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!


This is such a heartwarming set!  I especially love the stitched details on the die cut sentiment!


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!




Have fun hopping along and I hope you’ll join in the linky party!




  • Gwendolyn Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 3:06 pm

    So delightfully CAS!

  • Dee Earnshaw Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 3:30 pm

    Love the CAS style on this card:)

  • Monika Reeck Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 4:18 pm

    Dear Melissa
    how are you doing miss lady
    hope you are not so busy with the kids
    the weather is bad in Munich also kids only play at home
    the big one like play mobile phone game
    and the little boy of mine like to play his lego 🙂
    mami can making cards then 🙂
    Melissa I love your CAS design
    so clean and so beautiful only some little color on your card
    lucky you get that Thanksful sentiment 🙂
    I am happy too get Blessing DIES from miss Shery 🙂
    see you soon on my Thanks card…we are on the same blog hop gallery yaaayy

  • Karren Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 7:03 pm

    Your selective watercoloring looks amazing! Love this card! It’s been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

  • Glennis F Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 8:15 pm

    I love the detailing on your diecut – great card

  • Lisa Elton Posted Wednesday, 11/16/2016 8:42 pm

    This is adorable Melissa!

  • Tanvi Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 1:09 am

    Wonderful card!

  • Preety Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 2:04 am

    Lovely card 🙂 thanks for sharing

  • Arianna Barbara Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 4:11 am

    Wow! Such amazing card!!! It’s absolutely stunning!!!

  • Deepti Aggarwal Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 12:36 pm

    Beautiful CAS Card..

  • carol Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 2:23 pm

    Beautiful card, Melissa…the selective colouring is fabulous! A reminder to me that I don’t *have* to colour all my images for them to have impact!

  • Anita in France Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 3:25 pm

    Simply fabulous, Melissa … fantastic selective colouring … love the CASness of this gorgeous card! Anita 🙂

  • Darnell Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 8:08 pm

    I admire you for getting ANY cards made, Melissa, with the busyness of those active children and your beautiful photography! The clean and crisp and muted coloring of your design makes the underlying artwork shine through! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

  • Indy Posted Thursday, 11/17/2016 8:21 pm

    Oh this is so pretty! Love the colors and clean and crispness!

  • Craftyfield Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 1:07 am

    I do love CAS card and the way you coloured your apples is actually pretty effective ! I’ll have to remember this for the times I want to speed the process…

  • TracyM #6773 Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 3:39 am

    BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE your colours, LOVE the mix of fonts for your sentiment too, such an elegant design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  • Chrissie Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 4:42 am

    This is so calming… it’s a super card!

  • D.Ann C Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 8:51 am

    Your minimalistic coloring turned out fab!

  • Monika Skinner Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 11:06 am

    I so love the subtle hint of colour in your card, Melissa. It’s stunning! Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 xxx

  • *Vicki* Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 12:01 pm

    Really gorgeous CAS design Melissa!! I just adore this color combo too!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Ann Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 3:17 pm

    Cute card, love the indigo colored letters.

  • barb macaskill Posted Friday, 11/18/2016 7:13 pm

    Simply spectacular! You have added just the right amount of color to the apples and I love the stitched sentiment! BEAUTIFUL! TFS!

  • Jane Posted Saturday, 11/19/2016 8:39 am

    Stunning! Just love the simplicity of the colours and layout, my favourite card from this blog hop!

  • Lindarub Posted Saturday, 11/19/2016 7:51 pm

    Love how simple but the hints of color.

  • Denise Bryant Posted Saturday, 11/19/2016 8:48 pm

    Pretty card! Love the minimal coloring on this pretty design, and the indigo color you used for the sentiment!

  • Becca Yahrling Posted Sunday, 11/20/2016 10:43 am

    I love blue & yellow together! This is gorgeous.
    Love the minimalistic coloring (I’m no colorer so it’s great inspiration for me).

  • Mary Holshouser Posted Sunday, 11/20/2016 10:47 am

    Love the minimal coloring.
    Makes a strong statement.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Nancy Carroll Posted Sunday, 11/20/2016 12:28 pm

    Elegant CAS! Love the inspiration!

  • Rhonda Alman Posted Monday, 11/21/2016 7:33 am

    I love the neatness of your card and the subtle hint of color.

    Hugs Rhonda.

  • Helen Gullett Posted Monday, 11/21/2016 8:55 am

    This is so lovely and beautiful CAS card, Melissa. The colors are great choices 🙂

  • Linda W Posted Tuesday, 11/22/2016 5:43 am

    Beautifully CAS …. love it! xx

  • JenniferE Posted Tuesday, 11/22/2016 9:56 am

    Fantastic card! LOVE the colors and stitching.

  • Barbara Roe Posted Tuesday, 11/22/2016 6:58 pm

    I love the simplistic use of color.

  • Karthikha Uday Posted Wednesday, 11/23/2016 5:50 am

    Gorgeous CAS card!! Love it!

  • Gail Scott Posted Thursday, 11/24/2016 9:02 am

    So loving that basket in white =- a fabulous creation TFS

  • Sue LD Posted Thursday, 11/24/2016 8:11 pm

    I like your subtle coloring.

  • tina z. (treebug) Posted Wednesday, 11/30/2016 3:48 pm

    so beautiful!

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