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None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Case of the Vanishing Mojo ...

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success... ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1868

Good evening Everyone …
I am so very late with this post, but I have been dealing with some computer challenges, struggling with a vacationing Ms. Mojo and a sense of being untethered. Being retired I am discovering some things about myself that is rather iritating ... like I NEED routines and I have not been doing well at settling into one so I feel aimless. This is not a good thing and something I need to figure out quick!

In the meantime, I managed to get a new computer and have been sorting out all the accompanying issues that go along with that. Ms. Mojo seems to be back … kinda – somewhat so I managed to put together this card for the Outlawz Challenges Color challenge which started this past Tuesday.

Our challenge this week, picked by AJ, is to use 3 colors (below) and you can use the optional twist of Summer Fun.

Our Sponsor this Month is Bugboo with a lovely prize of 4 images.

Here is my card using their fun little summer image BUGKIDZBEACH

Image “BUGKIDZBEACH” colored with alcohol markers
Aleen’s Paper Glaze
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and my scrap bin
Chantilly Design paper from Close my Heart
Die - Day Dreams from Spellbinders
Die - Wonky Frames from Gina Marie Designs
Pink glitter glue from Studio G
Yellow Stickles from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What are Friends for? ...

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. ~George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons, 2011

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

This week our Sponsor is SheepSki Designs with a prize of 3 images (which is pretty exciting because I know she has new images in her Store!

Now for this challenge I used her really fun image "Snowman Selfie" which she is currently sharing on her Challenge blog "SheepSki Designs Challenges".

Snowman Selfie colored with alcohol markers
Black India Ink from Memories
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Die - Cross Stitched Square from Gina Marie Designs
Embossing folder - Polka Dots from Cuttlebug
Embossing folder - Snowflakes from CTMH
Glitter glue from Studio G
Ribbon from my Stash
Sentiment from JRL Designs (aka CTMH)
Snowflake stamp from Stampin Up!
 Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Hope Anchors the Soul ...

"Hope" is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all....
~Emily Dickinson, c.1861

Good morning!
It's Tuesday and the start of a new Color Challenge at the Outlawz Challenges. Our Sponsor this month is Bugaboo stamps with a prize of 4 images.
It is my turn to pick the challenge this week which is to use purple ... with your choice to two other colors. The twist if you wish to add it is Any Holiday!

Here's my card using the image Hope anchors your soul girl.

The colors I used are PURPLE, blue and yellow
The Holiday I chose is Easter

Image Hope anchors you soul girl colored with alcohol markers
Cardstock from  The Paper Studios, Bazzill, American Craft and Stampin Up!
Die - Day Dreams from Spellbinders
Die - Labels 44 from Spellbinders
Red glitter glue from Stampin Up!
Rhinestones from my Stash
Yellow Stickles from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara