Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CASology Week 263: BUD

Welcome to Week 263 at CASology!




Our sponsor this week, Kitty Bee Designs, generously gave the Design Team a couple of images to play with for our BUD challenge. I wanted to pop up the flower this sweet bunny is holding and add a sentiment tag underneath it, so enlarged the image and printed it twice.




My second flower is inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then the center is colored with a Copic marker.  It is popped up over the other flower and the tag is tucked under it.




There are definitely a few different directions to go in with this cue word. Check out the terrific Design Team cards for more inspiration!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Sunday Stamper!



We are looking forward to seeing how BUD 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, August 19, 2017

Muse #229 + Memory Box: Go With the Flow + Seize the Birthday + SSS: Add a Sentiment

I was happy to have some crafting time today and created a card that fits four challenges. My first inspiration is Tracey's pretty card for Muse #229 and making it an undersea design with my octopus die fits Memory Box: Go With the Flow. Making it a birthday card fits both Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes and the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where Add a Sentiment is the challenge.




I'm trying to love my Oxide Distress Inks, but just don't feel the colors are as vibrant as Distress Inks. Owen the Octopus is cut from an Oxide Ink panel that was sprinkled with water, but I redid the balloons with Distress Inks. The strings for the balloons are extra octopus arms - I'm happy with the way this experiment worked!




A few raindrops add interest and the Paper Smooches sentiment finishes off this card.


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Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

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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