Tuesday, 28 March 2017

CAS Mix Up March's Monthly & 1st Birthday Celebration Picks

We had a lot of amazing entries into this month's Smooshing Challenge.
Thanks to everyone that helped us celebate our 1st Birthday here at CAS Mix Up!


Our Top Pick for March
Elaine
(Craft-E-Place)
Elaine created a gorgeous CAS mixed media card!  Lots of wonderful texture from her coloured embossing paste leaf background.  And Elaine's layered, smooshed flower with the die-cut splat is so creative and fun. :)

Congratulations, Elaine!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.
We will contact you shortly with your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!


And more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Maura, Sarah, Susanne, Debbie, Colleen,
Maria, Tenia, Krisi, and Trina!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


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

The winner of the random draw is #28 Debbie Nutt!
Congrats Debbie!

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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!


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

CAS Mix Up March Reminder


There's still time to play along and help celebrate!


Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for this month's Top Pick
&
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)


Come join us and play along with this month's challenge!



Video Tutorials:
Smooshing with Acetate by Lauren Bassen (5:59)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Smooshing with Inka Gold by Loll Thompson (4:01)
Smooshing with Inks by Loll Thompson (3:42)


We have had several entries this month that do not follow the rules.  In order to be eligible for the prizes, the rules below must be followed.
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Marcia
(Guest Designer)
Using smooshing, stamping, embossing, die cutting


Loll
(Host)
Using smooshing with Inka Gold, Stamping, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Die-cuts, and Watercolouring


Bonnie
Using alcohol ink smooshing, stamping, heat embossing and die cuts


Nancy
Using Stamping, Smooshing with DI's, Die Cuts and Fussy Cutting


Susan
Stamping, smooshing with Inka Gold, die cutting, and heat embossing.


Smooshing with Ranger Distress Spray Stains, white heat embossed stampings,  a die cut and dew drops.


Smooshing, Die Cutting, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Vellum, Thread & Beads




Challenge is open until the 24th.









Wednesday, 1 March 2017

CAS Mix Up March Challenge & 1st Birthday Celebration!


Welcome to a new challenge for CAS Mix Up ... and our
1st Birthday Celebration!


We are so excited to be celebrating our 1st birthday at CAS Mix Up!
The past year has just flown by!

Bonnie and I are thankful all of our followers for supporting us and playing along with our challenges over the past year.  THANK YOU!!

And we are thankful to our wonderfully creative Design Team.  We started out with just the two of us on March 1st, 2016.  By May, we were excited to include Nancy and Susan on our design team.  And we expanded our team again in November by adding Joanna and Julia.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Nancy, Susan, Joanna and Julia for all their hard work and amazingly inspirational cards!


To celebrate our birthday, we are including a few prizes this month.

Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for this month's Top Pick
&
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)


Come play along for a chance to win!



Smooshing is a fun and easy technique.  Add some colour to your work surface (distress inks, dye inks, acrylic paints, gelatos, distress crayons, inka gold, etc. etc.).  Spritz with water to activate the colour and then smoosh a piece of watercolour paper or mixed media paper into the wet colour.  Pull up and repeat until you're happy with the results.

Video Tutorials:
Smooshing with Acetate by Lauren Bassen (4:25)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Smooshing with Inka Gold by Loll Thompson (4:01)
Smooshing with Inks by Loll Thompson (3:42)


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Marcia.
She won the January Liquid Colours challenge with this beautiful card.


Marcia
(Guest Designer)
Using smooshing, heat embossing, die cuts, stenciling, and stamped sentiment.


Loll
(Host)
Using stamping, smooshing with Liquid Watercolour Concentrate, stencils,
embossing paste, and stippling with white acrylic paint


Bonnie
Using stamping, smooshing (Inka Gold, alcohol ink), and die cuts


Nancy
Using Stamping, Smooshing with Zigs, and Die Cuts and Gelli Plate acrylics scrap


Susan
Smooshing with Distress inks, stamping, heat embossing, and die cutting.


Smooshing with Ranger Distress Spray Stains, stamping, die cut and rhinestones.
Smooshing, Splatters, Heat embossing, Stamping & Die-Cuts


The challenge is open until the 24th.  Come join us!