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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Levi!


Today is my youngest grandson’s birthday and I love to share the card and gift card holders I made for him.


Levi loved the film strip on his Mom’s birthday card and he said he wanted it on his birthday card too.

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(his Mom’s card)

Decorated envelope and gift card holders.

(You probably guessed by now that the family are cat lovers.)


I cannot believe I used so many products to make one card & accessories, lol.

STAMPS:

o Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs)

o Little Cat Agenda (Mama Elephant)

o Happy Birds (W Plus 9)

o Let’s Bokeh (Lawn Fawn)

DIES:

o Alphabet Dies (Lawn Fawn)

o Celebration Balloons (Poppy Stamps)

o Stitched Film Strip (Pretty Pink Posh)

o Gift Card Die (Little B Gift Card Dies)


Other Products Used:

o Distress Inks (Background)

o Distress Oxide Inks used on balloons, L-e-v-i on envie, & dots on gift card holders.

o Zig Clear Brush Water Color Brushes (cat images).

o Martha Stewart Alphabet Punches (L-e-v-i on balloons)

o Water Color Paper, Sequins, Glossy Accents, Neenah Creative Collection Paper


Note: Some of the stamps sets and dies are old and may not be available.



Thank You for stopping by,

Fran

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Sister


This card was sent to my sister for her Birthday.


Items used to make this card:

o Abstract Flowers Dies by Impression Obsession

o Layered Leaves Dies by My Favorite Things

o Sentiment – Hello Flowers by Hero Arts

o Flower Centers – Mini Prills

o Background – Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers & Dusty Concord)

o Papers – From my stash


Thanks for stopping by and your comments are appreciated,

Fran

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Oldie But Goodie Technique


Sharing My First Bokeh Technique


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I made a template with various circle sizes.  Then I used a mini sponge dabber to create the Bokeh look using the template and Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.

The backgrounds on both cards is blended Distress Inks (Dusty Concord & Peeled Paint).


Dies:

“Thanks” – Impression Obsession

“Hello” – Papertrey Ink


Sentiments:

“A Warm” – Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words: Hello)

“For All That You Do” – Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words: Thank You)


Thank you for stopping by,

Fran

Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy 40th Birthday


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Hunter and Levi’s Mom, Mandy celebrated her 40th Birthday on 7/11.

Everyone in the family loves cats and that is the theme I chose to do.

The photos are of Hunter, Little Man (new kitty) and Levi. Everybody

including Little Man loves cake just like Newton!


DETAILS:

Stamp Set – Newton loves cake (newton’s nook designs).

Sentiment – Celebration Stamp & card dies (concord & 9th)

Stitched Film Strip die – pretty pink posh

Newton and cake – water colored using Distress Ink Pads

Elements – Tiny gold stars, stickles on centers of stars, & spectrum noir sparkle brush Pen


Thank you for stopping by and your comments are appreciated!

Fran



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Card



Details:

Flowers & Leaves – Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp)

Sentiment – Hello Flowers Stamp Set (Hero Arts)

Butterfly – EBay (China)

Background – Stripey Backdrop Die (lawn fawn)

Flowers, Leaves, Butterfly, Blue background were water colored.

All papers and cardstock from stash.


Thank you for stopping by,

Fran


Monday, June 19, 2017

Get Well Card


I created this card for my Step-daughter who recently had foot surgery.

Inside Sentiment:

  As You Rest And Heal

  Know That You Are Thought of Warmly

  And Wished A Quick Recovery.


Details:

Mondo Magnolia Stamp (www.ellenhutson.com)

Natures Treasures II Stamp – Leaves (www.uniko.co.uk)

Get Well Soon Die (www.iostamps.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Color Water Color Brushes

Canson Water Color Paper

DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush


Thank You for stopping by,

Fran


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday



My Aunt celebrated her 90th Birthday last week. 

Here’s the card I sent her.


o All papers and elements from my stash.

o Sentiment-Birthday Wishes Stamp by Mama Elephant

o Floral Branch-Beautiful Friend Stamp by Clearly Besotted

o Flowers and Leaves water colored using Distress Ink

o Stamp Image cut out using Scan N’ Cut


Thank you for stopping by,

Fran

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Grateful Easel Card

 

 

 

I made this card about 3 weeks ago for the employees at the front desk of my Doctor’s Office.  I thought I would give an easel card a try because I received a beautiful one for Easter and it perked up my mojo.

What I did a little different was I made a shaker window to hold sequins as the stopper to hold the front of the card.

I am sorry for the poor photography but if you click on the photo you may be able to view it better.

I cannot provide a recipe because I forgot to write down all the tools I used to make the card.  However, if you have any questions about the card feel free to ask me.

 

Thank you for stopping by,

Fran