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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sweet Birthday: {CCMC159}

Oh my goodness, has it really been 10 days since I last posted?! Yikes!  Sorry friends, I guess I needed a bit of a break.  :-)  Thank goodness for this week's challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary to get my crafting mojo in gear!  This week we have some really pretty colors for CCMC159, how about Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand...lovely!
I paired this week's colors with this adorable sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC126):
With colors and sketch in hand, I knew just what I wanted to do...
I just love that flagged end to the Regal Rose designer paper!  The balloon was made by stamping a sentiment from the new hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes in Marina Mist ink onto MM cardstock.  The circle was made with the 2 1/2" circle punch and edged with some Tombow liquid adhesive and Silver Glass Glitter.
The balloon basket from Sweet Centers was stamped in Sahara Sand to which I added some Regal Rose balloon weights, Linen Thread ties and Sahara Sand clouds punched with the Build-a-Cupcake punch.  I can't believe I don't have a Regal Rose marker so I substituted with a RR ink pad and blender pen.  Guess what's on my next order?!
I love those cupcake clouds!  And here's a quick peek at the inside:
Another banner panel for the inside with more clouds, this time sponged with Marina Mist ink and the super happy sentiment also from the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set.  

That's all for me today folks--I hope to be back to a regular posting schedule now.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team inspiration over at Create with Connie & Mary--they're sure to have some lovely projects!  We hope you'll play along with us--we can't wait to see what you create with these colors!

supplies:
stamps: sweet centers, happiest birthday wishes
ink: marina mist, regal rose, sahara sand
paper: sahara sand, whisper white, marina mist CS; designer patterned paper (brights)
xtras: build-a-cupcake, scallop ribbon border, 2 1/2" circle and 1 1/4" square punches; basic rhinestones; silver glass glitter; linen thread; blender pen

16 comments:

Christina said...

Oh my heavens, how darling is this?! So, so sweet! Love the silver glitter and cupcake clouds!

Linda Callahan said...

Up up and away! Love that glittery edged balloon! Very cute! Glad to see you back :)

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours. Love the glitter around the balloon. Summers and sporadic posting go hand in hand LOL! Hope you are enjoying yours :)

Pam~ said...

Oh Nance, this is spectacular! Love how you used the glass glitter around the edge of the balloon! Very pretty inside too!

Deb said...

Such a CUTE card! I love how the glass glitter really emphasizes the top of the balloon! And great job on the inside of the card as well!

Anne Marie said...

I know what you mean about needed a break sometimes. Yikes...I'm way behind! This is sensational! I LOVE how you used the colors and that stamp set. The glass glitter is such a fantastic touch, adding the perfect amount of glitz and glam. So fun! Big hugs to you! :)

Ann Schach said...

How cute is this! I love the glittery edge of the balloon! Great job with the sketch!

France May said...

J'aime cette combinaison de couleurs et le brillant autour du ballon est très joli.
I love this combo of colors and the glitter around the balloon is very nice.

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a cute idea for the balloon and I just love those little strings!

Lisa said...

Such a cute card! I love all the details!

Connie Babbert said...

I love this, Nance! Great use of the glitter for a fun hot air balloon!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness....I have the Sweet Centers set and have probably only used the balloon image once or twice. What a fun idea---and I have that sentiment set too! I feel a case coming on!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance.... Oh my oh my, this is just adorable! i LOVE those cupcake clouds, and I really how you used the stamp as the balloon. So cute with the glitter too. Love it!
Hugs
PS:... I too have some catching up to do. I was on vacation almost 3 whole weeks.

Carrie Gaskin said...

So so cute! I thought I'd commented already but apparently not! Everything is wonderful here - the layout the choice of images and especially that awesome glitter!

Lisa Kmiec said...

This is adorable! I love the glitter around the balloon!

Margaret said...

So much to love on this card...the clouds, the balloon w/ glitter, the colors, the linen bows! Fabulous card!!