Tuesday, August 25, 2020

If you want to fly ...

“If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.”
~ Toni Morrison

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Fabrika Fantasy with a 3 image prize. This challenge will run thru September 7, 2020

It’s Laurians turn to pick our challenge and she has chosen a tic tac toe board. While I love these boards, they can sure push me out of my comfort zone as I work through each choice to determine what I want to pull of each tile.

For my card I am using a lovely pre-colored image called Earth Fairy. But you can also get the image as line art and do your own coloring!

I am using the center row, horizontal choosing to pull the following:
The flowers. Something with wings. Colors from the buttons.



Supplies used
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio (base)
  • Circle punch from Marvy
  • Design Paper unknown
  • India ink from Memories
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamp Company
  • Sketch used: Mojo Bella #21 



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

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Playing with Fire ...


Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~Neil Gaiman

Hi All,
Anymore, it not often I post a card just for the fun of it but these are strange times indeed and today I’m posting my second for fun card in week!

I’m on a roll people. On a roll!

This image is from Sandra Caldwell, Babycakesdnd and his name is 3212 Hot Dragon! LOL and I think he is adorable!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Blank Manga Pen
  • Cardstock from Stampin up! & The Paper Studio (base)
  • Circle punches from Marvy
  • Design paper from Stampin up!
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Jewels from my stash
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
  • White gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Possibilities


“If anyone has told you not to passionately pursue what sets your soul on fire. they are wrong.”
~ Martina McBride

Hi everyone!
Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through September through September 5th

Our inspiration this weeks comes from

The Animal Fair
(American folk song by American sailors in the 19th century)

We went to the animal fair. The birds and the beasts were there.
The big baboon by the light of the moon was combing his golden hair.
The monkey fell out of his bunk and slid down the elephant's trunk.
The elephant sneezed - Achoo! And fell on her knees,
And what became of the monkey; monkey, monkey, monkey, monkey?



Supplies used
Card stock from Stampin Up! and the Paper Studio (base)
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
India Ink from Memories
Pearls from Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
Walnut Ink from Tsukineko
Water Color paper from Canson

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

Friday, August 21, 2020

Babycakesdnd: August Release 2


No need for all that messed up slicing when one person gets a huge slice of cake and someone else a dilapidated sliver. Cupcakes are the great leveler wherein we are all equals. ~Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero, "Cupcakes A to Z," Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, 2006

Good Morning!
Sandra has added 7 fun new digi images to her ETSY SHOP!

This week I am using #3244 - Gnome Sweet Gnome.
Isn’t he adorable? Perfect for birthday or any celebration that calls for cupcakes!





Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Bling unknown, Gift
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Design Paper from my stash
  • Diamond glaze from Judikins
  • Ink from Palette
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up! 

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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Chalks


We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. ~Erma Bombeck

Good morning!
We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges and our Sponsor this month is Simply Betty Stamps!

  
Our cue this month is chalks!


I actually use mine a lot for edging stuff when I want a softer look. Ink can sometimes be harsh and the chalk works great and can be brushed away if I put a little too much on. They are also awesome for making background! Which is what I did here.

I used stippling brushes to swipe on the chalk, then a tissue to soften and blend out streaks.

Supplies:
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Chalks from Stampin Up!
  • Diamond glaze from Judikins
  • Dies from Stampin Up! and Unknown
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • ProMarkers



 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
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/

Friday, August 14, 2020

Get your Diva on! ...


I am pieces of all the places I have been, and the people I have loved.
I’ve been stitched together by song lyrics, book quotes, adventure, late night conversations, moonlight, & the smell of coffee.
~ Brooke Hampton

Today I am sharing a new release from Sherry West Art! She’s a free image but you have to join the Sherry West Coloring Group on Facebook to get her!

I love this sassy gal and I’m naming her Mavin…
She’s looking for no one because she is quite capable of taking care of herself!


Supplies:

  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
    • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
    • Circle Punches from Marvy and Stampin Up!
    • Design Paper from Stampin Up!
    • Diamond Glaze
    • Dies Unknown
    • Embossing folder from Stampin Up!
    • Glitter drops & Pearl drops from Nuvo
    • India Ink from Memories
    • ProMarkers
    • Sentiment from Unity Stamps
    • Sketch used: I Spy Sketch ISSC43





















    Thanks for stopping by!
    (Hugs) Cara

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Keeping me anchored


    “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

    Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Fabrika Fantasy with a 3 image prize. The challenge will run thru August 24.

    It’s my turn to pick the challenge and we are going with a kraft and you get to pick 2 colors plus a twist of your choice.

    For my card I am using a gorgeous pre-colored image called Seahorse. But you can also get the image as line art and do your own coloring!




    Supplies used
    • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
    • Card stock: Stampin Up!
    • Ink: Fun Stampers Journey and Stampin Up!
    • Unknown: Design Paper, Rhinestones, Sand dollar die and Sentiment
    • Sketch: The Sweet Stop SSS58 



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


    Sunday, August 9, 2020

    The Duel vs Hugging it out

    Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.  There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments.  It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable.  ~Author Unknown

    Hi everyone!
    Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through August 22.

    Our inspiration this challenge was selected by Vicki
    The Duel

    (The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat)

    The gingham dog and the calico cat
    Side by side on the table sat;
    'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
    Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink!
    The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
    Appeared to know as sure as fate
    There was going to be a terrible spat.
    (I wasn't there; I simply state
    What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)


    The gingham dog went "Bow-wow-wow!"
    And the calico cat replied "Mee-ow!"
    The air was littered, an hour or so,
    With bits of gingham and calico,
    While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
    Up with its hands before its face,
    For it always dreaded a family row!
    (Now mind: I'm only telling you
    What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)


    For my card I am of course using a cat and dog which I die cut but went with a bit happier tone of hugs after a confrontation! 



    Supplies used
    • Card stock: Stampin Up! and the Paper Studio (base)
    • Design paper: The Scrapbook Wizard and my scrap bin
    • Dies: Heart from Spellbinders, Cat & Dog unknown
    • Embossing folders: Park Lane and Stampin Up!
    • Rhinestones: Stash

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

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    Babycakesdnd: August Release 1

    “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 
    Good Morning!
    Sandra has added 7 fun new digi images to her ETSY SHOP! This week I am using #3228 Party Mermaid


    I really got a kick out of coloring this fun mermaid. The hardest part was trying to figure out what colors I wanted to use. I also wanted to try my hand at some sort of sunset background and while not perfect, I am pleased with the results.

    Here is a close up of her tail where I added the clear wink of stella.


    Supplies
    Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
    Judikins: Paper Glaze; Memories: India Ink; ProMarkers; Sizzix: Embossing folder; Stampin Up!: Cardstock; Unknown: Kraft cardstock, Sentiment & Shell border die; Clear Wink of Stella 
    Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    (Hugs) Cara

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

    SheepSki Designs: Happy Hellos

    “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

    ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

    Good morning!

    Computer challenges have me running behind schedule in many areas. Still not 100 percent but hoping to have fixed soon. In the meantime, I can stumble through getting some things done! Like this post for the SheepSki Designs blog challenge that started yesterday morning! 

    Andrea has picked an anything goes challenge for this month’s theme so here I am using this lovely image Sunflowers, Image 112.

    My mom recently passed away and she loved Sunflowers. I used this image quite a bit on cards I made for her.

    Supplies

    Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock / Background paper unknown / Cardstock; Stampin Up!, Bazzill and The Paper Studio / India Ink from Memories / Jot stickers / ProMarkers / Sentiment from Momenta.  

    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