Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CASology Week 226: CANDLE

Welcome to Week 226 at CASology!


 


Our Cue word CANDLE works perfectly with a few of the great digital images from Kitty Bee Designs! I choose to use this sweet bumble, printing it and the Kitty Bee Designs sentiment on a piece of lighter weight Neenah cardstock.




Using just two shades of yellow and a dark gray, the trio of Copic markers helped keep the design clean and simple.




The hat ruffle, wings and candle flame are highlighted with a Wink of Stella glitter pen before the panel is die cut with a Wonky Stitched oval die and popped up on the card base.

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



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Rachel!



We are looking forward to seeing how CANDLE 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,

Jacquie


Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop

It's November 25th, which means three things around here. First, it's my youngest sister's birthday (happy birthday, Mah!), second, the panic inducing realization that we are a month away from Christmas has set in (why does this catch me by surprise every single year?) and finally, time for the Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop.

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My daughter & I headed to Victoria to visit family last week and came home to jump right into Thanksgiving dinner preparation, so I didn't expect to find time to play along this month but the inspiration photo Nicole gave us just kept calling to me. The retro vibe and nontraditional Christmas colors were just too fun to ignore!




A Rustic Wreath is cut from white felt and adhered to a Limeade Ice circle. I did this before stamping and heat embossing part of the sentiment on the circle. The holiday is cut three times (2 white and 1 Hawaiian Shores) and layered to make it a little sturdier and adhered to the circle next.




This circle is popped up on a dot embossed flag, which is popped up on the card base. The brightly colored ornaments in the inspiration piece became enamel dots embellishing the wreath on this card.

I plan to ignore the Black Friday sales and make my way through the beautiful cards linked to the Hop this morning.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CASology Week 225: SOFT

Welcome to Week 225 at CASology!




This is a super versatile cue word and I can't wait to see how you use SOFT this week. I thought of soft textures first and played with a few ideas before landing on the softly colored, soft falling snow design on my card.




The Hero Arts Peace & Joy sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed on a cardstock panel along with a  trio of snowflakes from Lawn Fawn's Merry Messages stamp set. The panel is then softly inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and a few more snowflakes added.




Check out the terrific Design Team cards for more great ideas!


Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Nonni!

Sponsor: Poppystamps


We are looking forward to seeing how SOFT 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,

Jacquie