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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Another blog challenge - Friday Mashup!

I apparently have too much time on my hands, or it's the fact that the cold temperatures and feet of snow outside, but I'm feeling quite comfortable in my craft room :) I was browsing some blogs and came across another challenge this morning from Friday Mashup. This week you can either do the sketch challenge, an "in flight" theme, or mashup the two and do both.

Here is the sketch:

So I don't quite have the layout for the sketch, but I just so happen to finish this card this morning for my niece and I think a hot air balloon counts as "in flight".  Her birthday is Monday and her card will certainly be late, but she'll be in Disney anyway, so it'll be there waiting when she returns :)

I wanted to use the balloon framelits but did not necessarily plan on the hot air balloon.  But I'm glad I switched gears to match the clouds from the Sweet Dreams DSP from Stampin' Up!  This DSP is cute huh? :) I used crisp cantaloupe and early espresso door the card base.

To get the glitter look I took a sticky round and added strips of the DSP leaving space for glitter. I got this idea here from Jane Lee.  And like she said, you get to wear glitter all day, week, year, eternity. Haha! I think I'm starting to hate glitter as much as my husband.  But hey, it adds a little extra sparkle and what 7 year old doesn't like sparkly stuff? :)

The words I made with the alphabet rotary stamp. It's so worth $10! I've used it many many times lately! The possibilities are endless!

I hope you this inspired you today to get creative!  Try the sketch out yourself! Have a wonderful day!

- Holly
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  1. Great card! Love the balloon floating in the clouds.

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. your balloon is adorable. Love how you used the washi tape with it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Friday Mashup!

    1. Thank you very much Cynthia!! This is not washi tape though - just strips of DSP ;)

  3. I can see the sketch in your card. I love the layers of paper on your balloon, on an angle even! Very clever. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

    1. Thank you Heidi! Glad I found this mash up sote :)

  4. Your 7-year old niece loved it, especially the glitter! Next time you're home, you'll have to stamp with her! 😉👍❤️