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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Confession, an Announcement... and Cards

First, the confession: despite the best of intentions, I rarely manage to play along with the weekly challenges at the challenge blog CASology. I follow the blog faithfully, save the cue word... and then *poof*! Time runs out. 
Then the other day, the post asked commenters to guess what what their 100th challenge word would be... and I was the one who got it right! That means I have the privilege of joining the talented design team as a guest for July. Woo hoo! 
I decided I really should get my act together and get a card made IN TIME for the current 100th challenge, with the cue word CELEBRATE.



And here is my completely unsubtle approach to that word:



In my personal definition of it, this squeaks in under the CAS (clean and simple) style. Although there are a lot of die cut glasses, they combine to form one main focal image. The hardest part of the card was trying to figure out how I was going to adhere all the glasses in just the *random* way I wanted them. Micro glue dots to the rescue! Micro glue dots are entirely too large for those teeny sequins, though... the smallest possible dots of Glossy Accents hold them in place. 
With all the Paper Smooches glasses, I am also going to enter this in the current Anything Goes challenge at SPARKS. I have a second Paper Smooches card I made, but it is such a major CASE (copy and share everything) of a card by current guest designer Diane that I'm certainly not entering it in a challenge. It will make a great end-of-school-year card though -- and that's something to celebrate, too! 



One more thing to celebrate... I think I've proved to myself that if I put my mind to it, I really can make a challenge card on time!


Supplies: (celebrate) a rainbow of cardstock from various companies including Stampin' Up, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Paper Smooches Free Spirits Icons & Avery Elle Cheers dies, Simon Says Stamps sequins; (yee haw) white, Stampin' Up (?) blue & kraft & Bazzill textured yellow cardstock, Paper Smooches Smarty Pants & Buckaroo stamps, Versafine onyx black, Memories black & Memento Luxe espresso truffle inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, pop dot tape & squares

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14 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Congratulations on your win. Love the card you have done. Total celebration card.

Rahmat said...

Saw your card on CASology, those glasses look so cool that I came in for a closer look....awesome card, I love those colorful glasses.

Kristie Goulet said...

Just popped over from CASology! Congratulations on your win. I love your card and am now a new follower. :)

mayholicraft said...

Such a sweet card, Lindsey! Love all the die cuts in rainbow colors. I’m so glad that you managed to play along with our 100th challenge. Hoep you see your card again. May

mayholicraft said...

Oh, I meant to write "hope to see your card again." :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wonderful card, love these colorful glasses!

Heather G said...

Love, LOVE this card. Looks CAS to me, but then I tend to overdo when I don't need to. And I also miss most of the Challenge deadlines, even though I have them all marked. Guess we are sisters from another life {smile}

Judy1223 said...

Lindsey, congrats on the right guess and now joining us in July as Guest Designer! It will be fun, I promise! I love your "celebrate" card, those colorful glasses really say PARTY to me! Thanks for helping us celebrate this week at CASology!

OH Babs said...

Congrats on choosing the word and being the guest designer. (Scary thought) But you wowed it, this card is devine. Sometimes we have to squeak by CAS just a little (I did too), don't tell.

Lori said...

Two great designs! I love the festive array of glasses on your first card--they're perfect for a celebration. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS this week!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop!!! So excited to have you as a guest designer at CASology! :D You're going to rock it - and you'll HAVE to play on time! LOL! As for this card, I love the drunken rainbow of glasses and the way the sentiment matches. So awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOOOHOOO Lindsey! I can't wait to see what you get up to with CASology in July :)
And that rainbow card could not look more like a celebration if it tried! Rainbow!!!! :D

cards said...

I am so behind on my blog reading I hadn't caught up on the fact that you won the Casology comp. Nicely done.

I really like the rainbow of coloured glasses and the grid card with little rulers is so clever.

Enjoy your guest designer spot.

cards said...

I am so behind on my blog reading I hadn't caught up on the fact that you won the Casology comp. Nicely done.

I really like the rainbow of coloured glasses and the grid card with little rulers is so clever.

Enjoy your guest designer spot.