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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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

All is Calm ...

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you. ~St Francis of Sales

Good morning!
Today kicks off a new week for Through the Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge.
Our sponsor this week if the talented Ching-Chou Kuik with a prize of 2 images!

Here is my card for the challenge!

I decided at the last minute that I wanted to join the Design team making inspiration cards so I was too late to get an image so I bought this one ... I love Angel and this one is so cute with the little polar bear cub.

Card size: 5 x 7
Image from Ching-Chou Kuik "Polar Snow" colored with alcohol markers
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Dies: Spellbinders die "Romantic Rectangles" & Stampin Up! die "Flourish"
Pearl Smooch from Ranger
Sentiment, Rub-on from Imaginisce More than Mistletoe collection
Silver glitter paper from Recollections
Stampin up! Bow Punch
Striped silver/glitter paper used for bow from my scrap

White glitter paper from my scrap

Thank for stop by and click HERE to join us!
(Hugs) Cara

Believe ...

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.  ~Henry Knox Sherrill

Good Morning!
Come play with us at The Outlawz! We have a new color challenge starting today! Our sponsor this month is DigiStamps4Joy with a $10.00 voucher to their store!

It was my turn to pick the challenge this week and I chose this inspirational photo. I just love the bright colors and how the sun is shining through changing them here and there.

I know most can relate when I say that I had something totally different in my head when I looked at this picture but as I started creating my card, I found I went in a totally different direction! Either way, I love the way this came out and I know the person who will be getting it will love it too!

Card size is 5 x 5
Cardstock from The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
Flower & leaves from my stash
Glossy cardstock from my scrap box
India ink from Memories
Ink from Stampin Up!
Rhinestone center used for flower from The Oriental Trading Company
Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps
Sizzix E.folder: Starry Night #3
Spellbinder die: Glass Effects

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, March 27, 2017

Love you to the bone ...

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

Hi Everyone!
Lately it seems like I have been unable to make a card that isn't connected to a challenge! So much for being retired! However, today I am sharing a card that is not scheduled for a challenge! Yay!

I won this image last month during a month long celebration at Holley's Blog! I have had it printed for a while now and FINALLY managed to get it colored up and on a card! 

Isn't this image too fun?! It's called Skelly and the artist is Maria Medel Rodriguez ... you can check out all her other great images HERE on Etsy.
Here is my 5 x 7 card!

DigiStamp from Maria Medel Rodriguez colored with alcohol markers
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
DP from Me and My Big Ideas
Heart attached to image is from my stash (I keep a "Jar of Hearts")
India Ink from Memories
Love sentiment on heart from Tag Tidbits from The Angel Company