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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sneak Peeks Week Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak Peek Week!!
Are you having fun yet?
Wow, we sure are!
Today, we have a special guest getting inky with us!
I'm so excited to present someone that many of you know...
my sweet and lovely friend... Julie Ranae!
I'm so happy that she's taken a little break from her retirement to join us for Sneak Peek week,
and will be here not only today, but tomorrow too!

We've had bold and exciting things to show you so far this week,
 but we do have a calm and gentle side as well.
Tonight's set was inspired by the cluster of aspen trees that I see from my kitchen window.
I love the way the leaves dance when the wind tickles them :)
I'm always amazed at how something so simple can turn my frown upside down.
I wanted to create a simple set with meaningful sentiments that you could use to send cards of encouragement.
If you need a card for someone who is chasing a dream, or enduring a struggle,
I think these sentiments can do it all.

Introducing... CALM AND GENTLE

Christina-Calm&Gentle2
Christina MacLaren
I love text and I just adore how Christina used these 2 simple sentiments to create her own text strip!
The colors are just fabulous and the simple addition of the gems make this into a stunning card!

Angie Tieman
Love that Angie gave her trees a shape and changed the size with just a punch!!
How sweet are those buttons?! Pure delight!



Julie Ranae
Julie Ranae
So pretty how she stamped off the tree trunks to add a shadowy effect.
Love the wonderful fall inspired color palette!
The blues go perfectly with the sentiment :)



Karen
Karen Baker
Karen has created pure magic with this.
Stamping those trees over that delicious pattern paper gives them such a dreamy quality!


Lynn
Lynn Mangan
Color blocked perfection!
I just love the trees stamped in white!
How easy it would be to create this card for any season just by changing the block colors!

So what do you think so far??
One of you lucky ducks is going to win this set!
***All you have to do is leave a comment right here***
If you're just joining the party, be sure to go back to Day 1 to see the eye candy and comment for your chances to win those sets too!
I'll announce the winners on Thursday :)

In the meantime, if you haven't already, please meander over to our blog sidebar and become one of our CAS-ual Friends.
You can also grab our button for your blog to help spread the word about us.

We've got a brand new facebook page!! 
(the little sister wanted her own room! *wink*)
***Please Like us, then come back and tell us for a second chance to win!*** 
You can find us at http://www.facebook.com/CASualFridaysStamps

We'll be back tomorrow with awesome inspiration from the last set.
Any guesses what its name might be?


199 comments:

Jane Willis said...

What lovely sentiments, a set for those "really hard to find words" occasions

rhogan18 said...

Love the trees and the sentiments.

pamela said...

The sentiments are fabulous :) Is the next one... spunky and sassy?

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this set looks great, love the tree.

Shelly said...

All the cards are, so beautiful! And "calm and gentle", is sometimes the way to go! Such a lovely set :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful designs Michele! Those trees are so pretty and versatile too!

belldoubleyou said...

Ooh, I like those trees, and the sentiments look really useful!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful set. Those trees are so sweet.

Joyce said...

I 'liked' you on Facebook.

Laurel said...

Such pretty cards!

Laurel said...

I have liked you on Facebook

Laurel said...

I liked you on Facebook

Darnell J Knauss said...

As much as I'm a goofball kind of girl, I think this is my favorite set of all so far, Michele! Sadly (maybe because I and a lot of my friends are getting older), I have a need for these messages all too often and I love how you've designed yours.

Ruza Rebel said...

The sentiments look great, and I'm loving the simple tree!

Ruza Rebel said...

I'm a FB fan! ;o)

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww, such heart felt sentiments, really love them :) and such innovative DT cards.. Wow :))

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Super glad to like you on facebook too :)

Crafterkhush said...

This is super... these sentiments are not generally available in all sets...

PaperPixie said...

I absolutely can not choose my favorite. I am a Colorado girl and aspens have always been my favorite. Add these lovely sentiments in that gorgeous font and I am totally sold! I am not going to be able to pick just one set for sure. Eek!

PaperPixie said...

I liked the new page on Facebook earlier! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love todays sample again, and I LOVE that font--awesome.
I liked your new FB page!

Barb said...

Michele, I love the font in those beautiful sentiments! I can see myself using that tree stamp over and over again for so many occasions! Gorgeous cards today! :)

Jennifer said...

Wow lovely inspiration - can't wait to see the full set. These are gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Hey Friend! Liked you on FB too!

Barb said...

Just liked you on Facebook too. :)

bjmartin said...

Beautiful sentiments this time - and I love the trees.

Victoria H. said...

What lovely cards and sentiments!

Sarah Anderson said...

Beautiful trees , and gorgeous card designs

Sarah Anderson said...

And congratulations on your new stamp line!

Hussena said...

This is such lovely inspiration from all DT's ..loved the sentiments!!

joanieg said...

I absolutely love the peacefulness and beauty of all these cards. The trees and flowers look real. You have used so many different objects that truly make us think. I would love to win these for their beauty and tranquility. Thank You so much.

Joanie

Marianne said...

Wow, this set looks wonderful! I love the font- the tail on those 'y's makes me happy.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

loved the trees and sentiments.

kavitha
www.snapkavi.blogspot.com

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I love all the sentiments and the DT samples are wonderful. The first card with Be Brave was spectacular. I love CAS cards.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love these stamps.. everyone needs a little calm in their stamping supplies.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Like you on fb

shirley-bee said...

Love those gorgeous trees, and all the Inspiration from the DT!

Anna said...

Gorgeous x

maria f. said...

OK, I'll come right out and say it. I would LOVE to win this set. It is so gorgeous - those tree trunks with the leaves. The sentiment font. Oh oh oh, lovely.
As for the next set, hmmm. Trendy? Then I'd say fashion or safari. Or are we sticking to basics then I'd go with design/pattern stamps.
I have no idea, can u tell?!?!?

Cheryl said...

This is my favorite new set so far! I love the font and the sentiments, and that tree is very serene.

Tami said...

LOVE this new set!

Tami said...

and I liked the new page on FB :)

Maureen Merritt said...

This set looks amazing! The designers did a fab job showing it off too!

Sandi said...

Stunning cards with an elegant stamp set....love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving these sentiments, many I have never seen before, so needed!

Miriam Prantner said...

And I liked the little sis' new room!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

the DT really rocked this set! looks awesome

Jeanette M. said...

Looks like another wonderful stamp set! I love that tree. Beautiful cards by the DT!

~amy~ said...

Looks like yet another winner!

Kelly said...

the trees are just stunning! The DT really made some beautiful cards!

Kelly said...

LIKE ya on Facebook!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love that tree stamp -- and all the wonderful cards. Great inspiration.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Thumbs up on facebook too!!

Mum of 4 said...

Love these! Beautiful cards!!

Mum of 4 said...

I "liked" your new page on FB!!!

Ellen said...

Great sentiments and I just adore that tree stamp! These are just wonderful cards and once again, I don't have a clue which set I love the most!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

These cards are so fabulous! Love this set!

Ellen said...

Hi again! Just "liked" you on FB!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I like your new FB page!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful set, Michele! love the tree image and to see it used in a variety of ways...fabulous!

Kim S said...

What a beautiful set to contrast with all of the fun and funky sets already introduced!!

Kim S said...

Little sister is officially "liked"!

Geri said...

The cards are all stunning! This set looks like it is going to be another 'must have'....yikes, my list is growing and growing and growing....

Debbie said...

no favorite playing here. little sister liked, just like big sister. another great set. can't wait till release day!

Happy Dance said...

Wonderful sentiments. These are exactly what I need for some friends and family members who are going through challenging times. Release day cannot come fast enough! Bev

Nancy said...

A delightful stamp set, love the wording!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the phrase "you've got this". Wonderful!

Dana said...

Love the words and the tree!! Can't wait to see more!!

Tracy said...

Loving this stamp set! All of the cards are very pretty!

by Kim Hamilton said...

Really pretty!

Nancy said...

Love those trees and sentiments, great samples!

Smita Satish said...

wow lovely set..I feel so looking at the cards..liked you fb page

Marlena M. said...

Love the trendy here!!!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful and extremely clever examples. Go, Design Team!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just love those trees.

Lori said...

Beautiful stamp set!

June Houck said...

Julie, all of your cards are wonderful! I love your style and those trees are fabulous :)

Lori said...

I "liked' your fb page!

Jean said...

Wonderful sentiments and LOVE the font!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the sentiments on this set...great to make someones day brighter.

LEG Studios said...

I love that card that Christina made. It would be perfect for my friend who's currently facing cancer.

Carol L said...

You've done it again with another winning stamp set! I just love those simple trees and wonderful encouraging sentiments!

Eesha Kolli said...

Angie and Karen... OMG... have done an Awesome job ! Fab design of the stamps as well Michele !

Julia Aston said...

wonderful sentiments to go with the lovely trees!

Amy Kolling said...

Love the tree image! I think it would be fantastic for those masculine cards!

Marsha said...

Love these ideas. Thanks ladies.

pcm said...

I'm liking the sentiments that i see in this set!

Mary-Anne V said...

liked you on FB.

Tracey Jean said...

based on the cards I'm thinking I'm going to like this set...

Trina Georgi said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of this set - ladies, beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Love these examples--I think this is my favorite day.

jessica said...

WOW!! More awesome cards!!! Love the look of these sentiments!

Rosina said...

What a gorgeous cards again and great sentiments you have used .... my thing .....
love Rosina

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards, great sentiments and I love the tree image!

Mo said...

So inspired! I always find myself needing more ideas for CAS layouts for thank you cards and this set looks amazing!

Sue McRae said...

Love that tree stamp and all the gorgeous cards made by the DT.

mzjluv said...

Totally in awe of these cards and stamps. Each day I anticipate the release more and more.

Kelly Booth said...

Wow!!!!! Love all of them...

Janet said...

What a touching stamp set.....wow. I'd love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynne in NI said...

Super set ... love the font you chose, and such a pretty tree too. Fab DT cards!

Laura Jane said...

This set is my FAVORITE..LOVE the name of it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love these serene trees!

judkajudi said...

Awesome sample cards. Your stamp sets look like winners!!

Pooja said...

Beautiful creations by DTs.The stamp set is awesome .

Karen said...

I don't think it's possible to have too many sentiment sets, and this one looks like it fills some gaps! The cards are lovely.

Julie said...

Love the tree and sentiment! All cards looks great!

Kathy Mc said...

Words of encouragement are in definite need as "Get Well" isn't always appropriate, especially with so many terminal illnesses. This set looks like a real winner (as do all the rest I've seen). Looking forward to seeing more as those aspens are so calming!

Colleen Wold said...

Such pretty cards! I like that sentiment "you got this!"

Ellen said...

Lovely sentiments and fabulous tree on your cards.
Ellen

Jenny said...

I "liked" CASual Fridays Stamps on Facebook :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Michelle, your release is getting better and better, love this tree and the sentiments. Thank for the chance to win,

~Miriam said...

is that really a tree set? cuz i can think of many ways to use that stamp!

Angi Crandall said...

What great sentiments! Exactly right for the type of cards I love to send.

Angi Crandall said...

Liked you on FB!

Anonymous said...

I love the inspiring sentiments. That first "Be Brave" card is my favorite. I would make a funny bridal shower card.

Anonymous said...

PS I like your brand spankin new FaceBook page. Hurray!

Kim Ryden said...

Love it! Such cute sets!

Kim Ryden said...

I just liked you on facebook!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, I love the font style of these pretty sentiments. I adore the trees, too! Another wonderful set coming our way...

Isha said...

Lovely set and Gorgeous cards. TFS

Diana Evensen said...

I love the way Aspen tree leaves "shimmy", too. Great tree stamp, and an amazing variety of end products from that same stamp.

Diana Evensen said...

I "liked" Little Sister's Facebook page.

Jacquie Southas said...

So exciting to see all the fabulous stamps you are creating!

Unknown said...

These cards are so pretty! Love the stamps!

Meghan said...

I think these are really great sentiments! Great inspiration from the Design Team too!

Regan said...

oooh love that tree image

Nicole said...

Such great cards! Can't wait to see the full sets!

Deborah Frings said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the font you've used!

Karen Hasheck said...

Another awesome set- thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah Frings said...

Well, I've liked the page and just popped back to say thanks for the chance to win the stamps. Keeping everything crossed ;)

Basement Stamper said...

The samples for this set is amazing, loving all of them!

canadian_liner said...

Lovely calming sentiments and those trees images are indeed dreamy--understated and capable of such variations, depending on colour choices. Loving your stamp set ideas!

Sharon in NE said...

Great phrases. I love the simplicity of this set. A style unlike any other.

Lisa Lara said...

What delightful inspiration. Cannot wait to see all your new sets...your baby Michelle.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love your card samples! Thanks for the inspiration, the challenges you provide and the chance to win more supplies....

:) Marie

jen said...

This looks like a great set! I'm absolutely smitten with Karen's use!! Great samples by all!

Jen said...

Oh goodness, all of the samples are so pretty! Lovely job with a lovely stamp!

Jen said...

...and I, of course, liked the new FB page. Can't have the little sister mad...

Kailash said...

Another great stamp set, really sweet!!

Moosisk said...

More awesomeness! Love what I see. :D Hope to win a set, too. ;D

Moosisk said...

I just "liked" you on FB! WooHoo!

CathyR said...
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CathyR said...

Such pretty cards. This is a grat set. I love the font you used, so pretty.

Terri E. said...

Another great set!

Terri E.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Really pretty! I love the tree!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I'm a Facebook fan.

Sindhu said...

Awesome set..great sentiments!

Rania K said...

Seriously...this a set everybody has to have!! Adorable cards!

Rania K said...

Of course I 'm A Facebook fan!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Awesome stamps!

aaga said...

Awesome!

Keke said...

such a pretty set!

irishfaery said...

Lovely set!

Daša said...

it looks so artistic! love it!

Meadie said...

Love these cards - they are all fabulous! x x

Deirdre said...

More stunning creations with amazing stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

I have been so very impressed with these CAS stamps and the clever and beautiful creations from the DT!

Albany said...

Such a creative DT! Each one is so different and the stamps are so lovely x

Denise Bryant said...

Love these cute trees! So many great ideas for them!
DeniseB

Lori Barnett said...

OK...I am gonna "NEED" this set!!!! UUUGH! I CAN'T WAAAAAAIIIIIITTTTT!!!!!!!

Dana said...

I like you on facebook, of course!! :)

Gabriele said...

love the 'be brave - you got this' sentiment - brilliant! What a great set.

Chris D. said...

Ooooh! That tree stamp is beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on that one!

Chris D. said...

Just liked you on Facebook and left a little love!

Jingle said...

Absolutely AWESOME!!! WOW! So in love!

nancy jane said...

This is my favorite set thus far. You've included great sentiments in the perfect font to show them off.

Kirsten Corby said...

A very nice set. I always like trees.

Sara Mac said...

Wow, this set looks wonderful! Can't wait to see more.

Carole said...

Sensational set.

Anonymous said...

great set! very versatile sentiments that can be used for a variety of cards and occasions :) :) great job!

Karenladd said...

Sweet set and LOVE those trees!

Karenladd said...

Just liked you on FB and left a comment!

Anonymous said...

Delicate and gentle ... I love them ... again!!

Alyssa S said...

Lovely sentiments in a beautiful font!

Laurel said...

I am loving this and can certainly use this in my collection of stamps! YAY!

Super Jen said...

The font is sublime.

Super Jen said...

I am now a Facebook friend!

Emily Keaton said...

Completely lovely!! This looks like a great new set. :)

CarolCel said...

I am totally loving the sentiments in this set.

keeleykats said...

Great samples! This is my favorite set because of the sentiments.

sandyh said...

love the sentiments!

shescrafty said...

Great sentiments! Love the DT creations.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Your DT is so talented and has me adding things to my wish list and you haven't even had your grand opening yet!! Can't wait until you open on Friday!

dragonswing said...

I love all the tree cards. So cute!!

jengd said...

Great cards- LOVE this font!

jengd said...

I'm a friend with a button. :) http://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/

Aunt Flipsy said...

Love Love Love!! Congratulations on making your dream come true :)

Makalah said...

I LIKE you!

Makalah said...

Pretty font in a pretty sentiment set!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

I LOVE these sentiments and the font!! Great cards too!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful encouragement stamps.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Aunt Flipsy said...

Love the trees! I can see myself having lots of fun with this set!

Pryn said...

Bold and exciting or calm and gentle...either way, I am ALL IN!!! Love these sets and the samples are GORGEOUS!!!

Yvette said...

Love these sentiments!

Yvette said...

PS; Liked you on FB:)

Barb said...

K, I need this set. Angie's card was just that perfect enabler...awesome!

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful cardsand lovely colors.
Gr Elly from Roemenie

Pamela Haskin said...

I'm loving your stamps more everyday. Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.

Pamela Haskin said...

I just 'liked' you on Facebook!