Tuesday, May 3

Introductions of the new Team Day #1

Welcome friends. I am beyond thrilled to introduce to you the 6 ladies chosen to be part of the Inspiration Squad here on the CAS-ual Friday's challenge blog.  Over the next 3 days, you will have a chance to meet all 6 of these ladies. For today, we have Kim and Wei-Wei.


Let's get to know Kim


Tell us a bit about yourself
I am from small town Québec originally I now live in Montréal with my husband our two dogs and a crazy cat! This wonderful hobby is my well-needed break from my day job!

How long have you been paper crafting and when did you start your blog?
I started crafting six years ago to build a scrapbook for our first dog who was getting on in age and I wanted the memories to be accessible and complete. I quickly fell in love with card making and the rest is history! I started my blog in 2011 and, like me, it is a work in progress!  

What are your top 3 items in your craft area that you couldn’t live without?

The top three items I can’t live without in my craft room… That is a difficult question! I would have to say my Copics, my Misti stamp tool and my Tim Holtz Tonic trimmer.

What is your favorite CAS-ual Friday stamp set?
My favourite CAS-ual Friday stamp set is Truth Is. I love sending cards to my friends and this stamp set is so stained from use… it is encouraging, feminine and versatile for friendship cards.



Now let's get to know Wei-Wei



1   Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi, my name is Wei Wei. I come from Taiwan (R.O.C.). By day I am a social worker, and by night I am a card making enthusiast. I like to try out many different styles and techniques, but especially love to create with flowers. I also enjoy browsing other talented and thoughtful crafters' blog. Because of card making, I meet lots of good friends and my life is full of happiness!

How long have you been paper crafting and when did you start your blog?
It was my mom who got me into stamping when I was a 10 year-old girl, but I got totally hooked about three years ago. I started blogging in November 2013 as an outgrowth of my stamping hobby

What are your top 3 items in your craft area that you couldn’t live without?
This question is too
 difficult to answer because there are many items in my craft area.  If I have to select the top 3, they are Zig clean color real brush, watercolor, and sequin.

What is your favorite CAS-ual Friday stamp set?
My favorite CAS-ual Friday stamp set
 is Mon Ami.



I hope you will join us tomorrow as we highlight two more of our new team members. And don’t forget that the newest challenge starts this Friday, May 6th.

     

Sunday, May 1

Meet the New Challenge Director!

Welcome back to The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Wow! Time really does fly when you're getting inky!
Can you believe we've been inspiring you for 5 years?!

5 years of amazing inspiration 
from some of the best designers on the planet!
I'm not just talking about ALL of the Girl Fridays I've had the pleasure of working with, 
I'm talking about all of YOU...the players.
You are what has made this challenge great, 
You are the reason we keep doing it.
And in our 5th year we are going to do it even better!

Last year I was running 2 challenges: 
1 for Clean And Simple designers and 1 for Utterly Adorable Layers designers.
Unfortunately, CAS designs were showing up at the UAL challenge and UAL designs were showing up at the CAS challenge which sort of defeated the purpose of having 2 challenges, and it got a little frustrating and confusing for everyone.
So, this year, we're going back to just one challenge 
BUT, 
it will be open to ALL designers in any genre!
If you're CAS, Utterly Adorable Layers, mixed media or anything in between, 
YOU can play!

I'm sooo excited about this new chapter for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge
but I can't do it by myself.
I need someone who is inspiring, kind, organized and fun...
Lucky for me, I found the perfect person for the job!
I'm thrilled to announce my new Challenge Director...


She is not only a fantastic designer, but super organized and lots of fun too!
You're going to love her here!!
She just happens to live about an hour away, so we met for lunch one day and remodeled the challenge over chips and guacamole :)
We're making it more inclusive, more fun and we've got a team of designers who can't wait to inspire you!
Alanna has come up with some awesome challenge themes that you will super love!
Together, we chose 6 super awesome designers to be Girl Fridays for the challenge!!
Alanna will begin introducing them to you starting Tuesday!

Mark your calendars to come play with us on May 6th!
Yay!!!
Until then, please click the How To Play tab at the top of the blog to see our new rules.

While I would personally LOVE to see your CAS-ual Fridays Stamps creations in the players gallery,
You do NOT have to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in order to play or win!
However, if you do win with a project that uses CFS, we'll double the prize!

In honor or our 5th birthday
I've got a special savings code for you that is valid through the end of May!
enter  CFCBIRTHDAY  at checkout at www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com 
 to save 15% on all stamps and Fri-Dies!

We'll see you Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 15

We'll be back soon!

Have you missed us?
We missed you too!
Mark your calendar and set your clocks because we are coming back soon!!


Thursday, February 4

Caring for the Cox Family Card Gallery

 

 Welcome to the Caring for the Cox Family Blog Hop!
If you've just wandered in, you'll want to start from the very beginning to get the whole story,
find out how you can help, and hop along so you don't miss anything.

With all the wonderful people involved in this hop, 
I'm sure you've seen lots of amazing inspiration as you hopped here.
This stop on the hop is a little different from the rest.

I've been a big fan of Ann's for quite some time.
She was one of the first to leave comments on my little blog way back when I first started blogging,
we've been on design teams together,
we share a love of baseball
and she's one of the kindest, funniest, and caring people in all of blogland.
Life has smacked her family pretty darn hard and they need our love and support and kindness in a big way.
If you are able to make a donation, a Go Fund Me page has been set up that you can access here.

I thought it would be wonderful if we could create a gallery of cards here for her and Kevin and little Liam.
So, this stop is your chance to post your own card for Ann and her family. 

This is not a challenge, and the gallery will remain open for the entire month of February.
Whatever your style, from Clean And Simple to Utterly Adorable Layers and anything in between,
lets leave them cards of well wishes, encouragement, and lots of love
to keep them powering through.

Simply use the linky tool below to add your card from your blog or SCS or Flickr gallery.

Thank you for contributing and making this a bright spot for the Cox Family to visit :)
xo,
Michele




Monday, December 21

CFC146 Happy Hour

Let the happy dancing begin!

We've got winners to announce but
the Girl Fridays also have a little something for everyone!


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


And the winner is...

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


Let's hear it for our 4 Favorites

    
                                         Smilin Stef                                          Deepti

     
                                     Just Kate Crafting                            TheGrandStampede
                                 
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

             
              The Craft Bunny                                 Joyce M                                  The little mennonite  

     
                                  Completely Handmade                           Taheerah

You may place this super cool badge on your blog


Thank you to everyone who played along!!

Merry Christmas to you!
I wish you a fabulous 2016!

Friday, December 4

CFC146

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, the Clean And Simple Challenge

It's the last challenge!
We hope you had a lot of fun with us this year,
Let's finish up 2015 with a bang!

 This is for our Clean And Simple Players only!
If you love all things layered, please visit our CAS-ual Chic challenge where you can play the same challenge theme!


CFC146: This one is all about the snowflakes!
This challenge runs December 4th-18th. play as often as you'd like.

This month's winner will receive a wonderful prize from




has loads of wonderful sets on sale right now
and many of the gorgeous stamps and dies you'll see featured in our inspiration parade,
are on sale right now!

and don't miss out on your last chance to grab a few of our retiring sets 
at a substantial savings! 
Last chance for Retiring stuff, as it is officially gone by December 31st,
or while supplies last



Let the inspiration begin!

Shona
featuring
Noel Fri-Dies and Flurry Fri-Dies

Angie
featuring
Flurry Fri-Dies and Lovely Blessings







Now it's your turn and we can't wait to see what you create!
Enter your project here before 6pm eastern on December 18th.

Monday, November 30

CFC145 Happy Hour

Let the happy dancing begin!

Before we get to the winners, 
is saying farewell to more than 20 stamp and die sets. 

They are officially retiring on December 31st 
or while supplies last, 
and you can grab up your favorites at a substantial savings!!
Once they are gone, they are gone forever. 
Click here to see our retiring sets


and while you're there, be sure to check out our sale section too for more great savings!

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


And the winner is...

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


Let's hear it for our 4 Favorites
     
                                                   Sue                                                  Kristie H

      
                                            Three Trees Too                                  Karo

                                 
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
      
              Simply One of a Kind                        Julie B                                             Karren J

    
                                             Anita in France                          Just Kate Crafting 
          

You may place this super cool badge on your blog


Thank you to everyone who played along!!

Our next challenge starts Friday!