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Miss Boo 07-15-2012 07:51 PM

CAS179 - Using Twine (7/16/12)
~A Letter from Miss Boo~

It is with great sadness that this will be my last CAS challenge as a hostess. I discovered SCS back in 2005 (known as jen70) and shortly after became involved in hostessing one of the original weekly challenges: The Limited Supply Challenge on Fridays. During that time, I also hostessed many VSN challenges and possibly a VSBN challenge or two. I created the idea of the Featured Stamper challenge while doing the LSC and got it up and running as a weekly challenge on Sundays before handing it over to Beth. In 2008, I took a break from hostessing for a few months during which time I became known as 'Miss Boo.' And as you all know, I was encouraged to start the CAS challenge in February of 2009. It's been a lot of fun! I started using design teams right away for CAS challenges. Back then, design teams for individual companies were all the rage but CAS was not. This challenge opened that door. About a year later, themed design team search challenges started along with having guest stampers. I quickly found out that I was in over my head. That's when Denise (resqbarbie) stepped in and saved me! LOL! Denise has been a wonderful addition to our CAS challenges as a co-hostess and orginizer for the guest designers. She is a creative card maker and leaves wonderful comments. I'm thrilled she will be your new weekly hostess!

So why is this happening now?

The past few months have been very difficult for my family and me and I finally realized that I need to minimize my volunteer roles. I've been hostessing SCS challenges for 7 years and I feel burned out. Whether that's longevity, real life issues or both, our design teams and players deserve more than I can give right now. I'll still be around making cards and hopefully I'll get back into scrapbooking. I'm seriously behind! So you haven't gotten rid of me completely. ;)

It's because of you that the CAS challenges have been so successful and I've had a lot of fun along the way. Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging. You're all wonderful! (Especially all of you who have learned to like the color ORANGE! LOL!)

Hugs and happy stamping,


Please keep the CAS challenges limited to cards only.
Thank you!


What is CAS?
CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple.

It's all about the design.
* not the technique
* not the tools
* not the embellishments

It's all about the design.
* Uncluttered
* lots of white or open space
* one main focal point

It's all about the design.

Clean & Simple



July 17
CAS Ways to Use It Challenge: TWINE

It's also great to add the keyword: CAS so that you're in two galleries.

Leave some love for our brand new and excited design team! Here are some samples to help you get started:

Summer Design Team
Cary's Card
Darsie’s Card
Tenia’s card

Denise (resqbarbie)
Jen (Miss Boo)

Guest Designer

CAS DT Alumni
Loll Thompson

CAS179 Gallery

Uploading: Remember the keyword is without spaces. Use a comma between keywords with a space after each comma.

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us stamping!

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4. Click EDIT. Click COPY
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lisa lara 07-15-2012 07:56 PM

7 years is a long time being a challenge hostess. I totally understand circumstances change etc. I have so enjoyed you as a hostess Jen. Big hugs to you!

mamaxsix 07-15-2012 08:02 PM

We sure do appreciate all the time, energy and creativity you've poured into the challenges. Thanks for all you've done. The CAS challenge has been a really encouraging and fun challenge and you've done a great job as hostess!

resqbarbie 07-15-2012 08:05 PM

I have known Jen for many years, we both have hostessed for VSN many times and when she asked me to co-host the CAS challenge with her I was honored. It has helped me find my true stamping style in CAS. Jen is a wonderful person, a great stamper and a dedicated team player! It has been my pleasure to be a Co-hostess with Jen. I will miss working with her very much. I am looking forward to carrying on her challenge and staying true to her CAS vision!

Thank you to all of you who participate n the CAS challenge...I hope you continue to play along with us!


StampinAK 07-15-2012 08:13 PM

Best wishes, Jen! I know we haven't seen the last of you and your fabulous creations.
Here is my submission using twine:
CAS179 - Happy Birthday by StampinAK - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

TrishG 07-15-2012 08:24 PM

WoW Jen.
Don't worry, we all totally understand!
Your dedication and time spent here is so appreciated.
I have seen a LEAP in CAS since this challenge started and its such a great style!
You might be pleased to know that I have also seen more use for the color orange because of you!
What a great challenge you started and we all know you put a HUGE amount of time and effort into this. Well beyond anything that is required. (And seeing as it is a volunteer position - you were really required to do nothing!)
Thanks SO MUCH and we wish you all the best!
Happy stamping and scrapbooking!

TrishG 07-15-2012 08:25 PM

Oh, and Denise, you'll do a great job. You have already done a fabulous job over a long period of time already.
Have fun with it.

Tenia Sanders-Nelson 07-15-2012 08:33 PM

Gonna miss you Miss Lady!!! You seriously ROCK!!!!

nancy littrell 07-15-2012 08:39 PM

OMG Jen.....I have such mixed feelings! It is because of you that CAS has even become a style and especially a very popular style. Thank you, thank you for your years of dedication, creativity and unselfish giving to all of us.

We all certainly understand why you need to simplify your life and wish you all the best. You have left us in excellent hands with Denise.

Looking forward to more......just for fun creativity from Miss Boo. Your friend and fan, Nancy

Loll Thompson 07-15-2012 08:41 PM

Thanks, Jen for all your dedication to the CAS Challenges. You have given so much to the crafting community here at SCS and please know that it is so appreciated. I didn't even know what CAS was until about a year ago ... you have opened my eyes to a fabulous style of card that I now embrace as my own. Thank you so much!!

simplybeautiful 07-15-2012 08:47 PM

It has been a pleasure getting to know you Jen. You have been an awesome hostess! and thank you for believing in me. I am going to miss you miss Boo!

Here is my card: You Rock

Miss Boo 07-15-2012 09:06 PM

Aw! You're all making me cry. Thank you so much for your kind words.


hskelly 07-15-2012 09:30 PM

Jen you have been such an awesome hostess and really gave CAS stamping the attention it deserved. I always have enjoyed working with you and I appreciate you so much. I will be looking for you in the galleries. A big hug to you and thank you!!
Denise - I know we are in good hands with you as the hostess - thank you for all you have done so far!!

Here is my Wishing You Sunshine.

susanbri 07-15-2012 10:13 PM

Thank you so much, Jen, for all your years of hard work on the CAS Challenge. I've learned so much from doing the challenges and from seeing all the cards the other stampers post for your challenges. I'm glad you'll still be posting cards to continue to inspire us.

And thank you to Denise for stepping in and keeping it going!

wendy2512 07-15-2012 10:42 PM

many thanks
WE are all so sad to see you kind of go ( as you say your not totally gone ...:0) )7 years...wow I sure appreciate all that hard work and dedication to that job. As I am sure there is a lot more to do then we see. You have gotten me to like the CAs style...I will admit I still have trouble doing it as I have trouble knowing when to stop...lol...like hey theres an empty space maybe I should add something there...lol...etc...so ty again for all you still look forward to seeing you in the challenges.,.am praying all goes well and better at home..:0)
Denese, I know it will be awesome here too with you here...looking forward to neat challenges..:0)

ellentaylor 07-15-2012 10:44 PM

That's a lot of years of dedicated service to SCS and all of us stamper's Jen!! Thanks for all you have done for the stampin' world!! You deserve some time to dedicate to your family and just whatever floats your boat! I know you aren't going anywhere!

Thanks for the challenge!! Here is mine......
Lego Punch Art CAS179 by ellentaylor - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Biggan 07-15-2012 10:53 PM

Jen!! I wish I could express (in English) how much you´ve meant to me!! Your challenges has been and is my favorite! You´ve also been a lovely hostess for the team..I understand your decision but I´m going to miss you!! Thanks for all inspiration and commitment!

Here´s mine;

Thank You


bfinlay 07-15-2012 11:59 PM

Jen, thank you so much for being so faithful over the years and providing us all with a lot of fun through the challenges...your time and effort is appreciated so much! I hope you get through this difficult time and experience much happier days ahead and also are able to make extra time for rext, relaxation and just other things! : ) A big hug to you!!

DandI93 07-16-2012 01:48 AM

We will surely miss you Jen, I've looked forwarded to CAS Mondays since I joined SCS and you have always been there. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the challenges. I hope things settle down for you and your family. Hugs my dear. You will be missed....

stampercamper 07-16-2012 01:49 AM

Oh Jen...YOU WILL BE MISSED!!! You have done such an incredible job getting the CAS challenge (my very favorite here on SCS) up and running and turned into a very popular challenge with a very faithful following! I can't image doing as much as you have done here on SCS over the past 7 years - INCREDIBLE!!! Take care of yourself and your family! Like I said...YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!

k dunbrook 07-16-2012 02:30 AM

Thanks Jen for alll your hard work and efforts put forward to make the CAS challenges so fun and creative. I am thrilled that the CAS style has taken off and others have a true appreciation for it.
Good luck in all that you do...7 yrs. is a very long time and your devotion to SCS has been so appreciated.

here is my card:

Green and Blues

BarbieP 07-16-2012 03:02 AM

Jen, I want to thank you for all you have done over these last years supporting and encouraging each of us. Seven years is a long time dedicating yourself to those in this forum. You will certainly be missed, but family comes first. I wish you and your family all the best, and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery :)


mamamostamps 07-16-2012 04:01 AM

Jen, You will be greatly missed. Because of you I have found CAS stamping and developed a true love and style of my own. Thank you for all that you have done for the SCS community. Good luck to you!

YLM 07-16-2012 04:02 AM

That's a lot of years 7!! wow what dedicated service to SCS and all of us stamper's Jen!! have fun in your retirement!!!

bfinlay 07-16-2012 04:03 AM

Again, thanks for everything, Jen...here's my card for today's challenge: Summer Meadow

Holstein 07-16-2012 04:10 AM

Again thanks Jen for all you have done. Here is a card for you. CAS179 Thanks Jen by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

NancyK. 07-16-2012 04:16 AM

Jen - It will be hard to imagine a CAS challenge without the "Miss Boo" avatar! I am so glad that you started the challenge as I think the CAS style appeals to me more than any other. Thank you for the time and dedication to this site - it is what makes it such a special place!
I hope that your family sees more of you now!! But I also look forward to seeing your cards here - without the added pressure of being coordinator.
Thanks for all you do!


hobbydujour 07-16-2012 04:30 AM

It is with sadness that I bide farewell to you as challenge leader, Jen. You have done an "above & beyond" job with the CAS. I think it is being realized now that a "design team" is a better plan of action. It doesn't put the burden on just one person. I marvel and admire you gals who did it by yourselves for YEARS!! May you have cool breezes and warm sunshine in your days ahead. Thank you!!


StampingQueenJAR 07-16-2012 05:00 AM

You have done an outstanding job with all those duties you took on. It amazes me!!! Thank you for all the time you spent on things each week for the rest of us! You will be missed!!

We Must Ketchup

stampingout 07-16-2012 05:09 AM

I wish you nothing but the best, Jen! Thanks for all you have done for the challenges here on SCS.

Chintz China-CAS179 by stampingout - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

joan ervin 07-16-2012 05:40 AM

It's been wonderful sharing Mondays with you, Jen....I soooo understand were you are coming from, gf!!! Now you can take a deep breath and concentrate on your family!!!! Thanks for all you have done for SCS's challenges!!!! Hugs!!!

Luv Flowers 07-16-2012 05:51 AM

I may not know you as well as a lot of others, but I thank you for your dedication and consistent work here. We have all been affected by the CAS, and you have created a beautiful trend. I wish you some well deserved peace, and more energy for other things. Thanks Jen!!

jeannemlehrman 07-16-2012 05:51 AM

I am always looking forward to viewing cas; so many of them are in my favs. Thank you so very much for taking the time to teach, post, create and share. What an awesome talent you are. Enjoy your family, your scrapbooking and everything your life has in store for you. With blessings and thanks. Jeanne

jdmommy 07-16-2012 05:54 AM

thank you Jen
for all the time and energy, for your patience and creativity, thanks for all you have done for SCS, and for personally teaching ME that CAS isnot just fast, but also beautiful. i hope we will see more of your wonderful cards, and that you will feel free to do what works for you. with big hugs, Anne - jdmommy

imastampin 07-16-2012 05:58 AM

Well, I just have to say - THANK YOU JEN, for all the challenges and work you have put in to help make this such a great site. I've been here since 2004 and love, love, love it. You will be missed. Take care! {{{{{{{{{{{ hugs to you }}}}}}}}}}}}}

LaLatty 07-16-2012 05:59 AM

As many of us have already said, we will miss you and we totally understand! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! You're the best and I wish you well with your family and other ventures!

cjzim 07-16-2012 06:04 AM

Jen, I am deeply sad to see your face go from the weekly challenge, I have seen you on this site from forever! I wish you and your family only the best and can I say, that you have given us all SO much! Please take care of yourself and hope to see you here from time to time.

cookiebaker 07-16-2012 06:29 AM

Jen, we will so miss you!! I've been lurking on SCS since it's inception, but it was the CAS challenges that gave me the courage to participate. The gift of your time has been a precious one and we are grateful.

You've passed the mantel into very capable hands!! Congrats, Denise!! Thanks for taking on the leadership role!

Love to both of you!

genistamps 07-16-2012 07:07 AM

Jen, I don't know you so well, but I feel like I do because I see you every week. You will be missed! I LOVE CAS!! and the color orange! Is that your fault? LOL I think you are making the right decision. My family has also been over extended in the volunteer area, and it can really make life hard and stressful. I wish you all the best! You may find that you start going to your craft room with a new excitement now that you aren't over seeing anything. You can just go, create, and play. Maybe even get some of that scrapbooking done! I'm still scrapping 2004's pics! LOL I need caught up too. I wish you all the best and happiness. I also look forward to seeing your creations when you have time. Thanks for all you've done!

Clownmom 07-16-2012 07:16 AM

Jen, you will be sorely missed. It was because of you and this challenge that I learned how to embrace CAS. And, Denise, congrats on becoming the new hostess. You will do a great job!

Here is my card -- Thank You

BTW, I have always loved orange!

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