September 16, 2014

CASology Week #113 - Grass!

This week's CASology cue card is:


I had A LOT of trouble with this prompt.  I'm not sure why but I did.  I created at least 3 other cards before I got to this one:

Supplies:  Stamps and dies [Lawn Fawn].

Just so you know, this card is A4 sized [3 1/2" x 5"].  Love that size!

Just for fun, here is one of my failed attempts:

which is pretty similar to this card by Heather Campbell.  Sigh!  I guess the layout stuck in my head and once it was all done, I thought it look kind of familiar.  So I went to my Pinterest boards and there it was.  Rejected!  I can't show you the other cards because I destroyed them.  Sigh!

So I am really interested to see how you tackle GRASS!

We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations.  Have you seen their September release?  Wow!

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!

September 09, 2014

CASology Week #112...Three!

It's Tuesday so it must be time for a new CASology cue card!

I went understated with my card this week.  Can you guess where my "three" is?

Supplies:  Stamps [Mama Elephant], Dies [Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Lawn Fawn]

I coveted the Bootastic stamps and dies from Mama Elephant and had to wait a while for both to be in stock at the same time.  That witch girl stamps is totally adorable!  The sentiment is an original Silhouette cut file.

We are sponsored this week by My Creative Classroomhttp://www.craftclassesonline.com/!  Have you seen their classes....wow!

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!

September 02, 2014

CASology #111 ~ Under

And it's that time again....a new cue card for CASology!


There are so many ways to interpret this cue card!  I went with a super easy one....putting my sentiment "under" my main image.

Supplies:  Cardstock [Neenah, American Crafts], Stamp [Gorjuss from here], 

I saw this card and LOVED the stamp.  Found a Canadian source for it too.  I need to work on my Copic hair colouring but I loved colouring this fun image!  I should have masked the stamp name info but didn't even see it until I was photographing it.  Too late to do much about it!  My husband says she looks odd without a mouth. What does he know, right?  :)  Can I just say that Gorjuss stamps are just so amazing to work with!  Love the red rubber and they have a coloured backing so I didn't have to stress about what colours to use!

We are sponsored this week by the always generous Cindy Coutts!

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 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!