Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology #259: BALLOON


Hello, friends!  It's a very special Tuesday at CASology this week!  We are celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of CASology and we have a lot of fun in store for you!  We have former design team members joining us, and we will also be hopping along with some of the wonderful CASology challenge sponsors.  Check in at the CASology blog for the full list of blog hop participants.

You should have arrived here from Concord & 9th, one of our awesome sponsors and one of the participating companies in the hop this week.

This week our cue is a celebratory one, for sure!  Break out the balloons, there's a party going on here, people!


I made my own balloons out of a Christmas ball layering stamp (Holiday Style by Sunny Studio Stamps) and paired them with a banner from the Sunny Borders set.  A few sequins and hand-drawn strings finished it off.


I'd like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all the companies who have sponsored our challenges and offered such generous prizes to our participants each week.  They have added to the fun of the challenge, haven't they?  Thank you, thank you to ALL of our sponsors!

Thank you also to all of the participants who have joined us at CASology over the past five years.  I am always inspired by your creative CAS designs each week!

I do hope you are able to play along with us this week as we celebrate!  What does BALLOON bring to mind for you?  Link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time) and hop along the links listed at the CASology blog for lots of inspiration and fun!  Now, off to your next stop in the blog hop, our former design team member Tracey McNeely!

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

196 comments:

  1. Just, love your CAS card. Love those balloons!

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  2. Gorgeous card. Love the dimensional balloons.

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  3. Wow these balloons look stunning! Think I have to put this set on my wishlist... :) TFS

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  4. Cute card! Love the sequins on here!

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  5. Oh look! What a nice and cute balloon-card.

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  6. I love it! I have that stamp set never thought of using it this way! Such inspiration!

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the colours.

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  8. I love the dimension that you added to the balloons! Very cute!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  9. Thanks for sharing your cute card, love the colors on your balloons.

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  10. Absolutely adorable. Balloons to me mean birthday parties and fun! Just like your card!

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  11. Can never have too much bling (or sequins) on a card.

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  12. Super steady hand with those hand drawn strings!

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  13. I love the colors used on the balloons!!! Cheerful card, love it!

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  14. Lovely card for the Balloon challenge!

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  15. Great balloon card! Love the sequins.

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  16. Judy, this is so pretty with the soft colors! I really love how the sentiment is framed in that banner!
    A big thank you for all you have done and still do for CASology! You've been such a wonderful moral support and positive force on the team and are one of the sweetest people I know!!! :)

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  17. Very creative balloons, Judy! Awesome!

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  18. gorgoeus over stamping and love the extra touch of white x

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  19. Your balloons are fantastic; love the shadows!
    ~carol

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  20. Cute balloons and love the scalloped edges on your card. Pretty!

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  22. So Sweet and clever! Terrific card!

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  23. The simplest cards are sometimes the best! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Wonderful CAS card!Simple and beautiful!Thank you for sharing :)

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  25. Hi Judy, great card ... love the details and colors.

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  26. Really pretty CAS balloon card. I love those colours!

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  27. Judy you are delightful designer, and your card is OH so fun! I think I may have a balloon... ya think? xx
    =]

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  28. Nice card. Always looking for balloon inspiration!

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  29. I love that you reimagined the use of a Christmas stamp. Clever!

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  30. It seems that simple but breathtaking is the underlying theme of this challenge! Gorgeous card. Thank you.

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  31. your balloon is very realistic. great job!

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  32. Very pretty card! Love the balloons!

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  33. Love the shaded balloons and colors!

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  34. Lovely 3D effect on the balloons, and the colours you have used.....

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  35. Your Thank you balloon card is so cute!

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  36. Judy...thanks for all the wonderful challenges and kind comments over the years!

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  37. Hi, Judy! I love your balloons and your card design is so pretty. I don't participate anymore but still love to see all of the creations made by you and the design team and the ones who do participate. Here's to the next 5 years.

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  38. Fabulous card - I love that it is a thankyou card too.

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  39. Balloons always make me think of birthdays & parties! Love your cheery card!

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  40. The most lovely colors and so beautifully CAS .... love this happy card!

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  41. such a great card! Wonderful colors! :)

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  42. Such a lovely post about CASology and their sponsors, enjoyed stopping a while and admiring your balloons and words.

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  43. Sweet CAS design, love the soft colors!

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  44. Such a neat blog hop and a cute card!

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  45. Well aren't you smart to make your stamps stretch! Great card!!

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  46. Cute! The soft colors have kind of a cool retro vibe.

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  47. So sweet....love your pretty pastel balloons!

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  48. This is such a sweet card, Judy!

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  49. So cute! Great design!

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  50. I love the how you've done your balloons - great CAS card!

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  51. Hi Judy, Congrats to you and CASology for 5 years of success! Thanks to you and your teamies, I have learned the true definition of CAS :) I wish you many more years of fun on the challenge blog!
    Love your sweet balloon card! Beautiful color palette and your scalloped border is perfect!

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  52. Oh, yes, I HAVE to play along as I've always played and loved CASology! Can't believe it's been five years! Your ingenious and inventive balloon card shows us how to think outside the box! Well done, Judy!! Hugs, Darnell

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  53. What a great job of "creating" balloons out of Christmas ornaments!

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  54. delightful card, Judy - happy 5th!

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  55. I love the simplicity and color combo of your card. Great job

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  56. CUTE card! Great Hop, Great Prizes, Great inspiration!

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  57. So cute. I like how you created your balloons.

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  58. Love your balloons. The shading is perfect. Beautiful.

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  59. Love your balloons, they look so real! Great card, great hop! So fun!

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  60. Very cute. Thanks for creating this site the clean and simple concept is giving me the courage to submit my card designs for the world to see.

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  61. You always inspire me with your CAS designs for CASolgy Judy. Wait, I take that back...you inspire me with ALL of your designs!! This is such a happy card. I like the colors and your whimsical design!

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  62. Delightful card and great way to repurpose stamps intended for something else!

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  63. Fabulous card, love the balloons and fun design.

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  65. I really love your card! Such a fabulous colour choice!

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  66. Such a lovely card.. love simplicity of the card design..

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  67. Such a clever use of those stamps! Love your card Judy!

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  68. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Beautiful colors and great CAS look!

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  70. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. This is a lovely summer card.

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  72. Great idea to use balloons for your thank you! Fabulous card!

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  73. So cute. I love how the Thank you curves perfectly in the frame.
    ♥ Monica
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

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  74. Love these colors together, Judy! And what a great idea to use Christmas ornaments to make your balloons.

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  75. So pretty and
    love the ball
    balloons.
    Carla from Utah

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  76. Oh Judy! This is just darling!! You are so clever to use bulbs as 'balloons,' and they're in such sweet colors, too. The banner stamped 'in front of' your strings is perfect. LOVE that scalloped edge panel you've created on, too. Wonderful card!! Bev

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  77. beautiful shading on the balloons!!!!

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  78. This is so super cute! And so creative how you used things! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. More lateral thinking don't you just love it crafters are such a clever lot ,that's why we are crafters as we see things others don't your bauballoons are fab and work so well ,I just love hops that educate too thank you.

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  80. Lovely card ! I love the depth of the balloons.

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  81. so Tidy and clean crisp stamping Judy
    I love always your CAS design will hop then make card soon
    since I have new Job no time to making cards
    my table for crafting is clean hehe
    hugs
    Monika

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  82. This is so pretty. Love the CAS design!

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  83. Fantastic shading on the balloons.
    Darling card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  84. LOVING your colour scheme and creative use of your supplies to make this card. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

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  85. Like the way it's simple and elegant both

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  86. This would make a perfect Thank You card for a baby shower gift with the soft colors.

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  87. Even with a simple design your card packs a punch with the fun colors.

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  88. Love this bright and happy balloon card! So clean and simple!

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  89. Beautiful colors and love use of balloons.

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  90. Oh, Judy--you're so clever! I love the sheen on your balloons!

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  91. Pretty card, love your balloons and all the layers!

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  92. Beautiful card and a great example of how to stretch your stamps when you don't have exactly what is called for! Very inspirational! TFS!

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  93. Good way to stretch your stamps and I love the colour combo!

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  94. I would never have known that was a Christmas bauble set Judy - so clever!

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  95. Fabulous array of colors on your card! Thank you for sharing your creation!

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  96. Awesome CAS card! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a happy day, Nicole

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  97. Awesome card. Love the layering.

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  98. Never heard of concord and 9 until today. I will have to check them out.

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  99. I love the simple dimension of the balloons! They are still fun and playful while looking realistic.

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  100. Love how you improvised!! Just gorgeous! I'd never have known they weren't really balloon stamps, lol!

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  101. Beautiful CAS balloon card. Love the colours you've used. xx

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  102. Darling balloons you clever gal!

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  103. Those layering stamps made wonderful balloons! Great card.

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  104. Such a clever idea to make balloons... and it gives them such dimension! Love it!

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  105. I really love the blue card with the white scalloped topper and those pretty balloons Judy and finished so perfectly with the sequins and sentiment banner. x

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  106. Love it-simple but beautiful!

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  107. This is a lovely card--great color selections. Thank you--for sharing your card on this blog hop.

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  108. What a great idea to turn those balls into balloons!

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  109. A stunning vintage-feel card!

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  110. wowie! beautiful card and the dimensional balloons are awesome

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  111. What a great idea to use Christmas ball stamps for balloons. It really worked. I'm "casing" that idea. Thanks for the hop.

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  112. Very pretty card. I'm always scared to draw in my own balloon strings.

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  113. Very clever way to stretch your stamps Judy! Love the color r combo and design, thanks for the inspiration and congrats to CASology!

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  114. What a great idea to use ornaments for balloons! Pretty card :)

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  115. Such a cute and creative card! Love the idea of using ornament stamps for balloons! :)

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  116. Great card! I like how you used Christmas stamps for something different, quite creative :)

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  117. I like your thank you card. and I love your balloons!

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  118. Great! This card looks sweet and almost retro to me with the "shine marks" on the balloons... I'm thinning of all the color combinations that could be used! Fun!

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  119. Very cool dimension on these balloons.

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  120. I still love balloons and I'm a grownup! They are just so much fun! I love the colors of your balloons but it needed a yellow one which is my favorite color. Just sayin'. I guess balloons aren't just for birthday cards anymore! LOL I love your card and I love the fact that since I am on this blog hop I get to win things. Cool!

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  121. Such a great idea of using Christmas balls as balloons.. I couldn't even notice till i read! Wonderful CAS card :)

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  122. Your layered balloons are
    so pretty! I'll have to check
    out that stamp set.

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  123. Oh, those balls made some pretty cool balloons! Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

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  124. Wow ...what life like and amazing balloons. Such a cute card, thank you so much for the inspiration x

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  125. Pretty card, and a classic layout re-interpreted.

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  126. Love how you created these balloons! So cute! Great CAS card!

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  127. Very elegant CAS card. Love these stamps!

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  128. Beautiful balloons, love your colour theme!

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  129. Such a clever and fun way to stretch your stamps!

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  130. Such a cute card, Judy. Love that you made your own balloons.

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  131. What a sweet card! The colors are fabulous and I love the border on the panel.

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  132. Such a lovely card! The scallop backdrop is perfect!

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  133. Cute card, what a great idea to use that stamp set!

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  134. Love the colorfully cute balloons and the scalloped frame is perfect!

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  135. Oh what an adorable card, Judy. Love it!! :o) xx

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  136. Super cute Judy! Love how you selected just the right sequins to compliment your balloon colors.

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  137. Oh my goodness! I didn't realise that you had 'stretched' a Christmas bauble to create these awesome balloons AND hand-drew the strings!!! This looks fantastic! Oh, I miss you girls already!! This is wonderfully fun, and I must say, I just LOVE your new website. I know I've said it before, but I always leave your website feeling a little warmer. ;-)

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  138. So pretty. Love the shading. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

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  139. Awesomeness deluxe!! So beautiful!! Thanks for being you and I'm so grateful to be in team with you!! 😍 hugs Anna ♥️

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy