Saturday, July 21, 2018

Muse #275 + Simon Says Dies

I'm avoiding some chores by playing in the office today after seeing Kim's card for Muse #275.


Kim Heggins Muse #275


Inspired by the color purple along with the coffee and donut theme, I came up with this clean and simple card.




I searched in vain for a purple and white polka dot paper to cut my Memory Box On the Go coffee cup, finally settling on a grid paper. It is cut on the diagonal for a little added interest.

The chocolate donut is pieced together with white frosting and purple micro bead "sugar" before being added to the panel.




The sentiment is from the Avery Elle We Go Together stamp set.

This card is also being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says  Use a Die and/or Punch.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CASology Week 308: CLOUD + Twofer #7 Beverage

Welcome to Week 308 at CASology!




I went with a slightly unorthodox idea for our Cue word this week and pulled out a cloud shaped speech bubble to create a steam cloud panel to hold the MFT Perk Up sentiment for this Encouragement/Friendship card.




For added interest, the Memory Box Large Coffee on the Go die is given a patterned paper sleeve and the sentiment stamp is stamped in two colors.




With the Twofer Card Challenge 7 being beverages, I left the coffee cup die out on my desk hoping to come up with another way to use it.




It took a couple of days and a heat wave  to realize the upside down cup reminded me of a popsicle. And what is a popsicle if it isn't a frozen beverage?




A watercolor panel is striped with strawberry, orange and lemon flavors and a trio of popsicles cut out. My stamp platform allowed me to stamp the PTI Penned Elegance on each of the die cuts before lining them up and adhering them together.




The card base is inked before the die cuts are popped up with foam tape.




The CASology Design Team has fabulous cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Claire!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how CLOUD inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, July 30th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blogDid you notice the date? For the summer our challenges are going to run for two weeks!


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Monday, July 9, 2018

JUGS #448 Citrus + Fusion Cactus Door

I couldn't resist making a lime margarita when I saw JUGS #448 Word Week: Citrus and used the colors and sketch from the Fusion Cactus Door to design my card.

  


The MFT Martini Shaker die subbing in for a margarita glass is cut from watercolor paper and colored in an aqua ombre. The Memory Box Small Citrus Rounds are also die cut from watercolor paper and colored with Zig markers.




The sentiment is stamped across the glass onto the card base before the glitter and sequin shaker is created.




The lime slice is tucked into the rim and the lime half is popped up to rest on the glass base.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CASology Week 307: ZOOM

Welcome to Week 307 at CASology!




With our cue word this week, I started thinking about things that help you get from one place to another as fast as you can as I flipped through my stamps. I knew this Art Impressions skateboarding lady was the winner as so as I saw her.




To help keep this larger image CAS, I kept the color palette simple.




The design team has great cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Hannelie!


We are looking forward to seeing how ZOOM inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, July 16th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. Did you notice the date? For the summer our challenges are going to run for two weeks!
Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Sunday, July 1, 2018

MIM 326 + Muse 272 + JUGS 447

I started playing around with some ideas after watching Lexi's video for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday 326: Inchie Elements challenge and seeing Steffi's card as the guest designer for Muse #272.


  


My first attempt at the card included the sentiments and hearts stamped on one inch squares, but I wasn't happy with the results and rummaged around for a similar sized heart die. I hope this is still considered close enough to an "inchie element" for the challenge.




The heart die and outline stamp are from the Framed Out #11 Heart set and the sentiments and ampersand die are from the Grand Ampersand set.




A white panel is embossed with horizontal stripes and the raised stripes lightly inked in pink before the other elements are adhered. The white panel is then added to a pale pink card base.

I'm also linking this card to Just Us Girls Challenge #447: Wild Card Week where anything goes.



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CASology Week 306: BEAR

Welcome to Week 306 at CASology!




Did you think of pandas, teddy bears or polar bears when you saw this week's cue word? Or maybe your first thought was more along the idea of bearing a gift? There are so many directions to go with this cue word. 

I'll take any opportunity to make a card with these plump polar bears from MFT. Three of the images are masked and stamped on the watercolor paper before the scarves are colored with Zig Clean Color markers.




Once the panel was dry, the sentiment was added and the panel adhered to a teal card base.




Check out the terrific design team cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Tenia!

Sponsor: Uniko Studio


We are looking forward to seeing how BEAR inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Monday, June 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink June 2018 Blog Hop

Have you seen the delicious rainbow of color in the Papertrey Ink June 2018 Blog Hop inspiration photo?




I colored a watercolor paper panel with Zig Clean Color markers in rainbow order, allowing the colors to blend together. 




The panel was trimmed down a bit to be just a little wider than the Stacked Sentiments die I cut while crafting with Joyce. A trio of raindrops add a bit of icy bling to echo the frozen treats and finish off this card.




I'm excited to see the cards linked up to the Blog Hop this month!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Color Throwdown #498 Guest Star Stamper

I'm thrilled to be joining the design team for Color Throwdown #498 as the Guest Star Stamper this week!



I was excited to see the colors peach, pale pink, hot pink and green for the challenge and thought they would be perfect for coloring my Memory Box Llama Love stamps.




The llama, hat and blanket were all stamped, die cut and colored before being adhered together and popped up on the wonky stitched oval. This oval panel is adhered to s slightly larger oval die cut that gives a sliver of a hot pink border.




I hope these colors inspire you to play along with Color Throwdown #498 this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie




CASology Week 305: JUMPY

Welcome to Week 305 at CASology!




I'm not sure if I've ever shared this, but our first family pet was a beloved aquatic frog that lived in a fishbowl. We inherited Hoppy from a neighbor who received him/her(?) as a party favor. Yes, some parent sent all the kids home from the birthday party with frogs! I couldn't resist these fun Poppystamps dies that reminded me of the days Hoppy was a big part of our family and they were the first thing I thought of with the cue word JUMPY.




For a little texture and interest, the Impression Obsession background stamp is inked with Versamark and heat embossed with a clear embossing powder. The sentiment strip wraps around the panel and the frogs added to look like they are jumping for joy.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


We are looking forward to seeing how JUMPY inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

I'm linking this card to the Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys.



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Saturday, June 16, 2018

MBC #38 + CTS #276 + Seize the Birthday

This card was inspired by the Memory Box Challenge #38, CAS(E) this Sketch! #276 and Seize the Birthday: Beachy Birthday.

I stamped and heat embossed the fish on a watercolor paper panel before coloring them with my Zig Real Brush markers. The sentiment is added after the panel dried. 




For added interest, the blue ocean is painted on the card base before the panel is popped up with foam adhesive.





   

"Beachy Birthday"
 


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie