Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Celebrating 200 CAS Challenges!

This is a special Tuesday at CASology--we're celebrating our
200th challenge! Our cue card this week gets back to
why we're here every Tuesday: CAS! 

Tiddly Inks had a sale over the holiday, and I couldn't resist this digital stamp For the Birds! I typed in "HAPPY 200TH CASology" then printed it. I colored the image in with prismacolor pencils and added the music notes. By confining my image to 1/3 of the card, I've kept lots of white space and a colorful focal point.

As a HUGE thank you to all of our card artists that play along---We've got major GIVEAWAYS this week! Each DT member who is participating will select a random commenter from their blog who also linked up a card at CASology for this week's cue card. Winners will be announced on each DT member's blog as well as on the CASology blog next Tuesday.

As a reminder, here are some points from the CASology blog to keep in mind when you are creating a card in the CAS (clean and simple) style:

1. One main image
2. Lots of open space--uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note--it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake)

Now it's your turn! Remember to leave a comment here AND link up a card at CASology 
for a chance to win my blog candy!

** I'm gifting a $15 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson :) **

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In the Blink of an Eye!

This week at CASology, don't blink- you might miss it!
Our cue card: FAST

There have been so many new changes in my life in the last month. When I saw the cue
card, that was my first thought- wow, where has the first half of 2016 gone?!
It peeled out of here in a hurry---so how great are these tire treads??
I can't wait to see what lies around the next turn :)

Don't hesitate to click on over to the other DT members' blog pages. They've
got some quick-witted and creative takes on the cue card too.

Deidre Payne (that’s me)
Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer: Coni

Thanks so much and make it a great week...no matter how fast it flies by!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Through the Opening with CASology

We're using all the holes, spaces, gaps, etc at CASology this week!

This Tulip Print stencil was to me by our awesome sponsor for this week- Stamplorations!
I loved the graphic design of the rows of flowers.

I sponged Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks
through the stencil, then covered it with clear embossing powder- that's the shine you see.
The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance Shop's  New Day stamp set.

Time to see how the other DT members went in and around their stencils this week!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Shelly

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!!

xoxo Deidre

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Guess Who's Joining Precious Remembrance Shop's DT??

For the past month, I've had the absolute pleasure of guest designing for Precious Remembrance Shop as part of the Happy Art Stamp set release.

I'm excited to announce that the wonderful designer, Dyane, has invited me to join
her already talented crew of Design Team members (woot woot)!

Here's a little something I made to celebrate :)

I used the Blossom Stamp set by PR with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, white EP,
Soft Granite Shadow Ink, and kraft cardstock.

I look forward to creating with her uniquely designed stamps and sharing my creativity, 
in hopes of sparking some of your own with Create It Wednesdays!

Thanks for stopping by and keep an eye out for all of the Design Team's work: