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.
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