Wednesday, 28 September 2016

CAS Mix Up September's Monthly Picks & EXCITING NEWS!

It's been another successful month at CAS Mix Up with lots of amazing entries! We were so happy to see so many of you try the marbling technique and appreciate you taking the time to share your creativeness with us.  Thank you!

Below are just a few of the outstanding entries from this month, along with our "Pick of the Month".  We hope you enjoyed playing along and that you'll come join us again for a new challenge in October.

Our Pick for MONTH
Linda S.
We love the marbled colors and pattern that Linda created. Using the marbled piece for the die cut vase and behind the oval aperture was so creative and fun!

Congratulations, Linda!
Make sure to grab the "Pick of the Month" badge below.

And some more Outstanding Designs

Congratulations to Bobby, Bozena, Christine, Di, Gail, Jane, Jo Jo, Susanne and Trina

Make sure to grab your badge below.



There is a new challenge starting October 1... a "sister" challenge to CAS Mix Up.  

Click HERE to check out CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

Come join the fun!!

See you on October 1st for the first CAS Watercolour challenge!

October’s CAS Mix Up challenge starts in a few days.  See you on October 1st here too!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

CAS Mix Up September Reminder

We are already at the mid-point of the month, so this is a reminder that our CAS Mix Up challenge for September is marbling.  Check out the awesome videos at the bottom of this post.

Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

We are sharing some more samples cards from our Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Kimberly (wienerhoneymooners).  Thank you Kimberly for joining our team this month.

Using Stamping, Marbling, Copic Coloring, Die Cutting
(This stamp and die are Kimerly's own design)

Using Stamping, Marbling with Fingernail Polish, Die Cuts, Embossing with Dies

Using Stamps, Shaving Foam Marbling, Smooshed Distress Inks, and Die-cuts

Using Stamping, Shaving Cream Marbling, Doodling and Die Cut

Using Stamping, Marbling (shaving cream method), Die Cutting (the teapot), and Glossy Accents (on the teapot) 

And here are links to some videos using this technique.
Floating Alcohol Inks by Andy Skinner (4:05)
Shaving Cream Technique by Stamp TV (4:56)
Shaving Cream Technique by meaningfulmama (1:13)
Simple Suminagashi Technique by Dick Blick (9:48) - Used on Kimberly's card
Misti Marbling by Splitcoaststampers (3:38)
Marbling with shaving cream and stencils by Amy Pearce (5:39)f

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

CAS Mix Up is so excited to be part of the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.   They have asked eighteen challenge blogs to hop along with them.  We are so thrilled to be a part of this fun event.

Not only do you get to hop along and see inspiring cards from the Altenew Design Team, and each of the challenge blogs, but there is a linky tool so you can play along as well. Use Altenew products to create any type of project ... any theme you want ... the choice is yours. There will be a random draw to give away 5 - $35 gift certificates for Altenew products, Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on October 17, 2016. Come play along for a chance to win.

Altenew Special Offer: Free gift (Coffee Ring stamp set) with orders over $50 now through September 16. (Limit one per customer while supplies last.)

Here's the CAS Mix Up entry for the blog hop.  Designed by Bonnie, this uses the beautiful Painted Butterflies and Botanical Garden stamp sets from Altenew.

Come hop along to the full list of participating challenge blogs.

We hope you'll play along with the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.  The challenge is open until October 5th, 2016.  Enter your card with the linky and be sure to comment on the Challenge Blogs for a chance to win a prize.

And don't forget that our September challenge at CAS Mix Up is Marbling.   Hope to see you there as well.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to September's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We are having so much fun at over here! We really enjoy your creations.  Last month we had awesome entries for the August Spray challenge! Click HERE to see our August Challenge Pinterest Board ... lots of amazing inspiration!

Speaking of amazing entries ... click HERE to check out our "Pick of the Month" and to see some of the Outstanding Designs we've highlighted from August's challenge.

On to September's challenge ...

This month we want you to use Marbling on your cards.  First, make sure your card is CAS ("Clean And Simple"). Include some stamping (a little or a lot), some kind of Marbling technique, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

Marbled paper is fascinating! Marbling is swirling color in stone-like patterns by floating color on a liquid, swirling it, then laying paper on top to absorb the color.

And we are excited to have Kimberly Wiener (Wienerhonemooners) as our Guest Designer this month. Kimberly is an awesome designer and made a stunning card which was our "Pick of the Month" for July. Click HERE to see her card from the Marker challenge.

Now here are our cards using Marbling.  We hope they will inspire you.

(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Marbling and Die Cutting


Using Stamping, Marbling with Shaving Cream, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting


Using stamping, Floating Alcohol Ink Technique (marbling), Die-cuts,
and Heat Embossing

Using Stamping, Shaving Cream Marbling, Die Cuts and Fussy Cutting.


Using Stamping, Marbling (shaving cream method), Die Cutting, and Heat Embossing.

And here are links to some videos using this technique.
Floating Alcohol Inks by Andy Skinner (4:05)- technique used on Loll's card
Shaving Cream Technique by Stamp TV (4:56) - technique used by Bonnie, Nancy, Susan
Shaving Cream Technique by meaningfulmama (1:13) - Used by Bonnie, Nancy, Susan
Simple Suminagashi Technique by Dick Blick (9:48) - Used on Kimberly's card
Misti Marbling by Splitcoaststampers (3:38)
Marbling with shaving cream and stencils by Amy Pearce (5:39)

The challenge is open until September 24th, so there’s lots of time to play along. Come join the fun!