Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On Cloud Nine

Hey kids!  IT'S MY BIRFDAY today and I've been really busy.  I had a doc appointment this afternoon with several other pregos (yeah, I do my OB appointments as part of a group, it's actually kind of fun) so I made cupcakes and some cookie dough dip for the appointment this morning.  But I managed to squeeze in some craft room time after I got home, despite my little girl dog laying down where she could be the most in the way.  I swear I made this card while sitting six feet back from my craft table...though I suppose with the beach ball belly I'm already having to sit at least a little ways back anyway ;)

More new goodies from Stampin' Up! that I got as a birthday present from ME ;)  This is the Lift Me Up bundle of stamps and Framelits, plus the coordinating patterned paper in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The inside of the card has the birthday sentiment from the same stamp set (Hope your day is on cloud nine.  Happy Birthday).  Anyway, the gang at As You See It is back after having their website hacked, so I wanted to play along in their first challenge of the year:

And I added some wee pearls to my balloons, so I can enter this in the current Cupcake Inspirations Challenge as well:

One of my bestest buddies has a birthday in a couple of days so I'll be sending this along to her in the mail tomorrow.  But for right now, my sweetie pie just got home so we're going out to dinner for my birthday.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lift Me Up
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Thick Whisper White, Carried Away DSP, Rich Razzleberry DSP
Accessories:  Up Up & Away Thinlits, Dimensionals, Pearls


Heather Cooper said...

Christy Lynn, Happy Birthday to you! And so happy to see you back at As You See It Challenges again! You picked some winners for your birthday presents for sure and you've really used them well for this sketch. I like the way your sparkly die cut clouds blend so nicely with the DSP and how well the colours you've chosen harmonize! The little pearls on the balloons are a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with As You See It Challenges again!

Jan Clothier said...

Well done you for finding the energy for crafting while pregnant! You've chosen a great birthday present for yourself - I love this set too. You've made great use of it. I like the boldly coloured balloons and the way the pearls echo the dotty/snowy background of the papers. Thanks so much for making the time to join us again at As You See It for our first challenge back.

Sandy said...

Cute hot air balloon card! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Saskia Pullen said...

OW.. CUTE! Good luck in our Pearls challenge by Cupcake inspiration.
Saskia Pullen
DT member.

Amy Jasper said...

Super cute colour combination! Glad you joined us for our first challenge since all our technical issues over at the As You See It Challenge Blog!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Christy! I LOVE this card! Beautiful colors and I just love how you used the hot air balloons with our sketch! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

Tanya said...

This is so fun and the pearls make a great touch! Happy birthday!

Ek Gorman said...

This is really a pretty card. And what a wonderful use of this week's theme of pearls. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration.