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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

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Wishes ...

The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive. ~G.K. Chesterton, "Our Birthday," 1935

Good morning!
Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for my daughter’s boyfriend. I know some people struggle with masculine cards but I actually enjoy making them when the opportunity comes around. 

This card is actually unusual for me in that it fits in a #10 envelope … so 4 x 9.25 is the size I made the card.

Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper unknown
Fiber from Bazzill
Image from Unity Stamps “Candles, Stars & Birthday wishes
Ink from Stampin Up and Memories
Judikins Diamond Glaze

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Butterflies & flowers ...

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges.

This week our challenge comes from Jacqui to us 5 colors and add a butterfly twist

Here’s my card

Here are the colors we are using

Card stock from Stampin Up!
Design Paper “Falling for You” & “Jeepers Creepers” from Close to My Heart
Embossing folder “Flower vine #2” from Sizzix
India Ink from Memories 
Oval punch from ek success
Sentiment from Stampin Up! “Simple Sayings II”
Stash: Rhinestone

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis so thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 15, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas ...

And, so, Christmas comes to bless us!
Comes to teach us how to find, the joy of giving happiness and the joy of being kind.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s)

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The OutlawzChallenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song

Find Inspiration in the song or rhyme:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the five and ten, it's glistening once again
with candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

Here is my card for the week

  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Design Paper from DCWV (I think)
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug "Paper Snowflakes"
  • Embossing folder from Sizzix "Dots"
  • Ink from Pallet
  • Rhinestone from my stash
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up! "Star of Light"
  • Snowflakes from Sizzix "Paper Snowflakes, mini"

Our sponsor this month is Anne Fenton with a prize of  3 pre-selected digital stamps, so don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!

(Hugs) Cara