Friday, February 12, 2016

Winter Wonderland - Star Wonder

Hello there! Did you ever think it was one day and it really was the next and didn't realize it until 9 PM at night? Oh my gosh, that is a weird feeling. LOL and then you wonder what happen to the day you thought it was!  This made me think of the song by Napoleon and I can't get these 2 verses out of my head!! I am going crazy and they will be coming for me soon!!

They're coming to take me away, Ha-ha
They're coming to take me away, Ho-ho
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those
Nice young men in their clean white coats and
They're coming to take me away, ha-ha!

To the happy home
With trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile
And twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away, ha-hahaha...

To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see.....

Funny how our memory triggers certain thoughts out of the blue!

Any way back on tract here.  Today is the start of a brand new challenge at  Winter Wonderland.!  For the first two months of the year, it is not required to make a Christmas Card. The theme this week is "Have a heart"  so your creation must have a heart on it. 

Our amazing sponsors are

 Crafter's Companion

who are offering an amazing 6 digi images 

offering a $15.00 gift certificate. 

For my show case I chose Star of Wonder by Little Claire!

I colored with Copic's. 
Bears: C4, C3, C1, CQ, E21
scarf: R27 and B-15'
Sun, YR32, YR68,  Y11

I just love the way he turned out!

Thank you for stopping by you, please take one hour and do soemthing your self and 30 mintutues to tell the people you love how much you care. Life can be shorter than we already think it is. 
Have fun this year!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roberto's Rascals Kissy Smoochie Clear Stamp C.C. Designs

Happy Wednesday! Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day and to tell you today is the start of a new challenge on  7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and for the next two weeks the theme is ANYTHING GOES!  Come play with us and see all the awesome creations the design team has made using 7 Kids College Fund products.  I'm telling you - whatever you need from start to finish making your paper craft projects you will find at 7 Kids College Fund Store

My card is featuring Roberto's Rascals ' Kissy Smoochie' clear stamp from C.C.Designs Rubber Stamps. This is one of those stamp sets you get multi cards from one set of stamps - it has 3 images with 3 sentiments and they are soooo adorable! I am also posting a tag I created a few days ago using the same stamp set.

7 Kids College Fund supplies

The Heart Border, X and O and tag banner dies are by C.C. Design Make A Card # 12 
Pink Bird -RV55, RV63, RV52
Blue bird - BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
Red Heart - R39, R37, R35

This is the tag I created using the same stamp set!

Aren't they just adorable?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

C.C. Design February Blog Hop

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Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new FEBRUARY products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these stamps are so CUTE! You can view the entire release HERE!
As we mentioned our stamps going forward will be CLEAR! We have 5 adorable character clear stamps, 1 Sweet Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp, and Scalloped Circles Layering Dies.

For my card today I used Easter Funnies and in this set  you will receive  one bunny rabbit holding an egg, 2 Easter eggs, and two baby chicks carrying an Easter Egg - what a bargain! I created my frame with C.C. Design Scallop Circle Dies.

Your next stop on the hop is  .................!! Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team! If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.


And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is how to enter:
 Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, February 7th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

Happy Hopping!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Week 2: I Heart You by Penny Black

Happy Wednesday! It's Collee and today it is my turn to host the  store blog.  You still have one more week to enter the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and the current theme is  'Anything Goes' Please remember to use a stamp or supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible to win a $20.00 gift certificate.

This week I am using 'I Heart You' stamp set that I used last week from Penny Black.  In this stamp set, you will receive 5 super cute images and one sentiment! I used the owls this week - aren't they adorable? I colored 2 each of the owls and layered them. The dimensions are not really showing in the photo. 

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store: 

Copic Markers:
Owl #1: E25, E35, E 15, E11
Owl #2:  E44 E55, E21, E11
Bow and heart: R29, R27, R24, R02
Skirt: R85, R83, R81, RV000
Sweater: E21, E44,  E70 E74

Below is the card I created last week with the same stamp set. Totally different look. Plus, there are two more images I can still play with!  

Thank you for stopping by and hope we will see what you create in the current 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Winter Wonderland Pastel Colors

Hello! Today I am show casing my card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge! The theme is pastel colors and it is being sponsored by Di's Digital Stamps.  Come join the fun! Until March it is not require to have a Christmas/Holiday theme. However, I want a big jump on my Christmas cards this year so I am not panicing on Dec. 15 that my cards aren't in the mail! 

I chose Mistletoe Kiss for my image and think these two bears are totally adorable with the girl holdingthe mistletoe over their heads! Where you ever kiss under the mistletoe? My hubby kissed me our first Christmas when we were dating. I was working in the ER and was kind of embarressed but everyone was laughing at me - including the head nurse! 

Copics for coloring
Lavendar: BV02, BV01, BV000
Turquoise: BG15, BG01, BG000
Left Bear: E43, E42, E30   Right Bear: E53, E51, E50
Design Paper: Winter Wonderland
White and Turquoise cardstock by Gina K

Come join in the fun and a chance to win some awesome digi's from Di's Digital Stamps!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Whimsy Stamps - Polly by Sylvia Zet

Hello! Sitting here waiting for the storm to come. We are suppose to be getting a terrific snow storm starting on Friday with 18 -24 inches! YIKES - I guess I can't really complain for we have not had any snow this winter. I do love the first heavy wet snowfall. When it sticks to the tree's and no one has track through it yet.

Hello! It's Colleen and my turn to host 7 Kids College Fund store blog. I chose Polly by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps to create my card.  She is cute as a button and so fun to color with Copics! and I finally found a pink combo that I like without using  R81 - R89.

Did you see 7 Kids carries the MISTI stamping tool. It is a stamping tool that allows you to stamp perfectly every single time - including restamping an image. Perfect for placing your sentiments onto your labels. Let me tell ya - I have saved so much money by not wasting paper for I am one lousy stamper and now I stamp one time and it's PERFECT!  Trust me you will want one!! See the video below!

You still have one more week to enter the 7 Kids Challenge and the theme is 'anything goes'  To be eligible to win the $20.00 GC you must use a stamp sold by 7 Kids.

MISTI - Most incredible Stamping Tool Invented 
Hair: E43, E35, E50
Green: BG 95. BG 93, BG90
Pink: RV 63, RV 52, RV 000

MISTI Stamping Tool 

Have a great day!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge - LaLa Land - Luka

Hi everyone!  I joined a new DT challenge team Winter Wonder Challenges - no me not crazy! They are all Christmas challenges and I thought it was a good way to keep me making my Christmas cards all year. I used this adorable stamp from La-La Land Crafts name "Luka" - he just makes me smile big time.

Luka by La La Land Crafts
Copic Markers: Red 29, R27, R24, W7, W3. Green Shirt: YG 97, YG95, YG93, YG91. Skin: E11, E00, E000, E93, Box:  Y15, Y17, Y38. YR04. Hair: E57, E55, E53, E51. Boots: E55, E42, E53, E50. Blue: B95, B91 W05
Stickles Glitter Glue- Icicle on Hat and Pants
Diamond Glaze on boot to give them a shiny appearance.
Bo Bunny: Blitzen Collection. 6 x 6 paper Pad
Sewed around the corners on machine with Gold thread
Tree : Jolee's Boutique - This tree was discontinued last year and Tab/7 Kids College Fund searched every vendor and found me 5 of them! I was one happy camper!

Come join a fun challenge and make those cards all year long so you don't crunch in the end!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps - Valentine Henry

My second post for the day! Wowzie, I need a lot of credit for two!

I am just loving this January release! Not only are the stamps adorable, die cuts are fabulous to make cards with and the 6 x 6 paper pad is super yummy with beautiful colors  I am sharing Valentine Henry with heart and flowers to ask his gal to be his valentine! Precious :)

  I fussy cut his hat with the grey paper with white dots I  and shaded it with Copic Markers. 
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, BV23, RV11
Hair: E57, E55, E53, E51
Red Heart: R59, R37, R35
Shirt: YG 25, YG23, YG 21
Pants: E55, E35, E21, E31
Hat and shoes: W5, W3, W1

The January release is super cute and I know you will want to buy them!

Thank you for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting Day

Whimsy Stamps - I will carry you

Hello everyone! Today is the first new challenge for 7 Kids College Fund! The theme is "anything goes" but in order to win the $20.00 gift certificate you must use a 7 Kids College Fund stamp image.

I chose this adorable stamp from Whimsy Stamps "I Will Carry You" what an adorable stamp to send to a friend, relative for almost any occasion. I add the sentiment from Party With Bamboo Party Paws Collection.

CutterPillar Pro - Paper cutter

Copic Marker Colors
Bear: E37, E35, E33, E31,  E21, R02, RV10
Hat and boots; E08, E09, E97
Turtle shell and boots:YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91, B25
Grass - a little bit of everything! Mostly YG63, , YG61, G24

Don't forget to join us for "Anything Goes Challenge at 7 Kid College Fund Challenge Blog! We want to see your beautiful creations and give you a chance at a random drawing to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the store! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

C.C. Designs January Blog Hop

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Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new JANUARY products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these items are perfect for Valentine's Day and all those lovey dovey cards! You can view the entire release HERE!
As we mentioned all our stamps going forward will be CLEAR! We have 8 adorable clear stamps, 1 Smoochie Sentiments Clear Stamps, Circle Layering Dies, Make A Card #12 Die, Smoochie Enamel Dots, and 1 new Smoochie 6x6 Paper Pad.


For this awesome blog hop I created my card using Aphrodite Twila Clear Stamp. I love the look of her sweet angelic face! The heart border, banner and I Love You sentiment was created from the Make a card #12. The beautiful paper is the C.C. Designs Smoochie paper pad which every sheet is gorgeous! 

Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team! If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.

Colleen - Me

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is how to enter:
 Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 
**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, January 10th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!
Happy Hopping!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

C.C.Design Preview

Hi everyone, this is my card for showcasing one of the new January Love is in the air release stamps from C.C.Designs. Oh my gosh, wait until you see how adorable these stamps are!  My card is using Marieta and I think she is just adorable! Also look at that yummy paper - yep it is new this month too!

I used C.C. Designs Scallop Ovals and Ovals #1. 
Copics for coloring:
Hair: E57, E55, E53, E51
Dress, shoes and bow: R85, R83, R81
Ground W01, W00

Hope you are enjoying the previews!

Available at C.C.Designs Rubber Stamps

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Charlotte Loves To Shop by Stamping Bella

Happy New Year!  Today is the beginning of  7 Kids College Fund's last challenge for this year!  I am having trouble wrapping my head around another year is gone! How about you? It seems like I blink and whosshhhh there it went! LOL  

It's a brand new challenge and you have two weeks to play along and possibly win the random $20.00 Gift Certificate. In order to win you need to use a stamp 7 Kids College Fund carries in the store. Easy Peasy! 

Today I created my card using this adorable Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl - Charlotte Likes To Shop! Don't we all esp. during the after Christmas sales! 

Die cut: Spellbinders

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wild Rose Studio - Teddy In A Pot!

Ekkks two more sleep nights and it's Christmas! Are you ready? Is your tree done, presents wrapped, baking done?  I'm not - tomorrow is going to be a very busy day. 6 of our grandchildren live in other states and they are either preteens or teens. What do I buy, what do I buy? Then I remember the year I received money for Christmas and went to mall to shop. Everything was on SALE - I was in my glory buying my own clothes and getting so much more. Yep, they all were given money and I think they will be quite happy:)

Will you be home on Christmas? We will be going 2 hours south to my daughters home. Abbie and Andrew are 8 and 10 this year so it's still magic watching their faces! They say they believe there is a Santa, but me thinks they're at the age, they're afraid to say they don't believe just incase there really is one!

This is my last Christmas card for 2015.

 Poinsettia R89, R59. R39, R37, R35, R32, E21
Santa's hat: R29, R27, R24
Leaves: G99, G67, G63 G61
Teddy Bear: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Pot: YR23, Y15, Y11
Die cut: Spellbinders

Thursday, December 17, 2015

C.C. Designs Happy Twila

Hi Everyone! I did it! I made a card just because I wanted to!  I love this sweet, sweet image "Happy Twila" from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps.  Just totally adorable! 

Today, I started a new kind of diary. Instead of writing all the events of the day - I am going to write what made me smile and thankful, even if  I only write one thing. I saw a video on doing this here. The goal is to look at your life differently. To focus on what is good to you., what made you smile, what did you miss by not looking at your surroundings. Today I wrote: Bill (hubby) carried the spare bedroom comforter upstairs from the laundry room and made the rest of the bed. He always makes sure I have coffee and Yogurt. This made me realize how much love he shows by the little things he does. Anyway, that is my goal and new year's revolution! 

Copic Colors: Red: R39. R37, R35, R32
Blue: B97, B95, B93, B91
Boots E25, E74, E71, E70
Skin, E11, E00, E000 RV11

Red or Green are my favorite colors for Christmas cards,  I guess it's because they are traditional and familiar. When I see Red and Green together - I think of Christmas!

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rudolph Whimsy Stamps

Happy Wednesday everyone! I had an exciting last week. My g/f  Jenee and I went to New York city to see the Rockettes Spectacular Christmas show. I have been wanting to do this for years. We could not have had a more perfect day. The weather was bright, sunny and in the 60's. We took a tour bus to the city and I was able to walk for blocks and blocks. I did it wisely and went to my RA physician 2 days before and had two steroid injections to my hips that made tit possible for me to walk. The show was spectacular - oh gosh, if you ever have the chance to see it GO! After the show we walked down 5th avenue to see the store windows. I was a little disappointed for they weren't what I call Christmas store windows. Instead they  were high end fashion. We were unable to make it to Macy's though and we heard was the best one to see an old time Christmas window with Santa and animations. My parents used to take us down to Pittsburgh every year at night and we would stand in awe over all the creations in the displays. I love Christmas time - not for the weather, not for the gifts, but for how friendly and jolly every one is everywhere you go.  I remember the trains, carpenters, elves and dolls that were animation and Santa on the chimney top. L We rented a horse and carriage and rode around central park - I mean literally around it!! The perimeter! We were still able to see a lot of things from the carriage. The guide was nice and showed us where Madonna, Robert Denero, Tony Bennett and Lady GAGa lived in their penthouses. Tony Bennett's cost $4000.00 a DAY!! A DAY - can you imagine?

Here's  Rudolph by Whimsy's stamps. Colored with Copics. 

Deer E47, E44, E43, E50, E33, E49 E77 E73, E71, E35
Gift Box: C5, C3, C1 C00. Nose: R39, R37, R35, R32, R12
Green YG99 C03. G 40
Christmas Ball: YR23, Y15, Y11

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week and come play with me and my sistah's at

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Stamping Bella Gilbert Needs A Hug

Hi everyone! What a day this has been or maybe I should just say the entire week. Did you ever have one of those weeks where no matter what you were trying to do it went wrong - that is my week!

I decided to take a break from Christmas cards and create a card I could use with so many wonderful friends. When Sandi Huggett and I were in Phoenix attending Jennifer Dove's Boot camp - classes of coloring with copics, we went and visited Tab, our boss  who owns 7 Kids College Fund Craft Store. Of course we had to go through all the pretty stuff and stamps. I saw this stamp and it touched my heart. Everyone needs a hug! It is Stamping Bella's Gilbert with Maisy! I'm not happy how the gopher turned out. I should made him much darker to be up against the mushroom. Or maybe not make the mushroom as dark. Anyways enjoy!

CutterPillar Pro - Paper cutter

Don't forget to join us for "Anything Goes Challenge at 7 Kid College Fund Challenge Blog! We want to see your beautiful creations and give you a chance at a random drawing to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the store! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sleigh Ride Twila from C.C. Designs - Roberto's Rascals

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Ours was busy with the kids here and lots of good food! We had a great time for we mostly just chilled. The kids wanted to make greeting cards and they had a blast going through Grandma's craft room and choosing what they wanted on their cards.

Today is a fun day at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge with the prize being a $20.00 gift certificate for a random winner who uses any stamp that is sold in the 7 Kids College Fund Store.

My card is created with C.C. Designs Stamps Sleigh Ride With Twila! I added a birdie to the sleigh and just look how happy the cat is pushing the sleigh!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishing You Well - Penny Black - Mo Manning

Hello! Are you getting ready for the holidays? Me - sorta, I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow. My daughter, Amy and family and Ryan and his g/f are coming for the weekend. The Turkey is bought and dethawing and tomorrow starts the baking. We don't make a big fuss over dinner and instead play with the kids, watch movies together - it's all about spending time with the family:)

Today I am sharing a card I made several years ago. I was on vacation for 3 weeks and got a little bit behind. Being an ICU and ER RN this stamp makes me smile! I loved my job and really do miss it. It's funny, I remember the alarm going off at 5 AM and thinking - wish I didn't have to go to work. Today, I would dearly love to do it all over again.  What's that old expression "be careful what you wish for" ?

CutterPillar Pro - Paper cutter

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the states!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Bunny In The Water

Hello Happy Crafters! It is a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund and the theme is a favorite one - anything goes! You have a chance of winning a $20.00 gift certificate to the store is you use a stamp sold by 7 Kids College Fund.  That would be a nice Christmas gift to yourself  - so come play with us! 

I love, love "Your Next Stamp" stamps. This cutie is called Bunny in the water. I wanted to do a card that didn't have snow or the holidays and love how this one turned out. 

Your Next Stamp: Bunny In The Water

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fairy Stardust, Mo Manning from Penny Black

Happy Wednesday! I live in Maryland but writing this post a week ahead of time. I am currently in Arizona visiting my mom after spending a few days in Vegas with my daughter and family. The day this goes live I will be traveling to Phoenix to attend Jennifer Dove's Boot camp! Boot camp is 3 days of learning to color with Copics. Yep, I have taken many classes in the past five years but you learn something new with each class.Plus you get to meet lots of people you have been friends with online in person which is a great bonus. My BFF Sandi Huggett will be there with me and we are double trouble when we're together!

There is still a week left at 7 Kids College Fund challenge and the theme is "Any thing goes!" So come play with us and if you use a stamp from 7 Kids you have a chance of winning a $20.00 gift certificate!

CutterPillar Pro - Paper cutter

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