Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Update on the Balloon Festival

Hi Everyone,

What a gorgeous day today :) I just wanted to update on the Balloon Festival seeing that I said I would post pictures if I could. Well, unfortunately, when we got to the festival, there were no balloons. They said it was too windy to send them up. We were disappointed but, we still had fun. It was very muggy and it was understandable for safety reasons not to have the balloons.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend. I will be posting a project soon.

:)

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Card for a Friend


















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project for this month. Thank you Sheila for having me each month. I am posting a card for a friend that needs to know she is being thought of. I started off with an A2 size card in pink. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the front of the card with a folder called Simple Flowers.

















I used a Jumbo Sticky Round from Stampin' Up and adhered Pink Tulle to make a flower, then I stuck it on the card. I stapled some lace that I have from AC Moore and used pink twine from the Twinery to make a bow, then added gem from my stash. I then adhered circle ribbon to the bottom using the Xyron. I punched out a label from Stampin' Up and stamped the sentiment which is from Moving Forward from Stampin' Up. I inked the edges of the label with pink ink.




























I'm sure when my friend gets this card, she will know that she is being thought of. I adhered a piece of white card stock inside and wrote a message to her.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate it.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Hot Air Balloon Card



Hello Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my turn this month. Thank you Pam for allowing me to share my project. WOW can you believe it is July already? I hope you all are doing well and surviving this humid weather, if you have humid weather. I know I am struggling with it. I do not like humidity. It makes me exhausted and I cannot function. We are hoping that it will break soon.

So, for my project today, I made this cute hot air balloon card. A few friends and myself are going to see hot air balloons next week and one of my friends loves hot air balloons. So do I. They are so pretty. I've never been up in one. I don't know if I would because I am afraid of heights, that high anyway. We won't be riding in them, just watching, then at night they are going to light them up in the sky. (Whatever that means). It should be interesting. I'll post pictures if I can take them.

The base of my card is a blue card stock (A2 size card). The cloud mat is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by My Minds Eye called Away We Go. I wanted to paper piece the hot air balloon, so those patterned papers are also from My Minds Eye and that one is called Follow Your Heart. The hot air balloon is from My Creative Time (Emma), the set is called Fly Away With Me and the sentiment is also from Emma called More of My Favorite Sayings.













As you can see here, I got carried away thinking that I would need all of these balloons to do the pattern that I wanted, which I only needed two and to top it off, I stamped them on the wrong side.










Paper piecing can be so fun and relaxing if you don't rush. I cut two of the scraps and made banners and adhered them with Zip Dry glue. I also used the glue for the hot air balloons pattern. After I was done, I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. I used Caribbean twine (from the Twinery) and added dazzling diamonds (from Stampin' Up) to some of the clouds.

















I think my card came out sweet and I know my friend will love it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.