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Friday, April 24, 2020

Babycakesdnd: April Release 2

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”
~ William Butler Yeats

Good morning!
Today Sandra is adding some more images to her ETSY SHOP and I am here to share one of them with you!

#3142 - Hippo Butterfly

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Design Paper from Recollections
  • Die from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Sentiment embellishment is a gift from a friend
  • Wink of Stella on the wings 

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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Ribbon

“Just feel the magic in the air and the power in the breeze.
Feel the energy in the plants, the bushes and the trees.
Let yourself be surrounded by nature at its best.
Calm yourself, focus and let magic do the rest.”
~ Sally Walker

Good morning!
Despite all the sadness the Covid-19 pandemic has caused, it has also appeared to have brought about some positive things as well.

To me it feels like with less mechanical motion in the world like planes, cars, manufacturing going on, everything looks and smells so much cleaner. Standing on my porch last night the world felt calmer in the night wind.  I smelled citrus blossoms for the first time in a long time! It was amazing! During the day, the sky seems a bit bluer, the clouds a bit whiter and the birds are happier and singing more. We even have a couple of nests close by so I can hear the peeping of the new babies being hatched! And interestingly enough I do not seem to be suffering from “allergies” to the same extent as in previous years.

I’m torn right now as we all need to get back to the business of living, but it would sure be nice if we could have this bit of space and time just a little bit longer, but without the grief.

Ah well, such is the time in history we are all living, and on that note, some things are still taking place. Like a new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges which will run until May 14th

Our Sponsor this month is Lemon Shortbread with a sweet prize of 3 images

Our stash item for this month is Ribbons.
I have purged my ribbons several times but I still seem to have a large bin full that never seems to go away. This was a great challenge to use up some of those bits and bobs you have laying around too!

For my card I used this Flapper Girl. Isn't she beautiful? I loved coloring her up.

The background is a piece of Core'dinations paper I had left from another project. I embossed it then used a sanding block to bring out just a bit of white here and there. I love how it turned out.

Not the best picture but here you can see where I added the Wink of Stella to her under shirt and belth along with a touch of metallic silver.

  • Sponsor image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Core’dinations paper
  • Embossing folder from Darice
  • Eyelet lace from my stash
  • Memories Black India Ink
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Wink of Stella 
  • Sketch by me CCBC6

Now come on over to The Outlawz Challenges to play along with us or one of the other challenges that are always in process!

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

Friday, April 10, 2020

Babycakesdnd: April Release 1

Birthdays! What music in the world! In these unresting times, when nothing intellectual, economic, social, political, seems stable; when customs and traditions hoary with age are mixed with explosive elements, this oldest of institutions is not in danger of yielding to destructive forces. ~J.R. Macduff, Birthdays, 1893

Good morning!
Today Sandra is adding new images to her ETSY SHOP and I am here to share one of them with you!

#3144 - Celebration Hippo

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper unknown
  • ProMarkers
  • Puff stickers from Jot
  • Wink of Stella
  • Based on card sketch MFTWS313 

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Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Outlawz Challenges: Hello Friend

Thought for the Day
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
~ Khalil Gibran

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started this past Tuesday at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by SheepSkiDesigns

This bi-weekly challenge will run through April 20, 2020
This week are challenge is to use Burgundy with 2 more colors from the inspiration picture below and then add a twist of our own chosing.

Here’s my card using Sponsor Image Lilly - image no 27
The colors I chose to use along with Burgundy is Yellow and white. My twist is 3-D, I added foam fots to the back of the frame and image to lift off the card base.

Supplies used
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Pearls from my Stash
  • ProMarkers
  • Inspiration photo

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: Show us your Wings!

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? --- Frida Kahlo

Good morning!
Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge is Wings

For my card I am using Image no 59, Snow Happy

I was actually a bit stunned when I realized this is the first Christmas card of the year I've made ... I generally have quite a stack by this time. Guess I need to get busy!

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card stock
  • Bow punch from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from Scrapbook Wizard
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
  • Snowflake punch from Studio G
  • Sketch used My Favorite Things MFTWSC64
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