Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sandy and her Sombrero

Kim O'Connell checkin' in one last time before I hang up my hat a designer for the Kids College Fund.  I'm feeling the need to lighten my load for the summer time.   Speaking of summer time, I wanted to share with you a card I made the new Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero! 

Here are the copics I used:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
bathing suit - B05, B04, B02
sombrero - Y26, Y23, Y21
beach bag - YR18, YR16, YR15
flip flops- B04, B02, RV14, RV13, RV11
sand - E43, E41

Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero is currently on preorder and we are expecting to be able to start shipping in mid July!  You can find more of the newly released Stamping Bella images HERE!  

Happy Summer!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Roseta by Syliva Zet


Is everyone having a good summer? It is humid and warm here with a lot of rain.  I hope the sun comes out soon.

Today I am featuring this pretty stamp by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamp. I colored her with Copic markers and used some fran tage. If you haven't tried the fran tage I highly recommend it. You can create some cool affects with frantage. I inked up all the edges of my paper. Figured out my design and added embellishments to complete my card.  I hope I have inspired you today to try something new!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Jet Black Archival Ink
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Tilda Ticket

Below are some closer views:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

House Mouse preorder and Envirotex Resin!

I have to say, I felt like this mouse when I got the new Stampendous catalog!!! Finally, House Mouse in cling! Thank you Stampendous. These awesome stamps are on preorder and expected to ship in mid-July. Order now to make sure you get your stamps first and, yes, you can now get started on your holiday cards!

Welcome to my new obsession: RESIN!!! I am loving resin for all sorts of things: making your own embellishments, jewelry, Christmas decorations, coasters for drinks, paperweights, and so much more!

I just added ENVIROTEX RESIN products and love visiting this blog: RESIN CRAFTS. Envirotex has products for shallow and deep pours, as well as molds and other products.

Of course, there is also ICE RESIN.

And, you'll want to visit the Spellbinders MEDIA MIXAGE category to pick up dies and bezels and other cool stuff for use with your resin!!!

And, if that beautiful heart resin Christmas decoration by DT member Rhea Weigand doesn't make you want to get some resin, I don't know what will!!! CHECK OUT HER BLOG!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PRELOVED launch!


7 KIDS is launching the 7 KIDS PRELOVED program! We are purchasing your gently used products for store credit and selling gently used products in the store. This is a great way to turn products you no longer use into new products.

We are in the process of acquiring used products, so we would love it if you would submit a form for consideration. Please keep in mind that this is a new program, so we are still working on the process. For now, we are using for our form, but that may change in the future. For now, any feedback you may have on the process is appreciated!

If you would like to submit a form for offer consideration, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, please contact us at All the information you need about the program is on the form.
If you are interested in purchasing preloved products, CLICK HERE! Inventory is very limited (especially now), as we are just getting started with the program.

Retiring Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are now 25% off!
Good on stamps in the retiring section
Good through July 3


Happy Wednesday,
White is always beautiful and always elegant.  It's not just for weddings it can be for anything and for anyone.  When I don't feel like picking paper, I grab white.  The designs always turn out so beautiful, so does cream.
  1. The card is a 6x6 tent
  2. I used Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies.  Die cut all of the pieces and layer them as shown using pop up adhesives as shown.  
  3. For the flower I used Spellbinders Rose Creation. Cut 2 of the large and 2 of the 2 of the next size and 1 of the rest
    1. I fold each petal in half toward the middle with tweezers
    2. next with the tweezers I take an edge and roll it toward the middle of that pedal on each side.  Do this all the way around
    3. Once all the layers are done I attach them rotating them so the flower is full
    4. Now I refold shaping the flower
    5. This part can be a little tricky.  I peel the paper apart to give the flower a fuller more dainty look.  then reshape it again.
    6. To build a really nice flower does take some time but it is worth it.
    7. Hint - if you run your die cut or punch flowers through a paper crimper it will break down the paper fibers and fold into shape much nicer. The paper will also peel easier. 
  4. Cut a 1x6 inch strip and wrap with white tulle and tie knot bow.  I secure with sookwang tape.  I also use this tape to attach it to the card.
  5. I attach the rose to the card with pop up adhesive
  6. run your leaves through the paper crimper to add texture and crease in the middle
  7. add your white pearls

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Graphic 45 and My Favorite Things!

Two new designs from Graphic 45 are in the store now: Steampunk Spell and Bohemian Bazaar.

New dies and stamps from MFT in the store now!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Prima Mixed Media Doll sale!

I have all the Prima Mixed Media Dolls, backgrounds, borders, wings, and TAG PAD in stock and on sale!!!

Code: MM10
Good for: additional 10% off

I saw this tool being used to add embellishments to some resin projects. It is awesome for picking up and attaching small embellishments such as gemstones to your work. No more trying to do fine work with your fingers or dropping embellishments with the tweezers (how frustrating!). Adding embellishments has never been easier than with the EMBELLIE GELLIE!!!

Red, White & Blue Forever!

It's Rosie here today to share the card I made for the current challenge going on right now on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!! The current challenge is:
Now, you'll definitely want to head over to the Challenge Blog to see the AMAZING cards my fellow teamies made and link up your own creations!! Be sure to use a stamp that 7 Kids College Fund carries in the store in order to qualify for the $20 Gift Certificate drawing!! :)
For my card I used the super adorable La-La Land Crafts New Years Marci. I think she's perfect for those 4th of July Celebrations!! :) She's stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R27, R29
Blue: B000, B00, B02, B04, B05
Gray: C3, C5
Socks: B05
Diamond Stickles
Stardust Stickles

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
We hope you get a chance to play along with us! I can't wait to see what you make!! Be sure to use an image carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to qualify for the prize and top 3!
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stamper's Anonymous USA! By Shannon White

Hi All! Shannon here, and a Very  Happy Wednesday to you! Just a Super Quick Post to share the project I created for the Brand new Red White & Blue Challenge over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! Woot Woot!! 8-) Sure hope you'll all come join in the fun! Just whip up a fabulous Red White & Blue creation, *** Make sure to use Stamps found in the 7 Kids College Fund Store & head right on over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to link it up for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Store!...8-)
I stamped the Stampers Anonymous Americana Blueprint USA with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bright White Express it Blending CS 6 times, colored them up with my trusty CopicsI fussy cut 3 of them out and popped them up with some foam pop its and added a bit of shading with Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress inks...8-) 
My Mats and BG layers were created with Peanut Cluster Card Shoppe CS, my Snowcap Paint Dauber , Bazzil red and blue CS from my stash and some fun Washi tapes too! Airmail Washi & Ladybug Swiss dots Washi from Doodlebug And Symphony Tissue Tape from Tim Holtz Idea-ology as well... 8-)

Here are the items I used for my project today & you can find them at the 
Hope you all have a Fantastic day & Thanks so much for visiting! 8-)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Teacher Card by Kim O'Connell

Kim O'Connell checkin' in!  Ready for a new 7 Kids College Fund challenge?! This week it's a color, white and blue!

I played along with the MFT a la mode "An Apple for Teacher" and I used the MFT Blueprints 3 Die-namics to quickly put together a great card lay out!  LOVE those Blueprints!  


Here are the copic sketch markers I used to color the image:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair- E47. E37. E35, E53
shirt - C2
skirt - B99,B97, B95
shoes - E18, E15

Ready to play along?  Head on over the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog to link up your creation.

There are only 2 rules to follow to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the store:

1) Use a stamped image carried in the 7 KIDS STORE, or, if your project does not have a stamped image, all primary elements (dies, paper, punches) must be carried in the store.
2) Link to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog in your post.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Red, White and Blue Challenge

Happy Friday,

Are you having a good week? I am the sun is finally shinning we had so much rain.

Today I have a tag to share with you. I just love the new Prima Doll Stamps. I used the Doll with Peasant Dress. I cut a tag, covered it with plain paper, inked the edges of the paper and I used Viva modeling cream with a stencil to create the wired background. To complete my design I added flower trim, flowers, dies, stars and ribbon. 

Be sure to head over to our Red, White and Blue challenge.

Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Jet Black Archival Ink
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Tilda Ticket