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A CASology Valentine

The count down is on. Valentine's Day projects are most likely beginning to settle into that last minute panic mode.  I have two elementary aged school children with classroom parties this Friday and do you think I've gotten anything made yet?!  Did you know I am probably one of the world's finest procrastinators?  Don't worry, they'll go to school with cute little gifts in hand!  I have plenty of time...three entire days!


CASology will provide plenty of inspiration this week if you're still in need of some!  With a cue word focusing entirely on valentine, you won't be disappointed!

I love clean & simple valentines!  This word made me think of Cupid and his arrows.  Having no image of that diaper clad lad, I went with a single arrow and a sentiment from Uniko Studio's All Occasion Sentiments #5 set.


The main panel is spritzed with pink Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  I stamped the sentiment in black and then added the glitter adorned arrow.  I added dimension by popping up the framed main panel on the card base.

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!




hen, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize from Uniko Studio, our sponsor this week!



Have a terrific Tuesday! 

Melissa
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Precious Remembrance Shop Valentine Inspiration

 
If you're looking for last minute Valentine's Day inspiration, you'll want to go check out what I created for today's Tuesday Ideas post on the Precious Remembrance Shop's blog!  I promise it's simple...and super duper sweet!  I am absolutely loving the newest Sweet Pea stamp set!

Sweet Pea Stamp Set

I'll be back in a couple hours with a second post for the day, so stay tuned!

Melissa
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CASology Glitter

It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This week's cue will most likely have you smiling...or muttering under your breath as you try to tame all that sparkle in your craft space.


I went with the chunky stuff myself.  Still a challenge to clean up, however!

Stamps:  DeNami Design (You Make Me Feel, Little Skunk)

With DeNami Design as our sponsor this week, my eyes settled on this cute little skunk and the sentiment just seemed to want to join him, so I dug that out too!  I simply watercolored behind the sentiment to frame it and then added some heart shaped chunky glitter for a little color pop.  These elements were framed with black and the entire main panel was popped up with foam dots for dimension.

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!







Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize!



Have a terrific Tuesday! 

Melissa
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Coffee Loving Cardmakers Sponsor: Uniko Studio


Coffee Loving Cardmakers has some rather awesome sponsors!  We're giving one of them a shout out each Monday on the blog, starting today!  Uniko Studio is in the spotlight today, so be sure and go check out all the details on the blog!


I'm showcasing a simple coffee themed card over there, but wanted to share another one here!  Now that February has arrived, I couldn't resist designing a Valentine's Day themed coffee card!

Stamps:  Uniko Studio (I Love Coffee, All Occasions Sentiments #5)

This design is pretty much one layer with some very simple embellishments added for shine.  Pink Heidi Swapp spritz is responsible for the colored background.


Have a marvelous Monday!

Melissa
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CASology Adoration

It's time for some CASology love!  A new cue word is posted and ready to inspire!


I went the obvious route, creating a love themed card.  It is almost Valentine's Day, after all!

Stamps/Dies:  Concord & 9th
I added a little movement to the design by drawing a flight path for the snowflake.  I added dimension to the snowflake by simply layering the dies & adding a heart shaped pearl.  The bold sentiment is from Concord & 9th's Map Love set.

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!


Guest Designer:  Jenny 

Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Concord & 9th!


Have a terrific Tuesday!
 
Melissa
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Clearly CASology

It's time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!

 

When I saw this word, I had a few ideas stir in my head, but went with a design focused (excuse the pun) on vision.  It's always so nice to have clear vision!  I began wearing glasses in 10th grade (even though I think I needed them back in 8th grade).  These days, I prefer contacts, but have a pair of glasses ready if ever needed!


I used a stamp from Taylored Expression's Spectacular set.  I chose not to frame the main panel because I ended up liking how it looked with just some simple dimension.  The eye chart looked more realistic to me this way!  There's not much to explain for the design process on this one!  I do believe I was able to preserve plenty of open space?!

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!





Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, STAMPlorations!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Precious Remembrance Shop New Release Blog Hop!

 

Today is the day!  Precious Remembrance Shop is releasing it's brand new Sweet Pea stamp set!


You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog, but if not, head on back to her blog to start the hop from the beginning!

I focused on the sweet flowers for my card, using them to create a love themed design.


I stamped all three of the flowers, colored them with Copic markers and then applied Crystal Effects.  While the Crystal Effects was wet, I sprinkled Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds on top of it to create a sparkly effect.  I stamped the sentiment and then the tiny heart image several times and adhered three sequins from the Sweet Pea Sequins Mix to the card base.

You're going to love this set, designed by our very own design team member, Lisa Elton!  Hop along with us through January 21, and you'll have a chance to win the Sweet Pea Stamp set plus the Sweet Pea Sequins Mix (also created by Lisa Elton) to go along with it!  To celebrate this new release, Lisa is having another giveaway on her own blog, so you'll want to be sure and check that out as you hop along!

Here are the giveaway details:
  • Giveaway ends Thursday, January 21, 2016.
  • Leave comments on the Precious Remembrance Shop's blog post as well as each of the design team member's blogs to be eligible to win the prize (mentioned above).
  • One lucky winner will be chosen randomly.
  • To keep updated with our projects, join us on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram, if you haven't already.
From here, you'll want to head on over to lovely Sue's blog!  Good luck!


Happy Monday!

Melissa
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CASology #180: OPEN

I almost skipped participating in this week's challenge and it wasn't for lack of ideas, but rather, a lack of energy.  I ended up catching a bug DS2 brought home from school the end of last week!  Ugh.  Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as it could've been, but still knocked me onto the couch for a good 1.5 days!

 

This week's CASology cue word made me think of windows and how I'd love to be able to throw open my windows for some fresh air, but given the frigid temperatures we have in January, that's not an option.  Oh, how I love the warmer months when I can open the windows and breathe in outdoor goodness!

With Valentine's Day up next, my brain has been slowly turning toward love themed cards and this one is my first of the season!  I love Memory Box dies and this one is a favorite!

Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop
Dies:  Memory Box (Resting Birds, Small Madison Window)

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!




Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Craft Classes Online!



Have a terrific Tuesday!
Melissa
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CASology Simplicity

Happy 2016!  A new year.  A fresh start.  Such a happy thought!

Today is the first challenge of the year over at CASology!  Plus, the new design team members were revealed just a few minutes ago, so you'll want to go say hello to them!


We're always stressing simplicity in design over at CASology, so what better word than SIMPLE to start the year off right?

To me, keeping things one layer is always a good start to creating a CAS design!  I went uber simple and used one stamp, stamping it three times!  I inked it once and stamped it, creating an ombre effect.  So simple!

Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop (This Moment)

Be sure and go say a quick hello to the design team members & this week's guest designer!  They work so hard each week to create inspiration!



Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Cindy B Designs!



Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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