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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

It's a Girl ...

Good morning,
Today I am sharing a baby card I made for a co-worker preparing to start maternity leave.

Many people would be signing this card so I made it using a full sheet of 8.50” x 11” cardstock. The final card was 8.50” x 5.50”. A bit larger than my normal 5” x 7” cards to be sure.


Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
Design paper from Sandylion (Atomic Daisies). The polka dot papers in unknown
Dies from Balloons from Papertrey Ink (Best Birthday), alphabets, sentiments and cradle unbranded
Glimmer paper from Neenah  
Glitter glue from Studio G
Sequins from my Stash
Vellum for Stampin up!

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, May 17, 2024

65years strong ...

Good morning,
Sharing a card I made for a work birthday. She’s turning 65 and they asked me to make a funny one so I used this hilarious image from Close to My Heart.

I did some masking and a bit of paper piecing on her skirt and shirt.


My Sketch CCBC33


Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Hammermill Color Copy
Design Paper from Fancy Pants (Park Bench)
Diamond glaze from Judikins (used on the eyeglasses)
Doily die is unbranded
Image from Close to My Heart (You’re not old)
Ink from Scrapbook.com and Tsukineko (Versafine Clair)
ProMarkers
Sentiment from Unity Stamps
Sequins from Close to My Heart
Sketch by Me CCBC   
Stencil from paper Roses (Lots of Flowers)

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


CHALLENGES ENTERED

#84

Monday, May 13, 2024

You're Mer-Mazing ..

Good morning,

I was asked to make a card for our department assistant to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day last Month.

She does a lot for our group and others in the area.

I decided to make a shaker mermaid card and I even had a great sentiment that said “you’re mer-mazing” but it was a polymer stamp and when I pulled it out of it’s package it was crazy hard so I had to throw it away … not happy about that at all, so I decided to use it in my blog title!

Anyway, here’s the card. I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut out.


Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design paper from Craft Universe (Holographic) & Momenta (Marbled)
  • Dies are unknown
  • Ink from Stampin up!
  • Sentiment from Joy Claire Stamps (Mermaid at Heart)
  • Sequins and beads from my stash
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mr & Mrs

Good morning,

Tis the Season for Romance I guess and weddings are starting to pop up so today I am sharing a wedding card I was requested to make for a co-worker. I think the marbled paper with a bit of a blush pink running through it made an elegant background for the diecut vullum hearts.

Supplies
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design paper from Craft Universe (Marble Stickers with foil)
  • Dies from Stampin Up! (Detailed Hearts) and Spellbinders (Donna’s Alphabets)
  • Gold mirror card from scrap bin
  • Ink from Tsukineko (Versafine Clair) and Stampin Up! (Gold Encore)
  • Punch from Stampin Up! (Pick a banner)
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Vellum from Stampin Up!
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

CHALLENGES ENTERED

Gem of a Challenge, Week 9 - Anything Goes
Entry 52

Sunday, May 5, 2024

A toast to your special day! ...

Good morning,
Sharing an April birthday card I made for my Mother-in-Law.



Supplies:
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and my scrap bin
Design Paper from Scrapbook Wizard
Glitter paper from my scrap
Heart punch from Creative Memories
Ink from Tsukineko, Versafine Clair
ProMarkers
Sketch from Seize the Birthday STB#3
Stamps from Unity Stamps (Celebrate Today)
Unknown: Stitched oval die

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Challenges Entered

Lets Craft & Create
Challenge #207 - AG + Baby Blue or Pretty Pink
#3

Gem of a Challenge
Wk 9 Anything Goes Card Making & Paper Craft Scrapbook challenge - Gem of a Challenge
#12

Crafty Calendar Challenge
May Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
#17

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
#229-Mirtillamente Digital Stamps
#1

Cardz for Galz
#224 Celebration - Mother's Day US. or other
#19

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Birthday Greetings ...

Good morning!
We have a new sketch challenge at The Outlawz Challenges located HERE and would be delighted if you would come and join us!

This month’s sketch is provided by Mette Witus. More of her amazing sketches can be found HERE.





Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Design paper from The Paper Studio (Watercolor)
  • Dies from Papertrey Ink (Solid heart prints) and Quickutz (Nesting Squares)
  • Image from All Dressed Up (Jam jars) printed on Hammermill Color Copy
  • Ink from Tsukineko (Versafine Clair)
  • ProMarkers
  • Punch from Stampin Up! (Pick a Banner)
  • Rhinestones from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps (Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes)
  • Sketch from Mette Witus
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the main blog located HERE to see the other challenges we offer!

(Hugs) Cara

CHALLENGES ENTERED

Aloha Friday Challenge #10 - Flowers
Entry #10

Craft Rocket Challenge #114 - Flowers
Entry #8

Creative Inspiration Challenges #14 - Anything Goes
Entry #9

Moving along with the Times May Challenge 166 - FLOWERS
Entry #13 







Wednesday, April 3, 2024

My heart for Mother's Day ...

Good morning!
We have a new sketch challenge at The Outlawz Challenges located HERE.

This month’s sketch comes from Sandra and is perfect for a Mother’s Day card!


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper from Little Birdie Designs (Purple Passion)
Die from Spellbinders (Hearts)
Embossing folder from Stampin Up! (Subtle)
Ink from Stampin Up!
Mulberry paper a gift from Sandra
Pearl Swirl from the Paper Studios
Sentiment from Stampin Up! (Tiny Talk)
Sketch by Sandra

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the main blog located HERE to see the other challenges!
(Hugs) Cara