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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paper Doll Princess

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are doing well. I have been having some family issues with my sweet aging mother.  My mom is 87 years old. She chose to live in an Assisted Living facility 8 years ago. All was well, until about 4 months ago. Now they can no longer take care of her needs and have advised us that it is time that she move to a skilled care facility. This has been an emotionally difficult time. But I have faith that things are going to work out as God has planned it. Thank goodness I can retreat to my little craft room. I find peace of mind there.

I wanted to share a card that I have made using some LaLa Land products that you can find in our 7KIDS Store!

This wild and crazy card was made with the Marci Paper Doll Princess (LaLa Land) stamp.
I colored her skin, socks, and shoes with Copic Markers. Everything else has been paper pieced!
I added some Glossy Accents to her belt and shoes.
Hope you like my crazy card!

Please join the fun with our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge here!
We always feature the Top Three and have a $25 gift certificate to our Store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Stamps: Marci Paper Doll Princess (LaLa Land)
              Flower Rectangles (Prima)
Ink:  Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Copic Markers
Paper: Flair 6X6 Paper Pad (MME)
Dies: Scalloped Banner (LaLa Land)
          Mini Doilies Die-Namics (MFT)
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger)
                      Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hope your day is a Whopper!

Happy Hump Day!
It is time for a new ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7KIDS!
Woot! Woot!

This is the card that I made using the cute stamp set Big News Owl!

I stamped the images with Black Tuxedo Memento ink onto Xpress-It Blending cardstock because I knew I wanted to color the images with Copic Markers.  After coloring, I added some goggly eyes for a little personality! And lots of fun colors!

I do hope you join our new challenge HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hootenanny (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: Diagonal Stripe, Circles & Scallops (Reverse Confetti)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall Colors

***Happy Dance! This card was chosen as a Show Stopper at Curtain Call!!!***

Have you seen the newest stamp set at the Precious Remembrance Shop called Fall Colors???

Here is my card:

This stamp set has gorgeous fall leaves, speckles, backgrounds and great sentiments!
I had so much fun making this card! I decided to stamp the leaves with Versamark  Ink and then heat set with white embossing powder. I then sponged the leaves with Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Ranger Distress inks. The fall leaves turned out beautifully! They really pop against the neutral background!

I am going to enter this card to the current
Curtain Call Challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!

Inks: Versamark; Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Ranger Distress Inks); Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Accessories: White embossing powder (SU); twine, sequins, ribbons (My Stash) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You light the candles....

Hello! Hope you had fabulous Labor Day weekend!
I did, because I got to play in my craft room!
So, I wanted to share a fun, crazy, colorful birthday card that I created.
Are these colors bright enough???

This is the one of the Girlfriends  stamps called Giant Cake Set (Art Impressions).  Love it!
I stamped the girlfriends with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink onto X-Press It Bright White card stock, and colored them with Copic Markers. After coloring I added some Yellow Stickles (Ranger) to the candles and a Wink of Stella glitter pen to the icing on the cake. 
I don't know about ya'll, but sometimes I color without a clue as to what I am going to do with the image. That is what happened this time! And of course, I couldn't find any DP that matched how I colored the girlfriends! So I had to improvise...and this is what I came up with!
I remembered my Royal Stand Up (Sizzix) die and thought that would make the perfect easel for my stamped image.  I cut some colorful straws (Queen & Co) and made candles. I speckled the sentiment with sequins to look like confetti! And there you go...a party!!!!

I think this will be fun birthday card to give to one of my friends!

This is what the card looks like closed.
 It will fit perfectly into  an A2 size envelope.

Well...thanks for stopping by!

 Most of the supplies I used are available at the 7KIDS Store!

Die: Royal Stand Up (Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix)
                     Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
                      Straws (Queen & Co)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Retrosketches #130

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!
I have been playing in my craft room today withwatercolors and a fabulous sketch from

And here is my card:

I am in LOVE with this stamp set from Stamps of Life called candles4birthday! I thought the candles would be perfect for this sketch. I would color a candle with a Distress Marker, then spritz with water and then stamp it. I just think this turned out really cool. I hope you can see that 3 of the candles are cut with the matching dies and then mounted with foam tape for dimension. I did that to represent the 3 flowers in the sketch! That one lone sequin is NOT red IRL! It is hot pink! I wish I hadn't even put it on the card. Oh well....

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: candles4birthday, morecandles4birthday (Stamps of Life)
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock (Ranger Distress Markers)
Dies: candles4birthday matching dies (Stamps of Life)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

hope. dream. fly.

Hello crafty friends! 
Welcome to a new Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids
I want to share a card I made with the fabulous Accordian Fancy Labels Die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. You can make cards OR mini albums with this die! Love it!

As you can see, I decided to make a mixed media card! I had so much fun with all the different textures. I started by "coloring" my backgrounds with Ranger Distress inks and water. When everything was nice and dry, I  applied embossing paste and Aged Silver Embossing Powder to my Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil. I heat set this with my heat gun and got this gorgeous effect!
I didn't do this to the middle panel. Instead, I used the coordinating Fancy Frame Edge Die and cut out these pretty die cuts with silver glittery paper.
The adorable birds are are from a Crafty Individuals stamp set called Four Little Songbirds They were stamped with Black Archival ink.

This is what the card looks like closed:

You can really see the silver glitter die cuts in this photo.
Finally, I added a little fran-tage!
Now I hope I have inspired you to get crafty! 

Don't forget to visit the other design team's creations!
 Please join our current challenge here!

The fabulous Accordian Fancy Labels die is available at the 7Kids Store as well as other items that I used on this project. They are linked below.

Thanks for stopping by!

         Fancy Frame Edges (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
         Black Archival 
Accessories: Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Aged Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hope your day is as fabulous...

Hello everybody! Hope all is well!
I finally got a chance to play with my new  Fabulous Flamingo stamp set from Reverse Confetti!

Love!!!!!! I heat embossed the flamingo with hot pink embossing powder and cut it out with the matching die. The background was made with the TH Harlequin stencil. I added some black India ink to some embossing paste and applied it to the stencil. When it dried it became super glossy. I think it looks great behind the pink flamingo!

I hope your day has been fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Black Versafine
Stencil: Harlequin (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:White Embossing Paste(Wendy Vecchi)
Sequins (Posh Pink)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello crafty friends!! Just popping in with a birthday card!

The sentiment is a background stamp by Crafty Individuals called Calligraphy.
I stamped it with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Black Embossing powder.
I cut it out with the Large Deckled Spellbinders die. The frame behind it is also a Spellbinders die called Lattice Rectangles. I think these two dies compliment each other very nicely!
I inked all the edges with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Finally, I added some flowers and gears from my stash. I think this card will be perfect for the person I had in mind!

Items that I used for this card that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below.

Also...don't forget to join us for our current
Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids!

Paper: K& Company
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Black
Dies: Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders), Lattice Rectangles (Spellbinders); Garden Greens (Tim Holtz)
Other: Flowers (my stash); Gears (Tim Holtz)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

Happy Wednesday! And that means it is time for another

I hope you have been having a fabulous week!
Or are you needing a drink about now???? HaHa!
I just love this stamp by StampingBella!
She is called Madison has a Margarita. Isn't she precious!
I wanted her to be bright and festive.

Miss Madison is stamped on watercolor paper with Black Tuxedo Memento ink. And I colored her with Copic Markers. I added some Glossy Accents to her cocktail and her shoes. And I colored her dress with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. It is hard to see this in he photo, but looks really cool IRL!!
After I colored her, I lightly brushed the background with water around the image.  Then I added some Ranger Distress inks to get this cool watercolor effect. I stamped some stars and added some sequins for a little oomph!

Now, go check out what the other design team members are doing!
And you can join our challenge here!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies that I used that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

        Distress Inks (Ranger)-Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twig, Antique Linen
        Distress Markers(Ranger)-Tattered Rose
        Copic Markers: Dress-RV06, RV04
                                  Dress Trim-YG05
                                  Hair & Shoes-E33, E35, E37

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tweet Chirp

Happy weekend! Hope you are doing fun stuff, especially crafting!
I played in my craft room this afternoon with one of my new stamps-
Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakely for Ranger. You have probably been seeing a lot of these birds on blogland. I just love them, so of course I had to have them, too!

I chose to make a tag. And it has lots of textures! I started first with clear embossing paste and stencils. Then I added color with watercolors and Distress inks. It even has glitter! Did I go a little crazy or what??? But I love it! Hope you do, too!

 I hope this qualifies for the current 

I used summery colors and colored my bird like a yellow finch.
We have had lots of these little finches at our feeders this summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Scribbly Birds (Dina Wakely/Ranger)
Inks: Black (Ranger Archival)
         Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twig (Ranger)
Die: Trellis (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
         Hearts (SSS)
Stencils: Mini Love Post, Mini Sketch Grid (Craft Workshop)
Transparent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
 Accessories: Silver Distress Glitter (Ranger); Film Strip (Tim Holtz)
                     Film Strip (Tim Holtz),