CASology 5-Year Anniversary Celebration & Blog Hop!

Hi stampers! So happy you’re here!:) If you’re new to our page, welcome everyone!:) We are so happy to be part of today’s 5th year anniversary with CASology.:) Hooray!!! Congratulations Melissa!:) She’s the amazing creator of CASology and one of our previous talented designer. May you find tons of inspiration using different products, & I hope that you find some amazing project ideas using our clear stamps!♥ To keep updated with our projects, join us on our Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram if you haven’t.

Hop along, have fun, & win some amazing prizes. Happy stamping!:)

Our Cue Word is – Balloon.

Here’s the card that I came up with.:) I always enjoy images that can be use in different ways. They say, always think outside the box. Well, since I don’t have “balloon” stamp, I made my own using circles!Yay! These circle images are from our Positive Thoughts stamp set – which is use mostly as a background, and the A+ circle is from our School Days stamp set & I used 1″ circle punch so I can layer it over the other circles!

To make the “string” of the balloon, I stamped it using the borders from the School Days stamp set, as well as the “you are awesome” sentiment. And the images inside the circles are stamped using the Coffee Love stamp set & Positive Thoughts stamp set.

To add more interest, I stamped the arrow border on the side of the card using the Journey Stamp Set.

I added another sentiment below the card to complete and make this card perfect for a celebration! I used the letters from our Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I tried my best to make it clean & simple. But you know, it’s kinda’ hard to stop when you’re having so much fun stamping.:) lol

I hope you enjoyed my project!:)

♥ Dyane

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Your next stop is:

Kymona Tracey

Blog Hop:  Tuesday, July 25 (8:00 a.m. CDT) – Monday, July 31 (noon CDT)
Details:

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.

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Here’s a closer look of the stamps that I used:

Positive Thoughts

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School Days

Sketchy Alphabet

Journey

Coffee Love

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Video Tutorial: All Smiles by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m really excited to be joining the Design Team!  I’m sharing my first layout today, and I used the cute heart stamp from the Love Coupon Stamp Set.  I wanted to create lots of little colorful hearts for a background design.  I pulled out some of my Distress Inks and some textured white cardstock.  Sometimes I like going for a distressed and messy look, so using these inks and the textured cardstock is perfect.  I stamped the heart multiple times in various colors, and some of them I overlapped the colors.  I then fussy cut them all out.  I was inspired by my daughter’s shirt and all the fun colors.  I tried to match them all and create a colored heart explosion.:)

I love how all the hearts turned out.  I really love how you can see the texture from the cardstock.  I like when the stamped image isn’t perfect.  I layered all the hearts in groups of the same color to create a rainbow effect.  I can’t resist a rainbow color scheme, especially when it’s in my photo!

I did a little watercolor work on the background before I glued down the hearts.  I used mostly the same color inks as I used to stamp the hearts, and I also added in some other spray inks.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts too much, so kept most of the embellishing light and below the hearts.  I layered in two big skinny die cut hearts behind the photo and added my title on the bottom of the hearts. I added in a cute Fancy Pants flair button, but the hearts are still visible.

Here you can see the work I did around the photo.  To the left, I added in matching strips of washi tape.  I just wanted splashes of color in a messy & artsy fashion, so I just layered them and tore them.  I used a few colors of thread to machine stitch for added texture and detail, and then added in a few Fancy Pants die cuts.  I found a cute Hip Kit Club puffy sticker and then added a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I stitched through my title and created a little cluster of washi tape and die cuts down at the bottom.  I love the dimension of the hearts!  You could easily do this with any stamp and any color scheme.  I love fussy cutting because then you can move it around anywhere you want.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun background design with a single stamp.  And don’t be afraid to take a little extra time to do some fussy cutting.  You don’t have to just stamp on your background paper.  The possibilities are endless!  You can check out my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together if you’d like.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Meet Our New Designer – Missy Whidden!:)

Hello stampers! I’m very excited to announce that we have a new designer who will be joining us regularly!:) She guest designed with us before, sharing her fantastic layouts with video tutorials! Yay! Please welcome designer Missy Whidden!!!:)

Stay tune, she will be sharing more wonderful projects this month with her awesome techniques and fun layouts using our stamps. Woohoo!

Hey there!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for 17 years, and we’ve been together since I was 18.  We have two beautiful little girls, Reese and Paige.  They are both autistic and nonverbal, so life around our house is never boring.  They keep things interesting and are usually the subjects of my scrapbooking.  I have been scrapbooking for over ten years now.  My mother-in-law got me started when I helped her make a scrapbook of my husband’s baby photos and I was instantly hooked.  My style has changed quite a bit from stickers, paper and deco scissors.  I  have gravitated toward mixed media, and I love using paints, watercolors, spray inks and gelatos on my projects.  I also love machine and hand stitching, incorporating die cuts from my Cameo and using bright and bold colors.  I guess you could call my style “organized chaos” since I love a messy and artsy look while still making sure every little detail is in place.


If you missed her projects last time, please check the links below:

Paige’s World

Explore Summer Days

Totally Grown

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Craft Show Schedule! Yay!:)

Hi stampers! Yay!:) So happy to be here again! I have an exciting news to share. Some of you probably heard it already from our facebook page and shop newsletter. But I’m here to let you know that we will be in Raleigh, NC this weekend for the SSAT – Stamp Scrap Art Tour! Eeeek! How exciting!:) This will be our very first craft show, hoping to do more shows in the future!

If you’re near the area, I hope you can visit our booth, see your favorite stamps and projects up close. And meet some of you there too!:)

Here are the details of the show + a coupon for you!:)

Looking forward for another journey to explore with you! 

Hoping for the best! And Happy stamping!:)

Dyane

 

 

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Saturday Creations ~ {Mini Album with Sketchy Alphabet Title}

I had so much FUN playing with the Precious Remembrance Sketchy Alphabet Set that I wanted to post one more project for you!  I used this FAB stamp set to make the title for my mini album of our vacation.  Here it is:

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And here is a close up of the title:

000_5009TIP:  I used the line in this wood plank paper to line up my letters.  I stamped them one letter at a time to create the perfect spacing.  I colored the letters in with a water brush pen and an ink pad (ink from the inside of the lid).

It was a Wonderful trip and now I have a mini album with just the right font for my title.

Thanks for stopping by!

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