Thursday, July 20, 2017

Creativity

Happy Thursday! I'm Hosting the 7kids challenge blog today
 and wanted to to share this card with you
With the Tim Holtz Water Color Kit I had everything I needed to make this card.

The kit features an assortment of Distress Watercolor crayons and several tools this kit has everything you need to learn the techniques needed to create watercolor art Includes distress crayons (festive berries, fossilized amber, chipped sapphire, rusty hinge, peeled paint, seedless preserves), paintbrush, mini archival ink pad (black soot), clear stamp set, acrylic block, watercolor cardstock, instruction booklet.
 
It was super fun to do!!! I water colored the paper with the distress crayons and then tore pieces from each color and glued  it down on the card front and then stamped the Butterfly on top. I stamped the sentiment and then using a paint brush I flicked different colors all over the paper.
I added Limoncello Nuvo crystal drops to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)
Hugs,
Michele

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bright Side

We have a new ANY THING GOES challenge going on at the 7kids challenge blog and today I'm here to share my DT card

I love this fun Stamp Set called Watts Up? by Sugar Pea Designs.
They have so many cute sayings. I can't wait to make more cards with this set.
 I used  Distress Oxide inks to make that cool background.  


Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting :)
Hugs,
Michele


Items used from the store:

Tsukineko Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad

 Watts Up? by Sugar Pea Designs

 Distress Oxide inks:

 Peeled Paint,  Wilted Violet,  Worn Lipstick, and Broken China

Tonic Studios -Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drop-Dandelion Yellow, and Carribean Ocean

 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Flyin' By

Happy Thursday everyone!  I'm here to share two cards with you today!!!!
I'm also hosting on the 7kids challenge blog

Using :

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Skys the Limit


I love the sentiments that come with this set and loved making these cards.

For the background I used distress oxide inks.  It's so cool how no two backgrounds
will ever be the same when you use these inks. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to join our Monthly 
"ANYTHING GOES" Challenge

 

Happy Crafting :)
HUGS,
Michele

 items used from the store:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Skys the Limit

tim holtz distressed oxides-ink-pad-wilted-violet,  Faded jeans,

and broken china

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Color Outside The Lines



Hi everyone.  I'm here, and on The 7kids challenge blog 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 loved COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES!!!!
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 :)
Hugs,
Michele

Tim Holtz distress paints used:


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!!!!!  
I'm also Hosting on the 7kids challenge blog today 

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 :)
Hugs,
Michele

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Age is...

I'm hosting on the 7kids challenge blog today
and here's my card

I made this for June's Anything Goes challenge.

As you can see I have been on a Distressed Oxide ink kick
 for a while now and I just can't stop my self! LOL
I'm ADDICTED to the stuff!!!!!


I used the oxides with a stencil and I think it turned out way cool!!!!
 So Much FUN!!!  If you haven't tried these inks yet you really should 
give them a go!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join Our June challenge.
Happy Crafting :)
Hugs,
Michele

 



Items from 7kids your crafting supply store:


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Birthday To You Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have a special 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store post today! 
Our DT Jessie just released her very first sentiment set through Whimsy Stamps called Happy Birthday To You!! We are so happy and excited for her!!
To celebrate we are having a 25% off SALE on Whimsy Stamps (May 17th-18th), games on our 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook Page (starting at 5pm EST), along with a small Blog Hop (starting now) for a chance at winning FREE Stamps!!
For a chance at winning the Happy Birthday To You Sentiment Set, hop along with our DT below and leave a comment on each blog. Head over to Jessie's Blog and leave her a Congratulatory Message on her last blog post!! Then stop back by the 7 Kids Blog and let us know you completed the hop! That's it....easy peasy! You have until Saturday, May 20th 12pm EST to leave your comments. 
  

Now for my card:
I just loved this sentiment from the set and HAD to make a card with it.
I embossed the background stamps with Glacier White embossing powder.
then I used distressed oxides to color the background.  
This card is perfect for the elusive manly card that can sometimes be hard to come up with.

other supplies from the 7kids store:
Tim Holtz Distressed Oxides:
Glacier White  Nuvo embossing powder.
Next up is Mindy
BLOG HOP LIST:
Happy Hopping! Don't forget our games start on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook Page at 5pm EST.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Better With Age

today to share my DT card
 Yesterday we started our Anything Goes Challenge for May.
And This is the card I made for the challenge

It comes with a pack of 6 Distressed Crayons 
a clear stamp set with some beautiful flowers
a mini black soot ink pad
  Acrylic Block
a paint brush 
 5 sheets of water color paper. 
 Plus a technique Booklet 
 
I stamped the background with one of the flower stamps and embossed the flowers with
Glacier White embossing powder. 


Then I used the distressed crayons with plenty of water and colored in and around the flowers just dabbing colors randomly and flicking the watercolor  until I got the desired effect.

I also embossed the saying from the Penny Black Clear Stamp Set -Birthday Love
with the same  Glacier White embossing powder.  Then I used some chipped sapphire with water to color over the saying to make it stand out a little more.

Hope you enjoy my creation!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join our May challenge.
Happy crafting
Hugs
Michele



Items from the Store:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

You're Going Places

I'm sharing this card on the 7kids blog today

With Graduation coming up I decided to make a card that wasn't the typical graduation card. 
This is what I came up with using one of the Arrow stamps from:


For the watercolor effect in the background I used Tim Holtz distress crayons.
If you haven't tried out the distress crayons yet I suggest you give them a try. 
They are fun to work with.


Items used from the store:
 Tim Holtz distress crayons:   
Nuvo Crystal Drops:

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)
Hugs,
Michele

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Road Trip

Here's my card to share today on the 7kids crafting supply store blog.


I used the stamp set called Campground from Stampendous
I had a lot of fun doing the background and the trees.  I used Distressed oxide inks from Tim Holtz.
I also used another stamp set for the cute little fox. It's from Mama Elephant's New Family set.
Items used from the Store:

Stamp set: Campground from Stampendous
Doodlebug Design 6x6 Hip hip hooray paper pad
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Mini Misti

 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)
HUGS
Michele


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Another SUPER Card


Hi, I'm back with this SUPER fun card!!!
It's on the 7kids challenge blog today

I made another card featuring the Greeting Farm stamp set called Little Heros
I couldn't resist!!! 
I also paired it up with the film strip stamp from Vilda Stamps. 
 I thought they went together quite well.
For the Background and filmstrip I used 

Distress Odxides : Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick.

Items used from the 7kids crafting supply store:

Mini Misti
Greeting Farm stamp set  Little Heros
 film strip stamp from Vilda Stamps.
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad
Prima Color Bloom Spray:  Glistening waves


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)
Michele


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

You Are Super

We have a new Anything Goes challenge For April going on at the 7kids challenge blog.
 For more info click HERE


My Design Team card features the Greeting Farm stamp set called Little Heros




I had a Blast creating the background paper for this card.  I used Some Prima color bloom sprays along with Tim Holtz faded Jeans distressed oxide ink.  It definitely created an out of this world effect.  I love it!!! 


I hope you will come take a look at the other fabulous cards from our DT and enter our challenge.  If you win you will get a Gift certificate to the 7kids crafting supply store!





Items used from the 7kids crafting supply store

Greeting Farm stamp set  Little Heros
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad
Prima Color Bloom Sprays:  Glistening waves, Gold foil
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops-Gloss White

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)
Michele

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter Eggs

I'm on the 7kids challenge blog today 
 Get ready for a EGGS-travaganza  of  Easter Eggs!!!!!

Since Easter is just around the corner, I wanted to make some Easter Eggs.  So I decided to experiment with The Prima Color Bloom Sprays on these eggs I bought at Michaels.
Here are a few of my Faves!!!!





 Each one is so unique and I loved every messy minute of making these!!!!
Aren't They EGGS-traordinary???? LOL
I hope this inspires you to create something fun.  I could have kept making these eggs until the cows came home! or in this case, the Chickens.  LOL. 



Items used from the 7kids store:
Prima Color Bloom Sprays: 

Boysenberry

Glistening waves 

Gold foil 

Lime wedge

Sugar plum

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)

Michele