Monday

Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Day 2 - $15.00 Gift Certificate

Welcome to the Mystery Reveal Blog Hop for the 2015 Girl Fridays! I announced yesterday that I was one of the Girl Fridays selected to design for the CAS-ual Fridays Monthly Challenge!

This blog hop begins at the CAS-ual Fridays blog and there are clues on each stop along the way, so make sure you don't miss a stop!


To check out my project and post for Day One CLICK HERE

For todays project I used the Wheat Wreath and Christmas Carols Stamp Set. I absolutely LOVE this 24 Karat Gold Embossing Powder and think it goes perfectly with these adorable stamps!




CAS-ual Fridays products used:

Christmas Carols                                 Wheat Wreath





 Here is my clue! And now hop along to the next Mystery Reveal Girl Friday!

Remember: For a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps simply leave a comment on my blog! To increase your chances of winning make sure to leave comments on each blog along the way!


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Sunday

CAS-ual Fridays Mystery Reveal Blog Hop - $15.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway


I have some very exciting news! This year I will be creating inspirational projects for the CAS-ual Fridays Monthly Challenge! If you have never played along now is your chance! The first Challenge will start in January! Hope to see you there!


Today we are announcing the new Girl Fridays in a very special way! We could just make a regular old team announcement, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun as a mystery blog hop filled with awesome creative inspiration, clues and prizes...would it? 

To join the fun, you'll need to start at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog where you will be given the link to meet the first Girl Friday and collect your first clue. Then continue through our mystery blog hop, meeting the team, gathering clues and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win prizes! 

Yes, prizes!! 
 
Each new Girl Friday has a prize up for grabs!
At the last stop on the hop, you'll have one more chance to win a prize by using the clues you've gathered to solve the mystery. The hop ends at noon on December 27th.

For a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps simply leave a comment on my blog! For more chances collect the clues and comment on each blog in the mystery reveal!

 
Let me introduce myself! My name is Jessica Kephart. Traditionally, I am not what you would call a CAS stamper. Not by ANY stretch of the imagination to be honest! :) I love beautiful papers, ribbons, inks, buttons, flowers, stickers, quilling, paints, sprays, textures, sequins, glitter, wood veneers, (and I could just go on and on!) and if you saw my craft space, you would know this to be true!

So, just what the HECK am I doing on this  FAB Challenge with this Amazingly talented CAS team? (Well, I've asked myself how on earth did I get selected quite a few times already!!) Well, I really do LOVE everything about paper crafting, and I had seen so many talented designers on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and other Challenges that were creating and saying so MUCH with so LITTLE and I was fascinated! Not only that, but the designers I was stalking had such a great eye for detail and placement, and let's be real, I wanted that!

So I loaded up on white cardstock, inks and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Fri-Dies, and I practiced, practiced practiced! LOL - each time I tried, I had to take off one more element from my card ;) It took at least 50 tries ;) JK!! but close!

I'm fascinated by stamps and inks and the many techniques that can be used, and how 1 stamp can be transformed and used in so many different ways!

Ok, enough babbling for now. I know that you are over halfway through with the hop so you certainly have noticed this by now, but I am a very lucky person to been selected to create among these ladies. Freaking talented, right?!?! So start coming back each month and creating with us on the Monthly Challenge!!

With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to create a Christmas card with my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

I soooo love the wallflowers set and these stacked flowers can be used for snowflakes, flowers, Clovers for St Paddys day and in so many other ways! I love Navy Blue and Gold right now so I really wanted a Christmas Card in those colors ;) To me, it certainly does not have to be red and green to be Christmas! Turquoise and Pink are my two favorite colors ever and I think those are the prettiest Christmas Colors that have ever been! :)




CAS-ual Fridays products used:

                                         Christmas Carols                                  Wallflower

To create this card I simply stamped the wallflowers flowers diagonally from the bottom right corner onto a sheet of white cardstock, alternating to gold and back each time. Once I was happy with the height, I stamped the sentiment in Navy Blue. Cut the Stamped sheet to size for your card as a panel and adhere.


 Here is my clue! And now hop along to the next Mystery Reveal Girl Friday!

Best of Luck Friends!! And Happy Holidays!!

Remember: For a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps simply leave a comment on my blog! To increase your chances of winning make sure to leave comments on each blog along the way!


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Wednesday

Watercolor and Word Die from Clearly Besotted Stamps

What a bright and Cheerful way to say Hello!



I absolutely love these word Dies from Clearly Besotted!!

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Tuesday

Create your own Stationary Set


The template for this Pocket folder came from GreenSneakers.com
The Seam Binding is from 3 Girl JAM
Spellbinders Dies


The stamps are from CAS-ual Fridays
Xyron Adhesive
Imagine Crafts Ink
Basic Grey Paper
*Other paper from stash




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Sunday

Fusion Card Challenge - Sparkly Christmas


Here is another FABULOUS Christmas Challenge! Fusion has given you the option of using the Card Sketch, or the Inspiration photo, or both in your project! 

I decided to try both!


Hope you will come play along with the Fusion Challenge





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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Today I've decided to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The challenge was anything goes, but to use Lawn Fawn if you can! I absolutely love this Lawn Fawn Die and stamp set!


Come on over and join the challenge!
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Mojo Monday Challenge - 373


Good morning all!! It has been such a long time since I've posted!! I've decided to jump right back in doing a few challenges! This sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday!



I used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and Close to my heart ink. Instead of using paper to create the diagonal I used a vine stamp.




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Saturday

ShowCASe your style - Challenge




Today I've decided to join the ShowCASe your Style Challenge. If you haven't heard of it, it is a relatively new challenge But I just loved the Inspiration Photo and the Design Teams projects were amazing!




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CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple





CAS-ual Trees Fri-dies                          CAS-ual Comfort


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Wednesday

Gold Glitter Shaker Card - Scrappin Madge's Birthday Blog Hop!



Hello guys and Happy Wednesday! It has been SUCH a long time since I've last posted to my blog but I can't think of a better reason than to celebrate Scrappin Madge's Birthday with her! 

If you are just stopping in, make sure to stop first at Madges Blog to play along and win some fun Blog Candy! 

If you've hopped along all the way you are at the last stop! YOU MADE IT! You should have come from Tammy Smith's Blog



Today I made my first Shaker Card! I've been loving Shaker Cards for a while now but they always looked so difficult to make, so I never attempted one until now! They are actually far easier than I had thought! Isn't it funny how that usually works out that way?!




And lastly of course Madge has some amazing Blog Candy for one lucky winner!! Check out the FujiFilm Instax Mini 8! To be entered to win make sure to follow each Designer's Blogs and leave a comment on each stop along the way! 




Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope that you like my shaker card!

Make sure you stop in to Scrappin Madges Facebook Page and leave her a Happy Birthday Note!!

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