June 16, 2014

CASology Design Team Feature!



I am so excited to share with you today that I am being featured on the CASology blog today as part of our 100th challenge celebrations!

If you are a follower or a regular player at CASology OR like CAS designs then you will want to head over there to see how you can win a chance to be our guest designer for the entire month of July! 

I am so lucky that I have been on the Design Team at CASology since the very beginning.
Melissa Chipperfield of Oh Smudge is the founder and truly a mastermind of CAS design and such a lovely person to work with. I just can't say enough good things about her.

Now for a second chance to win!

In honour of our 100th challenge I am personally offering up some blog candy. In honour of summertime, which is only days away, I have the brand new Sunbeams stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays to give away.




To enter the blog candy contest you need to visit CASology and read my feature and then add a comment telling Melissa what CAS design feels like to me. Then come back here and comment letting me know that you did by telling me what you personally love OR intrigues you about CAS design.

You have 24 hours comment on my post   My blog candy contest closes at 10:59 am EDT on June 17th!

32 comments :

Julie Beech said...

Reading your comments really resonated with me, especially the bit about lots of layers. CAS has made me realise that you don't have to go overboard to get a good result. So sorry to hear about your MS, hope the physio works. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay! Congratulations and can't wait to see what you create!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Tracey, it has been so nice reading a little about you and I loved hearing your feelings on CAS design. I think that I must like the visual impact upon first glance at a well constructed and executed CAS card. I am still not there in my creations...but love all of the weekly inspiration I see on the CASology challenge blog. Thanks for all that you do!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congratulations Tracey, just left a comment on CASology. Took me a while to come to grips with CAS design, it is hard to do a great CAS card as you cannot cover mistakes easily. I love it as it can be done rather quickly.

OH Babs said...

Thank you Tracey for sharing your "comfort" style of cardmaking. This is the point I spoke of to Melissa. I am slowly finding my place and think I am there. You continue to inspire me.

Shelly said...

Left my comment on CASology! And what I love about your style...is your not afraid of having too much white! LOVE THAT. ;)

conil said...

Boy, do I know how hard empty-nesting is...hope yours is easier than mine was. Love what you do with paper & ink...just sayin'.

Marianne said...

I'm finding myself more and more drawn to CAS cards. Not sure why, but maybe it's to balance the clutter in my head and my house LOL. Thanks for a chance to win that wonderful and versatile stamp set. I left a comment on the CASology blog.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So happy to get to know you better Tracey ... I can't believe how much you do. Amazing. I like CAS designs for the space it gives me to breathe. I like techniques too, so I don't always "do" CAS properly, but I'm working on it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love being on the DT with you!!! No candy for me, I am full..... Lol!!!!!

Anita in France said...

What a great feature, Tracey ... I loved reading your thoughts on CAS! I love it because it's minimal, ordered and uncluttered ... just how I'd like my life to be!! Anita :)

Janet Zeppa said...

CAS does appeal to me because of the open space and how the sentiment and maybe one image tends to be the focal point!!

Joyce said...

So very happy to have gotten to know you through our love of card making, blogging and SHOPPING for craft supplies. My life is richer for having you in it. So happy to see you spotlighted today.

Monika Reeck said...

I was already on CASology and leave you some love too there...and I love your card because you have the same idea the white paper with faux stitching in each design of you I always found it and I love it...I wish I can make always the same design like you but you are right we have to try to found our self which style can be perfect for me...I love now to make CAS card it is easy and simple and faster cause I have two little boys LOL they are 10 and 7 years old and always Mom please help me this that and there...also no time without their disturbing the MOM LOL...you are great at Clean designer Tracey...congrats for you as you are stay longer at CASology...hugs, Monika

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Tracey,
I really enjoyed learning more about you on your post...Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

I left a comment for Melissa, and want you to know that what I love about CAS design is that it's 'uncluttered'! I think a well designed card is one with few elements and lots of beautiful white space!

Thank you so much for a chance to win some blog candy...I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers, as well.

Bobby said...

It was interesting to see that you are drawn to CAS even though other styles also inspire you. I'm still searching for my style but it's leaning more and more to CAS.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Tracey. I left a comment for Melissa telling her how you feel about CAS and what makes you happy here. As for me I really like the CAS style. It is simply beautiful and cute. Continue on Tracey to be strong and creating at CAS!!!!
Huggies!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your CAS designs, Tracey! You certainly got me hooked on the stitched rectangle dies from Lil' Inker. :)

Neets B said...

I adore your style, Tracey. You have been an inspiration to me since I started blogging and I am always drawn to your CAS designs, I can spot a Tracey creation so easily in a gallery. One or very few layers, crisp rectangles (I so need some Lil' Inkers dies! ), bright and beautiful no fuss stamping, gorgeous amount of white space...all these things create a perfect CAS design. Your blog header design also sums you up! It's great to hear more about you and I hope the physio gives you some comfort. Hugs x

Annette Allen said...

yay congratulations.. you have an amazing CAS style.. headed over now..

Vicki Dutcher said...

I adore your style and it was fun to learn more about you. I had no idea you struggle with MS. Thanks for sharing tidbits of info about yourself and the fun give away~

Judy1223 said...

Hi Tracey! No need to enter me in the drawing, I just had to stop by to tell you how much I ADMIRE your amazing card0-making abilities, LOVE being on a design team at CASology with you, and APPRECIATE all the inspiration you share with us every day! And, I must mention how much I appreciate your getting me hooked on stitched rectangles!! :)

Ellen said...

Tracey, I am very new to CAS design, but it am learning to love the challenge of creating the perfect simple design that is eye catching. Thank you so much for all of your inspiration!

Connie G said...

Just commented on the CASology blog.I love CAS designs because they usually can say so much with very little. The effort though to make as CAS is much harder than it seems. Balance is key. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous stamp set!

Rahmat said...

Its nice to know a little about you Tracey, I enter my cards at many of your challenges, and love to read your comments , which you leave on my posts....I think I can truly relate to what you said about admiring other crafters but give in a touch of your on own style, I cannot do layerings at all. only admire ...best wishes xx

Shona Chambers said...

Your comments really hit home for me. I love the designs that some people do with lots of colour, layers and embellishments. When I try to replicate that it looks like a mess. Thats why I love CAS design, its simple, not cluttered and precise. Just like I am with my life (although not always the 'precise' part....). And it certainly isn't an easy way to design as some of my most simple cards have taken me hours to work out. Just love your designs and blog and always looking forward to your next project!

Sharron said...

It was wonderful to read your comments. I am always amazed at your precise CAS designs. It takes a great deal of talent to create with everything always in just the right place. You do such a fantastic job! So glad we met through the 12 Kits!!

Jasleen said...

It was a pleasure reading about you Tracy. Knowing how wonderfully you balance your life is truly inspiring. I love CAS design because of it's ability to express so much with so less. I like my surroundings to be organised, uncluttered, airy, maybe that's what reflects my inclination towards CAS style. :)

Cheryl said...

Tracey, you say you feel comfortable with CAS designs. I too like a lot of clean space. Some days I don't. We just stamp everyday with what is comfortable to all each day. After all, isn't that what stamping is all about? Not just one easy way to create, but many ways to create, and styles to chose from. The sky is the limit and so is style and mostly love into each card. Blessings to you and praying for your new therapy for your MS.
I posted the same comment on CASology's page too.

Virginia Lu said...

Please leave me out of the giveaway, Tracey! I just want to tell you how much I adore you and your beautiful work! Congrats on the CASology feature! You rock, my friend!

Nora N. said...

I LOVE CAS cards but find it so hard to pull them off. I am attracted to the white space and how little you have to put on the card to make it beautiful. You are one of the designers that can pull it off so gracefully and beautifully.

cm said...

I commented over at CASology, so in a nutshell: love your style, lover your cards! You're an inspiration in every way!! Hugs~c