Friday, May 31, 2013

Fun Friday "Congradulations Graduates!" Challenge

Seems hard to believe the school year is over in some places and
winding down in NY.
If you are like me you have a graduate in your mist
so this week's challenge

Card, project or layout for a Graduate or Graduation



Teddy Bear Parade
script embossing folder
spellbinder oval and scalloped oval dies
sentiment from

this week's prize

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities,
 and to the most special places
  your heart has ever known."
  ~Author Unknown

CARDZ TV Father's Day Challenge # 30

Challenge #30  “Father’s Day"
Make a card, layout or craft project for Father’s Day.
The winner will be picked by from the challenge entries. The challenge prize for each challenge will be a set of
Pattern paper
Teresa Collins World Traveler
car cut a 3.5" from
Nate's ABC'S
clouds, flag pole will banner
sentiment from
I stamped the "DAD"
with versa mark
embossed with gold embossing powder
used glossy accents on the
license plate holder
I masked of the Happy on "Happy Father's Day"
stamped the Father's Day the masked the Father's Day and
stamped "Happy" to make the phase long and fit the flag
had to add the little Map
was always my job to fold it back up neatly
my brothers never could do it right :)
you may not be able to tell but I used
some clear acetate for the wind shield
some twine, faux stitching and two buttons for the head lights
made this card to my Dad
He took us on so many wonderful vacations
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Have a roaring good Birthday

For the Fun Friday
Let's Hear it for the Red, White and Blue
Create A critter
some scrap papers
entered in
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank You and Winners Blog Hop and Mother's Day Challenge

For the Fun Friday
Let's Hear it for the Red, White and Blue

started with spellbinder dies for the scalloped circle
and circle
flower and Thank you from
all from
Papers from
winner of the Snail Mail Blog Hop
Loving this card! I love all the stamps you used too!! I will have to keep this idea in mind, so cute and perfect!
bsl60 at embarqmail dot com
Brenda email me your address to kfranciola@ nycap. rr. com
(no spaces) and I will get that embossing folder in the mail to you
Winner of the Fun Friday Shape UP! challenge
 3. Guild Master Crystal 

Top three
6. Melissa 

8. sandeeNC 

10. Gerda 

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Holiday...


Friday, May 24, 2013

Fun Friday "Let's hear it for the Red, White and Blue"

Hi Everyone Hope you have fabulous
Memorial day plans!
for our Fun Friday this week
Let's hear it for the Red, White and Blue
Use red white and blue on your card project or layout

Also this week a new fabulous guest designer
Crafting on the Cheap
her card reminds me of what Memorial day should be
a tribute to those brave young men and woman
who have sacrficed so much
to protect all the things we hold so dear...



entered in

DL.ART Thankful Thursday: May LINKY challenge

This week's prize


Monday, May 20, 2013

Hang in there and Winner Mother's day Challenge

For the Fun Friday "Shape UP!" challenge click Here HERE!
so sorry that I didn't get this post yesterday a little too much yard work
lied down on the couch after dinner and I was a goner....
right before I left on vacation my sweet friend
sent me the "Baby Steps" cartridge
for my new soon to arrive grand baby
Sherrie and I started our blogs around the same time
she has been such an inspiration to me I adore her work
Thank you Sherrie!
  I made this card for a friend who needs a little uplifting
she had lent me her "Baby Steps" cart a while back so
I could see if I like it which of course I did
so kind of a cosmic karma perfection
made this card for her
Baby Steps
skittles from
papers from my scrap bin
stamp Cardz TV
"Simply Said"
Winner of the Mother's Day Challenge
Karen email me your address
kfranciola @ nycap. rr. com
(no spaces)
and I will get your prize in the mail to you
7. Karen N 
Top Three
5. Glenda Boyd 
14. Beth F 

Make today rewarding!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

First Class "You've got Mail" blog hop

For the Fun Friday "Shape UP" challenge click Here

Hey everyone welcome to day two of the

 If you stumbled here by chance you will want to start at the beginning
if you arrive here from
Deanna's Paper Crafts
you are on the right track
 this card is based on one I saw on pinterest
Erin Lincoln
started with
 this is a super fun set so may possibilities
all the pattern papers are from from My Mind's Eye
I stamped the "stamp"
cut them out and used the love the heart and postage cancel stamps
also use the hearts from
attached with foam tape
the tag index card is from a svg file
some button twine and a button
your next stop
 Shawnee - Quiver of Angels

but before you go I can't have a hop with out giving out some candy...
you know the drill be a follower leave a comment for a chance to win
Sizzix Textured Impressions 'Crown & Flourish' Embossing Folders

here is the hop list in case you get lost along the way

Happy hopping!

1. Mary -
2. Ginger -
3. Jennifer -
4. Sharon -
5. Kristin -
6. Deanna -
7. Karen -
8. Shawnee -
9. Gloria -
10. Amanda -
11. Julie -
12. Nicole -
13. Rachelle -
14. Jeri -

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Snail Mail

For the Fun Friday Shape UP! challenge click Here
Hey everyone heads up
there is a two day blog hop over at
lots of great inspiration and prizes along the way
come back tommorow
will be my day for
"You've Got Mail" Blog Hop!
I will be giving away some great candy
Here is one little card I made using Mary's new
"You've got Mail"
can still here that AOL voice in my head ha ha.....
papers My Minds eye
create a critter
clouds from
Heading off to work hope to be home by noon
weather today is going to FABULOUS!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fun Friday Shape UP!

first week back from vacation was a killer at work
first day back big complaint file handed to me
three days, opinions from two co-workers
one conference call and it's all worked out whew!

Now on to the weekend.....
this is the time of year I know I start dreading
putting on a bathing suit know I have to cut some calories and
get back in shape so this week the Fun Friday Challenge is to
Shape UP!

any project, layout or card shape other than A2
square, many of the cricut carts have
shaped cards on them give it a whirl
or use the cricut craftroom, gypsy, or
if you have a different cutter an svg file

LOVE what the design team has done
this week.....

Great mind do think alike!


This is an svg file from
some skittles from
papers from My Minds Eye
Sentiment from
Make a wish

This week's Prize
StudioG Father's Day Stamp
and some crinkle ribbon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Winners & Birthday wishes

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"Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart." 
~Author Unknown
Hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's day
Back from vacation yesterday had a wonderful time
priceless family memories made.....
I have a lot of May Birthdays colored this Penny Black image on vacation
made a card with it today
Now on to some winners
The winner of the Ribbon from my Saturday May 4th post is
Congrats winners! Enjoy your vacation Karen! Great colors of ribbon!
Glenda email me your address to kfranciola @ nycap. rr. com
no spaces and I will get the ribbon in the mail to you
The winner of  the Fun Friday it's a Bug's life is
15. Amy 
Top Three
5. Miranda H. 
 13. Migdalia 
14. maida