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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, May 23, 2017

The color Green ...

The colour with which nature has tinted the background of all her pictures, green, is the most suitable ground for other colours. It unites wonderfully well with the yellow and blue which have produced it; it heightens red, and there is no flower or ripe fruit which it does not set off to greater advantage.... it is both gay and modest, bright and tender. Green can only awaken amiable and gentle thoughts, remembrances gracious as those of spring, and other promises of nature: green gives repose to the mind, as it does to the sight. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, "Personal Adornment: Colours and Their Expression," 1875, translated from French

Good morning!
Today starts a new color challenge at The Outlawz Challengeswith a monochromatic challenge from Ursula. Although her colors are shades or orange, you can use any color.

Our sponsor this month is MariDigis but I am not using one of her images this week due to some technical issues with coloring LOL ...

My 6 x 6 card using Greens

Card stock from my stash
Corner rounder - We R Memory Keepers
Design paper - Second Wind Collection by Prima Marketing
Distress Stickles - Ranger
Foam Dimensionals
Gems - The Paper Studio
Palette Hybrid Ink
Recollections media glue

Sentiment die - Little Yellow Bicycle

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shall we dance? ...

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Good evening!
I am playing along with the DigiStamp4Joy Facebook challenge using this fun image. We can do anything we want to decorate it. 

I originally intended the image be for a Christmas card but it turned into a two page scrap page layout and I'm really happy with it.

Dress form image from DigiStamps4Joy colored with alcohol markers
12 x 12 card stock (page base) from my stash
Cardstock from Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio
Celebrate die, Unbranded
Design paper from my stash (but I think it is from DCWV)
Green glitter glue, Close to My Heart
Holly frame embossing folder, Unbranded
Journaling, The Angel Company
Red glitter glue, Stampin Up!
Rhinestones, The Dollar Tree
Seasonal Foliage die, Cricut
Small flower punch, EK Success
Snow Globe embossing folder, Sizzix
Winter Wonder die, Sizzix
Tools: Crimper, foam dimensionals, Recollections media glue

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hello ...

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. ~Robertson Davies

Good Morning
Another post for you! Today also starts a new Color Challenge at The Outlawz and our Sponsor this month is Mari Digis

Our challenge this week comes from AJ in the form of a inspirational picture.

and here is my 5 x 7 card ...


3/4" sparkle flourished from Close to My Heart
Alcohol markers
Cardstock from The Paper Studio
Classic Heart die from Sizzix
Design Paper "Antique Paperie" from Colorbok
Hello sentiment die unbranded
Paper flower from Song of Spring by Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara