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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Outlawz Challenges: Tic – Tac - Toe

“Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”
~ Will Rogers

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 We Are 3Digital Shop.

Our challenge this week is based on a fun tic tac toe board created by Laurian

For my card I am using the top row, left to right.
Birthday, colors of the rainbow, Feather

The feathers are die cut using the Wedding digital paper from the Floral Burst set

  Supplies used
  • Digital paper printed onto Stampin Up! Whisper white card stock
  • Cards stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Color dots from Jots
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Sentiment from Inkahootz! (Closed)
  • Sketch CTS311

Tic Tac Toe Board ... Lots to choose from so come play along with us!

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Babycakesdnd: February Release 2

Thought for the day: Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning!
Today Sandra has added 8 new images to ETSY SHOP and I am using one of them on my card.

Meet #3075 - Easter Bunny Flyer! Isn’t he fun? 
He can be found HERE in the shop.
I made a more masculine Easter card so send to a male relative.

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (bas) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Close to My Heart
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Liquid glass from Close to My Heart
  • Pearls from Recollections
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamp Co (Closed)
  • White gel pen 

Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Stickers

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~Charles Schulz

Good morning!
Today is the start of a  new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges sponsored by Drawn by Krista. You can check out her ETSY shop HERE.

Our item for this month is STICKERS

I have bits and pieces of stickers sheets left from purchases for specific projects or maybe I bought and never used. Either way, I just can't seem to get rid of them because I know that as soon as I do I will need them!

For my card I created a bit of a design using some dot stickers I had been given a while ago. I thought they looked fun and birthday-ish. The cute little image is called Happy Birthday Dino.

  • Sponsor image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
  • Black manga pen
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Diamond glaze from Close to My Heart
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • Liquid Glass from Close to My Heart
  • ProMarkers
  • Stencil from Heidi Swapp
  • Stickers from The Paper Studio
  • White gel Pen

 Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, February 7, 2020

Babycakesdnd: February Release 1

Love — a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author unknown

Good morning!
I’m excited to announce that I have officially joined Sandra Caldwell’s Design Team this year and this is my first official post as team member!

Sandra has been very busy and adding 16 new images to the ETSY SHOP this month.

My card uses one of 8 that have been released today and can be found in the shop now!

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Black gems from stash
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) Stampin Up!
  • Circle dies from Sizzix
  • Circle punch from marvy
  • Design Paper unknown
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • Liquid glass from Close to My Heart
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
  • Sketch: The Sweet Stop SSS103 

Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Babycakesdnd: Waggedy Wabbit Challenge

Q: How do bunnies stay healthy?
A: Egg-xercise!
~Author Unknown

Good evening!
There is a fun little challenge place on Sandra Caldwells’ Stamps Fans Facebook Page located HERE

Frances Freeman is hosting the Waggedy Wabbit Challenge which will run until February 10th.
  1. Use any of Sandra Caldwell’s Rabbit or Bunny Ear Digis - Old or New and enter just a coloring or a card or whatever you like. Enter into challenge album
  2. Challenge prize is any regular priced 3 - FREE Digis in her Etsy Shop ( expires 3/10/2020)
  3. You are allowed 3 entries
  4. Winner will be announced on 2/11/2020 . Hosted by Frances Freeman DT

For my card I am using #3681 Waggedy Wabbit found HERE in the Etsy Shop

Products usedInka
  • Glitter markers from Cra-Z-Art
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Pearls from Recollections
  • Promarkers
  • Sentiment from Close to My Heart and Inkahootz
Come play along!
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, February 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: Flowers and/or Hearts

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author unknown

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “Flowers and/or Hearts”.

For my card I am using an image that combines both: Floral Heart - image no 66. I really love using this image as it is one that looks great done in soft pastel colors or bright vivid colors.

  • Image: Floral Heart - image no 66
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Die from Spellbinders
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Pearls from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company (closed)
  • Shimmer paper from Neenah

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


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