Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week 111: UNDER

September has slipped in under the radar and we're now looking autumn in the eyes.  Are you ready?  Let's take a look into the depths of our creative brains and dig up some clean and simple deigns for this week's cue word...

Hazel suggested this word during our 100th celebration and it's sure to inspire some awesome cards this week!

Cindy Coutts is sponsoring us again and offering a $25 Stampin' Up! gift certificate to the winner of this week's challenge!

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

Guest Designer:  Hazel
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A simple color scheme will keep this CAS.

Guest Designer:  Sindhu
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A minimal color palette and lots of white space keep a design CAS.

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Keep a busy design to 1/3 of your card.

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Small scraps of patterned paper are great for CAS designs.

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Paper piecing is a great way to use patterned papers on a CAS card.

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Shaping your sentiment under your image is a fun touch on a CAS card.

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Using few colors and a white background can keep your card CAS.

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Using patterned paper adds interest on a CAS card.

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A single stamped image is the perfect way to create a clean and simple card.

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White is always a good choice for CAS design!

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Creating a scene in one quadrant of your card works great to keep you design CAS.

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'Old' supplies and techniques can be used in CAS cards!

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

Week 110: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!
Kimberly had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #110 and here is the card she selected:

Diana's lovely background made the lovely white just jump off the screen at me.

Well done, Diana.  Congratulations! 

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:
May's choice:  Love the soft blue inking behind a dove and hand-drawn love letter on a beautifully CAS card with plenty of white space. Way to go, YooMyeong!

Gillian's Choice:  Rahmat's gorgeous envelope card has just the right level of detail with the fabulous postage stamp.

Meghan's Choice:  Deanne's clean and simple card boasts some lovely texture under her sweet little collage!

Judy's ChoiceAnita's simple letter to Santa has sparkle, color, and interest while maintaining lots of white space.  Love it!

Joyce's Choice:  I love Michele's love letter to her husband.  That little red heart really pops off the monochromatic background.

Tracey's Choice: I was  so impressed with Shona's thought process for her crossword puzzle card, the heart in place of the 'o' is perfect!

Ardyth's Choice: Stephanie's simple use of an oversized sentiment is perfect!

Melissa's Choice:   Kate's little vellum envelope and trio of metallic hearts were all she needed to create a perfectly CAS card!

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 #111!

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