Thursday, September 30, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #8

Happy Thursday, crafty peeps!! Are you ready for another fabulous inspiration from Mariana Grigsby??
Sadly, it's her last week with us, but my oh my, haven't we all enjoyed her artwork tremendously?! Thanks so much for being our Muse, Mariana!

Here's this week's card:



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

Mariana Grigsby - September Muse






Andrea Ewen



Carole Kisch



Cindy Lee



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Lenet Mos



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams



Catherine Pooler, this week's sponsor



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This week's sponsor is again, Catherine Pooler, a 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!



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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 CSC08), 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


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winners!!!

Before I get to the merit, let me extend our biggest thanks to all of you, who participated in our last challenge! We had whopping 37 amazing entries, and we also hit 150 followers - wahoo!!!
I for one, couldn't be more happy that our little challenge blog is giving you so much inspiration & fun! We certainly will do our best so that it stays that way, so that you keep coming for more :)

It was extra hard for me to choose the winners this time, the gallery was brimming with talent! After a long battle with myself and the strong need to pick more than four cards, I finally settled down for these beauties...

Our winner for CSC07 is Renée from Joie De Vivre House!!





This card is perfect in every detail! I love how Renée's inspiration drifted towards shabby chic, yet it's clearly visible how she was inspired. There's background stamping, a bird instead of a butterfly and a vertical panel, and all together creates an unique and ga-ga gorgeous card :) Congratulations, Renée!

And here are our Top 3 winners:



Debby @ Lime Doodle
Nance @ Canopy Crafts
Amy @ Stamp n' Paradise

Congrats, ladies - what a fabulous eye candy!
I hope you'll take time to visit their blogs and leave them some love - you won't be disappointed!!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Now, for the winner of the $10 gift certificate from PixiePetals...

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Cathleen, it's you chickie :) Congrats!! Please email AesaLina at pixiepetalsvintage(at)gmail(dot)com, to redeem your coupon!

I hope you'll join us again tomorrow! It's going to be Mariana's last week with us, so let's make it extra special! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #7

Hello and happy Thursday to you! I hope that you had a fabulous week so far, and that you'll want to spice it up a bit, by playing this wek's challenge :)
I know you're going to LOVE this card of Mariana Grigsby, our September Muse, that I chose for us. It's nothing short of spectacular!

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You've got endless possibilities with being inspired by this card! Obviously, you can use a butterfly on your project (like most of us did!), but there's also a stunning colour combo, in-tone embossing, layout, colouring with Copics... the choice is yours!

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

Mariana Grigsby - September Muse

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Andrea Ewen

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Carole Kisch

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Cindy Lee

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Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

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Lenet Mos

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Sue Kohler

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Teneale Williams

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This week's sponsor is again, AesaLina from Pixie Petals on Etsy!!
AesaLina is offering a $10 gift certificate to her shop. How cool, eh? :)

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Won't you take your chance and play along?!

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 CSC07), 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


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And the winners are...

Hello, friends :)
Thank you for another fabulous week. We are amazed by your creativity, and thankful for your support... you're making CASE Study a success and we wouldn't go anywhere without you!

Our winner for CSC06 is Yvonne from Do More With Less!!



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This card is fabulously soft & sweet, with a romantic feel. On, and that doily & lace mix is both trendy and irresistible... *happy sigh* Congratulations, Yvonne!

And here are our Top 3 winners:



Linda @ The Funkie Junkie
Cathleen @ her SCS gallery
Jean @ Stampin' Scrapper

Congrats, ladies - you did an outstanding job this week!
I hope you'll take time to visit their blogs and leave them some love, for they truly deserve it!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly!

Now, for the winner of the $10 gift certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon...

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Jani, you know who you are :) Congrats!! Please email Bonnie at reasonableribbon(at)warwick(dot)net, and she'll give you details on how to redeem your prize :)

I hope you'll join us again tomorrow! I tell you what, you don't want to miss that inspiration card... :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #6

Hello, crafty peeps!! I'm so glad to see you checking out our new challenge! Will you play with us?
Today marks the second week of Mariana Grigsby being our fabulous Muse. I hope you enjoyed her first inspiration piece! Judging by the number of participants, and the comments that you left on your blogs, it was a good one :)
Here's another card of Mariana, that we will be working with this time around:



We love this one! It's so beautiful in its simplicity, and the colouring is outta this world :) We hope you'll have fun with it!

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

Mariana Grigsby - September Muse






Andrea Ewen



Carole Kisch



Cindy Lee



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Lenet Mos



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams



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This week's sponsor is again, Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

I Love RRR

The team had the pleasure to work with the sponsor's products again. Thanks, Bonnie! {mwah}
Bonnie is generously giving a $10 certificate to her store, for one lucky participant.

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Won't you take your chance and play along?!

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 CSC06), 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


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We've got the winners!

Hello, and good day to you!
I'm being a very busy chick today, so let's make it short and sweet, shall we?
Here are the fabulous winners of our last challenge...

Our winner for CSC05 is Debbie from Scrappin' My Heart Out!!





Debbie took what's best from the inspiration piece, and I wouldn't have it any other way. This card is such a stunner, and what a perfect execution! Congratulations, Debbie!

And here are our Top 3 winners:



Diane @ Peaceful Lane
Christina @ Sea Glass & Sentiments
Debby @ Lime Doodle

Congrats, ladies - you did an absolutely amazing job this week!
I hope you'll take time to visit their blogs and leave them some love, for they truly deserve it!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly!

Now, for the winner of the stamp set from Catherine Pooler, an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator...



Tenia, it's you!! Congrats, girl!! Please email Catherine at Catherine(at)CatherinePooler(dot)com, to and she'll give you details on how to redeem your fab prize :)

I hope you'll join us again tomorrow, for another ultra stylish card from our September Muse! Until then...

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!

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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



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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!



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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 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