CASology 172 – Give

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 172 - Give

Take a look at my card:

Congratulations (CAS)

I went with a very classic card today for our cue card!  People give gifts all the time so I figure I could demonstrate that.

To create this card was very simple:

  1. I used Create A Smile Wrap it Up stamp set and stamped my image and sentiment using my Misti and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  2. Then I colored my presents in using Copic markers: r37, R39, R89, Y38, YR68, YG03, YG25, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, B12, B14, B37, V15, V06, and V09.
  3. Then I trimmed my card panel down and adhered it to my card base.

Nice and easy!!  What do you think? Please let me know below.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Ren Loh

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

CAS Wrap It Up MistiCopic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp October 2015 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my forth blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

I super doper love this release!!  Couldn’t you tell from yesterdays sneak peek?

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Julie’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Kendra’s blog.

This new release will surly get you ready for Christmas!! You will squeal for joy when you see the new stamps and dies!! My favorite set is Santa’s Helpers and in close second is Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greeting!

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made one card and one postcard to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

You're so Adorably (YNS)

How cute is that little bunny!! He is adorable for sure!!

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Hoppy Holidays Stamp Set and Dies, Windows for Waddles Die

Other Supplies: Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Clear Wink of Stella, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Copic Markers, 3M Foam Tape

To create this card, I die cut the Window out of my card panel. Then I stamped the sentiment right underneath the window.  After that,  I stamped my bunny and colored him in using Copic markers. Then I cut a mask out and cover the bunny up so I could ink the area around him.  I masked off the window area on the card base and inked up the window area. I removed the mask and attached the card panel to the card base.  I stamped the gifts, colored and fussy cut the gifts out.  This set has dies but I didn’t have them so I fussy cut them out. I attached the gift boxes using foam tape.

Nice, easy and cute!!

Take a look at my postcard:

Thank You Postcard (YNS)

The left side is the front of the postcard and the left is the back of the postcard.

YNS Supplies: Sandy Autumn Greetings

Other Supplies: Derwant Inktense Pencils, Archival Ink, Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Postcard Paper

I told you this was my second favorite stamp set from this release!!  I love these squirrels.  The funny thing is I do not like squirrels at all.  The ones by my house are super crazy and they look at you like you are in there space.

To create this postcard was simple, I stamp the image and then watercolor using my Inktense pencils.  My inspiration for the coloring came from this image:

Squirrel3Photo Source

Once it dried, I stamped my sentiment.  Then I turned the card over and stamped the acorns and watercolor those too!

Super easy and fun.  I love playing with watercolors on this image.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these boxes and card to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on October 18th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Thanks for stopping by!!!


Thank you in Different Languages

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.  I have more gift packaging ideas for you!!!

Who doesn’t love getting gifts in pretty packaging? I know I sure do. There are times when I get gifts and do not want to open them because the wrapping is so pretty. Isn’t that crazy. I know it is but what can I say. LOL!!

I facilitate a reading group for 21 of my coworkers at a big hospital in the city. This reading group is based on an honor system. The reading year starts January 1 and ends December 31. All of the participates chooses what their reading goal will be for the year and they try their best to met their goal by December 31. I do not pick any books except my own. Everyone chooses their own books. All they have to do is give me the name and author of the book. I enter the information onto a spreadsheet. That spreadsheet is update often and sent out once a month to all of the participants.

I have to say since the start of this group 3 years ago, my department has read over 1000 books. So to reward everyone for participating I usually do giveaways, give out special gifts to individuals who go beyond their goal and I also give gifts just because.

So, today I bring you three gift boxes that say thank you in different languages for three of my coworkers who really have met their goal before the end of the year.

Take a look at my first box:


Take a look at my second box:

Merci box

Take a look at my third box:

Thank you box

There are many different ways to use these boxes:

1. You use them as place setting for each of your guest. Instead of thank you, put their name.

2. You could give them as thank you gifts for sharing Thanksgiving with you.

3. If you have children, you could make one for each of their teachers to say thank you before they go out on Thanksgiving break.

4. You could change the colors and make a bunch of these boxes for Christmas for teachers, students, coworkers, friend or family members.

The possibilities are endless and that’s because I used one of the Sweet Stamp Sets that is so versatile.

That set is:


I love this set because it allows me to say thank you in different languages, so that I can personalize my gifts. You can also use it all year round, now that is a set I need on my desk all the time!

Now take a look at all of my boxes together:

Thanks in Different languages

Don’t you just love them!! Do you think my coworkers will love them too? I sure hope so!!

Check out Sweet Stamp Shop blog for details on how to create these boxes.

Let me know what you think!!

Thank you for stopping by!