Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CASology #128: DATE

Hello, friends!  Happy New Year!  Welcome back to another year filled with CASology Cue Cards!  As we begin this new year, we are very sad to say goodbye to the very talented and amazingly sweet Meghan McMillan...she has always been one of my favorite CAS designers and always will be!  Meghan, it has been a pleasure being a member of the CASology Design Team with you, and I wish you all the best!

We are also very excited to welcome two new Design Team Members...join me in welcoming Hazel Hodgkins and Kymona Tracey to the CASology Design Team!  Be sure to visit their blogs...if you haven't already, you will quickly realize how uber-talented they are!  We are all excited to have them join the team and I am certain they will inspire us with each new weekly cue.

Now let's get down to business, shall we?  The first cue of 2015 is....drum-roll please....


This week we are sponsored by Cindy B. Designs, so be sure to check out the CASology blog for all the details.

So many dates ran through my mind when I saw this cue.  I just passed my blogaversary on January 1st -- this is my fifth year blogging!  :)  I just celebrated my 45th birthday.  I will celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary this summer.  So many big dates this year!

Funny story.  My husband asked me out on our first date when we were seniors in high school and he took me out to lunch for my 18th birthday.  Two months later he gave me our first Valentine's Day card -- I still have it tucked away.  (I knew he was a keeper!)  Even after seven years of dating and then almost twenty years married, he is still a great date!  That's where I went with the cue card this week -- I made a Valentine's Day card for my husband, my best friend, and the best date a girl could ever ask for!  And, as an added bonus, I know he'll appreciate the humor behind it because he knows that I am afraid of bees! (Well, I prefer to say I'm "hyper-vigilant," not "afraid.")  

Supplies Used:
Square stitched dies by Simon Says Stamp
Image "Watering Can Bee" stamp by Rubber Stampede
Sentiment by Inkadinkado
Ultra-fine glitter (on wings)


Speaking of Valentine's Day:  If you are interested in making Valentine's Day cards for a great cause, check out THIS post.  I've participated in Winter's Cards from the Heart Card Drive for several years, and I'm always happy to do so!  Check out her blog for all the rules and details.



What does DATE bring to mind for you?  I can't wait to see!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the inspiring posts by our Design Team and our Guest Designer this week, too!

Guest Designer: Nonni

I know this was a wordy post, wasn't it?  Thanks for hangin' in there!
As always, thanks for visiting,
Judy

19 comments:

  1. Judy, I love the story behind this card! He certainly was a keeper! That is such a sweet Valentine's card. He will undoubtedly love it!

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  2. Very cute image and sentiment, together with your stitched borders they make such a sweet card! GD Nonni

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  3. Please go on, Judy... I love your story-book romance! Congrats on all of those special days-to-remember. Your card is just darling, fabulous coloring .... hmmm another little bumble-bee card comes to mind...
    =] Michele

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  4. Aww I love the story of you and your hubby! He sounds like a great guy - the perfect partner for such a great gal! Those little bees are pretty darn cute (surely they'd never sting anyone….) and your shading is gorgeous!

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  5. This is super sweet - Love the back story, too!

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  7. What an adorable card, Judy! That image is so sweet! I am also deathly afraid of bees!

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  8. So cute Judy and I love the hyper vigilant not afraid, will need to remember that one :)

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  9. What a sweet story and adorable card. I'm sure your DH will love it. Off to check out the card drive.

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  10. Aww...this is so cute, Judy! And that's quite a bit of 'dates' you have going on! ;) Happy 5th year on your blog! Happy belated birthday (not sure how I missed that)! :)

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  11. This is such a happy card, Judy! Your hubby sounds like a great guy, and I'm sure he is going to love it, too!
    Belated Happy Birthday and Blog Anniversary! Thank you so much for selecting my card as your fave in the last challenge...I really appreciate it :) And, thanks for the link to Winter's Card Drive!

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  12. Congratulations on your blogaversary, Judy ... and Belated Happy Birthday! What a romantic tale and what a cute card ... most adorable! Anita :)

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  13. Congrats on your blogaversary Judy! What a cute cute card! Love those little bees all nestled in the watering can together and the stitched borders!

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  14. Five years! Congrats to you for this, and for all the upcoming 'dates'!! Very sweet little bee card. Amazing coloring! I'm guessing your DH will adore this. He sounds like a keeper!! Bev

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  15. Sweet post Judy, lovely.. Revel in the fact that I am OLDER than you are!!! Ha! I have a keeper too.. Yay for the KEEPERS!!! ...and we are keepers too of course! Happy belated birthday! My resolution this year is to REALLY try to get card in the mail again... I am good then fall off the wagon!!!

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  16. Hey Judy!! Thank you for sharing such a great story. I hope to find that type of love. Your card is super doper cute!! I love the bees in water can, super cute. I'm such a big fan of the stitched edges.

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  17. Judy i love the date in the teapot!! Ca-ute!

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  18. I love the story behind your card and your hubby is a romantic Boy as your high school time...I never get any valentines card from my ex BF hehehe.also lucky you....and your crd is so so cuute with that Bee...I love that cute Image Judy and you colored adorable and love the all white on your card...hugs, Monika

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