Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Written in the CLOUDS at CASology


What a fantastic Tuesday and we've got our head in the clouds for 
this 2-week challenge at CASology!



The "rule of thirds" is a great design aesthetic...divide your project into thirds and arrange your design elements to leave or fill the space in those increments. I usually fill 1/3 of my card, but I wanted to switch it up this week. I filled 2/3 of the card by sponging on blue inks and grouped by elements into the top 1/3 of the card.

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and it's so great for pick-me up cards!



Guest Designer: Claire
Sponsor:

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Did you know STAMPloraions is have a product release and blog hop this week?  You're not going to want to miss it!


I'm also joining at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Have a great 2 weeks!
xoxo Deidre
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BEAR Hugs to You

Everybody loves a good teddy bear and we're no different at CASology this week! 
Our new cue card is to showcase all your cuddly card skills:




See how I snuck in a smidge of Copic coloring lol. This little bear, sentiment, and dotted circle stamp are all from Circle Friends by Simon Says Stamp. I used 3 different primary color embossing powders. I also dry embossed the rings using 3 circle dies... I thought it would make a cute frame :)



Guest Designer: Tenia
Sponsor: Uniko Studios

Uniko Studio is returning as our wonderful sponsor!  If you haven't checked out the latest stencils in the online store, go take a look!  This week's winner will receive an in stock stamp set of his/her choice from the online store!


I'm also joining the AAA Cards Challenge #118


Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Feeling a Little Squirrely at CASology

What conclusions are you going to JUMP to this week at CASology??


Well I was feeling a little squirrely :)



I don't think I could have gone any more CAS than this lol. And I really fought the urge to color these little guys...especially with the 30 Daily Coloring Challenge going on (check it out on Instagram). The sentiment is heat embossed in yellow on brown cardstock to match the brown Versafine ink of the squirrel. Welp, that's that :)



Sponsor:


STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

I turned the CAS(E) this Sketch upside down to play along this week.


Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Perfect PEARLs at CASology

Happy Tuesday! We're working with a very pretty cue card this week at CASology.
I hope you get a chance to play along and show us your card!



I reached back in my memory bank and remembered a couple of videos by Jennifer McGuire about creating a faux metal look using Perfect Pearls and I had to give it a try this week! Click here to check out her tutorial on YouTube and here to see another fabulous inspiration by Carissa Wiley for Ellen Hutson. Photographing shimmer and shine is such a challenge ugh, but if you give this technique a try, please leave me a comment below or tag me on Instagram so I can see your lovely cards!


There more to see from the DT and guest designer this week too!



Guest Designer: Lynda


Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

FARMhouse Rules at CASology

If you've ever been to, lived on, worked on, or heck even drove by one, we want you to play along at CASology this week! Our cue card is : FARM.



This little piggy is from the MFT stamp set called Sow Much Cuteness and it totally is :) Aunt Deanna, this one's for you!

I used Copic markers and this is the same pig I colored for Day 1 of 10th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin. You can check it out and the colors I used on my Instagram page and by using #thedailymarker30day.

The rest of the DT has some great country love to spread too, so check them out!



Guest Designer: Jenny


I'm also joining at CAS(E) this Sketch! #274
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre



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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SQUIGGLE with us at CASology

If you like to doodle, this week at CASology is perfect for you!

Our cue card is: SQUIGGLE.



I love rainbow color cards...and if you don't know some to the greats like Laura Bassen and Kelly Latevola, then you should definitely check them out!

I did some ink blending through a Donna Downey stencil called Changes. The squiggle of the leaf paired great with sentiment and loopy-dee-loop stamps from the Paper Artsy JOFY set 42.

Time to wiggle over the rest of the DT blogs to see their cards this week.



Thanks for stopping by!
Deidre

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

For the THRILL of It at CASology


I'm always up for a thrill...and so is CASology! This week our cue card is:




 I am a super hero movie lover and this stamp is a nod to just that and comic books! I used an older stamp set called Ka-Pow from The Alley Way Stamps (sweet small business that sadly closed in 2016). PLEASE support small businesses <3

After the stamping, I cut out a second "explosive", colored it with Copics, adhered it with adhesive foam for dimension, then covered it with Glossy Accents! I think this is a great guy card :)

Let's see what the rest of the DT got a kick out of this week!



Guest Designer: Mugdha


I'm also joining at CAS(E) this Sketch #272

Thanks for stopping by and checking out some craft playtime :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Operation COPPER at CASology!

Time to shine at CASology!






I adore the color of copper! I used both a silk microfine glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs and embossing powder from Hero Arts. The trick to using this glitter is to use a double-sided adhesive paper and burnish the glitter onto one of the sticky sides. I'm sure I'll find glitter on myself for the next week lol! 

The flowers are from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die called Tattered Florals and the sentiment is from Concord & 9th's Love You. Mean It. stamp set. 

Time to see how the other DT cards shimmer and shine this week!



Guest Designer: Ishani



STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

I'm also joining up at Time Out Challenges and AAA Cards.


Thanks for stopping by to see my 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's a JUNGLE out there!

Happy CASology Tuesday! We're going wild this week :)
Our new cue card:

 


I decided to go with 3 colors of green and the Scandinavian Prints stamp set by Neat & Tangled to mimic the colors and foliage in the jungle. Pops of blue work great with those greens too. The sentiment if from WPlus9's set called Doodlebuds.

The DT has some great takes on this week's cue card, so vine swing over to their blogs too!



Guest Designer: Anna


I'm also joining at the following challenges:


Thanks and happy crafting!
Deidre

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time to get ACTIVE at CASology

Happy Tuesday! This week is a good at CASology; we're showing how to enjoy your
day and send some cards encouraging everyone to have some fun.
Our cue card this week is:




I'm so ready for a real spring season to hit these Maryland streets! This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp has the exact sentiments I'm feeling in my soul right now...and it's all active, but very relaxing.
This is about as CAS a design as I could get, one layer and all :)

Hopefully, you find time to check out the other DT pages and see how they got busy this week.



Guest Designer: Anna
Sponsor: Uniko Studio


I'm also joining up at CAS(E) this Sketch! and Timeout Challenges

   

Wishing you sunshine too!
Deidre

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

All About PARENTS at CASology

Happy Tuesday! This week, we're showing our parents a little love at CASology.


With Mother's Day right around the corner, I instantly went in that direction.


Every one of the stamps here are from the Simon Says Stamp set "Best Mom Ever".
I was inspired by the colors of spring and thought it would be cool to blend
different colors together in the same rose when I found this cool background paper
in my stash. I used lots of Copic markers for this tiny bit of coloring lol.

Purples & Pinks:
BV00, BV02, BV04
RV00, RV02, RV04

Yellows & Oranges:
YR000, YR02, YR08
Y02, Y08, Y15

Greens:
YG01, YG06, YG17

Time to share the love of our favorite people and check out the DT inspirations!



Guest Designer: Rahmat
We have our awesome sponsor back this week - STAMPlorations!

I'm also joining up at The Card Concept and AAA Cards

  

Thanks for stopping by!
Deidre