November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

I loved Nichole's inspiration pictures for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

Supplies:  Card Stock [Recollections 110 lb], Design Paper [Lawn Fawn], Dies [Papertrey Ink], Button [Papertrey Ink], Twine [American Crafts]

I die cut two Damask Snowflakes for my card base.  I scored one about an inch from the top and adhered it to another.  A folded paper rosette made with some Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy 12 x 12 paper was adhered on top.  At this point I was a teeny bit worried if it would stand up or just fall over.  Lo and behold, it stood up!  So I die cut the smallest Fancy Flake die and left the bits intact.  An Aqua Mist button, a Tiny Tag stamped with a sentiment from Tiny Treats Christmas followed.  It might look dainty but it is actually very sturdy!  The props are just there to add some colour to the photo.

Can't wait to see what everyone else is creating for the Blog Hop!

CASology Week #123 - Eat!

It's time for another CASology cue card:


This is such a fun cue word!  I thought I would channel my inner funny person and use a "punny" sentiment.  I wasn't sure what to use so I went to Pinterest and searched for "food puns."  Look what I found.

Supplies:  Love'n Breakfast, Lawn Fawn, Card Stock [Neenah]

I went pretty tame with a sentiment that was in an older Lawn Fawn set Love'n Breakfast.

Our sponsor this week is Add a Little Dazzle.

Remember that you have until Monday at noon [CST] to submit your card!

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
Meghan --> you're here!
Gillian
Kimberly
Joyce
May

November 18, 2014

CASology Week #122 :: Flag!

It's time for another CASology cue card:


I'm in the festive mood after last week's 25 Days of Tags "Festive" cue card!  Since we created tags last week, I figured it might be time to bust out a festive card!

And here is my card:
Supplies:  Stamps [Lawn Fawn, Stampin Up], Card Stock [Neenah], Dies [Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant], Punch [Stampin Up]

I had a lot of fun balancing these sweet little birdies on their twig.  I originally had just the birds, twig and banners/flags on an A2 card but they seemed a little lost so I added a small frame to draw the eye toward the center.  I used a stamp and punch set from Stampin Up that I won from Lori Hairston's blog.  She has links to some of the most adorable clip art out there!

We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations! Their November release is live as of yesterday so you might want to 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
Meghan --> you're here!
Gillian
Kimberly
Joyce
May

November 11, 2014

CASology Week #121 ~ Festive!!

It's time for another CASology cue card:


This week the CASology design team is participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Tags of Christmas.  So our cards aren't cards this week, they are tags!


Here is my tag:



Supplies:  Cardstock [Neenah], Dies [Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp], Stamp [Taylored Expressions]

I actually found it pretty difficult to create a clean and simple tag.  My first try was so not clean and simple.  I had to just play for a while with some snowflake dies and a tag to find a layout I liked that was also clean and simple.

I want to reassure you that you DO NOT have to create a tag to take part in the challenge.  You can still create a card using the cue card "Festive" but if you want to create a tag that would be amazing!  If you want to be super clever, you could create a card with a tag on it!

I really hope you stop by Tracey's blog and check out her 25 Tags of Christmas.  Tracey has lined up prizes from the following amazing companies:

Reverse Confetti

But wait, there's more!  Comment on this post before midnight on Wednesday November 26.  I'll pick a random comment and pass that name along to Tracey to be included in the draw.  All winners will be drawn on Friday November 28. 

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

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

November 06, 2014

Oops....

For those of you who saw my post before I took it down, my Paper Crafter's Library post is actually Thursday November 13, not Thursday November 6.  My mistake.  I hope you'll pop over there next Thursday to check it out!

Paper Crafter's Library Featured Artist Sneak Peek!

Hey!  I'm being featured on Paper Crafter's Library today!  I cropped a small bit from one of my projects.  I hope you can pop by and take a look!


See you there!

November 04, 2014

CASology Week #120 Sea!

It's time for another CASology cue card:


And here is my card:


I have become slightly [every so slightly, mind you] obsessed with the card on this post by Nichol Magouirk.  I recreated her card myself [with my own twists of course].  Now her card is not what I would classify as a clean and simple one.  So, I took the individual elements and made separate cards with them.

Just for fun, here is another:


I think featuring portions of a not-so clean and simple card that you love and then turning it into a card more in your style is a great way to "make a card style your own."

Our sponsor this week is the oh-so-generous Cindy from Cindy B Designs.

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