Friday, May 4

CFC51

It's our First Birthday and we want to celebrate with you!!
If you're here to get your party on, you're in the right place!
We are super excited for the new team of Girl Fridays to officially make their inspiration parade debut, and we have all sorts of fun and surprises in store for you this week!

A few days ago, we had a little poll on our facebook page asking this question:
Which gift should we give to our players in honor of our first birthday?
                                A. Longer playing time
                                B. Chance to win a prize by commenting here on the blog
                                C. Chance to win a prize by commenting on the fb page

After carefully analyzing the data provided by our facebook fans, the clear choice is...
aw what the heck... it's our birthday, and presents rock, so let's do them all!!!

But before we do presents, let's talk challenge...

CFC51:  It's our birthday and we would love to see your 
Clean And Simple Birthday creations!
Starting this week, the challenge will now run through noon on Thursdays giving you an extra 12 hours to make the deadline!  


Simon Says Stamp
In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best online selection of Rubber Stamp, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Card, Card Making and Paper Crafting products in the world.  We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouse so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!

Happy customers are the heart of our business.

We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies!  Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current.  Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door!  
This week's winner will not only receive a $25 shopping spree at 


 but will also earn a guest spot with the Girl Fridays for the June guest challenge!

*****  But WAIT! There's MORE!! *****
This week, because it's our birthday, our four VIP's will win this super fun stamp set  from Simon Says Stamp called Savor Sweet Cupcakes!!
*Simon Says Clear Stamps SAVOR SWEET CUPCAKES Lot Exclusive


*******  But WAIT! There's EVEN MOOOOORE!!! *******
Be sure to comment on the daily inspirations featured on the facebook page- One random comment will also win this darling stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!
AND, to keep it fair for everyone who isn't on facebook, one random comment on this blog post will win this set too!


And now...it's time for our inspiration parade featuring the new team of Girl Fridays, and led by our fabulous guest!

Nina Yang
All things paper make me happy! I am a stamper and card maker with a passion for 3D paper crafts. Origami was my entire craft life until I discovered stamping in mid 2011. I love trying out new techniques and new tools.

When not in the craft room, I am constantly seen on my Mac, iPhone or iPad :”)  I enjoy taking photos and playing with Photoshop and Illustrator. You can find some free digi paper and printable templates on my blog: http://waffleflower.com

Happy birthday

Dana-CFC51

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May 3-Christina

CFC51 - Julie Day

Laurie W

Gayatri Murali

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CFC51 - Birthday Wishes

Debby Hughes

telegram bday

Jenny Mullens


But wait! There's STILL more!  
Also starting this week, we will have new daily inspiration for you on our facebook page provided by none other than our fabulous new facebook team!!  
Be sure to like our facebook page so you don't miss your daily dose of design inspiration!
We don't want anyone to miss out, so if you aren't on facebook, the girls will also be posting on their blogs.

                               Suzanne    Stephanie       Lisa           Angie           Deb

And the fun continues!
We are delighted to have a very special guest joining us to help kick off the facebook team!



Join us on facebook Friday morning to see Paper Crafts 2011 Gallery Idol 
Cristina Kowalczyk's stunning creation!


The Girl Fridays love hearing from you!  Please leave them some love for their inspiring examples.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations too!


Now its your turn!
*Create a new Clean And Simple project using this week's challenge theme*
*Provide a link to CAS-ual Fridays in your post*
***No more than 4 total combined challenges***
**Deadline: 12:00 noon EST on Thursday!**





Let's hear it for the winners from last week!!
The VIP's can proudly display this jazzy badge on their blog...


And the winner is...

Congratulations!
You have just won a fantastic prize from 

and you can also add this super swanky badge to your blog

Please email Michele at cas-ualfridays@hotmail.com 
with your contact info to claim your prize.

92 comments:

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Happy Birthday ladies! Wishing you another awesome year! ;o)

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your first year and wishing you many, many more!

Janna said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!! Thank you for the fun and inspiration!!

Michelle said...

I was already feeling all excited about the DT beautiful cards, the big birthday celebrations, and planning what my CAS-ual birthday card creation was going to be... and then I reached the bottom of the post and find that I am a CAS-ual Friday VIP for the very first time!! Yippee! Thank-you! And congratulations to Tamara, Ange, Birgit, and JJ as well, you all made stunning cards this week. :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovin' all those birthday cards!
Rinda

Mrs. Hill said...

I love the challenges on this blog! Happy birthday to you!! I love the time addition as well as the added opportunities to win! Thank you.

Gayatri said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Friday! Congratulations to all the VIPS and to the winner. Beautiful projects :)

jengd said...

A VERY happy birthday to you!!!

ZuluYankee said...

Happy Birthday, CAS-ual Fridays! Here's to many more!

Smilie girl said...

Awesome! Happy birthday!

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a celebration =)

Happy birthday!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy birthday, CAS-ual Fridays!!

Hussena said...

Happy birthday Cas-ual fridays...hope to see many more!!... and lovely inspiration from all the design team:)

Deborah said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary. The ladies made beautiful cards very inspiring. TFS :)

Meadie said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays! And congrats to this weeks winners...all the cards are amazing:)Also a big welcome to the new design team - so much inspiration this week and all the cards are gorgeous, hugs x x

meine-bastelarena said...

Happy birthday! All of you made such beautiful cards! Hope to see many more of your inspiring work cause it´s really hard for me to keep it clean & simple.

Jessie said...

Happy birthday girls!

Craftilicious said...

Happy 1st Birthday CASual Friday and welcome to the new team - loving your first inspiration parade.

Lynn said...

Happy happy birthday and a big thank you Michele! So happy to be part of all the fun!!

Vicky Hayes said...

It's celebration city over here and what a wonderful inspiration parade! Congratulations on a year of fabulous challenges - has it really only been a year?!

aaga said...

Happy Bday! And thanks for the opportunity! :) (my very first challenge here)

Yolanda said...

Love Dana's patterned balloons and Julie's terrifically CAS scored border.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! Did you blow out all the candles and make a wish? ;)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays! Congrats to all the VIPs and JJ—your flower cards are all so beautiful! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

YAY to birthdays....YAY to inspring Designers...YAY to FAB winners...they look FANTASTIC...& TRIPLE YAY to chances of winning a li'l something:):):)

Kara Lynne said...

Happy Birthday! Love the birthday cards from the DT, great ideas!

Quip1320 said...

Happy birthday! What a great year it has been and can't wait to play this year!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on 1 year. Enjoy your challenge and thanks for the extra time.

Laurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love this site and hope you continue to inspire all of us lucky viewers for years to come.

Robin K. said...

Happy 1st Birthday!!! Love the loads of inspiration from the DT and the extra time for the challenge! Congrats to last week's winners - fab creations ladies!

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday!!! This is one awesome party! ;)

JJ Bolton said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card!!! You all made my week:). Congrats to Tamara, Ange, Michelle, and Birgit! Amazing stuff!

Last but not least, a big "Happy Birthday" to CAS-ual Fridays!!! I'm so looking forward to playing along with the new design team and facebook team!

Cindy C. said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!
Congrats to all winners!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! I love all of the design team's cards!

Allisa said...

Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see what is in store for the next year to come!

Chantal said...

happy birthday to youuuuuu! and thank you for the challenges you propose. You're amazing!

Tina said...

happy b-day to you...this was a fun challenge

Deb said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!!!

Congrats to the VIPs and JJ on your fabulous win! Such beautiful cards!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you many more fun-filled years to come. Love the birthday inspiration from the design team. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

April said...

Happy Birthday!!! Amazing inspiration...

Geri said...

Wohooo! You are rockin' this party thing! Happy B-Day to you and a big hurrah for all the amazingly talented DT who never cease to inspire & motivate :)

Vickie Kertz said...

What some great Birthday inspiration. Can't wait to get started.

monika said...

Happy Birthday ladies! Wishing you another awesome year!

and congratulations to all winners from last week!

Monika
basteln.co.at

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday! Love this challenge and all the inspiration from the design team each week!

fishydesign said...

Loonnngggg post today! (And I enjoyed every little bit of it!)

lostinpaper said...

Happy Birthday! What a fantastic new team, the inspiration is incredible!!!! You guys totally ROCK!

Moosisk said...

Happy birthday to you all! I love your blog and I wish you many more years of fun and creativity. :D

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the great gifts!

canadian_liner said...

Wow, quite the BIRTHDAY celebration! I hope to find the time this w/e to enter a birthday card, but if not, I'll enjoy all the inspiration. Congratulations, CAS-ual Fridays!

sanketi said...

Congrats !
and Happy Birthday!

Rose said...

happy happy birthday!!!

awesome inspiration DT :)

Kris said...

Happy Birthday and congrats!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mynnette said...

Happy, happy birthday, ladies! LOVE all of your fabulous creations--thanks for the memorable year of challenges, and here's to many more!!! :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Mei Ann Guerrero said...

Happy birthday ladies! Thanks for a year of challenges and inspirations!

Terri E. said...

This was such a fun blog this year, can't wait for another year of great inspiration!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary Jo said...

Happy Birthday, and here's wishing for many more!! Congrats to all of last week's VIPs-all the floral cards are beautiful! LOVE, LOVE LOVE JJ's technique and have had a lot of fun trying it. Perfect choice for the winner!

Melissa Shea said...

Happy Birthday! LOVE the new DT inspiration cards!! LOVE the longer design time!! LOVE all the goodies :) A very special birthday indeed :)

Susie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love CAS-ual Fridays blog and challenges. The challenges are always fun and the DT inspiration is awesome!

Eileen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the work ... Happy Birthday! and thanks for the challenge :)

Kim S said...

I love your weekly challenges, and I really, REALLY love your weekly inspiration. I have so many of your cards saved to my inspiration file! Thanks so much! Happy Birthday!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Love your challenges and all of your DT inspiration!!! Can't wait to join in on this fun too!
Lisa

Cheryl S said...

Happy Birthday! Your card ideas are always creative and provide such good ideas. Hope your success continues...

Barb said...

Happy Birthday, CAS-ual Fridays! Amazing inspiration from the design team - wow! Love all the excitement of this fun birthday celebration! :)

PJ said...

Happieee bday CAS-ual friday ! :)
Love all the challenges u have made us addicted to !
Hope u have a blissful year ahed! :)
God bless

Julie said...

Wow, Happy Birthday! Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!

donna mikasa said...

Happy Birthday, CAS-ual Fridays! Love the DT's samples, and thank you for extending the deadline! Here's to many more years of CAS fun!

cardsbymo said...

Happy Birthday to you CAS Fridays! Thanks for sharing some birthday gifts with us as well.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays. It's been so much fun to come and challenge myself here whenever I can. Thanks for inspiring all of of us. Happy Birthday girls!

Sadielaine said...

Happy Birthday Casual Fridays!! I always enjoy your challenges and I look forward to many more!

Jasmine said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on the achievement, and I hope the site continues on as an inspiration for years to come. :)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you CAS-ual Fridays!!

Kailash said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays, thanks for the constant inspiration!!!

Joan B said...

I cannot believe that a year has gone by! Great challenge blog and love the inspiration.

Lyn S said...

Happy Birthday, and may you have many more!

~ Barb said...

I just wanted to say Happy Birthday and to say thank-you to your lovely design team! So many of them stopped by with kind words for my card entry in the opposites attract challenge. You have such a great group of ladies, thanks again, {Hugs} Barb

Piali said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!
Love CFC and gorgeous DT inspirations....You all Rock!!!

Sian Ridley said...

Goodness me - I cannot believe it's been a whole year since this wonderful challenge began!? I remember waiting for the first challenge to appear and it really doesn't seem like it was all that long ago! I was actually the CAS-ual Fridays challenge that prompted me to begin my blog and was responsible for my first ever post, so thank you ladies :)

The inspiration this week is even more marvellous than usual and welcome to the new Girl Fridays :) I'm hoping to find some time to play along this week! :)

anke-art said...

Happy Birthday, Ladies! And thanks a lot for the extended challenge time, that's perfect for me because I live in Germany :-)
so... afk, working on a new card ;-)

maria f. said...

Geez... that was a lot of scrolling just to get here! But you know you're loved when you get 180+ entries :)
I'm late to the party but just wanted to say happy bday and many, many more. Love playing with you. And I had to say how much I loved the humorous cards (from Julie and Jenny)!

timepasshobbies said...

One year? Seriously? Whoohoo! Many congratulations and best wishes for great challenges in the future! :) Wishing all of you on the team good times and fun!

Victoria said...

Fantastic inspiration from the team and the new Girl Fridays! Happy birthday!!

pcm said...

Happy Birthday!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Happy Birthday. Thought you may want to know so you can update: I Noticed that the 'How to Play' still indicates end of challenge as Wed 11:59 when it is now Thurs noon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Susie Bentz said...

Happy birthday! Can't believe you are only 1 year old!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!!

Yolanda said...

A very happy birthday to you!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, CFC! Way to keep it CAS!

Deborah Frings said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favourite challenges. Love the new look, great team and superb inspiration cards. So glad that I was able to join in this week!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for bringing us your inspiration and fun challenges every week!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for bringing us your inspiration and fun challenges every week!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday :) Love all the DT inspiration cards you all do such a wonderful job week after week. I have only been blogging for a few months now but this challenge is always one I try to enter. Looking forward to all the challenges for the next year. Sandy :)