Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A little birdie told me

Hello Happy Crafters! It's that time again!! It's all about Kevin, who is the 7 Kids College Fund mascot - so the challenge is  "Things With Wings" which can be birds, butterflies, angels, you get the point!  How did Kevin, a wild pigeon become our mascot?  Well, one day he was in front of 7 Kids store when Tab, the owner noticed he had trouble walking.  Kevin allowed Tab  to not only  look at his foot, but let her cut away hair, string and other debris which was constricting the blood flow to his toes.   Since that day, Kevin visits Tab on a regular basis and waddles into her store to say hi and take food.  Wouldn't it be nice if everyone was this caring about animals? 

Yesterday, was my birthday, so I thought it was appropriate to make myself a birthday card!! I love, love this stamps set "A little bird told me" from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment, birds, girl are all part of the set....awesome!  Come play with us and have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate just for playing - to be eligible you need to use a 7 Kids College Fund have two weeks to order this cutie and make your own card!

A LITTLE BIRD S.W.A.L.K. 6 Stamp Collection
Tuxedo Black to stamp image
Sponged the following onto Xpress It Blending Card
New Sprout - grass
Summer Sky - Sky
Cantalope - Sky
Angle Pink - Sky
Stamped the trees with VersaMark and embossed it with -
Frantage - Aged Hunter - by Stampendous and heated with heat gun
Colored with Copic Markers
Fence - Cameo

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stampendous blog hop

Welcome to 7 Kids College Fund monthly blog hop! You should have arrived here from Rhea's blog! We are showcasing Stampendous today with all of their awesome products from rubber stamps to flaky embossing powders. 

For my creation, I wanted to do something different and went WAY out of my comfort zone to create my project. I decided to make myself a note pad for I am always running around looking for paper. 
Using Vintage Piano

 I stamped it on Graphic 45 - Secret Garden 8 x 8 design paper. Talking about yummy paper - another paper pad where every single page is scrumptious! 

Distressed the edges of my paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink 

I applied Versa Mark to around the edges of the paper and sprinkled it with Stampendous Embossing Enamel Aged Hunter - a chunky enamel with bits of copper, black and gold flecks in it. Melted the powder with my heat gun and BTW -Aged Hunter would be perfect to use on tree's on Christmas cards,

I used all the same products on the card below except flower, tag and used plain paper. I wanted to show you how versatile the same stamp can be.

The New Stampendous preorder products are in the store and  ready for you to order. They are expected to ship  very early April. Check out the jumbo flowers and all the new Frantage products (new colors of mica, glitter glass, vintage embossing powder, color fragments and more)!

For all of Stampendous products, rather in store or pre-order you will receive  a 10% discount use the code:


The prize for this hop is a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE. 
You must post a comment on each DT and follow their blog if you'd like to be eligible!
Winner will be announce on Wednesday, March 27:)
 you must post on each DT blog and back to the store.

Versa Mark Ink Pad - this holds your embossing powders to your paper while you apply your heat gun. 
Tim Holtz 


You will hop next to see my team sister, 
 Karen's fabulous creation.. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Thursday everyone! AnotherWhimsy stamp by Elisabeth Bell - Sweet Pick!  Sweet bunny did some sweet pickens with ducky watching!  Talking about Whimsy - did you see new Whimsy's stamps that entered the 7 Kids College Fund Store this week? They are by Sylvia Zet and Elisabeth Bell, who are by far the best whimsical stamp artists - so cute and perfect for any occasion:)

Last week I received Dover Craft - Garden Party Paper Pad. Let me tell ya - sweet, bright, summery and cheerful! I am super please with every single piece in it and how often can we say that? You don't even have to think twice about what papers you want to use for you want to use all of them!!

Supplies:Spring Pick

Don't forget the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge is glitter!

Fab 'n' Funky -  Pink, Green and Brown

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's all about glitter

Hello Happy Crafters! It's time for another fantastic challenge at 7 Kids College Fund and this week it is all about glitter! Who doesn't like glitter and lots of it! It does get everywhere at times and I have been known to have it everywhere and anywhere including a shinny hinny! Entering 7 KCF will give you the opportunity  to win  a $20.00 gift certificate to the store and who doesn't want to go shopping there?!!

Update on Diet (last posting) Day 10. DH lost 9 /12 lbs and I have lost 5 1/2. YEAH, it's a start:) Pain -  my pain level went higher for three days. I was even considering going to the ER for pain management. Then it dawned on me - I was not  following the diet exactly, and was not getting enough carbohydrates for my muscles. We made sweet potato fries, and it was like a took a large dose of narcotics. I am climbing the stairs with little difficulty, stooping, kneeling and a feeling of freedom, because I can move so much more! My mind feels clearer and my spirits are back to the old me. Will this last?? Only time will tell. 

Easter Bunny by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps
First Edition 6 x 6 paper pad "Spring Drop" - this paper pad is perfect for Easter and Spring Cards
Cheery Lynn Designs: Nesting Eggs and Lace Egg
Diamond Glaze by Judikins
Thristle Stickles Dry  Fine Glitter from Ranger
Eucalyptus Skickles Dry Fine Glitter from Ranger

Making Your Own Glitter Paper - used in the three eggs above. 


Color Card Stock
Sowang Double Sided Tape: 8.5 x 11 sheet
Die cut

Choose your color of glitter and card stock.  You want to use the same color of paper - just in case there is a small area not covered or rubbed off of the tape. 

Cut your card stock and double sided tape with your die cut. 

Peel the back paper off of the tape and apply it to your cut card stock. 

After you adhere your 2 sided tape to your card stock -
peel the white paper from the tape and cover it with glitter.

So pretty and much cheaper than buying glitter paper:)

You can see tutorials like this and much, much more in the Through The Craft Room Door Online magazine. March - April issue will be released on Saturday, March 16.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All Things Grow With Love

Hello Happy Crafters! We were suppose to get a GIANTIC snow storm 8-10 inches and we got mostly rain! I have to admit I was disappointed, I love big snow storms and everything covered with a blanket of snow - so beautiful!

If you want to skip the personal information about our new diet...skip down to the third paragraph for details on my card today:)

If you follow my blog, you will know I have muscular dystropy and fibromyalgia. The pain has really risen in the past few months and I hate taking pain pills.  Hubby and I have read so many articles about people who have taken gluten out of their diets had a significantly decrease in pain, lost weight, yadayada. I have gain a lot of weight in the past five years, because my activity level has decreased and the good old drug prednisone that makes you feel like you are starving all the time, and you eat everything that isn't tied down to the house. Any how, when  DH and I decide to do something, we go at it with full force and don't slow down. So on Sunday we started the JJ Virgin Diet, which is pretty strict to say the least. You are not allowed, not only gluten, but also soy, dairy, eggs, corn, sugar/artificial sweetners and peanuts! Your probably saying to yourself  "what is left to eat?"  Well, actually there is a lot you can eat, but 90 percent of it, I never heard of before we started this venture. And, it is costly.  For the first 21 days you drink a smoothie with Almond Milk, fruits, vegetables, protein mix and lots of seeds and nuts twice a day and eat one balance meal.  So before we start this, we had to go shopping. First thing on the list - Vitamix 5200 Mixer - trust me, this baby is a pretty penny for a mixer, but it does one awesome job making smoothies, LOL it also does a lot more them making smoothies.  Then we had to find meat that was gluten free - which means it only grazes on the land and has no antibiotics or hormones injected. Would you beleive most of your supermarkets do have them,  including BJ's. We, also bought Bison meat that  literally has no fat and taste very similair to beef. Meet that is gluten free is not cheap - it's like double the price of regular meet. Well,  this is day four and hubby lost 6 lbs and I lost 5 - yes, probably 3 of it is water, but it is a start! As far as the pain level goes - nothing different yet:( I'll keep you posted once a week of our progress!!

Today I am bringing you this sweetie by Mo Manning from Stamping Bella and her name is "Sprout." When I first saw this image, the first thing I thought was; "All things grow with love" Isn't she a sweetie?

Stamped my image onto X-Press It Blending Card with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink - this ink dries very quickly and perfect for coloring with Copic Markers.  I cut out the flower pot and the little heart on her pants and applied Diamond Glaze to them to make them shinny and 3D. I used Spellbinders to cut out the scallop circles in the back ground, sponged Memento - Summer Sky around the edges. Grommet tag by Spellbinders and placed a brad on each side.  Sorry the ribbon and flower are from my stash. The charm has "love" printed on it:)

The inside of my card I placed a packet of flower seeds. 
I left the right side blank so I can add a note or sentiment. 

Shopping List

Copics: Hair:E55, E53, E51, E50. Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20. Shirt: YR38, YR65, Y13. 
Pants: B95, B93, B91, W5, B12, B41. Red heart: R37, R35. Shoes: B14, B12.
 Flower Pot: E19, E09, E08, E07. Ground was dotted with several different brown. 
 Paper Pad from Authentique
Diamond Glaze by Judikins
Spellbinders: Gommet Tags
Spellbinders: Lacey Circles

Thank you for visiting and come play with us at  7 Kids College Fund Challenge where you could win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store just for submitting a project - lots of fun and this week is "Anything Goes."

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