Thursday, April 5, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #85

It's that time again, that we're introducing a new talented artist as our Muse! How exciting!!
This month, we are going to be inspired by none else, but the wonderful Laurie Schmidlin!!
Laurie can handle a broad variety of styles with equal talent, and whatever she touches turns into gold. We're so happy to have her on board!

Here's a word from our Muse...

Hi, my name is Laurie Schmidlin. I live in Southwest Montana on a cattle ranch with my husband and four children. When I'm not busy running our kids around or helping my husband out on the ranch, you will most likely find me locked away in my stamp room! Since discovering stamping 14 years ago, I not only have found a passion for paper crafts but have developed many close friendships along the way! I love to stamp, but even more I love sharing my creations with others! Nothing says "I care" like handmade card!

We're giving your creativity a jumpstart this week, with this awesome creation... ready, set, go!!


Laurie Schmidlin (April Muse)

Christina MacLaren

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Jean Martin

Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams
(taking a couple of weeks off)

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 CSC85), 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


  1. LOL! I THOUGHT it was Laurie when you gave the sneak peek but, I was TOO shy to guess! What a FABULOUS muse and GORGEOUS samples from the DT!


  2. Awesome inspiration piece and DT samples! The wheels are turning...

  3. Yay Laurie!! I love her work!! I don't know how well I can CASE her!!

  4. Laurie Schmidlin's vintage typewriter card influenced the theme of the 3 different cards I designed today. Blessings!

  5. Laurie is the perfect muse! LOVE all the DT creations--thanks for the fun challenge! :)

  6. Thanks for a lovely inspiration piece - I hope I did it a bit of justice at least.


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