CASE Study #168

Wishing all of my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

It's our last week with Keisha Campbell as our muse CASE Study :(
Last, but certainly not least!


I'm a sucker for white and black on kraft!


You are shocked right?  A non-holiday card!

Make sure your stop by each of the DT's blog to see how they were inspired!
Then head to your craft room and link up to CASE Study.  I can't wait to see what you make!




Joy to the World


This card has been sitting on my desk since Saturday, waiting to be photographed.  I had all intentions of putting in on my blog on Saturday, then Sunday, Monday...well, it's late afternoon on Wednesday and I have finally had a minute to do it!

Do you see that fun stitched edge?  Eek, I finally got my hands on the Stitched Rectangle dies from Lil' Inkers.  I used my friend Kristie's when we were in Boston and fell completely in love with them.  I HAD to have them.  Be prepared to see everything with this fun stitching because I think it's going to be a while before I can put those dies away!  The fun patterned paper was a gift from the very sweet Suzanne during that same trip.  I've been using it a ton lately.  (Thanks Suzanne!)  And that cute little Joy piece was a goodie from Catherine.  I'm so lucky to have so many crafty friends :)

My card design was inspired by this weeks Retro Sketch Challenge #91.


I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study Challenge, but if you don't stop by, have a safe and Happy Thankgiving!

CASology - SHOP

It's time for a new CASology Cue Card!!!


At this time of year, shipping can only mean one thing,
Shop 'til you drop!



I used the small gift images from the SSS Merry Trees set to make a fun little border along the bottom of my card. 
Speaking of SHOPping, have you started your holiday shopping yet or do you do it all last minute?  OR will you fight the crowds on Black Friday?  I start my shopping right around now.  I've fought through the crazy lines on Black Friday but prefer to do most of my shopping online.  Amazon is my friend :)

How are you inspired by SHOP?

Click on each of the DT names below to see how they were inspired!!

Maureen Merritt...you are here!
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer:Lisa

We also have a Sponsor this week:  Sweet Stamp Shop

**My Stamps for Sale Page has been updated with LOTS of stamps!  Check it out here!! 

Season's Greetings


Do you ever sit down to write a blog post and feel like you are all out of words?  That's how I feel today.
So, just enjoy this little bit of eye candy and have a fabulous weekend :)

***Don't forget to use the coupon code FIVE to save on  A Very Trendy Holiday Class!!!

Stamps:  Winter Penguin (Papertrey Ink), Holiday Sentiments (Clearly Besotted Stamps), Ornament Banner Builder (MFT)
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, True Black (PTI), Real Red, Lucky Limeade (SU!)
Accessories: Rhinestones & Sequins

BIG Announcement & a Coupon Code!

**This is my 2nd post today.  
Please scroll down or CLICK HERE to view this weeks CASE Study Challenge!


Today we reveal the last of our new designers at StampNation.  Drumroll please....


You all know Chupa, right?!  And you all LOVE her, I know, I know she rocks!
We are so lucky to have her joining us.  

Chupa is writing exclusive bimonthly tutorials for SN in her very own Forum in The Classroom, 
"Technically Speaking".
She'll also be making samples for the SN challenge.

Eek, I'm SO excited :)

Wanna peek at some of her AMAZING work...



As if that wasn't big enough, Chupa is also joining me & Catherine as a contributor for our Online Classes!  Starting with the one we've already released!  Chupa has written two exclusive tutorials teaching you how to make two cards and tag in the Very Trendy style.  You are going to FLIP when you see them!

If you are already taking the class, log in to see the new content.

Not attending yet?  You've got about 24 hours to take advantage of this coupon code, which saves you 5 bucks, in honor of Chupa.  Be sure to use the coupon code:

FIVE

when checking out.

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CASE Study #167

We're back at CASE Study with another week of inspiration from

What really drew me in here was the banner with the flowers peeking out above & below.


You could take this inspiration in SO many different directions and guess what?
The CASE Study DT did!

Make sure your stop by each of the DT's blog to see how they were inspired!
Then head to your craft room and link up to CASE Study.  I can't wait to see what you make!




SN DT Reveal Day 3

We were only looking to add 2 new members to the DT at StampNation, but we were so impressed with the applicants that we decided to add a few more.  Today we introduce to you, Aletha from AJ Designs.  Aletha's style is so different from the rest of the teams, she's really going to be an asset to the site itself.

Check out the coloring and detail on Aletha's card here...


She doesn't just do cards either!

because things over there just keep getting better & better!


StampNation DT Reveal Day Two

**This is my second post today.  
Please scroll down or click here to see this weeks CASology challenge.


Today we welcome another new DT member of StampNation, Janette Goodall!  Jan has been a tremendous addition to the community of StampNation.  She is encouraging and supportive AND oh, so crafty.  Here's a project that Jan submitted along with her application.


Jan uses such wonderful color combos, right?  We are thrilled to have her onboard for the Dec-Feb term at StampNation!!!


I'll be back tomorrow with another DT reveal!

CASology- BELL

It's time for a new CASology Cue Card!!!


Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...


How are you inspired by BELL?

Click on each of the DT names below to see how they were inspired!!

Maureen Merritt...you are here!
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer: Anita

**My Stamps for Sale Page has been updated with LOTS of stamps!  Check it out here!! 

StampNation DT Reveal Day One...

Each day this week we will be announcing a new member of our Design Team at StampNation!  Today we welcome Wendy Coffman!  She is incredibly talented.  We are so lucky to have her join us.
Check out this project that she sent along with her application...

 WOW!!!

I'm so excited to see what Wendy creates for the StampNation challenges in the upcoming months. 
You are not going to want to miss out.

StampNation Design Team Reveal


Tomorrow begins the reveal of the new Design Team members at StampNation.  Each day we will introduce you to one new member and share some of their work.  These ladies are SO talented and each has a unique style.

I promise that their work will blow you away!

If you haven't joined StampNation, now is the perfect time to join! 

Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Winter Wreath


Happy weekend all!

I'm stopping in quick to share a card I made using my favorite Christmas set, "Winter Wreath" by Avery Elle.  This is is a serious must have for holiday card making!  I've made a ton of cards with it already.  Check then out here, here and here (my favorite!).  There's more too that I haven't shared yet :)

I'm linking up this card to the Avery Elle challenge, "To create anything you wish", gotta love challenges like that :)


Stamps:  Winter Wreath (Avery Elle)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Real Red, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake (SU!), Be Merry pp (MME)

Outside My Window


The newest challenge at StampNation is up!  The challenge is to look outside your window and be inspired by what you see.  The cool thing about this challenge is that we have members from around the world.   While those of us in the US are entering Winter, our Aussie and Kiwi friends are coming upon Summer.  There's bound to be a variety of entries this week.  I'm excited to see what everyone creates!  I see trees, lots and lots of trees, but they aren't pink or blue, I promise ;)

Have you joined StampNation yet?  Well, what are you waiting for?  We have...
  • Over 370 exclusive video tutorials  
  • 27 Lessons in the CAS Classroom (taught by me!)
  •  Bimonthly Trends Articles
  •  Weekly Challenges 
  • & SO MUCH MORE! 

Stamps:  Festive Forest (Penny Black) Pretty Patches: Tee (Wp9)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (SU!) True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Glimmer Paper (SU!)
Accessories:  Rhinestones (Martha)

CASE Study #166

We're back at CASE Study with another week of inspiration from

There was so much to draw inspiration from here.  
I knew I'd want to use a tag and something circular on it.
 
I wanted something white with a pop of red and
when I found this snowflake die in my stash, I knew I had a winner :)


This card would be beautiful with a pop of blue or all neutral too.
I may head back to my stamp room and recreate this a few different ways.
I'll let you know how they come out!

You could take this inspiration in SO many different directions and guess what?
The CASE Study DT did!

Make sure your stop by each of the DT's blog to see how they were inspired!
Then head to your craft room and link up to CASE Study.  I can't wait to see what you make!




CASology - TRIANGLE

It's time for a new CASology Cue Card!!!


I got creative with TRIANGLE and used hexagons to make a TRIANGLE shaped tree.


How are you inspired by TRIANGLE?

Click on each of the DT names below to see how they were inspired!!

Maureen Merritt...you are here!
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer: Geri
Sponsor:  Precious Remembrance Shop

**My Stamps for Sale Page has been updated with LOTS of stamps!  Check it out here!!  

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop


Friday, November 1st was a very sad day for many of us in the papercrafting world.  It was the day that Cath said goodbye to the Moxie Fab World.  As I read the words, written as only Cath could, I was shocked and saddened, as I can't imagine the crafting world without Cath!  She has brought so much to the crafting community and inspired so many of us each and every day!

Today, November 9th, is a good day.  Today we are celebrating Cath in the most epic of all blog hops EVER, over 270 paper crafters in total.

You should have arrived at my blog from Courtney Kelley.
If not, you can head on over to the beginning of the hop here, at the Moxie Fab World!



One of my favorite things about the Moxie Fab World was the Countdown weeks when new Special Issues were releasing.  If you follow my blog you know that I liked to challenge myself on "Moxie Fab Missions".   I looked through some of her past countdown challenges and made this card inspired by the Card Creations Week:  The Chevron Challenge.

This card is for you Cath, because YOU are simply amazing

I hope to see you around because it just wouldn't be the same here without you! 
Thank you for the love, support & encouragement you have given me and the hundreds of others like me over the years.

Enjoy this special day that is all about YOU!!!  
I can't think of anyone that deserves this more than you!!  xo

Your next stop is Alice Golden.

Stamps: Rosie Posie (Papertrey) Strictly Sentiments (Wplus9)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive (SU!), Hibiscus Burst, True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Accessories:  Rosie Posie Dies (PTI)

Thank You Friend


Hello there!  TGIF!  I'm popping in quick today to share my card for this weeks StampNation Challenge, "Gradient Stamping".  I used shades of blue to make this super simple thank you card.  I love the fonts included in this set.  They are just perfect with the feather images!

Have you checked out StampNation yet?  Over 350 video tutorials, 27 Lessons in the CAS Classroom (taught by me!), Bimonthly Trends Articles, Weekly Challenges & SO MUCH MORE! 

Click here to join or learn more.

Stamps:  Fanciful Feathers (Wplus9)
Ink:  Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening (PTI), Marina Mist (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!) Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Accessories:  Baker's Twine (SU!)

CASE Study #165

A new month means a new Muse at CASE Study!
Are you ready for it...

Keisha Campbell from A Bit East Coast

Here's the first of a fabulous group of inspirations for this month.


I made a holiday tag drawing inspiration from the frame, die cut letters and paper bow.



Make sure your stop by each of the DT's blog to see how they were inspired!
Then head to your craft room and link up to CASE Study.  I can't wait to see what you make!




CASology - BROWN

It's time for a new CASology Cue Card!!!


BROWN made me think of the changing of seasons and Fall leaves.


How are you inspired by BROWN?

Click on each of the DT names below to see how they were inspired!!

Maureen Merritt...you are here!
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer: Bev

**My Stamps for Sale Page has been updated with LOTS of stamps!  Check it out here!!  
Design Team call for StampNation is ON!  Click here to learn more!


CAS Classroom


Here's a peek my latest addition to the CAS Classroom at StampNation.  

There are now 27 lessons available to StampNation members that cover all aspects of CAS design. 
 I discuss White Space, One Layer Cards, Gift Sets, Patterned Paper and everything in between.

StampNation members not only have access to the CAS Classroom, 
but there are also over 350 video tutorials, written tutorials, weekly challenges 
& the best community around. 

I'd love for you to join us!

Click here for more info.

Season's Greetings


I'm stopping by quick this afternoon to share a card I made for this weeks Muse Challenge.  I used the Modern Christmas stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps and stamped in shades of blue.   I love all of the fun patterned trees included in this set :)

I hope you are having a fun & crafty weekend!

*My Stamps for Sale page has been updated, be sure to check it out here.
*The Design Team search is ON at StampNation.  Click here to find out more.

Winner, Winner....


The winners of the "A Very Trendy Holiday" are...


Congrats Kim Heggins!!!



Congrats  Betty Sue!!


Congratulations ladies! 
You can email Catherine with your information and she will get you all set up with an account.

To register or learn more about A Very Trendy Holiday, click here.
StampNation members get a 50% off coupon, so now is the perfect time to join!!  

We have over 350 video tutorials, written tutorials, bimonthly Trends Articles, 20+ CAS lessons taught by yours truely...And, SO much more!

Happy Friday everyone!
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