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None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Two challenges in one

This card was made for two challenges

5-28-13 Outlawz Tuesday color challenge.
The colors are Wondrous Blue, Hot Pink (I used SU!'s Pink Passion) and White.
The twist is to use the flowers

5-29-13 Outlawz Wednesday sketch Challenge



I think the price of flowers for scrap booking and card making are a bit excessive.
So I just head down to my nearest $1 store, purchase a stem of whatever flower I want and I deconstruct them. I get a nice pile of "silk" flowers for my crafting for pennies.

The large pink one on this card from is from that process. The two smaller ones are from my stash.
The butterfly border was created using the large butterfly border punch from MS and I used scraps to make  the bow, The pearl center is a button from my stash

The card base is white paper from Michaels

Here is my card

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Birthday for Geoff

5-27-13 Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge
The twist for this challenge is create a Vintage Masculine Birthday card ...
   Vintage is a real stretch for me!

Here I used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday
The papers used: Brown (Bazzill) & Very Vanilla (Stampin Up!)
The DP is unknown
The sentiment is from Halo Stamps
The image is from "All Aboard" from Stampin Up!



Cup of Cheer

5-25-13 Outlaws Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge
Another anything goes challenge.
Here I used a card layout from Mojo Monday
The paper used: Elephant Gray (Bazzill), Ruby Red and Whisper White (Stampin Up!)
The DP is from DCWV (I think)
The sentiment is Great Impressions
The doily and brad on the bow is from my stash
The tea set silhouette was cut using a friends cricut when she was teaching me how to use hers! (Thanks again Shannon!)




Dragon Fastasy

Okay! ... Time to get caught up ... again!!!!

5-23-13 Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge
Anything goes with a fantasy twist.

I used a sketch layout from Sketch Saturday for my card.
The paper used: Gold from Paper Temptress, Elephant from Bazzill & White from Stampin Up!
The Ink used: Black ink is India Ink from Making Memories (This is the only black ink I use) & Versamark
The dragon image is from I Love Rubber Stamps and heat embossed with Gold EP from Stampin Up!
The sentiment is from The Angel Company
The buttons are from my stash

Thanks for Looking!
Cara





Cold hands, warm heart

5-26-13 Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge - Guest Design Team Member Wk4

One of the DT's for this challenge live in S.A. where Winter starts in June. 
For this challenge we had to get ready for Winter and create a CAS card/project by hauling out those umbrellas, wellies, raincoats, scarves, etc.

The paper, ink and mitten stamp is from Stampin Up!
The Sentiment is from The Angel Company!

Happy Retirement

5-19-13 Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge - Guest Design Team Member Wk3

So I am more behind than I thought!
I forgot to post the card I did for week 3 as a Guest Design Team Member on Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge!

The challenge this week is to create a CAS retirement card honoring those dedicated workers who can now retire and have fun!!!



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wedding card

I'm back with another card.

5-22-13 Outlawz sketch Challenge

The cardstock, sentiment and silver hardware is from SU!
DP is from HL The Paper Studio
The silver ribbon is from my stash.



Thanks for stopping by!

Winged heart

Hello there ... once again I seem to be running behind getting my cards done and posted!

5-21-13 Outlawz Color Challenge:

This colors for this Outlawz challenge is:
Dragonfruit pink (I used SU! Pixie pink)
High Strung Green (I used SU! Pear Pizzaz)
Brittlebrush Yellow (I used SU! Yo-Yo Yellow)

Twist: Anything with wings

The papers are from my stash and I used a verve sketch for my inspiration.

Thanks for looking!





Monday, May 20, 2013

Card for my sweetheart

5-16-13 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge
The twist for this challenge was add texture.

I made this card with my husband in mind since we will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary this year.


The textured paper is velvet paper from Doodlebug.
The ribbon, flowers and bling is from my stash.
The gray card stock is from Bazzill.
The white card stock is from Paper Temptress (my winnings! from a previous challenge).
The sentiments are from SU! and TAC

I cut the swirls with a die from Spellbinders.


Two challenges in one card

This car will be submitted for these Outlawz

5-15 Sketch Challenge 
5-20 Greeting card Challenge - must be "Purplelishious"


Here's the Sketch


Here's my card
The paper, bling on the ribbon and the Sentiment is from Stampin Up!
The image and snowflakes are stickers from Walmart.
The ribbon is from my stash.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Birthday card for Mark

5-14-13 Outlawz Color Challenge

The colors for this challenge are Royal Peacock, Gold Crest and Tricorn Black
The Twist: Add stars

I used a sketch from Taylored Expressions.
The card stock and sentiment is from Stampin Up!
The DP and brad  is from my stash.
The ovals were cut using spell binder and the star are punched.
The bow was created by using several SU! oval punches then I ran through my big kick and embossed with the SU! Square Lattice Ef.





Sad Day for Arizona ... Please remember!

Such a sad day as we lost not only a young firefighter but a police officer here. 

We citizens become ever so complacent and forget that our firefighters and police officers put their lives in jeopardy every time they answer a call. By the Grace of God, most of the time they make it home to their love ones safe and sound... but once in a while we are given a brutal and sad reminder of what they face when they put on their uniforms.

Please say a prayer for all the First Responders in your communities. Let them know you appreciate what they do everyday to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Clipper Ship Fathers Day

***EDIT 6-2-13*** SplitCoastStampers has a forum for people to submit their weekly favorites. For the week ending 6-8-13 Mothers Daughter added my card as one of her all time weekly favorites - I was nicely surprised and appreciative!

5-11-13 Paper ala Mode
Ok then ... the challenge is to use a boat!

This will be a card for one of my father-in-laws... Since I make the cards, My husband gets to pick who gets what! fair is fair right? lol

Products from Stampin Up! are The clipper ship stamp from Ships Ahoy, the black & the brown card stock and the word window.
The DP is called Romantic Stripes from Bo Bunny Press
The sentiment is from The Angel Company
The brads and the cardstock the ship & sentiment are on came from my stash.
I kinda - somewhat- sorta followed - used a sketch from Card Patterns


Another Christmas card ... done!

5-9-13 Outlaws Twisted Thursday ChallengeThis challenge is an Anything goes challenge ... the challenge is dry embossing

it appears I am getting a jump start on my Christmas cards and even better, this card was created with scraps.

The bird cut out was left over from another card I did. (where I just needed the bird) I trimmed up and embossed with the Swirled EF from Cuttlebug. I then tapped it with copper craft ink & copper EP and heat embossed. It was then layered over a piece of Christmas DP I had in my scrap stash as well.
The poinsettia was cut from a scrap of copper card stock with my spellbinder dies and the center is a couple of beads I had in my stash ...



Birthday card for Shannon

5-8-13 Outlawz Sketch Challenge
I don't really have a nice size circle die to create a card with and I didn't want to try and cut one out so I compromised.

here is the sketch

Here is my card


I copied the circle with DP from my stash.
The flowers were created with my MS punch and the vine is from Sizzix

Thanks for looking.
Cara

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Life Unscripted ... Butterfly

5-12-13 Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge - Guest Design Team Member Wk2

Happy Mothers Day!
I hope all you moms out there have a truly fantastic day!

This is also week 2 for me as a Guest Designer for The Outlaws Clean and Simple Challenge.
The theme this week is Butterflies.

I created this card using SU! Swallowtail butterfly.
Because the paper I choose to use is textured with some glitter the the ink did not fully transfer and I love the affect! I cut it out and attached to the card based leaving the wings free floating so they can be bent to look as though he is perched on the card. I stamped the body a second time, cut it out, blinged up with some glitter and attached with a foam dot for a more 3-d look.

The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and I added a touch of fine glitter.



Thanks for looking!
Cara

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sassy Raggedy Candy!

Hey everyone, just a reminder that  today is the last day to sign up for a chance to win sassy candy from Sassy Raggedy.

She is breaking this lovely pile o sassy goodies up into 6 sassy goody chances.

So stop by, sign up and while you are there browse.
She has some great projects to ooooh and aaaaw over.

Good luck!
Cara

http://www.sassyraggedy.com/


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fairy Silhouette

5-7-13 Outlawz Color Challenge
Another color Sketch ... Love these colors together

Domino Black, Toque White & Silver
Twist: Add lace

The sketch is from The Deconstructed Sketch

Thanks for Looking
Cara


Mothers Day card for a dear friend

5-6-13 Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge

The challenge for today is to make a card for Mothers Day or another special women in your life. Since I already made my Mother Day cards I decided this one will go to a dear friend of mine in Ohio.

I used SplitCoastStampers Stampin Up! Color Challenge CC23: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery & Apricot Appeal. The Stamped image is from The Angel Company and the Scallop ovals were cut with spellbinders dies. The Sketch is from The Deconstructed Sketch

The flowers are cut out and popped up on 3 levels. The vase is also cut out and popped up.

Thanks for looking,
Cara


White on White

5-2-13 Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

Good morning. This weeks challenge for Twisted Thursday is anything goes ... the twist: Add a button.

I've been wanting to try a white on white card. Looked better in my head but I still like it

The bird was cut using  the "Sparrow" die from Sizzix .
The border edge was cut with Fiskars "Threading Water" Punch and I used the Swiss dots folder from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking
Cara




Monday, May 6, 2013

With Sympathy

Good evening ...
Time for another challenge from the Outlawz Challenge.

I was playing with a new technique I found on pintrist where you emboss with spellbinder dies and versamark creating a watermark effect on the paper.... very cool

I decided I wanted to use the technique on this card challenge so I used Spellbinder Label Four but instead of leaving the watermark alone, I just had to play around and used some translucent gold embossing powder I have from Judikins and I love how it came out!

I am also trying to use colors combinations outside my comfort zone so I printed off the SU! color challenge list from SplitCoastStampers and randomly selected a number ...

The colors I used are Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron.

So ... without further delay, here is the sketch



and here is my card


Thanks for looking
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sending Hugs ...

5-5-13 Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge - Guest Design Team Member Wk1

Remember a while back when I posted that I'd been asked if I would like to be a Guest DT for the Outlawz May CAS Challenge?

Well today is the day! First card posted .... !

The theme is "Hug a Pet" since this next week is "Be kind to animals week" and National Hug week"


Friday, May 3, 2013

Friend card

4-30-13 Outlawz Color Challenge
Colors are Lime Green, Lemon Yellow & Strawberry Pink
The twist: Use Buttons

*** NOTE: I added the sentiment "My Friend" to the front ***


Awesome!

4-29-13 Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge
Anything goes

Used my new set of stamps made from recycled rubber from EcoGreen Crafts "Petal Party".