Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CASology Week #350...Water




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is WATER.  I created a deep blue ocean using PTI Text and Texture Ocean stamps, and invited a playful school of jumping fish to swim along.






Now it's your turn.  How does WATER inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer Amy C. and the CASology design team.  Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.




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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time Out #141...Reminder...Relaxation





There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  This week, we challenge you to be inspired by the theme:  RELAXATION.





Now, someone who didn't love dogs might find the idea of a massive pack of dogs to be anything but relaxing, but for me, these dogs brought a sense of calm and relaxation.  I have a large rescue dog who volunteers as a therapy dog with me at my local hospital, and I am always amazed at how he can brighten a patient's day, just by his mere presence.  Of course, just hanging out with friends is also relaxing.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is , so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge. Newton's Nook 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, August 6, 2019

CASology Week #349...Grill




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is GRILL.  How about firing up the grill with some meat and veggies to toast a job well done?  I used Let's BBQ from Lawn Fawn.







Now it's your turn.  How does GRILL inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer Deepti A. and the CASology design team.




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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Crafty Round-Up



Just time for a super quick post of a couple of cards I made this weekend.....

For MFT Color Challenge #122 using dies from Wine Service.






For MFT Sketch challenge #448 and Color Throwdown #554 using MFT Delightful Deer.






For AAA Cards #146:  Made in Minutes--This card was really quick to make because I had already created the green panel in a previous crafting session and also because my design was inspired by something Kim made when she was visiting me, so I didn't have to do too much or think too much!



OK, gotta run....


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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Guest Designer at Addicted to CAS









Today I am honored to be the Guest Designer at Addicted to CAS # because I was chosen as CAS Perfectionist for their challenge #163:  Heat with this card.



The code word for this week's Addicted to CAS Challenge is BUBBLE.


                         


I made this card using several different stamp sets, all featuring speech bubbles.  To keep my card Clean and Simple, I clustered all of my elements in the lower right hand corner, stamping several of them partially off the page.  I also stamped my sentiments directly on my images, further concentrating all the action in that corner.  I added some subtle texture to my card front, adding interest to the white space.

So, I hope you will play along this week, featuring whatever sort of bubble suits your fancy.




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Friday, August 2, 2019

My Crafty Week



I had such a fun and crafty week, and the highlight was a 3 day visit by Kim, where we were joined for a day of crafting by Jacquie and Marybeth.  We talked, laughed and stamped and die cut the entire time.  I even made a few cards, in addition to stamping and cutting things for later.

I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #399, and stamped portions of the cats and dogs from MFT Picture Perfect.  I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #352: Make Your Mark, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes.






I used my new Simon Says Stamp Panda kit for this next card, which I colored with Copic markers.  I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #352: Make Your Mark, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes, Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Bright and Cheerful and Seize the Birthday, without the topping.









Again, using stamps I borrowed from Kim, I made this punny card using Catherine Pooler I Pick You stamps.  I am entering this card at CAS Colours and Sketches #332 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes.







Another card using those fabulous Catherine Pooler stamps....and I am entering it at Just Add Ink #468: Just Add "C" (CITRUS),  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes, and Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Bright and Cheerful.







One more birthday card for my stash, using a new to me older die from Avery Elle.  I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday, without the topping, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes and  Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Bright and Cheerful.







Last up, an encouraging card using Kim's new Paper Smooches Sunnyville stamps, and I am entering this card at Paper Smooches August School and Words Challenge (encouragement for the first day of school, and the words are in the sentiment), and also at Addicted to Stamps and More #352: Make Your Mark.







That's it for me this week.  Hopefully, I'll get some crafting time this weekend--I've got loads to work on now.


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Time Out #140...Reminder...Hang In There





There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  This week, we challenge you to be inspired by a photo.





Here is a bigger version of the photo.




I really wanted to work with the sponsor stamps Sketchy Houses which Jenny so generously sent me,  so I decided to stamp and color the outside of a house that I imagined would be decorated like the inspiration photo inside.  I used colored pencils, which I have not used in quite a while, to create a casual and beachy house.




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