Friday, May 31, 2013

Dandelion Girl

TGIF! We are finally having warm, sunny weather. I love it.

Now onto my card for today. I created my card with a Whimsy stamp by Sylvia Zet - Dandelion Girl.
I colored her with Copic Markers and added some glitter to her dress. I used paper from Graphic 45 - Secret Garden.

Here is a close up of this sweet image:

Here are the products I used on my card. You can purchase them at 7 Kids College Fund:

Graphic 45 Paper - Secret Garden
Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots

I  hope you enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sarah K

Happy Thursday everyone!  My printer broke two days ago and so I am sharing with you a card I made quite awhile back with one of my favorite artist, Sarah K. If you like cute, charming,  vintage images then you will love Sarah K's images:)  Seriously you have to look to see how sweet they are!

This sweetie is Rose's Garden.  One word! Sweet:0) I kept the colors very soft to create more of the vintage look. Paper:  C'EST La Vie 6x6 paper pad by Melissa Frances.

 Don't forget to come and play at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenges and have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate - the theme is an easy one - Embellishments!
 And, did you see all the great sales that Tab has going on at the store? If not then you are not recieving the stores newsletter with all the terriic sales announcements and the codes! Sign up for the newsletter here..

 Have a great and wondeful day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Four new fairy-themed Tiddly Inks stamps are now available.

There are also tons of new items in the ADDED THIS WEEK section!

Code: CLEAR50
Good for 50% off everything in the

The Greeting Farm has released a list of retired stamps. I have moved them into their own category and am clearancing them out. Get them while you can!
Code: TGF20
Good for 20% off RETIRING TGF

All Cuttlebug products (except the machine and plates) are on clearance.
Code: CUTTLE75
Good for 75% off Cuttlebug Clearance section

Code: MAG50
Good for 50% off Magnolia Clearance section


It's summertime and that means Esme is on the job! Now that I am not the lone ranger at 7 KIDS, shipping times will be speeding up. We should be shipping in 1 to 2 business days regularly, although we hope to be shipping next day and even same day on many orders (depending on the time of day placed). The website will still say 2 to 3 business days for delivery, but expect to see your packages going out faster than ever!

Vintage Spellbinders

Happy Wednesday! Hope you had a great holiday weekend.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to make to share with you and  I didn't feel like coloring so I broke out my Spellbinders.  Playing with dies always relaxes me, it's not always easy, but it is always fun.

As I was working with these die sets, I was feeling a little vintage.  I found myself thinking of an old circus wagon.  Seriously, is it just me or does this really look like an old circus wagon?  I have some seriously cool ideas going through my brain now with these dies.  So don't be surprised if the circus rolls into 7 Kids Store Blog....But, no clowns....I hate clowns!  They freak me out!!!

Grab some dies, watch a good comedy or chick flick and see what inspirations you can come up with.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Sale

Because of the number of customers who use their business e-mails for my newsletter, I am extending the sale one day. The coupon will be good through Tuesday, May 28!

In honor of memorial day, the rare 10% off everything in stock sale is on!!! All in-stock items are 10% off. AND...if I ship your order to an APO/FPO address or military base, I will add an extra store credit to your account of 5% of the merchandise total when I ship your order. This store credit will automatically be deducted from your next order.
Good on all in-stock items (does not apply to preorders)*
Good Tuesday 5/28/13

I Carry Your Heart With Me!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here to share with you the card I made for the current challenge, "Embellishments" going on right now over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! Now be sure to use an image that 7 Kids College Fund carries in the store in order to qualify for the $20 Gift Certificate drawing!! :)
For my card I used a new stamp I recently bought called Stamping Bella "I Carry Your Heart With Me" by Diane Duda. I'm a big fan of Diane Duda and have several of her prints that I'm going to frame and hang in my studio (whenever I get time to get it organized!). You can only imagine how excited I was to see that 7 Kids is now carrying these awesome line of stamps!! I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Dress: E40, E42, E43
I used some gorgeous dps from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found BLUSH 6x6 paper pad. The pink flowers are Kaisercraft Fairy Floss Paper Blooms. I also used La-La Land Crafts Creepy Vines Die. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I just cut out each word, inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then popped each word on pop-dots. 
We hope you play along with us over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!! I can't wait to see what you make!! I'm sure I'll see a lot of you entering this challenge. Just 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, May 26, 2013

Enjoy Your Special Day By Shannon White

Hi All! Shannon Her with a Super Quick Post to share the Card I created for the Brand new Embellishment 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 Embellished 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 my Sweet Party Time Doodle Garden Image From MFT with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bright White Express it Blending CS, & colored her up with my trusty Copics. I cut her out, with the help of my Classic Ovals Large Nesties set and popped her up with a few foam dimensionals. I added my Fluffy clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, a cloud border template and a small stippling brush.  My Mats and BG layers were created with Ivory & Aqua CS's from my stash & some Darling Dp's from MME's Collectable Memorable 6x6 collection. And to finish it all up I added some Fun heart shaped buttons form my stash all tied up with lots of Yummy Doodle Twine! 8-)

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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Under the Weather by Kim O'Connell

Kim O'Connell checkin' in!  This week on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog, the challenge is an embellishments challenge.  Ugh. My style is definitely more on the cleaner side so the MOST I could get myself to do for embellishments was to use some vintage seam binding, a button and some twine, but THAT is where I draw the line.  I gotta be me!  

 I am playing along with the MFT Pure Innocence Under the Weather stamp set.  Yep! You can now find MFT stamps and dies in the in the 7 Kids College Fund Store!  Woot!  Woot!


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it blending card,  I colored my image with copics and did a bunch of paper piecing,  The PP is from the Echo Park "Bundle of Joy Girl" 6x6 paper pad.    The card base is Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS.   

skin - E11,E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E37, E35, E53
pajama top - B02, B00, B000 
bed and night stand - E59, E57, E55
tissue box - YG13, YG11

Click on the graphics below to be taken to the items in the store

Friday, May 24, 2013

Shabby Chic Altered Canvas

Welcome to another great challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund. This week is embellishments.

So get out you embellishments and create a card or a project. I created an altered canvas. It took me quite awhile to see how I wanted it laid out. I painted the canvas with acrylic paint after it was dry I stenciled the bird cage, the leaves and tree branch and the honey comb design. I used Viva Decor modeling cream after it was dry I used alcohol ink to add color to my design. I stamped the two butterflies and used fran tage on the two other butterflies. The fran tage was used on the tag and inside the picture frame. The ribbon is recycled from a box of candy. To complete my canvas I used bling, flowers, feathers, frilly trim and a wooden bird. The flower in the bottom right I used Viva Decor Inka Gold. The product is great. You get a beautiful color with a little shimmer. I hope I inspired  you today.

Here is a collage with some close up photos

Melissa Frances - Dorchester KeyholesBlossom Resin EmbellishmentEdwardian Frame
Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Steel BlueGreen/Yellow, Old SilverSilver
Stampendous Frantage - Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
Jet Black Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator and Replacement Felt

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Winner of the Dandelion Designs Blog Hop

The winner of the blog hop prize of six Dandelion Designs stamp sets
donated by Dandelion Designs is:

Please contact me at to claim your prize!

Sweet Pea Designs in now!

I have just added stamps from Sweet Pea Designs to the store. The five artists whose designs are currently available are: Caron Vinson, Ching Chou Kuik, Concetta Kilmer, Conie Fong and Elisabeth Bell.

There are over 100 new stamp designs available now and lots of them are really beautiful fairies that are prefect for coloring with your alcohol ink markers!



Tonight my eldest daughter Emma graduates from high school! She will be attending Arizona State in the fall double majoring in global politics and legal studies. be young and beautiful with your whole life ahead of you. I'm a little jealous! :)

Thank you to all the 7 KIDS customers who are helping put Emma through college!!! 

Code: CLEAR40
Good for 40% off everything in the

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the volume of sales created by clearances, orders with clearance items on them may take a day or two longer to process. 

The Greeting Farm has released a list of retired stamps. I have moved them into their own category and will be clearancing them out starting at 10%. Shop now for best selection.
Code: TGF10
Good for 10% off RETIRING TGF

All Cuttlebug products (except the machine and plates) are on clearance. Clearance is now at 60%!
Code: CUTTLE60
Good for 60% off Cuttlebug Clearance section

All Magnolia in the Magnolia Clearance section is now 40% off!
Code: MAG40
Good for 40% off Magnolia Clearance section

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Thursday everyone - it's Colleen here. Yesterday,  we kicked off another super great challenge!
Are you ready to play along with us?  Our challenge is...

We sure hope you play along, because you can win a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund store.  There are a few simple rules so be sure to visit the challenge blog to check them out.  

Happy Memorial Weekend and stay safe!