Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CASology Week 262: PRICKLY

Welcome to Week 262 at CASology!




I suspect a lot of us had the same first thought on seeing this week's cue card. My mind immediately went to succulents and cacti, so I pulled out an Impress Succulents stamp set.




The image is colored with Copic markers and then a Mama Elephant sentiment heat embossed on a black flag finishes off the card.




The Design Team cards are fun and inspiring!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Amy R.!
Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how PRICKLY 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, August 8, 2017

CASology Week 261: SAFARI

Welcome to Week 261 at CASology!


  


Facebook allowed me to follow friends on a real safari earlier this year and just reinforced that giraffes are at the top of my list of animals to see in the wild one day. I knew I wanted to use my Poppystamps Giraffe Trio dies with SAFARI  as our cue word but it took a while to figure out what kind of card.


 


This Avery Elle So Happy sentiment jumped out as I was looking for inspiration and the card came together very quickly. Two giraffes were die cut from black cardstock and inlaid into the panel, the sentiment stamped and a bright red heart added.




The Design Team cards are terrific!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Geust Designer: Kevin B.!



We are looking forward to seeing how SAFARI 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, August 1, 2017

CASology Week 260: JUICY

Welcome to Week 260 at CASology!




My first thought when I saw this cue word was juicy news and immediately went looking for my Paper Smooches Boob Tube stamp set.




I love the lines of this retro TV, colored it with Copic markers and added a couple of sentiments. The square stitched panel is popped up on a gray card base.




The Design Team cards are fun this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Michele!

We are looking forward to seeing how JUICY 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, July 25, 2017

CASology Balloon 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!






We are celebrating big at CASology! The cue word BALLOON is perfect for any kind of party and I know the gallery is going to be full of fun cards this week. There are all sorts of prizes and reason to Hop along and help us celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary!!




A trio of Mama Elephant Party Kit balloons were stamped on a white panel, an MFT Brushstroke Birthday sentiment added and then strings were draw in with a thin tipped marker.





Everything was coated with clear Wink of Stella glitter once the ink was dry. As always, it is really hard to capture that glittery shine that is so pretty in person.




What is a celebration without prizes? Melissa has put together a fabulous Blog Hop with current and returning Design Team members and some of our terrific sponsors. As you hop along, comment on each stop and you are eligible for a sponsor prize. It's that easy!!

To be eligible for the CASology prize, you need to comment at each stop and link a BALLOON themed card to the gallery!

The full list of Blog Hop participants and prizes is on the CASology post here. You should be coming to my blog from sponsor Sunny Studio and the next stop is the uber talented former Design Team member, May Park!

You have until Monday, July 31st at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. As always, remember to keep it clean & simple!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CASology Week 258: DIAMOND

Welcome to Week 258 at CASology!




I'm anticipating some pretty, sparkly cards in the gallery this week but I went a slightly different route as I needed a masculine birthday card. The diamond cue card made me think of argyle patterns which led me to this overlapping diamonds design.




The large dark gray diamond is partially inset in the two red diamonds and adhered at the back. The PTI sentiment is inked with Soft Stone and Versamark inks, stamped over all three diamonds and embossed with a clear embossing powder. This sentiment piece is adhered to an embossed panel and then to the card front.




The Design Team has some terrific ideas this week!




Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Lana! 

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how DIAMOND 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


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Muse #224

We have a very large house party happening in a few weeks and I'm supposed to be cleaning out the office so that we can use it as an extra guest room, but somehow was distracted and ended up with this card inspired by Tracey McNeely's card for Muse #224.


Muse #224 Tracey McNeely


The tear drop shape reminded me of an old favorite from Avery Elle'e Rounded Diamond stamp set and the hello die cut came courtesy of a friend's Taylored Expressions die I borrowed at a retreat a while back.




I varied the design by using two sizes of teardrops with a limited color palette and curving the images instead of running them in a line.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CASology Week 257: WISH

Welcome to Week 257 at CASology!




We have a wide open cue word this week that can work for any occasion so I am expecting to see a full gallery! Dandelions were my first thought when I saw the word wish. Who can resist teaching their kids to make a wish and blow the seeds into the wind? This trio of Technique Tuesday dandelions are paired with an MFT sentiment for a birthday card.




The image was stamped in yellow first and then partially inked with Versamark on the seed heads and a holographic embossing powder used to add a touch of shine & interest to the panel.




They almost look like sparklers!




The Design Team has terrific cards waiting for you to check out!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Sponsor: Uniko Studios!


We are looking forward to seeing how WISH inspires you -  just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. 

I am also linking this care to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category and the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is Summer Sunshine.


 


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CASology Week 256: PIZZA

Welcome to Week 256 at CASology!




I have to admit the cue card this week was a bit of a challenge for me and I tossed around a few ideas (things that go together like ham & pineapple or using the green, white & red of the Italian flag) before I started looking at word play and puns using "pizza". 




Once I settled on "give pizza chance" (give peace a chance), it was easy to make a pizza from an inked circle die and cut into slices to make a pizza peace sign.




This week as you check out the Design Team cards you will notice a couple of changes. Hazel Hodgkins is stepping down from the team and Anna Uhras joining us - I know they'd both love to hear from you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Maja!

Sponsor:  SugarPea Designs!


We are looking forward to seeing how PIZZA 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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CASology Week 255: FLY

Welcome to Week 255 at CASology!




I admit the housefly images in SU Beetles & Bugs tempted me this week, but with my baby graduating high school I was drawn more to this sentiment from Ranger's Dylusions Clearly the Right Words stamp set.

The sentiment is perfect paired with a couple of sweet Technique Tuesday sketchy birds.  All stamps were heat embossed on watercolor paper which allowed me to add a touch of color with Zig markers.




The Design Team has more terrific ideas for you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Angie!



We are looking forward to seeing how FLY 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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink June 2017 Blog Hop + FMS #293 + Seize the Birthday

It's been a while since I've participated in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but I just couldn't forget the ombre jars in the June 2017 inspiration photo. For more details, head over to Capture the Moment.

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Blog hop inspiration


I started by applying Peacock Feather and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks to a couple of white panels and cutting a PTI Big Basics: Wish Big die out of each. The teal panel was cut with a stitched curved edge, the Wish Big removed and replaced the the coral die cut.  The completed panel is then popped up on a white card base.




I love how the two complementary ombre colors look together!




The design is based on Freshly Made Sketches #293 and is also being linked to the Seize the Birthday challenge where Anything Goes.


  

Thanks for stopping by!

Jacquie


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