Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Are there any chocolate lovers out there?  No?!  We didn't think so.  By the end of this week, you'll either love it or hate it because we're making it our main creative dish.

Before we let you see the creations the design team and guest designer have whipped up, we need to introduce you to a brand new sponsor!

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Go check out this new company!  You're going to love it!  This week's winner will receive a $15 certificate to their online store!

Now let's take a look at what's been created to inspire you (& make you eat some extra chocolate)!

Guest Designer:  Bobby
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A simple image in one corner of the card makes for a clean design.

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Mega clean open white space is luxuriously CAS!

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Shaped cards make a fun change of pace.

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White space is a key element to CAS design!

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Use foam tape to pop up both your image and sentiment to make them stand out.

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Un-coloured line images feel light and airy - they're perfect for CAS cards

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Use your border stamps to highlight a 'text only' card

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A small piece of patterned paper goes a long way on a CAS card.
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Use color to reinforce the message on your card.

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You can use patterned papers as your background for interest and fun!

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 114: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 
Tracey had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #114 and here is the card she selected:

Sandie's beautiful autumn leaves are so beautifully inked and wonderfully whimsical! I love all of the white space and the three perfectly matched enamel dots.

Congratulations, Sandie!

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 #115!

design + development by fabulous k