Hello there! Can you believe that CASology has been around now for 5 years?! That flew by fast. But, in those 5 years, CASology has become one of the most popular clean and simple challenge sites out there. Melissa keeps you on your toes weekly with fun Cue Cards in that all participants are focusing on the same theme. It’s really cool to see how everybody interprets one word.
This week, I’m really honored to be a part of the CASology special 5th Anniversary Blog Hop with some amazing talent, manufacturers and online stores offering you inspiration and prizes along the way.
- START: Tuesday, July 25 at 8 am CST.
- END: Monday, July 31 at 12 pm CST.
- WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
- Leave a comment on blog hop participants blogs.
- Have fun!
Ready? Here is this week’s Cue Card!
And here is my card.
This is not my signature clean and simple style. I played hard and fast with this one. This card also has a sordid story. First, I blew the clean and simple aspect of it. Second, as I’m ready to hit PUBLISH, I notice that the Cue Card said BALLOON, not S, as in plural, and I have 3 on my card!
This means I thought of a new card idea in 2 seconds, for real, and will have to make another one and add it to this blog post. Fair enough?
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky seem to be the “IT’ colors right now. I never jump on those clique bandwagons, but this is a very unique color combination that just works. Of course, I have a million+ ideas of embossing the Soft Sky panel, Wink of Stella on die, stacking die, something to make the foil declare itself a bit more…BUT…I stamped my balloon strings straight with no smudging and got them lined up perfectly. That is success! I owned the cardstock. This will also probably be the only time in the history of forever where I was the Queen of my Craftroom. It was exhilarating!
I used Happy Birthday Gorgeous for the balloons and large die-cut; and Eastern Palace for the corner detail. I’ve noticed that a lot of the stamp sets and designer series paper details have those 3 little whale water spouts, at least that’s what I call them, that really helps you pull everything together. I can’t believed how much I’ve missed over the years not paying attention to the details that really made the difference.
I’m the end of the line of this fabulous blog hop. Just in case you missed somebody along the way – and can you get over all of the manufacturers involved ?! – wow! I have a list below for you.
Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit me today and for hopping along with us at CASology. I’d like to wish them a very Happy 5th Anniversary for all that you do for the crafting industry!
Don’t forget to leave a comment to qualify for prizes from the above contributors and good luck!
Please visit this BLOG POST for all of the incredible July Stampin’ Up! Promotions and Specials going on.