Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Couldn't quite finish the Hoot and Holler card
will post that tomorrow am
cute cuts but I did the saying at 1" small pieces
Did get this card finished for
Started with a A2 card brown Kraft card stock
I can't tell you how much I love this color
this and the Buff  Ivory is from
great stuff & prices
Pattern paper from k&company
stars from DCWV glitter stack
also entered in
Use Yellow

any cut and any occassion
hope everyone has a peaceful evening


Hoot 'n' Holler

took a day off of work for my sanity 
went to walmart to pick up a few things they 
have all their cricut lite cartridges on clearance  $20.00
got Hoot 'n' Holler
no it wasn't on my list but got it anyway :)
now off to my craft table to make something with it be back later 
with the results...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wow so many candles!

A2 card base with PTI sweet blush
green card stock
6x6 glitter paper pad Let's Party by Best Creations Inc 
won this at Birthday Sundaes Blog hop
cupcake top & cherry DCWV gitter paper
cupcake Straight from the Nest
cut a 2"
Wow so many candles from
made this for the challenge #24


Monday, August 29, 2011

Thinking of you

This it the new Blank Cameo from
Today's challenge is swirls and flourishes
go check out the amazing digis they are wonderful so easy to work with
and enter your project
this one I printed on K&Company paper no coloring
a2 card with PTI Sweet Blush
all K&Company flourish from Cindy Loo
a little lace a little ribbon and some bling
going to try to get my daughter back to college today
she goes to Castleton in VT
there is wide spreading flooding all over the state due to Irene

Have a rewarding Week

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birdie Day

Good Night Irene...
has been raining all day here pool is overflowing
one apple tree down but over all things OK
still have power still have internet
still can use my cricut :)
Made this for the Straight from the nest challenge


winged things

A2 card PTI Spring Moss I just love this color
Indian Summer by Basicgrey
Cappuccino Twine from Scrappy Moms stamps
button from my stash
faux stitching

Hope everyone stays dry and safe


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Challenge Winner

Sorry if this post is a little long......
Had a fabulous day yesterday
My older brother, his wife, stepdaughter and their friend
they came for the day at the races here in Saratoga
It was a perfect day we ate we laugh and lost some money
like we always do...
Then we met my sister, my niece and a friend at
Leon for pitchers of Margaritas
more was a great day  
we were celebrating my birthday and my niece Haley
gave me this card she made it herself she is 12 and
very talented it was fabulous how she explained to me
how she made it.
which leads me to the second part of this post
thanks everyone who joined my No challenge birthday challenge
The winner is #3
Carri email me at kfranciola(at)nycap(.)rr(.)com

For everyone in the path of Hurricane Irene
stay safe....


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank you

This is for the Papertrey Ink blog hop
cut Spring Moss 4x8 scored at 4"
3.25x3.25 vintage cream use Martha Stewart around the page punch
grass and flowers Garden Variety
Thank you from Botanical Silhouette
Spring Moss Top Notch Twill tape

Hope you have a great night

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Butterfly Award

I am never that good at doing these but I am going to try to get better
Shelly over at My Paper Love sent this to me
Butterfly Award!
Well Shelly of  my very good bloggy friends have given me the butterfly award!

I am thrilled to be in her top 10! Thank you  for the award!
Butterfly Award!

So to receive the award, I need to pass on the 'Butterfly Award' to 10 other bloggers, contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and I also need to show a link to the person who gave me the 'Butterfly Award', and finally I need to answer several questions. Here goes....

Q1) Name your favorite colour?


Q2) Name your favorite song?

Let it Be by the Beatles
Q3) Name your favorite dessert?

Cheese Cake
Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?

People that waste my time

Q5) Your favorite pet?

Heather my cat

Q6) Black or White

Q7) Your biggest fear?

Being without my family

Q8) Best Feature?

I can go with the flow

Q9) Everyday attitude?

Tomorrow will be better

Q10) What is perfection?

Sitting at the Kitchen table with the whole family eating and laughing

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?

Bacon Cheese burgers with you on this one Shelly

Q12) When you're upset you?

it's bad but I shop

Now I have to pass this award onto 10 others.
Of course It goes back to Shelly! 
She is always there with a positive thoughtful comment her encouragement means the world to me!
Have a great night!

Back to School Elizabeth New Release at Elizabeth Mae's

There are New Releases today over at
  anyone who leaves a comment will be
in the drawing for a free stamp!
this is Back to School Elizabeth
isn't she darling
just love her
the card is from
school days
this kit is filled with awesome images
card base is the most wonder kraft card stock from

Hope you have a rewarding day...


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

back to School

Made this card for a few challenge
red stickles
Class of, Wild Card
letter A Plantin Schoolbook
Books Hello Kitty
ribbon, buttons, and rhinestones
Kids back to school
back to school ribbon rhinestones and red
back to school
Three cuts, three colors, and three of the same embellishments.  
Have a great Day Everyone

Monday, August 22, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's Challenge

this weeks challenge is to use buttons
this is the Polka dot dress form
it just a great image
cut with spellbinders long rectangle
colored with copic markers
A2 base dark chocolate PTI
pattern paper from DCWV
a piece of lace at little crinkle ribbon
and some buttons
Head on over check out her other images they are so
easy to work with
entered in
Paper Sundaes
use two of the these "toppings"
Green, Buttons, Banners and / or Twine.

Have a rewarding day

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cake Ice Cream Smiles

did this for
use a cupcake
use pink, green and white
A2 card pink card stock
white card stock
PTI spring moss run through cuttlebug folder
Ribbon from stampin up
stamp from Hero Arts
copic markers
Yes It's still my birthday weekend   :)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Normally I an not one to make a big deal about my birthday but today I am 55 an not that any girl likes to tell her age I can't tell you how happy I am about that. As of today I am eligible for retirement. Not that I can really afford too with my youngest daughter still in college but just know that is possible is a wonderful birthday gift...

"She's here and she's perfect"
 Think my mom said that the day I was born LOL
So today I am throwing myself a week long Birthday Party
a No Challenge Challenge
all you have to do is be a follower and link your
card, layout, or project past or present
The winner will receive the mini album and ribbon pictured above
 I will pick a winner using next Friday 
Leave a comment after you post with you blog address
so I can get in touch with you

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Have a Sweet Day

Started with some paper from My Minds Eye
cut with Planitin Schoolbook 5 3/4inches
stamps and punch from PTI Garden Variety
for a few challenges
gift bags & boxes
anything but a card
More than Favors
The Kraft Journal
anything goes
Hope you stop by tomorrow going to have something special


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


pattern paper Basicgrey
DCWV glitter mat stack
spots and dots embossing folder
DMC Metallic embroidery floss
NOEL stickers from my stash
Jolly Holiday
I saw this little elf and had to have this cartridge
I checked every morning for weeks
and finally one day it was in stock.... success!
Figure if I make at least one Christmas card
each week Maybe I won't be
running around Christmas day with my ATG gun

entered in


Monday, August 15, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's

Made this little box today for my crinkle ribbon
saw Sarah from Live Love and Scrap do this on youtube
so easy
started with kraft card stock
then a piece of  PTI dark chocolate
Next paper from DCWV
the bottom lace I used a fiskar punch
the corner piece is from Straight from the Nest cut at 1 inch
a little ribbon and a button from PTI with some some rustic button twine
added a little bit of stickles to this little angel's wings for a heavenly touch
anything but a card
shared this at
show your style
anything but a card

Have a happy scrappy day,


Sunday, August 14, 2011


Did this for the challenge at
Terrific Tuesday Challenge
Pack your Bags
I don't have this cart so I used the closest one
Life is a Beach
Cut the mermaid at 3"
don't know about anyone else
but I had a horrible time lining up her hair!
Finally cut the locks of the base
Big fish cut at 2"
Thanks from Scrappy Mom's Everyday Sentiments
Scrappy Mom's cappuccino Twine on the bottom
on the bottom piece I took the strip and put the edge in my
circle punch added a button and a few doodle dots for good measure.
Have a happy scrappy Day!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Get Well

Did this for a new challenge blog I found
this week's challenge all white
with a coloured image
the shaped card is cut from Wild Card at 5 inches
4 3/4 inch circle cut from George
run through stylized flowers cuttlebug folder
off white crinkle ribbon
off white roses
butterfly stamp studio g
coloured with copic markers
die cut with spellbinders scalloped circle
a few pearls to balance out the top

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Happy Hello

Made this for a few challenges
A2 PTI vintage cream
not sure where the pattern paper is from
in with my scraps
PTI Lemon tart run throught stylized flowers cuttlebug folder
grass cut from Planitin Schoolbook
dog & school from paper pups
used some stickle for the little collar and tag
 letters from my stash
use any retired cartridge
back to school
back to school
back to school

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet Friend

Made this for the challenge over at
it's hot out there!
use hot bright colors
A2 card hot pink
layer yellow run through the cuttlebug
spots and dots
orange strip through floral fantasy
Ice Cream cone cut from Sweet Treats at 4"
top scoop run though d'vine swirls
topped with a some crystal stickles
Sweet friend from Hero Arts
some yellow stickles for a pop of color
stamped with memento ink London fog
some lemon drop twine
and a little button from PTI


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome Little One

So My daughter emails me at work
and says "I need a girl baby card"
can you whip one up?
Here's what I came up with
swiss dots folder
Martha Stewart punch
create a critter
K&Company pattern paper
Papertrey Ink Buttons
sentiment computer printed
entered in
put a critter on it

Hope you have a great evening

Monday, August 8, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's Blog Challenge

This weeks challenge at
two colors any shades
I chose creme and Black
which was made perfectly easy by
starting with DCWV La Creme stack
the image is from the Dress Form Collection
the Style Vintage is from PaperTrey ink Button Boutique
I printed "Sample" on the computer and used a mini tag punch
Entered this in
use buttons and or ribbon
anything goes with ribbon

Hope Everyone has a Rewarding Week


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday

Lavender, Celery and Gray
Just felt like doing some quick an easy today
A2 card with PaperTrey Ink Spring Moss 
gray Core'dinations Cardstock
Lavender card stock
 corners rounded 
Hero Arts stamp
and PaperTrey Ink sentiment
stamped with London Fog Ink my Memento 

Hope you like it and have a wonderful Sunday...



Saturday, August 6, 2011

And the winner is

the lucky number
and if I was more techie than crafty 
 I could figure out how to put the widget on the page...
Katieo said on 7-23-11
"Almost at 200 Yahoo. I already follow you. Your winter card with the penguin is really cute."
Email me your address to 
Thanks to everyone I have the best followers!

made this for 
started with kraft cardstock and 
Vintage Dictionary Pages for the flowers all from
dark green mat from DCWV
top layer embossed with Floral Fantasy
Used the Tim Holtz flower punch for the flower use just the small and med size
ink with studio g pink brad in the center
Little flowers from a punch little pearl in the center
  Papertrey Ink  buttons and
Sentiment from Garden Variety
little stitching and some crinkle ribbon 
also in
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays
Delightful Challenge
use stitching


Friday, August 5, 2011

Thanks to all my wonderful Followers

Thanks Everyone of helping me reach my goal
When I started this blog thought it would be a place for me
to show my cards was
so happy when I got my first follower and it wasn't a relative.
I had no idea how rewarding this experience would be
and that I would make friends with so may amazing women who share my passion. 
I have to get the names down for the post for the last few days so sorry I fell behind
I will pick a winner tomorrow! Good Luck everyone I want everyone to win...


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Friend

So my agenda for tonight was
1. to make a card for my best friend at work
we have a ton of changes happening in my department
and everyone is under tremendous stress
but my friends team has it worse than most
so I wanted to give her a card to make her smile
2. to use my new Hello Kitty Cart that has been whispering my name all week
3.try to make a card that would fit at least one challenge
4.and do all of that with just a little time to spare
so here is what I came up with
I am happy with the results

Entering it in
#71 - Let's Be Friends
Used all card stock
a little of my hand dyed crinkle ribbon
a little bling and

the Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Anniversary set
I won this from Kasia
over at
she is very talented and has amazing designs on her blog
Hop on over

and I must be on a winning streak
Sunday I was the first winner at the

and today won the Blog Hop stamp from Chris at
Chris is super talent too check out all her wonderful designs

and one more last week I won the challenge over at
won a $15.00 gift certificate to
got two Spellbinder sets they were on sale 

Wondering if I should get a lotto ticket this week????


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's Birthday Special

Birthday Sale all Digital Images $1.50
Since today is DeNetra's birthday she has decided to have a sale.
As a thank you to all her followers 
here are a few of her images I have

More Blog Candy

Adding these fun summer goodies to
5 more followers to go!
Simple rules
be a follower
leave a message
with your email or blog address

Hope you have a great crafty Day Everyone!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's Blog Birthday Challenge

In Honor of DeNetra's birthday
this weeks challenge is for a birthday card
I know some of my bloggy friends
follow Birthday Sundae's blog so
why not link your card up to
challenge this week too!
 Birthday Emma
colored with copic markers
brown Marvy marker for her hair
printed this digi twice then cut
her hand and present out a second time
and popped up with foam tape for added dimension
some glossy accents on her hat some crystal stickles
on pom pom and present bow
For this card I started with kraft card stock from
A2 card
first mat DCWV card stock
Next layer DCWV Linen Closet
2 1/2 inch beige card stock edges punched with
Fiskar scallop punch
1 1/2 inch striped paper also from DCWV Linen Closet
Happy Birthday stamp from studio g

Hope you like have a rewarding week