Friday, July 29, 2016

Featured Designer: Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane is back today for one final post as our Featured Designer!

Hi!  I am happy to be returning today as CASology’s Featured Designer!  This is my 4th, and final post. It has been fun and a great honor. Thanks to Melissa and the entire design team for welcoming me and for giving me this opportunity. Today, I thought I'd share a gallery of some of my favorite CAS cards with you.

Here is a quick look at a few cards that are in my post for today.

Please come on over to my blog to see the rest!

It's been so fun getting to know you a bit more, Melissa!  Thank you for your support of CASology!  We can't wait to see more of your clean & simple creations in the months ahead!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week 208: JOURNEY


It's time for a new cue word!  Let your creative minds wander this week and see where your thoughts take you on your clean & simple journey!

 As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Rubber Dance Stamps is returning as our wonderful sponsor!

This week's winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the online store!  Also, during this week's challenge, all our CASology participants will receive FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING by using code CAS-72016!  What are you waiting for?!  Go take a look around in the store!

Let's take a look at what Bibi from Rubber Dance, the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration! 


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Placing one word of the sentiment off to the side adds interest to a CAS card.

Guest Designer:  Barb
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Combining stamp sets in a visual triangle can be fun & CAS!

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You can use 'messy' techniques in CAS design - just make sure there's lots of white space!

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Adding pops of color help keep it interesting and CAS!

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'Tame' a bold design by using B&W with a little splash of color.

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Try a little mixed media on your CAS card.


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Small amounts of patterned paper can add interest to a CAS design.

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Keep your colour palette simple on your CAS card.


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A pop of bright color adds interest to a CAS design.

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Let your sentiment be the main image on your CAS card!

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Black and white creates an elegant CAS card!

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Preserve white space by using white on white. 

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A monochromatic color scheme makes for a CAS card.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Week 207: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #207 and here is her selection:

Anita perfectly combines techniques to create great texture & movement on her card while still preserving white space, keeping the design clean & simple!

Well done, Anita!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #208!