Thursday, December 29, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #71

A big, warm hello! We hope you enjoyed the Holiday break. They always seem to pass so quickly, at least to me... I think you're ready to kick off the last days of 2011, with the aid of some ink and paper... am I right?? :)
To help you turn your mojo into full gear, our December Muse Amy Sheffer has got this gorgeous card for this week's inspiration! This is the last week with Amy, and I'm sure she would appreciate it if you stopped by her blog and thanked her for this fabulous month :)



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Amy Sheffer (December Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
(taking a break)

Jean Martin



Julie Lacey
(taking a break)

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 CSC71), 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 authors of the 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. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winners!

Eek! I'm so sorry for the long delay in posting the winners... It's been very hard to browse through the entries with a highly unreliable and slow internet connection, but I managed to do so... whew!
Please accept my apologies for the lack of my comments as well, as it proved beyond my abilities in these circumstances, I will resume commenting once I'm back next week, and in the meantime my wonderful Teamies will make sure that they make it to your blogs and leave some love :)

Our winner for CSC70 is Sabrina from Aspiring to Creativity!!





I lve the wonderful texture on this card, the layout and the fabulous ribbon treatment. The pop of colour is just enough, like a cherry on top of a very yummy cake. Add to the recipe a meticulously cut out ornament stamp, and you're up for an irresistible treat :)
Congrats, Sabrina!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Cindy @ Stamps, Paper and Ink
Susie @ Inspired By Nature
Lorena @ Paperella Plays

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

See you again soon! xo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #70

Hello, inky friends! We present you today with our last challenge before Christmas. We're taking a break for the Holidays, and so this challenge will run for TWO WEEKS, so you'll have plenty of time to play along!
Below is the fabulous creation from our December Muse, Amy Sheffer... have fun with it!



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Amy Sheffer (December Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

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Jean Martin



Julie Lacey

(coming later)

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 CSC70), 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 authors of the 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. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winners!

Thank you for another week of pure fabulousness!! You surely know how to make the Holiday season even sweeter... I had a hell of a task, narrowing down your entries!!
Please join me to congratulate the artists behind these four beauties...

Our winner for CSC69 is Lin from Sending Hugs!!





Lin is also a regular here at CASE Study, and we always LOVE seeing her inspired creations! This week she contributed two beauties (make sure you'll check out another one of her gorgeous cards here), and this one simply stole my heart. There's something beautifully ethereal about vellum, and it gave this poinsettia an irresistible charm. Add some lovely embossing on pink shimmery paper, perfect die-cutting and feminine accents, and you get the winner of the card!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Christyne @ Stampin' With Sugar
Susie @ Inspired By Nature
Lisa @ My Little Creative Escape

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

As you know, we had a prize up for grabs this time, a $15 Gift Certificate to the CropStop online store. The random winner is...



...Amy White!! Congrats, Amy! Please contact me at iwona_estera@wp.pl

We're taking a much needed break for Christmas, and thus tomorrow's challenge will run for two weeks - until the 28th of December. We hope to have you playing along!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #69

Welcome to the second week with the fabulous Amy Sheffer!!
There's no better time to catch up on your Holiday creations, and so we present you with this gorgeous piece from Amy! We hope it inspires you as much as it did us :)



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Amy Sheffer (December Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Lacey



Maureen Plut



Teneale Williams





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T'is the time for giving, and so we are having a sponsored challenge this week!! One lucky player, chosen randomly from the challenge entries, will be able to go for a Christmas shopping spree! The prize is a $15 Gift Certificate to the CropStop online store.

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Here's a bit more about the store:

If you’re passionate about paper-crafting whether it be scrapbooking your memories, making cards or altered art, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders, inks, stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages™ to keep everything organized. Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy™.
In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you.

Message Board - come and meet like minded paper-crafters.
Blog - we have prizes and giveaways every week.
Gallery - lots of inspiration from all over the world.
YouTube - demonstrations, how-to’s, projects and much more.
FaceBook page - be the first to know of new arrivals in the store.
Twitter - we always find something worth Twittering!

CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Call or come visit us at www.CropStop.com and see what’s new in the world of paper-crafting.

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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 CSC69), 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 authors of the 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. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

And the winners are...

Happy Wednesday, folks! I knew you're going to love the inspiration from our new Muse! We are so happy that so many of you chose to participate in the last challenge, despite the busy Holiday season! We are truly blessed to have you :)
Please join me in congratulating the authors of these amazing entries!

Our winner for CSC68 is Christyne from Stampin' With Sugar!!





I love how this card channels Amy's style, with the intricate die cuts, beautiful papers and a touch of black. I found it hard to resist that butterfly, too. Who wouldn't?? It's such a stunning card all round :) Thank you for sharing with us, Christyne!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Brandi @ Yankee Belle Stamper
Kelly @ Creating Chaos
Crealotte @ Crealotte

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

We hope to see this many wonderful cards amongst the next challenge entries! Tomorrow brings a beautiful, wintry inspiration from Amy, and a bunch of top-shelf inspired creations from our Teamies... won't you join us? :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #68

Welcome December!! My, where did this time go??!
We're starting off in a truly festive style, in this most beautiful time of the year... this is a humongous post and full of exciting stuff, so sit back and relax, as we give you some top-shelf inspiration, and introduce a couple of new faces to the Team!!

First of all, it's my utter pleasure, to welcome a new member to our fabulous group... the one and only Maureen Plut!!
Moe has been a regular at CASE Study, and with her out-of-this-world artwork, we thought it would be only fitting, to have her with us permanently :)



Here's a few words from Moe...

I'm a St. Patrick's Day baby with a passion for card making. When I'm not creating, I'm a Grade 2 teacher, new wife to Tony (4 years) and a proud mom to Jake, my 23 year old, who is off at university completing his Engineering degree. AND {fingers crossed} I will be moving into a brand new home this week that my husband and I started building in April.

You can see more of Moe, at her blog: Buttons and Bling. Welcome to the Team, girlie!!

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We also get to introduce a new Muse in our ranks, as you know... and boy, are we all up for a treat!! I must admit that I saved this amazing lady for a special occasion, haha!
Ladies and gents, let's put your hands together for the amazingly talented Amy Sheffer!!



A little bit about Amy:

HI everyone! What an honor to be this month's guest muse! Thank you to Chupa and the DT for this fabulous opportunity! I live in Northern Virginia at the far outskirts of Washington, DC, with my husband (just celebrated our 18th anniversary last month) and our three awesome children. I've dabbled in various artsy and crafty pursuits pretty much my whole life. When I was introduced to stamping and cardmaking several years back, it was a perfect fit and I haven't stopped since. In addition to papercrafting, I enjoy photography, playing the piano, and, lately, DIY home decorating. I'm super excited to be here this month and am looking forward to seeing all of your challenge creations!

You can find Amy at her blog, Pickled Paper Designs. We're thrilled to have her!!

Here's the first, fabulous piece of inspiration, from our December Muse... Enjoy!



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Amy Sheffer (December Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Lacey



Maureen Plut



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 CSC68), 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 authors of the 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. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team