CASology #82: BOLD

It’s a new challenge week over at CASology and we’re getting creatively bold!  This word brings to mind colors and a few other things for me.  One of those other things is coffee!  Somewhere around the beginning of motherhood for me, I started drinking coffee more regularly for some odd reason.  I preferred the mild to medium roast coffees.  I still drink those, but these days, I definitely don’t mind a bold coffee when it’s available!

Stamps:  StampinUp! (Perfect Blend), Elzybells (sentiment), The Craft’s Meow

I went with a monochromatic color scheme rather than a bold one as I’ve always liked kraft cardstock on coffee themed cards!  I used a border stamp from The Craft’s Meow to add a little to this very simple card.  The sentiment is a fun one from Elzybells!  Both The Craft’s Meow and Elzybells are no longer in business.  Sad, because I loved their stamps!

I hope you’ll take some time to visit the design team members’ blogs as well as the guest designer’s this week!  Lots of great inspiration to be found!


Don’t forget to link up your own BOLD creations on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST) for your chance to win a gift certificate from Uniko Studio!

Another two-hour school delay here this morning due to extreme cold.  This has been quite the winter, I tell you!  The boys are enjoying their additional time before school and I’m enjoying the ability to ease more effortlessly into the morning!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 02/11/2014 2:29 pm

    Great interpretation of the cue card! I laughed when you said you started at the same time as motherhood – I can't imagine why? loL!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 02/11/2014 3:13 pm

    Bold coffee….[insert head slap here]…perfect! So creative!

  • pinnednpenned Posted Tuesday, 02/11/2014 6:33 pm

    I love this stamp! And the subtle grey wash of color. And your staging– those little beans! Perfect Seattle card!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 02/11/2014 7:50 pm

    Haha cute card and cute story behind it!!

  • mayholicraft Posted Tuesday, 02/11/2014 8:13 pm

    I rarely drink coffee, but I love your coffee theme card. Kraft card stock was perfect choice! May

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 02/12/2014 12:37 am

    LOVE the coffee card, “perks” me up!!!!!

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 02/12/2014 12:45 am

    I love that you went in a totally different direction and didn't use bold colours. And I totally agree with you about kraft card stock and coffee cards! LOL! That Elzybells sentiment is hilarious!

  • Judy1223 Posted Wednesday, 02/12/2014 1:03 am

    Funny how motherhood often brings along a love of coffee with it! (At least it did for me!) I love your take on the cue…very clever! What a great CAS layout, too.

    On a side note, we have had our share of 2-hour delays, too, and I have decided that I really like it when school starts at 10AM! We are all so much more relaxed — and ready on time! Looking at another snow day possble later this week…what a winter!

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Wednesday, 02/12/2014 1:51 am

    Great take on BOLD!!! Very creative!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 02/12/2014 4:56 pm

    I love your take on the cue card, Melissa! Such a great sentiment for the cup, and I love how you added the border! Thanks so much for your inspiration…now, I need a cup of 'bold coffee'!

  • Joyce Posted Friday, 02/14/2014 3:09 am

    Love your creative take on the challenge. This would be a perfect card for a die hard coffee drinker.

  • Anita in France Posted Saturday, 02/15/2014 1:51 pm

    What a fun take on the Cue Card, Melissa … bold coffee … brilliant! Anita 🙂

  • Gillian R Posted Sunday, 02/16/2014 10:09 pm

    Great take on the cue card Melissa and a fabby card too

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