Friday, May 19

CFC174 - Sketch

Welcome friends. We are so glad you are joining us for the revamped CAS-ual Fridays challenge. There are no genre restrictions for this challenge. Link up your clean and simple designs or layer it on -- the choice is yours.  Make sure to link back to this blog post and include the graphic below in your post for consideration of being chosen a winner.

We have a fun sketch challenge for you to try out this week. We can't wait to see everyone's interpretations of this fun sketch.


What are your playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Friday stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Friday stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.


Now let's see what our designers came up with for this challenge. Please click on their name above the photo to be taken directly to their blog to learn more about the project and to give them some love.

Also, you can find direct links to the CAS-ual Friday stamps and Fri-dies that the designers used which are linked underneath their names. Remember, you don't have to use CAS-ual Friday stamps and dies to play along but if you do and you are the winner, your gift certificate increases to $50.


Angel

Stamps: Wallflower
Fri-Dies: Wallflower (retired)





Ilina

Stamp sets: BE




Irit

Stamps:  Rad 2, Modern Petals


Kim

Stamps: Twinkle
Fri-Dies: Stars





Wei Wei

Stamps: Mon Ami
Fri-Dies: 4 Petals



Okay, now it's your turn to play along. You will have until May 30th to play along. Don't forget to check back on June 1st for our Happy Hour post where we will announce the winners.


Thursday, May 18

Happy Hour for CFC173

Let the happy dancing begin!


Let's announce the winner who will receive this awesome prize...


And the winner is...



Congratulations Maura! 
Please contact Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to claim your $25 prize.
 You may place this swanky winners badge on your blog


Let's hear it for our 4 Favorites

Your projects were awesome!
You may place this uber cool badge on your blog



The competition is always fierce here at CAS-ual Fridays 
and we would like to honor our 5 contenders







You may place this super cool badge on your blog


Thank you to everyone who played along!!

Our next challenge starts Friday!




Friday, May 5

CFC173 - Celebrating CAS-ual Fridays Birthday!

Welcome friends. We are so glad you are joining us for the revamped CAS-ual Fridays challenge. There are no genre restrictions for this challenge. Link up your clean and simple designs or layer it on -- the choice is yours.  Make sure to link back to this blog post and include the graphic below in your post for consideration of being chosen a winner.

Before we get down to business, we are saying goodbye to designer Lisa who has graced us this last year with her beautiful creations. Lisa, we wish you all the best. We are also very happy that our 8 new designers who were introduced earlier this week are joining us starting today.



CAS-ual Fridays is turning 6 years old this month. A big congratulations to Michele. In honor of its birthday, we want you to make a birthday card with 6 of any of the same item.



What are your playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays  stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.


Now let's see what our designers came up with for this challenge. Please click on their name above the photo to be taken directly to their blog to learn more about the project and to give them some love.

Also, you can find direct links to the CAS-ual Friday Stamps and Fri-dies that the designers used which are linked underneath their names. Remember, you don't have to use CAS-ual Friday stamps and dies to play along but if you do and you are the winner, your gift certificate increases to $50.


Channin

Stamps: Thanks
Fri-Dies: Funky Flakes, Smiling



Ilina

Stamps:  Bold Wishes, Mon Ami



Irit

Stamps:  Shalom, RAD 2



Kim

Stamps: So Pretty
Fri-Dies: Shuffle, Fun-fetti





Lisa K

Stamps:  Pretty Posies
Fri-Dies: Posies



Lisa M

Stamps: Whole Shebang
Fri-Dies: Linked 




Stamps: Pretty Posies, Sassy Smiles
Fri-Dies: Bubble Box




Wei Wei

Stamps: Casual Comfort
Fri-Dies: 4 Petals





Okay, now it's your turn to play along. You will have until May 16th to play along. Don't forget to check back on May 18th for our Happy Hour post where we will announce the winners.

Thursday, May 4

Happy Hour Post for CFC#172

Let the happy dancing begin!


Let's announce the winner who will receive this awesome prize...


And the winner is...


using Pretty Posies stamps


Congratulations Lynda! 
Please contact Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to claim your $50 prize.
 You may place this swanky winners badge on your blog


Let's hear it for our 4 Favorites

Your projects were awesome!
You may place this uber cool badge on your blog



The competition is always fierce here at CAS-ual Fridays 
and we would like to honor our 5 contenders






You may place this super cool badge on your blog


Thank you to everyone who played along!!

Our next challenge starts Friday!



Wednesday, May 3

Introduction of new Team Members - Day 2

Welcome CAS-ual Fridays fans. We are thrilled to announce the other 4 designers who are joining the team this next term. Here's a bit about them.  Make sure to come back tomorrow for our Happy Hour and then on Friday for a brand new challenge. See you all then!







My name is Irit and I am an Israeli  designer and Mixed Media artist. In my “ real” life I was a working full time job Dentist for 33 years and last year I decided to retire and to  spend more time with my family and my crafty addiction. I am a Mom of 4 grown- ups, three of them are married, a wife of a high police retired officer and a Grandma of 3 adorable little people. I am a very versatile crafter: I  scrapbook, make cards, create Mixed Media projects and Out of Page ones.  

I am also very versatile on my styles, and they  totally depend on the products I use. Sometimes my style is clean and simple; sometimes it can be dark and grungy. In between I do classic scrapbooking pages or lovely shabby home decorations. But in any of my projects and my styles I stamp. During the years I was a Design team member of dozens of manufacturers, but I never designed for a challenge site. So I hope to inspire you with my projects here on CAS- ual Fridays Challenge and I am honored to be on this great team.





I've been a 5th grade teacher for 19 years and plan on retiring after the next school year.  I've been married to my husband, Kevin, for 25 years.  We have no children, but we do have a sweet English Springer Spaniel named Lizzie.  She brings so much joy to our lives!  We love to travel and see so many beautiful places in this world.


I've been stamping since about 2001.  I started out scrapbooking, then my best friend got me hooked on stamping when she had a stamping party.  She left this great hobby behind and I kept going!  I've been blogging since 2008 and have been (and still are) on several design teams.  I love this craft and have made several friends all over the world!  I'm so excited to be part of this very creative and talented team and look forward to the next several months!




Hi all!  My name is Angel and I am from Louisiana but live just north of San Antonio, TX with my hubby of over 22 years and the two youngest of our three boys (19, 16, and 13). I started out as a scrapbooker way back in 1998 (decorative-edged scissors, anyone??), then slowly moved over to card making about 11 years ago.  I've always said crafting keeps me sane, ha!  I am thrilled to be joining The CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration team.







I live in the beautiful four-season state of Michigan with my best friend and husband, Gary. We live on a lake and enjoy spending time together outdoors biking and boating. I have two step-daughters who have families of their own. Between them, we have six beautiful, active grandchildren. Some live in Michigan, not too far away, and the others live way up-north in Alaska. We visit both families often and enjoy many adventures together. Everything from milking goats to mountain biking.

I retired from Hewlett-Packard several years ago where I designed and developed technical training. Many times I was also the person who delivered the training solution developed by the team. After nearly 30 years in the business world, I'm exploring new opportunities. One of those is developing my creative side and along came my blog marciakdesigns.com in October 2016.


I’ve been making my own cards for years. Some of my first cards were simply pictures adhered to watercolor paper. Pictures taken on vacations and scenery shots. After that I got into scrapbooking. Then scrapbooking morphed into card-making and it was basically love at first stamp. If I’m not biking, paddling, gardening, hiking or reading I’m probably in my craft room.