Friday, January 18, 2019

CTS 305 + Memory Box Challenge #45 + SSS Clean & Simple

I have a card to share based on CAS(E) This Sketch #305, Memory Box Challenge #45 Love is in the Air and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to make a Clean and Simple card.



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I was originally planning to keep the vertical orientation of the design, but wanted the majority of the Memory Box Heart Wave die facing the right way. 




Rotating the sketch also allowed me to use the PTI XO Skinny Mini stamps and tag for the sentiment,




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #371





Our terrific sketch comes from Jen Mitchell this week. With a few Caprice Heart Layers sitting on my desk after I borrowed the die set from my crafting friend,  Joyce,  I knew I would use a heart on my card, but remember you can use any shape you want.
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My heart is sitting on a MFT mini-scallop framed, embossed heart panel and layered with a PTI heart border die. The heat embossed sentiments are from the PTI With All My Heart stamp set.




I'm looking forward to seeing how Jen's design inspires you!

This card is also being linked to the Loving challenge at Time Out.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CASology Week 327: CLOUDY

Welcome to Week 327 at CASology!




I love when a cue word has several meanings and really hope some of you work with an idea I didn't think about until after making my card, which is to use vellum or another translucent material.

This super simple Get Well card has a sun peaking through a pair of Memory Box Puffy Cloud die cuts on a blue sky background.




The simple sentiment is another from my favourite MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Christine A.!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how CLOUDY inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to one week challenges so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 21st (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #370




How are you going to interpret the delightful snowflakes on this fabulous sketch from Jennifer Timko? I went with circles and pulled out a few stamps and dies before deciding to cut apart a Memory Box Large Ringlets die cut.




The panel is inked with Salty Ocean Distress Ink before the PTI Penned Elegance II sentiment is stamped with Memento Nautical Blue ink.




Blue enamel dots and white Nuvo drops at a bit of interest and fun to finish off this card.

The challenge closes on Monday, January 14th at 3:00 PM EST.  I hope you will find time to play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CASology Week 326: FROZEN

Welcome to Week 326 at CASology!




Even our usually warm spot in San Diego has been freezing overnight this week and some parts of the county had a white Christmas! I didn't intend to make a Christmas card this week, but couldn't resist the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter snowmen given our FROZEN cue word.




Copic markers are used to color the noses, scarves and earmuffs and add the lightest touch of blue sky between the snowmen.




The design team has a great mix of cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Barb G.!


We are looking forward to seeing how FROZEN inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to one week challenges so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 14th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #369

If you follow Freshly Made Sketches, you've already seen the announcement that I am joining the Clean Team for the next six months! This news means my 2019 is off to a fabulous start and I'm thrilled to be sharing my first card based on Amy O'Neill's terrific sketch!

Each week a member of the team creates a sketch to inspire you, with the twist to keep the design clean-lined and fresh. All the rules, design team cards and the link-up to play along can be found on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.


The Memory Box Massa Leaf die cut covers the visual space of the circle in Amy's design and is layered between the banners.




The banners are created by layering lemon washi tape on a scrap of white cardstock and heat embossing a MFT Essential Sentiments birthday greeting on a scrap of yellow cardstock.




The challenge closes on Monday, January 7th at 3:00 PM EST.  I hope you will find time to play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CASology Week 325: FRESH

Welcome to Week 325 at CASology!




I let the idea of a new year and FRESH start guide my card this week. A friend with serious running goals inspired the use of the PTI She Moves silhouettes which are paired with a selectively masked Hero Arts Merry sentiment.




The Delicata gold inked Wplus9 stars add interest and texture. It's always hard to capture their glistening sparkle in a photo.




The design team has great ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Ishani!


We are looking forward to seeing how FRESH inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to one week challenges so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 7th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie