Friday, November 30, 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!


**Just a Note**
Are you interested in joining our design team?!  This coming Monday is going to open that door of opportunity with a Design Team Call!  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week #21: TIME


Can you believe it's the last week in November already?  Where, oh where, is time going?!  As we move on into December, it's almost as if the days are starting to blur together!  Let's pause for a moment and think about what time means to us!

The design team and our guest designer for the week, N@, have created some wonderful inspiration to get you started!

Guest Designer:  N@
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A gold piece of paper brings some shine and clear lines to an abundance of “white” space.


Ardyth 
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A narrow border of mirror card and some small pops of bold colour add a festive touch!


Jen
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Repeat an image in fun colours for a simple design.


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Adding a simple strip of colored cardstock can ground your main image on a white background.


Rosemary
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Don't be afraid to use different techniques (like emboss/resist used here) on your CAS designs. Just remember to keep it simple.


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 Popping up one element on your card adds depth and dimension when stamping images that are the same colour.


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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Week #20: Weekly Winners!

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

Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #20 and here is the card that she selected:

WINNER:  Birgit

Birgit's little pie looks good enough to eat!  The texture and shading are perfect and the little tag is adorable!

Congratulations, Birgit!

Below is a 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 for Challenge #21!

Friday, November 23, 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, November 20, 2012

Week #20: GOBBLE


Gobble 'til ya wobble!  It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S.A. and we're gearing up for a big meal with family &/or friends!  Family traditions, favorite dishes, fun with cousins, afternoon naps, a game of football, etc. can be found on the to do list for Turkey Day!  Most of us will agree that come Thursday afternoon, we'll be feeling a bit like a stuffed turkey ourselves!  Thank goodness this holiday only happens once a year! We can't wait to see what you do with this word!

The design team and our guest designer for the week, Donna, came up with some fun inspiration to get you started!

Guest Designer:  Donna
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A main focal image and two word sentiment is as CAS as you can get!


Tracey
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Popping up accents using foam tape adds dimension to your design without clutter.


Ardyth 
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Stretch your supplies by creating fun new shapes with tools that you already have!


Jen
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Tie the sentiment and images together with a common colour.


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Use classic colors to dress up an otherwise simple design.


Rosemary
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Break up a tone on tone design with a little pop of color.


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

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Week #19: Weekly Winners!

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

Ardyth had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #19 and here is the card that she selected:

WINNER:  N@
N@'s card is full of wonderful texture and colour, but with its clever proportions, it remains perfectly CAS. 

Congratulations, N@!

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



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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 for delectable challenge #20!

Friday, November 16, 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, November 13, 2012

Week #19: THANKS

Are you ready for another cue word?  How about a word that seems to summarize the month of November?


We, the design team, want you all to know how thankful we are for you, our fellow CAS fans!  Without you, this challenge blog would not be such a fun place to visit!  The pure creativity that flows through here each week is rather impressive and you should know we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves as we hop around to each of your blogs!  Thank you for all your support and encouraging comments, both for us and fellow CASology participants!

Now, without further ado, let's take a look at what the design team has created for this week's inspiration!  Shelly, our Week #17 winner, is joining us as guest designer!


Guest Designer:  Shelly
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  Adding a touch of ribbon to your card, gives it the perfect "pop" while still showing off the "white."

Rosemary
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Use those negative die cuts along with fun patterned papers to create a clean look.


Tracey
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A large stamped image on an embossed background says it all.


Ardyth 
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Simple shapes and bright colours are elements of a simple and fun design!

Jen
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Use an off-white card base to make white images pop.


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Simple fonts and images combined with a little creativity encourage CAS design.


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


Monday, November 12, 2012

Week #18: Weekly Winners!

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

This week's winner will receive the new autumn stamp set from Stampin' Up!, courtesy of our sponsor, Cindy Coutts DesignsTracey had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #18 and here is the card that she selected:

WINNER:  Donna
This very unique two tone orange and creative sentiment made this card the winner of this week's challenge.  I was so impressed how Donna altered her sentiment stamp so that she could take advantage of the centre of her image to make the "O" for the word orange.

Congratulations, Donna!

Below 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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This week, we want to give a great BIG welcome to a brand new blogger who chose to make CASology a part of her very first blog post!  We feel rather honored!

We'd love it if you took some time to go visit Laura's Happy Little Paper Place and give her a warm welcome to the blog world!  How exciting is that?!

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 Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for challenge #19!

Friday, November 9, 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, November 6, 2012

Week #18: ORANGE

It's a new week here at CASology and it's time to stoke the fire of the holiday season!  What better color than ORANGE to liven things up a little?!  Pumpkins, pumpkin pie, marmalade, sweet potatoes...you get the idea!  Not that food need be at the top of your list, of course!

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We have a sponsor graciously returning this week too!  Cindy Coutts of Cindy Coutts Designs has offered to send this week's winner a wonderful harvest stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set:  Harvest Blessings

How perfect for the season!

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The design team has a variety of ideas to inspire you this week, so let's take a look!  Jean, last week's winner, is joining us as our guest designer!

Guest DesignerJean
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 Lots of white space, a light texture on the "grass," and a very basic design on the pumpkins keeps this card CAS.

 
Melissa
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Minimal layers are a good thing on a CAS card!


Rosemary
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Keep scale in mind when combining letters and images so that you create a cohesive look.


Tracey
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Selective embossing adds interest to a clean and simple design as well as a touch of Stickles for shine.


Ardyth 
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Lots of sparkle makes a simple, one layer design shine!


Jen
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Use different colours on your sentiment to make specific words stand out. 


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


 

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