CAS-ology 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

I'm thrilled to be joining CASology for their  5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

CASology was integral in my development as a CAS stamper and one of the first teams that I ever designed on.  I have fond memories of CASology and the friendships I made on that team!  I'm thrilled for Melissa and this milestone moment!


I'm also thrilled that Melissa asked me to join in the anniversary hop!!  You should have arrived here from Sherrie Mannion.  If not, head on over to CASology to start from the beginning.


I pulled out some of my favorite balloons and created using my go-to CAS layout...


How's this for a fun & celebratory CAS card?  I chose a happy color combo of Party Dress, Melon Ice and Aquatini.  I love the saturated colors and crisp images I get from the Catherine Pooler inks!  I stamped the balloons and the card base with these colors, then added some black accents to make the design pop!  CAS perfection!


Time for you to start hopping along.  Your next stop is Uniko Studio.  
  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • 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.
There are lots of fun prizes including gift certificates including Avery Elle, Concord & 9th, The Ton, Wallflower & MORE.  Head to CASology for the full list of prizes.

Good luck and happy hopping!!!!


181 comments:

Gerrina said...

Perfect festive colours and balloons! TFS!

Natasha said...

This is adorable! Love the colours you selected! So bright and cheerful!

sue lorio said...

so very cute!!

Marlieke said...

I really really really love this card! Everything is so perfect. Thanks for this wonderful inspiration!

Trina P. said...

Colourful and fun! Great card.

Linzi Conners said...

Great colors and the confetti almost makes it look like the card has movement...so fun!

Tracie said...

Great card. Love your color choices.

Katie Ingram said...

Fun and cute card!

sentsue said...

Brite, fun card!

Cynthia said...

Love the colors of your card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Sweet card. Love the colorful strip on the side:)

sarahstone said...

Love those colors! Great job tying them all together.

Seagrass said...

Love this bright cheery card!

vinita jain said...

So pretty in happy colors!

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful card I love how crisp Catherine Pooler inks are!I haven't been able to afford them yet but I watch her videos!

Creative Lady said...

Nice bright colors! Love your card.

Colleen @ McGrathC54@yahoo.com said...

Cute and festive. Sqiggles make it!

aggie said...

Fun colors!

Kathleen Bingham said...

I've been meaning to try the CP ink but haven't yet. Beautiful!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute!! Love the bows on your balloons!!

MJ said...

Happy card! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Lady Joyful said...

Really cute card! Fabulous choice of colours!

Sarah M said...

Love your color combo! Very happy card!

Kleri F said...

Lovely card!Thank you for sharing :)

Michele K. Henderson said...

These balloons are adorable! I love how bright and colorful they look and they totally made me smile! Beautiful!
Take care!
Michele

SMWhite said...

very cute.

pamboe said...

What a happy, fun card! I want to try that color combo.

Janice said...

Very striking! Love the colour combo!

conil said...

Wonderful...love the use of the black cs. Makes the colors more joyful and fun.

Lonya Mathys said...

cute card with happy colors!

Peggy Pride said...

Love this card. I have this stamp set and will CASE!

Arlene Rose said...

Love the black and white with the colors you chose!

Loopyloo said...

Love colours, Maureen - I'm also a fan of the Catherine Pooler inks....despite living in UK!

Purple Princess said...

So cute!!

megmcg said...

Love the bold bright colours!

Monica Maier said...

The balloons are beautifully bright, I just love them!

Marsha said...

Love these colors and those beautiful little bows.

Teresa Doyle said...

Aw Maureen, this is sweet and I love the colours! A great card!

Joy Meadows said...

Such vibrant and pretty colors you used for the balloons. Love the black bows, too.

Nancy Wilson said...

Love the way you put this card together - bright bold colors but nice clean lines. Lovely.

Eliz Stewart said...

SOOOO cute!

Michelle said...

Polka dots, happy colors and the perfect sentiment........ a-mazing!!

Lisa Moline said...

What a beautiful, happy card! I love it!

Natalie said...

such a sweet card! :)

Rema said...

Super awesome card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love those polka dots! Such pretty colors; pretty card!

Beverly S. said...

Your card is so pretty using the polka dot paper and then matching the balloons to it. It has such a happy feel to it. Good job!

Janet D. said...

Such a colorful and fun card!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your birthday balloon card is so cheerful and adorable!

Martha Herrera said...

Awesome card! Love the colors.

IraChe said...

So very cute!

Tricia T said...

This is so bold and bright! Love it!

Tracy A said...

The patterned paper goes perfectly with the balloons. Really beautiful card. The big black bows are a nice touch.

Kim Heggins said...

Love those colors...what a sweet card.

Shelly said...

Super fun card!

Violet Rose said...

Love the happy colors!

Clare Sutton said...

Great colour choices - this is such a happy card! Love the swirly streamers in the background in white :)

bigcardaddict said...

Love the colorful polka dot accents on your cards! So cute!

Betty Keefe said...

darling card - the big bows set off the pretty balloons so well!

Tasha Dawson said...

Love your colors! So bright and fun

Darnell said...

If you're going to make a balloon birthday card that screams celebration, make it bold and colorful just like this! I love everything about your design, Maureen!! Hugs, Darnell

Natalie Elphinstone said...

What a perfectly lovely card!

Kelly Szafron said...

Cheerful fun card!

Macimbalo said...

Such sweet colors on your card - I love those together and the bows on the balloons are PERFECT!

Lagene said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love love your fun card. Great job!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Mo ~ Love everything you've done with this card! From CPD's bold, bright colors to the crisp black of the bows/balloon string and the sentiment. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Stir Your Creativity said...

Love the vibrant colors of the card.

Diane M said...

Such beautiful colors!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Love the black accents! Gorgeous card!

Jane said...

I'm a bit of a fan of that left hand strip layout too. Fabulous movement with those extra little squiggles and I love your bright happy colours.

Anna said...

Wow! Such a vibrant colors! Love your card!

Tammy Williams said...

Cute and sweet.

Анастасия Косьянова said...

Fuuny and bright!!

Юлия Ле Луар said...


Fun! Great for a noisy party!

~amy~ said...

How FUN! LOVE the colors and pops of black.

Julie B said...

Those black ties look to be smiling. :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Really happy colors!

Cynthia said...

Pretty colors and well balanced. Nicely done!

Christine said...

Love the color choices and the design of your card!

Wendy said...

This layout is terrific - the paper strip/palette, love the little squiggles, nice work!

Susan Wareham said...

Love your card design, I love CPs inks also they are fantastic!

Francine D said...

Lovely card idea. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle H said...

This is so cute. I love the colors. Great job.

Daria Z. said...

Fun and colorful!

Sharron said...

Love your bright and cheerful design Great colors!!

I Card Everyone said...

Maureen, your colors, and design truly do celebrate this fabulous moment in the lives of the CASology team ... well done!!
=]

Kathy said...

So fun and festive!! Great colors, great card!

Bine said...

I love your card, wonderful colour combination.

Julye said...

I love all these different takes on balloons its such fun seeing all the fab cards and colours thanks for sharing your card.

Sue LD said...

Very cute. I like the colors and the black accents.

Cheryl Varney said...

Very pretty!

Laurie said...

What a fun card! I love the colors!

wendyp said...

super cute and FUN!!

Mary McCaslin said...

The bows on these balloons are just adorable!

Happy Dance said...

Very fun and happy birthday card! LOVE this color palette; such a summery feel! Those balloons are marvelous, and I do love those polka dots. Bev

Patt H. said...

Such a pretty card! Love the vivid colors!

Marilyn said...

The balloons on your card look so happy ... great celebratory card.

Monika Reeck said...

cuute bow on your Balloon
and the colors are happy and fun and feel party on your card
sweet and beautiful Balloon card
hugs
Monika

Nadine Wiley said...

Super Cute!

Laura J said...

Great card and i adore these bright colors!

Nora N. said...

What a great card!! I am in love with the fun colors that you used!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very cute card!!!

sheri white said...

Cheerful and love the black bows

Mary Holshouser said...

The bows kind of give the balloons
a face. Big eyes or glasses and
a smiling face.
fun card.
thanks for shring.

Jacqueline Valade said...

Now this is fun! It just screams P-A-R-T-Y!

Debbie Bonczek said...

This is one of my fave on this hop. LOVE it.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this card! Great colors and I love the little touch of glitter you added!

donna mikasa said...

Such a happy card--love your colorful balloons!

foleysfriend said...

So perfect; I love the repeat of colour from the border to the balloons. The black accents and sentiment, sure do "pop".

Cindy C. said...

So pretty!! Great design, the balloons look so lively!! Love that pattern paper stripe too!

Helen Kalb said...

Great color combo - very fresh!

Aimee Phillips said...

Love the colors on your card - so pretty!!. That "Happy Birthday" is something I could see using ALOT!!.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh yes, I love the neon balloons - gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Super clean design, and that black is excellent! Really pops out against the brights!

Char K said...

ok, so fun!

Fiki said...

so pretty !

Sara P said...

Colorful and pretty!

Gloria Lee said...

Three colors are bright and pretty. Cute design !

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your crisp bright card.

JennyMills said...

Great card.

Nicole Vögeli said...

Such a pretty color combo! Great card!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Tamra B said...

So very cute!

Rach said...

I love the color combo on this card! Super fun.

The Altered Paper said...

Crisp bright and beautiful!

Annie LaVallee said...

LOVE Catherine Pooler inks, and this is gorgeous!!

Liz said...

Super card, great design and wonderful colours. xx

McStamper said...

Love your colorful, fun card. Great design.

Pat said...

What bright and pretty colours you have used Maureen and I love the rows of complementary dots you have stamped in the background. A great card! x

Karen said...

What a happy, colorful card! Sure to make someone's birthday extra special.

Bea Connor said...

Adorable!

Miriam Prantner said...

Bright and happy and graphic! Love it!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Oh my !! I love that black !! Soooo black it highlights the colored balloons a ton. Very nice card !

Barb Ghig said...

Really cute card, Maureen! I love your color palette and the black accents are fabulous!

Riette said...

Classy Fun!!

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

beautiful card :) love the pops of color

cm said...

How wonderful to see your creativity highlighted in this marvelous hop! Your pops-of-colour balloons have certainly added sparkle to my day! Love it!
~carol

Tara Stephenson said...

Love,love,how the balloons match the paper. Great Card.

mtscrapgal said...

Cute card. The strip of pp ties in to the cheerful color combo perfectly.

Cat Craig said...

Super festive, love the dots and the confetti swirls.

Doni High said...

Love the black bows on the balloons!

Beverley said...

What a delightful and cheerful card, loving the colour scheme as you've used two of my favourites raspberry pink and turquoise! I'd not thought of adding in the lime green, I usually opt for yellow, but I am inspired to give this combo a go now! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

Helen Budz said...

Fun, vibrant card! Your black accents really do make this card pop. TFS

Kim Faucher said...

The colors are fantastic!!!

Valliam said...

Super fun and bright birthday card! Love the CAS look and the dots on the side! :)

Shirley N said...

Great card design! Love all your bright and happy colors.

Lillian said...

Great design! I really like how you used the same colours on the balloons and the side panel :)

marta said...

very simple & very nice card

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful CAS balloon card!

angela tarasenko said...

Real maiden postcard ))

Liz O. said...

What a fun design! Love the sentiment font and color combo, thanks for sharing!

k ostgard said...

Nice card like the design.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous festive card, love the patterned stripe at the side, great design, Cathy x

Claire said...

Those are some of the nicest balloon stamps I've seen on the hop - I love that they're round and the little bows are adorable!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your fun cheerful balloon card!

Theresa said...

Love your fun colors. Great CAS card!

Cristina said...

Beautiful colors!!!!

D.Ann C said...

These balloons are SO happy and it's cool they match the edge paper! Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

Mac Mable said...

Love the fun colours you've used and how you picked them up on the strip on the left of your Fabulous card x Thank you for the inspiration x

Helen Whitehead said...

What a fun and young card - could give it to anyone :)

Quillish said...

What a gorgeous card there Maureen.. Loved the pop of colours!

LucieGCards said...

What a great card! Love the bright colours you chose!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

What a whimsical and fun look to this card. Love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful balloons, love all your colours!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Such a fun card!! I love the colors you used!!

Yvette said...

Colourful and fun! Great card.

cghundley said...

Oh how cute and
colorful!
Carla from Utah

Joyce said...

Your card is so festive and fun.

Christy Q said...

What a fun and awesome color combination! Love the layout too!

Show Us The World said...

Bright and cheery and so much fun...my favorite kind of cards!

Cheryl S said...

Pretty! Love the bright colors☺

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, I just love everything about your bright, festive card!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty balloons and great design.

Alaska .Kris said...

The black makes it all POP!

Karenladd said...

The die cut bows make this card just jump out at you...so fun and colorful

Marianne said...

Such a fun and festive card, Maureen.

Sherrie M. said...

Fun and happy card Maureen! Love the colorful border on the side. Thanks for coming back to celebrate CASology with us.

Milka Gubo said...

Super fun and cute card! Love it! :o)

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Love those bright, crisp colours, Maureen, and love that side border too!

ionabunny said...

Such a fun and happy card. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love colors and your card is as colorful as I am! Today I was wearing yellow and orange and I was as colorful as your card. I love polka dots and your card has plenty. Cool! I love the sequins and the confetti I guess that is falling down from the card. The font on the Happy Birthday is so pretty. This is one creative card. Thanks for showing it to us and for giving us the chance to win something. I'm already thinking how I will spend my gift certificate! LOL

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