Thursday, March 8, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #43–For Sentimental Reasons . . .

Hola Peeps!!

CFC43 Graphic

Can you believe it’s Friday and time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge again?!!  Oh my gosh – where do the days go?!!  This week’s challenge is another goodie (don’t you think our Fearless Leader, Michele Gross, does an amazing job of keeping us really challenged with her clever ideas?!).  YOUR CHALLENGE:  Create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project where the sentiment is the FOCAL point.  In other words, your eye needs to immediately be drawn to the sentiment of your project.  Fun, right?!

SRM Stickers Graphic

This week’s fabulous sponsor is SRM Stickers!!!  SRM Stickers has an amazing selection of clear stickers that make card making and scrapbooking an absolute breeze!!  The kind owners of SRM Stickers shared an ENORMOUS variety of stickers for the Girl Fridays to play with for this challenge, and boy did I have fun with all those yummy goodies!  Thank you, SRM Stickers – you ROCK!!

CFC43 - For Sentimental Reasons

This project was so easy to assemble – literally it took me five minutes!!  That’s one of the things that I love about both Clean & Simple designing as well as the use of clear stickers – so freakin’ easy!!  I cut the green “belly band” out using my Silhouette SD and a Silhouette Studio design.  I trimmed the edges of the band with the decorative borders from the Fancy Sentiments – Thinking of You sticker set.  I placed the Miss You sentiment directly onto the card base, and then adhered the trimmed band to the card base with dimensional squares.  Seriously, could this be any easier – and I really like the way this turned out!  What do you think?


So get those focal image sentiments out and create something for this week’s challenge – can’t wait to see what you come up with!  I would highly recommend that you drop by the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog for some amazing eye candy from the other Girl Fridays – delicious, I tell ya!


Before I go, we have a sad goodbye to tell you about.  I’m sure you all know Julie Ranae who, with Michele Gross, created the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  She was responsible for much of the social networking of the challenge, but had many other responsibilities behind the scenes, as well as was a fabulous contributor to the inspiration projects that we share with you all each week.  Well, Julie has decided to leave our little “nest” a bit early, and we’re all so sad to see her go.  Julie has been an amazing cheerleader for us all, and continues to be an absolute creative MACHINE out there in blogland!  I’d like to thank Julie for her amazing contribution to making CAS-ual Fridays such a huge success.  I’m sad that you’re leaving, Julie, but I know that you won’t be too far from “home.”  I know we’ll see your beautiful face around and about, and that makes me happy.  Wishing you all the best in your future creative endeavors and in your life!  As far as I’m concerned this is not goodbye – it’s just “See Ya Later!”  How’s that for a focal sentiment?!  If you want to see what Julie’s up to, be sure and pop in to see her at her blog – Julie’s Open Window!


Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be flying off to Seattle on Sunday, so things may be a bit quiet around here for a few days.  I’ll try to pop in every now and then when I can, but my main focus for a while will be my grandsons.  Love being a Gramma!!



Michele Gross said...

Awesome card girlie!! I'm very excited to hear all about your Seattle trip! Hope that plane flies fast :) HUGS!!

Julie Ranae said...'ve been such a kind friend to me over this past year and it's been my absolute pleasure getting to know you and serve along side of you at CAS-ual Fridays. Thank you for such a sweet send off and you're right...I won't be too far away! Safe travels!

Ellen said...

Karolyn your card is so pretty! I am working on my CAS style so this is great inspiration for me.

febe said...

CAS card yet so sweet! :)

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Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the clean simplicity of your card. Can't beat those five minute cards! Have a fabulous visit with the grandsons!

Maureen Morton said...

So loving this burst of one of my favorite colors! Great punch here. Seriously, five minutes?! Thanks!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful CAS card Karolyn! Love the colors and your design!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful CAS card Karolyn! Love the colors and your design!

Cathy A said...

The white green and black work so well together , such a great CAS card

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! Love that green and touch of black against the white!!

Jenny said...

It may have been quick to make but it looks wonderfully stylish Karolyn.... Have fun with your family :0)
That darn pigeon post is taking ages with my Paper Smooches stamps you sent!!!!
Jenny x

Lisa said...

Lovely card Karolyn.

Marlena M. said...

Rockin' colors and design Karolyn! Hope you enjoyed your trip. ;)

Ellen said...

Wow, Love your card!