Friday, September 16, 2011

One Layer Belated Birthday

First ....... OMG!!! My card from last weeks Less Is More challenge (to use metal) was selected as one of the cards to be ShowCASed!!! Mandi and Chrissie ... I am so honored .... thank you ever so much ladies!!! I also want to apologize for the late thank you. I have been off line all week and had to rush to make todays deadline so only noticed it when I checked to see how much time I had left.

Speaking of .... sliding into home base at the bottom of the 9th.....

My submission for Less Is More Week 32 Challenge. This weeks challenge was my personal bane, the one layer card with the added "Seeing Double" tagged on. I have to admit I thought of this card first and then tossed around several other ideas in my head all week; however it came down to the wire today and it was especially nice to see that a week later I could still use my original idea. Mainly because I needed to be able to make a card, take a picture, label it in PS and post in in under 44 minutes. :)

I used a 2001 hostess set from SU! called A Greeting for All Reasons and the sentiment (also SU!) is It's Your Birthday. However only after posting this do I realize I used the sentiment incorrectly. The gap between the "thought and thought" and "HBB" is so one part of the sentiment can go on the outside of the card, while the lower half goes on the inside. I'll have to do a remake. Anyway, I stamped out the candle twice, gave it a bit of color with pencils and then dabbed on yellow Stickles for the flame. I'm please with this one. It is actually very nice IRL and will be even better once I fix the sentiment. LOL

In other news; I will be back on line on a regular basis again. I broke down and dipped into my savings and bought a new computer. I hated using my work computer and it was a nighmare trying to log on to some sites and blogs. The security on that thing is so tight it would block even the simplest sites because it detected something on the blog/site that it considered "inappropriate". Whatever!! So I now have a new HP laptop. I had an HP destop for years and it never gave me any trouble so I'm hoping I have the same luck with this new one.

Looking forward to this weeks LIM challenge that is a "free for all" .... as long as its CAS .... and the goal is to hit 1000 posts in honor of the 1000 Followers. I've got a few cards in mind already. :)

EDIT TO ADD THE REDO: I like them both, even with the booboo on the first one. :)

Thank you for stopping by!
Take care


  1. Cute card Carole... I love this sentiment... and it's so true in my case!
    Well done on your ShowCAse... a worthy winner.
    Looking forward to your submission for our attempt at 1000 this coming week.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Hi Carole - love your "belated" card - the candles are fab.!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  3. ha ha!!! too stinkin' cute, carole!! and CONGRATS on being showCASed! your card is gorgeous and so deserving of the honor!! rock on, girl!!!

  4. You fullly desergved your place on our showCASe CArole
    This is another fabulous card!
    See you again this week

    Thank you
    "LEss is More"

  5. Great cards - love them both, Sandra

  6. Hi Carole, Oh yes! Congrats on being showcased, very well deserved:0)
    Love this card, belated ones need to be as cute as this to be forgiven LOL
    Glad you've got your new comp, my troubles still go on, got a bad virus or hard drive failure, dead I think:{ Onward and upward it's going to be a great week this week LOL 1,000 entries Ha ha ha!! Have a great week, Gay xxx

  7. Hi Carole, congrats on being Showcased - very well deserved!! Another fab card today too. xx