Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 92: GARDEN

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Whether it's a nursery rhyme or visions of your summer garden, this word is sure to bring something to mind that will get your creativity growing!   But first, let's welcome one of our wonderful sponsors back!


Cathy Parlitsis from Stamps and Scrapbooks is offering this week's winner a free spot in the online Occasions 2014 Online Paper Crafting Class!


Before you get started on your GARDEN project, let's take a look at the inspiration the design team has created for you!

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Use the rule of thirds for your CAS layout.

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Matting white on white is a good way to add interest to your white space. 

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Die cuts can be a main image on a CAS card. 

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When following CAS principles, you can still stay true to your style, and not be afraid to be bold. 

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You can go bold with colors while keeping your card CAS.

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Texture can be a 'clean and simple' substitute for your card front. 

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Clean lines and simple embellishments are elements of CAS design. 

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CAS design translates well on tags too if you use the same principles. 

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Those tiny little 'extra' stamps you get in stamp sets are perfect for 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 91: Weekly Winners!

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

Kimberly had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #91 and here is the card she selected: 

WINNER: Harriet
The elegant treble clef on Harriet's card just made me swoon! 
Delightfully and Elegantly CAS.

Congrats Harriet! 

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:

Judy's ChoiceSherrie's colorful one-layer card perfectly off-sets her main image
and leaves lots of white space!

Meghan's Choice:  Piali's clean and simple layout and colour palette made for a perfect clean and simple card!

Gillian's Choice: Jill's black and white card is so striking yet still manages to be clean and simple.

Melissa's Choice:  Ros's one-layer card used a simple sentiment & the perfect pop of color, leaving lots of wonderful white space!

Tracey's Choice: I love the soft watercoloured background on Julia's CAS design, the perfect frame for her sentiment.

A thank you note
Ardyth's Choice: Hazel's clever and subtle use of scoring to create her musical staff is a perfect example of CAS design!

Jen's Choice:  Ellen's monochromatic colour scheme keeps the extra embellishments from being to busy and provide fabulous flow and gesture.

May's Choice: Mac created a cute envelope to hold a little note. Every element was perfectly balanced while keeping the card CAS. The pop of red is fabulous as well.
Joyce's Choice:  Barbara's card has a wonderful visual triangle, and a perfectly colored and sweet  focal point.

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back later this morning for Challenge #92!


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