April 23, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush

I saw this card by Maureen Plut and then this card by [wait for it...] Maureen Plut and just had to find some time to participate in this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Confetti Crush.


I own my fair share of sequins but I had this idea to create a shaker card with a different kind of confetti. Now, I know that Easter is over and done with but this card doesn't scream Easter so I'm going to go with it:

Supplies:  Card stock [Recollections 110lb], Stamps [Mama Elephant], Dies [Mama Elephant, Spellbinders]

I'm off to comment on my favourites from the submitted projects....lots of amazing ones!

April 22, 2014

CASology Week #92 :: Garden

"April showers bring May flowers" as the saying goes.  I'm going against the grain and putting some April flowers up today for CASology's cue card this week:


Here is my flower:

Supplies:  Card stock [Neenah], Stamps [Papertrey Ink], Dies [Papertrey Ink, Lawn Fawn], Embossing Folder [Lifestyle Crafts], Inks [Memento Luxe]

We are sponsored this week by Cathy over at Stamps and Scrapbooks.  Oh my goodness but there is just so much going on over there.  Check out this fun flower post and TWO videos that go with!

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 [taking a break this week]
Joyce
May
Meghan --> you're here!

April 20, 2014

Hoppy Easter!

I hope you and your family are celebrating this long weekend in whichever way you choose!  I chose to celebrate this holiday by sending/giving my two amazing adult children a bit of money.

So I created a couple of little cash envelopes.  One I will send [along with a note explaining that I electronically transferred a bit of money to his account] because he lives a few hours and a long ferry ride away and one I will give in person.

Can you guess which card/envelope goes to which child?  Easy peasy, right?


Supplies:  Card stock [Neenah, Bazzill], Stamps [Mama Elephant], Dies [Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp], Patterned Paper [Doodlebug]

Can I just say that I am totally in love with Mama Elephant stamps? 

April 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Just popping by with a quick [super quick] card I made for my daughter.  It fits with the latest Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Animal Antics."

Supplies:  Paper Smooches Party Posse stamp and die

The challenge is to use your Stampendous products for a card if you have them.  Unfortunately, I don't own any Stampendous products so I wasn't able to use them on this card.  Boohoo!

This is a seriously teeny tiny card at 3" x 2".

I had two positive cloud die cuts left over from this post on my desk and I needed a very quick card for my amazing daughter who just found out that she has received a $17,500 scholarship for her Master's degree in Marine Biology!  We are happy dancing and squealing at our house for sure!  I'll write a little congratulations note inside and put it where she can see it.  I am one lucky mama!


Easter Staff Treats

For those of you who regularly read my blog, you will have seen my other staff treat posts here and here.

I have started a tradition of providing a small, sweet treat for the office staff at the school where I work.  I am thankful for all of them for many different reasons.  I am fortunate, right now, to also have an administration that I can work with so I am including them this year.

So here are two samples of the 10 Easter treats I made:


Supplies: Card Stock [Recollections, Neenah], Patterned Paper [Dear Lizzy], Stamps [Mama Elephant], Dies [Mama Elephant, Simon Says Stamp]

I used up some of my older 12 x 12 papers that I was hoarding for some weird reason.  No one else does this, right?  :)

The bag is this cut file.  I noticed that Nichol Magouirk used the same file!  Great minds think alike, right?  I actually had the bags all cut and put together before I saw this video.  Really!

Hope you enjoy your extra-long long weekend!  I know I will!

April 15, 2014

CASology Week # 91 Note!

Take note...this week's cue card is:


And here is my take:

Supplies:  Card Stock [Neenah], Patterned Paper [Studio Calico Darling Deer], Ink [Heidi Swapp], Die [Lawn Fawn]

We are sponsored this week by Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.   Love their "sweet" designs.

As a final note, I'd like to say a fond farewell to Maureen Merrit a CASology teamie who has found her plate just too full and has had to step down from our design team.  I love her gorgeous clean and simple style and to say that she has inspired me once or twice is to underestimate her talent!  We will miss you Maureen!  Stop by often!

Stop by the CASology blog and check out how this week's guest designer Dena 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!

April 08, 2014

CASology Week #90 :: Wet!

CASology's cue card this week is all wet...literally!


April showers bring May flowers my mom always said to me when I was a kid.  I have an April birthday and it always seemed to be raining on my birthday.  It never really made me feel better because who cares about flowers that aren't even there yet when it's your birthday and you want sunshine!

So....

Supplies:  Card stock (Neenah), Patterned Paper [Lawn Fawn], Stamps [Lawn Fawn], Journalling card [Becky Higgins]

No rain here but no sun either.  The wet refers to the ocean, which last time I checked, was wet!

We are sponsored this week by STAMPlorations.   Be sure to check out their fabulous stamps!

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 [taking a wee break this week]
Judy
Maureen
Kimberly
Gillian
Joyce
May
Meghan --> you're here!