Friday, September 25, 2020

Think Snow …


When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. ~Ella Wheeler Wilco

Good Morning!
Sandra has added 8 new digi images to her ETSY SHOP and this week I am using #3254 Snow Fun!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Close to My Heart and my stash
  • Dies from Gina Marie Designs
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Inkahootz!
  • Wink of Stella
  • Sketch: Viva la Verve May 2018


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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sending Love ...


A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author Unknown

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Gerda Steiner. This challenge will run thru October 5, 2020

Sharon has selected a fun inspirational picture for us to choose our colors from.
For my card I am using the balloons as well as the balloon colors.


Supplies used
  • Image Miss You 675 printed on Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin up!
  • Cloud stencil from Stampin Up!
  • Diamond glaze from Judikins
  • Dies from Gina Marie Designs (little birds) & Unknown (balloons & birds)
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • ProMarkers
  • Color board



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

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Dogs ...


Home is where the dog is. ~Abby Geni, "Dogs," 2012

Hi everyone!
Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through October 3, 2020. Our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps with a $12.00 gift card!

Our inspiration this week comes from Margaret
Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:
How much is that doggie in the window
The one with the waggly tale
How much is that doggy in the window
I do hope that doggie's for sale

Slim line cards are back in style again so I decided to hop on the trend train and make one. I cut the image into individual squares to make it work


Supplies used
  • Image “Pup Blocks” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
  • Corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from My Mind’s Eye
  • India Ink from Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Studio G
  • Wink of Stella


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

Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Paper or Silk Flowers

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
The Thought collectors Wife

Good morning!
We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges and our Sponsor this month is Alex Syberia Designs with a $10.00 gift certificate.


 Our cue this month is Paper or Silk Flowers

I have a bin full of flowers and never think to use them. If you are the same, I hope this encourages you to dig them out and create something beautiful!


Supplies:
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base), Core’dinations & Stampin Up!
  • Embellishments (hair) from Stampin Up!, Fun Stampers Journey & a gift from a friend
  • Embossing folders from Cuttlebug, Sizzix and Stampin Up!
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Origami paper was a gift from my daughter in Japan
  • Paper Flower from Prima
  • ProMarkers
  • Sketch: Sunday Stamps SSC62



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

Friday, September 11, 2020

Witch Fairy …

Gnome and elf and fairy, Witch and ghost make merry On this last of dear October’s days.
~Lettie C. Van Derveer, Halloween Happenings, 1921

Good Morning!
Sandra has added 8 more new digi images to her ETSY SHOP this month and this week I am using #3238 Witch Fairy. She’s so sassy!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Design Paper from Echo Park
  • Die from Gina Marie Designs
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Nuvo Drops
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
  • Sentiment from Stamping Bella
  • Wink of Stella
  • Sketch: SplitCoastStampers SC470 



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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hugs a Plenty ...


Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.  ~Jacques PrĂ©ver

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Gerda Steiner. This challenge will run thru September 21, 2020

Ilonka picked our challenge of 5 colors, you get to pick 3 plus a twist of using a butterfly!

For my card I am using the turquoise plus 2 shades of purple (although the butterfly looks more blue, but it is actually purple). The image I am using is Hugbear 482. 


Supplies used
  • Border punch from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from my Stash
  • Dies from Stampin Up! & Spellbinders
  • Embellishment from Jot
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • India Ink from Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiments from Inkahootz!
  • Color Board




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

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Cats ...

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

Hi everyone!
Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through September 19, 2020. Our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps with a $12.00 gift card!

Our inspiration this week comes from Susan

Cats sleep, anywhere,
Any table, any chair,
Top of piano, window-ledge,
In the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe,
Anybody's lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box,
In the cupboard, with your frocks-
Anywhere! They don't care!
Cats sleep anywhere.
- Eleanor Farjeon


Supplies used
  • Image “Hween Window Cat” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) & Bazzill
  • Design Paper from Stampin Up!
  • Gold & Silver gel pen from Artiste
  • India Ink from Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from my Stash
  • Sentiment from Studio G
  • White Ink from Dr. Ph Martin


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

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Reindeer Games ...

Christmas is coming; it is almost here!
With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Christmas" (1940s)

Hi All,
I have actually spent some lovely time at my craft table making cards! Today I am sharing a card I made with an image I won from Sandra Caldwell, babycakesdnd for naming the image!

This cutie is now called Reindeer Games! Isn’t she adorable?!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) & Stampin Up!
  • Circle punches from Marvy & Paper Shapers
  • Design Paper from Fun Stamper Journey
  • Diamond Glaze from Judinkins
  • India Ink from Marvy
  • Nuvo Drops
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Sequins from my Stash
  • Wink of Stella 

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: Celebrate the Season

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. ~Eric Sevareid

Good morning!
Another challenge has begun for all you SheepSki Design fans! This month our challenge is to use layers!

For my card I am using the image Rachel #54 and a sketch from Deconstructed Sketch. The colors I used are rather non traditional but I really loved out the card turned out.


I find I really love to use sketches … While I lean toward CAS cards, using sketches really helps me out when I want to do layered card or more complicated type cards. 

Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Design Paper (Digi) from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Embossing folder from Close to My Heart
  • Glitter paper from my scrap box
  • India Ink from Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Hampton Art
  • Snowflake punches from Marvy
  • Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch DS163


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