Gina K. Video showing the new Grands

Thought I would share this video I found from Gina K. Designs’ Stamp TV, showing the new Grand Nestabilities and the Grand Caliber.

NEW Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ some not seen in previews!!


Tab at 7 Kids College Fund has just added some MORE new release dies, some that weren’t shown in the Spellbinders previews!!   Wow, VERY cool!!   

They also are releasing new BIG, BIG, big dies called Grands!!   And, of course, a new die machine to fit them ~ the Grand Caliber!!    Wow, you have to take a peek!!

They’re all in the store for pre-order . . . tis the season for brand new supplies!!   cha, cha, cha!    🙂

Here’s the complete list … the newer new ones are toward the bottom of the page.

My Fairytale came true!


. . . the day I met You!

How about just ONE more from Ladybug and Friends?!      I”m a big fan of fairytales ~ always wishing they were true!   So, I really fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it since they look as though they stepped right out of a “fairy”tale!  I thought it would also make a great Valentine.    It’s called With Love, by Joan Elliott for Ladybug and Friends



 The DP is from the new Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection.    The hearts are cut out with Spellbinders  Nestabilities Classic Heart and Scalloped Heart dies ~ which, by the way, have both been discontinued by the manufacturer, BUT are still in stock at 7 Kids College Fund!    I added some Stickles in Star Dust to their wings. 



On a side note …    You know that feeling you get when you have ordered NEW stamps and the box has arrived and you’re just soooo excited???!!!     

Well, I HAD to share this picture of my granddaughter, Hailee, as she opened one of the gifts from me for Christmas  —   her very own stamp set!!      (She looks a little crazy – but, exactly how I look when I get new stamps!!)    LOL    



I just laugh every time I see this picture  ~   We’re both normally much more reserved!!    😀



Copics Used:  B60, 63, 66;  RV000, 10, 11;  R20, 30;  Y08, 15, 17, 38;  YR16;  YG00, 03, 23;  E11, 50, 51;  W1, 3;  T1, 3, 5; C7

Just for YOU!



Hello!   Yep, it’s ANOTHER Stampavie image by Gillian Roberts!   This little guy is Penguin and Tree.    My card design is for the Stampavie Sketch Challenge.    Here’s the fun Sketch we were to follow …  I flipped it for my card. 



And, my VERY pink card!


This really was a fun sketch to work with!   Thanks Jay Jay!   

The DP is from the Basic Grey eskimo kisses 6×6 paper pad.  Mr. Penguin is colored with Copics and I added some Polar White Flower Soft to his hat and the snow on the ground.   I also added some Diamond Glaze to make each ornament shiny, along with Stickles in sequins to the star.  I used several Spellbinders Nestabilities dies on this card …  Oval for the main image and sentiment, Labels Six behind the main image, and the small Lattice Pendant  for the sides of the main image.   I also used Snowflake #2 Cuttlebug die for the two small snowflakes and 2008 MS Collectible Snowflake punch for the two large snowflakes.   Phew!!

Thanks for visiting!


Copics Used:   RV10, 11, 32, 34, 39; E31, 44, 47; YG25, 93; B000; W0, 1, 3, 4; N1, 3, 5

Love is a fruit …



I love this sentiment by Mother Teresa ~ It’s part of the awesome new stamp set from Gina K. Designs  designed by my idol  🙂  Asela Hopkins, called Fruitful Harvest.




I love EVERY stamp included with this set!   Asela always designs such beautiful images.     The grapes and leaves were colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with pop-it dots onto the very cool new Spellbinders Nestabilites Label Six  shape.   The dp is from my fav Graphics 45 and I added some 5 mm Self Adhesive Nail Heads also from Gina K’s.  Here’s a closeup of the grapes:




Thanks for visiting today!   Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday.


Copics used:   YG00, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99; E31, 33; W0, 3, 4

Contemporary Heart Pendant



I suppose it’s a little early for Valentine’s Day cards!!    But, I’ve REALLY been having fun with the new Contemporary Heart Pendant dies  this weekend! (good thing I have no life!)     🙂         The heart dp is from My Mind’s Eye.   I added LOTS of little pink pearls along the edge and in the center and some pink crocheted cording from my stash to match.



Thanks for stopping in on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon!    Don’t forget tomorrow is House Mouse Monday ~  I’ll bet you could never guess which Spellbinders die I used on my HM card??!!

Tilda & the new Spellbinders heart Pendant!




I was sooooo excited tonight to be able to use one of the new Spellbinders Nestabilities Pendant ~ Contemporary Heart  dies!    I thought it would be perfect for this little Tilda with Lace Skirt, and her matching cross-stitched heart on her dress.



Hugs & Kisses from Tilda


I added two Nestabilities Circles  (which fit perfectly!)  ~ one under the heart pendant and one on top, to show the details of this new die.  I also  added LOTS of Crystal Stickers’ Pearls to the pendant and was sooo happy to be able to use my favorite Basic Grey  Bittersweet  paper … it’s not just for Valentine’s Day!  


Thank you for visiting….and for your always inspiring comments!     AND,  TGIF!!!    😀


P.S.   In case you missed it, I’m soooooooo excited to be able to tell you that I’ve been asked to be part of the Design Team!!   My new blog for these projects is….    



Copics Used:   R000, 00, 11, 20, 30, 81, 83; RV32, 85;  E000, 00, 02, 08, 09, 11, 18, 93; YR00

In Stock Next Week!!

This just in from Tab at 7 Kids College Fund  …

“I just found out some very exciting news for 7 KIDS customers:

I am receiving the NEW Pendants and Borderabilities  next week (not early August, as originally predicted)!!!

My order will be shipping in the next two days and I should have it by Wednesday or Thursday of next week! Can you believe it? I barely can!!! All the new pendants and borders are available for purchase. Head over to the store now to purchase what I have coming to guarantee that you will be one of the first crafters to get your hands on these amazing new dies!!!”

Pendants and Borderabilities


Happy Birthday to my DD ~ Jennifer!

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Happy Birthday to you!  

Today is my oldest daughter ~  Jennifer‘s birthday!  (click to read her blog Tribute to her Dad on Father’s Day)  And, although she is just slightly older than this adorable Tilda image…I always think of her (and my other daughter, Jessica) at this age when I see some of these Magnolia stamps.   Yes, they were the cutest….still are, of course!   And, they both now have little Tildas of their own!     🙂

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings

This Tilda is from one of the older collections, called Sitting Summer Tilda  from the Shabby Chic Collection.  Did you know that 7 Kids College Fund now carries many of the older Magnolia images??   Of course, they also have all the newest images available too!   Better check them out.   🙂

I’ve also used some of the older Basic Grey Perhaps paper, which I love,  for the background.  The background die combinations are from the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies – Labels Three and the plain Square shape.  

Unfortunately, my daughter lives in Florida, so we won’t be celebrating her day together ~ I will, however, be visiting at the end of July when I get to attend  CHA in Orlando!!!!!    I’m super excited!!   Yay!    So, we will definitely celebrate in July!

Thanks for visiting today.   Have a great day!


Copics Used:   R000, 11, 20, 39, 81, 83, 85; E000, 00, 50, 51, 53, 93;  W4

Supplies Used:  Magnolia Sitting Summer Tilda; Computer generated sentiment; Neenah cs; Basic Grey Perhaps dp; Memento black; Distress tea dye; Metallic rub on paste; Kaiser pearls;  Misc. primas & ribbon; Spellbinders Nestablities, Labels Three & Squares

House Mouse Challenge No. 42 ~ Neapolitan Ice Cream!!

You never know what you're gonna get!

You never know what you're gonna get!

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The whole gang!

Happy House Mouse Monday once again!   

Now don’t these guys look oh so VERY happy ~ chocolate will do that!  I can personally attest to this fact!  

Our challenge this week is to use the colors of Neapolitan Ice Cream ~ Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla!   I love these colors….and the ice cream too!

Life is like box of chocolates ...

Life is like box of chocolates ...

I don’t know about you, but I can’t even think this sentiment in my head without hearing Forest’s voice!   I’m referring to Forest Gump….and, had I finished this card, the inside would say ~  You never know what you’re gonna get!     🙂

I’m so happy no one saw me at Hobby Lobby when I found this ribbon.  I was so excited that it seemed to be so perfect for this stamp!!   It’s truly the little things that really matter most.

Be sure to take a peek at all the “yummy” Neapolitan Ice Cream cardz by the awesome House Mouse Design Team.    AND, I hope you can join us for this fun challenge.        Have a great week!




(Yes, I’m once again trying to including my Copic colors, Sue!)  ;D

Copics used:  R000, 00, 11, 20; RV10; V000; E000, 00, 31, 33, 35, 47, 49, 50, 51, 71, 77; YR00; W1, 2, 4

Supplies:   HM Yummy Treats, featuring Muzzy, Maxwell, Mudpie, Amanda & Monica; Neenah solar white cs; Martha Stewart chocolate brown dp; SEI patterned dp; Cuttlebug, Textile Texture embossing folder; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Curved Rectangles; Pop-it Dots; Kaiser half pearls; Versamark pen; Clear EP;  Ribbon FX ribbon; Martha Stewart, lace punch; Metallic Rub-on paste, Rosewood; Smooch, moonlight; Computer generated sentiment.

Many Blessings from Gina K’s

I finally had a chance to ink up some of the new stamps from my recent shopping trip to Gina K. Designs.   One of my favorite stamp designers is Asela Hopkins…she really is so talented, I always love her stamp sets.  This one is called Friendship’s Garden


Calla Lily

 I also found this VERY cool product called Nautical Netting at Gina K’s.  Thought it would give my card a somewhat of an oriental theme ~  It’s very easy to work with and doesn’t necessarily have to be used on nautical projects….I think I might need more!!   🙂       

 I hope you’re having a great day!   And, tomorrow is a brand new Challenge at InStyle Stamps…be sure to stop back for a chance to win a free ISS image!  


 Stamps:  Gina K. Designs, Friendship’s Garden by Asela Hopkins

Paper:  Neenah, Solar white cs;

                The Paper Studio, dp;

               Bazzill, various tans & black, cs

Ink:     Memento, black;

            Distress, old paper & faded burlap

 Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities ,Labels Four &

                               Curved Rectangles; Nautical Netting;

                               Black stick-on rhinestones; Black ribbon

                              from stash                                         

Copics:      Calla Lily – Y17, Y21, YR20, YR23, YR31, E50, E51, E53, W3

                      Leaves/Stem – YG00, YG03, YG11, YG63, YG67

                     Pot – Y28, YG91

                    Soil – E18, W3

Pretty in Pink! :)

Peony Nestis
Embrace HappinessPeonies

OMGoodness!  I received my order from 7 Kids College Fund today!!  I was sooooo excited to try out all the new Spellbinders Nestabilities’ sets I received!!    7 KIDS HAS THEM ALL!!!  ….   All the new releases from CHA, at the best prices you’ll find anywhere!!    I felt like a kid in a candy store!   I had been especially excited about all the “flower” shaped dies…Peony, Dahlia, Blossom!!!    I didn’t know where to start!    



I chose the Peony dies.   



Aren’ t they the coolest?!!      I’m in love … AGAIN!!   🙂  

Here’s my final card using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Peony dies… from 7 Kids, of course!  



 I’m hoping to be able to show you some samples of the other newest products from Spellbinders during the next few days… in the meantime, please take a peek, before they’re gone! at 7 Kids College Fund


Supplies Used:   Neenah solar white cs; Creative Imaginations, flower dp, on the dot lemonade & blue jeans striped dp, pebbles, pink dp; Memento, rose bud ink; Spellbinder’s Nestabilities, Peony & scalloped tag dies;  Spare Parts, pearl brads; piercing tool; Pop it dots