Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CASology Week 114: Flutter



Happy Tuesday, my friends.  It's time for another cue word at CASology.  This week, our cue word is FLUTTER.  What will you think of this week?  Perhaps the flutter of a beating heart?  I went with my first thought, which was butterfly.  I used the same set I used last week, only this week I just used the dies.


I've been seeing so much vellum around lately, so I decided to jump right on that trend.  I cut a solid butterfly from Life is Beautiful out of Raspberry Fizz paper and layered a detailed butterfly die cut out of vellum right on top.  I adhered using 1/8 inch score tape just in the middle, then covered it up with some pearls.

Now, it is your turn.  What do you think of when you see the word FLUTTER?  Have some fun with the cue word FLUTTER, and then please link up your creation on the CASology blog by Monday at noon (CST). 

Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by FLUTTER.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Get Well Soon and Thinking of You






Hello and happy Monday.  Despite my house guests, I was able to sneak a bit of crafting time in this weekend.  My first card uses this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #93 and the challenge at Lawnscaping #90: Critters Galore. I broke open my NBUS Lawn Fawn Get Well set to make this get well card suitable for a young person--always good to have one or two of those in my stash.  I die cut, stamped and colored the little images from the set, and then adhered them at various heights to my card front, which I impressed with my PTI Hexagon Cover Plate for a little quilted dimension.






If I were not over the limit, I would be linking up at Darnell's NBUS challenge--but I am mentioning it here just in case you have been living in a cave or under a rock--and you are not familiar with this challenge.  Use something new, link up here, and get a chance to win a fabulous prize.






I am entering my next card at ColourQ #259 and Sweet Sunday Sketch #237.    I used the extra pieces from the LID Stitches and Stripes Cover Plate, and ended up inadvertently flipping the sketch.  The flowers are from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals, and the stripes are the extra pieces from the LID Stitches and Swirls Cover Plate.




I am also entering both of these cards at Simon Says Monday Stencils or Stamps--because of the stamping.  I'm off to do a little blog visiting now.

  
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Make it Monday #180 and NBUS #2






Happy Saturday.  I am popping in to share a card I made for this week's Make it Monday #180, where Ashley has a fun little video explaining paper weaving.  I used some NBUS on this card--a PB&J paper pad from Basic Grey, so I am entering at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2.



Gotta run, as the in-laws are visiting.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Muse # 85



Hi there.  I have a card to share for this week's Muse #85, where our inspirational card is provided by Marion Vagg.  I thought her card was absolutely stunning, and wanted to completely replicate it down to the last detail.  But, I know I am not supposed to do that, so I made a card, inspired by this card, that is just a little bit different, but I hope captures some of the stunningness of Marion's card.




I used SU Stippled Blossoms for the flowers--2-step stamping and fussy cutting--I love this set as it provides for shading and depth without coloring.  Marybeth brought this set to my house a few weeks ago, and I loved it so much that I ordered my own.  As this is the first time I am using it, I am entering this card at Darnell's NBUS #2 Challenge.

Here is a close up of the flowers and leaves.  I do not think I could have done that on my own with either copics or colored pencils.  Can you see that both flowers are coated with Wink of Stella?




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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CASology Week 113: Grass



Happy Tuesday, friends.  It's time for another cue word at CASology.  This week, our cue word is GRASS.  Hmmm.  I can think of a couple of ways to interpret this word, and I definitely do NOT have stamps for that.  I went back to one of my earliest stamp purchases--where I fell in love with the grass image in the stamp set, and then bought the set used from the PTI Forum.



I colored my focal point with Distress Markers and then added texture to the front panel.  I don't know why, but I still really love this grass.  Perhaps because it never needs water, cutting or weeding?  I live in a older neighborhood, and most of the mailboxes on our street (including mine) look just like this.


Now, it is your turn.  What do you think of when you see the word GRASS?  Have some fun with the cue word GRASS, and then please link up your creation on the CASology blog by Monday at noon (CST).   

Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by GRASS.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.






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Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Happy Dancer!




I was so very excited to receive an invitation to the social event of the season--Ardyth and Darnell are throwing a birthday bash for Bev, our Happy Dancing friend.  Bev is such a talented crafter and warm-hearted friend.  Have a piece of cake while I show you my card for Bev.



I decided to CASE one of Bev's cards for her birthday party.  It took me a long time to decide which card because there were so many CAS beauties to choose from.  This is the card of Bev's that I picked to CASE.





HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV


I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day.



Of course, I had to use some NBUS and link to Darnell's NBUS challenge, since Darnell is one of the party hosts.  I used the SSS Bubble Parade die, which has been gathering dust in my craft room for several months now.

I ran that Bubble Parade die through in Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores, and decided to use all the extra bits for other cards.



Do you want to join in the fun at Bev's birthday bash?  Head on over to Ardyth's blog and join the linky party.



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Friday, September 12, 2014

My Crafty Friday



I am learning to absolutely love carpool days!  I had time to go to the gym in the morning, and then play in my craft room for most of the day--then my daughters were delivered to my door.  Love that.




I used the Brevilla Houses die from Poppy Stamps to cut a whole bunch of little houses in colors inspired by this week's Color Throwdown #309 to make an entire neighborhood on my card.  I bought this die several months ago, and it has been sitting patiently waiting it's turn at the Big Shot--now it is the NBUS for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2.  I am also entering this card at Catherine Pooler's Housewarming Party.


I have to say that this card came out just as I had imagined it when I thought it up in spin class, and I am very happy with how it looks.  




I loved this color scheme so much, I made a second card with it.  I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday, where the toppings option is Sweet Treats.  There is a tiny little birthday card on my focal point.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday to Make Your Own Background.




I've got three cards for the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge.  The first card is also for Colour Me #37.  I need to build up my stash of pet sympathy cards, and was inspired by this card by Laura Bassen.  I used Dog Icons dies by Paper Smooches and a sentiment from PTI Pet Sympathy.



I made another similar card using a paw print stamp from Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause and another sentiment from Pet Sympathy.  The ink is NBUS WPlus9 Lake House.







Last up, and my third card for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge is a card for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  The tree is the All Seasons Tree from SSS and the sentiment is Paper Smooches Kibitzing Sampler.  I stamped and cut a tiny apple from one of the PTI Tag it's sets, and coated it with Glossy Accents.


If you are interested to see previous Rosh Hashanah posts, please click here.  I think I will be making a small batch of this particular card to send out for Rosh Hashanah, which is on September 25th this year.

I will be entering cards #2 and #4 at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Stamptember, because those cards have the most stamping.

That's it for me today.  Not sure what is up for this weekend, but I am hoping for some crafty time at some point.  


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Home and Anniversary Cards






Hello there.  I have 2 quick cards to share today.  My first card was inspired by the colors at ColourQ #258 and the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #91.   I used those dangling things (don't know what they are called) to represent the vertical banner in the sketch.




 
ETA:  I am also entering this card at Catherine Pooler.com's Housewarming party.  Thanks, Bobby.




My second card uses the embossed resist using die cuts technique at Make it Monday #179.  I used this technique to make a background and am entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make my own background.






I am also entering both cards at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge for Stamptember--because of the stamping.



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