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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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

No man stands so straight ...

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy. ~Knights of Pythagoras

Good morning
I made this card for my Step Father-in-Law.
An awesome man and father!

Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Bazzill
DP from DCWV
Image from "Sky is the Limit" by Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" by Stampin Up!
Dies: Clouds 1 & 2 from Papertrey Inc
Dies: Sunny Days from Spellbinders
Dies: Sunburst from Gina Marie Designs
Palette Ink

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Believe in your Dreams ...

God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.

~Author Unknown

Good morning .... 
Indeed another Tuesday has arrived and so has another color challenge at the Outlawz.
Our sponsor this month is Pickled Potpourri and I am using this love image "Petunia Frame"

Our challenge this week is to use the colors Sunshine yellow, Peppermint pink and Royal Purple. The added twist is butterflies.

Card size is 5.5 x 5.5

Supplies
Digi image "Petunia Frame" from Pickled Potpourri
Colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Sentiment from Studio G
Dies: "Daisy Flower Topper" from Spellbinders, "Label Collections" and "Beautiful Wings" from Stampin Up!
Flower punch from Marvy
Embossing folder: "Damask" from Sizzix
Pearls from Stampin Up!
Glitter glue from Studio G

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and don't forget to stop by The Outlawz to play in any of the 7 daily challenges!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To my Husband for Father's Day

To my Husband for Father's Day.
I could not have wished for a better Father to our children.
Thank you for being here and being an active part of their lives.

Supplies
Card pattern #30
Sentiment from "Best Dad Ever" from Stampin Up!
Background image "Antique Ocean Map" from Rubberneckers Rubber Co.
Ship and Nautical Compass images are unknown
Cardstock from The Paper Studio & Bazzill
Copics
Ink from Stampin Up!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hello for hugs ...

A hug delights and warms and charms, that must be why God gave us arms.

~Author Unknown

Good morning my crafty peeps
Yep! Can you believe it? It's already Tuesday and time for another Color Challenge at The Outlawz.

This month our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and I am using their adorable image Happy Birthday Bear!

Our challenge this week is to use the color Kraft with two colors of choice plus a twist of choice.

I am using Kraft, Green and Orange and my twist is polka dots!


Card size is 5 x 7

Supplies:
Digi Image "Happy Birthday Bear" colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Design Papers: "Dots & Stripes" from American Crafts and "Seeing Dots" from Colorbok
Sentiment from"Swirly Sayings" from The Angel Company
Dies:  "Stitched Banners" from Gina Marie Designs and "Dottie Trim" from C.C. Designs
Embossing folder: "Swiss Dots: from ProvoCraft
Dots are homemade

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
If you want to play along in the challenge this week just click HERE and you'll be  taken to the The Outlawz!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Day at the Beach ...

Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.
~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Good morning!
Today is Tuesday and that means a new color challenge has started at The Outlawz.
This month our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and today I am using their image Day at the Beach.

This image is perfect for a card for my Father-in-Law who winters in Florida.

Our challenge this week is tic-tac-toe and I am using Black, Brown, White, Die cuts and Ribbon


card size is 5 x 7

Supplies:
Digi image: A Day at the Beach by Pickled Potpourri
Colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Clouds created using stencil and ink from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "Best Dad Ever" by Stampin Up!
Die: "Curved Rectangles" by Spellbinder
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and if you want to play along at The Outlawz ... just click HERE

(Hugs) Cara

I have entered this card into the following Challenge(s)



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Just get up and Dance ...

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

~Dave Barry

Good morning!
Today starts a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz and this week is Monochrome.

Our Sponsor this month is Beccy's Place and I am using her 



Here's my card using their image "Dancing Chick"

Card size 5 x 7
I chose to use shades of yellow

Supplies
Image "Dancing Chick" from Pickled Potpourri colored with Copics and Prisma Color pencils
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "Simple Sayings II" from Stampin Up!
Punch "Daisy" from Stampin Up!
Punch "Sunburst" from Marvy
Punch "Bird & leaf" from Stampin Up!
Die "Vine" from Sizzix
Border Die from Ek Success
Glitter Glue from Studio G
Smooch 

Hope to see you play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara

I have entered this card into the following challenge(s)

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Anything Goes


Crafting from the Heart
#115 Anything Goes


#315 Always Anything Goes


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Saying Hello

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

~Douglas MacArthur

Good morning!
Wow - June 1st already ... and time for the start of a new progressive freebie challenge at The Outlawz!

Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place



The image she is giving us this month is from a set called "Grans Chair"


Card size 5 x 7
Supplies
Image from Beccys Place colored with Copics
Border Punch from EK Success
"Banner" die from Stampin Up!
"Delicate Dots" DP from Stamp in Up!
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Liquid pearls from Ranger
Sentiment from "Swirly Sayings" from The Angel Company

Looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!
(Hugs) Cara