Sunday, April 4, 2021

Spring is in the air ...

Spring in its fullness had returned. Its deep breath was blowing damp and warm, the flowers quivered within the seeds, and the round earth began to ripen like a fruit. ~Jean Giono (1895–1970), Regain, 1930, translated from the French by Henri Fluchè and Geoffrey Myers, Harvest, 1939

Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through April 17th

For the month of April our sponsor is: Pattie's Creations with a prize of 2 digital images

The current rhyme was selected by Barry and reminds us if what Spring has in store for us once she is settled on the land. Where I live, this means cactus blooms but it's nice to think about the Spring spoke of in poems is really like.

Spring's Vivid Carnival by Elizabeth Squires

Spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail
She'll be frocked up in the brightest attire
her floral shades so striking of detail
Gardens being clad by stunning avail
flowers displaying such a colorful shire
spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail
Every aspect of the rainbow there to sail
glorious blooms that we can admire
her floral shades so striking of detail
The wow factor e'er innate in her trail
a seasonal dressing of which we'll not tire
spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail
Great visuals she'll pleasingly nail
on paintings in a sensational palettes fire
her floral shades so striking of detail
Seeing what the fashion will entail
we'll be gobsmacked with is garb's quire
spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail
her floral shades so striking of detail.



Supplies used
  • Image “Flower Shop” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Card Candy from Jots (Dollar Tree)
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Cloud Stencil from Stampin Up!
  • Corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from ProvoCraft
  • India ink from Memories
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Leaf Stamp from Halo Rubber Stamps (Closed)
  • Liquid Silk from Fun Stampers Journeys
  • Oval punches from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiments from Stampin Up! & Unity Stamps

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

(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Dog Days of Summer …

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ~Roger Caras

Sharing another card made with the Stampin Up! Design paper pack “Playful Pets”. These cards are going into my doggo donation pile for Gilbert Dogs 24/7 for them to sell during an upcoming fundraiser.

Card 1





Supplies
  • Pre-colored image from Bugaboo Stamps printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) & American Crafts
  • Corner Punch from WRMK
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Ink from Stampin up!
  • Liquid Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Sentiment from Frantic Stamper
  • Stencil from Stampers Anonymous
Card 2


Supplies
  • Pre-colored image from Bugaboo Stamps printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), American Crafts & Stampin Up!
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment from ME-E-Inc
  • Sequins from my stash
  • Stencil from The Crafters Workshop

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, April 2, 2021

Surprise …

It is hard to fool a DOG one time and next kin to impossible to fool him the second time. Right there he is a long jump ahead of the average man. ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague

Sharing another card made with the Stampin Up! Design paper pack “Playful Pets”. These cards are going into my doggo donation pile for Gilbert Dogs 24/7 for them to sell during an upcoming fundraiser.

This card is based off a card done by Lynn Jardine on SCS, FS529 Woof hello which you can see if you click HERE


Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Design Paper from Stampin Up!
  • Googlie eyes from my Stash
  • Image & Sentiment from Stampers Anonymous
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara