Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CASology Week #241: Melt





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is melt.  My favorite thing to eat is ice cream, and so that was the very first thing I thought of when I saw this week's cue word.  I do try to eat my ice cream before it melts, and this ice cream stamp set from Clearly Besotted had a stamp that looked like it was some sort of a topping melting all over my precious ice cream.







Now it's your turn.  How does MELT inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations.



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Anniversary Challenges




Quick post for 2 of the PTI Anniversary Challenges.

Day 2--Multiply challenge--I used Quilted Summer and some Doodlebug paper to use repeated triangles to make a pattern.



Day 3---Favorite Floral--I used the hibiscus from Some Like it Hot.  Inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #212.




Day 5--Transformation.  I made a card years ago, for a Make it Monday challenge to use acetate. My design was very impractical, as there was really no way to write inside the card, given the way I designed my card.  So, for this challenge, I used the same stamp set, Asian Fusion and the same color scheme, but a much more practical card.




Here are both cards side by side.  New card on right.



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CASology Week #240: Foliage








Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is foliage.

I decided to have a little fun with the word this week, and stamped my foliage in some unusual colors.  I grounded my potted plants with a score line.



Now it's your turn.  How does FOLIAGE inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


Our Guest Designer is Anna.


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Quick Post




I have several cards that have accumulated over the course of the week--time to post.  I've already missed some of the challenges I was aiming for.

I am playing along with some of the anniversary festivities at PTI with my first three cards (or tag).

My first tag is inspired by the challenge by Rebecca Luminaria--I was inspired by the black stripes and gold accents and the coral colored tassels in the inspiration photo.  I am also linking this up at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.






My next card is inspired by the black, white and red tic tac toe in Lizzie's challenge.  I used a piece from the Black & White paper pad and added a die cut sentiment in red.  I am also entering this card at Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies.






My last card for the PTI Anniversary challenges today is for Lexi's challenge to create a card and envelope and actually get it into the mail.  So this card is already on its way to surprise a friend with some good cheer.




I am also entering this card at Simon Says Monday: Make Your Own Background, Simon Says Wednesday: For A Special Lady/Girl and Happy Little Stampers March CAS: Die Cuts.




Last up is a birthday card for my mom, inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #278.  I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #232: Make Your Mark.




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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time Out #78...Reminder...Sending Hugs




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  This is a very special challenge, as it is our 3rd birthday. It's our birthday, but you might get the present....we have several sponsors offering prizes for this challenge.


Our challenge this time is a theme challenge:  

Love and/or Friendship with the optional twist of Spotlight Stamping.

I made this card at the same time as I made the card I showed last week.  I was practicing my Copic coloring, and ended up liking both versions of almost the same card.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Ardyth, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Details for all the prizes are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CASology Week #239: Landmark




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is landmark.

I must admit to becoming a bit of a news junkie since the election last fall.  The plight of refugees and immigrants has been on my mind, and it seemed like a great time to pull out Lady Liberty herself, the Statue of Liberty--one of my favorite landmarks.




Now it's your turn.  How does LANDMARK inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

Our Guest Designer is Wendy.


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Crafty Weekend


I was lucky enough to have some crafty time this weekend, and played along in several challenges. First up is a card using colored pencils on kraft, part of the challenge this week at Make it Monday #276.  I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #211.






Next up is this card, using a background stamp from MFT, as well as a freebie HUGS die from them and a PTI border die.


I am entering his card in the following challenges:  Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge: Die Cuts, The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes, Inkspirational Challenge #129: Connect, and Paper Players #334: Cut it Out.






My next card is inspired by the challenge this week at Less is More #318: Mainly Teal.  In particular, I really loved Jen's inspiration card.  I was inspired to pull out an old Stamplorations stencil by a card I recently saw (but now cannot remember where--if anyone knows, please tell me so I can give credit).  


I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #251: Anything Goes.






And finally, a card inspired by this fun photo at Just Add Ink #349.




I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.



That's it for me today.


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