Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement Challenge

Hello Blogging Friends!!

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

Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement 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 April:

Here is my card for this challenge:


Copic markers
Rose Gold embossing powder
Black ink
Salty Ocean distress ink
White card stock
Blue marbled paper

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some blue marbled paper, inked the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink and added it to the card.  I stamped the CAS-ual Fridays Floating stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder.  I colored in the balloon with Copic markers and then I took some black ink and stamped the sentiment from the Floating stamp set underneath the balloon.

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. Your hot air balloon is sure to lift the spirits of whoever is lucky enough to receive your card. :)

  2. This is so beautiful!! I love the hot air balloon!! The colors are so gorgeous!! This is very uplifting!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Hi Lori this is a stunning card I love the hot air balloon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Lori, who would not love receiving this encouraging beauty! Your colors look fantastic! A perfect example for the color challenge. Really gorgeous! Hugs, de

  5. Your blue marbled paper is amazing! Looks like a watercolour piece. Love those cheery coloured flowers balloon, it will certainly lift anyone up! Hugs, Gwendolyn


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