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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Birthday wishes ...

Good morning,
Sharing a fun birthday card that I admittedly cased from one I found on Pinterest. I made a few changes to fit my card size…

Here is the card I cased from Unfortunately it appears her site is no longer active.

Supplies, 5 x 7 card
  • Cardstock: Stampin Up!
  • Dies: Donna’s Alphabet & Label 20 both from Spellbinders
  • Embossing folder: Number Collage from Cuttlebug
  • Glitter cardstock: Scrap box
  • Ink: Liquid Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Sequins: Close to My Heart
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Challenges Entered

Entry 27
Can you Handle the Pressure

Entry 90
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Entry 33
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Birthday Butterfly ...

Good morning,
Sharing a card, I made for a work birthday.

These days when you make a purchase from Unity Stamps you will find a sealed packet in your order containing items to make a card/project. Sometimes there is even a little rubber stamps.

This card is made using design paper and a butterfly from one of the packets I received. I roughed up the edges a bit to add some interest.

Love how this turned out.

Supplies for 5 x 7 card
  • Butterfly and design paper was a gift from Unity Stamps
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) & Stampin Up!
  • Ink from Momento
  • Pearls from my stash
  • Puches from Stampin Up! (Scallop punch & Circle Punch)
  • Sentiment from BoBunny
  • Sketch by Me CCBC34
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Little Patch of Crafty Friends, Anything Goes
Entry 86

Cupcake Inspirations, Anything Goes
Entry 50

Krafty Chicks Challenge, All Occasions
Entry 23

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Born to be wild ...

Good morning,

Sharing a card, I made for a work birthday.

This image from SheepSki Designs is one of my favorites and get used a lot as it can work for multiple occasions. I got this sentiment is a bag of stamps I won in a raffle some time ago and I think it works perfect with this image!

Supplies for 5 x 7 card
  • Digital Image from SheepSki Designs printed on Hammermill Color Copy
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Glitter and Design Papers from my scrap bin
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Viva Las VegaStamps
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, June 21, 2024

Eat ALL the Cake! ...

Good morning,
Been spending some time at me craft table making cards so today I am sharing a birthday card I made with a fun Unity stamp that is part of their Uniquely Unity Series that I subscribe to.

I absolutely love this plump little chick!

  • Button from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base), Hammermill Color Copy (for image) & Stampin Up!
  • Crayola markers for coloring the image
  • Design Paper from my scrap box
  • Dies from Sizzix (Classic Circles), Spellbinders (Beaded Circles) Unbranded (Torn paper circles)
  • Ink from Momento
  • Rhinestones from Stampin up!
  • Sketch SQSC15 (which I can’t find now)
  • Stamps from Unity Stamps (Too much cake)
  • Twine from Stash
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Happy Summerween! ...

Summer Solstice Blessing
As the sun spirals its longest dance, I bless you.
As nature shows bounty and fertility, I bless you.
May you live with loving intent, to fulfill your truest destiny

Good Morning and Happy Litha!

Whether you call it Litha, Midsummer or the Summer Solstice, this the longest day of the year. Per the internet: Litha, also known as Midsummer, is the pagan holiday honoring the sun and fire. Pagan celebrations during this holiday have themes of strength, growth, success and wealth. Litha also celebrates the abundance of nature and honors sacred bodies of water and according to pagan folklore, evil spirits would appear on the summer solstice. To ward off the evil spirits, people would wear protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of these plants was known as 'chase -devil'. Most of us probably know it as St. John's Wort.

Any Gravity Falls fans out there? I totally love that show, but my favorite is the Summerween one (S1E12). It is Gravity Falls' Summer version of Halloween and trick-or-treating. Instead of Jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins they create Jack-o-Melons using watermelons. Dipper insults a candy monster know as The Trickster, who threatens to eat him if his candy quota isn't filled by the time the light of the last Jack-o-Melon goes out.

It’s quite funny and enjoyable to watch … so in homage to both my love of Summerween and celebrating the Summer Solstice, I worked with Nic of Magnuson Stamps to create my very own Summerween stamp!

I have sent these cards out already to some friends and family, although I saved one to frame and put on my desk at work, but this is my new tradition!

Supplies for 5 x 7 card
Cardstock from American Crafts, Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio (base)
Design Paper from Echo Park (Monster Mash)
Die from Sizzix (Scribbles and Splats)
Die from Spellbinders (Nested Circles)
Ink from Momento
Stamp custom made for me by Nic at Magnuson Stamps (Happy Summerween)
Stamp from The Rubber Hedgehog Rubber Stamps (Watermelon)
Stamps from Close to My Heart (Inkblot Flair & Spooky Smiles)
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, June 17, 2024

Birthday in blues ...

Good morning,
Sharing a card I made for a work birthday.

Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), scrap bin
Feld butterfly from S.E.I.
Image from Unity Stamps (Clouded by cuteness)
Ink from Tsukineko (Versafine Clair)
Sentiment from Stampin Up! (Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Sequins from my stash
Sketch from Sketch & Scrap #211
Sun die from Spellbinders (Day Dreams)

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mothers Day fun fold

Good morning,
I hope you are having a beautiful day today. Even though is still officially Spring, Summer is starting to make its self known with warmer weather so the real heat is right around the corner. Thinking this year I will be missing that pool I used to have!

Today I am sharing a Mother’s Day Fun Fold card I made for a special person who I have always thought of as another Mom to me.

I'm really struggling with my lightbox these days and may have to thinking of a different way to take pictures so I can get some consistency. 

  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Dies from Sizzix *Mixed Media #2). The Rose is unknown
  • Embossing folder from Stampin Up! (Old World Paper)
  • Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
  • Stamps from The Unity Stamp Co. (Rose on inside), Mother’s Day sentiment from Halo Stamps and Thinking of you from Close to My Heart (You make me happy)

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, June 9, 2024

A day for wish making ...

Good morning,
Sharing a card I made for a work birthday …

Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
Die from Spellbinders (Floral Oval)
Digital image from A Day for Daisies (Mouse Daisy) printed on Hammermill color copy
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug (Polka Dots)
Ink from Stampin up and Tsukineko (Versafine Clair)
Sequins from Stash

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Entry 61
Little Patch of Craft Friends

Entry 101
A Perfect Time to Craft Challege
Open Challenge for June, #6-2024

Entry 192
Ally's Angels
Crafty Animals Challenge
Challenge #84

Entry 23
Daisy Chain Challenge

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Butterfly Wishes ...

Good morning!
We have a new sketch challenge at The Outlawz Challenges located HERE.

This month’s sketch provided by me. You can find all my sketches in the tab bar above. Feel free to use but please credit me and link back to my blog if you use one.

This layout is quick and opens up a few possibilities for adding embellishments,

I am sorry as I tried multiple times to get a good picture of my card but my light box is not cooperating with me but this card is full of shimmer and looks so pretty in real life. So pretty!

Sketches by Me CCBC28

Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Banner die from Stampin Up!
  • Butterfly from Hobby Flora. These are 3-D and also have a slight shimmer to them.
  • Circle die from M&C Boutique *Looped Edge Circles)
  • Heavy weight Shimmer cardstock from Neenah for the base. A lighter weight was used for the white circle and the banner was made with iridescent embossed paper from Craft Sensations.
  • Ink from Memories
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps grab bag
  • Sketch by Me CCBC28
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the main blog located HERE to see the other challenges we offer!

(Hugs) Cara


Entry 3
Craft-alnica Challenge
Challenge #361: BIRTHDAY CARD

Entry 21
Ellibelle's Corner
Flowers Galore for Allsorts Challenge #784

Entry 45
Pammie's Inky Pinkie's Challenges
Make My Monday

Entry 100
A Per fect Time to Craft
Open Challenge for June, #6-2024