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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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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Somebunny loves U.....


What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Good evening!
Recently Sandra Caldwell released on her facebook page, for a limited time, a really cute digi featuring a sweet Bunny couple.

I decided to make an anniversary card with it!



Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock an colored using a water pen and Stampin Up! ink
  • Sentiment from Inkahootz! (Closed)
  • Black Manga Pen
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin up!
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Rhinestones and doily from my stash


Thanks for stopping by!
(hugs) Cara

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


Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine with a prize of 3 images from the shop



For my A2 card I am using the image Gertie Sweet Urchin


Supplies:
  • Image: Gertie Sweet Urchin printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock and colored with Staedtler and Stampin Up! water color crayons
  • Card base: The Paper Studios
  • Card stock: Stampin Up!
  • Pearls: Stash
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up! Warm Words
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Must Remember ...


We must remember that nothing in this world really belongs to us. At best, we are merely borrowers. ~Christopher Isherwood

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


Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs


Our winner will win choice of 3 images from the Etsy shop!

For our last challenge of March,  Kimberly has challenged us to use a shade of blue and you pick two mote colors from this lovely photo and you pick your own twist and tell us what it is.


For my card I am using Breezy Beach Walk - image no 110 along with shades of blue, green and brown. My twist is a Window View.

I did not add a sentiment as I am not sure if this will be a birthday card or a thinking of you card.


Supplies:
  • Image: Breezy Beach Walk - image no 110 printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with Staedtler water color crayons
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
  • Embossing Folder: Sizzix Woodgrain
  • Other: Studio G Glitter glue
  • Rhinestones: 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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

My name is not Jeremiah ...


A mother's treasure is her daughter.  ~Catherine Pulsifer, Inspirational Words of Wisdom

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


Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs


Our winner will win choice of 3 images from the Etsy shop

This week Sharon has challenged us to use shades of Green




My daughter just loves frogs, so I had to make this card for her. She is moving from Vermont to Texas at the end of the month, which is way closer and I am looking forward to see her more often! 

Supplies:
  • Image: My Pad, #106 printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with Colore’ water color pencils
  • Card Candy: Jots glitter puff stickers
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio & American Craft
  • Design Paper: The Angel Company (closed)
  • Ink: Memories India Ink
  • Sentiment: The Halo Rubber Stamp Co, (closed)


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, March 13, 2018

It's your Day! ..


If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick's Day you get what you want very much but haven't wished for. ~Patricia Lynch

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


Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs


Our winner will win choice of 3 images from the shop

This week it is my turn to pick the challenge and we have for you a tic tac toe board. Three of the boxes have an optional twist written in them...



For my card I am the image “Shopping in Yorkshire” and used the boxes diagonal upper left corner to lower right corner.

I decided to add all three twists ...  the stripes can be seen in the bag as well as the embossed background which I created by scoring my cardstock every 1/8th inch. This also covers the texture twist. I used a bit of shamrock digi paper to paper piece the umbrella


Supplies (5x7 card):
  • Image “Shopping in Yorkshire” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock and colored alcohol markers
  • Card candy: Stash
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Base) and American Craft
  • Design Paper: Touched by a Butterfly Digi Paper
  • Ink: Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment: Close to My Heart “You mean the World to Me”

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Easter chickies ...


I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs. ~Caroline Rhea"

Hi!
Today I am sharing the card I made using the DigiStamp4Joy March Progressive Freebie Challenge image “Easter egg and chicks” which is in progress right now on their Facebook page (HERE)!



Supplies
  • Image “Easter egg and chicks” printed on Stampin Up! Wisper White card stock & colored with Staedtler Water Color Pencils
  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • Ink: Memories India Ink & Stampin Up!
  • Pearls: Stash
  • Punch: Stampin Up! Photo corner punch
  • Sentiment: Close to My Heart “Easter Bunny”
  • Stencil: Stampin Up! “Stars, moon & clouds”

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Faith ...


After all the shattering discoveries of science and conclusions of philosophy, mankind has still to live with dignity amid hostile nature, and in the presence of an unknowable power, and mankind can only succeed in this tremendous feat by the exercise of faith and of that mutual goodwill which is based in sincerity and charity. ~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

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

Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs


Our winner will win choice of 3 images from the shop




Our challenge this week comes from Jacqui with this bold color pallet with an optional twist to add some bling. Your must use at 3 of the colors shown.

  
My card features the gorgeous image Mika – Image 128I added plenty of bling by added some glitter paint to her long lovely hair and some fine crystal glitter to her wings.

Since I have been neglecting my color pencils recently I decided to bring them out and dust them off for this image. I really like my pencils as I have a wide range of colors and they are much easier for me to transport to crops and traveling in general.

The colors I am using are the teal, gold/pale yellow and purple.

Supplies (5x7 card):
  • Image: Mika – Image 128 colored with Prisma Color Pencils
  • Die: Spellbinders “Style Nouille Decorative Element”
  • Glitter: Sulyn Extra Fine Glitter “Crystal Diamond”
  • Ink: Cra-Z-Art Glitter paint pen
  • Paper: Stampin Up!, Bazzill & The Paper Studio (base)
  • Rhinestones: Recollections

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Flying Pigs ....


Hey Look! Flying Pigs! You know what that means …

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “Flowers”

The image I am using this month is Pigs can Fly – Image 140Yes, I know ... a interesting image to use when the challenge theme is Flowers.

     It's a long story ....

Needless to say, with some suggestions from Andrea, I now have a DT challenge card! LOL 

Either way, I had a lot of fun coloring up this funny guy, which Andrea created after a not so subtle suggestion!


Supplies
  • Image: Pigs Can Fly #140 printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock an colored with Copics & ProMarkers
  • Card stock: Stampin Up!
  • Dies: Stampin Up! “Label Collection”
  • Embossing Folder: Close to My Heart “Confetti”
  • Flowers: Hobby Flora “Papers flwoers with glitter”
  • Glitter Glue: Studio G
  • Ink: Memories India Ink
  • Rhinestones: Recollections
  • Sentiments: The Angel Company “Just Because” & Echo Park Paper Co. “Christmas Sentiments”
  • Silk, Silver & Sparkling: Close to My Heart
  • Stash: White Gel Pen
  • Tsukineko: Pearl Smooch

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





I call him Dad ...


The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

Good morning! 
Today is March 1st and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.


Each month we 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 we have this cute image “Catch of the Day” from Anne Fenton

I felt this image was perfect for making a Father’s Day card for my Step-Father-in-Law. The layout is based Sweet Sunday Sketch SSS264


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White and colored with Copics & ProMarkers
  • Cardstock: Stampin Up
  • Dies: Spellbinders “Labels 4”
  • Ink: Stampin Up! and Memories India Ink
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up! “Best Dad Ever!”
  • Stash: Design Papers, Rhinestones
  • Stencils: Stampers Anonymous (TH) “Rays” and “Speckles”, Birds are from a stencil I created with dies an Xpress it Stencil Sheets.

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