Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Loving the Red ...


Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. - Mother Teresa

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges.

This weeks challenge is a monochrome board from Sharon. Recently I received a set of beautiful floral stamps from a very dear friend of mine and I have been wanting to play with them. They are a layering style of stamp set, which I love, and I thought this challenge would be perfect. I only use two colors of ink and used the stamp off technique for the lighter shades in the flowers and leaves. I love how the card turned out!

Here’s my 5 x 7 card


Here’s the Board



Supplies
American Crafts Twine
Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!
Metal tag frame from Stampin up!
Romantic Summer Stamps from Studio Light
Sentiment from Vintage Labels by Stampin Up!
Stash: Rhinestones
Studio G Glitter Glue
Tag punch from Stampin Up!
Tag stamp from Four Frames by Stampin Up!


Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis 


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



Birthdays, Balloons & a Unicorn!

I can only eat glitter and rainbows. Darn my sensitive stomach!
Bob Shea, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, 2013

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 a Prize of a $12 Certificate

Here is my card using a fun Unicorn image from Bugaboo and a layout from SplitCoastStampers.


Supplies
  • Image “BUGBDAYUNISET02: printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper unknown (but I think might be Momenta)
  • India ink from Memories
  • Layout: SC411 from SplitCoastStampers
  • Ranger Stickles
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamp Co. (Closed)
  • Studio G Glitter glue



Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Itsy-Bitsy Spider ...

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish saying

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Find Inspiration in this week’s song/rhyme: Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out,
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
And the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

Here’s my card using a layout from Studio Calico!



Supplies
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Classic circle dies from Sizzix
Design Paper and sentiment sticker from Echo Park “Halloween Collections kit”
Embossing folders: “Spooky” from Fun Stampers Journey & “Rays” from Sizzix
India ink from memories
Stash: Googlie eyes and Rhinestones

Our sponsor this month is Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps, so don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Sketch Challenge ...


Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning everyone!
Today I am playing along for fun with the weekly Sketch challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

My Card



The Sketch


Supplies

Cardstock from the Paper Studio
Design Paper “ Les Fleurs” from g-c-d Studios
Embossing Folder “Wedding Suite” from Cuttlebug
Flower created using a Stampin Up! Felt flowers and a flower from prima
India Ink from Memories
Sentiment from Stampin up! "Tags so Much"
Stash: Doily, brad & ribbon
Tag punches from Stampin Up!
Twine from American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Oops! ...


A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
~Author unknown

Good morning!
Today I am sharing a belated birthday card I made for my Father-in-Law. Things have been a little hectic and I spaced getting ne made on time and mailed out.


Supplies

Card Candy from Jots
Cardstock from Stampin Up!
Design paper from The Angel Company (closed), I think
Image from Stampin Up! “Birthday Banter”
India Ink from Memories
Ink from Stampin Up!
Layout: Scrapbookinglife.info
Marvy circle punch
Top Note die from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sunny Hello ...

Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need. ~Author Unknown

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges.

This week challenge comes from me and is a fun summer themed tic tac toe board!

Here’s my card



Here’s the Board
 I started making my card using the far right column top to bottom, but wound up adding a few elements and found I also met the requires for the diagonal row, lower left hand corner to upper right hand corner. 



Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • India Ink from Memories 
  • Ink from Close to My Heart
  • Recollections stamp & die set “Pool-riffic”
  • Sentiment from “Trendy Greetings” by The Angel Company (Closed)
  • Sizzix Embossing folder “Bubbles”
  • Spellbinders stamp & die set “Sunny days”
  • Stash: Pearl, Sequins, a bit of fine sand
  • Studio G Glitter Glue



Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis so 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

Let it Snow ...


Got snow drifts? Think of all the magical snowmen buried beneath, waiting for release. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2015 tweet, professorsunwolf.com

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is DisDigiStamps with a $12.00 prize voucher!

Here is my card using a layout from I Spy Sketches


Supplies
Snowman image from DisDigiStamps printed on Stampin up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Circle punch from Stampin Up!
Design paper from DCWV (I think)
Layout: I Spy Sketches ISSC34
Snowflake punches from Studio G and EK Success
Stash: Snowflake button, Rhinestones
White gel pen
  
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hickory Dickory Dock ...

Why do we treat the fleeting day with so much needless fear and sorrow?
It's in its nature not to stay: Today is always gone tomorrow.
~Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), "Nothing Twice," Calling Out to Yeti (1957), translated from the Polish by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh 

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.
  
Find Inspiration in the song or rhyme:

Theme: Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:
Song: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.


Supplies

  • Brads from Stash
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper Unknown
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug “Clockworks”
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Metal tag frame from Stampin Up!
  • Mice from Gina Marie Designs
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company “It’s the Little Things” (Closed)
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!
Our sponsor this month is Anne Fenton with a prize of  3 pre-selected digital stamps, so don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Wishes ...

The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive. ~G.K. Chesterton, "Our Birthday," 1935

Good morning!
Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for my daughter’s boyfriend. I know some people struggle with masculine cards but I actually enjoy making them when the opportunity comes around. 

This card is actually unusual for me in that it fits in a #10 envelope … so 4 x 9.25 is the size I made the card.


Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper unknown
Fiber from Bazzill
Image from Unity Stamps “Candles, Stars & Birthday wishes
Ink from Stampin Up and Memories
Judikins Diamond Glaze

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Butterflies & flowers ...


Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

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

This week our challenge comes from Jacqui to us 5 colors and add a butterfly twist

Here’s my card
  


Here are the colors we are using


Supplies
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Design Paper “Falling for You” & “Jeepers Creepers” from Close to My Heart
Embossing folder “Flower vine #2” from Sizzix
India Ink from Memories 
Oval punch from ek success
Sentiment from Stampin Up! “Simple Sayings II”
Stash: Rhinestone

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis so 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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas ...


And, so, Christmas comes to bless us!
Comes to teach us how to find, the joy of giving happiness and the joy of being kind.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s)

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The OutlawzChallenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song

Find Inspiration in the song or rhyme:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the five and ten, it's glistening once again
with candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

Here is my card for the week


 Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Design Paper from DCWV (I think)
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug "Paper Snowflakes"
  • Embossing folder from Sizzix "Dots"
  • Ink from Pallet
  • Rhinestone from my stash
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up! "Star of Light"
  • Snowflakes from Sizzix "Paper Snowflakes, mini"

Our sponsor this month is Anne Fenton with a prize of  3 pre-selected digital stamps, so don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!


(Hugs) Cara

Friday, July 13, 2018

Make a Wish ...


I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver


Greetings and Salutations my Crafty Peeps!

This month, Margy has a stunning image for us to use for her Progressive Freebie Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy Facebook Group

It’s an image of a King Protea, the national flower of South Africa.

Based on what I could find out about it on the WWW … it is a member of one of the oldest families of flowers on earth, dating 300 million years and, according to Greek legend, is named after the shape-shifting Proteus, son of Poseidon.

The plants can grow up to 6plus feet and the flowers can reach close to 12 inches across. Just imagine a field of these magnificent flowers!

So here is my card using this stunning image!




Supplies

Image "King Protea" printed on Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
Button from Bazzill
Card stock from Stampin Up!
India Ink from Memories
Layout: MFTWSC239
Sentiment from Inkahootz! (closed)
Twine from American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!

CHALLENGE(s) ENTERED

DigiStamps4 Joy

Challenge #150 - Anything Goes with optional twist of Summer or Winter theme

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Inspire Me ....

The whole world is an art gallery when you're mindful. There are beautiful things everywhere and they're free. - Charles Tart

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

This week Sharon has given us a lovely Inspiration photo to use. I went with the flowers and colors.

Here’s my card


Here’s the Inspiration photo

Supplies
Bow punch from Stampin Up!
Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper from DCWV “Vibrant Vision”
Flowers from my stash
Rhinestones from my stash

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis so 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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Five Little Speckled Frogs!


If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce

Good morning!
I am now part of the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project!



Our Sponsor this month is Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps



This weeks theme: Song: Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious grubs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs.

You can also look on-line to get more information about the song or rhyme.

Here is my card for the week. I stamped the frog onto green card stock and added some shading with a green watercolor pen. The image is then fussy cut and adhered to the circle which is attached to card base with dimensional foam.


Supplies:
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from The Angel Company (Closed)
  • Image and sentiment from Inkahootz!
  • Ink from Memories
  • Layout ISSC38
  • Stash: Googlie eyes, sequins
  • Watercolor pens



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, July 6, 2018

Christmas Cards


“For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we are each free to light our own flame, together we can banish some of the darkness of the world.” ~ Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Today I am sharing another set of cards that started out as a one sheet wonder project that I started then set aside. In the process I lost the layouts for the cards that went with the map so I just went with inspiration from cards I found on Pinterest.


Supplies used include, but are not limited to:
  • Cards stock from The Paper Studio (bases) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper “Festive Patterns” from Fun Stamper Journey
  • Dies: Stampin Up! Edge die, CC Designs “Dottie Trim, Stampin Up! Corner punch, Sizzix “Holiday Words” and Maya Road “Holiday”
  • Embossing folder: Stampin Up! “Gently Falling”
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G
  • Glitter paper from Recollections
  • Glitter tape from Close to My Heart
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Iridescent Rhinestones from Recollections
  • Other: White gel pen, adhesive and dimensional foam
  • Sentiment stamps from Echo Park “Christmas Sentiments”, Close to My Heart “Christmas Story” and unknown
  • Sequins from Close to My Heart
  • Stash: Rhinestone Stars

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Red White & Blue for you ...


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

I’m here to share my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challengesand our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is MariDigis

This week Ursula has challenged us to use Red, White & Blue with the twist of adding a bow.


Here’s my card


Supplies
  • Card stock (base) from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Doodlebug Designs “Patriotic Parade”
  • DMC Craft Thread
  • Embossing folder from Stampin Up! “Subtle”
  • Freshly made Sketch FMS126
  • Star button from my stash
  • Star Punch from Martha Stewart



Heres the inspiration picture





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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Celebrate everyday things ...


I rejoice in what I have and I know that fresh new experiences are always ahead. I greet the new with open arms. I trust life to be wonderful. - Louise Hay 

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs and this month our challenge theme is “For Someone Special”

This image I am using for my card is called Birthday Cocktail No.28 but I think it works for any number of celebrations, including everyday things we often overlook. 


The card layout is based from one found in the current June’18-June’19 Stampin Up! Catalog.
The background was created by sponging on several colors of blue ink then finger spraying them with a bit of water to get a bt of a droplet effect.
I covered the glass with diamond glaze after everything dried.
  • Image “Birthday Cocktail no.28" printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Card candy from my Stash
  • Corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Diamond Glaze from Judikins
  • Embossing folder “Elegant Lines” from Stampin Up!
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co. 

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 skiandrea10 at checkout 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