Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Uptown Girl On Her Laptop - Stamping Bella

Happy Hump day everyone! It's time for another fun "Anything goes" challenge at 7 kids College Fund. Come see the awesome creations made by the DT. Right now 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND is having a lot of sales to make room for the brand new items that are coming. Stamps, tools, embellishments and preorders for the new items. I am really intrigue with the new Kirarina water base markers that will be coming!

                                                      onto Neenah Solar White Paper
 Colored with Copic Markers 
Chair: BV6. BV4, BV01, BV00
Jeans: B95, B93, B91
Computer: C03, C01, C00
Floor: W03, W01, W00
Shirt: R85, R83, R81
Hair: E55, E53, E51, 
Mini Pop Dots from All Night Media

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you at the challenge. Remember you have a chance to win a $25.00 Gift certificate to the best online crafting store - 7 Kids College Fund!

Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog -Color Challenge
ColourQ  Colors
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Crafting By Designs -  Thinking of You
Fresh Brewed Designs - 1 Image and + 1 Sentiment
Inspiration Destination -  Always Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Lots of Layers
Ruby's Rainbow -Anything Green 
Scrappers' Delights -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Sentiment
Wonderful Wednesdays -  Always Anything Goes 
Cuttin and Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything Goes with a twist: Use Some Buttons
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Ribbon and/or Lace
Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Party With Bamboo

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Brrrrr  Where are you? Are you getting any of these snow storms and frigid cold, windy weather like we are in Maryland? Me thinks it's time to hibernate and stay in doors crafting and making cute cards! How about you?

Today I am posting my card that I posted in 7 Kids College Fund Store Blog. 

Today's card was a really fun card for me. It's as close to Clean and Simple as I get! Always want to add one more layer or one more embellishment.  I do love the way this turned out! My sweet daughter-in-law loves, loves loves shoes and I had her in mind while creating it.  The image is "Party With Bamboo Party Paws Collection" by Crafter's Companion.  I choose to create my own sentiment using Microsoft Word on my computer.  I changed the font a few times in each line to make it more interesting.  I covered the flower with a paper flower and it fit perfectly!

and colored with Copic Markers.
 Shoe: R56, R29, R27, R24
     Bamboo/Panda: C9, C7, C5, C4
Score Tape
Mini Pop Dots from All Night Media
X-press It 3mm Two sided tape

Thank you for stopping by and
Have a great week!

Hugz, Colleen

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Hopper - Stweet Tooth

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a fun challenge at 7 Kids College Fund .  The theme is Anything Goes with a twist of SWEET TREETS! It's an easy peasy challenge and you can use an image holding a treat or even have treats on your design paper. To win the $25.00 gift certificate you need to use a Stamp from 7 Kids College Fund Store. 

Stampendous Happy Hopper - Ice Cream Lick
                                                      onto Neenah Solar White Paper
 Colored with Copic Markers 
Bunny- C4, C2, C1, C00, R83, R81
Carrot: YR65, YR61, YR00

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner -   Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything goes
Scrappers' Delights -  Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  All Creatures Great and Small

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy La-La Land!

Hello there on this happy Wednesday. I hope you are warm and snugly where ever you may be. This week for the 7 Kids College Fund Store blog I am showing a card with Mod Marci from La-La Land Craft Stamps. Isn't she adorable?  Marci and Luka are the main characters for the La-La Land stamps and are designed for almost any occasion you can think of and so easy to color rather you are a new artist or experience. Fun!

Mod Marci from La-La Land Craft Stamps
                                                      onto Neenah Solar White Paper
 Colored with Copic Markers 
Glitter to the band of her hat with Rangers Diamond Stickles 
Score Tape
Mini Pop Dots from All Night Media

Have a great day and visit the store to see all the items on sales - you save oddles of money. And, did you see all the new pre-order items....oh la la they are yummy and can't wait to receive my order!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bella With Flowers

Time for another fun challenge at and this week it is "Anything Goes" with no twist. However, to win the gift certificate to the store you must use an image that 7 Kids College Fund sells or their products if you are not using an image. 

I chose today to create a card using a Wild Rose Studio Stamp and this one is Bella with Flowers. I am in love with all of the Bella Stamps and the paper pads from Wild Rose, they are very pretty and coordinate with the stamps.

Wild Rose Studio - Bella with Flowers Clear Stamp
                                                      onto Neenah Solar White Paper
 Colored with Copic Markers 
Bella-  C3, C1, C00 and R20
Flowers on Image: BV06, BV04, BV01, BV00
DieZyne Dies - Side Step Card Die


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bamboo Party Paws

Can you believe it is January 21 already? Did it fly by that fast for you too? I can't stand this!! Remember when we were kids and it seemed like it took forever to be 16 years old so you could finally get your permit?  Golly, jeepers don't close those peepers or it will be Christmas again:)

Do you know how many products  7 Kids College Fund ( Crafting) Store carries?  You would be amazed! Go visit and look around and the best thing is!! If what you  are looking for is not found in the store, Tab will order it for you with no extra cost - how cool is that!? 

This was a quick and easy card to make using the C.C. Designs - DieZyne Dies. All the DieZyne Dies have stitches going around the borders and I love that I don't have to drag out the sewing machine - look how crisp! I used the circles to cut out my image and the half circle to cut out the pop up part of my easel card.   What does the half circle do? Well, visual is better than reading  so I am adding the link to the tutorial here. and trust me - it is easy peazy! My card was created with this adorable image:  Bamboo Party Paws by Crafter's Companion and it comes with 3 sentiments and a cute little butterfly stamp. 

Crafters Companion - Bamboo Party Paws
                                                      onto Neenah Solar White Paper
 Colored with Copic Markers 
Bear- C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Flower: R8, YR16, Y11, E50, YR17 

 Challenges entered:
 Cards und More  - Animals
 Cardz 4 Guyz - Anything Goes
 Cuttlebug Mania - Wildlife
 Inky Chicks  - Anything Goes
 Loves Rubber Stamps  Letter B 
 Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
 Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Twist of Snow

Hello Happy Crafters! Is it cold where you are? It's 7° here today with a wind chill factor of -15° and that is just a tad to cold for me. But what an excuse to spend all day in your craft room since it's too cold to do anything else. But ohhh what a mess I have created!   I look around my room and I know if a Fire Marshall would stop in - I'd be shut down - there's no room to move.  NONE. Oh well, the show must go on!

Are you ready for another fun challenge at 7 Kids College Fund?  The challenge is as always "Anything Goes" but this time it has a twist of snow!

 I didn't want to make a Christmas card - you know kind of burned out from creating so many a few weeks back!  So I chose Heidi by Sylvia Zet,  her coat and boots are totally adorable and she's bundled up  and  ready to play in winter's snow.

Well, I wasn't sure if I like this one to be for a snow challenge so I created a CAS with the same image

Image: Heidi by Sylvia Zet - Whimsy Stamps
Image stamped with Tuxedo black memento ink  
Memento  Summer Sky 
Score Tape
Mini Pop Dots from All Night Media

So come on and play with us today! There's a good chance you could win the store gift certificate!

Challenges entered:

 City Crafter Challenge   - Winter White
 Deep Ocean Challenge Winter Dreams  
 Inky Chicks  Anything Goes
 Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything Goes
 PIN  Inspirational - Snowflake image 
 Sweet Stamps  Winter Blues
 Top Tip Tuesday  Keep It Simple
 Love to Scrap - Use something beginning with at least one of the following letters: L, T, S, C, B
 Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Snowflake(s)

Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Stampendous House Mouse - Happy Cone

Happy Hump Day! The week is almost over and another fabulous weekend ahead. Even though we have nothing plan for this weekend - it's just fabulous hubby can relax to!

Today I am showing off one of Stampendous House Mouse stamps for 7 Kids College Fund Store.  This image is  "Happy Cone" and I just love it! It's the perfect stamp for a birthday card rather your 2 or 92! Everyone will smile when they see these sweet mice lighting the candles.

I stamped the image with Tuxedo black memento ink onto Neenah white smooth cardstock.  Colored with copics.
  1. Cupcake: R27, R24, R22, R20
  2. Cone: E21, E23, E25 and E35
  3. Candles:  B05- B02, B00
  4. Gray mouse on the left: W5, W3, W1
  5. Gray mouse in center: C5, C3, C1
  6. Mouse lighting the candles: E21, E23, E25
  7. Mouse behind cupcake: E53, E35, E57
  8. Face, tails feet, ears:  E51, E50, E21, R20 E, 93
  9.  Outline with B000
 After coloring I added Judikins Diamond Glaze to the ice cream to give it some shine. The picture doesn't really show it.

DON'T FORGET to check out 7 Kids College Fund Store - Tab, owner has a lot of products on clearance  to get ready for the new products  that will be coming soon!! Don't forget this is CHA time of year and all those new goodies will be coming right to you at 7 Kids College Fund store!! And, as a bonus - Tab, already got some dibs on some of the new products and they on pre-order, if you order now, you will be one of the first ones to show off the new products! How cool is that?


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge Dec. 31

Hello happy crafters!  Well, it surely has been awhile since I have last posted hasn't it?  It's been a long year and so glad the new one is here.  I have been going strong in the crafting world for five straight years and it caught up to me and I did a crash and burn.  In the beginning of my crafting career I was on many design teams and  I created The Outlawz Challenges that consist of 8 challenges and 48 - 55 designers....whooooaaa!!  I filled 40 -50 card orders for customer and each card was totally different and I would fill the order within 3 - 4 days. Yep there were a few orders that I stayed up all night to complete. And, yet I still thought that wasn't enough so I became the owner, publisher of  "Through The Craft Room Door Magazine" I had a great time producing the magazine  but near the end I started to dread it more than enjoy it and my stress level went way over the top. The stress was high enough to interfere with my health and I was told to get rid of the stress. So after building it up with sweat and tears for two 1/2 years - I simple gave it away. But that was a good move for me to do and slowly I see me turning back to my good old self instead of the cranky witch..

So I took the last three months off and literally did not do anything except veg on the couch. Weeks went by and I didn't even go into my craft room and I didn't miss it. UNTIL I had a very good friend come and visit me.. You probably know her, Rhea Weigland.. Rhea taught four card  classes at my local craft store and I of course had to be there!. At night Rhea and I would talk about new ideas for paper crafting!  And, then this dang crafting bug bit me right in the derriere. I caught the fever to create once again! And as you know me that wasn't enough to keep me happy so I went to Tab/7 Kids College Fund Craft Store and asked her if I could return to the design team and she said "YES"  so what better way to restart my blog, showing you some of the wonderful products you can buy at 7Kids College Fund Store and the beginning of me creating once 

  The challenge for 7 Kids College Fun is "Anything Goes"  Yeaah one of my favorite challenges and I know it's  your favorite too! My card today is using the sweet Bubble Girl created by Mo Manning for Penny Black - Isn't she a cutie pie?!

Solar White Smooth Classic Neenah cardstock for stamping and coloring image.
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink to Stamp Image
Copic Markers to color image 
 Copic Markers: Hair Y21, E77, E35, E50
Skin: E11,E50, E00 and E000
Outfit: R89, R87, R85,R81
Chair: E57, E55, E53, E51 and E50
Outline to image with BG000
Jar: G17, G21, G20
Shadow below the chair: E77, C3 and C1

Side Step Card By DieZyne Dies from C.C. Designs  

I sure hope you will join us in the 7 Kids College Fund challenge with the eligibility to win a prize!! Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! Are you ready for the Easter Bunny to come hopp'n down the bunny trail? I love Easter for we celebrate what Christ has done for each and everyone of us. Our daughter and family will be arriving tomorrow which I am looking forward to them being here. I just wish all the other kids and their families and my mom could be here too. We are really spread out across the states to make it happen.

I was going to spread my posts out over a few days and each day something happened so here they are all at one time! They are all in the latest edition of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine if you would like to see any of the details. Have a very blessed Easter and if you don't celebrate Easter - have a great weekend everyone:)

Challenges entered:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love For Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....

Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease. 

Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

My three cards:

This card has both Verses,  butterfly and Lauryn digi images that anyone who donates will receive 
- plus a few more!

First verse: 

Hope is the thing with feathers 
that perches in the sole and
sings the tunes 
without the words- and never stops at all.  (Emily Dickerson)

Second verse:

Beloved, let us
love one another, 
for love is from
-1 John 4:7

I added a silver cross for Lauryn to wear when she's all better. 

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/ Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Special thanks to those that have helped get this 
Card Drive, not only the ladies that have organized 
it but specifically: Nina Brackett
who designed the beautiful blog badge.

We also want to thank the wonderful artists who through their generosity donated images to give out with a donation to Lauryn and her family. As you can imagine costs add up quickly during an  extended stay in the hospital.           
Claire Keay for Jellypark, Tracey Malnofski of The Stamping Boutique, Cec Wintonyk at Sugar Creek Hollow, Philomena O'Neill (Phindy's)
 and Sandi Huggett.

For all donations you will receive the beautiful creative images  here.

To all that have shared, Your work brings a smile to 
our face and we hope the love and gift you have
so willingly given will come back to you all tenfold.

If this story touches your heart to do so, please see the 
donate button in our sidebar where you can
make a donation to this wonderful family.

Some sponsors have offered some blog candy for this Card Drive and all you need to do is leave a comment here by Friday, April 18th at 12:00 (EST).

We have some very generous people who have donated prizes for our big Card Drive Blog Hop! Please be sure to tell them thank you for their kindness! :)

Your next hop will be to talented Jennifer Sculls blog

3 digital images from

$25 gift certificate to

1 year subscription to
Through the Craft Room Door digital magazine

A Crafty Bag Valued at $25 from Colleen Holmes

donated by Anita Autore  


Jamberry Nail Wraps
donated by Anita Autore

(2) $25 gift certificates to

May God Bless!

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
Next visit will be to talented Jennifer

Your next hop will be to talented Jennifer Sculls blog
    Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Tuesday. I'll Always Be There

Hello Happy Crafters! They say the older you get the faster the time flies by and it is so true. I can't believe we are in April already but happy we are for that means warmer weather is on the way!  Yesterday I took on an adventure that had me quite busy.  One of the DT's from TTCRD, Linda Payne, granddaughter was taken to the hospital  for what they thought was a virus. She was diagnose with Leukemia and rushed to Children's Hospital in  Washington, DC and started on chemotherapy. Did you know the first dose of chemo takes 35-40 days? So two year old Lauryn will be in the hospital for over a month the first time and it will continue treatment for at least three years with in and out admissions.  The leukemia has affected 35% of her body and her one leg has already atrophy (muscles wasted away.) We started a fund drive for Lauryn to offset the out of pocket expenses which is quite a bit. If you would like to help please use the donate button on the right hand side of the blog. 

My card below was made for Linda and dear friend Trina -  you can see the details in Through The Craft Room Door Magazine located at: I cased Susan Siereki's card for I love it and thought it was perfect for when you want to tell someone how much you care. 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's sunny outside! Easter cards

Oh my gosh!! I literally took a picture of this beautiful sunny day! We have waited so long to see the start of Spring and holy mackeral  I think we see it:) LOL if you know me - I have been complaining about snow and cold forever.  I am from Pittsburgh PA and lived in Florida for five years.  We moved back up north for I so missed the seasons and mountains - now I ask myself: "Were you crazy!?" I surely was or insane not sure which:)

Today I am sharing an Easter Card which was in "Through The Craft Room Door" magazine. Are you familiar with it? This issue has over 16 tutorials and tons of inspiration!  The tutorials, photo's, articles do not have a single advertisement - which is nice for it's uncluttered:)

All the details are listed in the magazine! Come on and subscribe and in return you will receive 110 digi stamps to download! 

Please accept my entry into the following challenges:
Stop by Through The Craft Room Challenge which is always "Anything Goes" for fantastic inspirations!

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