Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time Out #56...Happy Birthday




Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a CASE challenge, and we have this wonderful card by Kay Miller to inspire us.




I was inspired by Kay's color scheme of pink and grey, her flowers, and the frame that anchored her focal point.


I wish I could have improved the lighting in my photo, but when I tried to adjust it, the other colors went crazy.  I used sequins as substitutes for Kay's splatters--I do not get along too well with real splatters, and I could not remember which of my stamp sets had splatter stamps.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Marlena.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CASology Week #196: Move




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

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is
Move.  I thought of all the stamps I have for things that move--like cars, buses, trucks, airplanes, butterflies--the list goes on.  But, I have a lot of friends who seem to be moving house lately, so I went with that interpretation.  This card already has an intended destination to a friend in the midst of a move.


I used images from PTI Topiary Trio and a sentiment from Putting Down Roots.



Now, it's your turn.  How does Move 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)

Guest Designer: Janet

We are sponsored this week by Cindy B. Designs

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ColourQ #340....Happy Mother's Day



If you are looking for my CASology post, please click here.

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new challenge at ColourQ.

We have a new set of colors this week.  I immediately thought of florals with these colors.  Perhaps it was the inspiration photo.


I stamped and heat embossed a floral image from Serendipity, then colored with Copics.



Please head on over to the ColourQ challenge blog to see more inspiration from the design team. I hope you will join in the fun and play along this week.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcome Baby and Happy Mother's Day


Hi there.  I am stopping by quickly with a card that popped into my head as I was browsing through some of my favorite challenges this morning.



I just bought this Poppystamps Small Elephant die, and could not wait to use it.

I am entering this card at Poppystamps Challenge #20 Pretty in Pink, Less is More #74: Use designer paper in a CAS way and Addicted to CAS #87: Plaid.  I dug through my patterned paper pads until I found this itty bitty scaled pink plaid in an old Valentines pad.







One more quick card from me today--and it is another Mother's Day card, as I am finding I am still a few cards short.   MFT Etched Flower, another recent purchase, was begging to be inked up, and so I did.


I covered an entire card front with this background stamp, inked in Raspberry Fizz, and then softened it with a piece of vellum, before attaching both a die cut and fussy cut sentiment.

I will enter this card at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

The 12 Kits of Occasions: April, 2016


It's time for our April 12 Kits of Occasions post.  This month, Tracey is our hostess, and she sent a a jolt of creativity and caffeine our way.  Her kit was chock full of fun coffee images, stamps, die cuts and papers.  Perfect for me, as I do not have anything coffee themed in my stash.

Of course, I have lots of leftovers as well. I can't wait to see what everyone else did with their supplies so I can CASE them with my leftovers.

Here is a peek at the kit Tracey sent out.


Here are the cards I made this month.






I used so many of the elements in this kit, but still have so much left over.  Thanks so much, Tracey, for sending such a wonderful kit.

That's it for me today.  Please visit us over at the 12 Kits of Occasions blog, where you can see a list of all the other designers and click over to their blogs. You can also see who our lucky surprise Guest Designer is this month.

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Happy Little Stampers Case The Designer May 2016...Happy Mother's Day




Hello and happy May.  I'm here to post a card for Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer challenge.

Our inspiration this month is provided by Melissa.  Take a look at this gorgeous inspiration card.



I was inspired by Melissa's dark card base, her use of embossing paste, and her watercoloring.


I used a floral stencil from Stamplorations and white embossing paste on an Enchanted Evening card front.


After my embossing paste dried, I did a rough water coloring over the white paste.  I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment, fussy cut it, and then popped it up with foam tape.

Our challenge will run for the entire month of May.  I hope you will play along.  Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Case the Designers blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time Out #55...Reminder...Cheers




There is still time to play in our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this week is a theme challenge with an optional twist.

The theme is celebrations with the optional twist of die cutting or fussy cutting.





I made a birthday card for a wine loving friend, and used die cuts for my focal images and background stamping for the rest of my card front.




I added sentiments inside the card from the same stamp set.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Elizabeth.  We are sponsored this week by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CASology Week #195: Sprinkles





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

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is
Sprinkle.  Oh, I had fun with this one.  Who doesn't love sprinkles on their cake?  Or on their ice cream?  Or on their card?


I decided to stamp an area of sprinkles, colores with Copics, to surround and ground my birthday cake focal image.


I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.



Now, it's your turn.  How does Sprinkles 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)

Guest Designer: Lisa

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ColourQ #339....Happy Birthday





If you are looking for my CASology post, please click here.

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new challenge at ColourQ.

We have a new set of colors this week.  Rich and deep, and perfect for a masculine card, I thought.


I used PTI Circle Scribbles, an Impression Obsession die and an impression plate for a bit of texture.


I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.



Please head on over to the ColourQ challenge blog to see more inspiration from the design team. I hope you will join in the fun and play along this week.


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