Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Toni here with a bright and fun underwater scene using lots of Hero Arts, Avery Elle and Brushos products.  Did you see Finding Dory this summer?  My favorite character from that movie was Gerald the special seal, followed very closely by Hank the Octopus.  Nothing scary about Hank and nothing scary about this bright and colorful, googly-eyed beastie.  Read more about it on my blog, Frankie Helps Craft!

Monday, August 29, 2016

You're Sweet

Tonya here today with a card to celebrate the last few days of summer.  Popsicles always remind me of long, warm summer days when I was a kid trying and to eat them before they melted all over my hands and clothes.  :)

I have been hoarding the Lawn Fawn Plaid paper pad because it is just so pretty to look at and I didn't want to run out but I talked myself into using it!  I think it makes the perfect background for these cute popsicles that I cut out with the Sweet and Cool Dies from Concord and 9th.   I used an ink blender tool to apply the color to the popsicles before making them glisten with the Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Hope you get to make wonderful memories with what's left of the summer!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Last Chance to Enter Challenge 3!

Toni here with a card inspired by the current challenge graphic using the metallic element.  I love the graphic metallic pattern of the planters so decided to use the Neat and Tangled coverplate with gold. Yummy!  I pulled from the pink too but went ombre with it using Copics.  Yes, Copics!  Read more about it on my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, and don't forget just a few more days until Challenge #3 closes.  Best hurry!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Keep Palm!

Hey everyone, Happy Saturday!

I am finally up over at Pinned & Penned with some Challenge #3 inspiration! Are you playing along?  

You have 5 more days! Challenge ends 8/31, Wednesday!

Featuring Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink, Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant, Kaisercraft Aloha, Concord & 9th Tree Ring, Delicata Gold Ink.
All available in the store!

Friday, August 26, 2016

I Spy . . .

I Spy on DT member Lenae's blog this super cute card!

I love all the different Lawn Fawn sets she used on this really cool card!  Well done Lenae

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Guest Designer, Take 2

Our guest designer, Novell Eckstrom, really rocks the masculine cards.  Check out these two perfectly boy cards she created using the Lawn Fawn Dad + Me set.  So cute and punny!

To be honest, I passed on this set because, you know, boys are eww and I struggle with masculine cards but Novell has convinced me it's a must-have for my collection.  Thanks for enabling me, Novell!  LOL.

We've so enjoyed having Novell as our guest designer for this month!  Thank you, girl!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


A couple of fun tropical cards today using the Kaisercraft Say Aloha set. Great sentiments and a very unique flamingo (among such ordinary pigeons!).  Stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for more details!  I love the leaf size in this set--just perfect for doing an entire background or as an accent.  Fab!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Best Fishes

Toni here with a cute underwater scene made using the Your Next Stamp Fishy Fun set.  Oh, so adorable!  And don't the "bubbles" add a nice touch of dimension?  Sometimes that's all you need for that little pop to make a CAS card memorable.

Come over to my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, and read more about how I made this card!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dream Big, Piggy

Toni here with a cute card I worked up for someone graduating next week.  I used a variety of plaid papers (love them so!) as well as liberal amounts of Wink of Stella.  Doesn't the Neat and Tangled die look fab with a sassy shadow full of glitter?  Read more about it on my blog, Frankie Helps Craft.