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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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WIth Sympathy ...

Good morning ...
Playing catch up on challenges.

This card is being submitted to these challenges:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge. The Twist is "Summer Flowers". - The Outlawz Challenges
TTCRD July 30 - August 5 Challenge - TTCRD

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Image: Stampin Up! Secret Garden stamps w/coordinating framelit dies
Sentiment: The Angel Company
Honeycomb Die: Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Making Memories

The flowers were heat embossed, sponged then cut out with coordinating dies.
The leaves were cut with an unknown die set since it belonged to one of my Crafty Peeps.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christmas cards continued! ...

Hi there!
Spent another Saturday with my Crafty Peeps making Christmas cards!
Half way done - YAY!

Please note that many of these cards were inspired by others willing to share their creations on Pintrist!

Here is the latest bundle.
Sorry - since we share supplies I do not have the names of all the papers and stamps
:O(










Hope you enjoyed
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Christmas Cards from Craft Day

Once again I got together with the Crafty Peeps and these are the cards I made to add to my pile of growing Christmas cards (yay!!!!)

These cards are inspired by ones found on Pintrest, either by me or by one of my Crafty Peeps.
Kudos to all those talented people out there willing to share their wonderful creation with us!

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up (black) and Paper Temptress (Card base), and unknnown (Glitter paper)
DP: "Snowfall" by Heidi Grace Designs
Ink: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Dies: Stampin Up! Lattice Die and Window Frame Dies



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: DCWV Metallic Green
Ribbon: Stampin Up! (Wild Wasabi)
Ornament die: Stampin Up!
Modern Punch: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: The Angel Company



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Paper Temptress (Card base), Stampin Up! (Yellow & White), Unknown (gold for snowflake "star")
Ink: Stampin Up!
Stash: glitter and rhinestones
Snowflake & circle Punches: Marvy
Dies: Stampin Up! Labels Collection
EF: Sizzix Stars an Swirls



SUPPLIES:
Card Stock: Paper Temptress (Card Base), Stampin Up! (Bliss Blue & white)
DP: Unknown
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Image: Stampin Up!
Ink: Making Memories & Stampin Up!



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Paper Temptress (Gold), Stampin Up! (white & black) and unknown (Glitter paper)
Sentiment: Stampin Up! (I think)
EF: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up! and Making Memories
Snowflake Die: Stampin Up!
Stash: Pearls and buttons



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up! (White & Black)
DP: Unknown (Red glitter paper) & Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up!
Mosiac Punch: Stampin Up!
Circle dies: Sizzix
Stash: Ribbon and Rhinestones



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: DCWV (Card base), Paper Temptress
Tree Punch: Marvy
EF: Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments
Ribbon: Stampin Up! (Wasbi Green) & Unknown (Plaid)



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: $1 scrapbook sample pack from Target
EF: Ornate Corner from Sizzix
Ornament Dies: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Unknown
Stash: Rhinestones



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: Metal Duct tape from hardware store - embossed and painted
EF: Sizzix (Snow globe) & Cuttlebug (Swiss dots)
Border Punch: EK Sucess
Ink: Making Memories and Sharpies
Stash: Holly leaves and beads
Sentiment: Unknown



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: DCWV Mi Casa Red weave glitter
Dies: Martha Stewart border punch and Sizzix Border die
Stash: Pearls and Rub On Sentiment



SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP: DCWV Mi Casa Red weave glitter & DCWV Metallic Green
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Border Punch: EK Success
Flower: Deconstructed $1 store bouquet
Stash: Brads for flower center & lace edging



Hope you found something to inspire YOU here today!
(Hugs)
   Cara

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Christmas Card

This card will be entered in the Outlawz Greeting card challenge

It was inspired by a baby card I saw on Pintrist done by TrishG check out her blogspot EnourageJoy at http://encouragejoy.blogspot.ca

Wonderful stuff!

SUPPLIES:
DP and gold vellum: Stash
Card stock: Stampin Up! & Bazzill
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Sweet button, Lattice & Window Frame dies: Stampin Up!
Flower punch and fern punch: Martha Stewart
Border punches: EK Sucess
Cuttlebug EF: Geometric
Rhinestones and gold accents: Stash




MORE Christmas

Here are some more cards I made for our Christmas in July card making get together this weekend ... Inspired by all the cards my friend Shannon found for me on Pintrist!

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Confetti Kraft (Stash) & Stampin Up!
DP: Stash
Sizzix circle dies
Holly leaves and beads (Stash)


SUPPLIES:
Card stock and Ink: Stampin Up!
DP: DCWV Mi Casa Red Weave Gltr paper
Image: Hampton Art
Sizzix Dies
Clear EP with Glitter added (used on the poinsettia)


SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Paper Temptress and Michaels
Ink: Stampin Up!
DP: Scrap bucket
Snowflake punch: Stampin Up!
Image: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Unknown
Rhinestone: Stash


SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Confetti Kraft (Stash) & Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: Unknown
Label Die: Stampin Up!
Sizzix Holly die
Sizzix EF: Spiderweb (For the veins on the hollu leaves)
Ribbon and rhinestones; Stash


Thanks for looking!
Cara

One layer Birthday card (for Oscar)

This card will be entered into the Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Confetti Kraft (Stash)
Image: Biblical Impressions
Ink: Stampin Up!
Sentiment (Unknown)
Spellbinder die (Used to create a mask which I used to sponge on the background)



Sunday, July 14, 2013

Snowflake Butterflies

I entered this card into the Outlawz Sketch challenge

Here is the sketch


Here's my card

SUPPLIES:
Card stock: Stampin up and Unknown
Sentiment: Computer generated
EF: Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Butterfly punch: Unknown
Snowflake punches: EK Success & Martha Stewart
Scallop border punch: Stampin Up!
Rhinestones: Stash



Christmas Cards

Since I hand make all our Christmas cards I do try to get a jump start on them. July is generally a month I spend doing nothing but Christmas cards ... so here's my start.


This is a fabulous layout that, with a change of papers, can be used for any occasion. I have a feeling this become a favorite of mine!

SUPPLIES:
Card stock and sentiment: Stampin up!
DP: Various - since they came from my scrap pile
Elements: From my Stash


SUPPLIES:
Card stock, label punch & dmll circle punch: Stampin Up!
Sentiment: The Angel Company
Small snowflake: EK Success
DP from my scrap box
Ribbon, Lace, rhinestones & buttons all from my stash


SUPPLIES:
Sentiment: The Angel Company
Card stock: Stampin Up!
DP & Rhinestone: Stash
EF: Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Butterfly: gifted to me by a friend
Lg Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart
Small Snowflake Punch: EK Success



Thanks for looking!
Cara

Birthday

This card is destined for a friend of ours

SUPPLIES:
Sentiment: Unknown
Everything elss is from Stampin Up! (Image from Antique Autos)


Thanks for Looking

Happy Holidays!

My card for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge: Bingo
I picked the charm, stamped image & Tag

SUPPLIES:
DP, Twine and Gingerbread Man Charm: My Stash
Card stock, Sentiment and Label Punch: Stampin Up!

As a rule, I make Christmas cards in sets of 2 to 4 because it's just easier to duplicate when all the supplies are out.





Thanks for Looking
Cara

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shipman Fire near Kearney, Arizona

My husband was heading to Prescott for the memorial of our 19 when the call came in for him and his crew to head out to this fire!

Please pray for them all!

(Photo from AZCentral.com) https://www.facebook.com/azcentral

Photo: UPDATE: The Shipman Fire near Kearny has burned through at least two structures and forced evacuations in the area. Follow the latest LIVE: http://bit.ly/14ZpP42

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas Card

This card was made to enter into the Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge.

here is the sketch:


Here is my card:

Supplies:
Very Vanilla and Handsome Hunter card stock from Stampin Up!
Petals-a-Plenty EF from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from The Angel Company
Scallop punch from Marvy
Flower from deconstructed $1 garland
Flower center brad and gold ribbon are from my stash

Starting on Christmas Cards!

Here are two cards I made today to add to my stash!
Only 80 more to go!

Supplies:
Very Vanilla card stock from Stampin Up!
Petals-a-Plenty EF from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from The Angel Company
Flower from deconstructed $1 garland

Supplies:
Very Vanilla card stock from Stampin Up!
Holly Ribbon EF from Cuttlebug
Ginger man die from Sizzix
Sentiment from Studio G
Santa Hat from Michaels $1 bin
Hat and heart are painted with Red "Smooch"
Kraft paper, black brads (eyes) and white flocking are from my stash

Thanks for looking!
((Hugs)) Cara

Unfrogettable

This card will be entered into the Monday Greetings Challenge at the Outlawz.
The twist a Melon Mango color challenge ... the closest I could come in colors is SU!'s Crushed Curry, Mellow Moss an Dusty Durango.

Supplies:
All supplies are from Stampin Up!
Card stock and ink in Crushed Curry, Mellow Moss and Dusty Durango
Stamps are from Birthday Banter
Scallop Punch

Thanks for Looking!
Cara

Something sweet

I made this card for the Outlaws Clean and Simple Challenge.

The twist: Let someone know how sweet they are by creating a CAS card featuring something sweet like candy, pastries, cakes - anything tasty.

Supplies:
Card stock in unknown
Ribbon is from my stash
Cuttlebug EF's: Hearts (Background) and Swiss dots (frosting on cupcake)
Paper Studios EF: Wood grain (Bottom of cupcake)
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Dimensionals


Thanks for looking!
Cara

Saturday, July 6, 2013

80th Birthday Celebration

For Aunt Alyce Bolm

The inside says: "The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love" - Jean Renoir

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz card stock / rhinestones / sentiment
Making Memories: Simply Fabulous Brook Paisley DP
Cuttlebug EF: Swiss Dots
EK Success: Butterfly punch
Ross: Butterfly punches



Thanks for looking

Cards from my play date with Crafty Peeps

The challenge this time was black and white with one color

Supplies:
Martha Steward snowflake punch
Ikea metallic Ink Pen
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock
Bazzill card stock: Metallic Blue

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock / oval punches
The Angel Company: Sentiment
Design paper from my scrap box

 Supplies
Stampin Up!: Real Red, Black & Whisper white card stock / pearls / label punches
Martha Steward Butterfly Punch
Sizzix EF: Damask
Spellbinder Oval dies
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock, doily die, sentiment and white embossing powder
Rose from my stash
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock/ rhinestones / circle punch
Bazzill: Buttons
The Angel Company: DP
Studio G: sentiment
Cuttlebug EF: Victoria
Ross Butterfly punches
Floss from my stash

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock / Sentiment / DP
Bazzill: Button
String from my stash

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Black & Whisper white card stock / Rhinestones / Butterfly embosslit
Cuttlebug EF: Victoria
Ross Butterfly punches
Sentiment unknown
Ribbon from my stash
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Real Red, Black & Whisper white card stock / Doily die / Rhinestone / flower punch
The Angel Company: Sentiment
Sizzix die Hello Kitty Daisies
EF Unknown
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Black & Whisper white card stock / DP / Sentiment
Bazzill: Green card stock
Sizzix: Leaf die
Dimensional foam
 

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Black & Whisper white card stock / Sentiment / Rhinestones
Bazzill: Pink Card stock
DP from my scrap box
Spellbinder dies
Marvy corner rounder
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Glossy, Pixie pink, Black & Whisper white card stock
Spellbinder dies: Kaleidoscope
Studio G: Sentiment
Sizzix EF: Rays
Cuttlebug EF: Swiss Dots
Rhinestone: My Stash
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Black & Whisper white card stock / DP / boho flower punch
EK Success: Large flower Punch
Bazzill: Brad
Cuttlebug EF: Swiss Dots / Victoria
Sizzix EF: Retro Circles
Sentiment unknown
Dimensional foam

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Black & Whisper white card stock
Bazzill: White & Teal card stock
Marvy Snowflake Punch
Ribbon from my stash
Dimensional foam

Thanks for looking!
Cara