Friday, March 1, 2013

Designing for....CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

It's official! I am part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team! You can see the announcement here!
As you may know, I recently stepped down from the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge Blog. I had such a blast with this design team...so when Michele offered me to be part of her stamp store team, I didn't hesitate and said yes!

So...what does this mean? I will be sharing the sneak peeks using all the latest CAS-ual Fridays with you over the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store Blog! We DT are called Girl Friday Ink Squad! How fun is that!? With each new release of the stamp set, I am loving what I create and I sure hope that you will be inspired somehow.

The following cards were created for the Stamp Store Blog (details here) last week. First up, I used this set called Only You. It is such a FABULOUS set! I see lots of possibilities with this one!

For this following card, I embossed the border stamp in clear embossing powder (Stampendous). Then I used my Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush and Distress Inks.
YOU are best kind of friend
I love the water-coloring on this. Some how those bold polka dots reminds me of Legos!
 Next are a few cards that I made with this new set called Breathe
 Virginia (3)
Just let the colors do all the "talking"....that sentiment is gorgeous, isn't it?
Virginia
and then from the same stamp set, I created a colorful one!
Virginia
The African proverb makes a great encouragement card!
Last but not least...this set BeanStalks totally rocks!
Just thinking of you
 I don't use gold embossing much, but this one seems to be a great fit for this design! With a bit of pattern paper (from Studio Calico), the embossed design stands out a bit more, no?

 Well, do you think I am up for this DT spot? Well, I am loving it!
Here is the list of my uber talented DT mates!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

41 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, Virginia, so excited for your new opportunities. You are TOTALLY up for it, are you kidding?! I loved seeing your cards last week. The one where you created waves out of the paint brush stroke is so inspiring!! So sad we'll miss each other on the GF team, but can't wait to see your projects!

donna mikasa said...

So happy to see you as part of the Ink Squad--but somehow I knew that you would be! Hooray for us--more CAS goodness from you! Total rockness!

Barb said...

I am so happy for you!!! Big congrats, my friend! Every single card is fabulous! You make these special stamps shine! :)

Michele Gross said...

You absolutely make these stamps shine! Legos! I love it and I'm so excited that you said yes to this team :)

Pamela said...

I'm so happy you are still part of the Casual Friday family!!! I love your second card... that set is my favorite!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I started reading his at like 6:30am and I was like 'huh? So she stepped down from CAS-ual Fridays to join... CAS-ual Fridays?'!

I've woken up a little bit now over the last few minutes so I get what this means - and it is awesome!! Just like these cards - the first one in particular just makes me swoon!! That could partly be because it reminds me of bubble wrap and I keep thinking about the fun I'd have poppin it, lol! I think I need to go back to sleep! But huge CONGRATS, so glad we still get to see you design for them, and can't wait to see what else you do!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Congrats on joining the new DT!

Lynn said...

I'll tell you what....I looked at these last week and I'm looking at them again trying to decide on a favorite and have decided that is impossible. They are all absolutely incredible!

Dana said...

Not up to it??? Who are we kidding? You are the rockstar of this new team Virginia and I bow down in your presence! Each week you blow me away with your creativity. I'm so glad to be working with you again Virginia.

~amy~ said...

wahoooooo!!!! lovin' all of your fabulous work! TGIF!!!!

Sheila H said...

A huge CONGRATS to you, Virginia!! ISP excited and happy for you :) These cards are all fantastic. You rock CAS.

Rachel K said...

Congrats! How exciting. :) You're cards are just beautiful! I'm loving all the pops of color!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations Virginia, very excited for you! Your cards rock!!!

Laura B. said...

Congrats on your new gig! I love that first card with the watercolor look to it! Can't wait to see all that you design!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on moving across to the store! Just love these cards.

Harriet said...

Wonderful cards, love the colors and different techniques. Thanks.

Miriam Prantner said...

YAY Virginia!!! Seriously, when I was contemplating who might be on the team, you were on my short list. Love your CAS-ual Fridays work!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Woohoo! So glad to be designing with you on this team! AND what a fabulous array of cards you shared. Fabulous all. Hugs!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

congrats!!! cant wait to see your work!

Laura Jane said...

The INK SQUAD!! congratulations sound like FUN!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your new "Ink Squad" gig Virginia. I know you'll continue to inspire us each week with your creations.

lenny said...

GORGEOUS cards!! wow!!
Love 'em all!! Congrats on being one of the Girl Friday Ink Squad!! Totally cool!!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on one of my blog posts and ...for the blog follow = AWESOME!! = huge smile on my face!! Thank you!!
Happy weekend!! ;)

Brenda said...

Congrats Virginia! Love all your creations today!

Dianne said...

Virginia you will rock!!! these cards are so impressive and inspiring, Like I said YOU ROCK "-" have a great day...

Linda R said...

Just look at all these amazing card. That is why they wanted you on the team.. YOU ROCK!!

Hugs~

Cindy C. said...

Big congrats Virginia! I am so happy to learn that you're designing CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!! Looking forward to see more of your creations!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats Virginia!! This is so awesome!! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Gerry said...

Congratulations! I love your work. You are very talented and this is a much deserved appointment!

Lisa A. said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Virginia!! Can't pick a favorite...l LOVE them all!! SO happy to be on the team with you:)!!

Susan F. said...

Congratulations!! Each of these cards are great!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Congrats on the new gig.

BEAUTIFUL cards!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

They are lucky to have you! Congrats!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to you, Virginia! How wonderful that you'll be on their DT...I love their stamps, and LOVE your beautiful cards! They are very blessed to have you as part of the team!

Helen F. said...

HUGE congrats on your 'Girl Friday Ink Squad' position, Virginia.
I just love the beautiful cards you created here :)

Rose said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! fab cards :)

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Congratulations!

stamplover2011 said...

Congrats, Virginia! So happy for you and can't wait to see what you all make! Your cards are awesome!

Melissa Shea said...

I KNEW you had something fun! Congrats! All of the cards are jaw dropping gorgeous!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Congrats Virginia, this is sooooo exciting! You deserve it!

Alice Wertz said...

your cards are gorgeous and Michele is so lucky to have you on her team!! Congratulations, Virginia!! Can't wait to see more of your work with CF stamps!

Maureen Morton said...

Loving each one more than the last, then I look again and love 'em all so much! You did wonders with this pretty set, Virginia. Such great diversity and fun colors.