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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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Monday, November 30, 2015

Blog Candy Give Away

Happy Hellos to Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that followed along in the hop and left such awesome comments on my cards and projects. I hope, in some small way, I inspired you to create something wonderful!

Now time to give away my blog candy! I had so many awesome comments that I decided to give away two packages of Blog Candy!

The winners - selected via Random draw - are

Edwina
and
wannabcre8tive

Congratulations!
I will be contacting your shortly to make arrangements to get your prizes!


(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Silver Christmas

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilde


Good morning!
I have another Christmas card for you made from scraps and recycled Christmas cards



Size: 5 x 7

SUPPLIES
Card stock and Blue Glitter paper from The Paper Studio
Red cardstock from scrap bin
Tree was cut from a recycled Christmas card
Scrap foil
Sentiment from "Greetings of the Season" by Stampin Up!
"Birds One" die from Spellbinders
"Dottie trim" die from CC Designs
Based on sketch #29 from Cardabilities

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, November 22, 2015

TTCRD Blog Hop wk 4 - Celebrating 1 year

Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.
~Gene Perret

Hello Everyone!

I hope you have all been playing along this month ... today is the start of the last Celebration Hop for Through the Craft Room Door. 

Thank you everyone for all the sweet comments on my one year as owner of TTCRD as well as my cards!

Reminder that I am giving away Blog Candy on the 30th to some lucky winner from all the comments left on my hops post here so if you commented every week, you have 4 chances to win!

Our amazing and generous Sponsors this week are

Deedees Digis - PRIZE: $30.00 Gift code to store

KennyKStamps - PRIZE: 3 DigiStamps

Paper Crafting World - Prize: $25.00 Gift certificate to store


Drawn with Character - PRIZE: Choice of 3 images from store

Please take some time to stop by and visit the lovely shops!

For a chance to win the prizes, the rules are very simple!
  1. You MUST be a follower of Through the Craft Room Door Blog
  2. You MUST leave your blog address,  name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD
  3. You MUST visit and comment on all the blogs in this week's hop!

 My Celebration card this week is for my Husband as we celebrate our 30th year of wedded compromise Monday! He's a Fire-Medic and when I saw this image from Slinky Tart I just had to have it!


Supplies
Image "Smokin' Hot" from Slinky Tart colored with Prisma Color Pencils, Silver Smooch and Pearlized Smooch
Aleen's Paper Glaze used on the lips and heart
Cardstock from the Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Reynolds Aluminum (some say aluminium) Foil
EF "Diamond Plate" from Cuttlebug
EF: "Flames" from Darice
Water Color paper from Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!
"Word Bubble" die from Stampin Up!
Let's Celebrate from Fluffy Friends by TAC
Happy Anniversary from Halo Rubber Stamps

So hop along and see what other surprises may be in store for you!


>>> Cara <<<


((Hugs)) Cara

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

O Christmas Treeeeeeeeee

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

Good morning!
I have another Christmas card for you made from scraps and recycled Christmas cards

Size: 5 x 7


SUPPLIES
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Label #30 die from Spellbinders
DP recycled Christmas card
Tree cut from a recycled Christmas card using Christmas Tree #2 by Sizzix
Gold Smooch used to shiny up the garland
Glitter gel from CTMH for the center of the flowers
Sentiment from "Christmas Joy" by CTMH
Star punch by Martha Stewart and painted with gold Smooch
Black India Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, November 15, 2015

TTCRD Blog Hop wk 3 - Celebrating 1 year

“There is nothing more beautiful in life than celebrating the talents, dreams, joys and accomplishments of another being . To see - and call attention to - the best in someone else...”
― Kate Mullane Robertson


Good morning Crafty Peeps ... 
Thank you all for you lovely comments and well wishes! They are truly appreciated!

This is week 3 and we are still celebrating my one year anniversary ownership of Through the Craft Room Door. Still lots of chances to win prizes so make sure you follow the rules!


1.    You MUST be a follower of Through the Craft Room Door Blog
2.    You MUST leave your blog address,  name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD
3.    You MUST visit and comment on all the blogs in this week's hop!

Here are our amazing and generous Sponsors this week!
Please take some time to stop by and visit their lovely shops!



Decosse's Dynamite DoodlesA mini digital kit, a sentiment set and an individual digital paper--all celebration themed.

The East Wind - PRIZE: 3 single images of choice

Little Blue Button - PRIZE: $15.00 Gift certificate


I will also be giving away blog candy at the end of the month by Random draw from everyone who leaves a comment!




Here is my inspiration for this week!
A birthday card I made for my StepMother-in-Law

Card size is 5 x 7





Cardstock from The Paper Studio
DP scraps from my scrap bin
Twine from my stash
Tissue paper
Glitter glue from Studio G & CTMH
Stamps: "Paint Splatters" from Prima Marketing
Sentiment: Inkahootz!
Ink : India Ink from Memories and Brillance from Tsukineko


Die: "Border Basics One" from Spellbinders

So hop along and see what other surprises may be in store for you!




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Merry Merry Merry

Very gay they were with snow and sleigh-bells, holly-boughs, and garlands, below, and Christmas sunshine in the winter sky above. All faces shone, all voices had a cheery ring, and everybody stepped briskly on errands of good-will. ~Louisa May Alcott, "Seamstress," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

Good morning!


I continue to work on Christmas cards! Husband is threatening to go buy boxed cards because I am behind schedule. As I told a friend ... I informed him if he did he would be sleeping outside ... in the pool! :O)


This card is made using scraps and a recycled Christmas card ... which is one of my favorite thing to recycle!

Size: 5 x 7



SUPPLIES
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Gold Vellum from The Paper Temptress (Love this - need to go buy more!)
Snowflake punch from EK Success
Irridescent Glitter
Pearls from The Paper Studio
Black India Ink
Sentiment from Stampabilities
Border stamp from "O Christmas Tree" by Technique Tuesday
Christmas Tree #2 Die from Sizzix
Plastic window - recycled packaging

Recycled Christmas card behind the window

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, November 8, 2015

TTCRD Blog Hop wk 2 - Celebrating 1 year

There are exactly as many special occasions in as we choose to celebrate!
~ Robert Brault


Good morning

Week 2 of our celebrations at Through the Craft Room Door starts today.
Thank you to everyone that left me such nice comments last week! You all really made my day!

 To start off, here are our amazing and generous Sponsors this week!
Please take some time to stop by and visit their lovely shops!

 DigiStamps4Joy - PRIZE: $10 is digistamps (winner choice) 

Whimsy Stamps - PRIZE: $20.00 Gift certificate

Rick St. Dennis - PRIZE: 2 single images of choice

The Stamping Boutique / Glitterbabes - PRIZE: 2 images of choice 




Here is my Celebration card for this week.
This is for my Daughters upcoming birthday


Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Watercolor paper from Stampin Up!
Image "Swallowtail Butterfly" from Stampin Up!
Twinkling H2O water colors (If you look close you can see the glimmer)
Sentiment from PSX Stamps
Dots from Close to My Heart
India Ink from Memories

I will also be giving away blog candy at the end of the month by Random draw from everyone who leaves a comment so come back every week!


Just a reminder that for a chance to win the prizes offered by out amazing sponors, you must follow these simple rules: 
  1. You MUST be a follower of Through the Craft Room Door Blog
  2. You MUST leave your blog address,  name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD
  3. You MUST visit and comment on all the blogs in this week's hop!
So hop along and see what other surprises may be in store for you!

Cara <---- You are here!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

TTCRD Blog Hop wk 1 - Celebrating 1 year

“Create an environment that fosters the creative genius within you!”
― Ramana Pemmaraju




Hey there everyone! This will be a bit of a long post but you need to read to the end! :O)

This month celebrates my one year anniversary as the owner of Through the Craft Room Door and with the help of some very generous Sponsors and the Design team, we are set to C E L E B R A T E this milestone event all month long!!!

This is the first of four scheduled mini blog hops and we hope you come play along with us!

For a chance to win the prizes, the rules are simple!
  1. You MUST be a follower of Through the Craft Room Door Blog
  2. You MUST leave your blog address,  name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD
  3. You MUST visit and comment on all the blogs in this week's hop!

To start off, here are our amazing and generous Sponsors this week!
Please take some time to stop by and visit their lovely shops!

Little Claire - PRIZE: choice of 3 images from the store

Repeat Impressions - PRIZE: $25 gift card

TupeloDesignsLLC - PRIZE: A new release Lawn Fawn Stamp with coordinating Die, a Lawn Fawn Ink Pad, and a hand crafted Ink Blending Tool (this item started it all and he's famous for them) 

My Whimsical Little World - CONFIRMED - WAITING ON PRIZE INFO






My inspiration this week is an Anniversary card made for my Father and Step-Mother-in-law




Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Die: Butterflies from Stampin Up!
Embossing folder: Wedding Suite from Cuttlebug
Liquid Pearls from Ranger
Sentiment computer generated


There is also Blog Candy to be had as I will also be giving away this lovely collection of goodies at the end of the month by Random draw from everyone who leaves a comment!



If you came here from Karens's place then you are progressing nicely! If not, please make sure you visit all the blogs! 
So hop along and see what other surprises may be in store for you!



Don't forget to follow the rules for a chance at the prizes!