Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ready for Christmas ...

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. - Dr. Seuss

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 with a prize of 3 images is SheepSki Designs

Here’s my 5 x 7 card based on Mojo Monday sketch 164 using Ready for Christmas. 



Because the gem I used the for ornament came up so high, I printed the image again, colored and fussy cut the little elephant which I then layered over the original image with dimensional foam.



A few splatters with alcohol added a bit more interest to the background of the ornament

Here’s the Board


Supplies:
  • SheepSki Designs image “Ready for Christmas” printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored with ProMarkers.
  • Card Stock: The Paper Studio (base), Stampin’ Up!, scrap of vellum for snowflake
  • Design Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
  • Dies/punches: EK Success Snowflake, Sizzix Classic Circles
  • Embossing Folders: Close to My Heart “Snowflakes”
  • Stamps: The Angel Company (closed) Running Stitches, Inkahootz! (closed) Sentiment
  • Ink: Memories India Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Red Sharpie (to color bauble), Silver Sharpie (to color top of ornament)
  • Misc: Scrappy Cat Rhinestones
  • Stash: Gem for bauble

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

Monday, September 24, 2018

Going to the Chapel ...

Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by. - F. Burton Howard

Good morning!
A new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge is in process at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Song:  Going to the Chapel
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel of love.

Here is my 5 x 7 card 

Supplies
Fun Stampers Journey Liquid Silk
Spellbinders die: Cascading Hearts
The Paper Studio (Card base) and Stampin’ Up! Cardstock
  
Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps




So stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blessings of yellow & gold ...

Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don't you wonder who sent the flowers? ~Robert Brault

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

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is SheepSki Designs

Tis week we have a lovely inspiration photo from AJ. I love the fall colors and theme of this card!

Here’s my 5 x 7 card based on Papercraft Crew Sketch #22 using Flower Bouquet.



Here’s the Board



Supplies:
  • SheepSki Designs image “Flower Bouquet” printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Card stock: American Crafts, Stampin’ Up! and The Paper Studio (base)
  • Dies: Cross stitched squares from Gina Marie Designs and Fall Botanical from Spellbinders
  • Distressed Stickles from Ranger
  • Embossing folders: Old Style from Parklane and Subtle from Stampin’ Up!
  • Stash: Bling

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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Row Row, Row your boat ...

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull (b.1976, U.S. geologist), "Tuition," 1999 

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Here is my 5 x 7 card

Supplies
  • Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! and The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Design Paper: Watercolor rainbows from Colorbok
  • Dies: Clouds 1&2 from Papertrey Ink and Daydreams from Spellbinders
  • Embossing folder: Clouds from Stampin Up!
  • Ink: Close to My Heart, India ink from Memories and Stampin’ Up!
  • Sentiment: Sail away from The Angel Company (closed) 

Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps


So stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes ...

If I ever have any back-up dancers, I want the penguins from Madagascar. - Ed Sheeran

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

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is SheepSki Designs

Jacqui selected our challenge this week which is a Monochrome board using shades of blue

Here’s my A2 card based on I Spy Sketch ISSC14 using Huddle This card (and several more like it) will be send to Christina for te Cards for Little Hearts Card drive.


 Here’s the Board

Supplies:
  • SheepSki Designs image “Huddle” printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper Whiet cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) & American Crafts
  • Design Paper Unknown
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Sentiment from The Halo Rubber Stamp Co. (Closed)
  • Studio G Glitter Glue 

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happy Birthday ...

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. ~Dan Bennett

Good morning!
A new challenge as started today for the Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge at The Outlawz Challenges. Each week we will give you a theme based on a song or a rhyme along with a bit of the lyrics/lines with which to take inspiration from to create a card/project! You can also look on-line to get more information about the Song/Rhyme.
  
This week’s Song/Rhyme is: Happy Birthday

You know it doesn't make much sense
There ought to be a law against
Anyone who takes offense
At a day in your celebration
'Cause we all know in our minds, etc
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday


 Here is my 5 x 7 card

Supplies
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base), American Crafts & Stampin’ Up!
Design Paper: Scrapbook Wizard
Liquid Pearls from Ranger

 Our sponsor this month is our very own Anne Fenton with a prize of 3 pre-selected digital stamps

So don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Only for You ...

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. - Jorge Luis Borges

Good Morning Crafty Peeps!
A new month and new Progressive Freebie Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy Facebook Group

This month our image is this awesome 3-D Flower set. If you wanna play along with the rest of us you can purchase the image HERE to get started!

The fun thing about this set is that you can print and color. print on design paper or do like I did and use a digital paper to color mine which I then fussy cut and attached to the card base with 3-D foam dots.


Close Up 


Supplies
  • DS4J Image “3-D Flower set” printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White card stock using Digital Paper from Touched by A Butterfly
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin’ Up!
  • Embossing folder from Spellbinders, Dew drop delight
  • Design paper from Scrapbook Wizard
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Rhinestones from Say it with Crystals
 Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering the following Challenge(s)

Grupo:Rabisco Challenge - #2 Anything Goes
DigiStamps4JoyChallenge #152 - Anything Goes + optional twist "Flower Frenzy
Jos Scrap ShackFFC #250 Always Anything Goes with Bugaboo!!
Cardz TVCARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #64

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Birthday Balloons ...


The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive. ~G.K. Chesterton, "Our Birthday," 1935

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

Our sponsor this month with a prize of 3 images is SheepSki Designs

Our challenge this week comes from Ursula using 3 of 5 very lovely colors to make a birthday card!

Here’s my 5 x 7 card using Birthday Balloons
I used all 5 colors because I love the complete combination!


Here’s the Board



Supplies:
  • Image “Birthday Balloons” printed Stampin’ Up Whisper White Cardstock and colored with ProMarkers & Copics
  • Bubble stickers from Jot
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Bazzill
  • Design Paper Unknown
  • Stash: “Celebrate” rub-on and “U” sticker




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

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Rad love ...

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. - Mark Twain

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge at SheepSki Designs. This month our challenge theme is “For the Kids”.  My 5 x 7 card is based on SplitCoastStampers Sketch SC411 and I am using Bob - image no 60

  
Supplies:
  • Image “Bob” printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White card stock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin’ Up!
  • Design Paper: ProvoCraft & Touched by a Butterfly
  • Diamond Glaze from Judkins
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G 

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

Give Thanks ...

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. - Lauren DeStefano

Good morning!

Today is September 1st and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.

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 sponsor this month Is Mary Smith of Createful Heart with this fun image called Ms Scarecrow with Squirrels

I decided to create the sky behind the image by playing around with the “Smoosh” technique. I love how this turned out.



Supplies
  • Image “Ms Scarecrow with squirrels” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored with ProMarkers
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), Stampin’ Up & American Crafts
  • Design Paper: Bit of scrap paper from DCWV
  • Dies/punches: Label punch from Stampin’ Up!, Leaf punch from EK Success
  • Embossing Folder: Subtle from Stampin’ Up!
  • Goosebumps Texture Spray
  • Ink: Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Inkahootz! (closed) 



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