A FAST Challenge at CASology

It’s Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This week, we’re either starving ourselves or traveling at high speeds.  You get to choose!  Kind of like those “would you rather…” questions the kids keep asking me these days!  With a beach visit on the agenda this summer, I chose a diet theme.  Sometimes CAS design feels like card making on a diet, doesn’t it?  You just know you could add a little more, but know in the end you’ll be happier with less.

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This little gal is from the (sadly) no longer existent Elzybells.  Oh, how I loved those stamps!  I have my own little stash of them hidden away and don’t plan on parting with them anytime soon.  Kind of like chocolate, if you know what I mean?!

I colored the main image with Copic markers and then added a touch of clear Wink of Stella brush marker to the cookies.  I popped up the main panel with foam dots to give the card a little dimension.

Be sure and visit the blogs of the design team as well as our guest designer this week!  They work so hard each week to provide CAS inspiration!

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Then, don’t forget to link up your own FAST creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


  • Hazel Hodgkins Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 9:48 am

    Ha ha! Yes, it does feel like card-making on a diet sometimes! Glad I can be disciplined in one area of my life at least! LOL! She is definitely a cutie with her little cookies! Such poise!

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 4:16 pm

      That’s a good way to look at it…maybe I’m more disciplined than I give myself credit for! LOL! 😉

  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 3:45 pm

    Love your analogy of a CAS card…so true! This is such a darling image, and I love how you colored her! Such a charming card!
    So sweet of you to select my card as your fave last week…I’m so glad you liked it 🙂

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 4:18 pm

      Thanks, Barb! I loved your sweet card and am so appreciative of your support! 🙂

  • Lisa Elton Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 5:44 pm

    I like the way this little lady thinks!! Cookies or chocolate in each hand, works for me!! Too cute Melissa!

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 5:59 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! I’m of the same opinion…cookies or chocolate are always good and two is much more balanced than one! 😉

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 11:02 pm

    I would go for both the chocolate and the cookie too. I would want one to feel bad if I chose the other!!

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Tuesday, 05/24/2016 11:11 pm

      LOL! One without the other just doesn’t seem right! 😉

  • Hannelie Bester Posted Friday, 05/27/2016 2:21 am

    Super cute Melissa… oh not to mention clever!

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 11:25 pm

      Thanks, Hannelie! 🙂

  • Jen W> Posted Friday, 05/27/2016 8:14 pm

    Now that is my kind of diet!! I have a few Elzybells stamps hidden away somewhere. I must dig them out…

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 11:26 pm

      Mine too! 😉 I tend to forget about my Elzybells, so it was good to discover them again!!!

  • Jacquie Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 12:08 am

    Sweet image, Melissa!

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 11:26 pm

      Thank you, Jacquie! 🙂

  • Kymona Tracey Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 10:22 pm

    Super cute card Melissa!! Eat both cookies is what I say!! LOL

    • gimmeink@gmail.com Posted Monday, 05/30/2016 11:26 pm

      For sure!!! Thanks, Kymona! 🙂

  • Zajawka Posted Monday, 06/06/2016 9:23 am

    Yes, yes, yes! 😀 I love it!

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