Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CASology #153: POP

Hello, friends!  I think we are in for a bit of a challenge this week at CASology...check out our new cue card for the week!

My mind raced when I saw the cue "POP."  Soda pop.  Popping bubbles.  Grandpop. Pop music.  Pop culture.  How on earth do you make a card using any of those ideas...or at least a card you might actually send to someone?

Then I came across this adorable image ("Kitty with Balloon") by our awesome sponsor, Serendipity Stamps.  What is more certain to pop than a balloon held by a cat? That sure sounds risky to me!  :)

I stamped the image on white card stock, colored the image with Copics and paper-pieced the balloon with the same paper I used on the inside of the card.  I then fussy-cut the image and adhered it to the white card front, die cutting the bottom corner using a Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Borders 1" die (also purchased through Serendipity Stamps).  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on the same curve as my card.  

Stamps by Serendipity Stamps and Hero Arts

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

Guest Designer: Conil

Our Wonderful Sponsor: Serendipity Stamps

This will be my last post for several weeks...I'll be taking a blogging break this month to spend time off with my family.  I'll be back to blogging by the end of the month...see you then!
Thanks for visiting,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Addicted to CAS #66: Splash

Hello, friends!  I'm back with a card I made for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS #66: Splash.

I'm making a few cards to include in the package I'm sending to Operation Write Home as part of their final "Finish Strong" Campaign. They will not be accepting any more cards after August 1st.  I wanted to make a few "miss you" cards to include with my other donations, and I thought this code word would be a good start.

The Alley Way Stamps "Sea Mates"
Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday "Missing You"
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1
Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles dies
Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone shadow ink
My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie Papers 6x6 pad 
Glossy Accents

As always, thanks for stopping by!

The Card Concept #38: Miss You

Hello, friends!  I was able to make a few cards today because my youngest son has a fever and therefore we are not going anywhere.  He's taking a nap, so I was able to make a card in between the usual household tasks.

Today I'm playing with the color challenge at The Card Concept #38.  I think my card fits the definition of "clean and simple," maybe "clean and layered?"  I definitely was inspired by the colors this week!


I am getting ready to send in a final bunch of cards to Operation Write Home as they begin to wind down operations with their "Finish Strong" campaign.  They will not be accepting cards after August 1st, so I figured this is a good time to send them off.  I wanted to add a few "miss you" cards to the stash I'm sending, and this is one of them.

(Note that I know they don't accept cards with glitter for safety reasons, but this butterfly was cut from glitter card stock and I tested it, as they recommend, to make sure none rubs off when I scrape it with my finger.  Not one fleck of glitter came off.)

Papertrey Ink "Mehndi Medallion" stamp set
Jane's Doodles "Big Sentiments" stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Chrissy & Leanna butterfly dies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles dies
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Wet Cement shadow ink
DCWV glitter paper

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Challenge #40: Nautical & SSS Anything Goes

Hello, friends!  I'm back with another nautical card for The Challenge #40 where the theme is "Nautical."  I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

The cue card at CASology is also "nautical," but I wasn't sure this card was clean and simple enough for the challenge since I have several layers and not a lot of white space. Honestly, this one is more of a "clean and layered" look, not quite simple.

I played with my Sweet Stamp Shop "Sail Away Sayings" set and layered the image on some die cut DCWV gold glitter paper.  I think blue, white and gold are very nautical together...just like you see in the photo above!

I colored in the block letters with a Sakura Gelly Roll "Clear Star" glitter pen for some sparkle and interest.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CASology #152: NAUTICAL

Hello, friends!  This week things are getting nautical at CASology!

I immediately thought of a cute retired stamp set I recently bought by the Sweet Stamp Shop called "Sail Away Sayings."  I colored in the block letters with a Sakura Gelly Roll "Clear Star" glitter pen for some sparkle.  The dry-embossed bottom edge also serves as an "anchor" for my whole card.

I'm also linking up my card to The Challenge #40 where the theme is also "Nautical."  How about that!

Be sure to link up your clean and simple NAUTICAL card by noon on Monday (Central time).  Check out the definition of "clean and simple" at the CASology blog HERE if you aren't sure what that means! You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs!

Guest Designer: Barb

Our Wonderful Sponsor:  Melon Door Lighthouse

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CASology #151: KIDS

Hello, friends!   It's that time again...time for our new CASology cue card.  This week it's all about KIDS!

Meet my four kids.

Well, not really, but I was thinking of them when I made this birthday card for my husband, their dad...a card from all of them.  They ALL got a chuckle out of this one...and they all knew which little monster represented them!  :)

Monster images from Recollections
Sentiment from Paper Smooches
Glossy Accents, Copic markers, white enamel accents

Be sure to link up your KIDS 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 week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Claire
Our Wonderful Sponsor:  Your Next Stamp 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Hello, friends!  I'm back today with a new CASology cue card!

'Tis the season for graduations...from preschool to graduate school, students across the U.S.A. are graduating.  I guess our cue card this week has perfect timing!

I made a classic black and white card with  a layer of sparkle.  You could make this same design using school colors, too, but I played it safe and neutral so it could work for anyone.

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Tag Its #4
DCWV glitter card stock
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder (one of a "Happy Birthday" 2-pack)
Spellbinders circle dies, corner rounder, foam tape  

Be sure to link up your GRADUATION card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the variety of graduation cards made by our Design Team and Guest Designer this week, too!

Guest Designer: Sarah
Our Wonderful Sponsor: STAMPlorations 
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