Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology Week 271: SORRY

Welcome to Week 271 at CASology!




Sadly, my supply of condolence cards was depleted this summer so I took advantage of this week's cue word to start replenishing the pile.

Using CAS(E) This Sketch #243 for inspiration, the lower third of my card front was taped off and inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. The inked part was then masked and a line of Broken China Distress Ink added above,




The Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday sentiment is stamped on the inked panel and a Memory Box Alder Tree die added to the right side.




The Design Team has a terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Coni L.!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


I'm linking this card to CAS(E) This Sketch 243 and the Thinking of You challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Blog.


  



We are looking forward to seeing how SORRY 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, October 10, 2017

CASology Week 270: ODD

Welcome to Week 270 at CASology!




The gallery should be fun with ODD as our cue word this week. Odd numbers, especially three of something, have been used forever to create a design pleasing to the eye. I chose to heat emboss three Mama Elephant Freestyle Floral images along with an Altenew sentiment on a watercolor paper panel.  




Color is added to the images with an aqua pen and Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress inks before the panel is mounted on the terracotta card base.




The Design Team has great cards for you to check out!




Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Natasha!

Sponsor: Uniko Studios


We are looking forward to seeing how ODD 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, October 3, 2017

CASology Week 269: GRID

Welcome to Week 269 at CASology!


 


As soon as I saw this week's cue word, I dug deep into my stash of patterned papers to find this red and cream grid paper. To add interest, an MFT Stitched Arch die adds a curved line to the straight edges.


  


The MFT thanks die is cut from a matching red paper, mounted on a black flag banner and popped up on the grid paper panel. Another banner grounds the panel on the card base, with a trio of enamal dots for added interest and another shape.



The Design Team has beautiful Grid cards to share with you this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Jen M.!



We are looking forward to seeing how GRID 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'm also linking this card to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Blog where Anything Goes this week and to Freshly Made Sketches where I thought I'd missed the deadline for FMS307, but it was extended a week. 

  

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CASology Week 268: FORTUNE

Welcome to Week 268 at CASology!




There are a few ways to take this cue word and I think it will be a fun gallery this week.  Was your first thought wealth, luck or predicting the future? I went with predicting the future and used a circle die and snowglobe base to make a crystal ball to house the Avery Elle birthday sentiment.




The ball is watercolored with Zig markers to create a background from which the sentiment appears. The finished crystal ball is popped up on the card base with foam adhesive.




For more fun takes on this cue word, check out the Design Team cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Jen M.!



We are looking forward to seeing how FORTUNE 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 card to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says Pop It Up this week.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASology Week 267: BIG


Welcome to Week 267 at CASology!




I tossed around a few ideas for the cue word this week. Should I go with a big font size? A sentiment with the word BIG in it? In the end this big MFT headphones die won me over and a birthday card for one of my kids or their friends was created quickly.




The Sizzix embossing folder added a bit of interest and provided a base for the sentiment and die cut.

Check out the Design Team cards for more great ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how BIG 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'm also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge this week is Clean & Simple, Seize the Birthday in there Anything Goes category and CAS(E) This Sketch #239.

  


Jacquie



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CASology Week 266: CAKE

Welcome to Week 266 at CASology!




It's going to be a party in the gallery this week with CAKE as our cue word! Lawn Fawn's Bake Me a Cake provided the stamps needed to build this tiered birthday cake. I love the sketchy feel of this stamp set and paired the cake with a couple of sentiments from CAS-ual Fridays' Woot Woot stamp set.




The lemon frosting, cake stand and candle flames are all swiped with Wink of Stella for a little glitter and shine.




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



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Sherrie Mannion

Giest Designer: Claire!


We are looking forward to seeing how CAKE 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'm also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge this week is STAMPtember Stamp It.



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CASology Week 265: EDUCATION

Welcome to Week 265 at CASology!




For many of us in North America, the first Tuesday in September is also the first day of school after summer vacation. It wasn't until we moved to California that I realized in some areas schools go back in session much earlier and finally understood why major retailers had back to school sales in July! 

I have two young adults in college this year and EDUCATION is all about hitting the books. For this card a computer generated sentiment is printed on a white panel and then the Pinkfresh Studio Bibliophile bookshelf image added. 




The books are colored with Copic markers and the panel popped up on the card base for added interest.




The Design Team is always amazing!


Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Shona C.!


We are looking forward to seeing how EDUCATION 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

Monday, September 4, 2017

Curtain Call Dreamcatcher + CTS237 + Seize the Birthday + Simon Says

After posting my feather card last night I was poking around the internet and discovered the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for September 1 is Dreamcatcher. 




I immediately painted another piece of watercolor paper with Zig markers, this time using pink and red pens, to create an ombre panel. While the panel dried, I pulled out a scalloped circle frame that I'd cut months ago at a retreat when I had access to a friend's dies. This is layered on a woodgrain embossed panel.




The Spellbinders feathers are cut from the watercolored panel and adhered together to make a matching pair of clusters. These are added to the woodgrain panel before the PTI birthday sentiment is stamped on an MFT banner die cut and popped up over them.




It isn't a dreamcatcher, but pulls most of the elements from the inspiration photo. The card is inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #237 and is also being linked to Seize the Birthday Anything Goes and the Wednesday Challenge Blog Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp.


    


Thanks for stopping by!

Jacquie

Sunday, September 3, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #237 + Seize the Birthday + Simon Says Anything Goes

Chrissy has given us a cool sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch #237. I'll admit it initially stumped me, but I couldn't get it out of my head. The ombre is where I started, using Zig markers to color a piece of watercolor paper with purple and blues. One the panel was dry, Spellbinders feathers were die cut and adhered together to create a couple of trios.






The feathers are adhered to a white card base and a simple PTI sentiment banner popped up over them.




I'm also linking this card to the Anything Goes option at Seize the Birthday and to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where Anything Goes this week.

 


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie