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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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Outlaws Clean & Simple Challenge: Anything goes!

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” 

Good morning Friends. 
This is the last Sunday of the year of our Lord 2013 ... Enjoy the day!

This weeks challenge at the Outlawz is anything goes ... We found over the holidays that my daughters best friend, who is expecting her second child, is having a girl. I was thinking of her when I made this card.


SUPPLIES: Pink card stock (Bazzill), white card stock & Sentiment from "Holidays & Wishes" (Stampin Up!), "Decorative Squares embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Ribbon, flower sequins and beads (Stash)

Come play along with our Clean & Simple Anything goes challenge this week

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 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.  - Eric Sevareid



From my Family to Yours
May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
--- Irish Toast ---



Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Ringing" in the New Year

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Good Morning Friends
Another joyous day! Can you believe that it is only 3 more days until Christmas! Where is the time going????

It's time for another Outlawz CAS Challenge and this time we are "Ringing" in the New Year with circles!


SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Card stock, rhinestones & Ink), The Angel Company (Sentiment), Bazzill (card stock for rings), Sizzix (Circle Dies)


Come play along with us and "Ring in the New Year" with us CAS style!

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 

Superstar!

Hi
This card was originally made with someone specific in mind, but I decided to go another route.
Enjoy



SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Card stock, rhinestones & Ink), Darice EF (Dot background), Stash (Doily, rhinestone star & Ribbon). Smooch pearlized top coat (used on some of the embossed dots)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thinking of You

Hi There
Lots going on so I have not posted much lately...
I have a card here I created using scraps from scrap bucket

Enjoy


 SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Sentiment, white card stock), Memories India Ink, Bazzill (blue card stock), Unknown (ribbon, pearls, DP and yellow card stock)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas card for Rae

Greeting for the day Friends!

I made this card for our Daughter who is in Japan for another Christmas. I got the idea for her card front from one I found on Pintrist. (Sorry - I tried to link up but kept getting a malware warning)

Anyway ... Here is the Outside:


Supplies: Stampin Up! (Cardstock & Ink), DCWV (DP), Unknown (Glitter paper used for star), Inkahootz! (Sentiment), Martha Stewart Punch (Star), Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations die (Townscape)

Here is the inside!
Supplies: Sizzix/Stampin Up! pop up die (O Christmas tree), Design paper for tree is unknown.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Exciting news!

Hi there everyone! I am so excited. Through The Craft Room Door had a DT call. I applied and just received a letter welcoming me to the group! Looking forward to another adventure and will have more details as they become available!

Keep watching!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Outlawz CAS Challenge: Snowman Love

For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O LORD of Heaven's Armies, what joy for those who trust in you. — Psalm 84:11-12 nlt

Good Sunday morning to one and all. I hope you are all getting your Christmas lists taken care of early so you can settle down and enjoy the season!

Today is another new challenge for Clean and Simple at The Outlawz. This weeks theme is "Snowman Love" CAS style. As Cheri said "Life give you lemons, you make lemonade. Winter gives you snow, you make Snowmen!!!!

Here's mine!

Supplies: Stampin Up! (Cardstock, sentiment, image & watercolor crayons), Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin (EF "Paper snowflakes"), Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad (Platinum Planet), Glitter (Stash).

Come play along with us and share some snowman love CAS style!

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 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Poinsettias!

May the sun shine, all day long
everything go right, and nothing go wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
-Irish Blessing-

Good morning! Another beautiful day to celebrate being alive!
Today is also my turn to post the weekly challenge for The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge!

My birthday is this month so this weeks challenge is a card or project featuring Poinsettias! It is my favorite flower and derives it's name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plan to the United States in 1825.

Here is the card I made for the challenge


SUPPLIES: The Paper Temptress (Cryogen White paper), Stampin Up! (Red card stock, ink and chalk),  Inkahootz! (Sentiment), Spellbinders die (Poinsettia), Stash (Gold seed beads)

Come check us out at The Outlawz Challenges
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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CAS Angel Challenge

Good morning one and all.
God is Good!
Another beautiful day granted to try and be a better person and make someone smile. 

Today is also the start of a new CAS challenge over the Outlawz Challenges .... The theme this week is "Angels" ... Although I would normally be off this week I just had to make a card for this challenge since I have collected Angels, in one form or another, all my life - so I have quite the collection. 
I did make this into a card, but the more I look at I think I am going to find a nice frame for it and make it part of my decor! LOL

SO ... The challenge details: Create a CAS card or project (And does NOT have to be Christmas) that uses an ANGEL image or has the word ANGEL as part of the sentiment.

Here is my card!
Each layer of the wings is attached with foam for a 3 dimensional look

SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (white card stock), Unknown (Glitter paper (wings) & Gold card stock), Stampabilities (Sentiment "Angels"), Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizziz (Die "Layered wings"), Stash (Button)

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