Wednesday, February 27, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Challenge~~Anything Goes!!

Challenge blog 

Today we start another great challenge over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!! The theme for the next 2 weeks is an easy peasy one so we should see a lot of you participating on this one:


For my card today I used the super adorable Ellie's Birthday from Saturated Canary. I've had this stamp in my stash forever and finally got a chance to ink her up! These stamps are sooooo much fun to color and 7 Kids College Fund has some of the lowest prices around!! 

I stamped her on Neenah Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Lips: R20, R22
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Outfit: E41, E42, E43, R81, R83, R85, G40, G43
Party Hat: R81, R83, R85, G40, G43
Pink Balloon: RV01, RV04, RV09
Blue Balloon: B000, B00, B02, B05
Ground: W5, N2

The beautiful dps (including that amazing banner) are from October Afternoon Cakewalk 8x8 paper pad. I distressed all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The cream rose button is from Tim Holtz idea-ology Accoutrements and the Large Pink Rose is from KaiserCraft Fairy Floss Paper Blooms.

Challenge Rules:
We welcome your submissions, but in order to qualify for any prizes or Top 3, you must:
1) Use a stamped image carried in the 7 KIDS store, or, if your project does not have a stamped image, all primary elements (dies, paper, punches) must be carried in the store.
2) Link to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog in your post. Feel free to combine our challenge with other challenges, as well as enter an unlimited number of unique projects. 
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Now head on over to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and link up your "Anything Goes" card/project! We can't wait to see what you make!! 
Rosie :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspiration Monday~~PASTEL COLORS!

If you are looking for my post for 7 Kids College Fund, please scroll down!! :)
Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a great weekend. Ours wasn't too bad. The best part was we met a great family at church on Sunday. We talked to them for hours (went to lunch with them) and it felt like we've known them for years! Have you ever had that happen? You meet someone for the first time and it's so easy and comfortable you feel like you've know them for a long time? I can't wait until we meet up with them again! Waving Hi to you Jessica!! :)

Today's another Inspiration Monday at La-La Land Crafts. Our theme this week is:


I have been wanting to color up this Carousel Horse for a while and felt it was perfect for this challenge! Isn't it fabulous?! Did you even know there are additional Carousel Images from LLLC? You can view them all HERE!
Body: E41, E42
Mane: E13, E25, E29
Pink: R81, Stickles
Purple: V15
Carousel Stand: YR21, B00, YG25, Stickles

I used some amazing and beautiful dps from October Afternoon's Cakewalk 8x8 paper pack....very vintage and lots of pastel! The banner at the top was made using the LLLC Heart Banner Die...LOVE it!! The metal word band is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line. The doily is from Walmart.
 I raised the banner, horse and word band on pop-dots for added dimension. :)

Now don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery. You can also share on our Facebook Page. It's a great way to make new friends and get some amazing feedback. Our Facebook Page is also the place Irina announces special sales and give-aways. If you haven't "liked" us yet, please stop by and say Hi!

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

More Tim Holtz Idea-ology Inspiration at 7 Kids College Fund!

This past Saturday was the 2nd ever blog hop at 7 Kids College Fund featuring lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology products. If you didn't check out the fabulous creations by the talented ladies of the Design Team, then you definitely want to click HERE and hop with us....this is the PRIZE up for grabs!!

For my card today I used some more Tim Holtz Idea-ology products: Idea-ology Corners and Idea-ology Word Bands. I'm not really into the grunge thing, but I hope the DT projects/cards from Saturday and this card below shows you how versatile these products can be. :)
These are some additional supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
This image is from La-La Land Crafts and is called Back to School Luka. I stamped him on Neenah Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copics .
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Plaid Shirt: B21, B24, G43, G46
Sweater: G40, G43, G46
Pants/Backpack: E41, E42, E43
Skateboard: YR04, YR07, C3, C5, C7
Shoes: C3, C5, C7

Now, don't forget to click HERE to participate in our HOP for a chance at winning some AWESOME Tim Holtz product!! There are only a couple of days left to participate!! There is also a discount code available so you can snag up your own idea-ology goodies!

Have a great week!!
Rosie :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

SCS LOVE FEST with The Greeting Farm~~A Love to DIE for!

If you are looking for my 7 Kids College Fund Idea-ology post please click HERE!

Split Coast Stampers is having a  Member Company Love Fest! There are 10 fantastic companies in the Member Company program. So every day between Feb. 14th through Feb. 24th, each one of the Member Companies has a challenge in their forum to inspire you. You can view all the details HERE!!

Play along, hang around to chat, check out the challenge galleries, and do all those things that make you LOVE stamping! At the end of Love Fest, each company will love you back with some crafty prizes, of course! 

Today the Love Fest Member Company featured is The Greeting Farm!! Our challenge for you is:

A Love to DIE for!
(use a die on your project)

For my card today I used this adorable TGF digi image called Kissy Kissy. I colored them with Copics on Neenah Paper.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Boy Hair: E44, E47, E49
Girl Hair: E43, E44, E47
Tux: C3, C5, C7/Tie: R22, R24, R29
Roses/Bow on Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29

If you didn't know yet, The Greeting Farm recently introduced Mini Stamp Sets with a matching Die. You can view all 4 sets HERE

For my card I used the flower die included in the Mini Fleurs with Die Set. See those scalloped corners with the pearls? I made those with the flower die! See the scrunched flower in the bottom left corner? Also made with the flower die. :)
    I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you come play along with us at SplitCoastStampers! Just a reminder the Love Fest Challenges are for fun! You do not have to use the sponsor company product to participate in the challenges.

At the end of the event (Feb. 28th) there will be winners from each specific challenge and winners selected from the pool of stampers who have completed all 11 challenges. So there will be lots of chances to win prizes! We hope to see y'all participating. :)  

Have a great Sunday and see you back here soon!
Rosie :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

7 Kids Blog Hop~~Featuring Tim Holtz idea-ology!

7 Kids College Fund is on it's 2nd blog hop ever!! We learned from the first and will improve with each exciting and even more fun! This hop is all about Tim Holtz and his Idea-ology line of trinkets. Each one has amazing detail and it's definitely hard to choose a favorite.

All of us on the Design Team had a blast designing and playing with all the goodies from the Tim Holtz line!! We hope you follow along with us so you can see how we used these awesome trinkets.

Here's the blog hop order:


Don't forget to leave a comment on the blogs because below is the prize up for grabs!! Awesome, right?!! You have until Tuesday, Feb. 26th to get through the hop. The winner of the prize will be announced on Feb. 27th on the 7 Kids College Fund Blog!

In addition, if you see something you like along your way, click on the inks on the deigners page to take you to that product. To celebrate the hop, we are offering 10% off all pre-order and in-stock Idea-ology products though March 2nd!  Use the code IDEAHOP at check out!  You can find all of the Idea-ology products HERE!

For my card I used the following Tim Holtz Idea-ology goodies:
Word Keys
 Accoutrements Buttons

Here's the full view of my card:

  Additional supplies used from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Below are the colors I used for Heart Key Marci:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Lips: R22/Cheeks: Chalk
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Bow/Sock/Dress Trim: R02, R95, R08
Dress/Shoes: E41, E42, E43, E44
Key: C3, C5, C7, E84, E87, E89

Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop journey!! Hope you enjoy it!! Your next stop is SHANNON!

Have a great weekend!!
Rosie :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

TGF Farm Fresh Friday~~FLOWERS!

TGIF baby! Boy this week was a busy one as always. Isaiah had a cute Patriotic musical performance last night and he was sooo awesome! All the kids were amazing and did such a fabulous job remembering their lines. The only problem is that we didn't get home until close to 8pm, which is his bedtime so it really threw a kink in our schedule. I know the morning will come way too soon! Isaiah is definitely a routine type of person so since his routine was all out of wack, he didn't fall asleep until after 10:30pm....OIY!! It will make for an interesting day at school for him. Generally when he's tired he has a rough time focusing. We shall see!

Today starts another TGF Farm Fresh Friday and the theme this week is:


Boy do I love flowers....real ones, fake ones, paper doesn't matter!! I could collect them all day. I wish I had more time and could spend some of it actually making flowers. I have several flower dies and punches....and they just sit there staring at me waiting for me to put them to use! One day when I get my craft room organized I will pull them down and play with them. In the meantime, I just buy already made flowers which are so gorgeous and easy, haha!!

For my card today I used CC Friday Night. She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Paper and colored with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R81
Gray: C3, C5, C7, Black

For my card I used these gorgeous floral dps from Echo Park For The Record 2 Tailored. The flowers are from various companies and one great friend who sends me goodie boxes all the way from Slovenia...she's the greatest...thank you Cebelica!! The ribbon is from Michaels and the doily is from Walmart. The corners were made using LLLC Filigree Corner Die. I raised CC Friday Night on pop-dots for added dimension. :)

Here's how to play:
* You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
* Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than Thursday, February 28th at NOON CST. 
 You can add a direct link from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. 
If the InLinkz is not working, please leave your link in the comments section.

The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of
an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4x6 set!
ENJOY and have a great weekend!
Rosie :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TGF Double Take Tuesday~~SKETCH!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your week has started off with a bang....a good bang, not a bad bang! I'm back today to share my card for The Greeting Farm's Double Take Tuesday. The theme this week is this fabulous Sketch:

Isn't it AWESOME!! I'm telling you the sketches this team puts out amaze me and totally inspire me!

For my card, I used the super adorable Lovey Bean (looks like she's sold out at TGF Store right now). I LOVE the BEANS!! I just think they are the cutest things eva! I colored her with Copics on Neenah Paper.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Flowers/Tutu: R02, R05, R08
Wings/Shirt: B12

Did you check out the new Mini Stamps Sets with Die from The Greeting Farm yet? You can view all of them in the Store HERE. The butterfly and sentiment came from the Mini Flutters with Die Set. I used some gorgeous dps from the Teresa Collins Fabrications "Canvas" 6x6 pad. The large flower and pearls are from Recollections I think. I also used the LLLC Grass Border Die.

The stamped heart flowers come with the Lovey Bean set. :) I raised Lovey Bean on pop-dots.

Here's how to play:

*You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
*Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on The Greeting Farm Blog no later than February 25th, 2013 at noon CST. You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
(If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.)
*The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
***But WAIT! Each week, our friends have the opportunity to DOUBLE that prize to either two digis or, you can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice, as long as we have 20 or more players each week, so encourage all your friends and family to play along!***

Let's get creating and GOOD LUCK!
Rosie :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Inspiration Monday~~All About A Boy!

If you are looking for my 7 Kids College Fund post, please scroll down or click HERE.
Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? Our weekend was busy, but lots of fun. We drove to Oklahoma to see family and friends. It seemed like a whirlwind trip and I definitely did not want it to end! But, we all gotta work or go to school so back to the grind it is!
Today starts another week of Inspiration Monday at La-La Land Crafts. This week's theme is:
All About A Boy!!

For my card today, I used the super-adorable Lil' Rocker Luka. I colored him with Copics on Neenah Paper.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Blue: B91, B93, B95
Red: R24, R27, R29
Guitar: Y21, YR23, C3, B91
  For my card I used some CUTE dps from Echo Park's A Boy's Life 12x12 Collection Pack. The middle cut-out with the guitar is on one of the dps in this pack. I also used the La-La Land Crafts Grass Border Die at the top of my card. The great thing about these dies is definitely their versatility!! I raised Luka and the Grass Border on pop-dots. I also distressed the edges of the paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

If you haven't yet, please check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! Remember, these are the places Irina announces special sales!

In addition, we have a Customer Gallery so be sure to link up so we can oooooh and aaaah over your Marci and Luka creations!

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

7 Kids College Fund Birthday Challenge!

Hi everyone!! I'm so excited to bring you my first post as a Design Team Member for 7 Kids College Fund!! WOOT, WOOT!! I'm am truly honored to work alongside my fellow DT sisters....they are amazing and totally rock!! 
 The current challenge right now at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog is to create a Birthday Card...we all could certainly add to our stash of birthday cards, right? We hope you come and play along with us by heading over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to link up for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Store!!
For my birthday card I used this super adorable Saturated Canary image called Cherry Blossom...isn't she gorgeous?!! 
I colored her with Copics on Neenah Paper:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Dress: R11, R20, R22, E41, E42, E44
Branch: E13, E37
Cherry Blossoms: R81, R83, R85
 Here's my completed card:
 These are the additional products I used which can be found in the 7 Kids College Fund Store.
Now, don't forget to made a Birthday card and link up to our challenge HERE. :)

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Challegne #10~~Case Sandie!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Are you ready for a new challenge? 
The Challenge for the next 2 weeks at Yumi & Fumi Handmade is:
Here is Sandie's gorgeous card we would like you to case:

If we see a Y&FH image on your creation you will get 2 chances to play.  If you don't have a Y&FH image yet you can still participate by using any stamp from our list of Friends of Yumi & Fumi companies.  They include Sister StampsLa-La Land Crafts, and The Greeting Farm!! 
I'm sure you have at least one of those to work with. :)

For my card I used the super CUTE Yeti Fumi! Adorable, right?!! Although she's a winter image, I decided she was cute enough to be on a birthday card! :) The dps are from The Paper Studio. The lace doily is from Walmart. The gorgeous flowers are from my friend Cebelica!! The rest of it was in my stash and I can't remember who they are from.

You have until Friday, 03/01/2013 at Noon (PST) to link up your project on the Y&FH Blog.  ONE entry per participant please. Also, you must link directly to your post and not just to your blog. All challenge details can be found in the Challenge info tab at the top of the Y&FH Home page.

Don't forget to come and LIKE us on our FB page. This is where we will have special announcements and prizes. :)

Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create when casing Sandie's card!


Friday, February 15, 2013

A new release to DIE for at The Greeting Farm!

The Greeting Farm is moving in a NEW direction, and we are so excited to unveil what you may have seen bits and pieces of after CHA! Yes, the rumors are true! While TGF will still continue to bring you the cute characters you've come to know and love, I'm excited to share a new collection of clear stamp sets that come packaged with....drumroll...... MATCHING DIES!

We are combing this hop with our Farm Fresh Friday and the theme this week is:


TGF took its time testing these sets until they found the perfect fit and we think you will love them!  They will work in any standard die cutting machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Grand Calibur, etc.) and come tucked in with their matching stamp sets for an amazing price of only $10.50 per set!  Your papercrafting adventure just got a little more exciting, right?  The possibilities with these sets are endless and you'll see just what we're talking about when you hop with us today!
The names of the sets are:
 Mini Cupcakes w/ die
Mini Flower w/ die
Mini Clouds w/ die
Mini Butterflies w/ die

To celebrate this exciting news, The Greeting Farm is welcoming SIX talented guest bloggers to our party today and we couldn't be more excited to have them play along with us!

Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's blog once you have completed the blog hop for your chance to win ALL FOUR new stamp/die sets!  We cannot wait for you to see all of the super creative ways you are going to be able to use these new sets. We will keep this contest open until NOON CST tomorrow (02/16) so grab some snacks, have fun getting inspired on our hop, and enjoy our new release that is simply, to "Die" for!
The blog hop order is:

I made two projects for the hop today!! My first one is a card featuring Mini Cupcakes w/Die. The dps are from Wild Rose Studio Strawberry Picnic.
In the closeup, you can see I used a Pink Pearl Pen for the frosting and a puffy heart sticker for the center. The awesome sentiment "You're Super Sweet!" comes with this set!
Now onto my 2nd project. This one started as a white 5x5 canvas. I used a foam brush to paint on my Acrylic Paints (some are glittery) and then I took a cotton ball to "swish" the paint around. In certain areas I used the cotton ball to wipe off some of the paint. It's hard to tell in the photos, but the background is sparkly. :)
I used several of the new sets on this canvas: Mini Flower w/Die, Mini Clouds w/Die, and Mini Butterflies w/Die.
 I used various Distress Ink pads to stamp the butterflies and flower. To color the clouds, I stamped the image with VersaMark and then rubbed chalk over them. I added Icy White Pearl Pen to the heart on the small cloud.

Here's a close-up. 
The sentiment is from Dylusions Quintessential Quotes. You can see in the closeup I raised the small cloud on pop-dots. I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Now don't forget to head to ANITA's Blog and back to The Greeting Farm at the end.

 Rosie :)