Friday, September 23, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Card

Hello everyone,

There has been a new challenge up at Celebrate the Occasion since Tuesday and the theme this week is Birthday but you 'must use a balloon' on your project. I made this simply card with a cute $1 stamp I found at JoAnns.

I love the effect of the three balloons. The middle balloon I cut out and up with popdots to have a little 3-D effect on the card. Here is a little close up of the balloons. It is a very simply card but I love the effect. My greeting is not as straight as I would have loved but it works.

What was used:
Recollection Cardstock
Martha Stewart Cool Colors School Days Paper Pack
Archival Inks in Banana, Aqua and Carnation
$1 Stamp from JoAnns
Ribbon from my local craft store

Now I have some big news to share:
I have been neglecting my blog friends and followers for the past couple of weeks because I am very busy trying to sort life out to move from MA to CA! Its crazy, scary, exciting and sad all together. I apologize for not commenting on your blogs and I have not posted on my blog as much as I usually do because we are trying to get everything sorted her.

I will still keep my post on the DT at CTO because I gave my word and luckily I can schedule my posts for when they are due so I am busy trying to make my projects and write my posts. I am not sure when I will have my scrap room set up when I get there, especially since I have two little ones I will really have to sort them out first, get them into schools, etc. I don't know what I am gonna do without my scrappy stuff for a month or two.

I hope you will bear with me for the time and I won't forget about you all and I hope you will still keep coming back to visit with me when my posts appear. The one constant in this move is that you all will be coming with me.

Thanks for all the love and support!
Thanks especially to My CTO DT members for understanding!

Happy Scrapping!


  1. What a beautiful card! I love the different colored balloons and striped pattern! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  2. What a perfect card! I love how grown-up it feels even with the pretty pastels. Good luck on your move -- that's quite a distance!

    Your fellow DT member,

  3. Like the Hot Air Balloon Card. Especially like that you popped the middle balloon for 3D effect. Went to the Balloon Festival in my area of Central TX last weekend. Even though the balloons did not launch due to weather my hubby & I enjoyed since they allowed the public onto the field with the inflated balloons which they do not allow during a regular launch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Hi, What a neat looking card. I'm sure the recipient wouldn't mind if THAT ONE was late in coming! Colors are super. Stop by & visit if you can.

  5. Such a beautiful card, love the clean crisp look! :)

  6. Love your CAS card with the beautiful color combo and DP's, gorgeous :)

  7. Congratulations and good luck on your move and quite a large distance move too! Hope you find you new home a wonderful place to raise the two little ones and find time for yourself along the way. I love the hot air balloon card. The colors are so pleasant and what a great $1 purchase! TFS

  8. Very well designed card Ms. Judy!!

  9. Super cute card!! Love the colors!
    Laurie fellow DT Member

  10. Nice card!

  11. Gorgeous card Judy.Love that stamp.
    Good luck with your move,hope it all goes smoothly.
    Hugs,Jayne x

  12. Great card Judy, I like those balloons & the striped paper!

  13. Great job Judy!! The hot air balloons look great!!


  14. Gotta love a card with Hot air balloons! Hope your move to CA goes smoothly! Welcome to our sunny state :) ~Yvonne

  15. Clever idea Judy!!!
    Love this card!!!!!!!!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...