Wednesday, September 30, 2015


All nieces are brilliant and beautiful And obviously take after their Aunt. 

Hello every one
Another quick post ... who knew ... since I have been sick, changes in my craft room are not going as quick as I would like so I just have to wade through stuff .. to well, find stuff so I can play!

Anyway, I made this card for the Progressive Freebie challenge at The Outlawz, but I missed the cut off time by about 15 minutes.

Oh well .. at least I have a great card for my awesome niece!

Size 5 x 7

Image from NiceCrane colored with Copics
Cardstock from The Paper Studio, Bazzill and Stampin Up!
Sentiment die: Handwritten Love from Sizzix
Embossing Folder: Bit of Paisley from Cuttlebug
Ornate Frame die from Sizzix
Heart die from Sizzix
Distress Stickles "Wild Honey" from Ranger
Pearls from The Paper Studio
Sequins from my stash
Based on Sketch: 282 from Sweet Sunday Sketch

Challenges Entered
The Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge GCC092815

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Elegant wedding

If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
~Maxwell Anderson

Good morning my Crafty Peeps ...

Since I managed to grab some stuff and space in my very trashed craft room, I was able to finish making this card for my manager who is getting married shortly so I decided to add it to the line up at Through the Craft Room Door where a new Anything Goes Challenge starts today!

I took inspiration from this gorgeous card HERE which I found looking through Pinterest.

Heavily layered cards are not my normal style of card but they make such elegant cards I could not resist making one for her special day!

The card size is 5 x 7. I used my score board to add some detail around the edges, barely seen here, but in reality, it adds a nice clean finished look to the card.

Originally I had originally planned on using just all white, but I found out her colors are Tiffany blue and white, I remembered that I had these perfect little blue and white flowers that were gifted to me. The addition of the heart stick pins was actually last minute and, in my opinion, was exactly the finishing touch needed.


Card stock from The Paper Studio
Die: Beautiful Wings from Stampin Up!
Die: Floral Flourishes from Spellbinders
Die: Floral ovals from Spellbinders
Die: Flourish Trim from Spellbinders
Embossing folder: Whimsy from Lifestyle Crafts
Flowers from Scrapberrys's
Heart stick pins from my stash
India Ink from Memories
Pearl Accents from The Paper Studio
Punch: Small butterfly, mfg unknown
Sentiment from "Together Forever" by Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, September 7, 2015

September-October Edition of Through the Craft Room Door!

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~E.B. White, quoted in Israel Shenker, "E.B. White: Notes and Comment by Author," New York Times, 1969 July 11th

Good morning ....
I know it has been a while since I last posted but sometimes life as a tendency to pop up, tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear "Hey, remember me?

Sadly, in my case though it smacked me upside the head and gave me a lecture!

Ah well, just a reminder to me that I need to do a better job with time management! LOL

I do want to announce that the September-October edition of Through the Craft Door is available in the Subscribers Only Area of the website.

The Designers have done a great job putting together some awesome articles and tutorials for you.

We have a fun Halloween kids craft,  several embellishment tutorials and some really good technique tutorials!

Come play along in our new Challenge which has a masculine theme!

Our Featured Digi Artist Kimberly Hecker of Oak Pond Creations has provided us with 2 really adorable Halloween images to play with!

As usual, we have awesome inspiration for Fall, Halloween and more!

So grab that glass of something refreshing, kick back and enjoy!

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