Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CASology #148


Welcome to Week 148 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


While my card last week had no stamping on it, this week I have a stamps only, one layer card.  I hadn't come up with an idea for a design yet when I stumbled across this Avery Elle sentiment which had the very word I needed included in it.  Perfect!  And even more perfect as I need a few Father's Day cards.  

The design team gallery is a lot of fun this week with all kinds of cool ideas for the cue word. Be sure to peruse all the gorgeousness and then play along!



And this week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) PaperTrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sentiment from The Man, Stripe from Celebrate) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CASology #147


Welcome to Week 147 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


For some reason I always think of wedding cards as being very frilly and embellished so I was panicking a bit about this cue word.  In the end I kept it super simple with an image, a sentiment and a bit of bling all confined to the lower third of the card.  

Now it's time for you to check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team and then get to work!



And this week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Brushed Silver, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Sketch Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Glitter Tape:  American Crafts
Stickers:  American Crafts

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CASology #146


Welcome to Week 146 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


As soon as I saw the cue word for this week I knew it was time to break out this Papertrey Ink set that I've had for ages but have never touched.  I wanted to keep it super simple by not coloring the image so I stamped it on a coloured card base to add some interest.  Originally I was going to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card base as well but it didn't pop enough so I embossed it onto a black piece of cardstock and popped it up on foam tape.  

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous inspiration from the design team and then get crafting!




And this week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Piano & sentiment from Rhythm & Soul) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Trio of Cards



Hi there!  I've been scrambling this week to build up stock for an event on Saturday night.  I snuck into the Craft Cave for a couple of hours today and with the help of a few challenges I came up with three cards.  First up is a card for the Addicted to CAS Black, White & Gold challenge.  I debated with myself as to whether this is CAS or not but there's such a wide range of what is considered CAS and I don't think it's any busier than Vicki's gorgeous card so I'm going to enter it.  It was certainly simple enough to put together and I think it's pretty clean and graphic.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Basic Black, Brushed Gold) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Magnolias for Her) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Striped cover plate, Butterfly) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections




Next up is an entry for the sketch challenge at Stampin' Celebration. I turned the sketch 180 degrees and I pulled out some old (circa 2009) My Mind's Eye papers and an oldie but goodie Lawn Fawn stamp set.  This card also came together quickly with some simple paper piecing and I'm always excited to use up some patterned paper! 








Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Love Me Do) My Mind's EyeStamps:  (Kite & sentiment from Sunny Skies) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gem:  Recollections




Last but not least is a card for CAS on Sunday and Colour Me.  CAS on Sunday wanted white plus one colour and Colour Me is having a monochromatic week so these two challenges worked perfectly together. There's only one tiny bit of stamping on this card and the rest is die cuts and a few gems.  Another simple card to put together.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crisp Cantaloue, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamp;  (Sentiment from Super Script) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Small Circle Burst) Memory Box, (Happy) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CASology #145


Welcome to Week 145 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This is going to be a fun week because the cue word gives you a lot of room to play!  I used these Avery Elle die cut shapes to create a flower.  The design team gals went in all different directions with this word and came up with a gorgeous array of interpretations.  Be sure to check them all out and then jump in and play along!




And this week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Handy Hippo, (Strawberry Slush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Rounded Diamonds) Avery Elle, (You) Papertrey Ink
Brad:  Teresa Collins

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Challenge Guest Designer


Hi there!  I'm super excited today to be playing along as a guest designer over at The Challenge!  This week Lesley has a sketch for us:


I have to admit that all those layers made me a little nervous at first but it gave me an excuse to use some patterned papers and die cuts that I won from a PaperCrafts challenge.  Once I decided on which pieces to use it came together quite quickly and there's no stamping at all which is pretty rare for me.  I hope you'll pop over and have a look at all the other gorgeous creations from the design team and the other guest designers and then play along!   The Challenge closes on Sunday, May 10th at noon (PST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Alphabet Soup Girl) My Mind's Eye
Dies:  (Stitched Squares) Lil' Inker Designs, (Double Ended Banners) Papertrey Ink
Stickers:  (Micro Mono stickers) Basic Grey

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CASology #144


Welcome to Week 144 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word provides plenty of options for you to get creative with.  If nothing else it seems like every card maker has at least one butterfly stamp or die in their stash - it's like some unwritten rule!  The design team gals have provided their usual gallery of stunning creations to inspire you so check them out and then get crafting!




And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Life Is Beautiful) Papertrey Ink, (Sentiment) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Hello) Mama Elephant