It’s time for a new cue word over at CASology and we’re starting to gear up for next week’s milestone challenge!  We can hardly believe we’re approaching our 100th challenge!  This week, we thought we’d focus on anniversary as our cue word!

It seems like I always think of love and married couples when this word pops up in front of me.  I suppose one could also think about work milestones such as retirement.  I went with a love theme for my take on the cue word.

I used a Lawn Fawn die to create the stitched circle and heart, filling the negative space with a little My Mind’s Eye decorative paper.  I decided to keep the sentiment inside the circle, hoping to preserve a very clean look for the design.  Notice the white space is not necessarily white.  In this case, it is kraft!

This week, STAMPlorations is sponsoring us and is offering both our winner and a random participant a prize, so be sure and play along for your chance to win!  They’re having a pre-release sale on their upcoming July stamps, so you’ll want to go take a peek and grab some for your stash at 30% off!

Before you get started, be sure and visit the other design team members’ blogs for explanations of their designs and to get to know them a bit more!  They are truly one-of-a-kind!

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Judy Marino
Kimberly Wiener
Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely 

Don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!
Summer break is officially here in our household.  We’re making a summer bucket list and I’m creating a flexible daily schedule to keep us all somewhat sane!  I usually inherit a couple more kids from around the neighborhood during the week, so things get even more lively!
Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 1:21 pm

    Love the simplicity of this. And the universal photo of brotherly 'love'!

  • Jami Starling Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 1:23 pm

    This pic makes me think of a “modern day” Norman Rockwell scene… LOVE it!
    AND, I love the card – if I hadn't known you made it and saw it somewhere, it would make me think of you!!!

  • OH Babs Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 2:18 pm

    Melissa you card is certainly CAS but I think it is so unique. Cute kids.

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 2:36 pm

    This is yet another of your perfectly clean and simple cards that speaks volumes! Your kiddos are just adorable!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 2:45 pm

    The little stripe heart is adorable on this perfect CAS card! OH yes…boys will be boys!!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 4:52 pm

    Perfect CAS design Melissa–clean and to the point!

  • Deepti Posted Tuesday, 06/10/2014 6:33 pm

    The stitched circle and the inlaid heart.. I am in love with this design 🙂

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 06/11/2014 12:40 am

    CAS perfection and perfect for a guy or a gal! I love the sentiment inside the circle – it totally belongs there. 🙂
    And your boys are adorable even when they're pouting! LOL!

  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 06/11/2014 1:17 am

    Ha…your boys make me smile! Love that stitched circle die.

  • Joyce Posted Wednesday, 06/11/2014 2:39 pm

    What a fabulous CAS design for Anniversary. I like that it would work for even the manliest of men. And, your boys are precious.

  • Marlena M. Posted Wednesday, 06/11/2014 3:13 pm

    This is so clean and PERFECT~love it

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Thursday, 06/12/2014 5:18 am

    Perfectly sweet and CAS Melissa, love the next photo of the olives, Yay for little boys and precious sweet little girls too!!!

  • Rahmat Posted Friday, 06/13/2014 1:48 am

    Melissa, such a great inspiration card, I love the simplicity of your card.

  • Judy1223 Posted Saturday, 06/14/2014 12:48 am

    Melissa, your card is adorable and one little word says it all! I also LOVE the photo of your boys…a universal image of the boys (or the brothers) of summer! It's neat to see your sons getting older as you document them in your photos online…they are so handsome. Enjoy summer break…I can't wait! Like you, we tend to inherit additional kids some days and I love that, too! (The more the merrier!)

  • Gerrina Posted Sunday, 06/15/2014 10:15 am

    Came here through the CASology blog and brouwsed through your posts… What great pictures you make!! I'm sad that my daughter doesn't want to be in my pictures that often; she is 13… Thanks for getting started the great challenge blog! I know it takes quit some time! Wish you happines, good heaulth and many precious moments with your family! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  • Chriss Blagrave Posted Sunday, 06/15/2014 9:04 pm

    Wonderful CAS card…love the photo of your boys, a beautiful classic to treasure!

  • Monika Reeck Posted Monday, 06/16/2014 10:26 am

    the heart in the middle of the circle..I love this Melissa, really simple and really CAS and I want to CASEing one day..may I?

    I love the cute photo of your bosy too…great summer time that kids not using big jacket anymore and they can running naked in the garden…how old are they…my sons are 10 and 7 years old, they still need their mom 🙂 LOL..enjoy your summer time with your kids…hugs, Monika

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