Sunday, October 15, 2017

You're FAB-BOO-LOUS


Started with a 
out of gun metal glitter paper 
next a 
first stamped and colored these adorable 
little ghost with zig clean color real brush markers 
then stamped the same ghost and sentiment
with versa-mark then embossed 
with hero art fine detail white embossing powder 
a few gems and some crystal stickles 
and a pretty cute Halloween card 

"Eat, drink and be scary."
~Author unknown

Have a great week!

Karen 


Sunday, October 8, 2017

go with the flow

this card is a combination of some  
very good things

...I see
the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done...

~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven"

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AHOY, MATE! Party like a PIRATE

Still trying to build up my supply of
Birthday cards but was totally out of male
cards. Made this little shaker card
supplies
this set is so adorable I can hardly stand it.
Had this piece of wood paper hanging around
not sure where it came from but
wow is it perfect.
September 24th and it's sunny and 88 today
in New York
with the leaves change colors
you have to marvel at the miracles of nature...

Hope everyone has a fabulous week...

Karen



Saturday, September 16, 2017

hope you birthday is a SMASH!


have a few birthdays coming up so need to 
replenish my stash
did some ink blending 
and some ink splattering 
then a boarder with 
the candies from

colored and coated with crystal stickles 
the little piƱata  
is on a mini action wobbler 
from My Creative Time
which I had lost but cleaned out my 
box of dies and found it!
So Happy!
some drops of 
a little twine and a button 


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Karen 




Monday, September 4, 2017

GHOSTLY GREETINGS

Woke up at my normal "going to work" time
this morning so I made some coffee and made
this little card with a new stamp set I just
got from
entered in to
weekly
Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps
Had my little
BOO-lous Friends colored and ready to
go a little distress inking an a little bling
and my first Halloween card of the season done!
Perfect holiday!

How everyone enjoyed their weekend.

Karen

Sunday, August 27, 2017

SENDING YOU oceans OF LOVE

Thanks to my crafty friend Migdalia 
I am currently a little obsessed with
Mermaids at the present.
got this adorable set
from
made two cute shaker cards
supplies

additional supplies
I used MFT
turn upside down you can make waves
instead of clouds

Hope everyone has a great week

Karen



Sunday, August 20, 2017

SEAS THE DAY


My great bloggy friend Migdalia 
sent me the most adorable stamp set along with
some other goodies I've been on vacation
and finally had a chance to use them

Seas the Day by
 a little in blending, some spritz of water, glossy accent bubbles
and my new favorite
on sale at

Not sure you know what you started Migdalia
bought a few more mermaid sets have been obsessed with them all!

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

aloha

made this shaker card just for fun
with some supplies
from

cut aloha out of a watercolor
background will use that to make another card
over filled with some doodlebug blue sequins

added some crystal stickles, glossy accents,
and a few more blue sequins

enjoying the last minutes of this fabulous weekend
hope you are too....

Karen



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Have a Fairy Happy Birthday

I used the
Slider channels
from
a little partial die cutting so the
fairies slide up and down when you move the card
some sparkling clear sequins from
as a finishing
the images were stamped on

Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth paper

colored with zig clean color real brush makers

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Karen

Sunday, July 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY ANIMAL GO WILD!

Still working with my little Leopards 
just so darn cute.....
and
from My Creative Time
no the sad thing is since I used this die I can't find it :(

This card makes me happy....

Karen



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Party Animal


was going to add sequins but I just
really liked the clean and simple
look of this card.....

Trying to build up my stash of
Birthday Cards
colored on Bristol smooth card stock
I love this paper for so many reason
but it is perfect for coloring
with zig clean color real brush markers....

Hope everyone enjoys their week
an hopefully that will include some
crafty time.

Karen
 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Close your Eyes and Make a Wish

made this for my granddaughter
time is flying by at lighting speed
she turn 4 on Thursday
she is all about Fairies
and Pink
she has request we all wear pink
to her birthday party
I bought my husband a pink polo shirt
he was so funny said he has wanted a pink one
for a long time and of course Pa Pa loves doing
what Emma wants....
Supplies
on an action wobble
crystal stickles
coloring with
zig clean color real brush markers

hope everyone has a wonderful week

Karen

Sunday, July 2, 2017

DUH-NUH you are JAWSOME

got this cute little set from
no one to give this to yet but
I am sure an occasion will arise

hope everyone's week
goes swimmingly! :)

Karen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thinking of you

A co worker is facing so serious health issues
been sending some get well cards
but this week wanted something a little different
she loves flowers so I hope this will brighten
her day.

hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Karen

Saturday, June 17, 2017

THANKS FOR SHOWING ME THE WAY

Just using up the rest of my little pirates
haven't had much time in my craftroom
been busy in the garden lots of rain, lots of weeds
May this for a friend who helped me at work.
supplies
Lawn Fawn



Sunday, June 4, 2017

AHOY MATEY happy father's day

was able to put some of those images
 into a card today....
first card I have made in weeks
spent most of the day organizing the
new stamps and dies I have gotten

supplies
Lawn Fawn

hope everyone enjoys the last minutes of the weekend

Karen

Saturday, June 3, 2017

ahoy matey

hi everyone sorry I 've been a little
MIA but wow a lot going on...
all started last Thursday,
my oldest daughter bought a new home after
looking for 10 long months has everything on her
wish list and the one thing on my list
she is still close by...
huge yard so beautiful
Then my oldest niece flew home from
California with her boy friend for her sister's
high school graduation
They went to the Yankee's  game on Friday
and he proposed she said
YES!
Sunday my niece graduate high school
she will be going to Seina college  
we had her party on Monday Memorial day
with a food truck they had the most amazing
grilled cheese sandwiches
today I went the
  39th Freihofer's Run for Women
to watch my youngest daughter run her
first 5k
she trained and ran with my sister
now for crafting haven't had too much time for
that but  I have gotten quite a few new things
here is something I am working on hoping to make a few
father's day cards

Karen

Saturday, May 20, 2017

get well soon



Hi Everyone wow we had the nicest weather today
in NY 65-70
sunny with a little breezy
made working out in my flower garden even
more of a pleasure if that is possible.
Chatted with my good
friend Georgianna
she just ordered this set
from
I told her I can't stop using this set. Adore these flowers!
I love stamping them in different colors different inks
so much fun

featured on


hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Karen

Saturday, May 13, 2017

happy birthday to you

now I can't believe I did this but I didn't take
any pictures of the mother's day cards I made.
I was on a mission to get them mailed out
which I did but what the heck no pictures
they were like this but had
happy mothers day on them
glad I had one extra to turn into this
birthday card....
I used
by Lawn Fawn
and
above and below it's hard to see in the large photo
but makes a great accent



Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's day.

Karen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Birthday to you

started this card with some Tim Holtz ink blending
seedless preserves
dusty concord
broken china
squeezed lemonade
this lawn fawn set is retiring
you may want to think about grabbing one
love this set and flowes
curved this to fit in the Fairy's hands
a few sequins and water drops

My very good friend who just retired in March
is having a birthday at the end of the month
this year I will have to mail her card

Karen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

My day to post over at
Lots of new things happening over at the blog
next month hope you will stop by
for a little look see
Today I am featuring one of
Newest stamp sets
"MINI MESSAGES"
 


come and join us at


Karen


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Chevron and/or Polka Dots Challenge

Hi Everyone super exited 
my good friend Georgianna asked me
to be a guest Diva today
at
the challenge this week is
Chevron and/or Polka Dots
with a Die Cut
I started with a 
 Studio Calico chevron stencil
I inked the paper with
TH worn lipstick and wilted violet
on a base of 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
and black card stock
die cut with
Femme Frames
The cute little Pinata
is from
called Year seven
stamped on the Bristol paper
colored with zig clean color real brush markers
die cut with the matching die
Now I used a brad and some plain
with sewing tread wrapped around the brad
so the Pinata swings from side to side
finished off with some
Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix 
So swing on over to
and join the fun!




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

"For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born."
~Alice Freeman Palmer

 supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 

on a watercolor base


a blessed Easter to all

Karen

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have an EGGS-tra special Easter!

Hi everyone hope you will peek on
over to
today
Made this cute little slider Easter card
for my grand daughter
featuring
"Easter Punnies"
this cute little chick is from

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Easter

 hard to believe next Sunday
is Easter and April will be half over
seems like time keeps moving
faster and faster
 supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
Scallop Square Tags Dies 
love how this tag set can
make this interactive window
Papers are scraps from
an old DCWZ stack I have had
for a very long time
look for it on line couldn't find it sorry


hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Winner and Happy Easter

Lawn Fawn

MFT Stamps
Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX

My Creative Time
 Fun Stitched Edges

Thank so much to everyone who has taken the
time to join the
Show it of Saturday linky Parties
it has been fun and now
a drum roll please
the final winner of the
Saturday March 25th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
chosen by random.org

12. Beth F.

Beth,
I am so in love with this card.
the colors are totally beachy. 
The white edges frames the image
to perfection
The water drops look amazing I always
forget about doing that. The white paint is
a great finishing touch. Totally over the
top using the sailors knot! 

email your address to
kfranciola @ ny cap. rr. com
remove the spaces
and I will get your card supplies in the
mail to you

Karen


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Easter

wow was a day of mixed emotions
sad about the ending of the
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
happy I am on vacation going to
Florida with my son in law, daughter, grand daughter,
to visit my mom and day flying to Florida on
Tuesday morning packed today
thrilled I was able to make this shaker card
and it came out so well.

Supplies
Easter Friends Stamp Set 
embossing folder

Will be back tomorrow to announce the winner
of the last Show it off Saturday link party

Karen


Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Easter

thrilled to be posting this
Easter Card today
at
Cardz TV Gallery
featuring
Cardz TV Stamps
Happy Days

wow you could get through the whole year
with just this stamp set in your collection!
other supplies
Die-namics Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames
Die-namics - Lily
Sizzix Starry night embossing folder

Karen