CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #30

Welcome to another CAS-ual Fridays!  We have a fun one this week!  It's a Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  I love these!  So many fun options!  I chose Green, Kraft and Chevrons!

I have a friend who asked for a card to send to a family member in the military.  What a perfect combo for this type of card!  She wanted it CAS, a guy type card and easy to mail.  I am thinking that this works out pretty well...


I made the Chevron using my Cricut out of Paper Temptress's Green Crepe Ruche Paper.  It has the coolest texture!  The card base is Speckled Kraft, also from Paper Temptress.  I added a "miss you" sentiment from PTI to finish off my CAS card.

Our sponsor this week, Paper Temptress, gave us a little sample of some gorgeous cardstock and papers.  Click HERE to check them out for yourself.  Check back to the CAS-ual blog to see more samples and to see this weeks Paper Temptress prize!

I have to share a couple FUN things about my week!  I spent Thanksgiving with my sister in Colorado and finally got to see that new little niece of mine!  

Another highlight of the week was getting to meet Michele and Laura from CAS-ual Fridays in person!   I also got to meet Lisa Petrella who is on my team over at DeNami and also a fellow World Card Making day winner!  Here is a picture of us together at Archivers!  We got to have a couple hours of crafty time!

And that is not all!  I got to meet Tenia too! And Alyssa Scritchfield, another WCMD winner!  

Fun right?  It was a packed week!  I even got to go to Ikea.  I am sure I am the last one to get to go see this amazing place, so all of you might know what I am saying when I say WOW!  I want to live there really!  Sadly there was not enough room in the car to take home what I wanted.  But let me tell you.  Trip #2 is planned and a bigger vehicle is already in order!  That place is amazing and I have my list made!  I did get several small things for my craft space and can't wait to get those put up!  I will share when I get some pics taken!

The organizing going on in that place was like a little piece of heaven!  LOVE!

Ok, I better stop chatting now!  I am already posting this!  I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  Thanks so much for coming by!  Have a great weekend!


  1. What a fun week you had! And, another wonderful, CAS card, of course.

  2. A great masculine CAS! Very apropriate card that I'm sure your friend will ove. And your week... sounds like it was a lot of fun. I too love IKEA! Unfortunately now that I live in Victoria there isn't one here. In Calgary I could go whenever I wanted to. Really miss that convenience. Have fun with your next trip there.

  3. Your niece is so beautiful. Want to cuddle with her! :)

    And how awesome is it to meet blogging friends and even more awesome to craft together...and IKEA...I'm with you there. Getting ready to redo my craft room and lots of IKEA yumminess is in order!

  4. I think you picked the best tic-tac-toe line for this challenge, girlie ;D
    Even more fabulous that this is a military themed card - so fitting!
    Your niece is *adorable* such a cutie!
    What fun you've recently had both with crafty peeps and a trip to IKEA! (I love IKEA - my whole li'l crafty corner is dedicated to it! LOL!)

  5. Love those ric-rac stripes Laurie, oh the simplicity is so beautiful :)
    Great pics, your niece is sooo cute :)
    Jenny x

  6. love the green chevron!!! adorable niece!! fun pics!

  7. You've been wonderfully busy, haven't you? Thanks for sharing all of those great pics--it's always fun to see some of your favorite faces together in one place.

    Love the simplicity of this card and the perfect sentiment. I'm sure your friend will love it!

  8. Sounds like tons of fun!! I loved seeing the pics! Your card is perfect for military, you hit the nail on the head!

  9. Oh my the crafty fun Laurie! Totally jealous!

    Your card is totally perfect in.every.way! LOVE it!

  10. Looks like you had a lot of fun crafty time!

    I've never been to ikea and everytime we pass it going out of town (it's about 2 hours away) I say next time I'm going but I'm either in a hurry to get where I'm going or too tired and just want to get home or it's late late at night! Thanks for sharing the photo!

  11. What a fun card -- I think it would be fun to do that with the PTI ric-rac die cuts, maybe using several different (bright) colors on a white base.... I appreciate the inspiration!

    Speaking of inspiration, I'm glad that you were able to get to Ikea. I have two pieces from their Alex line that I use for craft supplies, and they are absolutely terrific!

  12. Your card today is awesome, your neice is adorable, trip sounded fantastic. Oh and yes IKEA is a wonderful place. This link is a 53 second movie shot by a fellow Canadian that was put up on You Tube 3 years ago--for a laugh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW-22LziZDQ

  13. The baby is so adorable and I am jealous of your trip to meet everyone!!! Are the storage solutions at Ikea better than the Jetmax stuff that Michael's sells?

    Also, love that shade of green with the kraft on that card, friend! CAS perfectly!

  14. This card is simply perfect Laurie! It was so nice to finally meet you. You are so sweet, I can't wait till you come back to CO. I told you I was NOT photogenic, blahhhh! Everyone else looks cute though!!

  15. Love the card.... gotta love that rick-rack :-).

    Sigh as for IKEA, LOVE LOVE LOVE that place and yes, been known to take the SUV and do an 8 hr drive just to go to IKEA. I wish one would open up in KC or even in St. Louis.
    Or better yet, let's rent a UHaul.... lol I'm in :-).

  16. Such a great card, your friend will love it!
    Such a sweet, sweet baby with the cutest smile. ;)
    How fun to meet so many online friends.

  17. A-MAZING card! Stunning CAS work, girlie!
    Love the pics too! So nice you got to meet so many wonderful people IRL!!! I am so in love with all that organizational stuff *swoon*


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