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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Happy Wednesday, my lovely friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week! :o)

Today begins a new 7 Kids College Fund challenge at the Challenge Blog! The theme is Anything Goes, so link up whatever your crafty heart desires! Be sure to use products (primarily the stamped image) carried by 7 Kids to be eligible to win a gift certificate to the store! :o)

For my card today, I used several new items and I honestly love every single one. :o) This project is part of my contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project, where we are creating for abused, neglected, and at-risk children, as well as the selfless staff that cares for them at Tennyson Center for Children.
My stamp is Bluebell and Butterfly, one of the new releases from Wild Rose Studio. Isn't it adorable? I've cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels 18 die and colored it with Copics. Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink was sponged to create my sky. (I use Tumbled Glass for brighter cards and Broken China for softer color palettes.) Star Dust Stickles covers the flowers, while Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was used for the bow and butterfly.
Did you know that Wild Rose Studio now offers metal dies? They are as whimsical and beautiful as their images and are excellent in quality. (I believe they are manufactured by Memory Box!) I used the new Blossom Burst metal die along the corner. My Wild Rose Studio patterned papers are also new, from their Peach Blossom collection.
The fun burlap items are new from Petaloo! They come in a variety of colors and a couple of different set options. For this card I used goodies from the Apricot Burlap Blossoms and Butterflies set. I just love the texture and color! :o)

The sweet daisies in the upper corner are from Memory Box Precious Daisies metal dies, which I've inked with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw. My encouraging sentiment is from SugarPea Designs Tweet Friend stamp set. (This set has such an adorable image and lovely, versatile sentiments!) I pray this delivers a burst of love and joy to its recipient.

A peek inside at at one of the other pretty patterns in the Peach Blossom paper collection:
Hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see the lovely creations from my teamies! You have two weeks to play along, so I hope you'll join us! We truly love seeing your creations. Have a blessed day :o)

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Candy Treats)
 *Craft Your Passion~ Pretty Pastels
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Favorite Things (Butterflies, sparkle, Copics, flowers, pastel)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Tuesday Throwdown~ Lots of Sparkle


  1., so sweet! This looks like a picture from child's nursery rhyme book. That little deer is so soft and sweet and I love the amazing home you created for him. Those burlap embellishments are such fun - I haven't seen these - love the look. Beautiful card my sweet friend ♥

  2. What a precious card, any child would love having this. So picture perfect Karen... love the coloring, the scene you created for Bluebell, all the added touches makes this card simply beautiful. I will have to definitely check out those dies at Wild Rose Studio.

  3. Your card is amazing Karen! Filled with so many wonderful details! Bluebell and Butterfly are adorable! Your coloring is amazing and the scene is incredible! Your flower and butterfly are fabulous-love the burlap...looks like I need to go shopping?!
    Absolutely adorable Karen! Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  4. Simply gorgeous is your amazing card Karen full of stunning embellishments and an adorable image beautifully coloured and the layout is gorgeous too x

  5. This is totally gorgeous Karen. Cute Bluebell is coloured so beautifully as is the sky and grass. I love those pretty peach papers and all your carefully chosen embellishments work so well together. Another of your very special cards that is sure to be treasured.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. WOW! Karen! AMAZING! LOVE the pretty burlap and the scene.... You really do have an amazing talent! :o)

  7. OMGosh this card is the sweetest!!!! Karen your coloring is spectacular, all I can do is wish I can get to be that skilled.. Those butterflies are like no other I have ever seen, simply divine my beautiful friend, just like your heart... This card is super sweet with every detail , you are one talented lady and one of my biggest inspirations, I love your work Karen. I wish I could particpate making cards for these children this month but time is not on my side at all , nor is it next month as we have so many appoinments with Michael, one of them will be in Halifax (off Island) and he will be seeing 4 doctors in just one day. Sorry I haven't been by as my life is great but crazy buzy... sending lots of love to you my friend, missing you. hugs

  8. So sweet and I love that butterfly and those flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT Member

  9. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely beautiful!! Bluebell and Butterfly are so adorable!! I love how you colored them!! They look so springy and happy!! I love those Petaloo flowers and butterfly!! I just got a package of the Petaloo flowers and now I can't wait to play with them!! The flower dies you added, the lace trim and bling all make one amazingly gorgeous card!! And oh my gosh, the papers are so pretty!! Love, love this, Karen!! It's so sweet and beautiful!! I hope you are having a fabulous week my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Hi Karen,
    The burlap butterfly and flower are GORGEOUS! WOW!
    Absolutely AMAZING!! The image of the sweet little deer is adorable.
    Love the fun colors and cheerful details of the flowers...
    Huge fan of the precious daisies metal dies!!!beautiful!!
    The word " LOVE" is written every where on this SWEET card!
    It gives you that warm and joyful feeling in your heart...I LOVE that!!
    I appreciate your beautiful words, your creativity is AMAZING, just like your HEART!! Love you my friend!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Stunning card, I love the fabulous colours. Those flowers and butterfly are gorgeous and love the die cuts and layers. Beautiful creation.

  12. Karen your card is beautiful and full of items I want! I love the dies and papers! Your image is gorgeous and this card just shows peace and love in every way.
    Hugs Kelly

  13. What a lovely card you've created and I do so love it's going to such a worthy cause. Such a sweet image and great coluoring too.

    Thank you for joining out challenge at OSAAT this week. Good Luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  14. What a stunning card! Love how you've showcased so many of your "favorite things." Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and hope you'll join our new challenge starting tomorrow. Best, CG

  15. what a lovely project. Great colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting From the Heart. Good luck. We hope to see you next time.

  16. Wow! Your card is beautiful & I LOVE that image you used! Very nice design & details too....awesome, awesome work!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

  17. Amazing card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! :)

    Petya DT

  18. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion -Randi

  19. Fantastic Card, coloring, embellishments and layout! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

  20. This is such a precious card! I just love that sweet image and all your details are so fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L.-DT


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