Monday, August 06, 2012

The Sky's the Limit

I have had a great weekend. My husband and I went up to Two Harbors, MN for the Two Harbors Kayak Festival. I participated in a clinic and got out paddling on Lake Superior for the first time! I was out there for a couple of hours and swells were about 2 feet, which is pretty tame for Superior, but more than I am used to. I didn't dump though, so I count it a success. However, I did get a nice sunburn because it was cloudy when I started and blazing sun by the time I got done. I have a nice pair of raccoon eyes from my sunglasses! Now I am back to work and back to crafting. Here is what I made today:
This card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used white cardstock for the base, then trimmed some brown cardstock 1/8" smaller and the striped patterned cardstock 1/8" smaller than that. I wrapped the striped cardstock with some honeydew twine from The Twinery. The hot air balloon is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, cut at 3 1/4." I gave it a Peachy Keen face and adhered it to the card with foam tape. The clouds are from Create a Critter, cut at 1 1/4" and also with Peachy Keen faces. I used two stamps from Scrappy Moms for the sentiments, which are matted with cardstock, each layer 1/8" larger than the previous layer. I finished off the card with some star dust Stickles around the edges of the clouds. I think it would make a cute encouragement card or one for a graduation. Enjoy!
I made this for the following challenges:

25 comments:

  1. What a fun, happy card. All those smiling faces are just infectious. Can't help but smile, too, just looking at them. Thanks for playing along with us at BBTB2.

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  2. What a super cute card! I am loving the faces on the balloon and the clouds. The papers you used are fabulous and I adore the sentiments. This would make a great graduation card!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

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  3. Paula, I love your darling little card and oh what a sweet face on the balloon. Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2. Always so glad to see you've joined in.
    Carole

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  4. This is just so cute - I love those faces:-) TFS

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  5. oh this was truly my morning giggle, love the smiling balloon and those clouds, adorable, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

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  6. OK this is truly adorable. Love the cuts and the papers. But those faces really make it pop. I love the way the eyes seem to be looking over the banners.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  7. Love your happy card! Such cute faces! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Glenda

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  8. ADORABLE! Love the fab sentiment and cute faces. thanks for sharing with BBTB2. So glad you didn't get dumped in the lake, Paula. Superior is so darn COLD! Sounds like a good time. xxD

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  9. Gorgeous card.Love the face and sentiment.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

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  10. Sorry to hear about your sunburn. Darling card- Thanks for linking at PK stamps this week.

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  11. Wow, your card is so super cute!! I love the faces on your balloon and clouds.. Thanks so much for joining us at Peachy Keen Stamps..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  12. Super cute card! Love the faces on the clouds!

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  13. The hot air balloon and clouds with their cute little PK faces are so cute. Love the sentiments that go with the card too. Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

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  14. eek!!! girl this is too cute :)
    sounds like you had a blast on the lake!!
    so glad you joined us on 365 cards today

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  15. Too cute!! Thanks for joining us at PKS Challenges this week!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  16. Cute Card, Thanks for sharing...

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  17. Grin! Love the bit of sparkle around the clouds, many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

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  18. such a clever way to rock the sketch!!! LOVE your fun image on the card!!! Thanks sooo much for joining us at 365 Cards!!!

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  19. such a lovely fun card... Love the smiles and the hot air balloons and clouds :)
    Thanks for joining us over at 365cards :)

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  20. This is really cute and the sentiment is perfect..Thanks for joining us at BBTB2...krista

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  21. This is so darling! I love how much character it has. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!

    -Rebekah

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  22. Oh so cute and cheerful! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)

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  23. So cute, the little PK faces add so much charm!!

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