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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, July 25, 2017

Glitter and Baubles …

The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful. We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away. Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life. ~Author Unknown

Good  morning!
Today is the start of a new Color Challenge at The OutlawzChallengesOur Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps with a lovely prize of 4 images from the shop.

This week we have a Tic Tac Toe challenge selected by Ursula. You can use the color or the written direction to make your project (or both) as usual any row either diagonal, horizontal or vertical.
I am using the bottom row. Left to Right which is shades of blue.

The image I am using is BUGSBEAUTY ... I also decided I wanted to leave her hair white and use white glitter glue on streaks to add lots of SPARKLE. No matter how hard I tried I struggled getting a good picture of the glitter but it looks really great in person.

Image colored with Alcohol Markers
Cardstock from The Paper Studio
Curved Rectangle dies from Spellbinders
Design Paper from DCWV (I think)
Glitter glue in White and Blue from Studio G
Glitter paper from Stampin Up!
Glitter washi from Close to My Heart
Ink from Stampin Up!
Red Glimmer Smooch from Ranger
Rhinestones from Recollections
Sentiment from Inkahootz!
Snowflake embossing folder from Sizzix
Sparkle Stamp from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope to see you over at The Outlawz where we have a new challenge and different challenge starting every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Someone remembers ...

Someone remembers, someone cares;
Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.
~Author Unknown

Today is the start of a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room DoorOur Sponsor this week is Kenny K Stamps with a prize of 3 images from their store.

I am using his image Sweet Melissa…
The striped DP is actually quite bright and although I really wanted to use it, I felt it was overpowering the image so a quick check of my vellum and voila! The colors are still there, muted just enough to stay in the background but still bright enough to be noticed and work with the image.
I know the picture doesn't show it well, but believe me it looks great.

Image colored with Alcohol Markers and Stampin Up! Markers
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Hello Die From Avery Elle
Rhinestones from Recollections
Striped Design paper from my scrap
Vellum from Stampin Up!
White gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Case of the Vanishing Mojo ...

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success... ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1868

Good evening Everyone …
I am so very late with this post, but I have been dealing with some computer challenges, struggling with a vacationing Ms. Mojo and a sense of being untethered. Being retired I am discovering some things about myself that is rather iritating ... like I NEED routines and I have not been doing well at settling into one so I feel aimless. This is not a good thing and something I need to figure out quick!

In the meantime, I managed to get a new computer and have been sorting out all the accompanying issues that go along with that. Ms. Mojo seems to be back … kinda – somewhat so I managed to put together this card for the Outlawz Challenges Color challenge which started this past Tuesday.

Our challenge this week, picked by AJ, is to use 3 colors (below) and you can use the optional twist of Summer Fun.

Our Sponsor this Month is Bugboo with a lovely prize of 4 images.

Here is my card using their fun little summer image BUGKIDZBEACH

Image “BUGKIDZBEACH” colored with alcohol markers
Aleen’s Paper Glaze
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and my scrap bin
Chantilly Design paper from Close my Heart
Die - Day Dreams from Spellbinders
Die - Wonky Frames from Gina Marie Designs
Pink glitter glue from Studio G
Yellow Stickles from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara