Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winner and Happy Birthday

Simon Says Die and Stamp Set UNDER THE SEA SetUS107 This is the LIfe

Birthday sentiment snorkel chick and accessories by Denami Stamps 
May all your birthday fishes come true from Simon Says Stamps
a little copic coloring, some glossy accents on the bubbles and some gems 

Winner of the August 9th Show if off Saturday Linky Party
chosen by random.org 
#8 Kim

so funny my card goes with the theme of Kim's adorable layout 
awesome accents, starfish and fish to showcase the amazing 
underwater photo. The vertical design of the sentiments is sensational!

Kim 
email me your address to
kfranciola @ nycap . rr . com
take out the spaces
and I will get your ribbon in the mail to you

Karen


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Show it off Saturday Linky Party

Film strip die from
little turtle stamp
Happy Birthday and Cake Stamp
Tag-its #1 Mini Stamp set
Fun Stitched Edges
My Creative Time 
pattern paper Doodlebug Designs
a little twine, a few gems and a button 

Fun Stitched Edges

Show it off Saturday 
Linky Party
any Project, handmade item, 
card or Layout
one entry per person please
winner will received
8 skeins of  seam binding ribbon
colors will vary depending on availability 





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Winner and Keep Swimming

got this set at 
It's called 
Under the Sea
Simon Says Die and Stamp Set UNDER THE SEA SetUS107 This is the LIfe

Stamps with the coordinating dies and stencil!
some Tim Holtz Distress inks on the stencil
for the water in the bowl
Layered up 5 pieces for the bowl and coated it with a 
thick layer of glossy accents
it bubble a little but think that 
was a happy accented adds to the 
"water effect"
some google eyes 
and the bubbles on the top of the card is 
small spatter stamp from
it's on sale right now in case 
you "need" it ;)
added a few sequins and some stickles

And 
the winner of the August 2nd 
Show it of Saturday Linky Party
Chosen by Random.org


What awesome masculine card 
perfect for any  "Hero" 
the yellow draws your eye right to 
the sentiment and the  red striped 
star is just the right accent.

Shartl 
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kfranciola @ nycap . rr . com
take out the spaces
and I will get your ribbon in the mail to you

Karen


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Show it off Saturday Linky Party

Hi Everyone 
no card today 
the weather here NY today was PERFECT!
I spent today at
the Saratoga Race track 
with my husband, sister and my niece
it was a wonderful day 
we won a little, lost and laughed a lot.
If you ever visit upstate NY during August
you will want to make sure visiting the track 
is on your bucket list!
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Show it off Saturday 
Linky Party
any Project, handmade item, 
card or Layout
one entry per person please
winner will received
8 skeins of  seam binding ribbon
colors will vary depending on availability 



Monday, August 4, 2014

Getting to know you Blog hop

I am so happy to today I was
tag to be in a different king of blog hop
"getting to know you"

I was tagged by one of my oldest
and dearest "bloggy friends"
Diana
DL.ART
Diana is so talented and extremely generous
she host a monthly linky party
along with a Thankful Thursday Challenge
her prizes are amazing
she is also a Close to my Heart
demonstrator  
truly worth a visit

 a little sample of her work

now on the getting to know ME part

 1. What am I working on?
 right now I am working on two mini albums
and some stamped images
I color them with my copics while watching tv

  2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
  I don't thing my work does differ from anyone else.
Trying different techniques and products excites me.
My newest obsession is cards with "white space"

 3. Why do I write/create what I do?
 Think I have always had a creative side.
My grandmother was a seamstress
I remember going through her buttons, lace, trims and
"little scrap pieces" of fabric
remember think to my self
"how can they be scrap piece they are so beautiful"
think my love of repurposing started there...
Creating also helps me distress after a demanding day at work
now one can tell me what colors to use, what goes together
or doesn't
it all up to Me :)

 4. How does your writing/creating process work?
  Honestly I wish I was better at the writing part of blogging
but my "Real" job requires me to write all day long
email, IM's, letters so when I get time to craft or blog it's the writing/typing that
suffers most.
Creating comes from all directions
other blogs, purchased products, Youtube videos,
flower colors in my garden, utterly anything can spark
an idea

this card was inspired by
Pauline
at
Pretty Pink Posh
got the die and sequins
from her shop
a shaker card on my
Bucket List of Card's
I need to make

chick and sentiment are
from
Denami Design
papers from Doodlebug Designs
added some wink of stella
and a little bit of twine

send this to a friend for their birthday

Thanks Diana for asking me to join the hop!

Karen






 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Winner & welcome little one

NURSERY DECO
Nursery Deco 
saw this design on
Pinterest
by
Ling's Design Studio
my daughter needs a card for a baby shower
for a little boy love Ling's design

Winner of the
Saturday July 26th
Show it off Saturday Linky Party
chosen by random.org

#12 Dawn 
Designs by Dragonfly



love the seemingly simplicity of this design
the soft pastel rainbow is so graceful
and the blue of the hello
so splendid

Dawn
email me your address to
kfranciola @ nycap . rr . com
take out the spaces
and I will get your ribbon in the mail to you


Karen



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Show it off Saturday and get well soon



Show it off Saturday 
Linky Party
any Project, handmade item, 
card or Layout
one entry per person please
winner will received
8 skeins of  seam binding ribbon
colors will vary depending on availability