Hope everyone has a great weekend..


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday What I know

For Fun Friday Sweet Summer Challenge click
 there is a great web site
Peachy Cheap 

  "For all of the penny-pincher, frugal, thrifty, or just plain PeachyCheap scrapbookers out there, this site is for you! 
Now you can get the great scrapbooking products that you want at an awesome price!  You can’t afford not to scrapbook now! Your part is simple; just visit www.PeachyCheap.com everyday to check out the fabulous deal of the day. 
Then grab it while you can because everything is discounted up to 95% off and they sell out fast!"
Today they have 4 6x6 paper pads from Studio Calico and Crate Paper $10.99
Definitely a site I check everyday!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Wanted" Guest Designers

For the Fun Friday Sweet Summer challenge Click

Hope Everyone is having a good week. 
I need some Help!
Looking for any of my followers who might be interested in 
being a guest designer for my Fun Friday Challenge
Please send me an email if you are interested
kfranciola at nycap dot rr dot com
or click on my profile picture and under my picture you will see

thanks so much!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Winner Fun Friday use a Star

The winner of the Use a Star Challenge is 

#20. Rebecca 

Top Three designs

#9 Linda

#12 Kimberly

#18 Tanya

It was a great patriotic week thanks everyone!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fun Friday Challenge Sweet Summer

This week's Fun Friday Challenge 
is to make it "Sweet"
any treat you enjoy during the summer
Watermelon, Strawberries, Peaches 
or do you like
Ice Cream, Popsicles,  Banana Splits or a cupcakes?
Maybe cotton candy, caramel corn or saltwater taffy is your style
so many wonderful choices

this Week's prize 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

Fun Friday Challenge Use a Star click

Did not have to work today hurray!
after a little yard work this morning and before our cookout tonight
had a little time to make a card
when my time is limited and I want a fabulous card 
I turn to 
 the cut file is from Made In The USA SVG Kit
a few papers from my overflowing scrap pile
some stickles and a few doodle dots
entered in a few challenges

hope everyone has a sparkling 4th


Monday, July 2, 2012

no card

nothing to post tonight just needed to vent
I now how very luck I am to have a great job at a great company with amazing benifits
we were told today we can work Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm & 8 to 4 on Saturdays for the rest of the summer
and they are checking with HR to see if we can work on Wednesday July 4th 
come on if I work all those hours I would barely have time to shower much less craft!
so to all my bloggy friends may need you all to have a write in campaign
to say a Karen with out crafting is a CRANKY Karen ;)
Okay deep breath I am only one person and I can only do so much in a given day
 but seriously if I don't get to your blog to comment please know it's not by choice 
and I will get back as soon as all the trainees are in production mode
which they all are doing fabulous so eager wanting to help wishing they could do more
they are a wonderful caring group

thanks for listening
Hope everyone has a great night