Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kim and Sheri's Shades of Spring Challenge


A New Challenge is underway at

Shades of Spring!

Perfect, right? Especially since we're starting to see trees leafing out, lilac bushes blooming, and daffodils popping up all over!! And, sharing some inspiration are Kim and Sheri, two of our talented design team members.


Brilliant, huh?! Please visit  our Designers' blogs (just click on their names) to find out more about their amazing projects...and please remember to leave 'em each a little "love" while you're there! Then...it's your turn! Just create your own little masterpiece (card, 3-D project, etc.) using images and products from 7 Kids College Fund and following this fortnight's "Shades of Spring" theme!

Be sure to link up your project below
using the InLinkz icon.

Remember, Tab is awarding a $20.00 7 Kids College Fund store certificate!
So, be sure to enter this week's challenge...and invite all your your friends to join too!

And...one final reminder...
Please make sure you follow the Challenge Rules (posted in the sidebar of the challenge blog) to be eligible for the prize and to be considered for the "Top 3" award!

Thanks so much for joining us...now, let the crafting commence!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

DRAWING WINNERS!!!

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's drawing. I have randomly chosen 7 lucky winners of the great prizes!

The first name drawn was Linda Vantassel! Linda, because you were drawn first, you will receive the markers or an equivalent amount in store credit. Let me know which you prefer. You will need to wait for the markers as they are not in yet. The store credit, if you choose that, will be available right away! :)

The rest of the winners are:
Amanda Fazzini
Lynn Dickerson
Jill Patters
Tammy Mills
Carrie Williams
Karen Zimora
Carol Coleman

Please contact me with your shipping address and I will send out your prize!!! 

I would also like to thank Whimsy Stamps and Belles & Whistles Stamps for offering and donating product to the drawing. Also thanks to ClearSnap. They willingly and generously donated products from CHA when we told them about the drawing. Thanks to the other vendors whose products ending up in the drawing because they were given as freebies for ordering or as bonuses to me for other reasons. And, big thanks to DT member Rhea Weigand who made the hats and talked vendors into giving us products for the drawing at CHA!!!

Rhea's Pansy's


Today we are showcasing another design from our team member Rhea

Here she has used beautiful shades of purple with a Penny Black  image
Rhea has a great blog that is a must see and full of inspiration.  We hope you visit her!



A New Challenge is underway at

Shades of Spring!

Perfect, right? Especially since we're starting to see trees leafing out, lilac bushes blooming, and daffodils popping up all over!! And, sharing some inspiration are Rhea and Debbie, two members of our talented design team.

Brilliant, huh?! Please visit  our Designers' blogs (just click on their names) to find out more about their amazing projects...and please remember to leave 'em each a little "love" while you're there! Then...it's your turn! Just create your own little masterpiece (card, 3-D project, etc.) using images and products from 7 Kids College Fund and following this fortnight's "Shades of Spring" theme!

Be sure to link up your project below
using the InLinkz icon.

Remember, Tab is awarding a $20.00 7 Kids College Fund store certificate!
So, be sure to enter this week's challenge...and invite all your your friends to join too!

And...one final reminder...
Please make sure you follow the Challenge Rules (posted in the sidebar of the challenge blog) to be eligible for the prize and to be considered for the "Top 3" award!

Thanks so much for joining us...now, let the crafting commence!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Newsletter 3-29-12

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 COPIC AND SHINHAN MARKER SALE!

art bin This week's sale is on all products manufactured by Copic* and all Shinhan Art Markers. Save 10% on all these item through April 5.

Code: COPIC10
Good on all products by Copic*

Code: SHINHAN10
Good on all Shinhan Art Markers

*Code excludes products not manufactured by Copic (X-Press It products, color charts and air compressor).
ANNUAL DO GOOD RAFFLE!

stampavie THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER! Please help if you can and win awesome prizes!!! We can help single mothers struggling with cancer.


ENTER NOW!!!

CLICK HERE for information on how to enter!

 NEW WHIMSY STAMPS

whimsy New Syliva Zet and Elisabeth Bell stamps are in the store now. Check the ADDED THIS WEEK section to see them and all other items recently added to the store!

Also added this week: new Glue Dots varieties and a recently released collection from Prima (Fairy Belle).

MAGNOLIA CLEARANCE 90% OFF
There are just a few stamps left!

Code: 90MAGR
Good through 4/5/12



If you have any questions, product requests or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at 7kidscollegefund@cox.net
 
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Annual charity raffle to support Singleton Love

NEW PRIZE ADDED!!! Set of Tim Holtz new Distress Markers!!!
 (Please note: I will not be sending out prize winnings until early April, at which time I expect to have all marker preorders shipped and enough stock to pull one off the shelf for this drawing. I am being optimistic that Ranger is on the ball enough to fill orders that were placed back in early February for this product. If, for some reason, this product is not available, I will offer the winner an equivalent store credit or the option to wait.)


ADDED 3/19: Belles & Whistles stamps



ADDED 3/14: Fight Like a Girl T-shirt and hat


JUST ADDED 3/12: Whimsy Stamps! Thanks Whimsy for sending these stamps for the raffle!


JUST ADDED: Stampavie and Glitter Ritz


Summer and Winter CHA retailer packs from Basic Grey, LaBlanche Stamps, Gelato crayons and marker from Fabercastle, Smooch Glitz, Smooch Spritz, Liquid Pearls & Dovecraft glitter glue


2 Prima Hats designs by Rhea Weigand


If you are a long-time 7 KIDS customer, you are aware that I do a charity raffle every year to support a special organization. For the last few years, I have been supporting an organization called Singleton Moms. This year, I am supporting a new organization started by one of the founding members of Singleton Moms. This new organization is called Singleton Love. Andy Royal moved from Phoenix to Portland, Ore. and is now providing services to single parents undergoing cancer treatment in that city. The special thing about this new organization is that it is entirely volunteer supported. That means every dime we donate will go straight to the parents who need help so desperately. Most organizations, obviously, have costly infrastructure and paid employees, which is not a bad thing as these things are needed to run larger organizations. But the beauty of a small, start-up organization like Singleton Love is that our donations will have a more direct impact on the people they intend to help! Singleton Love will be providing the following services: bill payment assistance, house cleaning, and meal delivery. 

To start, I am raffling off the freebies I received at CHA, as well as 2 Prima Hats decorated by 7 KIDS DT member Rhea Weigand! Look for more pictures of flowers and embellishments in the raffle soon! I will be adding additional products as I receiving extras or donations from my vendors. Keep checking back for new items added to the raffle!

With this raffle, we are donating the seed money to the organization to start helping single parents undergoing cancer treatment. Last year, 7 KIDS customers donated over $1500. Let's beat that this year!!! Remember, all money donated will go directly to the parents Singleton Love is helping!!!

UPDATE: Singleton Love has their first mom! Our donations will be helping her! Here's what they are saying about it:
We are so happy to have met our first Singleton Love Mom.  Although it is hard to meet new parents under the circumstances and it is bitter sweet, until there is a cure we are grateful to be able to help.

Jennifer is 34 years old and has a five-year-old son named Lelan. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about five weeks ago. It is especially scary for her because her mother passed just four years ago with the same diagnosis. She has already had surgery removing what they believe to be all of the cancer. She will start chemo in about four weeks and then will follow with radiation. She is like most women and reluctant to ask for help. But, if you know Bobby and I, then you know that we got her to accept everything Singleton Love has to offer.  

We will schedule a cleaning before her chemo and get her some meals with Dina at Dream Dinners. We will keep you posted on the volunteer opportunities. Jennifer also has a few bills that are starting to pile up. Her employer has been very supportive but she has missed many days because of the surgery. We are accepting donations on our website. Any money donated right now will go directly toward her bills. If you can help with this go to our web page singletonlove.org and our donated button is on the home page.

We 501c3 application is still pending and will let you know as soon as we get the letter! The picture below was taken at our meeting today.


With Love,
Andy & Bobby



RULES

In order to be entered to win prizes, please do the following:

1) Make a donation to Singleton Love. There is a donation button on the front page of their website. All donations are through PayPal. At this time, Singleton Love has submitted their 501c(3) paperwork, but has not been approved. Donations are NOT currently tax deductible. When Singleton Love is granted their non-profit status, you will receive a receipt for your tax records.

2) Forward me the e-mail confirmation from PayPal of your donation. e-mail to 7kidscollegefund@cox.net. For every $5 you donate, you will receive one entry in the drawing. If you donate $5, you will receive ONE entry. If you donate $50, you will receive 10 entries. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning!

3) Donations made through March 29 will be eligible for the drawing. Winners will be announced here on March 30!

Marlena's Kraftin Kimmie


Today we are showcasing another design from our team member Marlena

Here she has used wonderful yellows and greens with a Kraftin Kimmie image
Marlena has a fantastic blog that is a must see and full of inspiration.  We hope you visit her!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sheri's Tulip Wheelbarrow


Hello and Happy Wednesday!  

Today our design team member, Sheri is sharing her lovely card design.  Sheri has so much talent and we would love for you to visit her on at her blog for more inspiration.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Julie's "Tilda with Hawaii Flower"


Today we are sharing Julie's wonderful design.  Love the colors and the feather!!!!  Take a minute to visit Julie at her blog to get inspired!

Check out these great products to protect and send your cards.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Debbie with Princess Tilda


This morning Debbie is sharing sweet little Princess Tilda in an a lovely pastel design.  Debbie has been busy so take a minute to visit her at her blog to really get inspired.

Debbie

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pat and Debbie "Anything Goes"

Good Morning.  Only a couple of days left in the "Anything Goes" Challenge at 7 Kids College Fund.  You can visit the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog for all the details.  Today Pat and Debbie are sharing their designs.  You can visit Pat and Debbie on their blogs for even more inspiration.