12/21/14

The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop



Welcome to The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop!
12 amazingly talented designers are joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Team! We have been sworn to secrecy for the past few months, and today we finally get to spill our beans! 
I'm a Girl Friday! 

Squeal!  I'm so excited to be a part of such an amazing team!  CAS is my "thing" so I  hope I am able to inspire others during my time as a Girl Friday. =)   So here are my first few cards, and some tips on keeping it CAS.


Rule #1 White space!  Don't be afraid of lots of white space.  It lets the stamps speak for themselves.  When you are working with great stamps, it doesn't take much to make a great card.  Keep it simple!  Use bright colors, and black.  They look amazing against white.
I also use a corner rounder quite a bit.  It can really change the way your card looks without adding anything extra.  I used Lotsa Links, and Exclamations to create this card.
(See full supply lists at the bottom of this post)



I am a very CAS stamper, so I don't use much patterned paper. I do, however, love to use embossing folders.  You still have lots of "white space" but the texture adds detail and interest.  I used the Breathe stamp set for this card.  The fonts are perfect and I love the little swoosh stamps! 




Again, no patterned paper on this card.  Why buy paper, when stamping it yourself is so much fun!? Stamping my own backgrounds is one of my favorite things to do. =)  To keep is CAS, I usually stick with 3 colors or less.  Bold Wishes has some great stamps for creating your own backgrounds.  I also like to hand-draw a messy-ish border on my card fronts.  I feel like it brings it all together without having to add a ton of embellishments.




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.
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! Winners will be announced on the CFC blog on December 28th.


Click HERE for the next stop on the hop.  Who could it be!!??




Squeal!


Breathe


Thank U

85 comments:

  1. I would not have believed you hand drew that border! I just love it!

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  2. Congratulations!! Gorgeous cards!!

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  3. Congratulations, you do amazing work....Love the reveal cards!!!

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  4. Congratulations!!! LOVE your cards!!!

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  5. Wow! Such stunning and impactful cards! Love them all.

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  6. Congrats Amber, so excited for you. I am a CASual Friday fan so will be looking forward to seeing your cards and these are just awesome, love the Breake card x

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  7. Woohoo! Congrats Amber! Love your cards!

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  8. I LOVE your cards!! So cool. Love the colors, choices of stamps. Definitely an inspiration!

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  9. Congrats!!! Fabulous cards!!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  10. Awesome cards, I especially love the stamped background in the last one, perfect combo of stamps and colours.

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  11. Great cards . . . love the bright colors of that first one, and the way you showcased it at the bottom with the white space above. Also love how your sentiment on that third one is nestled right into the pattern.

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  12. Great cards and advice on making CAS cards.

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  13. First off SQUEAL indeed! Congrats!
    I LOVE your WONDERFUL CAS style. Love today's cards. Thanks for sharing and for the CAS pointers.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  14. great cards -- I enjoy your card-making tips -- Congrats to you!

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  15. Congratulations and totally fabulous cards. Love your style!

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  16. Great cards and thanks for the useful design tips.

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  17. Wonderful cards!! No wonder you made the team!!

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  18. Congratulations on becoming a Girl Friday! Looking forward to getting inspiration from a CAS designer!

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  19. Congratulations, Girl Friday! The cards are lovely. Love your tip about not being afraid of white space. I totally agree with that. I love the look of stamping against white. Well done.

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  20. Big congrats, Amber! I am loving your ideas about no design paper...I love CAS and your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I got a big kick outta the SQUEAL!! Thanks so very much for sharing!
    Sunshine Sharon

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  21. Congrats to you on your new DT! Well deserved! You make beautiful CAS cards!

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  22. Congratulations! I'm always afraid to try CAS. Three super cards. I especially like the second one.

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  23. So happy to see your are now a Girl Friday! Congrats, Amber!! Woohoo!

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  24. Congrats Amber on being a Girl Friday! Great cards!

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  25. Wonderful cards. I have just received my very first CAS-ual Fridays stamps this week, including the Big Wishes set, and I just love how you've used it. Congrats on making the DT.

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  26. Love the simplicity of the design and the sentiment!

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  27. Congratulations!! Your CAS cards are awesome!!

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  28. Congrats Amber - I love your CAS style!

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  29. Big Congrats, Amber. I love your CAS style and also your colour combos, you know how to make CAS really striking x

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  30. Congrats! I really like the thank you card, great colors.

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  31. yay Amber! Congrats and awesome cards!

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  32. Good for you! I can understand why they chose you, your cards are very special!

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  33. congrats, Amber! I love your cards - the last one is extra special.

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  34. congrats on the team and these are so cool! love the second one esp!

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  35. Thanks for "white space" .. I like to make cards that allow my stamp to shine.

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  36. Awesome projects! Congrats on being a Girl Friday!!

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  37. Congrats! Great cards! I look forward to these new challenges.

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  38. Congratulations on joining the team. Have added you to Feedly, love love your style, just beautiful.

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  39. Love your cards, color combos and how you stamped your own background

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  40. Congratulations, Amber!! I love your CASlicious cards!! Happy Holidays! Darnell

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  41. I have fun with CAS as well. Sometimes I'm not but I just go with it :)

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  42. You know,,,I have all these stamps and I WILL be case-ing you.

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  43. Congratulations on being a new Girl Friday! I love your CAS cards!

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  44. Congratulations! Fabulous cards!

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  45. Congrats! Love your CAS cards and your inspiration.

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  46. Your cards are awesome! Your right sometimes less is more!

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  47. Congrats on being a Girl Friday! Fabulous cards!

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  48. FABulous news Amber!! Can't wait to see more CASual inspiration! LOVE your gorgeous cards too!

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  49. Great CAS cards - thanks for the inspiration. Welcome to the Girl Friday team !

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  50. Congratulations!!! These are so bright and happy can't wait to see more!

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  51. Congratulations, Amber. Your card style fits CAS-ual Fridays to a "T"!!

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  52. I'm still trying to "less is more" my cards, but here are soooo many pretty things to put on them!

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  53. Congrats! Great cards and CAS tips!

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  54. Love the CAS Tips, wonderful card samples showing your tips. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the new DT members. TFS

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  55. My favorite card is the one you draw the messy ish border, lol! I didn't even notice until you mentiond it, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  56. Congratulations! Great cards and tips...off to hop some more.

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  57. Beautiful cards. I really love the breathe stamp and card. Congrats to you too.

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  58. Great CAS designs--love the hand-drawn "messy" border the best! Looking forward to your future designs--congrats!

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  59. Congrats on making the team - am loving all of your cards but especially the big, bold background of the last one!

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  60. Congrats on making the team! :) LOVE all of your creations!! The "Squeal" card says it all, right?!!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Congrats on joining the CAS-ual Fridays team; an honour well-deserved as your creativity is amazing. Thank you for sharing lovely cards and, especially, for the excellent tips. Fabulous, all! Merry Christmas!
    ~c

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  62. Each one is totally awesome!!! So happy to have you on the team :)

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  63. tree beautiful cards, but my eye was drawn to the blue card immediately; love blue and that design is so great!! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  64. Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the colour combo. Stunning design!

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  65. Amazing cards for this reveal day! CONGRATULATIONS to be on the team :D Can't wait to see your projects in the future.

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  66. congrats on making the team! LOVE these fun cards...especially the 1st one with all the white space and pops of color!

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  67. Congratulations on being a girl Friday. Fabulous CAS creations looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  68. Fun cards! This is a great way to see who is on the DT... love checking out the blogs!

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  69. Oh! Love all your cards. I am new to this blogspot and CAS

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  70. Congratulations, Amber ... what a fabulous array of CAS cards! Anita :)

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  71. Congrats, Amber! Love your cards!

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  72. These cards are all fabulous!! Sometimes, I have a hard time with CAS; thanks for the tips.

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  73. Congratulations, Amber, you really do rock CAS and appreciate your tips!

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  74. Your 'dsp' is fantastic!!! Great cards!!

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  75. A big congrats Amber. Love how you use color.

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  76. Congratulations on the super happy news Amber :) So happy to have u on CFC team !

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