Wednesday, April 6, 2016

An Exciting Announcement!!

Happy Hump Day everyone!! I hope that you are all having a fabulous week!! I know I am.

Today I am here to share with you something I have been sitting on for a while and have had to keep under my hat. I am now a member of CAS-ual Friday Design Team, The Ink Squad!!


I was tickled pink when Michele asked me to join. I LOVE the products and have had so much fun using them. The other members of the team are amazing and I am humbled to be in the mix.

I created a card over at the CAS-ual Friday Blog with a step by step. Here is a sneak peek!


I also decided to create a card just for my blog.


I used CAS-ual Fridays "Casual Comfort" stamp set, the "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies" and the "Linked Fri-Dies".

I used Ranger Distress Ink's in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron on watercolor paper to create my green background. I then used mist spray in teal, green and gold over it to get the effect I wanted.


I then die cut some links out of white card stock and layered them one the top in a pattern. I did a lot of altering on them to create the design I wanted. I then adhered the watercolor paper to a white card base.


I used the "Casual Comfort" stamp set for the sympathy sentiment, which I stamped in gold pigment ink onto vellum and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I adhered the vellum over the card front and added a gold butterfly from Martha Stewart that I punched out of gold card stock.


My last step was to adhere gold hearts that I had die cut using the "Fun Fetti" Fri-Dies and some green sequins.

To get the CAS-ual Friday Supplies that I used, click on my links under the supplies. Use my code to get 15% off your order.



For more fun and fabulous inspiration, please head on over to the CAS-ual Friday blog.

I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a fabulous week!!


CAS-ual Fridays Supplies:



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49 comments:

Hannelie said...

Fab-U-lous news Nora!
Congratulations!
Beautiful card to celebrate the occasion!

cghundley said...

Welcome to the
design team and
your cards are
so pretty!
Carla from Utah

ilovestamping said...

Congratulations!! Very pretty cards!

Shona Chambers said...

Yay Nora, congratulations!!!!!

Leanne said...

Congratulations! Your cards are gorgeous.

Oliev said...

Congrats on The Ink Squad! Lovely card:-)

Diane Jaquay said...

Nora, your cards are FABULOUS!! I'm so happy to be on this team with you, it's going to be FUN!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on making the team! I loved your tutorial you made and the card~ Your blog card background is quite awesome too :)

Mary Nelson said...

Congratulations Girl Friday! What a fantastic opportunity! I really love this card and the one on Cas ual Fridays bolg also! You have a great crafting style, excited to see what's next!

Teresa Doyle said...

Congrats again Nora. I just scrolled down through your page and love your style of card making! Very impressive, I'll definitely be back!

Ruth G said...

Congratulations! The two cards you've created for the announcement are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial for how you created the one on the CASual Fridays blog! The card you created for your blog is so serene and lovely! I love the colors you chose! I can't wait to see what you share next for CASual Fridays!

My Kraft Kloset said...

Your projects are stunning. I love watercolor backgrounds. Congratulations!!!

cm said...

Congratulations on joining the CAS-ual Fridays team! Your cards and tutorial on the site: amazing! Looking forward to more of your magic over at Michele's place!
~carol

Becca Cruger said...

Oh congratulations!! What an awesome team to be on! I just looooooove your mixed media splendor of a butterfly card. The ombre wash is divine! You totally should link it up the STAMPlorations splatter challenge.

Brandi R said...

Congrats! What beautiful cards! Love the design on the second card....both have beautiful colors. Love ♥

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats to you, Nora! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations!

Tracey McNeely said...

Woo Hoo Nora, congratulations! Your sympathy card is just gorgeous!

Sue D said...

I like your cheery pink and green card and thanks for sharing another fabulous card. Great background--love the links and the gold.

Super Stick Chick said...

Congrats, Nora. Both of your cards are wonderful. I too am addicted to Zig markers. Love how your floral card turned out (great flower stamp). How did you get that smooth look with the green background?! Fabulous! .

Nandini said...

Both the cards are gorgeous, Nora! Congrats on being chosen on the DT. The very first giveaway that I won was CAS-ual Fridays. And Wonderful Words was one of the sets that I chose! Thanks to your beautiful inspiration, I am keen on using it again.

Tracie Pond said...

Big Congrats, Nora!! I am so happy for you. I am sure to be following you through this adventure. I have been fortunate to get all three of the Stamp of Approval Collections. That is how I was introduced to CAS-ual Friday Stamps. I love what I have created with so far. I am looking forward to your CAS-ual Friday creations =)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, your cards are so colorful & pretty! Love the designs of both. Congrats on joining CAS-ual Fridays' team!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Congrats Nora!!!! Thanks for sharing your cards. They're awesome.

conil said...

Oh boy, you're really going ton shine on the DT. Congrats.

Christy Q said...

So beautiful, Nora! Love the colors of your second card and the gold accent on the vellum. Congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays gig - can't wait to see what you'll bring over the next few months.

Craftychris said...

Both cards are awesome! Congratulations too! xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Applause! Applause!! I'm so thrilled for you, Nora! And Michele must be so thrilled to have you on the Squad! These cards are prezackly why you were asked; they are stunning!! Enjoy your view up there, walking on air! Hugs, Darnell

Scraplea 1 said...

Very nice cards and congratulations on your CAS-ual Fridays team! Can't wait to see more!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to you, Nora! So happy for you!

SHartl said...

Wow!! Both of these cards are awesome and so full of color. I came over from CAS-ual Fridays to let you know how much I love your card, and then we get to enjoy another one as well. Congrats on your DT spot!

Heather said...

Congrats on joining the Cas-ual Friday team!! Both of your cards are so beautiful! Love the watercoloring look.

Dana & Glen said...

Congratulations on joining the Casual Friday design team Nora! Amazing cards! Fabulous color combinations and layouts.

Kathy Mc said...

Congratulations, Nora, on your new gig with CAS-ual Frudays! You will be a definite asset asI love your style. Both of your cards are fabulous!

cindybearj said...

Love both of these cards. One bright and happy and one for a sad occasion, both awesome.

Ericka Strange said...

Love the colors on both of the cards especially the butterfly. So pretty.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow - fabulous news Nora and they are very lucky to have you on their team! I love your bright and cheery flower card and the artsy look of this geometric design. You are going to be a very busy lady!

Karenladd said...

Congrats on your DT win! I can see why you were picked, as your cards are simply gorgeous. I love the bright pink and green on your first card, and the more subtle colors on your beautiful butterfly design.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay!!! These are beautiful!!! I lam so excited to be on the team with you!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your new DT spot! Fabulous cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! I love the colours!

Lindsey said...

Hooray, hooray! So excited for you, Nora! Loved your card on the CFS blog, but I think I love this one even more! These are my favorite colors. :)

clavell said...

Love the cards! My favorite colors and what a wonderful design!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Congratulations, Nora! Wow -- I love everything about you card!!

Helen Gullett said...

Nora, congratulations to be one of the Girl Friday :) Loving both of your cards! They are beautiful and elegant!

Joyce said...

Your card is beautiful, and congratulations on your big news. You will do a fantastic job and I look forward to being inspired by you.

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations, Nora ... on such fabulous news ... and on such gorgeous cards for your debut Ink Squad post! Hugs, Anita :)

Kay Miller said...

Congratulations on your new design team! Your card is SO stunning! I can see they made a wise choice! The colors and the background are so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Big congrats! Yay for you! Love this card too, the background looks amazing behind those dies!

Taunya Butler said...

Clapping my hands wildly and cheering HURRAH for you!! So excited to see what you will do with their products!!! Have a wonderful day!!