Tuesday, August 31, 2021

29 again?! ...

To remain always young, we need only do at every age what harmonises with it. ~Max Nordau (1849–1923), "The Art of Growing Old," How Women Love and Other Tales (Soul Analysis), translated from the German by an unnamed translator, 1896

Good morning!

Today I am sharing another card made from one of the images from Sherry West Designs “Flockers” set.

I smile every time I see this fella! I think he’s a perfect way to celebrate someone’s special day or accomplishment. Or maybe just acknowledge a great friend!

This card is also based on a Mojo Monday Sketch which I tweaked a bit to create a look I was happy about. 

Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from American Crafts, Bazzill, Pen+Gear(Base), Stampin Up
  • Corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Scrapbook Wizard
  • Photo corner punch from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Ranger archival Ink
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co
  • Sequins from Close to My Heart
Sketch: Mojo Monday 44


Please visit Sherry’s shop and blog sites. We love to see what you're up to!

Sherry West Art, Artist, Author, Illustrator:

Etsy Shop:

Sherry West Art WordPress Blog site "Happy Art for A Happy Heart!":

Rubber stamps of Sherry West Art images available through Stamp Addicts:

Stamp Addicts' FB page:

Thanks for stopping by!
XX Cara XX




Monday, August 30, 2021

Judgy Birthday Bird

Sigh not your hours away, Youth should be ever gay,
Ever should dance around, Pleasure's enchanted ground—
Reason invites you, passion excites you, raptures abound.
~John Christopher Smith, "The Enchanter," 1760 ♫

Good morning!
Today Sherry West is releasing a couple new image sets to her Etsy store. You are going to love these fun and sassy birds and chicks!

Today I am sharing a card made from one of the images in her Flockers set. We call him Percival!



I adore him! That look on his face is perfect for a fun snarky-ish birthday card!


Supplies
Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Cardstock from Stampin Up!
Design Paper from Colorbok
Embossing folder from Close to My Hear
Manga Pen from I Bayyam
ProMarkers
Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
Sequins from Close to My Heart
Tiny Scallop Border Punch from EK Success (I think)
Twine from American Crafts
Based on Sketch: Mojo Monday57

Please visit Sherry’s shop and blog sites. We love to see what you're up to!

Sherry West Art, Artist, Author, Illustrator:
https://www.facebook.com/SherryWestArt

Etsy Shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherryWestArts

Sherry West Art WordPress Blog site "Happy Art for A Happy Heart!":
https://sherrywestartsblog.wordpress.com/

Rubber stamps of Sherry West Art images available through Stamp Addicts:
https://www.stampaddicts.com

Stamp Addicts' FB page:
https://m.facebook.com/stampaddictsuk/

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, August 27, 2021

Garden Thoughts ...

I have found, after a good deal of consideration, that the best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1932

Good morning!
Today I am sharing another one of Sandra’s new images #3561 Garden Gnome and you can this one and many more in her ETSY SHOP. As an added bonus, for 24 hours only, if you purchase this, or any of the new images released to the store today by Sandra, you get 50% off! Thats a great deal!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) Stampin Up!
  • Die from Gina Marie Designs
  • Embossing folder from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Mojo Monday #545

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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara




Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Halloween for the Doggos

Ever wonder where you'd end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash? ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Hi All,

The doggie day care I take my pups to on occasion is always running events to gather food and funds for local animal rescues and veteran animal services and I like to help when I can so I have been making cards for them sell and today I’m sharing 12 dog themed Halloween cards I made for them using the January2020 Sheetload of Cards from Call me Crafty Al as a starting point. 

I did a bit paper piecing & fussy cutting on quite a few of the cards.














Border Punch: EK Success (I think)
Cardstock: Pen Gear (Base), Stamping Up!
Design Paper: Stampin Up!
Dies(s): Gina Marie Designs & A-muse Studios
Ink: Memories India Ink, Ranger Archival Ink
Sketch: January2020 Sheetload of Cards
Prisma Color Pencils
Stamps: Close to My Heart, Stampers Anonymous, Stampin Up! (Sentiment), Stampingbella (Sentiment)
Stash: Googlie eyes

Thanks for stopping by!
(hugs) Cara

Friday, August 20, 2021

Christmas is coming! ...

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

Hi All,
Today I am sharing a Christmas card I finished. I found it digging through my this and that box. 
I enjoy unconventional colors for Christmas cards and really like how this looks edges in such a bright green!


Supplies
Cardstock from The Paper Studios (Base) and Stampin up!
Design paper Pebbles
Rhinestones from Jot (Dollar store)

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Back to School

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~E. W. Howe (1853–1937), Country Town Sayings: A Collection of Paragraphs from The Atchison Globe, 1911

Good morning!
Not often that I release two post in one day, but thats how it worked out for today! 

This time I am sharing a card I made with a new set of images being released today by Sherry West Art!

These adorable back to school animals are so dang cute and you have your choice of quite a few different critters!




For my card I created a background using all her images, printed it out and cut to size. I even have a bit left over for a couple more cards.

I chose to use the dog, one of the cats, the pig and the dinosaur (because why not) and colored then with my ProMarkers.

I don’t have any littles in school but my Sister-in-law is an elementary teacher so I think I will send this to her since school is back in session!

Supplies
  • Back to School Animals from Sherry West printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin up!
  • Corner punch from WRMK
  • Googlie eyes from stash
  • Judikins diamond glaze
  • ProMarkers
  • Ranger Archival Ink
  • Sentiment from Stampendous
  • Sequins from stash
  • Sketch #16 by Me

Please visit Sherry’s shop and blog sites.
We love to see what you're up to!

Sherry West Art, Artist, Author, Illustrator: https://www.facebook.com/SherryWestArt


Sherry West Art WordPress Blog site "Happy Art for A Happy Heart!": https://sherrywestartsblog.wordpress.com/

Rubber stamps of Sherry West Art images available through Stamp Addicts: https://www.stampaddicts.com

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Felt

So we find, after all, that the things we thought small
Loom colossal above all the host;
That the best of God's gifts are the friends we can call
To our side when we need them the most.
~W. Dayton Wegefarth (1885–1973), "The Bright Things of Life"

Good morning!
We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges which will run through September 14th

Our generous Sponsor this month is Wink Wink Ink with a prize of the two images used by the team
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinkWinkInk

Our cue this month is Felt

I think many of us have those bits and pieces of felt from past or abandoned projects.

In my case, its actually a felt with a sticker back that I bought from the dollar store, then lost somewhere in my craft room and recently found when cleaning out a random drawer.

Felt die cuts wonderfully and works well for backgrounds and elements but dollar store felt is well … dollar-ish so while it cuts great, it does not hold up so well when trying to remove the paper back to reveal the sticky so to get around that I had to stick a piece to cardstock then die cut.

But I really am pleased with how this card turned out.


Supplies:

Pre-colored Free Spirit - Horse with Butterfly printable image printed on Stampin Up! whisper white card stock
Archival ink from Ranger
Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and scrap bin
Design paper from scrap bin
Die from Stampin Up!
Felt from Crafters Squares (The Dollar Tree)
Sentiment from Close to My Heart
Mojosketch #546


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, August 13, 2021

Caffeinated ...

The fact that I'm upright is credit to our French press. ~Elementary, "Pushing Buttons," 2018, written by Jeffrey Paul King [S6, E3, Sherlock Holmes]

Good morning!
After a short break I am back on Sandra’s team as a colorist and today I am sharing a card showcasing her fun image #3634 Gnome Fairy. You can this image and many more in her ETSY SHOP.

We are a coffee drinking family (with the exception of my son, who likes the aroma but not the taste!) so this image cracked me up and I just had to color her up!


Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Banner punch from Stampin up!
  • Card stock from Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Close to My Hear
  • ProMarkers
  • Rhinestones from my stash
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps
  • Mojo Monday #515


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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Autumn Owl

Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin... We anxiously anticipate it every year. ~Trader Joe's, Fearless Flyer, October 2010

Hi All,

Today I’m sharing a remake of a twisted easel card I made several years ago.
I never passed the card on to anyone because I always had an issue with the base.

I used a design paper that looks great but is too flimsy to hold the front up nicely once the image was attached. I tried using a paper clip and that helped a bit but not enough to make me happy.

So, I pulled cut the front piece off and created a new card. Hope you like it!

Before

After

Supplies

Image Fall Owl mp462-DS4J from DigiStamps for Joy (closed) printed on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock
Banner punch from Stampin Up!
Bit of Bling from my Stash
Cardstock from Stampin Up!, American Crafts and The Paper Studio (base)
Design Paper from BoBunny and my scrap bin
India Ink from Memories
ProMarkers
Sentiment from Unity Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara