Friday, August 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs August Encouragement Challenge

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the August CAS-ual Fridays  Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!  

 The challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to make an encouraging card to send to someone who is going through a difficult time right now.  It doesn't have to be cancer, it can be for someone who needs to know that someone is thinking of them and encouraging them!   Who doesn't love to receive Happy Mail?!?

Each month on the 17th the Encouragement Squad will be showcasing their Calling All Sistahs Reminder cards and then on the 18th of each month the Encouragement Squad will have an inspiration picture for the challenge!

We have this beautiful picture to give you inspiration:

Here is my card for this Challenge:


Kraft card stock
Printed paper from my stash
Watercolor paper
Faded Jeans distress ink
Frayed Burlap distress ink
Broken China distress ink
Black ink

For this A2 card I took a piece of Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took the printed paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and added that to the card.  I took some watercolor paper and stamped the paint swatch from the CAS-ual Friday Breathe stamp set with the different colors of distress ink.  I stamped the small butterfly on some more watercolor paper with the different distress inks and then I cut them out with a circle punch.  I inked the edges of the square paper and the circles with Broken China distress ink and then added them to the card.  Lastly I took some black ink and the sentiment from the CAS-ual Friday Breathe stamp set and stmaped that on the bottom right corner of the card.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.

Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the new Design Team have made.

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!

I hope I have inspired you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Fabulous card! Love the beautiful background and the colourful butterflies!

  2. Hi Lori this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This is so beautiful, Lori!! I love the design!! The butterflies are so pretty!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. oooooooo! Don't you just love that color scheme for the challenge, Lori? Your fluttering butterflies are the wanderers of nature, and your card shows this off so well! Very rich and earthy jewel-like colors. I especially like that you have shown off both horizontal and vertical elements! hugs, de

  5. Your butterfly trails remind me of ocean waves. Nicely done, Lori!

  6. Your card is so beautiful! Those butterfly trails are a brilliant detail! Cheers, Gwendolyn


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