Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Tuesday!!

I absolutely adore Jeanne's colorful style. Check out this delightful card she stamped!

She stamped Modern Petals a few times in 4 different colors.
What a fabulous background that made!!
Then, she stamped a second background panel with Wallflower and added a sentiment from the same set. It looks really sweet nestled inside Funky Square Tags.
Did you notice how she hung that tag? She used Lovely Links Fri-Dies and added Nuvo drops to create enamel dots. 

If you'd like to add Wallflower to your collection, you better hurry! It is one of the 19 sets that is retiring. They are all specially priced in the Retiring category, but once they are gone...they are gone forever. These retiring sets will not be re-ordered.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Retiring Sets!

Happy Sunday!!

19 stamp and Fri-Die sets

They will not be restocked.
Once they are gone, they are gone forever.
Special prices as marked, no code needed

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Special Guest Designer: Nicole Picadura!

Happy Saturday!

Today I am excited to bring you a special guest! She is sweet and talented and just a joy. I was so happy to have her be part of our first release blog hop last month, and she's back today for one more special post. Please welcome Nicole Picadura!

I started stamping in 2007 and quickly fell in love. I love everything about stamps and all sorts of techniques that are related! My go-to style when creating and stamping is clean and simple. It is important to me that any leveled stampers - even a just-starting-beginner stampers - can follow my tutorials and create beautiful projects. It doesn't have to be fancy or complicated when it comes to sharing the love of stamping!
When I am not stamping, I love to spend time with my hubby, our cat Honeydew, and our puppy Kirby. I also enjoy books, movies, and music.

Nicole got colorfully creative with a couple of our floral stamp sets. Let's check out this awesome project, and hear from Nicole just how she did it...
 I used both Full on Floral and Flower Power stamp set. I stamped the Full on Floral with a light gray ink to create a tone-to-tone background stamping on a light gray cardstock.

For the sentiment, I used Flower Power and stamped it on a black cardstock with versamark ink pad. After heat embossing them in white embossing powder, I colored them in with colored pencils in rainbow shades to create a blended look on the sentiment to pop them out. 

I fussy cut the sentiment into two parts, and popped it using foam tapes. I also tucked in some clear sequins and clear droplets behind the cutout sentiments. 

A very special thank you to Nicole for spending some time with us as our special guest. I hope enjoyed her visit! Please leave her some love :)

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pink, Navy & White

Happy Friday!!

Pink, Navy and white. It's one of my favorite color combinations! Vicki has created a fantastic card using these colors and our new Modern Petals with Shenanigans.

I love how she stamped the border stamp strips on a diagonal instead of just straight across. It's one of those simple things that really makes a big impact on the look of the card. And did you see that she embossed the sentiment on vellum? So cool!

If you'd like to try your hand at this awesome color combo, you're in luck! Our new challenge just started today and guess what it is?? Yup! Pink, Navy & White! We'd love to see your creations so come play! Click here to visit the challenge.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Floating Flower Balloon

Happy Thursday!

Today I have a sweet card that will surely make you sigh. It has such a peaceful and happy feeling about it :) Kimberly used the new Floating stamp set and did a little fussy cutting with it.

Here is what Kimberly said about her design process:
I stamped and heat embossed the hot air balloon on vellum and colored it on the back side with Copic markers. The sunburst is from an embossing folder, highlighted with some Distress Ink. The cloud background was also created with Distress Inks.

I hope this sweet card has lifted your spirits today!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scrapbooking is Rad!

Happy Wednesday!

The majority of my designers are cardmakers. However, many of us started in scrapbooking first. So it always gives me a special thrill when one of the Girl Fridays chooses to share one of their special layouts with us. A layout is personal for sure, and I love seeing how they use my stamps in their own personal life. It's special for sure! Today, Girl Friday Lisa has a RAD layout featuring her little using Rad 2

Here's what Lisa said about this fab layout:
This layout was created using the Rad Stamp Set. I love how I didn't need any patterned paper for this layout to look complete. The words stamped in the background multiple times, made for a cool and graphic design, while still keeping the eyes drawn towards the photos. A mix of stain dabbers and misters helped this background come together in no time at all.

This set is so perfect for boys and teens. It certainly works for girls too with the simple change of an ink color or two, but as the mom of 2 boys, it was in fact designed with my boys in mind.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs! It's the 17th!

Happy Monday!

I have fun and exciting announcements to make today!
But first...
It's the 17th of the month and I am here to remind you, as promised, to do your self breast exams!
It only takes a couple of minutes but it could very well save your life. Please remind your sistahs to do it too! Early detection is sooo important!

I have made a couple of important changes to Calling All Sistahs that I think you will all really enjoy.
Instead of doing a monthly blog hop, I came up with a new and improved idea!
I've created a special blog just for Calling All Sistahs!
*pausing for applause!*

On the 17th of each month, I'll still do the reminder post because it's super important to me, and I'll be doing it from the new blog!
But wait! There's more!

You'll have to visit the new Calling All Sistahs blog to see what that is!
ok, here is just a little tiny teaser...

There is sooo much more! It's soooo worth it! You'll be sad if you miss it!
Click HERE

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Introducing Maureen Merritt!

Happy Saturday!

Today is an exciting day! A new Girl Friday is joining the Ink Squad!!
I have been a fan of this awesome lady for longer than I can even remember. I've been lucky enough to meet her in person and hang out with her too! She's funny and talented and an around really cool chick! My kind of people :) Let's get to know her!

Hi, I'm Maureen, a clean & simple stamper that is just thrilled to be joining the super talented CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Ink Squad! I fell in love with stamping over 10 years ago and never turned back. Stamping is most definitely my passion, my therapy and my creative outlet. When I'm not stamping, you can find me in a high school classroom working as a one-to-one aide. In my free time I like to walk & hike (I'm a Fitbit fanatic), read and binge watch my favorite shows on Netflix. I can't wait to start sharing my creations with you!!

Maureen get inky with our new Full On Floral to create a fabulous set of embossed cards!
Look at all that gold embossed goodness! She added a glittery cut from Friend Fri-Die and little sentiment strips from Girlfriend. I think it looks dynamite! 

The hearts in 2 sizes from Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies add a little extra whimsy to this gorgeous card and add a nice balance with her sentiment strips.

Please join me in giving a warm welcome with big tight squeezie hugs to Maureen!

Awesome goodies used to make these beauties:

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Have you heard?

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Farewell Lydia

Happy Thursday!

Today is a sad day for us as we say farewell to Lydia. Her term has come to an end, and I'm wondering how the time passed so quickly without me noticing! It's true, time truly does fly when you're having fun. Let's take a look at some of my favorite creations she's done using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Lydia you are an absolute sweetheart. You're talented and kind, and I'm so honored you chose to spend the last several months with us sharing your awesome creations. I wish you the absolute best as you explore new opportunities and do hope you'll come back to visit!
Big tight squeezy hugs to you!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)