Friday, September 2


Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!
This week we have a riddle for you...

The answer is a book!
In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th,
we have a special challenge involving papercrafting and books.
CFC18:  Create a Clean And Simple project inspired by a book, and use the colors black, white and red.
You can choose your book from any genre, just please tell us which book.  You may find your inspiration  on the cover, from a character or from within the story itself.  
Get creative and have fun with it.

In case you're not familiar with this day of observance, The United Nations' (UN) International Literacy Day annually falls on September 8 to raise people's awareness of and concern for literacy issues in the world.  You can read a bit more about it HERE.

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And now its time for our inspiration parade!

Kryssi Ng- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Laurie Willison-Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

Laura Davis, The Joy of Cooking
Laura Davis- The Joy of Cooking

Jaclyn Miller- 10 Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss

Dana Seymour-The Giving Tree

CFC18- Alice in Wonderland
Julie Day- Alice in Wonderland

CFC18 - Hello Friend_edited-1
Karolyn Loncon- The Help

Michele Gross
Michele Gross- Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Karen Baker- The Gruffalo

follow your heart
Virginia Lu- Persuasion by Jane Austen

Please visit the Girl Fridays and leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too!

Now its your turn!
*Create a new Clean And Simple project using this week's challenge theme*
*Link directly to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
*No more than 4 total combined challenges*
**Link your brand new project before 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday!**

And now...*insert drumroll*... for our winners!

The V.I.Ps
Well done!
You all will be featured on our VIP blog roll
and you may proudly display this badge on your blog!
*html code available on the VIP Club tab above*

The T.G.I.F Club Winner!

Amber Daigre

you've just won the CAS-tacular prize from

and you can proudly display this badge announcing that your card is in our perpetual 
T.G.I.F. Club gallery!!

Please email Michele at
with your contact info to receive your prize!


Virginia L. said...

Congrats to Amber and VIP Club winners! Very impressive entries we had! Looking forward to seeing everyone's book-inspired creations!

anja curvers said...

Wow a book inspired creation that a tough one. Congrats to all the winners.

Tara Cardwell said...

What an interesting challenge - will have to get my thinking cap on for this one!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Thanks for choosing me as one of the VIPs! And a big congrats to Amber!

Kelly said...

congarts to all the cards featured. AMber's card blew me away! The DT team project are totally off-the-hook this week. wowzers, just amazing!!

Lin said...

What a FUN challenge, ladies! Loved all your DT samples, too, this week!

Anne said...

Love all the samples by the DT members and what a fun challenge!

kANNAdyjka said...

What a GREAT challenge: i can combine my two hobbies-reading and scrapping! Additionally I have seen that one of the DT member is inspired by the same book which I love: The Help!

Haley D. said...

What a fantastic challenge! So many books, so little time! I hope to get to play along this week. Also, congrats to this week's fab winners!

DIANA L. said...

Thank you for the great challenge. I was very inspired by all the designers

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations here. Entered my Pinocchio creation since I'm a fan of Disney.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Emily Keaton said...

This was my first time playing along with CAS-ual Fridays! Thanks so much for a much-needed boost to my mojo. I had a ton of fun with this challenge!

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

What great fun this week! So many books to little time! Kudos to Amber for her spectacular sticker creation!