Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cowgirl love for 7 Kids College Fund

Welcome my friends and new followers!  Today I would like to share a card I made for our new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog.  The Challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!  I sure hope you enter our challenge to win a gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund Store.  There are a lot of new products coming in from CHA 2014.

She was colored in Copics and I rubbed some distressed inks around her, stamped in versa mark a few pretty lines and then frantaged in Aged Ivory.  I used the new Prima papers Princess!

Did you notice her frame,, boot,, and a lovely heart?  Those are chipboards from Southern Ridge and I love how nice they are.  I frantaged them too in Aged Aqua and Shabby pink.  The heart natural.

I used WOC roses and some leaf dies to make my corner arrangements.

My sweet friend that gave me this metal post card, I love you is inscribed on it, I love it!

The top edges are Magnolia Doohickey envelope dies and some pleated tulle.  I used the leaf dies but added a Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die also.

Here she is up close

I hope you have time to peak in at the challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and see what my teammates made.  It is so fun when my friends enter the challenge, good luck to you!

Items from the 7 Kids College Fund Store that I used on my card above

Now I want to share something else with you all.

My friend and 7 Kids teammate Karen Gauthier from Thoughts From The Girls blog makes amazing printers trays using Magnolia stamps. After I saw her Christmas one here on her blog last December I just fell in love with it.  Karen said she would make me one and so I sent her the supplies and this is the one she made me in only 1 week!

She is very detail orientated so I want to show you close up photos of the sections.

look at the lovely umbrella, that is 2 dies she combined.  Then a sugar and cream die to go with my spoon I sent her to use, see the background paper, how perfect it all goes!

In 2 corners are 3 separate Magnolia images from different collections.

More Magnolia images combined with other things to create the cutest scenes and so girly.

Look she is so sweet and the layers behind her are beautiful!

So then my naughty but nice friend Karen Gauthier sent me her Christmas Tray without telling me!! I was astonished and it is so beautiful and I will cherish this tray!!  Thank you so much Karen!!

There is a ton of dimension in this tray, the colors are superb.

Here is a closer look at the resin pieces, dies and tiny tulle bows she added with Magnolia images.

Those florals are out like a cone, beautifully done!

So many elegant pieces and colors that are festive for the holiday.

Here are both of the trays on my shelf in my craft room together.  I would love to display them in my living room but I am afraid my kids will pick at them and then they will be ruined.  They are safe and sound on my shelves as are many of your artworks my friends!!

I am very grateful for my friendship with Karen as we work together beautifully.  I also treasure you all and love to share gifts with you, I have everyone's gifts displayed throughout my craft room so I can enjoy them and remember how generous you all are!

Thank you for stopping by today, I sure hope you enjoyed the photos!
Hugs, Kelly


  1. Beautiful Kelly - this card is one of my favorites for sure. I have seen Karen's printer trays before and she is amazing! Gorgeous work!
    It is snowing and snowing and snowing and I am laughing and laughing and laughing.

  2. This is a lovely post Kelly! Your card is beautiful, I just love the little cowgirl image and you have coloured her beautifully, as ever.

    Karen is indeed very talented and I agree, she has wonderful attention to detail. Both trays are stunning. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Kelly I'm blown away here at all the beauty!!! Your card is totally stunning. That little cowgirl is a real charmer. Great embellishments too. And look at those trays. My goodness they are phenomenal. So much to admire and the more you look the more you see. Karen did some fantastic work.
    You are a lucky lady to receive those treasures!
    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Hello Kelly, such an adorable image! this little cowgirl is so cute! love the bood in chipboard too! perfect accessory! wonderful trays from Karen. Hugs.

  5. Gorgeous card! Such amazing coloring and love the design. You did an amazing job with the chipboard. Oh like your post card....LOL!

    Thanks, Kelly I am glad you like your trays.....


  6. Hi Kelly! OooH my! Absolutely LOVE your GORGEOUS card .. with all the wood ... verrrrrrry STUNNING! The colors are soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! And your trays .. wow wow wow .. your friend made such AMAZING trays!!!!!! How very sweet she is .. and so are you!!! :)

    Thank you for sharing all of these BEAUTIFUL photo's with us!!!

    Big Hugs to you!

  7. Hi Kelly, Stunning card Love the little cow-girl image coloured so beautifully...your attention to detail is outstanding all those fabulous embellishments are just perfect... Beautiful work...Well those trays are amazing...Fantastic work from Karen...Enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

  8. your card is amazing, love all the details, the flower clusters look stunning! and your coloring is fantastic

    love your trays too :) your friend made an awesome work!! so many little details to look at...

  9. I love your card Kelly. Great colouring as always but my heart skipped a beat when I saw how you embossed the Frantage around the edge... I must try this! Beautiful tray from Karen.

  10. So niiiiice card, as always, lovely details, superb colors, flowers, lace, aw love all this !
    Oh and so so fab gifts you received wow ! Perfect !!!!

  11. An enchanting card, and wow those ATC display cases are gorgeous - so many delicious details... what wonderful gifts.
    Alison x


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