Happiness is...

...worm kisses.

...a tender conscience.

...quietness within.



...quality sleep.

...a gentle rain.

...spring's gifts.



CASology Sweetness


It's Tuesday and time for a brand new CASology cue word!  This one is pretty sweet!

I couldn't help but think of the fragrance of a rose, so made a love themed card.

Stamps:  STAMPlorations (Rosebuds)

I kept it one layer and added a little interest by using some shimmery watercolor paints to color the roses.  I was so tempted to add some kind of embellishment, but convinced myself this was an effective design without any!

You'll want to go visit the rest of the design team members' blogs as well as this week's guest designer's blogs to see how they came up with their CAS designs!  Talk about talent!

Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 

Then, don't forget to link up your own SWEET creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from STAMPlorations, our sponsor this week!

Sorry I've been a bit quiet again here lately.  I have so much going on right now!  We've had company coming and going, church events, DD is now under the weather with one whopper of a respiratory virus, year end school events are in full swing and I'm trying to get continuing education hours finished up for my dental hygiene license which renews this summer!  One day at a time...

Have a terrific Tuesday!



Sweet Stamp Shop Grand Re-opening!

Today is such an exciting day!  Sweet Stamp Shop is having their Grand Re-opening complete with a new look on their website!  You have to go see it because it's fantastic!

To celebrate, I designed a card using a brand new image!  Talk about cuteness!

I framed the main image with a die cut heart.  The coloring was done with watercolors.  I added dimension with foam dots.  The sugar cubes are embellished with clear Stickles and I used washi tape, twine, black gemstones and sequins for a little extra fun.

Be sure and check out the store for the newest releases!  There have been so many exciting things happening over at Sweet Stamp Shop lately that you'll want to check out their blog to keep up with it all!

Have a great Thursday!



CASology News!


There's some exciting news being shared over at CASology today and we couldn't have a more appropriate cue word!  We didn't even purposely coordinate things!

I went with a baby themed card since that is always considered wonderful news, is it not?!  I made it gender specific this time.

I used a little onesie image from Uniko Studio's Sweet Baby set and then added the two part sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps' Yappy set.

Be sure and stop by the rest of the design team members' blogs as well as our guest designer's blog to say hi!  The inspiration they provide each week is phenomenal!

Melissa Chipperfield - You are here. 
Don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from The Alley Way Stamps, our sponsor this week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



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