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Friday, October 24, 2014

Blog Hop Day 5

Happy Friday!!

Welcome back to Day 5, the LAST day of our week-long blog hop!

  We hope you've had fun with us this week as we brought you 
amazing creations featuring 
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Fri-Dies
and 
Add A Little Dazzle metal sheets


I've got one last project to share with you this week.
It's quick, it's easy and it's cute.
In my book, that's a win, win, win!

 I created this...

Ok, so like I said, this is quick and easy.
I cut the tag and it's square layer from white cardstock, 
then stamped the square layer with the middle sized pattern from our 
Houndstooth stamp set in light blue.
Then I stamped the sentiment from our Love Notes stamp set in black.
I layered the square onto the tag using foam tape.
Then I cut the Heart Note from Scarlet Red metal sheet and popped it on with foam tape.
A bit of twine tied on and it's done!


To see more amazing stamps and Fri-Dies from our latest release click HERE.
Be sure to LIKE us on FACEBOOK
and 
follow us on PINTEREST where each stamp and Fri-Die set 
has its very own board!

Are you ready for today's fun lineup?
Need a little sneaky peeky first?
Here's a little taste of what's waiting for you on Marcie's blog...


Hop on over to:
Casual Fridays Stamps Blog--You are HERE! 

Remember...in order to win one of the prizes this week, 
you've got to leave some love at each stop on the hop, 
including both company blogs each day :)

If you are just discovering the fun, 
be sure to visit 
LAST chance to catch up for your chance to win one of the prizes!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Hop Day 4

Happy Thursday!!

Welcome back to Day 4 of our week-long blog hop
 with the Add A Little Dazzle crew!

Each day we've had eye candy galore for you, 
and today we have even more!! 

Today I had some fun with Christmas Carols and 3 Fri-Die sets!!
 Funky Round Tag, Linked and 4 Petal Fri-Dies are the stars of today's little show :)

Lots and lots of texture on this one!!
I combined smooth and textured cardstocks and stamped subtle backgrounds on each 
using VersaMark.
I cut the tag from wood veneer twice, and cut the center out of one so I could use it as a frame for the other.  I left the bottom natural and stamped the sentiment using Barn Door Distress Ink, but stained the top frame portion with Walnut Distress Ink.
Crochet ribbon dressed up the red panel edge but I wanted even more...
so, I cut the Linked die from Scarlet Red metal sheet and added that over the top of the ribbon.
But wait, there's even more!!  
4 Petal flowers cut from wood veneer and stained red, then more Scarlet Red metal sheet.
A little ribbon and jute rope finished it all off.


Phew! That's a whole lot of textures!
Next time I would use Memento ink when stamping the sentiment on the wood.
The distress ink is bleedy to begin with, but the wood really drinks it up.
I really like the homey feel of it and I think it all works well together.


To see more amazing stamps and Fri-Dies from our latest release click HERE.
Be sure to LIKE us on FACEBOOK
and 
follow us on PINTEREST where each stamp and Fri-Die set has its very own board!

Are you ready for today's fun lineup?
Wanna see a couple sneaky peekys first?
Angie's got something spooky up her sleeve...

And look what Zoey has...

I can't wait to see these projects!
For reals...I haven't seen anything but the sneaky peekys all week, 
and it's been like Christmas every day getting to see the fabulous projects in their entirety! 

Let's get to hoppin'!
Hop on over to:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps -- You are HERE!: 

Remember...in order to win one of the prizes this week, 
you've got to leave some love at each stop on the hop, 
including both company blogs each day :)
If you are just discovering the fun, 
be sure to visit 
so you don't miss any of the amazing projects or your chance to win a prize this week!

More fun tomorrow!



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blog Hop Day 3

Happy Wednesday!!

Welcome back to Day 3 of our week-long blog hop
 with the Add A Little Dazzle team!
Our stamps plus their metal sheets equals scrumptiousness!! 
  We have another exciting line up, for your oohing and aahing pleasure, 
so grab a cuppa something yummy and enjoy the hop!  

Today I'm casing Girl Friday Kelly!
She came up with an amazing pinecone creation last year using our 
 that completely blew me away.
 I've been having fun with her idea, and our new Pinecones stamp set
would be perfect for this...


I love how it turned out!  
I used our Oval Tag Fri-Die to cut a chipboard base. By snipping off the top tag loop portion, it provides the perfect shape to build a pinecone. 
Next I cut about 10 of the large 4 Petal flowers from the pretty metal sheet, 
then pulled the petals apart.
I gently bent the tips up a bit and adhered them to the chipboard base. 
Kelly has great tips on how to build your pinecone in her original post.
 I stamped my poem as a background (did you know that's an original poem written by me?) 
then stamped the pine branches over.

Here's a close up of the pinecone... 

I think I'll leave this one in my kitchen for a while because it makes me happy to look at it :)

To see more amazing stamps and Fri-Dies from our latest release click HERE.
Be sure to LIKE us on FACEBOOK
and 
follow us on PINTEREST where each stamp and Fri-Die set has its very own board!

Are you ready for today's fun lineup?
How about a little sneaky peeky from Girl Friday Deepti first?

And a sneaky peeky from Girl Friday Kelly


These look awesome! I can't wait to see the projects!!

Ok, here is today's lineup!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps --You are HERE!--

Remember...in order to win one of the prizes this week, 
you've got to leave some love at each stop on the hop, 
including both company blogs each day :)
If you are just discovering the fun, 
be sure to visit 
so you don't miss any of the amazing projects or your chance to win a prize this week!

Have fun and we'll see you tomorrow!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blog Hop Day 2

Happy Tuesday!!

Welcome back to  Day 2 of our week-long blog hop!
We have teamed up with 
to create a really fun blog hop 
that will be filled with inspiring projects using our 
and gorgeous Craft Metal Sheets from Add A Little Dazzle. 



Each day this week, we'll have a new lineup for you to hop through.

I barely used any ink on my creation for today.
I know! I'm shocked too! LOL!
These metal sheets really are a lot of fun, 
and I like how you can move and shape them.
Check out what I did with 4 Petal Fri-Dies and Casual Vine Fri-Dies using 


I cut 3 of the vines and gently bent them into half circles,
 then layered them together to form a pretty wreath. 

I added a few of the small 4 Petal flowers, gently bending the petals up a bit to give them a little sass,  and finished them off with a dab of Diamond Stickles. 
 The simple but elegant sentiment from Christmas Carols was the finishing touch.

I really like this card, but as I'm typing this post, it occurs to me that this would make a stunning gift tag! 


To see more amazing stamps and Fri-Dies from our latest release click HERE.
Be sure to LIKE us on FACEBOOK
and 
follow us on PINTEREST where each stamp and Fri-Die set has its very own board!

Are you ready for today's fun lineup?
Here's a little sneaky peeky from Girl Friday Virginia

and a little sneaky peeky from Girl Friday Marcie
Ohmygawsh, I can't wait to see these 
and all the great projects from the 
Add A Little Dazzle team!!!!
Hop on over to:


If you are just discovering the fun, 
be sure to visit 
so you don't miss any of the amazing projects or your chance to win a prize this week!

Remember...in order to win one of the prizes this week, 
you've got to leave some love at each stop on the hop, 
including both company blogs each day :)

Have fun and we'll see you tomorrow with more eye candy!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Blog Hop Day 1

Happy Monday! 
I'm so glad you're here!!
We have an entire week of FUN planned for you that will have you hopping! 

We have teamed up with 
to create a really fun blog hop 
that will be filled with inspiring projects using our 
and gorgeous Craft Metal Sheets from Add A Little Dazzle. 


Be sure to join us each day to see the amazing eye candy we have in store for you, 
and
 for your chance to win one of our Prizes!!

Let's kick this into gear, shall we?

I had some fun with our 
and a couple gorgeous fall colored Metallic sheets from Add A Little Dazzle ....


To create this card, I inked up the wreath image sloppily and stamped it just as sloppily, turning it and moving it as I stamping it off several times to create the grungy background on the cardfront.
I cut the Oval Tag from chipboard and then painted it white. I stamped 2 of the sentiments from Wheat Wreath in a really dark brown distress ink. I love the way the color muted out as it soaked into the white background.


Using Brushed Bronze and Outrageously Orange Craft Metal Sheets, 
and our Casual Trees Fri-Dies, I cut 2 pretty branches and tied them together with 
Jute Rope twine from Canvas Corp. 
I love the bright metal sheen paired with the rustic twine.
Such a homey feel!


To see more amazing stamps and Fri-Dies from our latest release click HERE.
and 
follow us on PINTEREST where each stamp and Fri-Die set has its very own board!

Ok! So there is still LOTS more to see!
Here's a little sneaky peeky from Girl Friday Jingle

Oh boy!  I'm so excited to see!!
Be sure to hop to these blogs to see more amazing creations using 
CAS-ual Fridays and Add A Little Dazzle!

Jingle  

Leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win a great prize,
 and be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new list of awesome blogs to hop to!


Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17

Happy Friday!! 

Are you ready for some WOW factor?? 
Girl Friday Virginia has not 1, but 2 awesome cards to share with you today! 
They are bright, fun and totally inspiring.
Check out this first card that features our new Bell Tag Fri-Dies and it's coordinating stamp set Sleigh Bells...

This happy bell looks so darling with a big sequin ringer. Super fun design idea! 
I really like the little sentiments stamped in bright colors that match the fun designer paper.

Next, she used the same Bell Tags Fri-Dies, but paired it with our new Pinecones stamp set... 

She created sort of a faux shaker card but cutting the bell shape, then backing it with pretty designer paper, and slipping acetate between. 
I love that she stamped the pine boughs above it so that it looks like it's tied into a Christmas tree.
Just darling!

Who's loving those Bells??? Me!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 14

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are ready for some serious oohing and aahing today!
Girl Friday Deepti got inky with our 
and boy, oh boy, has she created some stunners for you!

Using distress inks, and watercolor technique, she has created a gorgeous 
card filled with motion.  I love how she curved the sentiments to follow the brushstrokes. 
You can do this by simply curving the stamp onto your block. It's really easy!
I think the addition of the 4 Petal Fri-Die flowers add a wonderful fall touch.

But wait! There's more...
Oh gosh, that's gorgeous!!
More watercolor technique but this time she added a white embossed sentiment 
which perfectly balances the white space at the top of her card. 
Super awesome use of color.
Please be sure to visit her blog to get more details on her creations.

Well, I just love what she did with Amber Waves, don't you?!
I think I'm finally ready for fall! 


Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 11

Happy Saturday!! 

I've got a spectacular project to show you today from Girl Friday Marcie, 
and a few fun announcements!! 

Let's start with the eye candy, shall we??

Marcie got inky with our Bold Wishes stamp set, and Funky Round Fri-Dies...

I love the soft pattern behind the bold sentiments!!!! 
Here are a few design notes from Marcie...
I used the small border from Bold Wishes to create a light background on both the mini card and the Funky Round tag; then I used watercolor paints to flick on some bright splatters and then stamped the sentiments in black for a big and bold effect. A great birthday combo!

I really like that she did a mini card. 
I don't know about you, but I often forget to do a card in a different size.

 Marcie's project brings me to one of our announcements...
Bold Wishes is back in stock! Yay!
Also back in stock are:

Another fun announcement is that we are sponsoring 
 If you feel like having some fun, please join in the challenge there 
for your chance at a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps yummy prize!

Our last announcement is that you NEED to check out our 
Local Scrapbook Stores tab at the top of the blog!
I have added nearly 30 stores in the past week for your shopping delight!

Let's get inky out there!!


Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6

Happy Monday!! 

I'm really excited to share a special announcement with you today. 
I'm adding someone to our talent lineup who is a total rockstar
She'll be joining us for a few months as a
 CAS-ual Contributor!  
On the 1st Monday of each month
you'll be treated to her mad design skills and a video too!

Guess what today is?  
Yup! The First Monday of October!!!! 

You already know and love her...

She created this dynamite card using our 
You'll get to see the cool and easy techniques in the video too! 


Isn't it lovely?
I adore the Zigs & Zags chevron she used as a side border.
Check out the fun and easy techniques she used in her video...




OHMYGAWSH!
How fun was today???
I don't know about you, but I am feeling the need to get inky!!
We'd love to hear what you think.
Please leave us some love here and be sure to check out Catherine's websites!

Happy Monday!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 4

Happy World Card Making Day!!


No doubt many of you are getting inky this weekend, 
and we think that's awesome!!

We are thrilled to be sponsoring our friends at StampNation 


They've got quite the party happening there for their members, 
and I hope you'll check it out and join the fun! 

If you're looking for project ideas, 
we'd love to have you visit our Pinterest boards. 
Each and every CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Fri-Dies set 
has it's own board filled with inspiration to delight your creative mojo. 
Follow 1 or 12 or all of them!

I'm also thrilled to tell you that our list of Local Scrapbook Stores carrying 
is growing!!
Be sure to keep checking our link this weekend as we add these awesome new stores to it!