Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CASology Week 126: Snow





Good morning and happy Tuesday everyone.  Well, Christmas is almost upon us and it is finally getting a little chilly and wet in San Diego.  How fitting that our cue word this week at CASology is SNOW.  It's not cold enough for snow here, but I've got some pretty snowflake dies from Lil Inker that will do the trick.




So, what about you?   How does the word SNOW inspire you?  Can you look out your window and see the real thing?   Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by SNOW.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah--Happy Chanukah to any of my readers who might be celebrating the Festival of Lights tonight.  I pretended that my family got me a gift certificate to PTI for Chanukah and placed a big, fat, juicy order last night.  Hopefully it will arrive sometime in the next 8 days.  Happy Chanukah to me!


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Joyce Mehrberg (that's me)
Guest Designer: Laura

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Glittery Cards and Holiday Treats






This weekend, I decided to play along again at Poppystamps and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  I pulled out a giant pad of glitter paper and 2 Poppystamps dies, and got going.  It was fun and not too messy, as the paper already had glitter.  I made three cards that I am linking up to  Poppystamps Challenge #3:  Sparkle and Shine and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Bling it On.

This one is my favorite.  I cut strips of glitter paper and laid them down on my card front in as close to rainbow order as I could.  Then, just covered it with a die cut Happy Birthday Background. 



This card was actually the first one I made.  I die cut the Happy Birthday Background three times and stuck them together to get some dimension.  Then, I filled in one of the Happy Birthday words with the white letters and then some turquoise glitter paper.



I am entering both of these birthday cards at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.

Last, I used the left over rainbow strips to make a Thank You card.


I've been busy making holiday treats.  Here is a peek at some mints I made.


They were quite easy to make and very yummy.  I kind of combined both of these recipes here and here.

I packed a dozen or so in a glassine bag.



And sealed the bag with a sticker.



That's it for me today.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Birthday and Holiday Cards





Yesterday, I spent 50 minutes in exercise class admiring the top that the instructor was wearing.  I was too embarrassed to ask if I could take a photo of her top, but when I got home, I created a water color panel inspired by that top.  I turned that panel into a card, using stamps from Hero Arts and Neat & Tangled.  I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday, and will give this card to my friend from that exercise class, as it is her birthday tomorrow.  I wonder if she will recognize our instructor's shirt?






My holiday card for today uses the colors from this week's Colour Me Striking--Navy and Silver.  I used a piece of silver foil paper from Add a Little Dazzle cut with the Mod Snowflake Background from Poppystamps and layered on top of a piece of Enchanted Evening paper.  I embossed my sentiment in white on Enchanted Evening, and popped it up with foam tape.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Bling it on and Poppystamps Challenge #3:  Sparkle and Shine.





The photo is not quite capturing how shiny that foil paper is, but trust me that it could light up a room.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Make it Monday #192, CASology 125: Silver and Simon Says Wednesday




I made a card for a friend who is going to Minnesota to see some specialists about her heart.  I decided to use this week's Make it Monday technique for the card--and I used a heart as my die cut.

Here is the card all folded up.  I used Doodlebug Take Note paper because it is so colorful and cheery.




More happy rainbows inside the card.




The cue word at CASology #125 this week is SILVER, and I made both a Chanukah card and a Christmas card.  You can see my Chanukah card here, and today I am posting my Christmas card.  Doesn't get much easier than this--A sentiment in the shape of a Christmas tree by Hero Arts--stamped once in Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Bling it On challenge.



That's it for me today.


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CASology Week 125: Silver




It's time for a new CASology challenge.  There were so many wonderful entries in the gallery last week for OLD.  It was so very hard to select a winner.  This week, our cue word is SILVER.  I am in holiday mode now, and I like using silver embossing on holiday cards.  I've got a Happy Hanukkah card today, and I will have a Christmas card later on in the week.



Here is a close up where you can better see the silver embossing powder as well as the Glossy Accents that represent the lit candles.



So, what about you?   How does the word SILVER inspire you?  Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by SILVER.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple. 


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Joyce Mehrberg (that's me)
Guest Designer: Ren

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

2 Quick Cards







I've got 2 quick cards for these three challenges:  Make it Monday #191:  Glittered Frames, ColourQ #270 and CAS(E) This Sketch #102


I used Beautiful Blooms II and made my glittered frame using Scor Tape and MS white glitter.  I like how you can kind of see through the glitter to the stamping below.  This is the second card I made because I was not wild about my first attempt.



This is my first attempt at combining all three of these challenges.  I liked my panel  just fine until I put the glittered frame on.  My daughter came into my office, took one look at it and said that the gold was too much.  I agreed with her.  I used some Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter--I had been hoarding my little jar of this stuff and decided it was time to use it.  I think it overwhelmed the card.  Oh well.  I pulled out WPlus9 Pretty Peonies and Pretty Little Peonies for this card, and had fun playing with those sets.



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop





I am participating in this very special blog hop today to honor and thank the team at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine for all their support and inspiration over the years.   You should have arrived here from Tasnim's blog.  I'll be brief, as the hop is long. 



I used the sketch at The Challenge #20 for my card, in honor of the fact that my bestie Kim is now on their Design Team (Yay Kim!)


Good Bye Paper Crafts (boo hoo)  Heartfelt thanks for all the inspiration you provided over the years, and for the role you played in developing the industry we so enjoy and love.  Best of luck in all your next endeavors.

Next up on the hop is Sabrina.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and The Card Concept









This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for my CASology post, please click here.

I am popping in quickly to share a card I made several days ago, but didn't realize that one of the challenges was ending.  I am throwing my hat into the ring for the Addicted to Stamps and More DT by playing along in their Holiday challenge.  I am also playing along at The Card Concept #24 with a tag on a card and snow and/or snowman.  I am entering in the category of Clean and Layered.


Don't forget to check out this week's CASology Challenge.  The cue word is a fun one!

Edited to add that I am also linking up at The Mixed Media Card Challenge #6 (thanks, Lyndal), where the challenge is home.




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CASology Week 124: Old





It's time for a new CASology challenge.  This week, our cue word is OLD.  I am excited to see what everyone does with this word, as it seems like it could be open to all sorts of interpretations.  I decided to use some old supplies for this challenge.  I picked out one of the very first wooden stamps I ever bought and paired it with one of my oldest sentiment sets.  They are both from Hero Arts.  Loved them back when and still love them now.


I stamped Silly Scape using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored a rainbow using various Copic markers.  I ended up cutting my panel in the wrong place after I had spent so long coloring, so I cut out the entire image and popped it up on a new panel cut to the proper size.  After coloring, I covered the entire image in Wink of Stella, and used Glossy Accents on the clock face.  I used the sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping #314.



So, what about you?   How does the word OLD inspire you?  Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by OLD.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple. 


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Joyce Mehrberg (that's me)
Guest Designer: Maureen

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