Sunday, March 31, 2019

Growing in Unity Blog Hop 2019


Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions. ~Keith Wynn

Good morning!

I am late with my post but today is the start of a blog hop with some of my Unity Peeps!


I am using an adorable image for my card called Little Bunny for you which I colored with ProMakers.



Hop-a-Long List

YOU ARE HERE ---> Cara Malmrose 

Now on Wednesday, all the comments will go into random.org and Kelli will pick 2 random winners and post in the main Growing in Unity group on Facebook. So, make sure you comment on all the blogs!

Have fun!
(Hugs) Cara 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Outlawz Challenge 2019 Celebration Blog hop Blog Candy Winner

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson

Good afternoon
Time to announce the winner of my surprise blog candy which I selected via Random.org

And the winner is: Hi! I'm Shirley and …

Shirley, please contact me at cdmalmrose(at)gmail(dot)com with your address so I can get your surprise on the way!

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, March 22, 2019

Guest DT: Shamrock Hippo

For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
~Author Unknown

Good morning!
I have the pleasure of being a Guest Design for Sandra Caldwell of Babycakesdnd for the 2nd time! I just love her cute whimsical images.

Click HERE to find more wonderful images in Zibbet Store!

Today she is introducing another 10 new images to her store and I and playing with #2790 – Shamrock Hippo


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Design paper, Stroke of Luck from Reminisce
  • Glitter (used on shamrock) from The Oriental Trading Company and JoAnn’s Essentials
  • Glitter paper from scrap bin
  • Pearls from stash
  • ProMarkers

Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch FMS97

So come check out all her other awesome images!
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Outlawz Challenge 2019 Celebration Blog hop

HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!

Welcome to our Special Challenge
running March 17 through March 23, 2019


On January 2, 2011, Colleen created the Outlawz Challenges and we are still going strong!!!


We are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special birthday celebration!

8 Year Celebration and Blog Hop.
Lots of prizes to be given away!!

Here is a list of our generous sponsors!!

Prize: 2 images

Prize: $5 GC

Prize: Minikit as shown

Prize: 3 images

Prize: $12 GC

Prize: $10 GC

Prize: 

Prize: 2 digi's

Prize: $10 GC

Prize:

Prize:

Prize is a Digital Paper Pack

Crafty Prize from Darcy

Prize is 3 Digis

Theme of the bloghop and challenge is CELEBRATION!!
Here is the line up!

Monday Greetings Challenge:  Shirley Milsap
Tuesday Color Challenge: Jeanie Ellis
Wednesday Sketch Challenge: Bonnie Kohane
Thursday Twist Challenge:  Katrina Brown
Festive Friday Challenge: Darcy Schroeder
Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Margaret Ashby
Progressive Challenge:  Holly Young

YOU ARE HERE --> Crash Your Stash: Cara Malmrose
and here is my Celebration card!



Now to play along just follow 

First: Make sure to comment on all the blogs as each blog will have a winner from one of the sponsors, but you have to leave a nice comment to qualify for a prize!! And be sure to finish up with the Outlawz Special Challenge page. That is where you will enter your project. (You do not have to enter the special challenge to be eligible for the blog hopping commenting prizes, but we hope you will!)

NOTE: I am working on a little something for blog candy so make sure you comment on my post!


Second: Make a card or project in the Celebration theme and add it here in the Outlawz Special challenge Page as a reply to get a chance at one of the sponsors' prizes!! AND if you make a card with one of our Blog Hop sponsors listed above, you will get an additional chance at a prize. Just be sure to mention which sponsor you are using! 

You may enter up to two times for this challenge!


Everyone that enters will receive this fabulous paper pack, courtesy of We Are 3 Digital Shop.





Please do not share, sell, or give away this paper pack! If someone wants it, send them over here to the Outlawz!
Have fun and enjoy the party!!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Guest DT: Bunny & Pearls

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
~Bertran de Born

Good morning!
I have the pleasure of being a Guest Design for Sandra Caldwell of Babycakesdnd for the 2nd time! I just love her cute whimsical images.

Click HERE to check out more of her images in her Zibbet shop!

Today she is introducing 10 new images to her store and I am playing with #2724 – Bunny and Pearls


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Bubblegum silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Design paper, Polka dots from Colorbok
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Green glitter paper from scrap bin
  • Pearl drops from Nuvo
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps
  • Sketch: Paper play Sketch 12



So come check out all her other awesome images!
(Hugs Cara

Crash your stash: Mulberry Paper


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

Good morning!
Today is the start of another fun “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
At the start of the challenge, we will tell you what item we want you to pull from your stash and use and you will have a whole month to find, dust off and create something lovely with the item! 
That simple! 
Our item for this month is Mulberry paper! I created my oval pieces by using a oval dies as a template and running a water soaked cotton swab around the edge. Then I just started pulling the excess paper off creating the slightly ragged edge.


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Black Licorice Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Border embossing folder from the Cuttlebug set “Chinoiserie”
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Flower from Prima Marketing
  • Love die from Gina Marie Designs
  • Mulberry paper from my stash
  • Rhinestone from my Stash
  • Sketch: Case this Sketch CTS223


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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Foot Jewelry ...


Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll conquer the world. ~Marilyn Monroe

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

Our Sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs and we have a wonderful inspiration board from Jeanie!
LOL – although I am not a big fan of pink, seriously who can pass on a pair of glittery foot jewelry? So for my card I am using a sponsor image called Strappy Sandal - image no 5 which can be found in the Etsy shop
  
Supplies: 5x7 card
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design paper solid green & pink paper from an unknown set by Colorbok
  • Die(s): Classic circles from Sizzix
  • Embossing folder(s): Subtle from Stampin Up!
  • Flowers from Petaloo and stash
  • Glitter is from The Oriental Trading company
  • Rhinestones from His & Hers
  • Sketch: Try Stamping on Tuesday TSOT105



The Board

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara

Showers of Birthday Love ...


May ev'ry birthday sweetly bring,
A thousand proofs of love;
A pure and perfect crystal spring
Of bliss from Heav'n above!
~George Wells, Golden Wishes, 1885

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!
Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Sparkle & Sprinkle with $15.00 gift voucher. For my card I am using a pre-colored image called Showers of Love



Supplies:
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Enamel hearts from CN Crafts
  • Ink from Close to My Heat
  • Sentiment from Printwords
  • Vellum from Stampin Up!
  • Sketch : Sketch Saturday #505 



Make sure you stop by their shop for a look around.



Come play along with us at http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Happy Everything!


How times and seasons are in concert! Spring is suggestive of morning, summer of noon, autumn of evening, and winter of night. ~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, "Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast," 1850  [Lyulph speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through March 23rd

Our sponsor this month is LeAnn's World with a prize of 2 images of choice!

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song or Rhyme:

THE SEASONS (Mother Goose)
Spring is showery, flowery, bowery;
Summer—hoppy, croppy, poppy;
Autumn—wheezy, sneezy, freezy;
Winter—slippy, drippy, nippy.
  


Supplies:
  • Alcohol markers (ProMarkers & Copics)
  • Beachball Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder(s): Smitten from Cuttlebug
  • Judikins diamond glaze
  • Nuvo drops in White & black
  • Rhinestones from The Dollar Tree
  • Stamps: Images from The Angel Company Seasonal Blocks & Sentiment from Stampin Up! Mixed Greetings


Make sure you check out their website and Etsy store for more great images
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeAnnsWorld101

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where you will find more challenges and inspirations!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hello Snow Bunny ...


Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Newtons Nook with $20.00 store voucher.

For my card I am using a freebie called “Snow Bunny” that I have had for some time now.



Supplies:
  1. Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  2. Alcohol markers (ProMarkers & Copics)
  3. Card candy made using a ¼ circle punch from Stampin Up! and Judikins Diamond Glaze
  4. Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  5. Design paper from my scrap bin
  6. Embossing Folders “Subtle” from Stampin Up! & “Dot background” from Darcie
  7. Glitter glue from Studio G
  8. Sketch: Starrynightsdiva.hubpage.com ... sadly I am unable to get the layout to upload and I'm not sure who the actual creator is. 


Make sure you stop by their shop for a look around.
They have some awesome products and even offer freebies
Come play along with us at http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Glittering Easter Eggs

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.  ~Henry Knox Sherrill

Good morning!
I’m a day late with this posting but the March Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges has begun!

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 image this month comes from our very own Sandra who has created a fun Easter Egg scene for us to play with.

I love this adorable image and thought it would look fun done up in glitters, so with my basket of glitters and a bit of patience, I carefully glued and glittered away!

How fun is this! I think I may have to make up some more!



Supplies: 
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock (White) from The Paper Studio & (Rose) from Core’dinations
  • Glitter from The Oriental Trading Company
  • Ink from Close to My Heart
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
  • Sentiment from Close to My Heart
  • Sketch: Pamela’s World of Scrap sketch 227


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges to see more inspiration using this adorable image!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, March 1, 2019

Whats your favorite color?


Red is a favourite colour with all the nations of the world.... Just as it gives life to the human face by making the circulation of the blood transparent, so it animates all surfaces where it appears, and enlivens all the harmonies in which it plays a part.... Occupying a place between the liveliness of light and the quiet of dark colours, red has an expression of dignity, magnificence, and pomp. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, "Personal Adornment: Colours and Their Expression," 1875, translated from French

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is Favorite color or color combo.

My favorite color is Red … always has been, even as a very small child. Add gray and white to that and you have one of my favorite color combos!

For this challenge, I am using Flower Bouquet - image no 138 which you can find it HERE in the shop


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Alcohol Markers (Copics & ProMarkers)
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio (base)
  • Distressed Stickles from Ranger
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Sentiment sticker from The Paper Studio
  • Sketch: Case this Sketch CTS158


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