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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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Through The Craft Room Door Holiday Bonus Issue 2013



I am posting this video because I think that Colleen has a great product for the price!
The website hosts challenges and the magazine is fantastic!

Sliding card

Hi There ...

This is a tutorial I did for Through the Craftroom Door
Please go check out this wonderful on line magazine.

Through the Craftroom Door


Love this card ... takes hardly any time at all but looks like you spent hours! LOL





Sunday, November 17, 2013

Give Thanks

Good morning!
Today is a new day and a new Clean and Simple Challenge over at The Outlawz!

This week we are "Giving Thanks" ... One could think how cliche' since this month is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.A, but it's good to be reminded that giving thanks is not always about the Turkey and Stuffing. It's also about the people in our lives that we appreciate but so very often forget to let know how we feel.

Take the time to tell the people around you how thankful you are to have them in your life. Such a simple action and the only thing it will cost you is a few moments of your time, but it can make the whole day brighter for that special someone!

Here's my card for the challenge
I created the leaf using a sticker that I added to BG paper I made then trimmed out and added to card on a foam dot.

Supplies: Stampin Up! (card stock), Starform (Gold leaf sticker), Inkahootz (Sentiment), Paper Studio ("Leaves" EF), Memories (India Ink), metallic paper is scrap from my stash


This card is going to my daughter in Japan. She has been posting on her facebook page wonderful pictures of Japan in the fall.  Her father & I are very proud of what she had accomplished. We are so thankful for her humor and wit and loving soul.

Please come on Come on by and check us out!
Maybe something will trigger your creative streak and you will play along with us.

You could win one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

HUGS
Cara

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday for Rae

Good morning ... I made this card for my Daughter. Her birthday is today.
She lives in Japan right now ... I miss her very much. :O(

Funny story though ... I didn't pay attention to the direction of the card base before I glued the front on.
The card actually opens on the left side ...
Rather that try to fix it, I decided to go with it figuring after all this time she is pretty used to reading right to left!



SUPPLIES:  Card stock, sentiment & felt flowers (Stampin Up!), Design Paper & bling (Stash), Bit of Paisley Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Fancy labels die &  Decorative accent with flower die (Sizzix)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Remember ...

Good morning!
Time for a new Clean and Simple Challenge at the Outlaws Challenges.

This week, our challenge is to remember or celebrate a loved on that has passed away , with a card or project CAS Style!

I didn't want to make a card for just one person. I've too many precious family members gone from my life that I wanted to remember so here is my card.



SUPPLIES:  Paper Temptress (Card stock), Sizzix Die (Leaves), Darice (Damask EF), Stampin Up! (Sentiment), Stash (Bling)

NOW COME SHOW US YOURS!
You could win one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

HUGS
Cara

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bright November Color Challenge at the Outlawz

Good morning ... Today is new day and a new CAS challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog.

This week we are to use bright colors to remember and celebrate the Summer gone!
Use one, some or all of these five colors and brighten up the week - Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Blue.  Combine them or use them alone, just keep it CAS and BRIGHT!  

Here's my card - I opted to use all the colors!
Love the fact that, outside the card base, the flowers are all punched from scrap card stock!

SUPPLIES: Card stock for card base, ink & pearl accents (Stampin Up!), Flower punched from scrap card stock using a punch from MS. Sentiment (Studio G).


Please come on Come on by and check us out!
Maybe something will trigger your creative streak and you will play along with us.

You could win one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

HUGS
Cara