Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Farewell Kimberly & Ren!

With an active design team call, you're probably wondering who is leaving as 2015 is winding down?

Kimberly and Ren are both stepping down as they take on a new year!  We are so sad to see them both go, but know life calls and we'll keep in touch as the months go by!  Please be sure and stop by their blogs to wish them all the best!

**For the current MERRY challenge, click here!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Design Team Call!

January - June 2016

As if you needed more excitement this time of year...

CASology hasn't had an official design team call for a while!  It's time!  We're looking for two new team members for January-June 2016!  Are you a CAS minded designer who meets deadlines and is a team player?  We'd love to hear from you!

What do you need to submit?
  1. Your name and a paragraph telling a little about yourself.  Please include why you think you would be a good fit for the CASology team.
  2. Include/Attach 3 images of what you consider to be your best CAS designs.
  3. Your blog address & a list of any design teams you are currently on.
That's it!  It's a busy time of year and we're keeping this simple!

Please submit the above to Melissa at by Wednesday, December 30th.

*Term will be from January through June 2016 (6 months) with the opportunity to serve multiple terms.
*One card per week required by the Monday before the beginning of each weekly challenge.
*Weekly voting required every Monday.
*Commenting on challenge entries will be assigned.

Week 178: MERRY

It's time for a new challenge!  With the holidays pretty much here, we thought we'd add a little merriment here on the CASology blog!  We're making this a two-week challenge so you have plenty of time to find the meaning of merry and link up!

We have a brand new sponsor joining us this week, adding a little excitement!  Let's give a warm welcome to Altenew!

Altenew was established in April 2014, and is humbled to be serving customers in over 50 countries. Altenew strives to bring fresh, innovative and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew's clear stamps are made from high quality photopolymer and are manufactured in the US. The company's distinct style has consistently inspired artists all over the world. Whether you are a card maker, a scrapbooker or someone who makes things with paper and stamps, you will find something interesting to add to your collection from Altenew.
This week's winner will receive their choice of either a $25 gift certificate to the store OR their choice of any one, large (6x8) stamp set from the online store (Images below are examples. There are more choices in the store.)!

As a special for CASology participants, you can take advantage of 10% off in the online store from midnight (EST) tonight (Dec. 22) until 11:59 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (Dec. 23) using code CASOLOGY!  Go take advantage of the savings!

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

Guest Designer:  Asa
 design defined:
A black & white color scheme with a pop of color & plenty of white space is effective on a CAS design!

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The easiest way to keep your design CAS is to use LOTS of white space!

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Simple geometric shapes are very useful in a CAS design.
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Lots of white, uncluttered space = CAS!

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Use the rule of thirds for your layout to help keep things CAS. 

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Keeping a simple color scheme helps to keep things CAS.  

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A large sentiment can help to ground your main image.

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Digital images with a pop of color creates a CAS card!

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A little sparkle goes a long way in adding a touch of interest to a CAS design!

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Keep it simple and bold.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday, January 4, at NOON (CST)!

Week 177: Weekly Winners!

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

  Kymona had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #177 and here is her selection:

Rachel's card is totally amazing.  Super clean, simple and full of detail!! I love how the stitching around the card panel matches the ledge the giraffe is sitting on and it also matches the stitching in the ball. Her coloring is perfect as well.

Congrats, Rachel!!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:

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 #178!