{CASology and Simple} CASology – Melt

Hello everyone!!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

I have to say this cue card was so hard for me.  I was challenged to use STAMPlorations Stitched Winter Landscape die and create a card that represented the cue card.

I decided to create a scene with snow melting from the ground, building and trees.  The sun has finally come out of hiding to warm us up.

I die cute the trees and hills and used Copic markers to color them in.  I used Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamp set to stamp the sun and the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Petal Point Ink and Colorbox Archival Pigment Black Ink.

Nice and Easy.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY AND SMILE sss101526

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Floral

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is FLORAL!!  The design team was asked to create a project using anything floral (pattern paper, embellishments, etc.).

Take a look at my card:

Sweet Baby (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Word Critters – Exotic Animals and Scrapworks-Mini Sunburst Die Set

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base to a A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50.

2. I cut the Simple Stories Summer Vibes pattern paper to 4.25 x 5.50 and used Your Next Stamp Scrapworks-Mini Sunburst Die Set to cut a flower in the center of the paper.

3. I used the pattern paper as a guide to draw a light flower on my card panel where I want my swing for the bear to appear.

4. I used the Misti and stamped the swing stamp where I wanted it. I erased the pencil mark.

5. I stamped the sentiment from the Words Critters – Exotic Animal Stamp Set with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

6. I adhered the pattern paper to the card base using foam adhesive.

7. I colored my bear with Copic Markers: black, BG34, E13, R20.

8. I adhered my bear on top of the swing using foam adhesive.

Easy as 123!!

So tell me did I live up to the challenge?  I would love to know, let me know below!


Just a reminder….we have a New Release Sale!!!


Please go to YNS blog and leave a comment to WIN a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!


Contest ends July 10th at midnight EST.  The winner will be announced on July 12th on the YNS blog!!

Supplies used:

Word Critters-Exotic AnimalsScrapworks Mini Sunburst DiesMFT Hybrid Black InkSummer Vibe paperCopic MarkersMisti

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Maximize Your Top Dog Dies!

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the Top Dog Dies Blog today with another card that I created using one of my new dies.

Did you see that awesome release yesterday?  Top Dog Dies released 10 new dies and they are really to “die” for!!  Just in case you missed it you can find it here.

They are giving away all of the dies to one lucky winner!!  That is $122.00 worth of great dies!! You don’t want to miss that.

Today I’m here to show you how to maximize your dies.  I used the new Top Dog Dies Typewriter Uppercase Die!

How many time do we use a die for it’s intended purpose but throw the negative piece away?  Well not today.  I’m going to show you how to use that negative piece on your project.

(I saw a card with this technique and I knew I need to give it a try.  I wish I knew whose card it was but if anyone knows please let me know.)

Now take a look at my card:

Your So Nice

To see how I created this card, head on over to the Top Dog Dies Blog for the full photo tutorial!!

Supplies used:

LID Seriosly Awesome Stamps halloween sprinkles TC091-DWild HoneyPicked Raspberry InkclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!






CASology 129 – NBUS

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the CASology Design Team this weeks Challenge.

We are combining challenges with Darnell Knauss NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff)!

Week 129 - NBUS          NBUS

Yayyyyy, how much fun is that!! I have sooooo much schtuff that I’ve never used before, choosing what to use was not hard at all.

Take a look at my card:

AwesomeThe die cut and stamp set from Lil’ inkers designs are new!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Neenah Solar card stock to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50) scored at 5.50.

2. I used painters tape to score off the bottom have of my card so that I could do some ink blending.

3. I used Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to create the color at the bottom of my card.

4.  I die cut Lil’ inker designs Awesome Word Die out to the card base between the white and the color blend.

5. I cut a piece of lightweight cardstock, added adhesive and attached it to the inside of my card front.

6. Then I die cut the word Awesome 3 more times so that the word will pop up off of the card. I stacked the word on top of each other with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.

7. I inlaid the word back in the card. The adhesive was already on the the card panel that I added in step 5.

8. I stamped my sentiment underneath the die cut word using Lil’ inker designs Hello, Awesome.

9.  I added some My Mind’s Eye Charmed Black Enamel Dots to the front of the card.

Easy peasy!!

What do you think?  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieSpiced MarmaladeMustard SeedMini Ink Blending ToolLID Awesome Word DieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveLID Hello Awesome Stamps My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sending Smiles..

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with an other card for Create a Smile September Guest Designer Search which is closing on Thursday, August 14th.


They have a new freebie digi file called Mrs. Anty.  I think this little ant is the cutest little creature I’ve seen.

Take a look at my card:

Sending Smiles

Aren’t these little ants so cute.  Yes, I fussy cut out all of them.  That’s the mother and her two children walking home.

Sending Smiles close up

This is how I created this card:

1. I cut the hill out of Stampin’ Up! Gumball Green Core’dinations cardstock using the curve die from Avery Elle Custom Panels Die.  The cardstock is on the clearence rack for $2.79, grab it while you can.

2. Then I cut the sun and the clouds out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight cardstock with Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die.

3. I used my Copic marker #BV23 to color in the ants.  Then I cut all of my ants out.  Now it’s time to put the card together.

4. I added the ants, hill, sun and clouds with Stampin Dimensionals.

5. For my sentiment, I decided to use one in the Mama Elephants Up and Away stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

That’s it!!  Nothing more to it!!!

Please let me what you think of this card.


Supplies used:

Gumball Green Cord'dinations cardstockBazzill Marshmallow CSDaffodil Delight CSLF Spring ShowersStampin' DimensionalsUP AND AWAYOnyx Versafine InkBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerCopic Markers