Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CASology Week 246: SEASON

Welcome to Week 246 at CASology!




What was your first thought when you saw this week's cue card?  Too many ideas starting swirling in my head. I was bouncing from fresh herbs to sports to time of year and finally settled on grill season.




Technically, I can grill year round but I tend to use the oven more in the winter and grill several times a week when Daylight Savings time starts and I have better light to see what I'm cooking. I used a Technique Tuesday Christmas stamp for the sentiment, layering it on a Lawn Fawn grass stamp and then added the Memory Box grill die cut.

Check out the Design Team cards for more terrific ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Donna!

Sponsor: Uniko Studios!


We are looking forward to seeing how SEASON 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, April 23, 2017

Muse #212 + Seize the Birthday & FMS284 + Simon Says Showers and/or Flowers

There are lots of spring projects going on at our house but I managed to sneak away from the fence building to spend a little time creating today.

This first card is inspired by Jenni Murray and her card for Muse Challenge #212 and the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes option.




The Hero Arts Flower Burst background stamp is heat embossed on a white panel and then inked all over with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. A little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was added to the center of the flowers before the embossing was ironed off to leave a matte finish.

The PTI sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on a banner to finish the card off.




  



This second card is inspired by the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #284 and the Wednesday Challenge to use Showers and/or Flowers at Simon Says Stamp.

A Limeade Ice panel is embossed with a Sizzix leaf patterned embossing folder that is added to the center of the card base. A couple of white panels are cut using MFT stitched panel dies (manipulating them slightly to get a 5.5inch panel) and then popped up on either side of the embossed panel.




Two Concord & 9th Floral die cuts are adhered to the white panels and an MFT sentiment die is stacked in the center and adhered across the three panels.




  

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology Week 245: GROW

Welcome to Week 245 at CASology!




Were you following the long, long, long labor of April the Giraffe? Well, she finally had a beautiful, baby boy and inspired this week's card. The cue word GROW made me think of growing a family with the addition of a new baby.




The Memory Box Giraffe Trio were cut from patterned papers and adhered to a stitched rectangle panel. The PTI Perfect Pairing sentiment was stamped with PTI Blueberry Sky ink on a banner that is wrapped around the popped up panel.




This close up gives you a better view of the subtle patterns in the papers. There are so many directions GROW can take you, even the simpliest birthday card celebrating growing one more year older works for this challenge. Check out the Design Team cards for more ideas!



Deidre Payne (off this week)
Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Judy Marino (off this week)

Guest Designer: Lisa!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how GROW 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