Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Winners!

I'm sorry for a delayed post, I've been having major internet issues! In fact, it still acts wonky but none the less well enough to finish this post.
I could only browse through (most of) the posts but no luck commenting, the internet stops working when I try to do that and I have to restart the browser to bring it back in. Highly distressing!! I'm hoping to find the solution to the problem by tomorrow... wish me luck!
Anyway, please put our hands together to this week's winning artists!

Our winner for CSC54 is Betty from her Stamping To The Wright!!





This card is a definition of lusciousness, it's so vibrant it seems to be radiating its own light. On top of that, there's a perfect colouring and shading on the image panel, and the lovely accents like the lush embellished bow and the flourish frame, make it even more special. Thank you for sharing this beauty, Betty!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Jo @ We Don't Do Duvets
Laurie @ Soapbox Creations
Karen @ her 2 Peas gallery

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Thank you for having joined us in this very special month! We all had a blast and I'm already looking forward to doing it next year :) We're jumping right into our regular scheduling tomorrow, and with it comes a new talented Muse! I'll see you then ~

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sneaking a peek!

Looking for this week's challenge? Click here!

It's been so much fun to celebrate this month, but it's nearly time to get back to our regular schedule! We are introducing a brand new Muse (and another DT member) on the first day of September, and for now let's see a snippet of one of the Muse's fantastic creations...



Hands up who knows who this might be! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #54

We are closing the fun of our Anniversary month with a challenge that we're sure you will love!
This week we have no restrictions and no given inspiration. We ask you to do what you love most... pull out your favourite supplies and make something that says YOU!!

It's a "Signature Style" challenge!!

Show us what your style is... we can't wait to check out your beauties :)

This week we are sadly saying good-bye to our cherished DT member - Sue. We'd love you to stop by her blog and wish her all the best in her future endeavours!
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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:


Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Sue Kohler



Teneale Williams
(skipping this week)

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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 CSC54), 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 one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. 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, August 24, 2011

In with the winners!

It's been a truly amazing week, for all of us here but especially for me - I can't thank you enough for your participation! It really is a one-of-a-kind experience, to see so many different takes on my cards, I'm feeling so inspired! Before I grab a stamp and an inkpad, I would like to introduce you to our magnificent four...

Our winner for CSC53 is Jennifer from her Our Change Of Art!!





You will find not one, but four AMAZING cards in Jen's post (thank you so much for making my day, girl!!), but this one particularly made me swoon. I might be biased, but I think it's one of the coolest colour combos around. Also, I adore the black stitching and the striking florals. This card is simply perfection... congrats, Jen!!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Eli @ Cards By Eli
Michelle @ Stop and Stamp the Roses
Judith @ Jay Gee's Nook

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Tomorrow brings the last challenge within our Anniversary month, but I assure you that you'll LOVE it!! I hope that you'll have time to play yet again... we sure love it when you do :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #53

Hello and welcome to week 3 of our Anniversary month! As you noticed, we're doing things a little differently, and giving you a different CASEing opportunity each week.
I'd like to say that I was somewhat talked into this week's challenge, but I would be a liar if I said that I don't like the idea... this week we are all inspired by me! (Chupa)

Feel free to pop into my blog and choose whatever strikes your fancy, or scroll through the previous CASE Study challenges to find some of my creations there. I can't wait to see what you make!

As always, below you will find the inspiration from our DT gals. Click on their names to be taken to their blogs, where you'll be able to read upon the details of their inspired cards.

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


Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Sue Kohler



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 CSC53), 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 one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. 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, August 17, 2011

Our winners!

Thank you for joining us again this week, as we're continuing with our Anniversary celebrations!
The choice of cards to highlight was super hard, all of your entries were outstanding!!

Our winner for CSC52 is Samantha from her Flickr Photostream!!





I love this card's soothing color palette, the delicate floral paper paired with the newsprint, and the die-cut vintage seed packet. Add a beatuful floral and a luscious bow, and you've got a recipe for a stunning creation! Congrats Samantha, thank you for sharing this beauty with us :)

Our Top 3 winners are:



Anya @ Life Is What You Make It
Arlene @ Water Dots
Jennifer @ Our Change Of Art

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Tomorrow we're having a new fun challenge for you, let me say that this one is making me especially excited about! :)
Stay tuned...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #52

I hope you're all geared up for more festivities, as we're celebrating our first anniversary here at the CASE Study! After an amazing Blog Hop and a chance to CASE one of our Designers, we are asking you to be inspired by none else but... yourselves!

YES!!! This week we are CASEing YOU- our fabulous players. So browse through the previous galleries and pick the creation that speaks to you most - then create something based upon it and link it up at the end of this post for everyone to see!

As always, below you will find the inspiration from our DT gals. Click on their names to be taken to their blogs, where you'll be able to read upon the details of their inspired cards.

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

inspired by Maureen Plut



Andrea Ewen
inspired by Jinny Newlin



Clare Buswell
inspired by Karin (Peppermintpatty)



Cristina Kowalczyk
inspired by Jen Rzasa



Debby Hughes
inspired by Angeline Yong



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
inspired by Amy White



Jean Martin
(taking a few weeks break)

Julie Smith
inspired by Amy White



Sue Kohler
inspired by Therese Calvird



Teneale Williams
inspired by Tui Nathan



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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 CSC52), 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 one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. 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, August 10, 2011

Anniversary Blog Hop winners!!

Hello, inky friends!
I can honestly say that neither of us expected the last week's Blog Hop to be such a success! I lack for words to express my gratefulness for your wonderful support, and the joy of seeing the enhusiasm that you have for our challenges. I couln't wish for a better start to a new year of inspiration. Thank you SO much for being such a fabulous group of crafters!

I know that you all must be waiting impatiently for the anouncement of the prize winners, so I'll get to it first.
The Design Team gals, along with Nina Brackett who also kindly donated the prize, drew the random winners from the comments left under their Blog Hop posts. The lucky ladies are:

From Debby's blog: #101

From Clare's blog: #47

From Andrea's blog: #70

From Julie's blog: #53

From Cristina's blog: #42

From Sue's blog: #89

From Teneale's blog:
Linda R.

From Iwona's blog: #112

From Aimes' blog:

From Nina's blog:

Ladies, please contact the respective designers with your mail address, and they will hook you up with your goodies!

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Our winner for CSC51 is Anja from Scrappietoo!!



Notice how I don't have the photo up as usual? Well, it's because Anja didn't make just one creation for our challenge... she CASE'd all 10 of our Designers!! I couldn't honestly pick a favourite... They're all amazing to say at least!
I was so taken by her contribution, and the way she chose to show her appreciation for the talent that our DT ladies carry. Thank you so much, Anja! It's people like you that make this place special :)
You can check out Anja's gorgeous CASE Study cards here and here.

Our Top 3 winners are:



Arlene @ Water Dots
Maureen @ Buttons & Bling
Becky @ her SCS Gallery

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Thank you so much again, for the amazing week!
I hope that many new faces that we've seen appearing in our comments and this week's gallery, will translate into a group of our new players :)
Tomorrow we continue with the Anniversary festivities, and we're bringing you another fantastic challenge! Stay tuned ~

Thursday, August 4, 2011

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop!

CASE Study turns 1 today, and we wouldn't make it without your wonderful support! The Design Team would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your amazing contribution to our challenges and your kindest comments about our work. It's such a pleasure to run a blog that brings so much joy and inspiration to all of us!!

As a way to say thank you, we put together a Blog Hop, full of top-shelf inspiration from our Designers and our former Muses.
The theme of the Blog Hop is CASEing one of our DT Members. Fun, FUN!!



But wait... there's MORE!! As you hop along, you may just find a blog candy hidden along the way - not one, not two, but literally TONS :)
What you need to do to qualify for the prizes, is simply hop with us, and leave a comment at each stop. It couldn't be easier :)

We will draw our winners on Tuesday evening EST, from the comments on the blogs that offer prizes, and the names will be announced here on Wednesday!

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Below is the master list of participants - you can refer to it any time, if you happen to get lost.

Amy Wanford http://craftingconfessions.blogspot.com/

Andrea Ewen http://www.ewenstyle.com/

Barbara Anders http://barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com/

Cindy Lee http://mylilcraftycorner.blogspot.com/

Clare Buswell http://clare-buswell.blogspot.com/

Cristina Kowalczyk http://mypapersecret.blogspot.com/

Dawn Woleslagle http://stampawaywithme.blogspot.com/

Debby Hughes http://limedoodle.blogspot.com/

Eva Dobilas http://evafromca.blogspot.com/

Heather Pulvirenti http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com/

Iwona Palamountain http://ipalamountain.blogspot.com/

Jill Foster http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/

Julee Tilman http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/

Julie Smith http://paperandsuch.blogspot.com/

Lenet Mos http://scraplenet.blogspot.com/

Makiko Jones http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/

Mariana Grigsby http://marianagrigsby.wordpress.com/

Nina Brackett http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/

Sarah Martina Parker http://sarahmartina.com/blog/

Silke Ledlow http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/

Sue Kohler http://sue-myinnerreflection.blogspot.com/

Teneale Williams http://www.tenealewilliams.com.au/

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When you're finished hopping, we would love it if you took the time to play along as well!

Your inspiration this week would come from the work of any of our Designers - past or present.

You're not restricted to choose from the CASE Study samples - you're welcome to choose any card, as soon as it was made by our Teamie.
You can browse through the past challenges to find something you fancy, or simply refer to the links on the sidebar, to go to the Designers' blogs.

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), inspired by our DT member.
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC51), 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 one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. 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, August 3, 2011

Winners!

What a fabulous week, crafty peeps! We had a great number of participants... goodness knows you LOVED our July Muse as much as we did :)
We'd like to thank Dawn for being such a wonderful inspiration throughout the month.

Our winner for CSC50 is Maureen from Mama Mo Stamps!!





I love this leafy stamp, for one. But it's the lovely monochromatic scene that Maureen created and a perfect composition, that won me over! I also love the serene, organic look and a choice of the sentiment. The card is so versatile, that it would be perfect for a variety of occasions. Got to love that :)

Our Top 3 winners are:



Tui @ Stampin Time
Rosemary @ Hey There, Rosigrl!
Dawn @ her Flickr Photostream

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

That's all for now, but don't forget that tomorrow is...

CASE Study 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!



We're chiming in as usual, at midninght EST, with boatloads of inspiration and a bucketful of prizes!! Come one, come all - we hope you'll join us :)