"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!!!


Hello everyone!!  I am so excited to be a part of CASology's 5th anniversary celebration!!   I can't believe that CASology has been offering up amazing challenges for 5 years!!  But time flies when you are having fun, right???   I will never forget being contacted by Melissa early in 2012 about being part of the design team she was putting together for a new challenge blog that was going to be all about clean and simple.  Since I love clean and simple it didn't take me long to email Melissa back to say yes to her offer and for the first year and a half of the challenge I was on the design team.  It was one of the best
times of my crafting life!    So when Melissa contacted me about being a part of the celebration I had to say yes, again!!  All the fun starts on the CASology blog.  If you came from CASology design team member Joyce's blog then you are on the right track.  If not head over to the CASology blog for a list of all the hop participants.   The cue word for this challenge is appropriately balloon.    For my card I used the super fun Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy stamp set along with the matching dies.  I heat embossed red, aqua and pink cardstock with white embossing powder them and then die cut the balloons with the matching die.  The same thing was done for the clouds as well.  I then adhered the balloons and the clouds and added the balloon strings and the sentiment.

Now... since this is a celebration there will be lots of fun and prizes!!  Here are all the details:

To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.

And here is what you can win!!

CASology - $50 gift certificate to the online craft store of winner's choice
Altenew - $30 gift certificate to the online store
Sprinkle Berry - $30 gift certificate to online store
Avery Elle - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Cindy B Designs - $25 gift certificate to online craft store of winner's choice
Concord & 9th - $25 gift certificate to the online store
DeNami Designs - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Lawn Fawn - $35 gift certificate to the online store
Neat & Tangled - $25 gift certificate to the online store
Poppystamps - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Precious Remembrance Shop - stamp set of winner's choice
7 Kids College Fund - $20 store credit
STAMPlorations - $15 gift certificate to the online store
Sunny Studio - Color Me Happy set + matching Color Word Die
The Ton - $20 gift certificate (for The Ton brand stamps, dies, inks & gilding products)
Uniko Studio - an in stock clear stamp set of winner's choice
Waffle Flower - $25 gift certificate to the online store
Your Next Stamp - $20 gift certificate to the online store

How amazingly awesome is that???  Pretty darn awesome in my book!!  Your next stop on the hop is the blog of STAMPlorations one of the awesome sponsors of the CASology celebration!!

The color scheme for my card comes from the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge so I will be linking my card up there, as well.  When I saw the pin-sights challenge inspiration board I knew it would be perfect to use to create my card for CASology... just look at those fun colors and images!  They just say balloons to me!

Have a wonderful day and happy hopping!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Sahara Sand, pink, red and aqua; PTI white; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink, VersaFine Onyx Black; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white

183 comments:

Tracie said...

Great card. Love how you used the cloud dies to accent the balloons.

Gerrina said...

Great that you put clouds behind the balloons! TFS!

Natasha said...

Love this so much! What a great layout.

Marlieke said...

So nice to see how many possibilities there are with balloons... :-)
Nice card

sue lorio said...

so very cute!!

Trina P. said...

Lovely card with a great sky scene.

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful! Love these colors

Linzi Conners said...

Love the sentiment!! Such great cards on this hop! Thanks for sharing!

sentsue said...

Love that you added the clouds behind the balloons creates a nice anchor point. Great card!

sarahstone said...

Oh, I love those colors! The outlining in white adds the perfect touch to your die cuts. Perfect card!

Lori said...

Such a great card with the balloons and awesome sentiment! Love the design with the balloons floating with the clouds. Pretty balloon colors too!

Katie Ingram said...

Love the sentiment!! Great card!

Kathleen Bingham said...

Love the dimension & the sentiment

Cynthia said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along with this challenge!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing:)

vinita jain said...

Love this cute card with dimension!

Creative Lady said...

Love the layout of your card, I love the clean look of it.

Janice said...

Beautiful example of clean and simple. Love your card!

Colleen @ McGrathC54@yahoo.com said...

After making it halfway through the hop list... I'm getting balloon inspiration!

Beverly S. said...

I love that sentiment and the font it used...so pretty! Good job with your balloon card!

aggie said...

Terrific! Such a sweet card!

Cat Mack said...

Love how the balloons pop out!

MJ said...

Love the sentiment! Beautiful card.

Lady Joyful said...

Very sweet card! I really like the colours you used.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the look of these artsy round balloons! Great card and so much fun too!
Take Care!
Michele

Marilyn said...

Love the sentiment and colors ... great card.

Sarah M said...

Love those round balloons. Cute card!

Kleri F said...

Gorgeous balloon themed card!Thank you for sharing.

Becky Selecman said...

Very cute, fun card. You can't help but be happy when you see balloons.

pamboe said...

I really ;like your color choice. It's so clean and fresh. Essentials by Ellen are the best!

SMWhite said...

very pretty.

Lonya Mathys said...

No two cards are alike! That is what is so exciting for card makers.

conil said...

Those look like really puffy balloons...great card.

Purple Princess said...

Super fun card!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love this card and the sentiment really ups the anti on it! ♥ it!

Monica Maier said...

Cute card, I really like the sentiment!

Loopyloo said...

The balloons look like they're floating away into the clouds - lovely.

Arlene Rose said...

That verse is great and so perfect with the balloons!

Nancy Wilson said...

Just love it. Great idea!

megmcg said...

Love that sentiment - it is just perfect!

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful card. Rosemary! Love the colors of the balloons and the sentiment is so nice, too.

Marsha said...

You "upped" the happy with this cute card.

Patt H. said...

Love your colorful balloons & the added clouds really make the balloons pop! Great card!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your card! The colorful balloons popped of the page with the clouds behind - great design!

Eliz Stewart said...

A great set for CASology balloons!

Susan Wareham said...

Great Card

Michelle said...

Fabulous colors and an amazing design.......love, love!!

Natalie said...

such a lovely card! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Awesome design using the clouds & sentiment with the
pretty balloons.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your balloon card is so adorable! Love it!!

Rema said...

Super awesome card!

Janet D. said...

Love the dimension on your card!!

Nancy Wilson said...

Thank you for a wonderful card and I love the sentiment. It really made me smile!

I Card Everyone said...

I've missed your beautiful cards on the weekly CASology blog, Rosemary! But you still use that perfect CAS style that I love - darling card!
=]

Tracy A said...

I like that you white embossed the clouds and balloons. Nice touch.

IraChe said...

Super card!

Tricia T said...

This is beautiful! I love all the dimension!

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...love that sentiment.

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card!

Violet Rose said...

A great CAS design!

Clare Sutton said...

I love how the clouds are behind the balloons - great card!

Darnell said...

Love the sediment, Rosemary, and how your balloons are up in the clouds!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty Keefe said...

the clouds add so much for a background with your pretty balloons, Rosemary!

Tasha Dawson said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

What a perfectly lovely card! Love the addition of the clouds too.

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love the white outline on those balloons. and those clouds!!!! Great card.

Char K said...

great colors on these!

Kelly Szafron said...

Fun card, perfect sentiment!

Lagene said...

CUTE card! Great Hop, Great Prizes, Great inspiration!

Macimbalo said...

Such a perfect birthday card! I love your balloons and the layout! Thanks for a fun hop!

Cindy C. said...

Super fun card! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Elton said...

What a CUTE sentiment and such a fun card! Love those cute little clouds the balloons are drifting into!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous design!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Love the simple design of the card.

Diane M said...

Great card! Love the embossing.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such a fun sentiment! Gorgeous card!

Jane said...

Yay! Let's up the happy! Fab little scene with the clouds peeking out behind the ballloons. Love this card.

Anna said...

Really beautiful card you've made! Those baloons are so adorable!

Tammy Williams said...

Nice.

Анастасия Косьянова said...

Great card!

Юлия Ле Луар said...

Awesome card!

Julie B said...

Love the clouds behind the balloons. :)

~amy~ said...

So very fun, I LOVE that sentiment!

Heidi Stamps said...

Super cute card!

Cynthia said...

so glad you added the clouds in the background!

Christine said...

Love this, Rosi! The sentiment is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Perfect sentiment for the balloons. Nice job!

Francine D said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Bine said...

This is a great card. Love it.

Sharron said...

Fabulous--love that sentiment! And what a great idea to add the clouds!

Sue LD said...

Cute balloon card. I like the addition of the clouds.

Michelle H said...

This is adorable. Great job.

Daria Z. said...

Such a great sentiment! Love this happy card.

Kathy said...

Love this! Very original!

Greta said...

Absolutely love how you used white embossing with colored cardstock for this darling card, Rosemary! You've made me put that stamp/die set on my wishlist at EH!

Show Us The World said...

This whole card is great but the sentiment really makes it extra special!

Julye said...

Fun card and perfect for the hop theme and you nailed that colour scheme too so good luck in the challenge too.

Laurie said...

Cute card! I lOVE the sentiment! So cute!

Cheryl Varney said...

Very Cute card!

Mary McCaslin said...

Nice style!

Happy Dance said...

Those balloons are most certainly 'upping the happy!' What a fun card, Rosemary! Those dies are fabulous, and the sentiment is perfect for this celebration! Darling card. Bev

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Rosy
I love your Die Cut Balloon and clouds
so cuuuteee and sweet sentiment too
you are queen at making CAS card
love this card too Rosy
hugs
Monika

Nadine Wiley said...

Beautiful colors and great cards.

Laura J said...

Love this dimensional card!

Nora N. said...

Such a cute card!! Love the colors!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Cute card!! Great sentiment!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling card.
The balloons have a lot
of depth.
thanks for sharing.

sheri white said...

Cute way to use collection if things in stash

Jacqueline Valade said...

awesome sentiment - I do;t think I've seen that one before. Cute cute cute!

foleysfriend said...

Love the addition of the clouds to your card; really gives the impression that the balloons are way up in the sky.

The Altered Paper said...

Great design- love the sentiment!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic card! Love the bold sentiment and the great dimension you added to the balloons by popping them up off of the card!

Aimee Phillips said...

Super cute. Uplifted my night and made me smile seeing. Great job!.

donna mikasa said...

Love your floating balloons and that fun sentiment!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your card, Rosemary! Such a beautiful color palette on your balloons and your sentiment is perfect! I miss you on the CASology team!

Shirley N said...

Great card design, perfect sentiment!

McStamper said...

What a great card. The balloons raised above the clouds look just perfect.

Tammy L said...

Gorgeous card~! I love the dimension and texture with your balloons! TFS!

Helen Kalb said...

Happy ballons!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fabulous design! I love how the sentiment matches the balloons:)

janlesiak said...

Very nice card and I love the sentiment.

Mimi said...

Such a simple but effective technique to emboss colored cardstock with white EP-- love your cute CAS creation.

Beverley said...

LOVE your card. The sentiment, placement and beautiful balloons and clouds are perfect. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

Fiki said...

Great design !
card is so nice!

Sara P said...

Great design. Love how dimensional it is.

Gloria Lee said...

The balloons are perfect for celebrating!
Beautiful!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your card. I especially like the sentiment.

Tamra B said...

Great card!

JennyMills said...

Love your card thanks for sharing

Nicole Vögeli said...

This is so pretty! Love the color combo. Great cas card!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Rach said...

I love the colors! So pretty!

Super Stick Chick said...

Great card, love the balloons up in the clouds.

Annie LaVallee said...

Great CAS and LOVE the sentiment!!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, love the design. xx

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Ooohhh ! So much depth ! Well done !

Karen said...

I love everything about this card! Might have to check out that stamp set.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Love love love this! Fantastic sentiment and I think you really made the balloons rise up by adding the clouds. Love it!

Pat said...

What sweet balloons Rosemary and love the clouds behind and a lovely sentiment too. x

Bea Connor said...

Simple but beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the composition on this card, so sweet!

Helen Budz said...

Love the embossed balloons. They look great on this card. Thanks for sharing.

PatS said...

Love the card desgn and what an appropriate phrase!

cghundley said...

Love the saying on
this delightful card!
Carla from Utah

Riette said...

That is just lovely! Love the added clouds.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! so pretty :)

mtscrapgal said...

Love your color selection and the layers of your card. Thanks

cm said...

How wonderful to see your creativity highlighted in this marvelous hop! Your trio of balloons has certainly upped my happy on this rainy day! Love it!
~carol

Doni High said...

love the balloons in the clouds!

Cat Craig said...

Darling card, love the added cloud.

Kim Faucher said...

Super cute card. I love that it works for both challenges too!!

Valliam said...

Super CAS! Love the balloons and clouds :)

Claire said...

The white embossing against colour is such a great CAS touch Rosemary!

Lillian said...

Nice detail with the clouds behind the balloons! Love your CAS style :)

marta said...

love the layered balloons and clouds

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful CAS balloon card!

angela tarasenko said...

Oh, what cute little balls))

Liz O. said...

Love the sentiment and the fun ballon shapes! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

k ostgard said...

Love you fun card.

Cathy said...

Great CAS card, the clouds compliment the balloons perfectly, Cathy x

Cristina said...

Cute card!!!

Theresa said...

Love your layout. Great CAS card!

D.Ann C said...

That sentiment goes great with the balloons and I love the 3d layering! Happy 5th anniversary to all of you at CASology!

Mac Mable said...

Great sentiment for a great card. Love the die cutting elements and the layout of your gorgeous card. Happy 5th Anniversary x

Helen Whitehead said...

I like the balloons in the clouds. A great idea for balloon cards!

Quillish said...

Such a lovely scene you created with the clouds and balloons... Love it!

LucieGCards said...

What a great card! Love the colour combo and the little clouds! So cute!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I would never have thought to put clouds on my card.....great idea. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your pretty card.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful balloons, love your clouds in the background!

Yvette said...

Great card!

Joyce said...

Your card is adorable. What a great little scene you created. I did not realize you were on the team before I joined. Bummer we didn't overlap. Always love to see your cards in the gallery. Thanks so much for coming back and helping us celebrate our 5th anniversary.

Cheryl S said...

Such a cute card and I love the sentiment!

Christy Q said...

Love the bold sentiment with your sweet color scheme that you have going with the balloons!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the great balloons in the sky.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

GORGEOUS cas design and love your color combo :)!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Balloons aren't just for kids anymore. Even though I'm not a kid but look like one I still love balloons. I love to go to a parade or a birthday party and see all the balloons and I love the colorful balloons on your card. I also love the sentiment. I don't have a die cutter so I can't duplicate your card but I am glad i got to see it. I am also glad to be doing this blog hop so I can have the chance to win something from a ton of people I've never even heard of. I am going to be doing a lot of looking and bookmarking!

Alaska .Kris said...

I just love that sentiment!

Stefanie White said...

Cool card, really like the design of this!

Marianne said...

Such a happy card. It's so fun to see all of those different balloons during this hop as well as the different ways of using them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Milka Gubo said...

Adorable card!! Love it! :o)

Sherrie M. said...

So fabulous Rosemary! So glad you came back to celebrate with us!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Hello Rosie,
this is lovely, and I just adore the sentiment too! How wonderful it is to be invited back to be part of such a fabulous milestone celebration!

ionabunny said...

Sweet card. Love that fun sentiment. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Great clean and simple card. Love the popped up elements mixed with the stamped elements.