Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Purples have it ...

A flower's appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.
~Terri Guillemets

Good morning!
Another Tuesday is upon us and with it, the last week of September. Anyone else wondering what happened to the month? 

Ah well then, on a positive note, another Color challenge started today at The Outlawz Challenges
These are our colors... you MUST use purple and any of the other colors noted. This one has a double twist ... use a flower and a birthday theme!

Here is my 5 x 7 card

Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Die "Stitched Banners" from Gina Marie Designs
Die "Swirl with Leaves" from Darice
Embossing folder "Bit of Paisley" from Cuttlebug
Liquid pearls from Ranger
Sentiment from "A Bunch of Love" from CTMH

Our sponsor this month is Through the Craft Room Door with a one year subscription to the Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Peace on Earth ...

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.
Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
~William Ewart Gladstone

Good morning Everyone
I spent a lovely day with some friends making Christmas cards and here is one to share.

"Holly leaf" die from Darice
"Nested pierced fancy label" die from Gina Marie Designs
"Stitched Banners" die from Gina Marie Designs
Background paper from DCWV (I think)
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!
 Pearls from Stampin Up! and colored with a sharpie

Sentiment from "Calm Christmas" by Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

80 Birthdays!

“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.” ~ Author Unknown

Good morning
I am sharing a special birthday card for a special lady who just turned 80!

Although I have met the woman several times, I really don't know her on a personal level but my husband does and I have only heard good things about her from him.

Dr. Lewis appears to be thought of very highly by everyone that comes to know her. From what I understand, the woman is tough but knowledgeable and encouraging. A true educator.

I have also noticed during certain events where she is in attendance that everyone dotes on her.
It's actually quite funny to watch because, while this woman has aged quite a bit since I first made her acquaintance and now requires a cane to walk, she is still very independent and can get a bit grumpy when people try to 'help' her ... so now they all do it tag team style and on the sly!
They just "happen" to be walking in her direction when heading to and from their cars is one of the most popular tag team events to watch!

So here is the card I made for her.
This is a Tee-Pee card

Balloon punch from Marvy
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Darice die "Foliage Branch"
Design Paper from GCD Studios "Chocolate Kisses"
Embossing folders from Cuttlebug "Perfectly Paisley" and Swiss Dots"
Fern punch from Martha Steward
Flower stamens from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Gina Marie Designs die "Butterfly, small profile"
Ink from Stampin Up! and Memories
Ornament punch (used for vase) from Stampin Up!
Pearls from Michaels and Stampin Up!
Pink flowers from The Paper Studio "La Petites"
Silver flowers from Close to My Heart
Sizzix die "Ornate frames"
Stampin Up! die "Butterflies"