{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 September 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! I’m back again for this months Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!

We are getting ready for our September Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Happy Halloween (YNS)
YNS Supplies: Halloween Graveyard, Halloween Pumpkins, Dripping Goo
Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In The Dark Pattern Paper, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves, Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge Die, Clear Wink of Stella

I love how the graves are sitting on the hills as if its really a graveyard!!  This stamp set is super fun.  Cemeteries used to scary me but not any more.  I’ve been there in the dark once leaving flowers for my the love of my life and my daughters farther on his birthday. It was peaceful. I didn’t want the day to pass and not leave the flowers for his birthday.

I had fun creating this card and I can’t wait for you to see the rest of this awesome release.

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the August 2015 Release Hop!!

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