Thursday, October 3, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #160

How is it October already?? I may not agree with the rapidly vanishing time, but one thing is for certain - I love introducing new Muses every new month! Today I've an immense pleasure to announce a party-maker extraordinaire and a big-hearted gal,  Elena Roussakis! YAY! Welcome, Elena :)

 Here's what Elena has to say:

I'm a 30-something mom of 3 young children, and happily married for the last decade to my best friend.  I got into stamping and cardmaking when I was pregnant for the second time, to fend off the naptime boredom that comes with being a stay-at-home mom.  It has been a growing love affair ever since.  When I'm not making cards, I'm probably creating party decorations - whether it be for a birthday or an impromptu celebration.  I love that our craft allows us to make the everyday heartfelt and special.

We thought that it would be a crime to reduce her mad skills to featuring cards only, and hence we're having a little twist to our October challenges. From her party ensembles to gift sets and dimensional projects, we'll be serving our inspiration as mood boards, from which you can take as much or as little as you want. The idea stays the same & we hope you'll have fun this month :)

Also, please give a warm welcome to our October Month-Long Guest Designer, Michelle Williams!!

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

Elena Roussakis - September Muse

Michelle Williams - October Guest Designer

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Jean Martin

Jeanne Jachna

Maureen Merritt

 Silke Ledlow

Tasnim Ahmed

Now all you have to do is play with us!
Here's the scoop:
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 to your blog or an online gallery, 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 (only valid on every second challenge of the month).
7. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


  1. Oh ... my ... word! I'm completely smitten and inspired by this gorgeous photo! Must play along this week :) Thanks for the amazing inspiration, Chupa!


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