Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Sizzix products and Whimsy stamps

Sizzix has released new Framelits/Embossing Folder sets. These sets come with two embossing folders and Framelits wafer thin dies that will cut out the embossed shapes. These sets are awesome!

The new Big Shot is in stock, as well as new embossing folders.

New Whimsy stamps by Elisabeth Bell and Sylvia Zet are in the store now. I have also added stamps by Chrissy Armstrong! These farm-themed stamps are super cute!!!

Misty Allure By Rhea

It's time for the Anything Goes With A Twist of Alcohol Marker Challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund!  Yes, it's anything goes and the twist of marker is optional.  We hope you use the twist to share your marker skills with us.  For the challenge rules and to enter your design hop on over to the challenge blog.
I enjoy just sitting and coloring with out making the final project into a card.  I've decided to start a little art journal book of my favorite colored images and journal notes about colors used with techniques etc. This will definitely go into my art journal.
Here are the products I used:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

40% off clearance

I have moved another group of products over to clearance, including discontinued Sarah Kay stamps, Doohickeys dies, and lots and stamps and embellishments!

Good through Aug. 6

All Dandelion Designs stamps are on clearance for 60% off!
Code: DD60
Good on Dandelion Designs stamps
Good through 8/6/13

Monday, July 29, 2013

Don't be afraid to DREAM big!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here and I'm so glad you joined me today as I share my newest card using some newly release CHA items that are on pre-order in the 7 Kids College Fund Store!

Before I get to my card I just wanted to remind you that you still have 1 more day to enter our Anything Goes Challenge with a Vintage twist on our 7 Kids Challenge Blog HERE. Be sure to use a stamp carried in the store to qualify for the gift certificate and top 3!

For my card today I used a super cute The Greeting Farm stamp called CHARLOTTE CHIC! I think she's super versatile and a great addition to your stamp collection. She's also easy and fun to color! I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics. I even made the flowers on her headwrap and shirt (that's not paper-piecing folks). :)

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Head Wrap/Shirt: YR02, YR07, B05
Skirt: YR02, YR04, YR07
Shoes: B00, B04

I'm loving the Carta Bella line of papers and today I used Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk 6x6 paper pad. Right behind Charlotte Chic is a Bo Bunny Small Doily. The new items from CHA that I used on my card (currently on pre-order in the store) are some La-La Land Crafts Dies: Decorative Corners and Pretty Poinsettia (the leaves behind the flowers).

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have a great week!

Rosie :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wishing You

Hi everyone, Christine here with my DT posting for you this week.  I was so excited when Tab started carrying Tiddly Inks in the store, I LOVE these images and I had so much fun coloring this one up. 

For my card, I used the adorable Tiddly Inks image called Fairy Tenderhearted.  Isn't she gorgeous, she was so much fun to color.  I stamped her onto Copic XPress Blending Card.  Of course, I colored her with my copic markers.  For all your copic marker needs, go HERE.  Here are the markers I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89
Wings: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Branch: E11, E13, E15, E18
Bird: Y35, Y38, E18
Here are a few more pictures:

What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by :)

Hugs, Christine

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Fun

Happy Saturday,

Thanks for visiting the 7 Kids College Fund Store blog. I have had a busy week and I just can't seem to keep up. Sorry my post is a little late. I colored this sweet Tilda from the Magnolia collection "Summer Memories". Check out the store for other images in this collection.

I colored my image with Copic Markers and paper pieced her outfit and her bow. I used Spica pens on the butterflies. For the background I used Broken China Distress ink and Shabby White Frantage. I used various papers, die cuts, flowers, ribbon, cheese cloth and bling. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you were inspired to create a card this week!!!


You can find the following items over at the 7 Kids College Fund Store.

Cryogen Paper

Friday, July 26, 2013

Scor-Pal sale, more clearance items!

Save 10% on all in-stock Scor-Pal products, including sookwang Scor-Tape! I have both the regular full-sized Scor-Pal and the METRIC version in stock!
Code: SCOR10
Good for 10% off all Scor-Pal products
Good through Aug. 2

I have moved another group of products over to clearance, including discontinued Sarah Kay stamps, Doohickeys dies, and lots and stamps and embellishments!

Good through Aug. 2

Watercolor With Gelatos

Happy summer day to everyone!!  
Today I watercolored onto a tag with gelatos.  It was very easy and fun to do.

Here is my tag

I made my tag with water color paper and the Tim Holtz alterations tag die.  I smeared gelatos onto a plastic sheet, wet the colors and applied them with a brush to my water color paper. Using Tim Holtz's  Urban Chic stamp and a Versamark ink pad I stamped my images. Then I poured on black embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool to get the glossy hard finish.  I went over the bird and vine area again with more wet gelatos.  On the edges I stamped Prima's Lyric stamp with Versamark and sprinkled shabby green embossing powder onto it and heated it from underneath with my heat tool.
At the top of the tag I used seam binding ribbons and also a key charm that I embossed with aged rose embossing powder.  I hope you enjoyed my tag and feel inspired to try water coloring with gelatos.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CottageCutz preorder

The newest CottageCutz are in the store for preorder. CottageCutz are wafer thin dies in many designs: elegant, cute, all occasion, Christmas and more!

New dies expected to ship in mid to late August.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Preorder the new WRMK Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers is coming out with four new punch boards: gift bag, gift box, pillow box and candy box. Now you can make your own with ease!


Preorder La-La Land and Saturated Canary

La-La Land stamps and dies are available in the store now for preorder. These are shipping in early August.

Saturated Canary stamps are in the store for preorder. I expect these to be shipping sometime in August.

The Mice Are In The House!!!!

The Mice are in the House!  Yes, Stampendous has House Mouse in cling rubber and wood mounted.  I am so excited I could sweek!!  7 Kids has them on pre-order!!!  They will be arriving soon if they are not in the store already!!!  
This week Stampendous and the Design Team are having a Sweek Peak Week!  Today I am sharing my favorite!  
There are lots of adorable fall and holiday designs in this release.  Click the link below to see them all!  They are adorable.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer CHA Spellbinders release available for preorder!

Spellbinders Summer CHA releases are in the store now for preorder. The dies and folders are expected to ship in late August.

I will be working on putting Saturated Canary and La-La Land stamps in the store over the next few days.

New Kraftin' Kimmie, Copic Coloring Guide #4

Newly released Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are in the store now. New Rachelle Anne Miller and Cheryl Alger stamps are available.
As many of you know, this week is SUMMER CHA!!! I will be adding tons of new products for preorder (Spellbinders, Saturated Canary, La-La Land and more) to the store this week!

The newest coloring guide is in stock now. Learn fine detail Copic techniques with this new book!

Lots of new stuff in ADDED THIS WEEK.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Increased discounts!

I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused anyone with my absence. I left Phoenix on the 17th to attend my 25th high school reunion in Lincoln, NE. Today I will be shipping all orders from Wednesday through Sunday (Esme has been working and packaging up everything while I was gone, so all I have to do is process labels) and answering all e-mails and phone messages. I appreciate everyone's patience!

This week is also CHA!!! So, I will be adding many new items to the store, most for preorder, so look for that. I will be working on getting all the new Spellbinders up and ready to go. If you've been reading my blog or the Spellbinders blog, you will have already gotten a sneak peek of some really cool new designs!

I have moved more products into clearance and discounts start at 75% off with the coupon code.

Good on everything in the Clearance section
Good through 7/29/13

Retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are now 90% off! Only a few designs left!!!

Good on KK stamps in the KK clearance section
Good through 7/29/13

All Dandelion Designs stamps are on clearance for 40% off!

Code: DD40
Good on Dandelion Designs stamps
Good through 7/29/13

I am starting to receive PRELOVED inventory in the store! If you are interested in purchasing gently used stamps and dies, shop now because products at these prices do not stay in the store long!
If you are interested in trading your gently used product for store credit, CLICK HERE. You can set up an account, get all the information on trading in your products and submit a form for consideration. What a great way to turn product that is just sitting around into new products that will inspire your creativity without any out of pocket expense!

Cowboy Luka from Rosie!

Happy Monday everyone!! It's Rosie here to share you more details on the card I made for the recent challenge over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog, which is Anything Goes + Vintage.
Just remember, to qualify for the $20 gift certificate you have to use a stamp carried in the store!
For my card today I used La-La Land Crafts COWBOY LUKA. Now that I'm in Texas I had to get both the Cowboy and Cowgirl stamps....YEE HAW! I just like saying it, haha! I stamped him on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with COPICS!
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Hat/Shirt/Rope: E41, E42, E43, E44
Horse: E43, E44, E47, B000, B00
Short: C3, B00, E47, E41
Hat Trip/Bandana: C3, E43, B00
I have a hard time with vintage....just not really my style because I like bright colors. I was told to distress all the papers and use light colors and that would help towards the vintage look. I hope with all the browns and light blue it's vintage enough. :)
Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund STORE:

Rosie :) 

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :)  The new challenge is up over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this go around is anything goes with a vintage twist.  This definitely got me out of my comfort zone.  I've never really done "vintage" before but I had SO much fun with this challenge.  Here is my card:
I LOVE this image.  This is the Saturated Canary Charmings Rubber Stamp and oh she was a dream to color, so much fun.  I inked her up with Memento Tuexdo Black Ink and stamped her onto XPress It Blending Card.  I of course colored her with my Copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress - Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Dress - Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Dress - Corset: E42, E43, E44, E47
Flowers in hair: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89, Y35, Y38, E18
I used MME Blush DP for my design paper.  I distressed it using my scissors and then used my Tim Holtz Blending Tool and SU Chocolate Chip ink to add some inking around my image and all my DPs.  I added some lace (which I also inked using my Tim Holtz Blending Tool ).  The embellishment in the middle of the bow is from Michael's.  The swirly embellishments were made using a Memory Box die (Tab will be carrying these in the store soon).   Here are a few more views:

What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much again for stopping by.  Make sure to stop by the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and join us in the challenge.  Big hugs!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Vintage Canvas


 I am glad you stopped by. I want to share my canvas that I created for the 7 Kids College Challenge this week - Vintage.  I hope you will join us.

You can purchase the items below at 7 Kids College Fund
Carta Bella Paper - Paris
Archival Ink - Black and Coffee
Tim Holtz Ink Applicator
Accoutrements Buttons from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 
Springtime Twinkling H2o's

Here is a closer view of my canvas:

Here is how I created my flower:
I cut my flower pattern out of old lace. After it was cut I used the Twinkling H20's and Viva Silk Acrylic paint. The petals were colored first with the Twinkling H20's for the final touch I used the Silk paint to give the dark shadowing on the tips of the flower. After it was colored and each petal was dried I painted the with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Media Matte. Let flower dry completely. Then put the flower together around a 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" circle. Choose a center for your flower and you are done.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous week.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Vintage Canvas

Hello everyone, I am so excited to be one of the newest design team members for 7 Kids College Fund and this is my first post with them.

 We have a new challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog beginning this week!! The Challenge is Anything Goes with a twist of Vintage. One of my favorite themes Vintage!

Here is the Vintage Canvas I made for this challenge

I love making canvases as they are great for a gift and look fabulous as art piece in my home.  I chose to work with Prima's Mixed Media doll with Pockets.  Randomly tear a variety of papers and modge podge them onto the canvas.  Next, I age them with Gelatos and Distressed Ink by rubbing the paper edges to blend them together. My Prima Doll was stamped several times so I could paper piece her dress together and then I added some tulle and tissue tape.  After arranging all the embellishments, I used Glossy Accents to glue them on. This was fun and easy to do.  I made a tutorial right here on my blog for  this canvas if you would like to see it. 

 Here is the list of the products I used on my canvas from 7 Kids College Fund Store.

I hope you enjoyed my canvas and will make something Vintage to enter in the current challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog.  Remember to link your creation to the 7 Kids Challenge  and use at least one item from found in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible to win the fabulous prize offered this week.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sent With Love

Time to start our new challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.  "Anything Goes with a Twist of Vintage."  But wait!  This challenge can also include funky, shabby chick, distressed and altered.  We still need to follow the challenge rules making sure any images are carried over at 7 Kids College Fund Store.  Tab also carries a large range of trinkets to add to your vintage projects!!!
I chose Sent with Love from the Penny Black the image it's self has such a nice vintage feel to it.  I colored the background with my copic markers in the E40's to give it a sepia tone feel.  Then I did a lot of texturing with blending solution and a rag.  I did add BV23 to tie in the colors of the flowers.  I was very pleased with how it turned out. We hope to see you join us over at the challenge.  Jump on over and check it out at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.

I've also added a little fun project with resin