Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology Week 245: GROW

Welcome to Week 245 at CASology!

Were you following the long, long, long labor of April the Giraffe? Well, she finally had a beautiful, baby boy and inspired this week's card. The cue word GROW made me think of growing a family with the addition of a new baby.

The Memory Box Giraffe Trio were cut from patterned papers and adhered to a stitched rectangle panel. The PTI Perfect Pairing sentiment was stamped with PTI Blueberry Sky ink on a banner that is wrapped around the popped up panel.

This close up gives you a better view of the subtle patterns in the papers. There are so many directions GROW can take you, even the simpliest birthday card celebrating growing one more year older works for this challenge. Check out the Design Team cards for more ideas!

Deidre Payne (off this week)
Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Judy Marino (off this week)

Guest Designer: Lisa!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #216 + Simon Says Spring Colors

I've been missing my craft time. When I realized their worlds had aligned and my kids had the same Spring Break, we planned a quick trip to Texas to knock The Alamo off my husband's bucket list, eat BBQ and listen to a lot of great music. I had a one day turn around to do laundry and fill the fridge for the family before heading off to Palm Springs to spend a week with a few of my oldest and dearest girlfriends. I am slowly getting through the transition back into real life and took a break to create this morning.

This card was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch! #216 and and the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is Spring Color Inspiration.

I selectively stamped the "happy" part of the sentiment on my panel before embossing it with a dotted chevron design for the horizontal line element in the sketch. The "Easter" part of the sentiment was die cut and colored with a rainbow of Copic markers before being adhered.

A trio of chocolate Poppystamps bunnies are cut and placed under the sentiment. The third bunny has wised up to the fate of chocolate bunnies everywhere and decided to head for the hills.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CASology Week 244: STRONG

Welcome to Week 244 at CASology!

I decided to highlight an encouraging sentiment that reflects the cue word.

The sentiment is backed with a soft feather image from Papertrey Ink and then the panel cut with a Wonky Rectangle die before being mounted on a yellow card base.

Which direction will STRONG take you? An encouragement card? Congratulations? For more great ideas, check out the Design Team cards.

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Sarah!

Sponsor: Kitty Bee Designs!

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

Thanks for stopping by,