Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology #259


Welcome to Week 259 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



 Guess what?  It's CASology's 5 year anniversary!  Yaaaaassssss!!  

We are celebrating today with a hop that includes design team members past and present as well as some of the generous companies that have sponsored us over the years.  You should have arrived here from Altenew.

I have had the honor of being on the design team since CASology began.  I was so thrilled when Melissa contacted me and asked me to be a part of the team - my first design team ever!  I could not have asked for a better experience over the last 5 years.  I have gotten to know and work with many amazing ladies through CASology and Melissa has been a wonderful leader.  Not only did she create a brilliant challenge but she is talented, sweet, funny and so easy going.  Thank you so much for bringing me along on this fabulous ride, Melissa!  I'm looking forward to the next 5 years!

Now it's time for you to hop along to Ardyth's blog.  Once you've reached the end of the hop we hope you'll dig out your balloon themed supplies and play along with us!




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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Kioshi 12x12 collection) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Wishes, Strings from Party Kit) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Grout Grey) My Favourite Things
Dies:  (Balloons) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CASology #258


Welcome to Week 258 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



    How much fun are these Waffle Flower alpha dies?  I decided that they were screaming for some sparkle so I cut them from some DCWV glitter paper and I love how they came out. They are the perfect accompaniment for a shower of diamonds!

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!




This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Diamonds from Sparkle & Shine) Neat & Tangled, (Sentiment from Rad) CASual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Frosty Pink) Altenew
Dies:  (Papercut Alpha) Waffle Flower
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CASology #257


Welcome to Week 257 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



All the stamps on this card are NBUS which always makes me feel accomplished.  I love this little Pinkfresh bunny and there are a bunch of cute images in this set.  The sentiment from W Plus 9 also has bunnies with it but they will have to wait to see the sun another day!  

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!




This week's sponsor:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Bunny from Little Love) Pinkfresh Studio, (Sentiment from Wishing You) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (Y17, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Party Elephant


Hi there!  Just stopping in with a quick card for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  This elephant from the Jungle Friends die set is so darn cute and I think he's extra adorable with a party hat on.  Although now that I look at it it seems that the hat is on his butt and not his head.  Hmmmm...  Someone may have gotten into the drinks a little early...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Trail Mix 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Elephant & grass from Jungle Friends, Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things, (Tall Triangle) Reverse Confetti
Gems:  Doodlebug

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CASology #256


Welcome to Week 256 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


    Mmmmm.... pizza!!!  As a child I refused to eat cheese and so would peel it off of pizza, pick out the toppings and put them back on the dough.  Yes.  I was picky and weird.  Now I eat pizza as it was meant to be enjoyed and finally realize what I was missing all those years!
 
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!




This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Pizza from Think Fast) Paper Smooches, (Alpha from Claire's ABCs) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Grout Grey) My Favourite Things
Dies:  (Louie's ABCs) Lawn Fawn

Monday, July 3, 2017

Super Lucky


One more card from the weekend to share.  I combined the sketch at Fusion with the Ellen Hutson June Pin-Sights challenge.  I love the yummy colours!  I spritzed up some Brushos, die cut the EBE flower from that and then cut the flower and the leaves from black card to really make it pop.  I like the thinness of the MFT scallop edge frame - it's the perfect size and doesn't overwhelm the rest of the elements.  
Hope you all have a lovely week!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Up the Happy) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Flower & leaf from Wild Garden) Essentials by Ellen, (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Paints:  (Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Sunburst Lemon Brushos) Colourcraft
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Oyster Grey Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Congrats Rose


Between work and having friends visiting it's been a busy week so we have laid pretty low this weekend.  Also it's been super hot and humid so I've been happy to chill out indoors for the most part.  

I made this card for the current Card Concept challenge and I'd say it falls into the clean and layered category.  I was inspired by the red roses and the black and white paper wrapped around the stems.  Aside from the Basic Grey patterned paper everything else from stamps to ink are Altenew.  I have to say I'm in love with Altenew inks these days.  Such yummy colours and I like the way the cubes are packaged together in colour families.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Spice Market 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Flower from Painted Rose, Sentiment from Build-A-Flower: Magnolia) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Flock of Happy Birds


A couple of weeks ago my fabulous friend, Claire, of Ham'n'mule Designs posted a card with a birdie from WPlus9's Happy Birds.  I commented that I'd never inked up that set so we challenged each other to make 4 cards and we'd share them on our blogs.  I think I need to do this more often.  It felt so good to ink up these stamps that I HAD to have (and then left to collect dust).  Also I am super excited that I get to meet Claire in less than a month's time!  She is such a cool chick who I totally clicked with the first time we exchanged messages.  She's sassy, funny and a brilliant carmaker.  Who could ask for more in a friend? 





Clearly I got into a blue zone while making these but I guess birds make me think of the sky so blue dominated.  I tried to use a few different techniques - paper piecing on the first two, Brushos on the third, and Copic coloring on the third and fourth.   
Now it's time to hop over to Claire's blog and see the awesomeness she's created!


Supplies Used:

CARD 1
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Snap Life 6x6) Simple Stories
Stamps:  (Bird, leaves & clouds from Happy Birds) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Rectangle) Mama Elephant

CARD 2
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird from Happy Birds) WPlus9, (Speech bubble from Just Hatched, Sentiment from Three Amigos) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Inline Alpha Die) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

CARD 3
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Watercolor) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird & sentiment from Happy Birds) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Speech bubble) Neat & Tangled
Paint:  (Prussian Blue Brusho) Colourcraft
Markers:  (YR16, Y08, YG03, YG06, G14, G28) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig

CARD 4
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Here & There 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (Birds from Happy Birds) WPlus9, (Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments, Hat from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (R22, R35, YR04, Y06, Y21) Copic
Twine:  (Licorice) The Twinery
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CASology #255


Welcome to Week 255 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I've had these WPlus9 birdies for a while now and, thanks to my lovely friend Claire, I finally dug them out to get them inked up.  (More on that tomorrow).  I couldn't resist making coloring that little round tummy red - this bird was made to be a robin red breast!  I also love this sentiment.  Luis and I always get scolded by the staff at our favourite pub because we're not supposed to feed the birds but they look so adorable trying to fly off with a big ol' french fry hanging out of their little beaks!  How can we not share with them?     

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!




This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Happy Birds) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Cement Grey) My Favourite Things
Dies:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R22, R35, YR04, Y38, Y21, Y06, E33, E35) Copic
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Trio of Critters


Hi there!  Not only did I have some unexpected crafty time today but my mojo was also very cooperative!  Yaaaasssss to the mojo!  So I have 3 cards to share starting with this cute Stampers Anonymous pooch.  I based the layout on CAS(E) This Sketch and the patterned paper makes it eligible for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  I'm also going to play along with the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (June Bug 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Stampers Anonymous, (Sentiment from Offbeat Birthday) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Speech bubble) XCut, (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, R22, Y06, E33, E35, E37, C5, C7) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig



This next card is for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.  This Whimsy Stamps elephant is so cute and I love his little party hat.  I found the card base in a pile of extra stuff on my desk.  If you look closely it's been decorated with an old PTI impression plate and it seemed like the perfect pattern for a party!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Celebration 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Sketched Elephants) Whimsy Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Impression Plate:  (Sunshine) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



Finally is a card for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  This is the only cat from this particular stamp set that I hadn't inked up so I thought it was time he get his moment in the sun.  I kept thinking it needed a little something else but now I'm glad I left it as a simple layered design.  

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Cat-itude) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Round Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R20, YR16, Y38, BG09) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic