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CAS with CASology + Blog Candy!

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  It feels like Monday today for me, but it's actually Tuesday! Week 200 - CAS A new cue word is up over at CASology and, with it, some fun & excitement!  Today is the beginning of CASology's 200th challenge!  How time has flown!!!  In celebration, several of the design team members are offering blog candy on their personal blogs, selecting random winners via a drawing!  In order to be eligible to win, you need to do TWO things:
  1.   Enter a card in this week's challenge by linking up on the CASology blog by Monday at NOON (CDT).
  2.   Leave a comment on the DT members' blogs on which you want to be eligible to win the blog candy.
Winners will be announced next Tuesday, June 7, on both the CASology blog as well as each of the DT members' personal blogs. Here is my blog candy offering! 2016 May31 BlogCandy
  • Penny Black clear stamp set
  • planner clear stamp set from The Ton
  • yellow chalk marker
  • $10 Starbucks gift card (because everything is better with coffee...)
Since the cue word is "CAS", there were lots of different ideas that went through my head, but I finally settled on the cute Carried Away stamp set & coordinating dies from Mama Elephant that I've been wanting to use for quite some time now!  I paired them with the You stamp set and coordinating die from Simon Says Stamp. 2016 May31 CAS WM The big red balloon was die cut from red glitter cardstock & popped up with foam dots.  The "you" was die cut from black cardstock & glued directly to the main panel as the string to the balloon.  I die cut the little girl and colored her with Copic markers before popping her up with foam dots.  I arranged all three of these diagonally on the die cut main panel (Mama Elephant's Femme Frames), popping it up with foam dots.  I positioned the little girl and balloon slightly off the edge to create a little interest on the design. Remember to join in the 200th celebration this week by linking up your own CAS creation on the CASology blog AND commenting on the DT members' blogs!  Here's a list for easy reference: DT Badge Continue Reading...
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Celebrating with Blog Candy!

There's a big celebration approaching over at CASology. To get things started a little early, we're featuring one design team member per day, starting today! I was the lucky duck who goes first! Never have liked going first for anything (unless it involves chocolate), but figured I'd better put my big girl pants on since I kind of created the challenge.  I also have some blog candy to give away to a random commenter here on Oh, Smudge!, so you'll want to leave me a comment below before tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. to be eligible to win!

So I thought I'd share a card that represents my clean & simple cardmaking style...


I often think of my design style as being classic CAS.  I keep things as simple as possible and try to deliver the message in a creative way.  This card idea came to me when I was casually looking through some Prickley Pear sets I had on hand and noticed a stamp that was a trio of ducks.  The sentiment caught my eye and I decided to stamp the duck image, but cut the ducks apart and add one more duck to get the message across.  The green stripe is masked.

Now let's see what I have for blog candy!  How about some Mama Elephant goodness?!


I hope you'll take some time to visit the CASology blog over the next few days!  We've got a contest starting today as well as lots of blog candy and prizes throughout the week ahead, so you'll want to get in on the celebration!


Enjoy your weekend!

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Candy Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of the 100th Oh, Smudge! Follower blog candy!  According to Random.org, the winner is...

#4  Joyce
Congratulations, Joyce!
Please email me (gimmeink@gmail.com) your mailing address so I can send you your goodies!

Thanks to all who joined the fun and linked up and a great big thank you to my wonderful 104 followers too!  Now I'm off to create something to share...

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Cause for Celebration

I looked over at my sidebar yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes!  I've reached that wonderful milestone of 100 fabulous followers!  How did that happen?!  I'm tickled pink and am declaring it is time for a little celebration!  Blog candy, anyone?  Since I seem to have acquired a few too many crafty items (Yes, I'll admit it...), it's time I be nice and share!

Here is what I am including in the prize package:


Prima Flowers
Mulberry Paper Mini Roses
Prima Flowers with Pearl Centers
3 rolls Washi Tape
Package of Large Square Snaps
Package of Large Multi-Colored Circle Brads
Doodlebug Designs Brads (sweet treats theme)
Paper Pretties Give Thanks Stamps
Whipper Snapper Designs Snowman Stamp
Riley the Moose with Snowman Stamp
The Craft's Meow Clear Stamp Set (Western theme)
$10 Panera Gift Card...just because you might need something edible while you're crafting!

To join in the celebration and set yourself up for a chance to win, be sure and leave a comment on this post and then link up your own blog by Wednesday, December 19 at noon (CST), using the link tool below (I want to come visit you too!).  Since I'm not fond of forcing people to follow my blog, feel free to become a follower if you aren't already (I'd love to see your smiling face on my blog's sidebar!), but please don't feel obligated just for this little giveaway!  I just want people to follow along because they are truly interested in what I post each week!  I love meeting new people, so be assured I will pay you a virtual visit if I see you take the time to visit and leave a comment now and then!

I will use Random.org to select a winner!  The winner will be announced next week on Thursday, December 20.

I can't wait to send someone some happy mail, so let the party begin!!! 

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My Memories Software Giveaway!


I'm excited!  I'm playing with digital scrapbooking for the very first time!  It's always been something I've wanted to try, but had never gotten around to it!  Until now!

Drumroll, please............My very first digital page!



I've been asked to try out a wonderful scrapbooking software called My Memories Suite!  In doing so, the company is also offering to give you, my readers, some coupons to give it a try yourselves (see the code below)!  In addition, I'm giving away a free copy of My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software (a $40 value) to one lucky reader here on my blog!  :)  If you're anything like me, you have quite a few photos setting around either on your computer or in photo albums.  This software makes it easy to create scrapbook pages and albums!  It will even take a group of photos and put them in an album for you!  How easy is that?!  Here's what you need to do to qualify for the giveaway:


1.  Become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.

2.  Go visit My Memories and check out all they have to offer!

3.  Come back here and leave me a comment under this post telling me what digital kit you liked the best or would use for some of your photos if you won the software!

4.  Check back here Monday, November 28th to see if you've won! 


Here are some more links to take a look at:

My Memories Blog: http://blog.mymemories.com/

Code:  STMMMS49511

***My Memories is also providing my readers with a coupon worth $10 off the software and $10 to use in the store (a $20 value)! Just use the code above!


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Camera Stamp Giveaway

Are you a stamping and photo nut like myself?  You may want to head on over to Paislee Press for the chance to win some awesome camera rubber stamps!  Absolutely adorable!  :)

I'm in the midst of birthday activities here today!  DS1 is getting older (and so am I)!

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We Have a Winner!

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SAMANTA!!

Email me your address (see the "Contact me" button in the right hand column) and I'll get your prize in the mail to you!  Congratulations!  :)
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