Sunday, 15 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Reminder

There's still time to play!



April Rubber Bands Videos:
Rubber Band Technique by Loll Thompson (7:40)
Rubber Band Technique by The Serene Stamper (9:30)
Stampin' Up Rubber Band Technique by Crafty Hippy (6:43)   


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


(Guest Designer)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, and Die-cutting


Julia
(host)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, Stenciling


Alcohol Inks, Acetate, Smooshing, Die-cutting, Rubber Band Technique,
Heat Embossing, Stamping


Bonnie
Using Rubber Band Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging (Emboss Resist), Stamping and Die Cuts


Rubber Band Brayering + Stamping + Acrylic Block Stamping with DI's and Die Cuts.


Joanna
Rubber Band, Masking, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Die-Cuts and Stamping


Mac
Rubber Band, Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing and Water Colours


The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.




Sunday, 1 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

 Welcome to the April CAS Mix Up Challenge!
And Happy Easter to everyone that is celebrating today.

Check out the Top Picks from March's Acetate challenge HERE, including
Jenny & Ina --- our 2nd Birthday Celebration winner's of $25 gift certificate
for Simon Says Stamp.


  I'm excited to be hosting the challenge this month and can't wait to see the cards you create!
This month I'd like you to use the Rubber Band Technique.
I had never heard of this technique, but several of the Design Team have and perhaps you have as well.

Basically, you wrap different sizes of elastic bands around acrylic blocks or brayers.  Then you ink them up, or color them with markers, spritz with water and press or roll the bands onto a panel.  Or you can ink them with Versamark and emboss the design.
Check out all of the Design Team's creations below for some inspiration.

We have several videos linked below to help you visualize the process if you are not familiar with it.
Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!

We also extend a hearty welcome to Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) - our very talented Guest Designer for April!


April Rubber Bands Videos:
Rubber Band Technique by Loll Thompson (7:40)
Rubber Band Technique by The Serene Stamper (9:30)
Stampin' Up Rubber Band Technique by Crafty Hippy (6:43)   


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Hideko
(Guest Designer)
Using Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Die Cutting


Julia
(host)
Rubber Band Technique, water coloring, stamping, twine, Wink of Stella


Loll
Rubber Band Technique, Heat Embossing, Die-cutting, Sponging, Stamping


Bonnie
Using Rubber Band Stamping, Inking with Markers, Stamping, Watercolor and Die Cuts


Nancy
Rubber Band Heat Embossing Technique + Stamping + Die Cuts


Joanna
Rubber Band, Die Cutting, Monoprinting, Stamping


Mac

The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.





Wednesday, 28 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March's Monthly Picks

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Acetate Challenge.
We all had so much fun playing with Acetate too.  We loved seeing the great variety
of styles and techniques in the cards you made.
Thanks so much for sharing in the fun with us as we celebrated our 2nd birthday!


Our Top Pick for March
Jenny Martin
Jenny produced a fabulous card, incorporating two techniques into her acetate (alcohol ink and dry embossing), framing it and adding a beautiful dragonfly and a great sentiment.  Above all, her colour combination is stunning!

Congratulations, Jenny
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.
We will contact you shortly about your $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp as our
Top Pick for our 2nd Birthday Celebration!


And more Outstanding Designs


Congratulations to Sue, Maura, Birgit, Jenny, Marcia, Viv, and Lindsey!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


* * * * *

As part of our 1st Birthday celebration, we did a random draw for a
$25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

True Random Number Generator  8Powered by RANDOM.ORG
The winner of the random draw is Ina!
Congrats Ina!
We will contact you shortly with your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!

April's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on April 1st!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March Reminder

It's already the middle of March (time is flying!) and I'm back to remind you that you only have until March 24th to link up a card using acetate.  Thank you for all the great entries so far!

There's still time to play!


And this is an especially good month to enter a card as CAS Mix Up is celebrating its second birthday and there are prizes to be won!


Prizes
$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for challenge Winner
&
$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow the challenge rules to be eligible for prizes)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Video Tutorials:
    Winter Window Techniques by Jennifer McGuire (14:13)
    Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques by Loll Thompson (10:24 - go to 7:25 for the acetate technique)
    Awesome Circle Shaker Card Tips by Kristina Werner (6:51) 
    Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts with Catherine Pooler (7:30)
    Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Kerrie (6:24) 
    How to Heat Emboss on Acetate by Justine Hovey (6:21)
    4 Ways: Clear Card Elements by Jennifer McGuire (22:41 - a bit long but it does have 4 techniques)
    If you don't want to watch Jennifer McGuire's long video, go to her post  "4 Ways: Clear Card Elements" (it sums up the ideas in the video)

    * * * * *
    Now on to our mid-month inspiration!

    (Guest Designer)

    Stamping, Acetate, Die Cutting, Embossing, Alcohol Inks and Watercolour.

    (host)

    Stamping, Heat Embossing, Colouring with Glitter on Acetate, and Die Cutting.

    Loll

    Acetate stenciled with Embossing Paste, Embossing Powder, Watercoloured Tissue Paper, Stamping


    Stamping, Acetate, Alcohol Inks, Tissue Paper, Foil and Die Cuts


    Acetate, Alcohol Ink & Tissue Paper, Stamping and Die Cuts.

    Julia

    Heat Embossing and Alcohol Inks on Acetate, Stamping, Die Cuts, Half Pearls.


    Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing


    Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Stencil.


    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on (month) 28th.






    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    CAS Mix Up March Challenge


    Announcements!!

      Susan here, hosting CAS Mix Up for the month of March.  Before we start, I want to let you know that this is my last month at CMU.  I am moving over to the Design Team at Loll and Bonnie's wonderful new CAS Christmas Card Challenge that starts in two days.  I've loved being on CAS Mix Up and am sorry to leave, but Christmas cards are my first love!


    The good news is that my place on CAS Mix Up will be taken over by the incredibly talented Mac Mable (The Sweetest of Peas).  You will love her creations!  Please welcome Mac as she is joining the team this month.


    We are also celebrating a birthday!!

    CAS Mix Up is Two!
    Come join our challenge and help us celebrate!

    Prizes
    $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for challenge Winner
    &
    $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
    (must follow the challenge rules to be eligible for prizes)

    * * * * *

    We had some fabulous entries for the February "Felt, Cork, or Canvas" CMU challenge.
    See the Top Pick by Hideko and all of the Outstanding Entries here.

    Now on to CAS Mix Up for March.


    March Video Tutorials:
    Winter Window Techniques by Jennifer McGuire (14:13)
    Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques by Loll Thompson (10:24 - go to 7:25 for the acetate technique)
    Awesome Circle Shaker Card Tips by Kristina Werner (6:51) 
    Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts with Catherine Pooler (7:30)
    Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Kerrie (6:24) 
    How to Heat Emboss on Acetate by Justine Hovey (6:21)
    4 Ways: Clear Card Elements by Jennifer McGuire (22:41 - a bit long but it does have 4 techniques)
    If you don't want to watch Jennifer McGuire's long video, go to her post  "4 Ways: Clear Card Elements" (it sums up the ideas in the video)

    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)
    She won the January Plastic Wrap Challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Cathy
    (Guest Designer)

    Using Stamping, Acetate, Alcohol Ink and Die Cutting

    Susan
    (Host)

    Using Acetate, Alcohol Inks, Tissue Paper, Stamping and Heat Embossing

    Loll

    Using Acetate, Alcohol Ink, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Vellum, Stamping and Heat Embossing

    Bonnie

    Using Stamping, Acetate, Heat Embossing, Watercolor and Die Cuts

    Nancy

    Using Acetate, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts and Shaker

    Julia

    Using Dry Embossing on Acetate, Stamping, Markers and Die Cut

    Joanna

    Using Acetate, Die Cutting, Alcohol Inks and Stamping

    Mac

    Using Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, and Die Cutting


    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on March 28th.





    Wednesday, 28 February 2018

    CAS Mix Up February's Monthly Picks

    We all had so much fun playing with Felt, Cork OR Canvas!  We loved seeing your work with these different materials.  Thanks so much for sharing in the fun with us.

    Our Top Pick for February
    Hideko's classy layered cork leaves all in natural tones, including the vanilla card base leaves this elegant CAS design simply SPECTACULAR!!

    Congratulations, Hideko
    Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.




    And more Outstanding Designs

    Congratulations to Robyn, Christine, Birgit, Jenny, Mac, Hideko,
    Cathy, Sonja, and Ina
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



    March's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on March 1st!



    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    CAS Mix Up February Reminder




    * * * * *

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    A new challenge is starting
    begins March 3rd

    Please check out the challenge blog now by clicking HERE.
    Then come back on March 3rd to join us for our
    first challenge.

    See you soon!

    * * * * *


    There's still time to play!!!
    The February challenge is (Felt, Cork OR Canvas) + Stamping + your choice.



    February Felt, Cork or Canvas Videos:
    Die Cutting and Heat Embossing on Felt: 5:11 by Bearydo Paperie
    Letterpress Cork: 7:04 by Carissa Wiley
    Die Cutting Cork: 4:46 by Kimberly Crawford
    Cork Embellisments: 5:28 by Ashley Laura

    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    (Guest Designer)
    Using stamping, die cutting, cork and felt


    Joanna
    (host)
    Stamping, Die-cutting, Watercoloring, Cork and Canvas


    Loll
    Felt, Die-cutting, Stamping, and Splattering


    Bonnie
    Using stamping, canvas, watercolor and die cuts


    Using Stamping,  Canvas Frame, Alcohol ink on foil and Dry EB.


    Susan
    Cork and canvas, stamping, watercolouring, splattering, and die cutting.


    Julia
    Using cork and felt with dies, stamping and die cuts of paper.


    The challenge is open until February 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on February 28th.