Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CASology #216: FRAME

Hello, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I'm here today with my card for the next CASology cue...check it out!

I received this stamp set in a surprise, out-of-the-blue card from the very sweet and generous Shery Russ, the founder of STAMPlorations and our sponsor this week. Her designs are fabulous, and based on her very thoughtful gift I know she is not only talented but also sweet, kind and generous!  Shery's blog is called That One Layer Mixed Media Girl and her designs are available at her STAMPlorations store (here).

As soon as I saw the stamp set she sent me, I knew that I would use it for this cue card. These beautiful blooms are perfectly framed!  After stamping, I added some pink to the petals and yellow and gold Stickles to the centers.  I popped up the die cut panel using foam tape.

Supplies Used:
Copic markers
Gold Stickles
Black and white washi tape
Mama Elephant "Index Card Creative Cuts" die
Foam tape

I'm also linking this card up to the current STAMPlorations September CAS Card Challenge (I used the pink optional color twist on my flower petals) as well as the never-ending Anything Goes challenge.


Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Ohhh Snap

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #18

Hello, everyone!  I'm here today with my card for the newest Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #18 using this fun inspiration board:

For my project today, I chose to work with the middle row across:  Friendship/Blues and Greens/Ink Blending.

I had a lot of fun creating this sweet friendship scene!  After stamping the bunnies, I masked them and added my blue and green distress inks for soft, subtle sky and grass.

I also added some Wink of Stella to the bunnies to give them a little sparkle and pizazz...can you see it?

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant (Honey Bunny)
Inks: Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass)
Dies: WPlus9 (Sunshine Layers), Martha Stewart (Three Butterflies)
Other: Wink of Stella

I am really looking forward to your take on the inspiration board for Challenge #18.  I hope you get a chance to play along!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release stamp set "Oh Christmas."

Here is a sneak peek...

Head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CASology #215: BARK

Hello, friends!  I'm here with my second post for the day to share my card for the newest CASology cue card...I have a feeling it is going to be a popular one!

There are several ways to go with this cue...dogs...trees...I went with dog!  I had fun inking up this cute fella and masking him so I could ink a soft sky and grassy hill behind him.  While he's not barking at the moment, it could happen at any time!  ;)

Simon Says Stamp "You Are Pawesome" and "Handwritten Sentiments"
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
Dies: Mama Elephant "Index Card Creative Cuts" and Lil' Inkers "Stitched Rectangles" 
Other: Gold mini gem, foam tape, Copic markers

Since I played with some fun Simon Says Stamps sets, I'm linking this card up to the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #53 where "Anything Goes," as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is "Stamp It" (using Simon exclusive stamps if you can.)

Be sure to link up your BARK card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check them out!

Guest Designer: Sarah

** Our Brand New Sponsor This Week:  Darkroom Door

In case you are interested, I found these stamps in the sponsor's store that might fit the bill!  Click on the direct links below for more information.

*  Trees
*  Wilderness Vol. I and Wilderness Vol. 2
*  Gum Trees
*  African Trees
*  Woodgrain background stamp
*  Tree Bark background stamp

Thanks for visiting,

The Altenew Challenge Blog Hop with CASology

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share the card I made for the Altenew Challenge Blog Hop!  My card is featured at the CASology blog since I am one of the Design Team members and CASology is one of the challenges being highlighted.  The blog hop will be hopping from one challenge site to another, so be sure to check them out! This graphic summarizes all the participating challenge blogs:

For my card, I used Altenew's "Peony Bouquet" stamp set, and it was my first experience with a layering stamp set.  Can I just say...it is MAGICAL!  I am in love.

Stamps:  Altenew ("Peony Bouquet"), Avery Elle ("Oh Happy Day")
Inks: Hero Arts (Soft Rose shadow ink,  Bubblegum mid-tone dye ink), Tim Holtz distress sink (Victorian Velvet)

I'm entering my card in the current Less Is More Challenge #293 - One Layer where the theme is "Your Favorite Flower."  I do love peonies!  (And, as luck would have it, Less Is More is yet another challenge taking part in this blog hop!)

Be sure to check out all of the participating challenge blogs at Altenew...we are in for a treat!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Release at Precious Remembrance Shop!

Hello, friends!  I'm so excited about the new release at Precious Remembrance Shop! I'm here today as part of the new release blog hop and I can't wait to share my project with you!

Say hello to "Oh Christmas" stamp set!


You should have arrived from the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  If you want to start from the beginning, here is the entire line-up for your reference:

Precious Remembrance Shop
Judy Marino --> you are here!
Stephanie Gold -- our Guest Designer this month!

I had fun layering some holiday patterned papers and combining stamp sets from Precious Remembrance Shop.  I LOVE this date stamp in the new release...the fun bubble numbers have so many possibilities!  Color...paper piece...so many options!  I also love that it fits perfectly inside the wreath from the "Joy" stamp set.  

I have to admit...this little image started out as a tag, then I started layering and all of a sudden it was a card!  However, you could easily make a whole set of Christmas tags using this cute little image.  

OK, so you might have guessed by now...there is a chance to win this stamp set!  Simply leave a comment to the shop's blog post and each designer's blog and let us know your thoughts about our newest set!  Good luck! :)
  • One lucky winner of the stamp set will be chosen randomly. 
  • To keep updated with our projects, join us on our FacebookPinterest, and Instagram if you haven't already.
  • Giveaway is open until Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 Midnight EST.

Thanks for stopping by...now hop along to Melissa's blog for more inspiration!

Have a great day,

Supplies Used:
Precious Remembrance Shop "Oh Christmas" and "Joy"
Paper Smooches "Flag Tags" stamp and die
Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder
Pretty Pink Posh "Sweet Pea" sequin mix

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #17 Project Inspiration Sneak Peek!

Hello, friends!  Just giving you a little sneak peak at the inspiration project I am sharing today at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #17.

You can go HERE to see my post!

I'll also be playing along at Gerda Steiner Designs 24th Share Your Designs Challenge with this card!

I hope you can find time to play along with the current challenge...I love this inspiration board!

Have a great day,