July 25, 2017

CASology 5 Year Anniversiary Blog Hop

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Five years ago I received an email from Melissa Chipperfield asking me if I would be interested in being on the inaugural design team of a brand new challenge called CASology! I replied with a definite YES and that was one of the best crafty decisions I have ever made. From July 2012 until December 2016 I did #229 challenges with Melissa and the team at CASology!

I think it is amazing that they are celebrating their 5th anniversary and the challenge and participation is still one of the strongest challenge blogs going. Congratulations for 5 successful years and many many more!

I am very honoured today to be participating in the 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!
Of course you can't have a party without a balloon and lots of prizes too!!
The cue card this week is:





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For my card today I sponged some Distress Oxide ink on to Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then cut my balloons out with MFT Stamps Big Birhday Balloons Die-namics. The white embossed sentiment is from MFT Stamps Gumball Greetings. All images were adhered with foam tape for dimension.  Finally some clear sequins filled with Silver Stickles.

Here is the Blog Hop order and blog hop details!

Details:
  • 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.

Prizes:
CASology - $50 gift certificate to the online craft store of winner's choice
Altenew - $30 gift certificate to the online store
Sprinkle Berry - $30 voucher to the 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 - and 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

Thank you for stopping by here today, and have fun hopping along!
You have until Monday, July 31, at NOON (CDT) to hop, comment and participate

Good luck!

203 comments :

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Creative Lady said...

Cute card! Love the CAS look of it.

Tracie said...

What a fun card. Love the bright colors of the balloons.

Gerrina said...

Fun balloons! And so festive these colours!

Natasha said...

Love this! The colours are perfect and the simple layout really lets the balloons shine!

Marlieke said...

I love this balloons in wonderful colors.

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful card! I need some distress oxide inks still working on getting all the distress inks haven't had the money. Maybe one day😔

Trina P. said...

Great card. Love those large balloons.

sue lorio said...

so very cute!!

sentsue said...

Fun CAS card!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Love the balloons with these great distress oxide inks. Really got to get me some of these inks. Great card !

sarahstone said...

I love your brightly colored balloons! This is a very simple and striking card.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Great card and the colors for your balloons are awesome. Have to get me some of these inks later on. Thanks for sharing.

Linzi Conners said...

Love those balloons! I have the stencil, but probably 'need' the dies!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the pretty die cut balloons! The color is fantastic!
Take care!
Michele

Katie Ingram said...

CUTE!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a fun card Tracey as always! It screams party! ♥ it!

Kathleen Bingham said...

Very cheerful!

vinita jain said...

I love this CAS beauty!

Seagrass said...

Love that die cut and how you used the oxide inks!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Colorful card. Love it:)

Colleen @ McGrathC54@yahoo.com said...

I'm a big MFT fan, but your card made me write down the name of those Die-namics. Love what you did and how clean and graphic it looks.

Janice said...

Such a fun card! I love those balloons - must get a set.

Lisa Moline said...

Love the distressed balloons! Great card. Thank you for sharing.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute card, Tracey!

Melissa said...

Aww, Tracey! I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate you! Your "Yes!" at the beginning was such a help! And to think you inspired CASology fans for 229 challenges afterward! Holy cow! When I see that number actually typed out, it amazes me how quickly the years flew by! Your creative talent and kindness has been such a help over those years and I'm so glad we got to know each other! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :)

sandie said...

great colour combo Tracey and love the cute design x

cm said...

Your trio of big balloons have planted a smile allll over my face! Love this!
Hugs~carol

Beverly S. said...

I love your bold balloon card....very pretty!

aggie said...

Great way to use the Distress oxides! Definitely inspired! Thanks!

MJ said...

Love the colors! Beautiful card.

Sarah M said...

Love your card! I've never seen filled sequins before. I'll have to give it a try. Cool idea!

Kleri F said...

These balloons are very cute!Love the colors!Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Love your clean card, Tracey. Perfect colors.

Lady Joyful said...

Really lovely card. Fabulous colour choice!

I Card Everyone said...

Tracey I must admit this is where I found you, and have been thankful for your friendship ever since! LOve that you are back here today, and miss your presence at CASology - though I do know where to find you any day of the week! xxoo
=]

Clare Sutton said...

Love the balloon shapes and the distress oxide colours are great. TFS!

pamboe said...

What a great way to use Distress Oxide inks!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute card!!

Purple Princess said...

Great balloons!!

Lonya Mathys said...

It is amazing how many different balloons we have seen on this blog hop! So much creativity.

Nancy Wilson said...

Love your card. These are great ideas for simple and quick birthday cards. Thank you!

Nancy Wilson said...

Love this simple but eye catching card. Great colors and the balloons really pop out!

SMWhite said...

super cute balloons!

MJ said...

I love your card. Beautiful balloons.

Laurie said...

Cute card. Love the colors of the balloons!

conil said...

CAS perfection.

Monica Maier said...

I love the distress inked die cut balloons, they are so fun!

Monica Maier said...

love the distress inked and die cute balloons, they are so festive!

Loopyloo said...

229 challenges? My goodness - very dedicated - and challenging. The colours here are stunning and vivid. Lovely

Arlene Rose said...

Distress inks and die cuts make this card perfect!

Joy Meadows said...

Love this pretty balloon card!

Eliz Stewart said...

Tracey... as always a wonderful card!!

megmcg said...

Simple and fantastic - Love it!

Marsha said...

Love these balloon die cuts and the fun oxide technique.

Patt H. said...

Love this fun. cheery card! A super design & great colors!

Susan Wareham said...

LOVE those balloons, Balloons and Birthday cards yay

Michelle said...

Beautifully CAS and the most lovely colors...... a fabulous card to celebrate 5 years!

Natalie said...

wonderful card and great details :)

Jane said...

WOW! You've nearly done five CASology years yourself, fantastic loyalty. Loving your bright and splodgy die cut balloons, so much fun!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cute card.

Rema said...

Super awesome card!

Janet D. said...

Awesome card, love it!

Tracy A said...

Nice colorful card. I like that you did the sentiment on black. It makes the balloon colors pop even more.

Martha Herrera said...

LOVE the pretty colors...

IraChe said...

Super! Great balloons!

IraChe said...

Super! Great balloons!

Cindy C. said...

These balloons are so bright and happy!! It brighten up my day!

Tricia T said...

So bright and cheery! Great card!

Kathy said...

The distress oxide colors are perfect on the balloons. Sweet card!

Kathy said...

The distress oxide colors are perfect on the balloons. Sweet card!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...love your wonderful trio of balloons, they make one fabulous card.

Shelly said...

FAB card, Tracey!

Violet Rose said...

Great card. Love the balloon dies!

Barb Ghig said...

YAY! I'm so glad you've joined in the hop, Tracey! LOVE your fabulous balloons and how you added texture to each of them...very cool!

Darnell said...

A trio of delightful and colorful birthday balloons, Tracey! I can't believe it's been five years, but they've all been fun ones!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty Keefe said...

such a fun, bright card Tracey!

Diane M said...

Too cute!

Michelle H said...

Bright, cheerful and amazing.

Tasha Dawson said...

Love the balloons!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

What a perfectly lovely card!

Lagene said...

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

Patti said...

This is super cute! and the bright balloons in contrast to the black and white sentiment adds a real WOW factor!

Patti

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the balloons!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Amazing CAS card. So many different designs in the hop; this is one of my favorites.

Macimbalo said...

Such vivd colors and the black background for the sentiment really pops! Love your card!

Char K said...

so pretty! love the stickles in the clear sequins--am so trying this!

Kelly Szafron said...

Fun CAS card Tracey!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty colors of oxide inks you used for your balloons.

Colorado Crafter said...

Very cute card!! Love the die-cut balloons!!

Tara Stephenson said...

Simple and beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

What a FUN card for the celebration Tracey! You always inspire me with your wonderful CAS works of art!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is so so fun!

Sharron said...

Love the big balloons and those bold colors--so festive and fun!

Stef Perry said...

Don't you love those Distress Oxide Inks? They worked great for your balloons. Super cute card!

Stir Your Creativity said...

The die cut balloons look awesome.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such a fun card! Love the bling!

Dawn Jones said...

I love the cut outs of the balloons. This looked fun to make.

Anna said...

What a cute baloon card you've made! Nice colours!

Tammy Williams said...

Nice.

Julie B said...

Love those die cut balloons. :)

Анастасия Косьянова said...

Simple and pretty!

Юлия Ле Луар said...

Today is just an explosion of balls!

Swapna B Patil said...

Love colours of those balloons..

~amy~ said...

Loving your Distress Oxide balloons Tracey!

Heidi Stamps said...

Very fun and bright balloons. I see you were lucky enough to get your pre order of the new oxide colors. I am still not-so-patiently waiting for my pre order!

Christine said...

Simply stunning! Love the oxide inks and the clean look of your card!

Wendy said...

Those balloons are adorable.

Cheryl Varney said...

Cute Card. Very simple.

Francine D said...

Love that idea to put stickles inside the sequins. Cute card. Thanks for sharing

foleysfriend said...

What an incredible CAS card! I'm inspired. Loving you ideas of "filling" sequins with stickles.

Bine said...

The CAS style fits perfectly. Wonderful card.

Monica Taylor said...

Love the big balloons!
♥ Monica
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

Daria Z. said...

Bright, colorful and fun!

cghundley said...

Really cute and
the balloon die
is so fun!
Carla from Utah

jean said...

love the unique balloons!!!

Show Us The World said...

I bet they are glad you said yes too! Great card that could be used for anyone. I am going to need those dies now!

Julye said...

They look proper juicy balloons and love the colours you chose too thanks for sharing.

Anita in France said...

Such vibrant, luscious colours in those bright balloons, Tracey ... they look as though they're happy dancing in celebration! Hugs, Anita :)

wendyp said...

Adorable card! love the distress oxide colors with the balloons!

Mary McCaslin said...

I must say I like the oxide inks better used singly like this than blended...nice job!

Happy Dance said...

Fabulous balloons in fun, summery colors! I love the CASness of this sweet birthday card. I have to tell you that from the photograph, the Stickle-filled sequins look like diamonds! Very celebratory!! Bev

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Lovely card, I love the jelly bean colors and the details on the balloons.

Nadine Wiley said...

I love the cute balloons. Very nice card.

Nadine Wiley said...

I love the balloons and all of the great colors.

Monika Reeck said...

Love this DIES and love your color combo Tracey
the sentiment is sweet on this card
Love this my dear
hugs
Monika

Laura J said...

Cute card!!!

Laura J said...

Lovely card design!

Nora N. said...

This is adorable. Love the fun colors and the way you placed the sentiment. GREAT design!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the different sizes and shapes.
The watercolor look on the balloons
is great.
thanks for sharing.

Beverley said...

LOVING your bright and cheerful balloons :) Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

sheri white said...

Fun card

janlesiak said...

The Oxide inks are so popular now, I was happy to see you use them on this card.

Helen Kalb said...

Beautiful colors on those sweet balloons!

The Altered Paper said...

Gorgeous big balloons! love.

Jacqueline Valade said...

Seeing all these balloons is making me happy!

Celeste Goff said...

Fabulous card! Love how the balloons take center stage!

Aimee Phillips said...

Such a bright and colorful card. Love the simplicity of the sentiment used.

McStamper said...

Great card. Love the pretty balloons and the white embossing looks awesome on the black. Pretty bling, too.

donna mikasa said...

LOVE your balloons, Tracey--such happy colours!

Shirley N said...

Great CAS card, love your balloon colors!

Tammy L said...

Love your card! I'm really enjoying all the different projects with the new distress oxide inks (I've not used mine yet). I love being inspired! TFS!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous! I love the distress oxides - beautiful:)

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous card and balloons, love the look you got with the Oxides.

Fiki said...

great card!

Claire said...

Those oxide inks are just everywhere at the moment..love how you've used them here Tracey. It makes the balloons look really unique!

Gloria Lee said...

I love the simplicity of your card! This card make me smile just looking at it.

Sara P said...

So fun! Love the colors.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your die cut balloons... very nice.

Tamra B said...

Such a fun hop to see the creativity!

Nicole Vögeli said...

Well that's a cool cas card! Love the distress oxide on the balloons!
Have a happy day! Nicole

Rach said...

How fun and simple! Super cute.

Annie LaVallee said...

Great balloon dies, and love the bling!!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful card and congratulations on having made so many challenge cards for the DT and we all loved seeing them each week.

Liz said...

Love the distress inked balloons. Super card xx

Karen said...

I LOVE this card! Those distress inks are gorgeous.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Love the look the oxide inks give to the balloons! Great card!

Pat said...

A lovely CAS card Tracey and love the colour of those sweet balloons, and finished perfectly with the white on black sentiment. x

Bea Connor said...

Great card!

Helen Budz said...

This is such a happy card, from the brightly colored balloons to the "stickled" sequins. Thanks for sharing it on the blog hop.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the texture on the balloons, wonderfully CAS!

Riette said...

That's a stunning die-set, so much fun :D

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

very pretty card :) love the bright colors

mtscrapgal said...

Love those big and bold balloons. Thanks

Theresa said...

Love your balloons! Great card!

Doni High said...

Love this CAS masterpiece! I never thought of filling in the sequins with stickles...Thanks for the great tip!

Liz O. said...

Love those MFT ballons! This card is so cheery, love the bright colorful ballons, thanks for the inspiration! Congrats to CASology for the milestone!

Kim Faucher said...

I love how you used the stencil to create your balloons!!!

Valliam said...

Love the bright balloons! Super cute card!

Lillian said...

Great colour combination!

marta said...

love your card

Mimi said...

How neat that you've been with CASology for so much of it's life! This is a fun and very CAS card... Bravo.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful CAS balloon card!

angela tarasenko said...

Bright and positive)

k ostgard said...

Nice card!

k ostgard said...

Love the card!

Cristina said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Cathy said...

Great card, and love how you've used the sequins, Cathy x

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the big bright baloons.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love how dimensional these balloons look. They also look real. I love the cut outs on the balloons which you could never do on real balloons. They are so colorful and you used my favorite color, yellow for one of the balloons. I love it! I love the sequins, they add just the right touch. The fact that you colored them with stickels is so cool! I never would have thought to do that with clear sequins but then again I don't have any clear sequins. I might have to get me some to do that and make my sequin collection even bigger! LOL
I love this card and I thank you for showing us your colorful card. I also thank you for allowing us to win something from all of the contributors. I've never heard of most of them so I am going to check them all out later on. I can't wait to win something!

Quillish said...

Gorgeous and colourful card.. the balloons really steal the show!

Lucy E. said...

I love those distressed balloons!
Great card!

D.Ann C said...

Your balloons are fabulous and pretty! Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

Mac Mable said...

Such a clean and crisp card. CAS perfection x Thank you for all your amazing inspiration x Wonderful!

Helen Whitehead said...

Love those balloons - real dimension to them, and great colour!

Cristina said...

Lovely balloons!!!

LucieGCards said...

Love this colourful card! Aren't the distress oxides fabulous?!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Such bright, vibrant colors on this beautiful card. Love it! I hope I have time to play along.

Lynne in NI said...

Great card, love your balloons :)

Marianne said...

Love the bold and graphic look of your card, Tracey!

Yvette said...

What a fun card!

Cheryl S said...

Such a fun card!

Joyce said...

Your balloons are fantastic, and now I am curious about those oxide inks. So great to see you back at CASology for the celebration.

Christy Q said...

Wow, your balloons are just so cool! Love how they are the focal point of your card and the crisp black and white sentiment is the perfect accent.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love those big bright balloon dies! Fabulous CAS design!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the way oxides react to water! Great card!

Alaska .Kris said...

My favorite kinds of cards combined... CAS and balloons!

Alaska .Kris said...

I have a whole Pinterest board with balloons on cards!

Stefanie White said...

Really like your card! So CAS and clean. Perfect!

Karenladd said...

Those balloons are adorable and I love the look of the Oxide inks!

Milka Gubo said...

GORGEOUS card!!! Love it! Thank you for sharing and inspiration. :o) xx

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