Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CAS Birthday Card

Hold on to your hat, I'm posting again! Been working on different projects in between pool time. It's been so hot, that we haven't been going out to the pool until early evening, staying out until about 10 pm as the water is so warm. It feels good in the evening though after the temps drop some with a slight breeze. In this photo, Bret just put in the "pool boy" to vacuum the pool before we went in. It stops when done and turns off, then we can just lift it out. Isn't the sky beautiful?! That's what I was taking a photo of and poor Bret just happened to be in the photo as I snapped it. I loved how the sky went from a dark blue to a light blue back where the sun had set. It was a beautiful evening for sure!

Well onto my simple, CAS card. I needed another birthday card and I used some washi tape flowers that a sweet friend sent to me. Thank you sweet friend! So you see how simple this card is, but I think it turned out so pretty. Sorry for the glare, it was super sunny. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you so much! I will be by to visit you soon as well. Our heat wave is breaking tomorrow, so that will be welcomed, but then goes back up for next week. I know it isn't as high as the west coast, but still stinkin' hot with the humidity. I swear we are getting as humid as the south anymore. So stay cool where ever you are or come join me at the pool!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Hem stitched dies
My Creative Time Wow So Many Candles stamp set for the Wish Big and inside sentiment
Altenew die cut washi-I think, gifted to me
Purple snippets from my snippets mountain, so I think I will join in the Snippets Playground


kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful sky and photo Brenda - we are in the middle of a spell of frosts, thankfully with fine day's following...
Love that gorgeous card - the washi tape is fabulous!
Stay safe (and cool)

Carol L said...

It's so good to see you posting again so soon! I just love this CAS card but I must admit I didn't know washi tape flowers existed! Can I just say WOW!!! They're beautiful and especially look lovely on that big dotted circle! It's as beautiful inside as outside too! That photo of your pool in the night sky is so inviting and what a wonderful way to spend your evening with Bret after a super hot day! Stay cool and enjoy that pool in this heat! Cooler weather is on the way I hear, we can use it along with the rain :)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Oh how I wish I could jump in your pool! It's been hot here too.. Very high temps. I'm just so grateful that we have an A/C in our livingroom. That's where we have been spending most of our time. Watching TV and reading. Too hot to go outside. Keep cool, and Happy crafting. And thank you for stopping by my blog.

Irish Cherokee said...

Just love CAS. You did a wonderful job on this card. The inside is just perfectly done. Beautiful!

Hugs and Blessings,

Brenda in IN said...

I love the "pool boy" cleaner for the pool. You don't have to walk all around with the vacuum cleaning it. It looks like a stunning evening. Those flowers are gorgeous and how nice your friend sent them.

I Card Everyone said...

Sending much less humid, and perfect temperatures in the next day or so, Brenda! Still wonderful for the pool, with lots of sunshine!
Gorgeous sky, wonderful pool - love the lights! and this darling card!
Well done, my friend!

Nstiz said...

This shows how a CAS can be gorgeous and SO eye appealing, Brenda! Great composition using washi flowers, something I never heard of. That circle die looks fabulous with color behind it. And I'm envious of that fabulous pool you have! With this heat I wish I was there.

Sarn said...

Such a pretty card. Nice and CAS xxx

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Sue said...

Gorgeous CAS card Brenda and that sky looks amazing ..even on the hottest days the sea is still cold LOL Temperatures are getting a bit scary now with all this climate change take care hugs xxxxx

Bonnie said...

Your pool looks so inviting, Brenda. I always loved swimming at night when I was a kid. Your card is gorgeous with the gold highlights! What a sweet friend to send you some of that Washi tape!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! how very beautiful Brenda, I love the shine on your card, such a lovely design.
As for your night sky and Bret, a gorgeous photo, I love how you captured the sky and your pool is in the perfect place. What a wonderful place to cool down.
Keep cool ;D
Faith x

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda! So CAS and very pretty indeed. Lovely evening photo there - and it's wonderful to have you in the Playground!


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful photo of your wonderful pool and that magical sky Brenda x. What a pretty card and what beautiful washi tape x. Stay cool x.

Loll said...

Wonderful photo of the sky after the sun set. Can see a faint line of pink just above the mountains, along with the gorgeous shades of blue. What a lovely view from your pool!!

Happy to hear your heat wave is breaking, if only for a short while. Always good to have some cooler times and more sleep!

Lovely CAS card with the washi flowers. What a great way to use washi tape! Beautiful design Brenda. Your friend will love it! xx