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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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge: Feb 25 - Mar 3

“Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have,
it depends solely upon what you think.”

~ Dale Carnegie


Good morning!
Today is the start of a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door! Click HERE to come play along!

I made this card for my Mom for Valentines Day. The image is a digi from Digistamps4Joy and colored with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  A touch of glitter was added to some of the petal to add interest.


SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Stampin Up! & Bazzill
EF: Organic Flourishes from Cuttlebug
Dies: Fancy Label from Sizzix and Floral Flourished from Spellbinders
Sentiment: Holiday Hoopla from Fiskars
Prisma Pencils
OMS

Thanks for stopping by!
XX Cara

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Remembering Ember

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

~ Plato


EMBER ODEN RIP February 2014

Good morning. 
Not too long ago a very dear friend of mine had to have her little dog Ember put to sleep. Regardless that she had lived a good long life, it was still very difficult for my friend to make the decision that it was best for her pup and then take action.

I made this card for her to let her know I was thinking about her as I have been in her shoes a few times myself.


Card Size A2
SUPPLIES
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Doodle hearts - The Paper Studio
Image & Sentiment - The Angel Company
Banner Die - My Momenta
Scallop Circle due - Sizzix

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine Card

Future:
That period of time in which our affairs prosper,
our friends are true and our happiness is assured.”



Good morning.
For this past Christmas, my daughter sent me some gorgeous washi paper from Japan as a gift. This is the first opportunity I have had to play with it. Was so excited, There were so many beautiful patterns to choose from so you will be seeing more projects that's for sure!

This is another Valentine card today that I made for my sister Luann.


Card size A2

SUPPLIES:
Card stock - Stampin Up!
Washi Paper
Swiss dots EF - Stampin Up!
Heart Dies - PTI
Pearl - Stampin Up!
Sentiment - Studio G

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine Card: Lots of Love!

“Fear knocked at the door,
Faith answered
and there was nobody there.

~Author Unknown


Good morning.
For this past Christmas, my daughter sent me some gorgeous washi paper from Japan as a gift. This is the first opportunity I have had to play with it. Was so excited, There were so many beautiful patterns to choose from so you will be seeing more projects that's for sure!

This is a Valentine card today that I made for my Aunt Joyce.


Card size A2

SUPPLIES:
Card stock - Stampin Up!
Washi Paper
Rhinestones - The Paper Studio
Label Die - Stampin Up!
Tatter Flowers Die - Sizzix
Sentiment - Studio G

I used this sketch from Paper Craft Crew as inspiration

Card Sketch #75




Sunday, February 16, 2014

Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge: Black & White

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.”

Mother Teresa
(1910-1997)

Good morning Peeps!
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
My husband & I have decided we would like to be totally debt free and spent our weekend going through our finances using a program developed by Dave Ramsey. Very doable and we are looking forward to the journey toward financial peace! A very positive way to start the week!

Here is a card I made for The Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge.
A new one starts today and the theme is Black and White! 
Plenty of time for you to come join us HERE!


SUPPLIES:
Card Size: A2
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
"Dots" Ef - Stampin Up!
Fabric Flower - "On Trend" from Crate Paper
Sentiment - Studio G!
Rhinestone - The Paper Studio

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TTCRD: Anything goes Challenge

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
Aloud.”

~ Coco Chanel

Our sponsor for this week was Eureka Stamps

I used this adorable Birthday Dinosaur Eureka image digi4301 and colored him with watercolor pencils and a blender pen



ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
Stampin Up! Card stock, ink & Blender Pen
Staedtler Water color pencils
Sizzix "Fancy Label" & "Hearts" Dies
Smooch Pearlized Top coat
Cuttlebug EF "Polka Dots"
Studio G Clear Sentiment Stamp
Glitter pens from Ikea
DP from scrap bin

Foam dimensionals

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love is in the Air!

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
~ Buddha

Good morning! 
Today's Clean and Simple Challenge at the Outlawz has been posted!
The challenge is to create a card or project featuring something that is in the air. Any theme, Any colors as long as you keep it in the air!

My Card features a freebie digi from Birdscards Digital images
SUPPLIES
Banner die (Momenta cut & emboss)
Sentiment (Halo Stamps)
Prisma color pencils
OMS
Card stock & "Dazzling Diamonds" Glitter (Stampin Up!)
Tombow pen #N95
Twine (Stash)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Outlawz CAS Challenge: Masculine Birthday

I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”
Thomas Paine

Good Morning! Did you all have a nice weekend? I sure did.

Today is the start of a new CAS Challenge at The Outlawz and it's perfect timing. My Father-in-laws birthday is coming up and this card will fill the bill nicely!

This is a pretty basic, no layer - stamped right on the card base card.
And I am pretty pleased with it! It actually came out like it looked in my head!


SUPPLIES
Card Stock, Brad, Ink & Sentiment from "Occasional Quotes" (Stampin Up!)
Image "Tiled Quad Cube" (Stampendous)

Be sure to click HERE and come play along with us this week!

Oozak.Com

7 Kids College Fund
$15.00 GC to the store
$20.00 Gift Certificate
20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper
3 free images

3 Prizes, with 3 digis each
of your choice!
 
Touched By A Butterfly
$10 Gift Certificate



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Magazine Jan - Feb 2014

Hey everyone! 
The Jan-Feb14 Through The Craft Room Door magazine is now available for you to enjoy ! The current issue features 14 tutorials, awesome articles, 60+ card inspirations, Craft Room and so much more. Plus 9 Free digi's for you to create with! Finish the crossword puzzle for a chance to win Spellbinders Dies. Come on and join the fun!


You also  find the tutorial for this pull up card I did plus so much more!

Click HERE to sign up for your subscription today!