CASology – Ball

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – BALL!

Here is my take:

You've Got This! | by karen h @ carefree creations

It might be a little hard to see the ball on this card, but it is there – it is a ball (©?) jar!

Once I took my photo, I noticed just how perfectly the stems of the flowers flow from the sentiment and let me tell you, I had NO IDEA that was happening…I stamped the jar & flowers first and then centered the sentiment. I’m so happy (and so mad) that it worked out that way (mad = it is so perfect that I really wish it was intentional, lol).

This challenge is open through August, so I hope you will join us!

For more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

you’ve got this
Stamps: Crystal Clear, Inhale Exhale (Paper Smooches – I miss them!!);
Ink: Fog (Simon Says Stamp); Forest Glades (Altenew); Autumn Rose (Papertrey Ink);
Paper: Pink Pirouette (Stampin’Up);

CASology – Pool

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Pool!

Here is my take:

Jump In | by karen h @ carefree creations

I don’t have a pool image, so I had to fake it. Quite happy with how this turned out!

This challenge will go through August 3!

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

jump in!
Stamps: July 2019 Kit (Hero Arts – HA);
Ink: Black (HA);
Paper: White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Marina Mist (Stampin’Up);
Other: July 2019 Kit die (HA); Waves die (PTI); circle die (Spellbinders);

CASology – A Beer for [Father]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Father!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

A Beer for Dad | by karen h @ carefree creations

If you haven’t submitted a card yet, you still have time! Check back next week when I’ll have one more card inspired by the FATHER challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jolly Good Fellow
Stamps: Craft Brew (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up – SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Island Blue (Simon Says Stamp); Poppy Parade (SU);
Other: Craft Brew dies (PTI);

CASology – Gaming [Father]

Ooops, I forgot to actually publish this one 🙂

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Father!

I thought I’d post some more (masculine) inspiration for you:

Two Player Mode | by karen h @ carefree creations

My family games – all of us. We all like different things, but we all game, so when this set came out, I had to have it.

You have more time to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Life is Better…
Stamps: Level Up (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Rococo Rose (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink); Black, Coastal Cabana (SU);
Other: Game Controller die (MFT);

CASology – Father

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FATHER!

Here is my take:

Anniversary | by karen h @ carefree creations

My kiddos are older, so I don’t make father’s day cards for them to give any more. My anniversary was this past weekend, so I made a card for that instead – ya know, for the FATHER of my children 🙂

There are 3 shades of brown on this – the background trees are tone-on-tone Kraft, the “happy” is a mid-brown, the “anniversary” is a dark brown, but stamped only once, and the deer is stamped multiple times with the same dark brown. Using a monochromatic color scheme means I can layer the images without adding bulk so this card stayed a one-layer card!

This challenge is open for the MONTH of June! I’ll keep making cards each week, but they’ll be masculine themed, not father.

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

happy anniversary
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Keep it Simple Birthday 2, Keep it Simple Anniversary (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Kraft (PTI);

CASology – Against the [Wind]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – WIND!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Against the Wind | by karen h @ carefree creations

You have another week to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

it’s ok to not be ok
Stamps: Inhale Exhale (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Bordering Blue (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Blue Breeze (MFT);
Other: Stitched Rectangle (LilInkers); Flourishes die (Paper Smooches);

CASology – Wind

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – WIND!

Here is my take:

hi there | by karen @ carefree creations

A very simple one-layer card. Coloring is done with pencils…I don’t like pencils. Still, good to remind myself of that occasionally 🙂

Check back next week when I’ll have more inspiration from this challenge!

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

hi there
Stamps: ? an old The Angel Company set
Ink: Black (Memento & Hero Arts)
Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Other: colored pencils (Prismacolor)

CASology – [Plant] Simple Things

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – PLANT!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Eucalyptus | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It took a little before I got it, but I did….just in time for this Plant challenge!

I have to say – this was so easy to stamp the layers. I don’t know if it is because it isn’t an overly complex layer or something in the design, but this card took just a few minutes – and most of that was fussy cutting the sentiment, lol!

You have another week to get your card made – hope you join us – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

Simple Things
Stamps: Simple Things (The Greetery);
Ink: Mint Macaroon (Stampin’Up); Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Evergreen (Altenew);
Paper: White (PTI);

Happiness Today & Always

My mojo is on vacation (if you didn’t guess by my lack of posts last Tuesday). I sat down on Saturday to make my cards for future challenges, and this one came out – but it is for two challenges (I know, not that big a deal, but since I’m on the DT, *my* preference is to post unique cards…this is my post of shame). Without further whinging…

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

As well as time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – PLANT!

And here is my take:

Happiness Always | by karen h @ carefree creations

So my process when making DT cards is to (virtually) pull out a bunch of stamp sets that I think will work for the challenge and then look around for inspiration (generally at my own cards with those sets or google image searches for cards using that set). This time, I found a card I did a while back and it just totally fit the sketch and theme for this week’s challenges. Being half-awake meant I took up the challenge and faced down the shame to make 1 card for 2 challenges. [Again, I have no problem with combining challenges, it is just *my* preference not to do it when making cards as a DT member…alas, sometimes the brain just says !@#$%^]

Not only did I get lucky being able to remake a past card, but I had an already-stamped orchid piece (and, bonus, on the back past-me had written the colors used to stamp it – thank you, past-me!!).

I hope you join [one or both] of the challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing You Happiness
Stamps: Orchid Expressions (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Circle Wishes (Reverse Confetti);
Ink: Soft Purple (Hero Arts); Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft (PTI); Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Rustic Cream, White (PTI);
Other: circle die (Spellbinders); Orchid die (PTI);

CASology – [Magical] Season

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – MAGICAL!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Magical Season | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted the deer to seem flying off the page, instead of putting it in a corner or off the side, I placed the sentiment at the very bottom. Unconventional, but I kinda like it.

You have a day more to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

magical season
Stamps: Dasher (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Bamboo (Close to My Heart);
Paper: White (PTI); gold glitter (Stampin’Up);
Other: Dasher die (PTI);