Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fusion - Four of July Jars + Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

This card popped in my head as soon as I saw the  Fusion - Four of July Jars challenge earlier today. As you can see, I was inspired by the red, white and blue jars and the sketch.


I already had the white cardstock center panel leftover from another project and added the Papersmoochies sentiment before embossing it with the stars. The red MFT frame was adhered to the navy cardbase first, then the white panel inset and the stars scattered and adhered at varying heights.




I had a hard time getting a true color in these photographs. This close up is a little better than the full card photo.




As this card will be used for a friend celebrating her 4th of July birthday, I am entering it in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CASology Week 254: HOUSE

Welcome to Week 254 at CASology!




As soon as I saw the cue card this week, I pulled out the Memory Box Birdhouse Trio die to sit on my desk while I thought about what kind of card I needed.  The sentiment from Jane's Doodles Neighborhood stamp set is perfect for a thank you card we'll be needing later this summer. A Zig marker is used to add the blue watercolored sky directly onto a watercolor card base before the die cut is adhered.




Check out the Design Team cards for more great ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Sue!



We are looking forward to seeing how HOUSE 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


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CASology Week 253: CLOTHES

Welcome to Week 253 at CASology!




For some reason the word CLOTHES initially stumped me. Even after shopping with a few girlfriends and coming home with a selection of polka dot and gingham patterned papers that I bought because I thought they would be perfect for paper pieced baby clothes, the light bulb didn't go off right away. LOL




Three images from Lawn Fawn's Little Bundles stamp set are stamped and fussy cut before being hung them from a die cut Avery Elle bunting line. Aren't these bows perfect?!

The Lawn Fawn sentiment is curved slightly to follow the line of the oval MFT Mini-scalloped Stitched die .




The Design Team has some terrific inspiration for you this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Amy!

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how CLOTHES 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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Muse #219

It has been crazy busy around here as our son pushed through the last few weeks of high school along with starting back working at Legoland for the summer. Yesterday was his graduation and everyone involved was thrilled that the weather forecast for overcast skies held, making it quite pleasant to sit through the outdoor ceremony. Unbelievable that this happened in the blink of an eye.


 


I'm hoping the change in our schedule will mean I have a little more crafting time like I found today. This card is inspired by Anita's contribution for the Muse #219 challenge.




I was inspired by the coral/black/white color palette, masking and stenciling a fade out background.  My changes include clear heat embossing the sentiment and inking the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink around it to make it pop.




The finished panel is matted for a thin black border and adhered to a Berry Sorbet card base.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch! #224 + Simon Says Masculine

With a little crafting time today I decided to knock a Father's Day card off my to do list, pairing a NBUS PTI Road Signed stamp & die set with an older WPlus9 Written on Ribbon stamp set. The sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch! #224 provided inspiration for the design.






Once all the elements were stamped and die cut, they were layered and adhered with foam dots allowing them to sit at different heights.




This card is also being linked to the Wednesday Stamp Challenge at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge this week is to Make it Masculine.



Thanks for stopping,

Jacquie


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CASology Week 252: INSECT

Welcome to Week 252 at CASology!




There was something about the layered insects in the Stampin' Up Beetles and Bugs stamp set that appealed to me immediately and, of course, I knew it was coming out to play as soon as I saw the cue card for this week.




The biggest challenge was deciding which bugs to use and in the end three medium sized were alternated with a couple of the smaller insects. The first layers were inked in black directly onto the card base, then the layers added with PTI Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores inks. The sentiment comes from an older Taylored Expressions stamp set, Wheely Great.

Check out the Design Team cards for more terrific ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Anna!



We are looking forward to seeing how INSECT 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
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Muse #218 + FMS #290 + Simon Says Anything Goes

Waiting for a delivery trapped me at home for most of the day. What's a crafty girl to do, but head to her desk and play?

This card is being submitted to the Muse #218 challenge where we are celebrating Ardyth's birthday in style. Instead of giving us a card for inspiration, we were invited to pick any card Ardyth's extensive & fabulous portfolio. My need for a sympathy card sent me right to her Pinterest board and this perfect example.


Ardyth Percy-Robb

Turning the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #290 upside down and flipping it influenced my decision to move the focal to the bottom of the panel. The stamped tree is replaced with a die cut branch placed to allow a few leaves to overhang the popped up panel.




The sentiment from the Altenew Thinking of You was stamped after the masked area was inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.




In addition to linking this card to Freshly Made Sketches #290, it is being added to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge where Anything Goes this week.


 

Happy birthday, Ardyth!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



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