Saturday, March 25, 2017

Muse #208 + Simon Says Stamp

I have an unexpected, very free weekend with my son deciding to join my husband on a little road trip. My daughter is in and out between work and friends, but requires very little from me. Let's just say, I rarely hear "is there anything for lunch?" or "what's for dinner?" from her. In fact, when she texted to say she was on her way home from work last night, she asked if I needed anything.💗

Projects at the top of my "to do" list are being ignored as I alternate between organizing and playing in the office. This is a quick post to share a card inspired by Muse #208 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to Use More Than One Die or Punch.

From Jenny's Muse card, I was inspired by the gingham, pink and onesie to make this card.

I pulled gingham paper from my stash to cut the Paper Smooches Onesie die, heat embossed a heart and mounted it on a mini-scalloped stitched oval die from MFT. The Lawn Fawn sentiment is stamped in two colors for added interest.

Muse #208 Jenni Murray

I hope to have a couple more cards to share this afternoon!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CASology Week 241: MELT

Welcome to Week 241 at CASology!

STAMPlorations is our sponsor this week and generously provided a few of the Design Team members with stamps or a die for our MELT challenge. Shery sent me one of her own designs, Holiday Expressions: Yuletide Cheer, and this adorable image and the late winter storm last week helped me come up with the idea of a snowman repeating the mantra "let it snow" while hoping to avoid the winter melt into spring.

The snowman was stamped and masked on a white panel, with a sketchy black line added to ground the image. The mask allowed me to add a very subtle inked blue sky before adding a few aqua and red details.

The sentiment was added three times onto a thought bubble die cut and popped up over the stamped panel.

For more terrific ideas, check out the Design Team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how MELT inspires you -  just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. 

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Muse #207

This card was inspired by Tracey McNeely's card for Muse #207.

Muse #207

As you can see, I completely CASEd Tracey's layout, made an Easter card and used a bit of patterned paper.

Instead of die cutting my main image, I masked the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp 
stamps so that it looks like my bunny ears wearing chick has just hatched from the Easter egg. A few smaller eggs from the PTI Simply Spring Borders stamp set were also stamped and masked. A very light touch of green and blue were added to the scene before the smaller eggs were unmasked and the Lawn Fawn grass border added.

The eggs and chick were colored with Copic markers before being mounted over the Lawn Fawn diagonal striped paper panel. The PTI sentiment is selectively stamped so that two colors could be used.

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