September 18, 2017

CAS05 Encouragement Challenge

Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.

The rules are simple:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

Are you ready to see where this month's inspiration will take you?




Gwendolyn
Sunbeams





Now it's your turn!  How will you interpret this inspiration photo into a card?


September 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs September Reminder


You matter!
That's why we show up every single month on the 17th to remind you to check yourself.
It's sooo easy to get caught up with all the things life throws at us and put ourselves off.
Don't!
5 minutes. Just 5 minutes. Take the time to check yourself!
It very well could save your life.

My Encouragement Squad joins me each month with awesome creations to inspire you. 
I'm so excited to announce we are now 1 more! 
There is this lady who've I had the pleasure of meeting in person, who can light up a room with her energy and positivity. She has the sweetest heart and an infectious smile. Many of you may know her from one of my most favorite facebook groups, Stamp Junkies. I'm so glad she's here now to encourage you to be creative and take care of yourself!

Please give a warm welcome to 

Marci Snee!


September 15, 2017

CAS04 Winners!!!

It is time to announce our winner for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge #4 (CAS04 for short)  The winner was the only person to get multiple votes, so she stands alone as the crown jewel this month.

Congratulations Maura you are the winner of the $25 gift certificate to CASual Fridays Stamps.  Email Michele at 
info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to get your gift code.




Don't forget to grab your winner's badge and share it proudly!!! 


Winner's Badge



We will be back on the 18th with a new challenge.  We look forward to seeing your creations. Thank you to everyone who participated in CAS04

August 18, 2017

CAS04 August Challenge Post


Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.
The rules are simple:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our new blog.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

Are you ready to see where this month's inspiration will take you?











Now it is your turn!  Link up your encouraging card by the 13th and come back on the 15th to see if you are the winner!


August 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs August Reminder Post


2 years ago today
I did a routine self breast exam and
I found a lump that turned out to be breast cancer.
I got scared.
I got mad.
I got hurt feelings.
Then I crushed it.
2 years ago today I had cancer. 
Today I don't and I'm here to remind you of the importance of early detection.
Next week I get to help my oldest son move into his dorm room for his first year of college.
The week after that I get to take my youngest son to his driver's license test.
The month after that I get to attend my niece's wedding. 
The month after that I get to celebrate CAS-ual Fridays 5th birthday.
My calendar is full of significant events and yet it still has lots of days waiting to be filled. 
I get to have them all because I caught cancer early! 
I don't have to miss a single thing.
Please...
no matter how full your calendar is, no matter how busy your day is,
take 5 minutes to check yourself and then make your mammogram appointment if you're due.
If you're not sure how to do it or what to expect,
check out this page from our friends at NBCF that will provide you with information and links to help you.

Today I'm joined by my Encouragement Squad who will delight you with their encouraging creations.





Melissa


Melissa also included a great sentiment for the inside of her card!

Calling All Sistahs


Come back tomorrow to join our newest Encouragement Challenge