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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dear Friend ...

Your birthday, as my own, to me is dear....
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.

~Marcus Valerius Martialis (Martial), "To Quintius Ovidius," translated by William Hay

Good morning ...

Today is the start of a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz

We are using this tic tac toe grid this week for inspiration.

Red - Black & Green

Although the picture does not show it, the DP actually has glossy accents and there is black glitter on the tips of the border.
I made this card for a dear friend who is celebrating a birthday right after the first of the year.

I used horizontal from top left to lower right ... 

card size 5 x 7
Black glitter glue from Studio G
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Bazzill
Design Paper "Victorian Treaures" from DCWV
Die "Ironworks Accents" from Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to visit The Outlawz, where a new challenge starts every day! 
 (Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

White on White ...

Poinsettias received their name in the United States in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the plant into the country in 1828. Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. He sent cuttings of the plant he had discovered in Southern Mexico to his home in Charleston, South Carolina. The word Poinsettia is traditionally capitalized because it is named after a person.

Good morning ... today is the start of a new color challenge at The Outlawz. This is my week to post and our challenge this week is White on white with one neutral (black, brown, kraft) and one color of choice. The project must be mostly white with just touches of the allowed colors.

I chose the white on white because I love the look of  projects made with them. It doesn't matter if it has minimal elements or lots of layers, they always looks elegant and tidy. However, I struggle with them when trying to make them myself as I always want to add color somewhere! So baby steps right?

Here is my 5 x 7 card!

Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up
Christmas Holly Damask embossing folder from Cricut
Christmas Joy stamp set from Close to My Heart
India ink from Memories
Layered Poinsettia die from Spellbinders
Pearls from my Stash
Pine Needle die from Gina Marie Designs
Stitched Heart die from Gine Marie Designs

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Outlawz where a new challenge starts every day of the week! (Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bag it ....

Good evening
I am running ever so behind schedule these days ... Yesterday was the start of a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz!

This weeks challenge comes from Jeanie ...
Make a bag using Red, Green, White & Black with an added twist of Lace!
Here is a photo to inspire you.

Here is my little bag

Bit of Lace from stash
Black yarn from my stash
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Darice embossing folder "Crackle"
Hampton Art stamp set "Holiday Sentiments"
Ink from Memories and Stampin Up!
Sizzix die "Bag with Flower"
Sizzix die "Pillow box & Poinsettias"
Stampin Up stamp set "Season's Sketches"

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Outlawz where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara
Of all the months of the year there is not a month one-half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year... ~"All the Year Round: December," All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens, 1887 December 10th

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Birthday Wishes ...

Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.  ~John Wagner 

Good morning!
I hope everyone is doing great! Today I am sharing the card I made for this week's color challenge at The Outlawz. Ursula picked out the colors this week with an added twist of using a button. Something I didn't do because I have 50 gazillion buttons and none were the right color or size (sigh). 

Here is my 5 x 7 card

Cardstock from The Paper Studio
Cricut Die "Flower Vine"
Cuttlebug EF "Polka Dots"
Darice EF "Crackle"
Design Paper from Colorbok "Bright Splash"
Stampin Up! Die "Butterflies"
Stash: Silver Birthday Tag, Rhinestones
Yvonne Creations Die "Flowers"

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog Candy Time!

Good Evening Everyone!
As you are aware, we just finished up our month long blog hop celebrating my 2nd year as owner of Through the Craft Room Door.

Many hugs and thank you's to all of you who commented on my cards! I enjoyed reading them all and as promised, I have blog candy to give away!

The winner, picked via Random draw is ... (drum roll please) ...

Congratulations Tee .... Email me at with your address so I can get your goodies out to you!

And .... if you followed the hop and want to find out who won all the awesome prizes at Through the Craft Room Door, just click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara
Jumping for joy is good exercise.  ~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy Holidays ...

Got snow drifts? Think of all the magical snowmen buried beneath, waiting for release.
~Dr. SunWolf, 2015 tweet

Good morning!
I hope you are all enjoying the Holidays and are ready for Christmas!
I'm still working to get my Christmas cards addressed and out the door... and I still need to make the cards for the Parents! 

Today is December 1st and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz. Our sponsor this month is SandiSamples with this adorable snowman!

Come check us out and play along!

This card is 5 x 5

Image #65 Snowman by Sandi Samples colored with Copics
Embossing folder "Petals a Plenty" from Stampin Up!
Pearls from The Paper Studio
Card stock from The Paper Studio
DP from my stash (I think DCWV)

Thanks for Stopping By!
(Hugs) Cara