Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Week 408: COZY

Dear CASology friends,

Since it began in July of 2012, CASology has been a big part of my life and the lives of all the wonderful design team members and participants who have supported this challenge over the years.  Today, we're beginning CASology Challenge #408, the final challenge.

I can honestly say the decision to discontinue CASology was not an easy one and I found myself going back and forth, struggling with the thought of not taking it into another new year.  While it makes me a bit sad thinking of all the wonderful years we've shared here at CASology, my heart is telling me it's time to let it go and lean more fully into other parts of my life.  As we all know, our lives evolve and change with time and experiences along life's journey and the last couple of years, especially, have brought a lot of change into my own.  We all have a personal plate filled with responsibilities and things we choose to take on.  Lately, I have loved the quote that says, "You can do it all, just not all at once." and it has been a guide to many of my personal decisions as of late.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the years spent here at CASology and feel those years were not wasted.  Here, I have had the privilege of forming friendships with fellow card makers, watched clean and simple creativity flourish and felt honored to be a part of a community of such supportive, caring individuals.  Please know that I will forever be thankful to you for taking the time to play along with us and support CASology over the last ten years.  Who knew a little idea would take off and turn into such a fun experience?!

I hope you will all continue to connect and support fellow card makers and card making challenges.  Clean and simple design will continue to be my go-to style as I focus more of my time, energy and effort into new responsibilities and building a dream of mine over at Inked Regards.

I hope you'll join us for one last challenge this month to help us celebrate the last 10 amazing years!  The design team would love to hear from you as we all say farewell.  If you have time, please be sure and stop by their blogs and leave a little farewell love!

With gratitude,

Melissa


For our final cue word, we're focusing on all things associated with cozy.  Autumn has arrived here and winter will follow.  All the cooler day things are slowly being reintroduced and we'd love to fill the gallery with that cozy feeling too!


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!)

Let's take a look at what the design team and our guest designers created for inspiration!


Guest Designer:  Arlene
design defined:
No matter the image, you can make it warm & cozy with the right colors.


Guest Designer:  Christine
design defined:
Subtle texture and plentiful white space are perfect for a CAS design!


design defined:
Center your image and keep much white space is always a good idea creating CAS. 


Jacquie
design defined:
White space doesn't have to be white.
design defined:
A thin matted frame draws your eye in to the focal point of your card.


design defined:
Stamping off the edge allows you to use larger stamps on CAS cards.


Go have fun creating your very own CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by Monday, October 31, at 9:00 a.m. (CST)!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Week 407: Winner + Honorable Mentions

It's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions for Challenge #407!

The design team has voted and here are the results:

WINNER


Elizabeth's monochromatic, one-layer design is CAS perfection with its trio of birthday!


Congratulations, Elizabeth!


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




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HONORABLE MENTIONS









Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


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Be sure to play along with us again in challenge #408!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Week 407: HAPPY


Seasons are changing again and it feels like fall's arrival always brings on a happy feeling!  As summer fades into rich, autumn colors, let's share all the happiness we can in the gallery this month!

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!)

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

Guest Designer: Arlene
design defined:
Keeping the image and sentiment in one little corner makes for lots of clean, white space!


design defined:
One main image and LOTS of white space keeps your card clean.


Jacquie
design defined:
Layering white elements helps preserve white space.
design defined:
Lots of colours can be overwhelming in a CAS card, but not if you only use them in little bits.


design defined:
You can use large dies and layers in CAS cards, but keep the colours simple.


Go have fun creating your very own CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by Monday, October 3, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT)!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter