Friday, June 30, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Lucky Duck and Distress Ink Background

Happy Hello and welcome to Friday! It's Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy and I have a card to share today making your own background! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for my process video!

Have you SEEN there are new Distress Ink Oxides coming out!? Twelve new gorgeous, bright colors and I can't wait! Best part  -- you can PREORDER them from the store now so don't wait! I love the Oxide inks! They blend so well together and give such cool effects.

I'm using some colors from the original batch for my background today. I blended Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Denim onto Neenah White Solar Cardstock and spritzed some water on it for the splotchy effect. 

For the little duck, I stamped two but actually only ended up using one. This is from the Lucky Duck set from Gerda Steiner Designs which can be purchased through 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. I stamped it with my Misti tool onto Neenah White Solar Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink which is a copic friendly ink.

I colored my duck up with my copic markers and cut it out my Scan N Cut Machine.  Using my Misti tool again, I lined up my sentiment and stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto my middle layer. I adhered my card together with my Scotch Advanced Tap Glider and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

To finish off  the card I added some sequins from Neat & Tangled Mermaid Tail Collection and Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops. 

**PREORDER the new Distress Ink Oxides!! **
Gerda Steiner Designs - Lucky Duck
Distress Ink Oxide: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Denim
Blending Tool
Craft Mat
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Single Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die - MFT
Sizzix Die Cutting Machine
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Foam Squares
Neat & Tangled Mermaid Tail Mix
Scan n Cut Machine
Copic Markers: DUCK: Y19, 15, 02 BEAK/FEET: YR15,07

Don't forget to check out my process video to see how I created it! I've sped it up so you don't get too bored! Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Color Outside The Lines

Hi everyone.  I'm here to share an altered sign with you today.

 I saw this sign at Goodwill and knew it would be perfect for my craft room.
All it needed was the COLOR !!!!!
I was so excited to get to work on the idea I had for this, that I forgot to take a before picture.  oops!!!
Just know that all the lettering was white.  I just couldn't leave it that way. LOL

So I got out some of my stencils and used Tim Holtz Distress Paint
to make it COLORFUL!!!!

I think it turned out pretty cool.  Just like I imagined it would and that rarely happens. LOL!!!!
 Hope this inspires you to alter something fun.  Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting :)

Tim Holtz distress paints used:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You are treasured

It's Tuesday and it's me, DT Amy with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's mermaid I grabbed the second Kraftin' Kimmie mermaid that was released this year, Florence Finbottom. I really can't get enough of these big eyed beauties and the fun scenes that they find themselves in. Florence has just come across some sunken treasure and I've got to wonder what she will do with all that gold? She seems pretty excited about it... perhaps she has her eye on a fancy new top at the local coral clothier. For the rest of the card I used a wave border die cut at the top of the colored panel then added this bright seaweed print from the Under the Sea paper pad peeking out at the top. :) 

Alrighty, well the June Challenge is in full swing and with all the new goodies Kelly has been bringing into the store that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! So get crafty and join the fun!
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R22
eyes- BG45, BG49, BG000
eyeshadow- YG01
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
tail- YG23, YG25, YG67, Y04, Y06, Y18, Y35, YR04, YR68
top- YR65, YR68, YR18
chest- E84, E87, E89, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, 
gold- Y00, Y13, Y28
seahorse- R22, R14, R46
coral- YR31, R32
sand- E30, E31, E33
sea- BG000

Monday, June 26, 2017


Hello Good Morning! ^_^

It is me, Yenni here with you again today.
First of all, Happy Eid Mubarak for those who celebrate.

Now let's back to card. Lately, i am on high spirit playing with cc design stamps, well probably it is the after effect cleaning up my craft room.  I saw so many CC design stamps unused, old or new. So i really want to ink them :) , and here i am I made another birthday card with just 3 colour combo.

Here are some of supplies i used to make this card :

I hope you like this card.

Thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Under The Sea Watercolor Background Tutorial

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having an awesome weekend so far! It's Rosie here today sharing a tutorial on an under-the-sea watercolor background I made for a recent card on my blog.

I used these awesome metallic ink pans from Prima Marketing Metallic Accents. I LOVE these! The colors are so pretty and bright and versatile for so many different applications!

These are the gorgeous metallic colors in the set.

I start of with a wet paintbrush and add water along the bottom edge to make the coral or seaweed.

 I used this pretty green. You have to add quite a bit of water to the pans and mix to activate the paint.

 I then go over the wet lines of the design with the metallic watercolor and just freehand the parts that branch out.

I use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

This is the metallic blue I used for the water.

I wet the paper first at the top and then add the blue to the wet areas so the color spreads easier.

You can see the pretty shimmer in this photo.

Here's another view. I would go over the green one more time just to darken it some more.

These metallic watercolors are also vibrant on dark cardstock! I use the paintbrush to do a little calligraphy to show you how awesome they really are on the black! I've got so many ideas for these fabulous ink pans.

You can check out all the amazing products at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store HERE. And be sure to check out the NEW ARRIVALS section to see the latest items.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sweet summer love exploding box cake slice with Prima and Finnabair

Hi my dear crafty friends, It' s Aleksandra with you today again. I've done some mixed media baking today ;) and I have for you a mixed media exploding box cake slice, I made with Finnabair art ingredients and Prima marketing Love clippings collection. I hope you'll like it. I had so much fun baking and making it :)

- Prima marketing St. Tropez Ephemera pack
- Prima marketing flowers - Haley
- Prima marketing flowers Waverly
- Prima marketing flowers Montse
- Magenta Prima flower bouquet
- Prima art stones
- Prima mini art stones
- Prima golden mica flakes

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Aleksandra

Friday, June 23, 2017

Nuvo Glitter Paste - Concord & 9th

Happy Hello!!! It's Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy and I have a gorgeous card to share today.  I have been doing a little playing with the Nuvo glitter paste - it is so stunning in person! It's really hard to capture it on camera but I did my best.

I started off by stamping my flower from Concord & 9th stamp You Are Here. I colored it with my copics markers and cut it out with my Scan N Cut machine. This flower would look stunning in any color! 

Next I started on my background. I adhered a striped stencil down to my cardstock with some painters tape so it doesn't slide out of place. Using a small spatula I started to spread a layer of the Nuvo Glitter paste onto my project. Once I was satisfied with the amount of glitter paste on my project, I removed the stencil and quickly washed off my spatula and stencil. Don't let it sit because the glitter  will stick to the stencil. 

I let the background sit for a few hours (actually 5 hours by the time I was able to get back to it lol) ... and started to put my project together.  My base is 5" x 5" so I trimmed the stencil piece down to 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" so there was a little border of white. I love how this glitter paste looks on the dark cardstock. It's almost iridescent! In the picture above, you can actually see the blue. I stamped my sentiment on a small strip of white cardstock, lined everything up and adhered together.

Flower - R37, YR09-07-16
Leaves - YG01-05-09
I also have a short card share video to give you a better idea of how this card looks and the products used. Enjoy! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Merry and Bright

Hi all. With Arizona being under an excessive Heat warning until Sunday, We're talking
 close to 120 degrees!!!!! what's a gal to do?
Make Christmas cards of course!!!!!
While making this card I retreated to my air conditioned craft room,
   turned the ceiling fan on HIGH and pretended to be in Santa's work shop LOL!!!

The sentiment I used came from   The doodle-greetings stamp set by Tim Holtz
I embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.
For the Background I used Distress Oxide inks in

I felt a little cooler after making this Christmas card so I guess I'll be making more before the week's through LOL!!!!  anything to keep my mind off of the HEAT!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You're the Tricera-tops!

Hello Everyone!
Martha here with you today!
I made a sweet card card to share with you today!

Here are the products I used from 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store


Her are the Copic Markers I used

Green: YG67,YG17,YG25,YG03,YG21
Orange: YR18,YR16,YR15
Aqua: BG18,BG13,BG11,BG10
Grey: W7,W5,W3,W1
Brown: E29,E25,E23,E21
Brown: E44,E43,E41,E40

I hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Live in the sunshine

Amy here with my Tuesday card that I've made for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. This week I inked up the beautiful Mermaid Maisea from The Greeting Farm. She last swam onto a card about a year ago and I went in an entirely different direction this time around. I pulled a tropical scenery stamp set from my stash and used an ombre ink pad to sponge on a sunrise, or sunset I suppose. Once I had it done the old sailing adage came to mind, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning". So unless any passing ship wants to get marooned with Maisea here let's hope that this is a sunset sky, LOL! Though if you ask me, I certainly wouldn't mind getting lost in this tropical paradise with its magical mermaid lagoon. :)   
And don't forget that we just started a new monthly challenge so there is plenty of time to get creative. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!
Copic markers:
skin- YR01, E21, E23, E37, E04
lips- RV69
eyeshadow- YG00
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10, Y02
tail- Y00, Y02, Y15, R02, R32, R35, RV52, RV55, Rv06, RV09, RV19
top- BV00
flower- RV55, RV09, RV69, Y02
rock- W1, W3, W5, W7
water- B52, B32, B24, B26, Y00, Y02
landscape- E44, E47, E49

Monday, June 19, 2017

Smile It is Your Birthday

Good Morning everyone!!

Good day to all of you...It is Yenni back again with a new card for 7 kids blog.
How was your weekend? I hope you have a fantastic weekends.
Mine was  great..i feel so blessed and i am totally feeling refresh after i attended church service and my friend's birthday party.

Back to the is my card especially for you.


See you again very soon

Take care

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dreamerland Crafts Can't Say Enough by DT Rosie

Happy Sunday everyone! Before I get to my card, I just wanted to let you know that we will be playing games on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook Page today at 4pm CST for a chance at winning some awesome FREE Product!! Come join us for some FUN!

 Today, I'm featuring a stamp from Dreamerland Crafts called Can't Say Enough. I picked this stamp because it's FATHER'S DAY, and this image reminds me of myself and hubby! There really are not enough words to say how good of a father my hubby is. He truly LOVES his family and does anything and everything for us. I appreciate all the hard work he puts in to make our lives better each and every day. He is truly a blessing not only in our lives, but to all the people he comes across. I really am a lucky and blessed woman to have this man by my side. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! <3
 I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die Set to cut the banner for the awesome sentiment. The shape of the card was made using LDRS Creative Allifair Build A Card Die Set
Don't forget about our current ANYTHNG GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. Just click on the link on the right side bar to upload your card for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the store! Please use products from the 7 Kids Store on your uploaded projects.
Have a great Sunday my friends! I hope to see you at 4pm CST on our Customers Create Facebook Page for the start of our games!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Magical garden fairytale chestbox with Prima and Finnabair

Hi dear crafty friends. 

Hope you are having fun this weekend! It's Aleksandra with you today again with brand new project with Prima and Finnabair goodies from 7kids Your Crafting supply store to share with you. It's one of my favourites - a fairytale chestbox and I've hidden quite a little treasure in there - a magical garden full of flowers and birds. Hope you'll like it.

- Prima art stones
- Prima mini art stones
- Prima golden mica flakes

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Aleksandra