Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CASology Week 91: Note





It's time for another CASology challenge, and this week's cue word is NOTE.  Lots of different ways to go with this challenge.  Thank you note, love note, music note, how about a post it note?  I decided to make a little note card to send to a friend, and played off the concept of a musical note.




I've been having fun digging deep into my stamping past to come up with new cards using old sets, and this week is no exception.  I used the birds and branches from PTI Little Bitty Bird along with the musical notes and sentiment from Little Bitty Bird Additions.  I used a diagonal striped paper from Basic Grey Kneehighs at the bottom of my card, and die cut the birds using some tone on tone papers from that same pad.  I stamped a little song that the birds are singing to each other and filled in the leaves on the branches with just a bit of color using a Distress Ink marker--I was going for the 'less than perfectly colored/artistic look' on those leaves.  A bit of rustic jute twine, and my card is done.

Since CASology is a Clean And Simple challenge, I thought it would be helpful to review some things to keep in mind when creating a CAS design:

1.  One main image
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments
4.  Quick & easy to recreate
 
You can see that my card meets all 4 criteria above.
 
So, what do you think of when you see the word NOTE?
 
Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by NOTE.  Then, please play along and link your creation to the CASology blog by Monday 4/21 at noon (CST).  


Please note:  This is a scheduled post--I am writing it just before embarking on a week long trip with my oldest daughter to check out a few colleges on the east coast.  I am doing my best to keep both of us off-line, off the computer, and connected to each other.  So, I apologize in advance for not visiting any blogs to see what you have created.  I'll do my best to catch up when I return.  


Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.
 

And our guest designer this week, Dena.

Thanks for Visiting

23 comments :

  1. Such a tweet card, perfect for the challenge!

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  2. Little Bitty Bird used to be my go-to stamp set. I'll have to dig it out after seeing this gem!

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  3. Love those cute little birds Joyce, sweet card!

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  4. Such a sweet card! I love the clean look of these little birdies singing their hearts out. Note for some reason made me think of those notes your mom gave you for school: Please excuse Judy from PE as she is having asthma.

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  5. Cute card Joyce! I'm not a big bird fan but yours are quite cute. Hope you are having a great trip on the East coast. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back!

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  6. Love the play on words, Joyce.

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  7. This is adorable! I love the striped paper and twine bow and those PTI Little Bitty Birds! That's the first PTI stamp set I ever bought. I must pull mine out again...

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  8. Meant to say I hope you girls have a fantastic trip!

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  9. Adorable card, Joyce! Love your little singing birds. Enjoy your time with your daughter.

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  10. Love seeing you use some of the older sets . I love these tweet birds Joyce.
    Hope you are enjoying your trip with your daughter.

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  11. What a sweet and fabulous take on the word, Joyce!! With Easter and company, I'm not sure I can play this week, but I appreciate that you and the rest of the DT have given me so much new inspiration!! Happy Spring to you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. PS I hope you and your daughter are having - since you are disconnected now, I will say HAD a wonderful and productive week together. I remember when we did that with DS. It is a very special time in all your lives! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Awww this is such a sweet card, love the paper pieced birdies :)

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  14. So adorable, Joyce ... love those wee singing DP birds! Hope your trip's going wonderfully! Anita :)

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  15. Those birds are adorable!! Schools on the east coast....don't you live on the west coast?

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  16. Hope your adventure on the East Coast is going well, and that you and your daughter are having a wonderful bonding experience. Your card is lovely and sweet. Bright and happy colors too. Bev

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  17. This is just too cute! What a sweet way to represent "note" with your little birdie singing a tune, so fun.

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  18. So wonderful Joyce!! Love the wee little songbirds, and the striped paper, amazing!!!

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  19. Joyce, I love those sweetly singing birds! I hope your trip is going well!

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  20. Joyce I love that little cute birdie in two colors combine with that DP its look so balance and not so full with embellish...lovely NOTE in blue too...great using the Cue Word...AWESOME card...

    I just join in the last 1 hour (before the challenge finished) of the challenge on CASology...hope you like to see it on my Blog...have a great day and big hugs, Monika

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