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!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Colleen,Wishing you A Very Happy, Healthy and creative New Year!!
Kevin xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card!!! Welcome back!!!!!!

Penny said...

She is a cutie pie! And beautifully colored! Love your fab design, colors, papers and embellies, Colleen! :^)
So glad you were able to overcome your burnout. I think it hits all of us in one form or another. Good thing you took the downtime! You seem refreshed and ready to go! Happy that Rhea is there to inspire you. :^)
Big hugs, Penny

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