Monday, June 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs June Encouragement Challenge

Hello Sistahs and Bosom Buddies!!

Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
 start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!

Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge??  There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated!  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?  This 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.

Here is the Inspiration Photo for June:

Here is my card:


CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sands of Time 2 stamp set
Lemoncraft paper
Pink paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Rose Gold embossing powder
Peacock Feathers distress ink
Faded Jean distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and attached it to the card base.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sands of Time 2 hourglass stamp, Versamark, Neenah Solar White paper and stamped the hourglass onto the paper.  I heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder and then I took the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Hourglass Fri-Die and cut it out.  I took Peacock Feathers distress ink and the hearts from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sands of Times 2 stamp set and stamped that in the middle of the Hourglass and then added that to the card.  I took some Faded Jeans distress ink and the sentiments from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sands of Time 2 stamp set and stamped them onto the card.  I took the bar part of the Hourglass Fri-Die and cut out some pink paper two times and attached it to the Hourglass.

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 cas-comfort 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. Hi Lori this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I just love this image Lori! Love the little hearts falling through the sand timer! Really great representation for this challenge too!! Sending HUGS

  3. This is so beautiful, Lori!! I love the hourglass with the heart sand!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. WOW, Lori, the colors are perfect! Loving the heart sand in the image. :-D I'm home from my June travels and will soon be back in my normal routine. Sorry no time for individual comments but I did browse everything thoroughly. :-D


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