Friday, June 29, 2018

Father's Day Card .

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. - Anne Sexton

Good morning
Today I am sharing the Fathers Day card I made for my Husbands Dad.

  • Button die from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio 8 Stampin Up!
  • DP from scrap bin
  • Embossing folder “Diamonds” from Sizzix
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Stamp from Stampin Up!
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Anything but Average ...


The truth is maybe we are just average. But the way I see it — families where parents get up every morning and go to jobs that are hard so they can get their kids through school and through life, and struggle to make it all work and manage to do it with dignity and a little humor — well, that's not average. That's extraordinary. ~DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler, The Middle, "Average Rules" (S1, E24, original airdate 2010 May 19th), spoken by the character Frankie Heck

Good morning,
Today I am sharing the Father's Day card I made for my Husband of 30plus years.  We have two grown kids and I think between the two of us, we did a pretty good job of raising two decent human beings.

The layout was lifted from a Fun Stamper Journey card map.

Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • EF “Foundry” from Sizzix
  • Gears are a die set from Sizzix
  • Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil
  • Silver card candy from my Stash
  • Silver Silk from Fun Stampers Journey


Thanks for Stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Unsung Fathers ...

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. - Billy Graham

Good morning, 
Today I am sharing the card I made my for husbands stepfather. A good man and a good father to tose not his own.


Layout from PageMaps
  • Cardstock from the Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Stampin up!
  • Embossing folder from Wedding Suite by Cuttlebug
  • Glitter tape from Close to My Heart
  • Heart die from Crafters Companion
  • Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sunflowers ...



Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

Good morning! 
Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Di's DigiStamps with $12 store voucher

My card layout is based on Mojo Bella #21 and I am using the adorable image SunflowerMouse. Even though the card does not have a sentiment at this time, my mom loves sunflowers, so this card will eventually be sent to her.


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with Promarkers
  • A-Muse Studios (closed) scallop border die
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), Stampin Up! and Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug embossing border Noel Noel
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder Polka Dots
  • Ranger liquid pearls
  • Stampin Up! photo corner punch


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Bunny Thoughts?


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

Good Morning!
I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges and our sponsor this month with a prize of two images from their store is DigiStamps4Joy

This week’s challenge was selected by Jeanie so we are using an interesting color pallet of orange, purple and green. There is an added twist to use bling.


For my card I am using this sweet image called Hello Bunny! Another one of my favorites and very multi-purpose. 


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers the sky was done using a bit of Stampin Up! ink and a water brush.
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder Bandana
  • Memories India Ink
  • Rhinestone from Say it with Crystals
  • Sentiment from All Year Cheer by Stampin Up!
  • Spellbinders Daisy Flower Topper die

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

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Doing Nothing ...

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. – A.A. Milne

Greetings and Salutations my Crafty Peeps!
This month I am once again playing along with the Progressive Freebie Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy Facebook Group

This month our image is this fun versatile image "Gramps JM25-DS4J" for which I foresee many an identity crisis!



For now he is that nice retired dude hanging out on his front porch enjoying a nice beverage and some quiet reading time!



Supplies
  • Image "Gramps JM25-DS4J" printed on Whisper White Card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Black Manga Pen from Sipa
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base), Stampin Up! and American Craft
  • Diamond Glaze from Judikins
  • Digi Paper (Brick background) from Toughed by a Butterfly
  • Dymo Label Maker
  • Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders
  • Sentiment Stamp from ME-E-Inc
  • Sequins from Close to My Heart

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara



Friday, June 22, 2018

Thankful ...

“Ah, kindness.
What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world.”
~ A. A. Malee

Hello!
Today I am sharing a couple cards from a set I created using some left over Design paper from another project.


Supplies used, but not limited to:
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper “Picnic” from Pebbles
Embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers
Other: Adhesive and Dimensional foam
Stash: Rhinestones and Gem

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hurry up & Relax ...


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Patties Creations with a prize of 3 images

I am using her fun image Flip Flop Trio. I thought it would make a perfect retirement card.

Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with Promarkers
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up! & American Crafts
  • Blue Manga pen from Sipa
  • Jot Stickers
  • Sentiment from Me-E-Inc.

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Bubbles ...

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. ~ Marcus Aurelius

I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges and our sponsor this month with a prize of two images from their store is DigiStamps4Joy.


This week Ursula is challenging us to use turquoise and two other colors from her sweet inspiration picture. The added twist is using a circle.


I decided to add gray and white as my two other colors and bubbles will cover my circles so I am using one of my favorite DS4J images “Bo Bubbles”.


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Darice embossing folder Graduated Dots
  • Flowers are from my die stash
  • Rhinestone from Recollections
  • Sentiment from Be Happiness from The Angel Company (closed)
  • Sequins from Close to My Heart
  • Silver gel pen from Artiste
  • Sizzix embossing folder Stars and Swirls
  • White Gel Pen

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, June 12, 2018

Just Because


The best things in life are free. And it is important never to lose sight of that. So look around you. Wherever you see friendship, loyalty, laughter, and love...there is your treasure. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Drawn by Krista with a 3 image prize.

I am using a very cute little image called Mushroom Snail and created my card based on card sketch MFTWSC180.

Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Stampin Up! Ink
  • Black Manga Pen from Sipa
  • Buttons from Stash
  • Card stock from Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company (closed)
  • White Gel Pen 

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Pretty in Pink ...


I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.  ~Marilyn Monroe

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 with a prize of two images from their store is DigiStamps4Joy

Our Pink Monochrome challenge this week comes from Sharon and for my card, based on Paper Play sketch #018, I am using the fashionable image “My Bling Shoes




Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder Bit of Paisley
  • Gold gel pen from Artiste
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company (closed)
  • Sequins from Close to My Heart
  • Sizzix Scalloped Circle die
  • Stampin Up! Ink 
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

Friday, June 8, 2018

Birthday Cards ...


“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.
Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
~ Dale Carnegie

Hello!
Today I am sharing a Birthday card from a set I made.


Supplies used include but are not limited to:
  • Sentiment from “You mean the World to Me" by Close to My Heart
  • Design paper “Blossom” from Close to My Heart
  • Pearls from The Paper Studio
  • Flower die from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cats and Pumpkins ...

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps with $12.00 store voucher.

I decided to make a Halloween card using this fun image Goofy Cat Halloween Pumpkin


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers but the blue background was done using a bit of Staedtler watercolor crayon and a water brush.
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Colorbok design paper Sugar Crush
  • Memories India Ink
  • Ranger Stickles
  • Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin Up!
  • Spellbinders embossing folder Blistered 

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tic Tac Toe at the Outlawz ...

When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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 DigiStamps4Joy and I am using this adorable image “Bookshelfbunny

Our challenge this week is to use this fun tic tac toe board from Jacqui:



My card is based on the far-right column “Die cuts, yellow and animal” and my card layout is based on Mojobella #2 card map.

Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with Prisma color pencils.
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio, Bazzill and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from stash
  • Gold and Silver gel pens from Artiste
  • India Ink
  • Photo corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin Up!
  • Sequins from Craft Medley
  • Tag punch from 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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Missing you ...


“It became obvious to me that nature has her own language.
She speaks through the animals, the trees and the cool summer breeze.
She whispers, “Embrace me.”
And I do.”
~ Red Deer Runs in Darkness

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs and this month our challenge theme is “CAS or Embellish it”

For my card I am using Camouflage - image no 152

Normally I lean towards Clean and Simple cards, but since I wanted to try blending the image into the design paper, I opted for a more embellished look.


Supplies (5 x 7 card)
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Dies: Cross Stitched Squares from Gina Marie Designs, Scallop border die from A-Muse Studios (closed) and Spring Blooms flower die from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Embellishments: sequins from Close to My Heart and pearls from my stash
  • Embossing folders: Ink Splats from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Papers: Card stock from Stampin Up! and American Craft. Digital design paper from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Sentiment from “Trendy Greetings” by The Angel Company (closed)
  • Other: adhesive, dimensional foam and India Ink


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!
(Hugs) Cara

Hug a Person ...

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug — which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Good morning!
Today is June 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

Our sponsor this month is We are 3 Digital Shop with this cute image “Color me Garden Flower Delight

For this image I decided to try my hand at digital coloring. To be honest, not sure what I think of it. Seemed to me that I could have hand colored the image in less time, but I also concede that digital coloring in not an art I am practiced in.


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! and American Crafts
  • Rhinestone ribbon from The Dollar Tree
  • Cross stitched dies from Gina Marie Designs

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