It’s Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word challenge at CASology!  That’s not all that’s new on the challenge blog this week!  The blog got a makeover, so you’ll have to go check it out!

I found myself thinking of the gears in a clock for some reason and I remembered I had a Prickley Pear image that would work!

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (sentiment, clock gear) , Uniko Studio (border stamp)
Paper:  SU cardstock (Soft Suede, Very Vanilla)
Ink:  SU (Soft Suede)
Accessories:  gold glitter glue, circle punch, distressing tool, sponge, foam dots

I stamped the clock face and punched it out with a circle punch.  I then cut, stamped, distressed and sponged the center panel, adhering it to a base of Soft Suede cardstock.  The layered panel and clock face were both popped up with foam dots for dimension.  A little gold glitter glue was added to the clock face to add a little interest and to draw the eye to the main image.

I hope you’ll visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs and this week’s guest designer’s blog!  They really know how to dish out creative inspiration!  Then, be sure and link up your own WHEELS creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

Tracey McNeely

 Rosemary Dennis

Meghan McMillan

Maureen Merritt

Judy Marino

Jen Wills

Ardyth Percy-Robb 

Guest Designer:  Mary 

The last week of school before summer vacation starts is upon us!  The boys are rather excited to be done with another school year and I’m sure that, at this point, the teachers are too!  I just can’t imagine!  As a mother, I’m bracing myself for the influx of papers that will be happening in my kitchen for the next four days!  It’s absolutely amazing the amount of paper and art projects that come home throughout the course of a school year and it always catches me a little off guard when the end of the school year piles walk in the door!  I keep thinking, “Where did this stuff come from?!”

Have a marvelous Monday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 1:39 pm

    Love the vintage feel and the tiny touches of gold are perfect!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 2:09 pm

    What a soothing card. I love the muted colours and your image is perfect!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 2:17 pm

    Beautiful card Melissa, love the addition of the gold!

  • Maureen Merritt Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 2:20 pm

    Gears, brilliant! I seem to be seeing gold everywhere, love it here!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 7:39 pm

    As least now parents can take pictures of kids' art work and not have boxes of rotting macaroni art up in the attic! That aside, the pure joy of three little guys on the last day of school must be elixir for the soul!!

    Your clock card is really stunning, Melissa! What a clever and unique take on “wheels!”

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 7:55 pm

    What an elegant card Melissa, just beautiful!

  • Deepti Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 9:10 pm

    This a very elegant card with that vintage look and time as an expression of movement/ wheel is perfect 🙂

  • jimlynn Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 10:27 pm

    Love the touch of gold! So pretty.

  • Jen W. Posted Tuesday, 06/04/2013 11:55 pm

    Awesome take on the cue word, Melissa! Love that clock stamp and the cool, distressed feel of your card.

  • Jean Posted Wednesday, 06/05/2013 2:52 am

    Love your colors and the gold accents are perfect ~ fun take on the cue word!

  • Shelly Posted Wednesday, 06/05/2013 1:14 pm

    Such a cool card! Love it! 🙂

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 06/05/2013 3:16 pm

    this is absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! love that you used gears!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 06/05/2013 6:33 pm

    I love your clever idea of using the gears on a clock! Beautiful vintage feel and the gold glitter adds elegance to your design! This is such a pretty card, Melissa!

  • Sandy Posted Wednesday, 06/05/2013 10:43 pm

    Hey Melissa you cute thing you! What I love most about this wonderful card is the sentiment – oh how true!!!!!!

  • Judy1223 Posted Friday, 06/07/2013 9:35 pm

    Melissa, I love how your “wheels” were turning when you went with the clock theme for your card…so clever! Love the subtle colors and gold sparkle! I hear you about the influx of papers at the end of the school year…it takes me a few days to get through it all! Good luck and happy summer!

  • Unknown Posted Sunday, 06/09/2013 1:40 pm

    The gold on your card is such a beautiful, subtle embellishment…very pretty design!

    Kristine V.

  • Gillian R Posted Sunday, 06/09/2013 8:21 pm

    This is so rich and gorgeous,

Comments are closed.