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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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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mr & Mrs ...

In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced. ~Robert Sexton

Good morning!

Today is the start of a new Color challenge at The OutlawzChallenges.

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo with a prize of 4 images from their store!

It was my turn to select the challenge this week and here it is!


Optional Twist is Anniversary/Wedding.

Here is the 5 x 7 card I made using the image "PrettyFlowerGirl".
 Believe it or not if you see the card the colors look pretty spot on ... frustrating when shows differently... :O(

Supplies
DigiStamp "Pretty Flower Girl"
Alcohol markers
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Bazzill
Embossing folder "Wedding Suite" from Cuttlebug
Ink from Stampin Up!
Pearls from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "You said it" from Hampton Arts

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Together

Isn't it great to find that special someone you can annoy for the the rest of your life? Bugaboo Stamps

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges!



Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of 5 single digi images from their store! How fun is that? Especially since they have so many really cute images to pick from.

For this weeks challenge, Ursula picked an Inspirational photo for us to use.


To be honest, these are alway the hardest for me (even when I pick them) as there are generally so many different directions on can go.

I decided to make an anniversary card using the colors and the fabric patterns as my inspiration

The image I used is "Couple Annoy" and comes with a really funny sentiment which I did not use on this card but is the quote for this post! :O)

The image was cut out using my scan-n-cut 2 and is colored with alcohol makers and attached to the card with foam.

5 x 7 card based on Cardabilities sketch #36


Supplies
Alcohol markers
Cardstock for everything else from Stampin Up!
Cardstock used from base from The Paper Studio.
Design Paper from DCWV (I think)
Die: Edgers #1 from Papertreyink
Ink from Close to My Heart

Sentiment from Studio G

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Blessed ...

Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."
~Phillips Brooks

Good morning!
Today, another Anything Goes Challenge starts at Through the Craft Room Door!


Our sponsor this week is DigiStamps4Joy with a $10 voucher


Come check out the inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us!

Here is my Inspiration for you!

Card size 5 x 7


Supplies
Image from DigiStamps4Joy
Alcohol Markers
Card stock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio
Darice embossing folder "Cross with Words"
Sentiment from "Blessed beyond Measure" from CTMH

Stampin Up! Ink

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fathers Big & Small ...

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank Pittman, Man Enough

Hi There
My Father-in-Laws birthday is today and here is the card I made for him...

5 x 7 card based on Cardabilities sketch 36


Supplies
Card stock used for base from The Paper Studio
Die: "Birch Tree" from Taylored Expressions
Die: Cross-stitched Ovals from Gina Marie Designs
Image from Biblical Impressions colored with Alcohol markers
Ink from Close to My Heart and Stampin Up!
Kraft card stock and black ripple strip from my stash

White cards stock from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Hellos ...

May ev'ry birthday sweetly bring, A thousand proofs of love;
A pure and perfect crystal spring, Of bliss from Heav'n above!
~George Wells, Golden Wishes, 1885

Good morning,
Today we being a new color challenge at The Outlawz Challenges


and our sponsor is Bugaboo stamps.


Our challenge this week was selected by Laurian and is a tic-tac-toe board with a twist of adding a heart.

I used Lime Green, Tan and Tangerine to go with my bugaboo image BUGSCat6

Card size 4.25 x 5.50

Supplies
Image "BUGSCat6" colored with alcohol markers
Card stock from Bazzill, Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Swiss Dots"
Hearts from my stash
Memories Black India Ink
Sentiment from "Tag Tidbits" by The Angel Company

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Celebrate! ...

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
~Erich Fromm

Good morning!
Today, another Anything Goes Challenge starts at Through the Craft Room Door!


Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button with a prize of a $10 Voucher so come check out the great inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us!


For my card I am actually using an rubber stamp image from Olga that I won several years ago. I really enjoyed coloring this little lady ...


Yum Yum Sophie - LLB rubber stamp
Alcohol markers
Darice embossing folder " Birthday Collage"
Memories India Ink - Black
Sentiment from "Celebrate with Cake" from CTMH
Spellbinder die "Big Scallop Ovals"
Stampin Up! Ink
Studio G Glitter Glue

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Brain Power ...

I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. ~James Douglas

Good evening ...
I have a special card made with a special image to share tonight.

Holley Tondre Barnhart had been struggling with seizures and has had to go through two brain surgeries. 7 years later, she is still seizure free and giving thanks for such a blessing by having a wonderful celebration on her blog "Holley Blogs".

The image used here on my card is called "Holley Brain Power" and  created by Sandra Caldwell to celebrate this amazing milestone. You can find the image HERE on Sandra's ETSY shop Babycalesdnd

Card size 5 x 7

Supplies
Image "Holleys Brain Power" colored with alcohol markers
Card stock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio
Hearts from my stash
Memories Black India Ink
Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps
Sizzix embossing folder "Circle Label"

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monster wishes! ...

A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  ~Author Unknown

Good morning!
We have a new color challenge today at The OutlawzChallenges


Our sponsor this week is Bugaboostamps


Our challenge this week is to use these 3 colors which started with A



  
Perfect for this adorable image "Monsters 3" which I colored with Prisma color pencils

Card size is A4 and based on a card layout from Close to My Heart


Supplies
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Bazzill
Design paper from CTMH Paper Packet "Tinkerin'"
Die: Classic Circles from Sizzix
Embossing folder "Zig Zag" from Lifestyle Crafts
Googlie eyes from my stash
Palette Hybrid Ink - Black
Paper Crimper
Prisma color pencils
Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at The Outlawz Challenges where we have a different challenge starting daily!
(Hugs) Cara


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Flower Doodles ...

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. ~John Muir, Our National Parks

Good morning!

Today is the 1st of February and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.

Each month we will send you a free digital image to use in the Freebie/Progressive challenge. Once your creation is completed, upload it into the freebie challenge and you will automatically receive the next month free digi.  We will have one image per month so you have plenty of time to create a project using the image.

If you would like to participate, please register with your name and email address to: outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com

This month our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps with this fun image Friendflowerdoodle

My card is 5 x 7 

Supplies
Image colored with Prisma Color Pencils
Card stock from Stampin Up! and The Paper Studio
Die from Spellbinders "Label 3"
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug "Polka Dots"
Rhinestones from Michaels dollar bin

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara