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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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hugs!

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. ---Jacques Prévert

Good morning!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am taking off this next week to enjoy some quality time with my husband as well as the weather before the heat of Summer sets in.


Today is the start of a new Clean & Simple challenge at The Outlawz and our Sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs

Our challenge this week is to create a Clean and Simple card or project with the focal point being a word or sentiment.

Here is my card


Size 4.25 x 5.50
SUPPLIES:
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Sizzix die "Phrase, Hugs"
Spellbinder die "Tree"
Rhinestones from my stash colored with a red sharpie

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come play along with us


(Hugs) Cara



Sunday, March 22, 2015

CAS Happiness!

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

Good morning!
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and that the upcoming week is amazing!

Today marks a new Clean and Simple Challenge at The Outlaws!



Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs and the prize up from grabs is 5 images so come on over and play along!



The challenge this week is all about Happiness!
In fact, you can sing "the Happy Song" by Pharrell Williams while you are making a CAS card that shows us what makes you happy!
Is it your kids, pets, a place or a feeling!

I think you get the point, so come on - Sing with me!

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Here is my card for the challenge!


I love Christmas and good hot coffee!
This image "Santas Latte" from Fresh Brewed Designs is a perfect combination!

SUPPLIES
Image "Santa's Latte" from Fresh Brewed Designs
Prisma Color Pencils
Silver Smooch
Sentiment unknown
Card stock from The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara







Thursday, March 19, 2015

Think Happy

If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy
   
Good morning!
HAPPY THURSDAY!
  
Here is my card for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.
This month the sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs

 


Here is my card with the image provided as part of the challenge.

5 x 5 card
SUPPLIES
Image "Elephant & Bird" from GSD
Sentiment from Studio G
Card stock from The Paper Studi
Prisma Color pencils
Homemade elements


Monday, March 16, 2015

With Sympathy

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
Madame de Stael


Hello Everyone

I made this sympathy card recently for a co-worker who lost his mom.


Card size: 5 x 7
Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Stamp & Die set "Butterflies #" from Sizzix
Sentiment from "Close as a Memory" by Stampin Up!
"Flower Brambles" die from Cuttlebug
"Label #4" die from Spellbinders
Aleenes' Paper Glaze (center of flowers)
Blank India Ink from Memories
Copics
Sequins from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAS Pi or Pie????

I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.
Jason Love


Good morning my Crafty Peeps!
I certainly have not been as active, craft-wise,as I like ...
My Job (you all know the one as you probably have one too. It's that annoying thing that keeps us from crafting all day long, but does keep our lights on and our bellies full! LOL) - anyway, these days, it just seems to be draining the life force from me... and when I get home 
I help out with the books for a neighbors business ... 
I have been involved with getting the magazine ready for release...
I had some unpleasant personal business to take care of...
aaaaannd to top it all off - It's tax season here, so was having to get all that together and off to the tax lady...

All things which seem to be like little personal black holes, just sucking up every spare waking moment... then like Whoosh - I stop and look around and March just seems to be moving on without me! I feel like I am chasing after it yelling "Waaaaiiiit for me!"

If you are looking for something to do with YOUR spare time (jealous I am!) come on over to The Outlawz to play along in our Clean and Simple challenge this week! It's my turn to post and I want some pie! 

According to http://www.giftypedia.com/ yesterday was "Pi Day" in tribute to the common 3.14 approximation for Pi. So! Your challenge is to create a card or project with Pie! Can be cherry pie, apple pie, even pumpkin ... can be a pie slice or a whole pie or even pizza pie but must be yummy pie!


Just keep it CAS!




We have 5 images to give away this month from our Awesome Sponsor



I love a good pizza ... mmmmm ..... with lots of cheese and pepperoni and Ranch dressing and ice cold beer! LOL

So I picked this cool image to used. It's called "Pizza me"
I am still playing around with my Copics ... I 'm pretty happy with this guy!


Supplies:
Image "Pizza me" from Fresh Brewed Designs
Card stock from the Paper Studios and Bazzill
India Ink from Memories
Copics
Spellbinder die "Scallopd ovals, large"
EK Sucess Punch "Swiss Cheeser Edger"

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sympathy

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach


Good morning
A card to share - I made this last year for a friend who lost her dad.
The butterfly image was heat embossed onto white glossy cards stock then light sponged around to make it visible.



Card size is 4.25 x 5.5

Supplies:
Card stock from The Paper Studio, Stampin Up! and stash
Image "Swallowtail Butterfly" by Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "Close as a Memory" by Stampin Up!
Sequins from my stash
White embossing powder from Stampin Up!
Ink from Memories and Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by
Cara

Friday, March 6, 2015

TTCRD Anything Goes with That Craft Place!

Life is all about perception. Positive versus negative. Whichever you choose will affect and more than likely reflect your outcomes. – Sonya Tecali

Good evening!
I am so far off scheduled right now ... so it is a good thing I made these cards last week! I just didn't do the post ... :O(

Anyway ... A new Anything Goes Challenge started at Through The Craft Room Door and goes until Tuesday. March 9th ... Winner not only get the prize and published but also a chance to be Guest DT for one of our challenges and published again so come play along with us!




and our awesome sponsor is That Craft Place




I actually played with two of their images for this challenge. Now I colored these images attempting to use my copics, of which I am a right amateur! I'm sure I will progress with time, but I am way more comfortable with my Prisma Color pencils and OMS...

Anyway - here are my cards.

This one x 4.5 x 5.5
I used "For You" by Kelly Rhodes, paper piecing the dress and coloring the rest she is fussy cut out and popped up on foam dots.



Supplies
Digi from That Craft Place
Card stock from The Paper Studio
DP is Japanese washi/origami paper (gift from Daughter)
Heart punch from Marvy
Embossing folder "Heat Background" from Darice
Sentiment from Inkahootz!
Colored with Copics


This card is 5 x 7



Image from That Craft Place
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Dies: Long classic scalloped rectangles from Spellbinders
Glitter (her shirt) and glitter paper is from my stash
Sentiment from Studio G

Colored with copics

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March-April TTCRD Magazine Released

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.  But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

George Bernard Shaw




Good morning!

The March-April 2015 edition of Through The Craft Room Door magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure in the "Subscribers Only Area"

The team has worked long and hard to bring you lots of creative tutorials, articles and inspiration cards to share with you this edition.

This edition also includes our challenge winners and top 3 picks for January and February.

Our featured Digi Artist is Gill of Little Claires. Her DT has provided delightful cards and projects for you to try your hand at and three wonderful images for you to play with.

Check out our Kid friendly craft section this week! A "Lava lamp" that is sure to delight your little one and our 101 tutorial is an Embossed Wax Resist technique that is so easy to follow along with for amazing paper effects!

And don't forget to check out our challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize package!

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