Thursday, August 17, 2017

Calling all Sistahs!

2 years ago today I found a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. 
2 years later, I'm cancer free and here to remind you about the importance of early detection.
2 years has passed so quickly and I'm grateful for each and every day.
For 2 years I've been reminding you to do your self exams. 
For 2 years I've been donating 50% of the profits from my Calling All Sistahs Collection to support breast cancer awareness programs.
I'm not going to stop.

I hope you will join us on our special Calling All Sistahs blog for a special reminder post that is filled with amazing eye candy from my Encouragement Squad
Then I hope you will join us there again tomorrow for our special Encouragement challenge. 
You do not have to use CAS-ual Fridays products to play, it is open to anyone and everyone who wants to be inspired to create an encouragement card. 

Here are a couple of great encouragement cards to wet your appetite!

Now off you go to see more! Click here

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Lisa is here today with a splashy card that features our new Mermaid stamp set. 
Isn't it pretty???!!!

And here's how she did it!
"To create this card I started by going over a stencil with two different Nuvo Glimmer Pastes. Next, I stamped and heat embossed my Mermaid image with gold embossing powder. I then used Distress ink to give the appearance of water to my background and to my mermaid in Salty Ocean (aptly named, if I do say so myself! lol). I used scissors to cut my mermaid out and propped her up with foam adhesive. I added the same distress ink treatment to my sentiment, and I chose to heat emboss only the bottom half of it for more interest. This was also propped up with foam adhesive. Finally, I added some clear sequins as bubbles, and ta-da!"

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

And the Winners are...

Happy Monday!
I want to thank all of you who joined us for the very special CardMaker blog hop.
It was filled with flowers and fun, and thanks to you who joined us, it was also filled with very sweet comments that no doubt delighted the designers. 
I used to choose 4 blogs from the hop, then randomly chose a winner from each of those blogs to receive one of our awesome prize packages!

The winner of prize #1, Truth Is package from Kelly's blog: 
Cleverness is what you've used for that tutu. Super!

The winner of prize #2, Mon Ami package from Teresa's blog: 
Very pretty!

The winner of prize #3, Loving Thoughts package from Clare's blog: 
Lovely color combo plus your sentiment shows up pretty in white on the blue background. Nice job!!!

The winner of prize #4, Pretty Posies package from Maureen's blog: 
BarbLibrarian said...
The background is very pretty and has such impact. So lovely. Thank you!

Winners, please contact me at with your mailing address to claim your prize! Prizes not claimed by August 19th will be re-drawn.

And now for today's project from Kimberly using our new Puffy Heart Love stamp set with Holly Jolly Borders and Heartboard Fri-Dies

Oh be still my heart is right! I love that big pretty sentiment paired with inlaid die cut heart in all those pretty colors! Here is what Kimberly said about creating this pretty card:
"I partially stamped the sentiment and then stamped and heat embossed the zig zag border from Holly Jolly Borders around it with glitter embossing powder. I added a rainbow of hearts from the Heart Board Fri-Dies."

The zig zaggy sparkly background from Holly Jolly Borders completes this happy card. 

What a wonderful start to our week!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Friday, August 11, 2017

CardMaker Blog Hop!

You made it!
This is the last stop on the amazing CAS-ual Fridays and CardMaker Blog Hop!!

By now you have been WOW'd by all the wonderful creations from both design teams using lots of must have products from our Floral Collection.
I'm sure you've heard mention of prizes too, so lets show you what you will have the chance to win simply by leaving comments on all the stops of this hop...

Prize #1 is our Truth Is package. One lucky winner will receive our Truth is stamp set with it's coordinating Truth Blooms Fri-Dies and our Tag Buddies Fri-Dies. This prize is valued at $41!!

Prize #2 is our Mon Ami package. One lucky winner will receive our Mon Ami stamp set with it's coordinating Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Dies and our Tag Buddies Fri-Dies. This prize is valued at $46!!

Prize #3 is our Loving Thoughts package. One lucky winner will receive our Loving Thoughts stamp set with it's coordinating Loving Blooms Fri-Dies and our Tag Buddies Fri-Dies. This prize is valued at $48!!

Prize #4 is our Pretty Posies package. One lucky winner will receive our Pretty Posies stamp set with it's coordinating Posies Fri-Dies and our Tag Buddies Fri-Dies. This prize is valued at $50!!

You have until 6pm eastern on Sunday to visit each stop on the hop and leave a kind comment for all the designers who have so graciously shared their creativity with us. I will randomly choose 4 winners from the hop, and there's no way of knowing which blogs those winners will come from, so be sure you don't miss a stop so you can increase your chances at one of these yummy prizes! 
Winners will be announced on Monday morning!!

CardMaker <---Start the hop here
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps <----You are here

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I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Have you seen our Full On Floral background stamp? I had a lot of fun designing it, and it's even more fun to play with! Check out this beautiful card Vicki created using this big floral background...

She embossed it in white over a pretty inked background, then stamped the big pretty sentiment over it in black. But wait there's more!

She created a super fun pocket of pearls and sequins! This is one cool project and you're going to want to head over to Vicki's blog and get the deets on how she did this AND I'm pretty sure she's got a special savings code for you too!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Monday! 
Wow! What a fantastic release weekend we had!
Tutu sold out right away! I will have more in about 3 weeks but if you NEED it now, you can find it online at Simon Says Stamp and 7 Kids Craft Store  They each have a couple left, Yay!

I've got 4 lucky winners to announce today but before I do, let's check out the wonderful card from Jeanne using Tutu with Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies. It's so girly and fun!

And now, it's time to announce the winners of the stamp sets from our fabulous release weekend!

The winner of Flower-case Alphabet is: 
My favorite was Papercrafts I still look at some of my issues for inspiration.

The winner of Tutu is: 
Such a sweet and fun stamp set.
I don't have a favourite quote.

The winner of Mermaids is: 
Sweet mermaid set. I keep hoping to have time to participate in your challenges--haven't been able to yet. Either one is great.

The winner of Puffy Heart Love is:
Oh what an unfair question!! lol They are all wonderful. I do love the alpha set, so I will pick Nora's Hello card. :-) And I love the beautiful font of today's set; beautiful.

Winners, please email me by Saturday, August 12th with your mailing addresses so I can get your happy mail sent out to you! 

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Release Day 4-Release the Stamps!!!

It's Release the Stamps Friday!!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing our new sets this week, and all the fabulous creative ways to use them! 
Today I've got one last set to show you and then you can dash off to the store to make these new goodies yours!
Introducing...Puffy Heart Love

Puffy Heart Love is a 4 x 6 stamp set that will retail for $15 and is available NOW in the store!

Vicki #1 paired with Modern Petals

Vicki #2 paired with Curtis Background

Laurel paired with Tutu

Jeanne #1

Shona paired with Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies

One last question for your chance to win this set!

Of all the projects you've seen the last 4 days, which is your favorite? 
Ooooh, I know that's a hard one right?! You can give me a top 3 just don't taking the lazy way out and say ALL of them! LOL!

You have until 6 pm eastern on Sunday to comment on all the release posts for your chances to win. 
The four winners will be announced on Monday :)

And now... Let's RELEASE THE STAMPS!

Go forth and shop happily :)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August Release Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our awesome August Release!

Today we hope to make a big splash with a cause to shellebrate! In the heart of summer, nothing cools you off quite the way a mermaid can, so let's get you introduced to our newest stamps set!

Mermaids is a 4 x 6 stamp set that will retail for $15 and will be available on Friday!


Someone is going to win this set!

Leave me a comment here telling me which of our two challenges you like to play at:
Did you know that you can use any products and design in any style at both? And you can win prizes??

Be sure to check out our Day 1 and Day 2 posts for more chances to win yummy stamp sets!

Join us tomorrow morning for one last set that you will Puffy Heart Love and then we will Release the Stamps!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Release Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our awesome August Release!
Yesterday we introduced you to Flower-case, our first ever Alphabet set! If you're just joining in the fun, you'll want to be sure and double back to yesterday's post to see all the wonderful creations and get your chance to win that set!

Today I've got a set that was sooo much fun to create! I spend a great deal of time and money searching for and securing licensing to the fonts I use in my sets. So when I accidentally stumbled upon these delightful ballerina silhouettes, I knew I had to have them because I just had to dress them up in my own unique way...with my flowers! I also knew the exact sentiments I wanted to include and had the perfect whimsical font in mind.

Tutu is a 4 x 6 set that will delight your inner ballerina! It retails for $15 and will be available Friday.

Let's take a twirl through the creations we have for you today...

Vicki #2 with Scallop Tag Fri-Dies

I hope you enjoyed seeing Tutu in action! 
Someone is going to win this set!

My 2 most favorite quotes are:
It's far worse to do nothing because you thought you could only do a little 
and's not just for breakfast

Leave me a comment here telling me your favorite quote for your chance to win Tutu

We've got two more delightful sets to show you this week and then, you'll be able to get any or all of them on Friday, aka Release The Sets Friday!