Thursday, July 3, 2014

CASE Study Challenge #198

It's the first challenge of the month and you know what it means! Please help us give a warm welcome to our July Muse, Shari Carroll!!
It's such a pleasure. Well done everyone who guessed correctly from the sneak peek :)
Here's a few words from Shari.

I am the Creative Director/Product Manager for Simon Says Stamp. I am fortunate to have joined the Simon family in June of 2013 where I design stamps, stencils, dies and Flair all for sale in the Simon Says Stamp store.
I create monthly journal Art journal pages which are captured in full process/time laps video. I can be found on the Simon Says Stamp Blog every Tuesday with card inspiration and brand recognition and on the Simon You Tube channel where I create Quick Tip videos.
Previous to joining Simon Says Stamp, I was a designer for Hero Arts Rubber Stamps Inc for 24 years.

Also, three cheers for our Month Long Guest Designer! In fact, TWO of them! Amy Tsuruta and Tenia Nelson - big welcome, sweet girls!
It just keeps getting better, doesn't it? We can't wait to share all the awesomeness in store for this month. Starting with...

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

Shari Carroll - July Muse

Amy Tsuruta - July Guest Designer

Tenia Nelson - July Guest Designer

Amy Wanford (Aimes)

Jill Foster

Jeanne Jachna

Julia Stainton

Michelle Williams

 Silke Ledlow
(on a Summer break)

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. Wow! What inspiration! Shari as the muse has turned up the creativity to a whole other level!! Loving these creations xx

  2. Kudos getting Shari !! Whoo hoo!

  3. So exciting to see Shari as this month's Muse, and a woot woot for Amy and Tenia!
    Hoping to play along this month!

  4. YAY!! I adore Shari! Will have to play along of course! :)
    Stunning cards from the Team!!

  5. Awesome inspirations!!! Hope to play along!!

  6. The designers' cards are fabulous!! I love, love, love Shari's new card!

  7. it's SO AWESOME that you have Shari this month!!

  8. Wow - what a muse! What great cards.

  9. i saw the muse and amy t's gorgeous card and had to play! what a fun challenge!!! :)

  10. It's going to be a fun month! Welcome to the new Muse and GDs!
    Always love to see your different interpretations... really different from each other but all so inspiring.


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