Sunday, June 30, 2013

Celebrate and Summer Luving Challenge winner

For the "Let Freedom Ring" Challenge click Here
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America -
 it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. "
~Calvin Coolidge
some left over K&Company papers from last year
Stars from George and Basic Shapes
My Creative Time
Celebrate stamp from PTI
some stickles, twine and a button
Winner of the "Summer Luvin" Challenge
11. geri 
Geri email your address to kfranciola @ nycap. rr. com
no spaces and don't forget the dots
Top Three
5. Indy 
6. Eva Scraps
9. Tara 
 Hope everyone has a happy crafty week..

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fun Friday "Let Freedom Ring"

Yes Yes it's Friday and time for another super fun challenge this week
 The Forth of July is right around the corner
 "Let Freedom Ring"
any card project or layout to celebrate
"Star-spangled happiness
and banner waves of pride."

~Cherishe Archer





on a little box kick don't know why but I am loving making them.
this super easy file is from
 Stars and Stripes
pattern papers from My Mind's Eye
entered in
Paper Playtime  Ch# 13... Red, White, & Blue
Jo's Scrap Shack  "Let Freedom Ring"
Cut it Up New Nations Challenge #22

This week's prize
some red, white and blue crinkle ribbon
and a Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Marker

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Love in a jar and Challenge winner

For the Summer Luvin' Challenge click Here
Sentiment and Jar
Glossy accents on heart
Flower stamp
A2 card kraft card stock
brown mat
pattern paper My Mind's Eye
Scallop Border
topped with Martha Stewart Double Link Trim punch
Twine and a button
Winner of the White Wedding Challenge
  3. Tisha Sewell   
Top Three
4. Adrian 
9. Mindy M 
11. JennyH 
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." ~John Steinbeck

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun Friday Summer Luvin' Challenge

Yes it's true today is the first official day of SUMMER!
so today's challenge
any card, layout, or project that has a summer theme

"Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!"
  ~Terri Guillemets




this little box file is from
Fruity Fiesta
the sentiment and little watermelon
pattern paper from My Mind's Eye
some glossy accents, stickles, crinkle ribbon, twine
and a button

 This Week's prize

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Baby Welcome to the world Little one

Here is how the story goes...
my middle daughter calls
"Mom do you have any baby cards? I need one tomorrow
for a friend at work..."
so here is what I made
started with a white a2 base
mat of lemon tart & sentiment from
white top and bottom run through the Swiss dot
embossing folder edged with open scalloped punch
baby letters cut with Kate's ABC's
topped with glossy accents
1 1/4" scalloped punch and 1" square from
papers from scrap pile
little pin from my stash
some yellow crinkle ribbon
and a button

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy's Father's Day and Challenge Winner

For the Fun Friday Wedding Challenge Click Here

One last Father's Day Card
Hope everyone enjoyed their Father's Day
My family sure did even the weather behaved
no rain...
Base is A2 Steel Grey card stock
Steel Grey Ribbon
Steel Blue ink
all from
My Favorite Things
pattern paper from
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds
stamps from
Papertrey Ink

Had some issues this week with INLINKZ
they upgraded their whole program
and it is not as easy as it was
did a little work with it  today hopefully all will go well
this week so apologies to all!

The winner of the Father's day Challenge
2. Debbie 
Debbie's Dash of this and that

Top Tree designs

 8. Kimberly C
Paper Munch Designs
9. Trina S 
11. Lisa :) 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Fun Friday "Nice Day for a White Wedding"

Am I showing my age with the title of the challenge this week?
OH I loved the 80's!

wish I had been back there this week...
my little cold turned into a sinus infection
been so tired all week all the rain here in NY
doesn't help
Sun should be out tomorrow so it will be a nice
day for anyone that will be having a wedding!
this week's challenge any wedding themed card, Lay out or project!

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. "
~Finnish Proverb
Boy getting a good photo of an all white card is a
challenge in itself!
white card stock 4.25x4.25
4x4 white mat embossed with Darcie Damask folder
embossed with Swiss dots
glossy accents on heart and some fine white glitter
Tiny Tags Metal Dies
& sentiment from
Tiny Tags
entered in
Monday Challenge #101 - Wedding


Paper Playtime
Anything Goes
Now look at all the wonderful projects my friends
have created!



This week's prize

CARDZ TV Stamps Challenge #31 June 14th “Love in a Jar”

Challenge #31  June 14th “Love in a Jar”
" Make a card, layout or craft project using something you'd put in a jar".
so many ideas...
flowers, candy, jam sure you can think of many more
The winner will be picked by from the challenge entries.
The challenge prize for each challenge will be a set of CTV stamps.
The design team have all use Mary's fabulous new stamp set
I think I say this every time a new set gets released
but this is my favorite. Love it make three cards in no time
saw a card on pinterest
Splotch Design
Here is my verison
I started my using the large jar stamp with stazon black
on acetate I cut a slit in at the first line
I found this amazing My Mind's Eye paper that
looks like water used that and stamped the jar again
cut this out but cut to the bottom of the jar top
Using my paper trimmer I cut thin stripes of
PTI Ripe Avocado
feed these through the slit in the top of the jar
I use small dots of glossy accents to adhere the acetate to the paper
for the background I took Tim Holtz tea dye ink and
ran it on my cuttlebug distress stripes folder then embosssed
PTI vintage cream card stock
place that on a mat of My Mind's Eye paper
on a base of PTI Aqua Mist
Ek success mini flower punch for flowers
Home grown stamped on
some twine and a button
Head on over and link up your creations can't wait to see what
everyone puts in their jars!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thank You and Fun Friday Graduation Winner

Didn't get that much done this week have a cold
my husband shared it with me he had it last week
did organize a little
this is a 3x3 card
with some of my favorite products
Kraft card stock from Kraft Outlet
pattern paper from My Mind's Eye
lace border from Martha Stewart punch
flower from My Favorite Things
Thank you from My Creative Time
Entered in
The winner of the Fun Friday Graduation Challenge
15. Beth F 
Beth email your address to kfranciola @ nycap . rr . com
no spaces
Top Three
1. Adrian 
2. rachel taylor 
17. Debbie 
"The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show."

~Author Unknown

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fun Friday Father's day challenge

This week Know you've got them Link them up 
any Father's day Card, layout or project!
Look at all the great inspiration from my Friends!






Teddy Bear Parade cut at 3. inches
Grill from Everyday Paper Dolls cut a 3"
check paper from My Mind's eye
some glossy accents on the grill
some liquid pearl on the cover plate
some green jute and two buttons
sentiment from
"You're the Man"


"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. "
~Author Unknown

this week's prize