Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday...Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #195~Photo

Hello...

Hard to believe how quickly the long weekend passed; soooo much fun with my family visiting.  I had some major *sads* when they left yesterday, but Friday will be here soon enough and we'll be heading their direction.  Yayyyy....

Today, my marvelous DT and I invite you to play alongside us at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #195, with this photo as inspiration:



Treat-table temptation! Popcorn, cupcakes, beverages, cake....yum-fest galore!

My card is ultra CAS...mainly because 'someone' left things too late to get a really cool card done! Time management lessons required! Still, after nearly not posting, I decided I would, nudged along by my husband, who thinks the big ol' Memory Box candles with their Stickles flames are rather cool...

Some blue STAMPlorations stars stenciled in the background, a Clearly Besotted sentiment and...tah dah.  Another birthday card to add to my sister-in-law's stash for my niece's or nephew's friends. Next time, I need to figure out how to add stripes to the candles along the embossed lines; my white gel pen was being finicky....

I'm so glad you spent time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!




19 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this one Carol, regardless of leaving it too late or not this is a perfect CAS card!

Jeanne said...

Hey, isn't this the definition of CAS?? So you can get it done in good time? What a testament to that idea! And you used some cool dies and stencils to boot? I adore how you colored those candles! The flames look amazing. Don't even think you need a finicky white pen! And the background of stars just shows everything off! Well done, my friend! :) Hugs!! And yay for being able to see your sweeties again so soon.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your take of the colors -- a soft background makes the candles pop or light up ;)

*Vicki* said...

So glad to hear you had a great time with your family and made some great memories...that's always how I feel when visiting with my kids! :) I think this is such a fun photo to take inspiration from and you've done a fabulous job with it!! Love the light star stenciled in the background!! SO FUN!! :) HUGS

Julie B said...

At least you got the post done unlike me, lost a day somewhere!
This card just goes to show that necessity is the mother of invention Carol, such a great CAS card. :)

Pam said...

This is a great card! I love those candles.

Anita in France said...

Andy's right, Carol ... it is a rather cool card ... fun too ... and so deliciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

Shelly said...

This is FABULOUS!!

Patti said...

Oh how great it is that you have a hubby who cheers you on! this card is AWESOME friend!! so glad you shared it!

Patti

Joyce said...

This is wonderful. Love those bold candles who try to steal the show...and then I noticed those subtle stars in the background. Such a fabulous design.

Kim Heggins said...

Simply wonderful card...love your sweet candles.

Monika Reeck said...

adorable star background on your candle card Miss C
clever way to use the color combo
love this much
hugs
Monika

Bobby said...

I think your husband is correct, Carol. Those candles look great, especially over that blue star background.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love those candles! Those white pens can be a real pain....my favorite is actually the white Sharpie

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this CAS design, Carol! Your candles are fabulous, and your soft stenciling in the background really makes them pop!
So happy you had such a great visit with family...Safe driving, and I hope you have a really fun weekend ~ Hugs, Barb

EdenLand Designs said...

Love your card, and how the candles pop against the stenciled background :) I got a chuckle out of your post, because too many times, I've been running around trying to get a card done on time, and then not been 100% pleased in the end - and my cheering section steps in :) Gotta love it!
Susan

Taunya Butler said...

Love the cool and awesome simplicity n this fabulously done card!! Those candles are perfectly arranged pver another awesomely shaded background - you are getting SO GOOD at those!! Happy day to you!!

Greta said...

Those candles are beautiful--great CAS card!

Lilian YF said...

Very cool card! Love the stars on the background!
Lilian
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