Saturday, April 12, 2014

You're a Life Saver!

Hello crafty people!!!
Hope you are having good weekend!
I wanted to share a card that I made for a guy friend who helped us out with some stuff here at my house. So...I wanted to keep it masculine and CAS.

This is my card:

I followed the current sketch at 

My card is more square than rectangle. Oops!!!!

I used my new adorable stamp set and matching dies by Lawn Fawn called Float My Boat.
The sails on the little boats were paper pieced with some scraps from the Beach Boardwalk (Carta Bella) 6x6 paper pad.. And all of the stamping was done with Versamark or VersamarkFine black ink, because I heat embossed everything. 
How do you like the little life saver? I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile and threaded some twine thru them. Does it look like rope???

I think the card turned out really cute. I just hope not too cute for a grown man!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items I used for my card that are available at the fabulous 7Kids College Store are linked below!!!!

Ink: Versamark, Versamark Fine-Black
           Stampendous Red and Orange Embossing Powder

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

It's time for another Anything Goes Challenge today here at  7Kids
I am especially excited because we decided to showcase some new stamps and dies! The Design Team members were asked to choose something new that was featured at the Winter CHA. I just fell in love with this new Steam Punk Cycle Marcie from LaLa Land.

First, I inked some water color paper with  Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass Ranger Distress inks, to make the background look like the sky.
I used watercolor paper because I wanted to use my Ranger Distress Markers. I just love these markers because they react with water and you can do some fun shading techniques with them. I stamped the image with black Archival Ink. This ink works best for watercoloring. And then the fun began....coloring!!!
LaLa Land also has this fun Steam Punk die that matches the stamp! After I cut it out, I rubbed it on my Versamark Ink pad and then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder. The larger gears were made with the Time Piece Die-Namics from My Favorite Things. 
Of course I had to add some clouds (Lil Inker)!!! 

Hope you have enjoyed my cute LaLaLand card!

Please join the fun with the current "Anything Goes" challenge!
You may be selected to win a $20 gift certificate from the 7 Kids Store!

Be sure to check out my teammates creations for some fabulous inspiration!!!

      Karen H.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Items that I used that are available at the fabulous 7Kids Store are listed below!

Distress Markers: Skin-Victorian Velvet
                             Hair-Vintage Photo,Antique Linen
                             Hat and Dress-Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
                             Jacket, Wings, Glasses, Hat Band-Tumbled Glass
                             Cycle Body-Pumice Stone, Black Soot
                             Cycle Parts-Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo
Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass 
        Time Piece Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); 
        Clouds (Lil Inkers)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Aging is a pain in the Rear!!!!

Happy Friday!!!

Just wanted to pop in and share a fun card I made with a Circle Flip It Die(Sizzix) and the hilarious stamp set from Art Impressions Shake your Booty Series called Bloomers!


And the funny inside:

Her booty is on an ACTION WOBBLE!!! So it shakes!!!!

And since this is a joke, I thought it would be perfect for the current challenge over at

And since it is a birthday card I wanted to join in the fun at the 

Hope my card gave you a chuckle today!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Enjoy Your Special Day

It is Tuesday, therefore it is my turn to host the 7Kids Store blog today! 

And this is my card....

I needed to make a birthday card for a very sweet friend and this is the card that I made for her, using the FABULOUS Tall Chloe Stem (Memory Box) die. I cut 2 stems of each designer paper to give them a 3-D effect. The background and flowers were all made with papers from the beautiful Sweet Sentiments(Graphic 45) 8X8 paper pad.
I added some washi tape and some trims and lace!
Ta Dah!!!!!

I think she really liked it! Yay!

Be sure to visit the 7Kids Store! Supplies available at the store are linked below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp:Birthday Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Paper doily, pink rose trim, lace & pearls trim (my stash)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Beautiful Smile

Well...guess what time it is???
It's time for another Anything Goes Challenge at 7Kids College Fund!

I decided to make a tag!

First, I stained my manilla tag with some Barn Door and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. I then inked the edges with some Black Soot and Tea Dye Distress inks. If you look real close, you can see where I also added some Gold Embossing Enamel. I rubbed the edges of the tag with Viva Inka-Gold.

I used my beautiful paper from my Couture (Graphic45) 12X12 pad.
I fussy cut one of the ladies and framed her with a chipboard frame from this collection.  I added this fabulous red tulle flower which I backed with some black tulle. I felt this gave it some vintage appeal.
Then I added 2 more aqua flowers to give it a pop of color! Added some leaves and sequin centers!
Hope you like or are inspired by my "roarin 20's" theme tag!
I sure had fun making it!

Please join in our fun and show us your stuff!
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids College Fund Store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids Store! WOWSA!!

Items I used for this tag that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ranger Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Barn Door, Tea Dye
Die: GRDN Branch (Marianne Design)
Aqua Flowers (Prima)
Red Tulle flower (Recollections)
Raja Sequin Silver Flower Centers (Prima)
ChitChat Stickers (Tim Holtz)
Lace, Black Tulle (Recollections)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Have an Amazing Birthday

Just wanted to share a birthday card that I made for a good friend!

First I inked white card stock with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks for my flowers and my background panel.  I stamped the background panel with my new Crafty Individuals Four Little Songbirds Stamp set. I just LOVE these birds! I think the stamp really looks good on the background.
I made the flowers with my Mini Tattered Floral (Tim Holtz)dies. And the sentiment panel was made with the Mini Labels (Tim Holtz) dies.  
I hope my friend likes her card!!

Oh yeah, I followed this beautiful Cardabilites sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Four Little Songbirds(Crafty Individuals)
Dies: Mini Tattered Floral Set (Tim Holtz), Mini Labels Set (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Yellow buttons, twine

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I colored Luka (LaLaLand) with a combination of Distress Markers and Copic Markers.
Sweet and simple! And I loosely followed the current challenge over at

This sketch + GREEN

Hope you are having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Best Friends

Just a very fast post so I can meet the deadline at Cas(e) this Sketch!!
I got this really cute stamp set from Mama Elephant called Honey Bunnies! Aren't they precious???

Here is my card:

And this is the fabulous sketch:

Hope you like this cutie patootie!

Have a great day!
And thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Honey Bunnies (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Chalk Studio (MME)
Ribbon: Pretty Pink Posh (Etsy)
Tools: Copic Markers, sequins

Love those Die Cuts!

It is a fun time this week at the 7Kids Challenge Blog!
All of the designers had a theme...Die Cuts!!!
And I LOVE die cuts!!! I use some form of a die on every project I make!
So, I loved this challenge!

Here is my card:

I just got Sizzix's new Dahlia Flower Thinlit  die.  And I am in love!!!
I watched a tutorial on You Tube on how to make these delicious flowers!
They are not hard to make and are so beautiful! 
I added some other new die cuts to the background by Memory Box. One is the Tall Chloe Stem and the other one is Zinnia Bouquet.  I wanted my card to be a floral 
creation.  The final touch was heat embossing that I did with different colors of embossing powder. 
I can't wait to play with all of these dies again!

I hope you join our fun with the current "Anything Goes" challenge!
I just love, love, love looking at everyone's creations that join us each week!
We have some VERY talented people out there!

Be sure to check out my teammates creations for some fabulous inspiration!!!

      Karen H.
         Ann Marie 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Items that are available in the 7Kids College Fund Store are linked below:

Pink Embossing Powder-Stampendous
Yellow Embossing Powder-Stampendous

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Greeting Farm -Thursday

Hello! Hello! Hope you are having a good week so far! I want to share a card that I made using The Greeting Farm Creepy Crew-Thursday. I think this little girl is so cute! I had a lot of fun coloring her with my Copic Markers! This is an area that I am really having to work on, but I am enjoying learning how to use them.

I used lots of Tim Holtz Distress inks and Distress stains. I just love the ease of using  the stains when coloring things like these gears and hearts that I cut out with grunge paper. I also used the Distress ink and some water to stain the white seam binding to match my card.
Most of the supplies that I used on my card are available at the 7Kids College Fund!
I will link them below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: Thursday from the Creepy Crew at The Greeting Farm
Copic Markers: Skin-E50, E51, E53, R20
                          Hat-C2, C3, C5
                          Hair-E33, E35, E37
                          Shirt-RV21, RV23, Y00, Y02
                          Jeans-B32, B18, C3
                          Shoes-RV20, C3
Paper: Wildflower CartaBella, Tim Holtz Grunge Paper, Corrugated ATC card
Die: Gadget Gears -Tim Holtz
Ink Spray: Mixables Steel Shimmer Spray-My Favorite Things
Accessories: Tim Holtz Word Bands, Silver Gelato-Faber-Castell, Seam Binding