Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Gingerbread Hugs

fireplace crackles
sparks of love
rich hot cocoa
in festive mugs
~Terri Guillemets, "Winter heat," 2008

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.


Our Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down so only a few days left to get your cards mailed in.

The current card drive ends November 1st with a need for Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" type cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

I’m sharing another Winter Themed card based on Stamps to Die for Sunday Sketch SS00. I didn’t follow the sketch exactly but close enough to call it good I think.


Sketch

Supplies:
  • Card stock: The Paper Studio (Base), Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper: Unknown
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
  • Image: Whimsy Doodle Digi Stamps
  • Ink: ProMarkers, Memories India Ink
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Sentiment: Unity Stamps
  • Sketch: Stamps to Die for Sunday Sketch SS007

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Get well Soon ...

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health.  There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this.  We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying.  We have lost all confidence in the human body.  ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

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 a $10 Gift card is DigiStamps4Joy

Our challenge this week we have a lovely pallet for you to choose two colors to go with the already selected yellow. There is an optional twist of get well.


Supplies:
  • Image from DigiStamps4 Joy (Flowers JA57-DS4J) printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card stock
  • Card stock: Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • Ink: Fun Stampers Journey / Memories India Ink / ProMarkers
  • Ranger Distress Stickles
  • The “card candy” on my card was create using a punch and Judikin Diamond Glaze

Here’s the Board: My two colors were Blue and White

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

Dreams ...

Occasionally ask, "What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today?" ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Dis Digi Stamps with a generous $12 store voucher



My card is based on I Spy Sketch ISSC33


Supplies

  • Image and Sentiment from Unity Stamps
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design paper from Stampin Up! and Provocraft
  • Ink: ProMarkers / Memories India Ink
  • Stash: Card Candy

Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Warm Wishes

Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day. ~Virginia Woolf
  
Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.

Our Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down so only a few days left to get your cards mailed in.

The current card drive ends November 1st with a need for Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" type cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

I’m sharing another Winter Themed card today.
  


Supplies

Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
Design paper unknown
Rhinestones: Unknown
Stamps: Stampin Up!
Vellum: Unknown

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Cara


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Patches 'lil nap


To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
Milan Kundera

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

This month our image is adorable puppy! Patches 'lil nap … If you wanna play along with the rest of us you can purchase the image HERE for a discounted price to get started!

My card is on the clean and simple side this month. I had ordinally printed the image so I could do a single layer card but when I started coloring I used ProMarkers instead of my Prisma Color Pencils and well … all that lovely bleed through had me creating make a few cuts and layering up! I am also practicing coloring with shades of black ... I'm not super thrilled with how his coloring turned out but I'll get better.


Close up of the leaves with a touch of glitter to them.

Supplies
Digi Image Patches “lil nap from DigiStamps4Joy
Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Glitter Glue from Studio G
India Ink from Memories
ProMarkers
Sentiment from Unity Stamps


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Don't Worry, Be Happy ...


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa

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.

This week’s inspiration comes from a song selected by Vickie: Don't Worry Be Happy

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now

My card says "Smile till your face hurts" because I like to think that for the most part, people are happy when they are smiling and they are spreading that happiness to other people.


My card is based on Mojo Bella Sketch #21


Supplies
  • Card stock: Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Image/Sentiment: Unity Stamps, Smile in your Dreams
  • Ink(s): Close to my Heart / Stampin Up!
  • McGill 2-1/4” Circle Punch
  • Stampin Up! Delicate Design Embossing Borders
  • Stampin Up! Pearls 

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Winter Wishes

Where does the white go when the snow melts? ~Hugh Kieffer

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.
  

Our Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down so only a few days left to get your cards mailed in.

The current card drive ends November 1st with a need for Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" type cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

I’m sharing another Winter Themed card based on a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


 Close up

Sketch

Supplies
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
Design paper unknown
Glitter glue:Studio G
Glitter paper: Recollections
Image: Unity Stamps
Ink: touch new alcohol markers, Memories India Ink & Tsulineko
Rhinestone unknown
Sketch: Freshly made Sketch FMS233

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Winter Greetings

Then comes Winter, with bluster and snow,
That brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow...
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The Four Seasons" (1940s)

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.


Our Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down so only a few days left to get your cards mailed in.

The current card drive ends November 1st with a need for Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" type cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

I’m sharing another cute Winter Themed card based on a card sketch from Off the Rails Scrapbooking. The “Design Paper” is actually a card base set from American Crafts that I picked up a recent crop (I used one to punch out the scalloped circle)




Close up of Santa

Sketch


Supplies:
  • Card bases: American Crafts
  • Card stock: Stampin Up!
  • Die: Couture Creations
  • Embossing folder: Stampin Up!
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Image: Close to My Heart
  • Ink: TouchNew Alcohol markers and Memories India Ink

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Warm Winter Hugs

...A hug is an amazing thing It's just the perfect way

To show the love we're feeling But can't find the words to say...
~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug"


Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.


Our Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down. Only about a week left to get your cards mailed in!

The current card drive ends November 1st with a need for Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" type cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

Heres another card I made using Skipping Stones Designs Sketch 105


Sketch


Supplies

  • Card stock: The Paper Studio (Base) & Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper: Target $ bin
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G
  • Image: WPlus
  • Inks: Palette & Promarkers
  • Sentiment: Unity Stamps

Remember - even one card helps!

Thanks, Cara

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: OSW cards

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"

Hello! Our Winter card drive at Cards for Little Hearts (HERE) is winding down. Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.


The current card drive is running October 1st - November 1st with Winter-Themed (non-religious) "Thinking of You" cards. Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts' website for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration. If you have any questions about the guidelines or the card drive itself, please contact Christina Hor directly (HERE), founder of Cards for Little Hearts.

 Today I am sharing cards I made using one of my favorite one sheet wonder sketches designed for 6 x 6 papers from Verve's September 2009 OSW Challenge











Supplies
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones from Recollections, The Paper Studio and my stash, Red & Green Jewels from Close to My Heart 
  • Embossing folders are from Sizzix
  • Inks: ProMarkers & Memories India Ink
  • Other: Studio G Glitter Glue; Stampin up Glitter Glue; Silver Glitter Puffy paint I bought at Wal-Mart
  • Papers: The Paper Studio (card bases); Stampin Up!; (DP) from DCWV (I think)
  • Punches: Martha Steward Snowflake punch; Stampin Up Square punches
  • Stash: Snowflake Sequins


Please consider participating. Even one card makes a difference in a childs day!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Zippity do dah day ...


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

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 a $10 Gift card is DigiStamps4Joy

Our challenge this week we have a monotone color challenge for you! Blues the color!


 My card is based on Verve sketch VSJUN03



Supplies:
  • Image from DigiStamps4 Joy (Owl always love you JAL8-DS4J) printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card stock
  • Card stock: Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design paper: Provocraft
  • Dies: Gina Marie Designs
  • Ink: ProMarkers / Memories India Ink
  • Sentiment: Rubbernecker Stamps
  • Stash: Card Candy 

Here’s the Board

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

Kitty Kite! ....


Happiness is an inside job. ~William Arthur Ward

Good morning!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Ike’s Art with a generous $15 store voucher

For my 5 x 7 card I am using a fun image called Kitty Kite… Hard to be sad when you see this cute guy!


My card is based on Deconstructed Sketch 102 which I flipped


Supplies
  • Image from Ike’s Art (Kitty Kite) printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock.
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper from DCWV
  • Digi Paper from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Ink: ProMarkers / Memories India Ink
  • Scrappers floss by Karen Foster
  • Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps
  • Stash: Button / Card Candy

 Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Teddy Bear Picnic ...

A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved - and therefore he lives. ~ Pam Brown

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.

This week’s inspiration comes from a song selected by me: Teddy Bear Picnic

If you go down in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise!
For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain
Because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic

For my 5 x 7 card, I stamped and water-colored the bear with the same ink. The rest was colored with Pro-Markers. The card has no sentiment because these days I seem to create them that way so I can add something later if I want. I imagine, at some point, this may become a birthday card for a little girl.

 

My card is based on Sunday Stamps Sketch #62

Supplies
  • Cardstock: Bazzill / Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper(s): The Scrapbook Wizard
  • Image: Inkahootz! (closed)
  • Inks: Close to My Heart / ProMarkers 

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

Friday, October 19, 2018

Guest DT for Sandra Caldwell, BabyCakesdnd


Christmas is coming; it is almost here! With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Christmas" (1940s)

Good Morning!
This month I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for Sandra Caldwell, aka BabyCakesdnd.

Once again it was difficult to pick from all the new images she is coming out with month but I chose to work with #2465 (Hippo Holiday).


My card is based on Freshly Made Sketch FMS162

Supplies:
  • Image #2465 (Hippo Holiday) printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White card
  • Design Paper(s): Unknown
  • Embossing folder(s): Close to My Heart Snowflakes
  • Ink(s): Artista metallic gel pens / Fun Stampers Journey Silk \ ProMarkers
  • Other: American Crafts twine / Recollections rhinestone
  • Paper(s): Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Punches: Stampin Up! Snowflake punch
  • Sentiment(s): Basic Grey rub-on
  • Stash:  Snowflake sequin

Make sure to check Sandra’s Facebook page (HERE) and Etsy Store (HERE) for all her new release plus so much more!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Celebrate ...


Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. ~ Plautus

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 a $10 Gift card is DigiStamps4Joy

Our challenge this week is based on the ever so popular tic tac toe board. The layout of my 5 x 7 card is based on My Favorite Things Sketch MFTWC17 and I am using the boxes diagonally starting in the upper left hand corner moving down the lower right hand corner.



Sketch

Supplies:
  • Image from DigiStamps4 Joy (Celebrate mp152-DS4J) printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card stock
  • Card stock: American Crafts / Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper: Wubie Prints
  • Embossing folder from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memories India Ink / ProMarkers
  • Sentiment: Unity Stamps
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
  • Tag punch: Stampin Up!
  • Stash: Button 

Here’s the Board: You can use the pictures or you can use the word prompts in each square.


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


This card has been entered into the following Challenge(s)


Aged Dragons ....


Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ~ Mother Teresa

Good morning!
Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Oddball Art with a $10 store voucher.

My 5 x 7 card is based on My Favorite Things Sketch MFTWSC321 and I am using Tiny Kawaii Baby Dragon on a Mushroom, Digital Stamp - Sugar Puff Image No.360 by Lizzy Love. The image was colored, fussy cut and attached to card base with dimensional foam.


Sketch


Supplies
  • Image: Oddball Art printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock: Core’dinations / Stampin Up! / The Paper Studio (base)
  • Embossing folder: Stampin Up!
  • Glitter glue: Studio G
  • Ink: Artista Silver Metallic gel pen / Memories India Ink / ProMarkers
  • Sentiment: Unity Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara