Saturday, March 28, 2015

Are You Playing?


There is still time to play along with the current challenge at CASology! You have until Monday at NOON (CDT) to submit your creation and we'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Week 139: STYLE


Time to show off your CAS style this week!  We're loving what we see in the gallery each week and hope you keep up the good work!  You inspire us!


We're introducing a new sponsor this week!  Whimsy Stamps is joining us this week!  Here is a little about them...

We are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. All of our rubber stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam and once trimmed are ready to use with an acrylic block. Our Shapeology Metal Craftings dies are exclusive to Whimsy Stamps and can be used with many table top cutting machines. These dies are made in the USA using top quality steel. They are perfect for cutting papers and fabrics and many coordinate with our sentiment stamps.Whimsy is also extremely proud to have recently added a brand new product to our shelves – photopolymer clear stamps!  Our top priority at Whimsy Stamps is to bring you amazing products using only the highest quality materials, so we have made sure that our new line of clear stamps is of the very best quality.  Our clear stamps are manufactured in the USA and are made from the highest quality photopolymer resin, which means they print perfectly just like traditional rubber stamps with a sharp quality impression.  As they are completely clear, they have the added value of allowing you to see the area where you are stamping.   Our manufacturer boasts the “highest quality clear stamps in the industry” and also uses a special patented formula of polymer that resists yellowing.   With this new product line, we are now able to add a new and exciting style of stamps to our range!

This week's winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the online store!


This week only, they're having a Spring Sale, so if you're looking to add some fantastic new stamps to your stash, you may want to bop on over to the store and see what you can find!


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

Guest Designer:  Loli
 design defined:
 Using the "Rule of Three", a single layer, minimal embellishments & lots of open space creates an effective CAS design.


Ardyth
design defined:
Placing a large focal image to one side helps preserve white space!
design defined:
Large sentiments need no accompaniment in CAS cards.


Jen
design defined:
CAS designs are perfect for using up small, scrap pieces of patterned paper.


Joyce
design defined:
Open images are a great way to add color & still keep a background CAS.


Judy
design defined:
One main image and lots of white space keeps this design CAS!


Kimberly
design defined:
Paper piecing can boost your CAS creation.
Have fun with it!
design defined:
Keeping the design to the bottom of card allows the card to stay very CAS!


May
design defined:
Stamping all the small images in various colors adds big impact on a CAS card.


Melissa
 design defined:
Use decorative paper conservatively on a CAS design.


Tracey
design defined: 
Black and lots of white speaks volumes in CAS design.


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 138: Weekly Winners!

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

  Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #138 and here is her selection:


Yuliya's fun and funky flowers and leaves really caught my eye.  By clustering them in the corner and adding a simple dotted pattern and gems,  she gives her design plenty of interest while keeping the overall design clean.
 
Congrats, Yuliya!
 
Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:
 

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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 and stop back in an hour for challenge #139!
 

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