May 18, 2017

CAS01 May Challenge Post

Welcome to our first encouragement challenge!  We all need a little cheering up from time to time.  There have been times where we were facing health issues, a loss, hard choices to make or life changes.  What better way to show your love, care, concern and support than with a handmade card?  

Each month, on the 18th we will have an inspiration photo and challenge to spark your creativity.  You can use the photo or the colors or both to create your card to encourage, bless or lift the spirits of the recipient.  Then link up here by June 13th for your chance to win a $25 gift code from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to use in their online store!  You can use any product you wish, but if you are chosen and your card has a stamp or die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, your prize will be doubled!!!!!! 

Drum roll please for our first scrumptious inspiration photo and color palette.

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Let's see how the Encouragement Squad was inspired.


Full On Floral, Pretty Posies


Be, Floating, Flower Power


Be, Full On Floral, Loving Thoughts
Bubble Box Fri-Dies

Pretty Posies
Posies Fri-Dies



Pretty Posies
Posies Fri-Dies

Scallop Tags Fri-Dies

Bold Wishes, Loving Thoughts, Sassy Smiles
Loving Blooms Fri-Dies, Posies Fri-Dies


Pretty Posies, Truth Is


Pretty inspiring collection of cards, isn't it?  Now it's your turn.

1. Make an encouragement card using the inspiration photo or color collection or both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th to be eligible to win.
3. Any products welcomed.  You are not required to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on your card, but if you do and your card is chosen, Michele will double your prize.


  1. Wow! I am impressed with all the beautiful cards that were created for this new challenge! Everyone did an awesome job!!

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    1. The Encouragement Squad did a great job! I look forward to seeing what you create, Kara!!!

  3. OH. EM. GEE!!! Not only are all of these cards creative and gorgeous, but they range from CAS to more intricate. Something for everyone from this talented group of women. Thanks so much for doing this and I'm thrilled to be a part of it from the very beginning. Currently I have two friends battling breast cancer and a sister-in-law fighting not one, but two types of cancer. I send them each a card every week and hope it helps in some small way. ~HUGS~

    1. Oh MaggieB1983, I'm sure you are making a positive difference in their lives with those cards. I now it always brightens my day when I find a card in my mailbox. I'm sorry you have 2 loved ones battling cancer right now.

  4. Such gorgeous cards for this wonderful new challenge, I feel so privileged to be among such awesome creators! Great job Heather for organising this first challenge!

    1. Awe, thanks Gwendolyn. I'm lucky to have such a great group of sistahs to work with!!!

  5. Such beautiful cards here! I can't wait to play along in this wonderful challenge.

  6. I am going to try to get a card done. Great cause. It has surely effected family and friends of mine. It is so nice to send encouragement.


  7. Great inspiration by the design team :)
    Thanks a lot for the wonderful challenge. Love the soothing colors in the mood board.