Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Whimsy stamps, clearance on punches, cosmo cricket and websters


Whimsy stamps from Sylvia Zet and Elisabeth Belle are in the store now!


Clearance on current stock of Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches starts today. Shop today for the best selection!


Good on MS and Fiskars punches
Good through Jan. 3, 2013


Code: COSMO70
Good on all Cosmo Cricket products
Good through 1/3/2013


Good on all Webster's Pages products
Good through 1/3/2013

Wishing You Well

Hello, It's Colleen today from Ice Land:) I really live in Maryland and it snowed several inches Christmas Eve, it was the kind of snow that sticks to the branches and is just gorgeous. Yesterday we had rain all day on top of the snow and the temperature dropped  and turned everything into ice. So glad I do not have to go anywhere. I love driving in the snow, but the ice you have no control and slide every which way.

My creation for today at  7 Kids College Fund is a card using "Wish You Well" by artist Mo Manning. The cold and flu season has begun and I wanted to make a get well card for a dear friend. We used to work together in the ER so this sweetie was perfect image for my card. 

Did you ever have paper that is so pretty you just didn't want to cover it up? That is how I felt using Paper: Isabelle First Edition 6X6 paper pad. It has 64 sheets (4 sheets of each design including sheets with glitter effect and they are stunning!

Copics Sketch Markers for coloring:  Hair: E25, E31, E50. Skin: E11, E00, E000. 
Green: G28, G24, G21. Shadows: N1, Grey: W3, W1. Blue: B95, B93, B91
Diamond Glaze: dimensional adhesive that dries to a clear glass- like finish was
 applied to her shoes and stethoscope. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Follow Your Art Steampunk Owl

Hello, Rhea here this morning to bring you a little inspiration.  Christmas is over and I am done playing with my holiday images.  Let's start with This wonderful little owl by Stampendous.  I have to admit I've never been a big owl fan.  Seriously, anything that can turn its head all the way around freaks me out a bit.  But, this little gentlemen is so sweet and versatile.  I've combined him with a few stamps to create a framed art piece.  I have more details on how to make it on my blog.  I would love to have you visit....Passionate Paper Creations

Did you know 7 Kids now has all of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology!!!!

I am working on some wonderful designs with these and will be sharing them soon.

I enjoyed spending some time with you today...see you next Wednesday.  -Rhea

Here is your shopping list:

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Tilda With Cat

Happy December 22!

Just 3 more days until Christmas! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful holiday season!
At 7 Kids College Fund Challenge, our current challenge is easy peasy with an Anything Goes Challenge!
 My card for this challenge features Christmas Tilda With Cat, which is available at 7 Kids College Fund.



I hope you will join our challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, December 21, 2012

UPDATE: New Design Team

I've received a couple emails regarding DT selections that I want to address:
First, I did not send out response emails as I got your submissions. Next time, I'll be sure to set up an auto response so you know for sure it was received! Next, I am waiting to get a hold of a couple people, when I do, everyone will be contacted. Yes, as hard as it is, I always send out emails to everyone so no one has to wait for the blog post to see if they didn't make the team. You are ALL incredibly talented and made this first time for me selecting a new team seriously hard!!! There are only 7 spots plus we've also decided to choose 4 guest designers. We like to keep it small so that everyone gets the exposure they deserve!
If you do not get selected this time, we are going to have set terms this year and in 6 months I would hope you each try out again. As a designer myself, I know how hard it is to receive those emails and let me tell you, it's not easy to send them out either. Hopefully later this afternoon everyone who applied will hear from me. The new team will be announced for everyone here on the blog over the weekend so you don't have to keep quiet for too long after you find out!!
DT Leader

Edwin as Wiseman by Frances for Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi, Friends, this week we have a fun and easy
challenge for you at
and I prepared this lovely card 
showcasing  "Edwin as Wiseman"

You can see more of it at my blog HERE.
Also used these items:

Another look:

Very easy! please join us 
for this challenge, wonderful prizes
waiting for you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rhea's Poinsettia Tag for Anything Goes

Guess what??  A new challenge starts today!!!

This is everyone's favorite category...
Anything Goes
Yup, that's right!  
Make anything you want that fit's within the rules.

So, here we go with another fun filled two weeks of Anything Goes!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  So be sure to visit our Challenge Blog  to get all the details! 

Hi, this is Rhea, so that mean today is Wednesday and it is time to put our Crafty Hats on to think about what we are going to make for our new challenge.  

I love it when we have "Anything Goes" for our challenges!  Heck, you can pull out your favorite Easter Bunny stamp and make a card and it cool is that! (as long as we carry that bunny in the store)  I'm not quite ready for the Easter Bunny yet so I'm bringing you a holiday tag which is now hanging on my tree.  Yup, tags make great ornaments :)  And when I put the tree away, it goes back in my studio.  

I have all the little details and close ups on my blog.  I hope you hop on over to check it out.  Darn it, now I have hopping Easter Bunnies in my head.  

Thanks so much for spending a couple of minutes with me today.  I will see you again next Wednesday, same place and time :)  Hugs, Rhea

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Calendar by Karen

Good Morning to All, Christmas is one week away is everybody ready! I am almost there. Today I am sharing a calendar I made as a gift. I made the pages rather simple so that the calendar wouldn't bulge. I used a combination of dies, stamps and the paper to embellish the calendar. I hope my project inspires you today! Have a great week. 

You can get the following supplies at 7 Kids College Fund
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda in Key Largo 
Graphic 45 Paper - ABC Primer 
Distress Ink Gathered Twig
Spellbinders - Labels 1 

Here are a couple of photos of the pages inside the calendar:

Magnolia WITH LOVE Collection and Magazine Preorder


Time to start thinking about Valentines already? Yes! And what better way than with a great new Magnolia collection filled with hearts and love! I expect to be shipping these out in early January.


The new Valentine's edition of Magnolia Ink is on its way to me right now! This month's edition includes a free sample of Magnolia's new Knick Knackery embellishments! Order now! I expect to ship in late December. Remember, I can fit up to three magazines for the 1 pound rate. Contact me if you have any questions about shipping costs.


Code: COSMO40
Good on all Cosmo Cricket products
Good through 12/25/12

Good on all Webster's Pages products
Good through 12/25/12

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anything Goes- 7 Kids College Challenge

Hi, Everyone 
 For this weeks Challenge is Anything goes. For my project this week at   I used a stamp line called La Blanche. The image is called Meadow Flower.  Now I got turned on by these amazing stamps from Pastor Cherly. She gave me a few to have fun with - Smiles. These stamps are AWESOME! The detail is just stunning!  Thanks so much Pastor Cherly. I also tried a new technique.  I colored the image with Distress Ink Pads using Ink Essentials Pen Nibs. Love this technique.  Here is some good news will be ordering La Blanche Stamps very soon. So stay tuned. How cool is that? You don't want to miss out. 
 Kim's  Card Receipe
Card size 5 x7
Cardstock - Stampin Up 
 DP -  K an Company
Cherry Lynn die- Flourish Leaf
Cherry Lynn- Exotic Butterfly
La Land-  Filigree Corner Die
Versa Fine -Onyx Black Ink
Stampin Up-Bashful Blue for the sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Old Paper- Flowers
Fired Brick Red- Flowers
Vintage Photo- Ground/Inside the flower
Peeled Paint- Leaves
Ink Essentials- Pen Nibs
H20's - Iridescent Gold
Cheese Cloth/Lace- My Stash
These items can be found at 7 Kids College Fund.
Ink Essential Nibs

lTim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad
Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet words.If you would like to have this Christmas Tag for your very own, I've just listed it for sale my Esty Store.

Altered Cigar Box

Christmas is fast approaching, and one of my favorite things to do is alter cigar boxes. I made this box as a Christmas gift.

This box features several Tim Holtz products that can be found in the 7 Kids College Fund Store.







Thanks so much for stopping by today!


**This will remain at the top of our page until Dec 15 -- Please scroll down for current posts!**
Are you an avid crafter that loves to think outside of the crafty box? Do you enjoy working with stamps as well as the latest and greatest products? Want to work with a great bunch of crafters on a monthly basis and inspire others? Want to design in a fun and carefree environment? Then the Challenge Team here at 7 Kids College Fund might be up your alley!

We are looking for a few new faces to join our Challenge Team!! Here's how to throw your hat into the ring:

Complete 4 projects (1 for each week) based on the 2 challenges as well as 2 inspiration weeks each month.
Post to the store blog each week on your assigned day as well as your personal blog in order to promote 7 Kids College Fund.
Active in social media. Must have a Facebook page and blog. Pinterest, Twitter, instagram, youttube and forum accounts are optional.
Comment on assigned challenge participants blogs.
Nominate top 3 for each challenge as well as help with selecting our Guest Designer each month.

Challenge Team members will receive a $25 credit to the store each month as well as their own html code to use while on the team to earn even more!
Work displayed on the 7 Kids College Fund store & challenge blogs.

How to apply
Send an email to with 7 KIDS 2013 DT in the subject line & include the following info:
Clear photos of THREE projects (2 old and 1 new) that best display your crafting style.
A short bio introducing yourself as well as why you think you would make a good addition to the team.
A link to both your blog and Facebook account.
Deadline to apply is Dec 15th. Everyone will be contacted by Dec 20 with the new team announced here on the blog Dec 21.

Jan-Jun 2013 with a 3 month trial period.

If you have any questions, please email me Carisa at with subject line DT CALL QUESTION.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Joyful Tilda Gift Set by Frances

Hi, Friends, today is my turn to post
for the 7 Kids Store Blog and
I prepared this lovely gift set showcasing

Thanks for your visit and remember we have a 
"Holiday Inspired" challenge for you to play with us

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Anything Goes

Hello Happy crafters! Today is an anything goes posting for me so I created this cute birthday card for my daughter. She lives in Florida and loves the changing of the seasons we have here in the the north.   I chose one of Sara K's images to create her card with for it's fall and wintery.  Sara K is one of my all time favorite stamp artist. .  Most of her images are nostalgia and heart warming as with  Elosie and Mimi Saying Hello! There is nothing better then knowing your neighbors are there for you and only a phone call away. We had a house that had a backyard fence very similiar to this one so I really wanted to recreate it.  LOL I think I should have made the gate a tad wider:)

Don't forget the Festive Holiday challenge is going on right now at the store's challenge blog! Come on over and play for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rhea's Sparkly Winter Wishes

Happy Wednesday!  Yup, we are half way to the weekend :)  Rhea here, bringing you another bit of inspiration.  I will be here every Wednesday morning sharing little bits of inspiration and hoping to hear from you and see you over on my blog :)  So get your coffee sit back and relax and let's get our crafty hats on shall we.

But first, don't' forget we still have our challenge  "Holiday Inspired" over at our Challenge Blog and we only have a week left.  I hope you hop on over to 7 Kids Challenge Blog and play along for a chance to win!  It's so much fun and we love looking at all the entries.

Sparkly little snowflakes are always pretty on cold winter days.  I created this fun and quick card.  I would love for you to visit my blog to learn how too.  The background is so much fun.

Here's your shopping list :)
Alcohol Ink Applicator

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I will see you over at my blog or here next week...same day...same time!!!  Hugs, Rhea

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guest Designer Tuesday with Karen

I have a Christmas card to share today. I used the traditional reds & greens for this darling card. It took me awhile to create my design sometimes I have a difficult time using the right paper and layout. I hope this card inspires you to create something lovely this week!

Items you can find over at 7 Kids College Fund
Authentique Paper - Festive
Elisabeth Bell Stamp - Two Turtle Doves
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs & Festive Berries

A closer view:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vintage Christmas Bells Tag-7 Kids College Fund

Hi, Everyone 
 My project for today at 7 Kids College Fund  I decided to do another Tag. I know- LOL. I just enjoy making tags. It is such a nice change. Change is good right? Smiles. Anyway this tag was a-lot of fun and it would go perfect on your Christmas Tree or the Fireplace. Well hope you enjoy my project. Be Blessed.

Kim's Christmas Bells Tag Receipe
Inkssentials - Ranger Tags Manila 
Tim Holtz- Festival Sounds Stamps- Lamp Post
Tim Holtz- Mini Holidays - Snowflake/Sentiment
 Tim Holtz- Stormy Sky Distress Ink Pad- Stamped the Snowflakes
Ink Essentials Blending Tool - on the Ranger Tags
Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold. Misted on top of the Stormy Sky
VersaFine-Crimson Red - Sentiment
Twinklets Diamond DustOn the backround love this stuff looks like chards of glass
Art Deco Galmour DustOn the backround as well for some bling
Silhouette Cameo-Stamped the Lamp Post ran it though the Cameo! Of course it does not show the details it is on Black Card stock. It is all good
Ribbon/Garland/Bells/Swarovski Crystals/Vellum- My Stash
These items can be found at 7 Kids College Fund.
Ink Essentials Blending Tool
Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet words.If you would like to have this Christmas Tag for your very own, I've just listed it for sale my Esty Store.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Inspired Challenge Tag by Julie

Happy Saturday! It's FINALLY getting chilly here and we got our Christmas tree today so now it's all decorated with the lights the only glow in our living room tonight. I just love it & I'm definitely feeling the holiday spirit. 

We have a new challenge this week - Holiday Inspired - and it is your chance to win a $20 shopping spree to 7 Kids College Fund if you join along with us. Today we're sharing a beautiful tag by Julie. I just love tags like this with all the different elements and texture.  

To find out more about our current challenge check out the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog & to find out more about our Design Team call, please check out the Design Team Call post for all the details.