Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CASology #372



Welcome to Week 372 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


The sentiment "Have a ball on your birthday" kept coming to mind when I thought about this week's cue word and, while I'm sure it exists somewhere in my stamp collection, I couldn't find it for the life of me.  Instead I found this adorable seal in a Paper Smooches set and an encouragement card was born!

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!


***We're switching to a monthly challenge schedule for the summer so you have 4 weeks to play along!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 31 August (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Seal & sentiment from Enjoy the Show, Shadow fromShadows) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Flag) My Favourite Things
Punch:  (1/2" circle) Marvy Uchida
Markers: (Y06, YG03, C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Seize the Birthday Guest Designer Part 3



I'm back for my third challenge as Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday!


As usual you can make any kind of birthday card and join the Anything Goes portion of the challenge or you can play along with our Topping which this week is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. 






I was a little panicked when I saw a Tic Tac Toe challenge because for some reason I really struggle with them.  However I put on my big girl pants and sat down to figure it out.  I ended up going with a diagonal line - One image/Flowers/Large Sentiment - and it was so much easier than I expected!  I dug out my trusty PTI In Bloom flower and stamped it onto coloured cardstock.  I used my Copics to do a little bit of outlining and highlighting around the edges of the flower and leaves and then paired it with a gorgeous scripty Simon Says Stamp birthday sentiment die.  I dithered forever about what colour Nuvo drops to use - purple? green? purple? green? - and finally went for green just so I wouldn't end up sitting there forever!

I hope you'll join in the fun!  You have until 9am (PST) on Tuesday, 11 August to play along.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pear Pizazz, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Happy Birthday) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (YG03, BV23) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 26, 2020

My Heart Beats For You



It's been a gorgeous weekend here so I haven't spent a ton of time inside but I did get a couple of cards made this morning.  This one is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  This heartbeat monitor die from SugarPea is so cute and came to mind immediately when I saw the sketch.  I paired it with a CAS-ual Fridays sentiment and a Taylored Expressions heart.  I love it when different companies play well together!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Love Notes) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions, (Monitor line) SugarPea Designs
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Warm Wishes



Today's card is for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  I don't think I've used this adorable Coffee Date set before and thought it was time to ink it up.  I wanted to go for bright and cheerful colours so started with the green striped paper and went from there.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Coffee pot and mug from Coffee Date, Sentiment from Coffee Break) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Butter Bar) Hero Arts, (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched circles) Heffy Doodle, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Nothing Better Than A True Friend



I've got a card today for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I'm hoping it's okay that I didn't use a square card base.  I realised after I was done that the DT had all made square cards.  Oops.  Must pay closer attention...
I used an old but goodie PTI flower and sentiment for my design.  For some reason I often use purple with this flower.  I'm going to have to get brave next time I pull it out and try something different but for no here it is in all it's purple glory!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Fresh Fig) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from In Bloom) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Square Frames) My Favourite Things
Marker:  (Wisteria Wonder) Stampin' Up
Other:  (Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Snuggle Is Real



Today's card is for the colour challenge at the Paper Players and the Stock Your Stash (baby) challenge at Reverse Confetti.  The RC onesie stamps are my favourites for baby cards especially this one that says "The snuggle is real." I layered it on a pierced circle from Lil' Inker Designs and combined a Simon Says die with an Altewnew stamp to create the sentiment.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (So Saffron, Marina Mist, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Onesie from Cute As A Button) Reverse Confetti, (Little One from Baby Zoo) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Pierced circle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Welcome) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Seize the Birthday Guest Designer Part 2



I'm back for my second challenge as Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday!


As usual you can make any kind of birthday card and join the Anything Goes portion of the challenge or you can play along with our Topping which this week is Non-neutral Card Base. 


I'm normally a white card base kinda gal so this was a fun challenge for me.  I started with some MFT patterned papers on the base and then added fun colorful elements on top including Paper Smooches' Bam Bubble and a cupcake and sentiment from Neat & Tangled.  I used some Stickles to decorate the cupcake and some Nuvo crystal drops to accent the sentiment and eyes of the cupcake.

I hope you'll join in the fun!  You have until 9am (PST) on Tuesday, 28 July to play along.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Sunshine 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Sketchy Cupcakes) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Bam Bubbles) Paper Smooches
Glitter:  (Cotton Candy Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Dandelion Yellow & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic