Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CASology Week #86: Roots




It's time for another CASology challenge.  This week, our cue word is ROOTS.  What do you think of when you see the word ROOTS?  Are you thinking of trees or plants?  Family roots?  Root..root..root for the home team?  Have some fun with this cue word, and then please link up your creation on the CASology blog by Monday 3/17 at noon (CST).

When I saw the cue word, my first thought was family roots.  My family heritage is Jewish, and, since Passover is coming up, and I needed a Passover card to send to an elderly relative back in New Jersey,  I went with that.  I think I have used every appropriate image from PTI Mazel Tov on Passover cards at one time or another, so I decided to take a different approach.  I went for a sweet tree from Teach and Inspire to signify spring and new growth.  This tree has the happy coincidence of also having roots.  A two-fer.  It doesn't get much better than that.




I stamped my tree on a narrow panel in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and Simply Chartreuse inks and tied a little tag around it with my sentiment (from Mazel Tov).  I adhered that panel to my card base with foam tape.  I impressed my card base with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.  Impression plates and folders are a great way to add interest to white space, while keeping the overall card clean and simple.

So, what do you think of when you see the word ROOTS?  

Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by ROOTS.  Then, please play along and link your creation to the CASology blog by Monday 3/17 at noon (CST)

Yay--More time to play:
In order to give participants more time to play along, we are extending the deadline for entries to Mondays at noon (Central Time). Due to this extension, we will be announcing our winners and honorable mentions on Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. (Central Time), one hour before a new challenge begins. Challenges will begin at the same time as usual, 8:00 a.m. (Central Time) on Tuesdays.

How will you be inspired by ROOTS?




http://casology.blogspot.com/

Joyce Mehrberg (that's me)

And our guest designer this week, Claire.



Thanks for Visiting

18 comments :

  1. The texture, the lovely tree, the simple sentiment all add up to a fabulous card!

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  2. Joyce I love the woodgrain background and the tree image is perfect. Beautiful card my friend.

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  3. Beautiful card...love that cue card and your card really showcases it and I love reading about your family too.. Lovely card Joyce!

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  4. What a simple but lovely card, Joyce.

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  5. Lovely card :) I like the tree n the wood grain combo

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  6. This is beautiful and the woodgrain IP is the perfect complement to the tree image.

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  7. Simply fabulous, Joyce ... lovely texture from the woodgrain and such a gorgeous tree with it. Wonderful! Anita :)

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  8. "Roots" usually makes me think I need to have my hair dyed, but not this time since I just had it done. Also, my hairdresser says 6-inches grown out is not "roots." Well, none of it is roots really as the root is in my scalp!

    Love your passover card. The woodgrain backing was perfect for the lovely crisp tree.

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  9. Awesome take on the cue word, Joyce! I love that tree image and the woodgrain in the background. And family roots was what I was thinking of when I chose this word! :)
    And I'm totally cracking up at the comment above mine - I hope someone makes a card with those roots! LOL!

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  10. Joyce that is the prettiest little tree! Lovely card ;)

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  11. Lovely and very meaningful design, Joyce! Love the subtle woodgrain and the sweet tree!

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  12. So Gorgeous Joyce!!! Pretty with the little tree, Love this!!!

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  13. Love the embossed background! It goes well with tree image. I have a few Jewish friends but never heard of Passover. It's kind of holiday? Anyway glad to hear a bit about your roots. May

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  14. Joyce, this is a lovely Passover card...I'm sure the recipient will love it! I love all the references to roots...our roots in faith and traditions, our family roots, tree roots...just beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful card Joyce, love the woodgrain embossing, a lovely touch

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  16. Hallo Joyce, I love the simplicity of your card and how you interpretation the cue word...cute little tree and I especially love the embossing woodgrain looks elegant...I really have difficulties with the cue word this time...and I decided to make a carrots using quilling technique..wanna see my result dear Joyce?

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