It’s time for a new cue word challenge today over at CASology!  This week, you’d better put your shades on!

I quickly realized I am not the proud owner of anything even slightly neon in color in my stash of craft goodies, so had to quickly jump out of the box a bit to find a solution to my “problem!”  After quieting that inward voice that tried to persuade me to just pay Hobby Lobby or Michaels a visit, I remembered those useful little things called highlighters!  My college days yielded a handful of them!  I grabbed what I could find from the office desk drawer and settled on the pink one.

Stamps:  Hero Arts
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white), pink glittered cardstock
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  pink highlighter, pink gemstones, clear Stickles, foam dots

I did discover a Hero Arts set in my stash that has a few neon type signs in it, so that is what I used, stamping one of the images in black.  I used my pink highlighter to color in the dots on the sign and then placed a tiny dot of clear Stickles on each one for sparkle.  DS1 had selected a bright pink sheet of glittery cardstock a couple weeks ago while accompanying me to the craft store, so I nabbed a chunk out of it as a matte!  Three varying sizes of hot pink gemstones later and I was done!  Whew!

Be sure and visit the other design team members’ blogs as well as our guest designer’s blog for even more inspiration!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own NEON creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT) for a chance to win a gift certificate from Avery Elle, this week’s sponsor!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 07/09/2013 1:28 pm

    Way to think outside the box! Love your sparkly neon pink!

  • Gillian R Posted Tuesday, 07/09/2013 1:54 pm

    Great idea to use your highlighters! Love the sentiment on this

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Tuesday, 07/09/2013 2:49 pm

    Super Adorbs! Love those mini gems.

  • Judy1223 Posted Tuesday, 07/09/2013 6:39 pm

    Melissa, I love that you used a neon highlighter! Why didn't I think of that?! I love your pink, sparkly neon sign!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 07/10/2013 1:23 am

    Love how you framed your focal point with pink glittered cardstock, and what a brilliant idea to use your neon highlighter! Really fun card, Melissa!

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 07/10/2013 2:12 am

    fun card, Melissa… love that yummy pink glitter cardstock. frames everything up perfectly!

  • shirley-bee Posted Wednesday, 07/10/2013 1:35 pm

    Chuckling at you pinching DS1's stash!! But you put it to excellent use – fab card!

  • Deepti Posted Wednesday, 07/10/2013 9:47 pm

    Glittered pink card stock is a reminder of the highlighting I did while studying 🙂 and gives out a similar effect on ur card 🙂 awesome

  • Julia Aston Posted Friday, 07/12/2013 12:34 pm

    You have the perfect sentiment for Neon! love all the shimmer and bling!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 07/12/2013 5:15 pm

    Highlighters! Of course!! Why didn't I think of that! I know I have a plastic container of the darn things in the Playhouse! Thank you, Melissa, for the inspired idea and another perfect CASlicious card!!

  • Meghan Posted Friday, 07/12/2013 10:06 pm

    Brilliant take on the cue card! So clever!

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 07/14/2013 1:56 am

    Love how this challenge has made so many of us get creative with our stash. You rocked this one! That sentiment stamp is perfect for blinging!

  • Sandy Posted Tuesday, 07/23/2013 6:08 pm

    And you make my day bright too!

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