Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shopping Marci

Good morning!  It's Anita here today sharing a card I made for our new challenge over on the 7KCF Challenge Blog.  

I used Shopping Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  I colored the image with copics and paper-pieced the shopping bags.  I also added some of the new Mixed Sequins for some sparkle.

The challenge theme is anything goes with an optional twist of "get wordy" (add a sentiment).  You have two weeks to enter, so I hope you play along with us.  Just remember in order to qualify for the Top 3 and the gift certificate you must use a stamp carried in the 7KCF Store.

Products from the 7KCF store:
Shopping Marci La-La Land Crafts Stamp
Mixed Sequins from Sulyn
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Darcie's stamps and shrink kits!

I just added some new Darcie's stamps to the store. There are 10 new cling stamp sets with cute girls, ducks and puppies! There are also three new Shrink CD kits with the cutest images! Check it all out!
Although this is a kit for a flower wreath, you certainly don't have to use it to make a wreath, you can just make the flowers for cards and scrapbooking! There are six kits available and make some awesome flowers!

Other NEW LINES in the store include: JILLIBEAN SOUP and CHICKANIDDY!

Sock Monkey!!!


There is a little bit of summer left, so why not take this opportunity to make this classic craft with your kids! I LOVED the sock monkey when I was little. My brother had one and I didn't. But no more...I can now make my own!

This is the perfect gift for children and adults, alike! Most of us have a place in our hearts for the sock monkey!

I have other SOCK MONKEY products on order, as well. So, if you are fan, keep your eyes peeled!

Save an additional $3 on the sock monkey kit!!!

Good for $3 off Sock Monkey Kit 
Good through 8/3

If the sock monkey kits sell out, I will open it up for ordering
with a later ship date so you can take advantage of the sale!

New Dare 2B Artzy line and more new products!

I have just added this new line of clear stamps to the store. They have some really great, graphically cool owl sets, but also many all occasion and holiday sets. The graphics on this line are awesome! To celebrate the addition of this new line, I am offering an additional 15% off on preorders for one week! PREORDER NOW! 

Code: DARE2B15
Good for 15% off Dare 2B Artzy stamps
Good through 8/6/14

The full range of Magnoia flowers are in the store now including dahlias, gardenias, cherry blossoms and roses. Tons of varieties, tons of colors!

Visit ADDED THIS WEEK to see all the latest products!

Doodlebug Doilies in the range of Doodlebug colors comes in a pack of SEVENTY-FIVE doilies for just $4.49!!! 12 colors available!

Make sure you check out the flower aisle! Not only will you find premade flowers from Magnolia and Petaloo, you will also find the tools you need to make your own flowers including the newly added McGill paper shaping tools and POLLEN packs that will give your flowers more realism. There are also punches and dies for flower making there. If you love flowers, you'll love these products!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fancy Butterflies by My Favorite Things

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!!!
It is my turn to host the 7Kids Store blog today, so I thought I would share a card that I made using a resist technique with embossing and Distress inks.

I started this card by using the Doily (Tim Holtz) stencil. I spread a thin layer of transparent embossing paste on the stencil and let it dry thoroughly. I then softly inked it with Picked RaspberryMustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick Ranger Distress inks with my Mini Blending Tool. The embossed areas resist the distress ink.  Very cool!
On another piece of Neenah white card stock, I used the same stencil, but only used Picked Raspberry distress ink. I cut the butterflies out of this paper, using the Fancy Butterflies (My Favorite Things). Then I inked the edges some more with the Picked Raspberry Distress ink.
Next, I made some flowers with the Tattered Flower Garden (Tim Holtz) die. I used white card stock for these flowers and colored them with the Distress inks.
I made the banner, stamped the sentiment and added some buttons to complete the card!

Now don't forget to join our new Anything Goes Challenge starting tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2014

DoCrafts Simply Gorjuss Ladybird

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It's Rosie here to share details on my newest creation for 7 Kids College Fund. Before I get to that, don't forget you still have a couple more days to enter our current "Anything Goes" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. 

My card today showcases this beautiful stamp from DoCrafts called Simply Gorjuss Ladybird. She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored with Copics.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R89
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black, Colorless Blender
Ground: W5, N0, N2, N4

My dps are from Echo Park WE ARE FAMILY 6x6 Paper this pad!! I used Black Soot DI around the edges of my dps. The butterfly cascade die is from an awesome die company called Die-Namites. The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio Birthday Circles Clear Stamp Set.

Supply List from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

DoCrafts Simply Gorjuss Ladybird Cling Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store
Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I {Heart} Mermaids - Pisces Tilda

Good Morning everyone, Jo here! It's Saturday...again and it's my turn on the 7 Kids Store Blog. Here's my card using Magnolia's Pisces Tilda. I love mermaids, and I just had to add her to my collection. She looks so cute just chillin' on her lilypad.

I colored her with my Copics but didn't have the right pink in my collection. So as an alternative, I used the pinks from the BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers 24 Assorted Mix. They blended beautifully. For the water, I used some green and blue shimmer chalks. Using Liquid Pearls in White Opal, I gave her a pearl headband. With a few taps on the back of the card while the pearls are wet, it flattens the peaks of the liquid.

The flower is from Petaloo Burlap Blossoms - Pistachio. It went well with the beachy theme. I pulled the silver sequins from the Sulyn Assorted Sequins Mix. I think the bling went well with the pearls and shells. I also added a string of pearls from an old necklace along with cheese cloth in the background.

This is my crafty share for you today, please take some time to join us at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog.

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund:

Copic Markers
Skin: E00/E11/BV00/R83
Hair: E71/E74/E47
Lilypad: YG03/YG63/YG67
Fin: B0000/B00/B14
Background: B0000/B00

BIC Markers
Pink Flamingo
Fandango Pink

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fortune Cookie Thanks

Happy Friday everyone. I'm here to share my Fortune Cookie Thanks Card with you today.  I used the Good Fortune Clear Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and paired it with Graphic 45s Come Away With Me papers. I think it turned out to be a pretty good combo if I do say so myself. :)

Don't forget that we are sponsoring a Doing Good event for   Please help out by bidding on the stamps HERE.  You can also find more info there as well.  

Items used from the store:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturated Canary - Queenie & Princess

Good morning!  It's Anita here today sharing a card using a beautiful stamp from Saturated Canary.

This is Queenie & Princess and I've colored them using my colored pencils.  I added some StarDust Stickles to her tiara and used  a Pearl Pen to add sparkly dots around the image. 

7KCF Products:
 Queenie & Princess rubber stamp from Saturated Canary
StarDust Stickles from Ranger Industries
Cream Pearl Pen from Viva D├ęcor
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Friendly Dreams - Rhea Weigand

Hello again, Rhea here sharing yet another new release by Stampendous!  They are bring House-Mouse Designs to you in cling rubber!  Here is Friendly Dreams!  Such a sweet image.  It's available at 7 Kids College Fund!
Here is the color palette...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trick or Tweet - Rhea Weigand

Hello, Rhea here and I am back sharing more Stampendous New Releases of House-Mouse Designs® in cling rubber.

Fall is around the corner and House-Mouse Designs® has the perfect images to get your coloring on! 
"Trick or Tweet"
Super cute isn't it!!!!
Here is the color palette.......

Life is Good by Lawn Fawn

Hello my crafty friends! Happy Tuesday!!!
I am leaving for vacation today. Whoo! Hoo!
And that is why I chose this stamp set because we are going to the beach and 
I can't wait!!!!!

The cute stamp set is called Life is Good by Lawn Fawn.
I stamped the adorable images with Black Memento Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.
As you can see, this is a shaker card. I just love these. They are just so fun!

For inspiration, I followed the current RetroSketch # 124:

Hope you liked my little beach scene.
Now I am off to put my toes in the sand.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used for my card that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Copic Markers: BG15, BG01, YR24YR31Y000R24R27

Monday, July 21, 2014

DoCrafts Simply Gorjuss The Pretend Friend

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It's Rosie here to share the details on the card I made for the current "Anything Goes" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. 

My card showcases this gorgeous stamp from DoCrafts called Simply Gorjuss The Pretend Friend. I love this entire line of stamps!! The Gorjuss Girl line is seriously one of my top faves!! She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored with Copics.


Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R59
Black: C5, C7, Black, Colorless Blender
Toy: E33, E35, N0, C5, C7

I sprinkled Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel all around the edge of my image and usted my toaster to heat emboss it. Using the toaster is my trick to keep the powder in place and not move all over my image (I'm not coordinated enough to hold the heat gun under the image while holding the paper with one hand!). My gorgeous dps are from Wild Rose Studio Icing on the Cake 6x6 Paper Pad. The Happy Birthday banner is a die from Memory Box. I also added die-cut feathers from Spellbinders.

 Supply List from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

DoCrafts Simply Gorjuss The Pretend Friend
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Wild Rose Studio ICING ON THE CAKE 6x6 Paper Pad

We hope to see you playing along with us over the next 2 weeks. Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. This challenge ends on July 29th at 12:00 noon MST. :)

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peek-a-boo - Rhea Weigand

Hello, Rhea here today to share a little inspiration from the Summer Lovin' 2014 Collection of CaniBean.  Here is Peek-a-boo.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did coloring her.  I'll be back next Sunday with some more inspiration for you.

Here is the color palette :)  I have lots more of these on my blog.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Hi everyone, Jo here sharing my card for the new challenge at the  7Kids Challenge Blog.

I used Hula Hula Tilda, Dies from Echo Park and Sequins! Tilda is colored with Copics and accented with Wink of Stella Clear. She's a little pale to be a hula girl, but give her time =)

The "Sunny", sun and cloud are all from the Echo Park - Sun & Cloud Dies set. On the cloud I used a polka dot embossing folder for some dimension. These dies cut like buttah! I had to add sequins for a lil' sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check out the current challenge over at the 7Kids Challenge Blog.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Hair: Y13/YR23
Skin: E00/E11/BV00/R83
Hula Skirt:: YG03/YG63/YG67
Top: V09/V12/V15
Flowers: YR04/R27/R39
Ground: E13/E31/E33

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Whimsy stamps and a new die line!!!

I have just added a ton of new stamps from Whimsy to the store, including a new line called Art by Mi Ran. Check out newly added stamps from Sylvia Zet, Elisabeth Bell, Crissy Armstrong, Cathy Delanssay and Jo Davies. There are 36 new stamp designs from these artists!
Code: WHIMSY20 
Good for 20% off Whimsy Stamps  
Good through 7/22  

I am adding a new line of dies to the store from Elizabeth Crafts! I saw these at the winter CHA and they were awesome! I have added the entire line, including the Pop It Up dies.

I have them on preorder right now and they will be shipping in early August.

I am offering an additional savings for those who preorder which helps me determine which dies my customers are most interested in!

Preorder in the next week and you will save an additional 10% off these dies!
Code: EC10 
Good on Elizabeth Crafts Dies 
Good through 7/24 

Recycling with Trimcraft - Michele Cunningham

Hello every one.  It's a new "anything goes" challenge over at the 7kids challenge blog, and I decided to make my card out of the packaging that comes with the Adhesive Pearls from Trimcraft.


 The packaging is just as wonderful as the pearls inside


 How cool is that?

I just love getting extra use out of something, and I still have one image left to make another card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day. Happy card making :)

Items used from the 7kids store: