Thursday, May 5, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge No. 1–Texting Skills!!

CFC01 - Texting Skills

YAY!!

It’s finally here!!  Are you as excited as I am for the very first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge?!!  We’re so excited to have you playing along with us, and hope that you’ll have as much fun with this challenge as all of us Girl Fridays did!

CFC01 Love Lives Here

This week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is to create a project using text in any way, any fashion, any technique that you can dream up - you can use stamps, embellishments, designer papers - whatever your little heart desires, as long as it's CAS (clean and simple) and texty!!  Fun, right?!! 

The winner will get a super swanky badge for their blog, bragging rights of being our first ever challenge winner AND a great prize from our CAS-tacular sponsor. 


CropStop - CFC01

Crop Stop is our sponsor for this week, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be excited when you find out what they’re offering up as a prize for this challenge – thank you Crop Stop!!  You’ll have to click on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what the prize is, though.  That’s also where you’ll find all the details of the challenge, as well as more “texty” inspiration from the other Girl Fridays!!

So what the heck are you waiting for?!!
CLICK-------->HERE<-------- to join us in the very first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

I had a blast with this one and am pretty happy with what I came up with . . . the products I used are listed below.
STAMPS:  PAPERTREY INK (sentiment - Love Lives Here); CLOSE TO MY HEART (Tree - Grown With Love); THE CATS PAJAMAS (birdhouse – The Tweetest Things)
INK:  TSUKINKEO (Versamark); PAPERTREY INK (Berry Sorbet)
PAPER:  FRENCH POPTONE (Sno Cone CS); PAPERTREY INK (Berry Sorbet CS)
ACCESSORIES:  THE CATS PAJAMAS (Home Tweet Home Die), PROVOCRAFT (Cuttlebug), PAPERTREY INK (1/8” Silk Ribbon); ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (White Embossing Powder); STAMPIN’ UP! (Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mat Pack)
Thanks so much for stopping by today – I so appreciate it!  Hugs!

40 comments:

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

Julie Ranae said...

What a great post and a great project! It's going to be a fab journey Karolyn...so glad to be doing it with you!

Virginia L. said...

I just adore your stunning work, Karolyn! So thrilled to be on the same DT with you!

Michele Gross said...

LOVE it!! Fabulous card and I am so incredibly thrilled to have you with us on this team!!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your sweet take on the challenge!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Karolyn! Love the texty bird house and that white embossed tree is gorgeous! So excited for this challenge to finally start! :)

Karen B. said...

Awesome color combination and concept for a card! So glad to be on the team with you.

Cathy Weber said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I loved your card today. That birdhouse is so adorable. I have been looking forward to these challenges and can't wait to try it this weekend.

Laura Davis said...

This is such a beautiful card, and one of my favorite color combos. :)
I'm Super excited to be working with such talent!!
Hugs
Laura

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So pretty! Love the scene you created!

Dana said...

Love this project! Just beautiful! I love how you got the CAS Friday colors in! ;)

Kryssi said...

L-O-V-E! And are you kidding me, Miss Stamping Royalty? I have a lot to learn from YOU!!! :)

Jenny said...

Absolutely brilliant card, so cute:)
jenny x

Jan said...

Love your card xx Jan

Sharon D from Canada said...

What a very pretty CAS card, Karolyn! I love your design and yummy colour combo!

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this card!!!

I'm Renee said...

So gorgeous!
Your colors are fabby!
Just love, love, love this card!

peggy gatto said...

I love your design, great idea and very charming!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Darn it! I missed it! Can I still participate today? This afternoon I'll whip up something!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Karolyn! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today. I really love your creation. I love the way you hung the birdhouse from the beautiful embossed tree. I love the colors you used... fabulous! I am excited about this challenge blog. I'm trying to train myself to mainly use CAS style in my creations. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Carol said...

Lovely card, colours are fab
LG Carol

Cathy P in AZ said...

Wow oh WOW Karolyn! This is FABULOUS. Your creativity amazes and inspires me!

suzARTe said...

Karolyn it means alot to me that someone of your amazing talent has left such an enthusiastic comment on my blog. I love this card of yours, but which one of your cards don't I love.

Rebecca said...

This is such a beautiful card! I'm glad to have found so many talented artists as a result of the CASual Fridays blog.

ThinkInk Creative said...

This card is Adorable with a capital A!

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Lindsey Wood said...

I love the birdhouse! Very cute card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super CAS design, Karolyn, Great card!

Michelle Clark said...

I absolutely love everything about this card!!

Pauline said...

Love this fab birdie house, the coloura are so fab too, a wonderful start to the challenge!

Anne said...

Your card is simply adorable! Love the embossed tree and birdhouse! Thanks for your sweet comment on your blog. I plan to keep playing with CAS-ual Fridays. What a great challenge idea:)

Patrice said...

I just love that little birdhouse!

Aileen said...

This one really caught my eye. love the bird house and your design. x

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the white bark tree and that FAB red birdhouse! Super colors! Congrats on being on the DT!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card!! Love the colors & the texty bird house :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Julie Day said...

I...LOVE...THIS! Not only is that texty birdhouse sweet, but I love the color palette you chose! I may just have to swipe this color combo for some Christmas cards! So glad to be working with you Karolyn ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

Karolyn, this is gorgeous! I love that embossed white tree and the text in the little bird house. This is such a fabulous design!

Michele said...

This card is Better than WONDERFUL! I absolutely LOVE what you have done and I love that I even have all the supplies and stamps to do it myself - I am very inspired - THANK YOU!

yyam said...

Just brilliant work! Awesome stamping work! :)

Debstamps said...

Love this blue and red beauty!

veronica said...

love the birdhouse! very cute idea!