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Monday, March 31, 2014

Walk in the wild set with clear window

This was a card that I used in a class I had recently....need a 12 x12 sheet to make this card...but sssssoooo worth it!!  
 
 a close up of the bottom of the card...front part.....
 played with a variety of inks on this...smoky slate across the moon part....

this shows you how I added the vintage brad....tied the linen thread around the clay espresso button...cut the brad part off the vintage brad and added to button with sticky strip.......I knotted the linen thread after it went through the button and then let it hang out.....
Am updating this....sorry for the screw up....although you DO use a 12 x 12 sheet....be nice if I told you where to score this...score it at 4 1/4 and then 8 1/2 ....that will give you the basic card shape...and then you use the circles collection and add the space for the clear sheet...cut the sheet rectangle shape and added sticky strip on inside fold.....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jean's birthday.....another box card for the birds......lol

 Jean loves birds...she talks about them and watercolors them ongoing...so I made her a belated bird card in a box...Have some of the elevated with our plastic sheets....came out pretty well...

Here are some close ups of the bird group....and below is the card in full......


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Purple box card for friend....ANN

Ann ....so loves purple...so made this box card with the indigo and purple....I think she loved it...used the blender pen and aqua  painter and the ink pads....

embossed both of the butterflies...they came out nice.....


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kay's grandkids helped with card ministry...Homewood, AL

What a delight it was to have 3 of Kay's grandchildren visiting and helping with the card ministry..the first picture is of the three girls...Gretchen is the oldest...then there is Rika and then the youngest, Liesel... ....they just finished their McDonald's meals...our night card ministry for this  particular church is from 6-8 in my Craft House...
 This is Kay with her three grandchildren.....they are all beautiful girls....and ssssssoooo artistic...
 Here all three girls are using glue dots to adhere two butterflies together/cutting gems to attach to the butterfly card..did a wonderful job with the card.......also did some punching of butterflies.....will show you that later in the week....don't look at my messy table...the other table where 5 ladies were working was a lot cleaner....didn't get a chance to take a picture of them...which I should have..sorry ladies....
 SORRY TO SEE THE GIRLS GO.......enjoyed the time with them...told them if they were ever in town again...just give me a call and they could come over and play...anytime...bring your mom and you can make it a whole afternoon....lol

Double easel swap card

In a class card, more than a year ago....did this double easel....this one was for a swap..love the colors and that watercolor paper is ssssssssooo pretty....
 Indigo and gumball green are such a wonderful combination of colors...how do the designers do it??
 dotted ww panel..and indigo on the inside....
 close up of some of the popped up pieces....
 I will be sad when this decorative label set goes.......

NSR....small bath being worked on....Orlando , my gem.....

I am so fortunate to have such a talented honey....these pipes broke twice....flooded the carpet on two occasions....what a mess...now my garage converted area is even more messy...but will look better in time....
 this was after it was fixed the second time and then discovered the cracked sewer pipe.....
 subflooring and flooring being put in.....
 the small bath being drywalled and the outlets being put in...
 and a ceiling light and framing....can you tell I am ssssssooooo mechanical....
 outlet in .....
 fixture for above the sink.....
 door area...over the sink switch....
 He was ssssooo tired but is such a good kind person....cuban born with the eyes of green like you have never seen....so plumbing was done...but no hot water, no electric.....couldn't bear to take pictures of the rest of garage area....lol....messsy...so blessed to  have Orlando in my life....

Monday, March 24, 2014

Diane's sixth ...but not final masterpiece....

This is the last one I have of Diane's work...but hopefully she will share more of it with me....the flowers and scroll are SU's ....just love what she did with this zfold...has given me a lot of inspiration for a future card...

 and the inside are SU's former and current sayings...just love the way she planned out the outside and then the inside....work beautifully!!    Thanks, Diane for all the inspiration!!

Diane's fifth masterpiece

This really shows how if you color the rhinestones with a permanent marker...they really pop a card....

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Third of Diane's work.....

The other pictures I took were too blurred....but love how she used the pearls and the flower in the middle..

Second of Diane's work

Diane did use our bitty punch flowers and love  how she colored them and added the beads..
 the large rose is the spiral cut flower from a punch and highlighted...wonderful!! Pearls are a perfect accent!!
 another close up

this was the inside of the card....her shading with the blender pen is wonderful!!!!!


Friday, March 21, 2014

The first of Diane's work..

Diane used the older  punch for the flowers in the center...and our brocade embossing folder...and our butterflies....and indigo paper...and pearls...
 this is the preview shot.....
 and these were some stamps Diane bought from me quite awhile ago...just love how they fit into her design...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Card in a box swap (Backyard basics and retro DSP) tutorial on Jan 28th post

The tutorial for this is on this post http://franscraftplace.blogspot.com/2014/01/box-card-tutorial.html   I took the directions from Tanya Bell's video (AU) and made them work for our regular card envelopes...there is a step by step picture tutorial at that location....   I did this for a one on one (really six cards) swap..love the colors...
 closeup of butterfly...
 front and inside the box..
 the whole card again....poor picture of the middle..sorry about that..lol
This is a sneak peak of one of my downline's work...some SU things used...some not...she does wonderful work.....will post it on my Create with Fran site and here....

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Serene Silhouettes..masculine class

LOVED the hardwood stamp...so many possibilities  to say the least...as soon as this was stamped..the blender pen was used to move the ink around..love the effect....gives it a 3D look...lol...
 I probably will not sell this set either as it one of my favorites and love a little of the asian look and feel this set has that.....was stamped in choc chip, the stamped off ...and then olive was added, gives it a two tone look ....
 again....took several pictures...put this stamp colored directly with makers and put it inside