CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Blog Hop

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CASual Fridays birthday

If you arrived here from my dear friend, Heather North’s blog, welcome!  We are celebrating CAS-ual Fridays 3rd birthday with a blog hop!  You know what comes with blog hops, right?

Awesome eye candy and awesome prizes!  There are TWO MISTIs up for grabs along with a $75 Gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays!  WOOOT!  AND there’s a little sale going on over there for you all, too!

I made a quick and fun birthday card to celebrate the occasion.  The card is pretty self explanatory…including those fun die cut flowers.

CAS-ual Fridays Birthday 2 I cut out the 4 Petal Set Fri-dies and colored each flower with a light color Zig Clean Color Marker, then colored around the edges with a darker color, then added a bit of water to each petal and waited while the color blended and dried.

The circle die from Fun-fettie Fri-dies was the perfect finishing touch to these cutie flowers!

CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Years ago I was a big fan of the CAS-ual Fridays, the challenge blog.  And I very clearly remember the day that Michele announced she was starting her own stamp line.  I was SO excited for this #ladyboss and admired her business endeavor!  Little did I know that just a couple years later, Michele and I would be very close friends and she would be very instrumental with me starting my own little thing…(you know…Stamp of Approval!!! ;)

Michele has played a big role in bringing this product to market, from product design and creation to just cheering me on every day….on the good days AND the hard days.

I am honored to be a part of this blog hop to celebrate this amazing company and what makes it even more awesome is the inspiring woman behind it.  I’m blessed to be a part of it.

Back to the hop:

I’m the last stop on the hop, so if you joined here or in the  middle, head back over to CAS-ual Fridays!

CAS-ual Fridays Goodies:


Be sure to comment on the blogs in the hop for your chance to win (more info on the CFS blog) – and no, you aren’t crazy…there is no comment section on my blog right now.  I was getting a ton of crazy spammy comments, so we had to turn the comment function off for now.

Hopefully it will be back up later today.  :)

Thanks for visiting me today!  I’ll see you soon!

  • Angie Tieman October 18, 2015, 12:16 pm

    This is beautiful, Catherine! Love the coloring on the flowers and the striking black and white!

  • Cheryl Sager October 18, 2015, 12:32 pm

    Love simple cards and especially when they turn out so awesome . . . kudos!!

  • Pai Meng October 18, 2015, 1:02 pm

    love the black and white with just a pop of color!

  • Mary W October 18, 2015, 1:06 pm

    Just love the sentiments and your card. What fun.

  • Hussena October 18, 2015, 1:09 pm

    What an elegant card …Love it !!

  • Shelly October 18, 2015, 1:09 pm

    This is awesome!! Love those flowers!

  • Susan White October 18, 2015, 1:10 pm

    Catherine, your card is so cute and when I read the sentiment I LOL’d I need this set!!

  • ~amy~ October 18, 2015, 1:12 pm

    LOVE the black and white with the fab pops of color!

  • irene grau October 18, 2015, 1:13 pm

    Cute card. Love the sentiment! lol

  • Ashlyn October 18, 2015, 1:17 pm

    Love the pretty coloured flowers!

  • Terri (terriavidreader) Scott October 18, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Great card. Happy Birthday and thanks for this chance to maybe win a fab prize too.

  • Robin Monsos October 18, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Love it! That sentiment just rocks!!

  • Mendy October 18, 2015, 1:32 pm

    So I guess wishing to be younger is out huh??? Haha!! Great card. Love the background and the HB2U is perfect. Hmmmm I need to go dig out those zigs!! :)

  • Lee Ann McKinney October 18, 2015, 1:32 pm

    Love black/white cards more and more. And the little flowers just add that POW. Awesome job Catherine!

  • conil October 18, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Black, white and pops of color. Always a winner in my book. Lovely, festive celebration card.

  • Mary Kay Werry October 18, 2015, 1:40 pm

    love the card – and the flowers really make it. nice technique.

  • Kara October 18, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Love your color choice! Stunning

  • Mateja P October 18, 2015, 1:48 pm

    Love the pop of colours. This looks awesome :)

  • Donna Wakefield October 18, 2015, 1:50 pm

    What a fun card. Love the sentiment.

  • Robin Kuppens October 18, 2015, 2:11 pm

    As always your cards are wonderful!

  • Janet Swanlady21 October 18, 2015, 2:12 pm

    LOVE THIS! The 3 colours on black and white just pop! May just case this.

  • Melanie October 18, 2015, 2:45 pm

    Great card with great sentiments. Love it!

  • Heidi October 18, 2015, 2:50 pm

    I love the Zig Color Real Brush Markers!

  • Fran Weinberg October 18, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Another beautiful card from Catherine! So pretty.

  • Avra October 18, 2015, 3:04 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a card you’ve made that I haven’t loved!

  • janet goshorn October 18, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Such a cool card and sentiment

  • Kim M. October 18, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Fabulous card! Love the pop of colour with the black and white. :-)

  • vicki dutcher October 18, 2015, 3:21 pm

    LOVE the pop of color with the b&w — looks fabulous

  • Laura K. October 18, 2015, 3:22 pm

    This sentiment is amazing!! Such a creative card!

  • Kelly Griglione October 18, 2015, 3:39 pm

    oh so fun and funky! This would be perfect for a teenage girl … your graphic style is so stylish!

  • Joanie October 18, 2015, 3:44 pm

    What a beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Chris K October 18, 2015, 3:46 pm

    Love the watercolor flowers!

  • Sara October 18, 2015, 3:52 pm

    Very nice, as always! TFS!

  • Michele Gross October 18, 2015, 4:09 pm

    I just love you. That is all :) xoxoxoxoxox

  • FeM October 18, 2015, 4:09 pm

    You never fail … awesome card.

  • Linda Lipford October 18, 2015, 4:17 pm

    That’s a great zinger! Lol!!

  • Jeanette October 18, 2015, 4:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Pam October 18, 2015, 4:27 pm

    Love the energy of this card. Cheery colors make it awesome.

  • Sue Ivings October 18, 2015, 4:33 pm

    Love the clean design of this card with that pop of colour. Wow!

  • Linda Gorman October 18, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Great card!!! I love the sentiment.

  • janet gillen October 18, 2015, 4:42 pm

    Black and white with a pop of color is my favorite. I love your card.

  • Barb Thompson October 18, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Love this Catherine! I have this set need to dig it out and use it!!!

  • Deb Vasel October 18, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Love those little flowers,
    And, of course, the funny sentiment.

  • Laura Watson October 18, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Fun card! Love the colors on the flowers.

  • Martha Miller October 18, 2015, 5:03 pm

    Love your card. White and black with a touch of color always works for me.

  • Robin October 18, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Great card!!!!

  • Marie Flayer October 18, 2015, 5:14 pm

    Great card–the sentiment really made me chuckle!
    :) Marie

  • Jean Bullock October 18, 2015, 5:24 pm

    I love this card. There are many texters in my family and they would love it. The flowers are beautifully colored and look great against the black and white. Well done.

  • Lynn Fletcher October 18, 2015, 5:39 pm

    This card is so neat with the black and white designs and lettering. Love the pop of colors with the Fri-dies.

  • villa Steeves October 18, 2015, 5:40 pm

    Catherine, I love all your work & check your site out daily. Once again, fabulous job!!

  • Liz McAllister October 18, 2015, 5:46 pm

    Love otiose zig markers!

  • annheidel October 18, 2015, 5:50 pm

    That sentiment is too funny! Love the colors of your flowers.

  • Cammy Wall October 18, 2015, 6:13 pm

    I love the sentiment! I actually LOL’d.

  • Bobby October 18, 2015, 6:21 pm

    Love the black and white with pops of color.

  • Liz Lumsden October 18, 2015, 6:21 pm

    All the black and white really make the few flowers pop off the page! Love it…

  • Salima Chaudhry October 18, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Catherine, I just love your work. You are a true inspiration and CAS-ual Fridays’ birthday is a great way to see more of your extra-ordinary work. Thank you

  • Elyse Brown October 18, 2015, 6:26 pm

    I love the simple look of the black and white and the whimsical POP of color!

  • Kim October 18, 2015, 6:29 pm

    Cool card! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Dana W October 18, 2015, 6:48 pm

    Awesome card!! Love the pop of colors from the flowers!!

  • Lisa K October 18, 2015, 7:03 pm

    Cute card! Love the zig markers that you used.

  • Jean A Marmo October 18, 2015, 7:06 pm

    What a fun card!

  • Kim smith October 18, 2015, 7:12 pm

    Love the black and white card with a splash of colour.

  • Talitha Wright October 18, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Pretty, simple card. Like the little flower accents.

  • Pam October 18, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Love your card! CAS-ual Fridays stamps are incredible!

  • Babetta Lawrence October 18, 2015, 7:30 pm

    I love working with cut flowers and adding dimension to them as you did in this card! Love watching and learning from your techniques too – Thank you!

  • Estelle October 18, 2015, 7:34 pm

    Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!! Would love to win a MISTI tool before the mass production of Christmas Cards take over my life!!

  • Linda Grady October 18, 2015, 7:37 pm

    Jennifer, like your birthday card; great for both males and females. The sentiment is too funny!

  • Pamela Stadler October 18, 2015, 7:41 pm

    I could use this card for my birthday this week…..I will official be OLD in my mind, but woukdn’t wish to be young again!!

  • Danielle Dietz October 18, 2015, 7:58 pm

    Love the pop of color on the flowers!

  • Sandy Heringer October 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

    What a great card for a teen.

  • KarrenJ October 18, 2015, 8:06 pm

    Such a fun and fabulous card! Gorgeous colors!

  • Patricia R. October 18, 2015, 8:07 pm

    What a great card! Love the humorous sentiment.

  • Clelie October 18, 2015, 8:10 pm

    A great design…work for male or female!

  • Sherry Lowmaster October 18, 2015, 8:22 pm

    lol love that sentiment!! very pretty!

  • Vicki Milyard October 18, 2015, 8:24 pm

    Nice card, like how you’ve two-toned the flowers! Wonderful give a ways, I’ve had my eye on the Misty for a while but haven’t gotten one yet. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Bunny October 18, 2015, 9:00 pm

    Love the Zigs. Love the sentiment even more. It really does crack me up.

  • Christine M October 18, 2015, 9:03 pm

    EXCELLENT FABULOUS really great.

  • Janet Lech October 18, 2015, 9:10 pm

    Congrats, Michele and the CAS-ual Fridays team!

  • Laurie Brown October 18, 2015, 9:11 pm

    Haha love it!! Great card thanks for sharing!!!

  • Michelle T October 18, 2015, 9:17 pm

    Great job! Love the card.

  • Peggy Pride October 18, 2015, 9:20 pm

    Great card! Such a great company!

  • Becky October 18, 2015, 9:25 pm

    Just found your Blog, I Love it. Very Fun Cards. Keep Up the Awesome work. Thanks for sharing your Talent with us.

  • Trina C October 18, 2015, 9:26 pm

    Very nice card.

  • Vicki Smith October 18, 2015, 9:27 pm

    I just can’t wait for my SOA kit! What a cute card, love blog hops. Big hugs to you, Catherine!!

  • Ruth Cooper October 18, 2015, 9:34 pm

    Fun card! Love the flower colors with the crisp graphic look.

  • Colleen Crawford (Queen of Cards) October 18, 2015, 9:34 pm

    funny card! great layout!!!

  • Lori Christian October 18, 2015, 9:40 pm

    Great card

  • Vickie Merrick October 18, 2015, 9:59 pm

    HB2U always makes me smile when I see it on a card! Another great card from Catherine.

  • Amy Cooley October 18, 2015, 10:03 pm

    What a fun card!

  • Jingle October 18, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I absolutely love your card! The coloring is awesome!

  • Kelly October 18, 2015, 10:11 pm

    love the splashes of color with the black and white card.

  • Nana711 October 18, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Great card. Love the flowers and large sentiment.

  • Carla Hundley October 18, 2015, 10:28 pm

    Fantastic looking card!
    Simple and fun.
    Carla from Utah

  • June Sefscik October 18, 2015, 10:35 pm

    What a cute and easy card…thanks for sharing

  • B MacNutt October 18, 2015, 10:42 pm

    I like the funny sentiment. Cute card.

  • Mary Beth Krakowski October 18, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Love the card, colors, layout and style.

  • Bekka October 18, 2015, 10:52 pm

    I love this card. Can you tell me if those pens are anything like the blendabilities that Stampin Up used to offer? I cannot find a replacement for them.

  • Susan Powell October 18, 2015, 11:09 pm

    That sentiment is hilarious!!! A definite must have! Love the colours of the flowers too – great card!

  • Teresa Cherka October 29, 2015, 8:22 pm

    Love it, always a fan.

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