Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CASology #237: SCORE

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

There are so many ways to go with this cue!  I thought of my son's frequent soccer practices and games and how, as goalie, he works hard to prevent the other team from scoring.  I thought of my job as a school psychologist in which I frequently score behavior checklists and cognitive tests.  I thought of the musical scores my three high-school-age kids are heavily involved with as their spring musical quickly approaches. However, my stamps helped me make my final decision...thanks to our sponsor, STAMPlorations, for helping my final cards come together!

These cards are for my two oldest children who will soon be taking an SAT review class as they prepare to take the college entrance examinations in June.  They are hoping the class will help raise their scores!

For both cards, I printed the digital image (a freebie from STAMPlorations a while back), then watercolored the images with distress inks.  The sentiment is from the STAMPlorations "Noteworthy" set and I hope it will inspire them to do their best.

I'll be linking up this second card to the current Addicted to CAS: Challenge #105 Wood as I used my Hero Arts woodgrain background on my card base.

In addition, I'll link both cards up to the current STAMPlorations February CAS Card Challenge (without the color twist) as well as the STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Supplies Used:
STAMPlorations ("Noteworthy" and free digi image of books/cup); Hero Arts woodgrain background stamp
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye

I can't wait to see how you interpret the SCORE 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: Barb

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, February 17, 2017

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release Date stamp set!

Here is a sneak peek of my project:

I hope you will head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CASology #236: ROMANCE

Hello, friends!  Happy Valentine's Day!  We are back today with a very fitting cue card at  CASology.

Our sponsor this week is Uniko Studio and they are celebrating their five year anniversary this month! Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone, Uniko!

I made a romantic Valentine for my husband using a pretty digital heart and sentiment from our sponsor.  By selectively coloring the flowers and using a soft pastel color, I kept my overall design clean and simple.

While I'm at it, I'll also be linking this card up to the current Uniko "Anything Goes" Challenge...I definitely did the optional twist of love, too!

What does ROMANCE bring to mind for you?  A good book?  A lovely floral pattern?  Your sweetheart?  I can't wait to see!  Be sure to link up ROMANCE cards 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!

Guest Designer: Skye

Our Sponsor This Week:  Uniko

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paper Smooches February Challenge: Love

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping in today with a quick post to share a mini gift card I made for the current Paper Smooches February Challenge: LOVE.

I made this 3x3 card for my son to give his girlfriend for Valentine's Day; he attached it to a bouquet of flowers and it was the perfect size!

For this card, I used the Paper Smooches "Roses" dies along with some patterned papers and foil papers.  I die cut the flower and leaves using white card stock, then did it again using the special papers and adhered them on top of the white base for some dimension.

I love the smooth shine the foil papers provide in the right light!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Release at Precious Remembrance Shop!

Hello, friends!  I'm so excited to share the new stamp set release and participate in the design team's blog hop at Precious Remembrance Shop starting today!  Here is the latest release!

You should have arrived here from the amazingly talented Sue Lelli's blog; if you want to start from the beginning, here is the line-up!

Judy Marino --> you are here!

I have some good news to share, too!  This set will be on sale for $12.99 during our release blog hop running from today (Wednesday) through Friday...get it at the discounted price while you can!

OK, now on to my project.  I have been skirting around the planners that are so very popular these days...but that ended when I received this stamp set.  I couldn't resist any longer!  I pulled out a mini binder I have had in my stash for some time and cut down some cardstock to fit it (the pages are approximately 5.5" x 8.5").  

My first project for my planner is a calendar page for February, and I plan to make one for every month left this year using this Date stamp set.

I started out by stamping the grid for the month and year, using red ink in honor of Valentine's Day this month.  I stamped the numbers for the calendar, then drew boxes with a fine tip Sharpie and a ruler.  Easy peasy!

Next up, I designed a section at the bottom of the page to keep track of birthdays this month.  I used a variety of PRS stamp sets including Coffee Love (winking smiley face), Fall Colors (splatters and text box), Oh So Fun (happy birthday), and Positive Thoughts (heart).  I finished off the page by adding washi tape accents for some extra color.

OK, so you might have guessed...there is a chance to win this stamp set!  Simply leave a comment to the shop's blog post and each designer's blog and let us know your thoughts about our newest set!  Good luck! :)
One lucky winner of the stamp set will be chosen randomly. 
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* Giveaway is open until Friday, February 10, 2017 Midnight EST.

Thanks for stopping by...now hop along to Stephanie's blog for more inspiration!

Have a great day and happy hopping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CASology #235: HERO

Hello, friends!  It's time for our new cue card at CASology and this week it is all about your HERO!

When you look up this word, you will find two meanings...
  1. 1
    a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
  2. 2
    another term for submarine sandwich.

I decided to go with the first definition, thinking of all the women in my life who have been heroic and brave in their battles (e.g., againt cancer and other challenges) and who are definitely courageous, outstanding and noble in my opinion.

I used a pretty "Tea Time" tea cup from our sponsor, Avery Elle, and watercolored it with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  The steam was stamped in Hickory Smoke distress ink, then outlined with a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen.  The sentiment is from Dyane Reaveley's Ranger Ink Dylusions "Clearly the Right Words" stamp set.

Can you see the sparkle in the steam?

What does HERO mean to you?  I can't wait to see your projects!  Be sure to link up your HERO card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the unique interpretations of the cue by our Design Team and Guest Designer, too!

Guest Designer: Dena

Our Sponsor This Week:  Avery Elle

Thanks for visiting,