August 26, 2014

CASology #110: Letter!

Okay, quickly, what was your first thought when you saw this week's cue card?


Mine was a letter, you know the kind we used to mail a lot more than we do now?  However, that is not the direction I went...

I went with letter, as in letters make up words.  I suppose I could have gone with an alphabet background somewhere but I was having too much fun with one of Laura Bassen's seriously creative techniques I learned in Online Card Classes Watercolor for Card Makers class.  I watched this video 5 or 6 times before I felt comfortable even trying the technique.  In fact, I downloaded it [totally legal by the way] so I could watch it over and over.  This was my second attempt at the technique and I just LOVE it!

August 19, 2014

Casology #109....Java!

Hey CAS fans!  This week it's all about that brown liquid that some of us adore and some of us avoid.  I'm kind of in the middle.  I have one cup of coffee a day, in the morning, and that's it!  How about you?  Are you a java junkie?

Anyhoo, about the challenge this week at CASology . . .


. . . well this can go so many ways.  Yep, it's coffee but it's also a programming language.  It's an island, too!

And here is my take:

Supplies:  [Design Paper MME, Dies [Lil Inkers, Simon Says Stamp], Stamps [Papertrey Ink, Papersmooches]

Don't you just love the little coffee beans as the shaking part of this shaker card?!  This sentiment is so versatile as well, right?

We are sponsored this week by Precious Remembrance.  Have you seen their mason jar stamps?  So cute!

Stop by the CASology blog and check out how this week's guest designer and the other design team members tackle this challenge:

Melissa CASology Creator/Coordinator
Ardyth
Jen
Tracey
Judy
Kimberly
Gillian
Joyce
May
Meghan --> you're here!

August 12, 2014

CASology #108...It's Magic!

This week's cue card at CASology is:


There is something just so, okay magical, about the word "magic."  I think of fairy tales, top hats that produce rabbits, or even frogs that, okay magically, turn into princes!

With that said, here is my card:

Supplies:  Stamps [Lawn Fawn], Dies [Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant].


There is something just so magical about a castle and I'm sure you all know that Disneyland has a Magic Kingdom and they do a fireworks show each and every night.  So I'm thinking you can see where I got my inspiration from!  This is a fairly generic card that could be used for a birthday, an engagement/wedding or perhaps a congratulations for a job well done.  It might be hard to see but there is quite a bit of Wink of Stella on this baby!

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.  They have a July release with some amazing sketchy birthday stamps.  I hope you check them out!

Stop by the CASology blog and check out how this week's guest designer and the other design team members tackle this challenge:

Melissa CASology Creator/Coordinator
Ardyth
Jen
Tracey
Judy
Kimberly
Gillian
Joyce
May
Meghan --> you're here!

August 08, 2014

Guest Designer at Top Dog Dies!

I was so fortunate to be contacted by the super nice people at Top Dog Dies to do a Guest Designer spot with some previously released dies.  I was so lucky to be sent the Diaper die and Diaper Card Finisher's dies!

Oh my but these were fun to play with.  They were easy to cut in my Big Shot and so much fun to assemble.  Here is a little sneak peek at my cards:


To see the insides, head over to the Top Dog blog and check out my post!  While you're there you can also see an extra project using one of the dies from the Finishers set, but you'll have to stop by the blog to see it!

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

But, don't leave yet....

There is a guest designer giveaway for the month of August!  Use the Rafflecopter entry form on this page!



August 07, 2014

Curtain Call Challenge - Bow Tie

Hey everyone!  A quick post and dash here with my entry into Curtain Call Challenge's August 1 inspiration...bow tie!


As you will see by my card I deviated from the colour combination but zeroed in on the bow tie part.

Supplies:  Stamps [Paper Smooches], Die [Simon Says Stamp], buttons from my stash.


Stretch Your Stamps Day 2

I'm participating in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.

I chose Laura Sterckx ombre background with embossed resist technique to focus on with my project:

Supplies:  Stamps [Lawn Fawn], Die [Papertrey Ink]

White embossing powder and I are not great friends but I'm working on it!  The bow is seam binding scrunched per Danielle Flander's instructions here.  

August 06, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 1 Project

I'm participating in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.


The video from this day that interested me most was by Kristina.  I don't have full sheet background stamps and I'm not likely to use them so I went with what I have [which is a real mantra in their classes..yay!].

Supplies:  Watercolour Card [Strathmore], Stamps [Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink], Markers [Ranger Distress Markers]

I really didn't follow Kristina's layout at all and I didn't slice and dice my image but I'm okay with that!

I'm already behind a bit but that's okay because I'm having fun!