Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TTCRD - Anything Goes with Little Blue Button Stamps!

“Life is precious, do not waste it doing anything that your heart does not respect or agree with.”
~ Leon Brown

Good morning!

Our sponsor this week at Through The Craft Room door is

I chose this image called "Steam Punk Jessica".
Now to be honest, I've never really tried steam punk, so this was a new experience and I probably didn't pull it off so well .. but I still think the card came out pretty cool!

Card size is 5 x 7. I colored the image with my prisma color pencils and OMS. Added a touch of paper glaze to her lips then fussy cut her out when everything was dry. 
I lightly inked up my embossing folder before adding my paper and running through my big kick.
I added glitter to the hat and her hair for fun.

Image "Steam Punk Jessica" from Little Blue Button Stamps
Card stock, rhinestones & border punch from Stampin Up!
Prisma Color pencils
Oderless Mineral Spirits
Sentiment is from Halo Rubber Stamps
Embossing folder "Steam punk Gears" from Sizziz

Thanks for stopping by!
Looking forward to seeing you over at TTCRD!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Outlawz: Movie Night!

I've got a dream too, but it's about singing and dancing and making people happy. That's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. --- Kermit The Frog quotes  

Good morning my crafty peeps! 
A new day - A new CAS challenge at the Outlawz. and it's MOVIE NIGHT!

We all have those absolute favorite movies. You know the one I'm talking about ... we can watch them over and over .... and over. We laugh, we get mad, we cry and sigh ... always at the same places. They bring back memories and smiles no matter how messed up our day has been!

Released in 1954 (quite a few years before I was born - ahem) I remember watching this movie every time it was on the Saturday afternoon matinee on TV!

I would leave my friends house to make it home in time to watch this one!

Such a fun movie full of singing and dancing. I remember laughing as I watched poor Milly copes with a new husband and 6 outrageous brother-in-laws. She proves herself to be no push over either even though she is outnumbered and out-sized by all that testosterone!

I never get tired of watching it even to this day.

So ... here is the card I made based on my favorite movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Spoiler alert!
It's a wedding card ...

Card size is 5 x 7
I made the sides of "film strip" with a small border punch I have. I stamped my image 8 times ... one to color and 7 times (get it?) to cut in 1"x 1" squares to look like film clips. I colored the main image with my Prisma color pencils and a alcohol blender pen and added liquid pearls to the frame for accents and attached to the card with foam dimensionals. The dress I painted with Smooch to give it a nice glimmer but try as I might I just could not get a good picture of it so you'll just have to take my word for it!

Supply List
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Image & Sentiment: "Wedding Bliss" from Hampton Art
Black India Ink from Memories
Prisma Color pencils
Liquid Pearls from Ranger
Smooch Pearlized Top Coat from Clearsnap
Border Bunch from Punch Bunch
Foam dimensionals

Looking forward to seeing what your favorite movie is!
Click HERE to come play along!

(Hugs) Cara


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Confirmation: A renewal of Faith

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Seuss

Good evening ....

I made this card for my niece ... 
I am so proud of her and the person she is growing into.
She has a sweet heart and a ready smile and will do great things with her life out there in the world.

I have to say though, her confirmation was quite an emotional day for me.
... watching her stand there in front of the congregation taking ownership of her baptism and making her faith commitment to Christ, the Church, her family and herself.

I remember standing there at the front of that same church almost 16 years ago holding her little wee self in my arms while the pastor baptized and blessed her. I remember feeling as though I was being baptized all over again myself.
I felt such a deep connection with that baby I held in my arms start that day and although not mine, she became mine.
From that moment in time, she claimed and moved into a huge piece of my heart.

I often wonder if Joseph felt the same way the night Mary gave birth to Jesus and he held a child not his.
Did his heart open wide to take in that moment and that child?
Not because he was commanded too, but because his heart said, "Yes! This child is as much yours as any child from you - hold him, teach him ... love him ... always."

I like to think so

My card here is 5 x 7 in size.
I heat embossed the image onto watercolor paper. I misted it few times, then starting laying down colors with my crayons and water where needed for more blending. After it was dry, I took a tissue and lightly wiped away any residual watercolor from the image.

Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Image " Romantic Rose", border punch, watercolor paper, white embossing powder and watercolor crayons from Stampin Up!
White pigment ink from Colorbox
Ribbon from my stash
Stock pin made with jewelry findings and beads from my stash.

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