7 Kids College Fund ~ Red, White & Blue

Hello – and happy Wednesday … already!    I definitely like these “short” weeks ~ as long as the weekends are a day longer!

Our challenge today at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog is a popular one this time of year!    RED, WHITE & BLUE. 

For those of you who visited here a few days ago … YES, I have found a new love!   This cutie is another from La La Land Crafts ~ Sweetheart Marci!    I thought she would be perfect for a true RW&B fan.   Go USA!  🙂

So, be sure to take a peek at the always awesome 7 Kids College Fund DT cards at the challenge blog – you won’t be disappointed.


7 Kids College Fund ~ Fluffy!

Hello nd happy Wednesday!   Sorry for being MIA these last few weeks ~ between trying to adjust to working full-time and getting ready for a housewarming party this last Saturday, my time has been sooooooo limited.   And, on top of it, I’m once again REALLY behind in emails also ~ I apologize to anyone waiting to hear from me, but I just haven’t been able to do it all.   I promise to get back to everyone later this week.   Thanks for your unending patience with me!!

Today we have a new challenge for you at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog, hosted this week by the awesome Wendy Ramlakhan ~ FLUFFY!   Pretty interesting, don’t you think?!     We’d love to see your cards using felt, suede, Flower Soft, etc

I did struggle a bit with this one and finally added a little Flower Soft to Tilda’s flowers.   The FS I used was actually Polar White!   I added a few drops Copic ink from a R81 reinker and mixed it up – kind of reminded me of dying coconut!!   LOL

I’ve used some of the new 6×6 papers from Magnolia ~ Sweet Rainbow, Dark Pink Rainbow flowers and Pink Plaid.  I really LOVE these colors!   And, I added a gold LOVE charm, tied to the ribbon with gold elastic cord.

I hope you have time to hop over to the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog to check out all the awesome FLUFFY cards from the DT.   I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping in today!


7 Kids College Fund ~ Gettin’ Sketchy & Beachy!

Happy Wednesday!!    Time for a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund.    Today our host is Suzanne Dean and she has come up with this awesome Sketch …

And, as you can see from the various beachy items, it’s a BEACH theme too!

I’ve used the Penny Black stamp set called BEACH DAY.     As you can see the set comes with several matching accessory stamps ~ perfect for LOTS of summertime cards!

Since this Basic Grey ~ Lauderdale paper (that I LOVE!)  was a little busy, I decided not to use any of the accessory stamps … for fear of a bit of beach overload!!   🙂

This little cutie definitely makes me in the mood for some much warmer weather!!

Be sure to take a peek at all the BEACHY cards from the 7KCF DT and hopefully you will be inspired to join us for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


7 Kids College Fund ~ Circle Cardz

For today’s new challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog, we’re featuring Circle Cardz ~ either circle shaped cards or circles included on your card or project.

As you can see, I’ve made a circle easel card.   I’ve followed this easy tutorial http://debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-nestabilities-for-easel-cards-and.html

This cutie from the Magnolia Butterfly Dreams collection  is called Tilda with Lace Jeans and she’s IN STOCK at 7 Kids College Fund!   

The DP is from the new Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad ~ Lauderdale.   I’m in love with the rich jewel tone colors in this collection, now available at 7KCF.

I thought this sentiment was perfect for what seems to be a “concerned” look on Tilda’s face!

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge!   All the details and the gorgeous circle cards from the DT can be found on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping in today.


7 Kids College Fund ~ April Showers …

April Showers Bring May Flowers!   

Thank goodness too  … otherwise, it would be very hard to endure these recent dreary, rainy days we’ve been having here in Wisconsin!

It’s time for a new challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.   This week, we’re letting YOU choose – either SHOWERS or FLOWERS.

This cutie is from the Bildmalarna collection  at 7 Kids ~ Mimosa Umbrella.   I’ve used the Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals die on some white felt for the clouds.

And, the inside is BLOOMING with May flowers . . .

I hope you can pop over to the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team.    And, hopefully, you’ll be inspired to join us for a $20.00 7 Kids College Fund gift certificate prize!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


7 Kids College Fund & All That Scraps Challenges

7 Kids College Fund Challenge



Happy Wednesday!   Time for a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund ~ Thank you cardz, brought to us by the extremely nice and VERY creative Julie of the Design Team.     This little cutie is from Magnolia, of course!   She’s the  sitting bridesmaid  from the Wedding Collection.



I’ve used my very last sheet of this (my all-time favorite) piece of DP from the Basic Grey porcelain collection … so sad!   This coming from a true craft product horder.    lol   

I’m trying to keep this short since I have two cardz to share, but HAD to let you know what the AMAZING prize is for one very lucky participant of this challenge  . . .

A $75.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund


What perfect timing just before Christmas!  

The reason for the LARGE prize is that Tab, the owner of 7KCF, wanted to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and well wishes after her 18 year old son was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on Halloween!   Fortunately, he’s recovering and doing much better . . . you can find the details HERE.

So, with such an easy challenge, you have NO reason NOT to join us!   Be sure to take a peek at the awesome Thank You cardz from the Design Team.

All That Scraps Challenge



Yay!   The totally amazing Amy Young has done it again!   She’s created four new fantastic images just in time for our new challenge this week at All That Scraps ~ Happy Birthday.     This adorable image is called Darby Cupcake.  (unfortunately, they are so new that I don’t find these stamps in the store yet.   I’ll be sure to update you when they are added.) 

 Can you tell I really enjoyed coloring this one?    I thought the green hair was perfect for this color combo.  



Yes, I like dots!   I get it from my dear friend Sue Kment  – I hope she likes this one!    Please excuse the big glop of Stickles on the lightning bug’s light rays.   You know what they say – haste makes waste!   So true.    I’m being buried alive in Magnolia projects for the next Magnolia Ink!   Our deadline is Thursday, so I’m hoping to take a nice rest after that!   🙂

Be sure to pop over to the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations from the always amazing DT AND the other three new images from Amy Young.

Phew, thanks for dropping by today.




7 Kids College Fund & All That Scraps Challenges

7 Kids College Fund Challenge



Awwww … how adorable is he?!    Happy Wednesday!   Time again for another double-header Wednesday actually.   

Our new challenge today for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog  is a fun and super easy one – Flowers & Layers.    And, the awesome prize is $20.00 worth of the brand new Zva Creative mini rose blossoms in 1/2″ to 1 3/8″ in size, as well as rose buds ~ available in lots of colors including red, pink, peach, lime, olive, lavender, white, cream, ginger, and blue.

Here’s my card using the Thanks a Bunch Popcorn Bear from Crafters Companion . . .



I hope you can join us for this challenge, and be sure to check out the awesome samples from the Design Team.


All That Scraps Challenge



And, of course, Wednesday also means a new challenge at All That Scraps.   This week Lesa challenged us to creat some type of Fall decoration.    This was my first attempt at rubber stamping on a candle!    It’s definitely much easier than you would think!    I followed this very helpful tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.   And, believe me – if I can do it … anyone can!    What a great idea with the upcoming holidays . . . hmmmmmmmm.  

I used the C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Fall Scene, colored with Copics for my candle.   Unfortunately, when coloring on the tissue paper, it’s a little hard to get much shading since the ink really soaks in quickly.     

I also wanted to share the super simple little “doily”  for under the candle that I made using the largest die from the new Spellbinders Nestabilities  Beaded Circles Decorative Elements  dies . . .



It turned out to be the perfect size to match my candle!   I was thinking some silver or gold metallic cardstock would be pretty for a Christmas candle, or some wool felt would be nice too.    Eeeek … guess Santa will be busy making LOTS of candles this year!   LOL

So be sure to hop over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog  to see some awesome Fall themed decorations from the always amazing Design Team.

Thanks for visiting today!


7 Kids College Fund ~ Challenge No. 1!!!

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge card can be found HERE.



The day has finally arrived!!   After almost two years of being on the DT for 7KCF, we finally have  a challenge blog started!   Yay.   I know there are LOTS of various challenges out there, but I think the prizes at this one will be extra-special . . . starting with today ~  a $50.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!    Pretty cool, huh?   

Our first challenge is taken from the 7KCF logo ~ Pink and Dots.    So, little Tilda with Hearts  (actually named Ladybug Tilda!)  has been colored up in Pink for this special event.    Why the hearts, you may ask???     hehehe    Here’s why:



LOL   Sometimes I just have way tooo much fun!!   Needless to say, the sentiment is computer generated!  

So, run don’t walk, to see all the other Pink and Dots inspiration from the really VERY talented 7KCF Design Team!    I hope you can join us, all you need is a stamp carried by 7 Kids College Fund!


(I was so honored to see that the wonderfully talented graphic artist Ann Vento used my Tilda for our blinkie & blog header!!   Here’s a link to the actual card if you’re interested.)   

Thanks for visiting today!     It’s a double-post day – as every other Wednesday will be for awhile.   My All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge card can be found below. 


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