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Let It Snow!

Let It Snow!
Happy Weekend!  Just a super simple winter themed card today as the busy holiday weekend begins! I came across this lovely snowflake ribbon die over at Simon Says Stamp and had to have it!  You know how that goes!  I die cut the snowflake and added silver sparkle to it with a silver Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is from Uniko Studio's Stunning Snowflakes set.  Oh, how I love the fonts on their sentiments!  I added three tiny clear sequins for embelishments.  The entire main panel is mounted on black card stock and popped up with foam dots.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Sympathy Simplicity in a Card

Sympathy Simplicity in a Card
Wow, this week is flying!  Here it is Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday and a busy weekend is ahead!  Spending time with extended family is in our plans.  What about you?  Will you be able to spend some extra time with loved ones this weekend or in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day? The dental office I work at requested some sympathy cards a while back.  It seems they've needed quite a few in recent weeks and like to have some handmade ones to send out to our patients and their families when the need arises.  I thought I'd share one of the designs I gave them. I die cut and stamped a simple feather image.  I popped it up on a white card base at a diagonal and aligned a simple sympathy sentiment alongside in the same color.  I love the look of monochromatic cards! I won't make this post long as I know most people are in the middle of holiday preparations this time of year!

Happy Thursday!

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2017 A Blog Named Hero Design Team Member!

2017 A Blog Named Hero Design Team Member!
I have some rather exciting news to share with you today!  I was selected as one of the design team members for the 2017 A Blog Named Hero Design Team!  I can't begin to tell you just how excited I am!  Hero Arts products have long been in my creative stash and l can. not. wait. to showcase them in the year ahead! logo   The blog recently got a makeover, so you really need to go take a look and then mark your calendar for the upcoming January challenge which begins Monday, January 2!  For today, you can go check out my Hello card on the blog along with my introduction!Continue Reading...
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2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Happy Friday!  I had a little extra craft time yesterday and made another card for the oh-so-fun Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with the help of a little of that creative fuel called coffee!  It seems like I've been drinking more of it the last couple weeks as winter weather finally settles in around me! Winter 2016 Blog Hop I've been itching to use the fantastic Sip on This set from Clear & Simple Stamps!  I stamped the different sections of the cup in red and green and then added some sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  The popped up circle is die cut using a Nestabilities circle die and stenciled with green ink using The Crafter's Workshop Mini Microbial Stencil.  The coffee cup is popped up right next to the circle with a little thicker foam dot to make it slightly higher.  The fun sentiment is also from the Sip on This set and is stamped in black.  I added some simple gold star and clear circle sequins as embellishments.  I am in love with this stamp set and, now that I've finally inked it up, I can't wait to brainstorm for more coffee themed designs! Clear and Simple Stamps Only a few more hours to link up to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm ready to start hopping myself, so need to grab some decaf this evening and go check out some of the inspiration in the hop's gallery!  Can't wait! Have a wonderful weekend!Continue Reading...
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CASology BOW

CASology BOW
It's Tuesday and you know what that means!  A new cue word challenge is up over at CASology!  This week, it's all about the bow and whichever definition you decide to use for inspiration! week-228-bow I went with the definition that goes along with the season as people are busy wrapping presents and gearing up for the upcoming holiday! Winter 2016 Blog Hop This week is the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I just had to incorporate some sort of coffee cup into my design!  I used the cup in Uniko Studio's I LOVE Coffee stamp set and paper pieced it with decorative paper from Cosmo Cricket to make it look like one of those lovely red Starbucks cups!  I stamped and fussy cut the bow from an older Uniko set, adding sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush.  The main panel is die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.  I tilted the cup, main panel and bow a bit to create a little visual interest as I just wasn't feeling it when I had everything perfectly straight!  The coffee cup is popped up with foam dots as well as the entire assembled main panel.  I love the contrast of the traditional red and green holiday colors. I hope you'll bop on over to the guest designer and design team members' blogs and say hello!  They work diligently each week to create inspiration and would love to hear from you! Remember to link up your own CAS design on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) for you chance to win the prize from this week's sponsor, Birch Press Design! 2016-birch-press-design-logo  

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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CASology SOFTness

CASology SOFTness
It's Tuesday and you know that means a new cue word over at CASology!  This week, we're getting a little soft.  Not with the rules of clean and simple card design, of course.  It still takes certain elements to create an effective CAS design (you can find them on the CASology blog)! week-225-soft With the number of stuffed animals collected over the years with four children in the house, teddy bears came to mind for this cue!  Uniko Studio has a rather adorable teddy bear image in the Sweet Baby set, so I used it to create my design.  I die cut the stitched main panel using one of the dies in Mama Elephant's Femme Frames.  The stitching on the die coordinates nicely with the stitching on the bear!  I used a piece of yellow decorative paper to paper piece the bear and then stamped the simple, pretty sentiment below it.  The main panel was then popped up on the card base using foam dots for a little dimension. I hope you'll take a little time to visit the design team and guest designer blogs this week!  They work hard each week to provide inspiration for the challenges and would love to hear a little hello from you! DT Badge
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  Don’t forget to link up your own clean and simple creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST), for your chance to win the prize from Poppystamps, this week's sponsor! 2016-poppystamps-logo

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Giving Thanks Blog Hop
Today is the day!  The Giving Thanks Blog Hop is beginning over at STAMPlorations!  There are 38 designers participating, 15 being from various challenge blogs and blog events that STAMPlorations has had the privilege of sponsoring over the last year and a half.  As the creator of CASology, I was asked to be a part of this fantastic hop.  Of course, I said, "Yes!"  I want to be sure and say THANK YOU! to Shery for all her faithful support of CASology!  We are so grateful for you! There are prizes to be won by commenting on the participating designers blogs, plus additional prizes up for grabs by joining in the linky party (see below)!  Prize details can be found on the STAMPlorations blogCommenting ends November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific and the link up is open until November 30. Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post on the STAMPlorations blog. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize. I created a clean and simple design for the hop using the new Be Thankful set and coordinating dies!  You can purchase these as a bundle in the store! 2016-nov-bethankfulbundle-image This is such a heartwarming set!  I especially love the stitched details on the die cut sentiment! 2016-nov16-givethankshop-wm Since I'm a CAS kind of gal &, at this stage in my life, have little time to sit and color in detail, I did some selective watercoloring on the main image and love how it turned out!  The die cut sentiment is stamped with indigo colored ink (StampinUp!), one of my favorite colors, and popped up with foam dots!  The main panel is a stitched die cut rectangle and is popped up with foam dots for a little dimension. Below is the link up containing all participating designers.  Remember, by playing along, you become eligible for additional prizes! Save Save   Have fun hopping along and I hope you'll join in the linky party! Save SaveContinue Reading...
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EMBRACE CASology

EMBRACE CASology
It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  Time to, once again, embrace your clean and simple side and start brainstorming design ideas! week-224-embrace I went with the obvious this week and couldn't resist using a cute little panda as the main image.  I die cut the rolling hills using using Mama Elephant's Landscape Trio die set.  A few foam dots added dimension.  The panda was stamped directly on the card base, but the balloon body was stamped and fussy cut before being popped up with foam dots.  The simple sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's I Like You set. DT Badge
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Don’t forget to link up your own clean and simple creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST), for your chance to win the prize from STAMPlorations, this week's sponsor!

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CASology TEAM

CASology TEAM
It's Tuesday again!  Time for a new CASology cue word and it's one that will have your team spirit awakened in no time! week-223-team I started thinking about couples being a team so went with a wedding theme for my card design!  I used a simple black and white color scheme, arranging all element in a diagonal line to create a little interest.  A very quick and easy card to make!  The main image is an older stamp in my stash from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from Uniko Studio's All Occasions Sentiments #5. I hope you'll take a little time to visit the design team and guest designer blogs this week!  They work hard each week to provide inspiration for the challenges and would love to hear a little hello from you! DT Badge
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Don’t forget to link up your own clean and simple creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST)!

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Rubber Dance Stamps Guest Designer!

Rubber Dance Stamps Guest Designer!
I am excited to announce I am guest designing for Rubber Dance Stamps this month!  Bibi asked me if I'd like to and, of course, I said, "Yes!!!" 2016-nov-ruberdance-guestdesignerbadge If you aren't familiar with Rubber Dance Stamps, you really need to go take a look in their online store!  There are so many wonderful, unique images!  I used stamps from the Textured Feathers set and the Happy Birthday set to create my clean and simple design. The November Challenge on the Rubber Dance blog is to use turquoise, pink and purple. 2016-nov-rubberdance-challengebadge There is also an optional birthday theme and I played along with both the colors and theme on my design.  Head on over to the blog to check out all the details!Continue Reading...
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CASology Welcome

CASology Welcome
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology! week-222-welcome I made a super simple design this week, showing you the power of white space in CAS design! I hope you’ll stop by and leave the rest of the design team and this week’s guest designer a little blog love this week!  They create such awesome inspiration each week for the CASology challenges! DT Badge   Then, don’t forget to link up your own clean and simple creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST) to be eligible to win the prize from Cindy B Designs, our sponsor! Days are getting shorter and it's feeling like a challenge to fit everything into daylight hours.  Thankfully, the weather has been kind to us, but it's time to start rounding up hats & mittens and trying on snow boots to be sure everyone has things that still fit!  Won't be long now. In other news, you may have noticed this website is undergoing some exciting changes, so please be patient and watch for more new things appearing over the days ahead!  More details to come.

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