Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Week 280: KINDNESS

It's time for the last cue word of 2017!  Can you believe another year is coming to a close?!  Let's finish it off with a little kindness both in the gallery and in visiting each other's blogs, being intentional about leaving a little blog love!  This will be a two-week challenge this time because we know how full these last two weeks of the year can be!  Enjoy your family time and we'll be back in January to kick off the new year!

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 is offering this challenge's winner a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Let's see what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Bharati
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A bit of dimension, glitter & gloss make a CAS card extra beautiful against the white space.

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A touch of gold can never be wrong.

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Confining your design to one third of the card front is a classic CAS technique.

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Plenty of white space with a pop of one colour is classic CAS.


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A pop of vibrant color in one area adds interest to a CAS design.


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Stamp your images running off the side of the card to create a sense of flow.

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Masking and inking provides a base for images on a one-layer CAS card.

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Monochromatic color schemes are perfect for CAS designs.

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Monochromatic keeps things CAS!

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Cluster elements together to preserve white space.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday, January 1, at NOON (CST)!

Week 279: Weekly Winners!

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

Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #279 and here is her selection:

The simple shape of Barb's grey ombre trees make for a clean, elegant design and the gems, like little sparkly snowflakes, are the perfect finishing touch.

Congratulations, Barb!

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 #280!