Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology #301...Thrill





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is THRILL.  How about a roller coaster--thrilling enough?

I remembered that my friend Kim had sent me some roller coaster die cuts a few years ago, and I was thrilled I could still locate them.





Now it's your turn.  How does THRILL inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


Our Guest Designer is Mugdha.


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy Birthday



Just a quick post to share the only card I was able to make this weekend--playing along with PTI's Create Along with Us, where I was inspired by this card by Heather.  It was fun pulling out my old PTI ice cream stamps and dies, and now I want some actual ice cream.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time Out #109...Reminder...Hey Chickie





There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is inspired by words.




I was inspired by the focus on friendship, and used these really cute stamps by our sponsor, STAMPlorations:  Fowl Play.  I colored these whimsical sketched birds with Copic markers.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Kristina, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CASology Week #300...Copper




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is COPPER.  I decided to work with some copper embossing powder, and used it on this beautiful butterfly image from PTI.





Her is a better angle so you can see the copper embossing.  Straight on in the photo, it looks brown, but you can see the copper and the sheen in this photo below.





Now it's your turn.  How does COPPER inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


We are sponsored this week by STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer is Ishani


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Sunday, May 13, 2018

My Crafty Week--Mother's Day Edition



Hello, Hello, and Happy Mother's Day.  I've got lots to share today.

First up, how about a Mother's Day card?  This one is in my stash, waiting for next year.  However, if my husband or daughter go 'card shopping' for me later today in my craft room, I might have the pleasure of receiving it later today.  Playing along at Addicted to CAS #136: Mom and Retro Rubber #86: Beautiful Flowers.  I used Tulip Time stamps, which are 2 years old.





PTI Make it Monday #221 had us was Masking Sentiments, and I pulled out some old stamps, because it was a Throwback Challenge.  I used a stamp from Label Basics to highlight my sentiment, then masked it off while I created a stamped background using flowers from Super Succulents.




I used the color challenge at Just Add Ink #408 to put together this sweet card with some die cuts I made when I was visiting with Tracey last month.






Anita's Inspiration Card

I loved the simplicity of Anita's festive birthday card at MUSE #265 and took inspiration from her color choices, the streamers, birthday theme, and the subtle diagonal stripe pattern on her card base.  Hard to tell in my photo, but I embossed my card base with an impression plate with diagonal lines.  I am also entering this card as Seize the Birthday, no toppings.




I loved the sketch at CAS-ual Friday's #199, and used their Mon Ami stamps for my card.  I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #291: Anything Goes.






It was a big week for sketch challenges for me.  The challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #336 had me reaching into my Canadian stash for some more stamped images from my trip.



And, my last card is a very special card to me.  I was inspired to play along at Layton's Legacy Card Drive, and you can read all about this sweet little baby boy who is honored with this card drive.  We had this mood board to work from, and I was inspired by the woodland creatures in the lower right.



I used the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches #271 for this card.



Well, that's it for my crafty update.  I'll leave you with a picture of the Mother's day card I got from my fur baby.....



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CASology Week #299...Marine



Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is MARINE.  I decided to go nautical for this one, although if I had any military type stamps, I might have done that instead.  San Diego, where I live, is a huge military town, with one of the largest Marine bases around.



I used a lighthouse from PTI Guiding lights and built my scene around that.  The water is some of the negative die cuts from a wave cover plats, randomly arranged to look like water.

Now it's your turn.  How does MARINE inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


Our Guest Designer is Betty K.


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Monday, May 7, 2018

With Sympathy



I am popping in with a super quick card I made for 3 challenges.  I liked the card I made for last week's Make it Monday so much, I decided to make it again for PTI's Transformation Tuesday.  I changed the colors, the embossing, the occasion, and the orientation of the stamps.


Here is the original card:






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Saturday, May 5, 2018

My Crafty Week



I'm posting on a Saturday this week because I had such a crafty week.

Here is one of the highlights of my week--my CASology teammate, Jacquie, came over on Wednesday for a little crafty fun.  Of course, Sherlock wanted in on everything.


Jacquie brought some of her stash over, and I was eager to play with some of her stuff.  I loved these funny looking fish from Avery Elle.  I made that watery background using Distress Oxide inks that I had to buy after playing with them at Tracey's house.  I am entering this card at Freshly Made Sketches #335 and CAS on Friday #132 to Use a Cute Stamp.





Jacquie brought a Spellbinders die of birds on a wire, and I was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #270.




I was inspired by the challenge at Memory Box #37 to pull out my Darla Butterfly die and make this sympathy card.  I cut the butterfly once out of orange card stock and then again out of vellum, and used an impression plate to give all over texture to my card front.





I pulled out some patterned paper and my Poppystamps Stitched Elephant die for my next card, which is inspired by the Pattern Paper Please challenge at Poppystamps #44.  I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday.




Next up is a card for this week's sketch at Less is More #370.  I finally had a chance to use my new PTI Brushed Birds set, after seeing what gorgeous designs Kim and Tracey made with those stamps.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday challenge Animal Magic.





Last up is the card I made for this week's Make it Monday #321: Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock.  


I have tried experimenting with flat lay photography this week.  What do you think?  I am still trying to figure out how to better stage my photos and how to avoid shadows.  If you have any tips, please let me know.


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