Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21

Happy Monday!

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter weekend.
We certainly enjoyed the warm sunshine in Colorado :)

Today I have 2 wonderful cards from Girl Friday Piali.

Check out this awesome and simple card using our Tech Talk...

Oh my goodness, how perfect would this be for a sorry card??
Love the big bold ink splatters!

Next up is a montage of lots of our super cool sentiment sets...

Rad, and Exclamations and Wait For It look 
fantastic together!
I love the bold happy colors and the fabulous stacking of sentiments.
A very cool card indeed!!

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19

Happy Saturday!!

I am very excited to introduce a wonderful guest designer from the UK!
She won the last CAS-ual Fridays Challenge with a card that completely knocked our socks off. 
In addition to a great prize from one of our amazing retailers, Simon Says Stamp,
she also received some yummy CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, and a guest spot to show off her mad design skills!
Please give a warm CAS-ual welcome to 

She got inky with Rad and came up with this really cool card...

Do you see what she did there?
She selectively inked a letter from each of the RAD sentiments in red,
and colored one of the chevron shapes to make it a V.
It spells twelve!
What a spectacular idea for 12 year birthday!
I love the addition of the ink splats. 
Swooning over this!!

Next up she had fun with our Bold Wishes...

I love this simplicity of this!
The fun colors and the bit of sparkle makes me happy, 
and I love the extra texture of the cardstock. 
You all know how much I adore texture *grin*

She has lots of creative projects and fun ideas!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17th

It's Thursday!
Hooray for that because it means just one more sleep til Friday!

Today's card from Girl Friday Kelly is
a reminder for us all...


oh gosh, I just adore how she trimmed off a single branch from the 
Casual Trees Fri-die and tied a bit of thread to it.  
It works so perfectly with the awesome sentiment from our 
Breathe set.
Loving that spongy, water-colory background too.

Just a super pretty card, and super awesome thought to start the day.
On this Thursday, please find some joy in the little things :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are ready for a little color in your world because Girl Friday Virginia has 2 fabulous projects that are full of color and fun!!

Check out this fabulous creation using our Linked Fri-Dies, Lotsa Links and Woot Woot stamp sets...

 About this card:
~ emboss Links in black and make die cut with Links  Fir-dies 
~   copic-color the small squares from the die cut 
~  emboss the sentiment in white, assemble 
~ add sequins with Glossy Accent

Next up, she got inky with Wait For It...

About this card:
~stamp and emboss the sentiment   
~Use a small post-it paper to create color-blocking within the letters
~apply Distress Inks  ( Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Yellow Mustard, Fresh Lawn, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo)
~Add strips of pattern paper (Basic Grey's Knee High) and stars

How about a round of applause for all that fabulosity!!!
*insert applause here*

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14

Happy Monday! 

Today's project is from Girl Friday Jingle
First, let me say I think it's super creative. 
Second, let me say I seriously considered photo shopping it to be purple and black. 
You see I am a serious Rockies fan, and Jingle is a serious Bo Sox fan, 
and I am still bitter about the '07 World Series, and she is still happy about it. 
So third, let me say, I still think it's super creative, and I love Jingle to bits, so I'm happy *cough cough*  to share this super cool project with you all. *grin*

I think her use of the little chevron shapes from our Rad set makes THE coolest baseball stitching EVER!!
AND...her choice of sentiments from our Wait For It set totally fit this classically Boston layout.  

For those of you with little leaguers or t-ball-ers and softball girls, you could have a lot fun creating layouts for all those game photos.

Have a super day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April's Big Reveal

Happy Big Reveal Day!!
We have 3 awesome new Fri-Dies in our April release,
and I hope you've had fun seeing lots of creative ways to use them.
Here they are again for your oohing and aahing pleasure...

                    Stalk Up   $17.50                     Linked   $16.00                Casual Vine  $9.50

The new release is available now on our website,
and you'll find it in lots of your favorite online and local scrapbook shops!
Simply click the tabs at the top of this page to see the current list of shops.

and just what was that extra surprise that will have you tickled pink??
Why it's a whole new category of product...

What's in this cool new category???
You asked, I heard you and I've listened.
After some searching, I think I've found just what you want :)

They are made in the USA and they're pink!!

These great quality, 1/2 inch thick acrylic blocks will be easy to find on your scrap table,
and come in a variety of sizes to meet your stamping needs.
Simply lay one of our stamps on the block, ink it up and stamp away!
When you're done and you've cleaned your stamp, peel it off and place it back on it's sheet.
Your block is ready for it's next stamping adventure!

                     1.75 inch round w/ finger grips               2 1/2 inch round w/ finger grip & guides
                                              $2.75                                                    $4.00

                                  3 x 4 inch   $5.00                                    4 x 6 inch  $8.50

And now it's time to announce the winner! chose Day 3
then it chose
comment #35
Di-vine is right...oh, the possibilities. My head's going to explode.

Conil,  please contact me at 
by April15th, with your mailing address, to claim your Fri-Dies.

And now...let the shopping begin!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Sneak Peek Week Day 3

It's the last day of our 
April Sneak Peek Week!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the new Fri-Dies brought to life
these past couple of days,
but we do still more fun in store for you today!
All the new Fri-Dies will be available 
at midnight eastern tonight!!

Yesterday I gave you all a little hint about today's sneak peek...
Do you remember when I said it would be Casual, Elegant and Di-Vine?

Casual Vine Fri-Dies

Designed as a companion die for our Casual Elegance stamp set,
You'll find that it's fun to use by itself, 
and that it looks amazing with so many of our stamps and Fri-Dies

Isn't it gorgeous?
Wait til you see a few things you can do with this fabby die...


Was I right?
Casual, Elegant and Di-Vine!!

Midnight eastern tonight (how many minutes from now is that???)
They will be in the store :)
And be sure to check with your favorite retailers so you can support them!!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of our Sneak Peek Posts this week.
1 lucky winner from just 1 of the days
will receive...
the entire release!!
Later tonight, I'll do a draw to choose the day, then another to choose the winner from the comments on that day's post.
The winner will be announced just after midnight in our big reveal post!
***There will be an extra surprise in the reveal that will have you tickled pink***

Thank you so much for hanging out with this week,
I hope you'll remember to follow us on 
to see lots of our inspiration organized by stamp and Fri-Die set

See ya in a few hours!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Sneak Peek Week Day 2

Are you ready for more Sneak Peeks???
Welcome back to 
of April Sneak Peek Week!

Yesterday we showed you Stalk Up, the wonderful new companion Fri-Die to our Beanstalks set.

I have a Fri-Die set that is just plain cool. 
This die was designed to coordinate with one of our graphically cool border stamp sets,
and you'll find lotsa ways to use it independently of the stamps too!

Linked Fri-Dies

These 5 1/2 inch long dies will delight your mojo as you design cards, layouts, gifts, etc.
Linked $16.00

Let's see it at work, shall we?

Dana found a fun way to use the links AND their tiny cut outs


Oh yes, Kelly used just a portion to create a charm!!

Angie found a fun way to snip the die cut apart and use as little frames!

They will be available in our store,
as well as many of your favorite retailers,
on April 10th!
Be sure to check out Our Retailers tabs at the top of the blog 
to see which of your favorite local scrap book and online stores carry our stamps and Fri-Dies.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of our Sneak Peek Posts this week.
1 lucky winner from just 1 of the days
will receive...
the entire release!!
on April 10th, I'll do a draw to choose the day, then another to choose the winner from the comments on that day's post.

We'll be back tomorrow
same time, same place
with 1 more Fri-Die.
It's casual, it's elegant, it's di-vine ;)
Only 1 more sleep!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Sneak Peek Week Day 1

Welcome to April Sneak Peek Week 
Day 1! 

I am super excited about this release!  
I know I say that about every release but it's true! 
This is the release that you have been asking for. 
Yes, I read those comments, and I hear your requests :)

This week we will introduce 3 new Fri-Dies that coordinate with a few of your already favorite sets! 
And, we have a special guest designer too!  

Stalk Up Fri-Dies

Designed to coordinate with our Beanstalks set, this set of 3 dies can also be used by themselves. Super versatile, they will certainly work with lots of our other stamp sets too!

Let's see it in action, shall we?

I stamped the little eucalyptus branch from Casual Comfort repeatedly to create the pretty pattern on the beanstalks.

So what do you think of this fun new die set?
It will be available on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps website
and in many of your favorite shops as well on Thursday!

We will be back tomorrow morning with another great Fri-Die set,
and you'll love it Lots-a! 
Was that a hint?
Same time, same place :)