CASology #113: GRASS Skirt

It's time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology and this week we're thinking about grass!


How you interpret this cue word is entirely up to you!  For me, this word brought visions of a lawn, snakes (*shudder*), ants, picnics and...grass skirts.

Stamps:  Mama Elephant (Sketchy Letters), Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Hibiscus 2)

I remembered I had some grass cutting scissors in my stash that haven't been used in ages and dug them out!  I simply created a little grass skirt on a popped up panel of white cardstock.  The flower image was stamped and sponged with pink and orange inks.  Three hot pink gemstones were added to the flower center for a little sparkle.  I inked the letters of the sentiment in green and turquoise inks to coordinate with the rest of the design.

I hope you'll take some time this week to visit the rest of the design team member and guest designer blogs!

Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Hyo jin
Then, be sure and link up your own GRASS creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, STAMPlorations!
Have a terrific Tuesday!


Precious Remembrance Autumn Treat Box

Today, I'm sharing an autumn treat box idea over at Precious Remembrance that you'll want to check out! I love giving little gifts to teachers and close friends and this little box is so simple to make!  Be sure and check it out!



Happiness is...

 ...a rainbow wig.

...an evening walk.

...sunshine after a storm.


...a warm hug.

...a warm cup of coffee enjoyed in cool morning air.

...a fresh slate.



Create a Smile!

It's a rainy Friday here yet I've been out running errands in the drizzle with DD and she's been a good sport, really.  I can't believe how quickly the temperatures dropped into the autumn range!  Takes some getting used to, but I do always love sweatshirt weather!

I found myself down in the craft room this afternoon with DS3 after DD went to sleep for her afternoon nap.  My eyes settled on some stamps I have from a new stamp company called Create a Smile and I was inspired to try them out.  They are currently looking for an October guest designer and, if you are interested, the deadline is tomorrow, September 13!  Better hop to it!

I decided to use the whimsical Friends in the Woods set to create my punny card for today!

I colored the beaver with Copics and then fussy cut it.  I stamped the branch and fussy cut it also.  I popped the beaver and branch up with foam dots for dimension and added some Crystal Effects to the teeth (because I love shiny teeth!).  I stamped the punny sentiment and three little groupings of leaves before adding a tiny green gemstone to each cluster.  The main panel frame is a die cut.  The inside says, "you are awesome."

I hope you have had a wonderful week!  Now it's on into what sounds like a beautiful weekend here!



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