Busy Balloon Birthday

DRU Challenge #137 Birthdays
DoubleD Fun with Balloons Challenge

ModSquad Recipe Challenge

Seems like a lot of challenges are including balloons or birthday so my card today I believe fits all three of the linked challenges. I used a variety elements for this card. My background was stenciled with PrettyPinkPosh’s Layered Party stencils. This is two separate stencils to create the “A”balloon background which was sponged with a variety of Distress Oxide inks and the “B” banner stencil was created using Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste and GKD turquoise sea glitz glitter gel. The stamped part is the Mama Elephant little pup with the balloon bouquet stamp and die set and stamped sentiment is GKD’s Simple Numbers. Next up are the dies: Tim Holtz Sizzix celebrate word dies, Poppystamps Pinpoint Balloons for the tittle dot above the “i” and the Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die set. The interactive is a wobbler for the balloon bouquet.

DiesRUs – Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die, Poppystamps Pinpoint Balloons, Sizzix Celebrate word dies. ModSquad Challenge Recipe Challenge – Pretty Pink Posh Layered Party Stencils, Mama Elephant and GKD stamp sets and wobbler for interaction feature.

DoubleD MoodBoard

Double D Challenges Fun with Balloons Challenge – stenciled balloon background and die balloon. Thanks for looking.

Balloon Wreath Birthday

This card was created for the Double D Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I was so happy to see the mood board for the Double D Challenge with hot air balloons. I have a few sets of hot air balloons and always enjoy using them. This time, I used a fun set from Stampin Up called Lift Me Up.


I used the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder template for my wreath. Colors used are Peach Bellini, Blue Denim with matching paper from Gina K Designs, and Mint Macaron with matching paper from Stampin Up. I flicked a bit of sparkle, well a lot of sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle Pen. I have seen this done by hitting the sparkle pen against a marker. It leaves a lot of sparkle! I did spread sparkle on the banners as one cannot have too much sparkle. I have a person in mind to receive this card and I am sure the sparkle will bring a smile to her face.

Butterfly Banners

Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC222

My card today will be entered into the Sunday Stamps SSC222 “Have a Banner of a Time” sketch challenge.

My background was created from my all time favorite DCWV The Mariposa Stack patterned paper pack, the banners were created using Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder and the sentiment is a GKD Block Greetings stamp set. Both the block stamp and sentiment were heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder. The ends of the banners were punched using a Martha Stewart corner butterfly punch then trimmed down the banner. A gold cording completes this card.

I’ll be sending this one out as a sympathy card. Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday with Banners

Playing with Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge. I enjoy sketches and this sketch captured my eye.


I used Gina K Designs Blue Denim ink and cardstock. The white is Spectrum Noir cardstock. The stamp set used is Party Animals from Avery Elle. The patterned paper is Gina K Designs, Pool Side. I colored the twine with Spectrum Noir TB5.

This will also be entered in this month’s MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This blue is very close to the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue.

Bird Birthday

Each month there is a MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This month it is to use the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue. After thinking in blue tones for several days, I looked in my drawer and found a pretty good match.

Bird Birthday

The blue embossed background, is The Stamps of Life Blueberry cardstock. I saw the idea for birds on these trees from Darlene DeVries of Live Love Cards. I went with larger birds than hers, from Toucan Do It from Catherine Pooler Designs. I colored those birds with Tombow markers. The sentiment is from a set called Bird Banter from Stampin Up. I mounted the sentiment on Calypso Coral cardstock, as it seemed to go well with the pink colored bird. I used Gina K Design Key Lime for the cardbase. I enjoy these birds and this was fun to create.

Trio of Birthday Balloons

This card has been entered in the Mod Squad Challenge and the CAS Colors & Sketches challenge. I posted both from Split Coast Stampers and wanted to share it here.

Birthday Ballons Trio

The inks remained on my desk after finished the last birthday card posted to these challenges. I decided to ink blend the colors to see how they would blend. They did okay, but I had a blob and couldn’t get it to blend more, so I finally decided to emboss the panel and see how it looked. I couldn’t decide what to place on it, then remembered this Lawn Fawn balloon die set. I cut the balloons, then got busy arranging. I decided on a greeting, then colored it with markers in the challenge colors. I have enjoyed creating with these colors.

Welcome Baby

I was in the need of two baby cards so I pulled out my GKD Bundle of Love stamp set from the Journey of the Heart StampTV kit and created my pink girl and blue boy card. Baby Girl was already born but we are waiting on that little boy to make an appearance.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in for a peek.

Xany's Two

ModSquadChallenge Birthday Balloons Challenge

Our youngest granddaughter is turning 2 on Monday. Alexandra or Xany as she was nicknamed by her dad is a little shy but I’m hoping this big bouquet of balloons will make her smile until we get to see her.

Stamp set is Gina K Designs Birthday Bash by Rupa Shevda, Cuttlebug embossing folder was inked with Hero Arts ombre ink pad, Poppystamps Pinpoint Balloons dies and Concord & 9th double cut numbers dies also used.

This card will be entered into the ModSquadChallenge – Birthday Balloons Challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.