Monday, October 31, 2016

Spirited Reindeer!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here today to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund. Before I get to my card, I wanted to remind you that you still have 9 more days to enter our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on Challenge Blog! Be sure to link up for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store!! 
I decided to break from my norm and make a card using several fabulous dies I've recently purchased from the 7 Kids College Fund Store! I've been on a bit of a spending spree, haha! There is no coloring on this card. Just dies, decorative chipboard, and patterned paper. 
The deer and star flourish are some of the new dies I bought. The word "merry" is from the Stamping Bella TT Pamela the Poinsettia Stamp Set. The word "Christmas" is part a chipboard set that I don't see in the store anymore, but you can use the one I linked below. I just cut it apart, colored it red, and added Clear Wink of Stella Glitter. The houses and mini trees were part of some pattered paper in my stash that I cut apart.
 Links to 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Now, be sure to head over to the 7 Kids College Fund Store to check out all the amazing products you can purchase to add to your crafty collection! 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone has some great plans for the weekend!  Today I would like to share a card I made using Pion Design The Night Before Christmas. The santa in the frame is an image cut from the paper. I added frantage to the papers and used Tim Holtz distress ink Tea Dye on the edges of the paper. This gives the card a nice vintage look.

Please see below the other goodies I used to create my card:
Wycinanka Chipboard - deer and deer heart border
Prima Christmas Flowers
Idea-Ology Pen Nibs from Tim Holtz
Joy Crafts Die: Ice Crystal 3

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to our challenge blog and you will have a chance to win a $20 gift card........

A closer view:

One last peek:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Have a faBOOlous Halloween!

Hello hello and happy Halloween weekend to you!
I'm super excited that Halloween is just a few days away.  It's always fun to see all the little ones with the cutest halloween costumes.  Plus, not to mention the yummy halloween treats, hehe!
I'm sharing a WICKED fun card using the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Kitty loves Halloween

On to the card, I started by coloring this adorable image with Copic markers.  Then I distress all the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink pads.  I also added some fun Wycinanka halloween chipboard (I colored the cat, spider web & spider with distress ink pad in black soot and a blending tool.  And for the pumpkin, I used distress ink in carved pumpkin, then covered with Ranger Stickles in Paprika).  Then, I finished up by adding a few fun pumpkins and sequins from the Neat & Tangle Spooktacular Sequin mix. 

Copic markers used:  BV20, BV23, E50, T1, T3, YG01, YG03, YG23, YR12, YR15, YR23

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund store:

And don't forget to play along our Welcome Back "WE ROCK!" challenge!
You still have plenty of time and play along for a chance to win some yummy goodies!
Click HERE for more info!

I can't wait to see your creations!  And have a WICKED halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Let's Be Jolly

How can you not be jolly when you work with Mama Elephant stamps!!!

 Today I'm showing a card I made with one of their latest stamp sets called "Meowy Woofmas" .  I used paper from Primas Sweet Peppermint Collection.  And a new Border Edgers die set from Penny Black. I also used Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops to add embellishment to the card. 

You can find all these goodies to make this card in the 7kids store.

 Don't forget that today is the last day to get STAMPING BELLA for 25% off.   Just use code Bell25 at checkout! Enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Old Fashion Christmas


Where did October go! I was out shopping last night and couldn't believe the store I was in was playing Christmas music. Really?  So with that said it is time to get going on your Christmas cards, tags and projects.  I wasn't really sure I liked this collection but once I started working with it I fell in love with it. So if you love an old fashion Christmas style this collection is for you.

I  have some lovely crafty goodies I used from the Prima Sweet Peppermint Collection. I chose to create a tag using the 6 x 6 paper pad. I used the Santa Photo from the Ephemera Card stock Die CutsDecember 25th came from the Chipboard and more, and the other pieces I cut out were from the actual paper pad. To embellish my tag: Say it with CrystalsFirst Snow Fall Flower, Snow Roses, and Underneath the Christmas Tree Flowers (the waxed string and pom pom trim were from my stash. To add a little texture and interest I added snow to the edges of the tag and flowers.

Don't forget to join our challenge! You could be the lucky winner of the $20 Gift Certificate.

A Closer View

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fancy Edges with Penny Black Die

Hi I sure hope you recovered from the weekend, I still think it is Monday since I was gone a few days. Too much fun now I am dragging. But I had a fun weekend. 

I want to show you a simple card I made in 40 minutes using Border Edgers die from Penny Black, 1 sheet of 6x6 paper from Greetings from The North Pole by Pion Design, 2 Wycinanka Chipboards and Wild Orchid Craft flowers which should arrive to our store soon.

I cut at a angle with the Penny Black edge die to make this beautiful edge. I just matched up the papers in layers with the embellishments to complete the card.

The inside is a sentiment I stamped using Yuletide Wishes from Penny Black and a piece of the Pion paper 

Here is the card closed to you can get a glimpse of the paper print which repeats in a smaller size on the front where the swirly edge is.  I just used the same papers and added a bit of lace, flowers and Frantaged chipboard. 

Here is the closer look of the chipboard, the one on the bottom right is a Marine blue snowstar and then the ivory Christmas tree. I also adorned it with WOC flowers and Prima embellishment berries.

See it is so easy and not complicated to make a fancy card with the border edger die from Penny Black.  Everything on my card is in our store and I linked it all for you. Enjoy the rest of your day


Monday, October 24, 2016

Kitty Loves Halloween!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here to share details on the card I made for the current ANYTHING GOES Challenge. You have 16 more days to enter our challenge for a chance at a $20 Gift Certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store!! I'm loving all the new products 7 Kids is carrying and I know you will too!

My card features this adorable girl from Stamping Bella called UPTOWN GIRL KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN! I just LOVE this entire line of stamps, and 7 Kids College Fund has great prices on them! She is stamped on Cryogen White Cardstock and colored with Copics. I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker all over her so she's extra sparkly.

Skin: E50, E51, E11, E13
Hair: E25, E29
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
Orange: YR02, YR07, YR09, C3, C5
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker 

The large purple frame around my sentiment was made using LDRS Creative Majestic Frame Die. I then added sparkly bats on pop-dots to parts of the frame. My papers are from Authentique Mysterious Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from the Kitty Love Halloween Stamp Set. I just stamped it, cut around the words, added Black Soot Distress Ink to the paper edges, and raised them on pop-dots.


Now head on over to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog to play along with us so you can win a $20 Gift Certificate to the store. 

Have a great rest of the week my friends! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pion Santa's

Hello and welcome to our design team challenge blog. I hope your Friday is going well.  I am on my way to MN for my daughter-in-law's baby shower this weekend. All her relatives have not seen her pregnant, she is a very small person with a beach ball in front, so adorable.  This is their first baby and it is a girl!!

I have a crafty friend Christina that makes the most beautiful cards using the Pion Design Papers on this link and I really wanted to show you them.

We all want her card for Christmas as she highlights the Santa's from the paper. They are so vintage and bring back happy memories from the past. I love how Christina tastefully embellishes her cards. 

Here we are just a few years ago when we first met. We enjoyed some craft shopping and each others humor. A very fun day with a sweet friend!

We have opened our monthly challenges now and it is Anything Goes so I hope you take part in them, always a prize for the lucky winner!

Wishing you a blessed day!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Costume

Hi everyone!  I believe that like humans, even cell phone's like to play dress up every once in a while and with Halloween coming up I decided to make my cell phone a costume.

I have a clear cell phone case so I can make my own covers.  I used some papers from the Mysterious Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad by Authentique.  
and bits and pieces of left over ribbons and BAM!!!! there's my cell phone's Halloween Costume :) 

Very fun and easy to make.  Speaking of making something, have you entered our challengeyet? if not you have plenty of time to do so.  You can get more info HERE
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Snow, Snow and More Snow

Good Morning,

I would like to share my Christmas card I made. I am trying to get ahead on my cards this year.  We will see how successful I am.

I used Pion paper The North Pole. Another beautiful collections. I have several die cuts that I used on my design: Joy Crafts Ice Crystal 3Ice Crystal Edge,  Susan Wilson Festive Collection Filagree Poinsettia and Cheery Lynn Flourish. The chipboard birdhouse and snowman bauble from Wycinancka. For the finishing touches I used pearl embellishments, ribbon, lace, and white frantage.

Don't forget to join us over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge for our October Anything Goes!

A Closer view:

One last look:

Mama Elephant Wooly Winter

My first Mama Elephant Card and I love the adorable little creatures.  One set of stamps made all this!

I used the Wooly Winter Stamp set along with Mama Elephant die Columbus Circle and Framed Tags-Union Square die to adorn the jars.

Here is the wooly set using Framed Tags-Union Square to make a shaker card. Papers are Sweet Peppermint by Prima.

A gift for the upcoming baby shower decorated with the wooly winter lamb knitting. So this is a very versatile set of stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

These are brand new in our store at 7 Kids College Fund Store and they are already disappearing!  
Thanks for stopping by our design team blog and please join us for the current monthly challenge, Anything Goes!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Totally Halloween

Hello and happy Tuesday!

This tag was made utilizing Ranger TH products-Mini Halloween cling stamps and crayons can be purchased from 7 kids shop.  I call it Totally Halloween.   The skeleton head was from TH Halloween Paper Stash, put a TH monocle over it and attached to the ribbon with a TH safety pin.  Ribbon colored using distress stains in twisted citron and wilted violet.

Did the stamping first with Ranger Jet Black Archival; went over tag with crazing.  Once crazing dried, used TH distressed crayons in carved pumpkin, black soot, twisted citron and wilted violet to add colors.  Cut the 31 from TH paper and put a fragment over top.

Had a lot of fun making this tag and utilizing so many stamps from one set.

Goodies used:

Happy Halloween,


Monday, October 17, 2016

Oh Deer!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund. Before I get to my card, I want to remind you that we currently have a month-long challenge on the Challenge Blog listed above! Be sure to link up your Anything Goes project for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store!! 

I've use a lot of goodies from the Store on my card today. This adorable gal is called Oh Deer! Isn't she fabulous?!! I stamped her on Cryogen White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics. I sprinkled Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel around the edge.

Skin: E0000, E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Eyes: E71, E74, E77
Lips: R20, R85
Antlers: E42, E43, E44
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: BG10, BG72, BG75
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

One of my favorite dies is the Joy Crafts Ice Crystal Edge Die! I'm so glad 7 Kids is carrying some of the Joy Crafts Dies. I own several of them so it will be nice to actually bring them out of hibernation! The Merry Christmas was made using the Find It Trading Merry Christmas Die. The flower was part of the Flower and Tulle Beaded Trim (I just cut it apart), and the glittered leaves are from Prima. 

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Now, be sure to head over to the 7 Kids College Fund Store to check out all the amazing products you can purchase to add to your crafty collection!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Strips and lantern stems

Hello hello and happy Friday.  Kerry here, I'm super excited to share a card using the Caravelle Studio Cling Stamps called Strips & Lantern's Stems. When I first saw this stamp set, I was in love with the beautiful funky flower stems.  Immediately I wanted to create a field of funky flowers.  

And I did just that!   I started by creating the background with Tim Holtz distress paint in broken china, crushed olive, moved lawn, and salty ocean. 

 Then I added more colors by using the distress ink pad (using the same colors).  Then I stamped the beautiful lantern stems with Archival ink jet black.  

And I also stamped the flower strips stamps using Archival ink in Garden Patina randomly on the bottom half of the card to create some interest.  Then, I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in gathered twigs and seedless preserves.  I also added some butterflies by using Picket Fence distress ink pad & a blending tool from a stencil.  Next, I added some details by using a white gel pen and colored in some of the flowers.  I also added some Festive Fall Sequins mix along with some blings, and finished it up with splatter effects by using Prima color bloom mist in sunshine and lime wedge.

Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great crafting day!

7 Kids College Fund goodies:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Card

Hi everyone, I'm so happy to let you know that the challenges are back at 7kids.  Yesterday we started our October challenge. As always it's anything goes!  As long as you use items that are carried in the 7 kids store, you can join our challenge.  
Here's my card for the challenge

I made this card by using papers from the Mysterious Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad by Authentique.  
The flowers are from Primas SWEET PEPPERMINT Holiday Kisses collection
The black branches come from the stamp set called Jump for joy by Lawn Fawn
The "webs" in the background are chip board umbrellas from Wycinanka 
I used silver nuvo crystal drops on the chip board and the candy dots.

 You must have at least one product on your project that is carried in the store. No digital images are permitted. Add your card HERE. We can't wait to see what you create. A $20.00 gift certificate will be given to the winner.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Welcome Back to 7 Kids College Fund "WE Rock!" Challenge #1

Welcome everyone! We are so happy to begin a new era of challenges here at 7 Kids!

  Now that we have the store up and running we wanted to give you some awesome inspiration for your projects by opening up the Challenge Blog!  Just a few changes, this will be a monthly challenge for you and you need to use a product that is in our store to be eligible for the prize. Details on the rules are listed to your right on this blog.

This month's challenge is Anything Goes.

You must have at least one product on your project that is carried in the store. No digital images are permitted. Add your card on the link below. We can't wait to see what you create. A $20.00 gift certificate will be given to the winner.
Our design team has some beautiful projects to share and to inspire you to creative! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here today to share my latest card for 7 Kids College Fund. Before I get to my card, I wanted to let you know that this Wednesday we will have our first monthly challenge since the store reopened!! Be sure to check back here and play along with us for a chance at a prize!!

One of my fave stamp lines is Stamping Bella so today I colored up this cutie patootie called Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia!! Isn't she adorable?!! I stamped her on Cryogen White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Green: YG23, YG25, YG07, YG67
Yellow: Y11, Y21, YR23
The sentiment is part of the Pamela the Poinsettia stamp set. That beautiful die I used to cut out the sentiment is called Find It Trading Holly Jolly Nesting Frame Die. The paper, ribbon and enamel dots came from my stash.
Now, be sure to head over to the 7 Kids College Fund Store to check out all the amazing products you can purchase to add to your crafty collection! And remember, our first challenge right here starts this Wednesday!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rossi Belle by Prima

Hello my friends!  We have a nice variety of products for everyone to enjoy.  We have our design team together and now it is time to show you some examples of how to use some of the products we have.  I love canvases  and they are easy, not hard and very forgiving of mistakes.

This one I modge podged paper from Rossi Belle on, even tore strips. Some I planned so we can see their beauty.  After it was dry I had to put a bit of clear gesso onto the canvas around the papers so my paint would stick.  

I am showing you the A4 size paper pad from Prima also I used and the 2 Distressed Crayons from Tim Holtz for the background.  I scribbled the crayons onto the white parts of the canvas and then wet them to blend.  So easy to apply and let dry. Then I used some black artesian powder from Prima to accent and darken it in spots.

Then I chose some flowers from the same collection Rossi Belle from Prima and glued them on. I also added the Emphemra package too, just glued it all on wherever I thought it would look good.

Here are the  Wycinanka Chipboard pieces that I used on the canvas. I embossed them with Stampendous Frantage in white and inked the plain parts with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo for contrast.

Here are the crayons on the edges of the canvas. 

So I decided to give my canvas to a dear friend for her Wedding present.  She has waited a long time to marry her man, so deserved.

I hope you stop in the store through the links I gave you above to find the products I used on this canvas.  It is easy to assemble, and fun to make.
Have a great day!
Kelly Neis