Monday, January 22, 2018

Introducing Our New Design Team Members!

We're so excited to introduce three new design team members today!  With over twenty applications coming our way for this design team call, it was a tough decision to make, but we finally narrowed it down!  Thank you to everyone who applied!  We enjoyed looking through all the examples of creative talent that were sent our way!

Please welcome...

OMG! I am on the CASology Design Team! I am so grateful and excited to be a part of the amazing design team. CASology = the art, science and love for making CAS cards, that's what I tell people who ask me about it. I am Bharati Nayudu and I live in Visakhapatnam, a coastal city in India with my 10 yr old son (who loves to craft as well) and my loving husband – my soulmate. I have a talented lil sister who is my best pal and an artist. I am an HR executive by profession and a crafter at heart, committed to spreading handmade happiness. I started blogging and entering online craft challenges in August 2017. Although I am quite new to blogland, thanks to the very encouraging and supportive crafting community, I feel completely at home.  It is as if the mothership found me and now I live in the world of crafts.  :-)  Besides card making, I also enjoy quilling, decoupage art and art journaling. Looking forward to doing my best at CASology.

Oh man, I am so stoked to be part of the CASology team! I've been making cards since 2001. I prefer the clean & simple style, though I do dabble in other styles occasionally. I like making cards that are tailored to their recipients. I'm a very slooooow crafter - ideas take time to percolate and making it work takes even longer! When I'm not crafting, I am reading.

I am so thrilled to join the wonderful CASology team! I am currently living in Moorhead, MN where I am a student at MSUM. I play and coach volleyball and hope to continue coaching in the future. I have been making cards since the summer of 2014. My style has evolved to very CAS but I love venturing into other styles once in a while, too! Fun colors, punny sentiments, and Copic coloring always seem to find a home on my cards. 

We think these three are going to knock your socks off with inspiration in the months ahead!  Please give them a warm welcome and, if you have a little time to spare, head on over to their personal blogs and say hello!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week 283: GLIMMER

Time to brighten the gallery this week with a little glimmer!  There are so many ways to include this on a design!  Let's see what you choose!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner a $15 gift certificate to the online store!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

Let's see what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Lisa Lara
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Just a pop of color can draw in the eye & convey meaning while keeping things CAS.

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Some 3d effect adds interest to a CAS design.

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Angled designs lead the eye to a focal point.

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Let the sentiment be the focal point for a classic CAS design. 

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Offset your image to create interest on a CAS card

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One main image and one sentiment keep things really CAS.

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White space doesn't have to be white.

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A small pop of color and a touch of sparkle go a long way on a CAS design!

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A tone-on-tone texture paste keeps things clean and simple while adding interest.

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

Week 282: Weekly Winners!

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

Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #282 and here is her selection:

Prickly Hug | by karen @ carefree creations

I love everything from the stenciled background and amazing no line watercoloring to the placement of panel on the card base!

Terrific card, Karen! 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:

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 #283!