Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tag you're it!

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new clean and simple challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog.

This week Lynn is asking us to create a card or project featuring a die-cut, hand-drawn or stamped tag.  Our project could be a tag as well.  Any shaped tag is acceptable.  Just Remember keep it CAS!

My card for the challenge this week!
Size A2

Card stock - Stampin Up!
Image from "Swirls" - Autumn Leaves
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Onyx Expressions

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge: Party Time!

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.

Author Unknown

Good morning!
Today is the start of the Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.
Click HERE to come play along with us.

This week our sponsor is

I used their awesome image called "Late Rabbit".
My daughter is a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland so I made this 5 x 7 card with her in mind
I colored in the image using Prisma Color pencils and OMS and Aleens Paper Glaze has been added to his pink nose

Based on Sketch #108 from Freshly Made Sketches
Card stock, Ink & Sentiment (Lots of Thoughts) from Stampin Up!
Prisma Color Pencils
Odorless Mineral Spirits from Gemini
Rhinestones from The Paper Studio
Clockworks EF & Swiss Dots EF from Cuttlebug
Banners were made with paper scraps from my stash
Aleens Paper Glaze

Thanks for stopping by.
Your visits make me happy and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. (Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini

In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.  ~Papiha Ghosh

Good morning.
Today is the start of a new Clean & Simple Challenge at The Outlawz Challenge Blog.

"Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini"!  

It is Cheri's week to post and her challenge was inspired by a song from the 60's called "Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini".
Our challenge is to create a Clean and Simple card or project with dots, dots and more dots!

I hope you come over and play along with us!

Here is my card for the challenge!
I had some scrap paper with polka dots that were just the right size for me to punch out some balloons!

Size A2

Card stock - Bazzill & Stampin Up!
Balloon Punch - Unknown
Polka Dot DP - Unknown
"Seeing Spots" embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Sentiment - The Angel Company
1.5" Circle Punch - Marvy
Scallop circle punch - Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Father-in-Law Barry

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter

Good morning!
I am almost done using up some DP I made a while back using glossy card stock and re-inkers. I just love how it turned out and can barely stand to throw it away so I just keep trying to figure out how to use it up.

Today is the birthday of my husbands father Barry! I hope he likes it!

This is the first time I have used this new tree stamp I recently purchased and I am in love! I know this is going to quickly become one of my most favorite tree stamps!

And it looks awesome on my paper - looks like a wild day close to the sea ... which is awesome since my Father-in-law and his wife live close the ocean.

Size 5.5 x 5.5

Based on a sketch from No Reimer Reason
Glossy Cardstock - Stash
Cardstock & Sentiment (Happiest of Birthday Wishes) - Stampin up!
Woodgrain Embossing folder - Sizzix
Tree Image - Stampendous
Ink - Memories India Ink
Foam pop dots
Sizzix Big Kick

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments brighten my day!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, July 7, 2014

Flower Power!

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Hello there my crafty peeps

Recently I participated in an embellishment exchange at Paper Crafting Divas
Here is my contribution!
I made four different flowers using a combination of punch flowers, beads, buttons and brads.
I get my flowers by purchasing stems from the dollar store and taking them apart. Much cheaper than buying packets at the craft store and I have a lot of fun creating different flowers with them.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
(Hugs) Cara

Belated Graduation!

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.

Arie Pencovici

Good morning!
I am a bit behind getting a graduation card out to a cousin in California!

Card Size: A2
Based on sketch PMDC-048 from Pixel Mavin;s Digi Challenge
Card stock - Bazzill, The Paper Temptress & Stampin Up!
Sentiment - Unknown
Sequins - stash
Star Dies - Spellbinders
Pop Dots
Sizzix Big Kick

Thanks for stopping by for a look-see!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge: To the Dogs!

The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can't afford to keep a yes-man.

~Robertson Davies

Good morning!
Today is the start of another Clean & Simple Challenge at The Outlawz Challenge Blog.

This week it's my turn to post so lets get started!

Did you know that July is National Hot Dog Month?

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the July 4th weekend alone (the biggest hot-dog holiday of the year), 155 million are "wolfed" down!

That's a lot of hot dogs!

My challenge for you this week is to create a card or project featuring a dog or dog related item!
Just keep it CAS and have fun!

My A2 Card features Snoopy at his best .... napping! The image from Stampendous is called "Snoopy at the Beach". I colored the image with Prisma Color pencils and OMS then I added Aleens Paper Glaze to his sunglasses!

Additional Supplies:
Card stock, Thought bubble (Photo Album Fun) & Sentiment (unknown set) from Stampin Up!
"Flames" Ef from Darice

Thanks for stopping by!
Your comments make me happy. And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
(Hugs) Cara