Friday, June 24

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC8


Hooray! Its Friday!!
We certainly had a lot of fun last week and want to thank you all for playing!
The Girl Friday's loved visiting your blogs and were so excited to find they had 
inspired so many of you with their creations! 

I hope you're ready for another fun challenge at
CAS-ual Fridays!

This week we are Getting Edgy! Use your border punches, rip some cardstock, whatever your pleasure to add a fun edge to your Clean And Simple project!

Please give it up for our fantastic sponsor...

Our lucky TGIF winner will get to choose a stamp set from the Market Street Stamp store!
It won't be an easy decision because the designs are incredibly fun!

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! 

Market Street Stamps generously provided the Girl Fridays with some amazing stamps to design our Inspiration Parade this week!
Make sure to visit each designer's blog to see which delightful set they used :)

Dana Seymour


Are you ready to play??
Create a brand new Clean & Simple project,
Link our challenge in your post,
and remember...no more than 4 total challenges per project!

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*





And now for 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, June 17

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC7


Welcome back to another week of  fun...
Clean And Simple fun, that is, at
CAS-ual Fridays!

You really knocked our socks off last week with your creativity! 
Just can't wait to see what you do this week!

This week we are Color Blocking: place blocks, or areas of color, next to each other to form a cohesive design on your Clean And Simple creation.

You can use all sorts of colors: brights, neutrals even a monochromatic look. 
Get creative, have fun, just keep it CAS.
Our Girl Fridays have fabulous examples of Color Blocking to show you
but there is also a super cool Color Block chat from Kim Kesti if you need
more explanation on this cool trend.

We're happy to welcome back our fabulous sponsor who will 
present our TGIF winner with a $15 shopping spree!


If you're passionate about scrapbooking your memories or making cards, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders , stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages™ to keep everything organized.  Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy™. 
CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Come visit us at www.CropStop.com and see what’s new in the world of scrapbooking.

Are you ready for the inspiration parade?
Our Girl Fridays have created some drool-worthy Color Block creations!
Check these out!

Jaclyn Miller



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?

If you answered Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes, then 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*





And now for 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 this CAS-tacular prize from 
Tami Mayberry

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, June 10

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC6

Oh the fun you will have with this one!
This week at CAS-ual Fridays
we are playing Tic Tac Toe.
Each 3-in-a-row line holds a recipe and you get to choose the row that works for you.
Choose a row: across, down, or diagonal and then 
Create a Clean & Simple design using those elements in your project. Be sure to tell us which row you used.

Are you ready for a CAS-ual Fridays first?

Introducing our first ever Girl Friday Temp
Tami Mayberry!

Tami is a fantastic card designer AND stamp designer!
She's talented, sweet and a huge fan of Clean And Simple design.
We are thrilled to have her as our honored guest and here is a little more about her in her own words:

I am a wife and stay at home (homeschooling) mom of 5.  In my “free time” I enjoy spend time with family, church activities, graphic design and, of course, creating with paper. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and card making since 2007. I am a designer for DRG Publishers/CardMaker magazine, designer/illustrator for Gina K Designs, designer for The Stamps of Life and team leader for Scor-pal.  I love creating clean and simple designs and am thrilled to play along this week with Cas-ual Fridays!! 
http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/



Not only is she a fabulous guest BUT she is also our splendid sponsor!
Our TGIF Club winner will gain bragging rights AND this wonderful stamp set 
designed by Tami for Gina K Design...
retail value $23.95



And now for the Girl Friday inspiration parade led by Tami!


Tami Mayberry- emboss, felt & twine


Jaclyn Miller- chipboard, buttons & Ribbon

Dana Seymour- ribbon, die/punch, felt

Julie Day- chipboard, twine and die/punch

Karolyn Loncon- buttons, die/punch, emboss

 Julie Ranae- gems, die/punch, ribbon

Michele Gross- ribbon, die/punch, felt

Karen Baker- felt, twine, emboss

Virginia Lu- buttons, die/punch, emboss

Kryssi Ng- buttons, flowers, twine

Laurie Willison- flowers, die/punch, gems

Laura Davis- chipboard, ribbon, buttons


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?

If you answered Yes, Yes and Yes, then 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*







And now for 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!