Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...Whooo's Hungry?

Hello, friends!  Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all my American friends who are celebrating today, and Happy Birthday to my former CASology Design Teammate, May Park!

I wanted to share a quick and easy card I made for Thanksgiving and it fits the current CASology cue card OWL.

This owl and sentiment are from an old, retired Sweet Stamp Shop set.  I love this fella, and he is very fun to emboss and watercolor!

In a special way today I'd like to thank all of you who so faithfully visit my blog and leave such kind comments...I appreciate you today and every day of the year!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CASology #174: OWL

Hello, friends!  Welcome back for the next CASology cue card!

This week we are sponsored by Concord & 9th, a fun company with some pretty cool stamps and supplies.  One of my favorite recent Concord & 9th purchases is this set of "Happy Hues" notecards that are pre-watercolored!  You can find the set in their shop.  I thought the card base was a perfect backdrop for this Hero Arts owl and a Concord & 9th stamped and die cut sentiment.

I like the monochrome version of this owl...sometimes a busy image is daunting to color!

Be sure to link up your OWL card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Nancy

Our Sponsor This Week: Concord & 9th

I may be back later this week with another owl card just in time for Thanksgiving, although I am hosting our holiday dinner for the first time ever and we are expecting 18 people.   I really should be cooking and cleaning...not crafting!  We'll see, maybe I can swing both!

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, November 22, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Precious Remembrance Shop!

Hello, friends!  I'm so excited to be here today to share the projects I made for Tracey's fifth annual  25 Days of Christmas Tags!   You can find all the details at Tracey McNeely's blog, In My Creative Opinion.  There is SO much inspiration there, it is AMAZING!   (Oh, yes, there are prizes, too!)

Today Tracey is highlighting stamps from Precious Remembrance Shop, and the entire Design Team made tags for the occasion!  I know you will be inspired by what the entire team has to share with you today.  Be sure to check them can start at the Precious Remembrance Shop blog and hop along from there.

Here are all of the tags I made for today's special occasion, using two of my favorite Precious Remembrance Shop Christmas sets:

The first set I played with is from the latest release, called Sketchy Christmas.  

Using Tim Holtz distress inks (Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters) and some strips of patterned paper, these tags were quick and easy to put together.  The red and gold Stickles on the tree added a nice, sparkly touch!

The second PRS stamp set I used is called "Joy"...and it has a classic wreath that I love so much!

I used the same tag dies, patterned paper strips, and distress inks, and I double stamped the wreath for added fullness.  The added touches of gold and red Stickles add some interest and sparkle to each wreath!

Now be sure too check out the tags shared by the other members of the Precious Remembrance Shop Design Team.  I hope you are able to make a tag or two and join in the fun at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, too!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Precious Remembrance Shop: Clean and Simple Christmas

Hello, friends!  Today I am over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog sharing a card I made using the newest release, Sketchy Christmas.  This time I shared a clean and simple paper-piecing project!  I'd love it if you would head over there and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CASology #173: PRETTY

Hello, friends!  It's Tuesday, and I'm back with my card for the next CASology cue!

Oh, I do believe we will see many pretty creations in the pool this week...and I can't wait! There are so many ways to go with this cue!

I immediately thought of my stamp set from CASual Fridays Stamps called "Truth Is" because of one of the sentiments in the set.  (I can't believe that I have never inked up this set, so I was happy to be able to play with it!)

I stamped the floral image and colored with Copics, then added some Wink of Stella to the flower petals.  I stamped the sentiment on a separate scrap and die cut it using a Spellbinder label die, then popped it up over the flower stems.  There is still a lot of white space even though the sentiment is layered on the card, so it remains clean and simple.

Be sure to link up your PRETTY card by noon on Monday (Central time).  And, if you have a chance, go check out the PRETTY creations shared by our Design Team and Guest Designer this week!

Guest Designer: Claire

Our Sponsor This Week:  Uniko Studio

As always, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CASology #172: GIVE

Hello, friends!  I'm here today with my card for the next CASology cue card!

I immediately thought of the phrase "give thanks," but in the end I decided to go with a phrase of encouragement for a friend who is in need of some support right now.  "Never give up."

Precious Remembrance Shop "DIY" and "Fall Colors"
Perfect Pearls "Heirloom Gold" spray
Tim Holtz distress inks

Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Jenelle

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

(Be sure to check out their Thanksgiving sale 
currently going on through November 30th!)

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Seize the Birthday - A Masculine Sweet 16 Birthday Card

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share a masculine version of a "Sweet Sixteen" card I made for my son's friend.  I'm sharing this in the current Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes" Challenge going on through November 17th.

Similar to my feminine version of a "Sweet Sixteen" birthday card (posted HERE), I made this card using number dies from Papertrey Ink and a "sweet" die by Serendipity Stamps.  I inlaid the die cuts and used coordinating patterned papers as well as a Paper Smooches tag die.  The card base is dry embossed on patterned paper and rubbed with sand paper to reveal its white core.  The jute bow adds to the masculine feel of the card.

I'm also sharing my card in the current Virginia's View Challenge #20: All About Textures.  The jute bow and the sanded, dry-embossed card panel add texture to the card.

Thanks for stopping by,