Friday, March 30

CFC46 and Last Chance for DT Call

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!
Hope you're ready for a really exciting week!
We have a fun challenge that will really get your mojo humming, and an awesome sponsor!
But WAIT!  There's more...
The Design Team Call continues...but it will end soon!
When this week's challenge ends, so does the call.
If you'd like to be a Girl Friday or Guy Friday, click HERE for the details!
*** I am responding to every DT email I receive so if you haven't heard from me within 24 hours, and I'm not in your spam folder, please re-send it and leave a comment for me here so I know to look for it ***




CFC46:  Create a Clean And Simple project based on a song.
*Whether you take your inspiration from the song title or the lyrics, please share which song inspired you.*

Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!
Melanie Muenchinger



Melanie Muenchinger got her start stamping 9 years ago and started illustrating and designing for Gina K in 2008. To date,  she’s created more than 50 stamp sets exclusively for Gina K Designs, with sets ranging from clean graphic to realistic nature images, whimsical animals, and decorative elements.  She recently published her first book with Annie’s Attic.  You can find more inspiration from Melanie and view all her stamp sets on her blog Hands, Head and Heart. She is honored to be sponsoring the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

This week, Melanie is donating a signed copy of her book “A Year of Flowers, 64 pages of step by step technique tutorials for 36 cards, arranged by season and occasion, all featuring her stamp set of the same name from Gina K Designs.  This book also includes a perpetual calendar for important dates so you can plan cards as you work and send them out on time.






And now its time for our inspiration parade!

don't worry, be happy
Jaclyn Miller-Don't Worry, Be Happy

Dana-CFC46
Dana Seymour-Here Comes the Sun

CFC46-Raindrops keep falling on my head
Julie Day-Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Karolyn Loncon
Karolyn Loncon- You Light Up My Life

Michele Gross- Bad to the Bone
Michele Gross-Bad to the Bone

Karen FlyOverStates
Karen Baker-Fly Over States

Be happy
Virginia Lu-Don't Worry, Be Happy

Laurie's NOT late!
Laurie Willison-Going to the Chapel

Laura Davis Foxy Lady, Jimi Hendrix
Laura Davis-Foxy Lady


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!
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 cas-ualfridays@hotmail.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!



Friday, March 23

CFC45 and a DT CALL

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!

Did you hear the news??  
The CAS-ual Fridays Design Team call is on!
If you've ever thought about becoming a Girl Friday, or Guy Friday,
check out all the details HERE


CFC45:  The Bold & The Beautiful-
create a Clean And Simple project using a pastels and black

Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!

Sweet Stamp Shop is a small business out of sunny southern California that features hand drawn clear polymer stamp sets made here in the USA! The shop was started in 2011 by Nicole and Jacob Rixon with the idea that there was a space in the industry for fresh, hand drawn, clear stamps. Sweet Stamp Shop is a stamp company dedicated to creating fun and unique stamps that are easy to use and fun to color. We know how important it is to you to know the latest techniques and we are excited to share our knowledge with you. Whether on YouTube, Facebook, or a well placed 'tweet' ... we'll help you stay on top of the trends!

This week's winner will receive 
 

And now its time for our inspiration parade!


Laura Davis 

CFC45 - Julie Day 

Karolyn Loncon 

Michele Gross 

HelloScooter 

Virginia 

Late Laurie 



The Girl Fridays love hearing from you!  Please 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!**





Thank you to all the designers from our sponsor's team who participated last week!  
We loved having your work in the gallery for our player's to see!


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!
Regan
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 cas-ualfridays@hotmail.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!

Thursday, March 22

Design Team Call!


We interrupt this Thursday for an important announcement!


*****************DESIGN TEAM CALL*******************

CAS-ual Fridays is looking for a few Girl Fridays to join the team! 
*5 to be exact* 
If you are a CAS loving designer, this is the call for you!
*This is a world-wide call and not limited to US designers!*
I am searching the globe, so as long as you live somewhere on the planet 
I'd love for you to apply!


Quick Quiz...
* Do you love Clean And Simple Design?
* Do you get excited about a good challenge?
* Do you have an active blog?
* Can you create weekly inspiration projects when given at least 4 weeks advance notice?
* Do you enjoy visiting and commenting on player's blogs?
* Can you commit to a 6 month term, May through October?
* Would you have fun designing occasionally with sponsor supplied goodies in addition to your own stash?
* Are you an easy going team player who likes to have fun?


If you are nodding your head, and jumping up and down because I just described you, then I want to get to know you!

Please send an email with “CAS-ual Fridays DT Call” in the subject line to
Michele at  cas-ualfridaysdtcall@hotmail.com  

Make sure you include the following:
  • Your name, country you live in, and blog link
  • 3 photos of your work that show your best CAS style ( You can send links of your previously posted work if you'd like, but please send links to specific work, not to your entire gallery or blog)
  • Brief bio including past & current DT, or guest DT experience (*previous DT experience is not a requirement) and any creative highlights you'd like me to know about - this is your chance to really toot your horn :)
  • Why you’d like to be a Girl Friday

Deadline to apply:  11:59 pm EST on Wednesday April 4th.


I can't wait to meet you!!


We'll be back tomorrow...same time and same place with a brand new challenge to get your creative mojo going.

Friday, March 16

CFC44

Welcome back to CAS-ual Fridays, The Clean And Simple Challenge!

We've got a fun challenge for you this week that will be sure to inspire you.
And...things are about to start getting exciting around here!
There will be a very important announcement in a special Thursday post just
minutes after this challenge ends!
Can't handle the suspense?
 I highly recommend you 'like' our Facebook page as
I will probably be dropping hints there about the special announcement throughout the week *wink*
I might continue to drop hints about more exciting things in store for the coming weeks too!


Now on to this week's challenge...

CFC44:  It's as Easy as 1-2-3  Create a Clean And Simple project using 
1. A Pattern
2.  An Image
3.  A Sentiment
Sound easy?  Remember to keep it CAS!

Please say hello to our fantastic sponsor!


Clear and Simple Stamps was created as a collaborative effort by a mother-daughter duo. Both of whom share a love of art, fashion, graphic design, event planning, entertaining and above all else paper crafting! Together Reenee and Nicki have built a company that is steeped in the love of all things creative and enjoy bringing you clear stamps with style. 
Our concept is clear and simple stamping - each set offers you a variety of options to fit your own personal, creative style. We know all too well the desire to find inspiration. Visit with us every day on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for a daily boost of creativity by using the CSS Daily App {available in iTunes}. The first ever papercrafting app of its kind with over 500 projects in our archives, and a brand new project shared each and every day.

Stay current with all the fun and exciting things that are happening at Clear and Simple Stamps...  


This week's winner will receive...



And now its time for our inspiration parade featuring Cart Pals: Occasions, Cart Parts and Gingham from Clear And Simple Stamps!

Dana

CFC44 - Julie Day 

Karolyn Loncon

Michele Gross

Teacher

Virginia

The Girl Fridays love hearing from you!  Please 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!**




Thank you to all the designers from our sponsor's team who participated last week!  
We loved having your work in the gallery for our player's to see!

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!
Cristina
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 cas-ualfridays@hotmail.com
with your contact info to receive your prize!