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.

For my friend



Happy Friday!!   Here’s one of the newest released images from C.C. Designs ~ Swiss Pixies Birgitta.   So happy I was able to make another Fall card, especially using one of my favorite Fall color combinations of dark reds and dark oranges.  




 The dp is from the Basic Grey Perhaps collection.   The flower die cuts are from Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom Two set.   The sentiment is from the Gina K Designs friendship blooms stamp set.




Hope the weather is a little bit nicer where you are  …   It’s dark, rainy and dreary here in Wisconsin and I’m really missing the sun!!


Copics Used:   RV17, 19: R000, 00, 01, 11, 20; YR12 15, 23, 24, 31; Y08, 17, 21, 38; E000, 00, 11, 21, 51, 97, 99; YG93, 97, 99; W0, 1, 3, 4, 5

The wait is over …



Yay!!!  I’m soooo excited to let you know that the new Stampavie images by Gillian F. Roberts (found on my previous post) are now available at 7 Kids College Fund!!   I think these stamps are some of the cutest holiday stamps I’ve ever seen.    This one is Bear and Robin ~ although I colored the bird to be a blue bird!   🙂



This little cutie was colored with Copics, cut out with a Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangle die by Spellbinders and highlighted around the image with B00 & B000.   I also added some Stickles in icicle  to look like glistening snow.   

Yes, I have to admit, I ordered almost ALL of these images from Stampavie ….   so be prepared, I will be sharing LOTS of cards with these adorable images during the next few days!!    I may even have one or two as a special blog candy giveaway!!  hint,  hint!   Be sure to stop back!    🙂


Copics used:  R20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 43, 46; E43, 50, 51, 53; BG01, 05, 09; B000, 00; G21, 28; W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 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

Handpicked, Just for You!



 Just a quick peek at ANOTHER fall card featuring Tilda with Sunflower from the 2008 Halloween & Autumn Magnolia collection.     All the details and a few closeups can be found on my Magnolias blog at

 Thank you for popping in today ~  hope you’re having a great day! 

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

Roses are red (and pink!) :)

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Tilda with roses

Tilda with roses

This is Tilda with Bunch of Roses from the Magnolia Chasing Butterflies collection.    This has always been my favorite color combination ~ red and pink!  (!) 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today….Hope you’re having a great day!


Copics used:   RV000; R11, 20, 25, 29; YG63, 67;  YR23, 31; E000, 00, 47, 49, 53;  B000, B00;  W1, 3, 4

Supplies:   Magnolia, Tilda with Bunch of Roses; Computer generated sentiment; Neenah Solar White cs;Anna Griffin, Peyton Collection dp; PTI, raspberry fizz, natural white cs; Miscellaneous brads & ribbons; Offray Ribbon rose; Spellbinders Nestabilties, Curved Rectangles & Labels Three; MS, lace punch

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