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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

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Are You Ready for Some Football?"

Good evening!

The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge has been posted

We have some great sponsors this week: Oozak, 7 kids college fund, The Paper Temptress, Squigglefly, Rick St. Dennis and Touched by a Butterfly!

The theme this week is sports centered! Come join in the fun and show YOUR team sport whether it's football or, in my case, ice  hockey!



Supplies: Bazzill and Stampin Up! (sentiment unknown)
I scored the edges of the card and attached the image to the card based with dimensional foam.



Friday, August 30, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas

Another card from Crafty Peeps Scrap day.
Shannon saw this card om Pintrist and wanted me to make it (she is really good at finding cards she wants me to make LOL)
Since I love poinsettias - she didn't have to ask me twice!

I love how these turned out. Not very hard to make and they look lovely!


Supplies:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
The shiny white paper & the gold paper used for the snowflakes - that's from my scrap pile
Small snowflake punch: Marvy
Stash: Pearl & gold centers
Poinsettia die: Spellbinders
Embossing folders:
     (red card) Cuttlebug "D'vine swirl" & Sizzix "Holly swirls".
     (white card) Sizzix "Snow Globe" & "Sheet Music #2"

Wish upon a cupcake

Another card from Crafty Peeps Scrap day.

I blatantly copied a friends card! The only real difference between hers and mine is the paper  and the sentiment!

The blue banner was created by first embossing then lightly tapping my black ink pad over the top.


Supplies:
Card stock, sentiment, dassling diamonds glitter: Stampin Up!
Image: Inkadinkado
Scallop & circle punch: Sizzix dies
EF: Cuttlebug : Swiss dots
Stash: paper glaze (frosting top of cupcake) Scrap paper and rhinestone (cherry)

Giving Thanks for you!

Another card from Crafty Peeps Scrap day.

This is a very simple CAS card. I think it took longer for me to make the stencil than the card!

I used a Leaf punch from Marvy to create a stencil that I placed on the paper and sponged over.
I stamped over the leaf with a wheat image and the sentiment


Supplies:
Card stock, sentiment and ink: Stampin Up!
Leaf punch: Marvy
Wheat image: $1 bin find

Thanks for looking!
Cara

Warm Wishes

Another card from Crafty Peeps Scrap day and another Christmas card done!

Supplies:
Card stock, sentiment, ink, snowflake images & die set: Stampin Up!
DP: $1 Target bin & unknown
Stash: Rhinstones

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara


Give Thanks

Another card from Crafty Peeps Scrap day.


Supplies:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: Various scraps
Sentiment: Unknown
Leaf punch: Marvy
EF: Cuttlebug "Cane back chair"
Stash: Pearls colored with a sharpie

Thanks for looking!
Cara

Candy Corn Grin

Recently had a Scrap day with the Crafty Peeps and this is one of the few Halloween cards I make


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin Up! and Bazzill
DP: DCWV
Sentiment & Label punch: Stampin Up!
Die: Sizzix Mover & Shaper Mini Scary Jack o Lantern
Stash: Rhinestones

The "face" piece is popped up foam.

Thanks for looking!
Cara

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Masculine Happy Birthday

Good afternoon
Running late getting this posted

This is going to be posted to The Outlawz Sketch Challenge

HERE is the sketch



Supplies:
Card stock: Stampin Up! & Stash
Dies: Sizzix

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Peacock Pretty

Good morning
Quick post before I need to start the work day

Love this card! So bright and cheerful. This peacock was an impulse buy a while back and has become one of my favorites!

Supplies
Card stock, Sentiment, Ink and dazzling diamonds glitter: Stampin Up!
Image: Inkadinkado
Die: Spellbinders
Fern Punch: MS
Stash: Paper flowers and rhinestones

The peacock was stamped onto white card stock then fussy cut.
Glitter was added to the tail feathers with a glue pen then I attached the peacock onto the card with pop dots..
The flowers were added the same way.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges
The Outlawz color challenge CC0820: Colors are Brilliant Blue, Peacock blue and Feather Cream

Sunday, August 25, 2013

You are my Sunshine!

Good Morning!
The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge has been posted.

The Theme this week is "You are my Sunshine" and the challenge is to create a card or project to lift someones spirits.

Here is my card for this week


Supplies:
Card stock and sentiment: Stampin Up!
EF: "Rays" from Sizzix
Ink: Memories
Stash: Bling

Come play with us HERE and take a chance on winning one of these great prizes!
$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sweet Christmas

Good evening ....
So here I am again - playing catch up with posts and challenges.

This card is being entered into several challenges

CSAYL: #28 use sewing - real or faux
Sketch Saturday: Challenge #272 - see sketch Here
TTCRD: Anything goes


Supplies:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: The Angel Company
Ink: Memories
Stash: Candy cane DP, eyelet & gingerbread man button

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Sunday, August 18, 2013

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Always good to have a few sympathy cards on hand... case in point. A close family friend recently passed away. It was nice not having to think about a card during this time as I had a few already made.


Supplies:
Card stock, sentiment & ink: Stampin Up!
Flower was created using Sizzix flower die #2.
     I embossed the individual pieces with a Darice die called Fireworks"
Pearls are from my stash

This card is being entered in the following challenges

Just us Girls - JUGS #202


Sentimental Sundays #168
     With Sympathy challenge


Wishes come True

Good evening!
This card is a birthday card for a co-worker.

Here is the sketch




I turned in on it's side.
Supplies:
Card stock: Stampin Up! and Bazzill
Sentiment: Great Impressions
Punches: Stampin up! 3/4" circle punch, MS drippy border punch

Thanks for looking!
Cara


Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge: Time

Good morning! The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge has been posted.
The challenge this week is to include a timepiece on your card or project, 'Time to celebrate", "Time flies" etc.

Our Sponsors this week are

Oozak

PaperTemptress

Squigglefly

Rick St. Dennis

and 

Touched by a Butterfly

This is my first Official posting to the CAS challenge as a DT member!


Supplies:
Card stock & sentiment from Stampin Up!
Image: Pocket watch from Yvonne Albrighton Designs

I stamped the image and the dragged it across the paper to give the illusion of "time flying"

Come on! Click HERE and join in the fun. If you are not already a member, sign up. Its free and you can't beat the scenery!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Good feelings!

Ok ... I am posting this because it made me happy.
My good friend Shannon made this for me when I told her I'd made the CAS Design team at The Outlawz Challenges!
I love it and want to share it ....
And there's no pink!


THANK YOU SHANNON! BIG HUGS!
Cara

Primary Color CAS

Running late on this one ... This is for the Outlawz CAS challenge CAS081113


The challenge was to use primary colors only and one neutral (I know - I have two!)
Anyway - I saw a card on Pintrist that I used as inspiration ... it looks like she used a re-inker & alcohol technique and I really liked the way it looked.
However - I used acrylic paints and a stippling brush. This is my second try at it and I am happy with it.

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Card stock
Memories black India Ink
Red & blue Acrylic paint
Sentiment is unknown

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friend

Not the best picture ... but it'll have to do. That really is a lime green at the bottom of the card!


Supplies
Stash: lime green scrap paper and brad
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: "Ratine by Basic Grey
Border Punch: EK Success
Flower: Sizzix "Build a Flower"
Sentiment: Stampin Up!

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
For Fun - Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge: CC0813
          Lime Green / Banana Yellow & Cherry Red --- twist: Add polka dots (I didn't)
For Fun - Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge: PAM08102013
          Best Friends
Through the Craft Room Door: TTCRD August 13-20 Challenge
          Anything Goes

Build Sandcastles

Good evening!
Wishing I was independently wealthy ... work is getting in the way of me crafting!!!

So once again I find myself playing catch up!



Supplies:
Stash: Scrap paper & googlie eyes
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Inks: Stampin Up! and Memories black ink
Images: Stampin Up! "A Shore Thing" (Crabs & Sun), Inkahootz! Umbrella, sand shovel, sand castle and sand), A Stamp in the Hand "Cloudy Day" (Cloud)
Sentiment: The Angel Company "Sail Away"

The umbrella and bow are paper pieced

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
For Fun - Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge: GCC0812
           Hot Summer Nights
Through the Craft Room Door: TTCRD August 13-20 Challenge
          Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
Cara

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Christmas shaker card

Yep ... I been busy taking advantage of having no one home but me today!

This card will be entered into the Just Us Girls Challenge #201

This week is a technique: Make a shaker card - I haven't done one of these in a while but it was fun.


CLOSE UP


SUPPLIES
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Image: Stampin Up! "Great Groupings"
     Colored with Prism color pencils and Pearl Smooch
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Die: Spellbinders labels 25
Stash: Ribbon and snow glitter

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Birthday for Ron

Good afternoon - I made this card for a co-workers birthday. I do know he likes to hunt so this should be perfect for him.

I am also entering this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge #271


SUPPLIES
Card stock: Stampin Up! & Bazzill
Image: Stag Head from Biblical Impressions
Sentiment: Unknown
Dies: Sizzix "Fancy Labels"
Ink: Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Celebrate the Season

Good afternoon ...
Husband is off to work and I have the house all to myself! A rare occurrence so I decided to turn on some music and play in my craft room.
I know my house is dirty - but unless house gnomes show up in the middle of the night it will be waiting for me tomorrow!

This card I made for Sentimental Sunday Challenge #167
Which is a one layer (no matting) with a sentiment




 SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Unknown
Flower created using Sizzix flower die #2
     The flower was cut out, ran through a crimper several times causing the paper to separate in layers allowing my to peel and get, basically, two flowers to one die cut.
EF: Sizzix "Snow capped"
     I ran the flower through the EF after separating the layers
Stash: Little punched Snowflake, Rhinestones


Some exciting news to share!

I am happy - happy - happy!

Last night I received an email from Colleen Holmes (she created The Outlawz Challenge website) asking me if I'd consider becoming a permanent member of the CAS Design Team!

Of course I said yes!

So stayed tuned for more as I embark on my newest adventure as a Design Team Member for the Outlawz Sunday Clean and Simple Challenge!

Come join us .. the membership is free, the people are awesome. You get 7 challenge choices to play with. You can some great ideas and even win some really cool prizes! And the best part are the people!

Come on! I made it easy - heres the link to the website!
The Outlawz Challenges

:O)
Cara

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Cake Day!

Good morning
This birthday card is for a co-worker
Funny story though - was intended for two earlier challenges until I looked at the card all happy and realized both challenges were CAS and this was a little much (in my opinion)! LOL - oh well - maybe next time I will pay closer attention!


Based loosely on a Sketch from "Sketch Saturday"

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up! & Unknown (cake platter)
DP: DCWV
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Die cuts: Large Balloon Punch from Marvy . Birthday cake #2 from Sizzix
EF: Polda Dots from Cuttlebug
Stash: Pearls

The candles were colored with smooch
The pearls were colored with a Sharpie pen

Thanks for looking


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Christmas Kitty

Good evening ...
I wanted to enter into several challenges but missed the cut off on two of them (Sadness) - but I have snother Christmas card done! (happiness!)



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up! & Paper Temptress
Image: Inkahootz - colored with SU! watercolor crayons and blender pen
Ink: Memories
EF:  Cuttlebug "Snowflakes"
Corner & Flower Punches: Stampin Up!
Stash: Glitter, beads & ribbon

This card is being entered into the following challenges
Outlawz Sketch challenge SC080713

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello!

Good afternoon
This card is being entered in the following challenge

Anything Goes: TTCRD August 6-12





SUPPLIES:
Card stock / Sentiment & Ink: Stampin Up!
Flowers: Stampin Up! Secret Garden stamps w/coordinating framelit dies
Ink: Stampin Up!
EF's: Leafy Branch by Cuttlebug & Wood grain x Paper Studios
Edgelit die: Sizzix
Ribbon: Stash

The background was sponged a bit after being embossed.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birthday Elephant Never forgets!

Good evening ... I am trying to get caught up on my challenges!
So here is another card.
This one is for one of my nephews

This one is for the following challenges:
The Outlawz Clean and Simple Challenge - CAS080413 Birthdays
CASology - Week 56 Desserts

With the exception of the ink and corner punch (EK Success) all supplies are from Stampin Up!


Thanks for Looking!
Cara




You're Fabulous!

Good afternoon!
This card is being entered into TTCRD challenge for the week of August 6 through 12 and is destined for my husbands Grandmother for Grandparents day next month!

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up! & Memories
Flowers: Stampin Up! Secret Garden Stamps w/coordinating framelit dies
Leaves (unknown - given to me by a friend)
Punches: MS Fern & EK scalloped border
Die: Spellbinders Label Ten
EF: Cuttlebug "Polka dots"
stash: Pearls


Thanks for looking!
Cara

Monday, August 5, 2013

Santas belly or a pokemon Ball?

Good evening ....

I am squeaking this one into the Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Thought I would be all clever and do a Santa belly ... but the more I look at it, the more it makes me think of a pokeball!

(for those that don't know what they are or look like ... they are a child's toy and look like this



LOL - anyway

Here is the Sketch
Here is my card.



SUPPLIES:
Card base: Michaels
Card stock: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Card base cut using Spellbinder label Ten
Stash Snowflakes, bucket & ribbon

The buckle is a chipboard die cut I've had for ages that I heat embossed with Silver
Thanks for looking!
Cara