CASology HOMEwork


It’s time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!  This one will have you dreaming of houses, I’m sure!  Or maybe not.  That’s what I’m always curious to see each week…how our participants will interpret the cue word!  I admit, I’ve had many “Why didn’t I think of that?!” moments!

For me, I couldn’t help but think about homework.  Not cleaning, although, that did come to mind and I remembered I have a stamp set that would work for that line of thought!  However, I ended up doing a teacher themed card!  DS1 has homework every night this year except the teacher promised them no homework on the weekends!  I think that sounds like a decent deal!

Stamps:  Verve (paper), Paper Smooches (apple), Mama Elephant (sentiment)

I used a little paper image from Verve as the main image and then stamped the sentiment directly on top of it.  The apple was stamped, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and given a little sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  To add a little dimension, I used foam dots to pop up the paper as well as the apple.  I originally thought I was going to use a white card base, but after assembling everything decided the white just wasn’t quite right!  I pulled out a piece of kraft cardstock and it seemed like a better fit!

Be sure and visit the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog for even more inspiration! 

Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Rahmat 

Don’t forget to link up your own CANDY creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!
Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Joyce Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 2:42 pm

    This is so sweet. I admit I was puzzled when I saw it in the gallery. But when I came over here to your post, I had an 'why didn't I think of that' moment. A+ card today.

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 2:53 pm

    Oh very clever! I had to read the 'splanation, but now I get it and of course it's perfectly CAS!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 2:57 pm

    “Home” work…clever! Love that sparkly apple!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 3:40 pm

    Cute idea for the cue word and I like the sparkly apple!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 3:53 pm

    Great take on the cue Melissa, as always! Love the glittery apple!

  • Rahmat Posted Tuesday, 10/21/2014 11:49 pm

    After reading through the post, I totally get the homework part Melissa, a great idea! Thank you for the GD spot, I had fun!

  • icardeveryone01 Posted Wednesday, 10/22/2014 12:59 pm

    Well even I hadn't thought of Home…work! NOW the wheels are turning… thanks!
    =] Michele

  • Shelly Posted Wednesday, 10/22/2014 2:02 pm

    Love your take on the cue card! And that little apple is adorable!!!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 10/22/2014 11:29 pm

    Super cute. Always creative!!!

  • Judy1223 Posted Saturday, 10/25/2014 1:40 am

    Ah HA! NOW I get it! Homework! Such a cute, CAS card!

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 10/26/2014 12:12 am

    Good choice with the kraft – it really lets the papers and that sweet, sparkly apple pop!

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