Friday, July 10


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

We are so excited to be back with a brand new team of 
amazing Girl Fridays 
and a super fun challenge to inspire your mojo!

Are you ready???
Here we go!

CFC141: Create a new CAS project that features embossing

We have amazing Embossing projects to show you featuring CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 
but remember, you can use any product you'd like to play.
Let the inspiration parade begin!

Sassy Smiles

Funky Square Tag Fri-Dies
Bold Wishes


In the Cards
Shuffle Fri-Dies


Bold Wishes
Funky Square Tag Fri-Dies

Now it's your turn and we can't wait to see what you create!
Enter your project here before noon on July 31st.
This month's winner will receive a wonderful prize from 

Friday, July 3


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

Today is the day!
I'm super duper excited to introduce you to
 the new Girl Friday Design Team 
for CFC!

This is an extremely talented group!
Each has an amazing CAS style and is super sweet to boot!
They will be happily creating challenge inspiration
to fire up your mojo
knock your socks off!

Joining us for the first time are:

Shona Chambers
New Zealand

Returning from last term are:

And joining us from the Ink Squad Company Team is:

Angie Tieman

Are they incredible or what?!
Be sure to visit their blogs and get to know them a bit.
It will give you a little taste of the eye candy you can expect :)

****Mark your calendar and set your alarms****
Friday, July 10th 
6am eastern
for our next challenge!

Remember...while this challenge is presented by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps,
and we will be featuring CFS stamps and Fri-Dies in our inspiration projects,
YOU can use ANY products you want!
and you can play as often as you like!

We're announcing the awesome new CAS-ual Chic team today too!
CAS-ual Chic, the Utterly Adorable Layers Challenge 
will feature the same great challenge theme as CAS-ual Fridays 
but in a completely opposite design style. 
Fun for everyone!! 
Be sure to check it out as there is a fun little prize opportunity!

Monday, June 29

CFC140 Happy Hour

Let the happy dancing begin!

We've got lots of news in this post and lots of happy to dance about so let's get to it!

First, let's happy dance with our challenge winners!
Summer is in full swing,
and we really enjoyed seeing all your colorful projects this month.
The last duty of our outgoing Girl Fridays was to choose their favorites
and you made it usual :) 

Let's announce the winner who will receive this awesome prize...

as well as 

And the winner is...

Please contact Michele at to claim your prize.
 You may place this swanky winners badge on your blog

Let's hear it for our 4 Favorites

                                         Kim Hamilton                                       Hannelie

                                              Thordis                                              Rema T

Your projects were awesome!
You may place this uber cool badge on your blog

The competition is always fierce here at CAS-ual Fridays 
and we would like to honor our 5 contenders

               Lori                                                    Dena                                               Rae

                                                Shona                                           Liliuska 

You may place this super cool badge on your blog

Thank you to everyone who played along!!

We've got more to be happy about!!
Next happy dance...

We've got a brand new team starting and 
I can't wait to introduce them to you!
They are so excited to finally spill their beans 
so please join us right here on 
Friday, July 3rd 
to meet the new Girl Fridays!!

***Our next challenge will begin on July 10th***

Last bit of happy, and one more exciting happy dance...
There is a brand new challenge site in town!

What if I said there was one awesome inspiration theme 
but 2 super fun places to play it??

Starting July 10th, we will have 
2 teams to inspire you
2 challenge blogs to play at 
with 2 completely different design styles
but just one amazing challenge theme!
For our CAS enthusiasts, join us right here where Clean and Simple is the name of the game.

For our lovers of all things layered, we now have something just for you...

If you love Vintage, Shabby Chic, Mixed Media or just really love using lots of stuff, 
you can now play with us at CAS-ual Chic!

The blog is brand new and we invite you to come see what we're all about,  
and find out when you'll get to meet that brand new team of Girl Fridays!

Come on over! 

Friday, June 26

DT Farewell

And that's a wrap!

We're here today with a special post.
I've got
  sad news,
good news
  exciting news!

The sad news is that our design term has just ended.
Can you believe it's been 6 months since the Girl Fridays got started?
Time certainly does fly when you're having a blast!
They've brought you inspiration, 
They've left you bloggy love,
and they've sprouted a few gray hairs choosing their favorite projects each month.
Please join me in saying farewell to this fabulous team!
Please be sure to stop by their blogs and leave some love.
It really does matter!


The good news is that we will be introducing you to a 
NEW fabulous CAS-ual Fridays team
when we get back from our short break for the July 4th weekend.
I'm really excited for you to meet them.
They are awesomely talented and just about to burst at the seams from keeping their secrets!

Now for the exciting news...
What is better than 1 super fun and inspiring challenge?
How about 2 super fun and inspiring challenges??

That's right!
CAS definitely stands for Clean And Simple.
But, there are 3 more letters in our name.
u.a.l.  Utterly Adorable Layers!

We will be introducing a brand new challenge for the
UAL designers!
we've got a fabulous team of designers who are
equally excited to spill their beans and who will knock your socks off
with their inspiring work.
We've got more exciting announcements coming soon so be sure to follow along with us on:
our facebook page

our company blog

It's going to be a fun summer!!!!!
Join us here Monday for our Happy Hour post
and more details!!

Friday, May 29


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

It was a long winter and so far it's been an even longer spring.
The coldest one I can remember here in Colorado!
I'm ready for summer!!!
I want to paint my toes, and wear fun sandals and feel the warm sunshine...
I. am. so. ready.

So, in honor of summer, and my love for it,
let's get to our challenge this month.

CFC140:  When I think of summer I think of suntans, brightly painted toes and wearing summer whites. Create a Clean And Simple (yes, it has to be CAS) project using Tan, White and one bright color.
***you have until noon on June 26th to enter your new CAS creations***

And now a word from our fabulous sponsor!

Simon Says Stamp

In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best online selection of Rubber Stamp, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Card, Card Making and Paper Crafting products in the world. We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouse so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!
Happy customers are the heart of our business. We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies! Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current. Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door!

The winner of this month's challenge will win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

And now, let the inspiration parade begin!




Now its your turn!
You have until noon on June 26th

*Create a NEW Clean And Simple project using the challenge theme*
*Provide a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
Oh! And don't forget to have fun!!