Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hope you're feline great!

Hello crafty friends! Just wanted to share a CAS card that I made with my fun
Feline Great stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Isn't this little kitty cute laying there sleeping and dreaming about his favorite treat!
I stamped him on Tim Holtz watercolor paper with Black Archival Ink. I colored him with Distress Markers. I just love coloring images this way. I use water and a small paintbrush with the Distress Markers. The markers react to water just like watercolors!
I added some Orange Stickles to the fish. And that gorgeous ribbon is from Pretty Pink Posh.
I adhered 3 black enamel dots to the lower right corner to add some balance to the design.
Check out this darling stamp set at 7Kids College Store!

Don't forget to join our current Anything Goes Challenge!

You may win a gift certificate to our store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Black chevron Ribbon (Pretty Pink Posh)
Black Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Hello everybody! Hope you had a great weekend!
I had some fun playing in my craft room today. One of the hottest trends right now are Shaker cards!
So I wanted to try to make one, and what better time than now when there is a blog hop going on at  Pretty Pink Posh BlogHop!!

I watched the fun video tutorial that Paulina made on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
Then I had to decide which papers and stamps I wanted to use!
That is always the hardest part for me!

And this is my very first Shaker Card!!!!

This is a closeup so you can see that I added lots of fun sequins!

I will definitely be making lots more of these fun cards!!!
Go check out the Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Birthday Balloons, Birthday Messages (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: Instant Camera Die (Lil Inkers)
         Blueprints 1 (My Favorite Things)
         Stars (Verve)
         Double Ended Banners (Paper Trey Ink)
Paper: Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn), White, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores(PTI)
Sequins:Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Playing Dress Up...

Hello everybody!!! Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!

It is time for another ANYTHING GOES challenge here at 7Kids! So pull out all of your crafty stuff and join us! There are prizes to be had!!!! As in gift certificates at the fabulous 7 Kids Store!!!

I wanted to make another fun birthday card!
Isn't she fabulous?

Her name is Senior-ita Magda from Stamping Bella.  I never had a grandma like this one, but I am sure it would have been lots of fun if I had!
I stamped her with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto some Xpress-It Blending White card stock. I then colored her with Copic markers. I added a little fran-tage with some Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder.
Added a few flowers and red jewels from my stash and that completed the look I was going for!
I am sure my friend will get a kick out of her card! (She is a bit of a priss, if you know what I mean!)

Now don't forget to join us at the ANYTHING GOES Challenge at 7Kids!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items available at the 7 Kids Store are linked below:

Paper:Xpress-It Blending Card Super White Cardstock, pattern paper( Stampin Up)
Accessories:Copic Markers
                    Chunky White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
                     Red jewels

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a Purr-fect birthday!

Happy Easter to those who are celebrating today!

A quick post of a card I made using the current sketch at 

I just received this fun stamp set called Feline Great by Thais Narisco for Kraftin Kimmie, and I couldn't wait to play with it.  As you can see in my sidebar to the right, I own a feline!
His name is Orange, so I just had to color this image in his honor!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz), Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Enamel dots, Washi Tape, button (My stash)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You're a Life Saver!

***This card was chosen as one of the Favorites at CAS(E) this Sketch!!! ***

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)