Friday, January 25


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

Did you see our big announcement last week?
In case you missed it, we are having a

************ DESIGN TEAM CALL**************

CAS-ual Fridays is looking for a few new Girl Fridays to join the challenge team! 

If you are a CAS loving designer, this call is for you!
*This is a world-wide call, and NOT limited to US designers!*
I am searching the globe, so as long as you live somewhere on the planet 
I'd LOVE for you to apply!

Quick Quiz...
* Do you love Clean And Simple Design?
* Do you get excited about a good challenge?
* Do you have an active blog?
Can you create weekly inspiration projects with at least 3 weeks advance notice?
*Can you take crisp, clear, bright photos?
* Do you enjoy visiting and commenting on player's blogs?
* Can you commit to a 6 month term, March through August?
* Would you have fun designing occasionally with sponsor supplied goodies?
* Are you an easy going team player who likes to have fun?

If you are nodding your head, and jumping up and down because I just described you, then I want to get to know you!

Please send an email with “CAS-ual Fridays DT Call” in the subject line to
Michele at  
*if you don't get an acknowledgement email from me within 24 hours, 
please re-send*
Make sure you include the following:
  • Your name, country you live in, and blog link
  • 3 photos of your work that show your best CAS style ( You can send links of your previously posted work if you'd like, but please send links to specific work, not your entire gallery or blog)
  • Brief bio including past & current DT, or guest DT experience (*previous DT experience is not a requirement) and any creative highlights you'd like me to know about - this is your chance to really toot your horn :)
  • Why you’d like to be a Girl Friday

Deadline to apply:  11:59 pm EST on Sunday February 3rd.

I can't wait to meet you!!

On to this week's challenge...
CFC87: Use markers in your Clean And Simple Creation
Remember... a little can go a loooong way!
You can color an image, or an element, or get creative and show us some fun techniques!

We have a really great sponsor who is offering a super prize!

Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we’ve exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!

This week's winner will receive these 2 awesome marker packs!
                                                 Red Hues                 Pale Hues

And now, let the inspiration parade begin!

Debby Hughes
I am sorry to announce that this will be Debby's last challenge with us.
*insert sad face*
I have so enjoyed having her on the team, as she is not only an extremely talented designer, but a really incredible person.  I speak for all the Girl Fridays when I say we will miss you enormously, but wish you all the best :)
Please visit her blog and leave her some love for all the fabulous inspiration she has shared with us.

Angie Tieman

Gayatri Murali



Kimberly Lane






CAS-ual Fridays Make your mark

*****The Girl Fridays love hearing from you!*****  
Please leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too, so please make it easy for us to leave a comment...

Now its your turn!
*Create a NEW Clean And Simple project using this week's challenge theme*
  • *Provide a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
  • Be sure to review our RULES tab at the top of the blog
  • **Deadline: 12:00 noon EST on Thursday!**


Andrea W said...

Fun challenge! I made the markers the main focus of my card. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I haven't participated in one of your challenges for such a long, long time......but this week's DT samples encouraged me. All of your cards are just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shauna K said...

thanks for the inspiration, DT!! Definitely got my "marker" wheels turning ;)

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a fun challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue McRae said...

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration ladies and I'm sorry to see Debby leaving, she's such an awesome designer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the challenge. The cards from the DT are fabulous.

Shelly said...

Hi girls! I've just come across your challenge blog... you have a fabulous DT! Great challenge, I love markers! Shelly x

Trinh said...

I had fun playing with my Distress markers for this challenge! I'm sorry to see Debby leaving; she's so talented. And thanks to the DT for the inspiration!