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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Never Stop Lookin Up

Faith is not without worry or care,
But Faith is Fear that has said a prayer.
~Thelma Ireland, "Faith," 1943

Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through November 13, 2021

Our sponsor this month is: SandiSamples with a prize of 3 images

Jen picked a lovely poem for us this challenge and here is my card!

Supplies used
Image printed on Hammermill Color Copy
Cardstock from Pen+Gear (Base) and Stampin Up!
Design paper from Touched by 12
Embossing folder from Darice
Momenta ink
Sentiment from Unity Stamps
Sketch used: Mojo Monday 421

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

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dear Santa ...

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994

Good morning!
Today I am sharing another card made from one of the many quirky images from Sherry West Designs! Please note that image is not yet in her shop so if you want to purchase it you may contact her via or ETSY Shop or message her on her Facebook Page, Sherry West Coloring. Links are below

Isn’t this guy A-DOR-A-BLE?!

  • Image from Sherry West Designs printed on Hammermill Color Copy Paper
  • Archival ink from Ranger
  • Cardstock from Pen+gear (base), Bazzill and Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
  • Wink of Stella
  • Sketch used: Freshly Made Sketch #97

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

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Friday, October 15, 2021

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Mesh

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)

Good morning!
We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges which will run through November 15th

Our generous Sponsor this month Anne Fenton Designs with a prize of 3 images from her blog.

Our cue this month is Mesh

I don’t have a lot of this stuff but I have enough of it to be annoying when I’m searching in my washi tape drawer. It really does add some great texture and dimension though. Which is probably why I still have a couple rolls laying around plus a few colored sheets.

I did overlay the lantern image on top of a lumber-y (is that a word?) background image to give it a bit of depth and interest. Plus, the colors would pull in from the cardstock and the mesh I chose to use.

My husband and I will be celebrating our 36th Wedding Anniversary this year! We’ve had our shares of ups and downs, ins and outs, but with the Grace of God we have managed to sort out what’s important, raise two fine human beings and not kill each other in the process! I think this card says it all!

I love him so much!


  • Image, Lantern printed on Hammermill Premium Cover card stock from Anne’s Digital Arts
  • Card gems from Cloud 9
  • Digi background from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Mesh from Stampin Up!
  • Momento Ink
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company

 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, October 8, 2021

Remembering ...

Someone remembers, someone cares;
Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.
~Author Unknown

Hi All,
Today I am sharing a Thinking of You card I made with a panel I pulled from my this and that box.


Cardstock from The Paper Studios (Base), Scrap bin and Stampin up!
Design paper unknown
India ink from Memories
Sentiment from Stampin Up! (I think)
Stampin from Autumn Leaves (I think)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Favorite time of Year!

A glorious crown the year puts on... ~Phebe A. Holder, "A Song of October," in The Queries Magazine, October 1890

Good morning!

So sad to say that today is my Day 5, and final day, as a Unity Gal! I hope you have enjoyed this past week as it has been a pleasure sharing with you my creations made with Unity Stamps!

I love Fall, its my favorite time of the year. It’s hard not to get excited with the coming changes! Although I live in the desert, I can still appreciate the few trees around me that shift from greens to gold and red. The shorter days, longer nights and cooler mornings certainly helps the memories of our Summer heat to fade away. And the knowledge of the coming Holiday Season just adds another element of anticipation!

Today I am sharing a Fall card made using scraps from the Fall card I shared on Tuesday and the image Autumn Stoop!

  • Autumn Stoop from Unity Stamp Company
  • Banner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Corner punch from We R Memory Keepers
  • Design paper from American Crafts
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Pro Markers
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!

Unity Stamp Company is a small family-owned business and although they ship world-wide, their high-quality rubber stamps are proudly made in the U.S.A. They even offer custom stamps! So, check out their store. You’ll be hooked if you aren’t already!

Here are links to the Unity Stamp Company Store and Social Media Sites!
Go check them out! You won’t be disappointed!

Don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to be one of two people I get to pick who will each win a $20 gift credit to the store.

Thank for stopping by and good luck!!