Monday, July 15, 2019

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Photo Corners

“No one heals themselves by wounding another.”

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
At the start of the challenge, we will tell you what item we want you to pull from your stash and use and you will have a whole month to find, dust off and create something lovely with the item! 
That simple! 
And to make it better, We Are 3 Digital Shop is generously sponsoring us so everyone month, someone will win a lovely prize! 
Our item for this month is Photo corners … those sticky little pieces of paper that were used by most scrapbookers and photo album enthusiast back in ther day to stick photos to the pages! They also make great little embellishments for cards.

For mine, my photo corners are white. I just colored them black with a marker and let them dry well before adding clear Nuvo Drops to them for a bit of texture and shiny. I also added a bit of the clear Nuvo drops to the pink polka dots to make them stand out as well.

Before I embossed the back piece I sponged it a bit of very light gray ink to make it pop off the white card bases a bit.

  • Pre-colored Sponsor image Tropical Snapshot Digital Printable and Sentiment Special Wishes printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Black Sharpie
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Clear Nuvo Drops
  • Embossing folder: Hawaiian shirt from Cuttlebug
  • Ink from
  • Photo corners from Stash
  • Rhinestones from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where there is a challenge for every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts ...

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
~ Khalil Gibran

Recently I was able to get together with a few friends for a day of catching up and card making. There was a time we were able to get together about every 5 – 6 weeks, but the last couple of years have seen the gap between get togethers widening so it was certainly lovely to see everyone!
Since I rarely seem to have time to spend a whole uninterrupted day in my craft room due to family stuff, I took the opportunity to make general cards for the Cards for Little Hearts.

Here are all the cards I made this weekend.

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock: Coordination’s, Stampin Up!, The Paper Studio (card bases)
  • Design Paper: Atd, ColorBok, Echo Park, Fancy Pants
  • Dies & Punches: Gina Marie Designs, Stampin Up!
  • Embossing Folder: Stampin Up!
  • Inks: Dr. Ph.Martins Pen-White, India Ink (Memories), Manga Pens, Pallet, Recollections,, Stampin Up!
  • Miscellaneous: Judikins Diamond Glaze, Nuvo drops, Puffy 3-D Paint, Studio G Glitter Glue
  • Sentiment Stamps: Close to My Heart, Halo Rubber Stamps, Simon Says Stamps, Stampin Up!
  • Stash: Pearls, Rhinestones 

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.

If you are interested in participating, the card drive for general, everyday cards runs all-year long. Most need cards are “Hello” and “Thinking of you” type cards that can be used all year long but more information can be found on the WEBSITE.

Hugs, Cara

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges: 3 colors, optional twist: add a bird

"Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you." ~ Herman Melville

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Imagine That! Digi Stamps.

Our challenge this week was picked by me. We are to use the three chosen colors from the inspiration board with a optional twist of adding bird.

For my card, I am using a Sponsor sentiment and pre-colored image called Pretty Peacocks. I created the faux stitched border by needle punching around the edge the using a fine tip marker for the “thread”

  • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Glitter Glue from Studio G
  • Rhinestones from Stash 

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