Ain’t No Sunshine

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

Here is my take:

Ain't No Sunshine | by karen h @ carefree creations

I knew I wanted to do clouds obscuring a moon.

The moon was die cut from shimmer paper and the clouds are die cut from vellum. Here is a close up of that:

I have a hard time adhering vellum, but for this one, I just smeared white glue anywhere the cloud sat over the moon. Those places fully adhered and didn’t show through.

Ideally, I would have used a halloween sentiment, but I don’t have one the right size for this layout (and I wanted all the elements grouped together).

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Ain’t No Sunshine
Stamps: Scattered Showers Additions (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Vellum (PTI); Shimmer (Curious Metallics);
Other: Circle die (Spellbinders); Full Moon Clouds die (PTI); Silver Pearl embossing powder (WOW);

Today is Your Day!

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – ZOOM; it is an extended deadline!

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

Today is Your Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

I decided to pull out a roller coaster set to make this week’s ZOOM card. I wasn’t sure at first how I would keep this clean and simple, but after a day or two of the idea perculatin’ I got this layout.

The coaster base is stamped in a very light grey so that it wouldn’t be overwhelming in the design. I added clouds as a last touch to help balance the coaster cars and the bush.

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Today is Your Day
Stamps: Let the Good Times Roll (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Fog Grey (Simon Says Stamp); Sno Cone, Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Call Me Clover, Melon Mambo (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Thrill Ride die (SU); Peapod baker’s twine (Twinery);

Have Fun!

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – ZOOM! This is a two-week challenge – so you have extra time to play!

Here is my take:

Have Fun | by karen h @ carefree creations

I knew with this cue word I needed to make an interactive card! When I found this little bun on sled, I knew it would be perfect for a slider!

Since I needed a scene to accommodate my slider, I was concerned with all the layers and keeping the card clean & simple too. Making the layers white meant the only color would come from the image – perfect!

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Have Fun
Stamps: Merry Crittermas (Stampin’Up); Happy Trails (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Momento); markers (Copic); Cornflower (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Other: Femme Frames die (Mama Elephant); In the Meadow die (PTI); Snowfall (Taylored Expressions);

A Little Encouragement

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – BEAR!

Here is my take:

Way to Go | by karen h @ carefree creations

My card is a 4Bar size (3 1/2 x 4 7/8) – which complements the image size much better.

I did draw a bow on the bear using a Momento marker.

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Way to Go
Stamps: Cheerful Critters (Stampin’Up);
Ink: markers (Copic); Black (Momento);
Paper: White, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink);

Too Cute to Spook

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – JUMPY!

Here is my take:

Too Cute to Spook | by karen h @ carefree creations

I know, you may be wondering how the heck this is jumpy. The cute card front is to lull the recipient into a false sense of security :) Upon opening the card, they’ll get a confetti shower!

Inside Too Cute | by karen h @ carefree creations

I used these instructions from Holly to make my confetti flinger. (FYI I took the rubber band off so I could take a photo.)

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Too Cute to Spook
Stamps: Happy Spooky Halloween (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Alphabet (Michael’s Studio G);
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding (PTI); Pumpkin Pie (Stampin’Up); Brillance Graphite Black (Tsukineko);
Paper: White, Royal Velvet pattern paper (PTI);
Other: Confetti die (Mama Elephant);

You are a Pearl

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – PEARL!

Here is my take:

You are a Pearl | by karen h @ carefree creations

So why are pearls always shown in clam shells when they come from oysters? Well that worked for me as I don’t have any oyster stamps!

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You
Stamps: Simple Seashells, Simply You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Chamomile (PTI); Blush Blossom, Petal Pink, Powder Pink, Tip Top Taupe (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Rustic White (PTI);

How the Heifer Are You?

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FARM!

Here is my take:

How the Heifer Are You? | by karen h @ carefree creations

I wish I could take credit for this pun, but I cannot. But as soon as I heard it I knew I wanted to use it!

To do the sentiment, I pieced together words from other sentiments and used alphabet sets to create “heifer”. I fussy cut the speech bubble and the cow out and popped them up over the gingham.

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How the heifer are you?
Stamps: Green Acres, He Said She Said, Alphadot, Mini Monograms, Spring Fling [partial sentiment], Perpetual Bliss [partial sentiment], Word Salad [partial sentiment], Debonair (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Black (Momento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);

Squiggle Butterfly

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – SQUIGGLE!

Here is my take:

Thinking of You | by karen h @ carefree creations

Doodle style stamps seemed like a great way to go with this Squiggle cue! I used the a spot image to “color” the butterfly. I positioned the cluster of elements one-third of the way from the top.

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thinking of you
Stamps: Springtime Doodles, Wonderful Watercolors (Papertrey Ink-pti);
Ink: Pale Peony (PTI); Pool (Hero Arts); Sour Apple, Grape Jelly (My Favorite Things-MFT); Espresso Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI); Lemon Chiffon (MFT);

Thrill of a New Book

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – THRILL!

Here is my take:

Love You More Than Books | by karen h @ carefree creations

There is nothing like the thrill of a new book! Thank goodness for the library!! I had a few “traditional” ideas for thrill, but I really couldn’t pass on books.

To make this a CAS style, I grouped all the elements together and the only color is the sentiment.

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I love you more than books
Stamps: Book Club (Newton’s Nook); Calorie Free (Paper Smooches); Giggle alphabet (Close to My Heart);
Ink: Espresso Tuffle (Memento); Versamark (Tsukineko); Tropical Teal (My Favorite Things); Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink); Lemon Lime Twist, Groovy Guava (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White, Black (PTI);
Other: white embossing powder;

Copper Butterfly

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – COPPER!

Here is my take:

Copper Butterfly | by karen h @ carefree creations

I have some old copper embossing powder and decided I would use that for this challenge. (Since I couldn’t come up with a useable police pun….)

This butterfly set is old, but I still love it. I knew there wouldn’t be much to the card if I only embossed the image & sentiment. As I was looking through my index, I realized I could cut/impress the clouds and give some white-on-white texture. I added a touch of blue sponging just to highlight the butterfly even more.

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Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass Distress (Ranger);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Copper embossing powder (Stampin’Up); Blue Skies impression plate (PTI);