Saturday, August 30, 2014

Are You Playing?


There is still time to play along with this week's challenge at CASology! You have until Monday at NOON (CDT) to submit your creation and we'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Week 110: LETTER

School is back in session for many people.  Others are still waiting for it to begin.  This week's cue word may take you back to school or maybe it will make you think of things related to snail mail.  Or maybe you're going to surprise us by going off on a completely different tangent!  Whatever the case, we're anxiously waiting to see what you come up with!

One of our wonderful sponsors, Add a Little Dazzle, is returning and this week's prize is a $25 gift certificate to their online boutique!  Have you tried their fantastic metal sheets yet?!  You really must if you haven't!  They're gorgeous!

Let's take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for LETTER inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Lisa
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Substitute soft watercolors as your white space for subtle impact!

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Add interest by popping up your focal element!

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A one layer card can emphasize a CAS design.
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CAS design is great for masculine cards.

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Die cuts make a great focal point.

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Monogram cards can be the ultimate in clean and simple design!

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An angled panel can add interest and let color peek through on a CAS card.

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Heat embossing adds great interest and dimension on a single layer CAS card.

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Watercolour makes a nice clean and simple background.

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Clean lines and small pops of color are perfect for a CAS design.

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Stamping on patterned paper is a great way to add colour to an outline image.

Now 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 109: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!
Judy had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #109 and here is the card she selected:

I love the texture, colors, and shine on Sindhu's one layer beauty....and the punny sentiment ties it all together!

Congratulations, Sindhu!

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:
Meghan's Choice:  I just loved Barbara's gorgeous clean and simple design.  Her colourful cups are perfection!

Kimberly's Choice:  I love the background stamping Stephanie did, subtle but very effective!  So sweet!
Gillian's Choice: Barb's cute row of colourful coffee cups are accented perfectly with some sparkle.

Tracey's Choice:  The two sweet coffee cups with the heart in between and Dee's sentiment are perfectly CAS.

Ardyth's Choice: Lee Seungeun's beans "ground" her cup of java on this one-layer CAS card!

Joyce's Choice:  I really like the way Meg showed the steam emerging from her coffee mug and the way she used color on her card.

May's Choice: Yoo Myeong's card was perfectly balanced between her focal image and sentiment panel.  Adding a coffee cup from different stamp set was a cleaver idea as well. Well done!

Melissa's Choice:  Rebecca's perfect blend of a simple image, clean fonts and pretty colors is a breath of CAS fresh air!

Jen's Choice - Karren's crisp masking and layered stamping are a great example of how you can create depth and detail on a one-layer card.

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 #110!

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