Saturday, April 20, 2013



Happy Saturday and welcome to the 7 Kids Blog hop featuring Docrafts products! When I learned we were having a Docraft blog hop, I wasn't familiar with Docraft Products - but holy smoke you should see them all. They have the famous Gorjuss stamps that are so sweet, die cuts, paper pads, ribbon, buttons - I was totally blown away:) 

As I was going through store I spotted the Wellington Clear Stamps and felled in love with them. You can see why! 

And, I especially loved this sentiment and stamp together.  I am also using these stamps to create Father's Day cards too - as you can see it  has Husband, Dad, Uncle, Grandad, No.1, Brother, "Your the Best" - I think they covered every male relationship, which will make it much easier for me! 

Below is one of many cards that will be created with this one stamps set:) I just love the little girl hugging her teddy and the sentiment. I used the Wellington 6 x 6  Paper Pad which is perfect for men cards:)

Supplies: 7 Kids College Fund carries all of your favorite items to craft with and more! 

Copic Sketch markers - used to color my image
Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50, E25, E23. Skin:E11, E00, E000, R20. Teddy bear: W03, W01, W00, C6, C3, C1. Jumper: B95, B93, B91. Belt-shoes- shirt: R14, R12, R11. 

Be sure to hop to all the DT's blogs and have a chance to when this Docraft Die set!

Your next hop is  Kim's Blog



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bird Swing - Anything Goes at 7 Kids:)

Hello Happy Crafters! Guess what? We are going into the 90's today! Good-bye winter, forget spring and hello summer. Crazy, crazy weather. Last night I purchased most of my flowers for the flower bed and it is going to be pink, red, violet and yellow! Ah, and to be outside without a coat or sweater, watching kids ride their bikes, birds humming in the back yard, windows open with fresh air coming in and I am one happy camper! What is the weather like where you live? My friends in South Africa are headed into winter - eeeks. Talking about SA - I want to give a great big shout out CONGRATULATIONS to my friend Sharon Keanly who purchased a home this year and will have her own crafting room and lots more!! I am so excited for her, she has worked so hard and deserves her little corner of the world:) Love you Sharon!

Well, are you ready for some fun by creating what ever you want? It's  "anything goes" over at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge! Come on over and play for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store! Have you been to the store lately?  Let me tell you about some of the sales going on. Do you love Popcorn The Bear, Stampendous, Magnolia's - they are all on sale right now. 7 Kids is growing and growing and you need to stop by the store daily to see all the new products Tab has been adding.... unbelievable. Here are just some of the new items coming in and are up for pre-order: The links will not work at this time for they are on pre-order. If you purchase anything from the 7 Kids College Fund Store - please use the store blinkie on my right side bar so I will get credit or on any other DT's blog.

BTW did you see the soap I made on my last posting! EASY PEASY kit from 7 Kids and they make wonderful gifts for the ones you  just don't know what to buy and fantastic Mother's Day gifts. Picture a card and the wrapping of the soap done in the same design paper!! Cute!

 Cutterpillar Pro - paper cutter that is awesome! Doohickeys Dies
 Gorjuss Girls Heidi Schwoerer/2 Cute Ink
 La-La Land Magnolia Once Upon a Time
 Prima Spellbinders D-Lites
 Stamping Bella Tiddly Inks
 Wink of Stella Glitter Markers WRMK Envelope Punch Board
 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Embossing Folders (92 Darice folders!)
 Frou Frou

Well, after all my gabbing!:)  This is my project for the "Anything Goes Challenge"  I created a step- card and if you like this design - guess where you will be able to find the directions to make it?? That's right - in the next issue of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine. You can can see a sneak of what the magazine has in the spring issue by watching the video above. 94 full pages with no advertisements, full of tutorials, articles and inspirations.

Copic Markers:  B-000, B000, B1, BG000. E35, E33, E31, YG61, YG25

Have an awesome day my friends and thank you for stopping by:) 


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Making Gift Soap

Making Homemade Soap - awesome Mothers Day Gifts!

Hello happy crafters! This is Colleen and I am bringing you a whole new level to making craft gifts and just in time for Mothers Day!! 7 Kids now sells a all in one soap making kit and let me tell you, my son, granddaughter and me had a blast doing it. It was our first time so there is a little bit of room for improvement but I am still please with our results. Did I tell you this was easy peasy to do?

There are several kits available to chose from, I chose

The kits comes with 16 ounces of clear soap, 16 ounces of white soap, .27 ounces of Cucumber Melon Fragrance, 27 ounces of red color, .27 ounces yellow color, .27 ounces of blue color, .03 ounces of white pearl powder, four molds and instructions. You need to supply a glass measuring cup and a small spritzer filled with alcohol. 

Decide what shape you want your soap and the colors you would like to make it. We did four different shapes and designs. Break your bars of soaps into pieces into a glass container. The directions will advise you to how many you will need for each design.  Place in microwave for approx. 1 minute or less. Keep checking to see if the soap has melted.

Add your coloring and fragrance and stir. At this time you can add the shimmering 
powder which I forgot to do:(  Stir. 

 Pour into your mold. Easy peasy - my son is doing this while I shoot the photo's:)

Spritz with alcohol to remove all the air bubbles. I filled my mini mister and it was perfectly.

While that was hardening - we prepared the other bars.  It takes 1 1/2 - 2 hours to completely dry.

We made two fancy bars by removing them and cutting them into regtangles or straight lines. 
With the rectangle bar we sliced evenly 3 times across the length and 3 times across the width. We placed every other rectangle back into the mold

  Slowly pour the second color between the rectangles.
Spritz again with alcohol which made this look like glass when done

This is how it looked when dried. I love the way it has a marble look to it. 

The circle we cut into triangles and layered the hexagon with pink and white

Square bar was cut into four strips and filled with the white soap in between to form the strips.

Before wrapping you can wrap your bar of soap tightly and heat it slightly with a heat
gun to adhere the plastic wrap to the bar.

There are so many different ways of wrapping your soap to make a beautiful gift. Create a card with matching paper and will make a very loving gift. 

Love you Abbie, thank you for helping me!


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