Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme: Saturday in the Park


We shall go wild with fireworks...And they will plunge into the sky and shatter the darkness. -- Natsuki Takaya

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through June 29

Our sponsor this month is Creative Bug

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song:
Saturday in the Park

Saturday in the park,
I think it was the Fourth of July
Saturday in the park,
I think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, people laughing
A man selling ice cream
Singing Italian songs
Everybody is another
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

For my card I used fireworks to create a fun birthday card.


Supplies:
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Fireworks Fun from Close to My Heart
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • Rhinestones unknown
  • Sentiment, Messages for Everyday from Simon Says Stamps
  • Vellum from scrap bin
  • Sketch MFTWSC261
 

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where you will find more challenges and inspiration! (Hugs) Cara



Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Stick Pins

Dear Friends, 

Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
- 1 John 4:11-12

Good morning!


Today is the start of a new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
At the start of the challenge, we will tell you what item we want you to pull from your stash and use and you will have a whole month to find, dust off and create something lovely with the item!
That simple!
And to make it better, We Are 3 Digital Shop is generously sponsoring us so everyone month, someone will win a lovely prize!
Our item for this month is Stick Pins … There was a time these were all the rage so many of you may still have these stuck in a drawer somewhere. Dig them out and come play along with us!


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Stick pin from my stash
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from my scrap bin
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Sentiment from Studio 118
  • Pearls from Recollections
  • Butterfly embellishment, a gift from a friend

Layout is based on a card from Mary Danson which I found on Pinterest. It appears her blog is no longer active, but here is the card I cased.





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


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges: Inspiration photo


On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Imagine That! Digi Stamps.

Our challenge this week is a pretty picture of a ballerina which always makes me think of birds, so quick, delicate and elegant! So for my card, I used the Sponsor pre-colored image Sweet Petunia and sentiment. Then I added a bit of bling with glitter cardstock and glitter glue.


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Crafter’s Companion heart die
  • Glitter card stock from Recollections
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G
  • Marvy 1” circle punch

Here's the Inspiration photo


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme: Shapes


I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. --Georgia O'Keeffe

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through June 15

Our sponsor this month is Creative Bug

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Rhyme:
Shapes

Shapes, Do you like Shapes
Shapes. I like Shapes
Do you like Shapes of all kinds?
Let’s see what Shapes we can find.

Can you find the circle?
I’ll give you a clue… it’s round!
And it has only one side.
That’s the one, you got it right!

Can you find the square?
I’ll give you a clue, it has 4 sides
They are all the same length.
That’s the one, you got it right!

Can you find the triangle?
I’ll give you a clue – It has 3 sides.1 – 2 – 3
The sides can be equal or different lengths
that’s the one you got it right!

Chorus
Can you find Rectangle?
Two sides are long and two sides are short
There are 4 sides in total
That’s the one you got it right!

Chorus
circle square triangle
Rectangle heart star
arrow diamond

For my card I decided to use a Circle theme and using my new GinaK Designs Wreath Builder that I ordered from Unity Stamp Company and a variety of stamps including Close to My Heart and Technique Tuesday, I created a circle. I also added a circle die cut along with pearls and rhinestones


Supplies:
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper unknown
  • Hampton Arts Acscents Spray
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com and Stampin Up!
  • Pearls from Stampin Up!
  • Rhinestones unknown
  • Sentiment from Close to My Heart
  • Spellbinder die Renaissance Jubilee 

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where you will find more challenges and inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara



Saturday, June 1, 2019

SheepSki Designs: For Someone Special


If fathers are sometimes sulky at the appearance of the destined son-in-law, is it not a fact that mothers become sentimental and, as it were, love their own loves over again. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “For Someone Special.”

For this challenge, I am using Curly - image no 172 (found HERE in the Etsy Shop) to make a birthday card for up future Son-In-Law


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock and colored with watercolor crayons from Stampin Up! & Staedtler.
  • Black Nuvo drops
  • Cardstock from American Crafts
  • Circle punches from Stampin Up!
  • Classic Circle die from Sizzix
  • Cloud stencil from Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper, Whiskey Barrel by Recollections and scrap bin
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Sentiment, Happiest of Birthday Wishes from Stampin Up!
  • Sketch My Favorite Things MFTWSC177



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





The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge: Nadia

So often in life a new chapter awaits. You ride off into the sunset and discover it's the sunrise. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Good morning!
Today is 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

For this month, we have an image called Nadia by M Medel Illustrations



Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock and colored using water color crayons from Stampin Up! and Staedtler.
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Design paper from my scrap bin
  • Dr. Ph Martins Pen white
  • Sentiment from Simon Says Stamps “Messages for everyday”
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges to see more inspiration using this adorable image!
(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Googlie Eyes


The best of healers is good cheer. ~Pindar
Good morning!

I am a bit behind posting this but a new “Crash your Stash” challenge started at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
At the start of the challenge, we will tell you what item we want you to pull from your stash and use and you will have a whole month to find, dust off and create something lovely with the item! That simple!  
And to make it better, We Are 3 Digital Shop is generously sponsoring us so everyone month, someone will win a lovely prize! 
Our item for this month is Googlie eyes and I created a get well card using one of the sentiments from the prize packet this month!


Supplies: A2 card
  • Sentiment from We Are 3 Digital Sentiments – Eyes printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock
  • Acrylic sheet scrap for window
  • Design paper “Green Damask” from Echo Park
  • Googlie eyes and beads from stash
  • India ink from Memories
  • Mason jar stamp & die set from Momenta 


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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges: Purple plus two colors

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -- Leo Buscaglia

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Polkadoodles

Our challenge this week is a pretty picture from Sharon with the challenge to use purple and pick two more colors from the picture.

For my card I am using a pre-colored image called Poppy with phone. The colors I picked to go along with purple are pink and white.



Supplies

  • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Button and twine from my stash
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment die from X-cuts
  • Sketch MFTWSC58

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara


Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme: The Butterfly


When, within our souls and psyches we are made aware of a safe but insistent drum beat, repeated like butterfly wings in motion, we sense the message...that our inner self has begun its search for freedom. --  Mary Meeker 

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through June 1st

Our sponsor this month is Anne's Digital Art
Prize: 5 Images

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song or Rhyme:
The Butterfly by Heather ReneƩ Adamkiewicz

As love falls down from the sky, It lands on the wings of a butterfly.
The butterfly sings its songs and rhymes, and flies through the air, no concept of time.
It is the messenger of patience and change, from flower to flower, it's odd and it's strange.
The butterfly can transform its world.
And give way to new beginnings, unfurled, it is the keeper of transformation, and flies on faith and imagination.
The butterfly as no fear of change, it bravely escapes its homemade cage.
To change, it knows is necessary, for all the burdens we need not carry.
The butterfly soars, and merrily sings, For, without change, it could never grow wings.


Supplies:
  • Black Embossing powder from Stampin Up!
  • Canson cold press water color paper
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Faber-Castel gel crayons
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
  • Swallowtail Butterfly from Stampin Up! 

So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where you will find more challenges and inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara



Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges: Monochromatic (Yellow)


To be honest with you, I don't have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that's aching to see you smile again. -- Laura Ortiz

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Polkadoodles

Our challenge this week is a monochromatic one in shades of yellow with a Feminine twist.

For my card I am using a sponsor image called Poppy with phone.



Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from The Angel Company and Colorbok
  • India Ink from Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones flowers from my Stash
  • Scallop border punch from Stampin Up!
  • Sentiment from JRL Designs
  • Silver gel pen from Artiste 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara


Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Wait for me where the world begins. - Jennifer Donnelly

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through May 18th!

Our sponsor this month is Anne's Digital Art
Prize: 5 Images

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song or Rhyme:
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay (artist:  Otis Redding)

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide, roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

  
Supplies:
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Colorbok
  • Embossing folder: Seaside from Stampin Up!
  • Glitter from Studio G 



So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where you will find more challenges and inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SheepSki Designs Challenge: Flower Power


Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. -- Joseph Wood Krutch

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “Flower Power”.

For this challenge, I am using two images … Cat Nap (found HERE in the Etsy Shop) and Poppies (found HERE in the Etsy Shop)

I did a bit of copy/paste and re-sizing with the poppy image so that I could get a nice field of them to surround the cat image.


Supplies
  • Images printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Digi Design paper from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from the Dollar Tree
  • Sentiment unknown

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

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge: Valentine Derek


You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. --Henry Drummond

Good morning!
Today is 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

This month our image is a fun one called  “Valentine Derek” from Doctor Digis House of Stamps! which I fussy cut and attached to the card front with adhesive foam.


  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder: Hugs & Kisses from Cuttlebug
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment die: Love word bubble from PoppyStamps
  • Studio G Glitter Glue




Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges to see more inspiration using this fun image!
(Hugs) Cara