Saturday, November 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs November Encouragement Challenge

Hello Blogging Friends!!

It is time for another Encouragement Challenge at Calling All Sistahs!! Our challenge for November is to use the Inspiration Photo below to create a card to send to someone who needs some words of encouragement as they are struggling through a rough time.  It doesn't have to be cancer, it can be for someone who has lost a loved one, lost a job or just needs some words of encouragement.  The real challenge will be who to mail it to?  I love getting happy snail mail in my mailbox instead of just bills or advertisements!  There is also a prize of a $25 Gift Certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store, plus if you use a CAS-ual Fridays product on your card and are the winner you will receive a $50 Gift Certificate!  Now that is nothing to sneeze at!!  There are so many awesome stamps and dies in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store!!

Here is the Inspiration Photo:

For my A2 card I started with Kraft card stock as the base of the card.  I took a piece of Watercolor paper and the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calm and Gentle stamp set and some brown ink and stamped the base of the tree onto the paper.  Next I took two different green inks and stamped the tree top several times in each color.  I then cut that down a bit and added it to the Kraft card stock and I put the brown frame around the paper.  Next I took some more brown ink and the sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped that onto a scrap of white paper, inked the edges with brown ink and attached that to the card underneath the tree.

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 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. This is so beautiful, Lori!! I love the stamps you used!! The trees look amazing!! The colors are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

  3. What a lovely creation, Lori, with the different colors in the trees and their dainty tree trunks. Like your recipient, they are strong and yet, delicate. Love the challenge theme, and so I have begun following them by email, hoping to play in. Thanks again! hugs, de

  4. Oh, I love the simplicity of this card, Lori! Great use of the inspiration photo, too.


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