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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, January 17, 2017

January continues ...

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman

Good morning!
I have for you today, my challenge card for the Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges!
This month the Color Challenge is giving our lucky winner a $10GC for Raspberry Road Designs.

This week we have an inspiration photo for our challenge

And here is my take. I have this cute balloon butterfly and decided it would be perfect!
Although my colors are a bit darker in real life, not sure why they are coming through so light on the image.

Card size: 5 x 7
Alcohol markers
Aleen's paper glaze
Black Hybrid ink from Palette
Blue embellishments - homemade
Border punch from Fiskars
Card stock from Stampin Up!, Bazzill and The Paper Studio
Design paper from my scrap bin
Image from Inkahootz!
Sentiment from Stampin Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes
Sketch 170 from Card Patterns

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

O Christmas Tree ...

Good morning Everyone!

Week one of the New Year has been lived! I hope you made amazing memories this week for yourself and others!

This week I am sharing a 6 x 6 pop up Christmas card. I have to admit, every time I use this particular die from Stampin Up, I am reminded why I don't use it often. While it makes beautiful cards it can be frustrating to put the tree together and attach to the inside of the card in such a way to ensure it pops up correctly and folds back in when the card is closed.

Design paper unknown
Green metallic card stock from Provocrafts
Merry Christmas Border die from Fawn Lawn
Wreath die from Gina Marie Designs

Design paper unknown
Fancy Vine Frame die from Gina Marie Designs
India Ink from Memories
Labels 25 die from Spellbinders
Pop up O Christmas Tree Die from Stampin Up!

Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado

That's it folks! Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Butterflies and Bling ...

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Good morning!

Today we start another color Challenge at the Outlawz Challenges and this week we have a lovely color choice and twist from Ursula.

My card is 4.25 x 5.50 using a layout from PageMaps December 2008 and my "B" twist is Butterflies and Bling!

Card stock from Stampin Up and The Paper Studio
Design paper from Heidi Swap: Sugar Chic
Dies from A-muse Studios: Scalloped Borders
Dies from Sizzix: Ornate Labels
Dies from Stampin Up!: Bold Butterflies and Butterflies
Embossing folders from Sizzix: Damask and Fluttering
Ink from Palette
Rhinestones from my stash and CTMH
Stampin Up! stamps "Happiest of Birthday Wishes"

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to check out the other challenges too.

A new one starts every day.