Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Week 224: EMBRACE


Time to embrace a new cue word!  We all can use a little hug now and then, so this week, let's see if we can each visit a handful of blogs linked to the gallery &/or the guest designer & design team members' blogs and leave a little blog love for each other!  There's nothing like a little support and encouragement!

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!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and offering this week's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Excitement is brewing on the STAMPlorations blog!  Have you heard?!  Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, is the beginning of the Giving Thanks Blog Hop!  With 38 participating designers (15 from various challenge blogs and blog events), it's going to be a big bundle of fun and prizes!  Be sure and hop along for your chance to win prizes!  Plus, if you play along and link up to the hop with your own creation, you will be eligible to win even more prizes!  With three new stamp sets & coordinating dies being released during it all, you'll want to stop by and take a peek!  Remember, tomorrow's the day!

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

Guest Designer:  Bobby
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Multiple bright colors can be used in CAS design if used in small amounts.

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Centered sentiment under a clean focal image is a classic CAS layout!

need a hug?
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Make your sentiment the focal point to keep your design CAS

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Texture can add feeling to a CAS card. 

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Clustering an odd number of elements keeps the design CAS.

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Use a shadow to ground your main image. 

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Add interest to a CAS card by putting some elements at a diagonal. 

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One layer and lots of white space keep your card CAS!

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Using die cuts as the focal point keeps your card CAS! 

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Adding dimension to portions of your design can add interest.

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Monochromatic color schemes work well in CAS design. 

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Use similar CAS principles when creating a design on a tiny canvas.

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



  1. Finally Tuesday --> CASology day! Isn't it funny how extremely long a week can feel when you're waiting for a new cue word? ;) Lovely inspiration cards, as always! xx

  2. Such sweet projects! Another great cue card, too!