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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Babycakesdnd: June Release 2

Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need. ~Margaret Mead

Good afternoon!
I am a bit late getting this posted but Sandra has another round of awesomely fun images added to her ETSY SHOP!

This week I am using #3199 Stressed HippoLove this image! Personally I think he looks like he is getting down to some good tunes but I think he’s also perfect for that card for someone who is going through a tough time. Whatever you chose to use him for will for sure bring a smile!

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Circle punches from Stampin Up!
  • Diamond Glaze from Judinkons
  • Embossing folder from Spellbinders
  • I created the background but I can’t remember the stamps I used
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up!
Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Paper Piercing tools

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.  It is also owed to justice and to humanity.  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.  ~James Bryce

Good morning!
We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges! Our Sponsor this month is KLM Designs Emporium and she has some great images so be sure to check out her shop!

Our cue this month is paper piercing tools.

I have several plastic and brass piercing templates that I rediscovered whilst purging out my craft room but rarely use them. After doing this card I can honestly say that I now remember why. While I love the results, my hand is so cramped up from holding onto the templates, then lining up the pokey tool and punching! I’m such a wimp!

For my project I used the Sponsor image “4th Of July Gnome. Isn't he fun! and patriotic! LOL.
The base is 6 x 6 and once I can get back to the craft store, I will be picking up a frame for it since I want to use it for home d├ęcor on my mantle.

  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Piercing stencil from Stampin Up! and Nnknown
  • ProMarkers (Alcohol Markers)
  • Star jewels from The Paper Studio
  • Silver Rounds from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Card sketch by Me CCBC9

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

(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Babycakesdnd: June Release 1

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

Good afternoon!
Sandra has some more new adorable images to her ETSY SHOP this week and I am here to share one of them with you!

What a yummy image! When I was child my mom would make two cakes that I absolutely loved.
One was lemon cake with chocolate frosting (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!), the other was chocolate cake with either strawberry or cherry frosting, depending on what she could get.

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from my scrap box
  • Embossing folder
  • Oval die from Spellbinders
  • Pearls from Recollections
  • ProMarkers

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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Outlawz Challenges: Giggle

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston

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 SheepSki Designs. This bi-weekly challenge will run through June 15, 2020

Here’s is my card using a sponsor image called Coffee & Cake - image no 173

Supplies used
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Black Nuvo Drops
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Judikins liquid glass
  • ProMarkers (Alcohol markers)
  • Sentiment from Hampton Art
  • Sketch by Me CCBC10

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

Monday, June 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: The Color Red

Tonight, as I looked out my window at the snowflakes, lovely and white,
I thought of the days of my girlhood long past, all so happy and bright!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The First Snow of the Season" (1940s)

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

Mine is Red!
I have always preferred the color even as a small child (much to my mom’s dismay, who thought pink was more appropriate).

For my card I am using Winter Warmer - image no 183

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card stock
  • Black India Ink from Memories
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Richard Garay
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • ProMarkers (Alcohol markers)
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company
  • Stash: Black Rhinestones 
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