CASology 5th Birthday Celebration blog hop!

Hello everyone!!

Drum roll please…

…It’s arrived!  CASology’s  5th Anniversary Blog Hop! Five whole years of amazing cues and weekly challenges! What an enormous achievement for Melissa and her team!! I feel enormously privileged to be included on this hop, and am grateful for the time I got to spend as part of this Challenge.

As this is most certainly a milestone celebration, could there be a better cue for this week?

I paired my balloons with a celebratory beverage…


…no, not champagne, the OTHER celebratory beverage! 😉

The balloon die-cuts and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted’s Let’s Party die collection and stamp set of the same name. The balloons are die-cut vellum and inked in orange. The STAMPlorations Coffee Happy mug has been paper-pieced using some vintage Basic Grey paper called ‘Nook and Pantry’. The balloon strings are hand-drawn. The whole image has been framed with some crazy double running stitches.

You don’t want to miss playing along this week, because there are HEAPS of prizes and lots of opportunities to win!

Details as follows:
  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  The full hop list and prize list  can be found on the CASology blog.
  • Winners will be selected randomly using
  • 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
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.

If you have been following the hop, you should have come to me via Joyce Mehrberg. If not, pop back and see her. 🙂 Next on the list is: Precious Remembrance Shop!

Don’t forget, you have until Monday, August 1 at noon CDT to get your entry in and visit all the blogs to be eligible for a prize.

Thanks so much for hopping by!









163 thoughts on “CASology 5th Birthday Celebration blog hop!

  1. Your vellum balloons are so cute, Hazel! They work perfectly with your coffee cup and wonky stitched border! Really sweet card!

  2. I think this is so great! I would never have thought to put balloons and coffee together (and coffee cards are also so ‘in’ right now!) This really has my creative juices flowing! TFS!

  3. The vellum works perfectly for the balloons and the vibrant orange too. Love how you secured the balloons to the cup, fun idea. Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  4. I love the sweet vellum balloons and the way they are fixed to the pretty green paper pieced mug handle. A clever design idea Hazel. x

  5. Those vellum balloons are delightful! They are perfect for this celebration. Thanks for being part of this blog hop.

  6. I like the design of your home page. I like the tinted vellum balloons on your card. Great Idea.

  7. How wonderful to see your creativity highlighted in this marvelous hop! Your vellum balloons paired with the fabulous coffee mug have certainly added sparkle to my day! Love it!

  8. Ooh – love the look of your website pretty! The balloons look really soft in the vellum and the wobbly stitched frame finishes it off perfectly!

  9. What a fun idea to cut balloons from vellum and colour them orange! I really like how they make a strong contrast to the cup and background 🙂

  10. Congrats to CASology on the milestone!! I truly like the vellum balloons, thanks for sharing!

  11. Love the transparency of the coloured vellum and such a cute idea to tie the balloons to the mag. Fun card…thank you for the inspiration x

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