Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessing Blog hop & Challenge winner

"For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born
~Alice Freeman Palmer
For the Fun Friday Here comes Peter Cottontail Challenge click Here
Kate ABC
Martha Stewart around the Page
French Scroll Punch
entered in

The winner of the Good Times Blog Hop
crinkle ribbon candy
What a great combination of the sentiment, cut, and paint can!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Barb email me your address
kfranciola @ nycap rr .com (no spaces)
and I will get the ribbon in the mail to you
A Huge thanks to Carri
for sponsoring the
Use a handmade embellishment challenge
know the winner, Liz, is going to love using
her handmade skittles
Winner is
11. Liz Ortiz
top Three
1. Migdalia 
14. Sheetal 

Hope everyone has a joyous Easter Sunday
I am cooking Brunch for my family
made a carrot cake cheesecake similar to what they make
at the Cheesecake Factory
looks good smelled great baking
fingers crossed it taste great...


Friday, March 29, 2013

Fun Friday Here comes Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hippity Hoppity
Easter's on its way
This week's Fun Friday challenge is
Use a Bunny or Easter card, project or layout

look at all the wonderful inspiration
from my crafty Friends!



This weeks prize

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Blessings

For the Fun Friday use a handmade embellishement click Here
Chick from Create a Critter 2 cut at 3"
hid the eye on my gypsy
PK 754 med critter faces
inked with Tim Holtz orange marmalade
and flower from Tim Holtz Tattered Floral garland
 mat cut from Elegant Edges
Tiny Tag from My Craft Spot
all set on a2 Kraft from Kraft Outlet
Entered in
Monday Challenge #92 - Strings & Things
Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Easter
Challenge Me Monday - #154 Easter Greetings

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Easter and Luck of the Irish Challenge winner

For the Fun Friday use a handmade embellishment click Here
hard to believe that next Sunday will be Easter
we still have snow on the ground
 Create a Critter 2
Spring moss, dark chocolate,  lemon tart
pattern paper Every Day Blessing
all from Papertrey Ink
some scraps of DCWV papers for the chick cut at 3.5 inches
accented with some skittles from
Carri at
Melon on the top of the egg
Wild Plum on the bottom of the egg
Happy Easter is from Studio G
some crinkle ribbon and a button
Winner of the Fun Friday Luck of the Irish Challenge
#9 Sandee NC
Sandee email me your address
kfranciola@ ny cap. rr. com
no spaces and I will get your prize in the mail to you
Top Three
12. Kimberly C 
17. Jess Moore 
21. Donna and Sara 
"Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!"

~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"


Saturday, March 23, 2013


For the Fun Friday use a handmade embellishement click Here


Welcome to the Cardz TV Design Team “Good Times”
Stamp Release Blog Hop!

if you arrived here from
you are on the right path
its a long road but so worth the trip
if you happened her by chance
you will want to start at the Beginnig
Mary has release a new stamp set for sale in her store
Here's a photo of the "Good Times" stamp set for you to add to your post.
So many ideas for wonderful cards and projects running through my head
Here is one of them
this is a free cut file from
I welded two of the paint brushes together to form the card
embossed the bristles with distress strips cuttlebug folder
Martha Stewart punch on the border around the little paint bucket
got the bucket at AC Moore it was a dollar
a little tag, some crinkle ribbon and a button
going to fill the bucket with some candy for a friend at work
I use a regular hole punch to make some large hole for the handle
wrapped the paper from My Mind's Eye around the bucket
red tape to stick the paper to the plastic
inside another stamp from the set
stamped with versa mark and some white embossing powder
Your next stop is at
but what would a hop be without some candy...
how about some crinkle ribbon in some fun Easter colors!
Simple just be a follower leave a comment...
Happy Hopping!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fun Friday use a handmade embellishment

This week something Grand the Fun Friday challenge is being sponsored
DoubleClick AKA Abusybee

the challenge is to use a hand made embellishment on your card, layout or project.
A handmade flower, a stick pin, some crinkle ribbon
or some skittles the possibilities are endless
let the creativity begin...


Create a critter2 cut at 3"
grass from Planitn School book cut at 1" for grass on the right
1/2" grass on the left
Stylized Flowers embossing folder for the background
inked with assorted Tim Holtz distress inks.
tag and sentiment from Papertrey Ink
This week's prize a wonderful assortment of skittles from
and a little crinkle ribbon for fun

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Some Bunny Loves You

Someone needs to tell mother nature she made a mistake
this is not how the first day of spring should look
lots of snow yesterday this morning a little snow left to shovel and cold...
I always find I loose a little mojo going from one Holiday to another
I find it works for me to start simple and what could be better that
Hello Kitty and a sentiment from
"Easter Punnies"
The flowers on the card are from
Tim Holtz
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Tattered Flower Garland
so waiting for some spring flowers thought I would make some of my own
two roses on the left are from an svg file
the ones on the right are from
Hearts on the card
sentiment on
all from
in the center of the flowers some cranberry skittles from
one of my besties Carri
linked up to another bestie
Diana at  
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." 
~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day and Challenge winner

For the Fun Friday Luck of the Irish Challenge click Here
Hope everyone is enjoying
their St Patrick's Day
maybe some corned beef and cabbage
and just a little bit of beer...
I love this sentiment it's
St Patrick's Day
unfortunately it's sold out :(
but there are lots of great stamps for Easter available
Winner of the Fun Friday Birthday Challenge
2. Judy 
Top Three
14. Stacy Chic 
20. Migdalia 

"May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you."

~Irish Blessing

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fun Friday Luck of the Irish challenge

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

~Author Unknown

this week everyone is Irish so
link up your cards, layouts and projects
one entry per person please

I am a lucky girl to be part of the most amazing
dream team of crafty friends... 

is a fabulous file from

This week prize is the stamp set I use for
the sentiment on the front of my card