New Adorables now at 7KCF!


Aren’t they just  . . .   Adorable?!     Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.   LOL    

They’re new and IN STOCK today at 7 Kids College Fund!     Adorables from Crafter’s Companion.   There are a total of six sets and each one is cuter than the last.    I’ve used the set named Playing for this card.    You can check them all out HERE.


Crafter’s Companion Adorables at 7 Kids College Fund  ~ Waiting, Caring, Loving, Playing, Praising & Sharing




These stamps definitely seem to have a vintage feel, so I tried to keep my card design in this same theme.   This set comes with lots of fun accessory stamps ~ I only used the pine trees for the background.   And, of course carefully added some MS baker’s twine as the rope for big sis to pull the sleigh! 

The DP is by My Mind’s Eye from a couple of years ago;  It comes already highlighted with a turquoise glittery embossing on all the edges.   The problem is when you cut it to fit your card, you lose two sides of the embossing.  To try to remedy this, I took my Tumbled Glass pad of Distress Ink and swiped it over the two cut edges, then quickly added some Embossing Tinsel in bridal and blasted it with a heat gun.    I was pretty happy that the look was very similar to the original uncut edges!   Yay.  

I also added lots of the bridal Embossing Tinsel to the trees and snow using a Versamarker embossing pen.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch much of the sparkle in the photos.

Thanks for stopping by today!   Hope you’re having a great weekend and staying warm!


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Popcorn Bear (and Cute Companions) Holiday sets!!   

They are ALL adorable!   

Better check em out before they’re gone!   🙂


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!