Friday, November 18

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Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of our Girl Fridays will be preparing feasts and wanting to spend extra time with their families.  In order to give them a little break but still keep the fun going for our international friends, as well as those of you who have time off from work and feel like getting your CAS on, we are running this challenge for 2 weeks!

You have until November 30th to create with this delightful sketch by our very own Karen Baker.  It's such a fun and versatile sketch, we know you'll have tons of ideas for it.  Have fun with it and enter as many times as you'd like!


CFC29: 2 weeks of CAS Sketch fun!

Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!
I have always believed there was a need for stamp sets that crafters could use in cards, scrapbook pages and other crafty projects for the boys and men in their life.  I have searched for stamps that could fill that niche but would only find a random stamp set here and there.  I was tired of the same old fishing and sports stamp sets.  I could not rely on the craft market to meet my needs so I went out and started my own stamp company...TradeFish Designs!
Now don't get the wrong idea, you can use the images and sentiments in my stamps for feminine cards or projects too!  I am creating stamps that you can use for anyone...think of them as "unisexy" stamps.  All the designs are a project of my own quirky design style and sense of humor, as well as a reflection of the boys and men I have had the privilege to know and love.  I hope you enjoy TradeFish Designs stamps and create wonderful  projects for the people you care about.

Our TGIF winner will receive 2 fabulous sentiment sets valued at $30!!
But wait! There's more!  TradeFish Designs is planning a huge Black Friday sale and you're are all invited to check out the fabulous savings she'll have for your inky delight!

A bit of sad news...
This week we say farewell to our Kryssi.  We are really going to miss her, and her amazing style, but wish her all the best as she spends some extra time with her sweet little ones.

And now for our inspiration parade featuring mostly TradeFish Designs!
(The postman wasn't kind to all of our Girl Fridays)

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Please visit the Girl Fridays and leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too!

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Ready to submit your brand new project? 
Our complete set of rules can be found on our Rules tab at the top but in a nutshell...
*It's gotta be Clean And Simple and use this week's challenge theme*
*There must be a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
*No more than 4 total combined challenges*




And now...*insert drumroll*... for our winners!

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!

Ryann

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, November 11

CFC28

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!
Thanks to all of you who went Over the Edge with us last week.
What a delightful lot of creations we had in our gallery!
We think you'll have a lot of fun with this week's challenge too...


CFC28:  Create a Clean And Simple Tag or a project that has a tag on it.


Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!

Purple Onion Designs is an unmounted rubber art stamp company that was started in 2003. We have been designing stamps for rubber stamp, scrapbook and paper craft enthusiasts for over 8 years. We pride ourselves in offering high quality deeply etched rubber stamps along with outstanding customer service. The images are diverse in style and offer something for everyone. Several collections have been designed by fellow scrapbook artists and illustrators. New images are released every few months. Purple Onion Designs has a highly talented design team whose work can be found on the company blog at www.purpleoniondesigns.typepad.com The entire stamp line can be viewed on the company website at www.purpleoniondesigns.com

This week's TGIF winner will receive a 
$25 Gift Certificate to Purple Onion Designs!


And now its time for our inspiration parade featuring lots of Purple Onion!


Sled

thank You!

CFC28

Please visit the Girl Fridays and leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too!

Now its your turn!
*Create a new Clean And Simple project using this week's challenge theme*
*Gotta have a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
*No more than 4 total combined challenges*
**Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday!**



And now...*insert drumroll*... for our winners!

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!

Jen W

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, November 4

CFC27

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!
Wow!
We can't believe it's been 6 months already!  It seems like it was just last week that we were announcing our first design team, but here we are starting off our second term.
Our first team of designers was nothing short of amazing with their off the hook creativity, and amazing accomplishments in the paper crafting world.
Truly a dream team!
Each of these talented ladies brings so much to our challenge each week, and the thought of saying goodbye to them was almost too much to bear.  So, it is my sincere pleasure to gleefully announce that ALL of our Girl Fridays are staying on for another term!
We are beyond thrilled to spend another 6 months with these wonderful ladies!
We're also over the moon to have so many fabulous players joining in the fun each week.  We want to thank those of you who have played from the beginning and have helped to make CAS-ual Fridays such a fun place to play.
For those of you who are just discovering us...welcome to the party!


CFC27:  Create a Clean And Simple card with a panel or design element that goes Over the Edge of the card front.


Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!


Lil' Inker Designs with ag designs is the creative venture of two high school friends Laura Pryor, founder and owner of Lil' Inker Designs, and Ariana Grant, professional graphics artist and owner of ag designs. Laura has a creative vision, but Ariana makes these visions come to life! 
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention and that's so true for Lil' Inker Designs as our very first release, Sentiment Flags, was born from the need to have a flag-ended die for sentiments for our own crafty projects! One year later we have a full line of fun and innovative quality products from Pinwheels to Fringe Flowers!  Our stamps and dies are made using only the best quality merchandise this industry has to offer and all of our products are proudly manufactured in the USA! 


Please visit our brand new website at www.lilinkerdesigns.com
This week's winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Lil' Inker Designs!!

And now its time for our inspiration parade!


Michele Gross

Pinwheel

Many Thanks

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Please visit the Girl Fridays and leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too!

Now its your turn!
*Create a new Clean And Simple project using this week's challenge theme*
*Gotta have a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
*No more than 4 total combined challenges*
**Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday!**



And now...*insert drumroll*... for our winners!

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!
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Veronica Z

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!