Thursday, October 25, 2012

CFC76–Kraft On and a Sad Farewell . . .


Hola Friends!


How the heck is it possible that it’s almost the end of October?!!  This month has been like a blur for me, between moving, transitioning from WA to AZ for the winter, and then having our kids visit for 10 days.  But life is finally back to normal for me, and I look forward to enjoying the boring routine of my days now that the dust has settled.


It’s time for the next CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, and this week’s challenge is to create a CLEAN & SIMPLE card or tag design and include kraft in some aspect of your design.

CAS-ualFridaysStamps Graphic

This week’s amazeballs sponsor is, of course, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – because TODAY is the day that the brand spankin’ new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps are available for sale!!  That’s right, ladies – the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store is open for business TODAY!  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has provided a wonderful prize for this week’s TGIF Winner, but you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is!  Thanks, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

CFC76 - High 5

I had the pleasure of working with another of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps new releases called Woot!  Woot!  Don’t you just love that name?!  Seriously, Michele has the most clever mind, and so, so witty!  In fact, I created this little bit of crafty goodness for Michele and her new venture!  I am so happy and thrilled for her, and know that this stamp line is going to be a huge success!  I will most certainly be adding the other CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets to my stash and will be using them as often as I can!


STAMPS:  Woot! Woot! (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
INK:  Orange (A Muse Studio), Black Dye (Memories/Hero Arts)
PAPER:  Hawaiian Shores CS (PTI), Orange Fizz CS (French Poptone), Solar White CS and Desert Storm CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Star Trio Dies (A Muse Studio)


So, this is an extremely sad post for me as this is my last CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  Yes, I’m so sad to say that I’ve decided to step down from the team.  I am ever so grateful to Michele for giving me such an amazing opportunity to work beside some of the most incredibly talented designers in our business.  I learned so much and am thrilled to be able to say that I can call each and every one of the ladies on this team my friend – even though I’ve never met most of them in real life.  I wish Michele all the best with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Michele has worked her little booty off to make this company a success, and I know there are great things in her future.  I so hope you all will continue to support her and her new company – I know I’ll be buying those new stamps and playing along in many of the upcoming challenges – I hope I win something! *wink*


So that’s it for me today, kids.  I have a huge weekend of crafting planned.  How about you?  Do you have some fun plans in store for your weekend, too?  Thanks so much for stopping by today – you all are my world!



Michele Gross said...

I love it! I really really really do!!! I'm gonna really miss you around here but I'm so glad you'll still be stalking me via text :) I'll get back out to AZ soon too :)
Love ya girl!!!

Lori Barnett said...

DUDE! Weekend of crafting and you didn't TELL ME??!!! LOL! Oh...never mind...I'm Mrs. Unavailable so what am I thinking? HA! Call me when you have a chance. Oh...your card....awesome as usual!

Lynn said...

Kimberly, we'll miss you! But I'll still be visiting your blog! Love the gorgeous glittery stars on your card today!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your fun card...will miss your CAS-ual Friday inspiration. Have a fun crafty weekend!!!

Marlena M. said...

You will be missed Karolyn! I am so glad that things are settling for you, though.
You combined some awesome colors on your card~lots of impact!

Geri said...

A bitter sweet moment for all of us! I will definitely miss your beautiful inspirational creations at CAS-ual Fridays. You can now fill your days with deadline free crafting time. The "stressful excitement" of a challenge can become overwhelming at times. That is when we need to step back and remember that we do this because we want to, not because we have to! That being said, it is really cool to win things though :)

Lea L. said...

This is awesome! I love the colors, and those stars are fab! Love the bit of embossed texture too!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Such a fab card by such a fab designer! You know I think you rock, but I'll say it, loud and proud, anyway! Hope you have a happy Halloween tonight and don't play too many tricks without me! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Will miss seeing your creations over at CAS-ual Fridays. Love this card, the design and the colors and that stamps is cool! Great job .