Friday, November 1, 2019

SheepSki Designs: Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming; it is almost here!
With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Christmas" (1940s)

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “Christmas is Coming!”

For this challenge, I am using Gnome for Christmas - image no 122 (found HERE in the Etsy Shop) to make a shaker card.

  • Image Gnome for Christmas, image 122 printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock and colored with alcohol markers
  • Alcohol markers, Copics & ProMarkers
  • Card candy from Jot
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Close to My Heart
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Liquid glass from Close to my Heart
  • Stash: Beads, Snowflake glitter, jewel on snowflake

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice


FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Happy Ho Ho Ho

Winter allows us to wrap up in the comforting scarf of healing, but we must slow down to allow its magic. ~Terri Guillemets, "The warmth & stillness," 2009

Good morning!
I am here to share one of the cards I made for the 2019 Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts which starts October 1st and ends November 1st.

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.

Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts website (HERE) for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration.


  • Cardstock: American Crafts, Scrap bin, Stampin Up!, The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper: Unknown
  • Dies: Animals Dress Ups by Sizzix, Mustache by Quickutz
  • Ink: Black Sharpie, Memories India Ink
  • Stamps: HoHoHo Holidays from Close to My Heart
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
I encourage you to please get children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or even your Sunday School class involved. The children always love to receive cards made by other children!

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, October 25, 2019

BabyCakesdnd: Present Hippo Debut

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things — not the great occasions — give off the greatest glow of happiness. ~Bob Hope

Good morning!
I am honored one again to be a Guest Designer for Sandra Caldwell aka Babycakesdnd, for this month of October.

For my card today, I am using this adorable image #2984 - Present Hippo which is being released today in her stores so make sure you go for a visit and check all her creative and fun images!

I actually really love her hippo images. Not that I’m a hippo collector, but they are all so different and cute and fun! I think almost all the images I have of hers are hippos of some sort or another!

Love this guy too with his Santa suit and arms full of gifts!

Supplies, 5x7card
  • Present Hippo, image 2894 printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Alcohol Makers, ProMarkers and Copics
  • Card Candy from Jots
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper unknown
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Ink from Memories, India Ink & Stampin Up!
  • Liquid glass from Close to My Heart
  • Sentiment from Hampton Arts
  • Sketch: MFTWSC91

Click HERE to find more wonderful images in Etsy Store!


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara