Thursday, September 9, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #5

Happy Thursday, everyone!! Are you ready to jump-start another month of challenges with us??
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Makiko Jones for being our fabulous first Muse! Thanks Maki, you're such an inspiration to us! {MWAH}

Today we would like to introduce you to the super talented Muse for September. Ladies and gents, let's hear it for Mariana Grigsby!!

Here's what Mariana has to say in her own words:

I live in Northern Illinois with my husband and our two kids. I am originally from Mexico where I was raised and went to College. My mom introduced me to the craft world many years ago, but it wasn't until 2006 that I became addicted to it. I think I am very lucky to have a supportive husband who knows that I love crafting. I started blogging a year ago, just because I wanted to participate in challenges, and since then I have had a lot of fun. Currently I am a Design Team Member of Embellish Magazine, Lawn Fawn Stamps and Jane's Doodles, which motivate me everyday to keep myself creating.

Welcome, chickie - we're so glad to have you!!
Here's a card of Mariana that we chose to work with this week:

What a stunner, huh?! The colours jump right at you, and the embossing is such a stylish accent. We can't wait to see how this card inspires you!


Now it's time for some goodness from our fabulous Design Team:

Mariana Grigsby - September Muse

Andrea Ewen

Carole Kisch
(Carole prepared not one, but TWO creations for us!!)

Cindy Lee

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Lenet Mos

Sue Kohler

Teneale Williams

Catherine Pooler, this week's sponsor


This week's sponsor is Catherine Pooler, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator:

Catherine Pooler

Visit Catherine Pooler's website to be inspired daily. Be sure to sign up for her e-mail newsletter to get subscriber-only projects, tutorials and a sign up gift! You can shop her Online Store to get your Stampin' Up goodies delivered straight to your door!

Catherine is giving out a fab prize - One Free Month of Club InBox! Members get what no one else gets: exclusive videos and tutorials, teaching you techniques, seasonal projects, mini-albums, cards and more. All projects will be new and Catherine only shares them with club members!

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 CSC05), 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 the end of 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 one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor. In addition, the authors of the four most impressive creations will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


  1. Wow! Ladies, you all rock! This post if chock full of inspiration!

  2. Beautiful inspiration this week, just wonderful creations - hope to join in too.

  3. Thank you ladies, I am so happy and honored to be the Muse of this month!!!! I definitely loved what you have created! :)

  4. Oh this is a fab challenge. Mariana's card is great for finding all sorts of inspiration. Have done layout this time, maybe colours next time, embossing, flowers, butterflies ..... !!

  5. Such a beautiful card, I was mainly inspired by the simple and elegant Layout. So happy to be playing along for the first time and I am sure it won't be the last.

  6. Wow ~ what a gorgeous inspiration piece. Love the colors, the layout, everything!

  7. Awesomeness from the muse and the DT!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

  8. Beautiful! Won't make this week's, but hope to for the next round!

  9. Great inspiration from everyone! Thanks for the challenge.


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