7.29.2015

Wordless Wednesday: The Calm of Summer

7.28.2015

CASology Wings

After a week of vacation, I'm slowly getting back into the ole craft room and what better way to start things out than with today's new cue word over at CASology!


I was originally going to go with some lovely winged critter, but in the end, went with the less obvious.  A week of take out while away from home probably shifted the gears of my mind to food.  Chicken, anyone?!  It seems like several restaurants have jumped on the "wings" bandwagon over the last few years...Pizza Ranch, Pizza Hut, Buffalo Wild Wings.  Anyone a big fan?  I'm more of a veggie & beans loving gal even though I do eat meat on occasion.


I used a portion of a Thanksgiving turkey image (retired) from Cornish Heritage Farms, coloring it with Copic markers and popping it up with a foam dot.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp.

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We celebrated DD's birthday a few days early with family.  As you can see, she doesn't like to be in the spotlight.  We honestly thought she was going to cry while we were all singing Happy Birthday to her!  Guess she must take after her mother who happens to strongly dislike being the center of attention...especially in large groups of people!


Today promises to be a much quieter day for her.  Maybe a donut with sprinkles will be more her style!


Have a terrific Tuesday! 
 
Melissa

7.14.2015

CASology Cupcake

Is it already Tuesday again?! Another week has flown!  Are you ready for a new CASology cue word?  Time for some cupcakes...my favorite!


I happen to personally love cupcakes.  White ones.  From a local bakery.  I think I'm the only one in our household who doesn't prefer chocolate cake, so I really have to be sure I make my order clear when indulging in a cupcake with the family!  I'm trying to influence DD to have a similar preference, but I'm not so sure it's working.

Stamps:  Stampendous
Stencil:  STAMPlorations (Clouds)

I used a simple cloud stencil (STAMPlorations) image for the frosting, sponging a blend of pink and orange inks and then fussy cutting the image before popping it up on the card base with foam dots.  I added some Heidi Swapp Color Shine spritz for some shimmer (although, this photo doesn't show it well) & three flower shaped sequins for sprinkles.

Be sure and leave the design team and this week's guest designer some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.

Then, 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 STAMPlorations, this week's sponsor!


Have a terrific Tuesday!
 

Melissa

7.07.2015

CASology: REPEAT After Me

 

It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  We know we're repetitive each week always creating with CAS style, but we can't help ourselves!  We love clean & simple design!

Stamps:  Precious Remembrance (DIY, Positive Thoughts - sentiment)

I decided to repeat one main image on my card, hoping to achieve some movement on my design.  I was going for a 'feather pen in motion' look, but maybe it's more of a 'what was she thinking' look.  I added some subtle interest using colored sequins.  A little sparkle never hurt anything!

Be sure and leave the design team and this week's guest designer some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!  Hannelie is joining us for her very first challenge as a design team member!  Let's give her a warm welcome!


Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.

Then, 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 Cindy B Designs, this week's sponsor!


Have a terrific Tuesday!
 
Melissa

6.30.2015

POP-ing in with CASology!

It's time for a new cue word over at CASology and this week, things are going to be popping!

 

I started thinking about the upcoming holiday, July 4th, and remembered fireworks and the thunder and pop they make when they explode in the air!

Stamps:  Serendipity (Retro Starburst Cling)

Be sure and leave the design team and this week's guest designer some blog love!  They'd love to hear from you!



Melissa Chipperfield - You are here.

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


Have a terrific Tuesday!
Melissa