Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CASology: Melt

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with a brand new cue from CASology!

Now that it's getting warm out, my mind naturally wanders to the fun of summer. One of my favorite things on a hot summer day is a scoop of ice cream!

These die cuts from My Favorite Things are one of the first things I bought from them. I still love them even years later! I cut the pieces of my ice cream from different papers and then adhered them together with some liquid adhesive. I finished off my chocolate sauce with a layer of Glossy Accents for some fun texture and shine. I added a little stitched detail to my card base behind my images with a stitched line die and then adhered my heart to the card base. I adhered my ice cream with some foam tape for dimension and then stamped my sentiment in basic black.

Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see how you're inspired by this week's cue!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CASology: Foliage

Hello, everyone! I'm finally back after my extended break and CASology has a brand new cue for you today.

My brain is still in sympathy mode, so I created a sympathy card using a pretty leaves die from Simon Says Stamp.

I started my card by preparing a Fog Gray card base and then cutting my leaves out of white cardstock and vellum. I trimmed a few leaves from each spring to make them appear a little different from each other and then layered them on my base. I heat embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock with white powder and then added some foam tape to the back of it. I used this foam tape the sentiment to secure my foliage the card base. I added a few dots of liquid adhesive behind a couple of the white leaves to keep everything adhered down, but left most of the leaves free. It adds some wonderful texture to the card when some of the leaves are able to float off the card base. I finished it off by adding just a few Onyx black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the new cue!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Quick Update

I wanted to stop by for just a moment and let you know why I've been absent for a little while. I took a week off because my grandmother passed away. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in November and the chemo just wasn't working for her. I don't live close to my hometown, so I had to take some time for travel which meant no time for crafting or posting. I got back late Tuesday and I've started working in the craft room again, so I should be back to a regular posting schedule soon. Thanks for being patient while I took the time I needed to mourn. I hope to see you again on Tuesday for a new CASology post!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CASology: Crunch

Hello, everyone! It's time for a new cue from CASology!

I'll admit, I struggled with this one for a little bit. Then I thought of crunchy cookies dunked in milk! One of my very favorite things!

I used some newer dies from MFT Stamps to create my milk and cookie. I simply die cut the pieces and assembled. I white heat embossed my "milk" sentiment on the  milk bottle. I pulled out a gray cardstock base and white heat embossed my sentiment on a black strip to help it pop. I adhered my images and my sentiment to my card base with foam tape. It was just as simple as that!

Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the cue!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CASology: Score

There's a brand new cue from CASology and we can't wait to see how you interpret it!

I studied music for many, many years, so when I see the word score I automatically think of a musical score. With that in mind, this is what I came up with!

I know it's a little earlier to start my holiday cards, but is it really? I barely got any made this past year because of a huge move and then getting the house set up. I say the earlier the better this year!

I started my card by cutting a panel with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I blended 4 different colors of blue ink into the panel to create an ombre effect. I cut my musical score from white cardstock and adhered it on top of my ombre ink. I added it so it was a little crooked (almost like the wind was blowing the music across the page with the snowflakes) and then added my greeting under it in some black ink. I normally don't use sequins, but I liked how they looked with the delicate snowflakes. I added them sparingly across the card to add to the snowy feel. I adhered my panel to a card base and it was done!

Thanks for joining me today!