Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Spellbinders preorder! New C.C. Designs stamps and dies!

I have added the newest Spellbinders dies to the store for preorder. There are some really beautiful Christmas dies in this release. You may also notice that I had some TERRIFIC new prices on Spellbinders!!! And, with this week's additional 10% off on preorders, you are going to get these dies for a song!

Code: SPELL10
Good for 10% off preorder Spellbinders
Good through 8/5

New C.C. Designs stamps are in the store now! There are some really cute little super heroes in this release! There are also two new By DieZyne dies available.

Make sure you check out ADDED THIS WEEK. There are new My Favorite Things dies and stamps in there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mo Manning - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi Happy Crafters! Today is a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! Come play tic tac toe with us for a chance to win a gift certificate at the store. Did you see all the new items being added, on sale and on a huggggge clarence rack! Details for the card is on by blog:

Important information on CRAZY preorder!

This whole Bird Crazy/Crazy Things thing has been CRAZY!!! 

Originally, I just put the birds in the store and then I found out there were accessories...and then sentiments! Someone even said there might be two sets of sentiments???

Anyway, in all the commotion, customer Christine W. informed me that Crazy Things dies are not expected to be available until late October. So, I just want to be sure everyone ordering knows that there is a big disparity in release dates. I have already gotten one email from someone who already ordered telling me that they knew the date was far hopefully that is the case with most of the customers who have already ordered!
I want to publish the estimated shipping dates here so everyone ordering now will know what to expect.

Bird Crazy Stamp Set Expected to ship mid August 
Bird Crazy Dies Expected to ship late August/early September 
Crazy Things Stamp Set Expected to ship late August/early September 
Crazy Things Dies Expected to ship late October 
Crazy Talk Stamp Set Expected to ship late August/early September 

Code: BIRD10
Good for 10% off Bird Crazy Dies & Stamps 
Good through 8/1

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Make a Wish

Hello everyone!!  My name is Lizzy and I am here to share my very first project as a part of the 7 Kids College Fund design team.  I love the stamps designed by Mo Manning for Penny Black and chose to use the Make a Wish stamp for my first project.

I've colored her with Copic markers and the shadowing or background is done with Copics as well but applied with a Tim Holtz water brush filled with 70% alcohol.  I am new to the technique and think it adds a fun element to the whole image.  The papers I've used are the 6x6 paper pad Yesterday by Carta Bella.

Here is a list of supplies I've used from the 7 Kids shop: 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you feel inpsired to get crafty!
Head over to the 7 Kids College Fund shop for these supplies and more!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bird Crazy Preorder!

I just had a customer ask me about their Bird Crazy order. And...I had to tell her that I have not put Bird Crazy in the store yet! UGH!!! That is not right. I apologize for being late in getting these sweet things in the store for 7 KIDS customers to order! I have them at a great price and I am offering an additional 10% on all preorders this week.

Hopefully you haven't ordered them elsewhere! This next group of product is expected to be available in mid August, so I should be shipping by the end of August.

The dies are thinlets from Sizzix and the stamps are from Stamper's Anonymous 
Code: BIRD10
Good for 10% off Bird Crazy Dies & Stamps
Good through 7/31

Mama Elephant BEAR HUGS!

Hi everyone! It's Rosie here today to share my newest card for 7 Kids College Fund, but before I get to it, I just wanted to remind you that there is one more day to enter our current challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! Please be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store before linking your project. :) 

Some of my favorite stamps are from Mama Elephant and this adorable set called BEAR HUGS is bear-alicious!! I just LOVE the versatility of this set!! It also has a coordinating die you can purchase so you don't have to fussy cut the image. Makes my life so much easier! What else makes my life easier? Not having to color everything! I just stamped the image on kraft cardstock and that was it....easy peasy!

Those cute clouds are from By DIEzyne Dies Dotted Wings and Puffy Things. My dps are from Echo Park SWEET SUMMERTIME 6x6 Paper Pad. The green cardstock was cut using Poppy Stamps Stitched Landscape Dies. The fabulous sentiment is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings Clear Stamp Set.

Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:  

You still have a day to enter our current "Anything Goes" challenge HERE. Be sure to use a stamp carried in the store to be eligible for the gift certificate and Top 3! 

Remember, when you see a card from any of the DT Members using products you like, please click on the links we provide in our blog posts when you place an order so we can get credit, and continue to make beautiful cards for you to enjoy. :) 


15% off EC dies! Save additional 10% on Chameleon refills!

I have just added a number of new Elizabeth Crafts dies to the store! There are some very cute farm and garden themed dies. Save 15% on all EC dies this week!
Code: ELIZ15
Good for 15% off all EC Dies
Good through 7/31

Finally! You can now refill your Chameleon pens!!! Preorder refills this week and save an additional 10% off already discounted prices.

Check out chameleon pens in action on YouTube
Code: REFILL10
Good for 10% off all preordered refills
Good through 7/31

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Easel Card Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone!!  Rachel here with you today to share what crafty goodness I have been up to recently with my 7 Kids College Fund supplies!!

I am a huge My Favorite Things nut, and having recently purchased one of their Blueprints sets has been life-changing!!!

I have whipped up a little easel card-

Here she is, MFT's Pure Innocence Heart Bouquet!
I used Bluprint set #24.
I used Lawn Fawn's Pint Sized Patterns pad,
and stuck with the navy blue patterns.

Kept everything in a sort of monochromatic theme.

And this is the easel card propped up!!

Here is a list of the supplies I used from 
the 7 Kids Shop-

My Favorite Things-

So easy!!!

Now head on over to the 7 Kids College Fund shop for these and other fantastic supplies!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - Moondrop by Lizzy Love

Hi it's me Jo. There's still time to join our new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, "Anything Goes". Today's card features Whimsy Stamps - Moondrop by Lizzy Love. She's a very whimsical image, I mean come on, Unicorn theme! She is colored with Copic Markers and accented with the Wink of Stella Clear Pen. I kept this card pretty simple. The image is framed out with By DIEzyne Dies - Pierced Ovals. I splattered some mist on the base of the card and popped up the image with dimensionals. For added bling, I placed a small pink rhinestone on her outfit.

Join us over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty Saturday!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Hair: BV00/C3/C5
Lips/Outfit: RV23/RV25/RV29
Horn: B0000/B00

Friday, July 24, 2015

20% off Ranger

Check out the six NEW Liquid Pearls colors! And, the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors! EVERYTHING in the Ranger section is on sale!!!
Code: RANGER20
Good for 20% off all Ranger products
Good through 7/29

Thursday, July 23, 2015

candy jar shaker card

Happy Thursday! Don't forget the challenge over at  7kids challenge blog. "ANYTHING GOES" . If you use an image the store sells you get a chance to win a  gift certificate.  For my card this week I made this candy jar shaker card.  This is a flat card and is easy to mail.

Don't miss the 20% off sale of Penny Black stamps, paper and dies this week!

In the close up of the shaker pouch you can see the glass beads 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Penny Black sale

Save an additional 20% on Penny Black stamps, paper and dies this week!
Code: PENNY20
Good for 20% off all Penny Black
Good through 7/26

Penny Black, Loads of Love

Hello Happy Crafters!  Today is my turn to post. I was going to do this card over but ran out of time.   I did have had a lot of fun creating it and got my inspiration from a fellow designer, Mackie Robertson to try mix media! So here is my first try at it. First, I air brushed the sky with copics - they're a little bit darker in person.  I spread Crackled Texture paste onto the crocodile stencil. It is so cool the way this stuff works!! It literally cracks as it dries! The texture stones were airbrushed with Copic markers. I must say - I enjoyed doing it. I think if I did this scene again, I would add some trees in the background to give it a little but more umph!

Penny Black Loads of Love
Crocodile Tim Holtz Layered Stencil from Art Gone Wild
Crackled Texture Paste by Wendy Vecchi by Dreamweaver
Metal Palette Knife from Multicraft Imports
Mini Pop Dots from All Night Media
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Neenah Solar White Paper
Score Tape
CuttlePillar Pro ABS
Don't forget about our challenge which is "Anything goes" this week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins & Make a Wish Stamp Sets

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here sharing details on the card I made for the current "ANYTHING GOES" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!

This challenge ends on JULY 28th at 12:00pm MST. Please be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store before linking your project! Thank you! :) 

I love the stamps from Mama Elephant and on this card I used two different sets! The penguins are from Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Clear Stamp Set. This stamp set also has a coordinating Arctic Penguins Creative Cuts Dies to cut out the images so you don't have to fussy cut them. The awesome sentiment is from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Clear Stamp Set.


I used dps from Echo Park Birthday Wishes Boy 6x6 Paper Pad. I distressed all the paper edges with Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink. The teal scallop border peeking out from the middle panel was cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border Dies.

 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

This new challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog ends JULY 28th at 12pm MST. I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store on your project before linking. Don't forget, you can see a lot more amazing inspiration from my fellow DT sisters by scrolling down.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Heart Bouquet

It's a nice relaxing Sunday once again, so that must mean it's my day to share with you one of my latest projects made using items from the 7 Kids College Fund Store!!

I thought I would share some of the details on my current challenge card!

This little cutie pie is one of My Favorite Things
Pure Innocence's Heart Bouquet!
She comes with a few handy sentiments that can be
used for so many different occasions!
The bright and cheery patterned paper is
Echo Park's Sunny Days Ahead!
I finally decided to try out one of MFT's Blueprints 
die cut kits, and let me tell you, I LOVED it!!
If you are a person who struggles with layouts,
then these sets are for you!!
MFT also has many suggestions on the different
layouts you can use with the die set!

Confession time-
When I originally colored her, she was a cute pale
blue, almost like a light denim color.
Hated it with my paper choice.
I thought that maybe after I got it all together,
maybe it wouldn't really matter that much.
So, after everything being completely glued in place,
I re-colored her outfit right over top of the blue I had!
Went for a more aqua/teal color, and was much more
happy with it!!
That being said, I am not going to list the Copic
colors I used, because it was a hot mess!
Here's my supply list-

CutterPillar Pro

Well, that's all for me today!!  I hope it provides you with some crafty inspiration to finish off your weekend!!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Soy Awesome

Hi it's me Jo. There is a new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, "Anything Goes".  BUT make sure you use a STAMP/IMAGE carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store in order to qualify.

Today's card is made with two stamp sets from Your Next Stamp - Maki A Wish & Soy Awesome. I love anything Japanese/Sushi theme and these images are the cutest! From the set Maki A Wish, I used the following items: wasabi/plate, girl face, soy sauce bowl with chopsticks, heart. From the Soy Awesome set, I used: "soy-mates" sentiment, soy sauce bottle. All the images are colored with Copic markers. There are coordinating dies as well, instead I fussy cut the images and layered them. 

I used By DIEzyne Dies - Pierced Ovals as the base for the images. Underneath, I used the Big Stitched/Pierced Rectangles and added a 1/16" border with red cs. There was a little too much white space, so I used Stitched Circles and a flower from Stitch This, which looks to me like a cherry blossom. Lastly I added some white dots with a gel pen and highlighted with the Wink of Stella - Clear pen.

Come play with us over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! Thanks for stopping by have a gorgeous Saturday!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Wasabi: YG03/YG63
Soy Sauce: E25/E29/E79
Bottle: R27/R39/B0000/B00
Bowl: BG72/BG75
Chopsticks: E31/E33/E25

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hard at Work

Happy Thursday everyone!   Don't forget the challenge over at  7kids challenge blog. ANYTHING GOES challenge. Today is a perfect day to make cards or scrapbook so if you need stamp, inks or copics check out the selection at

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen update and sale!

The first round of orders when fairly smoothly. There were a few colors that were delayed, however, those colors are currently looking like they will arrive at the distributor's warehouse any day now, so, I am hoping to have an pending product out by the end of the month.

For those who have been wanting to try out the clean color pens, nearly every color has been in stock for a while, so there is no need to wait. I also have sets of 24, 36 and 48 available.

If you want the complete collection of 80 markers, I have those on preorder and expect to ship in late July/early August. I'd like to offer the same great pricing to new preorderers as I did for the last group, so all Zig product, preordered complete sets, in stock multi pen sets, in stock open stock individual markers and Wink of Stella are all on sale for an additional 10% off!

Make sure you VISIT YOUTUBE to check out all the great videos demonstrating this awesome product!

Code: ZIG10
Good on all Zig products
Good through 7/22

Ellie Loves Music by Your Next Stamp

It is time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and it's your favorite theme - Anything Goes!

There are many times, I wish I had cards for simply nothing at all! To let a person know, I was thinking of them.   "Ellie Loves Music" by Your Next Stamp is exactly what I wanted and if I need a quick birthday card, or sweet love note - I have them too!:). 

 Ellie Loves Music  by Your Next Stamp

Come join us at the challenge and have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mama Elephant July release

Preorder the newest Mama Elephant stamps and dies now! I have them on order so they should be in stock very soon.

New SugarPea! 35% off Clearance!

I have restocked as much of the previous stock as was available and added tons of new items from SugarPea! Check out the new stamp sets and dies and save an additional 15%!!!

Code: SUGAR15
Good for 15% off all SugarPea
Good through 7/18

Code: CLEAR35
Good for 35% off clearance

Life is Good by Lawn Fawn

Guess what day it is???
It is time for another 
here at 7KIDS!!!!!

And here is my card:

Well...I have been crabby! It's too darn hot!!!!
Thank goodness for air conditioning!
Love this darling Life Is Good stamp set by Lawn Fawn!
I inked up this little scene and colored it with Copic Markers.
Added some details with glitter and gloss!

Sadly, this will be my last post for 7KIDS College Fund. I have been honored and had lots of fun serving for almost 2 years with this fabulous group!!! Thank You!

Thanks for stopping by!