Friday, September 28, 2012

Are You Playing?


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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week #12: SHOE

Are you ready to step up to a new CAS challenge?  We hope so because this week the cue word is...


Put your best foot forward & let's see what kind of CAS style you have this week!

The design team has created some wonderful cards for inspiration and, this week, Jenny (last week's winner), is joining us as our guest designer!


Guest Designer:  Jenny
 Design defined:  Adding texture with embossing and stitching gives interest to the white space without overpowering the main focal point.


Jen
Design defined:  Use an impression plate to add subtle texture to your card base while maintaining the focus on the main image.


Design defined:  A simple strip of decorative paper adds interest to an otherwise plain card.


Rosemary
Design defined:  Use a bit of black to accent a bold color choice.


Tracey
Design defined:  A one layer card with one image, add colour, sparkle and embossing--done!


Design defined:  Pops of colour and a little bit of embossing add visual interest to a black and white colour scheme.
 Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your SKY creations by Sunday at noon (CST)!



Monday, September 24, 2012

Week #11: Weekly Winners!

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

Melissa had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #11 and here is the card that she selected:

Winner:  Donna

I just love the simple design of Donna's card!  A die cut and a perfectly placed sentiment in a clean font created a beautiful CAS card!

Congratulations, Donna!

Here is your winner badge to proudly display on your blog:


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



 Congratulations to all of you!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blogs:


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Don't forget to take a step back over here tomorrow morning for Challenge #12!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Are You Playing?


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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week #11: WHITE

This week, we're going to work with something that many CAS cards tend to have on them...


There really is a beauty to white, so let's see what we can do with it!

The design team has created some wonderful cards for inspiration and, this week, Bev (last week's winner) is joining us as our guest designer!


Guest DesignerBev
design defined:
White with white space can be a challenge, but small pops of color will draw your eye to the main image.


design defined:  
For an all-white card, add interest by popping up a layer and using lots of sparkle!


Jen
design defined:
Add a pop of colour to give a white card pizzazz!


design defined:
Don't be afraid to play with white.  A little texture and simple embellishments add a lot!


Rosemary
design defined:
Use texture to add interest and to break up all the white space on a white on white card.


Tracey
design defined:
Dimension, embossing and vellum were used to add interest to a card that is all one colour.


Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your WHITE creations by Sunday at noon (CST)!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Week #10: Weekly Winners!

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

Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #10 and here is the card that she selected:

 Winner:  Jenny M

I love how Jenny manages to include so many lovely details while still keeping her card CAS.  The paper piecing, highlighting, and scoring add so much interest and I always love a punny sentiment!

Congratulations, Jenny!

Here is your winner badge to proudly display on your blog:


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




 
Congratulations to all of you!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blogs:

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Don't forget to stop back tomorrow morning for Challenge #11!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Are You Playing?


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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week #10: SKY

 

It's time to look up!  To the SKY, that is!  This week, let your thoughts take you up and away!  This one just might have you staring, dreamy-eyed off into space!  The sky's the limit!

Let's see what the design team has created for inspiration!

This week, Meghan (last week's winner) is joining us as our guest designer!

Guest Designer:  Meghan
design defined:
A single, long focal point draws the eye.  White space is an important part of a clean and simple card.


Tracey
design defined:
A large die cut can stand alone on a CAS card.  It doesn't need to be hidden underneath layers to make a big statement.



design defined:
Add interest to a simple focal point by using contrasting shapes.


Jen
design defined:
The rounded top of the frame compliments the arch of the rainbow and makes for a cohesive design.

design defined:
Adding movement to a design adds a little extra punch.

design defined:
Simple elements grouped together help keep your design clean and uncluttered.


Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your SKY creations by Sunday at noon (CST)! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week #9: Weekly Winners!

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

Ardyth had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #9 and here is the card that she selected:

Winner:  Bev
Bev's bold but simple card is right on 'target' for CASology - one focal point, simple embellishments and lots of glorious breathing room!

Congratulations, Bev!
 
Here is your winner badge to proudly display on your blog:
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Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

 Congratulations to all of you!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blogs:
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Don't forget to stop back tomorrow morning for Challenge #10!  Things are definitely looking up!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Are You Playing?


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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week #9: FAMILY

It seems like once September arrives, thoughts begin turning tentatively toward the year-end holidays and the extra time many of us are given to spend with family and friends.  For some, this coming Sunday is Grandparents' Day and what a wonderful thing it is to take some of our precious time and send just a little love to a grandparent or someone we consider to be just like one!  This week, we're going to think about FAMILY!


You're all quickly becoming family to us here at CASology and we're so thankful for your support!


Now let's take a look at what the design team has created for this week's inspiration!

Debbie, last week's winner, is joining us as our guest designer!


Guest DesignerDebbie
  design defined:
A visual triangle, formed by the focal image and the sentiment/candy dots provides balance.  The common color palette, repeated in the image, DSP and candy dots adds a pleasing cohesiveness to the design.


Rosemary
design defined:
The smaller focal point on the card works by using a softer color for the block of color and a brighter color for the onesie.


Tracey
design defined: 
By choosing a card base that co-ordinates or compliments the focal panel, it allows the card to have breathing room.  Debossing the focal panel adds interest without overtaking the design.

Ardyth 
design defined:
A white card base can help ensure there is enough breathing space around a large image with bold colours.

Jen
design defined:
The orange gems tie the sentiment to the image and keep it from just floating in space.

design defined:
Embellishments definitely have a place on CAS cards as long as they are simple and carefully placed.


Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your FAMILY creations by Sunday at noon (CST)!



 

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