Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Wheelbarrow garden ...


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.  ~e.e. cummings

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

This week we have a really fun tic tac toe board to use.

Here’s my 5 x 7 card.
I am using the middle row, top to bottom


Close up



Here’s the Board


Supplies:
  • Pre-colored image “Wheelbarrow” from Fred She Said Designs printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from Scrapbook Wizards
  • Dies: Classic Circle die from Sizzix; Lacy Nested Pennant from Spellbinders
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Judikins Diamond glaze
  • Pearls from Recollections

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is Fred She Said Designs with a $10 gift card



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

Arhhh - Ahoy Matey ...

It's your birthday to-day, so why are we waiting?
Without further delay, Let's start celebrating.
~Norman Wesley Brooks, 1967

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy with a 3 image prize!

Here is my card using a fun pre-colored image called Pirate Parrot 1This card is perfect for a young boy and will be sent to Cards for Little Hearts for the General card drive. If you are interest in participating, more information can be found HERE.


Supplies
Pre-colored image "Pirate Parrot 1" from Fabrika Fantasy printed on Stampin up! Whisper White card stock
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Design paper unknown
Jot bubble stickers
Sentiment from Inkahootz! (Closed)
Stampin Up! Label punch
  
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Wheels on the Bus ...

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. - B. B. King

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
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.

My 5 x 7 card layout is based on a card I found on Pinterest and came from CraftsbyPatty.com. The school bus was fussy cut from the Design paper used on the card.

Supplies
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin’ Up!
  • Design Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
  • Design Paper: Watercolor Rainbow from ColorBok
  • Embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers
  • Ink: 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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Happy Hello ...

When you go to Hawaii, it's all about "Aloha." It means hello, goodbye and I love you. - Gabriel Iglesias
Greetings and Salutations my Crafty Peeps!
This month, I am again playing along with the Progressive Freebie Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy Facebook Group

This month our image is this adorable image “Lillies for you”. Isn’t she cute?!

My card is based on The Paper Play Sketch PP201

Supplies
  • Image “Lillies for  You” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin’ Up!
  • Design Paper: Digital paper from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles
  • Diamond glaze from Judikins
  • Dies/punches: Large nested pennants from Spellbinders; ¾ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!
  • Stamps: A Light Heart from Stampin’ Up!
  • Stash: Rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Always on My Mind ...

It doesn't matter how old you are, or what you do in your life, you never stop needing your mom.
Kate Winslet

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

This week we have a beautiful Inspiration picture and pallet from Sharon

Here’s my 5 x 7 card based on Verve Sketch VSHR4

 Close up of butterfly




Here’s the Board


Supplies

  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Scrapbook Wizzards and ColorBok
  • Embossing folder “Florals” from Close to My Heart
  • Embossing folder “Border Frills” from Cuttlebug
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Liquid Pearls from Ranger
  • Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up! “Always”
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is Fred She Said with a $10 gift card



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

Chose to dance!


Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain! ~Terri Guillemets, "Homeward bound in the crashing of the rain," 1991 

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is SheepSki Designs with a prize of 3 images from her shop

Here is my card using Shopping In Yorkshire, image119


Supplies
  • Image “Shopping In Yorkshire” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White and colored with ProMarkers
  • Design Paper from DCWV – Forbidden Flower
  • Flower center from The Oriental Trading Company
  • Mojo Monday Sketch 108
  • Rain dots from Cloud 9
  • Silk from Close to My Heart
  • Stash: Flower petals, Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Under the Sea ...


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

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: Under the Sea (Little Mermaid)
Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea

Here is my card!


Supplies
  • Image from Marisdigis printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Dies: Gina Marie Designs Stitched Squares
  • Embellishments: Recollections rhinestones
  • Ink: Memories India Ink
  • Mojo Monday Sketch 144
  • Other: Judkins diamond glaze
  • Papers: Momenta, The Paper Studio (base)
  • Punches: Stampin Up! Label Punch
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up! Lots of Thoughts

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!


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tractor on ...


You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull (b.1976, U.S. geologist), "Tuition," 1999

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

This week challenge is a lovely color pallet from Jacqui with a masculine twist!

Here’s my 5 x 7 card


Here’s the Board



Supplies
  • Pre-colored image “The Old Tractor” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Based on MFT Sketch MFTWSC34
  • Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Chicken wire; Echo Park Buffalo Plaid; Stampin Up! Subtle
  • Ink: Memories India Ink
  • Other: Stampin Up! Label Punch
  • Paper: Stampin Up!; The Paper Studio (card base)
  • Stamps: Inkahootz! (closed)
  • Stash: Card Candy 
Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is Fred She Says with a $10 gift card 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


Time for a Brew


Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. ~Chinese Proverb


Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Dr. Digis House of Stamps with a prize of 2 images

Here is my card using Time for a Brew


Supplies
  • Image “Time for a Brew” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White using a Digital paper from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Card Candy from Close to My Heart
  • Card stock from Stampin Up!
  • Circle punch from Marvy
  • Design Paper Unknown
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Mojo Monday week 3 sketch
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fairy Night Songs ...

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the disheveled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894

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: Fairy NightSongs
Dancing a spiral we sing unaware
On fairy night wings our songs fill the air
Making a circle of magic and light
Watched silently by the Fey of the night


Supplies
  • Embossing folder: Spellbinders Twisted Hearts; Stampin up! Subtle
  • Papers: The Paper Studio (card base); Stampin Up!; Dollar store iridescent paper; (DP)Robins Nest Press
  • Sketch from Whiff of Joy
  • Stash: Little heart stickers 

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, August 8, 2018

Pretty Florals ...

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~ Khalil Gibran

Good morning
Today I am sharing a card from a set I made a while back. Oft times I will create cards without sentiments on the front. It gives me some flexibility in how I wish to use the card.

The layout is based on Freshly Made Sketch 162


Supplies used include, but are not limited to …
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio
  • Design Paper from Pebbles “Picnic”
  • Embossing folders: Border from “Noel Noel” from Cuttlebug, Geometric Circles from Cuttlebug
  • Floral Flourish die from Stampin up!
  • Other: Adhesive and dimensional foam
  • Pearls from The Paper Studio
  • Stickles from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Color Purple ...

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back. ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

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

This week challenge is from Ursula! She wants us to use purple and pick two colors from the picture. Our Twist? Use flowers

Here’s my 5 x 5 card

 

Here’s the Board
  


Supplies
  • Pre-colored image “Peony in a Jar” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Dies: Gina Maries Designs Scalloped Stitched Oval
  • Ink: Stampin Up!
  • Other: Stampin Up! Label Punch; Studio G Glitter Glue
  • Papers: The Paper Studio (card base); The Angel Company (closed) A Little Whimsy
  • Stamps: Inkahootz! (closed)
  • Stash: Card Candy

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is Fred She Says with a $10 gift card 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, August 5, 2018

Up, Up & Awaaaaay ...

Prayer is the balloon of faith by which the soul rises heavenward. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897


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: Up, up and away

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly



Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and from my stash
  • Design Paper from a coordinating set I’ve had for ages
  • Glitter Paper from Recollections
  • Ink from Close to My heart
  • Sentiment from Close to My Heart
  • Stampin Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (used to create a border around the edge of the card base)

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, August 1, 2018

What makes me Happy! ...

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth 

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs and this month our challenge theme is “What makes you Happy”

What makes me happy is my puppy Tuxedo Ren and Christmas and I get to combine them into one awesome card!

For my card I am using Jack - image no 121

Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Black rippled border from scrap bin
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Pebbles “Holly Jolly”
  • Holiday Sentiments from Hampton Arts
  • Layout: Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC126
  • Scallop border die from A-muse Studios (closed)
  • Sequins from Stash 

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, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!
(Hugs) Cara


Hungry Hungry Hippo ...

In the end there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Good morning!

Today is August 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 with this fun image 2248Donut Hippo is Sandra Caldwell of BabyCakesdnd

My card is based on Deconstructed Sketch DS17 


Supplies

  • Image 2248 Donut Hippo printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and American Crafts
  • Design paper from Close to My Heart
  • Ink from Close to My Heart
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Label 10 die from Spellbinders
  • Metal tag frame from Stampin Up!
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Sentiment from Treats if Friendship by Close to My Heart
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!
  • Twice from American Crafts

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