Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CASology #44: BLOOM

Hello, friends!  I was so inspired by all the HEXAGON cards entered at CASology last week, and now I am excited to see what you all come up with for this week's cue:

 
This is the time of year when co-workers announce their retirement at the end of the school year, so I find myself in need of several cards right about now!  I made two clean and simple cards -- female and male versions; I will definitely need more, but this is a good start.

I was so happy to finally ink up the WPlus9 "Folk Art Florals" stamps I received this past Christmas...I love the variety of mix-and-match blooms and leaves in that set!  I added a few small pearls to the feminine version, while a few dabs of Stickles on the masculine version was enough.



Materials Used for Both Cards:
Stamps: WPlus9 "Folk Art Florals," Hero Arts "Just Find Me"
Inks: Hero Arts shadow and mid-tone inks, black dye ink
Other: Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" embossing folder, Hero Arts Pearls and gems "Sunshine Mixed Accents" on female card, Stickles "Waterfall" on male card


I can't wait to see what BLOOM means to you!  Link up your clean and simple card by 4:00 p.m. (CDT) Sunday, and check out the cards by our wonderful guest designer and design team, too!


Judy Marino --> that's me!

Guest Designer: Barb Ghigliotty
 
 
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!
Judy

26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous way to showcase a sentiment, Judy! These are soooo pretty!

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  2. How pretty Judy - I was admiring your stitching and then realised you've used an embossing folder...must get me one of those!

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  3. Love that you did a masculine and feminine version, Judy! Love the little flowers!

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  4. Your cards are just beautiful, Judy! I love that you created a masculine version, too (my dh loves flowers)! Love the sentiment, too!

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  5. Hola Judy, thank you for your comment last week:D.
    Great idea one card for woman and one for man, so clever and very interesting work with the colours for each one, i like yours soft colours and your embossing folder is a great idea!!!, well done Judy!!!gorgeous cards.
    Hugs from Palma

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  6. You created a perfect layout that works equally well for guys and gals! Love the flowers and the frame around your sentiment is lovely!

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  7. Pretty and folksy - I can't decide which colour combination I like better!

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  8. Beautiful! I love how you framed your sentiment!

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  9. These are perfect retirement cards, Judy! Both color schemes are pretty and I love the way you've showcased the wonderful sentiment!!

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  10. Beautiful cards Judy! So springy.

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  11. two beautiful cards Judy :) I love the cuttlebug folder (must add that to my list .. LOL ) x

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  12. Lovin' that cb embossing folder in your designs! Very lovely way to frame the sentiment!

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  13. A stitched embossing folder?? LOVE that! I don't know how you stamped that flowery oval so perfectly- it looks fabulous!
    Great cards, Judy!

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  14. What a sweet scene! I cannot believe that I do not have that stamp set - I LOVE what you have done with it!

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  15. Judy I just love your soft garland of blooms surrounding your sentiment! Very pretty cards ;)

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  16. These are gorgeous, Judy! I love how the softness of the frame images make the sentiment pop. And you've inspired me to pull out that WPlus9 set and try it out!

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  17. beautiful set of cards, judy! I love how you created your frame for the sentiment!

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  18. Oh my, these are soooo pretty! I love these Judy!

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  19. Hello there, I'm loving your soft and clever stamping, your cards turned out beautifully :D

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  20. These cards are so wonderful--and I like how you have a male and female version.

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  21. Love the floral frame for the great sentiment ~ fantastic retirement cards!

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  22. Lovely design--would work for lots of occasions. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. These are so delightful, Judy ... what wonderful colour palettes and such glorious floral frames! Anita :)

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  24. such a pretty card and a fabulous sentiment!

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  25. These are beautiful Judy and what beautiful soft colours!

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  26. Such beautiful cards! Perfect stamping!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy