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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, May 31, 2016

Flowers don't worry ...

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~Jim Carrey

Good morning
I just love this quote above from Jim Carrey ... 
A great reminder for us when we are struggling with ourselves. 
Don't worry about blooming ... just open up and turn towards the LIGHT.

Today is the start of a new color challenge at The Outlawz.
Our Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps.

Here is our colors this week from Ina with a twist of adding layers

Here's my card using Bugaboo image "tulipsandbugs" colored with Copics, Prisma Color pencils and Stampin Up! chalks

Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studio, Stampin Up! and Bazzill
Die "Simple Window Set" from Gina Marie
Die "Flourish" from Sizzix
Embossing Folder "Twisted Hearts" from Spellbinders
Enamel dots are homemade by me
Smooch

Thanks for stopping by!
Looking forward to seeing you over at The Outlawz!
(Hugs) Cara


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sum Sum Summer time!

Hey! It’s summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!

~Terri Guillemets

Greetings my crafty peeps
A new Anything goes challenge started yesterday at Through the Craftroom Door and our sponsor this week is Karleigh Sue Digital Stamps.



I'm using her image Hot Sunny Day


Click HERE to come play along with us!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays ...

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown

Good morning my Crafty Peeps!
It's Tuesday again and that means time for the start of a new color challenge at The Outlawz!
Out Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps!

The color challenge this week is from Jacqui. We are to use the colors from the Canadian Province of British Colombia Flag.


Here is my card using the Bugaboo image "BUGTULIPHEDGIE" which I colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils


Based on Sketch SSSC #282

Cardstock from The Paper Studio, Stampin Up! and American Craft
Die: "Wonky Stitches" from Gina Marie
Sentiment from "Happiest of Birthdays" from Stampin Up!
Embossing folder "Polha Dots" from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by!
Looking forward to seeing your creations!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Birthday Wishes ...

They're not gray hairs. They're wisdom highlights. ~Author Unknown

Good morning!
Today I have a Birthday card for a co-worker


Based on sketch TGIFC11

Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Bazzill
DP from the Seashore Collection by Lasting Impressions
Embossing folder "Dot Matrix" from Sizzix
Sentiment from InkaHootz!
Black India ink from Memories
Die "Classic circles" from Sizzix
Die "Scallop tag" from Sizzix

Thanks for Stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Hundred Flowers ...

I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

Good morning!
I hope everyone's week has start off well. Today is the start of a new color challenge at The Outlaws.
Our Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps.

The Challenge this week is is to be inspired!


 Here is my card: I used the pink, white and gold.


Supplies
White cardstock from The Paper Studio
Gold cardstock from my stash
Stamps: "Love & Joy" from The Angel Company
Ink from Stampin Up!
Purple glitter glue from Studio G
Liquid Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!
Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

For the small one ...

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected? ~Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Good morning my Crafty Peeps

This card is for the youngest son of a family friend who just turned two years old. He is quite the wild child compared to her first one. Watching him grow will be a true adventure!

My daughter suggested that since he was born in the "Year of the Horse", the card should have horses and she selected these because they looked like they were dancing.


Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and American Crafts
Ink from Stampin Up!
Images from "Hieroglyph Horses" by The Angel Company
Sentiments from "Tag Tidbits" by The Angel Company

Thanks for Stopping by!
Cara

I'D HAVE ENTERED THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGE(S)

Aud Sentiments #155 Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Sassy Studio Designs #333 Anything Goes



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Getting Inky ...

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

Good morning .... 
It's Tuesday morning and the start of a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz.
Out Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps!

This weeks colors were selected by Laurian with a Twist to "Get Inky"

Here's my card using "skfloralteapot" from Bugaboo Stamps



Image is colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Background was created using a Masking technique and inks from Stampin Up!
Die: "Pierced Fancy Nested Label" from Gina Marie
Martha Stewart Flower punch
Rhinestones from Stampin Up!

Thanks for Stopping by!
Hope to see you over at The Outlawz!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May-June Edition of TTCRD Magazine

Good evening everyone!



The May - June 2016 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door is now available in the Subscribers Only area of Through the Craft Room. Our theme this edition is Birthdays, Baby's and Grandparents and we have loads of inspiration to get those creative wheels a spinning!

This edition offers several craft related articles as well as over a dozen tutorials including one for an awesome do it yourself spray dye. Ever considered trying your hand at Quilling? We have a tutorial offering the basics for this fun and interesting papercraft and if you love to use flowers on your cards but never seem to have the right color or size, we have two tutorials that work in both fabric and paper!

Here is the card I made using the "Flutterby" image, one of three given to us for personal use, by our Featured Digi Artist Andrea Norris of SheepSki Designs. 

More details about this card and others created by the Design Team of TTCRD can be found in the magazine!



If you are not a current subscriber, $18.00 gives you access to 2 years of back issues full of articles, tutorials, free images and lots of inspirations as well as 6 new bi-monthly magazines.

Click HERE to be taken to the website.

Sending extra Love ...

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
Milton Berle

Wow ... been awhile I know but I will be working to post more often and getting back into the DT arena outside TTCRD is going to help me do that! :O)

Today is the start of a new color challenge at The Outlawz.

Our sponsor for the month of May is Bugaboo Stamps
The image I am using is BugLoveAngel ... Isn't she awesome?!

Here is my card

Supplies:
Image colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Butterfly from Scrapberry
Cardstock from The Paper Studio, Bazzill & Stampin Up!
Die "Classic Hearts" from Sizzix
Die "Large Classic Doily" from Stampin Up!
Fern Punch from Martha Stewart
Flowers from Michael's Dollar Bin (yellow), The Paper Studio (blue) and my stash (white)
Ink from Close to My Heart
Rhinestones from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "Messages for Mom" by Stampin Up!

Thanks for Stopping by!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thinking of You!

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and longitudes.

--- Henry David Thoreau ---

Good May morning my crafty peeps!

Today is the first of May!
That means another fun progressive freebie challenge has started at The Outlawz!



Our Sponsor this month is  Ppinkydolls 



Here's my card made with her cute image "Fifi".
The layout of this card was inspired by this card HERE



Supplies
Image colored with Copics and Smooch pearl paint
Card stock from The Paper Studio,  Stampin Up! and Bazzill
"Window Frame" die & piercing plate from Stampin Up!
Crimped strip from my stash
Sentiment from The Halo Rubber Stamp Company
Black embellishments are made by me

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you playing along with us this month!
(Hugs) Cara