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
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is
perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses
and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps,
foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.
~Francis C. Farley Merry Christmas to all Luke 2:1 - 2:22
Good morning ... today is the start of a new color challenge at The Outlawz. This is my week to post and our challenge this week is White
on white with one neutral (black, brown, kraft) and one color of choice. The project must be mostly white with just touches of the allowed colors.
I chose the white on white because I love the look of projects made with them. It doesn't matter if it has minimal elements or lots of layers, they always looks elegant and tidy. However, I struggle with them when trying to make them myself as I always want to add color somewhere! So baby steps right?
Here is my 5 x 7 card!
from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up
Holly Damask embossing folder from Cricut
Joy stamp set from Close to My Heart
ink from Memories
Poinsettia die from Spellbinders
from my Stash
Needle die from Gina Marie Designs
Heart die from Gine Marie Designs
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Outlawz where a new challenge starts every day of the week! (Hugs) Cara
Poinsettias received their name in the United States in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the plant into the country in 1828. Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. He sent cuttings of the plant he had discovered in Southern Mexico to his home in Charleston, South Carolina. The word Poinsettia is traditionally capitalized because it is named after a person.
I am running ever so behind schedule these days ... Yesterday was the start of a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz!
This weeks challenge comes from Jeanie ...
Make a bag using Red, Green, White & Black with an added
twist of Lace!
Here is a photo to inspire you.
Here is my little bag
Bit of Lace from stash
Black yarn from my stash
Card stock from Stampin Up!
Darice embossing folder "Crackle"
Hampton Art stamp set "Holiday Sentiments"
Ink from Memories and Stampin Up!
Sizzix die "Bag with Flower"
Sizzix die "Pillow box & Poinsettias"
Stampin Up stamp set "Season's Sketches"
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Outlawz where a new
challenge starts every day of the week!
Of all the months of the year there is not a month one-half
so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of
the year... ~"All the Year Round: December," All the Year Round: A
Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens, 1887 December 10th
I hope everyone is doing great! Today I am sharing the card
I made for this week's color challenge at The Outlawz. Ursula picked out the colors this week with an added twist
of using a button. Something I didn't do because I have 50 gazillion buttons
and none were the right color or size (sigh).
Here is my 5 x 7 card
Cardstock from The Paper Studio
Cricut Die "Flower Vine"
Cuttlebug EF "Polka Dots"
Darice EF "Crackle"
Design Paper from Colorbok "Bright Splash"
Stampin Up! Die "Butterflies"
Stash: Silver Birthday Tag, Rhinestones
Yvonne Creations Die "Flowers"
Thanks for stopping by!
Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips. ~John Wagner
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one
easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and
far enough apart — about a finger's breadth — for breathing room. Good fire,
good marriage, same rule. ~Marnie Reed Crowell
Today is the start of a new color challenge at
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the
Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called
it "Hanukka" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and
drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!"
or "Happy Hanukka!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!"
~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's
Today I have another Christmas card for you!
Card size 5 x 7
"Christmas Holly Damask" embossing folder from
This is my week to select the Color Challenge for The Outlawz which started today and I am using this lovely inspiration photo! Every time I see a field of dandelion, my heart can't help but smile looking at all those possible wishes waiting to be sent out on the wind!
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical
event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite
different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~J.B.
Good morning Everyone!
I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week!
Welcome to my post for the
2nd Annual Celebration Blog Hop for Through the Craft Room Door which will run
until midnight November 30th with winners announced December 5th!
If you came here from Ann-Marie blog you are on the right trail!If
not, click HEREto head on over to Through the Craft Room Door to read the requirements
and start the hop!
We have quite a few prizes
up for grabs from some very generous sponsors, blog candy on several of the
Design Team Members blogs, including mine, a freebie digi paper for everyone
who leaves a comment on the main blog post. A weekly prize drawing on the main
blog post and a drawing on our Facebook Page.