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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!
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)