Thursday, October 4, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #111

It's this time of the month, that we're saying our good-byes to our September Muse, Torico, and introduce another amazing designer to inspire us in October! Always a great pleasure to do so, the more that the lady in question is the incredibly talented Julia Stainton!! YEAH!! We're so glad to have you with us, Julia. Take it away!

Hi! I'm Julia Stainton and I'm thrilled to be the October Muse for the CASE study blog. I'm a busy stay-at-home mom with five children. My hubby and I have been married for 23 years this month and we live in Ontario Canada. I'm currently missing my daughter who is away at university and excited with all the wedding plans as my oldest son gets married early next year. Creating for me very much a part of who I am. I have loved crafting as a child and I always love having a few projects on the go. Paper crafting has been my longest running hobby as I started scrapbooking my family's memories about twelve years ago and am still at it. After the birth of my fourth child, time was limited so I turned to making cards and became fascinated with stamping techniques. Over the past six years I've been busy designing freelance in the industry and have been published in many magazines. I've also been thrilled to have the opportunities to design for many stamping and paper crafting design teams, to be a design team coordinator and to product to design for Cornish Heritage Farms and Lily Bee Design. My favorite way to jump start my creative time is with a challenge and I'm excited to be part of the October challenges here on the CASE Study challenge blog. My style ranges from clean and simple to shabby chic/vintage and I hope my designs will inspire you to try something new.

..and here's Julia's card that we're all given to be inspired with this week!

I'm also immensely pleased to announce, that our Guest Designer this month is Jeanne Jachna!!
Please give them both a big welcome, I'm sure they'll knock our socks off with their artwork :)

For the rest of our cherished players, remember that with a new month we're again on a lookout for the next month-long Guestie to join us in November, so I hope you'll play along at least once and let us know that you're interested, by putting "GD" next to your entry. As always, the chosen person will be contacted towards the end of the month.

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

Julia Stainton - October Muse

Jeanne Jachna - October Guest Designer

Christina MacLaren

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Jean Martin

Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams


We're pleased to share our fabulous sponsor for the whole month of of October (yay!), Freckled Fawn!!

Freckled Fawn is offering a $10 Gift Certificate for one lucky player this week.

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 CSC111), 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 the authors of 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. If you'd like to be considered for our next month-long Guest Designer, put "GD" next to your name when linking up your project.
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


  1. I forgot to put GD next to my name!!!

    Love all of your creations. You gals are always sooo inspiring.

  2. Wow a warm welcome to Julia and Jeanne, believe me a month is gone before you know it.

  3. LOVED The inspiration this week! Perfect timing~

  4. The inspiration card is gorgeous. I had fun creating along with you this week. Thanks so much!

  5. FAB inspiration & card to CASE really enjoyed taking part, bonus that Uniko Studio stamps were perfect too!


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