Friday, February 3, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays February 2017 Release Sneak Peaks DAY 4...and Release the Stamps!

Hellooooo and Happy Saturday!

Today is the last day of fun as we
Sneak Peek the new February stamp sets!

I have 8 AWESOME sets for you!
I'm going to start each day by showing you the new sets for the day,
then showing you amazing projects using them,
then make you wait til Saturday to get them!
oh wait, that's today! Hooray the waiting is over!

If you missed Day 1 Click HERE

If you missed Day 2 Click HERE

You've seen a few sneak peeks of one of today's awesome stamp sets,
and it has a friend too!
If you like fun backgrounds and pretty borders, well then today is your day!

Full On Floral              and              Daisy Chain

And I know you're just dying to see these babies in action so let's get to it!

And that's a wrap!
8 awesome new stamp sets!
And the best part is...
the waiting is finally over!
They will be hitting my store any minute now!!

Before you go,
let's talk about youtube...

I live under a rock and haven't spent a lot of time there,
but besides some of the Girl Fridays,  I do at least know about Catherine Pooler and Jennifer McGuire.
I know there are lots and lots of other great youtubers out there, and new ones are coming on all the time.
Leave me a comment on this post telling me which youtuber you think I should be getting to know
for your chance to win the stamp set of your choice.

You have until 6pm on Sunday
to comment on all the Sneak Peek posts for your chance at one of the 4 prizes!
Winners will be announced on Monday morning :)

And now, let the shopping begin!


  1. Wow those cards are so colorful...awesome. Like a whole lot of people, I enjoy Jennifer McGuire's channel too. I've been enjoying Justine Hovey's channel lately as I've recently discovered it.

  2. Happy Happy Happy Dance!!! Oh fill my online shopping cart and take my money!! As for youtube, I like a young man named Simon from he is an up and comer and I predict he will be the next Tim Holtz..

  3. Amazing release, Michele! I just placed my order to pick up a few new things. :) I highly recommend Ingrid Blackburn's YouTube channel. I design with her as part of Catherine Pooler's DT and her videos are great! She's concise, knowledgable, and shows a variety of ways to use products (cards, mixed media, etc.).

  4. I love reading blogs and watching Youtube videos to learn new techniques. Some of my favorite YouTube channels are Kathy Racoosin's, and Tim Holtz's!

  5. Gorgeous flowery stamps!! So versatile and great for all occasions. Beautiful cards by the dt. I really like marta lapowska's youtube channel for mixed media and shabby chic style.

  6. Gorgeous stamps. I love watching many different channels but I often go back to Lindsay Weirich the frugal crafter's channel. She has such a range of talent and is very generous with her knowledge and experience - lots of tutorials on craft and art.

  7. Oh, these are sooo pretty!! Wonderful release!
    And Virginia Lu always has some great videos! ;)

  8. I love your unique and clever sentiment stamps and you have some amazing ones in this release! I like to watch Laura Bassen - she has relatively short videos and beautiful cards. Plus she's usually funny which is a nice break.

  9. These cards are so beautiful. Love the new stamps. A couple of my favorite YouTubers: K Werner Design and Rebekah Jones - love her Bible Journaling.

  10. I'm loving these cute, colorful designs. Kristina Werner is my favorite! I started watching her videos a few years ago and she is the reason I started stamping and making cards.

  11. very pretty floral backgrounds and borders.
    There are so many great YouTube videos. Some favorites of mine are Heather at Houses Built of Cards and Sandy Allnock.

  12. Love this release with all the pretty flowers. Love the border flowers, which can be used on anything & everything.
    Wow, too many great you tubers out there. I love them all. Laura Bassen is always fun to listen to.

  13. Laura Sterckx is fun to follow. She's in school right now and can't do as much as she used to, but she always makes cute cards.

  14. So many adorable cards!!! I think my favorite is laurel's purple I miss you card! LOVE that background! Great stamps to add to my stash!!! Thanks for the fun peeks and all of the lovely inspiration!

  15. Love all these pretty flowers! Great cards!
    I enjoy watching Kristina Werner's YouTube videos.

  16. I guess I'm under that rock with you--haha! So many videos I'd never do any creating myself if I watched more, so I pretty much stick to Jennifer & I do love Laura Bassen. This is my favorite day of the release! Love the new stamps & the DT knocked it out of the park!

  17. You have to check out Yana Smakula. You will learn something with every card she makes. She's not the technique guru that Jennifer McGuire is, but she is a card engineer. She sees the easiest way to do something and explains why its the easiest way. She always does a really great job of explaining the how and why of her designs making something that looks uber advanced very dooable! And she's just a sweetie. A different kind of recommendation is Lindsey the Frugal Crafter. Her watercoloring is amazing cause she is great at teaching beginners. But her strength is in the diversity of her crafting genres. She papercrafts, paints in almost every media, draws, makes jewelry, 3D crafts, pinatas, kids crafts, DIY craft supply replacements, and she sews and croquets! Oh and makes blown glass beads. Honestly there isn't much she doesn't do and she has over 1500 videos and 300,000 subscribers. She's a ball of energy and its hard not to love her, just for her enthusiasm! If you ever wanted to learn a new craft, she's the one to show you how to start out, for sure.

  18. Wow!!! Great release!!! I love all these cards!!!
    One of my favourite is Justine Hovey. I love her channel. She makes adorable cards in a simple way and with a great explanation step by step!

  19. Gorgeous creations with some fabulous new stamps! Love these florals!!

    As for YouTube watching....there are so many fabulous crafters on YouTube....Kristina Werner, Yana Smakula, Sandy Allnock...just to nake a few ♥

  20. Both of these stamp sets are so versatile and totally happy!!! And the sample projects are incredible!!! What a fantastic new release! Thanks for asking this question as it's helping me to learn about some new-to-me you tubers to check out. I really enjoy watching Michelle Short from The Card Grotto. She has a very clean style and I always love her creations!

  21. I recently discovered Sandy Parker her blog and You zTube channel are named Crafting for Almost Everyone. Sandy has rheumatoid arthritis and is a real inspiration in addition to being talented. You should definitely check her out. I like Justine Hovey, too. Love these stamp sets😀

  22. Oh, my.....BRING ON the Full ON Floral!!! I LOVE that!!
    One of my fave YouTubers works for a different company than yours, so that might not count....but I really love Angeline Choo's videos.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Oh my gorgeouliciousness! Loving those background stamps and I've even got some new ideas from looking at these cards, of using them in other ways! On the question of who to check out/follow on you tube, it really depends on what you want to see/learn etc. I actually watch/follow/subscribe to most of the ones already mentioned. There are a couple I will mention as very worthy of looking at which are, Nichol Magouirk/Nichol Spohr LLC,Linda Levoir, Gabrielle Polacco/Such a Pretty Mess, who does a lot of scrapbook layouts, and Anne's Papercreations/xannero1, who does some absolutely awesome 3D projects! As I said it just depends on whether you want just cards or a mix of creative projects.

  24. Beautiful, beautiful flowers! I really like Amy Rysavy on youtube. Prairie Paper & Ink (AmyR) is where to find her. Her approach is down to earth and her creativity is really inspirational :)

  25. Laura Bassen or Laura Fadora is as funny as she is talented. I love Catherine Pooler also.

  26. Great new goodies!
    I like watching
    Yana Smakula and
    Laura Bassen.
    Carla from Utah

  27. I love this background stamp! So many different looks!

  28. These floral patterns are clearly my favorite and what you've done with them is incredible. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  29. Beautiful, love the new florals! Awesome release can't wait to go shopping. So you've already named two of mine and probably everyone else's fav's too, lol. Here's a few more, Yana Smakula, Carissa Wiley, Vicky Papaioannou, Kelly Latevola, Laura Bassen, Emily Leiphart (leiphartonart), Amanda Korotkova (little crafty pill), Therese (lost in paper) Marika Rahtu, Michelle Short, Nichol Spohr, Nina Marie Trapani, Olga Direktorenko, Julie Ebersole (papertrufflez), Amy.R (Prairie Paper & Ink), Maria Russell (rprmlr772), Nicole Picadura (scraps & stamps), Stephanie Klauck, Virginia Lu. You asked for it, lol, so many more but I'd be writing all night, lol. They're all so incredibly talented and inspiring :)

  30. Day4 release is surely mine. I love everything floral. The inspiration here is amazing.

  31. This is such a beautiful stamp set. The whole release is just an explosion of fun! All the youtubers mentioned above are amazing, but I just discovered Inklipse by 14 year old Simon Hurley, he is incredible! I love his freshness and pep, you have to check him out!

  32. Mark Montano has a great youtube channel as well as Tracy Weinzapfel! Great channels full of inspiration!!!

  33. Sandy Alnock and Debbie Hughes--Both are amazing artists and card makers.
    Great job on the new release!!
    Kitty T.

  34. Look at all this gorgeous inspiration!!! The new release is just so much fun!!! I see endless ways to use them and I'm so excited about them all!!!
    You definitely need to be following K Werner Design on You Tube! She is really amazing!! Here's her link:
    Thanks so much for a most AWESOME release!!! xoxo

  35. Wow!! I'm SOOOO loving these daisy patterns!! These are gorgeous stamps and certainly on my wish list for sure! :) Such stunning examples from the DT!! Gorgeous!! Well I do know that you like CAS style and there are so many REAL good You Tubers out there, but I think Laura Bassen has a colorful and gorgeous style all her own...and she's very humorous to listen to! So if you don't know her...check her out for a good laugh! :) Thanks for sharing this stunning release!

  36. Love this stamp set and all of the cards that you have shown with them - each one is better than the next!!! Is there any way that we can get technique information for them? Please please please!!! :)


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