Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Mermaid Myth - 7 Kids and Sweet November


Hi ya everyone!  Did you see the vault release at 7 Kids!!!???  You guys, these mermaid won't last long.  You only have a week to pick them up and then they are gone forever.  There are three beautiful girly mermaids and each has their own sweet critter.  I chose Fathom Calmsea and her ever so sweet seahorse friend Lio.  I think you will want all the beautiful mermaids and their sweet critters.  Check out the bundle deal HERE.


I colored my fun scene with Copics and then added white highlights here and there.  I also added a bit of Cloud 9 Nuvo to her belt.  Last, I added a fun sentiment from a Picket Fence Studios stamp set called Be A Unicorn of the Sea with embossing powder.


I just adore these beauties from Sweet November.  Make sure to shop at 7 Kids to get all your lovely mermaid digital images from Sweet November.


Monday, June 24, 2019

The Little Piggy Says...7 Kids and Live


Hi ya everyone!  This card is a result of our fun Facebook Live at 7 Kids Customer's Create group that I host every Saturday.  We have so much fun creating a card together!  This week we used the super cute Hello Bluebird stamp set called Pig Day!


I watercolored the little pig with Zig clean brush watercolor pens.  I inked the background with my wonderful Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes and Catherine Pooler inks in Grass Skirt, It's a Boy, Sugared Lavender and Fiesta Blue.  The background was cut with a Whimsy Stamps die and popped up with a shaker card in mind.


Won't you join us for a Live!?  We have Live videos with Angela on Tuesdays, Kelly on Wednesdays, Erin on Thursdays and  myself on Saturdays!  The wonderful Copic user Amy Young is Live with Sweet November Releases and vault releases too!  Look for these announcements and often a sale or special will follow during/after a Live.



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Peonies and Friends - 7 Kids and Mama Elephant


Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing this gorgeous card I made using the Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom that I picked up at 7 Kids Craft Store.  I used my Zigs to color these beauties too.


The image lends itself for an easy color.  I love adding depth and brushing that color out into a new pink.  I also stamped the flowers in Angel Pink Memento first so it had a no line appearance.  I then used my Ellen Hutson die to create an interesting backdrop for the flowers.  The background paper is watercolor paper with a touch of blue and sparkle.  


Last, I added a sentiment from the adorable Mama Elephant Marine Friends set with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and put a few Nuvo drops in Cloud 9 on too!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Whales on parade - 7 Kids and Picket Fence Studios


Hi ya everyone!  I created this card during a LIVE at 7 Kids Customer's Create Facebook page but never blogged and shared with everyone!  I used the adorable Picket Fence Studios stamps set called A Dose of Vitamin Sea.  I inked the background paper with the beautiful Catherine Pooler inks on Bristol Smooth paper.  I did mask the whales first.


I colored the beautiful whales with Zig Clean brush markers.  I used a Whimsy die for the border and then added sequence and bubbles with a white gel pen.  I stamped the sentiment in nocturne Versafine Clair Ink.


This was a fun and simple card to create and it turned out so beautiful with all the bright colors.  7 Kids Crafts has a number of Picket Fence Studio stamps available.  While the whales aren't there, you can find a number of adorable cuties!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Shake Your Tail Feathers and Happy Father's Day!


Hi ya everyone and Happy Father's Day!  Last night we created a a fun and gorgeous card using the adorable Shake Your Tail Feathers stamp set from Picket Fence Studios!  Also, you have a little bit more time to take advantage of the 20% sale happening now at 7 Kids Craft Store.  Head over and pick up your favorite Picket Fence Studio stamps (excludes new arrivals).


We also used the beautiful Lindy's Magical Powders to create the background for our feathers!  We mixed and matched for a stunning bluish purple pink creation.


Last, we finished the LIVE with another technique using these beautiful feathers.  Creating a pendant or medallion shape.  This time we used Versafine Clair inks to show off the stunning detail in the stamp with a fabulous ink like Versafine.


We had so much fun in last nights LIVE at 7 Kids Customer's Create.  If you aren't a member I really recommend joining us.  We are a fun loving group that loves to help each other make stunning creations.  Lives are constant and the learning is free!!!  Won't you join us??



Friday, June 14, 2019

So MANY Books - 7 Kids and Evelin T Designs


Hi ya everyone! I love the new Evelin T Designs stamps that I picked up at 7 Kids Crafts Store.  This one is called Reading Buddies.  I stacked the books stamp by masking the one standing on end with tape, inked up my stamp, removed the tape and just had to redraw a little edge of the book touching the upright one.  Simple and easy way to mask something without having to stamp and cut a mask!  I then colored this cutie in Copics!


I cut the image with a Whimsy Wonky Stitched die and then placed it on black card stock that I sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Frost Spray.  The background was so fun to create too!  I used the fun Lindy's Magical Powders and a bit of Green Fireworks Spray from Imagine.  The combo on Strathmore Bristol Smooth was very pretty.  I added blue powder, sprayed water and dried.  Next, I added red powder and dried.  Last, I added the green spray.


I love the splotchy look that came out by using this spritz and dry method.  Make sure to check out 7 Kids and see all the fabulous design team inspiration.  You have to request to join the 7 Kids Customer's Create page on Facebook!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Twirl Spin and Leap - 7 Kids Flash Sale on Lavinia


Hi ya everyone!  Did you catch the LIVE video tonight by my sister, Erin at 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page!?  You must...her scene using adorable Lavinia stamps and fabulous inks is just amazing!  I didn't make an amazing scene like she did, but thought I'd share more of an abstract card using Lavinia and some stamps that came in a mixed media kit from 7 Kids AND


That's right!!!! You can get 20% off Lavinia (preorders excluded).  I'm so excited too, because Kelly stocked up.  The number of gorgeous adorable Lavinia stamps is amazing.  If you aren't sure how to use these stamps, be sure to check out the LIVE with Erin.  She shows you how to use your inks to create fabulous fabulous scenes!


You can find all the Lavinia stamps here!  Please remember preorder are excluded from the 20% off!  I will be hosting a LIVE at 7 Kids on Saturday!



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Thank You My Friend - 7 Kids and Dreamerland Crafts


Hi ya everyone!  Did you know that 7 Kids Crafts Store has a sale on Dreamerland Crafts right now? Use code DREAM to receive 20% off Dreamerland Crafts AND washi tape!  How fun is that?  I colored up this little cutie in Copics and paired her with some fun plaid papers.


I love Dreamerland Crafts!  The images are adorable and sweet and simple to color.  I actually cut this stamp into two pieces so I could stamp more bubbles into the scene.  The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios.  I added some beautiful blue sparkly Nuvo drops.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Because of You - 7 Kids Crafts


I adore all things bunny!  This cute stamp set from Picket Fence Studios is no exception.  For that matter, I love everything Picket Fence Studios.  They have gorgeous diverse stamps that everyone will love.  7 Kids Crafts carries a number of Picket Fence stamps and honestly, they are some of my favorite!!!  This stamp set is Peach and Piper, and it's pretty much sold out everywhere!  


I colored these baby bunnies in Copics.  The circle die was one I borrowed from my sister and I believe is an Avery Elle die.  The paper is Lawn Fawn.  I also added Nuvo drops for a simple touch.

We are having so much fun at 7 Kids Customer's Create Page - from Live videos, to games and inspiration!  Pop over to our page and share your creations today!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Coffee Party with Evelin T Designs and 7 Kids Craft Store


HI ya everyone!  Last night we had so much fun at 7 Kids Customer's Create Page making this fun card together.  We blended Lindy and Brusho Powders to get a fun coffee colored background that we splattered and ringed on Bristol Smooth paper!  We knew we wanted to use the adorable Coffee with Critters Evelin T Designs stamp set, so we designed our background to match.


We used our luscious Catherine Pooler white cardstock to color on with Copic markers.  Choosing colors that matched our wonderful coffee spilled background popped this image off the card.  Fun and simple, we added nuvo drops in blue babe and ripened pumpkin.


While coloring someone recommended honey in the cup on his head with a little bee!  So away we went in a coloring adventure adding fun details to make our card special.  


We finished with a giveaway of the card we created; a memento of fun from our Saturday night Lives at 7 Kids Customer's Create.  I hope you'll join us some night too for the fun!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mermaid Love - Imagine


Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing an underwater mermaid card I made for Imagine!  Have you heard about their new embossing powders??  You guys, they are fine, they are beautiful and they are SPARKLY!!  I love them.  Honestly, in the past, I thought the Imagine embossing powder was just so so, especially for detailed work...but the ballgame has changed and now, they are gorgeous!  I used the new Shimmering Night Sky for this card.


The sparkle is there but I love how it just blends into my watercolored background!  Isn't it beautiful?  I've used the adorable Picket Fence Studios mermaid set called Little Coral Girl from 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store.  I colored her in Copics and you can see the Speed Coloring Video below!



In addition, there is a FULL Card tutorial at Imagine's YouTube Channel!!!  I'd love for you to watch and subscribe to both channels!



You can find all the products I used listed on the Imagine YouTube Channel!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Dream Big - Sweet November June Release


Hi ya everyone!  Have you gotten a chance to peak at the new Sweet November digital stamps!?  OH, they are super adorable.  I love the little critters that come with them.  I mean, who doesn't love a manatee!?  I colored my scene in Copics.  This mermaid is called Delta Deepcove.


I tried to create an underwater scene like the fabulous Amy Young.  If you come to the 7 Kids Customers Create Page, you too can watch her create underwater magic with Copic markers.  You won't be disappointed.  I also used a few Jewel tones Nuvo drops on the scene.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Rainy Day Friend - LDRS Creative

Hi ya everyone!  Have you gotten a chance to see all the BEAUTIFUL new release items!?  Oh my gosh, they are all amazing and I am super excited to share this card I made using the adorable Puddle Jumper 6x6 paper and stamp set.  
I stamped this image with the LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss pad on water safe paper.  I then used the LDRS Creative white embossing powder and heat embossed.  I then watercolored the image.
I stamped the sentiment in Raven LDRS Creative Hybrid ink.  I found beautiful papers that matched in the 6x6 Puddle Jumper paper.  I also used the set, If Friends Were Flowers to cut out the friend sentiment with the shadow.  The shadow I inked with Grape Ape LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink because the fabulous LDRS Hybrid Inks match the papers fabulously!  
I hope you enjoyed today's card and will make sure to check out all the fabulous new stencils, paper and stamps from the new release.  You'll love watercoloring with beautiful embossing powder and images from LDRS Creative.
Make sure to join us again for more great tutorials and inspiration.  You can also find LDRS Creative on InstagramFacebook and YouTube!  Don't forget to stop by the shop and get all the latest stamps, dies, ink and more!

Friday, May 31, 2019

LDRS Creative New Release - Day 2


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring Chicken, Holly - Just Breezing By, Holly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)


Hi ya everyone!  I love the new Polkadoodles stamps being released.  I stamped this super cutie, Chirpy Chirpy Sheep Sheep, in Raven Hybrid Ink on white card stock.

I wanted to keep this card simple.  So I used each stamp in the set to create an adorable scene, trying to avoid having to use a mask.  I did use a simple piece of post-it to cover part of the flower right where the sheep bottom went behind the flower.


I then used the Rainy Day stencil to add clouds to my scene with Swimming Hole LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink, avoiding the image.  However, if you get a little bit of blue inside the image it's ok as the Hybrid ink is safe with your alcohol markers or pencils.


I matched the new 6x6 Puddle Jumper Paper to my alcohol markers before coloring.


I added the sweet sentiment right to the image as well using the Raven Hybrid Ink by LDRS Creative.  Last, I layered the papers with adhesive and attached them to an A2 sized card.


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 2:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!



Thursday, May 30, 2019

LDRS Creative New Release - Day 1


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring Chicken, Holly - Just Breezing By, Holly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!


Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)


Hi ya everyone!  I love the new adorable release at LDRS Creative!  This new set called 24 Carrot is perfect for those fun bunny cards.  You don't need it to be Easter for an adorable bunny card.  I made mine simple by stamping the adorable carrots that come with the set for a background paper.  They were stamped in LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid Ink.  I then colored them with alcohol markers.  Next, I chose an orange paper form the 6x6 Candy Counter paper set.  I also stamped the bunny in the LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid Ink and colored that adorable bunny in alcohol markers.


I added a sentiment and some adorable sequence to complete my card.  The A2 card was made with a Kraft paper.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 1:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!