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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bootastic Boxes

It is time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge here at 7KIDS!
And this challenge we are having a twist... Multiple Folds!
I think goodie boxes fall into that category!

I always like to share Halloween treats with my friends. So I made these cute little "baskets in a box". The video tutorial can be found here. Believe it or not, you make these with a 6X6 piece of paper and the Envelope Punch Board. Easy, peasy and so much fun!!!

After I made all of my little boxes, it was time to decorate!
I pulled out my favorite Halloween stamp set-Bootastic by Mama Elephant.  I stamped each image with Black Tuxedo Memento ink onto Copic X-Press It Blending white card stock.Each image was then colored with Copic Markers.The ribbons were custom made for the boxes by cutting several lengths of white seam binding. I then "dyed them" with Distress Inks and water. I crinkled them up and set them aside to dry. I filled the little boxes with candy and tied them up!
I can't wait to share them with my coworkers!

Please join the fun with our new Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

           My stash of various Halloween papers
1 3/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch-Stampin Up
Seam Binding

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Undying Love Part 3

Can you tell I just LOVE this stamp set????
I had to make some more!

Bwaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa!!!!!!

Hope ya'll are having a fabulous weekend!

Copic Markers
Papers from my Halloween stash
Dies: Spider & Web (Impression Obsession)
Punch: Drippy Goo? (Martha Stewart) 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Birthdays are like Zombies

Hello stamping friends!
I am a retired dental hygienist. I still work in my dental office, but at the front desk.
The reason I am sharing this is to say...never in a million years would I have thought that I would end up with a toothache! OMG!!!! That was probably the worst pain I have ever experienced!
I had had a root canal and crown several years ago, but apparently my tooth decided to fracture down the root...thus the toothache. It was my last tooth on the lower right. Yes...WAS! I had to have it extracted! Me who flosses and brushes all the time and works in the dental field!

The reason I am telling you this story is to explain my very brief post of this card!
Luckily, I had already colored this image from the fun stamp set Undying Love (Sugar Pea)!

Don't forget to join our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge at 7Kids!!

Hope you have happy teeth!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:
Copic Markers
Spider Web Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I'm brain dead

It is time for another Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids!
Are you ready to play???

Isn't this image darling? 
I just love this stamp set from Sugar Pea called Undying Love!

I stamped her onto water color paper with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Super Fine Black embossing powder. I then colored her with Ranger Distress markers.
I felt she needed some company,  so I stamped and heat embossed some bats and a spider from the Bootastic (Mama Elephant) stamp set.

Are you ever brain dead????

Thanks for stopping by!

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Items used above that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Ink: Versamark

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Be Happy & Giggle

Just a quick post! Hope all is well!
I just loved this sentiment from Paper Sweeties Stamps-Be Happy!

And I just loved

So I wanted to play!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Craft Bazaar (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Gold Viva Perlen Pen

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


How precious are these little monsters???

My card was made using a new stamp set by Mama Elephant called Bootastic!
And it has matching dies! LOVE!!!!

I colored these little monsters with Copic Markers. I added some sparkle to their hair with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. The little spider and bats were stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.
The spider web (Stamps of Life?) was stamped with Versamark ink onto Vellum paper. I  carefully heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I flipped it over and stamped the sentiment on the other side. It gives the spider web an eerier look IRL. Booooo!!!!
The background was made by blending Mustard Seed, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress inks with my round blending tool. I wanted it to look like a spooky sky!

And now it is Bootastic!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Accessories: Wink of Stella glitter Pen; Vellum Paper, Black Lace, Halloween Washi Tape, Baker's Twine

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sending you a Latte...

Hello! I hope all is well!
I wanted to share my card that I created for the current

I left off a color!!!! I realized this as I am writing this post!!!
Well...I like my card anyway!

But it IS eligible for the current
Wednesday Anything Goes Simon Says Challenge

After all...I did use my die and stamps from the current Simon Says Kit Club!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamp: What's Brewing (Simon Says)
Dies: Coffee Cup (Simon Says); Tag Sale #10 (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Khaki (Simon Says); Versamark
Accessories: Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Glossy Accents; Sequins (SSS)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ribbon or Lace

Hello crafty friends! 
It is time for a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge at 7Kids!
With a twist...Ribbon or Lace!
I chose ribbon! And pearls and doilies!!

I made this card with beautiful Graphic 45 Design papers! This selection is called Botanical Tea.
Gorgeous!!!!! I did lots of distressing and inking with a blending tool on the edges of the papers to try to give the card a nice shabby chic look.

Hope you are inspired to join our Anything Goes Challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items available at the 7Kids store are linked below:

Stamp: Birthday Greetings (My Favorite Things) 
Die: Distressed Doily (Tim Holtz)

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!
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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)