Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Feature: Kim Heggins

Are you ready to meet our next Featured Designer?  Introducing...Kim Heggins!  She's been playing here at CASology since clear back in 2012, the year we launched this challenge!

Hi, my name is Kim and my blog is Cupcakes, Cards and Kim. I have been blogging since 2011, seems like just yesterday that I started. I was so excited that Melissa asked me to be part of CASology’s new Friday Feature, such an honor!
I love being creative, a great way to relive stress. I am a preschool director, just a fancy name for the teacher in charge of the preschool program but if you ask a few of my students, they will tell you they are in charge. I have been teaching for the past 15 years and love being in the classroom. I live in San Lorenzo, California…it’s about 30 miles from San Francisco (my favorite city in the world). I am married to the most supportive hubby and have one daughter that just graduated from college (that means more money for stamping, right).
I have been a crafter since I was little, I would sit and watch my mom sew and make the most beautiful clothes I had ever seen and could not wait until I could learn. While in jr high and high school I spent all my free time in the sewing rooms learning everything that I could. Sewing will always me my favorite thing to do, altering and making wedding dresses is my favorite and recently I have been having fun making project bags.
My card style is colorful, I really don’t know what my style is but I do like a clean look with lots of colors and sometimes lots of layers. And you can’t go wrong adding a few bits of bling or glitter now and then.

Kim will be our Featured Designer each Friday for the next four weeks, so stay tuned!

Thanks, Kim for your support over the years!  It's people like you that have helped make CASology survive & grow!

Be sure and go say hello over on her blog!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016



It's time.  You know Valentine's Day is less than a week away and if you haven't already, you've got to focus and get those last minute valentines done.  We thought we'd do our part and help you out with that!  This week's gallery should help inspire you!

Uniko Studio is returning to sponsor us & this week's winner will receive a gift certificate to the online store!

Excitement is in the air because Uniko Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday with a new release this week on Thursday, February 11!  You'll want to go take a look at the sneak peek and more details about the week's schedule of events!

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

Guest Designer: Lindsey
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Limiting your color palette helps keep a design looking CAS. 

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When your sentiment is your focal point, try tilting it for added interest. 

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Masking around a bold focal point creates a one-layer CAS design.

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Sometimes a sentiment is all a card needs!

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Frame a small image to give it more impact.

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Crisp, bold lines help create a CAS design.

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A classic central orientation for your focal point is great for CAS designs.

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A simple color scheme can make a bold statement on a CAS card.


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Masking and inking is an easy way to add color and interest to a CAS card.

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Adding color behind a die cut creates a CAS card!

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Clean lines help in CAS design. 
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A simple color scheme + simple sentiment + minimal embellishment = CAS

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A white die cut on a white background add interest without clutter!

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 183: Weekly Winners!

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

  Jacquie had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #183 and here is her selection:
Gerrina has managed to marry two concepts that don't usually go together: Clean & Simple and Carnaval! The neutral palette and large mask help keep the design CAS, with the white on white glitter adding a perfect festive touch.
Well done, Gerrina! 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 #184!