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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

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

A new Anything Goes challenge begins today at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! I hope you'll join in the fun, as your creativity inspires us! Be sure to use products (primarily the image) available at 7 Kids to be eligible to win a gift certificate to the store! :o)

Although the theme is Anything Goes for participants, the DT added a twist to our contributions: Flowers! I took the opportunity to make a tag featuring a few beautiful Memory Box goodies.
I am making a set of coordinating nature-themed encouragement tags, the first of which I posted a few weeks ago. I began by using the Memory Box Honey Comb stencil over a patterned paper from the Wild Rose Studio Peach Blossom collection. Previously I made a warm sunset background of oranges through the stencil. For this version, I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass to mimic the sky, Scattered Straw for a touch of sunshine, and created a grassy base. I didn't have a proper green for the bottom, so I combined the blue and yellow to make a light shade.
In my first tag, my scene was creating with a nature stamp. This time, I created a floral scene with three sets of Memory Box dies! I used the Small Olive Branch for my greenery and Adorable Posies and Fairy Flower Drops for my flowers. You may be surprised at the lack of rhinestones in the center of those three opened flowers... don't worry, I'm not sick! ;) I ran out of my stash of tiny sparkles... which is just so sad. They will be added before this gets mailed out, that's for sure. ;) 

Although difficult to capture with a camera, the flowers are covered in gorgeous sheer sparkle from a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush marker. The top of my tag is Sky Blue crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot, centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts sweetheart blossom. My sweet sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 2 stamp set and the butterfly is from the Jar Full of Flowers set.
Be sure to check out the marvelous creations of my teamies! Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautifully blessed day! :o)

Products from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Bling)
 *Crafting from the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Catz~ Anything but Square
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes 
 *Love to Create~ Say it with Flowers
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything but Square
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. Your tag is so beautiful karen. Am pinning it with link back to you.
    Dr Sonia

  2. So bright and cheery. What a lovely card. I'm glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday's challenge.

    I've started a comment party on my blog and am offering blog candy. I'd love to have you visit and join the fun.

  3. How very sweet.....its beautifully made and i love it...

    Fiona DT

  4. My sweetest friend, this is simply stunning!! What a gorgeous tag!! You've mastered stencils and inking!! The colors are perfect!! I love how you blended two for the grass - so creative!! And what beautiful flowers!! They look fabulous now and will look even more so when you add the crystal centers!! This is so gorgeous and will be adored!! I hope you are having a wonderful week my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. So creative is your tag Karen colours are beautiful and when you do add the sparkle it will be stunning x

  6. This is so beautiful Karen. I love the stencilled background design, the colours you have used look wonderful. Your flowers are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. very nice tag I really like this

    Jacqui DT TTPH

  8. This is SO pretty, Karen. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share with us this week. I am always SO delighted when you link up and play along with us. Have a blessed week and thanks for sharing!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. What beautiful, cheery colors! I love the sweet garden scene you have created. The flowers are lovely and I LOVE the background - so pretty. This has such a light, airy springtime feel to it - just gorgeous!

  10. Gorgeous tag my friend, I love the honey comb sky and those gorgeous flowers even without the visual sparkle, the whole tag sparkles anyway coming from such a beautiful heart, although I did have to worry a little ,scared you may be experiencing sparkle withdrawal, so happy you had Wink of Stellar Glitter Pen to tie you over, LOL A beautiful creation!!!, have an amazing day my friend, hugs

  11. This tag is gorgeous, beautiful colours, thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD this week and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Jo x

  12. These are so pretty, I love the stencilling and delicate colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week!

  13. WOW! This is one beautiful tag. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

  14. Karen, your tag is so amazing! I love the papers, pretty flowers and beautiful butterfly! Your touch of shimmer to the flowers are stunning! Love this my friend,
    Sherrie K

  15. What a pretty project. Love the background. Very effective. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  16. Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT Member}
    Alex x

  17. Karen, such a beautiful tag - fabulous spring like colours - those flowers are wonderful! TFS

  18. Hi Karen,'
    This is Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that you sparkled the GORGEOUS flowers. Such cheerful colors! I think it is a Perfect and BEAUTIUFL tag my friend!! As ALWAYS you AMAZE me!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  19. This is so beautiful - love the sweet die cuts.
    Thanks for playing along at Papertake weekly this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  20. So very pretty & cheerful. Thanks for playing along with us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again next week
    Hugs, Teresa DT

  21. What a lovely project.Great colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  22. Gorgeous tag! Thank you for joining our Say it with Flowers Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  23. Beautiful tag! I love the flowers! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
    LTC DT

  24. How lovely. The bright colors are beautiful and your layout is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so grateful for all those who participate and support our efforts to encourage uplifting craft projects. Thanks for joining us!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)


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