Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Week 217: CUTE


It's time for a new cue word and it's an aww-worthy one.  The gallery should be quite adorable this week!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

We're introducing a brand new sponsor who you're going to love, especially when you see the cuteness in their online store!  Please welcome Kitty Bee Designs!

Here in Hawaii, its all about living with Aloha. We are a small, up and coming clear stamp company here on the beautiful island of Oahu, in the middle of the sea. We enjoy seeing smiles and hearing giggles and hope our images add that extra "pick me up" feeling!

This week's winner will receive 1 (non-colored) digital stamp from the online store.

Be sure and join in their Aloha Friday Challenge (current theme is "Birthday") and check out their Facebook page!

Let's take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!  Many designs in the line up this week feature Kitty Bee Designs images!

Guest Designer:  Diana
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Keep the center of the card blank for an open CAS design.

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Keeping your design to one-third of the card preserves white space!

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Dark and light contrasting mats help to maintain a CAS layout!

cute thank you card
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Dimension adds interest to a CAS design.

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Black and white with a pop of colour =CAS

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White space doesn't have to be white in a CAS design.

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Washi tape is a fun way to add small amounts of pattern to a CAS design. 

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Use patterned papers to add a dash of color to an otherwise black and white card.

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Keep embellishments to a minimum on a CAS card.

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A pop of color creates a super clean and simple card.

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Selective coloring is very effective on a CAS design.


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A little bit of glitter can go a long way and be CAS. 

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Keep your colour scheme minimal for big impact in CAS design.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Week 216: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 

Deidre had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #216 and here is her selection:

Anna's wood veneer frame around her voodoo doll creates the perfect little window into her card!  Yes, it's an "inside-out" card! The monochromatic watercoloring with the wooden embellishments really pulls this card together.  Great job, especially heading into this season!

Congratulations, Anna!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #217!