Hello friends! So glad you stopped by--I have lots to share with you. First up is a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays: no stamps allowed! Use stickers, die cuts, ribbon, papers, and more on your clean and simple design, just no stamps.
Our sponsor this week is SRM Stickers, and they provided the Girl Fridays with a huge selection of their high quality stickers to use on our projects. Thanks, SRM!
I knew that I wanted to use the colorful banners and one of the circle labels inside a negative die cut, and from there the design came together easily.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Stickers: SRM (We've Got Your Border-Bright, Labels By the Dozen-Bright Blank)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 4 die), EK Success (circle punch)
Ironically, today is more of a bittersweet day for me, as this will be my last post as a Girl Friday for CAS-ual Fridays. You may have also seen that I stepped down from the CASE Study design team this week. I have been incredibly fortunate to work with some amazing designers on each of these teams, and I will continue to check in to see their inspiring creations every week!
This decision has been a long time coming, but I finally realized that it was time to take a break from design team responsibilities for a while. I've taken on a number of new challenges at work recently, as well as an increasingly hectic schedule with my growing kiddos, and I'm no longer able to devote the time and energy to these teams that they deserve.
The good news is that I'm feeling very upbeat about the future of my blog and excited to spend what crafting time I do have making things just for fun. No deadlines, no design constraints, just me and my stamps going wherever inspiration leads.
I've spent 2 1/2 of my 3 years blogging serving on one or more design teams, which has been wonderful for pushing me outside my comfort zone and helping me to find my own style. But I'm definitely ready to give myself more freedom when I create, and hopefully I'll be able to continue to inspire you, my dear readers, to do what makes you happy, too.
Thanks for sticking with me, friends!