Country Living


Country.  At first glance, this word brings memories of fun times with my brothers growing up.  Forts built in the trees.  Tree house drawings that never seemed to leave the paper and materialize outside.  Baseball.  Hide and seek.  Oh, the fun we had in the country!  These days, country brings thoughts of the farm where my in-loves live.  Pigs.  Cows.  Wheat.  So many ways one could interpret this week’s cue word over at CASology, but I’m going to leave that to your imagination!  Here is what I came up with:

Stamps:  Mama Elephant, Inkadinkado (sentiment)

I decided to go with classic black and white, adding just a pop of color and glitter to the kite!  One layer except the kite is popped up with a foam dot.

You’ll want to be sure and visit the other design team members’ blogs as well as our two guest designers’ blogs this week because there are some fantastic interpretations of “country” to inspire you!  You’ll find yourself smiling at their creativity!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own creations on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT) for your chance to win a gift certificate from 7 Kids College Fund!

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Guest Designer:  Hannelie
Guest Designer:  Lori
A little of that white stuff is forecasted this morning here!  I’m cringing, bracing myself for what’s yet to come.  Sigh.  I keep reminding myself that winter simply helps me appreciate the other seasons that much more!  Besides, hot chocolate tastes so much better when it’s cold outside!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Gillian R Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 1:21 pm

    I loved this card as soon as I seen it Melissa, love the black and white with the pop of red! Snow forecast already! I am glad I am not where you are. I am hoping we have at least another month before any appears here

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 2:09 pm

    I love black and white with a pop of colour! Your red kit is perfect!

  • Marty Hadding Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 2:46 pm

    You are so very creative! I still think you should sale these 🙂

  • Rosemary Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 3:07 pm

    your card is just spectacular, Melissa!!

  • Cathy Weber Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 4:00 pm

    Beautiful card…love all the heartfelt posts you have on your blog. You are very talented and your photography is fabulous!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 4:00 pm

    Melissa what an adorable scene and the kite is perfect!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 4:01 pm

    Very sweet Melissa, great pop of red too!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 4:07 pm

    Love that pop of red! Great CAS card!

  • Benzi Posted Tuesday, 10/22/2013 4:23 pm

    That sentiment is so true! You never know what adventure is around the corner. Love this beautiful CAS in one of my favorite color combos.

  • Judy1223 Posted Wednesday, 10/23/2013 2:05 am

    Such sweet memories of playing in the country with your brothers…your sweet CAS card is remeniscent of fun, carefree times and I love it! I can't believe you might get snow…what?! Way to look on the bright side…I agree, hot chocolate is better when it is cold outside for some reason!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 10/23/2013 2:06 am

    Love the pop of color in the breeze!

    Also just crazy about the color of eyes peering up at me from below this post!!!
    You are so very charmed in your blessings. Enjoy your evening Melissa!

  • Lori Posted Wednesday, 10/23/2013 3:05 am

    I love kites and the pop of red with it is spectacular!! Thanks so much again for having me!!

  • Sandy Posted Wednesday, 10/23/2013 2:09 pm

    Love your style and this card Melissa – you have such a good eye!

  • Hannelie Posted Thursday, 10/24/2013 6:41 pm

    Exactly why I love CASology so much… no right or wrong way to interpret the cue word.
    Love your card Melissa, and thanks again for every week's inspiration!

  • Joni nina Andaya Posted Thursday, 10/24/2013 9:13 pm

    Love this card Melissa! The red kite is so perfect for a pop of color 🙂

  • Greta Posted Thursday, 10/24/2013 9:33 pm

    Really neat card!

  • KayM Posted Friday, 10/25/2013 2:21 am

    Oh what a cute card!! I love the red kite with the black silhouette!! Perfect!

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