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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Happy New Year, my dear friends! I wish everyone a beautiful year of health, happiness, and all things sparkly. :o)

Today starts a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! The challenges are always Anything Goes for participants, but the Design Team has added a twist for our inspiration. We are showcasing White-on-White creations, with the option to color a stamp. :o)
Seeing as it's like a snow globe outside, I made a wintry scene that is warmed by the gift of friendship. :o) This sweetheart is Apple Blossom's Skates by Elisabeth Bell, which I've colored with Copics and accented with pearls and sparkles. 

An angled view would have better shown the layers, but I was rushed at the time. Using the out of the box technique, Apple Blossom is cut out with a Spellbinders Labels 18 die. This is layered atop a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, which is popped up atop lace and pom trims. The heart is from Marianne Designs Petra's Heart collection, which I've adorned with a snowflake and a tiny Wild Orchid Crafts rose.

My card base is a Samantha Walker cut file from the Silhouette Online Store, titled Crown Base Square. It reminds me of the trail left on an ice surface as a skater performs her choreography. :o) I embossed the entire background with a folder from the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Stamping Around Christmas, which is cut out and layered with the coordinating metal doily dies. The cuffs on the sweet mittens are fluffy with Polar White Flower Soft.

I am truly honored to be a part of this fantastic team and I hope you'll skate on over to check out my DT sisters' lovely creations! :o) Happy Sparkly New Year, everyone!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Black and Favorite Color)
 *Craft Your Passion~ Something New (New Spellbinders dies!)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ January Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge~ Snow and Lace (The WoW makes the lace harder to see.. it is below the pom trim.)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Pick of the Year (I chose Snow and Ice from 11/12)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous!! Love the spellbinders die cut. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along @ OSAAT.
    Lisa DT

  2. So lovely is your image Karen and you have coloured it to perfection as always so beautifully presented too Wishing you A Happy New Year x

  3. Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you! Your card is gorgeous! Love the frame! Carri~Abusybee

  4. Happy New Year to you Karen, my kind and generous friend. I hope this new year brings you as much happiness and you bring to others.
    Your card is gorgeous. The image is so cute, coloured beautifully and I love all your white layers and textures. The sentiment is so special and very true, my heart is always warmed by visiting your blog and when I read the wonderful comments you leave for me on my creations.
    Sending you hugs
    Sue xx

  5. *flies into my sis's gorgeous blog and gives her and everyone super sparklie new year's hugglers*


    I can't even begin to say how proud of you I am today, sis. My heart just about burst with happiness when you told me that you were going to be part of this extra special design team. Today I wanted to come and give you the most happy huggler of all time to let you know just how proud I am of you and how excited I am for all the incredible hearts you will inspire through this incredible opportunity and blessing. I can't wait to see all the stunning creations you will make through this beautiful team, sis. What a way to kick off 2014! This will be a year filled with so many blessings for my sweetest sis and all her precious crafty friends! WOO HOO! *huggles the gorgeous skating card something fierce* WHEEEEEEE!!! It's SO perfect!

    Let's celebrate!!! *tosses design team sparklies all over you* SQUEEEEEEEE!!! I LOVE YOU SUNSHINE!!!

    *showers my Sunshine's bloggy in 2014 new year sparklie love*
    ~~~ Christina (aka your forever numero uno fan always and always) :)

  6. WOWSA!!!! I just love this beautiful creation!!!!

  7. ohhh wow this is gorgeous! Love the shape of your card and the great layering!!!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

  8. Karen, what a wonderful wintery scene you have created with the white on white .....your lovely choice of dies has the delicacy of snowflakes as seen under a microscope .....stunning. Your sentiment is so very true and I love how you have used it to give warmth to your beautiful card. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  9. This is a stunning winter card! I love the glow around the lantern and the colours of your image. Fabulous dies and love the little sentiment die. Warmest wishes to you too - Happy New Year. Hugs, Karon.

  10. Wow, your coloring is wonderful Karen! Such a cute image and I love the lantern. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  11. She is just gorgeous!! I love your coloring and the glittered accents. So glad you have joined our team!! Welcome!! Beautiful first posting with us and many more to come!
    Hugs and Happy New Year!

  12. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! You have showcased that beautiful image perfectly!! It looks like she is skating in a winter wonderland!! All of the details you have added are just perfect!! And the coloring - amazing!! She just literally skates off the paper!! This is so fabulous, Karen!! Congrats on your first post!! You rocked it, as always!! Happy, happy new year my dear friend!! I hope 2014 brings you all you hope and wish for!! Big HUGS!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the image is super cute and the colours and whole design is fabulous ! :-)

    Happy New Year and thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  14. Beautiful coloring of the image, Karen! I also love the wonderful die cut! Very nicely crafted! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. Karen, your card is beautifully done! Great colors and design. Welcome to the team and Happy New Year!


  16. Karen, your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the white on white and the image is so super sweet!!! She looks like she is lovin' life! I love all the fun details, as always you do an incredible job on ALL your cards!
    A true masterpiece and what a way to start off 2014!
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
    Sherrie K

  17. HI Karen!! WOW!! You have made a truly FAB design!!
    she pops right off of the page!!
    So well done!! HAPPY New YEAR!!

    :) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s Valentine’s Day BLOG Candy

  18. Gorgeous coloring on that sweet image! She just looks like she's having a great time.
    Thanks so much for sharing at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  19. What a beautiful card and such lovely colouring too.Love the ornate card base,it sets everything off wonderfully :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  20. Wow Karen, I love your beautiful card and gorgeous coloring. It's awesome! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  21. Gorgeous card. Fantastic colouring and all the bling really sets it off xx Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP :) x
    Little Pear Tree

  22. love the die-cut shaped card great image and embossing-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  23. Lovely die cuts and a beautifully coloured image too, thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  24. Such beautiful coloring. Your image is SWEET!! That is one of my 2014 goals is to color with copics. I own only 2 markers, please do not laugh. I do have other markers. Copics are not in mu budget right now. The MCS stamping around Christmas stamp & Die is Super DUPER cute!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Sending you bloggie love and TONS of HUGS!!

  25. What a beautiful card, Karen! I love the card base and the image is adorable! Your coloring is amazing too! So pretty! :)


  26. Oh Karen, this is so elegant! Your stamp and colouring are marvellous against the white. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  27. Extremely Beautiful Karen!! Love the gorgeous dies you used as well as the FANTASTIC coloring!!! Thank you for joining the fun challenge at EBWorld!! Hope you have a GREAT 2014!!


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