Friday, November 4, 2016

Some Pretty Cool News

I have some pretty cool news to share, and oh my goodness, I'm over the moon about it. I got an email from Melissa Chipperfield asking if I'd like to be the Featured Designer at CASology for the month of November. Without hesitation, I dashed off a reply and very happily agreed. Oh. My. Gosh!! I'm very excited about this honor, and I hope you'll join me for the next four weeks over at CASology.



Thought I'd show you that I actually do play along with CASology; I've even won the challenge a few times. Here's the card that took top honors way back in 2012. Even after all this time, I still like this one! My photography skills weren't so hot back then; I hadn't gotten a light box yet. Providing the weather cooperates, I'm a better photographer these days. 

 


A few years and over two hundred challenges later, the Cue Card this week is:

 

An idea for a "Welcome" card slammed into my brain. It took all of five minutes to make, and I really like the CAS feel to this. Hope you do too. 



All stamps and dies are C9 (Thanks Lynn!!!), and the inks are PTI Ripe Avocado, Stampabilities gold, and some Mustard Seed Distress ink. Two little green blings finish off this card. The pineapple, as you know, is the symbol for welcome, as well as hospitality and friendship. I had to place mine slightly askew to match my personality...I hope you don't mind! I also hope you'll play along with me, the creative geniuses that are the Design Team, and those already in the gallery. It'll be fun, I promise! Happy dances everyone.

26 comments:

lostinpaper said...

BIG Congrats on your Featured designer gig Bev, I'm so excited for you too!

~amy~ said...

YAY you!!!!!!! Love the cards you've featured!

Anita in France said...

I was thrilled to see you're the Featured Designer over at CASology, Bev ... huge congratulations ... sooooo deserved! Your 'original' potty people card is so cool and fun ... and I love that you tilted that delicious pineapple 'to match your personality' ... if that means sweet, generous and so wonderfully big hearted, go ahead and tilt! Miss you, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

cm said...

Yahoooo! Congratulations on your Featured Designer role over at CASology! Thrilled to the moon-and-back for you and especially for us who get the sheer delight of seeing your creativity at play! Your 'in love' couple is darling; still has an impact as an oldie but a goodie; your pineapple is fantastic! Placing it slightly askew: love that touch of personality! You're too funny! On another note: did you hear my husband and I wildly cheering and applauding the Cubs exponentially awesome win? Talk about an intense series! No way was I going to root for Cleveland, who took our Jays out of contention, so the Cubs it was. Of course, knowing they're 'your boys' also had an influence! Apologies galore for being sooooo tardy with commenting (but not with sending 'virtual' oohs and ahhs!). Races, DT responsibilities and, of course, that 'bigger' thing (so. excited.) keeping us hopping! Will send you a proper note very soon!
Hugs, love and misses~c

Joyce said...

Hey--wonderful to see you as Featured Designer at CASology. Your card this week is wonderful. A perfect illustration of the impact of a CAS design. I remember that first card you posted. Loved it then and still love it now. THanks so much for playing along at CASology and also for being our Featured Designer.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Bev. Congrats on being the featured designer and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Barb said...

Congratulations on being featured designer Bev. It's a lovely CAS design and you've taught me something today - I didn't know that the pineapple was the symbol for welcome. Barbxx

Susanne Vargas said...

I am doing a happy dance here, so excited am I about you being the featured designer at CASology! Your card from 2012 well deserved top honors and the pineapple card is as sweet as you are!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am pickled tink for you, Bevie! You've been a great presence in the galleries at CASology and you deserve this honor! I love your make on the Welcome word with that delicious looking pineapple and I can't wait to see how you inspire us all month long!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

Congrats, Bev. I can't wait to see your Designer cards. I wasn't sure I'd play in this week's challenge but I'm going to now that you're featured. ;)

Lynn said...

A big huge congrats on a very well deserved guest design team spot! Love your card!

Estelle TBT said...

Gorgeous CaS cards!!! Love the welcome symbol of the pineapple.
Congrats on being the Featured Designer at CASology!

Isabelle Siry said...

Congratulations Bev for being the Featured designer over at CASology ! Beautiful cards, whether that of 2012 made you won the top honors as today as a Featured Designer! Both are very CAS and wonderful! Where do you find the time with such a huge family ? Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !
Izzy Scrap

Judy1223 said...

Well, Bev, I am doing "happy dances" knowing you are our featured designer this month at CASology! I love your cards each week and know that you can do so many styles well, including CAS. Your pineapple "welcome" card is brilliant! Why am I not surprised! I always enjoy visiting your blog, reading your wonderfully written posts, and seeing your talent shine through your cards. You have always been such a positive supporter of my card endeavors, too, and I will be forever grateful for your kind and encouraging feedback. I look forward to your next segment this month!

Geri said...

Okay...how perfect is the timing of my "kind of working" computer...cuz I was able to read all about this AWESOME and so well deserved honor!!!

I. LOVE. YOUR. CARD!!! Really - only 5 minutes? Clean and simple and so darn cute! Great idea and great card that showcases your talent perfectly Nice touch with the little blings!

Will send you an e-mail as soon as I post this comment. Fingers crossed that the 'puter gremlins stay away long enough to get it typed and sent.

Kim S said...

Congratulations!! Such a perfect "welcome" card!

OH Babs said...

Congrats! Love your Welcome card.

Brenda said...

A big congrats Bev! I can't think of anyone more deserving. I love your card from 2012 and I love your newest card. Great CAS design and indeed welcoming!! Hugs, Brenda

Jen W. said...

SO thrilled to have you join the gang this month, Bev! Your welcome pineapple is CAS perfection!!

TK said...

What a wonderful honor, and you've done them proud! Your pineapple card is wonderful, and I'm still in love with the 2012 card!

Melissa said...

Oh my! You couldn't have chosen a more perfect image for this week's cue word! Genius. I still love that card from back in 2012 too! Your CAS style is fantastic! So happy you agreed to be our November featured designer!!! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Super sweet pineapple card Bev! So happy to have you as our guest designer this month, you have always played along. I noticed! xoxo

Hannelie said...

Awesome to have you as our guest this coming weeks Bev!
You are welcome indeed!

Marilyn said...

A big congrats on you featured designer stint as CASology ... fantastic honor. Always love your cards, Bev.

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations on being the Featured Designer this month at CASology, Bev! A well deserved honor :)

Rose said...

Even though I'm very late, congrats on being Guest Designer Bev. The little touch of bling is just perfect for this CAS beauty!