Thursday, January 31, 2013

C.C. Designs clearance



I am clearancing out all C.C. Designs stamps and dies. I haven't decided whether I am going to keep this line. I was on their site the other day and did some some cute new stamps from them. Sometimes, when I haven't ordered from a company in a while, I like to clearance and start with a clean slate, only carrying their new stuff. I may do that with C.C. Designs, so let me know if you really like their stuff!

The clearance starts at 15% off!

Good for 15% off all C.C. Designs
Good through Feb. 7.

Another reason I clearance out is to make room for new stuff coming in...and right now, I have LOTS OF NEW STUFF coming in!!! Arriving next week look for these products in the store:


Look for the following preorders to start as well: 
    • PRIMA
    • GRAPHIC 45

There are just a few ProMarkers left, so they are now 80% off.
Good for 80% off all ProMarkers
Good through Feb. 7.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!

Hi everyone! 

I'm popping in today to let you know the winner of our first ever blog hop featuring Whimsy Stamps and I want to thank ALL of you for participating! Your comments truly made our day and I hope you had as much fun as we did. We had a few glitches and we hop you will stick by us as we've come up with some ideas to hopefully fix them for next month's hop. :D

So without any further delay our winner comes from Colleen's Blog:

Blogger Kelly Collins said...
She is so sweet. Loving all of the images on this hop. Your coloring is really nice. Great card.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:12:00 PM

Congratulations, Kelly!!! Please send me an email to with your address so we can ship out your prize to you right away! 

Thanks again and have a great day!!!

Hi Everyone Did you enjoy the blog hop? We had lots of entries - wonder who that lucky winner will be?  On my blog you were able to win a Whimsy Stamp by Elisabeth Bell and I posted the winner today. So, are you ready for this weeks challenge at 7 Kids College Fun Challenge? ( boy that is a mouthful!) This week is to use Hexagons somewhere on your prodject and one lucky random winner will  win a $20.00 gift certificate to use at 7 Kids College Fund Store.. Easy peasy challenge so come out and play with us:)

This adorable image below is Li'l Montana by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. I lover her images and have quite  a collection.
Copics: Hair: E55, E53, E51. E50 Fowers in her hair: BG57, BG45, BG10, Pants: E77,E74 E31, E50
Oranage shirt: YR65,YRr61, YR 02
Memento Summer Sky Blue -  used to sponged the sky
Memento New Sprout used to stamp and sponge grass

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hi everyone so happy to be back once again with my very first blog hop post.  I absolutely love whimsy stamps, especially Elizabeth Bell designs. My card features Elizabeth's stamp called 'sun kissed' and that's exactly what we need here in New York... a bit of sunshine.
I just love these new papers from october afternoon's farmgirl collection, with their fresh vintage feel.

My card also uses helmar 450 quick dry adhesivetim holtz distress markers and magnolia vintage berries.
Hope you hop around and check out all the amazing whimsy stamp projects there are and until next time... happy crafting with 7kidscollegefund...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cutterpillar Pro preorder and google warning note


Many of you who use Google Chrome may have received a warning from Google regarding the site over the weekend because of the badge I had on the site. Although I do not suspect that the Top 50 site is really a distributor of malware, occasionally a site will be flagged by Google because of some abnormality it detects in the site's language. Unfortunately, this was the case with the Top 50 site over the weekend. To eliminate any potential threat and to stop users from receiving the warning when trying to access my site, I removed the Stamping Top 50 badge from my site and the problem was solved. Of course, I was not alone in having trouble, major sites like, popular blogs and other stores (anyone who had a Top 50 badge) were also affected.

So, rest assured, Whatever the problem is with Stamping Top 50, it did not affect my store and the link to the Top 50 site from my site has been removed. Shop with confidence and I apologize for any concern or inconvenience it caused.

Special thanks to 7 KIDS customer Rea Custer who called me to let me know what was going on. Otherwise, I would not have known about it until this morning and many of you would have been unable to shop over the weekend. Ugh! :)

I am not kidding when I say this will be the last trimmer you ever need to buy! I saw this trimmer live at CHA and it is really something special.

My favorite thing is that the blade will NEVER need to be replaced (and it has a lifetime guarantee behind it).

DT member Carisa Zglobicki's favorite thing was that the LED let you see through the paper or photo so you know exactly where you are cutting (great for paper with grid lines or photos you simply cannot afford to cut incorrectly).

The blade is hanging and is on a gear system, so you don't have scoring strips that get cut into and need replacement. You will never not be able to use your trimmer because you need blades or strips or some other consumable product! It's always ready, it's always sharp! This trimmer is truly a MUST-HAVE tool!!!

I have them on preorder and expect to ship from here in mid-February! They are also at a great 7 KIDS price!

 Please watch this video to hear about all the features and see it in action!

CutterPillar Pro Official Video
CutterPillar Pro Official Video

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Whimsy Stamp Hop Sneak Peek

Hey there lovelies! It's a gorgeous Sunday ain't it! ;) Here's a sneak peek of what I made for the Whimsy Stamp Blog Hop..for more details and a bigger picture (LOL) do drop by my blog. Don't forget, you gotta visit each person' blog for a chance at winning an awesome possum prize pack!!

WhimseyStamp Sneak Peek photo WhimseyStampSneakPeek_zpsf5c4c02c.jpg

Materials Used:

Cream Cardstock

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop!!!

The 7 KIDS Design Team has put together our first-ever blog hop featuring Whimsy Stamps, and you have the opportunity to win this awesome prize package!
Whimsy - Summer Fairy
Whimsy - Apple Blossom & Milkshake Baking
Hero Arts Notecards
Basic Gray 6x6 Paper Pad - Sweet Threads
Dew Drops - Spring Bloom
Bone Folder
This is the first of many monthly blog hops featuring great product lines from 7 KIDS and spectacular inspiration from the DT! Just start here and follow along, here is the order of the hop:

Wondering how can you win? Just make sure you comment on EACH of the DT blogs as ONE of them (they don't even know) will have the prize hidden on their blog! Come back on Wednesday when we'll announce the random winner. I hope you have fun and be sure to invite your friends to join in the fun!

Sneak Peek of Whimsy Stamps Card by Kim

Kim here to give you a sneak peek of my card that will be revealed during TODAY'S Whimsy Stamps blog hop brought to you by the 7 Kids College Fund design team!  The hop goes live TODAY at 9:00 AM MST right here on the store blog!   My card will feature "Bella Sole Special Delivery by Elizabeth Bell"

Be sure to come back for the blog hop to day that is sure to be loaded with lots of crafty eye candy and inspiration.  Make sure you leave some blog love for the designers as you hop for a chance to win this great prize package!  

Come right back here at 9:00 AM MST to start hoppin'!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Toread and tons of new embossing folders


GET OUT OF TOWN! SHUT THE DOOR! These stamps are TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!! There are six of these unbelievably spectacular little sprites: Aurora, Buddle, Comge, Flora, Sky and Xeru. Get them all!

Finally! Embossing folders for square cards and scrapbook pages. These Embossalicious folders from Crafter's Companion are perfect for square lovers and come in great designs.

The company that makes the eBosser has released a line of 8.5X11 folders, may of which can be used to create awesome cards. Check out this new line!

Another Sneak Peek at Whimsy Blog Hop

TGIF! Are you ready to join me (Karen) tomorrow over at the 7 Kids Store Blog at 9AM. The theme is a Whimsy Stamp blog hop and you won't want to miss it. Come check out the new Whimsy Stamps! These stamps are gorgeous and so much fun to color. You could be that one lucky person who wins the great give away! So join in the fun, hop along and oh don't forget to shop 7 Kids College Fund. I am sure you will fall in love with one of the amazing stamps. I can't wait to see what my team mates have created. See you tomorrow at 9:00 am!

Oh, I almost forgot here is a sneak peek at my creation! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whimsy Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday everyone! This is Colleen popping in to tell you to put 7  Kids Store Blog on your calendars for Saturday, Janurary 26 @ 9AM. The 7 Kids Design team is having a Whimsy Stamp blog hop and you don't want to miss it! Who doesn't love Whiimsy stamps and esp. the Elisabeth Bell collection. The first rubber stamp I bought was an Elisabeth Bell image and over the past year, my collection has grown to about 60 of her stamps. What is there not to love? They are fun, whimsical and so much fun to create with! Trust me you do not want to miss this hop!  One lucky person will win a nice bag of goodies  from the store and guess what two of the items are... give up? Well, it's a Whimsy Stamp blog hop right? You got it - Whimsy Stamps!.  So remember, this Saturday at 9 AM, the blog hop will start right here!  I can't wait for you to see what my awesome design sistah's have created - one word - AWESOME!

Sneak Peek!

See you Saturday!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Hi this is Lizzi here to share my card for the new challenge use something old and something new on our project... I just received these amazing magnolia vintage berries, that I am using as my something 'new' aren't they wonderful... I just heart them... I have also used Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain to distress the edges of my papers. Everything is held together with helmar 450 quick dry that being my absolute favorite adhesive.

Cannot wait to see all the amazing projects you put together for this challenge hope you are the winner at 7kids challenge this time!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

La-La Land preorder

All new La-La Land stamps and dies are in the store for preorder now! These will be shipping in February. 3-D project kits are coming soon, so look for those!

I just moved all the retired La-La Land stamps to their own category and am offering 15% off with code


Awesome Magnetic Die and Stamp Storage Solution!


Preorder the new Crafter's Companion EZMagnetic system for complete die storage. The EZMag system has a mini and a FULL-SIZED option. The full sized sheets are perfect for Grands Dies and for crafters with a huge collection. Check out the video below to see both sizes in action. And, as a bonus, the back side of each sheet can be used to store cling mounted and acrylic stamps. Thanks to Crafter's Companion, you may have just found the ultimate store solution!

Preorders are expected to ship late Jan/early Feb.
  • EZ Magnetic Storage System
    EZ Magnetic Storage System


I have just added TONS of new products to the store today. 7 KIDS is going to be expanding its craft offerings this year, starting with some awesome products from Jacquard. They have body glitter, henna and lots of tie dye kits. These are perfect for your project and are a great way to get kids involved in being crafty! Look for the store to be adding CANDLE MAKING and SOAP MAKING (including bath salts and bath bombs) supplies in the very near future! So exciting!!!

So head to ADDED THIS WEEK now and see some of the new products including
  • Jacquard tie dye kits
  • Body decorating kits (henna and glitter)
  • Beeswax (for Batik and candle making)
  • Ranger Archival Inks
  • Action Wobbles
  • Kraft paper from Bazzill
  • AND MORE!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Use Something Old and New from Stash Challenge

Hey there ya'll!! I bet lots of you lovely peeps at the USA are having a great time at CHA...sure wish I was able to make a trip there..but not this time..god willing, one day I will..I guess I've got something to add on to my bucket list for now lol!!

While lots of you are going ga-ga over the latest that the SB manufacturers have to offer, I bet you hoarders have still got some older stash at home waiting to be used isn't it? :) Just to help you clear some space for the new arrivals that will be landing at your doorstep no sooner than I say "Hey new stash!", we have a great challenge for you over at the 7Kids College Fund Challenge Blog..hop right here for more's my take on it ;)

Happy Birthday Card

Materials Used
Old Stash:
Faber-Castell Colour Pencils
Graphic45 Patterned Paper

New Stash:
TILDA WITH MAGNOLIA BRANCH Magnolia Rubber Stamp Summer Memories Collection
Flower embellies

Saturday, January 19, 2013

You Take the Cake by Kim O'Connell

Kim O'Connell reporting for duty to bring you a little crafty inspiration to kick off your weekend!  Have you played along yet with the "Something Old & Something New" challenge on our challenge blog?   Surely you've got a new stamp that you have yet to ink up, a new paper pad you didn't really need but bought anyway, or a new crafty tool that you've hidden from your husband (AKA "The Craft Budget Police").  Put it to good use and pair it up with some of that other crafty stuff you are hoarding and play along with us!

My "new" item is this pretty little image by Stamping Bella called Uptown Girl Loves to Celebrate.  Everything else is from my stash which qualifies it as "old."

I hope you will play along with is this week!  Below are the products that I used from the store

Friday, January 18, 2013

Saturated Canary Free Hug

Happy Wednesday,    

How's your week going? Mine is going well.  I have this sweet card to share with you today. She is just too adorable, I am really liking the Saturated Canary images. You can get this cutie over at 7 Kids College Fund. 

Today over at 7 Kids College our challenge is "Use Something New & Something Old from Your Stash."  My stamp is new from my stash and the DP something old from my stash. Come on over and join the challenge. 

Here are some items you can purchase from the store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Thursday everyone!! It's challenge time again at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and it is an easy peasy challenge!  "Use something new and pair it with something old from your stash.  Check out 7 Kids store for a whole lot of new products and stamps and more on the way. Pssssss Tab went to CHA and came back with a TON of new products and your going to want all of them!!

Today I used one of my favorite stamps from Sara K called "Spring Is Back" and I so want to see spring!! Are you tired of the cold, rain, ice and snow too?  So I had a blast coloring her for she is all about spring!  So come play with us!! A random winner will win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store! Perfect time to win a GC with all the new CHA products coming to 7 Kids College Fund Store!

Image: Spring Is Back by Sara K - one of my all time favorite artist
X-press Bright White Blending Card by Copic -  love this paper for coloring with Copics
X-Press It 1/4 inch High Tact double sided tape
Pop It Shapes to add a 3 D look to your project
Nestabbilities Small Classic Ovals
Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Motifs
Orange At You Spica Glitter Pen from Copic
Lavender At You Spica Glitter Pen from Copic
Copic Markers: Skin: E11, E00, E000 Coral: R05, R02, R00, Pants: E43, E41, E51, Hair: E35, YR20
Authentique 6 x 6 Paper Pad: Collection: Carefree - stash
Petaloo flowers and leaves - stash

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rhea's Tutu Toad & Sir Toad Garden Book

Yes, it is time for a new challenge at..

Your mission should you choose to accept it is...
Use Something New
Something Old From Your Stash

Here we go with another fun filled two weeks!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.   Make sure to hop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out the rules and get even more inspiration from our team. 

Good Morning!  Rhea here again bringing you a little bit of inspiration for our new challenge starting today.  This was project took about 15 hours and was a labor of love!  It is my first altered book and now I am hooked.  I really had no plan of attack or details on what I was going to do just an idea that evolved.  Which honestly is the way all of my designs are.  I have a stamp or a die and that's it.  I sit at my desk and dive in and see what happens.

I do have detailed instructions with step out photos on my blog and would love to have you visit!

I hope you enjoyed today's design and I will see you again next Wednesday :)  Hugs, Rhea

Now it's time for a little shopping!!!!


Oh my! All the new Spellbinders are AMAZING!!! I am particularly excited about their entirely new line MEDIA MIXAGE. I haven't really been into jewelry making, but I can tell you, I am going to be now! This stuff is awesome! Along with the new line, they have a new machine the exerts very high pressure on the products going through it. It is perfect for the new line of Imperial Gold dies and the metal for the Media Mixage products!

I am in the process of putting all these items in the store and I am almost done. I need to get a few more Media Mixage foil products in and the rest of the spectacular Imperial Gold products. I have been working all day and I have to feed my family! So, if you are interested in those, hold off until tomorrow and I will have them in. If what you want is already in the store, feel free to get your order in now.

These preorder items are expected to ship sometime in March. Most are indicated as mid-March, so it's safe to expect your items to be arriving from me toward the end of March.


These are the perfect pens if you are wanting to get started with alcohol ink markers but aren't quite ready to make a huge investment. Fine nib on one end, chisel on the other. Perfectly blendable ink that will give you the results you want without a huge investment!

Good for 30% off all ProMarkers
Good through 1/22/13

NOW 80% OFF!!
Clearance on current stock of Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches starts today. Shop today for the best selection!


Good for 80% off MS and Fiskars punches
Good through 1/22/13

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

An early Valentine...

This is Lizzi I am popping in today with an early Valentines day card.  I just love Valentines day and this little card makes me smile.

This card is put together with MME products and a mix of different papers, it also has vintage lace, a little tape a dash of stickles dry glitter and it is all held together with helmar 450 quick dry adhesive.  I hope this gives you a little V-day inspiration and don't forget the white on white challenge is still going on at 7kids challenge blog with an awesome prize to be had.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cherish Family Card by Cindy Coutts Using the Chalkboard Technique

Hi friends. Cindy Coutts here and I hope that you had a great weekend. Today I'm experimenting with the chalkboard technique my way. I have another video in where I made a darling Valentine's Day Card Chalkboard Technique if you would like to watch it too for more ideas. I am kind of hooked on how fun it is to make these cards. They are so simple!

I do have to apologize as in the video that I made for you below, you do not see where I added the seam binding or resin flower. After taking a closer look at the card, it really needed something in the upper left corner.

We have another fun challenge coming up for you on Wednesday that is really fun and is something that everybody can participate in and win a gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store! Don't forget to check out the new products that are added weekly to the store too, as well as the clearance items.

Below is my video for you, still pictures, a supply list directly linked to the products that I used, and of course, my favorite product pick of the week.

Thank you so much for watching my video. I'll see you in a few days for our brand new challenge and again next Monday with another card for you. God bless you and have a great day.

Cindy's Favorite Pick of the Week: Everything Spellbinders!

Just looking at all of the pre-orders, the Winter CHA releases, the edge abilities, oh I could go on, and I want it all! There's nothing like a great die-cut, especially with the quality of Spellbinders, that can make a gal very happy. Be the first to get yours and pre-order today. These dies are hot!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Card cum Gift Card Holder

Hi there! It's been a wonderful weekend for me so far and I sure hope you lovelies are having a great time too! :) I absolutely adore the Bo Bunny Little Miss collection and simply hoarded soooo much of those lovely patterned papers!

However, a girlfriend's birthday that's just around the corner had me snipping away at some of those papers so that I could make her a card cum gift/store card holder. You'll see why I thought this line perfect ;)

I basically layered the various patterned papers for dimension and added eyelet for closure so that the gift card doesn't fall off. 

Card cum Gift Card Holder

Unlaced Up

Opened Card