Thursday, January 9, 2014

CASE Study Challenge #173

Welcome to our first challenge of 2014! We hope you had a fabulous Christmas break and that the New Year started off with lots of blessings :) We're excited to share the fun and inspiration with you, for yet another 12 amazing months!
We'd like to welcome another Muse to our Pantheon today, Donna Mikasa from Three Umbrellas! Welcome, Donna! We're thrilled to have you :)

Aloha! I’m Donna Mikasa and my blog is three umbrellas. I live in the 50th state with my husband who supports my love of stamping and we have two grown daughters. I am thrilled to be this month’s Muse (Thank you, Chupa!) and I look forward to seeing how my cards are studied and CASE’d.

Here's an amazing card by Donna that we're inspired by today:
Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

Donna Mikasa - January Muse

Erin Thiem - January Guest Designer

Clare Buswell

Debby Hughes

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

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!


  1. Donna creates CAS beauties like no other! I am so happy to see her feature as the January Muse! Congrats, Donna!

  2. Fantastic to see Donna as the January Muse! Love her work!!

  3. Fabulous choice of Muse - Donna is amazing!!

  4. Still pinching myself that I'm here! Your DT is simply amazing and I love their interpretations--I knew I would!

  5. FABULOUS to have Donna along for a play!!!!! Stunning inspiration from the DT too :)

  6. Ah, I knew I'd seen that card somewhere before! Congrats, Donna!

  7. What lovely cards! Love the "Thanks" inspiration card - so unique! Robin

  8. Donna so happy to see you here! Wonderful inspiration ... my 25th wedding card I made for my husband 2 days ago would have been a perfect fit, but too early for the challenge.

  9. congrats to Donna and Erin! Awesome work all the inspiration!

  10. What beautiful samples this week (well, they are awesome every week), but today had my jaw dropping!

  11. So excited to playing along as a guest, thanks Chupa!

  12. I love Donna's card...perfectly brilliant. the DT's really stepped up to the plate.

  13. Oh! Good to see Donna Mikasa as January Muse. I remember seeing some jaw dropper cards from her... I'll do my best to join in every week.
    Once again gorgeous inspiration samples, it's always a pleasure to play along.

  14. Beautiful DT inspirational cards! Lovely sketch - thank you! Happy to play along this week :)


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