Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29

Happy Tuesday!!
Girl Friday Angie has a card for you today that will have you swooning.

I love the way she cut the Casual Trees Fri-Dies from kraft, and layered them.
But even more, I love how she let them float on the cardfront.
The simple sentiment from Casual Comfort is warm and soothing 
with that pretty ruffle and twine tied on.
Just a gorgeous card!!

I hope you are enjoying your summer,
ours is almost over!
My boys head back to school on August 11th so we're escaping to Vail for a few days.

The store is open, it will just be a slight delay in getting to the post office until I get back.

Have a great week!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26

Happy Saturday!!

I hope you are ready for some serious eye candy today!!
We have a special guest joining us.
won the CAS-ual Fridays challenge last month with an uber adorable ribbon card, 
and now she is here sharing her mad design skills with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

We do a lot of CAS here since Clean And Simple is part of our name,
 but did you know that CAS is followed by a *dash* of Utterly Adorable Layers?
Oh yes! And Angi is here today to show you how much fun you can have with our stamps and all the amazing goodies you might have in your crafty stash!

Check out this first one using our Sands of Time...

Doilies and vellum and die cuts, oh my!
  I never tire of sequins or stitching, and I think she used them effortlessly.
Did you notice how she inked up the big pretty sentiment in a special way so it's 2 in 1?
By inking up miss and you in a different color, she was able to make that little message stand out.

Oh but wait, there's more! 
Shenanigans has never looked so lovely!!
One of my favorite things about this fun sentiment set is its versatility.
You can be funky, sassy or in this case, just plain pretty with it.
I love the multiple Loving Blooms layers cut from text.
You can use old books, old phone books, newspapers etc, OR 
you could use a texty sentiment set like our Out Loud to create a pretty layered flower like this on your next project.

I hope you've had fun with Angi's visit.
Be sure to check out her blog for more amazing project inspiration.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22

Happy Tuesday!!
I don't know about your neck of the woods, but it is 
Hot, Hot, HOT here in Colorado!

So, I thought we better bring you something super cool to help beat the summer heat *wink*
I'm super excited about this, and I just know you're going to love it!!

How's about a cool video from Girl Friday Virginia???

Isn't that an awesome looking card using our Wait For It and In The Cards sets?
Check out the video to see how she did it!

Virginia is pure gold and so is this card...

Using the same sets and bold gold embossing, she's created one cool card!

I hope you had fun with us today!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11

Happy Friday!!

Today I have a treat for you :)
We have a special guest designer joining us today, Jen!
She won our May CAS-ual Fridays Challenge with a ridiculously cute card,
and now she is here to show off her mad design skills using some of your CAS-ual Fridays favorites!!

First up, she had some fun with Exclamations and Shenanigans... 

Oh wow, don't you just love all that colorful splendor??

 Next ups is Calm and Gentle paired with Mums the Word...
I LOVE how she curved the sentiment on her block.

This next one just makes me smile...check out what she did with Sunbeams...

Last but not least, she got playful with our Casual Trees Fri-Dies...
I really love the layered look of both trees in 3 colors.

I just adore what she's done here!
Let's give a big woot woot for Jen!!!!
Please stop by her blog and leave her some love. 
Then take a stroll around and see all the fun she has for your oohing and aahing delight.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7

Happy Monday!!

Girl Friday Kelly has a super cool technique card for you today.

Oh man, is that cool or what? 
She melted duct tape!
 I think the simple but spunky sentiment from Exclamations says it all *wink*
Awesome way to start off our week!

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4

Happy July 4th!

What's red white and blue and full of sparkle?
Jingle's project!
Look at how clever she got with Wallflower and Countdown to create her own star spangled splendor...

The big bold Wait For It sentiment says it all...
This card is awesome!!

We wish you all a very happy July 4th!

In case you haven't heard, we've got a special offer for all of you :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3rd

Happy Wednesday!! 

Are you excited about July 4th? 
I am!!!!!! 
Here in Colorado, we've missed out on fireworks for the last 2 years as pretty much our entire state was on fire both summers. 
This year, we've had lots of rain, but still I left nothing to chance. 
We are going to the Rockies fireworks game! 
Baseball. Fireworks. Summer. 
I am a happy girl!!! 

Since I'm in a celebratory mood, we should do something special, right?
 Check this out...

If you have stuff on your wish list, now is the time :)
Have fun and Happy July 4th!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 1

Happy Tuesday!!
It's the first day of July, and Girl Friday Angie is already starting the Shenanigans
hehehe, wait til you see what kind of Treble she got into...

Ok now, how awesome is this???
That big bold Shenanigans sentiment embossed in white is yummy to begin with,
but that sparkle fest of a Treble Clef Fri-Die has me swooning!
And let me also mention how clever she was to hand write the additional sentiment.
This card could easily be for any occasion, but she has made it totally work now for July 4th.

Next up is a deliciously fun card...
Ok, check this out...she embossed the sentiment from Ka-Boom onto the wood tag!
Yes! You can do that!!
Then, she stamped the little bomb from the same set, and added a lifesaver treat to it.
Super darling!
I also want to point out that fun fringe...its tissue paper. Super cute idea!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26

Happy Thursday!

I'm so happy about today!
Today is the day I get my sweet little car out of the shop after a moron driver accident.
(I'm fine, not hut, and not the moron)

Today is the day before Friday!!!
Yay!!! is the day that Girl Friday Virginia shows us a couple of projects showing multiples.
Multiple colors, multiple die cuts. multiple yum!
And the best part is she tells you the cool parts!

Lets start the day with Casual Comfort and Casual Trees Fri-Dies...

Here are the a couple of designer notes from Virginia
About this card:
~Emboss CAS-ual Comfort in white over watercolor paper
~Make 2 die cut from Cas-ual Trees Fri-Dies 
~color part of the flowers with copic and ad Glossy Accent
~stitch the top portion with thread

Next up is Stalk Up Fri-Dies and Beanstalks...

about this card:
~ Die cut part of  the pattern paper with CAS-ual Vines Fri-Dies
~ Make three white die cut on white card stock
~ apply Distress Inks to the wines and add Perfect Pearl mixture to give it some shine
~ assemble, adhere and stitch the upper vine

Life is short
Cards can be pretty
Have fun!!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23

Happy Monday!!

Would you believe me if I told you Monday's could be pretty?
even dazzling??
Well, you may not be a believer yet, but I think Jingle's card might change your mind..,

How gorgeous is this Monday now???
She got a little bit inky and a little bit water colorey with our Truth Is set.
The results are amazing!!!