Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Soar" and some Exciting News!!!

This week at "City Crafters" the challenge is "Up, Up and Away 
using the inspiration photo
and a hot air balloon or balloons.

I love the City Crafter challenges and used to play every week, 
but lately haven't had time to join in.
I was super excited that "this week" I had a few "free" days so I could participate!

I had so much fun with this colorful and cheerful card.
I had a couple of my hot air balloon stamps in mind to use
but had a few errands to run and stopped in at Michael's to see what was "new".
While walking through the aisles I noticed a clearance section, and in it
were these adorable Pebbles felt hot air balloons!!
I think it was meant to be as it was the only package left!!

My background paper is from SU I have had for a few years and it's the
first time I have used it...loved how it had the clouds and little houses on it.
I added some rick rack top and bottom and thought it still needed "something"
so added the twine bow. It still "lacked", so I decided to stamp a sentiment on
a cloud die (Impression Obsession) and while looking through my stamps I found
a set from Prima with the word "Soar".
I think this would make a fun grad card!!

Now for "my" exciting news!!!
I am a  new Design Team member for the Dies R Us challenge blog
that begins on May 1st!
There will be two challenges per month, with two teams.
Team A starts May 1st and Team B starts May 15th.
Each challenge runs for two weeks and always begin on the 1st and 15th of each month!
I am on Team B and am looking forward to working with all the other DT members!!


If you are not familiar with Dies R Us, check them out HERE.
The entire site is nothing but dies at a discounted price!

Well, that's it for me today....hopefully see YOU tomorrow!
Don't forget to sign up for this month's blog candy...and I already have May's purchased...
you will LOVE it!!!  All you have to do is follow my blog to enter!!!


Ros Crawford said...

First of all Congrats on your new DT position!!
Now this card ... Diane is is absolutely superb!! I LOVE those balloons (oh how I would love to go to Michael's) and I LOVE the paper ... in fact I LOVE all of this! What a fabulous entry ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Congratulations Diane! Love love this card with the use of the felt. You really did a great job on it. You're doing so much design work pretty soon you'll need a secretary LOL!

Darlene said...

WOW this is AWESOME!!! Love those balloons and how cool that the paper tied in PERFECTLY! You go girl!!! Fabulous inspiration (again!) LOL

Congrats on the DT spot ... you will no doubt be a fabulous asset with all your creative ideas!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing and fun, congratulations too!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS my friend!! I am so excited for you!! And wow, your card is gorgeous!! The felt balloons look amazing!! What a fabulous card!! Love it!! Have a great day and congrats again :)

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Mulberry Mindy said...

Hot air balloons are so beautiful in their own right, and yours are, too!
They are always so colorful and bright.

Also, congrats on your DT spot. I can't wait to see what you create with the dies.
Hugs from Texas,

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the new DT! So very exciting and wonderful AND well deserved!

Love this card! The balloons and the houses below make a perfect little scene. Totally adorable!


Shirley said...

Diane, your card is Wow Wonderful!! Your balloons are wonderful and the colors for the whole card and the design is just fun and so pretty too! Love that rick rack grass!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Dt!!!! I'm so excited for you!! And this card is just awesome!! I love the felt balloons!!!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie! What a cool card and a serendipitous find on those balloons! Meant to be, for sure. And then you had THE perfect paper for it, and the "soar", well, no two ways about it, this card HAD to be made! Congrats on your new challenge DT spot! I've been checking out Dies R Us and will sit down and shop one of these days. A few other things first... I only budget just so much for stamping supplies, sigh...

Maria said...

What a FUN sweet card! Love the balloons, clouds, and houses! Congrats on your new DT position!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!