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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Release Week: Day 4

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to Day 4 of our March Release Week!


We're doing things a little different this month just to change things up
and keep it fresh and exciting for you!
Each day this week, at 7am mountain time,
I'll debut a stamp set or two with a couple of delicious projects to wet your whistle,
that may or may not contain additional sneaks of things you haven't seen yet! *grin*
THEN, on Friday, hold on to your socks because we'll have a huge blog hop featuring TONS of eye candy, fantastic guests and chances for prizes too as we celebrate the new sets releasing in the store!

Introducing... So Pretty
This set got its name because I think the font is so pretty! It's filled with sentiments you'll enjoy using time and time again, and it even has a special one to stamp on the back of your cards :)

Let's see an idea or two for how you might use this set.

How happy is this card from Jeanne?? The colors are so vibrant and pretty, and a perfect match for this sweet sentiment that is sure to brighten someone's day.

Shona embossed her sentiment on vellum! One of my favorite looks, and a perfect way to let the Lovely Links die cuts peek through.

And that's all you get for today!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you 1 last set for this release, and then we'll be hopping in grand style on Friday with a huge blog hop filled with delicious projects from all of the Ink Squad, and a couple awesome guest designers too, as we celebrate the stamps arriving in the store! Yahooo!


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



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Release Week: Day 3

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to Day 3 of our March Release Week!


We're doing things a little different this month just to change things up
and keep it fresh and exciting for you!
Each day this week, at 7am mountain time,
I'll debut a stamp set or two with a couple of delicious projects to wet your whistle,
that may or may not contain additional sneaks of things you haven't seen yet! *grin*
THEN, on Friday, hold on to your socks because we'll have a huge blog hop
featuring TONS of eye candy, fantastic guests and chances for prizes too
as we celebrate the new sets releasing in the store!

There once was a stamp set named Rad.
It was... well Rad!
We had fun with it and then it retired, but I didn't stop thinking about that set.
Sometimes, you just need a makeover and that's just what this set got!

Introducing Rad 2


It's perfect for masculine cards.
BUT, don't let it fool you! Change the colors and you'll find this set is quite versatile :)

Shall we take a peek at what it can do?

Laurel had fun with lots of different ink pads to create a great background that any teen plus would love!


Taheerah stamped several of the sentiments in a pattern to create a really cool focal background.
Is that a thing? Focal?...background?
Well she did it!!


that's all you get for today
Tomorrow I'll be back with a decidedly pretty set that you'll love for many sentimental reasons :)

Big Blog Hop on Friday!
Will you be here?
Did you tell your friends??
Go tell your friends!!

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



Monday, March 27, 2017

March Release Week: Day 2

Happy Monday and Welcome to the 2nd Day of our March Release Week!


We're doing things a little different this month just to change things up
and keep it fresh and exciting for you!
Each day this week, at 7am mountain time,
I'll debut a stamp set or two with a couple of delicious projects to wet your whistle,
that may or may not contain additional sneaks of things you haven't seen yet! *grin*
THEN, on Friday, hold on to your socks because we'll have a huge blog hop
featuring TONS of eye candy, fantastic guests and chances for prizes too
as we celebrate the new sets releasing in the store!
Can I get a woot woot??

Today I'm going to show you 2 stamp sets.
I have the best Hanukkah stamp sets. I do!
I've received soooo many requests from fans of those sets
to create some sentiments that are missing in the stamping world.
If you enjoy making cards for Jewish friends and family,
you will love these new sets.

Introducing...
Mazel Tov and Shalom


Mazel Tov is all about congratulatory celebration.
With the pretty mix of fonts, you'll be able to use it for both feminine and masculine cards.
Shalom is all about holiday greetings.
Classic sentiments will be wonderful paired with pretty backgrounds and images from your stash.

Shall we see a little of what they can do?

Lisa created 2 lovely cards making it easy to see how you'll be able to use these fantastic Judaic stamp sets for both feminine and masculine projects.



Kelly was thrilled about the timing of these stamps.
Her son had just been invited to a friend's bar mitzah
and now she has the goodies to make a card for him to take!






I'll be back tomorrow, same time same place with an oldie but a goodie!
I've breathed new life into one of the stamp sets that retired a while back.
Sometimes a second take is needed and I think you'll think this new take will be sorta rad!

Friday is the big day! Did you mark your calendar to join us for the big hop?
Did I mention there will be special guests?

Are you following us on facebook?

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



Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Release Week: Day 1

Happy Sunday!!

I am really excited to kick off the March Release Week!


We're doing things a little different this month just to change things up
and keep it fresh and exciting for you!
Each day this week, at 7am mountain time,
I'll debut a stamp set or two with a couple of delicious projects to wet your whistle,
that may or may not contain additional sneaks of things you haven't seen yet! *grin*
THEN, on Friday, hold on to your socks because we'll have a huge blog hop
featuring TONS of eye candy, fantastic guests and chances for prizes too
as we celebrate the new sets releasing in the store!
Can I get a woot woot??

Ready???

If you loved all the flowery goodness I released last month,
you will for sure be doing the happy monkey clap for today's set!

Introducing...
Floating

This balloon makes me absolutely giddy!
I just want to climb in and float away because I'm sure it smells as pretty as it looks :)
This happy little 4 x 6 stamp set will delight you as create happy cards to send out.
Just think how excited your recipient will be to open that envelope!

Nora had some fun with her markers  to create this sweet card...



Lydia used her mad water color skills and a little embossing to create this stunner...


As you can see, this set is darling and versatile. You'll find lots of occasions to get it inky :)


That's all you get for today! LOL!
You'll get to see more on Friday!
It's going to be soooo fun!

I'll be back tomorrow with 2 stamp sets that I designed after receiving numerous special requests from fans of my Hanukkah sets.


Have you followed @casfridays on Instagram yet??

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



Friday, March 24, 2017

No Dies and a DT Call!

Happy Friday!


We've got a brand new challenge that just started today
and the theme is No Dies Allowed!
Eek!

created this eye catcher using only stamps from


The black outline with the gray shadowing
not only makes each image really pop
but it gives it a sense of elevation, and makes it look die cut!

Be sure to head over to see what the rest of the team dreamed up for this challenge
You don't have to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to play or win, but if you do, we'll double the prize :)



I'm looking for a few talented, kind and fun designers to join my Challenge Team!
You can check out the details HERE


Set your alarms, mark your calendars, put a post it note on your coffee machine!

We have 6 new stamps debuting starting Sunday!!





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



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Mind. Blown.

That's what you're gonna be sayin' after you see

Ready?


Ok, so I don't have a dragonfly die!
She created this bit of awesomeness using the leaves from Posies Fri-Dies stamped with Pretty Posies 
and hearts to make his body from Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies!

I know! Mind. Blown.

 Oh it's just pure genius.

The wonderful sentiment is from Be.

Thursday is gonna be awesome now :)

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



Monday, March 20, 2017

A Rainbow of Shenanigans and Blog Hop Winners

Happy Monday!
It's the first day of Spring!
We made it through Winter! Yay!!!

Kelly has been doing some really cool things with Shenanigans lately.
She's got a set of cards using the big sentiment and precise measurements.


Aren't these cool? 

She stamped this one repeatedly 9/16" off the previous stamped image



On this one, she made the sentiments overlap (every 5/16") to get a blurred effect, so you get the idea of "birthday" but it's not easily readable.

Each one is a little different but equally cool.
Such a fun way to add lots of color to your card!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Calling All Sistahs blog hop!
It was a lot of fun and we all appreciate the wonderful comments you left for us.

I've got a few winners to announce!

From Rahmat's blog:
The stenciled butterfly on this card just makes it perfect...and I really like the little heart that adds a loving touch. Thanks for sharing your card.

From Sandi's blog:
Thanks for sharing your story. We all need to support each other. I think it is wonderful in the midst of your thoughts on your own journey you are able to provide support to your sistah. She will be Blessed by your card.

From Sue's blog:
Love it! CAS! I never tire of the ribbon stamp!!!

Winners please contact me at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to collect your $15 prize code!

6 days!
The Sneak Peeks begin in 6 days!


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



Friday, March 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs! It's March 17th!

Calling All Sistahs!

It's the 17th of the month and I'm here to remind you!!
It's all about that early detection!
Please do your self breast exam and schedule your mammogram if you're due for it.


Before we start our Sistahood hop
I want to share with you the letter I received recently from NBCF.org
It made me super happy and even though it's addressed to me,
it's really meant for all of you.


Hi Michele,

I hope you're having a great day!

I have some exciting news to share with you...

We have hit ONE MILLION...as in we have provided one million breast cancer early detection screenings and patient navigation services to those in need. That's one million times that:
  • someone who needed a mammogram, but couldn't afford one, was able to get the screenings needed to help detect her breast cancer earlier or even just give her peace of mind;
  • a patient who didn't know where to turn received guidance, a hand to hold, and help in understanding the next steps in her treatment plan;
  • a woman was provided access to critical resources like transportation vouchers, language translation services, and more...so that she could focus on holding onto hope while facing breast cancer.
And we did this thanks to supporters like you. We are grateful to have been a part of giving vital help and real hope to the women who received these services, but YOU helped us get there. NBCF has been around for 25 years and we're just getting started. We hope to provide the next one million services even faster...but big numbers only tell part of the story. The lives changed are the real reason we are committed to helping people through every step of their breast cancer journeys.

Thanks for helping us hit this one million mark. We look forward to partnering with you to help us hit the next one million.

With appreciation,

Candice Boeck
Donor Relations Manager
National Breast Cancer Foundation



1 million.


That
is
freaking
amazing!

Every single of one of you who have purchased a set from the

has helped to make this happen.
I donate 50% of the profits from each set sold to NBCF.org

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

and I'm so happy to do it.
Every little bit helps
and I want you to always remember that
it's far worse to do nothing because you thought you could only do a little.
I knew when I started this that I could only do a little but I believed that little would really matter.
Our little, combined with lots and lots of other littles, has made a really big difference!

1,000,000!!

On that happy note, let's start the hop!
I'm joined today by my Girl Friday Ink Squad Team
and a few amazing friends from blogland who are here to help spread the word about
the importance of early detection and taking care of ourselves.
We hail not only coast to coast in the US,
but also Canada, Germany,  India, New Zealand, UK, and more!
We may be thousands of miles apart but we are all sistahs.
Your sistahs!
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps <You are Here
MelissaMiller <Next stop!

Please leave some love along the way.
I'll be giving a few prizes to random comments.

I would LOVE to have your blog be a stop on our next hop.
Please join our Calling All Sistahs Facebook group  for more info


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



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Do you know the very best reason to send a card?
Nope it's not birthday
Nope it's not graduation
Nope it's not any of the holidays
it's just because!

created a cute and colorful just because card that would
brighten anyone's day.


She stamped a simple sentiment from Loving Thoughts
and then
dressed up the bottom of the card by adding a fussy cut layer of Starlequin
that she embossed and watercolored.


Then she used the same idea for this cutie that uses a sentiment from


Who wouldn't love to receive a card like one of these?
It certainly makes you feel like a million bucks when someone takes the time to send you a card
just because.

I've got a Design Team Call that just started yesterday!
I'm looking for a few fun and talented designers to join the Challenge Team!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/p/design-team-call-2017.html



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



Monday, March 13, 2017

Pretty Posies & Mon Ami

Happy Monday!

Have you met our Floral collection?
look pretty darned awesome together!

Girl Friday Lydia combined these 4 beautiful sets together
to create 1 spectacular card!

Let's just look at it and enjoy :)



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