Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CASology Week #348...Shimmer



Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is SHIMMER.

I thought of water, and how it shimmers in the sunlight.  I used some light blue shimmer paper to cut my shimmery water, straight from the romantic canals of Venice.





Now it's your turn.  How does SHIMMER 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 Maria and the CASology design team.  Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.




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Sunday, July 14, 2019

My Crafty Weekend



I had so much fun getting inky this weekend.  It's going to be a long post!

First up is this card using EH Bookworm Lady inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #396.





Another card to add to my birthday card stash:


I am entering this card at Color Throwdown #551:  Pink, Gold, Black and White, Just Us Girls #496 to make the sentiment the focal point, AAA Birthday #3: For the Girls, and Less is More #399: Celebrations.






Another birthday card, this one using the new Ellen Hutson Big City Die---cut three times and layered over a card front where I blended Distress ink using a PTI Sunburst Stencil.


I am linking this card up at Seize the Birthday #169: Sunshine, CAS on Friday #162: Use a Stencil, Addicted to CAS #163: Heat (from the sun), and AAA Cards #144: Maxi White Space.





Still on a roll with birthday cards, this one for the guys...



This card was inspired by the color scheme at Paper Players #450, the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #330,  and the Clean and Simple challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More #349.






Can you stand one more birthday card?  With a scooter!  I am seeing scooters all over blog land and also in my town.  This cute scooter is Good Times by Ellen Hutson.  I used the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches #329 (flipped it), Inkspirational Challenge #191--I was inspired by the balloons in the photo, and The Library Challenge #339: Five Weeks in a Balloon.







Change of pace....my last card is a baby card, using a sweet die set I won from Poppystamps last month--Whittle Ducks.  I looked for a sentiment that said something about having your ducks all in a row, but when I couldn't find that, I decided to make a baby card.


I am entering this card at Poppystamps #58: Animal Kingdom and Simon Says Monday Challenge: Waves.




Are you exhausted?  I am!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time Out #139...Reminder...Happy Birthday







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




I used sponsor stamps Book and Film Stamps by Catherine Pooler.  Books make me very happy, and of course, freedom to read whatever I want on a lazy summer day is cause for even more happiness.  This card has already been sent to one of my friends from book club, and I think I need to color up a couple more to have on hand.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Claire A., so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Catherine Pooler 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, July 2, 2019

CASology Week #347...Citrus



Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is CITRUS.


I decided to make an encouraging card, featuring a big bowl of lemons.




Now it's your turn.  How does CITRUS 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 Jill V. and the CASology design team.  Our sponsor this week is Uniko.




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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time Out #138...Reminder...Funny Dogs






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




I am using sponsor stamps Nate & Friday by CASUAL FRIDAYS stamps.  I thought it would be fun to stamp these cuties in orange and blue, and used a funny sentiment from that 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 , so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  CASUAL FRIDAYS 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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Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Crafty Weekend



Gradually, I am shifting away from knitting and back to cards as the weather warms up.  I made 3 cards yesterday for lots of different challenges.

First up is this card using the Poppystamps Urban Skyline die.  I am entering this at Poppystamps Challenge #51: Summer Holiday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Travel/Vacation  --  as I was just in New York City for my first trip of the summer, and also Addicted to stamps and More #346: Anything Goes.









Next up is another card using a Poppystamps die, this one the Happy Birthday background die.  I am entering this card at Poppystamps Challenge #51: Summer Holiday --  this time because my daughter's birthday is in July, so celebrating her birthday is one of the major events of our summer holiday every year.


I used the colors from Color Throwdown #548, watercoloring them on the card base using PTI reinkers and a water brush, and am also entering this card at AAA Birthday #2: Use Water Colors and Seize the Birthday-- Cover the Card.  I am especially pleased at how this card came out, as the water colors are so pale and mermaidy and I managed to cover an entire card and yet still keep it pretty Clean and Simple and true to my style.







Last up is this funny/punny card, where I used some Hampton Arts stamps I have had for at least 5 years and have never seen ink.  (the shame!!)



I am entering this card at Retro Rubber #113:  Anything Goes,  Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #137: M is for Menopause, and Shopping Our Stash #398:  You're So Punny.





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