Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CASology #72

Welcome to Week 72 of CASology!  Here's the cue word for this week:

'Tis the season to go shopping!  All the Bermudians are making their annual pilgrimages to New York, New Jersey, Boston and Atlanta to do their Christmas shopping.  It always amazes me that the planes can get off the ground at this time of year - Bermudians know how to shop!  LOL!  

My initial thoughts for this challenge went along the same line as Ardyth but once I saw her clever card I decided to try a different idea.  These days pretty much all shopping involves a bar code and Mama Elephant has a super cute one in their Smitten set.  I decided I wanted to go with a really bold background colour and let the black sentiment really pop off of it.  It took a lot of fiddling before I finally decided on sentiment and gem placement but I'm pretty happy with the final result!  And now I want to see the results of your creative wheels turning!  Check out the gorgeous designs from the rest of the DT and then get crackin'!


And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember submissions are due by 4pm CST on Sunday, 1 December.

And while I've got you I want to show off the new washi tape shelf Luis made for me!  I love it!  The shelves are slightly tilted back so the tape stays in place and I've still got room for more!  :D

Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  (Black) Gina K, (Strawberry Slush) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bar code from Smitten) Mama Elephant, ("are" from Sparkle & Shine) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (You from Wonderful Words) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #55

Welcome to Week 55 of CAS(E) This Sketch!  Take a look at this week's sketch by Karolyn Loncon:

I took a bit of liberty with this sketch in that I spread out my arrows a bit more that the flowers but I think the bones of the sketch are still pretty clear.  

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US this week's challenge will be a 2-weeker so you have plenty of time to come up with something fantastic - or maybe even several somethings fantastic!  :D  The challenge will close at 9am ET on Thursday, 5 December. Can't wait to see your creations!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (25 Days of Christmas 6x6) Simple Stories
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Dies:  (Arrow from Snapshot Fun) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Stitched Resctangle) Lil' Inker
Punches:  (1" & 1 1/2" circle punches) EK Success

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CASology #71

Welcome to Week 71 of CASology!  Here's the cue word for this week:

Although it's getting to be the jingle bell time of year right now I needed a wedding card so I took a little break from the Christmas theme and turned to wedding bells!  These little Lawn Fawn bells are so sweet and perfect for a CAS design.  Initially I tried to paper piece them but that ribbon confounded me so finally I broke out the Copics and had a little colouring session.  The ladies of the DT have created their usual array of gorgeous inspiration so check them out and then play along!

And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember submissions are due by 4pm CST on Sunday, 24 November.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Bells & sentiment from Happily Ever After) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Gems:  (Lilac assortment) Doodlebug
Markers:  Copic