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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, August 30, 2016

Garden's Fair ...

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

Good morning Everyone!
Today is the start of a new color challenge for The Outlawz Challenges.

Our Inspiration

This week's challenge, is to use  3 - 5 of these colors with a Lace twist of you choose to use it

I didn't use lace because I honestly could not find any in my stash that I wanted to use with this image.

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using this image "Spring Boot"

This card is 5 x 7

SUPPLIES 
Image: "Spring Boot" from Bugaboo Stamps
Card stock: The Paper Studio, Bazzill and Stampin Up!
Dies: "Scalloped Stitched Ovals" from Gina Marie Designs & "Branched Out" from Lumberjack Days
EF: "Smitten" from Cricut
Punches: Fern Punch from Martha Stewart
Inks/Pens: Copics and Prisa Color Pencils
Supplies: Aleen's Paper Glaze, Flower Stamen from Jo-Ann Fabrics, Flowers from Prima Marketing, foam dots

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara



Friday, August 26, 2016

Seeing Angels ...

When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.
-- Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994 --

Good morning Everyone!

Through the Craft Room Door Anything goes Challenge is still in progress so you have some time to get your cards or projects submitted!

Our sponsor this week is Miss Daisy Stamps and I am using her image Guardian Angel which I colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils, then fussy cut and attached to the base with foam dimensionals.




My card is 5 x 7
Miss Daisy image: Guardian Angel colored with Copics and Prisma Color Pencils
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Glitter Paper: Recollections
Dies: Floral Ovals and Scallop Ovals from Spellbinders
Sentiment from "Little Darlings" by Hampton Arts
Ink from Palette
Rhinestones from Stampin Up!
1" circle punch

Pearl Smooch from Clear Snap

Thanks for stopping by!
(hugs) Cara

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The one that got away? ...

Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.  ~Author Unknown

Good morning Everyone!
Today is the start of a new color challenge for The Outlawz Challenges.
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps

Our Inspiration
This week our challenge to use at least 3 colors from the Olympic Flag with a sports twist of we want to use it.

Fishing is considered a sport by some ... personally, I think for most of those who partake it's an excuse to hang out on a boat or lake shore and forget the world around them.
  
The border punch I used create a flower but when using just one side, it made me think of splashing water. The fish is fussy cut and attached with a foam dot.

This card is 5.50 x 4.25

 SUPPLIES
Card stock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
Punch: Border punch from EK Success
EF: "Tide" from Lifestyle Crafts
Inks/Pens: Copics
Stamps: "Fishin" & "Best Dad Ever" from Stampin Up!, Trout image unknown
Stash: Homemade enamel dots


Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fairy Alert! ...

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! ~Author Unknown

Good morning Everyone!

Through the Craft Room Door Anything goesChallenge is still in progress so you have some time to get your cards or projects submitted!

Our sponsor this week is Morgans Artworld and I used her image Fae29 for my card

This card is 5.50 x 5.50


SUPPLIES
Image: " Fae29" from Morgans Artworld

Card stock: The Paper Studio & Bazzill
Dies: "Stitched Banners" and "Cross Stitched Oval" by Gina Marie Designs
Inks/Pens: Copics & Palette
Stamps: "One of a Kind" by Close to My Heart
Stash: Sparkly paper (Hard to tell in the picture, but it is amazing and I wish I had more!)
Supplies: Glitter Glue from Studio G

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thoughts & Prayers ...

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Good morning Everyone!
Today is the start of a new color challenge for The Outlawz Challenges.

Here is our inspiration picture.

Our challenge this week is to use pink, blue and gray with a fancy fold twist if we want.

I found a tutorial on Pinterest on how to do one of the popular "drape" folds. I thought I saved the link but apparently not so I need to go a hunting so I can link back.

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using this image "Our Thoughts & Prayers Candle"

Like most of us, I am not fond of making sympathy cards, but they are a reality of life. I can not justify gifting someone with cards made from the heart only to hand them a store bought one during a painful time in their life. So I try to make these to have on hand for just those occasions.

This card is 5 x 7


SUPPLIES
Image: " Our Thoughts & Prayers Candle" from Bugaboo Stamps
Card stock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
EF: "Swiss Dots" from ProvoCraft
Inks/Pens: Copics
Supplies: Rhinestones, Foam Dots, Adhesive tape

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, August 12, 2016

Gratitude, A Fair Blossom ...

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Good morning Crafty Peeps!
Thank you so much for stopping by. Just a reminder that Through the Craft Room Door Anything goes Challenge is still in progress so you have some time to get your cards or projects submitted!

Our sponsor this week with a prize of 3 digi images is Craft Sentiments Designs and I am using their sweet image "Scilla Fairy #2

This card is 5 x 7 in size. I used an oval die as a template to trace around the top part of the image. Once colored, I added the smooch to the white part. When fully dry, I fussy cut the image out and glued to another die cut which is turn is layered up with two other die cut ovals using foam squares.


Digi Image: "Scilla Fairy #2" from Crafty Sentiments Designs
Card stock: Bazzill, Stampin Up, The Paper Studio and The Paper Temptress
Dies: Spellbinders "Floral Ovals" and Sizzix "Phrase, With Thanks & Frame"
EF: Spellbinders "Label 34 Medallion"
Inks/Pens: Prisma color pencils, Copics & Pearl Smooch from Clearsnap
Supplies: Foam squares, Stampin Up! Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Color affects us ...

Color affects us. Everyone should have a paintbox and a large box of crayons.
--- Dr. SunWolf, 2015 tweet, professorsunwolf.com ---

Good morning Everyone!
Today is the start of a new color challenge for The Outlawz Challenges.

Here is the Inspiration
This week our challenge is to use tral and two other colors.
I chose an olive green and a golden tan(?) color.

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using this image "Life in Color"

I love peacocks ... I know their call can be rather disturbing but when I was growing up, my grandfather kept them on his ranch to serve as a natural alarm system. I can remember watching in awe when Mr. Male would fan out his gorgeous tail in an attempt to attract the fair ladies.
My grandmother would gather up his lost feathers and kept them in a vase in her living-room.
Ah - good memories!

This card is 5.50 x 5.50



SUPPLIES
Image: "Life in Color" from Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
Design Paper: Unknown
Dies: "Flourish Trim" by Spellbinders
EF: "Cottage Style" from Sizzix
Inks/Pens: Copics & Prisma Color Pencils
Supplies: Liquid Pearls from Ranger 

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

CHALLENGES ENTERED

Create with TLC Challenge 2: Anything goes

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Color of Winter ...

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets

Good morning Everyone!

Through the Craft Room Door Anything goes Challenge is still in progress so you have some time to get your cards or projects submitted!

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique and I am using this cute little image "Bring it on Snowman"

This card is 5.50 x 4.25


SUPPLIES
Image: "Bring it on Snowman" by The Stamping Boutique
Card stock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
Inks/Pens: Stampin Up, Prisma color pencils and OMS & Black Precision pen from American Crafts
Stamps: Stampabilities
Other Supplies: Silver Smooch from Stampin Up!, Glitter Glue from Studio G

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Night Before Christmas...

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Good morning Everyone!
Today is the start of a new color challenge for The Outlawz Challenges.
This week our challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe and I used the top row for my card.


Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using this cute little image "Winter Bench"

I decided to make a shaker card. I've only made a few and to be honest, by the time I was done with this one (several remakes later) I remembered why I rarely make them!

This card is 5.50 x 5.50


Image: "Winter Bench" from Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock: The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
Dies: "Snowflake" from Hero Arts, "Cross Stitch Squares" from Gina Marie Designs
EF: "Softly Falling" from Stampin Up!
Inks/Pens: Copics, Smooch & Palette
Stamps: "Holiday Sentiments" from Hampton Arts
Stash: Glitter, Sequins & Buttons
Supplies: Foam Strips, lots of adhesive, piece of plastic packaging for window

Thanks for stopping by!
(hugs) Cara


Monday, August 1, 2016

Dreams are Illustrations ...


Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.  ~Marsha Norman

Good morning Everyone!

Today is August 1st and a new Progress Freebie Challenge has been kicked off 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.

To receive your image, please register with your name and email address to: outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com 

Our sponsor this month is Andrea Norris of Sheepski Designs

Our image is "August"

Once colored the image was fussy cut and attached to the card base with foam dots. I also decided to add the trio of pearls just under her left eye.

This card is 5 x 7 and based on Cardabilities sketch #55


Image: "August" from Andrea Norris, Sheepski Designs
Card stock: The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Dies: "Beautiful Wings" from Stampin Up!
Punches: Martha Steward butterfly
Inks/Pens: Copics, White Gelly Roll, Wink of Stella
Stamps: Studio G
Supplies: Pearls from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you plan on joining us this month!

CHALLENGES ENTERED

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: #1 August Anything Goes