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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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Monday, March 28, 2016

Best Wishes!

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.  
~Robert Frost

Good morning!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous day!
Since I am in Japan, I am sure I am enjoying something interesting with my daughter. She and I share a love of learning so we are probably meandering through a museum or shrine.

I made this card before I left as our Director managed to land a  job closer to her home. She was spending almost 4 hours a day just driving to and from the office and she was missing out on some important stuff with her young kiddo .... I wish her much luck in this new adventure and I do hope it allows for her to spend more time with family.


Supplies:
Card stock from The Paper Studipo
Stamps "Swirls" from Autumn Leaves
Stamps "Banner Wishes" from Close to my Heart
Stamp/Die set "Floral" from Sizzix
Dies "Labels 4" from Spellbinders
Ink from Stampin Up!,  Close to My Heart & Palette
Liquid Pearls from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, March 21, 2016

It's your day!

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

~Douglas MacArthur

Good morning!
I'm actually off into the wild blue yonder my friends. Winging my way to Japan I am!

But I still wanted to share this birthday card I made for my manager as her birthday is today.


Suppliers
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
DP & vellum from my Stash
Sentiment from "Happiest of Birthday Wishes" by Stampin Up!
Dies: Framed tags one from Spellbinders
Dies: Leaves from Darice
Dies: Bold Butterflies from Stampin Up!
Dies: Swirl from Sizzix
Flowers from the Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Just Released!

The March - April issue of Through the Craft Room Door has been released!



With over 13 Tutorials, including the continuation of Deonna's Junk Journaling Journey, how to turn a mousetrap into a lovely gift and making cool lanterns with your little ones from Popsicle sticks. We have articles, tips and over 100 inspiration cards and scrapbook pages for you to check out. And you certainly don't want to miss the fun cards showcasing the images our Featured Digi Artist, Heather Dennis of Fresh Brewed Designs has shared with us this issue.

A one year subscription is $18.00 for 6 new bi-monthly magazines and access to 2 years of back issues and include over 35 more digi images from well know digi artist!

So come check us out!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
--- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Spanish Student ---

Good morning my Crafty Peeps!
Today is the 1st of of March and OMGosh this month holds so much excitement for me as I will be leaving in 18 days ... flying to Japan do some sight seeing and more importantly, to help my daughter pack up her apartment for her move back home to the States! 

I
AM
SO
JAZZED!

Even though I am trying to make sure everything is covered during the 2 weeks while I am gone!


It is also the start of a new Progressive Freebie challenge at The Outlawz!



This adorable bunny image was generously given to us by Gerda Steiner Designs!



If you want this image for free all you need to do is head over The Outlawz. CLick on the tab for the progressive freebie challenge and make a request.
Once you do that you will automatically be sent the image for the April and so on.
As long as you play along with the freebie image - you keep getting more!

So here's my card!


 Supplies
Image from Gerda Steiner Designs
Card stock from The Paper Studio
Design Paper from my Stash
Ink from Palette
Sentiment from The Angel Company set "Happy Easter"
Dies from Sizzix "Heart Scallops" and "Flourish"
Copics
Glittery White flocking from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to The Outlawz to get your image and play along with all of us this month!

(Hugs) Cara



Puttin' on the Ritz!

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.

--- Author Unknown ---


Good morning my Crafty Peeps!
Today is the start of a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and this week our sponsor is Art by MiRan.

I am using her image "Gentleman". 
As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for the scrapbook pages I wanted to put together with my son's high school graduation pictures.



Thanks so much for stopping by!
(Hugs!) Cara