A Big Bang!

Nope. This post is not about anything sitcom related. It’s just time for a new CASology cue word challenge and this week’s word is full of excitement!

I personally love fireworks and the BOOM!, crackle and dazzling display that we get to see each Fourth of July here in the USA!  On the occasion that I miss them due to weather or life circumstances, I find myself feeling pretty disappointed!  Must be the little girl in me.  That said, I decided to try to create the emotion that accompanies observing fireworks!

Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Smooch spray, Balzer Designs stencil, clear gemstones

There is actually a little sparkle to the Smooch spray I used, but I couldn’t get the lighting to show it well.  I used a simple stencil to create the background, stamped the bold sentiment and embellished with three clear gemstones.

I hope you take some time to visit the blogs of the rest of the design team and our guest designer this week!  Lots of fireworks going off for your viewing pleasure!  We have two new design team members joining us this week, so be sure and leave them some love!  Then, be sure and link up your own fireworks creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

(you’re here!) 
 Rosemary Dennis 
 Tracey McNeely 
 Guest Designer:  Jenny 
Have a terrific Tuesday! 



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 1:55 pm

    This is really cool – I haven't really gotten into stencils, but this has me convinced!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 2:26 pm

    That sentiment always makes me smile! Great “POW!!” explosion of color. One color is high impact!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 3:06 pm

    Your stenciling is so cool Melissa, totally supported by one simple sentiment!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 3:18 pm


  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 3:34 pm

    GREAT card Melissa!!!

  • sally Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 5:20 pm

    Aaaah! The magic of fireworks, I just love 'em 🙂


  • Rosemary Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 10:21 pm

    squeal!!! this is absolutely perfect, Melissa!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 07/02/2013 11:27 pm

    Perfect! Hope you get great fireworks on the 4th!

  • Judy1223 Posted Wednesday, 07/03/2013 3:45 am

    Yep, this card definitely evokes the fun and magic of watching fireworks! I hope you get to see them this July 4th!

  • Sandy Posted Wednesday, 07/03/2013 5:30 pm

    I am grinning from ear to ear – love your very own fire word display!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Wednesday, 07/03/2013 5:49 pm

    You captured the feeling so brilliantly, Melissa! Squeeee!! I hope the weather allows you to enjoy a magnificent display this year!! Happy 4th!

  • Jen W. Posted Friday, 07/05/2013 12:25 am

    You totally captured the excitement of fireworks here, Melissa! There really is something magical about them isn't there?

  • thestampingbug Posted Friday, 07/05/2013 11:06 pm

    Neat little stencil! At first I thought it was one of those circular plastic canvas things. Great card. Thanks for inspiring me to do this challenge. I haven't done a challenge in FOREVER!!!

  • Gillian R Posted Saturday, 07/06/2013 1:23 pm

    I love how you have created your firework Melissa! Hope you had a fab 4th July!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 07/10/2013 1:31 am

    Love your big, bold fireworks, Melissa! I'll bet this card sparkles like crazy IRL! Thank you so much for your inspiration…so sorry I got behind!

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