Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CASology Week #246: Season






Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is Season.  I think that spring is my favorite season.  Even though our San Diego winters are pretty mild, I still really love the change in the air when spring finally arrives.

And, when spring is here, then it's time for Passover.  This year, we had a bunch of my daughter's friends join us for our Seder--it is always a treat to spend time with my daughter and her friends.  We had a few who came last year, and enjoyed it so much they wanted to come back, and a few who had never been to a Seder before.




Spring also means Easter, and I was able to use the same design for a Easter card for a friend.



I am also entering my card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Showers and/or Flowers.


Now it's your turn.  How does SEASON 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 Uniko.

Our Guest Designer is Donna.


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PTI Blog Hop April, 2017




I'm playing along today with the PTI April 2017 Blog Hop where we have this photo for inspiration.



I took my inspiration primarily from the colors and the grey stem of leaves in the upper right part of the picture.  The shape of those leaves reminded me of Turning a New Leaf.  



Lots to see on the hop, so I won't keep you.  Happy hopping.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekend Recap



I have 3 cards to post today.  First up is a card for Make it Monday #281: Patterns behind Die-Cut Windows and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Showers and/or Flowers.

I used Background Basics Woodgrain as my pattern behind the window, and the Woodgrain Texture IP for the card front.





Next up is a card inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #218.  I loved the wavy look that our Time Out Guest Designer Michelle showed in her inspiration card, and incorporated that idea into this card.  I am also entering this at Seize the Birthday, where I have used only 1/2 of the optional topping.





Last up is a card inspired by the gorgeous Muse card by Jenni at Muse #212.

Jenni's Inspiration Card



I was inspired by the single color scheme and the flowers.  I used a sunflower stamp from PTI and a sentiment from MFT.




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time Out #81...Reminder...Happy Birthday




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a Home Sweet Home challenge, and we have this beautiful photo for your inspiration.


I was inspired by all the butterflies in various shades of pink.  I used a Stamplorations Stamp set, generously provided to me for this challenge, called Winged Things.  I stamped an entire card front, then colored and shaded 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 Michelle, 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, April 18, 2017

CASology Week #245: Grow



Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is grow.  Lots of fun ways to approach this word.  I chose to break out some flowers I haven't played with in a while.  My image is pretty simple, but there are three different dimensions on the card, adding interest without too much fuss.





Now it's your turn.  How does GROW 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.




Diedre (taking a break)
Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations.

Our Guest Designer is Lisa.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CASology Week #244: Strong



Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is strong.  I was thinking of how much stronger I have gotten since picking up a few extra strength training classes at the gym, so I went in that direction.





Now it's your turn.  How does STRONG 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 Kitty Bee Designs.

Our Guest Designer is Sarah.


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Guest Designer....Tag You're It! #69...Never Give Up



Hello and happy Friday.  I am so pleased to be posting today as a Guest Designer at Tag You're It #69. Here is the tag I made for your inspiration.


There is actually a story behind this tag.  Remember the Woman's March in January 2017.  Here is a picture, in case you missed it.


Millions of women marching, many wearing a knitted pink pussy cat hat.  Like this one:



For months now, I have been knitting pink hats, first giving them to family and friends, and then selling them to raise money for refugees.



Of course, I had to package my hats in a cute and creative way.  I rolled them up, put then in a clear cello bag, labeled with a pompom of matching yarn and my tag.


Knitting all these hats has definitely been a stress reducer, as I have found the last 70 or so days to be very stressful.  And, the extra effort to package them in a cute way has definitely been appreciated.

I used a cat stamp from Technique Tuesday and a sentiment from CASual Fridays Hope Ribbon for my sentiment.

I am also entering this tag at Addicted to Stamps and More #236: Anything Goes.




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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time Out #80...Reminder...You're a Super Star




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

'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars'


I combined the idea of stars and rainbows on my card.  I used the Dangled Stars die by PTI, cut my stars from white card stock, and used Copic markers to create my rainbow.



I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #236: Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Marilyn, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Uniko 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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Happy Birthday and Welcome Baby



Yay--I had some crafty time today.  Here is what I made.....Make it Monday #280 challenge is 'Outside the Box' and I used some new Beautiful Berries Spring stamps as my flowers and a woodgrain background stamp as the "box".



I was inspired by the sketch at The Flower Challenge #7, and am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday and Addicted to Stamps and More #236: Anything Goes.








I was inspired by the sketch at Retro Rubber #59 and used some 4 or 5 year old Stamps from Hero Arts and Paper Smooches on my card.


My colors were inspired by the colors at CAS Colours & Sketches #217 and Less is More #322: 3 Pastels.  I am also linking this up at AAA Cards #87: Shiny Spring, where the colors are spring, and the glossy accents on the eyes are my shiny option.





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