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fionna51 01-01-2013 03:18 AM

CAS FAVORITES: The Best of 2012
 
Happy New Year!!

We have had a wonderful CAS year, haven't we. I know I have some wonderful cards in my favorites folder that I have to say are my "best of 2012". This thread is for you to share the awesomeness of the year with all of us.


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And what does it mean to be Clean and Simple?
It's all about the design.
* Uncluttered
* lots of white or open space
* one main focal point
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I have reduced what's in my favorites folder twice this year, and I'm down to 73 cards. No, I am not going to list all 73! ;) But I'm selecting from those this morning. So, start the drum roll...here's my selection of CAS from the year that really says "WOW" to me...

3 Little Love Bugs

lisaadd

Aimes

Clear and Simple

hobbydujour

Loll Thompson

Itsapassion

Arizona Maine

Tenia Sanders-Nelson

Biggan

ddaws

Reddyisco

Nancy1970

Anne Ryan

Club Scrap01

1920lj

dini

Wow!

Have a great year, everyone!

fionna51 01-01-2013 03:19 AM

Need help linking your Favorites? Follow these steps.

1. Load this week's Favorites thread in your first browser tab. Scroll down and click the Go Advanced button.

2. Open a second tab (or a separate window). Go to the Gallery and click on "My Favorites."

3. Click on a card you have saved. At the top, highlight the web address. Hit Ctrl+C to copy.

4. Switch back to the first tab and hit Ctrl+V to paste your link there. Hit Enter twice to add a blank line. Repeat as many times as needed for all your links.

5. Click the Preview Post button and check that your links work. Then click the Submit Reply button.

fionna51 01-01-2013 03:28 AM

And this thread wouldn't have been happening this year if it wasn't for this team of volunteers:

Lisa (lisa lara)
Nancy (nancy littrell)
Susan (susanbri)
Trish (trishG)
Marie (momof5sons)
Karen (k dunbrook)
Diane (fionna51)

Thanks to all!

k dunbrook 01-01-2013 06:56 AM

I also wanted to say thanks for a great year of CAS beauties and to all the people that take the time to list their favs. So often in our busy lives, we don't get to check out the galleries so it is great that we can come here every week and see what we may have missed.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and looking forward to being, once again, inspired.

Tenia Sanders-Nelson 01-01-2013 08:54 AM

OMG Diane!!! I am sooooooooooo HONORED and STOKED!!!! This made my whole week!!!!!!! I am not feeling well and this made me smile!!!! Thanks Karen and Diane for making my morning and WHOLE week!!!!

Tenia Sanders-Nelson 01-01-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fionna51 (Post 19913668)
And this thread wouldn't have been happening this year if it wasn't for this team of volunteers:

Lisa (lisa lara)
Nancy (nancy littrell)
Susan (susanbri)
Trish (trishG)
Marie (momof5sons)
Karen (k dunbrook)
Diane (fionna51)

Thanks to all!


All of y'all ROCK!!! Just sayin'!!! :D

nancy littrell 01-01-2013 10:20 AM

Thanks so much Diane for starting the CAS FAV's for 2012 Thread. It has been the most incredibly inspiring CAS year. Thanks to all the team who starts the weekly CAS Fav. Thread, but for me the BIGGEST THANKS goes to "Karen" for notifying all the CAS Stampers that they have been chosen as a Favorite CAS Stamper :-)

I will be back later with my list. Happy New Year to all...

tessaduck 01-01-2013 10:36 AM

mega list... SO many wonderful CAS cards!
 
Okay. I didn't know there'd be a CAS Best of 2012 Favorites thread, and some of my CAS favorites leaked into the regular thread. Here's some more--

remarkable self restraint:
CAS2012springDT3 chalked birthday by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

sponging magic:
*QFTD105 F4A109 Ala Korin by hobbydujour - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

half a die cut:
Best of Friends by k dunbrook - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

spotlighting:
CAS164 by Arizona Maine - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lovely peach color:
CAS166, CAS Grace by PaperPunchScissors - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

giraffe spots and color:
Reddyisco:QFTD109; CAS167 by Reddyisco - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

washi tape and die cuts:
CC373 Thanks by hskelly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

pencils:
F4A119 PENCIL CONGRATS by lisa lara - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lovely:
Bulrushes - CAS177 by Loll Thompson - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

beachy sponging:
TLC386 Sponged Sea by Cook22 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

layers of color:
CC385, CAS180 Summer Silhouettes by nancy littrell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

color:
CC394 Navy Pacific Sand Vases by octoberbabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hope:
A Little Hope by naturecoastcrafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


text and flower:
Words by stinkincute - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

overstamping color and text:
Warm Thoughts CAS193 by resqbarbie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

pink and a puppy:
Ruff day collage by fionna51 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lovely candle:
All is Bright by allee's - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

3 Little Love Bugs 01-01-2013 10:44 AM

Diane, thank you so much for mentioning my card...what a wonderful honor and a lovely surprise, truly a great way to end 2012!

And a special thanks for all the hard work and efforts of these talented ladies! You are all truly appreciated!

Lisa (lisa lara)
Nancy (nancy littrell)
Susan (susanbri)
Trish (trishG)
Marie (momof5sons)
Karen (k dunbrook)
Diane (fionna51)

Happy New Years, everyone, looking forward to another great year with you all!

fionna51 01-01-2013 11:11 AM

Woohoo! THanks, Brenda for mentioning my CAS collage. Seems like an oxymoron doesn't it?!

fionna51 01-01-2013 11:13 AM

I particularly want to thank Miss Karen for all the hard work she puts into notifying everybody of their mention in the CAS faves thread. Thanks SO much!

k dunbrook 01-01-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fionna51 (Post 19914539)
I particularly want to thank Miss Karen for all the hard work she puts into notifying everybody of their mention in the CAS faves thread. Thanks SO much!

Happy to do it.....sure hope it shines a bit of happiness on your day!!

k dunbrook 01-01-2013 11:41 AM

Thanks so very much Brenda, aka Tessaduck, for the mention of my card here...such an honour ....so appreciated!
hugs,
Karen

JBgreendawn 01-01-2013 12:22 PM

I have a few CAS most favorites... I think I find it easier to save these stunning projects because, I dont lean this direction very often :)

so in no particular order here are some of mine:

superjen VSN Old Bo Bunny by superjen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MindyYoung Hearts a Plenty by MindyYoung - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Loll Thompson Spring Flower Box - WT360 by Loll Thompson - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

ceedee CCC12-May Santa by ceedee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Arizona Maine FS266 Harriet You Inspire Me by Arizona Maine - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

dawnmercedes Rain On My Parade dmb by dawnmercedes - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

elmo98ca My Treasure by elmo98ca - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

susanbri 01-01-2013 02:01 PM

Was it ever hard to weed my favourites down to a manageable number!! Here they are in random order:

FC:WT402 by Reddyisco
CAS Poinsettia by blessingsX3
Spell HYCCT... by fionna51
CAS Ornament - TLLB by 3 Little Love Bugs
LIM: One Layer with Prayers by atsamom
MMTPT213 Simply Peaceful by Cook22
Happy Birthday, Frances by Loll Thompson
*CAS182 TLC389 Snowflakes by hobbydujour
CAS179 Papillon Potpourri Spritzing by nancy littrell
Inspired by Summer by mamamostamps
Elemental Thank You/CAS177 by whippetgirl
CAS174, TLC381 by snowmanqueen
CAS174 White Layers by Tilly
Butterflies by Rox71
SC387 Kindness by joan ervin
WMW Flowers for Mom by Wendybell
IC336 Daisy by Biggan
Queen Anne's Lace in blue by Heather T
Happy Day to you by ilinacrouse
Easy Fresh Vintage by dostamping
Simply Stunning Thank You by CrazeeStampr
WT359 A Colorful & Simple Glance Back by CAKath
CAS153 For You by Holstein
Hearts That Sparkle by bon2stamp
Embossed Butterfly Card - TLLB by 3 Little Love Bugs
SC387 Let Your Dreams Soar by hskelly

Happy New Year, everyone!

nancy littrell 01-01-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks so much Brenda and Susan for mentioning 2 of my cards for your 2012 CAS Favorites. What a huge honor :-)

Now my turn...

suen....Fabulous Flourishes
loll thompson...Oak Leaf for a Friend
Arizona Maine..CAS161 hello
Twinshappy....Grateful Butterfly
Heather T...Orange EB Resist
TreasureOiler...Hello, Friend
Rox71...Flowers and Butterflies

Reddyisco....EB Resist Flowers
Schofield27....Wishing you Joy
k dunbrook....Dudes Rule
Miss Minx.... Clay Pots
stampin'nana....A Maple Leafs Life

My 1st group of 2012 CAS Fav's. I will be back soon with more. Enjoy and be inspired :-)

nancy littrell 01-01-2013 04:33 PM

Here are More fabulous 2012 CAS FAV. cards. Be prepared to be inspired :p

mamamostamps...Inspired by Summer
Biggan...CC383 Bird
loll thompson...Madera Stamp
juliestamps...CAS Summer Silhouettes
lisa lara...Birthday Cod
pdncurrier...Nacho 9
Cook22...Simply Peaceful

tessaduck...Grateful
bon2stamp...Gratitude Inspired by Loll
CAKath...Colorful and Serene
ReginaBD...Congratulations
TrishG....Queen Denise French Foliage
loll thompson....Copper Leaves

jenmitchell...Lean on Me
naturecoastcrafter....Life
jkanack...CASWinterDT
swldebbie...November Cards
loll thompson....Winter Wonderland for Nancy...Me :-)
hobbydujour...Heartbeat Valentine
stampercamper...Bold Snowflake

I had so many more 2012 CAS Favorites that I would love to have added, but I am sure they have and/or will show up in otheres Fav's.

Thanks again to all the amazing CAS stampers out there for inspiring us all...

Happy Creative New Year to you all....

k dunbrook 01-01-2013 04:47 PM

Thanks so very much Nancy, for including one of my cards in your favs and listing it here...very appreciated!!
hugs,
Karen

jenmitchell 01-01-2013 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nancy littrell (Post 19915218)
Here are More fabulous 2012 CAS FAV. cards. Be prepared to be inspired :p

mamamostamps...Inspired by Summer
Biggan...CC383 Bird
loll thompson...Madera Stamp
juliestamps...CAS Summer Silhouettes
lisa lara...Birthday Cod
pdncurrier...Nacho 9
Cook22...Simply Peaceful

tessaduck...Grateful
bon2stamp...Gratitude Inspired by Loll
CAKath...Colorful and Serene
ReginaBD...Congratulations
TrishG....Queen Denise French Foliage
loll thompson....Copper Leaves

jenmitchell...Lean on Me
naturecoastcrafter....Life
jkanack...CASWinterDT
swldebbie...November Cards
loll thompson....Winter Wonderland for Nancy...Me :-)
hobbydujour...Heartbeat Valentine
stampercamper...Bold Snowflake

I had so many more 2012 CAS Favorites that I would love to have added, but I am sure they have and/or will show up in otheres Fav's.

Thanks again to all the amazing CAS stampers out there for inspiring us all...

Happy Creative New Year to you all....

Thanks for choosing my card Nancy! You totally made my day! What a way to start off the new crafting year!! Woo hoo!

stampin'nana 01-01-2013 05:01 PM

I am so surprised to learn there's a cas favorites for this past year too! Wow! Thank you Nancy for favoriting my A Maple Leaf's Life card! I'm doing the happy dance and smiling really BIG right now! And Karen, thank you for filling me in on the blessing! Hugs

hskelly 01-01-2013 05:07 PM

Thank you Brenda and Susan for including my cards in your list of CAS favorites for the year - wow!! Thanks so much Karen for letting me know about it!! Happy new year to everyone!

juliestamps 01-01-2013 05:41 PM

Thanks, Nancy, for including my CAS summer silhouettes card as a 2012 favorites! Wow, I'm honored!!

Loll Thompson 01-01-2013 07:24 PM

First of all ... thanks to all the volunteers who keep this thread running each week so that we can all list our favorites - such a wonderful thread full of support and encouragement that means to much to each and every one of us --- thank you!! And a special thank you to Karen ... you are so giving of your time each week and bring so much excitement and joy to many crafters here - thanks so much!!

And thank you to Diane, Brenda, Stacy, Susan and Nancy for listing some of my cards among your favorites for 2012 - so appreciated!!

Here are some of my CAS favorites for this year:

CAS154 Sending a Smile by hskelly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
CAS Home is Where CKM by LilLuvsStampin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
*CC360 TLC362 Across the Miles by hobbydujour - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
CAS156, WT361 Valentine by nancy littrell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
WT363, Can We Be Friends?? by k dunbrook - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Updated March Single for CCC12 by swldebbie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Homage to Heather T. by susanbri - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Reddyisco:FS282 by Reddyisco - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Be Happy by jasonw1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Christmas trees by Kathleen Lammie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
DTGD12Ardyth HANG IN THERE by lisa lara - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
FS292, Being Grateful by k dunbrook - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Hang in There! by swldebbie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
O Christmas Tree! by jenmitchell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
CAS200PARTY multi Challenge by nancy littrell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Snowflake Thanks by bon2stamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

nancy littrell 01-01-2013 07:33 PM

What a thrill to be favorited AGAIN!!! Thanks Loll for mentioning my Valentine card and Multi-challenge card. Two of my favorites too...hee, hee!

I can't wait to see more favorites added to a list of FABULOUS 2012 CAS favorites :-)

whippetgirl 01-01-2013 07:42 PM

Thanks, Susan (susanbri), for favoriting my Elemental Thank You. I am humbled and honored that you chose one of my cards out of so many as I had never done a cas card until this year and I still feel like I am learning!
Karen, thank you so much for letting me and so many others know of this honor today and throughout the year.
I did not realize that there would be a CAS Favorites for the year, so all of my cards, including CAS were included in my Favorites of the Year thread that was started over the weekend. I guess you can say I have already paid it forward! Happy New Year!

mamaxsix 01-01-2013 08:26 PM

So glad to see this thread as I was trying to narrow down my faves. As I've started trying to be more CAS myself, I've been drawn to CAS cards in the gallery and have a lot in my favorites. Here are some standouts:
January: Bird on a Wire by Weekend Warrior and IC321For You! by RobinRingtail
February: Silk Butterfly by Understandblue and Leaf by Biggan
March: Superfine Happy Birthday by Arizona Maine and ...and baby makes three! by Loll Thompson
April: Just Because by ReginaBD and Thinking of You Tulips by kittie77
May: Lovely one by DandI93 Vellum and Green by susanbri
June: Half a Dandelion by hobbydujour Dare to Dream by stampingout

lisa lara 01-01-2013 09:14 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's my list of cards from 2012 that I wanted to "remember" so I put them in my fave folder and I loved them soooooooooooo much I could not delete them.

MY FAVORITE FAVES OF 2012

JANUARY

mother's daughter - MMTPT182 SUNSHINE
rosigold - LOVE EACH OTHER


FEBRUARY

limedoodle - BIRTHDAY BUTTERFLY


MARCH

Ardyth - STAINED GLASS
Julia V - LAUGH WITH YOUR EYES ...
bfinlay - CAS162 BLUE SKIES
Clear and Simple - SPRING IS HERE
wiebergs - DINSPO212: BRAYERED FRIENDS
karengiron - I MISS YOU


APRIL
Twinshappy - VIBRANT MOTHERS DAY
Heather T - SUNRISE SILHOUETTE


MAY

HB- IC336 - TEN
DandI93 - IC296 CLASSIC GRAD
westie2 - RETROSKETCHES #12
swldebbie - HEDGIE BIRTHDAY A LA HEATHER


JUNE

Jacquie J - HONEYCOMB SHAPE HOT AIR BALOON
Vickie Y - RED CORDS VKY
nancy littrell - MASKING FLUID RESIST MY FRIEND
k dunbrook - FS282, SILVER CONGRATS


JULY

janeelizabeth - CFC59 ROUND AND ROUND
Humma - A COLORFUL PENGUIN
BronJ - LEGO TAG


(I DID NOT HAVE ANY FOR AUGUST)


SEPTEMBER

Arizona Maine - CAS187 COLOR BLOCK NUTCRACKER



OCTOBER

whoistracy - HOLLY ORNAMENT
Aimes - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
YLM - WT396 DOUBLE CIRCLE
Daizy-Mae - MUSICAL BOW CARD
Billieprd - CHRISTMAS PEARL BAUBLE


NOVEMBER

Zacksmeema - SNOWMEN TAGS
Loll Thompson - SNOWY PINE TREE
spookiee - UNDER THE MISTLETOE


DECEMBER
AudreyAnn - CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FOR JULIA

nancy littrell 01-01-2013 09:41 PM

Thanks Lisa for mentioning my masking fluid resist card. It is such a fun technique. I LOVE how you organized your CAS fav's too.

tessaduck 01-01-2013 09:53 PM

Thanks, Nancy. Honored and humbled. "Grateful" was one of my CAS fall dt samples, and I poured my heart into it.

Thanks, also, to Karen the Great Notification Queen and the rest of the CAS favorites crew. Lots of love (and time) go into making this thread work, and you all do the task very nicely.

Happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2013 to all!

lisa lara 01-01-2013 11:26 PM

OOPS
I did not separate my CAS and non-CAS cards. OOPS
Please forgive me.

CrazeeStampr 01-02-2013 01:56 AM

Oh my gosh ... Thank you Susan (Susanbri) for including my card in the CAS favs. I am so honored and thrilled. What a gift to start my day. Happy New Year! Thanks to Karen, also, for the heads up!

hobbydujour 01-02-2013 02:24 AM

A BIG thank you and group HUG, Diane, Brenda, Susan, Nancy, Loll and Gail! You can't imagine the inspiration and encouragement you have given me. CAS is the style I admire the most(I find it more difficult to do "less is more"), and it has taken me a LONG time to come to the point where I think I "get it". Your listings really warm my spirit. Thank you.

Karen, to you goes a VERY SPECIAL "Thank You" and "You are appreciated". Single-handedly you notify each and every mentionee in a timely manner EVERY Sunday. I'm always impressed by this. You are "Sunshine Bringer #1" of SCS.

Thanks to the WHOLE team who make this the very special thread that it is. You are appreciated!

Hugs, Sallie

fionna51 01-02-2013 03:33 AM

Susan...thanks so much for mentioning my "spelling" card as a fave of the year. It was not one of MY favorites and that makes it that much more special!

k dunbrook 01-02-2013 03:51 AM

Thanks so very much Loll and Lisa for faving my cards...so appreciated and a great birthday gift for me....
hugs,
Karen

UnderstandBlue 01-02-2013 03:59 AM

WOW Gail - thank you so much for including me in your favorites!!! I love CAS, and I'm so inspired by all the CAS wizards who are always contributing their beautiful art here. What a happy new year to appear among them! Thank you!!!!!

blessingsX3 01-02-2013 04:17 AM

Thanks so much Susan for mentioning my CAS poinsettia card as one of our favorites for 2012. It is quite an honor and brightened my day!

kittie747 01-02-2013 04:52 AM

Gail, Thank you so much for mentioning my tulip card in this year end favorite event. I appreciate it so much especially since I am not really so good at CAS. I always seem to keep adding and adding. LOL Happy New Year.

janeelizabeth 01-02-2013 04:53 AM

Thank you sooooooo much Lisa for including me in your CAS faves, it means so much more when one of my card making idols mentions one of my cards, thank you. and a huge thank you to you Karen for notifying me, much appreciated.

Vickie Y 01-02-2013 05:05 AM

Thank you so much Lisa for mentioning my Red Cords card as one of your 2012 favorites! What a wonderful surprise to start the New Year. :) AND, thank you Karen for letting me know.

Rox71 01-02-2013 05:50 AM

Thank you Nancy and Susan for the mention of my cards, this is quite an honor to be among the very best of 2012! I hope everyone here at SCS has a wonderful new year!


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