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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Happy Wednesday, my crafty friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. :o)

Today begins a fun new challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, so I hope you'll join us! I was in need of a pretty little gift, so I turned to the gorgeous Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection. I made a pillow box using one of my favorite designs, which is part of my contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients. We are showering love upon victims of domestic violence and their children.
With such beautiful paper, I did not want to over-embellish it. After wrapping it with tulle and tying a floofy bow, I centered it with a lovely burlap butterfly. It and the tiny trail of flowers behind it are from Petaloo's Apricot Burlap Blossoms and Butterflies collection. For my sentiment, I used one of the lovely banners included in the Sweet Sentiments paper pad.
Inside of the box is an array of sweet flowers from the Tattered Lace Lacy Daisy metal die set. I LOVE this line, as everything is so elegant. I kept the two sizes of lacy daises separate, but layered the shadow dies. They are centered with pearls to coordinate with the Wild Orchid Crafts pearl sprays I tucked within the tulle. The papers are also from Sweet Sentiments.
You have two weeks to play along with us, so I hope to see you linking up at the Challenge Blog! We love seeing your creations! :o) Have a blessed day, everyone!

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:


Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Charisma Cardz~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Catz~ Flowers
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ Petals and Pearls
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Things with Wings and Ribbon
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


Monday, July 14, 2014

Anything but a Card at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, my sweet friends! I hope you had a blessed weekend. :o) I'm a bit behind on your inspiring blogs, but will try to visit you later today. I am still struggling with the pain from my arm injury, but there has been improvement.

A new challenge begins today at My Craft Spot! This week we are asking you to create anything but a card. The possibilities are truly endless! For my inspiration, I made a sweet little friend for a recipient of this month's I Feel the Love Project. :o)

A Pouch Pal, soon to be filled with a little surprise in the pocket:
This cutie pie is from the Christmas Pouch Pal cut file set from Treasure Box Designs. I used Core Couture paper for every millimeter of him, as he is sparkling with love. :o)
My snowy paper is from Bo Bunny, which I've decorated with a few of my favorite things! I created a banner with the Tiny Tags metal dies and lined it with a fun pom trim that reminds me of snowballs. :o) I combined two stamp sets to decorate my wintry banner. The snowman and the word 'snow' are from Stamping All Around Christmas, while 'hugs' is from Tiny Tags 3

The gorgeous layered snowflake in the center is from the Memory Box Precious Snowflakes metal die set, which I've accented with rhinestones. (How could I not?)
Thank you for visiting! Have a sweet and sparkly day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You Are Amazing!

Happy Wednesday, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. :o)

Today I'm featuring some fabulous Memory Box stencils carried by 7 Kids College Fund!  For my stenciling inspiration, I made a tag for someone who loves fashion and all things pretty!
The background design is the gorgeous Flourish stencil, which I inked with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink. The dress form is from the Dress Maker stencil, which I fussy-cut so I could pop it up with foam tape for dimension. I inked the stand with Walnut Stain and the dress with Tumbled Glass. I laid the beautiful Tessatina stencil atop the blue ink and sponged in the pattern with Dusty Concord
The fun measuring tape stencil is part of the Dress Maker set, which I accented with pearls. I added lace and ruffly ribbons, along with flowers and a button for an assortment of prettiness. :o) The Wild Orchid Crafts flowers sparkle with Wink of Stella and the leaves are from the Tattered Lace Lacy Daisy metal die set. The pearl strand is also from WOC.

The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 3 stamp set, which I cut out with the label die from the Jar Basics metal die set. I used my favorite purple Jute String for the My Mind's Eye button. This was a FUN little project! :o)

A week remains in our current challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, so I hope you'll play along with us! Have a blessed day! :o)

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:


Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ Fussy and Fancy OR Clean and Layered
 *Pile It On~ Add Some Flowers
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes

Friday, July 4, 2014

Kite Encouragement Card

Happy Friday! And Happy Independence Day to my American crafty friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, but of course am sharing it here, too! :o) This card is part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients, where we are creating for Friendship Home: an agency that supports victims of domestic violence and their children.

This encouragement card was a joint effort! As I continue to slowly recover from a shoulder and arm injury, my sweetheart is helping me with the parts that involve a lot of arm movement so I can return to crafting. He is an expert with my Big Shot! :o)
I used a few goodies from Kimberly's newest release! The sentiment is one of my favorites, which is from the beautiful Clock Time stamp set. The pretty floral border is part of the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set, which I've trimmed with Light Denim crinkle ribbon.
The kite is an adorable cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, which I accented with pearls. The center one is a pretty heart, as I loved how the pearl design looks like a love-centered cross. :o) I made Traditional Twine bows for extra textural and fluttery fun.
My card base was made with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and my Lily Rose papers came with a magazine. (Such gorgeous freebie papers!) Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day, friends!

Challenges entered:
 *Craft Your Passion~ Ribbon
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes 
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
 *Divas by Design~ Ribbons and Flowers
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ July Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Love to Create~ 3 or More Design Papers
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Hello, my dear friends! Unfortunately I have been MIA the past couple of weeks due to an immensely painful arm/shoulder injury. I am attempting to return to craftiness, although it is a very slow process. Expect simplicity from me for a while as it heals. I just can't do very much right now due to pain. :( I can start typing again every day or two, so I will be around to say hi later today!

On a happier note, a new challenge begins today at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! The Design Team added a twist to our inspiration: Tag It! We would love to see you add the optional twist when you play along with us by either creating a tag or including a tag on your project. :o)

I made a sweet little mason jar tag for a special kiddo. Courtesy of several adorable papers from Doodlebug Designs' Springtime paper pad, I'm sending her a jar of happiness. :o) It is for the July recipient of the I Feel the Love Project, where we are sending love and sunshine to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Isn't this paper precious? It just lights up the heart! Beneath the mason jar lid I added a tiny lacy border trim from the Tattered Lace Beloved Borders die set. The jar itself is embossed in gold for extra sunshiny warmth.

The gorgeous butterfly is one of the new metal die releases from Wild Rose Studio: Little Butterfly! I love that it's two pieces, as it enabled me to use sunny paper for the body and rainbow stripes for the wings. The wings are covered in Star Dust for sparkle. A few Doodlebug Spring Sprinkles enamel dots accent the corner for fun texture. :o)
I also used some My Craft Spot goodies! The mason jar stamp that I used for my tag base is from the Jar Basics stamp set. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags 3, which is cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags Metal Dies. The bright jute string is Parrot Green, which matches the bright papers so beautifully.

Zip on over to the Challenge Blog to see the lovely work from my teamies and join in the fun! I look forward to seeing what you create. :o) Have a blessed day!

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:


Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ 3 or More DP papers (the yellow is actually a bunch of suns, but you may need to enlarge it to see!)
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Happy Wednesday, my sparkly friends! I hope you're having a happy week! :o)

Today begins a new challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! The theme is Anything Goes, so link up whatever craftiness you're working on!

This week I made an encouragement card with a stylish stamp from Stamping Bella: Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish! It is part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project collection, where we are creating for an amazing community center to give encouragement to children and families who utilize their agency, providing shelter, food, clothing. etc. There is also a youth center for ages 4-18, where hot meals are provided, as well as games and computers. I trust there will be a teen girl (or even a sweet mother) who this card is destined for... perhaps one with secret big dreams or simply an affinity for girly girl things. This is to tell her I believe in her and her future!
What a fantastic image to encourage someone to believe in their dreams! She is colored with Copics, except for her suitcase which I paper-pieced for a fun pattern. (I just started practicing coloring folds and pleats... I am a work in progress!) The panel is trimmed with one of the beautiful border dies from the Tattered Lace Beloved Borders set. My background papers are from Echo Park's Be Mine collection, while most of the browns are from Core-dinations
For fashionable French flair, I used my new La-La Land Crafts Eiffel Tower die! Isn't it a beauty? I couldn't resist adding an elegant flourish of flowers and pearls. The Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish is decorated with Wild Orchid Crafts roses and a sprinkling of pearls. The corner accent is the lovely La-La Land Crafts Filigree Corner die.

The My Craft Spot sentiment is from the Simply Sentiments stamp set, which worked perfectly for this card. :o) Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a blessed day. :o)

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:


Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Craft Your Passion~ 3 or More Embellishments
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Calendar~ Petals and Pearls
 *Divas By Design~ 3 or More Layers
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes
 *Make My Monday~ Pretty in Pink
 *Sweet Stampin'~ Say it with Flowers
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fancy Edges at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, my sweet friends! I hope you had a beautiful weekend! :o)

Today starts a new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week we're playing with fancy edges! I can't wait to see what you create. :o)

I had the girliest of girly cards in mind at the beginning, but then something tugged on my heartstrings. Inspired by the star metal die in Kimberly's new Fancy Edges 2 set, I made a starry superhero card for a sweet boy as part of this month's I Feel the Love Project collection.

In trying and uncertain times, I want one of the precious boys to know that he is a superhero for enduring. :o)
To say I was out of my crafty comfort zone is putting it mildly. ;) But that lovely star edge which Batman stands upon was just calling to me for this exact creation! I layered it so it would stand out despite the alternating black and yellow background. The stars shooting out from him are the cut-outs from the star border die, which are also layered.
My sentiment is from Tiny Tags 2, while the cute starry confetti stamped alongside it is from the new Build A Birthday set. I used two metal dies from the Lacy Banners for its base to make it appear as one of the splash bubble things in comics. :o)

Batman and the sunburst star base are cut files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I used my Silhouette software to create a card base out of the sunburst cut file, as a star shaped card seemed fitting for a superhero. :o) Everything is popped up with foam tape for lots of dimension. I hope the recipient enjoys it!
Thank you for flying on by! I wish you a sweet and sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ For the Boys
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Masculine
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes

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