Friday, May 6, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is Live!!!


The time has finally arrived!!!

is officially live online and ready to issue 
the first challenge!


What a story behind this little challenge....

I've spent a great deal of time thinking about
the genres of challenges out there and so many
have come and gone.
After spending lots of creative time with
Michele Gross on another 'little' challenge I created,
I felt she was the *perfect* person to approach
about creating a new challenge.
I confess, I figured once I asked her if she would be
interested in partnering up with me, it might be a
a month or two before we would start the process.

But lo and behold, within 30 minutes of that
first email, the challenge concept was designed
and five days later a DT call was issued!

I hope you plan to play along with our amazing
'Girl Fridays'
They are one talented group of women!

Oh...here's the rest of my project featuring 'text'...


Clean & Simple indeed!

I love this little 'shirt' image from A Muse Studio
and with their sentiment to match, well...
I now have a Father's Day card for my Father-in-Law!


Of course, A Muse Studio can be found in 

I hope you will plan to join us for this week's
challenge!  Head on over to the
get one of our fab badges for your blog
 
and join in the fun!

Today's Project Recipe:
Designer Paper:  Echo Park 'On the Record'
Stamps: 'Brief Notes' & 'Essential Elements' by A Muse Studio
Ink: Memento in black
Tools: Fiskars Corner Rounder punch

25 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Eekk!! I'm so excited! I can't believe today is finally here!!!! :D

Virginia L. said...

Wow!YAY! It's HERE! Love your Father's Day card, Julie! Brilliant idea and design!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Woohoo!! This card is absolutely adorable - love the texty shirt with the polka dot tie. And I am so impressed with how you and Michele brought all this fun together in such an amazingly professional manner. If this challenge doesn't rock the crafty world, I'll eat my hat!! Great job, and thanks so much for letting me be a part of this fabulous journey with you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is STUNNING! I loveeeee the shirt and tie! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen B. said...

What a fun father's day card, perfectly masculine if I do say so myself! Thanks for starting this challenge, its gonna be one fun ride!

Laura Davis said...

Simply adorable Julie!!
I'm Super excited to be working with such talent!!
Hugs
Laura

Kryssi said...

this is so awesome!!! must resist the urge to buy more stamps.... darn its! you're not making it easy!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fun card!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love that polka dotted tie. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am in awe of your talent, Julie. Yes, the card is clean, simple, and terrific, but I also mean the ideas behind starting a challenge blog and the work you and Michele have put into this. It's so impressive!

Jan said...

A lovely card xx Jan

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Julie! Love the pop of red!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Awesome masculine card, Julie! And I love the text on the shirt and the pop of colour from the tie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Love this idea for the first challenge! And what a great card you created for it!

I'm Renee said...

Fabby, fabby card!
Love everything about it...
that shirt and tie is just too cute!:)
Am so excited to try these challenges each week!
Incredibly talented DT...
can't wait to see what's next!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the text with this fabulous CAS card and your comment made me smile on my card, I promise I didn't plant the twine just to make your day, I used it b/c it was the right color and perfect for the card.

Jenny said...

What a cute card, just love that little folded shirt. thanks for a grweat challenge.
Jenny :)

ThinkInk Creative said...

this is such a good card. The crispness of the shirt is very much in line with the overall style and design. Lovely!

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

lynn said...

this is such a great design, full of guy-ish cuteness, julie! love it:)

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats, Julie, on your FAB first challenge! I made my card for all of the delightful people on your DT! LOVE YOUR card! So PERFECT for Father's Day! LOVE the text!

Julie Day said...

Oh no! Another stamp set I like so much I may have to buy! lol What an awesome card! I love the bright red tie on this shirt, perfect father's day card. The shirt really pops on that text block...is it newspaper? Hmmmm...if I bought this set I could have a father's day card night with my church ladies ;)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Julie, I love this card and I love that you took time to leave such a kind comment on my blog. Your blog is fabulous. So glad I found you.

Debstamps said...

Great work Julie! There's a lot going on in a small space--and yet it's completely clean and simple!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great, guy card! LOVE that polka dot tie!