Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Week 109: JAVA

Time to kick start your brilliant CAS minds this week with a little shot of espresso!  Are you a coffee drinker or do you just like the aroma of the stuff?  Of course, if you're computer savvy, this word may just take you down an entirely different road than the one filled with coffee beans!

We have one of our wonderful sponsors returning this week!  Precious Remembrance is joining us and is giving away this fantastic set to our winner:

Coffee Love Stamp Set 

On top of that, they have a new release about to happen over in the store this week, so you'll want to bop over tomorrow to check it out!  In the meantime, you can follow along on their blog!

Ready to see what he design team and this week's guest designer has created to inspire you?!  Let's take a look!

Guest Designer:  Kate
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One main picture keeps your card very CAS.

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Use paper piecing to add big impact to small images.

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Use multiple elements including colour (espresso, cream, latte), image and sentiment to communicate the theme of your CAS card.

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Use a tag to mount a small stamp to create a bigger impact.

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A small pop of colour can have a big impact on a CAS card.

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Use texture to add interest to your white space.

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Small stamps can be effective when stamped repeatedly on a CAS card.

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Adding Glossy Accents to a one layer card gives dimension.

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You can use watercolors on CAS cards in small doses. 

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Shaker cards work on CAS cards!

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Tilting your main image and sentiment adds interest on a CAS design.  

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 108: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!
Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #108 and here is the card she selected:

I was completely enchanted with Lisa's adorable genie!  Using the colours in small doses and choosing clear sequins keeps the added details from overwhelming the CAS design.
Congrats, Lisa!
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: What a magical scene with all the white space! 
I love the flow of the stars and doodles on Kelly's fabulous card. Well done!

Joyce's Choice:  Love the thought that went into Matilda's card. CAS stunner!

Judy's ChoiceMichele's card grabbed my attention immediately...all that white space but beautiful interest with partial embossing and a beautiful sentiment (inside and out)!

Meghan's Choice:  Michelle's sweet and simple card ticked all my boxes!  CAS at its best!

Kimberly's Choice:  I ADORE the one layer simplicity plus the glitz of Jeanne's card!

Tracey's Choice: Carol combined just the right amount of white space and sentiment with beautiful and subtle die cutting! A type of magic we have all wished for at one time or another!

Melissa's Choice:  Anita's masked beauty is a perfect one layer CAS card!

Ardyth's Choice:  KathyK's use of flitter glue and gilding flakes results in a magical, yet 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 #109!

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