Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CASology Week 277: ROUND

Welcome to Week 277 at CASology!

Kitty Bee Designs generously provided the Design Team with a couple of digital images to play with this week. I choose to create a card with the adorable Snow Penguin, holding the ROUND snowball, and placed her in a ROUND panel. 

The image is colored with Copic markers, then masked to create a snow line and softly inked sky. Wink of Stella adds a frosty shine to the snow on the ground, the snowball and part of the MFT Hand Lettered Holiday sentiment.

The Design Team has terrific cards to inspire you!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Darnell!

Sponsor: Kitty Bee Designs!

We are looking forward to seeing how ROUND inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tag Day 19 & Day 21 + CHA 2017 Holiday Blog Hop Winner

I am finally back to making tags inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017. The inspiration part of the event is over, but you still have until December 1st to comment and link your own tags.

This first tag is a CASE of one of Lindsey's tags for Day 19. I stamped the same Technique Tuesday sentiment in red, added a couple of holly leaves and gold rimmed, ruby gem stickers for the berries.

Using a PTI luggage style tag allowed me to add a stitched frame around the sentiment for a little more interest.

This second tag was inspired by Deborah Frings' heat embossed and inked snowflake tags from Day 21.

Trio of Christmas Tags - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

The Lawn Fawn Merry Messages sentiment and stars are heat embossed on the tag before the Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress inks were blended over them.

A trio of bells are added to the silver cord before it is tied off at the top of the tag.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous 2017 Holiday Blog Hop. The winner of my random draw is Karen Ladd with comment #11! 

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CASology Week 276: CHEER

Welcome to Week 276 at CASology!

I love a cue word that can be used in a number of ways. My expectation is the gallery will be full of  cheer up/get well cards, congratulations, encouragement and birthday cards this week!

I inked a couple stamps from the Mama Elephant Celebration set, colored the balloons with Copic markers and popped the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle panel onto a white cardbase.

Check out the terrific Design Team cards for more inspiration!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Nicole!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how CHEER 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,


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craft Hoarders Anonymous 2017 Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous 
2017 Holiday Blog Hop!

You should be arriving here from Marisa Jobs' blog, Designs by Marisa!  If you want to start from the beginning of the Blog Hop, head over to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life.

Have you caught the Traveler's Notebook bug? I sure have and decided to make myself a Holiday Planner using a plain, blank 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 notebook.

The papers used on this project are from Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery line or Photo Play's Mad 4 Plaid Christmas. A pocket page is created from cardstock and added inside the front cover using washi tape to adher it along the spine on both sides.


A small monthly calendar is added with a flap to the side of a two page perpetual style calendar layout. I find this format works really well to add events as the month starts to fill up.

The next section is for baking and meal planning, including Christmas dinner, during the holidays. We have some tried and true treats that have to be made every year and I'll add anything new that catches my eye. You can see that several blank pages are left between the section dividers.

I have a section for gift buying and family member wish lists, a section for card making ideas and the annual family letter (sometimes Haiku style or screen shots of text conversation between family members) and a section for miscellaneous items I don't want to forget.

The completed notebook sits in a folder and travels with me everywhere from now until the end of December.

Before you head to the next stop on the Hop, Amber Milone at Pink Chic Paper Design,  I am giving away this Gossamer Blue Traveler's Notebook Kit in a random draw. The kit includes a notebook, selection of coordinating papers, stickers and embellishments. Just comment on this blog post before Sunday, November 26th by 6 pm PST to be eligible!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CASology Week 275: SHARP

Welcome to Week 275 at CASology!

I have to admit this week's cue word had me going in circles for a while. I initially thought of creating a sewing themed card, then was distracted by a sharp toothed shark image before deciding to use a Savvy stag's head die to make a fun Christmas card.

The die is cut four times, with the antlers removed from three of the diecuts, before they are adhered together and the stack is adhered to the card base over a Mama Elephant Jingle Greeting. The little bells are strung on a gold cord and caught in the sharp antlers to finish off this card. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and wish it was a little more mailable (if that's a word 😆).

The Design Team has a whole range of sharp ideas this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

I'm linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week Simon Says Snow White.

We are looking forward to seeing how SHARP inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags Day 4 & Day 5

I have a couple more tags to share as I play along with Tracey McNeeley's 7th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge.

Amy Rohl's sweet elf tag on Day 4 caught my eye and inspired me to pull out an MFT Jingle All the Way Santa image and pair it with an MFT Gift Tag Greetings sentiment to create this tag.

This second tag is inspired by Virginia Lu's fun star tags from Day 5 of the challenge.

The aqua star die cut is embossed with stars and adhered it to a white star for more stability. The PTI jingle die cut is layered three times before being adhered to the star and the heat embossed sentiment from PTI's Traveler's Journal added next.

A trio of bells is added to the Baker's twine before it is tied to finish off the tag.

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CASology Week 274: TINY

Welcome to Week 274 at CASology!

Now this is a fun cue word! Did you think of a tiny card, a tiny image or maybe celebrating a tiny addition to the family? I thought tiny image and pulled out my Memory Box Country Landscape border die to create this layered scene.

The border is cut twice and layered over an indigo blue panel with foam adhesive to add dimension. Wet glue is dotted throughout the sky and along the edge of the border with glitter poured over to add a touch of sparkly snow. The Mama Elephant sentiment is stamped in Indigo Blue to match the sky.

Check out the fabulous Design Team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

We are looking forward to seeing how TINY 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,


Saturday, November 4, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #246

I picked up some Ken Oliver Color Burst powders a year of so ago and am still struggling to feel in control when I play with them. A panel was sitting on my desk after the most recent session and seemed perfect for inky looking panel on CAS(E) This Sketch #246.

I stamped an sentiment from Lawn Fawn along with several Bo Bunny snowflakes and heat embossed them in white.

A number of tiny sequins were scattered over the panel before mounting it on a black panel and then onto the white card base.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

25 Days of Tags - Day 1 & 2

Are you playing along with Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Tags? You can check out all the details on how to play along here.

I have three tags inspired by the designs from Day 1 and Day 2.

The first tag that really caught my eye is the Enjoy the Magic of Christmas tag from Jo Nevill from the Simon Says Stamp Design Team.

I cut a dark blue tag and used a stencil and embossing paste to create small background stars before adding the gold shimmer cardstock star and Believe die cuts. A simple gold cord finishes off this tag.

This second tag is inspired by Anita's snowflake tag and the vellum layered tag along with the layered snowflake dies and gem center.

Jennifer Timko's tag inspired me to stencil and emboss snowflakes on my third tag.  I love the contrasting colors she used, but went with a more a monochromatic look on mine.

These tags are also being linked to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says: Christmas Gift Tags this week.

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