Friday, January 31, 2014

I Love U

***I got a Shout Out for this one! Yay!!***

Just wanted to do a quick post of a bright, cheery Valentine card!!!!
I took one look at this week's Case Study and I was in love!
Hot Pink!!! Bright Green!!!

My Card:

And the perfect sketch!!!

I got this fun stamp and matching die a while back and had never used it before!
Can you believe that? 
And I heat embossed the XOXOXO with black powder on vellum paper.
So cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:Friend Circles (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: Circle Card Border (Simon Says Stamps)
          Double -Ended Banner (Paer Trey Ink)
Ink: Neon Pink (Hero Arts), Versamark

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I love you

Welcome to the 7 KIDS Valentine Hop! 
Are you ready for hearts and flowers? Oh, and don't forget love!
Well...hop around and you are gonna see lots of all three!

Here is my card:

I decided to make a pretty Valentine for my sweet hubby! 
I stamped some manilla tags with an old text stamp (Hero Art??) first and then cut some flowers with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garden Die Strip.  I inked each flower with Picked RaspberryWorn Lipstick and Tea Dye Distress inks. The flowers were held together with Tim Holtz fasteners.
The hearts were cut with one of my new favorite die sets by Spellbinders Media Mixage called Hearts One. I cut the largest heart with some paper from the WildFlower (Carta Bella) and the middle heart with another manilla tag. I stenciled both hearts with Tea Dye Distress ink and the MPD Graduated Diamonds(MFT) stencil. I also cut 3 smaller hearts, inked them and then added some Aged Gold (Stampendous) embossing powder to them to give them some texture.
Before putting everything together on the card base, I distressed all the edges of the papers with my Tim Holtz Distress tool. I think this gives the card a nice vintage feel.

I hope you will all share your Valentine projects with us!
 One random hopper will win a
$20 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the 7Kids store!!!

And we will be selecting one lucky guest designer!

Here's how you can win:
1) Make your way through all the blogs on the hop and comment on EACH DT member's blog. 
2) Return to the store blog and comment.
3) Come back to the store blog on Wednesday 2/4 when we'll announce the random winner. 

Remember to support the DT! If you like a project, make sure you click through that DT member's links which will help them earn credit toward purchasing more goodies to make more projects to show you!!!

Let's HOP!!!

Supplies available at the 7Kids Store are listed below!

Papers: Wildflower (Cart Bella)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

29 again?

Guess what I needed to do???
Yep! Make a funny card for one of my friends who is having a birthday!
I think this image by Greeting Farm has the perfect expression on her face for this sentiment!

Monday, as she is called, was stamped in Black Archival Ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored her with Distress Markers and a water brush. Love how you can use the Distress markers as watercolors!I wanted to keep this card very simple and to the point, so I used the current sketch at

Hope this card brought a smile to your face! It sure was fun giving it to my friend!
She didn't mind the sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies available at the 7Kids Store are linked below! Check them out!

Paper: Park Bench(Fancy Pants)
           Tim Holtz watercolor paper
             Birthday Sentiments (Paper Smooches)
              Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Die: Sketchy Banners (Simon Says Stamps)
Water Brush (Tim Holtz)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Be My Valentine!

Hope everybody had a nice weekend! It was very quiet around here! No football!!!

I just wanted to pop in and share an easel Valentine card that I have made.

I saw a card similar to this somewhere in blogland and I wanted to try it. After I folded the easel card, I die cut the center with my Sizzix Fancy Labels dies.

I then cut out out 2 hearts with the Media Mixage Heart One(Spellbinder) die.
I adhered polka dot paper to the front of the heart and added a little white Fran-tage to it.
The second heart was Fran-taged with silver embossing powder.  I glued some twine between the two hearts and suspended them in the center of the Fancy Label die cuts. I embellished the card with some silver glitter, Prima flowers, pearls and a Cosmo Border(Memory Box) die cut.

Hope you like my easel Valentine!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pretty in Pink Paper Trey Blog Hop

Hope everyone is staying warm on this very cold Saturday! 
The perfect day for playing in my craft room! Yay!
I wanted to share a card that I made for the January Paper Trey Ink Blog Hop Challenge-

And this is my card:

I looked through my Paper Trey stamps and this one-Frilly Flowers- caught my eye. It has been neglected for awhile, so I decided to ink it up! I needed a sketch.  
So I chose this week's Viva La Verve sketch.

I stamped the two horizontal panels with the Paper Trey Background Basics-Postmark stamp instead of using paper, etc. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Background Basics-Postmark (Paper Trey Ink)
              Frilly Flowers (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst (Paper Trey Ink)
Paper: Hibicus Burst Pattern Pack, Black, White (Paper Trey Ink)
           Sheer simplicity blue (K&Co)
Accessories: Black Twine, Black button

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A quick post of a card I made that was inspired by Case Study #174

And I totally missed the deadline to link it to that challenge!!!!
But there is a CAS challenge over at Addicted to Stamps! Maybe this card will qualify!
Or the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Here it is...

The main elements of this card were made with gifts from my sweet friend, Mona!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Basic Background(Ranger Dylusions)
              Around the Edge (Ranger Dylusions)
Ink Sprays: Fresh Lime, (Ranger Dylusions)
Distress Paint: Picked Raspberry (Ranger)
Ink:Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Tim Holtz Butterfly Tissue Tape; Enamel dots

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Another Valentine...

Hope everybody is having a Terrific Tuesday! 
Just wanted to leave a quick post  about another Valentine that I have made. I just love making Valentine cards...probably because pink is my VERY favorite color!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Paper: Adorbs Cut & Paste (MME), White, red cardstock(Recollections)
          Fleur De Lis Accents (Spellbinders)
Stamp: Recollections-Michael's
Punch: Hearts Border (Martha Stewart)
Accessories: ribbon, red pearls

Thursday, January 16, 2014

MPD Distressed Hearts

Happy Thursday!!!
Just wanted to share a card I made with my new awesome
Mona Pendleton Distressed Hearts (MFT) stamp set and dies! LOVE!!!!!

So easy peasy! And so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: MPD Distressed Hearts (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Celery Green(Stampin Up), Soft Granite (Hero Arts), Memento Tuxedo Black
Die: MPD Distressed Hearts Die-namics Dies (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Hibiscus Burst (Paper Trey Ink); Saint Hearts (Recollections), Neenah Solar White card stock
Accessories: Heart Border Punch(Martha Stewart), Paper Doily

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Betsy Bluebell

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! I am, because it is time for another
Anything Goes Challenge here at 7 Kids College Fund!!! 
Please join the fun!

Here is a look at my card:

I got this stamp set a few months ago and this is the very first time that I have inked her up!
She is called Betsy Bluebell (Penny Black). Isn't she cute?? I colored her with my Copic markers to match the fun papers in this Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 paper pad. I also followed the current sketch from Viva la Verve:

I die cut Betsy Bluebell with an old LifestyleCrafts Wonky Circles and Scalloped Circles die set. And them added some Black Liquid Pearl  on each scallop! I thought this really framed her nicely with all of that busy design paper in the background.

I hope you will join us this time with our new challenge!
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three and if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!
      Karen H.
                             Mackie (You are Here)
         Ann Marie 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Paper: X-Press It
ParkBench(Fancy Pants)
Copic Markers:
Skin: E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair & Shoes: E37, E33, E31
Dress: BG10, BG15
Heart: R29
Watering Can: C3, C5
Flowers: Y17, Y8
Accessories: Liquid Pearl-Onyx

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ellie's Birthday

Hello Everybody!!! Hope your 2014 is starting off well!!

Just wanted to pop in and share this card I made over the weekend. I hadn't colored Miss Ellie (Saturated Canary) yet and she was so much fun! I think she is adorable!

Hope you have a fabulous rest of the week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Most of the supplies I used are available in the 7Kids College Fund Store and are listed below:

Bermuda Bay (Stampin Up)
Copic Markers:
Hair-E74, E76, E33
Skin-E51, E53 ; Lips-R20
Skirt & Socks, Balloon-BG23,BG15
Shirt, Shoes, Lips, Balloon-RV25, RV29, RV04
Sweater-E30, E31

Sunday, January 5, 2014

RetroSketch #96

Happy Sunday! Hope you have been able to stay warm and dry during this terrible cold spell we have been having here in the East! So...what else can I do, but retreat to my craft room?

I just purchased this fun paper pack from Fancy Pants called Trendsetter and I couldn't wait to use it.
And I just received the Lovely Layers stamps and dies from Paper Trey Ink. Add a great sketch from
RetroSketches and this is what I made!


Thanks for stopping by!
Please stay safe and warm!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Card In a Box

 A friend of mine told me about this fun Card In a Box tutorial by Monica Gale of My Many Passions, so I just had to try it out!  It was so much fun! 
And it folds up into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square, so you can put into an envelope. 

Well...if you don't use rolled up flowers like I did!

I am going to submit this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is something new. This technique is new to me and my MME"Adorbs" paper pad is new!
Does that qualify????

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
            White & Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
          Perfect Bow (SSS)
Punches: Leaves and Twigs (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!

A brand new year and a brand new challenge!
It's time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at 7Kids College Fund!

The Design Team's challenge was to use white on white!
I cheated just a little! I wanted to add a little sparkle to celebrate the new year, so I added some gold!!

Here is my card:

The sentiment, the mask, the champagne glasses, and the flourishes were all cut with my Silhouette Portrait machine. And then the fun began! I used lots of Stampendous Shabby White and Shabby Gold Fran-tage embossing powders. I covered the cut outs with Versamark ink first, and then sprinkled the embossing powders. I had glitter all over the place! Even my face!!!!
The background was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder called Bit of Paisley. I added gold glittery stars to balance the gold embossing.
I wasn't able to get a very good photo. It is so hard to show all the details in a photo with a white on white project!

I hope you will join us with our new challenge for the new year! 
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

Wouldn't you like this fabby badge:

or a Gift Certificate!!!
It could be yours!!!

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!
                            Mackie (You are Here)

Again....Happy 2014!!!!