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CASology Challenge #168: YOU

It's Tuesday & time for a new cue word over at CASology!  It's so hard to believe CASology has already been around for over three years!  I guess time flies when you're having fun!


The CASology site has been going through a makeover lately & we think you'll like the new look!  Clean & simple is what CASology is all about!  If you haven't already, you'll have to go check things out!

This week's cue word is only three letters long, but has a lot of potential...as does each & every individual in this big ole world.  I can't wait to see what this little word inspires!

I kept my own card one layer.  As I was throwing the cue word around in my crazy mind, the song You Are My Sunshine came to mind and I had to see what I had in my stash for the idea!


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!









Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 

Tracey McNeely

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



Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Silly CASology

 

It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  When was the last time your funny bone was tickled?  I'd say if you're in need of more laughter in your life, you'll want to head on over to CASology and check out this week's gallery!  One can only guess what our talented participants are going to come up with!

I chose to use a sentiment from Serendipity Stamps as the focal image for my one layer design.

Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps (The Most Wasted)

I sprayed the corner of the card base with a brightly colored Heidi Swapp Color Shine spritz to set the mood.  After it dried, I stamped the sentiment.  Can't get much simpler than this!

Be sure and go say hello to the rest of the design team and our guest designer on their blogs!  They'd love to hear from you!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.
Tracey McNeely

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

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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CASology Rocket Science

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

 

This one appealed to me more than usual, but that's probably because science was always my favorite subject during my school years, especially biology or anatomy classes!

I didn't exactly follow through with this train of thought, however.  I blasted off in a different direction...

Stamps:  Clearly Besotted

The saying, "It's not rocket science!" kept coming to mind and I had to go with it.  Rockets, anyone?!  They're used for scientific things, right?  I'm so glad clean & simple design isn't rocket science!

Where does this week's cue word take your thoughts?  Be sure and go say hello to the rest of the design team and our guest designer on their blogs!  They'd love to hear from you and you'll find more details about each of their cards!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Laura 

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

Take it, it's yours

I'm also linking this card up with the City Crafter Challenge Blog, a new-to-me challenge where the current theme is Geek Chick!  That means science, technology or Sci-Fi!  You can also use the following moodboard for inspiration:

 

Did you get a chance to see the moon eclipse a couple nights ago?  The boys and I sat outside on the front lawn to watch some of it!  What a sight!  I've always wanted to try to capture a full moon photo, so attempted to take some photos of the eclipse.


What great timing for an eclipse!  I think it ties in quite nicely with this week's cue word, don't you?!


Have a terrific Tuesday! 

Melissa
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Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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It's time! Today is the beginning of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! You can find all the nitty gritty details here!  I hope you'll join in all the fun...there are prizes!!!


I used stamps from Precious Remembrance Shop, one of the wonderful sponsors, to create today's card!  Their Coffee Love set is a favorite of mine and the New Day set has a great coffee smudge image that is perfect for a coffee themed card!  That's what I used for this card along with the splatter from the Positive Thoughts set:


Coffee is always there for me!  I want to be there for my family & friends too!  Life is messy sometimes and it always helps to have someone to get you through it!

I'm off to check out a few of the hop entries and then it's off to the park with DD!  These cooler autumn days are calling our name & telling us to enjoy them while they last!  I hope they continue for quite a while yet because I'm not quite ready to think about snow, longer hours of darkness and that feeling of being a little cooped up!  Thank goodness for stamps & coffee!

Have a fabulous Friday & a wonderful weekend!  I'm hoping to get some Halloween photo shoots done!  Wish me luck!

Melissa
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CASology Circles

It's Tuesday again and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This one is another fun one with endless possibilities!


I was originally going to go with a circle frame, bubbles or bokeh, but alas, a last minute light bulb flickered on in this tired brain of mine and produced a globe instead!


I used Whimsy's Travel 2 - Happy Travels set to create this design.  The Earth was stamped in StampinUp's Pacific Point (blue) ink and then I filled in the continents using green Stickles!  I punched it out with a circle punch and popped it up with foam dots for dimension.  So simple!

Be sure and leave the design team & this week's guest designer some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.
Tracey McNeely

Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Whimsy Stamps!
 
I feel like I've been missing in action and my mojo has been missing somewhat.  On the days I've felt inspired, I haven't had the time to wander down to the craft room!  DD is so busy these days!  Constant supervision for that one, let me tell you!  As a family, we've had something going on for the last five weekends, so that might tell you a little something about my weeks lately!  Looking ahead, I'm crossing my fingers (& toes) that life can slip back into a calmer, steady routine.  One thing that doesn't change much even when the going gets tough is my will to capture life's craziness with my camera.  This should give you a pretty clear picture as to what I'm supervising each & every day...
 
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She's a go-getter, let me tell you...and in that wonderful stage of independence that goes along with the celebration of one's second birthday.  She's a bundle of sweetness and spunk!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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CASology Moon

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


I'm afraid I had a rather one track mind with this one...


I'm pretty sure I used this image one other time for a challenge, but I had to dig it out again for this one.  I couldn't resist!  The last time I took my two oldest boys together to their annual check ups, they both ended up in a fit of giggles while wearing those crazy gowns!  They had the nurse and I laughing too!

I stamped the image and sentiment in black ink and then colored with Copic markers.  I added pearl embellishments as earrings and added a touch of Glossy Accents to her eye glasses (which the photo does not reveal).  How many of us can say we've had a nurse like this one?!  I certainly can and it was after DD's birth!  Boy, was I happy when her shift was over!

Be sure and leave the design team & this week's guest designer some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Sarah 

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


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Written by CASology

It's Tuesday & that means it's time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  Time to polish up those writing skills because this week's challenge might just inspire you to send someone a letter (inside your newly made card, of course)!

I started stamping away in my craft room and found myself completely uninspired with anything I started until, finally, inspiration finally struck and I came up with a very, very simple idea.  Thank goodness for simple!

Stamp:  StampinUp!

I simply scored two diagonal lines extending from the corners, stamped a letter seal image, fussy cut and popped it up with a foam dot near where the lines intersect to make the overall design look like an envelope.  So easy!  I may just use this design for future valentines!  Can you imagine just how quickly they would come together?!

Be sure and leave the design team some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.
Tracey McNeely

Then, don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

 

 Have a terrific Tuesday!

Melissa
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Precious Remembrance Shop New Release Blog Hop!

The day is finally here! It's time for the August new release over at Precious Remembrance Shop!  We're having a blog hop to celebrate!  You'll want to hop along for your chance to win the new stamp set for yourself (see giveaway details at end of this post)!  You should have arrived here from wonderful Lisa's blog.  If not, feel free to start at the beginning by bopping over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!


I have to tell you, I was just a little more than excited when I first laid eyes on this one!  Take a look at the brand new School Days stamp set!  It's just in time for the beginning of a new school year!


I created my usual clean & simple design using that adorable school bus and the fantastic, big "thanks"!


I stamped the bus on yellow cardstock before fussy cutting and adding two clear gemstones to the headlights.  I decided to use a diagonal, off center orientation for both the bus and the sentiment for added interest.  The bus is popped up with foam dots for dimension.  I always need thank you cards like this throughout the school year and this one is going to be so easy to recreate!  I think even my boys could put one of these cards together!

Here are the giveaway details:
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, August 29, 2015.
  • 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, one School Days stamp set.
  • 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!


Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Melissa
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