Thursday, June 17, 2010

CAS Challenge cards...week 1

These are the cards I posted for my first week on the CAS design team on SCS. The challenge was to make a card with the greeting/saying/verse as the focal point.
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Click here for a list of supplies.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Altered PTI tote bag

A few weeks ago I placed an order with PTI and with the stamps and paper, I ordered one of their tote bags. Knowing that I am a tote bag fanatic and that I am a quilter, I just couldn't leave that tote bag the way that it was!

So I began the search for a coordinating fabric. My stash would yield nothing that matched that pink. It is a difficult color to coordinate with. So off to the store. Lots and lots of pinks...nothing matching. Then I started on other colors that have pink in it and found a really cute brown/hot pink/pink/white print which even fits with the Papertrey style.

Now this was not the most economical project! The bag was just $2. Add $4.50 for fabric, $2 for piping, and 5 hours of my time...but the results are great!
So, what do you think?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Splitcoast CAS Design Team competition

The past couple weeks or so have been taken up by focusing on the Clean and Simple Design Team competition for the summer season. The theme was a trip to the amusement part and I wanted to share my entries with you.

Challenge 1: You are walking into the amusement park and meet the photographer who wants to take your picture. Make a card that 1)has a person, character, or group as a focal point, 2)add a tiny bit of bold, flashy ribbon, bonus points for adding texture as well, 3)keep it clean and simple.
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Challenge 2: Make a card with a summer theme.
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After challenge 2, Jen narrowed the field to 20 people who would continue to the semi finals. I made this list! WooHoo!

Challenge 3: Make a clean and simple card using pop dots (aka dimensionals) to create height and dimension on your card. Since I always use dimensionals on my cards, this was not a big challenge for me, so I tried a technique I had seen before and liked.
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Challenge 4: Create a clean and simple card with a moveable part. It was fun seeing the great variety of cards that everyone made! I made a viewmaster card.
Let me say right now that I will probably NEVER make one of these EVER again!
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So now the tension has built to a very high level. Who will make the finals? Ten people would be chosen, and I made the cut! Love it!

Challenge 5: At the close of the day at the amusement park, we visit the water park. Make a clean and simple card with a water theme. I was having a difficult time deciding what to do. Not that I had no ideas, but that I had too many! I made three cards and entered these two:
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Click here for details on supplies.

What a GREAT time we all had. The last night was tense, particularly since Jen posted the guest designers a few at a time and left the design team to last! But I made the design team this summer! So for the next 3 months I'll be designing for Splitcoaststampers CAS design team! Cooool! I've tried for this for five competitions and I finally made it!
So, I invite you to join the fun in the SCS CAS challenge forum every Monday for wonderful challenges!