Week 77: BUBBLY

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


The new year has arrived and here we are ticking off the first few days in January!  Some of you probably brought out some of your favorite drinks to celebrate the new year, so this week's word will make you think of those again!  For others, this week's word will take you off in entirely different directions!  Whatever the case, we can't wait to see what your creativity dreams up!

We have one of our sponsors returning this week!  Cindy Coutts is back for 2014, and she's got a fantastic prize for this week's winner (U.S. participants only):  Stampin' Up's Banner Blast stamp set as well as the corresponding Banner Punch!  Here's the thing...these haven't been released yet!  They are actually for SU's Sale-a-bration which begins January 28, but Cindy has them in her hot little hands already!  Play along this week and they could very well be yours!

Before you dig out your stash of creative goodness, let's take a quick look at what the CASology design team came up with for inspiration!  Talk about variety!  That's the beauty of the cue words!  There is no right way to go!  Let your imagination run wild each week and then just keep your final creation clean and simple!

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A single image can be dressed up with different colored inks to create interest.

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Small elements stamped moving away from the main image adds interest to your design.

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Add interest to a one-layer CAS card by layering your stamping!

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A main focal image paired with a sentiment can give a text book CAS card.

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Stamping images off the edge of your card creates movement and adds interest to your design.

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Cluster elements of your design together to preserve white space.

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Pair small stamped images with larger sentiments for balance.

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Balance embellishments to keep a CAS card from being top heavy and remember to have FUN!

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Limiting stamping and embellishments to one third of your design helps keep the rest of your card clean & simple!

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Sponge Daubers work great to create circle images on a CAS design.
Layering images in different colors can create depth and movement as well. 

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Black makes great "white" space! 

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your BUBBLY creation by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!


  1. You are right Melissa, one cue word can have so many interpretations. Every DT card is different from each other and all are so perfect!!

  2. Thanks for the fun cue word and for the array of varied and clever DT cards for inspiration.

  3. Beautiful creations by DT 's ..

  4. DT creations are CAS perfection! Participating for the first time in CASology challenge...

  5. Hi....Please delete my entry no. 32. Shalu....it has wrong link address...linked again my entry at no. 35...

  6. OK, missed the gate. Here's my link anyhoo. you bubbly ladies:


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