Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology #245: GROW

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

I looked up some quotes related to the cue word and found a few inspiring thoughts I wanted to share...maybe these will spark an idea for a card!

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney

“Wildflowers don’t care where they grow.” – Dolly Parton

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Abraham Lincoln

I also came across a very old (as in 1997 old) sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up! that states, "Love grows when shared."  It happened to fit right into a mug image from STAMPlorations, our sponsor this week.  I embossed it in white, then watercolored the mug using Barn Door distress ink.  I fussy cut the mug and placed onto a Hero Arts woven fabric image stamped in khaki ink.

Stamps: STAMPlorations (Sketchy Coffee Cups); Hero Arts (Large Delicate Woven Fabrics), Stampin' Up! (sentiment)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice); Simon Says Stamp (Khaki); Distress Ink (Barn Door)

I can't wait to see how you interpret the cue card this week!  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 week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Lisa

Our Sponsor This Week: STAMPlorations

Just a little note that I am taking a little family adventure this week so I am sorry I will not be around to visit your blogs.  I'll catch up when we get home!  I do hope you'll play along with the cue this week!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Your mug looks especially nice against that background, Judy! A great take on the challenge!

  2. Oh, this is so sweet, Judy!

  3. Love the cute red mug against the textured looking kraft background! This is darling Judy!

  4. Sweet card, and love all the quotes.

  5. ooh I love that burlap under your coffee cup
    I think you must be Masked it and added it
    love love the efffect that loooks like it has a burlap on the table under your coffee cup
    and the sentiment is FIT with the theme
    Clever card my friend Judy
    I just have time join again at CASology will be thrilled if you like to see my Lamb Grow card
    hug from Munich

  6. Judy, I love your choice of quotes! Each so inspiring! I think it's fair to say that we never stop growing. In truth, I find the growing pains more acute as an adult.;-) I love this delightful coffee cup with its apt quote on its burlap mat - something very comforting about burlap in my opinion. Hoping that you are having a wonderful and well-deserved holiday with your family!


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