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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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. :)

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  6. This is a great card! I love those candles.

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Simply wonderful card...love your sweet candles.

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

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!!

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  17. Those candles are beautiful--great CAS card!

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  18. Very cool card! Love the stars on the background!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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