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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Birthdays! What music in the world! In these unresting times, when nothing intellectual, economic, social, political, seems stable; when customs and traditions hoary with age are mixed with explosive elements, this oldest of institutions is not in danger of yielding to destructive forces. ~J.R. Macduff, Birthdays, 1893

Good morning!
Today I am sharing a set of birthday cards I made for a Birthday group I am in.

I used a layout from Call me Crafty Al. The layout actually makes 6 cards from 2 pieces of 6x6 paper but I opted to add 2 more pieces from the same paper pack to create 12.

Supplies (A2)
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Making Memories (Lauren)
  • Die from Stampin Up! (Little Leaves)
  • Ink from Tsukineko (Versafine Clair)
  • Layout from Call me Crafty Al #SUYSApril2023, #Showusyoursheetload
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up! (Friendly Hello)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 15, 2023

The Outlawz No Stamp Challenge, Gifts from the Garden

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Outlawz Challenge. You can play along HERE

This new challenge discourages the use of any physical stamps or digital images. Exceptions will be made for digital paper and stamped or digital sentiments

This month our challenge is Gifts from the Garden like plant, flowers, etc

I am falling in love with layering stencils. Especially when they are a part of sets. In this case, Unity has put together a stamp set, layering stencil and die.

For my card I used only the stencil and die to create this lovely birthday card.

Supplies: 5x7
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Ink from & Tsukineko Versafine Clair
  • Sentiment & Die, Beautiful Blooms from Unity Stamps
  • Sequins from my stash
  • Stencil, Layering Peony from Unity Stamps
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(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Say it with Flowers ...

Good morning!
A new Outlawz Color Challenge has started. You can check it out HERE

This month our challenge is to use 5 colors and add flowers

Here’s the card I created

The bird was part of a piece of the design paper that I used to die cut the flowers from. I thought it would be cute sitting on the sentiment.

Supplies (5 x 7)

Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and unknown paper set
Design paper from unknown paper set
Dies: Flowers are unknown, Sentiment is Happy Birthday to You from Paper Roses

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


Unicorn Challenge: #87, Flowers
Entry 5

Monday, May 1, 2023

SheepSki Designs: Flower Power

Good morning!

We have a new blog challenge starting today for SheepSki Designs that require flowers!

I don’t often make square cards because they are ridiculous to mail so this will be a hand delivered.

Supplies: 5 x 5
Tulips - image no 216 printed on Hammermill Color Copy
Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base), Stampin Up! and scrap bin
Dies: Hello Sunshine is unknown & Framed tags, Union Square from Mama Elephant
Sequins from Unity Stamps

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs

BLOG ... You are welcome to enter any type of hand colored stamped or digital craft project, made with any company / artist's digi. The Winner will receive three images of choice from the SheepSki Designs store and the Top Three will receive one image of choice.

If you use a SheepSki Designs image and are selected as a Winner or Top Three you will get one extra image. Which means the winner will receive 4 images and Top Three will receive two images 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


Progressive Freebie Challenge: May 2023

Good morning!

A new Progressive Freebie Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges located HERE. And will run for one month ending on May 31, 2023

If you are not playing along and wish to join the rules are very simple:

You need to be a member of The Outlawz Challenge Facebook Fan Page and you will need to send us an email to We’ll send you the image. All you have to do is enter a card/project made with the image supplied before the challenges closes on the last day of the month and you will automatically get the next image. If for any reason you don’t get your project made and you would like to rejoin us, contact us and we will let you know how to jump back in. And as long as you enter before the end of the month you will get the next one free and you will then get them automatically each month you enter a project.

This month’s we have a super cute floral image from fellow team mate Sandra

Supplies for 5 x 7 card
  • Image printed on Hammermill color copy
  • Dies: “Hugs” Unknown, “To you” from Happy Birthday to You from Paper Roses & Vertical Stitches from My Favorite Things
  • ProMarkers
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(Hugs) Cara

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