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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, December 26, 2017

Winter Wonderland ...

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"

Good morning!
I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges!

  
Our sponsor this month is Scrap N'Dipity with a prize of 3 images from the store. 


This week’s challenge uses a lovely inspiration pictures for a winter wonderland in shades of blues.



Here is my A2 size card …

Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Winter Wishes die from Sizzix
  • Rhinestones from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Christmas sweets ...

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.
When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
--- Power of Positivity ---

Good morning!
Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of a $12.00 store voucher


For my card I am using this cute image “ChristmasJar

 5 x 7 card 

  • Bugaboo Image Christimas Jar” printed in Stampin Up! Whisper White Card stock
  • Card stock (American Craft, Stampin Up & The Paper Studio)
  • Confetti embossing folder (CTMH)
  • Holiday words die (Sizzix)
  • Pearl Smooch (Tsuneko)
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones
  • Sharpies to color the rhinestones
  • Stickles (Ranger)


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Flowers ...

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Good morning!
I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started yesterday (I'm running late!) at The Outlawz Challenges!


Our sponsor this month is Scrap N'Dipity with a prize of 3 images from the store ...


This week’s challenge features a tic tac toe board from Sharon!


I used the middle row, vertical


Card size 4.25 x 5.50
  • Card stock Stampin Up!
  • Die “Holiday Words” (Sizzix)
  • Die “Tattered Poinsettia” (Sizzix)
  • Glitter (Sulyn)
  • Glitter card stock (Recollections)
  • Pearls (Recollections)Card stock Stampin Up! 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!


(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter fun - Let it Snow ...

The Winter’s cheek flushed as if he had drained Spring, Summer, and Autumn at a draught...
~Edward Thomas (1878-1917), "The Manor Farm"

Good morning!
I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges!


Our sponsor this month is Scrap N'Dipity with a prize of 3 images from the store ...



This week’s challenge features these fun colors and a option Winter fun Twist!


What could be more fun than building a snowman? 


Card size 5 x 7
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio
  • Extra fine glitter from Sulyn
  • Glitter paper from Recollections, The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Nuvo Crystal drops
  • Paper mini snowflakes die from Sizzix
  • Rhinestones from stash
  • Winter Snowflakes embossing folder from Sizzix

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by TheOutlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!


(Hugs) Cara

Sweet Bliss ...

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. ~Germaine Greer

Hi everyone!
I’m here this morning to let you all know that a new Anything Goes Challenge has started today at Through the Craft Room Door!


Our Sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps with a $10.00 store voucher


For my card, I am using the cute Miss lilly with Hoopla


I think she is quite versatile and could be used for anything from a birthday card to a baby card. I chose to make a card that I can use for any occasion.

Card size 4.25 x 5.50
  • Image “Miss Lilly with a hoopla” colored with Promarkers
  • Bliss die (Heidi Swapp)
  • Card stock (The Paper Studio, Stampin Up! and American Craft)
  • Design paper (Stash)
  • Glitter glue (Studio G)
  • Ink (Stampin Up!)
  • Sentiment stamp (Unity Stamp Co)

So come check out the challenge HERE and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Blessings ...

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~Calvin Coolidge, 1927

Good morning!
I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges!


Our sponsor this month is Scrap N'Dipity with a prize of 3 images from the store


This week’s challenge is this inspirational picture selected by Jeanie!


I chose to use the golden baubles and greenery as a base for my Christmas card


Card size 5 x 7
  • Bling – Art-C/Momenta
  • Card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Design Paper - DCWV
  • Gold Card stock - The Paper Temptress
  • Gold corners, set one – Spellbinders
  • Sentiment die – Crafters Companion

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by TheOutlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sparkle & Shine ...

The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds;
They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads;
They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight,
And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!
~Christopher Morley

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs. This month our challenge theme is “Sparkle & Shine” and the image I am using this month is Breena and Bear – image 35


Card Size 4.25 x .5.50
  • Image Breen and Bear – Image 35 colored with Promarkers
  • Card stock (Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio)
  • Glitter card stock (Recollections)
  • Glitter pens (Cra-Z-Art)
  • Label Collection die (Stampin Up!)
  • Rhinestones (Studio His & Hers)
  • White Gel Pen

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice

or

FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images 

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, if you use my code SKICARA10 at check out you will receive a 10% discount off your purchased! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!

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



Blog Candy Winner!

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful and least costly way to make someone’s day.”
~ Author Unknown


Good Morning!
Many thanks for all the lovely comments on my cards for the 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop for Through the Craft Room Door! I enjoyed reading them all!
Make sure you check out the TTCRD blog for the winner announcement later this afternoon to see if you won a prize for one of our awesome Sponsors!
I had a blog candy offer for the month and the winner is Karthikha!
Karthikha … please email me at cdmalmrose@gmail.com with your address so I can make arrangements to get your little bag of goodies mailed out!
(Hugs) Cara


Baubles ...

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress. ~May Sarton

Good morning!

Today is the 1st of December and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.


Each month we will send you a free digital image to use in the Freebie/Progressive challenge. Once your creation is completed, upload it into the freebie challenge and you will automatically receive the next month free digi.  We will have one image per month so you have plenty of time to create a project using the image.

If you would like to participate, please register with your name and email address to: outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com

This month our image “Baubles” come from our very own Sandra van Blaricum


Card size 4.25 x 5.50
  • Image “Baubles” colored with Promarkers
  • Card stock (The Paper Studio, American Craft & Stampin Up!)
  • Glitter card stock (Recollections)
  • Glitter pen (Cra-Z-Art)
  • Silver sharpie


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara