Monday, February 28, 2011

Sneaky peek...

To play with our current challenge, please scroll down or click here. Thanks!

Well, it's that time of the month again, that we get to give you a little hint about who our next Muse is... You will meet her on Thursday, and here's the snippet of one of her cards...



Ready... steady...guess away!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #28

Happy Thursday, CASE Study fans!! It was an AMAZING experience to see how many of you greeted us with the jaw-dropping gorgeous and inspiring creations last week. We certainly didn't expect such a large attendance! We noticed that many of our players discovered our blog through the combined challenge, and I'm sincerely hoping that you're here to stay :)

Now, let's focus on this week's challenge, shall we? We are sad to say that it's the last week with Eva as our February Muse... I can't believe it's that time already, the time flew by so quickly!
We are going to miss her fabulous inspiration here at SC, so so much...
Here's Eva's DIVINE card for this week:



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

Eva Dobilas - February Muse






Andrea Ewen



Cristina Kowalczyk



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Lenet Mos



Melyssa Connolly



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams



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This week's returning sponsor is The Stamping Boutique!!



I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique.
My team and I are very happy to sponsor Case Study. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as,
their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

Store: http://thestampingboutique.com/
Challenge Blog: http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/

The Stamping Boutique is generously offering 3 digis of winner's choice from the store!!
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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 CSC28), 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, February 23, 2011

WOWIE!!! The winners are here!

HOLY GOODNESS!! What an AMAZING response we had in the last week! I seriously could not believe my eyes, you gyus made us so happy!! I never had so much work choosing the winners ... I wanted to take time to check out your outstanding work, and thank each one of you for your support for both CASE Study and The Play Date Cafe challenges.

Our "Combined Grind" event proved to be an excellent idea, and me thinks that we should consider doing something special like this more often :)
I would like to thank the amazing ladies from The Play Date Cafe, for joining in for our special challenge! Without their help and talent, this wouldn't be such a success. Didn't we all have a blast??!

I know that you're waiting impatiently to find out who the winners are, so without further ado, let me introduce you to these talented ladies...


Our winner for CSC27 is Amy from Devlinwhite Designs!!





I gasped when I first saw these watercoloured flowers... the softness of the petals, paired with the luscious bow, pearls and polka dots, makes my heart beat faster! Isn't this card AMAZING??
Congratulations, Amy! You did an outstanding job with both the colours and inspiration!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Emily @ My Little Slice Of Bliss
Anya @ Life Is What You Make It
Colleen @ Dietrich Designs

Because there were so many outstanding entries this week, I would also like to give a shout-out to these talented ladies: Tesa, Benzi, Nicky & Therese.

Congratulations, ladies!
I hope you'll take time to visit their blogs and leave them some love :)
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly!

Now let's find out who the lucky winners of our prizes are!

The winner of a Granny's Jewelry art stamp set, and Delicious Dots art stencil from Layers Of Color is...



Congrats Linda, that's you!! Please write Laura Campbell at laura(at)layersofcolor(dot)com, with your address details, and she'll send your goodies right out to you :)

And the winner of the "Combined Grind" prize - five background stamps from Ippity, chosen from all participants that met the requirements of both CASE Study and THe Play Date Cafe challenges is...



Congratulations Erin!! Please contact Julie Ranae at julieranae@hotmail.com with your snail mail address!

Please join us for another challenge, that starts in just a few minutes :) Thank you all once again, for making this week so very special. You rock!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #27

Hello, CASE Study fans! Welcome to the very special challenge and event, that we are eager to share with you.
This week we paired up with The Play Date Cafe challenge blog, for an exciting combined challenge!!!



There is a TON of inspiration from our fabulous DT and Guesties, and some amazing prizes! Make sure you read upon all the details in this post, to find out what you need to do to be eligible for all of them :)
As usually, we are having an inspiration card from our February Muse - Eva Dobilas, but this time we are focusing on the trio of colours, chosen from the card, that also make the color story for the challenge at The Play Date Cafe.



You can of course follow the inspiration in any way you want, but if you include the colours from the image: black, red and green, you will be in the running for a special extra prize from Ippity!!! If you do play both challenges, you'll need to link up your creation here, as well as in The Play Date Cafe blog.
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This week we are joined by some fabulous Guest Designers, to give your creativity a perfect kick :)
First up, please give a warm welcome to the AMAZING Julie Ranae, the owner and DT member of The Play Date Cafe challenge blog!




We are also excited to welcome three members of the Layers Of Color Design Team! Layers Of Color is our generous sponsor this week.










Lastly, here's what our fabby CASE Study DT, along with our February Muse, cooked up for you...

Eva Dobilas - February Muse






Andrea Ewen



Cristina Kowalczyk



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith





Lenet Mos



Melyssa Connolly



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams



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This week our players have THREE chances to win. Both CASE Study and The Play Date Cafe are having their respective prizes, and there's one GRAND prize for those who choose to follow our inspiration along with the PDCC colours!!
The CASE Study sponsor for this week is Layers Of Color art stamps!

Layers of Color – An online boutique where stampers can find unique stamp products and be inspired by fresh out-of-the-box ideas.

Layers of Color is one of the most creative new stamp companies in the craft market! They specialize in unique, high quality clear art stamp sets, red rubber cling art stamps and art stencils made in USA. All their art stamps are illustrated by Laura Kirste Campbell and Nina Brackett and have a distinctively artsy and vintage style, perfect for scrapbooking, card making, mixed media and many other stamping and stenciling arts. Layers of Color has been chosen as a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company and offers creative stamps that coordinate with Spellbinders Nestibilities dies.

Inspiration overflows at Layers of Color with thousands of projects, in a large variety of styles. Become one of the colorful followers of Layers of Color: Boutique, Blog, Art Galleries, Facebook, Flickr, and Design Team Blogs, (Diana, Janice, Jennie, Jessica, Laura, Linda, Melisa, Nina) . Discover how you can make your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!

You're invited to Layers of Color blog hop,

Cake Decorating Party!

February 23rd

Join us for this SWEET event!

The prize - Layers Of Color is providing one Granny's Jewelry art stamp set, and one Delicious Dots art stencil to a lucky winner. The winner will be chosen randomly from all CS challenge participants.



The GRAND prize is provided by Ippity Stamps, and anyone who plays BOTH CASE Study and Play Date Cafe challenges, is eligible to win! All you need to do is link up your beautiful creation in both places, and we'll draw the winner randomly next Wednesday.
The prize if these FIVE gorgeous background stamps - how COOL, huh??



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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 CSC27), 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 12.01 AM EST 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 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, February 16, 2011

Our winners!

Thank you so much for giving us so much eye candy to look at, yet again you made the gallery shine with all kinds of prettiness! I love it that you had so many different takes on our inspiration, and by doing so, you reinforce our motto that anyone can be inspired, regardless of style. Here are this week's picks!

Our winner for CSC26 is Monika from M.A.D. Stamper!!





I love the simple elegance of it, the embossing, distressing and the lovely touch of lace doily under the pearl. This card is simply stunning! Thank you for sharing your beauty with us, Monika!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Tobi @ Tobi's Place
Lin @ Sending Hugs
E.T @ Vibgyor Krafts

Congratulations, ladies!
I hope you'll take time to visit their blogs and leave them some love :)
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly!

And the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to Whimsie Doodles online store is...



Congrats Melissa, that's you!! Please shoot an email to Alicia at aekermans(at)comcast(dot)net, and she'll give you the details on how to redeem your prize :)

Tomorrow is a BIG day - we're launching a very special challenge! You surely don't want to miss that... I'll see you then!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #26

Welcome to the new exciting week here at CASE Study!
Before we get to the merit, let me share a little secret... let me just say that you don't want to miss the next week! We are having a super special challenge, with extra special prizes too!!
I can't give you the details just yet, otherwise there would be no surprise, but please DO mark your calendars for the 17th- it will be fun fun FUN!
The card from our dear February Muse - Eva Dobilas, can be found below... do you like it as much as we do??



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

Eva Dobilas - February Muse





Andrea Ewen



Cristina Kowalczyk



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Lenet Mos



Melyssa Connolly



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams



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This week's sponsor is Whimsie Doodles!
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Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge!
In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, were we also post weekly challenges and tutorials.

A special offer for CASE Study Fans - use the discount code CASE10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today.

The prize - Whimsie Doodles is providing the winner with a $10 Gift Certificate to Whimsie Doodles' online store.

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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 CSC26), 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