Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DT Search Challenge extended!

Hello, CASE Study fans!
If you run out of time to link up your entry for our DT Search, fret not!! We are giving you 5 more days to take your chance, you've now got until the end of the week to put your name in the hat. We can't wait to see you there :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #138

Don't forget about our DT search challenge!! 
We'll be adding a couple of talented peeps to our group, will it be you??

Sadly, we're saying our good-byes to another fantastic Muse today... thank you JJ, for an absolutely wonderful time we had together!! Before we move on, we give you one more piece of art to be inspired with, and we hope you'll love doing so as much as we did! We can't wait to see where this cheerful card takes you :)


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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

JJ Bolton - April Muse



Anya Schrier - April Guest Designer



Clare Buswell



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Jeanne Jachna



Maureen Plut



Teneale Williams


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Now all you have to do is play with us!
Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC138), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose the authors of four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project.
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Winners

I have zero time today, so please accept my apologies for this super short post!

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Our winner for CSC136 is Tracey from In My Creative Opinion!!




An epitome of a clean & simple design, it's a striking and brilliant use of negative die cutting. Well done, Tracey!!
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Our Top 3 winners are:


Kailash @ her Flickr Photostream
Sophia @ Kimchi Kreativity
Vickie @  For the Love of all Things Stampin'

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Congratulations, everyone! Winners, feel free to grab your badges from the menu link under the blog header.

Join us tomorrow, for the last challenge with JJ!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A DT search challenge

For the current challenge, click HERE

Hello, CASE Study fans! We're interrupting out regular schedule, with a special DT search challenge!
If you "like' us on Facebook, you might remember us hinting on it, a couple of weeks ago... if not, why not become out FB follower as well and never miss a perk or two again!



We are looking into adding a few talented people to our Design Team (two is our aim but we reserve the right to modify the number, depending on the quality of submissions).
We're issuing a special challenge that will stay open until the end of the month. Here's what we ask you to do:

  1. Create a paper crafting project, inspired by your personal "Muse". Anyone in the crafting industry, whose work you look up to. Share both the inspiration piece and your interpretation, in your post.
  2. Try to pick a piece of artwork that pushes you out of your comfort zone, but at the same time we want to see your personal style shining through. In CASE Study we work with many styles, you have to be able to adapt yours to the challenge.
  3. Link up your entry below! The winners will be picked after the challenge ends and contacted shortly afterwards. Once we hear back from them, the announcement will be made here and on our FB page. Good luck!!
As a Design Team member, you will have to contribute to our weekly challenges, as well as comment on a portion of challenge entries. If you're socially active, we will also ask you to help promote CASE Study on FB/Twitter or elsewhere, whenever need be.
Now show us what you've got! :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #137

Hi there, ready for a new challenge? Today's card is a interactive gem by JJ, and we're sure many of you are familiar with it since it was a highly acclaimed submission to the last year's Gallery Idol! You can see how it works HERE. Feel free to challenge yourselves to an interactive card as well, or take anything else you please from this fabby design!


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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

JJ Bolton - April Muse



Anya Schrier - April Guest Designer



Clare Buswell



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Jeanne Jachna



Maureen Plut



Teneale Williams


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Now all you have to do is play with us!
Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC137), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose the authors of four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project.
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Winners

It's been another hard choice this week, but I made it! Whew... :)
You are incredible, thank you all for playing from the bottom of our crafty hearts!

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Our winner for CSC136 is Miriam from Sooner Rather Than Later!!




As if the wonderful mix of colours wasn't enough to make you smile, Miriam arranged them in the coolest arrow pattern that's both trendy and versatile! What a pretty, cheerful card and a way to rock the inspiration in such a creative way :)
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Our Top 3 winners are:


Michelle @ Pretty Periwinkles
Stephanie @ Sweet Steph
Larissa @  Larissa Heskett Designs

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Congratulations, everyone! Winners, feel free to grab your badges from the menu link under the blog header.

Tomorrow brings another stunner from JJ, please join us!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #136

Hi guys, ready for more from JJ?? We're serving you another die-cutting masterpiece and we dare you to try your hand at it! Take as little or as much from the design, experiment with bold colours or clever designs... let your creativity soar! We can't wait to see what you make of it :)


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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

JJ Bolton - April Muse



Anya Schrier - April Guest Designer



Clare Buswell



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Jeanne Jachna



Maureen Plut



Teneale Williams


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Now all you have to do is play with us!
Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC136), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose the authors of four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project.
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Winners!

Oh my gosh, such hard choices this week! We're stoked that so many of you tried the difficult technique of JJ's, and goodness me, did you make some beauties with it!! Thanks ever so much for being such a fabulous group of crafters, browsing the gallery was a pure indulgence :)

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Our winner for CSC135 is Tracey from In My Creative Opinion!!




Such a purdy, understated design! With the clean lines and plenty of white space, Tracey made sure that nothing takes our eye from the focal point, which is perfectly stamped and superbly arranged!
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Our Top 3 winners are:


Joyce @ her Flickr Photostream
Lin @ Sending Hugs
Sarah @  Sarah Stone Creations

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Congratulations, everyone! Winners, feel free to grab your badges from the menu link under the blog header.

Tomorrow brings another stunner from JJ, please join us!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #135

Woot woot! It's time to give a big welcome to our April Muse!! I know you're ready, we're ready too!! Prepare your dies and machines, for the queen of die-cutting -  JJ Bolton - is here! We're so happy to have you with us, JJ!
Here's a few words from her:


Hi everyone! I'm JJ Bolton and in addition to being a paper addict, I'm a wife, mom to twin teenage boys, and science nerd. I started paper crafting in 2011 when I bought my first digital cutter. That purchase led to card making, stamping, and manual die cutting! Now I can't stop:) I'm a big fan of clean and graphic cards and I love bold bright colors. My favorite tools are my Silhouette and Big Shot. I'm so honored to have been asked to participate over here at CASE Study!

...aaaand we're starting off with a classic "JJ card", jam packed with techniques and stunning to the boot.


 Also, please give a warm welcome to our Month-Long Guest Designer for April, Anya Schrier!!

We hope you won't get discouraged by the difficulty of the technique shown! You can visit the original post HERE, for the  detailed photos. Also, check out JJ's own tutorial HERE.
Remember, that you can take inspiration from any element of the card - see the DT samples below for some ideas :)

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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

JJ Bolton - April Muse



Anya Schrier - April Guest Designer



Clare Buswell



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Jeanne Jachna



Maureen Plut



Teneale Williams


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Now all you have to do is play with us!
Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC135), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose the authors of four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project.
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team