Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Week 178: MERRY

It's time for a new challenge!  With the holidays pretty much here, we thought we'd add a little merriment here on the CASology blog!  We're making this a two-week challenge so you have plenty of time to find the meaning of merry and link up!

We have a brand new sponsor joining us this week, adding a little excitement!  Let's give a warm welcome to Altenew!

Altenew was established in April 2014, and is humbled to be serving customers in over 50 countries. Altenew strives to bring fresh, innovative and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew's clear stamps are made from high quality photopolymer and are manufactured in the US. The company's distinct style has consistently inspired artists all over the world. Whether you are a card maker, a scrapbooker or someone who makes things with paper and stamps, you will find something interesting to add to your collection from Altenew.
This week's winner will receive their choice of either a $25 gift certificate to the store OR their choice of any one, large (6x8) stamp set from the online store (Images below are examples. There are more choices in the store.)!

As a special for CASology participants, you can take advantage of 10% off in the online store from midnight (EST) tonight (Dec. 22) until 11:59 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (Dec. 23) using code CASOLOGY!  Go take advantage of the savings!

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

Guest Designer:  Asa
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A black & white color scheme with a pop of color & plenty of white space is effective on a CAS design!

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The easiest way to keep your design CAS is to use LOTS of white space!

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Simple geometric shapes are very useful in a CAS design.
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Lots of white, uncluttered space = CAS!

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Use the rule of thirds for your layout to help keep things CAS. 

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Keeping a simple color scheme helps to keep things CAS.  

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A large sentiment can help to ground your main image.

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Digital images with a pop of color creates a CAS card!

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A little sparkle goes a long way in adding a touch of interest to a CAS design!

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Keep it simple and bold.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday, January 4, at NOON (CST)!


  1. Love all of the inspiration from the team!! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, ladies, and all the best in the New Year! Thank you for a year filled with fun challenges and inspiring card creations!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Wishing all of you fabulous ladies of the Designer Team at CASology, a Fabulous, Joyful and Healthy 2016!! I want to thank each one of you for an amazing year of challenges, it was a total blast for me to participate in them. Before I had this little blog of mine, (it's only one short year old!!) I didn't even know what CAS meant!! but now I do and, as a total newbie blogger and CAS card creator, I had the fortune to be among some of your Honorable Mentions with my cards.
    I've learned so much from each one of you, your styles are amazing, elegant and so beautiful.
    I want to wish each one of you a Joyful and Healthy 2016, from the Rodriguez family to yours.