CASology #95: SPLASH

I’m a bit late to the party over at CASology today, but alas, life isn’t perfect and I’m not being the best role model for my fantastic design team this week.  Just so you know, I’m hanging my head in shame!

Onward and forward, though, right?!  This week’s cue word brings so many fun summer memories to my mind and it was a bit hard to narrow the list of ideas down to one!  I finally chose to use a little duck that looks like I really want to be feeling…

I used some Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant to create the rolling water, stamped the Creative Memories duck and colored him before fussy cutting the image.  The duck and water were all popped up with foam dots for dimension.  By clustering all my design elements at the bottom third of the card front, I preserved plenty of white space!  In my mind, no embellishment were needed on this!

Please be sure and leave some blog love on the design team member and guest designer blogs this week!  They work so faithfully each week to provide the wonderful inspiration that they do!  What a team!


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

After a long weekend of family and friends, today actually feels more like Monday than Tuesday to me.  We had a lovely Mother’s Day and I indulged a bit by making my favorite, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake!

As always, the kids had such a blast with their grandparents…

…and when we weren’t entertaining the kids, the men kept busy working on house projects!  I was granted a date with my DH and an errand run sans children or DH!  Life really is good.

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Shelly Posted Tuesday, 05/13/2014 7:18 pm

    Aww…this is ADORABLE! And your White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake looks sooo good! 😉 Glad to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day! 🙂

  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 05/13/2014 11:26 pm

    I'm so glad you had such a nice Mother's Day! Love the photos, too…thanks!
    Such a fun card, Melissa! I love the ducky floating along the waves…so cute!

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 05/14/2014 12:28 am

    No hanging your head in shame!!! You are the most amazing Challenge Boss Lady ever no matter what. 😀
    Your little ducky is adorably chill – I can't wait until the water is warm enough for that!
    Glad you had a good weekend and that cheesecake looks amazing!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Wednesday, 05/14/2014 12:47 am

    Definitely worth waiting for. I'll forgive you if you share the cheesecake recipe! lol! Love your sweet card!

  • Melissa Posted Wednesday, 05/14/2014 2:52 am

    I think that's a fair deal! :)-

    Here's the link:

    Yes, the straining of the raspberry seeds is a bit time consuming, but believe me, this stuff is well worth it!!!! *dreamy sigh*

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 05/14/2014 6:43 am

    I ADORE this!!!!! Super cute ducky!!!!

  • Meghan Posted Wednesday, 05/14/2014 2:28 pm

    Great photos, seriously adorable card and that cheesecake….yum! No shame on your part. We've all messed up…that's what makes us delightfully human!

  • rejoicingcrafts Posted Thursday, 05/15/2014 12:52 am

    Adorable!! It is super duper cute card!!!

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Thursday, 05/15/2014 12:22 pm

    Super, Super cute card! LOVE it! That cheesecake…YUMMMM!!!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Friday, 05/16/2014 2:20 pm

    The cutest card Melissa, love that duckie and yum for the cheesecake!

  • Gillian R Posted Saturday, 05/17/2014 11:23 am

    OMG this is just too cute Melissa!!! And you cheesecake looks so delicious. Wasn't a good post to read while I am sitting here starving waiting for lunch!

  • Monika Reeck Posted Saturday, 05/17/2014 6:42 pm

    I looveee the idea using this cute DUCK and I love Donald duck as well…really great idea dear melissa…and ooh myyyyy I am hungry looking for your cheesecake…your photograph is adorable…Great post dear Melissa….

    If you maybe have time my card is #30 on the CASology challenge, would be glad if you as Creator of the challenge…would like to see it and could leave me some love too…big hugs, Monika from Muenchen-Germany.

  • Judy1223 Posted Saturday, 05/17/2014 8:56 pm

    Melissa, lift your head up high because your DT all think you are the best! Your sweet little duck is my kind of little dude…chiilin' out and splashing about! What a delicious looking cheesecake..and a beautiful photo, too. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

  • Joyce Posted Sunday, 05/18/2014 9:38 pm

    What a fun card. Love that little duck–he looks so relaxed and happy. I am hanging my head in shame now, because I am so far behind in looking at all my fave blogs, that I never even noticed you were late. So, it's all good, right?

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