Saturday, January 31, 2015

Are You Playing?


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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week 131: BIRTHDAY

Time for a brand new cue word challenge here at CASology!  How about a word that we can all relate to!

Do you still like to celebrate your 1/2 birthdays or have you moved into that stage of the birthday game where, unless someone mentions it, you like to conveniently forget your birthdays?  Age is merely a number and this cue word is merely a springboard for your creativity!  You don't even have to make a birthday themed card!  What does this cue word make you think of?

We have one of our wonderful sponsors returning this week!

STAMPlorations is joining us again and offering this week's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils!  The stencils are brand new to the store this year!

Also, during this week's challenge, you can take advantage of 10% off in the online store using code CASology during checkout!

Now let's go ahead and take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Hannelie
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Negative space & dimension are two powerful tools in CAS design.

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Use stamps with similar lines to create unity in your design!

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Use non crafting items as embellishments 

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Use of basic shapes to simplify form can help you achieve a 'minimalist' look.

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Ribbon or twine can be CAS when used in small doses. 

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Let your sentiment take center stage. 

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Adding small colored gems to match your inks can be fun and CAS! 

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Lots of white space, simple and uncluttered = CAS. 

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                         Adding your sentiment under your focal point, keeps the card CAS.                          

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Mix your stamps from different companies to create your own scene. 
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Fun techniques can be a part of a CAS design, especially when contained within a defined area.

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Glitter paper makes a bold statement on white cardstock.

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

Week 130: Weekly Winners!

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

  Kimberly had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #130 and here is her selection:

Sarah's card is so sweet and I love the colors and how she split the flowers!
Congrats Sarah!
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 #131!