Friday, May 27

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC4

Wow! Wow! Wow!
You really blew us away with your sparkling creations last week!
We loved visiting your blogs and really enjoyed all the sweet things you had to say about us.
It made us just that much more excited to bring this next fun challenge to you!

Its time for the fourth challenge at
 CAS-ual Fridays!
The challenge dedicated to 
Clean And Simple Design! 


        This one is for the Grads!
                     College, High School, even the preschoolers are graduating...
Your challenge? Create a Clean and Simple Graduation project.

And now a word from our Fantastic sponsor...

Market Street Stamps was founded in January 2010 by artist and stamp enthusiast, Angelica Suarez and her husband, Jorge. Crafted with the highest quality photopolymer on the market today, our stamps stamp like rubber, but are clear (with a peach tint) for your convenience. You'll find an eclectic style in our shop and a variety of small and larger-scaled images for card-making, scrapbooking and mixed media. We have new releases on the last Friday of each month with sneak peeks preceding each new release. We hope to inspire you and have you join us on our blog and Facebook page where we always keep it fresh! 

Be sure to check out their wonderful stamps and make your wish list because
The T.G.I.F Club winner will get to choose the stamp set of their choice from 
Market Street Stamps!!

Small bit of Housekeeping this week...
***PLEASE make sure your project posts include a link to our challenge. ***
Not just a mention, not just the graphic, but an actual link that can be clicked on.
It will be tragic if you miss out on honors because you missed this rule.

***Have you checked out our Sponsor tab at the top of our blog???***
We are so appreciative to have the support of these amazing companies.  
You'll get an idea of the fantastic fun we have planned for the future.
We are adding more all the time and hope you'll visit them!





Are you ready to play??
Have you read the rules located at the top of the blog?
Is your new Clean And Simple project ready to be seen for the first time?
Does your post have a link to us here at CAS-ual Fridays?

Hooray! You're ready to enter right here!
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday 

After you link, please visit our Girl Fridays and leave them some love,
then spend some time in the gallery and leave some love for your neighbors too!
*And please turn off word verification to make it easier for us to visit you*










Its time to announce our winners!
* insert drumroll *

The V.I.Ps
Well done!  You all will be featured on our VIP blog roll
and you may proudly display this badge on your blog!
*html code available on the VIP Club tab above*

And...
The T.G.I.F Club Winner!
you've just won the CAS-tacular prize from 

and you can proudly display this badge announcing that your card is in our perpetual 
T.G.I.F. Club gallery!!

Please email Michele at cookingwithmsg@msn.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!

Friday, May 20

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC3

CFC03 - Project Gallery

Welcome to our Third Challenge at 
CAS-ual Fridays 
The challenge dedicated to 
Clean And Simple Design!
Rhinestones, Pearls, Glitter, Stickles...these are a paper crafters jewels.
Your challenge is to use Bling on your new, Clean And Simple project.

We've got a super sponsor this week:


Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker is a scrapbooking company specializing in premium papers and embellishments that will make you smile. From whimsical designs to cute, cuddly creatures, Nikki Sivils designs straight from her heart hoping to inspire creativity and 
expressions of love and life.

This weeks TGIF Club winner will receive this super cute paper collection valued at $15

Now for a bit of Housekeeping...
CAS can be a bit subjective, 
but rest assured our Girl Fridays know Clean And Simple when they see it.  
As we've made our visiting rounds, we've noticed a few entries that aren't quite Clean And Simple in the gallery.  Up until now we've had an open policy on combining challenges and we think this may have confused some players who like to 'pile it on' and aren't quite grasping the Clean And Simple element of our challenge. We have nothing against this type of play, but lets face it, its nearly impossible to combine a bazillion challenges and still keep it CAS!  
To eliminate any confusion and take the pressure off, we've decided to limit the number of challenges that can be combined here at CAS-ual Fridays to 4. 

Our goal is to provide a fun challenge that inspires you all to create Clean And Simple.  
Some of you are new to Clean And Simple, or CAS, and are playing along to see if this could be your design niche. We want you to feel welcome and hope you will continue to play and grow while you fine tune your CAS skills here with us. 
Afterall, we were all new to this at one time too!  
For those of you who are completely at home in the CAS genre, 
we know you're coming here to get your CAS on and we love it!  
Whether you're a player or a reader, 
we know you are all here for a weekly dose of Clean And Simple inspiration!

 We have a phenomenal team of Girl Fridays 
who provide new Clean And Simple inspiration for you each week. 
And if you want to see more shining examples of Clean And Simple design, 
lets not forget our list of winning creations in our 
TGIF Club and The VIP's tabs at the top of the blog! 
We want everyone to be eligible to join these growing lists so please be sure to familiarize yourself with our updated Rules also located at the top of the blog.

And now...prepare to be dazzled by our Girl Fridays!




Are you ready to play??
Have you read the rules located at the top of the blog?
Is your new Clean And Simple project ready to be seen for the first time?
Does your post have a link to us here at CAS-ual Fridays?

Hooray! You're ready to enter right here!
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday 
which means there is still time to create again!

After you link, please visit our Girl Fridays and leave them some love,
then spend some time in the gallery and leave some love for your neighbors too!
*And please turn off word verification to make it easier for us to visit you*




Its time to announce our winners!
* insert drumroll *

The V.I.Ps
Well done!  You all will be featured on our VIP blog roll
and you may proudly display this badge on your blog!
*html code available on the VIP Club tab above*

And...
The T.G.I.F Club Winner!
you've just won the CAS-tacular prize from 

and you can proudly display this badge announcing that your card is in our perpetual 
T.G.I.F. Club gallery!!

Please email Michele at cookingwithmsg@msn.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!

Friday, May 13

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC2




We made it!
Blogger sure slowed us all down for a while but we want to thank you all for your patience while we waited for the big Blogger lock out of 2011 to end!

We are soo glad to see you back for our second challenge at 
CAS-ual Fridays!
Last week was a total blast!
We loved your creations and LOVED getting to visit your blogs!
You blew us away with your creativity and we want more!
We know you'll have a ball with this one...
Simply create a new CAS project using buttons AND twine.
Bakers twine, jute twine, you can even substitute embroidery floss if you don't own any twine.
And who doesn't love to play with buttons??

Our Girl Fridays played with Boutique Buttons from...

and now, a word from our CAS-tacular sponsor...
Established in 1989, DeNami Design has been known for a timeless style featuring simply elegant art. From our extensive line of quality rubber stamps to the newer line of coordinating scrapbook papers, we specialize in stylish and sophisticated products. These delightful designs are easy to mix and match 
for a designer look on all your paper arts.
 In addition to providing a wide range of products, we also have an extensive collection of project ideas. We strive to continually provide you with new inspiration both on our website and our blog. We hope you'll check them out!

Our TGIF Club winner will receive a wonderful collection of Boutique Buttons 
valued at $24 from 

additionally, we have a special little CAS-ual Fridays players perk for you!
is offering a special 15% discount to all CAS-ual Fridays Challenge players!
Simply use this code: CASUAL15  at checkout to receive your savings!

Our Girl Fridays had a blast playing with their Boutique Buttons and twine!
Due to all the Blogger drama, a lot of saved info was lost so please be patient with our Girl Fridays while they work to get their posts up and running again on their blogs.
Lets take a look at their fabulous creations...

Virginia Lu

Kryssi Ng

Laurie Willison

Jaclyn Miller


Dana Seymour

Laura Davis

Julie Day


Karolyn Loncon

 Julie Ranae

Michele Gross

Karen Baker


Are you ready to play??
Our easy to follow challenge guidelines are available on our Rules tab at the top of the page.
We'd love for you to feature our challenge graphic in your post and be sure to link back to
CAS-ual Fridays
 so your friends can come play with us too!
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday 
to link your project right here.
After you link, please visit our Girl Fridays and leave them some love,
then visit the gallery and leave some love for your neighbors too!
Have Fun!





Its time to announce our winners!
* insert drumroll *

The V.I.Ps



Well done!  You all will be featured on our VIP blog roll
and you may proudly display this badge on your blog!
*html code available on the VIP Club tab above*

And...
The T.G.I.F Club Winner!
you've just won the CAS-tacular prize from 

and you can proudly display this badge announcing that your card is in our perpetual 
T.G.I.F. Club gallery!!

Please email Michele at cookingwithmsg@msn.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!


You can visit all our winners in the T.G.I.F and V.I.P. tabs at the top of the blog!