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CAS 17

Welcome to this month's CAS Encouragement Challenge. 

This month the team used the graphic below to insire our cards and the colors black and white.

Here is my card.
I may have cheated a little bit by using Black Jack ink along with the Midnight on white paper. The image and sentiment are from the Truth Is stamp set. I layered the card main panel onto a layer of black cardstock and then on to a white card base.

Prizes!!  Make an encouragement card using the graphic above as inspiration and link it Here on the Calling All Sistah's Blog and you can win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays shop.

If you like anything in the shop and want to purchase it use the code below to save 15%. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon. Susan

CAS reminder Sept 2018

Welcome back to this months Calling All Sistahs reminder to do your monthly self breast examination and to book your yearly mammogram if it is due. Please go to the Calling All Sistahs Blog to read this months survival story.

And now on to this months reminder card...

I decided to make a shaker card this month. I started by making a shaker frame using a frame die and backed it with white fun foam. The die cut the stamped Hope Ribbon with the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die is also supported by a ribbon cut out of fun foam glued under the top ribbon but under the acetate top. The sequins are from the previously available Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix. The word hope was die cut out of pink glitter paper using the Hope Fri-die and the sentiment from was white heat embossed on black cardstock.

See you tomorrow for this month's Encouragement Challenge.

I hope you are having a great day!!


CAS Encouragement Challenge #16

Welcome back!! 
This month we are doing things a bit different and including all forms of cancer in our graphic.

Using the graphic above make an encouagement card for someone who is going through a rough time.  Post your creation on the Blog for a chance to win!!

 Here is my card for this challenge.

As always, you can save on any purchase at the CAS-ual Fridays Shop

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!!


Calling All Sistahs August 2018

Welcome back to this months Calling All Sistahs reminder to do your monthly self breast examination and to books your yearly mammogram if it is due. Please go to the Calling All Sistahs Blog to read this months survival story.

And now onto this months reminder card...

I kept this card clean and simple. I added worn lipstick distress oxide ink to a rectangular block sprayed it with water until it began to form droplets, flipped it over and smooshed onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it was dry, I used a stitched rectangle die and cut out the panel. I then stamped the Word Ribbon stamp in Black, mounted it onto another piece of watercolor paper cut using a larger stitched rectangle die, with foam tape. the card panel was then attached to a dark pink top folding card base.

Come back tomorroe for this months Encouragement Challenge.

I hope you are having a great day!!


Encouragement Challenge CAS 15

Hello and Welcome!
Today I have my card for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.
Here is this months inspiration photo and colors.

Here is my card. I used the Pretty Posies stamp set and dies on this card.

I hope you will all participate in this challenge. All you have to do is make an encoragement card using either the photo or colors in the graphic about and link it up in this months challenge post HERE. There is a gift code up for graps to the winner!!

And, as always, if you wish to purchase anything from the CAS-ual Fridays shop, use the code below to save 15%

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see your card in the challenge!!

July 2018 -CAS Reminder

Welcome to the Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder blog post.

We hold this blog hop on the 17th of each month as a reminder to do your monthly self-breast examination and to book your yearly mammogram if it is coming due.

When it comes to surviving breast cancer, early detection remains the most crucial step, and mammograms are the tools for this step. ~ NBCF.ORG

This months reminder card features three products from the Cas-ual Fridays Shop. I used the Calling All Sistahs and Word Ribbon stamp sets and the To Go Cup Fri-dies.

Michelle donates 50% of profits from the sale of the products in the Calling All Sistahs - Breast Cancer Awareness Collection to fund breast cancer research and awareness.

If you would like to purchase anything from the Cas-ual Friday shop you can save 15% by using this code...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you return tomorrow for the Encouragement Challenge.


One Layer Wonders Lesson 3

Lesson 3 - Watercolor Under Painting.  This was one of the most difficult cards for me to make!!  It looked like a hot mess!!!  None the less I persisted, set it aside to dry and I left the stamp in my MISTI, so I could stamp over the distress oxide inks when dry. This made a huge difference.I then took my Artist Markers and added some color to the image, framed it up with a copic multiliner and called it done!!

Here is the finished card. On to lesson 4

Hope you have a great day!

OLW Lesson 2

Hello!  I am back with my card from Lesson 2 of the Altenew Academy class One-layer Wonders.  In this lesson called Multicolored Stamping we had to make a card background using multicolored stamping, masking a shape and creating a label.
I picked out a rainbow of ink cubes from my stash, a background stamp, a heart die, masking paper, my Altenew Artist Markers and some sentiment stamps. Oh and my trusty MISTI!!

Voila!!  Here is my card!!

I colored in some of the diamond shapes with coordinatings markers and added shimmer on top. I must confess I totally cheated on making my own label and used the "You Rock!" from the Label Love stamp set.

I must now get to Lesson Three. Wish me luck with this one, I think I am going to need it!!


One-Layer Wonders

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the Summer weather. Here in Canada it has been fairly warm and humid.
I started a new class over at Altenew Academy called One-layer-Wonders. Anyone who knows me knows one layer cards are not my thing. I am more of a bring on all the layers kinda person, This class is taught by Kelly Latevola.  I am obsessed with her card making skills, so I had to sign up for this class the second I saw it was available!!
So, on to the class. Lesson One, was pattern stamping and simple coloring. I watch the video, get out some stamps and I am confident I got this. Well, a few boo boos happened and I was not starting again, so I covered them with enamel dots. I think that is allowed???  My banner shadow went a little on the huge side, but I am just going with it lol. So here is my finished card.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back with lesson 2 of this class soon.

CAS Encouragement Challenge #14

Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge!!  This months inspiration photo is beautiful!!

I love the daisies and the colors, I did not have a daisy stamp so I used the colors as my inspiration. Sometimes as crafters things we see in our minds that do not come out as we thought it would. This is what happened to me this month. lol

Anyways, I hope you like it and also play along with our challenge, which you can find on the blog.
I used the Serendipi-tea stamp set and coordinating Fri-dies along with the Full on Floral stamp set. I was using a technique I saw on You Tube by Jennifer MacGuire that she called Stepped Back Stamping. The top panel is popped up and the images are on the card base.
I look forward to seeing all of your creations over on the challenge. Remember, there are prizes up for grabs!!

Also if you used the code below you can save 15% over at the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Shop

See you soon


CAS June Reminder Post

Hi and Welcome to this months Calling All Sisters reminder post. There are some beautiful cards over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog
As always, this post is to remind our fellow sistahs to do your monthly self breast examination and also to schedule your mammogram if it is coming due. Early detection has saved may of our sistahs lives and we want you to catch it early if it happens to you.
This month I made this card for you as your reminder.

I used the Truth Is Stamp set and the Hope Fri-die by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
I Hope you do your monthly exam and get those mammograms booked.  I will see you back here tomorrow for the Encouragement Challenge.
See you soon


Background Magic Day 4

For lesson 4 Laurel showed us varoius ways to mask backgrounds. I chose to cut out a mask using a heart die and use it for my card. Once my mask was in place I inked up the Gradient Stripes Background stamp and stamped it over the mask.  I then removed the mask and found I got ink spots where I did not want them so I added a layer of vellum on top and added a focal image and sentment from the Frosted Garden stamp set which I stamped with black ink and clear embossed over it.

I love the look of this card and will be using this technique again!! Thank for stopping by!!

Background Magic Class Day 3

Hello again!!  I skipped to Lesson 3's homework, mostly because I was waiting for a stamp set to arrive that I wanted to use.  For today's homework I chose to heat emboss my Watercolor Dots Background on to a piece of Vellum with rose gold embossing powder. Then, I flipped it over and colored the back with a selection of blue Altenew Artist Markers. I then attached the colored vellum on top of a piece of white cardstock, attached it to a card base and added a sentiment strip onto which I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Crafty Friend Stamp set in black ink.

Stay tuned for Day 4 !!

Altenew Backgrounds Magic Class Day 1

Good morning, I started a new class over at Altenew this week taught by Laurel Beard. Today I am going to show you my card I made for Lesson 1. For this class we were to make a card using an inking technique. For my card I chose to use the new Watercolor Dots Background stamp, which I inked up using mini ink cubes then spritzed with water a couple of times and stamped onto a piece of watercolor card stock.

To finish this card I cut out a label using a die and white heat embossed my sentiment from the Crafty friends stamp set.
I will be back to post my day 2 card shortly.

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!

Today I am honored as part of the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Design Team to be participating as one of the contributing designers for the CAS-ual Fridays Blog  They are one of the stops on the  Layton's Legacy Blog Hop. This is a very special blog hop and I encourage you to read all about it on Lea Lawsons blog which is the beginning of the hop.  This is such a worthy cause and will help so many NICU parents along the way.  Donations can be made here. As designers we were provided with a the following inspiration board.

Here is my card.

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of the profits from sales until May 19, 2018 to the Fundraiser. In addition, Lea is collecting handmade cards to give to NICU families along with the gift cards to Starbucks, so if you wouls like to make a card and donate it you will find her address on her blog post.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will come back soon.

For the Love of Color

Happy Monday!!  I recently participated in the Altenew Academy For the Love of Color online class. I thought I would share a couple of cards I made for this class. First is a card made with Sweet Rose Bouquet stamp set which is a multi-layered stamp set. I love this stamp set it is so pretty!!

My second card I used flower stamps from the Get well soon stamp set and the Inline Alpha Dies.

I hope you liked these cards and I will be back soon with a new post.

Michelle's 50th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome!! I am glad you were able to hop along with us today to celebrate Michelle's 50th Birthday!!  

You should have come here from Kelly's Blog. If you want to see the whole blog hop list or start from the beginning go to the  CAS-ual Fridays Blog
Here is my card to celebrate!!

I wanted to make a special card for Michelle, so I made my first trifold card.  The card is mostly just one layer with the Ballerinas glues to each panel. I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks and with layering and masking created the floor.  For the stage lighting I used masking paper and sponged Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet Distress inks I them sprayed water on top and picked it up with a paper towel to get a distressed look. For the stamping I used Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, All the Jazz, Icing on the Cake and Sweet Sixteen inks from Catherine Pooler Designs . The stamps are all from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps…

CAS Challenge #12

Welcome Back to the Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge!! 
This month's inspiration photo is beautiful and full of spring colors.

For this challenge, we are asked to make an encouragement card for someone who could use a bit of encouragement and use either the photo or the color palette as inspiration. 
Here is my card.

I used the Truth Is Stamp set and Truth Blooms Fri-dies. I stamped the flower image twice, colored it in with alcohol markers, die cut the blooms and popped them up with foam tape after sponging the background with Broken China distress oxide ink. I added the sentiment and layered my card onto a piece of apple green cardstock and then onto a white cardbase.
Now it is your turn. You can enter your card in to the challenge at the  Calling All Sistah's Blog.
There is a gift code up for grabs to the  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop

If you see any products along the hop and would like to add them to your collection, use the code below to save 15%.

I hope to see your c…

Calling All Sistahs Reminder

Welcome back to this months Calling All Sistahs reminder to do you monthly self-breast examination and schedule your yearly mammogram.

This month for your reminder card I used the new Serendipi-tea stamp set along with the Hope Fri-die and a sentiment from the Hope Ribbon stamp set.

The blog hop starts at the Calling All Sistahs Blog and I hope you will check out what all the other Sistahs have created this month!!
As always 50% of the proceeds from the Calling All Sistahs Collection in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop go to the for research and beast cancer awareness programs.
If you would like to purchase any of the products in the shop you can save a bit of money by using the code below.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you return tomorrow for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.

Creative coloring Class from Altenew

I recently took a class by Altenew Academy called Creative coloring. It was not what I expected from the class but titles can be misleading. This class covered basic blending .  My fist card I used copic as I had not recieved my artist marker as of yet and I used a different cover plate die.

For the second project we were to do a no line coloring technique, but when I got the artist markers I forgot and stamped the image full strength. So I just went with it lol

Project 3- This one had a lot more coloring. I fussy cut it out popped it up with foam tape and added extra embellishment.

Overall I liked the class and would reccomend it to any beginner colorist.

Thanks for stopping by..

CAS Encouragement Challenge #11

Hello. Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge.  
 What's an encouragement card? Ever had a rough day, failed an important test, faced a tough decision, felt lonely, been sick, lost love, lost a loved one...2 legs or 4? There are a bazillion reasons to create an encouragement card! Use our fun photo as inspiration or choose to use the color chips...your choice! Feeling super inspired? Combine both! 
Best part??? No product or genre restrictions! Everyone is welcome!

This is the card I made for this month's challenge.

I used the To Go cup Fri-dies to make my cup that I colored using Catherine Pooler inks. and then stamped on top with the Full on Floral stamp set.  The sentiment on the cup wrap is from the Word Ribbon stamp set. I also used the Radiating Rays stencil and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames from MFT.
I hope you will join us in this months challenge! You could even win a prize!!

If you like and if want to purchase any products from the CAS-ual Fridays shop you can …